“Here's one of the best piano players you'll ever get to hear!"

Kind words from the late, great Don Walser

 

 

 "In Texas, where the guitar is the official instrument, pianist  Floyd Domino regularly manages to  cause jaws to drop when he ruffles the keys."

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Cool Gigs ~ News
 
 

Date

Description

City

Venue

  2014  
Saturday June 28 With Merle Haggard and the Strangers Ft Worth, TX  
Sunday June 29  With Merle Haggard and the Strangers Helotes, TX  
Wednesday July 2  Solo Austin, TX Threadgill's North
Thursday July 3  Pianorama San Marcos, TX  
Tuesday July 8 Solo 
Austin, TX Driskill
Wednesday
July 9
With Riley Osbourn Austin, TX Threadgill's North
Saturday July 12  With Billy Mata   Austin, TX Broken Spoke
Tuesday July 15 Solo  Austin, TX Driskill
Wednesday July 16  With Redd Volkaert Austin, TX Evangeline
Sunday July 20  With Austin Jazz Workshop Austin, TX Threadgill's North
Sunday July 20-Thursday July 24  Bobby Flores Music Camp  Eastland, TX  
Friday July 25  With Bill Kirchen Austin, TX Driskill
Wed July 30  Solo Austin, TX Threadgill's North
Sunday August 3  With Ryan Gould, Hal Smith, Jon Doyle, David Jellema, Brooks Prumo Austin, TX Central Market North
Wednesday August 6  Solo Austin, TX Threadgill's North
Friday August 8  With Redd Volkaert Austin, TX Smokey Denmark BBQ
Sunday August 10  With Jon Emery South Austin, TX Threadgill's
Wednesday August 13  Solo Austin, TX Threadgill's North
Friday August 15  With Jason Roberts Austin, TX Driskill
Sunday August 17
 With Austin Jazz Workshop
Austin, TX Threadgill's North
Sunday August 17  With Casper Rawls Austin, TX Continental Club
Wednesday August 20  With Merle Haggard and the Strangers Starkville, MS  
Thursday August 21  With Merle Haggard and the Strangers Rainbow City, AL  
Friday August 22  With Merle Haggard and the Strangers North Myrtle Beach, SC  
Saturday August 23  With Merle Haggard and the Strangers  Chapel Hill, NC  
Sunday August 24  With Merle Haggard and the Strangers Renfro Valley, KY  
Thursday August 28  With Merle Haggard and the Strangers Miami, OK  
Friday August 29  With Merle Haggard and the Strangers Tuskhomma, OK  
Saturday August 30  With Merle Haggard and the Strangers La Grange, TX  
Sunday August 31  With Merle Haggard and the Strangers Charenton, LA  
NEW
Most Mondays

6 PM - 10 PM

Austin, TX Perry's
7th and Colorado
  Gig Archive  
  2014  
Friday
January 3 
 With Redd Volkaert
7 - 11 PM
Austin, TX Driskill Hotel
Wednesday
January 15 
 With Riley Osbourn 
7 - 9 PM
Austin, TX  Evangeline Café
Sunday
January 19
 
 With Austin Jazz Workshop  
11 AM - 1 PM
 
Austin, TX Threadgill's North
Tuesday
January 21
 
Don Walser Tribute Austin, TX Broken Spoke
Friday
January 24
 Hot Rhythm Holiday Austin, TX TX Women's Federation
Wednesday
January 29 
 With Merle Haggard and the Strangers Sarasota, FL  
Thursday
January 30
  
With Merle Haggard and the Strangers Lakeland, FL  
Friday
January 31
 
 With Merle Haggard and the Strangers Melbourne, FL  
Saturday
February 1
 
 With Merle Haggard and the Strangers Jacksonville, FL  
Monday
February 3
 
 With Merle Haggard and the Strangers  West Palm Beach, FL  
Wednesday
February 5
 
 With Merle Haggard and the Strangers Estero, FL  
Thursday
February 6
 
 With Merle Haggard and the Strangers North Charleston, SC  
Friday
February 7
 
 With Merle Haggard and the Strangers Cherokee, NC  
Saturday
February 8
 
 With Merle Haggard and the Strangers Biloxi, MS  
Sunday
February 9
 
 With Merle Haggard and the Strangers Baton Rouge, LA  
Wednesday
February 19
  
With Rick McRae
7- 9 PM
Austin, TX Evangeline Café
Friday
February 21
 
 With Tony Harrison
6:30 - 9 PM
Austin, TX Central Market South
Saturday
February 22
 
