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Afterthoughts 2003 


118 Shows!


December 20, 2003

Nicole Janson performed this evening at Snuffy's in Hutto, Texas...just northeast of Austin.
Gary Feist, Arturo Montemayor, and I were there to support Nicole as the band.
We performed a full set of original tunes to the nice small crowd that had gathered to hear Nicole and her boys.
This was my first time to this infamous bar...wow...what a place...it must be ages old...no tellin'...
This was Nicole's second time to play this unique lil' place.
Look for Niolce to be back out real soon...especially within the new year.



  • December 14, 2003

    Nicole Janson and Band performed this evening at the Whisky Bar on 5th St. here in downtown Austin.
    Gary Feist, Arturo Montemayor and I were all there to support Nicole for the evening.
    This was a great evening!
    The weather was perfect and the crowd was great.
    It was nice having so many of my close friends there for this gig.
    It had been years,since those hazy days in college at U.N.T., since my great friend, Ed Jarusinsky, had seen me drum with another band.
    It was also cool having other friends there that simply enjoyed the groove that Nicole and her boys had going on.
    Thanks goes out to all the sexy dancers that boogied down on Nicole's last tune "Woman 7".
    This was a great time...We look forward to doing it all again real soon.



  • December 12, 2003

    Nicole Janson and I performed, exchanging musical insturments the entire time...between piano and acoustic guitar... this early evening at The Vibe on 6th St. here in Austin for their Happy Hour.
    We played a full set of original material to the great little crowd that was there to enjoy.
    We started a little later than planned due to the traffic from all the rain and thunderstorms throughout the day.
    Nevertheless, we made it to the gig and made the best of our performance.
    It Looks like Nicole will be back at this venue in the near future for another Happy Hour.



  • December 11, 2003

    Three of a Pair played a private party this evening.
    Marilyn Rucker, Gary Feist and I were there to play the standard jazz tunes for this festive crowd.
    This is by far the highest I have ever played...the 23rd floor!...with my back to the window!
    ...a long ways down my friend...
    This was a great gig...I enjoyed meeting the nice people that were in attendance to this elite exclusive bash.
    Thanks goes out to Kim for making our evening great!.



  • November 30, 2003

    Nicole Janson performed this afternoon down on 6th St. at The Vibe for the annual festival known as An Ol' Victorian Christ Mass.
    Nicole and I were there to play an acoustic set of her tunes for this limited, "hung-over" crowd.
    It was a private performance for the few that were there
    We made the best of it in spite of the bag pipe band that came marching by while we were on stage.
    Those rude bag pipe blowers really blow!!!
    ...in a real Flat Bb...sad!...
    Bb Blues anyone?...anyone?!

    Nicole Janson performed this evening for the final night of The Candle Opera.
    Arturo Montemayor, Gary Feist and I were there to support Nicole on the one tune we performed this evening.
    This was the closure for the three nights.
    I truly had a blast meeting everyone and getting to know each and everyone of these talented artist.
    I surely hope that I get invited back next year.
    Someone reminded me that I played three musical instruments (piano, drums, guitar) during the three nights...the only musician to do so...I guess this is neat...being the "Jack of All Trades"...that I truly am.
    "How many instrumetns do you play" - Ray Prim
    ...too many Ray.
    The after party was a blast...and I learned a few new things, to say the least, over the last three nights.



  • November 29, 2003

    Nicole Janson performed this evening for the second night of The Candle Opera.
    Arturo Montemayor, Gary Feist and I were there to support Nicole for the three songs that she performed during this great event.
    The first two tunes, I was on the drums.
    However, I picked up the guitar on the last tune...and I also sang a lil' back up vocals.
    This was another great evening...most likely the peak of the three nights.
    The energy and vibe was so high.
    A complete blast!!!
    Everyone in this show is super talented in their own way.



  • November 28, 2003

    Nicole Janson performed this evening at the Arts on Real Theatre for the first of three evenings of The Candle Opera.
    Gary Feist was on bass and I tickled the ebony and ivory to support Nicole for this premiere event.
    We performed two songs in the first show of this trilogy.
    Patrice Pike, PRIMM, Funk Shui were all there as well as many actors, dancers, etc..
    This weekend is going to be a blast!
    Don't miss the rest!



  • November 26, 2003

    Nicole Janson Band performed this evening at the Spiderhouse cafe here in Austin.
    Gary Feist, Arturo Montemayor and I were all there with Nicole for this acoustic-like performance.
    We performed a full hour set of Nicole's original music for this receptive crowd.
    It turned out to be a nice comfortable evening out under the stars on this clear night.
    Bascially, this was a gig / rehearsal for our performance in The Candle Opera this coming weekend.
    Ray Prim of the band Primm followed with a great solo performance.



  • November 24, 2003

    Nicole Janson and I were both there with our guitars in hand at the Cactus Cafe on the University of Texas campus this evening.
    This was the last of the Monday night Open Mic Series. hosted by Bill and Tiffani.
    There were so many great singer / songwriters there at this evening's performance...too many to name.
    I did run into a friend, Miss Abi Tapia...it was great seeing and hearing her perform again.
    This was a great night there at this legendary bar.
    It was nice being amongst so many great musicians.
    Nicole and I had a blast playing two of Nicole's original songs; Misconstrued Love Song and More Than This, one of her new tunes.
    This was a way that Nicole and I could get onto this stage for a "go - round".



  • November 22, 2003

    Three of a Perfect Pair performed today at noon for a private luncheon.
    Marilyn Rucker, Gary Feist and I were there as a trio to play the standards for this great crowd.
    This private event was held at Green Pastures here in South Austin.
    This mansion is more than a hundred years old and it sits amongst Austin's southern neighborhood...though years ago it was central to the farm it sat on then...time's have changed
    It was neat seeing so many peacocks in one place.
    We all three had a blast...lunch was great as well...I could not get enough of the milk punch...yummy.
    I then had to journey to my next gig with Nicole.

    Nicole Janson and I were at KOOP 91.7 FM radio today to play on the air.
    Once again, we were visiting ATX Live with Andy Dickens.
    This time Nicole also brought along Patrice Pike and Ray Primm.
    We were all there to push the info. about these coming performances of The CandleOpera at the Arts on Real Theatre here in East Austin.
    We had a blast with Andy.
    Patrice, Nicole and Ray all took turns singing their tunes...and answering a few of Andy's questions.
    This was a gorgeous day with a great vibe going on at the station there in the studio with all of the world listening live via the radio and the world wide web.
    Andy even gave a shout out to the European listeners that were listening to the great Texas music.
    This is all pretty cool.
    Thanks goes out to Andy for once again bringing us onto his great radio program.



  • November 20, 2003

    Nicole Janson performed this early evening at Amy's Ice Cream on 6th St. for the Third Thursday event.
    Arturo Montemayor, Gary Feist and I were all there to support Nicole for the evening.
    We performed an acoustic set of Nicole's original tunes.
    Nicole even closed the performance with a Nina Simone tune.
    This was a great evening with the weather being perfeect...we had a blast.



  • November 17, 2003

    Nicole Janson performed this evening...without warning...without notice...at Houston's own McGonigel's Mucky Duck Pub.
    Nicole and I had no intentions of playing a gig this evening...but after the Grammy / A.S.C.A.P. event was cancelled due to horrendous rain...which is a damb shame...all our intentions changed with the weather.
    We journeyed on over to this great Irish pub for a grand 'ol time.
    They were even nice enough to let Nicole start the singer / songwriter open mic on Monday night.
    Thanks goes out to Steve for letting Nicole and I both use his guitar for this short 4 song set.
    Hopefully, we will get back to play a full set one evening real soon at this fabulous Irish pub.
    We made the best of it all during this crazy wet journey.



