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Afterthoughts 2006 

102 Shows!



December 9, 2006

Dean Seltzer performed this evening at Hank's Texas Grill in Mckinney, Texas.
Andy Fay, Rick Redfern and I were there all night with Dean.
This was a special evening for all of us since this was to be my last gig with the band.
I have worked with Dean on three seperate occasions over the years.
This last journey was a great ride working with him over the last few months.
I had a blast.
I wish the guys well.
They are all true friends and great musicians.
The night turned into a party... the drinks... the crowd... the vagina cake... the food... everything was great.
Thanks goes out to Tommy and all of the staff there at Hank's... the dinner was fabulous... the dessert was incredible!
I then had to get on the road to get back to Austin by morning.



  • December 8, 2006

    Dean Seltzer performed this evening at the Blind Pig Pub on East 6th Street in downtown Austin.
    Once again, we were rocking on the roof top for a cold wild evening.
    Andy Fay, Rick Redfeern, Dean Seltzer and I rocked three sets of original and cover tunes for this large crazy crowd.
    It always amazes me how much music can make people go into a frenzy.
    Thanks goes out to those that kept the drinks flowing to keep us numb to the cold air... especially since my back was to the street and wind.
    I did bleed all over my snare drum this evening... the snare head has this nice new paint job.
    What a party this evening turned out to be.



  • December 1, 2006

    Dean Seltzer performed this evening at the Blind Pig Pub on East 6th Street in downtown Austin.
    Andy Fay, Rick Redfern and I were there to rock all night with Dean.
    This evening, we played on the rooftop to a huge crowd of party goers.
    The weather was very cold, forcing many people to stay close to the gas heaters that were placed everywhere on the patio.
    Thanks goes out to those that kept the drinks flowing keeping us warm by keeping us numb to the pain.
    It was sooo cold that my hands were numb leaving me to bang away really hard... breaking sticks... losing a few good ones to the street below... wow, what a trip.
    Thanks to those that assisted in getting our gear to and fro.
    We made the best of it, in spite of the cold weather.
    The crowd did not notice as they continued to dance and party throughout the evening.



  • November 30, 2006

    Todd Phelps performed this evening at the Mean Eyed Cat on West 5th Street in downtown Austin.
    Todd Turner, Jeff Davis and I were there to rock it with Todd.
    Holland and Eisha were both there on backing vocals and harmonies.
    This was a very cold evening making everyone stay close to the stage to keep warm.
    It was nice meeting all of the new faces that took the time to say hey to me and the rest of the guys.
    Thanks goes out to the club for keeping the beer flowing our direction.
    It was great also having the few dancers up front and close with us on a few tunes.
    We hope to be back at this great little treasure in the near future.



  • November 24, 2006

    Todd Phelps performed this afternoon at the University of Texas for the Daily Texan Tailgate Party!
    This was a party to celebrate the Texas Longhorns - VS - Texas Aggies football game... congrats to the Aggies for taking the win.
    Jason Vopni, Todd Turner and I were there to rock with Todd.
    Thanks to Shiner for all the free beer... we drank more than we could handle.
    We really had a great time rocking for the crowd that was there in the parking lot across from the Bob Bullock Museum... what a gorgeous day to be rocking outside!

    We all then made the journey to 6th Street to play for the rest of the late evening at the Blind Pig Pub.
    This turned out to be one of the wildest evenings that I have ever seen at this great venue.
    The crowd was wild and ready to rock-n-roll!
    There were so many ladies dancing onstage towards the end of the evening.
    We all could have gone for another hour or more since the energy was so high at the end of it all... around 2 a.m..
    Look for Todd and the band to be back at this club real soon.



  • November, 18, 2006

    Dean Seltzer performed this evening at a private party at Bubba's in West Houston.
    Andy Fay, Rick Redfern and I were there with Dean to rock all night for Dan's 60th Birthday!
    We ended up playing three full sets of original and cover songs.
    We did hear that the club received three calls from the neighbors...
    "Too loud!"
    The neighbors should have come on down to their local bar and joined in on the fun!
    These people were there to party all night long!
    I want to thank the bar and staff for feeding and drinking us all night long.
    Overall, the evening was a good time.



  • November 16, 2006

    Todd Phelps performed this evening on the rooftop of the Blind Pig Pub on 6th Street in downtown Austin.
    Todd Turner, Jason Vopni and I were there to rock with Todd.
    Holland was the sweetheart onstage with us singing backing vocals.
    We enjoyed playing a full 2 hour set of original and cover tunes for this crowd.
    I personally had a greqt time drumming this evening.
    The weather was nice and cold allowing me to sweat in the brisk air... a nice feeling.
    Thanks to my dear Karissa for taking pics this evening.
    We all h ada great time rocking out for the crowd that was there to party, sing and dance.
    Another wild evening at the Pig.



  • November, 11, 2006

    Dean Seltzer performed this cold evening at Cindy's Gone Hog Wild on Highway 71 between Austin and Bastrop.
    Rick Redfern, Andy Fay and I were there to play three sets of original and cover songs.
    Thanks to those that braved the chill in the air and rode their Harley's out to the venue.
    It was nice chatting and meeting all the people throughout the evening.
    I was worried that Dean was going to ignite the wooden tinderbox with his fire blowing trick... all went well.

    The highlight of my day was P.A.S.I.C..
    It was great seeing so many drumming friends.
    I enjoyed running into many of my U.N.T. classmates.
    This was the first time P.A.S.I.C. was ever held in Austin.
    "Hey Austin, this is a huge!"



  • November 9, 2006

    Parker's Break performed this evening for the Band Jam 2006 showcase at Momo's Club on West 6th St. in downtown Austin.
    Charlie Lang, Errol Siegel, Jason Bryl and I were there to close out the evening as the last band to hit the stage.
    This was a special evening with many bands lending their hands to a great cause.
    Texas Spirits sponsored this event to raise money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
    Driver F, Grey Holiday, Plane of Existence, Troublesome Trio, Damesviolet, Texas Renegade and The Everyday People all hit the stage before us.
    It was great running into so many friends this evening... I hope I said "Hi." to you all!
    Karissa took some great pics this evening.
    Thanks to Mitch for lending me a hi-hat clutch.
    I used a great little drum kit that is the house kit for this great venue.
    Thanks to all the gals that gave the band the basket of goodies.
    The cookies were great!
    I had a great time rocking out a short set of tunes with the guys this evening.
    The audience was great and responsive... which makes it all more fun!



  • November 4, 2006

    Dean Seltzer performed this evening at the Blind Pig Pub.
    Andy Fay, Rick Redfern and I were there to rock with Dean once again at this great venue.
    We enjoyed playing two full sets of originals and covers for this wild partying crowd.
    It was nice meet all the Oklahoma State fans that were troopers... still partying even though their football team were spanked by Texas.
    Thanks to those that stayed and helped with all the gear.
    This turned out to be a double header weekend at the Pig... and we all had a blast!



  • November 3, 2006

    Dean Seltzer performed this evening at the Blind Pig Pub.
    Andy Fay, Rick Redfern and I were there to rock-n-roll with Dean all night with the partying people that were downtown on 6th street.
    Thanks to those that helped us load in our gear for the weekend.
    Thanks goes out to the bartenders that kept the drinks flowing.
    We truly had a great time rocking out this evening.
    It was a wild night with many crazy dancers and party goers up close... front row!



  • October 31, 2006

    Dean Seltzer performed this Halloween evening at Sherlock's Pub in North Austin.
    Dean, Andy Fay, Rick Redfern and I were there to rock three sets of original and cover tunes for this wild partying crowd.
    All of the costumes were great!
    I truly enjoyed seeing all of the beautiful ladies in their sexy outfits.
    Thanks goes out to Tim for taking photos.
    Of course, Karissa also snapped some great shots of this crazy evening.
    It was truly a night to remember... so many facets of the entire evening.
    I think that "Nacho" won the best costume award... hands down.
    We look forward to returning to this venue in the future.