 Pianorama Fredericksburg, TX Pat's Hall
Wednesday
February 26
 
 With Merle Haggard and the Strangers Pocatello, ID  
Thursday Feb 27  With Merle Haggard and the Strangers Missoula, MT  
Friday
February 28
 
 With Merle Haggard and the Strangers Lewiston, ID  
Saturday
March 1
 
 With Merle Haggard and the Strangers Tacoma, WA  
Sunday
March 2
 
 With Merle Haggard and the Strangers Salem, OR  
Wednesday
March 5
 
 With Merle Haggard and the Strangers Anaheim, CA  
Thursday
March 6
 
 With Merle Haggard and the Strangers Hanford, CA  
Friday
March 7
 
 With Merle Haggard and the Strangers Chandler, AZ  
Saturday
March 8
 
 With Merle Haggard and the Strangers Bakersfield, CA  
Sunday
March 9
 
 With Merle Haggard and the Strangers Carmel, CA  
Saturday March 15  With Billy Mata La Grange, TX  
Wednesday March 19  With Redd Volkaert Austin, TX Evangeline
Friday March 21 With Redd Volkaert Austin, TX Driskill
Thursday March 27 With Merle Haggard and the Strangers Royse City, TX  
Friday March 28  With Merle Haggard and the Strangers Thackerville, OK  
Saturday March 29 With Merle Haggard and the Strangers New Braunfels, TX  
Sunday March 30  With Merle Haggard and the Strangers Corpus Christi, TX  
Tuesday April 1 With Merle Haggard and the Strangers Stafford, TX  
Wednesday April 2  With Merle Haggard and the Strangers Little Rock, AR  
Thursday April 3  With Merle Haggard and the Strangers Tulsa, OK  
Friday
April 4
With Merle Haggard and the Strangers Wichita, KS  
Saturday April 5  With Merle Haggard and the Strangers Denver, CO  
Sunday
April 6
With Merle Haggard and the Strangers Las Vegas, NV Academy of Country Music Awards
Monday April 7 With Merle Haggard and the Strangers Las Vegas, NV Academy of Country Music Awards
Wednesday April 9  With Riley Osbourn North Austin, TX Threadgill's
Saturday April 12  With Syd Masters Albuquerque, NM Cowboy Ball
Wednesday April 16  With Redd Volkaert   Austin, TX Evangeline
Wednesday April 23  With Riley Osbourn Austin, TX Threadgill's
Thursday April 24  With Merle Haggard and the Strangers Pensacola, FL  
Friday
April 25
 With Merle Haggard and the Strangers Dothan, AL  
Saturday April 26  With Merle Haggard and the Strangers Villa Rica, GA  
Monday April 28  With Merle Haggard and the Strangers Lancaster, PA  
Tuesday April 29  With Merle Haggard and the Strangers Morristown, NJ  
Wednesday April 30  With Merle Haggard and the Strangers Red Bank, NJ  
Friday
May 2
 With Merle Haggard and the Strangers Ocean City, MD  
Saturday May 3  With Merle Haggard and the Strangers Atlantic City, NJ  
Sunday
May 4
With Merle Haggard and the Strangers Newark, OH  
Friday
May 9
With Billy Mata  Austin, TX Broken Spoke
Wednesday May 14 With Riley Osbourn North Austin, TX Threadgill's
Sunday
May 18
With Austin Jazz Workshop North Austin, TX Threadgill's
Sunday
May 25
 All-Stars With Redd Volkaert Austin, TX Bob Bullock Museum
Friday
May 30
 With Merle Haggard and the Strangers Solana Beach, CA  
Sunday
June 1
 With Merle Haggard and the Strangers Saratoga, CA  
Tuesday June 3  With Merle Haggard and the Strangers Folsom, CA  
Wednesday June 4  With Merle Haggard and the Strangers Folsom, CA  
Thursday June 5  With Merle Haggard and the Strangers Santa Ynez, CA  
Friday
June 6
 With Merle Haggard and the Strangers Long Beach, CA  
Saturday June 7  With Merle Haggard and the Strangers Laughlin, NV  
Saturday June 14  With Jason Roberts Austin, TX Driskill
Sunday June 15  With Jon Emery South Austin, TX Threadgill's
Wednesday June 18  With Maryann Price
Austin, TX Evangeline
Thursday June 19  With Merle Haggard and the Strangers Airway Heights, WA  
Saturday June 21  With Merle Haggard and the Strangers Portland, OR  
Sunday June 22  With Merle Haggard and the Strangers Woodinville, WA  
Tuesday June 24  With Merle Haggard and the Strangers Salt Lake City, UT  
Wednesday June 25  With Merle Haggard and the Strangers Denver, CO  
Thursday June 26  With Merle Haggard and the Strangers Albuquerque, NM  
Friday
June 27
 With Merle Haggard and the Strangers Oklahoma City, OK  
       
