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Afterthoughts 2004 


111 Shows!


December 28, 2004

The Mersey Lords performed this evening at the Hole in the Wall here in Austin.
Ricky Broussard, Tony Scalzo, Kevin Brown and I were there for the entire evening!
Each one of the guys took turns playing an acoustic set.
Kevin was onstage first.
Ricky was next with a kickass solo set... especially the protest song!
Tony followed with a great set of his hits.
It was then that the four of us got onstage to play a full set of electric rock-n-roll.
This evening was a blast with all of our friends in the crowd as well.
We even had Craig Marshall, Paul Minor and Rusty join us for a few tunes.
Thanks goes out to everyone for being so gracious with the applause.
We all had a blast tearing it up this evening.
Look for more of these great shows ro be booked there at this great historical venue.
Matt, thanks for the awesome veggie pizza!
It hit the spot!



  • December 19, 2004

    Chelle Murrey performed this evening at Momo's Club on 6th St. here in downtown Austin.
    Paul Martinez, Gary Feist and I were there with Chelle for this early gig.
    We performed a short set of Chelle's original music.
    Aimee Bobruk performed last this evening with her band.
    Another great night in downtown Austin with beautiful Autumn weather.
    Thanks goes out to the soundman for the great kick drum sound!
    I had a great time rocking out this evening.



  • December 18, 2004

    Playing Syx performed this evening at Bigsby's on 6th St. in downtown Austin.
    Steve Syxx, Jon Ruiz and I were there to rock out a set of original tunes for this great crowd.
    3 Kisses celebtrated the official release of their new c.d. Wings.
    I did all the drums on this new c.d..
    It was cool to be there this evening to watch Tish, Tony, Jen and Jon play the tunes.
    Dinkum also performed a set that was sandwiched between Playin Syx and 3 Kisses.
    This was a great night of fun for all.



  • December 12, 2004

    Chelle Murrey performed this evening at Momo's Club on W. 6th St. here in Austin.
    Paul Martinez, Gary Feist and I were there to rock out with Chelle.
    This show was a part of the Chicks with Picks series.
    Amy Atchley and her awesome band hit the stage first playing a short sweet lil' set.
    Aimee Bobruk then performed her tunes with two others for an awesome acoustic set.
    This left it up to Chelle to close out the show...and she really had a great performance...of course, she rocks!
    Following all these hot chicks with picks was none other than Warren Hood and the Hoodlums playing their traditional bluegrass, standard swing country.
    What a night!
    What a day!
    I left LAX this morning and flew on a jet to Austin only to find that Double Trouble was on the same plane!
    They had performed the night before in L.A. as well with Leon Russell and Hal Ketchum.
    It is always a treat to chat with Tommy Shannon and Chris Layton.
    It's amazing how small this world truly is!



  • December 11, 2004

    Nicole Janson performed this evening at Genghis Cohen in Los Angeles for her California c.d. release party.
    Erik Janson (Nicole's brother), Franchot Tone, Ben White and I were there to support Nicole as her band.
    This was a super special evening for Nicole, considerng L.A. is her hometown.
    All of her family and friends were there at this great little venue / restaurant.
    It was great seeing so many of my L.A. friends as well.
    A special thank you goes out to Drum Paradise for the fine DW drums and Paiste cymbals...I enjoyed banging away on the kit!
    Thanks to Robin Wiley, Laurie Markvart-Evans, Danielle & Derek Silverman for making it to the show.
    I would also like to thank Carol & Jurgen Janson for making my stay in L.A. as comfortable as possible.
    I will truly miss Nicole but I wish her well.
    Best of luck in Okinawa!



  • December 4, 2004

    Chelle Murrey performed this afternoon live on KOOP 91.7 FM Austin radio for Andrew Dickens weekly show, ATX Live.
    Paul Martinez, Gary Feist and I were there to play with Chelle live over the airwaves.
    We performed original songs and covers... intermingled with a lil Q & A with Chelle.
    I have no clue how many times I have been on Andy's show...but it is getting up there for sure... this was my 8th time to appear on Andy's show!
    As usual, it is always a blast!
    Thanks goes out to Andy for making us feel so at home.
    Chelle basically wanted to do this show to talk about her upcoming Chicks with Picks showcases that will be coming soon at Momo's Club.
    Stay tuned for more info to be posted real soon!



  • December 1, 2004

    Nicole Janson had her day today!
    This was the long awaited day for the release of her new c.d recording, the three P's.
    Lucky Lounge hosted this event.
    Gary Feist, Garrett Jamison, Ray Prim and I were there to support Nicole for this great show!
    Ray opened with an acoustic set which also featured Jen K. on backing vocals.
    Nicole and her boys then hit the stage to perform two sets of Nicole's original tunes... of course the new tunes from the three P's were also included in the two sets.
    Thanks goes out to Karissa for making all the sells!
    Also, we would like to thank Ray for getting us a great sound... since he knows this room so well as he plays here often with his band PRIMM.
    It was great meeting so many people throughout the evening... many of them being Nicole's friends from her life here in Austin.
    Nicole is excited about leaving Austin and heading to Asia next... she feels that one day, she will be back to ATX... it's just too nice here.
    We all wish her the best as she journeys Westward across the Pacific into the far East.
    Bon Voyage!
    By the way, I'm only going as far as California.



  • November 27, 2004

    Nicole Janson performed this afternoon over the radio airwaves on KOOP 91.7 FM Austin for the ATX Live program with Andrew Dickens.
    i was there with my acoustic guitar and egg shaker to lend a hand to Nicole.
    It was great being on Andy's show once again...I am clueless on how many I have done...hmmm?
    Overall, this was an interview to push Nicole's new c.d., the three P's...which is being released December 1, 2004!
    Thanks goes out to Karissa, Laurelle and Lauren for all being there as helping hands...Lauren even filmed the entire event!
    Thanks goes out to Andy for showing us a great time.



  • November 26, 2004

    Playing Syx performed this evening at Headhunters in downtown Austin.
    Steve Syxx, Jon Ruiz and I rocked out a set of original tunes to this crowd there at this great little Tiki bar.
    Thanks goes out to all of our friends that were there to support our performance.
    A special thanks goes out to my "roadies" for the evening...the hottest...Laurelle & Karissa.
    I try to travel light...but sometimes, I can't resist.



  • November 24, 2004

    Playing Syx performed this evening at the Rhythm Room in Houston.
    Steve Syxx, Jon Ruiz and I rocked out a full set of original tunes.
    Thanks goes out to everyone at the club for making the evening a great time.
    Goody opened the show with an acoustic set of his original tunes.
    We hit the stage next to the get the party started.
    3 Kisses followed with a set of their original tunes.
    Truck then hit the stage last, closing out the night.



  • November 19, 2004

    Playing Syx performed this evening at Hotshots on 6th St. here in Austin.
    Steve Syx, Jon Ruiz and I were there to rock out a full set of original tunes.
    This was my first time to play this club.
    Thanks goes out to everyone that came out to support the local live music scene.
    3 Kisses followed with a great set of original tunes.
    What a great evening.



  • November 13, 2004

    "Lost" John Casner performed this evening at Cedar's out west in Spicewood, Texas.
    Mike Landscoop, Bobby Snell, Dave Kembro and I were all there to support John for the evening.
    We performed three sets of Country & Western Swing standards to this quality crowd.
    This evening was a strange one...but we made the best of it and had a blast jamming with each other.
    Thanks goes out to everyone that was there to dance the night away with us.
    Once again, it is a treat to drum the swing with these great musicians.



  • November 12, 2004

    Nicole Janson performed this evening at Ruta Maya Hdqtrs. here in South Austin.
    Gary Feist and I were there to support Nicole for the evening.
    We performed a full set of Nicole's original tunes.
    Nicole also threw in a cover of Nina Simone's Lilac Wine.
    Thanks goes out to J.C. for doing the sound and also for recording the show for us.
    This evening was pretty cool as well...making everyone want to drink more coffee at this great place.



  • November 6, 2004

    Charlie Harrison, Matt Fleming, Jason Vopni, Taylor Williams and I were there at the Delta Tau Delta frat house at the Univ. of Texas today to play a pre-game bash!
    We played a full set of cover tunes for this crowd which included the parents of all the college kids...it was parents weekend...and the Longhorns pulled out the most incredible comeback in history.
    It was a great party playing outside in the courtyard in the sunshine on this gorgeous day.
    I then made the journey down south to Manchaca.

