Hello again my friends, it’s the newest edition of Face the Music – the weekly article that highlights a few shows from the past week, provides you with a heads up for CD releases, updates you with life events for band members and the Galleywinter family, and gives you a glimpse of upcoming events in the Texas/Red Dirt Music scene. Check back each week to keep up with the dirt in and around the scene!
Shows in Review: Micky & the Motorcars played a FREE show at Gruene Hall last Thursday night. Rumor has it they played 4 different sets! You can see pictures from the show in the MMC forum!
Houston saw performances from Brandon Rhyder at the Sidecar Pub on Friday night and Micky & the Motorcars at Armadillo Palace on Saturday night. Lots of Galleyfolk were in town for these shows. They’re reporting back with their reviews and incriminating photos.
This past weekend in Dallas, Cooder Graw played at the Horseman Club on Friday night while Stoney Larue performed around the corner at Woody’s. You can see a few – and I do mean a few – pictures of Stoney’s performance here.
Upcoming Events: Attn Austin: The Mike Mancy Band is coming to your city TONIGHT (Wednesday November 9th)! You can see them at the Midnight Rodeo at 10:00 PM. If you can’t make it out tonight, you have two more chances to see them this week in Waco and Houston.
The Randy Rogers Band teams up with the Eli Young Band for a mid-week show TONIGHT Wednesday, November 9th at the Jolly Fox in Huntsville, TX.
This Thursday, November 10th, Stoney Larue and Travis Linville will be performing at Roxie’s Roost in Tahlequah, OK. For show times and more information visit Roxiesroost.com
Also on Thursday night, Wade Bowen & West 84 will be performing in the Houston area at Big Texas Saloon in Clear Lake. The show starts at 10:00 PM, but get there early for Big Texas’ great happy Hour Specials. Visit their website for more information: BigTexasSaloon.com
The Django Walker Band is playing three shows with Hootie and the Blowfish this week! You can catch them in Houston, Hidalgo and Corpus Christi!
The Eli Young Band has seven shows scheduled this week including two in store appearances at Hastings! The band will be hitting Denton, Huntsville, Dallas, Amarillo and Luboock. You can find their full schedule here!
The Clubhouse Concert Series at the White Elephant Saloon continues this week with an acoustic performance by Micky & the Motorcars. If you’re in the Fort Worth area on Sunday night, head over to the Stockyards to see Miss Joni and the Clubhouse Girls.
This Sunday only, the weekly Front Porch Show with Justin Frazell will be broadcasting to you LIVE from Times Square in New York City! This week’s show starts an hour later at 7:00 PM. Justin will be joined by guest co-host Lee Ann Womack. With all of the great Texas artists in the NYC next week you never know who will make an appearance! If you’re in the Dallas area, tune your radio to 99.5 FM or you can listen online at 995thewolf.com!
Also in the Big Apple next week: Shooter Jennings joins Lee Ann Womack Monday night at the Bowery Ballroom while across town in Times Square Pat Green, Cross Canadian Ragweed and Dierks Bentley perform at the brand new Nokia Theater.
XM Satellite radio will be broadcasting the Pat Green, Ragweed & Dierks Bentley show live from Times Square. If you’re not and XM Subscriber, you can still listen to the broadcast online by signing up for a free 3-day trial membership at XMradio.com.
The 39th Annual Country Music Association awards are being held Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden. Dierks Bentley is nominated for this year’s Horizon Award and is scheduled to perform during the awards ceremony. For the first time in history, you can watch the CMA’s on ABC. The show starts at 8:00 PM EST, check your local listings.
CD Releases: This week’s Galleywinter Featured Artist is Bonnie Bishop. Bonnie’s new album Soft to the Touch hit store shelves yesterday. You can hear a selection of Bonnie’s songs in the music player on the main page.
The Dirt: Jack Ingram was one of the featured performers on the CMT special: Outlaws 2005 which premiered on Friday, November 4th. You can catch the show again tonight (Wednesday) at 8:00 PM on CMT. For the full re-run schedule visit CMT.com.
We have yet another wedding to celebrate – Nick and Allison (aka Tater and Tatersgal) got married this past Saturday in Houston. Congratulations – it was a beautiful ceremony for 2 truly deserving people!
And it looks like we’ll be reporting on another wedding in the near future as Megly got engaged over the weekend! Have fun planning the wedding and enjoy your engagement!
So – you think this is just a website? Well, we also serve as recruiters for the state of Texas it seems. Meg and Alibear are both moving to Texas!!! Watch out all you Yankees (everyone outside of the state of Texas) – we’ll get ya sooner or later!! Wink
Just for fun: Have y’all ever checked out the Texas Music Chart? I guess you could say it’s the Texas version of the Billboard chart, which makes it all the more special! And they are having their 5th Birthday bash this Sunday at Hill’s Café in Austin. The chart is tied in with Best in Texas magazine and the website has a lot of additional information on it as well. Check it out!
Until next time, see ya where the music’s playin’…