  Gig Archive  
  2013  
Saturday February 2

With Billy Mata

Austin, TX Broken Spoke
Thursday February 7

With Merle Haggard and the Strangers

Hollywood, FL  
Friday February 8 With Merle Haggard and the Strangers St Petersburg, FL  
Saturday February 9 With Merle Haggard and the Strangers Gainesville, FL  
Sunday February 10 With Merle Haggard and the Strangers Orlando, FL  
Monday February 11 With Merle Haggard and the Strangers Okeechobee, FL  
Wednesday February 13 With Merle Haggard and the Strangers Chattanooga, TN  
Thursday February 14 With Merle Haggard and the Strangers Athens, GA  
Friday February 15 With Merle Haggard and the Strangers Biloxi, MS  
Saturday February 16 With Merle Haggard and the Strangers Marksville, LA  
Monday February 18 with Sarah Elizabeth Campbell and Christine Albert Austin, TX El Mercado
Wednesday February 20

 With Redd Volkaert

Austin, TX Evangeline Cafe
Friday February 22

With Redd Volkaert

Austin, TX Driskill Hotel 
Saturday February 23 With Johnny Nicholas Fredericksburg, TX Pianorama
Sunday March 3 With Sonny Curtis Austin, TX Texas Songwriters Hall Of Fame
ACL Live
Friday March 8 With Lone Star Swing La Grange, TX Best Little Cowboy Gathering
 Saturday March 9 with Billy Mata
Best Little Cowboy Gathering
La Grange, TX Fairground
Thursday March 14 With Merle Haggard and the Strangers Helotes, TX Floore's Country Store
Friday March 15 With Merle Haggard and the Strangers Goliad, TX  
Saturday March 16 With Merle Haggard and the Strangers Ardmore, OK  
Sunday March 17 With Merle Haggard and the Strangers Austin, TX Travis County Expo
Tuesday March 19 With Merle Haggard and the Strangers Odessa, TX  
Wednesday March 20 With Merle Haggard and the Strangers Arlington, TX  
Thursday March 21 With Merle Haggard and the Strangers Stafford, TX  
Friday March 21 With Merle Haggard and the Strangers Grant, OK  
Saturday March 23 With Merle Haggard and the Strangers Abilene, TX  
Friday March 29 With Redd Volkaert Austin, TX Driskill
Thursday April 4 With Merle Haggard and the Strangers Canyonville, OR  
Friday April 5 With Merle Haggard and the Strangers Tacoma, WA  
Monday April 8 With Merle Haggard and the Strangers Folsom, CA  
Tuesday April 9 With Merle Haggard and the Strangers Folsom, CA  
Wednesday April 10 With Merle Haggard and the Strangers Solana Beach, CA  
Thursday April 11 With Merle Haggard and the Strangers San Juan Capistrano, CA  
Friday April 12 With Merle Haggard and the Strangers Chandler, AZ  
Saturday April 13 With Merle Haggard and the Strangers Bakersfield, CA  
Saturday April 14 With Merle Haggard and the Strangers Agoura Hills, CA  
Wednesday April 17 With Redd Volkaert Austin, TX Evangeline Cafe
Saturday April 20 Pianorama Marble Falls, TX Uptown Theatre
Sunday April 21 With Austin Jazz Workshop North Austin, TX Threadgill's


Friday April 26  

With Redd Volkaert Austin, TX Driskill
Sunday April 28 Arts Academy 60th Anniversary    Austin, TX McCallum HS
Saturday May 4 With Merle Haggard and the Strangers  Kitchener, Ontario  
Sunday
May 5
With Merle Haggard and the Strangers Barrie, Ontario  
Monday
May 6
With Merle Haggard and the Strangers North Bay, Ontario  
Tuesday May 7 With Merle Haggard and the Strangers Pembroke, Ontario  
Wednesday May 8 With Merle Haggard and the Strangers   Kingston, Ontario  
Friday
May 10
With Merle Haggard and the Strangers Kahnawake, Quebec  
Saturday, May 11 With Merle Haggard and the Strangers Bathurst,
New Brunswick
 