  • November 14, 2003

    Nicole Janson performed this early evening at The Vibe on 6th Street here in downtown Austin.
    Nicole performed a full short set of original tunes.
    I was there to help Nicole out by playing guitar on one tune..."You Say"...one of my favorites.
    Thanks goes out to the sound man for getting us a great sound.



  • November 13, 2003

    Daniel Link performed this morning at the studios of FOX 7 here in Austin.
    I was there with my guitar to assist Daniel on this one tune we performed for Christ Mass.
    This program was recorded and filmed...it will Air Christ Mass morning starting at 5 a.m. on FOX 7.
    Be sure to tune in...or set your V.C.R.'s...Tivo...etc...
    There will be many different bands...one right after another....during this hour to two hour long program...cool!



  • November 7, 2003

    Daniel Link Band performed this evening in Houston at Dan Electro's Guitar Bar.
    Daniel Link, Stewart Cundy, Rich Nordenberg and I were all there to rock out a full set of Daniel's original tunes.
    This was a rocking performance.
    This was also Rich's last time to be playing with Daniel's band for a good while...he is moving to Tucson...Good Luck Rich!
    Thanks goes out to Coop for lending me his beautiful vintage '63 Ludwig drumset for the show...I'm so sorry I dented the floor tom head...I owe you buddy!
    The kit was sweet ...to say the least!
    I had a great time playing to this receptive crowd.
    Coop's band, Deaux Main, closed out the show with a sweet set of tunes.
    I really dig this club...Jim, the owner, has put a lot of time into this cool lil' Houston treausre...
    I hope to get back soon...



  • November 1, 2003

    Nicole Janson performed this afternoon on ATX Live, hosted by Andrew Dickens on KOOP 91.7 FM.
    Arturo Montemayor and I were there to assist Nicole for this full hour program.
    Nicole and the two of us played a few of Nicole's new tunes that have yet to be recorded.
    We also played a few tunes off of Nicole's first two c.d.s.
    This was a blast for all of us.
    This was Nicole's first time to visit the KOOP studio.
    This was Arturo's second time and my fith or sixth time...not sure...
    Andrew is a great guy and a great host...making us feel at home right away.


    Daniel Link Band performed this evening for a private party.
    Stewart Cundy, Raquelle Osini, Michael Scaccia and I were all there to support Daniel
    This was a great time playing a mix of covers and originals...too much fun.
    This was also a short gig...only lasting one full set...shorter than we all expected.
    Thanks goes out to all of the guys that stayed late to help us with all of our gear...we truly appreciate it.



  • October 27, 2003

    Casey Just performed this evening at The Saxon Pub here in south Austin.
    Gary Feist and I were there to back up Casey for this gig.
    It was a great evening...brisk and clear...and we were there to rock!
    We enjoyed playing in this fabulous club...as usual.
    Thanks goes out to Richard, the legend,, for getting us that great sound.
    It is a treat to rock out with Richard at the helm in this venue...a blast.
    Wide Awake opened the show for us...rocking out with all the screaming young ladies in the house.



  • October 25, 2003

    Daniel Link performed this afternoon on FM radio at KOOP 91.7 Austin on Andrew's ATX Live program.
    Daniel and I were there to play a few of Daniel's original tunes.
    Daniel also had a lil' Q & A with Andrew.
    This was a great time hanging out with everyone there at this fabulous station.
    It was a treat to be a guest on this program once again...I think this was my fourth time...I'm not sure.
    This full one hour program was also recorded.
    Hopefully, it will be availble for all to hear real soon...stay tuned!


    Fascinating Rhythm performed a private gig this evening at the Renaissance hotel here in town.
    Marilyn Rucker, Carol Feist, Gary Feist, Dave Chenu and I were all there to play two full sets of standard jazz tunes for this great partying crowd.
    It was nice meeting so many great people throughout the evening.
    A special thank you goes out to Stephanie and Roma for giving us the invite to the fabulous party.
    The dinner was great...nice dessert.



  • October 19, 2003

    Nicole Janson performed this evening at Ego's to a nice small attentive crowd.
    Garret Jamison, Gary Feist, Arturo Montemayor and I were all there to assist Nicole for the event as her band..."the boys".
    We performed a full two hour set of Nicole's original material.
    Thanks goes out to all the staff at this dive bar for their hospitality...
    This gig turned out to be really laid back and cool...all groovey.



  • October 16, 2003

    Nicole Janson performed this evening at Ego's here in Austin.
    Garret Jamison, Gary Feist, Arturo Montemayor and I were all there to be Nicole's slaves for the evening...hehehe.
    She was dressed to dominate.
    We played to a great house of warm people that were there to listen.
    For two hours, we shared all of Nicole's original tunes with the crowd.
    It was a blast...loads of fun with these guys and gal...lovely Nicole.
    Nicole and here slaveboys will be back at this dive bar real soon!
    Stay tuned in...



  • October 14, 2003

    Nicole Janson performed this evening on 6th Street here in Austin at the club, now known as Bigsby's.
    Arturo Montemayor and I were there to support Nicole for this acoustic performance.
    This was a charity event fundraiser for the Austin Music Network.
    Nicole had a lil' Q & A with Trish Murphy, the host for the evening, before we played three of Nicole's tunes for this great crowd.
    The entire perfomance was also broadcast live, via television, on the Austin Music Network.
    It was great meeting so many people there in the crowd...networking with all the other artists and local bigwigs.
    Austin is a great place to be and the Austin Music Network is a great treasure of this town.



  • October 11, 2003

    Nicole Janson performed this evening at The Lucky Lounge here in downtown Austin.
    Arturo Montemayor, Garret Jamison, Gary Feist and I were there for Nicole.
    This was a two set gig starting early enough to be done by 10 p.m..
    This club is by far, one of the swankiest places in Austin.
    The crowd was fabulous and responsive.
    This was Gary's first time onstage with Nicole and the band...he did super well.
    Look for this band lineup to be doing the full band performances with Nicole in the near future.



  • October 10, 2003

    Daniel Link performed this evening at Fiesta Gardens for the Celebration Recovery benefit.
    Stewart Cundy, Rich Nordenberg, and I were there to support Daniel for the event.
    This was a great thing to be doing for a great cause...N.A.M.I. works with the mentally ill.
    Slow Train, P.Jae Stanely & the Angelic Strings and Sara Hamman all performed throughout the day.
    Craig Toungate opened in front of us.
    Ruthie Foster closed out the show following our set.
    This was a great day filled with an energetic vibe.



  • October 9, 2003

    Marilyn Rucker, Gary Feist and I performed this evening at Reed's Supper & Jazz Club here in Austin.
    We performed two complete sets of standard jazz tunes for this great crowd.
    We also did a few of Marliyn's original tunes.
    It is a treat to be working with these two great musicians.
    hopefully, I will get the chance to do it all again real soon.



  • October 4, 2003

    Steve South performed this evening at Johnny Fins on Lake Travis in Lakeway out in the hills.
    Ralph Doelling and I were there to rock out with Steve.
    Once again, it is always a blast to play with these two musicians.
    They are both "pros"!
    Ralph is one of the best bass players I have ever played with ...no doubt.
    We rocked out three full sets of classic rock and blues also throwing in a few of Steve's original tunes.
    There was not a huge crowd out this evening...but a partying crowd for sure.
    How 'bout the view...the view that Ralph and I had...nice...bouncing nice...