  • October 26, 2006

    Todd Phelps performed this evening at the Blind Pig Pub on 6th Street in downtown Austin.
    Todd Turner, Jason Vopni and I were there to rock one full set with Todd before a huge amount of rain water fell all over the soundboard.
    Eshe and Holland, the lovely ladies that dare join us stinky boys onstage, did a fabulous job singing backing vocals and harmonies.
    This evening was great and fun... in sptie of the final outcome of losing our PA.
    We made the best of it and enjoyed the party!
    Thanks goes out to my two "roadies"... Danielle and Karissa... for assisting me all evening.
    Todd hopes to be back at this great venue real soon.



  • October 21, 2006

    Dean Seltzer performed this evening for a party hosted by the Clear Lake Yacht Club there in Clear Lake near Houston.
    Dean, Rick Redfern, Andy Fay and I were there to enjoy playing two full sets of tunes for this partying crowd.
    Next time, we will have to take some of those offers and get out on the lake n a yacht for the day.
    All of the boats were gorgeous.
    It brought back a lot of memories for me.
    My parents had a sailboat when I was a child / teen and looking back... I have great memories of sailing.
    Thanks to all that were there giving us a hand with all of the gear.
    The fried catfish and shrimp were tasty.
    A special "Thank you." goes out to Jodie for making this all happen.
    We didn't see the cops for the third time!
    Yipee!



  • October 19, 2006

    Funky Zydeco performed at high noon for a Mardi Gras theme parking lot party luncheon for the employees of a company in Austin.
    Scott Hartzog, Harold Guillory, Stephen Beasley, Gary "Pepe" Melancon, Jonas Saks and I were there to play two full sets of original and standard Louisiana Zydeco music.
    Thanks goes out to all those that were there to assist in helping us have a great time... the food, the drink... the dancers.
    The weather was the imressive issue this morning as Austin experienced it's first cool morning of the year... real nice.
    It was nice chatting with all to the great people that were very happy to be cutting from their office spaces to take a two hour break partying during their lunch hour.
    Hopefully, we will be back for this company.
    I did hear that we were asked back... look out!



  • October 13, 2006

    Parkers Break performed this Friday the 13th at Antone's in downtown Austin.
    Charlie Lang, Errol Siegel, Jason Bryl and I were there to rock out a short and sweet set of tunes for this crowd.
    This was the third gig for the band and everything up onstage went great.
    Thanks goes out to the guys on the two soundboards... the sound was great.
    I would also like to extend my thanks to the guys in Wideawake for letting me bang away on their drums.
    It is always a treat to rock out at this infamous venue... I miss Clifford.
    I also heard the club is being sold and will be bought by Jimbo Cotton, which means the club will maintain it's heritage in the world of Blues.
    Anagen followed our set with a great set of original rock tunes for the growing crowd.
    Wideawake closed out the evening with a great show that was also recorded for future release... Live at Antone's.
    I then had to get to my next gig on this double header Friday the 13th.

    Todd Phelps performed this later evening at the Blind Pig Pub on 6th St. in downtown Austin.
    Todd, Jason Vopni, Todd Turner and I were there to play all night long.
    Eshe and Holland were the two fine ladies that were also on stage to sing backing vocals and harmonies... and boy, did they shine tonight!
    Joe Doddle opened the show with a great acoustic set of cover tunes to get the crowd all ready to party.
    Thanks goes out to my drum-tech / roadie this evening... "Chef" John Tucker... I think he had a great time hanging out this evening.
    All of the dancers throughout the evening were fabulous.
    It was a nice night having Morgan and Karissa there to hang with me as well.
    I truly had a great time rocking out on two stages with two bands playing two different genres of music.



  • October 8, 2006

    Funky Zydeco performed this evening at Leeanne Atherton's Barn Dance in South Austin.
    Leeanne invites musicians and friends and hosts a concert in her backyard every full moon weekend.
    This is one of South Austin's little treasures.
    Scott Hartzog, Harold Guillory, Gary "Pepe" Melancon, Steve Beaseley, Jonas Saks and I were there to play a short rocking and grooving set for this laid back crowd.
    Thanks to Bruce for letting me use his nice drums for the short set.
    I had a great time watching all the dancers in front of the stage.
    This is a small stage and a small venune which makes this a real intimate show.
    All of the people that chatted with me before and after were fantastic and super cool.
    Thanks to Leeanne for giving us the invite to be part of her awesome South Austin tradition.
    Thanks to Shelley King for being the soundwoman.
    We hope to be back soon!



  • October 6, 2006

    Dean Seltzer performed this evening at the infamous Campisi's restaurant on Elm Street in downtown Dallas.
    Dean, Andy Fay, Rick Redfern and I were there to rock two full sets of original and cover songs.
    Thanks to David Campisi for treating us like kings at his family's nice Italian restaurant.
    The dinner was great!
    Our waitress was also a great gal.
    This was the pre-game bash before the O.U. -VS- U.T. football game at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas.
    It was great meeting so many wonderful football fans of both Texas and Oklahoma.
    We had a great time rocking out for this wild crowd.
    It was a great night to enjoy the site of all the pretty ladies that were there partying.
    I had my back to the sidewalk... leaving my backside vunerable to all of the screaming people that were enjoying themselves this evening.
    We really had a great time in spite of all the issues we experienced this evening.
    We hope David will invite us back to his family's famous restaurant.




  • October 5, 2006

    Todd Phelps performed this evening at the Blind Pig Pub on 6th street in downtown Austin.
    Todd, Holland, Jason Vopni, Todd Turner and I were there to rock two full sets of original and cover tunes for this wild partying crowd.
    It was nice having so many great dancers in front of us all night long.
    "Thank you." Amy, from South Carolina... great pics.
    It was great seeing so many people up on the top deck with us throughout the evening.
    This venue always turns out a party.
    Thanks goes out to Felton for helping us load or gear out of the club after the party was over.



  • October 4, 2006

    Funky Zydeco performed this evening on the Chevrolet Main Stage at the Texas State Fair in Dallas.
    Scott Hartzog, Harold Guillory, Steve Beasely, Gary "Pepe" Melancon, Jonas Saks and I were there on this huge stage to enjoy playing three full sets of original and traditional Louisiana music for this festive crowd.
    I have to say that this stage was impressive... especially with the 8 Chevrolet trucks suspended in the air... 4 stage left... 4 stage right.
    Thanks goes out to Pat and Flash... our two soundmen for the evening.
    I had a great time drumming on the huge sound system... and the reverberation of the fair grounds is truly impressive.
    It was nice meeting so many people throughout the evening.
    This was my first time ever to play the Texas State Fair... and I had a blast!



  • September 30, 2006
    Dean Seltzer performed this evening at Camp High Hog in Fayetteville, Arkansas.
    Dean, Rick Redfern, Andy Fay and I were there to rock for this big show.
    Allen Ross & Hank Rotten Jr. opened the show right before us with their comedic music.
    Mark Selby followed us with a rocking set of rock.
    Indigenous rocked next... it was really cool meeting nd chatting with the band members of this Native American blues rock band.
    Big & Rich closed out the evening with their huge pyro show that kept me awake as I tried to take in a little nap in the van... the pyros were only feet away from my head... I saw the flash before I heard the bang... a split second.
    Cowboy Troy was also there to rap over country... I'm still not sure how that works... Troy was the only African-American at the show... the only lone I saw.
    Let us not forget the one and only... the infamous Two Foot Fred... just watching him cruise around on his scooter was interesting enough.
    What a show
    What an evening.
    We travelled 1,000 miles, to and fro, to take part in this musical circus.
    Nevertheless, I can say that we rocked and had a great time playing our musical instruments on this huge stage and sound system.
    My drums sounded great and felt huge as I rocked in the Ozark mountains for the first time!



  • September 24, 2006

    Dean Seltzer performed this evening at Cindy's Gone Hog Wild on Hwy. 71 between Austin and Bastrop.
    This is a brand new venue that will be exploding onto the scene... take note.
    Dean, Rick Redfern, Andy Fay and I were there to rock out two full sets of tunes for this partying crowd.
    This venue and stage are outdoors with an overgrown field right behind the stage.
    This is the first time in all my years onstage that I ever got naked.
    I stood behind Andy's bass rig and removed my jeans and underwear to get rid of the beetle that slid down the back of my shirt into my pants and underwear and worked it's way down my ass crack to find my scrotum... that is when I had to stop drumming and jump off the kit to remove the insect.
    Wow!
    True story... creepy!
    Other than this, the evening was great and loads of fun.
    Thanks to Cindy and all her staff for making us feel right at home... close enough to get naked onstage and infront of stage too!
    hahaha...
    Wink!