    "Lost" John Casner performed this evening at the Stardust in Manchaca.
    Mike Landscoop, Karl and I were there with John to swing the night away.
    We performed two full sets of standard Texas Swing tunes.
    It was great meeting so many people this evening.
    Thanks for the drinks!



  • November 4, 2004

    The Mersey Lords performed this evening at Ego's in South Austin.
    Ricky Broussard, Tony Scalzo, Kevin Brown and I were there to rock out a full set of original / cover tunes for this wild and crazy crowd.
    This evening was a special evening... especially for Ricky.
    Ricky was the feature Cover Story in this week's XLEnt. in the Austin American Statesman which also hit the newsstands today.
    We were there to rock and this is what we did.
    We followed a great set of musicians.
    Ricky Broussard, Jesse Dayton, Brad Forham and Lisa Pankratz rocked out a full set of tunes.
    This evening was a hoot!
    It is a treat to drum with these incredible musicians.



  • November 3, 2004

    Nicole Janson performed today at noon in San Marcos at the Texas State University campus for their Lunchbox Performance Series at the LBJ Student Center.
    Gary Feist, Arturo Montemayor and I were there with Nicole for this hign noon hot gig.
    Thanks goes out to all that were there to listen to our performance of Nicole's original tunes.
    Echoset performed next with a loud rocking set.
    This day was also filled with those post-election blues...especially on campus...
    ...oh well, deal with it or do something about it!



  • October 31, 2004

    Texas Queen Bee & the Texas Gunslingers performed this early Halloween evening at Sam's Burger Joint for the 2005 International Blues Challenge.
    Glo, Mike Mulligan, Robert Ballderama and I were there to rock out a twenty minute set of covers & originals for this crowd.
    There were four other artists there competing in the challenge.
    The winner was a solo blues singer / guitarist / harmonica player...real traditional... out of Austin.
    It was great rocking out on the nice house Premiere drumset.
    I had a blast jamming with these great musicians.



  • October 30, 2004

    Charlie Harrison, Jason Vopni, Taylor Williams and I were there in San Antonio at the Buckhorn Saloon & Museum this evening to rock out for S.M.U. college kids.
    This evening was one of the wildest!
    We played two full sets of party cover tunes for this party that danced the night away.
    I saw and met so many beautiful gals there in the crowd.
    Thanks to all the guys that helped me with my gear...the load in was not the easiest.
    It was cool being downtown in this great city seing all the people in their finest threads...partying the night away.



  • October 28, 2004

    The Mersey Lords performed twice this evening.
    Tony Scalzo, Kevin Brown, Ricky Broussard and I were there for the duration of the evening.
    First off, the band played a set for the happy hour at the Red Eye Fly.
    This may turn out to be the last time the band will perform at this venue...the acoustics are just not for us.
    Nevertheless, we made the best of it by performing a rocking set.
    Next, we all journeyed down south, once again, to the infamous dive bar, Ego's for a late night set.
    This turned out to be a rocking good time.
    Two Hoots & a Holler, Ricky's main band, were first with Jesse Dayton as special guest, opening the show with a kicking set.
    The Mersey Lords then hit the stage next performing a full set of tunes for this great crowd.
    This turned out to be a great time staying up late with this late night crowd.
    Thanks goes out to Chris of Two Hoots... for letting me bang away on his drums.
    Overall, I had a blast this evening!



  • October 27, 2004

    The Mersey Lords performed this evening at the Hole in the Wall here in Austin.
    Ricky Broussard, Tony Scalzo, Kevin Brown and I were there to rock out for this great crowd.
    We performed two full sets of original / cover tunes.
    This was truly a rocker...one of the best shows ever.
    Thanks goes out to Paul Minor for making the evening go as smooth as possible with the sound and sound check.
    Look for this band to be back at this infamous club real soon!



  • October 23, 2004

    Kevin Brown, John X Reed, Will Sexton and I were there at Dorie & Dave's this evening for Laura's 40th Birthday Party!
    Jamie Nichols and Robert Frith, a long time friend of Kevin and myself, were also there to lend their hands on a few tunes.
    What can I say, this evening was a blast!
    We enjoyed playing two full sets of covers/ originals for this partying crowd.
    It was great meeting so many poeple...I think I have a few new friends now.
    Miss Laura, the birthday girl, made the party...with her dancing go-go boots.
    I want to personally thank Dorie for making us feel so at home there in front of her fireplace, the "stage", all evening long...the drinks were great!
    Happy Brithday Laura!



  • October 22, 2004

    "Lost" John Casner performed this evening at Nutty Brown Cafe out west in Cedar Valley.
    Jim Lutz, Karen Heine and I were there with John for the evening.
    This evening was so nice with the wind blowing a nice cool breeze...and the rain held out for us all to enjoy the night.
    There were so many young dancers...stage diving?
    Thanks goes out to the staff there at the Nutty...I enjoyed the veggie burger and sundae.
    It was nice swingin' through two sets of standard covers.
    Once again, it was a treat to drum with these great musicians.



  • October 17, 2004

    Chelle Murrey performed this evening at Momo's Club for Chicks with Picks.
    Paul Martinez, Lee Dockery and I were there with Chelle for the event.
    It was great seeing so mnay friends out this evening.
    I had a great time chatting with everyone.
    Lisa Hayes jumped onstage first with my great friend John Bush on percussion.
    Aimee Bobruk performed next for the the crowd.
    Ginger Leigh went on next with my good friend Brad Gilley, who forgot his kit and chose to play on my kit.
    Chelle and the boys then hit the stage next.
    Overall, this event is turning out to be a cool weekly gig.



  • October 15, 2004

    "Lost" John Casner performed this evening at Cedars's out west in Spicewood.
    Jim Lutz, Karen Heine, Bobby Snell and I were all there to swing the night away with John.
    Eddie Rivers, the pedal steel player from Asleep at the Wheel, jumped onstage to jam out with us on a few tunes while Bobby took a break.
    Thanks goes out to the bartender Candy for all the great service and also thanks for joing us onstage for a few tunes on lead vocals.
    It is always a great time to drum for John and his band.
    This evening, we made the best of it...the audience was very intimate...a real small crowd...
    How 'bout dance contestants #1...



  • October 14, 2004

    The Mersey Lords performed twice this evening here in Austin.
    Kevin Brown, Tony Scalzo, Ricky Broussard and I were there for the duration.
    First, the band started at Red Eyed Fly for their Happy Hour Thursday event.
    Thanks goes out to all our friends that were there to support the band at this early evening gig.
    Second, the band then journeyed down south to Ego's for another gig.
    Trish Murphey, Kacy Crowley and Renee Woodward were there to open up the evening at Ego's.
    Jesse Dayton and his band , which included Ricky, were there to rock out next.
    Following all of this, The Mersey Lords took the stage to a warmed up crowd...and man, did we rock 'em out!



  • October 10, 2004

    Chelle Murrey performed this evening at Momo's Club for the first night of the Chicks with Picks for the month of October.
    Paul Martinez, Gary Feist and I were there to rock out with Chelle.
    This turned out to be a great evening for the band since many friends and fans were there to support the live music.
    Thanks goes out to our sound man, a member of my hometown friend's band, Podunk.
    Aimee Bobruk and her band followed.
    Adixxion closed out the night with their Latin Rock.
    It was great seeing so many friends there at the show.



  • October 7, 2004

    The Mersey Lords performed this evening at Red Eye Fly on Red River here in downtown Austin.
    Tony Scalzo, Kevin Brown, Ricky Broussard and I rocked out a full set of original / cover tunes for this nice small quality crowd.
    Thanks to everyone there at the club for making our night a drunk-fest.
    It was great seeing so many of my friends out to support this new band.
    This was only the second gig for the band.
    Look for The Mersey Lords to be back real soon!



  • October 3, 2004

    The Mersey Lords made their Debut Performance this evening at the infamous Hole in the Wall on the drag here in Austin.
    Kevin Brown, Ricky Broussard, Tony Scalzo and I rocked out a full set of orignal / cover tunes to this great crowd.
    It is a treat to be rocking with these prestigious musicians.
    The flash bulbs were going off as soon as we came out hitting...the applause was also cool.
    Drumming with Tony, the one playing the bass, is a riot!
    The legendary Ricky was rocking out on the electric guitar!
    Kevin was holding it all down on the acoustic guitar.
    Look out...this project is going to be around a while.
    Stay tuned for more gigs!



