“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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Sunday, May 1
Tribute to Merle Haggard
with the Strangers & Toby Keith
Featured as a part of the
America Country Countdown Awards
Airing on Fox

Date

Description

City

Venue

  2015  
Friday
November 27
With
Asleep at
the Wheel
Parker, CO  
Wednesday
December 2
With Merle
Haggard and the Strangers
Palm Desert, CA  
Thursday
December 3
With Merle
Haggard and the Strangers
Riverside, CA  
Friday
December 4
With Merle
Haggard and the Strangers
Oakland, CA  
Saturday
December 5
With Merle
Haggard and the Strangers
Wendover, NV  
Friday
December 11
With
Billy Mata
Austin, TX Broken Spoke
Wednesday
December 16
With
Redd Volkaert
Austin, TX Evangeline
Sunday
December 20
 With
Jon Emery
Austin, TX Threadgill's South
Sunday
December 20
Pianorama Austin, TX Palmer Events Center
Sunday
December 20
With
Heybale
Austin, TX Continental Club
       
  2016  
Sunday
January 3
With
Planet Casper
Austin, TX Continental Club
Wednesday
January 6
With
Redd Volkaert
Austin, TX Evangeline

Sunday
January 17

 With Austin Jazz Workshop
Austin, TX Threadgill's North.
Tuesday
January 19
 KOOP Radio
Austin, TX Under the X In Texas
Wednesday
January 20
 Don Walser Tribute

Austin, TX Broken Spoke
Saturday
January 30
 With Merle Haggard and the Strangers Mescalero, NM  
Sunday
January 31
 With Merle Haggard and the Strangers Farmington, NM  
Tuesday
February 2
 With Merle Haggard and the Strangers Riverside, CA  
Wednesday
February 3
 With Merle Haggard and the Strangers Beverly Hills, CA  
Friday
February 5
 With Merle Haggard and the Strangers Wendover, NV  
Saturday
February 6
 With Merle Haggard and the Strangers Las Vegas, NV  
Monday
February 8
 With Merle Haggard and the Strangers Palm Desert, CA  
Wednesday
February 10
 With Merle Haggard and the Strangers Santa Rosa, CA  
Thursday
February 11
 With Merle Haggard and the Strangers Lemoore, CA  
Saturday
February 13
 With Merle Haggard and the Strangers Oakland, CA  
Tuesday
February 16
Ameripolitan Awards Austin, TX  
Wednesday
February 17
With Rick McRae Austin, TX Evangeline
Thursday
March 3
 With Merle Haggard and the Strangers Jonesboro, AR  
Friday
March 4
 With Merle Haggard and the Strangers Bossier City, LA  
Saturday
March 5
 With Merle Haggard and the Strangers Robinsville, MS  
Tuesday
March 8
 With Merle Haggard and the Strangers Nashville, TN  
Wednesday
March 9
 With Merle Haggard and the Strangers Nashville, TN  
Thursday
March 10
 With Merle Haggard and the Strangers Santa Rosa, CA  
Friday
March 11
 With Merle Haggard and the Strangers Jacksonville, FL  
Saturday
March 12
 With Merle Haggard and the Strangers Plant City, FL    
Sunday
May 1
Tribute to Merle Haggard
with  the Strangers & Toby Keith

airing on Fox The America Country Countdown Awards
       
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6 PM - 10 PM

Austin, TX Perry's
7th and Colorado

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The Museum of Magnetic Sound Recording (MOMSR) did a great job with my interview for their archives.

It was recorded at Phantom Productions' studio. Please take a look at their online museum site geared to preserving the history of early recording. I've added a link to the interview on my Gallery page.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
  Gig Archive
2011    2012    2013     2014     2015
 