Sunday
May 12
With Merle Haggard and the Strangers Moncton,
New Brunswick
 
Tuesday May 14  With Merle Haggard and the Strangers Yarmouth,
Nova Scotia
 
Wednesday May 15 With Merle Haggard and the Strangers Halifax,
Nova Scotia
 
Thursday May 16 With Merle Haggard and the Strangers Sydney,
Nova Scotia
 
Friday
May 17 
With Merle Haggard and the Strangers Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island  
Saturday May 18 With Merle Haggard and the Strangers St John,
New Brunswick
 
Friday May 24 With Redd Volkaert    Austin, TX Driskill
Wednesday June 19 With Merle Haggard and the Strangers Lubbock, TX

 

Thursday June 20 With Merle Haggard and the Strangers Greenville, TX  
Friday June 21 With Merle Haggard and the Strangers Gruene, TX  
Saturday June 22 With Merle Haggard and the Strangers Ft Worth, TX  
Sunday
June 23
With Merle Haggard and the Strangers Branson, MO  
Tuesday June 25 With Merle Haggard and the Strangers Cedar Rapids, IA  
Wednesday June 26 With Merle Haggard and the Strangers Cincinnati, OH  
Thursday June 27 With Merle Haggard and the Strangers Owensboro, KY  
Friday
June 28
With Merle Haggard and the Strangers Atlanta, GA  
Saturday June 29 With Merle Haggard and the Strangers New Orleans, LA  

Wednesday
July 3

KDRP Texas Radio Live
6 - 7 pm
Austin, TX Gueros's
Friday
July 12
With Redd Volkaert Austin, TX Driskill Hotel
Wednesday July 17 With Redd Volkaert Austin, TX Evangeline Cafe
Friday July 19 With Merle Haggard and the Strangers Minnapolis, MN  
Saturday July 20 With Merle Haggard and the Strangers La Crosse, WI  
Sunday
July 21
With Merle Haggard and the Strangers Sloan, IA  
Tuesday July 23 With Merle Haggard and the Strangers Brookings, SD  
Wednesday July 24 With Merle Haggard and the Strangers Mankato, MN  
Thursday July 25 With Merle Haggard and the Strangers Bayfield, WI  
Friday July 26 With Merle Haggard and the Strangers Mahnomen, MN  
Saturday July 27 With Merle Haggard and the Strangers Deadwood, SD  
Sunday July 28 With Merle Haggard and the Strangers White Sulphur Springs, MT  
Tuesday July 30 With Merle Haggard and the Strangers Salt Lake City, UT  
Sunday August 4 With
Planet Casper 
Austin, TX Continental Club
Saturday August 10 With
Billy Mata
Navasota, TX Western Club 
Sunday August 11  With Austin Jazz Workshop Austin, TX Threadgill's North 
Sunday August 11  With Heybale    Austin, TX Continental Club 
Sunday August 18 With Austin Jazz Workshop Austin, TX Threadgill's North
Wednesday August 21  With
Redd Volkaert 
Austin, TX Evangeline Café 
Wednesday August 28  With Merle Haggard and the Strangers  Miami, OK  
Thursday August 29    With Merle Haggard and the Strangers  Durant, OK  
Friday August 30  With Merle Haggard and the Strangers Bossier City, LA  
Saturday August 31  With Merle Haggard and the Strangers  Robinsville, MS  
Sunday September 1  With Merle Haggard and the Strangers Hurricane Mills, TN  
Monday September 2  With Merle Haggard and the Strangers
Catlettsburg, KY  
Tuesday September 3  With Merle Haggard and the Strangers Bowling Green , KY  
Thursday September 5  With Merle Haggard and the Strangers Franklin, OH  
Friday September 6  With Merle Haggard and the Strangers Franklin, NC  
Saturday September 7  With Merle Haggard and the Strangers Chester, WVA  
Sunday September 8  With Merle Haggard and the Strangers Wooster, OH  
Wednesday
September 18
 With Redd Volkaert Austin, TX Driskill
Sunday
September 22
With Cecil Francis
Calypso Boogie
Austin, TX Hill's Cafe
Tuesday
September 24
With Ernie Durawa Austin, TX Strange Brew
Saturday
September 28
With Billy Mata Austin, TX Broken Spoke
Thursday -
Saturday
October
10-12
Cowboy Symposium Ruidoso, NM Cowboy Symposium
Saturday
October 19
With Elizabeth McQueen Athens, TX Swing Festival
Friday
October 25
With Merle Haggard and the Strangers Columbus, GA  
Saturday
October 26
With Merle Haggard and the Strangers North Myrtle Beach, SC  
Sunday
October 27
With Merle Haggard and the Strangers Salem, VA  
Tuesday
October 29
With Merle Haggard and the Strangers Evansville, IN  
Wednesday
October 30
With Merle Haggard and the Strangers Effingham, IL  
Thursday
October 31
With Merle Haggard and the Strangers Carmel, IN  
Saturday
November 2
With Merle Haggard and the Strangers Wilkes-Barre, PA  
Sunday
November 3
With Merle Haggard and the Strangers Kingston, NY  
Monday
November 4
With Merle Haggard and the Strangers Tarrytown, NY  
Tuesday
November 5
With Merle Haggard and the Strangers Ithaca, NY  
Friday
November 8
With Redd Volkaert Austin, TX Driskill
Saturday
November 9
With Big Band Bash Fredericksburg, TX  
Friday December 6 With Merle Haggard and the Strangers Reno, NV  
Saturday December 7 With Merle Haggard and the Strangers Napa, CA  
Sunday December 8 With Merle Haggard and the Strangers Temecula, CA  
Tuesday December 10 With Merle Haggard and the Strangers Tucson, AZ  
Wednesday December 11 With Merle Haggard and the Strangers Beverly Hills, CA  
Thursday December 12 With Merle Haggard and the Strangers Las Vegas, NV  
Friday December 13 With Merle Haggard and the Strangers Las Vegas, NV  
Saturday December 14 With Merle Haggard and the Strangers Wendover, NV  
Wednesday December 18  With Jason Roberts
7 - 9 PM
Austin, TX Evangeline
Friday
December 27
With Redd Volkaert
7 - 12 PM
Austin, TX Driskill
       