  • October 2, 2003

    Nicole Janson performed this evening at the Spider House, north of the Univ. of Texas campus here in Austin.
    Arturo Montemayor and I were both there to supprt Nicole for the evening.
    We performed a full set of Nicole's tunes for this packed crowd at this cool hangout.
    I had a blast playing the guitar, as well as a handfull of percussion throughout the evening.
    It is always a great time at this cool vibrating coffee house.
    It was a great evening...
    After our show, I made it to the Lisa Marie Presely concert here in town.
    Harry Dean Stanton, the famous actor, joined Lisa Marie and her band, onstage, for a great blues number...he blows a great harp.
    It was also neat seeing, in the flesh, the infamous Priscilla Presely...She's a beautiful lady...a hot mamma!



  • September 27, 2003

    Casey Just performed this afternoon at Ego's.
    Gary Feist and I were both there to rock out with Casey for a full hour.
    There were many other bnads throughout the day at this Punk-BBQ.
    We had a great time rocking out for the responsive crowd that was there in the house.
    It was a great time!



  • September 26, 2003

    A La Jazz Trio performed this evening at the Riverplace private country club / golf course for a wine and beer tasting event.
    Marliyn Rucker, Gary Feist and I were there to jazz it up for a couple of hours.
    I had a great time playing the standards and a few of Marilyn's original tunes.
    This was nice ...and the people were fabulous to us all.
    Thanks for the great beer...or should I spell it, bier...

    Todd Phelps performed this evening near the Univeristy of Texas campus for a "fraternity party mixer" at the "Delt house".
    Todd Turner, Jeff Davis, Matt Fleming and I were all there to support Todd for the evening.
    This was a party...to say the least...it was a late night...going until 3 a.m..
    We made the best of it!
    Once again, these frat parties are more than an eyefull...all the young beautiful ladies in the house kept my eyes open...
    I love Texas!



  • September 22, 2003

    Daniel Link performed this evening at Ruta Maya Coffee House Headquarters.
    Rich Nordenberg, Stewart Cundy and I were there with rocking out a full hour set of Daniel's original tunes.
    It was a great time playing at this nice venue.
    The stage and sound is great...thanks goes out to the soundman out there.
    There were many artist playing in front of us as well as following us.
    Thanks to all of the fans that were there in the crowd that was very attentative.
    As usual, it is a treat to rock out with these guys.



  • September 20, 2003

    Daniel Link performed this evening at Dan Electro's Guitar Bar in the Heights of Houston.
    Stewart Cundy, Rich Nordenberg and I were there to support Daniel for the gig.
    This club is a cool place with a neat vibe...and a great sound.
    We performed two full sets of original tunes for these appreciative crowd.
    Daniel did throw in one cover tune, a Chris Issak hit, into the set.
    This was a wet time in good 'ol rainy Houston.
    This evening was a great time with much of my family in the house.
    It was nice staying the evening with family as well.



  • September 19, 2003

    "Lost" John Casner performed this evening down in Manchaca at the infamous Stardust Club.
    "Boomer" Norman, Craig Shroer, Gerry Burns and I were there to support John for this event.
    What can I say...it is always a great time to swing with these great musicians.
    We performed three full sets of original / cover tunes...the real country and western swing...the oldies...the classics.
    John called me to fill in for his usual drummer...I was more than happy to do it.
    Being the baby in the band is always a learning experience...to say the least.



  • September 14, 2003

    Casey Just performed this evening here in Austin on South Congress Avenue at Ego's.
    Gary Feist and I were there to sit back as the rhythm section.
    I'm ready for it!
    This was a great time rocking out to the small crowd that was there at the club.
    Thanks goes out to all the support that was there to see the show...these intimate shows are fabulous.



  • September 13, 2003

    WEEdEN performed this evening at the Side Car Pub in Cypress near Houston.
    Alex Weeden, Chris Kline, Fred Andrews and I were there to rock out a full set of original WEEdEN tunes for this great crowd.
    This was a fun wild night with a lot of great people in the house.
    Honeybrowne, Fred and Alex's other band, closed out the show.
    A special thanks goes out to Sean, Honeybrowne's drummer, for letting me bang on his beautiful DW drums...what a treat.
    Texas High Life , a bunch of great local Cypress kids,opened the show in front of WEEdEN...Keith, their drummer, what a trooper, drumming with a broken ankle.
    It was great having some of my family there in the crowd...it is always nice to see family!



  • September 12, 2003

    Nicole Janson performed this evening at Momo's Club here in Austin for their happy hour.
    I was there with my guitar to assist Nicole through a few tunes.
    Chris Kline hosted this songwriters in the round event and also played a few of his tunes.
    Eric Heard and Noah were also there to perform a few of their tunes as well.
    Overall, this was a great time and a great crowd as well.
    A special thanks goes out to Wil, the sound man that always makes us sound great.

    Daniel Link performed later this evening at Waterloo Icehouse at 6th & Lamar.
    I was there with my guitar to help Daniel get through a full set of Daniel's original tunes.
    Daniel had the full ambiance working here;candles, carpet, etc..
    It all helped setting a mood for this performance.
    There was a great crowd that was there to support Daniel.
    I had a blast...and ane asy load in for the day...nice.



  • September 11, 2003

    Daniel Link performed on FOX 7 television this morning.
    I was there with my guitar to assist Daniel for the gig.
    We had time to perform one song...
    "Someone in Austin" was the one Daniel chose to do, since it is the one receiving all the radio airplay.
    This was an ealr, I mean early morning gig!
    It's tough to be correnet let alone being in the mood to perform at this early hour.
    Nevertheless, we made the best of it and had a great time.



  • September 9, 2003

    Charlie Harrison performed this evening in Dallas at Adair's Saloon.
    Rick Redfern, Jason Vopni and I were there to support Charlie.
    This was a great time...meeting all kinds of people is always a treat.
    Thanks goes out to the staff there at this club...they treated us with kindness...all the beer was nice.
    We performed two full sets of originals / covers for this wild and crazy crowd.
    It was nice being back in Deep Ellum.
    Hopefully, we will be back in the near future.



  • September 7, 2003

    Casey Just performed this evening at Ego's on South Congress Ave. here in Austin.
    Gary Feist and I were both there as the rhythm section.
    This was a treat playing for a few people...not many people were there for the evening...a few special ladies were though...hehehe.
    We performed a full set of Casey's tunes.
    It is always a great time to rock out with these two great musicians.
    Look for Casey to be back at Ego's in the near future.



  • September 6, 2003

    Steve South Band performed this evening at Johhny Fins on Lake Travis in Lakeway.
    Ralph Doelling and I were there to support Steve for the evening.
    This was a great time...an all ages show with plenty of people everywhere.
    All the kids were dancing away during our first set.
    We ended up doing three sets of tunes for this great crowd.
    It was great meeting all kinds of people out on the lake today...even a few friends of mine were out there as well.
    Once again, it is always a pleasure to jam with these two great musicians.
    Ralph is one of the best bass players that I have ever played with...no doubt.



  • September 5, 2003

    G-Man & the Enforcers performed this evening at Moon River in the hill country near Spicewood.
    Glenn Kritch, Charlie Bickey, Dan Carpenter, Rich Nordenberg and I were all there to rock out for the evening.
    It is a treat to play with these veterans.
    Charlie and I have so many mutual friends...Uncle John Turner being one of many...
    ( Charlie produced Uncle John's solo projects. )
    This was a wild evening hanging out with this mixture of people at this bar.
    It was a great time...evening hanging out with Chuck, the club's mascot canine...bull-lab...cool guy...he even shakes my hand...



  • September 4, 2003

    Nicole Janson performed an acoustic show this evening at Lavaca Street Bar & Grill here in downtown Austin.
    Arturo Montemayor and I were there, with our guitars in hand to lend our support to Nicole.
    This was a great time playing acoustically for the evening...great relaxation for the ears.
    Jenny Gillespie opened the show with an acoustic performance.
    Thanks goes out to Curtis Wayne for being the ring leader this evening...we appreciate it.



