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Discussion in 'Bass Humor & Gig Stories [BG]' started by CenTexThumper, May 30, 2020.
I have a hot date with these two beauties in central Texas tonight!
Excellent to hear about any gigs getting going again. Enjoy!
Be sure to post a gig report. We need 'em these days.
That really sucks, Amigo. Sorry you're going through that but it sounds like you're toughing it out. I understand. I've overcome a couple of right hand injuries that should have ended my playing years ago. Yet here I am, still Honky Tonkin' it!
It was WONDERFUL! The singer/drummer blew a couple of lines. The steel guitarist was a bit rusty but adapted quickly. I found myself changing up my fills from months back for no particular reason other than I could. No problema. We had a room full of folks just as eager to get back to it as we were. One old bitty complaining about the volume all night. Other than that, the dance floor stayed full, the tip jar did well, our food and drink was all comped (I never drink alcohol on a gig), and everyone, except the one complainer, had a BLAST! Good being back in the saddle. God bless Texas.
At least one picture of some Texas BBQ? please
Beer joint, juke joint, dive, roadhouse, speakeasy, honky tonk, whatever you want to call it, I'd play it right now in a minute. I hope it went well. I also hope you took some pictures to share with the class!
Thank you for your indulgence,
Not great quality pics but here ya go.
Fabulous! That's looks like my kind of honky tonk.
Thank you for your indulgence,
Great post!! It's great to see guys from "our generation" out there playing. I had to shut down for a while due to back problems, but I am ready to get back out there!
Keep up the good work!!
I'm 66 years old. The rhythm guitarist is about a month older than I. I've been doing this for over 50 years. The rest are mere kids in their 50s. My ultimate goal is to have my lifeless body removed from the bandstand of a smoke-filled honkytonk at 2:05 a.m. after the last set on a Saturday night about 30 years from now.
I played an hour tonight at a jam and it was not fun. Probably will sit that place out for a few months.
On the bright side, 3/4 lbs moist brisket and a pint of potato salad from Rudys with ice tea for me and my wife. Rudy's, despite being a chain, produces very good BBQ most of the time (8.5 on the Coopers Llano 10 scale).
Sorry the jam didn't go well. But Rudy's ain't bad at all, Bro. Try the cream corn some time. I worked in Lockhart for years and still live 20 miles away so I'm a bit spoiled by Smitty's, Black's and Chisholm Trail. It's good to be a Texian!
What part of the Republic of Texas do you reside in?
The cream corn is good!
In Lockhart, we normally eat at Kreuzs Market because our friends like it. Kreuzs opened up a store in College Station which was good, but it closed before Covid. The Rudy's in College Station is only middle of pack. Coopers opened a store there but haven't tried it. All Coopers are not created equal, and even Llano can disappoint on a busy weekend.
The best BBQ I have tasted was Snows in Lexington, Texas.
There is allegedly better BBQ in boutique spots in Austin, Brenham, and Tomball, but waiting in line for hours is for Yankees.
I returned from the Republic of Kazakhstan to the Republic of Texas in 2016. Was living in Spring, and Besumont. Now back on my ranch near Waller. My wife's family was in Texas before the Northern war of Aggression. I first arrived in Texas 50 years ago which explains why my English is so good and why Texas IQ is higher than neighboring states.
I like me some Coopers, but Rudy's "worst BBQ in Texas " works in a pinch fer sure.
Nice hat! Where in the Great Republic were you, basically. If you don't mind. I did a couple shows here in the Hill Country this weekend- Fredericksburg and Kerrville.
I've eaten many meal there. I also like the Jerry Mikeska's in Columbus- one of my all time favorites . He's a great guy and approaching 100 years as I recall. On I-10 midway between San Antonio and Houston. His brother Clem's places in Temple and Belton are pretty good as well. [/QUOTE]
Stop it, stop it ... your making me hungry, I cant stand it... there's no BBQ like Texas here in NJ...
yeah, it's good to see some gig pics these days --- gives me hope!
you're lookin' good, OP! glad the gig worked and that you enjoyed yourself!
Thanks for sharing the photos, definitely jealous but glad to hear that there may be a future past all of this.
We had 2 gigs cancelled on Friday for one of our "regular" places that decided to close for music through Labor day. Very disappointing but they have lots to consider as a business so we won't hold it against them. We were able to reschedule one elsewhere right away so that's good.
Our next one isn't til 6/21, then only one in July and based on the "festival" nature of that event I'd expect that one to be cancelled as well, but we're hoping.
Cool looking joint. I love places like that.
You remind me of my friend Bob Landgraff who plays blues harp with Walter Trout. He's fronted many bands with his great Ray Benson style voice.