  2012  

Friday February 3
with Billy Mata Austin, TX Broken Spoke


Monday February 6

John Lilly CD Release
9 PM
Austin, TX Threadgill's South
Wednesday, February 15 with Guest Bill Kirchen Austin, TX Evangeline Cafe
Saturday March 10 with Billy Mata LaGrange, TX Best Little Cowboy Gathering

April 1 Sunday

Slim Richey Benefit Austin, TX Threadgill's South
5 PM - 9 PM

April 6 Friday 

Merle Haggard Birthday Tribute Benefit Austin Songwriters Austin, TX Threadgill's South

April 8 Sunday   

With Jon Emery Austin, TX Threadgill's South 
11AM - 1PM

April 13 Friday

With Redd Volkaert Austin, TX Driskill 
7 PM - 11 PM

April 14 Saturday

With Billy Mata Navasota, TX Western Place
9 PM - 1 AM

April 15 Sunday

With Erik Hokkanen & Ryan Gould Austin, TX KOOP Radio Benefit Scholz Garten
6 PM - 7 PM

April 18 Wednesday

With Redd Volkaert Austin, TX Evangeline
7 PM - 9 PM

April 20 Saturday

Pianorama with Johnny Nicholas Marble Falls, TX Uptown Marble Theater
8 PM 

April 22 Sunday

With Austin Jazz Workshop Austin, TX Threadgill's North
2:30 PM -
4:30 PM
April 27 Friday With Katie Holmes Georgetown, TX Monument Cafe 7 PM - 10 PM

April 28 Saturday

With Tony Harrison Austin, TX Broken Spoke
9 PM - 1 AM

May 4
Friday

With Redd Volkaert Austin, TX Driskill
7 PM - 11 PM

May 13 Sunday  

With Elizabeth McQueen Free AF of M Concert Series Austin, TX Bullock Museum

May 19 Saturday

With Western Swing Hall of Fame Band San Marcos, TX San Marcos Plaza Stage
7:30 PM - 12 Mid.

