OK, its official, I’m tired of winter. I’m ready for some warm summer days and outdoor concerts.
Even though there have been many great shows these past few months to help fight the cold weather blues, I’m tired of bundling up with enough clothes to survive a night at the North Pole.
Speaking of cold weather, Stewart Mann & Statesboro Revue will be back at Gruene Hall every Wednesday night in February, starting tonight.
They had a regular Wednesday night gig back in December and a few of those nights were really cold.
I’m sure hoping Mother Nature is a bit kinder to them this month, especially when they open for the Fabulous Thunderbirds on Feb. 27. The same goes for Walt Wilkins & the Mystiqueros when they play this Thursday night.
I caught their New Years Day show and it was really cold. Both of these shows will start at 6pm and there’s no cover charge. Winding out the rest of the weekend are Austin Collins and Nelo on Friday night. Nelo is a great folk rock band from Austin that has been playing to packed houses every night.
They recently released a self titled EP that you can hear on their Myspace.com site.
Porterdavis will entertain the afternoon crowds on Saturday while Warren Hood and Bruce Robison will take care of the Saturday night duties.
Tickets for this show are only $12 at the door.
Tom Gillam and his band just returned from some gigs out in New Mexico. It gave them a chance to try out their new van and take their music to some new fans.
They’ll be back in town this Saturday night for a show at Riley’s Tavern.
Tom will finish up the weekend with an acoustic show at Adobe Verde on Sunday night.
This Friday night, Floores Country Store in Helotes, will feature Jason Eady and Chris Knight, two of the most talented singer songwriters in the business. Eady’s latest CD, “When The Money’s All Gone,” is still one of my all time favorite albums.
Knight recently released “Trailer Tapes 2,” the remainder of the acoustic demos he recorded in 1996 near his home in Slaughters, Kentucky. Knight went on to record several critically acclaimed albums while these tapes gathered dust on the shelf.
They were eventually released as “Trailer Tapes” in 2007 and “Trailer Tapes 2” in 2009 and quickly were compared to “Nebraska,” the acoustic album Bruce Springsteen released in 1983.
The world famous Platters will be at the Brauntex Theatre on Friday night starting at 7:30 p.m.
This legendary group started in the early fifties and is still going strong today. They are regular performers at Branson, Mo., but often tour the country, playing to sold-out crowds in every city. Another great show coming to the Brauntex is the acoustic performance by Radney Foster on Feb. 12.
He will be screening a copy of his new documentary film “Behind The Confessions” plus treating fans to a special acoustic set. See a sneak peak of the film at radneyfoster.com and get your tickets at Brauntex.org.
The Kork Wine Bar in downtown New Braunfels will feature local singer-songwriter Ron Brietzke on Friday night. Ron has been writing and performing for many years and is currently recording a new CD. Brietzke has a great voice and a huge repertoire of songs so stop by and check him out, you’ll be glad you did.
You can hear his music at myspace.com/ronbrietzke.
Adobe Verde, Gruene (1724 Hunter Road 830-629-0777)
Thu. – Scott Rotge
Fri. – Ross Brunner Band
Sat. – Jim Halfpenny
Sun – Tom Gillam
Brauntex Theatre (290 W. San Antonio St. 830-627-0808)
Fri. – The Platters
Feb. 12 – Radney Foster
Billy’s Ice (1193 Loop 337 830-629-8169)
Thu. – David Fenley
Fri. – Video Vamps
Sat. – Texas Renegade
Cheatham Street Warehouse (119 Cheatham Street, San Marcos 512-353-3777)
Thu. – South Side Union
Fri. – Paul Eason
Sat. – Emory Quinn
Floores Country Store (14492 Old Bandera Rd 210-695-8827)
Fri. – Jason Eady / Chris Knight
Sat. – Lil’ Bit & the Customatics
Gruene Hall (1281 Gruene Rd 830-606-1281)
Today – Stewart Mann & Statesboro Revue
Thu. – Walt Wilkins & the Mystiqueros
Fri. – Austin Collins/ Nelo
Sat. – Porterdavis / Warren Hood / Bruce Robison
Mon. – Bret Graham
Lone Star Music (1243 Gruene Road 830-627-1992)
Thu. – Adam Carroll & Michael O’Connor
Feb. 10 – Reckless Kelly
River Road Ice House (1791 Hueco Springs Loop 830-626-1335)
Today – Jennifer Sullivan
Fri. – Curtis Grimes
Sat – Buster Jiggs
Uptown Piano Bar (295 E. San Antonio Street 830-708-5411)
Tue. – Brett Cline
Wed. – Paul Schaffenberger
Thu. – Luvine Elias, Jr.
Fri. – Paul Schaffenberger
Sat. – Dave Madden
Tavern in the Gruene (830 Gruene Rd. 830-608-0438)
Today – Wes Nickson
Thu. – Allan Goodman / Clayton Garner
Fri. – Monty ‘Guitar’ Tyler
Sat. – Dave Jorgenson
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