Date

Description

City

Venue

  2015 Archive  
Wednesday January 7   Austin, TX Threadgill's North

Friday
January 8

    With All-Stars   Austin, TX Central Market North
Wednesday
January 14 
 With Riley Osbourn  Austin, TX Threadgill's North
Thursday
January 15 
Austin Songwriters' Afternoon  Austin, TX  
Friday
January 16 
 With All-Stars Hot Rhythm Holiday  Austin, TX  
Saturday
January 17 
Morning at
Burley Auction  
New Braunfels, TX  
Sunday
January 18 
With Austin Jazz Workshop  Austin, TX Threadgill's North 
Monday
January 19 
With
Bill Kirchen & Blackie Farrell 
Austin, TX El Mercado  
Tuesday
January 20  
With Durawa    Austin, TX Strange Brew
Tuesday
January 20 
With
Don Walser Band Reunion  
Austin, TX Broken Spoke  
Wednesday
January 21  
With
Redd Volkaert   
Austin, TX Evangeline
Friday
January 23  
 With Merle
Haggard and the Strangers 
Atlanta, GA  
Saturday
January 24  
 With Merle
Haggard and the Strangers
Martinez, GA  
Sunday
January 25 
 With Merle
Haggard and the Strangers
Jacksonville, FL  
Monday
January 26 
  With Merle
Haggard and the Strangers
Ft Lauderdale, FL  
Tuesday
January 27 
 With Merle
Haggard and the Strangers
St Petersburg, FL  
Wednesday
January 28 
 With Merle
Haggard and the Strangers
The Villages, FL  
Thursday
January 29 
 With Merle
Haggard and the Strangers
Montgomery, AL  
Friday
January 30 
 With Merle
Haggard and the Strangers
Biloxi, MS  
Saturday
January 31 
 With Merle
Haggard and the Strangers
Lake Charles, LA  
Sunday
February 1 
With
Jon Emery
Austin, TX Threadgill's South 
Wednesday
February 4 
With
Riley Osbourn 
Austin, TX Threadgill's North 
Wednesday
February 11
 With
Riley Osbourn   
 Austin, TX Threadgill's North 
Sunday
February 15
 With Austin Jazz Workshop  Austin, TX Threadgill's North
Wednesday February 18 With
Redd Volkaert    
Austin, TX Evangeline
Saturday February 21   With Merle Haggard and the Strangers  Robinsonville, MS  
Tuesday
February 24
  With Merle Haggard and the Strangers Springfield, MO  
Wednesday February 25   With Merle Haggard and the Strangers  Columbia, MO  
Thursday February 26   With Merle Haggard and the Strangers  Ralston, NE  
Friday
February 27
With Merle
Haggard and the Strangers 
Clear Lake, IA  
Sunday
March 8
 With
Jon Emery  

Austin, TX Threadgill's South 
Wednesday
March 11
With
Riley Osbourn
Austin, TX Threadgill's North
Wednesday
March 18
With
Redd Volkaert 
Austin, TX Evangeline
Wednesday
March 25

With
Riley Osbourn
Austin, TX Threadgill's North

Thursday - Saturday
March 26-28

With Merle
Haggard and the Strangers
New Braunfels, TX  
Sunday
March 29
With Merle
Haggard and the Strangers
Roscoe, TX  
Tuesday
March 31
With Merle
Haggard and the Strangers
Midland, TX  
Wednesday
April 1
With Merle
Haggard and the Strangers
Stafford, TX  
Thursday - Friday
April 2-3
With Merle
Haggard and the Strangers
Shawnee, OK  
Saturday
April 4
With Merle
Haggard and the Strangers
Thackerville, OK  
Wednesday
April 8
Solo Austin, TX Threadgill's North
Sunday
April 12
With Austin Jazz Workshop
Austin, TX Threadgill's North
Sunday
April 12
 Merle Birthday Tribute   Austin, TX Threadgill's South
Wednesday
April 15

With
Redd Volkaert 

Austin, TX Evangeline
Wednesday
April 22
Solo Austin, TX Threadgill's North
Thursday
April 23
 With Merle
Haggard and the Strangers
Tucson, AZ  
Friday
April 24
With Merle
Haggard and the Strangers
Indio, CA  
Saturday
April 25
With Merle
Haggard and the Strangers
Bakersfield, CA  
Sunday
April 26
With Merle
Haggard and the Strangers
Santa Margarita, CA  
Tuesday
April 28
With Merle
Haggard and the Strangers
Redwood City, CA  
Wednesday
April 29
With Merle
Haggard and the Strangers
Monterey, CA  
Thursday
April 30
With Merle
Haggard and the Strangers
San Rafael, CA  
Friday
May 1
With Merle
Haggard and the Strangers
Carson Valley, NV  
Saturday
May 2
With Merle
Haggard and the Strangers
Primm, NV  
Wednesday
May 6
With
Riley Osbourn
Austin, TX Threadgill's North
Wednesday
May 13
 With
Riley Osbourn
Austin, TX Threadgill's
North
Thursday
May 14
Swing Dance  Women's Federation Austin, TX Women's Federation
Friday
May 15
 Floyd Domino
All-Stars
Austin, TX Central Market North
Wednesday
May 20
 With
Redd Volkaert  
Austin, TX Evangeline
Friday
May 22
 With
Redd Volkaert    
Austin, TX Driskill
Friday
May 29
 With Merle
Haggard and the Strangers 
Beaver Dam, KY  
Saturday
May 30
 With Merle
Haggard and the Strangers
Shipshewana, IN  
Monday
June 1
 With Merle
Haggard and the Strangers
Lancaster, PA  
Tuesday
June 2
 With Merle
Haggard and the Strangers
Red Bank, NJ  
Wednesday
June 3
 With Merle
Haggard and the Strangers
Englewood, NJ  
Thursday
June 4
 With Merle
Haggard and the Strangers
Glenside, PA  
Friday
June 5
With Merle
Haggard and the Strangers
Charles Town, WV  
Saturday
June 6
 With Merle
Haggard and the Strangers
Cherokee, NC  
Sunday
June 7
 With Merle
Haggard and the Strangers
Chattanooga, TN  
Tuesday
June 9