  • September 3, 2003

    WEEdEN performed this evening at the infamous club here in Austin known as Antone's.
    Alex Weeden, Chris Kline, Fred Andrews and myself were there to rock and that is what we did...to say the least.
    "Something to prove?"...not at all...simply put...WEEdEN rocks!
    This was a great time up there on the "big" stage with the "hot" lights and all...it had been too long since the last time WEEdEN did a gig.
    They are few and far bewteen.
    Matt McCormack, with his all star band, closed out the evening.
    Thanks goes out to all my friends that were there to hang out...I truly appreciate it.



  • August 30, 2003

    Daniel Link performed today at the first annual Pet - a - Palooza sponsored by Majic 95.5.
    Stewart Cundy, Rich Nordenberg, and I were there to support Daniel for the gig.
    This was a great time...I have never seen so many pets in one place...hundreds of dogs...plenty of cats...and a chicken!
    We performed a full set of Daniel's orginals for this pet loving crowd.
    Eric and Shelly and Steelbeam were also there performing before us, opening the show.
    Quatropaw was also there rocking out after we left the stage.
    Derek Hatley and Steve Gavigan both rocked out on my drumkit as well.
    Today was an interesting day of fun with many great friends...what a treat!



  • August 25, 2003

    Casey Just performed this evening at Momo's Club here in Austin on West 6th Street.
    Gary Feist and I were both there to support Casey for this gig.
    We performed a few songs before the night ended there at the club.
    It was great, once again, rocking out with these two great guys.
    Before we played, there was a huge jam with Ron Dyer (George Devore Band) and Brandon Aly (New Bohemians) with all of their friends rocking out as an 11 piece band up there onstage...which also had Michael Hale (David Garza Band) and Daniel (Patrice Pike Band) laying it down on the bass.
    Patrice Pike also made a last minute impromptu sing along as she joined the jam band, hanging in the back behind the drummer, for a tune.
    This was a great evening with many friends in the house.
    I am so glad that I got a nap in before this midnight gig.
    I look forward to rocking out again with Casey and Gary...as soon as possible.



  • August 24, 2003

    Nicole Janson performed this evening here in Austin on Congress Avenue at Ego's.
    Landis Armstrong, Arturo Montemayor, Max Harger and I were all there to support Nicole.
    This was a great night, with a lot of people (at least for this lil' club) in the house to see the show.
    Jim Bianco, Nicole's musical friend from Los Angeles was there with his Texan / L.A. transplant drummer named Jason.
    Jason and I have so many mutual friends from Denton / Dallas...it's a small world afterall...what a trip!
    This was a steamy hot night with everyone having a fabulous time.
    Thanks goes out to Ego's for making it a great time for all.
    Also, this entire show was filmed by Ben in digital format.
    Footage will be going up on Nicole's new website, which is in the works...stay tuned!



  • August 21, 2003

    Todd Phelps performed this evening down in New Braunfels at the River Road Icehouse.
    Jeff Davis, Todd Turner, Matt Fleming, Rick Redfern and I were all there to support Todd for this gig.
    This was a South West Texas Univeristy PKA, Pikes, fraternity party.
    There were a lot of people there at this great lil' club / icehouse.
    Roger Wilko performed next showing everyone their great harmonies.
    Cory Morrow was the closer for the evening bringing down the house with a rocking set of tunes.
    Thanks goes out to Hoyt, Cory's drummer, for letting me bang on his kit for the night.



  • August 18, 2003

    Casey Just performed this evening at Momo's Club.
    Gary Feist and I were there for the second night in a row to pick up where we left off...the part that was rocking!
    Thanks goes out to Wil for getting us a great sound up there onstage.
    Thanks to Di for getting us the drinks.
    This was a thin crowd on this late night...but, those that were there still rocked out pretty hard.
    Overall, we three cats had' a fun time upthere onstage...tearing it up!



  • August 17, 2003

    Casey Just performed this evening at the Saxon Pub for the late night crowd.
    Gary Feist and I were there to join Casey hitting the stage at midnight...ready to rock for the few late night partiers that were there in the house.
    This was a loose gig...it had been a long time since the last time we all three were jamming.
    Richard, the infamous sound man at the Saxon, also took the time to record our performance ...I hear some of it was great!
    Thanks goes out to Gene Pool for opening the show.
    Gene Pool also had my great friend John Bush, of the New Bohemians on percussion...It's always great seeing John...we are both "Ex-Dentonites".
    I had a great time as usal with these two great musicians.
    Casey and Gary are each great musicians...and we sure did take it elsewhere!



  • August 15, 2003

    Daniel Link performed this evening at the Sky Lounge on Congress Avenue here in downtown Austin.
    This was Steve Syxx's Songwriter Showcase, which is about to hit it's 100th weekly show...WOW!...GO Steve!
    I was there with my guitar to play along with Daniel and to also sing a little backing vocals.
    The two of us were also joined by the beautiful and talented singer / songwriter Jennifer Jones...what a voice.
    Adam and Hector, two other great singer /songwriters of the band Sigmund Fraud, were also there to play a few of their tunes.
    Daniel and I heard nothing but good feedback on our first ever duo performance.
    We will be doing more of these type of shows in the future...stay tuned.
    This was a great time swapping tunes with these great musicians.
    I hope to do it again real soon.



  • August 11, 2003

    Catherine Denise performed this evening down on 6th St. here in Austin at Friend's.
    Sweet Basil McJagger, John Wolfe and I were there to support Catherine for the evening.
    This was a crazy evening with all of the thunderstorms rolling through while we were up there onstage rocking out.
    There was a nice wet crowd there to sit and listen to our set.
    As usual, I had a blast drumming with Catherine and the band.



  • August 7, 2003

    Nicole Janson performed this evening at the Spider House near the University of Texas here in Austin.
    I was there on guitar and vocals supporting talented Miss Nicole.
    HOT!
    This is one word that describes it all...Austin had a record 108* F today!
    We were dieing up there onstage.
    Nevertheless, after losing a few pounds, we had a great time performing for this great responsive crowd.
    Ray Primm closed out the evening with a solo acoustic performance that lit up the night.
    This was a great time for Nicole and I...we are both enjoying the duo thing!
    Look for more shows to come soon.



  • August 5, 2003

    Nicole Janson performed this evening at Momo's Club for their Tuesday happy hour.
    I was there with my guitar and vocals to assist Nicole for this event.
    This was the first time that Nicole and I had ever performed as a duet...and we both had a blast!
    It has been many years since I jumped on stage with a guitar in hand instead of sitting behind the drums...so, I had a great time!
    Patrice Pike followed performing to a huge crowd that was there to see her for her 33rd birthday celebration.
    Nicole and I even had the honors of playing "Happy Birthday" for Patrice as she walked into the club...all impromptu.
    Wayne's Donkey hit the stage next leaving the final performance to Darrell Phillips and his band.
    A special thank you goes out to all of our friends that showed up to support live music in Austin.
    Overall, this was a fabulous evening.



  • August 4, 2003

    Daniel Link Band performed this evening at Momo's Club to a nice warm crowd.
    Stewart Cundy, Rich Nordenberg and I were all there to support Daniel for the show.
    This was one of the better performances that we have pulled off...which is cool since it had been a while since I last performed with these great guys.
    I also had the honor of singing backing vocal harmonies...which was a challenge...drumming at the same time.
    There were two bands that followed us; Slowtrain, which is a great little band!...and Stephen Miller, is that really his name?...sorry, I missed hearing this guy.
    I had a blast this evening...I hope to do it all again real soon.



  • July 28, 2003

    Catherine Denise rocked this evening down on 6th St. at Friend's.
    Rich Nordenberg, Sweet Basil McJagger and I were there to support Catherine for the night.
    Catherine rocked out, as usual...I enjoy drumming with her.
    Gary Feist and John Wolfe, two great bass players, were there in the crowd.
    Tony Redman and his band closed out the evening.
    Once again, what a treat it is to be swingin' with these great musicians...I was diggin' it.



