Turnpike Troubadours at San Antonio Rodeo

Our trip to the 67th Annual San Antonio Rodeo was capped off by a performance from The Turnpike Troubadours, then Midnight River Choir! Even from the nosebleeds, this was a fantastic show! I apologize for how the audio came out, but here's about a minute and a half of the show...


Midnight River Choir

Keep Austin Country's OUR COUNTRY Music Showcase

Keep Austin Country presents the OUR COUNTRY Music Showcase at The Buzz Mill on Thursday, March 17, 2016 benefiting the Boot Campaign, a Texan charity that helps our military and their families. Admission is only $5 and there will be great prize baskets raffled off, all proceeds of which will go directly to Boot Campaign. Rita Ballou is hosting this event that starts at 3pm and goes until 10pm. The line up includes:

The Statesboro Revue
Sour Bridges
Abbi Walker
Cale Tyson
Mayeux & Broussard
Flatland Cavalry
Jake Ward
Bonnie Montgomery
Jomo Edwards
Parker McCollum
Jordan Dougherty
Don Gallardo
Kathryn Legendre
Aaron McConnell
Zach Schmidt
Emily Herring
Jamie Kent
Caleb Caudle
And MORE to come!

Sam Riggs' Breathless comes out of the gate strong

Sam Riggs new album Breathless released yesterday and it hit the iTunes top Country albums at number 3 where it continues to sit today, and it was number 22 of All Categories and it remains strong at 28 this morning. I haven't been able to give this album full attention yet, but so far it sounds like Sam Riggs has a winner on his hands!

Don't just listen to me, here's what Lone Star Music Magazine had to say about it:

"In the crowded field of independent Texan talents seeking to write, perform, and sell their own distinct takes on modern country music, occasionally a voice jumps above the fray. Sam Riggs has been on that kind of trajectory lately, finding the sweet spot between the crowd-pleasing sound of modern country music and the sort of detail-oriented, personality-driven songwriting that makes his best songs among the more memorable ones to dominate Texas radio in recent years."
-Lone Star Music Magazine

Pick up a copy at a record store near you, or get it at lonestarmusic.com or on iTunes.

Chris Stapleton on Kimmel on Awkwardness

Hey Chris Stapleton, you just won two Grammys, now what are you gonna do? I absolutely love this parody from Chris Stapleton and Jimmy Kimmel, it's priceless! Is SNL next?

Wurstfest Craft Beer Festival - Music

It's almost here, got your tickets yet? They're only selling 500 VIP and 3,000 GA tickets for this one day event on Saturday, March 5 which sounds like a lot, but it sold out last year and will likely sell out even faster this year!


Here's who they've announced is playing so far, I gotta hand it to them, they're putting together one heck of a line up again this year!

Zack Walther Band:

Walt Wilkins & The Mystiqueros:

Tom Gillam's Kosmic Messengers:

Freiheit Country Store is ramping up the live music in 2016

Breelan Angel

Freiheit Country Store's newly renovated bar The Ranch Saloon at Freiheit has some GREAT shows coming up throughout 2016! See Jason Allen with guest(s) every Thursday night! Austin Gilliam hosts an open mic every Monday night in June!

Jan 16: Blowin' Off Steamboat Music Festival
Jan 29: Stewart Mann & The Statesboro Revue
Jan 30: Dan Adams Band w/Brandon Steadman Band
Feb 19: Mo Bandy w/Breelan Angel
Feb 20: LC Rocks
Mar 4: Jon Wolfe w/the Rankin Twins
Mar 12: Wade Hayes w/Gabe Garcia
Mar 19: Max Stalling
Mar 26: Gabe Garcia w/Breelan Angel
Apr 2: Josh Ward w/Kayla Ray
Apr 9: Eddy Raven w/Rumor Town
Apr 21: Cory Morrow (acoustic)
Apr 29: Blackhawk
May 7: The Bellamy Brothers w/Mike & The Moonpies
May 20: LC Rocks
Jun 4: Glen Templeton & Breelan Angel
Jun 10: Micky & The Motorcars, Seth James and Dennis Jay
Jun 17: Gene Watson & The Farewell Party Band
Jun 25: LC Rocks
Jul 3: David Grace
Jul 8: Lee Roy Parnell & The Jim Byron Band
Jul 16: Zack Walther Band
Jul 29: Jake Hooker & The Outsiders
Aug 13: LC Rocks
Aug 20: TG Sheppard
Sep 15: Julie Roberts, Kristin Kelly & Risa Binder
Sep 29: Daryle Singletary
Oct 20: Shooter Jennings w/Waymore's Outlaws w/Jason Allen
Oct 21: Confederate Railroad
Dec 31: Glen Templeton #NYE

San Antonio Rodeo Grounds Performers


Bud Light Courtyard
Feb 12: Katy Hamlin
Feb 13: Lush (Stefani Montiel), DJ Quick
Feb 14: Dillon Havins
Feb 15: Kris Gordon
Feb 16: Canton Junction
Feb 18: Chris Salinas
Feb 19: Mark Monaco
Feb 20: Justin Mason, Austin Meade
Feb 21: Cody Bryan Band, La Seleccion
Feb 22: Gary Glenn and the 20X Band
Feb 23: Abbi Walker
Feb 24: Electric Cowboys
Feb 25: Aaron Einhouse
Feb 27: Midnight River Choir, Jason Lee McKinney Band