Solo   Austin, TX Driskill
Thursday
June 18
With Vince Gill, Lyle Lovett, Patty Loveless, Dwight Yoakam, Asleep at the Wheel
Austin, TX Austin City Limits
Sunday
June 21
With Jon Emery Austin, TX Threadgill's South
Wednesday
June 24
 With Merle
Haggard and the Strangers
Greensburg, PA
Thursday
June 25
With Merle
Haggard and the Strangers
Warren, OH  
Friday
June 26
With Merle
Haggard and the
Strangers
Westbury, NY  
Saturday
June 27
With Merle
Haggard and the Strangers
Atlantic City, NJ  
Sunday
June 28
 With Merle
Haggard and the Strangers
Dover, DE  
Tuesday
June 30
 With Merle
Haggard and the Strangers
Charlotte, NC  
Wednesday
July 1
 With Merle
Haggard and the Strangers
Tifton, GA  
Thursday
July 2
 With Merle
Haggard and the Strangers
Biloxi, MS  
Friday
July 3
 With Merle
Haggard and the Strangers
Ft Worth, TX  
Saturday
July 4
 With Merle
Haggard and the Strangers 
Austin, TX  
Sunday
July 5
 With
Casper Rawls  
Austin, TX Continental Club
Tuesday
July 7
  Solo Austin, TX Driskill
Wednesday
July 8
 Solo  Austin, TX Threadgill's North
Saturday
July 17
With
Steady Freddie

Austin,Tx South Austin Popular Culture
Thursday
July 23
With Jon Doyle Austin,Tx Elephant Room
Friday
July 24
 With
Stephanie Davis  
Austin, TX Driskill
Saturday
August 1
  With Merle
Haggard and the Strangers 

Choctaw, MS  
Sunday
August 2
  With Merle
Haggard and the Strangers 
Atlanta, GA  
Monday
August 3
 With Merle
Haggard and the Strangers 
Spindale, NC  
Tuesday
August 4
 With Merle
Haggard and the Strangers 
Rocky Mount, VA  
Thursday
August 6
 With Merle
Haggard and the Strangers 
Nashville, TN  
Friday
August 7
 With Merle
Haggard and the Strangers 
Nashville, TN  
Saturday
August 8
 With Merle
Haggard and the Strangers 
Lawrenceburg, IN  
Sunday
August 9
 With Merle
Haggard and the Strangers 
Mt Vernon, KY  
Monday
August 10
 With Merle
Haggard and the Strangers 
Greensburg, PA  
Tuesday
August 11
Solo  Austin, TX Driskill
Wednesday August 12 Solo   Austin, TX Threadgill's North
Wednesday August 19 With
Redd Volkaert  
Austin, TX Evangeline
Friday
August 21
With
Stephanie Davis 
Austin, TX Smokey Denmark 
Tuesday
August 25
Solo  Austin, TX Driskill
Thursday
September 3
With Merle
Haggard and the Strangers
Colorado Springs, CO  
Friday
September 4
With Merle
Haggard and the Strangers
Windsor, CO  
Saturday
September 5
With Merle
Haggard and the Strangers
Deadwood, SD  
Sunday
September 6
With Merle
Haggard and the Strangers
Moorhead, MN  
Monday
September 7
With Merle
Haggard and the Strangers
St Paul, MN  
Wednesday
September 9
 With Merle
Haggard and the Strangers
Toledo, OH  
Thursday
September 10
 With Merle
Haggard and the Strangers
Warren, OH  
Friday
September 11
 With Merle
Haggard and the Strangers
Battle Creek, MI  
Saturday
September 12
 With Merle
Haggard and the Strangers
Chicago, IL  
Tuesday
September 15
Solo Austin, TX Driskill
Wednesday
September 16
With Redd Volkaert Austin, TX Evangeline
Sunday
September 20
With Jon Emery Austin, TX Threadgill's South
Tuesday
September 22
With
Ernie Durawa
Austin, TX Strange Brew
Wednesday
September 30
Solo Austin, TX Threadgill's North
Sunday
October 4
Solo Austin, TX South Austin Pop Culture
Monday
October 5
Road Scholar (Private) Austin, TX  
Tuesday
October 6
Solo Austin, TX Kenny Dorham's Backyard
Tuesday
October 6
Solo Austin, TX Driskill
Wednesday
October 7
With
Redd Volkaert
Austin, TX Evangeline