  • July 21, 2003

    Catherine Denise performed this early evening down on 6th St. here in Austin at Friend's.
    Rich Nordenberg, Sweet Basil McJagger and I were there to rock out with Catherine for the nice crowd that was there at this great little club.
    There were some great folk from Spain...they tipped us Euro Cents...as is we can spend them in Texas...hahaha...Catherine got a laugh out of it.
    Walter Higgs, a fellow Port Arthurian and a great harp player, was there in the crowd.
    Tony Redman and his band closed out the evening.
    This was another great time on this famous strip.



  • July 14, 2003

    Catherine Denise performed this evening at Friend's on the infamous 6th Street here in Austin.
    Rich Nordenberg, Sweet Basil McJagger and I were all there to support Catherine for the evening.
    There was a nice crowd that assembled as soon as we began to play.
    It was wonderful to have so many folks stopping by to listen to this great band.
    It is a treat to play with Catherine, Rich and Sweet Basil, blowing my ears out with his Organ and Leslie cabinet...ouch!...hahaha...
    This was a fabulous time swingin' and layin' down the blues...a good time.
    I look forward to more of these evenings.
    Tony Redman and his band closed out the show to the last few folks that were staying out late this Monday night.



  • July 12, 2003

    Nicole Janson perfomed this evening at Momo's Club.
    Garret Jamison, Dave Sadowski and I were there to hold the fort down for Nicole.
    This was another great evening (maybe not as crazy as the last...thank gosh) with many friends in the house as well.
    Nicole and her band performed a full hour set of original tunes.
    I was told it was her best show yet...wow...she was on!...I saw that twinkle in her eyes.
    It was great having others in the house; Matt Powell, George Devore, Chris Kline, Eric Heard and many more.
    A special thanks goes out to Ian McEnroe for shooting some great photography shots of the show...the pics should be posted soon!
    What can I say...this was another great evening!



  • July 11, 2003

    WEEdEN performed this evening for a reunion performance at Momo's Club.
    It had been 9 long months since WEEdEN had performed...and dude, did we have a blast.
    Alex Weeden, Chris Kline, Max Harger and I were there to rock out a full set of original tunes... a treat.
    This was a blast...it had been too long since we all got together onstage.
    There were a lot of people in this club tonight...the most I have seen in a long time...
    George Devore was also having his c.d. release party.
    Jeff Banks Band was thrown in between WEEdEN and George.
    Many great friends were in the crowd...it was great seeing beautiful Tristi.
    There were also many other musicians in the crowd as well;
    Nicole Janson, Kevin Brown, Matt Powell, Fred Andrews, and many others I forget to name.
    This was by far a huge party and a blast!
    It is great that WEEdEN reunited on an evening with such high energy and spirit!



  • July 4, 2003

    Marilisa performed this evening at Central Market Westgate here in Austin this July 4th, Independence Day evenng.
    Tanner Swain, James Wagner, Dave Chenu and I were there to support Marilisa
    This was a special evening with a nice crowd...in full festivities.
    It was neat seeing Marilisa two weeks away from giving birth to her first child...she holds a pregnancy real well.
    Anyway, this was a great gig...I have a blast with these guys everytime I get together with them.
    This gig was a last minute call...their usual drummer bailed out for some reason.
    Marilisa contacted me earlier in the day to come out and have some July 4 fun!
    Thanks to all my friends that came out to enjoy this wonderful evening...what a sunset!



  • July 3, 2003

    Todd Phelps performed this evening at Stubb's here in Austin.
    This was a wild one!
    Jeff Davis, Todd Turner, Rick Redfern, Matt Fleming and I were there to support Todd for the event.
    We first hit the stage after Bleu Edmondson.
    We impromptly had a stage full of all stars for a 2 song jam.
    Rusty Wier, Shooter Jennings (the son of the one and only Waylon Jennings), Bleu Edmondson, Coby Weir (Rusty's son) and Charlie Harrison all joined us onstage to rip through a few tunes....This was awesome.
    Then the one and only David Allan Coe hit the stage!
    Todd Phelps and his Three Legged Band then hit the stage to a crazy raucus crowd...We once again ripped through so many great lengendary tunes...
    the classic sing alongs
    Shooter joined us again onstage.
    Charlie also joined us once again.
    This was a great time rocking out!
    Blake Powers and his band then went up next for the crowd...of course with beautiful Fallon on vocals.
    Robert Henry and the B Team then closed out the show to the last few partiers that were next to bar flies.
    Of course the after party on the tour bus was a blast.
    Billy Bob Thorton...thanks for listening and hanging out with us and also for buying Karissa the drinks.



  • June 29, 2003

    Nicole Janson performed this evening at Ego's here in South Austin on Congress Avenue.
    Lucas Michalowski and I were there to support Nicole for the evening.
    We did two sets of original tunes for the night.
    The crowd was small and intimate...with many of them being close friends.
    Nevertheless, we did make the best of it...even without Landis and Arturo...we did miss them.
    This may have been the last show for Nicole at this dive bar...not sure yet...stay tuned.



  • June 26, 2003

    Mark Peters, Gary Feist and I performed this early evening at the Omni hotel here in south Austin for the Austin Rotary.
    This was a private celebration...a roast...in honor of the Lieutenant Governor of Texas...David Dewhurst.
    We performed a full set of original jazz standards for this elite crowd as they gathered before dinner in the cocktail ballroom.
    This was great jamming with these two great guys once again.
    I think the funniest thing was when some guy asked if he could take us home... with him!
    I had the comeback line of them all...
    "Only if YOU wear the lingerie..."
    ...he then barked, with the typical..."Smart A**!"....
    Weak.
    Just don't disturb the groove, man.



  • June 22, 2003

    Fascintaing Rhythm performed this evening for a private party down at the Solarium in San Antonio.
    Carol & Gary Feist, Mark Peters, Bob Dehm and I were there to play all the standards for this great crowd.
    Laura and Chris were getting married!
    ...and they are a great couple...
    We played three sets of great tunes ....traditional...yet not traditional.
    This was a GREAT time!
    It has been too long since I last played any form of jazz.
    ...my brushes got a lil' polishing...
    A special thanks goes out to Phil for making us feel at home at his beautiful place, the lovely Solarium.



  • June 19, 2003

    Blown performed this evening at the Backroom here in Austin to a huge crowd.
    Rick Redfern, Kaleb Smith, Mona Goldstein and I were there to rock out a full set of tunes.
    This was a blast as usual...I always have a great time with this gal and guys.
    The night was filled with four bands...we hit the stage first...leaving plenty of dust on the trail...for all the other bands to follow.
    Rumor has it that this was the last gig for Blown...I wouldn't put all my chips into this hand...I would keep my eyes open...I bet you Blown will be back soon.



  • June 17, 2003

    Daniel Link Band performed this evening at the Ruta Maya Coffee House Headquaters here in Austin on South Congress Avenue.
    Stewart Cundy, Rich Nordenberg and I were there to support Daniel for this gig.
    This was a special event at this great venue...an acoustic evening.
    We came in to spice it up a bit...cranking up the amps for the nice intimate crowd.
    Thanks goes out to Trey for showing us a great time.
    It was great seeing so many other musicians there for the evening.
    Hopefully, we can get back to this club as soon as possible...by the way, I love the new stage!



  • June 14, 2003

    Nicole Janson performed this evening at Momo's Club to a nice huge crowd.
    Arturo Montemayor, Trent Tucker and I were there to support Nicole for the night.
    This was one of our best shows yet!
    There were many friends in the crowd making this a nice relaxed show.
    A special thank you goes out to the sound man, Will...a great guy...and he made us sound great!
    This is a great gig that will only grow as Nicole builds a residence at this swank club.
    Twenty After and Primm closed out the show...and they all rocked as well!
    This was a great event and a great time!