  • September 26, 2004

    Kevin Brown celebrated his birthday this evening with a jam at the Hole in the Wall.
    John X Reed, Will Sexton, Tony Scalzo, Craig Marshall, Landis Armstrong, Jamie Nichols, Colin Gilmore, Jason Enright, Phil Gibbs, Speedy Sparks and I were all there with Kevin for this crazy night.
    We all took turns playing many different tunes with all the different musical instruments.
    I was even on the bass for a tune...and on the keys for another.
    What a great time!
    I am sure that Kevin was honored to have all of his friends there with him for this special event.



  • September 26, 2004

    Playing Syxx performed today at high noon at the Pecan Street Festival to a huge crowd gathered there at this great arts and craft fair.
    Steve Syxx, Jon Ruiz and I rocked out a full set of Steve's tunes.
    Thanks to everyone that was there to support the band.
    We had a blast outside under the hot sun.

    Nicole Janson also performed this early evening at the Pecan Street Festival.
    Gary Feist, Arturo Montemayor and I were there to support Nicole during this set of Nicole's original tunes.
    The crowd was responsive to Nicole and her interesting music.
    Thanks goes out to all the people that were there to cheer us all on.
    This was a great day out there on 6th St. with many friends and fans.
    Two gigs on the same stage!



  • September 22, 2004

    Nicole Janson performed today at noon live on the radio (once again) at KUT's studios.
    John Aielli, the legendary host, was super cool and welcomed us to his fine studio 1-A there at the Univ. of Texas.
    Gary Feist, Arturo Montemayor and I were there with Nicole for this half hour performance / interview.
    Nicole had a great time on the beautiful Steinway grand piano...even I took the time to tickle the beauty!
    This day was a blast!
    It was also an honor to be there on John's infamous program Eklektikos.
    We performed five songs live out onto the airwaves.
    Feel free to check it out for yourself at John's homepage.
    It was a pleasure meeting with John.
    Thanks goes out to Cliff, the engineer, for getting us such a great sound there in the studio and out on the airwaves.


    Chelle Murrey performed this evening at Ruta Maya Coffee Headquarters.
    Paul Martinez, Lee Dockery and I were there with Chelle for the gig.
    We played a full set of original tunes to a small crowd of enthusiastic music lovers.
    We had a blast rocking out.
    Then we all switched instruments on the last tune...just for kicks...and we played Chelle's wacky tune The Office Song...wow!
    This evening was also the first Fall evening...and the weather was great.
    This show was also recorded.



  • September 20, 2004

    Nicole Janson performed this afternoon live on the radio at the 93.7 KLBJ FM studio.
    Gary Feist, Arturto Montemayor and I were there with Nicole for this small...one song live...gig.
    Big Mike was there as host for the afternoon drive hour.
    After listening to one of Nicole's Misconstrued Love Song from her previous release, we then performed Woman 7 live out onto the airwaves.
    Cute lil' Stacey was also there to take care of us.
    Thanks goes out to all that were helpful there at the studio.
    Nicole had a great time...and so did I.
    This show was also recorded.



  • September 18, 2004

    "Lost" John Casner performed this evening at the Rocky Hill Ranch over in Smithville.
    Jim Lutz, Karen Heine, Bill Terry and I were there for this wonderfully hot evening.
    This was a party out at this unique Texas venue.
    It was great meeting so many people there at this saloon most notably known for it's infamous bicycle trails.
    A special thanks ...Muchas Gracias...goes out to our new Monterrey amigos...Fernando, Salvador and Sergio...thanks for the beers!

    On another note...it was great seeing Sting and his drummer, Keith Carlock last evening.
    Keith and I were classmates at U.N.T. during the early 90's.
    Keith and I share many mutual friends that were also there to support Keith on this big tour!.
    Annie Lennox and her band opened the show with an awesome set.
    Sting then rocked out a great set which included his classic Police tunes as well as his new solo career tunes...what a night!



  • September 16, 2004

    "Lost" John Casner performed this evening at the Nutty Brown Cafe.
    Jim Lutz, Karen Heine and I were there to support John for this event.
    This evening turned out to be a hot night!
    We enjoyed playing two full sets to this all ages crowd that was gathered at this great restaurant.
    Thanks to the waitresses for feeding me...but that bartender...gee...get it together...don't be rude to the ladies!



  • September 11, 2004

    "Lost" John Casner performed this evening in Spicewood at Cedar's Bar & Grill.
    Jim Lutz, Karen Heine, Bobby Snell and I were there with John for the evening.
    This night was a good time, even though we only played to a crowd of twenty people or so.
    Regardless, we made the best of it playing three full sets of covers / originals.
    I had another great time swingin' the night away with this great group of musicians.



  • September 4, 2004

    Casey Just rocked out to a wild and crazy crowd this evening at Headhunters Tiki Bar here at Red River & 8th St. in Austin.
    Gary Feist and I were there with Casey for this gig.
    It was nice having my parents in the house watching the loud band and the loud crowd...they had fun "people watching" there on Red River.
    This night was jammed with people...all of U.T. were back in town and out on the streets since this was the night of the first football game of the year.
    The Longhorns "skunked" my college's team...poor U.N.T. Eagles had no chance.



  • September 3, 2004

    "Lost" John Casner performed this evening in Manchaca at the Stardust Club.
    Jim Lutz, Karen Heine, "Boomer" Norman and I were all there to swing the night away with John.
    This evening turned out to be great!
    The dancers were out this evening as we played three full sets of covers / original tunes.
    Thanks goes out to everyone that was there to make this night a blast.



  • September 2, 2004

    Playing with Syxx rocked out this evening down on 6th St. here in Austin at Bigsby's.
    Steve Syxx, John Ruiz and I were there to do our set of Steve's original tunes to this crazy crowd at this Austin Indie Alliance showcase.
    It was great seeing so many people there...especially Tish, of 3 Kisses, and her sweet lil' children.
    This was the first time I had ever played this venue with the "new" stage setup...pretty cool.



  • August 29, 2004

    Chelle Murrey performed this early evening at The Pier in Lakeway.
    Paul Martinez, Lee Dockery and I were there to support Chelle for this great gig.
    Alan Haynes and Bobby "Blue" Bland Band each performed a set following Chelle.
    Barry "Frosty" Smith drummed for Alan...and he is amazing to watch.
    The best part of the evening was hanging "backstage" with George Weaver the drummer for Bobby..and the drummer for Otis Redding just to name one that he also played with in his many years past.
    It was great burning time with George, just to hear his stories and to share "drummer's talk"...enjoy that MD mag George...I'll see you in Mobile.



  • August 28, 2004

    Texas Old Town Wranglers performed this evening at Texas Old Town down in Kyle.
    J.C.George, Matt "Guitar" Wilson, Al Kentfield and I were there as the "house" band for the evening.
    There were many guest vocalists throughout the evening.
    T.J., Wendy Lindsey, Teddi Lindsey, Breanna Campbell, and Julie Threadgill all took turns on the mic.
    Of course, if was real nice when the girls did three part harmony...and all the duets were great!
    The rain was coming down hard during our second of three sets.
    Thanks goes out to all the staff there at Texas Old Town for making us feel right at home.
    I enjoyed this evening at the Texas Old Town Opry!



  • August 27, 2004

    "Lost" John Casner performed this evening at The Ranch up near Lake Buccahanan.
    Bobby Snell, Jim Lutz and his better half, Karen Heine, and I were all there to support John.
    This night was nice with a hint of Fall in the air.
    The elder people were out tonight...in full force...dancing the night away.
    I always have a blast playing the Swing with John and the band.
    It was also nice meeting all the locals there at the bar.



  • August 25, 2004

    Nicole Janson performed this afternoon at Austin Bergstrom International Airport in the Main Lobby / Bar.
    Gary Feist, Arturo Montemayor and I were all there to play with Nicole for this nice acoustic gig.
    It was great meeting so many different people there at the airport.
    Nicole was excited that her c.d.'s sold out.
    Thanks goes out to all at the airport for making our visit friendly.
    Security stopped me in this Post-911 Era because I had a short stubby flat head screw driver..." sharp object "!...oh no!
    Come on man...it's for the drums dude..I'm not gonna pass off my screw driver...I need it!
    Paranoia will Destroy Ya!