Coors Cold River Saloon
Feb 11: Junior Gordon
Feb 12: Kailey Swanson
Feb 13: Katy McKenzie, Bobby Marquez, Mario Flores
Feb 14: Natalie Rose
Feb 15: Jeff Jacobs Band
Feb 16: Cactus Country
Feb 19: Small Town Habits
Feb 20: Network for Young Artists, Jeffrey Charles
Feb 21: Elaina Kay
Feb 22: Rick Reyna Band
Feb 23: Felix Truvere & Open Road
Feb 24: Jo Blow Band
Feb 25: Billy Hanson
Feb 27: Costello, Cody Joe Hodges
Feb 28: Small Town Habit, Prophets and Outlaws

Montejo Rodeo Cantina
Feb 11: Ray Gonzalez
Feb 12: Crystal Torres
Feb 13: Hector Aguilar, Los Escorpiones
Feb 14: Willie “The Kid” Cantu & Starlight Band, Grupo Alamo
Feb 15: Conjunto Serano
Feb 16: Danny Acosta and Q-VO Band
Feb 17: Sammy G
Feb 18: Karizma
Feb 19: Johnny Martinez and Bravo
Feb 20: Tejano Roze y La Nueva Sensacion, Jorje Alejandro y La Paz
Feb 21: Pete Ybarra y Grupo Fuego, Maravia
Feb 23: La Nueva Imagen
Feb 24: Top Shelf
Feb 25: Canonazo
Feb 26: Karizma
Feb 27: Los Tovares, Stefani
Feb 28: Network for Young Artists, Los Thunderbirds

San Antonio Rodeo Arena Performers


Friday, Feb 12: Martina McBride at 7
Saturday, Feb 13: Pitbull at 1
Sunday, Feb 14: Becky G at 1
Monday, Feb 15: Toby Keith at 7
Tuesday, Feb 16: Casting Crowns at 7
Wednesday, Feb 17: Jason Derulo at 7
Thursday, Feb 18: Randy Houser at 7
Friday, Feb 19: Billy Currington at 7
Saturday, Feb 20: Trace Adkins at 1
Saturday, Feb 20: Chris Young at 7:30
Sunday, Feb 21: Old Dominion at 1
Sunday, Feb 21: La Maquinaria Nortena at 7:30
Monday, Feb 22: Alan Jackson at 7
Tuesday, Feb 23: Brad Paisley at 7
Wednesday, Feb 24: Brantley Gilbert at 7
Thursday, Feb 25: Gary Allan at 7
Friday, Feb 26: Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo at 7:30
Saturday, Feb 27: Turnpike Troubadours at 1
Saturday, Feb 27: Chris Stapleton at 7:30

K Phillips Outlaw Roadshow Session - Oct 2015

K Phillips is one of my favorites, but so are Daniel Thomas Phipps and Brandy Zdan! Here is a great One on One video of the 3 of them together with a percussionist I don't recognize playing a brilliant 20 minute set of K Phillips tunes!

18 Year Old Girls

K Phillips
Brandy Zdan
Daniel Thomas Phipps & The Kinfolk
The Outlaw Roadshow
One on One

Friday's live music in New Braunfels!

• Billy's Ice House: Colton O'Neil
• Gruene Hall: Micky and the Motorcars 8pm
• The Phoenix Saloon: Happy Hour with Junior Nash
• The Phoenix Saloon: Josh Field & Brother Nothing CD Release Show
• Pour Haus: Nate Rodriguez Trio
• Gristmill River Restaurant & Bar: Rodney Hayden
• Vino en Verde: The Hendersons
• Oma Gruene's Secret Garten: George Devore 6:30
• Adobe Verde: Broken Duck Feet
• Vino en Verde: The Hendersons
• River Hofbrau: 3 Man Front
• Watering Hole Saloon: Chris Saucedo Band
• Los Cucos: Alli Mattice Band at 7
• On The Rocks: Madelyn Victoria
• Riley's Tavern: Mark Jungers at 6
• Riley's Tavern: Joel Hofmann Band
• Jack's Roadhouse: Law by the Gun
• Cheatham Street Warehouse: Happy hour w/The Shady Rest Band at 5:30
• Cheatham Street Warehouse: Dylan Stewart & The Eulogists
• Cypress Creek Cafe: Hot Texas Swing Band
• Linda Allen's Fine Foods: !AH HA!
• Middleton Brewery: Jim Mayer at 5
• Old Main Icehouse: Jesse Stratton Band

My favorite Sammy Hagar quote of the week!

"We’ll see what happens when it happens—if it happens."
- Sammy Hagar to Inland Valley Daily Bulletin


Photo from Sammy Hagar's Facebook page

original story:
Daily Bulletin - Sammy Hagar hits the road to jam with rock ’n’ roll pals

Jamie Lin Wilson and The Hill Country Choir - Hill Country

So on the day of Kent Finlay's annual 29th birthday, a long awaited track is being made public! This is Jamie Lin Wilson, Randy Rogers and the Hill Country Choir doing my favorite Kent Finlay song "They Call It The Hill Country". They recorded this last year at the Cheatham Street Woodshed studio and it turned out FANTASTIC!


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