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Dec 28

Texas Music

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A quick note as I wrap up my holiday trip to Texas.  I got to see some good music while here.  On the Saturday before Christmas my Dad and I caught Rick Trevino and Asleep at the Wheel at the Armadillo Christmas Bazaar while my Mom and Cynthia shopped.  I had heard of, but hadn’t heard Rick before and really enjoyed his set.  I think my favorite song was his cover of Wasted Days, Wasted Nights.

image I have been an Asleep at the Wheel fan for a long time.  This show was a quartet rather than the full swing band.  What I hadn’t realized before was just how incredibly talented a guitar player Ray Benson is – I really enjoyed this set.  Way Down Texas Way is probably my favorite of theirs.  If you’re a fan of Bob Wills and Western Swing, check them out at the Broken Spoke sometime.

image On Friday, my sister, brother-in-law, B.P. (*) and I headed down to San Antonio to catch the Old 97’s at Sam’s Burger Joint.  These guys have been my favorite band for close to a decade.  I found the venue to be a little strange, but overall it was great to see the 97s at home (Rhett’s a 7th generation Texan!)  Despite some initial sound issues, the show was great and I came out with a better appreciation of the latest album, Blame it on Gravity.  If you haven’t seen these guys live, you really need to check them out.  Rhett is a superlative songwriter and has written one of the perfect songs (Question) and I’m always drawn to Murry’s songs (Up the Devil’s Pay) in concert.  A few other choice songs:

No Baby, I
Barrier Reef
Murder (or a Heart Attack)
Time Bomb

Ok, that’s more than a few and there are many, many more good ones.  Enjoy.

(*) B.P. = Baby Place.  My sister is very pregnant and already teaching BP about good music.

Dec 20

Bazaar Cafe with Erston Pearcy- February 28

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I’m sure I’ll mention it again, but Erston Pearcy and I will be trading sets at the Bazaar Cafe on February 28th at 7 PM. Mark your calendars!

Saturday, February 28 from 7:00 – 9:30 PM
Bazaar Café
5927 California Street, between 21st & 22nd Avenues
San Francisco, CA 94121

Dec 17

Steel Magnolias

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Today someone I’ve known for a decade was shocked to find out that I’m in Steel Magnolias.  They filmed in Natchitoches, LA when we were in high school.  For kicks, I found the clip on YouTube:

Singing starts at 3’10”, but I’ve set up the embedded video to start playing when we come on screen (4’43”).  Don’t blink!

Happy Holidays!

Dec 09

Northpoint Cafe – Tuesday, December 9

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Totally short notice, but if you’re in the North Bay this evening stop by Northpoint Coffee for a gig I’m sharing with Robin and Eric:

Northpoint Coffee
1250 Bridgeway (@ Turney)
Sausalito, CA
6 PM


Dec 07

Joshua Tree 2008

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Christopher Bost with Brad Meador - Joshua TreeI have finally gotten around to posting the recordings Christopher and I made in Joshua Tree in September.  We recorded Chris live, with some added backing vocals thrown in for good measure.

chocolate pools
ever green
grace brings contentment
green tea
kinda sorta
last sing-song
laughter is infectious
throwing stones
rumble in the desert

These were a lot of fun to record and think we got some good stuff.  Here’s the 2007 recordings, which are a little more produced.