  • August 24, 2004

    Nicole Janson performed this early evening downtown at the infamous martini bar known as Oslo.
    Gary Feist, Arturo Montemayor and I were there to be Nicole's slaves for the evening.
    It was great playing in this venue for our first time.
    Thanks goes out to Chris and Kelli for making us feel at home.
    The decor of this club is worth the trip alone.
    I felt like I was stuck in Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey!
    We played two full sets of Nicole's original tunes for the small crowd that was, by the way, very attentive...the applause was sincere.
    I truly had a great evening spending time with everyone after the show as well.



  • August 20, 2004

    Steve South rocked out this evening at The Pub in Round Rock.
    Kim Haley, and I were there to support Steve as the rhythym section.
    This evening was a good time...there were many friends with us all at the gig.
    We made it through 3 crazy sets of originals / covers for this rough and tough partying crowd.
    The lightening storm was a great way to finish the evening.
    Thanks to Jill for keeping the Guinness flowing.
    I always have a blast rocking out with Steve...I hope to do it again real soon.



  • August 17, 2004

    WEEdEN performed this evening in Houston at the Side Car Pub.
    Alex Weeden, Chris Kline, Jake Blackwell and I were there to rock out a full set of original tunes.
    This was Jake's first gig with WEEdEN and he did a great job there on the bass.
    This was a very loud venue with an awesome P.A. system killing all of our ears for the evening.
    However, it was a great time up onstage rocking out to this great crowd there at this venue.
    Panama Red opened the show.
    West Avenue close the show following WEEdEN's rocking set.
    Thanks to West Avenue for letting me bang away on their drums.



  • August 7, 2004

    Nicole Janson performed this early evening at Loca Maria's Taco Xpress here in South Austin.
    Gary Feist, Arturo Montemayor and I were all there with Nicole for this gig.
    This was the perfect night to be playing outside in Maria's courtyard.
    It was nice having the small crowd there that truly appreciated the music.
    Thanks to John for buying all the beers...and thanks to all the people that went home with a c.d. or two.
    Eating the wonderful food there at this great lil' restaurant was a treat.
    Nicole felt that the show went really well and looks forward to playing again at this Austin treasure.



  • August 4, 2004

    Chelle Murrey performed this evening at Jovita's here in South Austin.
    Paul Martinez, Lee Dockery and I were there to backup Chelle as her band.
    This event / party was a benefit for Reel Women.
    There were many artists that were also there lending their hands to this cause.
    George Devore, Jeff Banks, Austin Howell, Sarah Sharp, Buffalo Speedway, Michelle Mayfield, Laura Graf and many more.
    Thanks goes out to the nice lil' waitress that took care of me and fed me that awesome Mexican food!



  • August 2, 2004

    Chelle Murrey performed this evening at the Speakeasy here in Austin.
    Paul Martinez, Lee Dockery and I were there to support Chelle for this one set of original tunes.
    Aimee Bobruk & Suzanna Choffel each played a set after Chelle.
    This was Chicks with Picks!
    There was a great crowd that showed their appreciation for the live music.
    Thanks goes out to Steve, my long time friend, up there in the sound booth, for getting us a great sound in this new renovated venue.
    It had been a while since I last played at this swanky bar.



  • July 30, 2004

    Nicole Janson performed this evening at Central Market's Cafe at Westgate here in South Austin.
    Gary Feist and I were there to perform with Nicole for this wonderful evening.
    This was a special evening with Nicole having her parents there in the crowd.
    Thanks goes out to all the staff there at the cafe that cooked and served the tasty food and drinks.
    This was a hot muggy humid evening with the summer sun setting while the full blue moon was rising...really cool...the sun to my right...the moon to my left...as I drummed facing due South for this passage...really cool!



  • July 24, 2004

    "Lost" John Casner performed this evening down in Kyle, Texas at the Texas Old Town ranch.
    This was a special private event for the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints for the local Pioneer Days Celebration.
    J.C.George, Howard Kalish, Bobby Snell and I were there with John for this special event.
    Thanks goes out to all the nice people that made us feel at home there with their congregation.
    The potato salad, beans, watermelon, and Blue Bell ice cream were all great!
    The fireworks were also neat to watch!
    Overall, this was a nice night under the stars here in Central Texas.
    A wonderful event for all ages...these are nice...few and far between.
    Only water all day long...that's tough...give me a soda at least...next time, I'm BYOB'in' it!



  • July 23, 2004

    Casey Just performed this evening at Momo's Club on West 6th St. here in Austin.
    Gary Feist and I were there to support Casey's brand new c.d. release.
    We rocked out a full set of original tunes with a few Tom Waites' covers thrown in.
    Overall, this evening was a blast!
    It was nice rocking out and haning with so many friends.
    Wendy Colona and her band opened the show.
    Carolyn Wonderland and her band closed out the evening.
    Thansk goes out to Tommy for getting us such a great sound there behind the soundboard.



  • July 22, 2004

    Chelle Murrey performed this evening at Trophy's on South Congress Ave. here in Austin.
    Paul Martinez, Lee Dockery and I were there to rock out a full set with Chelle.
    We aslo did a couple of cover tunes as well for this enthusiastic crowd...one of the best I have ever seen at this dive bar.
    I ended up running into all kinds of friends along the way...throughout the evening.



  • July 14, 2004

    Robert Henry & the B-Team Band performed this evening at the Coppertank for a private party.
    Matt Lasure, Scott Loewen and I were there to support Robert for this event.
    This was an unsual evening...to say the least.
    We were told it was a birthday party for Peter.
    There was no Peter but there were alot of D.E.A. agents, since this was an international drug enforcement convention with agents from around the world!
    Thanks goes out to Chuck, an agent from Toronto, for getting onstage with us to sing along on the Guns-N-Roses medley that we did at the end of the night.
    Overall, this was a drunkfest.
    I kept drinking the bottle water and stayed away from most of these guys and gals.
    Some things are weird...
    Thanks goes out to Patrick for once again getting us a great sound back there behind the soundboard.



  • July 13, 2004

    Robert Henry & the B-Team Band performed this evening at Ego's on South Congress Ave. here in Austin.
    Matt Lasure, Scott Loewen and I were there with Robert to play of full set of original tunes to this small crowd at this dive bar.
    Redd Volkaert opened the show with his great band.
    This was a slow night and we made the best of it by enjoing the intimate setting.
    Thanks to everyone that was there to support live music.



  • July 6, 2004

    Robert Henry & the B-Team Band performed this evening at Ego's here on South Congress in Austin.
    Scott Loewen, Patrick Harkins and I were there with Robert for the evening.
    Redd Volkaert opened the show with his legendary guitar sound while his tight band kept up that great groove.
    We came to bat next and played two sets of original / cover tunes to this nice lil' crowd.
    It was cool meeting so many of them before and after the show.
    Thanks goes out to everyone that was buying us drinks...we appreciate it in this hotter than hell lil' dive bar.
    Thanks to Karissa for passing the tipjar.
    By the way, this was Patrick's first time to ever play these tunes, let alone play with the band...no rehearsals...off the cuff...great job dude!
    I look forward to doing it all again in the near future.



  • July 5, 2004

    Chelle Murrey performed this afternoon at the Pier on Lake Austin.
    Paul Martinez, Lee Dockery, and I were there with Chelle for this hot steamy gig.
    It is always a good time at this riverfront bar / restaurant.
    I enjoyed the veggie burger...and iced tea...the fries were nice too.
    We played a full set of Chelle's tunes for the folks in the river on their boats.
    Thanks goes out to Brady for lending me his nice drumset for the gig.
    Tiny Livestock followed next with a great set of cover / original tunes.
    Ultrasonic closed out the night with their rocking music.
    Overall, this was a great time out near the water in the sun.