  • September 23, 2006

    Dean Seltzer performed this evening for the third evening in a row this weekend at the Blind Pig Pub.
    Dean, Rick Redfern, Andy Fay and I were there to rock and get drunk!
    Well, we did... and boy was I a mess.... hahaha...
    I had a great time rocking out the two sets we did rock through this evening.
    Thanks goes out to those that assisted us throughout the wild night.
    Being the final evening at the Pig for a while, it turned out to be a party for the band and the staff / bartenders that were throwing us drinks.




  • September 22, 2006

    Dean Seltzer performed this evening at the Blind Pig Pub.
    Dean, Rick Redfern, Andy Fay and I were there to rock out this evening.
    We had a great time playing in spite of all the technical and sound problems.
    We ended up finishing the evening on a great note... the crowd was also wonderful and supportive.
    The dancers were great and loads of fun to watch.
    It was nice seeing a few friends showing up to enjoy the show.
    This was the second of three evenings... two down, one to go... another night ... another show...




  • September 21, 2006

    Dean Seltzer performed this evening on the rooftop of the Blind Pig Pub on 6th St.
    Rick Redfern, Andy Fay and I were there to rock three sets of tunes with Dean.
    This evening was a wild one!
    Thanks goes out to Maggie for keeping the drinks flowing.
    It was cool meeting all the peole that took the time to chat with us between breaks.
    All the pretty girls that were dancing throughout the evening made the visuals a whole lot better.
    What about the two guys that tried to be cool by dancing onstage with us... were they freaks... I think so...
    Thanks to the cool big guy that cleared the male dancers from our stage.
    Maybe those two guys should go downtown to the gay bar next time.
    The gus in the band really enjoyed rocking out this evening.
    This was the first of three nights in a row at this venue.



  • September 16, 2006

    Dean Seltzer performed this evening at the Blind Pig Pub once again, for a second night.
    Rick Redfern, Andy Fay and I were there to rock with Dean.
    Another night of post-A.C.L. crowds turned this evening into another wild night.
    Thanks to all that bought the drinks.
    We rocked out three sets of songs for the crowd.
    This was a great show!
    All the Austin bar televisions were tuning into the football game... the Texas Longhorns destroyed the Rice Owls in Houston.
    This turned out to be an great gig and a great time.



  • September 15, 2006

    Dean Seltzer performed this evening at the Blind Pig Pub in Austin.
    Dean Seltzer, Rick Redfern, Andy Fay and I were there to play three sets of music for the crowd that was there to party.
    The post-Austin City Limits concert crowd was great.
    We enjoyed all the response we received from the crowd after each tune.
    Thanks to Joey and his team behind the bar fro keeping the beers flowing.



  • September 14, 2006

    Parkers Break performed this evening at Momo's Club on West 6th Street in downtown Austin.
    Charlie Lang, Errol Siegel, Jason Bryl and I were there to rock a full set for the crowd at this great venue.
    This was the second performance for the band... Charlie's first time ever at the club.
    Thanks goes out to my great friend Duncan for getting us a great sound ouf front.
    There was a crowd there just to see the band... what a cool show it was.
    The Hudsons, which features my great friend Jason Vopni on upright bass, performed first this evening.
    What a cool sound The Hudsons have!
    Francis performed next with a rocking show.
    This all star band had many friends of mine as members.
    Ryan Carter, Mark Addison, Arron Barrera and aothers...
    We, Parkers Break, then jumped onstage and closed out the night with a great rocking set.



  • September 9, 2006

    Dean Seltzer performed this evening at the Blind Pig Pub on 6th Street in downtown Austin.
    Rick Redfern, Andy Fay and I were there to rock with Dean for the post-game party.
    There were plenty of fans for both the Ohio Buckeyes and the Texas Longhorns.
    Congratulations to the Buckeyes for winning the game.
    The Buckeye fans were really cordial and nice to all of us.
    The one guy that tried to cause trouble was a Longhorn fan... but security was on his ass in no time... a stupid kid.
    We enjoyed playing three sets of tunes for this wild partying crowd.
    Thanks to those that were there to dance and enjoy the music.
    We put on a fabulous show... it rocked!
    We hope to be back at this great venue real soon.



  • September 8, 2006

    Todd Phelps performed this evening at the Blind Pig Pub on 6th Street in downtown Austin for the pre-game bash!
    Todd Turner, Eshe, Holland and I were there to hold it down with Todd.
    Charlie Harrison joined us onstage for a few tunes.
    Felton also joined us onstage to play a little bass guitar.
    This was a wild evening with all of the fans of the Ohio Buckeyes and the Texas Longhorns getting ready for game day!
    We enjoyed playing two full sets of tunes for the crowd.
    Thanks to those that helped me load in my gear.
    Thanks also to those that kept bringing me beers.
    I had a great time rocking out behind my full drum set this evening.



  • September 3, 2006

    Funky Zydeco performed thie early evening at the BatFest on the Congress Avenue bride over the Colorado River / Town Lake in downtown Austin.
    Scott "Dr Zog" Hartzog, Harold Guillory, Bees, Pepe Melancon, Vaughn and I were there to perform for this huge crowd.
    We were filling in for Flickerstick, the band that canceled their slated performance.
    It was a great time rocking out onstage for the thousands of people there enjoying the music.
    Unfortunaelty, or rather more like... Cool!... the rain came in and showered us from backstage.
    Needleess to say, my back and shirt were drenched with rain water!
    It was rather nice and refreshing drumming in the rain!
    I had a blast!
    Due to the weather, our set was cut short to save ourselves from dieing from electrocution.
    Jolly Garogers, Anagen, Dixie Witch, Octane rocked out before us.
    Rhino Bucket, Pushmonkey and Dangerous Toys followed the rain and our Zydeco set.

    Dean Seltzer performed later this evening at the Mean Eyed Cat on West 6th Street in downtown Austin.
    Rick Redfern, Andy Fay and I were there to rock with Dean at this neat little venue.
    The crowd that was there on the patio with us was ready to have fun and party.
    We played two full sets of Dean's tunes with a few cover tunes as well.
    It was nice having many of our friends there with us.
    I also enjoyed meeting all the people that were there to enjoy the music.
    Hats off to Andy for standing ground and laying down the bottom end for us on his first gig with Dean and the band... good job!



  • September 2, 2006
    Marilyn Rucker Trio performed this early evening at the Hill Country Nazarene Church in Cedar Park.
    Marilyn, Gary Feist and I were there to play two sets of Marilyn's original music.
    I truly enjoy playing with these two great musicians!
    Marilyn's music is so off the wall... humorous and bizarre.
    It was nice meeting all the people associated with this wonderful church.
    It was rather interesting setting my drums up onstage underneath the huge stained glass cross.
    Thanks to Joshua and James for helping us out with the sound and the gear.
    I had to pack up in a hurry and get to my next show on the East side!

    Funky Zydeco performed later this evening at the J. Lorraine Ghost Town in Manor.
    Scott "Dr Zog" Hartzog, Harold Guillory, Bees, Pepe Melancon, Vaughn and I were there to play a full 2 hour set of Louisiana music for this wild crowd!
    It is a special thing to cross racial boundaries and accept people for the love and spirit that we all truly are.
    I had a great time meeting so many great people throughout the evening.
    This venue is a sight to see... it is an old Western town movie set like place with horses, barns, etc... pretty cool.
    I had a funtime rocking out!
    Jabo & the RoadDogs played some great blues before our set.



  • August 31, 2006

    Parkers Break made their Debut Performance this evening at Antone's in Austin.
    For a first gig, it doesn't get much better than this!
    Charlie Lang, Errol Siegel, Jason Bryl and I were there to rock!
    This was Charlie's first gig in Austin.
    The crowd was great and very supportive of Charlie and his new band!
    What a treat this show was... it was special... an awesome gig... this one was a homerun.
    Everything about it clicked for all of us onstage.
    I have to say, this may have been one of the best shows I have ever taken part in... that's the truth.
    A special thanks goes out to my great friend J.C. for being our stage sound man.
    I would also like to thank James for getting the band a huge sound out front.
    Stephen James and his band opened the evening with a great set of original tunes.
    Keith Gattis, the headliner for the evening, followed with an awesome set of original songs with a few covers thrown into the mix.
    Keith is a tough act to follow, but I think Parkers Break had no problem with that at all... we simply rocked!
    Last but not least, It is a treat and a honor to play this infamous club.
    I miss Clifford Antone and know that he still lives, in spirit, in his club.
    He was a great guy and a good friend... and we are both from that hometown of Port Arthur, so our ties run thick.
    This was my first time back to the club since Cliffy passed... all evening, all I could think about was seeing and hearing him call my name... "Hey Breaux!".
    Rock on up there Cliff!