  • June 11, 2003

    Kevin Brown had his brand new recording c.d. release party down at Ego's this evening.
    It was great watching Kevin and his band rock out a full set of Kevin's "Callin' the Heavens & Closin' the Bars".
    I was then asked to join Kevin onstage for a few tunes.
    Stephen Doster, Will Sexton, Eric Hisaw and I slammed down these rockers with Kevin leading the way.
    This was great!
    A special thanks goes out to Denise Merritt for letting me bang on his drums for a wee bit.
    I am so happy for Kevin...this being his sixth recording in his career...it just may be his best yet...but look out...this means the seventh is due...and we all know how lucky number seven can be...stay tuned...



  • June 9, 2003

    Catherine Denise performed this evening here in Austin on 6th St. at the blues bar / club named Friends.
    Rich Nordenberg, Sweet Basil McJagger and I were all there to support Catherine.
    This was a fabulous time rocking out a full two hour set of orignal tunes to this standing room only crowd!
    This was my first time to meet and greet this fabulous guitarist.
    It was all off the cuff!...who does rehearse anyway...
    I had a blast trying to keep up!
    Catherine is an awesome guitarists...I had to put my groove on for this one.



  • June 8, 2003

    Nicole Janson performed this evening at Ego's to a nice warm crowd!
    Arturo Montemayor, Trent Tucker and I were there supporting Nicole for a full set of original tunes.
    This turned out to be a great evening with a nice crowd there for the performance.
    I had a blast, once again, drumming ever so lightly back there behind the kit this evening...no Landis does make it a lil' quieter.
    Nicole sounded better than ever.
    ...a real nice intimate show...



  • June 7, 2003

    Daniel Link Band performed this evening at the Side Car Pub in Houston.
    Stewart Cundy, Rich Nordenberg and I were there to support Daniel for this solid two hour set of original tunes.
    This was a great time...and we sounded better than ever...the entire show was also recorded for future release...stay tuned.
    There were many great friends that made it out to this show afterall...and we truly appreciate it!
    I always have a great time rocking with these great musicians.
    Look for Daniel to be getting busy in the near future.



  • June 1, 2003

    Nicole Janson performed this evening at Ego's.
    Landis Armstrong, Trent Tucker and I were there to back up Miss Nicole.
    We rocked out a sweet mellow set of original tunes for this intimate crowd.
    There were a few familiar faces in the crowd that I was happy to see; Kevin Brown, Ron Flynt, Eric Hicsaw and other great musicians I forget to name.
    This turned out to be a great time...real relaxed...laying down a groove...I had a blast.



  • May 23, 2003

    Blues Bucket performed this evening at the Lone Star Bar out in Jonestown in the hill country.
    Al Kentfield, Mark Eaves, J.C.George, Joe Goral and I were all there to rock out three full sets of oldies.
    This was a great time rocking and swinging with these guys.
    It was also nice having my Mother and Aunt there for this event.
    I had a great time this evening...nothing special...just plain ol' fun!



  • May 19, 2003

    Daniel Link performed this evening at Momo's Club here in Austin on W.6th St..
    Stewart Cundy, Michael Scaccia and I were all there to support Daniel this evening for a full set of original tunes.
    Thanks goes out to Will for getting us a great sound back there on the mixing board.
    It was great seeing my childhood friend, Cresta, there this evening.
    The after party was at El Dorado down on Lake Austin...where I ran into Neil of the Recliners.
    Also Miss Jenna was there at the bar hogging the one ink pen that I had to get in order to close my tab, because the bar tender did not have the balls to ask Jenna for it..."She has the pen."..."Who cares?"..."I need it!"
    "Jenna...Give me the pen..."
    ...too funny...a great night!
    "Go Mavs!"



  • May 18, 2003

    Casey Just rocked out at Austin's own Steamboat this evening.
    Gary Feist and I were there to support Casey as the rhythm section.
    The crowd was super thin...with hardly any folk there at all...but we kept on rocking for the few that were the troopers.
    We ripped through a short sweet set of originals and covers for a solid fourty mintues.
    This club is great to rock out at...super loud...I mean LOUD!
    What did you say?...ugh?



  • May 11, 2003

    Texas Saints performed this evening at the Steamboat for the Sunday night blues.
    Mike Mulligan, Time Neil and I rocked out a full set of original tunes to this nice crowd.
    This club is great...and I always have a blast up there onstage... tearing it up...so loud!
    These two guys are great guys and great musicians...I have a blast with them as well...good people.
    Next...I had to break it down and run to get to the next gig...not able to stay for the after-show party.

    Nicole Janson and Lady Lush performed this later evening at Ego's to a great crowd.
    Landis Armstrong, Arturo Montemayor, Trent Tucker and I (collectively known as Lady Lush) were all there to support Nicole for this event.
    Nicole chose to split the show into thirds, with two intermissions thrown in...this did make it easy ...giving me that "pisser" break...haha.
    What can I say...this was awesome.
    Nicole is a great performer, and the rest of the boys are all hanging well.



  • May 10, 2003

    Nicole Janson performed this early afternoon at Zilker Park here in Austin for a private party.
    Landis Armstrong, Arturo Montemayor, Trent Tucker and I were all there to support Miss Nicole for the entire day.
    This was a bar-b-cue / picnic for the local Div. 3 Women's Soccer League.
    There were many great people out there for the day in this great park.
    It was nice jamming under the huge oak trees with the wind blowing...nice breeze.

    Next we all ventured on over to Momo's Club for an evening show.
    This was a great gig...with a fine performance from all of the musicians in the band.
    Nicole sounded better than ever with her hot lil' outfit...Lady Lush...cute lil' hot pants!
    This was a great way to cap off the day.
    Thanks to Stewart for getting us a great sound this evening back there behind the mixing board.



  • May 4, 2003

    Nicole Janson performed this evening at Ego's here in Austin on South Congress Avenue.
    Landis Armstrong, Trent Tucker and I were there to support Nicole as the band.
    This was a great show, in spite of the small crowd...which was quality...not quanity.
    We performed a full set of original tunes covering a full two hours.
    Sun Vocina closed out the show with a great acoustic set.
    It was great seeing my great 'ol friend, Kevin Christopher Brown...he made it at the end of the show...and we each had a beer to catch up on a few stories.
    ...a great time...



  • April 27, 2003

    Texas Saints performed this afternoon at the Bizare Bazarr on South Lamar here in Austin in the parking lot of one of my favorite dive bars, the Horseshoe Lounge.
    Mike Mulligan, Tim Neil and I were there to rock out two full sets of tunes to this wonderful crowd.
    Thanks to Roy Heinrich and his Pickups for letting us close out this show as the headliner.
    We had a blast!
    I saw a few familiar faces in the crowd, including one infamous guitar player named Charlie Sexton...which was enough to intimidate Mike...hahaha.
    It was a pleasure to rock with these two great musicians once again...I always enjoy it...everytime they call...I'm there!
    I look for more of these rocking shows to come in the near future!
    I did buy some great sheet music as well!



  • April 26, 2003

    Steve South performed two shows this evening.
    First, there was a private party held poolside at the brand new StoneCreek Ranch Apartments.
    This was a blast playing to a bunch of folks taking it easy out in the sun and the water.
    Thanks goes out to J.J. for having us over for the event...we had a blast!
    Steve, Kim Hayley and I rocked out two full sets of tunes.
    We also ate and drank a wee bit as well before venturing off to our next gig.