Thursday
October 8 -
Saturday
October 10

With
Dav
e Alexander
Ruidoso, NM Cowboy Symposium
Wednesday
October 14
With Merle
Haggard and the Strangers
 Knoxville, TN  
Thursday
October 15
With Merle
Haggard and the Strangers
Florence, SC  
Friday
October 16
With Merle
Haggard and the Strangers
Roanoke, VA  
Saturday
October 17
With Merle
Haggard and the Strangers
Reading, PA  
Sunday
October 18
With Merle
Haggard and the Strangers
Zanesville, OH  
Tuesday
October 20
With Merle
Haggard and the Strangers
Detroit, MI  
Wednesday
October 21
With Merle
Haggard and the Strangers
Bloomington, IN  
Friday
October 23
With Merle
Haggard and the Strangers
Pikeville, KY  
Saturday
October 24
With Merle
Haggard and the Strangers
Milwaukee, WI  
Sunday
October 25
With Merle
Haggard and the Strangers
Green Bay, WI  
Friday
October 30
With
the All-Stars 
Austin, TX Central Market Westgate 
Sunday
November 8
With
Jon Emery 
Austin, TX Threadgill's South
Tuesday November 10 With Merle
Haggard and the Strangers
Lincoln, NE  
Wednesday November 11 With Merle
Haggard and the Strangers
Salina, KS  
Thursday
November 12
With Merle
Haggard and the Strangers
Ardmore, OK  
Friday
November 13
With Merle
Haggard and the Strangers
Helotes, TX  
Saturday
November 14
With Merle
Haggard and the Strangers
Austin, TX  
Sunday
November 15
With Merle
Haggard and the Strangers
Dallas, TX  
Tuesday
November 17
Solo Austin, TX Driskill Hotel
Wednesday
November 18
With
Redd Volkaert
Austin, TX Evangeline
Friday
November 20
With
Billy Mata
Austin, TX Broken Spoke
       
  2014 Archive  
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 s
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 February 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  
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
Wednesday
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
 

Wednesday
September 3

   North Austin,
TX
 
Wednesday
September 10
   North Austin,
TX
Threadgill's
Saturday
September 13
  With Billy Mata Cowboy
Gathering 
San Angelo,
TX
 
Wednesday
September 17
  With Redd
Volkaert
Austin, TX Evangeline Cafe 
Saturday
September 20
 With Austin Jazz Workshop   Sunset Valley, TX  
Saturday
September 20
  With Billy
Mata 
Austin, TX Broken Spoke 
Sunday
September 21
  With Austin Jazz Workshop  North  Austin, TX Threadgill's
Sunday
September 21
  With Freddie Krc Austin, TX One-2-One Bar 
Friday
September 26
  With Redd Volkaert   Austin, TX Driskill
Sunday
September 28
  Calypso Boogie With Cecil Francis  Austin, TX Scholz Garten 
Wednesday
October 1 
With Riley
Osbourn  
Austin, TX Threadgill's North
Friday
October 3
 With Merle
Haggard and the Strangers
 Minot, ND  
Saturday
October 4
 With Merle
Haggard and the Strangers
Duluth, MN  
Sunday
October 5
 With Merle
Haggard and the Strangers
Prior Lake, WI  
Monday
October 6
 With Merle
Haggard and the Strangers
Ames, IA  
Tuesday
October 7
 With Merle
Haggard and the Strangers
St Louis, MO  
Wednesday October 8  With Merle
Haggard and the Strangers
St Louis, MO  
Thursday
October 9
 With Merle
Haggard and the Strangers
 Catoosa, OK  
Friday
October 10
 With Merle
Haggard and the Strangers
Bossier City, LA  
Saturday
October 11
 With Merle
Haggard and the Strangers
 Angleton, TX  
Wednesday October 15  With Redd
Volkaert
Austin, TX Evangeline
Sunday
October 19