  • July 4, 2004

    Robert Henry & the B-Team Band performed this evening at the Coppertank here in Austin for the Fourth of July Celebration!
    This was Pat Green's Auditorium Shores Fourth of July Celebration Oficial Post-Show Party!
    It was a blast...even without Pat...he never made it.
    Who cares?
    We rocked out to this huge crowd that was there to continue the Fourth of July Celebration!
    Matt Lasure, Scott Loewen and I were there with Robert up onstage.
    Cory Morrow joined us onstage to sing through "Ties That Bind", one of Robert's new tunes on the new c.d. where Corey, Pat and Robert all sing vocals together.
    A special thanks goes out to Karissa and Stephanie for selling the new c.d.'s for this c.d. release party!
    This event was a huge party drunk fest!
    The crowd was going nuts!
    I had a great time...thanks to Patrick for getting us a great sound out there for the crowd.
    What about the fighting!?...a lil' immature ...maybe?
    A few innocent people were pepper sprayed...not cool...ouch!
    It's not a party until someone fights!...GEE!
    Other than this, this awesome evening turned out to be memorable...to say the least.



  • July 1, 2004

    Robert Henry & the B-Team Band performed this evening in Lubbock at the infamous Bash Riprock's.
    Matt Lasure, Scott Lowen and I were there to rock out with Robert.
    This turned out to be a great time and a wild party.
    Thanks to Duke for getting us a great sound and keeping the beer flowing.
    This room really sounded great...my drums sounded huge and phat...yea baby.
    I had a fabulous time back there behind the kit rocking out a full set of original tunes with a few cover tunes also in the mix.
    It was a pleasure meeting all the nice people throughout the evening.
    I hope to see you all again in the future.
    Unfortunately, the tour vehicle broke down and we had to cancel the Oklahoma City gig that we had scheduled with Mickey & the Motorcars the next day...oh well..sh*t happens!



  • June 23, 2004

    Chelle Murrey performed this evening at Ruta Maya Coffeehouse Headquarters.
    Paul Martinez, Lee Dockery and I were there to assist Chelle for the gig.
    We rocked out a full set of orignal tunes with a few extras thrown in.
    It was great being onstage with these great musicians once again.
    I had a blast playing the few covers we played...flashback!
    Hopefully I will get to rock with this ensemble again real soon.



  • June 18, 2004

    Nicole Janson performed this evening at the Ruta Maya Coffehouse Headquarters.
    Gary Feist, Arturo Montemayor and I were there to support Nicole for this event.
    We did a short and sweet set of Nicole's original songs.
    Funk Shui batted second this evening with a kick butt funky set...I dig the 11/4 tune!
    Grass then closed out the show with a groovy set of tunes!
    Overall, this was another great night among friends there at this South Austin culture hot spot!
    Nicole hopes to get back to this great venue real soon.
    Thanks goes out to J.C. for getting us such a great sound back behind the soundboard.



  • June 12, 2004

    Todd Phelps and the band performed this evening for a Private Party at the world famous Salt Lick.
    This place is known for it's fabulous bar-b-que and it's Texas style party atmosphere.
    Rick Redfern, Matt Fleming, Jason Vopni, Todd Turner and I were all there to rock out and party with Todd.
    What a great time!
    Thanks goes out to sweet Caroline for letting us share her special evening.
    I enjoyed all the beer, drinks, desserts such as peach and blueberry cobbler...yummy.
    Seeing all the people enjoying themselves and dancing the night away was really enjoyable.
    I had a blast of a time acting up back there behind the kit.
    ...it was a HOT one...



  • June 5, 2004

    "Lost" John Casner performed this early afternoon at Deep Eddy Pool for a benefit to restore ths bathhouses at this great Austin treasure.
    J.C.George, Boomer Norman, Bob Snell and I were all there to support John for this great one set gig.
    There were so many people, all ages, at this event.
    It was a treat to see so many friends.
    It was even more of a treat to meet so many great people that are now new friends.
    I always have a great time drumming for John...and this one was just as special.
    Thanks goes out to Paul, one of Deep Eddy's many friends for helping me load in my drums.

    Mau Mau Chaplains hit the "stage" next with some awesome reggae music...Miguel Pankratz used my drums and even complimented my kick drum sound.

    David Waddell Band performed next...and I was there to sit in on the drums, since their drummer, Rusty Trapps, was late for the date...he got to play the last three tunes.
    This was a treat to get up there and fly off the cuff, playing songs I had never heard, let alone ever played.
    Dave was a real cool guy up there onstage...giving me all the cues I needed to hang with the band.
    Leland Waddell, Jim Panek, Boomer Norman and I were all there as well to support Dave for this one set of original tunes.
    Thanks goes out to Dave for giving me the chance to prove myself...hahaha...I had a great time.
    Melissa Sellers and Sheri Frushay also both appeared as guests during this set.

    Jimmie Dale Gilmore and his son, Colin Gilmore, closed out the show with a great acoustic guitar duo...exchanging songs and sharing the limelight for all to enjoy.

    What a day!



  • June 4, 2004

    3 Kisses performed this evening at Graffiti's.
    Tish, Tony and I were there to rock a full set of origianl tunes for this crazy crowd.
    Freebleeder and Bent Eye Bolt were each there to rock out a full set of original tunes.
    This was a wild one...a grand party.
    The weather was also there to party...pouring rain with a beautiful lightening show for all to witness.
    It was nice having so many people with their children as well.
    This was kiddy night and it was cool
    Thanks goes out to Curtis for letting me beat away on his drums...I appreciate it.
    At the very end of the evening, we were all soak and wet heading home in the rain...wow!



  • May 29, 2004

    "Lost" John Casner performed this evening at The Ranch in Lake Buchannan.
    Boomer Norman, Bob Snell, Dave Kembro and I were there to support John for this three set gig.
    This was another great time swingin' away with John and the boys.
    The dancer throughout the evening were very fun to watch...especially when the drunk lady went down to the ground.
    "It's not a party until someone falls..."
    The food at this restaurant / bar was fabulous!
    Of course, I had the Blackened Cajun Catfish.
    Thanks goes out to Shiela, Chad and everyone else there at the club.



  • May 27, 2004

    3 Kisses performed this evening at Graffiti's.
    Tish Meeks, Tony Meeks, Ed Hall, Steve Syxx and I were there to rock out a full set of original tunes.
    This was a fun time...rocking out for the crazy crowd that was there at this great lil' dive bar.
    I had another night of birthday celebration...WOW!
    Thanks goes out to Joe, the great guy that runs the bar.
    It was pouring rain for a wee bit...we all got a lil' wet.
    However, this did not slow down anyone...the party went on.
    There were a lot of members of AIA in the house...Thanks for the support!
    What a night!



  • May 26, 2004

    Nicole Janson performed this evening down on 6th St. at the new remodeled Empanada Parlour club, now known as Pyramids.
    Gary Feist, Arturo Montemayor and I were there with Nicole for this hot steamy night!
    We were staged on the back deck near the waterfall of Waller Creek and the moisture was thick in the air...gotta knife?
    One complete set later, we thought we would call it an evening after shedding 10 lbs. each.
    The Mediterranean food was great at this nice lil' cafe.
    I want to thank all the staff for making our night great.
    This also happened to be my 33rd birthday celebration.
    Thanks to Nicole, lil' Betty Homemaker herself, for actually baking me the best chocolate cake I have had in years.
    We tried to eat it all, but the other food had already weighed us down.
    Also, thanks to all of my friends that were there to help make this evening a festive one.
    I truly appreciate it!



  • May 22, 2004

    Johnny Gimble & "Lost" John Casner performed this evening down in Kerrville at the Hill Country Opry.
    J.C.George, Jim Lutz, Bob Snell and I were all there to support Johhnny and John.
    Let me tell you how much of a treat it is to be onstage with a legend like Johhny!
    All night long I was ear to ear with a huge smile...enjoying all of it...trying to absorb it all in!
    We did two full sets of Western Swing standards with a few of Johnny's originals as well as a few of John's original tunes.
    Thanks goes out to all of the people that were there for this event...a small crowd is the best!
    It is unbelievable that this style of music is even still being played in concert...let alone even being played at all anywhere anymore.
    Johnny and his Texas fiddle and mandolin playing are treasures!
    On a side note...I have a mandolin and there is no way I can do some of the stuff Johnny does...he is incredible with a mandolin...by the way a tough lil' instrument to play.
    I guess the treat of it all is when Johhny signed my Bob Will's and the Texas Playboys: The Last Session! L.P. vinyl collection.
    I hope that in the near future I will have the chance to jam with Johnny and John once again.
    Playing with John is always a blast...but playing with Johnny is a mind blow!
    Joe Paquin opened the show with an acoustic performance.