May 27 Sunday

With Lone Star Swing Free AFof M Concert Series Austin, TX Bullock Museum
June 11
Monday
Live Taping with Tony Harrison Austin, TX Broken Spoke
June 16 Saturday    With Dave Alexander Wichita Falls, TX Legends of Western Swing Festival

June 22 Friday

With Billy Mata Austin, TX Broken Spoke
9 PM - 1 AM

June 23 Saturday

With Billy Mata Navasota, TX Western Place
9 PM - 1 AM
Saturday September 1 6 -10 Fredericksburg, TX Hilltop Cafe
Sunday September 2 Pianorama Lucky Tomblin Tribute San Marcos, TX Texas Theater
Monday September 10 Trail's End Ranch Radio with Stephanie Davis San Francisco, CA Terra Gallery
Friday September 14 with Billy Mata Austin, TX Broken Spoke
Sunday September 16 with Austin Jazz Workshop North Austin, TX
Threadgill's
Friday September 28 Demonic Duo with Redd Volkaert
7 - 11
Austin, TX Driskill
Friday October 5 with Johnny Nicholas Marfa, TX  
Saturday October 6 with Jolie Goodnight 7 - 10 Georgetown, TX Monument Cafe
 Sunday October 7 with Jon Emery Gospel Brunch 
11 AM -1 PM
South  Austin, TX Threadgill's
Wednesday October 10 with Austin Jazz Workshop
6 - 9
Austin, TX Trento
 Thursday October 11 8:15 PM -10 PM Alto, NM Flying J Ranch
Friday - Saturday October
12 - 13
Cowboy Symposium Ruidoso, NM  
Wednesday October 17 wih Redd Volkaert / Demonic Duo
7 - 9
Austin, TX Evangeline Cafe
 Wednesday October 17   with Emily Grace Berry Buffalo Springfield Tribute Austin, TX Jax

Friday October 12  

Interview on
W105  99.1FM   9:39 AM
Ruidoso, NM W105  99.1FM
Friday October 19 with Janet Lynn
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Austin, TX Austin-Bergstrom Airport 
Friday October 19 with Billy Mata
9 PM -1AM
Austin, TX Broken Spoke
Sunday October 21 with Austin Jazz Workshop
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
North Austin, TX Threadgill's
Wednesday October 24 with John Lilly Austin, TX Cactus Cafe
Friday October 26 with Jake Langley / Bordertown Bootleggers
9 -11
Austin, TX Driskill
Saturday October 27 with Rick McRae 7 - 11 Austin, TX Driskill
Wednesday October 31   University of Texas Road Scholar  Elderhostel
9 AM
Austin, TX Radisson Hotel
Saturday November 30 Christmas Holiday Party Austin, TX Texas Speaker of the House
Joe Straus
Sunday November 18 with Austin Jazz Workshop
2:30 - 4:30
North Austin, TX Threadgill's
Wednesday November 21

with Redd Volkaert / Demonic Duo
7 - 9

Austin, TX Evangeline Cafe

Sunday December 2

with Jon Emery Gospel Brunch
11 AM - 1 PM
South Austin, TX Threadgill's

Friday, December 7 & Saturday December 8

with Merle Haggard and the Strangers Las Vegas, NV. Golden Nugget
Sunday December 16 with Austin Jazz Workshop
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
North Austin, TX Threadgill's
Friday
January 4

With Cornell Hurd

Austin, TX Broken Spoke
Thursday January 10  With Merle Haggard & the Strangers Redding, CA Cascade Theatre
 Saturday January 12, 2013 with Billy Mata Tommy Duncan Birthday  Hillsboro, TX  
Tuesday
January 15

Don Walser Tribute

Austin, TX Broken Spoke
Wednesday January 16

With Redd Volkaert

Austin, TX Evangeline Cafe
Saturday January 19

With Merle Haggard & the Strangers 

Napa, CA Uptown Theatre
Friday January 25

With Redd Volkaert

Austin, TX Driskill Hotel
     
  2011  
Wednesday January 19 with Redd Volkaert Austin, TX Evangeline Cafe
Friday February 4 with Billy Mata Austin, TX Broken Spoke
Saturday February 12 with Luke Reed Santa Fe, NM  
Sunday
February 13
with Willie Nelson Austin, TX Austin City Limits Moody Theater
Monday February 14 with Willie Nelson Austin, TX Austin City Limits Moody Theater
Saturday February 26 Floyd Domino Marble Falls, TX Uptown Marble Theater
Monday February 28 with Mark Chesnutt Austin, TX Triangle Days
Friday March 4 with Redd Volkaert Austin, TX Driskill Hotel

