Thursday, January 19, 2012

Mike McClure & Javi Garcia at Sam's Burger Joint.

Living up in Michigan i always had Sam's Burger Joint in the back of my mind as a place i wanted to visit in San Antonio because of the great shows they bo
ok. It took me a while, a couple months to finally get to a show but i found a good one. I haven't seen Mike since Country Fever in Pryor Oklahoma back in 2009 and haven't ever seen Javi Garcia. Javi lives in N
ew Braunfels Texas and is a very intense singer songwriter who is able to get it out on stage and is surprisingly mellow off stage. Mike brought Bryon White from the Damn Quails
along and was with his regular powerhouse trio of Eric Hanson on drums and Tiny, also known as Tom
Skinner on bass. Mike was loose and having fun on stage taking requests and telli
ng some really funny stories, being at the front of the stage i yelled out to play "Belly of the Beast" and he played it right away, it's one of my favorite songs and it just plain rocks. Mike's latest disc is titled "50 Billion" and it's one of his best. Pick up
Javi's "Southern Horror" disc and the McClure produced Damn
Quails disc, good stuff.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Reckless Kelly at Cowboys Dancehall, San Antonio.

Austin's Reckless Kelly made a stop in San Antonio on their tour to play a Saturda
y night show at Cowboys Dancehall. With their latest album "Good Luck and True Love" nominate
d for a Grammy for best artwork and a reputation as one of the most uncompromising bands in the Red Dirt/Americana music scene i always know i am in for a solid show. Usually i saw them at Joe's in Chicago where the crowd is rowdy and energetic. The crowd at Cowboys was a little se
date but the band played as enthusiastically as anywhere else.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Eli Young Band at Cowboys Dancehall, San Antonio.

University of Texas and Boston Red Sox pitcher Roger Clemens is a fan and came out on stage to hand James Young a guitar and whether you like him or not, i now wish i would have k
nown and brought one of my rookie cards for him to sign. Tonight January 9, 2012, the band will be on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno and they flew out to L.A. for the show yesterday. It's always great for me to see a band that you have followed for years see success on a National level and remain humble small town kids.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Luckenbach Texas Calendar Photo

This image taken recently in Luckenbach Texas will be used on a new calendar that will be available for purchase inside this building, the famous Luckenbach post office building which is now the souvenir shop.