  • May 21, 2004

    Nicole Janson performed this evening at Central Market Cafe - H.E.B. to an all ages crowd.
    Gary Feist, Arturo Montemayor and I were there to support Nicole for this gig.
    We played a full two sets of original tunes.
    It was a nice evening as we played out on the patio with all the birds singing away as well.
    Thanks to everyone that made it out to enjoy their evening with us at this great cafe.



  • May 15, 2004

    3 Kisses performed an acoustic set this evening at Bigsby's on crazy 6th St. here in Austin.
    Tish, Tony and I were all there with our guitars to play a short set of origianl tunes for this Austin Indie Alliance Showcase.
    This was a great evening with so many different bands playing this acoustic showcase.
    I ran into many friends and met many more new friends.
    I also enjoyed playing the guitar onstage...it rarely comes...it's a challenge of creativity.
    Look for 3 Kisses to be getting busier and busier as the year goes forward.



  • May 14, 2004

    "Lost" John Casner performed this evening on this beautiful night at the infamous Nutty Brown Cafe out in Cedar Valley.
    J.C.George, Boomer Norman, Bob Snell and I were all there to support John for the gig.
    This was another great time swingin' away back behind the kit with these great Texan musicians.
    We played three full sets of the standard Texas swing and country hits for this great crowd.
    This was the coolest May evening I have ever experienced in Austin...crazy...global warming?...
    It was nice as we played underneath a huge oak tree.
    Thanks goes out to Karissa for passing the tip jar!
    The food at this cafe is really good...I enjoyed the veggie burger and the gigantic fudge brownie!
    Look out!
    It was a great time tonight with John and the guys.
    I look forward to more gigs!



  • May 13, 2004

    Chelle Murrey performed this evening at Graffiti's here in North Austin.
    Paul Martinez, Lee Dockery and I were there to support Chelle for this full set of original tunes...we also threw in a couple of covers as well.
    Thanks to Steve Syxx for giving us the invite to his weekly Songwriters Showcase.
    We had a blast rocking out for this great crowd.
    Thanks to Arden for ...just being there...the support!!!
    I enjoyed drumming away...falling into a great groove with Lee and Paul...of course, Chelle directs all of us!
    Thanks goes out to Joe back there behind the bar for hooking me up with some great dark beers!
    I was just as wet as the rain...



  • May 8, 2004

    3 Kisses performed this evening at Otto's in Brenham, Texas for a charity event.
    Tish, Tony and I rocked out a full set of original tunes for this crazy crowd!
    There were so many bands there throughout the entire day.
    Caliche Dust, Speargrass, No Hoodoo, Bent Eye Bolt, Motionside, Freebleeder, By Saturday, Stealing Silence, Nooner, Triggerfish.
    What a day!
    What a trip!
    Thanks goes out to Triggerfish for letting me bang away on the nice drumkit!
    ...I had a great time with the cymbals...I digged the splashs and the chinas...too much fun.
    The stage fog machine was a trip and the flickering of the strobe light was enough to send me into a euphoric state of mind, not to mention the fever and the beer.
    Wow!
    It was a great time!
    Of course, this showcase was all sponsored by Austin Indie Alliance.



  • May 5, 2004

    Chelle Murrey performed this evening at the Ruta Maya Coffehouse Headquarters.
    Paul Martinez, Lee Dockery and I were there to support Chelle for the gig.
    This was a blast!
    It is always a treat to drum with Chelle.
    It sounded great too...this being the first official gig for this band lineup...although we have all played with Chelle before, in one fashion or another.
    Troy Campbell and his great band opened the show with an awesome set of original tunes.
    I had a blast even though I also had fever...103*F...last time I checked...ouch!
    The after party at Chelle's was also a great time...it was cool meeting so many great people.
    I did see many friends throughout the evening...Sarah Sharp, Buffalo Speedway...and many, many more.
    What a night!



  • April 29, 2004

    Robert Henry & the B-Team Band performed this evening down in New Braunfels at the infamous River Road Icehouse.
    Robert Henry, Matt Lasuer, Scott Lowen and I were there to rock out a full set of tunes...mostly original with a few selective cover tunes also thrown into the mix.
    This was a great time.
    The Loyd Bonham Band followed with a rocking set of original Southern Rock-like tunes.
    Thanks to Scott Thompson from The Loyd Bonham Band for letting me bang away on his drumset.
    This turned out to be a really cool time at this great lil' road stop.



  • April 29, 2004

    3 Kisses performed this evening at Graffiti's here in North Austin.
    Tish Meeks, Tony Meeks and I were there to rock out a full set of 3 Kisses originals.
    Steve Syxx joined us onstage for the entire set playing along soloing over the tunes...it definatly brought the tunes to another levl...a more rock level.
    I had a great time and the crowd was great for this great lil' dive bar.
    Thanks goes out to Steve for the invite to his weekly Songwriters Showcase.
    We enjoyed it and we had a blast...sounding better than ever.
    Thanks also goes out to al those from Austin Indie Alliance that were there in the house cheering along!
    We all had a blast...
    How about the Harley-Solo!



  • April 23, 2004

    Robert Henry & the B-Team Band performed today in Dallas at the 9th Annual Triple Threat Cowboy Crawfish Festival.
    Matt Lasuer, Scott Lowen, Joey and I were there to assist Robert for the day.
    This was a party...a wet one at that.
    I drove through the hard rain to make it to the gig on time.
    The rain eventually stopped allowing us to get onstage and rock out a full set of original and selected cover tunes.
    This day turned out to be really great in the end.
    I drummed my butt off trying to keep up on my first gig with this band...by the way, I did pretty well.
    The party ended up lasting all night long with many other bands taking the stage following our show.
    Eli & Young Band, No Justice, John Price and Reckless Kelly all rocked out in that order...what a day / night!
    I had a blast throughout the day meeting all kinds of great people and seeing all sorts of beautiful Dallas gals!...How sweet it is!



  • April 23, 2004

    Nicole Janson performed this evening at the Central Market H.E.B. here in South Austin at the Westgate shopping center.
    Gary Feist, Arturo Montemayor and I were all there to enjoy this family-stlye atmosphere.
    We played two full sets of Nicole's original tunes for this attentive crowd.
    It was great that so many people stayed and listened to our performance.
    It was also cool having a few cousins of mine and their friends in the crowd.
    Nicole and the guys look forward to doing this gig again in the near future.



  • April 22, 2004

    3 Kisses performed this evening down on 6th St. at The Vibe for an Austin Indie Alliance Showcase.
    Tish Meeks, tony Meeks and I were there to jam out a complete set of original tunes off of the new 3 Kisses album (c.d.), Wings.
    A special thanks goes out to Chris for lending me his drumkit for the evening...I was late for the gig, since I was in the studio with another artist...sorry, I can be a drum slut at times...
    Look for 3 Kisses to be back out real soon.
    This gig turned out to be a lot of fun!
    It was a great party for Tish!



  • April 18, 2004

    Marilyn Rucker, Gary Feist and I woke up early this morning to get to the Hilton North in Austin to play a private breakfast.
    This was a treat...I had only slept possibly two hours...and drove all night long to make it to this gig...and I may have fallen asleep during the drive and gig...who knows...a natural high...sleep deprivation.
    I enjoy grooving with these two great musicians.
    We kept in traditional and had the party joining in to sing along.
    "Danny Boy" was the highlight of it all.

    I then had to journey to South Lamar here in South Austin to participate in a charity event.
    Nicole Janson performed this afternoon at Loca Maria's Taco Express for a benefit to raise money for SafePlace of Austin, a great local charity that helps children.
    Gary Feist, Arturo Montemayor and I were there to support Nicole as her band.
    Philly a new friend of mine emailed me and I forwarded the email to Nicole, etc....
    This was a blast...all the kids and people were there for a great cause.
    We enjoyed playing the set of Nicole's original music to a crowd of ears...they all actually listened...truly apprreciative crowd...I recommend this place to all!
    By the way, Maria, the owner of this establishment, is a sweetheart!


    Next, I went to Chris Kline's studios to start recording Eric Heard's album with Sam Arnold on the bass!
    I love all these guys...it is a blast to work with them...we knocked out the rhythm section on three different tunes!