  • August 25, 2006

    "Lost" John Casner performed this evening at Giddy Ups! in Manchaca, Texas.
    Charlie Pritchard, an inductee of the Texas Music Hall of Fame, was there on the electric Telecaster guitar.
    J. C. George was there with his electric five string bass.
    Of course, I was there on the small kit... kick, snare, hi-hat and ride/crash.
    We had a great time playing all the great standards of Texas Swing.
    The crowd was great and very into the show.
    All of the dancers were there to boot, scoot and boogie.
    Thanks goes out to those regular fans that always attend "Lost" John's local gigs.
    I truly enjoyed swingin' the night away with these great musicians.
    I look forward to more gigs in the future.



  • August 5, 2006

    Dean Seltzer performed this evening at Sam Houston Race Park in Houston.
    Rene Herrera, Rick Redfern and I were there to rock with Dean.
    This was a non-planned gig and we filled in for a cancelation.
    This was the last time we were to perform for the summer at the horse track.
    Once again, it was a great time watching the horses and rocking out between races.
    Thanks goes out to all of those great people that came out to support the band and the live music.
    We truly appreciate it.
    It was nice seeing you all.



  • July 29, 2006

    Funky Zydeco performed this evening at the Texas 1115 Club.
    Harold Guillory, Scott Hartzog, Pepe Melancon, Stephen Beasley, Jonas Saks and I were there to rock one full set of original and cover tunes.
    We tried to keep it in the traditional vein of true Zydeco music and this is exactly what we did.
    The crowd was not huge, but the quality of the crowd was great.
    I want to personally thank Jason and his lovely new wife for making the journey to the Eastside.
    I had a great time meeting so many wonderful people.
    Thanks goes out to Laticia for working the door.
    I look forward to tearing it down with these great musicians, once again, real soon.



  • July 20, 2006

    Casey Just and the Psychophoniks performed this evening at Headhunters on Red River in downtown Austin.
    Gary Feist and I were there to rock it with Casey.
    This was a wild and crazy night!
    I had a great time!
    It is always a treat to play music with these two great musicians.
    We ended having a great crowd at this eclectic little club.
    I look forward to rocking with Casey sometime in the near future.



  • July 15, 2006

    Dean Seltzer performed this evening at Sam Houston Race Park in Houston.
    Rene Herrera, Rick Redfern and I were there with Dean for another evening at the horse race track.
    This turned out to be one of the better gigs yet out at the track.
    We had a great time rocking out for the crowd that was there and the band sounded great.
    It was nice having an audience that was there to enjoy themselves.
    I guessed the first two races but never put any money down... then Karissa and I placed our bet and we both cam in last place...
    This is why I am not a gambler.



  • July 14, 2006

    Funky Zydeco performed this early evening at the Riata for the Happy Hour Pool Party.
    Scott Hartzog, Harold Guillory, Pepe Melancon, Jonas Saks, Stephen Beasley and I were there to tear it up.
    I had a blast playing the fast Zydeco beat drummin'... wow... go baby go!
    This was the first time I ever gigged with this band... and I had a blast!
    I enjoy getting back to my Cajun roots!
    It was nice having so many people there partying with us, the band, with all the free food and beer.
    I want to thank Scott for letting me jump onto this train... the Funky Zydeco Train.



  • July 7, 2006

    Dean Seltzer performed this evening at Sam Houston Race Park in Houston.
    Matt Brooks, David Bisby, Rene Herrera and I were there to rock it with Dean.
    This was the largest crowd that I had played for in many years... 15, 000... sold out show.
    Everyone was there to see the headliners for the evening, Cross Canadian Ragweed.
    I had a blast playing my kit and hearing it go through the huge sound system.
    Thanks goes out to all the hands that helped me getting my gear to and fro.
    I look forward to having more of these big gigs with Dean in the near future.
    It was not as hot as it usually is in Houston, which made the evening really nice.



  • July 3, 2006

    Dean Seltzer performed today at the Sam Houston Race Park in Houston.
    Rick Redfern, Rene Herrera and I were there with Dean for the evening.
    It was nice seeing the quarter horse races... they ran a race and then we played three songs... all night long.
    The weather was a lil' messy... lot's of rain and tons of humidity to keep us all sweating.
    Overall, we had a great time performing for the people that were there for the races and for the fun.
    This was the final show for the weekend, and I really felt it as I drove back to Austin.
    Good times!



  • July 1, 2006

    Todd Phelps performed at a private event at the Beaumont Country Club in Beaumont.
    Jeff Davis, Todd Turner, Rick Redfern, Jason Vopni, Matt Fleming and I were there to rock with Todd.
    This was a special evening for Kacie and Kevin... their wedding night.
    We all had a great time playing a full set of original and cover songs for this great crowd.
    It was great seeing many friends of mine in the party's attendance.
    Thanks goes out to Matt for hooking up this gig... we all had a great time.



  • June 30, 2006

    Dean Seltzer performed this early evening at the Sam Houston Race Park in Houston.
    Matt Brooks, Rick Redfern, Rene Herrera and I were there with Dean to open the show for Jerry Jeff Walker and Django Walker.
    This gig turned out to be a great time.
    I had a great time drumming on Rob's drums... thanks goes out to Django and Rob for making my night easier.
    I enjoyed watching the horse racing and all the gamblers... I just don't gamble.



  • June 28, 2006

    Drew Tichnell performed this evening at Momo's Club on West 6th Street in downtown Austin.
    James Henry, Gary Feist and I were there with Drew for this early show.
    We enjoyed playing a 45 minute set of original tunes for the crowd that was there this evening.
    The Heathens followed with a great set of songs.
    Thanks goes out to everyone at the club for making our night easier with a few brews.
    It was nice seeing many friends in the audience.



  • June 25, 2006

    Charlie Harrison performed for the second night in a row at the Blind Pig Pub on 6th St. in downtown Austin.
    Gary Feist, Josh Davis and I were there to support Charlie.
    This evening was not as crazy as the last.
    Nevertheless, the show did have a few highlights as we rocked out for the people.
    Thanks goes out to those that kept the water flowing.
    I did enjoy the Smartwater.



  • June 24, 2006

    Charlie Harrison performed this evening at the Blind Pig Pub on 6th St. in Austin.
    Gary Feist, Josh Davis and I were there to jam with Charlie.
    This was a crazy night with all the dancers and the partying crowd.
    This was the first time that Josh had ever performed with any of us in the band... and he did a great job... even taking lead vocals on a few tunes.
    The guy has some great guitar choops.
    I had a great time rocking out this evening in the summer night heat.
    I even broke a drumstick... something I rarely do.



  • June 23, 2006

    Playin Syx performed this evening at Darwin's Pub on 6th St. in downtown Austin.
    Steve Syxx, Steve Strickland and I were there to rock out two sets of original and cover tunes for this wacky crowd.
    This was the first time that Strickland had ever joined Syxx and I onstage.
    This brought about a difference on each tune that was pretty interesting and fresh.
    It was cool and groovy all night long.
    Thanks goes out to my dear friends that made it out this evening.
    It was nice running into others that I know as well.
    Steve Syxx hopes to get back to this venue soon.



  • June 17, 2006

    Dean Seltzer performed this evening at the Last Concert Cafe in downtown Houston.
    Rene Herrera, Matt Brooks, Rick Redfern and I were there to rock it with Dean.
    This was a special gig for Dean considering he had not performed nor been on a stage in two years... welcome back!
    We had a great time performing three wild and crazy sets of original and cover tunes for this wild Texan crowd.
    The first two sets were a private party for chicken lovers.
    All of the people were involved somehow, someway, in the chicken industries of Houston and the surrounding areas.
    Having Rick with his chicken phone tone was hillarious.
    I had a blast drumming and partying with these great musicians.
    I also had a great time meeting so many wonderful people there in the crowd.
    Karissa joined me on this journey... and she and I made the best of our short visit to H-town.
    I look forward to sharing the stage with Dean in the near future.