    Second, we journeyed up north to the infamous dive bar in Wells Branch known as The Texas Bar & Grill.
    a.k.a. "T-Bag".
    Wow!
    This was a party!
    There was quality not quanity!
    Steve, Kim and I rocked out three full sets of tunes for this partying crowd.
    Thanks goes out to Kim, the other Kim, for working the door for us...gathering all the dough...we truely appreciate it.
    Well, once again, I had a blast rocking with Steve and Kim...this being my first time wth Kim...and he is just as awesome as Steve ...it is a honor to be rocking with these veterans!
    I hope to get the call again.



  • April 23, 2003

    Heather Wiley performed this early evening for a private party at the E.R.A. Realty offices on Balcones here in Austin.
    Dave Baxter and I were there to support Heather as the backup band guys.
    This was a treat playing with these two great friends / musicians once again!
    I do miss them...
    We had a blast swingin' through two sets of originals / covers for this outdoor bar-b-cue crowd!
    It was also a blast partying afterwards with the gang...I enjoyed it!
    Hopefully this will tempt Miss Heather to get back out there and start giggin' once again...keep your fingers crossed!



  • April 21, 2003

    Blown performed this evening at the Vibe on 6th St. here in Austin.
    Rick Redfern, Mona Goldstein, Kaleb Smith and I were all there to rock out a full set of original tunes to this nice warm crowd.
    This was a great time ...very loose...real relaxed.
    We made the best of it on this nice spring cool night.
    Thanks to the soundman for getting us a great sound.
    Hopefully, we will be back to rock out this club real soon...stay tuned.



  • April 19, 2003

    Nicole Janson performed this evening at the Lucky Lounge.
    Landis Armstrong, Arturo Montemayor, Trent Tucker and I were there to support Nicole this evening.
    Primm was kind enough to invite us to open the show for them at this swank club.
    Thanks goes out to Justin for lending me his drumset for the gig....which was only 6 songs...a rocking sweet short set!
    This was a great time with the band sounding better than ever.
    I look forward to seeing Nicole and the band getting busy!



  • April 5, 2003

    Todd Phelps performed this early evening at the Delta house at the University of Texas here in Austin for a huge fraternity / sorority party.
    Jeff Davis, Todd Turner, Matt Fleming, Jason Vopni, Rick Redfern and I were all there to support Todd as the band.
    Charlie Harrison was also there to lend his vocals on a few tunes.
    This was a drunk fest!!!
    Kevin Fowler and his band, which included my great friend, Keith Davis on guitar, rocked out before us.
    When we hit the stage, there was at least 1,000 screaming young drunk college kids standing like a sea of wild waves in front of the stage...Crazy!
    I think I will stay away from Tito's Vodka, our homegrown Austin vodka, for a good while...too much can cause certain things to go sour in no time....hahaha.



  • March 31, 2003

    Casey Just performed this evening at the infamous Saxon Pub here in Austin this evening.
    Gary Feist and I were there to support Casey as the rhythm section.
    This was a great evening with a huge crowd in this tiny little club.
    Bob Schneider and his band opened the show with a great full set of songs.
    When we hit the stage, all of the crowd was ready to take it to another level...
    Thanks to all the staff at this great place for keeping the juices flowing...especially the Guinness...My Goodness!



  • March 21, 2003

    "Lost" John Casner performed this evening down Congress Avenue here in Austin at the infamous...Chaparral Lounge!
    Gerry Burns, Mike Lanscoop and I were all there to support John as the band.
    This was a great time swingin' with these veterans for three cool sets of original tunes with a few standards thrown into the mix.
    I always have a great time groovin' with John...Swing is so much fun.
    It was great meeting a few unique folk there in the crowd.



  • March 14, 2003

    Nicole Janson performed this early evening at Gallery 1313 for an un-official SXSW gig.
    Trent Tucker, Arturo Montemayor, Landis Armstrong and I were there as the band.
    It was great having a few friends there to support Nicole for this event.
    There were also a few "new" faces in the crowd that were there to hear this talented young lady and her band.
    Thanks to Pam and her Gallery 1313 for making us feel at home.


  • Texas Saints performed this evening down Congress Avenue here in Austin at the infamous Chaparral Lounge.
    Mike Mulligan, Tim Neil and I were there to rock out a full set of originals.
    Brigette London joined us onstage to sing a couple of blues tunes for this nice large crowd.
    This event was a blast.
    Thanks to Roy Heinrich and his Pickups for lending us their gear up there onstage...Thanks to John for lending me his drumkit.
    I had a blast.



  • March 9, 2003

    Steve South performed this evening at the Quarters up in the mountains of New Mexico at the city of Ruidoso.
    Rob Ramos and I were there to back up Steve as the rhythm section.
    This was the final evening of this five day adventure here in the mountains.
    It was great meeting David and his wife Maggie...He was in the band America as the bass player, she was in the musical Best Lil' Whorehouse in Texas as a dancer...years ago.
    This was a great way to finish off this short tour!



  • March 8, 2003

    Steve South performed this evening at the Quarters up in the mountains of New Mexico at the city of Ruidoso.
    Rob Ramos and I were there to back up Steve as the rhythm section.
    This was a crazy night...the craziest yet!
    The place was packed with many different folk, all having a grand 'ol time.
    I was surpirsed running into "hometown" friends, Jake Martin and his buddies that drove in from Houston...it is such a small world!



  • March 7, 2003

    Steve South performed this evening at the Quarters up in the mountains of New Mexico at the city of Ruidoso.
    Rob Ramos and I were there to back up Steve as the rhythm section.
    Wow!...What an evening!
    There were so many different kind of people in the house this evening;Apache, Mescalero, Bikers, Mountain Men...you name it!
    I got to meet so many great people...
    Stephanie & Brandon, Shelby and Craig....keep on trucking...
    Michelle...stop boozing!
    Greg...Thanks!
    What can I say ...all of these crazies were a blast!



  • March 6, 2003

    Steve South performed this evening at the Quarters up in the mountains of New Mexico at the city of Ruidoso.
    Rob Ramos and I were there to back up Steve as the rhythm section.
    This being the second night of five...we were still getting rid of the bugs in the sound system and set list.
    It is a great honor to be rocking with such great musician veterans...I learn a lot everytime I jam with them.
    This evening was another slow one, but still, we made the best of it.



  • March 5, 2003

    Steve South performed this evening at the Quarters up in the mountains of New Mexico at the city of Ruidoso.
    Rob Ramos and I were there to back up Steve as the rhythm section.
    This first evening of five turned out to ba a pretty cool time for us to iron out the kinks in the sound.
    This is going to be a wild week!...Five nights straight!...Look out!
    It was a trip today loading into the club with blue skies and snowfall...beautiful!



  • March 3, 2003

    Daniel Link performed this evening at The Saxon Pub to a full house.
    Rich Nordenberg, Stewart Cundy, Cheri Chilcote and I were all there to support Daniel as the band.
    This was a great evening with a strong powerful set of original tunes.
    Bob Schneider followed with a great set as well.
    It was great chatting with Rafael, Bob's new drummer, for a few minutes.
    There were so many friends in the club as well
    Thanks to Dave Cotton for booking this gig for Daniel...it was a great time!
    One of the best yet!
    I love new drum heads...



  • February 28, 2003

    Casey Just performed this evening at Trophy's here in Austin on South Congress Aveune.
    Gary Feist and I were there as the bottom and the beat.
    This was a great time rocking out to the nice small crowd hanging out in this great dive bar.
    The three of us performed two solid sets of original tunes.
    It was cool seeing a college friend of mine there in the crowd...it has been too long Dave.