Wednesday April 6

Merle Haggard Birthday Tribute Benefit for Ted Branson South Austin, TX 6PM Threadgill's
Friday April 8
With Redd Volkaert Austin, TX 7-11 Driskill Hotel
Sunday April 10
With Redd Volkaert Spicewood, TX 3-5 Shade Tree Potter
Saturday April 16
Pianorama Marble Falls, TX 8PM Uptown Marble Theater
Wednesday April 20
With Joe Manuel Austin TX 7-9 Evangeline Cafe
Friday May 6   With Billy Mata and the Texas Tradition Austin, TX 9-1 Broken Spoke
Saturday May 21
Western Swing Festival San Marcos, TX Western Swing Festival
Thursday May 26
With Cecil Francis  Austin, TX Serrano's at Symphony Square
Friday May 27
With Redd Volkaert 7-11 Austin, TX Driskill Hotel
Saturday May 28
With Slim Richey and the Jitterbug Vipers Athens, TX Texas Swing Festival
Thursday June 16 With Redd Volkaert Band Wichita Falls, TX Legends of Western Swing Festival
Friday July 1 With With Ray Benson   Austin, TX Elephant Room
Sunday July 3 With Heybale   Austin, TX Continental Club
Wednesday July 6 With Lucky Tomblin Band    Austin, TX Jovita's
Friday July 8 Demonic Duo with Redd Volkaert Austin, TX Driskill Hotel
Saturday July 9 With Billy Mata and The Texas Tradition  Navasota, TX The Western Club  
Sunday July 10 With Heybale Austin, TX Continental Club 
Wednesday July 13 Pianorama    Austin, TX Antone's
Saturday July 16 Trio with Erik Hokkanen & Ryan Gould Marble Falls, TX Uptown Marble Theater
Sunday July 17 With Heybale Austin, TX Continental Club 
Wednesday
For Solo piano gigs, contact floyd@floyddomino for further info.
July 20
Demonic Duo with Redd Volkaert Austin, TX Evangeline Cafe
Friday July 29 With Cindy Cashdollar Austin, TX Bullock Museum
Sunday July 31 With Heybale Austin, TX Continental Club
Wednesday, Sept. 21 with Redd Volkaert 7-9 PM Austin, TX Evangeline Cafe
Sunday, Sept. 25 with Donna Hightower 6-8 PM for the Big Give Austin, TX W Hotel
Friday, Sept 30 Western Swing Concert 7:30-10 PM San Marcos, TX Texas State University
Saturday, Oct 1 with Johnny Gimble 8 PM Marble Falls, TX Uptown Marble Theater
Thursday, Oct 6 through Saturday, Oct 8 with Texas Playboys, Dave Alexander and Billy Mata Ruidoso, NM Cowboy Symposium
Wednesday, Oct 12 with Redd Volkaert Austin, TX Evangeline Cafe 7-9 PM
Saturday, Oct 15 1:30-3 PM Llano, TX Llano Courthouse
Saturday, Oct 15 with Earl Poole Ball at 7 PM San Antonio, TX Gardens by Moonlight at the San Antonio Botanical Garden
Sunday, Oct 16 with Shawnda Birch at 7:30 PM Sunset Valley, TX Sunset Valley Concert Series
Wednesday, Oct 19 Road Scholar, 9-10:30 AM Austin, TX University of Texas
Friday, Oct 28 with Billy Mata, 9 PM-1 AM Austin, TX the Broken Spoke
Saturday, Oct 29 with Billy Mata, 9 PM-1 AM Navasota, TX the Western Club
Saturday, November 12, Big Band Bash with Johnny Nicholas Fredericksburg, TX Lady Bird Johnson Pavilion
Thursday November 17 with Angela Wade Salem, Ore Pilgrim's Fine Woodworks Party
Wednesday November 23 Demonic Duo with Redd Volkaert 7-9 Austin, TX Evangeline Cafe
Friday November 25 with Jolie Goodnight 7-10 Georgetown, TX Monument Cafe
Saturday December 10 with Lone Star Swing 7:30 San Marcos, TX Texas Music Theater
Sunday December 18 Hark The Herald Angels Swing Peaster, TX Church in Peaster
Wednesday December 21 with Marvin Dykhuis 7-9 Austin, TX Evangeline Cafe
Friday December 30 Demonic Duo with Redd Volkaert 7-11 Austin, TX Driskill Hotel
  2012  
Thursday January 5 Tribute To Pinetop Perkins Austin, TX Long Center Pianorama
Saturday January 14 with Billy Mata Hillsboro, TX Tommy Duncan Birthday
Tuesday January 17 Tribute To Don Walser with the Pure Texas Band Austin, TX Broken Spoke
Wednesday January 18
with Joe Manuel and Sonny Throckmorton
7 PM - 9 PM
Austin, TX Evangeline
Tuesday January 17 Don Walser Tribute Austin, TX Broken Spoke

Tuesday January 24
Leon Rausch Tribute Austin, TX Broken Spoke

Wednesday January 25
with Erik Hokkanen and Ryan Gould
6:30 PM - 9 PM
Austin, TX Central Market Westgate
       
Solo piano gigs? Contact floyd@floyddomino for further info.




