River Jam By the Bullets

by: Cody Starr It seems I’ve made a tradition of going to River Jam in New Braunfels and immediately after, headed straight for Colorado with the family. I’m back and only now had the chance to reflect on what went down. Here’s my River Jam by the bullets.
  • Garrett Bryan and Buffalo Ruckus were a great way to kick off the weekend. We’ve given ample attention to both recently, go read about them.
  • We had a late night on Friday, hanging on the CrackersandCucumbers front porch passing the guitar around. Our buddy, John Dempsy churned it up. Post River Jam we learned that he’s putting music on the back burner for now, but I’m betting he’ll be back eventually. You can’t deny this:
  • The river didn’t have much to give us this year but we stayed wet in the Texas heat, sucking down drinks and bonding with friends before heading to River Road Icehouse.
  • Austin Meade showed how he’s coming into his own in this scene.
  • Jesse Dayton was as Fonzie cool as one can imagine. I was waiting for the biker contingent to arrive but it didn’t happen.
  • Jamie Lin Wilson beat the heat and did her show +1 with baby on board.
  • Zac Wilkerson closing out the night with that soulful voice was something to behold. The Mayor of Funville seems to approve.
  • Sunday continues to be my favorite day, lots of artists and lots of opportunities for special moments. Having Coby Wier, son of the great Rusty Wier, close out River Jam with “Don’t It Make You Want To Dance” was pretty darn cool.
  • After the official festivities ended we took the party down to the river, where Mark Allan Atwood, Mike Stanley, Coby Wier, and others joined us for late night river jamming.
  • I’m ready for next year. You should join us.

Quick Riffs

  • My family has been homeless for the past month. Our house in Lewisville sold in a couple of days and the original plan was to move to the Hill Country. It’s been a rollercoaster and plans have changed. We’ve purchased some lakefront property in Granbury, the land of Larry Hooper. We are going to build, and my wife is drafting the house plans as I write. In the meantime, we will be with family, just minutes down the road hoping not to wear out our welcome.
  • A couple of weeks back, I took my brother to a Galleywinter Listening Room event to see Walt Wilkins play in John Dempsy’s living room. A fantastic evening for sure. On the way home, the music and culture editor for The Dallas Observer cold called me on Facebook and asked if I wanted to write for them. I took the gig, but will still be doing my thing here because I love the people and the institution that is Galleywinter. I’ll mostly be covering shows and venues for The Observer with the occasional interview mixed in. They already asked if I wanted to cover a Jason Aldean show, I told them no.
  • I have no idea if the Cowboys or the Aggies are going to be any good this season. Last year excluded, A&M is really good at going 5-0, giving us false hope, then getting buzz-sawed by the big boys in the SEC. With a new head coach, it should be interesting, to say the least.

Cody Starr

Staff writer and resident website mechanic. Raised in DFW, but recently left the big city for quieter, small(er) town life. Family guy, Aggie, software developer, Ticket's Own. I occasionally write for The Dallas Observer, my editor there probably hates me.

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