  • June 16, 2006

    Playin Syx performed this evening at The Pub in Round Rock.
    Steve Syxx was singing and playing the acoustic and electric guitars.
    Steve Royal was on the drums laying down the groove.
    I was strumming and soloing on the acoustic guitar.
    We had a great time rocking out three acoustic sets of originals and covers for this wild crowd.
    Thanks goes out to the dancers and the singers that helped us carry the tunes.
    This was the first time that Playing Syx had ever tried this version of the band... and we had a blast playing this way... it's always good to do something fresh.
    I look forward to playing with these guys again in the near future.



  • June 14, 2006

    Drew Tichnell performed this evening at Momo's Club on West 6th Street in downtown Austin.
    James Henry was there on the electric guitar.
    Gary Feist joined us at last minute to help bring the bottom of the sound on the electric bass.
    Of course, I was there to lay down the groove on the drums.
    This was Drew's second time to perform at this great venue and she rocked it!
    The Heathens, an all-star band, opened the show with a great set of original tunes.
    I really enjoyed hearing this band... really cool and fresh.
    Thanks goes out to Duncan, our great friend, for getting us a great sound out there on the soundboard.
    Thanks goes out to Paul for buying the beers.
    Also thanks to Chris for the last call Lone Star.
    I had a great time rocking out this evening.
    We will be back at this club real soon.



  • June 10, 2006

    Todd Phelps performed this evening at Pelican's Landing in Port Aransas on the gulf coast of Texas.
    Jeff Davis, Matt Fleming, Rick Redfern and I were there with Todd for the evening.
    I know for a fact that there were more mosquitoes than people at this gig.
    I was being bitten all night long playing my drums and hitting mosquitoes all over my body, all night long with my blood covered sticks... My drums, cymbals and sticks need a cleaning... hahaha.
    We made the best of it and had a great time just being there near the beach with sand between our toes.
    We made a weekend out of it and had a great time with friends.
    I would like to thank Richard and the Zacarias family for their hospitality.
    We all had a great time and enjoyed the beach and surf... but now the sunburn is a little painful.



  • June 3, 2006

    Ryan James performed this evening at the historical Gruene Hall in Gruene, Texas.
    Tina Mitchell Wilkins, the beautiful wife of Walt Wilkins, joined us onstage to sing backing vocals.
    Jeff James was there on the electric and baritone guitars.
    Chris was on the electric bass and the upright bass.
    I had a great time rocking out with Ryan... this was my first time to ever perform with Ryan and the other great musicians in his band.
    This was the first time that Ryan had ever rocked out at this infamous venue.
    This was also my first time to perform at this historical venue.
    We all had a great time!
    The Derailers closed out the show for this wild sold out crowd.
    It was great seeing Sweet Basil rocking on the keys with this great band.
    Basil and I go back a few years when he and I used to rock out on 6th St. once a week.
    It was cool finally meeting Brian, Scott and Ed... the solid core membeers of this great band.
    What an evening.
    I had a blast!
    I hope to rock out with Ryan again real soon.
    Of course, I owe a big thanks to Ramon for relying on David to call me to fill in for Ramon while he was out with his family reunion.
    Anytime guys...



  • June 2, 2006

    Drew Tichnell performed this evening at Momo's Club in downtown Austin.
    James Henry, Ben Aiken and I were there to rock out with Drew.
    This was the first time that Drew had ever rocked this great club.
    This was also the first time that James and Ben had ever joined Drew and I onstage.
    We rocked a full set of Drew's original tunes with one cover tune thrown into the mix that James sang.
    I would like to thank all that helped me with my gear... this is one of the worse load in / load out with all of the stairs.
    Thanks goes out to George Devore for doing our sound our front.
    Thanks to Ron for working the door and being my personal secretary as the club's phone rang for me.
    Of course, none of this would have happened without Paul and David for booking us into the club.



  • May 27, 2006

    Charlie Harrison performed this evening at the Blind Pig Pub on 6th St. in downtown Austin.
    Rick Redfern, Gary Feist, Matt Fleming and I were there with Charlie for this wild night!
    This was a special evening for me... I had family in the crowd.
    We made the best of this night... even as it got stranger as the night went on.
    Thanks goes out to the staff that kept the drinks flowing.
    This ended up being a great time for everyone in the band and everyone in the audience.
    Just watching the dancers was enough entertainment for everyone... the lady in the red dress... haha.
    Thanks goes out to the guys for helping me loading my drums up... in the rain... what sports.
    I had a great time drumming this evening.



  • May 26, 2006

    Charlie Harrison performed this evening at Latitude 30 for the second night in a row.
    Gary Feist and I were there with Charlie for the evening.
    We did the best we could rocking out as a trio for this wacky crowd.
    I was amazed at how fast songs are over when there are no solos thrown into the mix... hahaha...
    In spite of the lead solos... Gary did a great job filling in the holes... it made it for a cool groove and experience... a new twist on a lot of the tunes... which is always fun.
    Thanks to Ahmad for letting us rock in his venue two nights in a row.
    We made the best of it.



  • May 25, 2006

    Charlie Harrison performed this evening at Latitude 30*.
    Rick Redfern, Gary Feist and I were there to rock with Charlie.
    This show started off "slow" but ended with a "bang!".
    "Thanks.", goes out to the staff there at the club... Courtney kept the shots coming... look out boy scout!
    Thanks goes out to all the dancers and singers in the audience.
    It makes it alot easier when the crowd takes part.
    I had a great time rocking out this evening... beating the skins.



  • May 20, 2006

    Charlie Harrison performed this evening on the back patio of the Blind Pig Pub.
    Rick Redfern, Gary Feist and I were there with Charlie for this wild evening.
    There were so many people on the back patio rocking out with us...it was wild...
    All the pretty ladies and good looking guys were thick throughout the large crowd.
    We enjoyed rocking out two full sets of original / cover tunes for the dancers and rockers.
    Thanks to the staff at the club for keeping the beers flowing.
    I would like to thank those that helped me get my drums in and out of the club... my great roadies!
    I had a great time rocking with the guys this evening.
    I also enjoyed watching all the dancers... boot scootin' the night away.



  • May 19, 2006

    Casey Just rocked out at Headhunter's Tiki Bar on Red River in Austin.Victor and I were there with Casey for the one hour set.
    It had been a while since I last jammed with Casey, and this was the first time I ever jammed with Victor, so I has a blast of a time!
    3 Kisses and Sidekick Mafia opened in front of us.
    Chad Thomas & the Crazy Kings closed out the evening with a great set ot songs.
    This was a rocking night!



  • May 18, 2006

    Charlie Harrison performed this evening at Latitude 30.
    Rick Redfern, Gary Feist and I were there to rock with Charlie.
    This evening turned out to be a great time.
    Thanls goes to to all the staff there at the club for making our night as easy as possible.
    We had a good time rocking out tp the crowd that had gathered to dance all night long.



  • May 14, 2006

    Drew Tichnell performed this evening at Ruta Maya.
    This was an event sponsored by Songsalive.
    I was on acoutsic guitar with Drew for this small set of four songs.
    Hannah C. Williams performed four songs next... I loved her scatting vocals... very cool.
    TIm Miller then performed four tunes with his open D tuned guitar.
    The Lonesome Hereos closed out the show with a set of tunes... this cross - country trio was a lot of fun.
    I had a great time meeting and hanging out with the other musicians.
    Drew and I were happy to be involved with this showcase at this great venue.
    Thanks to Kirk for getting us a great sound out front.



  • April 27, 2006

    Charlie Harrison performed this afternoon at Manor Oaks near Oak Hill.
    Gary Feist, Rick Redfern and I were there with Charlie for this wild evening.
    We enjoyed playing music for a few bus loads of college students... all there to party.
    This evening awas a social event sponsored by the Silver Spurs of the University of Texas Longhorns... these students have the responsibility of taking care of the school's mascot, BEVO.
    The funniest stories I can think of have to be all the stumbles and falls we saw when the dancers were trying to swing without slipping and falling onto the mud and beer soaked floor.
    I felt sorry for those that landed on the ground only to stand with their clothes all spoiled.
    This was a drunk-fest.
    A special thank you goes out to those that kept the beer flowing and the bottle waters flying.
    It was a hot steamy night in Central Texas this evening.