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Bill Payne and Magic Steinways

   Bill Payne has a place in Rock 'N  Roll history. If you have heard Little Feat, Linda Ronstadt, Jackson Browne, James Taylor—the list goes on-- you hear a Bill Payne lick in your head. And you are better off for it. So, when he contributes to the Boogie Woogie Blog, I just have to say, “Yes!”

   I met Bill the night before my latest birthday. What a present for Birthday Eve. Pulitzer Prize-winning author Lawrence Wright, who plays keyboards for WhoDo, introduced me to him. We went on the bus and hung out before the Little Feat show at La Zona Rosa in Austin.

   Bill and I have a mutual friend. His name is Edd Kolakowski. He lives in Spain, but used to work in the Steinway concert department until he went on the road with Linda Ronstadt, James Taylor, and all the other artists that manager Peter Asher could persuade him to get on the bus with. Edd is easygoing, upbeat, and a magical piano technician.
  In Bill's post, he writes of the magic of Richard Manuel's piano. It's an old Steinway that has a soulful tone, action and response that is like 'buttah', and “plays itself.” Those two words will make a piano player's ears go to full alert, like my dachshund's do when she hears a car pull up in the driveway.

  Man, I've got a piano just like that. It's a 1911 Steinway O. First, the touch. You know how iphone/ipad/ipod users LOVE their phone/pad/pod? Well, it's tactile, it's response. Replace aural with visual, add in a lifelong devotion to the instrument, all your feelings, how you make a living, bake for decades, and it is pretty wonderful.

  Edd Kolakowski did some work on my piano in 1976. He stayed at my house in Bastrop, Texas, and charged me (maybe) $75. Between Edd and Selby Barnett, it sounded like magic. Sure, it was 65 years old, and keys moved side to side. There were some knocks, clicks, burbles, rings, but it had the 'stuff.'

  When I moved to New York, to play in Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, in 1978, there was no room for the piano. When I moved to Nashville in 1983, to play with Waylon Jennings and Jessi Colter, and the Crickets, the piano made it's way to Nashville. Perfect time clean up those knocks, clicks, etc. Little did I know...

  CBS had bought and sold Steinway. At one time CBS owned the New York Yankees, Fender, and Steinway. Many old Fender guitars and Steinway pianos are advertised as “pre-CBS.” That means, before CBS messed them up. Since CBS had sold Steinway, I was assured that we were post-CBS. Little did I know that Teflon had been replaced with Teflon II. So, Hollywood is not the only place for lame sequels.

  I had the action replaced, and invited fellow pianist Barry Walsh over to play it. “It's really heavy, isn't it?” I knew it. It was. It sounded different, too. “The tuner says it'll break in.” The tuner couldn't understand it either. From light and responsive to cement. I will spare you the details, but 4  technicians, 3 rebuilds and 27 years later, one more try. Turns out that every 9 years my musicological clock sounded an alarm, and I tried to reclaim the old magic of the 1911 Steinway O.

  So, doing some birthday assessing, I thought of how, in 2003, Karla Pfennig had brought the piano to a pretty good place. Nice sound and action. Was my memory of the old magic just my own idealizing? Was it my youth that I missed? The early days of owning a Steinway? The days of discovering a new lick, of barnstorming with Asleep at the Wheel? Maybe the piano was like this in the '70s.

  I casually mentioned to Bill Cory, my tuner, that when I met Steinway O, #147337, it was my dream instrument. I still loved it. Was there a chance we could get it back, or get me back to that place I inhabited 27 years ago? “Sure, we can do that.” Just like that? Really? In the last few years things have changed. Go for it. One more time.

  Bill took the action for ten days.  Computers are used now to custom design the parts. No, one size fits all. The knuckles on the hammer shanks are back to 1911 specs, 1.5 millimeters from where they have been since 1985. 4.5 lbs of lead came out of the keys, lurking beneath the ebony and ivory. Added as a necessary evil to give force to move the hammers, the lead created an inertia of its own. He installed Abel hammers prepared by Wally Brooks.

  Bill brought the action to the house on May 11 and put it back in the piano. I played a few notes. It's back. Just like that. I can't stop playing it. It “plays itself.”



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