  • April 17, 2004
    Todd Phelps performed this evening at a private weddding of Shanna and Erik down near Cuero, Texas, in a traditional German Dance Hall.
    Jeff Davis, Todd Truner, Matt Fleming and I were all there to share this crazy evening with Todd.
    Well, first of all this drive down there was a sight to see winding through the hills of Texas with the flowers in full bloom!...simply beautiful.
    This German dance hall, wow...what a sight...it was a hexagon..with a teepee like roof...all made of wood...a tinderbox...so, we did not break out the pyros for the show...hahaha.
    This was a drunk fest...I have never meet so many Cuero natives in my life...
    At the end of it all, I left town with Todd dressed as Elvis Presley in a straw cowboy hat driving a riding lawn mower down Main Street to return Mary, one of the bride's maids to her bed - n - breakfast...WOW!
    Somethings are unbeleivable...if you beleive this, I got some ocean front property in Arizona too...



  • April 16, 2004

    "Lost" John Casner perfromed this evening out in Maxwell, Texas at the new, soon to be infamous tavern known as Hilltop Tavern.
    J.C.George, Lars Albrecht and myself were all there to swing it away with "Lost" John.
    This was a blast!
    It is always a treat to swing the 'ol traditional Texas Swing with these great musicians.
    This tavern is such a cool lil' place out in the middle of Nowhere...but believe me..it is worth the drive!...just to see the sun set, right across the street, across the green fields of Texas...wow!...what a sight!!!
    Be sure you check this place out if you are out on a Sunday drive and tell Shawn, the bartender, that I sent you.
    "Lost" John will be back at this tavern real soon...stay tuned!



  • April 15, 2004

    Nicole Janson performed this afternoon at the Austin Bergstrom International Airport here in Austin.
    Arturo Montemayor, Gary Feist and I were there to support Nicole for this gig.
    This was a great time at this strange but real cool gig.
    This is the only airport I know of that has live music in the lobby...pretty cool for Austin...Live Music Capital of the World...
    Thanks goes out to Nancy for making our day go great.
    It was cool having Rick Trevino there on front row sitting, enjoying the tunes while he waited to catch a plane to Kansas City.
    It was also cool running into so many people from all over the world.
    Nicole sold out of her c.d.'s at this gig...amazing!

    Later this evening I went to check out one of my favorite bands from when I was a teen back in the 80's...The Psychedelic Furs!
    The Furs rocked out a great set of classic and new tunes..it was retro-cool!



  • April 3, 2004

    Charlie Harrison, Matt Fleming and I performed this afternoon at the University of Texas for the Delts roundup weekend party!
    This was a drunk-fest!
    We ripped through all the standard Texas country cover tunes.
    We had so many people from the crowd participating throughout the day.
    Thanks goes out tothe young lady that made me wear the Chi-O t-shirt!
    I had too many of those damb Natural Light beers...yuck!
    Water was no where to be found!
    ..and I needed plenty of water after drinking and drumming in the heat of it all.
    There were at least 1,000 or more college kids there...crazy party!
    Wow!



  • April 1, 2004

    3 Kisses perfomed this evening at Graffiti's here in Austin.
    Tish Meeks, Tony Meeks and I were there to performa full set of original 3 Kisses tunes.
    This event was part os Steve Syxx's Songwriters Showcase.
    Thanks goes out to everyone that showed up for the gig...the support was great!
    This was the first time that Tony had pulled out the pedal bass to fill in for the missing bass player...it went rather well considering.
    Look for 3 Kisses to be back out real soon.



  • March 25, 2004

    Kevin Christopher Brown performed this evening at Ego's here in South Austin on Congress Avenue for a C.D. Release Party!
    This is Kevin's newest recording, his 4th solo album, 7th total...way to go dude!
    High & Wide was recorded with Michael Ramos.
    This evening, Kevin had many different musicians there to share the stage throughout the evening.
    I was asked to come and sit in for a tune or two.
    When I arrived to Nina Singh's hot seat, back there behind her nice Fibes kit, Guy Forsyth, John "X" Reed, Lars Albrecht, Will Sexton and I jammed through a few tunes together...one by Lucinda Williams...a waltz...then we rocked into a twisted Gerswhin, "Summertime"....then Kevin returned to the stage to rock out a Johnny Cash tune.
    Of course, the music was going all night long!
    I was only onstage for the three songs...which is more than fine with me...I had a blast watching everyone else.
    Chris Wall, Kacey Crowley, Carrie Minirth, Matt McCormack, Ryan Carter, Craig Marshall, Cale Smith, J.T. Van Zandt, Bukka Allen, and so many more that I forget to name them all...the place was packed with musicians there to check out Kevin.
    Kevin of all people...gotta love 'em...My hometown brother!



  • March 24, 2004

    3 Kisses performed this evening for the Acoustic Revolutions Showcase at Bigsby's here in Austin on 6th St.
    This was a benefit for the Austin Music Network.
    Tish Meeks, Tony Meeks and I were there to play a full set of 3 Kisses tunes.
    We all three shared the task of playing the guitar while Tish sang lead with Tony on backing vocals.
    Thanks goes out to Picasso's Radio for the invite to join and open the show!
    We all three had a blast playing an acoustic set for this great cause.



  • March 19, 2004

    SXSW!

    3 Kisses performed this evening for the Austin Indie Alliance Showcase at Jakarta Jack's.
    The first set was an acoustic set with Tish singing away while Tony and I played along on our acoustic guitars.
    We then went to the other stage to perform full band.
    Tish Meeks, Tony Meeks, David James and I were all there to rock out a full set of songs for this awesome crowd.
    It was great having David, of the band Motionside, fill in for us on the bass...he did a great job!
    This evening was a treat!
    I enjoyed hearing so many local bands.
    I also enjoyed getting to meet so many people.
    Thanks goes out to Ben Mills of the band Nooner, for letting me bang away on his drum set this evening...he volunteered his kit to be the house kit for the event...what a man!



  • March 18, 2004

    SXSW!

    Nicole Janson performed this evening at the Flamingo Cantina for the Austin American Statesman Band Hotline Showcase.
    Gary Feist, Arturo Montemayor and I were there to support Nicole for the event.
    Nicole's lil' brother, Erik Janson, also jumped onstage to play guitar on a few tunes.
    This was Nicole's first SXSW...and she performed top notch!
    There were many people there in the crowd for this free, non-wristband, show.
    Thanks goes out to all those great folks that helped me with my gear...I appreciate it!
    Nooner followed us next...it was great chatting with them all on the way out to my next gig.

    3 Kisses performed later this evening on the north side at Graffiti's for a showcase with Steve Syxx's Songwriters Showcase.
    Tish Meeks, Tony Meeks and myself were there to play a full set of original 3 Kisses tunes.
    This was a great after party for a few of my friends that were there in the small crowd.
    I had a great time this evening ...even when I had to get to the next stage in just a few minutes...hurry...let's go...what a rush...it was all a blast!



  • March 7, 2004

    Three of a Pair performed this afternoon at a private party for a great group of people.
    Marilyn Rucker, Gary Feist and I were there to swing and jazz it up for two great long sets.
    This was a great time playing for all the children in the crowd.
    I always have a blast playing music with these two great musicians.



  • February 20, 2004

    3 Kisses performed this evening at The Vibe on 6th St. in Austin.
    Tish Meeks, Tony Meeks, Clint Raff and I were there to rock out a full set of original tunes with one Beatles cover...Eight Days a Week...a classic.
    It is always a pleasure to rock out with 3 Kisses.
    A special thanks goes out to Ben Mills, of the band Nooner, for lending me his drumset for the gig..."house kit"...hahaha.
    After the show I ventured on over to Cafe Mundi to see my great friend, Laura Scarborough, perform this evening with her musical and artistic friends.
    Sage, the fire-dancer, was fabulous to watch.
    I was originally there to meet with other friends...and was surprised to see that Laura was going to be performing.
    This night was a load of fun!



  • February 14, 2004

    It was a treat getting to see and chat with my "Homeboy"..."Uncle" John Turner before the evening began as we both loaded our drums into the club.
    It is a honor to know John and it is a pleasure to hang with him...just to hear all of his stories...WOW!