  • April 22, 2006

    Charlie Harrison performed this afternoon at the S A E fraternity house for a private party.
    Jason Vopni, Rick Redfern and I were there to sweat it out with Charlie on this hot daytime party.
    Thank goes out to Karissa for keeping the beers flowing.
    I know I sweated off a few pounds in the heat.
    It was great seeing all the dancers having fun throughout the evening.
    It was also nice meeting the other guys in the following band.
    Thanks goes out to Charlie for taking me along for this three gig journey... what a trip.



  • April 21, 2006

    Charlie Harrison performed this evening at the Blind Pig Pub on 6th St. in downtown Austin.
    Jason Vopni, Rick Redfern and I were there to get crazy with Charlie.
    This evening turned out to be a wild one up on the roof top of this great club.
    Thanks goes out to Derek for letting me bang away on his nice drumset.
    Thanks also goes out to Chris and all his bandmates for letting us use their P.A. system.
    We had a great time rocking out on this roof top.



  • April 20, 2006

    Charlie Harrison performed this evening at Latitude 30 near 6th St. in Austin.
    Jason Vopni, Rick Redfern and I were there with Charlie for this wild evening.
    Thanks goes out to Ahmet for keeping the beer flowing.
    We hope to get back real soon to this great little club to rock out again.
    This evening was a great partying time.



  • April 15, 2006

    Charlie Harrison performed this evening at Latitude 30 just off of 6th St. in downtown Austin.
    Rick Redfern, Jason Vopni and I were there to rock it with Charlie.
    This evening turned out to be a great performance for the band... it was all really tight and sounded great.
    The crowd was not like usual... it must be the Holy Day weekend.
    Thanks goes out to everyone that rocked out and danced with us this evening.
    We enjoyed ourselves and made the best of it.
    Look for Charlie to continue at this great little club.
    I also loaded into the club early to lay down some drum tracks for a music sound track that David Harrison, Charlie's brother, will be using in a film he is creating.
    It was cool getting a great drum sound in this empty large venue... 220 bpm... real fast and tight.
    I look forward to hearing and seeing the finished product.
    I don't believe that I have ever drummed on a film... this will be the first!



  • April 14, 2006

    "Lost" John Casner performed this evening at the Stardust Club in Manchaca just south of Austin.
    Boomer Norman, J. C. George and I were there to swing the night away with John.
    It is a treat to play music with these gret musicians.
    Playing all the standard country tunes is a lot of fun... an easy time.
    It was nice seeing a few friends in the club.




  • April 8, 2006

    Todd Phelps performed this evening for Holly & Bryan's wedding reception at the Zilker Park Clubhouse on the hill with the best view of downtown Austin.
    Todd Turner, Jeff Davis, Rick Redfern and I were there to carry the night with Todd.
    Thanks to Carolyn and Paul for making our night easier.
    The humour of the evening was when I stood up and walked right into my Paiste RUDE 18" Ride / Crash cutting the bridge of my nose which caused my nose and face to swell.
    "Adrian!"
    Yes, I felt like Rocky after he got his butt kicked.
    In spite of all the distractions, the show went on and off without a hitch.



  • April 6, 2006

    Drew Tichnell performed this evening at the Hole in the Wall on the drag here in Austin.
    This was Drew's first time ever to perform at this infamous venue.
    Alex Balentine, Brad Byram and I were there to rock a full set of original tunes for the crowd that had gathered at the club.
    Drew was on top of her game this evening... we rocked!
    I know that Drew will be back at this club real soon.
    Thanks goes out to Paul Minor for booking Drew at this club... all on the belief that this young girl can sing... all on my word.
    I'm glad Drew and the band did not dissappoint Paul nor the Hole... but, I knew Drew was ready to rock this club.
    Thanks to all of our friends and fans that made it to the show.
    Also, thanks to all of our new friends and fans that walked away after the show with new music in their head... if not their hand as well.
    Monkey Butlers performed first... what a unique old style of music... I enjoyed this band.
    Jane Bond closed out the evening with a great rocking set of tunes... it was cool seeing Jane and her little acoustic guitar.



  • April 1, 2006

    Charlie Harrison performed this afternoon for the Delta Tau Delta annual crawfish boil celebration held at the Delta Tau Delta frat house near near the University of Texas campus.
    Gary Feist, Rick Redfern and I were there with Charlie for this wild and crazy event.
    A special thank you goes out to Chris for getting us a great sound out there on the sound board.
    I also had a great time drinking all the cheap beer that the nice bar ladies were throwing our way.
    I did get to enjoy of few crawfish towards the end of the party... and they were pretty good... but not like home.
    If there is one thing I miss about South East Texas, it's the food... no doubt.
    I did show a few people how to eat them correctly... hahaha... they are all scared of the mud bugs and are all not too sure on how one enjoys these delicious creatures.
    hmmm... my mouth waters just thinking about it.
    What a day in the hot sun... and what a great time jamming the tunes out for the crowd.
    No one knew my snare went dead after the third tune or so... I played the entire gig without snares... wow!



  • March 30, 2006

    Charlie Harrison performed this evening at Latitude 30 in Austin.
    Rick Redfern, Gary Feist and I were there with Charlie for this wild crazy night.
    Taylor Williams joined us onstage for a Rolling Stones tune.
    It was a great night with all of the dancers and drunks partying and getting crazy.
    I think one of the highlights is when Rick had these hot gals place their purses on his guitar pedals... then it all went down hill form there...
    ... his fiddle and mic stand fell over... his guitar fell and hit the floor... his strings broke 3 times... wow... never in my years have I seen this go down like so...
    I think we were all mystified by this... I know Rick was.
    It was great having Drew Tichnell there to celebrate her birthday.
    Joe Orton, a friend of mine from years past, was there in the house to enjoy the wild people everywhere... the best show was watching the dancers... kicking high and falling low.
    What a wild night...
    I had a great time rocking with the guys.



  • March 29, 2006

    Drew Tichnell performed this evening at Friends on 6th Street in Austin.
    Alex Balentine, Brad Byram and I were there to play the gig with Drew.
    It was a great time rocking with the band this evening.
    I want to thank Matt for helping me with my drums... he is learning how to break down and set up my drums.
    Look out... I might have a roadie!
    It was cool seeing many of our friends there in the club this evening.
    Thanks goes out to Jay for keeping the beers flowing.
    Pride & Joy followed with a kick ass set of original blues.
    It was cool watching these great Latin musicians tearing it down... my Latino pride and joy was flowing.
    It was a great night with a nice crowd in the house.
    Stay tuned for more gigs with Drew at this venue.



  • March 24, 2006

    Drew Tichnell performed this evening at Friends on the wild and crazy 6th Street in downtown Austin.
    Rick Redfern, Brad Byram and I were there to rock with Drew.
    This turned out to be a great rocking set to a large rocking crowd.
    We were all surprised to see the place was standing room only by the end of our set.
    Drew and the band look forward to getting back to this club this next week to rock it again.
    A special thank you goes out to Kevin, Karissa and Matt... my "drum roadies... the helping hands that get me on and off stage in record time.
    Also let me mention that the after party was also a great time.



  • March 21, 2006

    Drew Tichnell performed this evening at the Writers Who Rock music series showcase hosted by Melissa Mullins at El Mercado on South 1st in Austin.
    Rick Redfern and I were there to support Drew on our acoustic guitars for this nice short 30 minute acoustic set.
    We enjoyed playing for the nice attentive crowd that was there to listen and enjoy the show.
    Neil Kassanoff started the show with a set of tunes.
    David Lazaroff followed with a nice set of tunes.
    Lauren Gurgiolo was next with a nice set of songs.
    Melissa Mullins, the hostess, followed Drew with a great rocking set of original songs.
    Elizabeth McQueen closed out the show with a nice unique original set of great songs... I love her vocals.
    It was nice meeting other musicians and all the nice new friends we made.
    Thanks to Steve for the tequila shots.
    Happy Birthday to Sean... sweet 16!?... hahaha... no, 25!!
    A special thank you goes out to Melissa for inviting Drew to this fabulous musical series.
    We hope to return in the future.