  • February 22, 2003

    Casey Just performed three shows this day throughout Texas!
    Gary Feist and I were there as the rhythm section.
    This whole day was planned by the infamous, Guy Schwartz of the New Jack Hippies...he was a blast!
    Hey GUY!...Thanks for putting us up for the evening.
    First, there was the venture out to Galveston Island for the Mardi Gras!
    The Balinese Room is where we started the day a little after the noon parade.
    This place is incredible!
    There is so much history in this fine retro club.
    Thanks to Scott Arnold for showing us his awesome club...what a treat.
    Here we performed a full set of original tunes to a fine festive crowd.
    It was fabulous seeing my parents there for this event.

    Next, we journeyed back into Houston to get on the "airwaves".
    Earthwire.net is a great site that supports great music...and we got the invite.
    So we set up all our gear in their studios amongst all their computers and servers...a crazy view seeing all kinds of musical gear amongst high-tech gear...wild!
    So, we performed a few tunes that were broadcast onto the world wide web.
    I was told it sounded great!...It was a great time...thanks to Michael Farber and Sandy Hickey for making us feel at home.

    Finally, we finished off the evening at the Cosmo's Cafe down in the Heights of Houston.
    This was a blast!
    The New Jack Hippies opened the show while we got "prepared"...with food and booze.
    Then we hit the stage and rocked a full hour of tunes for this huge crowd!
    I then had the honors of being initiated into the New Jack Hippies!
    I joined them onstage for their second set and had a wonderful time drumming with these great musicians.
    It was great seeing all my family and friends...it was all a great time...a full day...wow!



  • February 18, 2003

    Nicole Janson performed this evening at The Vibe.
    Landis Armstrong, Trent Tucker, Arturo Montemayor and I were all there to support Nicole as the band.
    This was a great performance from all of us.
    We performed a full set of original tunes for the 45 minutes we were alloted on this evening filled with six bands....counting ourselves of course.
    Speed Limit, Desaderata, Fauver Dog, Milhouse, and Civilians also were on the bill performing throughout the evening.
    There was a nice crowd there to support the live music of this town.
    Thanks to the guys doing sound for making us sound so great.



  • February 17, 2003

    Casey Just performed this evening at Trophy's here in Austin on South Congress Avenue.
    Gary Feist and I were there to back up Casey for the evening.
    Doak also sat in with a harmonica on a few tunes.
    This was a great evening overall, in spite of the small crowd...we rocked!
    This is usually the case...the smaller and more intimate the crowd is, the better the show is as well.
    Thanks to Tori behind the bar for making our evening a little more exciting.



  • February 16, 2003

    This evening I was called out to drum 'a la jazz at the Hideout for the reading of poetry hosted by Tori Willis.
    I was there onstage with Curtis Wayne on the bass and Jason Fritts on the saxophones.
    We were improvising music for the night...having a blast...as each poet came up onstage to say their poetic spill.
    There were some great readings of humor and of serious issues...a real treat...plenty to chose from.
    Candace Bledsoe, Ivanho, Ron Horne and many more were all there as poets.
    This was a great evening of laughter and thoughtful emotions.
    I had a blast...especially "knocking on the door" during Ron's erotic poem...someone had to stop 'em before It "got out of hand"...hahaha.



  • February 15, 2003

    Marrilisa performed this evening at Austin Street Live in downtown Seguin.
    Tanner Swain, James Wagner and I were all there to support Marilisa as her band.
    This was a treat, considering I had never met, let alone jammed with any of these musicians prior to the show.
    It was all off the cuff!
    I had a great time!
    Marilisa called me with Steve Styxx's referral...I said sure when I found out she knew Teri Owens and Mary Ann Price...what a small world.
    Anyway, this was a great evening...Marilisa is a great singer and performer...with a neat twist...a very unique lady.
    Swingin' and groovin' all night long was a treat.
    James' key playing was fabulous...and so was Tanner's groove on the bass.
    Hopefully I will have the chance to do it all again.
    A special thanks goes out to Kenny Postalwait for showing us a great time there in Seguin.
    Soilita's was a nice mexican restaurant...I got stuffed.



  • February 14, 2003

    Nicole Janson performed this eveing at Central Market here in south Austin.
    Trent Tucker and I were there to support Nicole as the rhythm section.
    This was a great time playing for an all age crowd.
    The kids were wonderful!
    This was also a great thing for Nicole...excellent exposure...selling c.d.'s never hurts.
    It was nice playing two sets of origianl tunes for the crowd that was there enjoying themselves in the cafe.
    Thanks to Kevin for getting us the p.a. system.
    Thanks to Freddie for running the p.a. system for us and helping us out with everything else.



  • February 11, 2003

    Nicole Janson performed this evening at Cedar Street Courtyard to a huge crowd!
    Landis Armstrong, Arturo Montemayor, Trent Tucker and I were all there supporting Nicole as the band.
    Thanks to Chris for getting us the gig and also later in the evening helping me carry my drums...I truly appreciate it.
    This show was great...with new material...and a lot of energy.
    There was a private party ( Dell ) being held there as well, so the crowd was awesome!
    This made it even better.
    Thanks goes out to Arron for getting us a great sound out front.
    I really enjoyed rocking out between two huge walls in this nice courtyard...the sound was incredible.
    I hope to do it again...as I am sure we will.
    Nicole, as usual, put on an excellent show.



  • January 31, 2003

    Blown performed this evening at The Vibe on 6th St. here in Austin.
    Rick Redfern, Kaleb Smith, Mona Goldstein and I were there rocking out a full set of original tunes as well as a couple of Hendrix covers.
    There was a nice crowd here for the show.
    I had a great time rocking out with these young rockers...It was a great sounding gig.
    I hope to do it again soon.



  • January 29, 2003

    Casey Just performed this evening at the Watertank here on the North West side of Austin.
    Gary Feist, Derek Silverman and I were there to support Casey as the band.
    What can I say...this was a blast.
    We tore it up!
    There was a nice small crowd that was loud as a hundred...screaming and yelling..enjoying the jam!
    It was great having Derek join us onstage for the first time...he did well...all off the cuff.
    Casey and the band is getting better than ever...rocking hard.



  • January 19, 2003

    Casey Just performed this evening downtown at Ego's on South Congress Ave. here in Austin.
    Gary Feist and I were there as the rhythm section for Casey.
    Thanks to all that came out to support the show.
    There was a nice crowd of friends in town for this event...as well...it turned into a party!
    This was a blast...
    Earlier in the evning I had a great time at Steamboat across the street from Ego's.
    Steamboat hosted Gruene With Envy's annual Texas Music Awards.
    This was a crowded scene with soooo many people in one club it was ridiculous...but I was there in the middle of it all drinking some beers with great friends.
    I was there to support Todd Phelps, and Dave Lytle.
    It was all agreat evening.
    I had my great friend, Derek Silverman, the keyboard player on Corey Feldman's tour, running the roads with me all evening...getting a great glimpse of Austin!
    I'm sure he has been blown away...Goodbye Hollywood!



  • January 17, 2003

    Todd Phelps performed this evening at the Delta Tau Delta fraternity house here in Austin at the University of Texas.
    Matt Fleming, Jason Vopney, Jeff Davis, Todd Turner, Rick Redfern and I were all there to support Todd as his Three Legged Band.
    Charlie Harrison was also there lending his vocals on a few tunes.
    This was a party!
    Thanks to all the girls that were there up front near the stage rocking out with us...Thanks to all the dancers as well...
    The Keystone Light was too much to handle...hahaha.



  • January 10, 2003

    Nicole Janson performed this evening at The Sky Lounge here in Austin on Congress Avenue.
    Arturo Montemayor, Trent Tucker and I were all there to assist Nicole for this event.
    There was a great crowd there for the show.
    We played a full set of Nicole's original tunes.
    Thanks to Steve Styxx for letting us perform at his usual Friday night showcase there at The Sky Lounge.


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