    Thick-N-Muddy performed this early afternoon down on 6th St.at Joe's Generic Bar for all the early party goers.
    Thick, Muddy, and I were there to tear it up for a good hour set.
    I had a blast playing with these two great musicians.
    It was all off the cuff...no rehearsals...exciting!
    Actually, this was the first time I ever played music with these two.
    It was also the "first" time we had ever met...maybe...no, I don't think so.
    I hope to rock the blues with them again real soon.
    I then had to journey westward down 6th St. to get to my next gig with Nicole.

    Nicole Janson performed this evening at Momo's Club this Saint Valentine's night.
    Gary Feist, Garrett Jamison and I were there to support Nicole for this one set gig.
    It was great having an early show, leaving the rest of the evening to party with so many friends.
    PRIMM and Patrice Pike both played a set each with their own respectful band.
    What a show!
    Thanks goes out to Kyle for letting me bang away on his drums.
    It was great seeing so many friends.
    I chatted with Rick Holeman, Ray Prim, Patrice Pike, etc...the list goes on.

    Speaking of, last evening, a Friday the 13th...what a trip.
    I received an ivite from my great friend Casey Just to go down to the Saxon Pub for Omar & the Howlers.
    Two legendary drummers were there to support Omar for the evening.
    Barry "Frosty" Smith and Terry Bozzio...wow...what a treat!
    I had the honor of meeting and chatting with Terry after the show.
    To all of our surprise, it was snowing as we all headed off into our different directions.
    Yes, snow in Austin.
    What a trip...



  • February 3, 2004

    Nicole Janson performed this evening at the Whiskey Bar on 5th St. here in downtown Austin.
    This was a great time after all...this also being the first Tuesday night that we have played at this club.
    Arturo Montemayor and I were there to support Nicole for the two sets of original tunes.
    There was not much of a crowd there but a rather attentive one it was..
    Thanks goes out to Nancy Sue for helping us out with getting all the P.A. and gear set up in time.
    Nicole looks forward to being back at this club real soon.



  • February 2, 2004

    3 Kisses performed this evening at the Vibe.
    Tish Meeks, Tony Meeks, Scott Swanson and I were all there to play a full set of 3 Kisses original tunes.
    This was a treat to once agin grace the stage with these great people.
    We played the final slot this evening at the Vibe, which had plenty of bands to go around.
    I did see a few people in the crowd as well.
    The legendary Stephen Bruton was there to check out the band in front of us.
    It was nice also having some of the people from Austin Indie Alliance there in the crowd as well.
    Stay tuned...3 Kisses will be gracing a few stages during SXSW this year.
    I will be heading into the studio with Tish and Tony this coming weekend...I look forward to it.



  • January 29, 2004

    3 Kisses performed this evening at Bigsby's for an Austin Indie Alliance Show.
    Tish Meeks, Tony Meeks, Scott Swanson and I were there to rock out a short 45 minute set of original tunes with a couple of covers thrown into the mix as well.
    This was Scott's first time to perform with the band...and he did great.
    Scott is also the President of Austin Indie Alliance.
    Martha Rose, BySaturday, Motionside were all on the bill as well.
    This was a great time at this nice little place.
    The sound was pretty good considering how small the stage and setup really are in this club.
    We made the best of it!
    Look for 3 Kisses to be back real soon.



  • January 27, 2004

    Nicole Janson performed this evening at The Vibe on 6th St. here in Austin.
    Arturo Montemayor, Gary Feist and I were there with Miss Nicole for this short and sweet 45 minute set of original tunes.
    Ray Prim opened the show in front of us.
    Mo' Pair played in front of Ray.
    There were two other bands that I forget to name.
    Overall, this was a great little gig.
    We all played inside considering how cold it was here in Central Texas.
    Look for Nicole to take some time away from this venue to work over at the Whiskey Bar for her residency there.

    I then went West down 6th St. to play with the boys.
    The Whiskey Rebellion performed this late evening down at Bar Austin.
    Charlie Harrison, Jason Vopni, Taylor Williams and I were there to twang it up for a wee bit.
    This is what we did...playing a variety of original / cover tunes to this country loving crowd.
    I had the warmest spot in the house being right above the downstairs pizza parlour's ovens.
    Warmth!
    It was a cold 26* F. here in Austin this evening...break out the wool!
    Oh no, I hope that drumstick that went through the flooring did not land in any pizza...Drumstick Pizza, Please!...Anyone?



  • January 26, 2004

    3 Kisses performed this evening at The Vibe to a very small cold crowd.
    Tish Meeks, Tony Meeks and I were there to rock out a set of 3 Kisses original songs.
    I really enjoy playing this pop rock.
    The weather was a little chilly for all of us...in the high 20's F..
    I had a great time warming up there onstage under the lights.
    Once again, I look forward to drumming with this duo in the near future.



  • January 25, 2004

    Nicole Janson performed this evening at the Whiskey Bar.
    Arturo Montemayor, Gary Feist and I were there to support Nicole for this gig.
    This is turning into a regular gig for Nicole and the band.
    We enjoyed playing a full set of Nicole's original tunes for this partying crowd.
    This was rather a strange start for the evening...it took a while to fill the club...by the end, it was standing room only.

    I then journeyed to Midnight Rodeo to be a guest at the Gruene With Envy 2003 Music Awards.
    This was a blast!
    There were so many musicians and fans in the club.
    I ran into so many friends and chatted with most of them.
    I also met alot of great people throughout the evening.
    The musicians that did perform were excellent...as usual.
    I saw so many faces...
    Cory Morrow, Roger Creager, Chris Knight, Radney Foster, Jack Ingram, Jason Boland, Kevin Fowler, Wade Bowen, honeybrowne, Todd Phelps, Seth James, Matt Powell, Blue Edmondson, Doug Moreland, Charlie Harrison...and so many more that I forget to name.
    This was the place to be if you are into Texas Country Music!
    None of this would have been possible without our great friend, Dave Lytle, and his crew there at Gruene With Envy.



  • January 22, 2004

    3 Kisses performed this evening at The Watertank here in North West Austin.
    Tish Meeks, Tony Meeks, John and I were all there to rock out for the evening.
    This was the very first time I had ever met Tish & Tony in person...in the flesh.
    We had a blast.
    It was pretty tight considering...I guess everyone did their homework.
    We performed a full set of Tish & Tony's original music.
    This was my first time to also ever play with these two.
    We had never rehearsed prior to this!
    So, this was all off the cuff...to say the least.
    I look forward to having another evening with these two in the near future.
    Oh yes, John was there to help out on the bass guitar for the set as well.
    He was just a fill in guy for the gig.
    He also was reading charts and had never really heard the tunes at all....once again...all off the cuff.
    What a night!



  • January 20, 2004

    Nicole Janson performed this evening at The Vibe on 6th St. here in Austin.
    Arturo Montemayor was on the accordian and I was there with my acoustic guitar.
    We were both there to assist Nicole in this short one hour set of original tunes.
    Thanks goes out to Ray Prim and Mo Pair for extending the invitation to play following these two talented guys.
    It was nice seeing a few familiar faces in the house.
    Although, it was also real cool to have so many new faces there in the crowd.
    We look forward to playing there again at this club real soon.



  • January 18, 2004

    Nicole Janson performed this evening at the Whiskey Bar here in Austin on West 5th St..
    The sticker night!..."everyone has a sticker on."
    Gary Feist, Arturo Montemayor and I were all there to support Nicole for the evening.
    This was a great night with an intimate crowd that was ready to get crazy!
    We performed a full two hour set of Nicole's original songs.
    Thanks goes out to the staff at this great little club.
    Nicole is excited about gaining a residency at this venue...the club is nice...I like the red curtains...and the stage set up is cool.
    I look forward to next week's show...be there!



  • January 11, 2004

    Nicole Janson performed this evening at Majic 95.5 FM Radio for the weekly Sunday night show, The Majic of Austin, hosted by Eric Leikam.
    Arturo Montemayor, Gary Feist and I were all there to support Nicole for this brief little performance.
    We performed two songs live, on the air...You Say & Fresh Bruise.
    Eric was a great host for the evening.
    By the way, he has a real nice studio that he works in...I dig the purple sound foam all over the walls...real cool...Purple Haze!
    This was a great time.
    Nicole was happy to receive the invite to play this show...and she had a blast...
    A special thanks goes out to Eric for making it all cool.


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