  • March 19, 2006

    Drew Tichnell performed this evening for her second showcase at the Freedom Fest.
    Rick Redfern, Jason Vopni and I were there with Drew for the final gig of the SXSW weekend.
    This was another great night at this fun fest.
    Tonight was more intimate thn last... a smaller crowd... but a quality crowd.
    It was nice getting to know those we met the night before and it was nice meeting new faces that were not there the night before.
    We enjoyed playing a nice set of original tunes.
    Thanks goes out to Daniel for making this event possible.
    Gary Graves, an incredible singer songwriter, opened before us with a few great original tunes... I just love his voice.
    Without Recourse closed out the evening following our set.
    This was a super wet evening with tons of rain coming down... It felt like I was back on the bayou.
    This turned out to be a special evening.



  • March 18, 2006

    Drew Tichnell performed this afternoon for her second showcase at the Texas Rock Fest at Spill on Sixth in downtown Austin.
    Rick Redfern, Jason Vopni and I were there with Drew to rock out a full set of original tunes.
    A special thank you goes out to Adam for buying me a beer and for making this concert series a reality.
    We look forward to playing the Texas Rock Fest again next year!
    World Wide Spies, a great Los Angeles band, played a rocking set before us.
    The Platforms followed with a cool rocking set.
    Overall, I think this festival was a huge success... hats off to Adam... and Drew was more than happy to be involved.

    Drew Tichnell performed this evening for her first showcase at the Freedom Fest.
    Rick Redfern, Gary Feist and I were there to rock a set of original tunes with a few covers thrown in for this nice warm receptive crowd.
    A special thank you goes out to Daniel for making this event possilbe.
    We had a great time meeting all kinds of people at the show.
    Due to the weather, the show was moved into a barn / warehouse... which was perfect for the vibe.
    Drew had a great time performing this evening... she was in a relaxed mood... no pressure.
    Without Recourse closed the show with a rocking set.
    What a nice wet evening.



  • March 16, 2006

    Drew Tichnell performed this evening for her first showcase at the Texas Rock Fest at Fuel off of 6th St. in downtown Austin.
    Jason Vopni, Rick Redfern, Alex Balentine and I were there to rock with Drew.
    We enjoyed performing a short sweet set of original tunes with Led Zeppelin's "Rock-N-Roll" cover tune thrown in at the very end.
    It was a great showcase!
    The crowd was responsive and enthusiastic.
    It was nice rocking out with the guys and seeing Drew in her element.
    Thanks goes out to Karissa for filming the entire showcase.
    Thanks to the guy behind the board and the stage manager that were both there to lend a hand or two.
    It was a blast rocking out in this venue... I used to play there when it was called Scrap Bar... way back... When?
    One thing is for sure... Drew was a hit this evening!



  • March 15, 2006

    Playin Syx performed this evening for the Texas Independent Musicians showcase at the Troubadour Saloon on 6th St. in downtown Austin.
    Steve Syxx, Johnny 'Latte' Ruiz and I rocked out a full set of original tunes... with a few cover tunes thrown into the mix as well.
    This was the first night for South by South West music festival.
    The streets were crowded and the crowd was thick.
    Thanks goes out to all that were there to help getting my gear on and off the stage as speedy as possible.
    I do regret to say that someone helping me did not have the balls nor the honesty to return my cash that I left onstage behind my drums.
    "Instant Karma is gonna get ya!"
    Other than the small time thief... I had a great time rocking out with Steve and John!



  • March 10, 2006

    Drew Tichnell performed this evening at Dirty Dog Bar on 6th St. in Austin.
    Brad Byram, Rick Redfern and I were there to rock this club with Drew for the first time.
    This evening was a great success for Drew and the band.
    There was a great crowd that flowed into the club off of the street just to hear Drew's great vocals
    This was one of the better sounding gigs... the tunes are getting tight... more and more... each gig.
    It was nice opening for Opposite Day, a band that has great friends of mine.
    It was great seeing Sam Arnold, Greg Yancy and it was cool meeting the new drummer in the band.
    Thanks goes out to Nigel for doing a great job on the sound board... we appreciate it.
    Drew enjoyed the gig and hopes to return to this stage real soon!



  • March 9, 2006

    Drew Tichnell performed this evening at Latitude 30* in downtown Austin.
    Brad Byram, Rick Redfern and I were there to rock with Drew.
    We had a great time rocking two sets of original and cover tunes for the quality crowd.
    We appreciate all those that stayed to enjoy the entire show.
    Thanks goes out all the staff at this nice venue for treating us so well.
    We enjoy rocking out in this club.
    Drew looks forward to returning to the club real soon.



  • March 8, 2006

    Drew Tichnell performed this evening at Friends Bar on 6th Street in downtown Austin.
    Alex Balentine, Jason Vopni and I were there with Drew for the evening.
    Thanks goes out to Ron for calling us out to sub in for a canceled show.
    We look forward to returning to the club in a couple of weeks.
    It was nice rocking out in this venue... it had been years since I rocked out in this room... back when the club was named Babes... way back when?
    Thanks to the bartendress for keeping the Shiner's flowing.
    I had a great time drumming with the guys and Drew... it was also cool watching the people walk by on this infamous street.



  • March 2, 2006

    Charlie Harrison performed this evening at Latitude 30 in downtown Austin.
    Rick Redfern, Jason Vopni and I were there with Charlie to tear it up tonight.
    It had been a long time.... many years... since I had busted a drumhead while I was performing live onstage!
    Well, it happened tonight... on my high rack tomo-tom... wow!
    This was a drunk-fest... but a night of dance!
    There were so many young pretty ladeis dancing right in front of the stage all night long.
    This was a special Birthday evening for the prettiest lady in the house, Natasha.
    It was great rocking with the guys.
    Jason and I were in rare form playing everything fast and funky... just to keep the dancers on the dance floor all night long... I think it was a success.
    Thanks goes out to Ahmet and his staff there at the club for keeping my cymbals safe over night... I never forget gear... but, tonight was an unusual evening... it must be the new moon.



  • February 25, 2006

    Playin Syx performed this evening at the Troubadour Saloon on 6th St. during Austin's Mardi Gras.
    Johnny "Latte" Ruiz and I were there with Steve Syx for this Texas Independent Musicians Showcase.
    It was fun rocking once again with these two great musicians.
    We enjoyed playing a set of rocking tunes!
    The crowd was great and responsive!
    Thanks to everyone that was there to support live music in this so-called "Live Music Capital of the World"!
    We truly do appreciate those that care... and this organization, T.I.M... brings out, those that care.



  • February 24, 2006

    Playin Syx performed this evening at the Texas Tavern in Brenham.
    Johnny "Latte" Ruiz and I were there with Steve Syx for the evening.
    It was a great time rocking two sets of original and cover tunes for this crazy crowd.
    A special "Thank You!" goes out to Tish & Tony Meeks for putting up with us for the evening.
    I had a great time meeting all kinds of local Brenham folks.
    It was also nice seeing many familiar faces throughout the evening.
    The crowd was loud and large!
    All the dancers... Thanks!



  • February 19, 2006

    Todd Phelps performed two short sets at the San Antonio Rodeo and Livestock today.
    Rick Redfern, Jason Vopni, Matt Fleming and I were there to brave the cold weather with Todd.
    Let's just say... we all froze our a**es off playing outside in front of the SBC Center for the Party on the Plaza.
    We were the ones that enjoyed playing a set before and after Wayne Newton... yes, the one and only legendary star!
    I had a great time... in spite of the freezing wind chill... no kidding... my toes were numb at the end of each set.
    Thanks goes out to Dave, the soundman, that braved the weather with us throughout the day.
    Who's idea was it anyway to play outside in this weather?



  • February 17, 2006

    Drew Tichnell performed this evening at The Vortex in Beaumont.
    Rick Redfern, Brad Byram and I were with Drew for this greeat evening.
    This was a special gig for Drew, Brad and myself... since we are all from the area... one way or another.
    A special thank you goes out to Phil Grice for welcoming us all back home to perform at his great club.
    I had not played a gig in Beaumont in eight years.
    I want to thank all of my friends that were there to enjoy the show.
    9 Station Drive opened the show with a great rocking set of original cover tunes.
    Drew then hit the stage and rocked a set of original and cover tunes for this attentive audience.
    This gig was another great performance for Drew.
    It was cool introducing Drew to everyone... and realizing that it is a small world after all.