 With Jon
Emery
 Austin, TX Threadgill's South
Wednesday October 22  With Riley
Osbourn  
 Austin, TX Threadgill's North
Wednesday November 5 Solo  Austin, TX Threadgill's North
Friday
November 7
 With Merle
Haggard and the Strangers
 Chandler, AZ  
Saturday November 8  With Merle
Haggard and the Strangers
Ruidoso, NM  
Monday November 10  With Merle
Haggard and the Strangers
San Antonio, TX  
Tuesday November 11  With Merle
Haggard and the Strangers
Austin, TX  
Wednesday November 12   With Merle
Haggard and the Strangers
 Ft Worth, TX  
 Friday
November 14
 With Merle
Haggard and the Strangers
Texarkana, TX  
 Saturday
November 15
 With Merle
Haggard and the Strangers
Bossier City, LA  
Wednesday November 19  With
Redd Volkaert    
Austin, TX Evangeline
Wednesday November 26  With
Riley Osbourn    
Austin, TX Threadgill's North
Wednesday December 3
 With Riley Osbourn
Austin, TX Threadgill's North   
Friday
December 5
 With Merle
Haggard and
the Strangers
Reno, NV  
Saturday
December 6
  With Merle Haggard and the Strangers
Wendover, NV  
Sunday
December 7
 With Merle
Haggard and
the Strangers
Las Vegas, NV  
Monday
December 8
 With Merle
Haggard and the Strangers
Las Vegas, NV  
Tuesday December 9  With Merle
Haggard and the Strangers
Agoura Hills, CA  
Wednesday December 10  With Merle
Haggard and the Strangers
Escondido, CA  
Friday
December 12
 With Merle
Haggard and the Strangers
Napa, CA  
Saturday
December 13
 With Merle
Haggard and the Strangers
Stockton, CA  
Sunday
December 14
 With Merle
Haggard and the Strangers
Redding, CA  
Tuesday December 16  With Redd
Volkaert     
Austin, TX Evangeline   
Sunday
December 21
 With Austin
Jazz Workshop 
Austin, TX Threadgill's North 
Wednesday
December 31
Happy New
Year
With Emily Gimble and Terry Hale Austin, TX Perry's
       
  2013 Archive  
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
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
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 Archive  
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 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
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

Sunday
April 1

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

Friday 
April 6

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

Sunday   
April 8

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

Friday
April 13

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

Saturday
April 14

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

Sunday
April 15

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

Wednesday
April 18

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

Saturday
April 20

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

Sunday
April 22

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

Saturday
April 28

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

Friday
May 4

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

Sunday  
May 13

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

Saturday
May 19

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

Sunday
May 27

With Lone Star Swing Free AFof M Concert Series Austin, TX Bullock Museum

Monday
June 11
Live Taping with Tony Harrison Austin, TX Broken Spoke
Saturday
June 16   
With Dave Alexander Wichita Falls, TX Legends of Western Swing Festival

Friday
June 22

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

Saturday
June 23

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 AM - 1 PM
North Austin, TX Threadgill's
     
  2011 Archive  
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
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
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 September 21 with Redd Volkaert 7-9 PM Austin, TX Evangeline Cafe
Sunday
September 25
With
Donna Hightower 6-8 PM for the Big Give
Austin, TX W Hotel
Friday
September 30
Western Swing Concert
7:30-10 PM
San Marcos, TX Texas State University
Saturday
October 1
with Johnny Gimble 8 PM Marble Falls, TX Uptown Marble Theater
Thursday October 6 through Saturday
October 8
with Texas Playboys, Dave Alexander and Billy Mata Ruidoso, NM Cowboy Symposium
Wednesday October 12 with Redd Volkaert Austin, TX Evangeline Cafe 7-9 PM
Saturday
October 15
1:30-3 PM Llano, TX Llano Courthouse
Saturday
October 15
with Earl Poole Ball at 7 PM San Antonio, TX Gardens by Moonlight at the San Antonio Botanical Garden
Sunday
October 16
with Shawnda Birch at 7:30 PM Sunset Valley, TX Sunset Valley Concert Series
Wednesday October 19 Road Scholar, 9-10:30 AM Austin, TX University of Texas
Friday
October 28
with Billy Mata, 9 PM-1 AM Austin, TX the Broken Spoke
Saturday
October 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
       
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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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