  • February 16, 2006

    Drew Tichnell performed this evening at Latitude 30 near 6th St. in downtown Austin.
    Jason Vopni, Rick Redfern, Alex Balentine and I were there to rock out with Drew.
    This was truly one of Drew's best shows yet at this swank club.
    The crowd really enjoyed hearing Drew's tunes and even asked for an encore.
    We went back onstage and played four more tunes... tunes that we had already played.
    Thanks goes out to everyone there at the club for making us feel at home.



  • February 3, 2006

    Charlie Harrison performed this evening for Chris Brady's 21st Birthday Bash in Dallas.
    Charlie, Jason Vopni, Rick Redfern and I were there to rock out for Chris and his family and friends.
    From the first chord and beat, these kids were ready to party and rock!
    This evening was a blast.
    Thanks to Mr. Brady, Chris's Father, for making our evening easy and fun.
    I also appreciate the tie dye tshirt that I received... I will always wear it with pride and memories.
    Happy Birthday Chris!
    It was a treat to celebrate the event with you and your family and friends.
    Rock on!



    February 2, 2006

    Playin Syx performed this early evening for the T D Industries annual party.
    Steve Syxx, Johnny 'Latte' Ruiz and I were there to rock two full sets of original and cover tunes for this wild bunch of people.
    We had a great time playing outside near these huge warehouses with the large reverberation kicking back kinto our ears... if you closed your eyes, you could see the huge stadium we were playing in... hahaha.
    Thanks goes out to Brad for making feel at home.
    Also, thanks to Joe and Belinda for lending a hand throughout the evening.
    It was great rocking with Steve and Johnny again.



  • January 28, 2006

    A La Jazz Trio performed a private party this evening at the Riverplace.
    Marilyn Rucker, Gary Feist and I were there to play two sets of jazz standards with a few of Marilyn's original tunes.
    This special event was for the children... which means we had to play all the songs the children wanted to hear.
    It was really neat having a few dancers that danced the entire time we were playing.
    Thanks goes our to Jim for being so gracious to the three of us.
    It is a honor to play for a Welcome to the World party.
    This was our second time to make it to an event like this, and this onw was the best of times.
    I truly enjoy playing tunes with these two great musicians.



  • January 26, 2006

    Drew Tichnell performed this evening at the Side Car Pub in Houston.
    Rick Redfern, Gary Feist and I were there to rock with Drew.
    This was the first time Drew had ever rocked this club.
    She looks forward to returning to this great venue in the future.
    This show was also recorded onto hard disk by the soundman.
    We had a great time rocking out for this quality crowd.
    Thanks to all of the friends and family members that turned out for the show.
    Mo Robson closed out the evening with an acoustic solo performance.



  • January 21, 2006

    Drew Tichnell performed this evening at Bourbon Street Bar & Grill in College Station.
    Rick Redfern, Scotty Loewen and I were there to rock with Drew.
    Once again, Shy Blakeman & Whiskey Fever Band invited Drew to open the show.
    Thanks goes out to Jerry for letting me have a second round with his nice drums.
    Thanks to Shy for inviting us out on the tour... we had a great time.
    This evening was special for Drew since she had many friends in the audience cheering her on.
    It was special also having her mother, Laura, there video taping the entire show.



  • January 19, 2006

    Drew Tichnell performed this evening at Blanco's in Houston.
    Rick Redfern, Scotty Loewen and I were there with Drew for this rocking electric set.
    Shy Blakeman & Whiskey Fever Band invited Drew to be the opening act this evening.
    Thanks goes out to Jerry for letting me use his great drumset.
    I loved the 24" kick drum!
    It was a great show, but I'mnot sure the crowd got it... they were a little older.
    Thanks to the those friends and family members that made it to the show.
    I love my cousins and their friends... It means alot to me that they make the effort to see me when I am near by... I love them all!
    Who knows if we will ever rock out at this venue again, but they do need to rock out a little.
    Drew said it best when we performed Rock-N-Roll by Led Zeppelin... "... been a long time since YOU rock-n-rolled.



  • January 17, 2006

    Drew Tichnell performed an acoustic show this evening at El Mercado restaurant.
    Rick Redfern, Scotty Loewen and I were there with Drew for this short 30 minute set.
    Melissa Mullins was the host this evening for this Writers Who Rock musical showcase.
    Josh Stack, 3 Kisses, Sarah Sample, Melissa Mullins and Daves Not Here each performed a 30 minute set before Drew took the stage as the last performer for the evening.
    It was nice performing acoustically for this nice listening audience.
    It was nice running into all of the friends that I saw this evening.
    Thanks goes out to Melissa for inviting us to this showcase.
    We had a great time.



  • January 14, 2006

    Charlie Harrison performed this evening at the Blind Pig Pub on 6th St. in downtown Austin.
    Jason Vopni, Alex Balentine and I were there to rock it with Charlie.
    Todd Phelps joined us onstage for a few tunes.
    This night started out slow, but in the end, this show turned out to be one of the best.
    The crowd was great... with tons of beautiful people dancing the night away.
    I had a great time drumming this evening... it was the first time I had played on my kit in 10 days or so... how sweet it is.
    Thanks goes out to Joey for keeping the beers flowing and also for telling the three ladies in my life which shirt would look best on me.



  • January 7, 2006

    Drew Tichnell rocked out this evening at Ruta Maya.
    Jason Vopni, Rick Redfern and I were there with Drew to play a 12 song set... 9 originals and 3 classic cover tunes.
    This was officially the first concert for Drew.
    This was the first time that Drew had been scheduled to play a full set... let alone being the headliner.
    A special "Thank You!" goes out J. C. for recording this event...
    ...not too bad for a young nineteen year old rocker doing her first ever gig!
    Thanks goes out to Nikki for booking Drew into this great venue.
    We hope to get back there real soon!
    Keren Fedida was also there to take shots of this great event.



  • January 4, 2006

    Todd Phelps performed this evening at the Derby in Hollywood.
    Todd Turner, Matt Fleming, Jason Vopni, Rick Redfern, Derek Silverman and I were all there with Todd to play a full set of songs.
    This was a victorius party for all the Texas Longhorn fans.
    It was neat watching the Rose Bowl game on the big television screens there at this swank famous venue.
    I enjoyed seeing all of the reactions on the faces of the fans... the winning and the losing teams... in the final seconds of the game... what a game!
    We all enjoyed showing the Californians what a night in a Texas honky tonk is all about... all the dancing... all the sing-a-longs... the Californian jaws were wide open... in shock... or confusion.
    What a trip it was partying with all of the Texans that made the journey way out west.
    Thanks goes out to Tim for getting us a great sound on stage and out in front for the house... this venue is incredible with it's neat wooden arched roof... beautiful architecture by Cecil Demille.
    This venue is recently more famous for it's role in the movie The Swingers.
    It was cool meeting the owner and hanging out with all of the staff throughout the day.
    Thanks goes out to the staff for all of their hospitality.
    I had a great time rocking out!



  • January 3, 2006

    Todd Phelps performed this evening for the University of Texas Longhorns Rose Bowl Pre-Game Bash in the Los Angeles Ballroom at the Hyatt Century Plaza Hotel in Santa Monica.
    Todd Turner, Matt Fleming, Jason Vopni, Rick Redfern, Derek Silverman and I were all there to rock with Todd for the 10,000 screaming Longhorn fnas that were there to party at this pep rally / party!
    It was neat seeing and meeting so many people.
    I had a great time drumming all night for these crazy Texan fans.
    This ballroom was huge and the sound was rather huge... I had to play to the room.
    It was a real treat to chat one on one with the legendary Coach Darryl Royal backstage.
    Thanks goes out to Richard and Albert for filming the entire performance and party.
    A special "Thanks!" goes out to our cowgirl dancer, Erica... she kept the eyes looking towards the stage.
    Thanks to all the ladies that were there helping us out onstage and backstage with all of the drinks and food.
    I think we played four sets... starting around 6 p.m. and finishing around 2 a.m.!
    This was a night to remember!
    You can view a glimpse of us rocking out at the party at Statesman.com


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