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This, my friends, was described as the “Grandaddy of All Pro Jams”.  Only the best of the best dare to step foot on THAT stage.

The gauntlet was thrown.  Guess who was there to scoop it up? 

Tonight, I will place my name in that proverbial bowl for the reaping with Randy Sherrod (bass) and the Doyle “Twins of Doom” rounding out the foundation.  (The last time I sang for them was for a saving grace at a funeral.  People saw.)

So, ya know, ain’t skeered.

It is advisable to “git thar earlee”.

8:40 PM – UPDATE: The review describing the bartendress IS true. 

9:27 PM – CANCELED

10:01 PM – Still here -discussing business with the female management, adding to the till, and “It’s a long way to the top if you want to Rock and Roll” blasts over the stereo

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Practice Makes Perfect

12:37 Main Street

“Tiny Dancer”  – Elton John


I think I met TheTeacher. 

 

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All systems were GO and a rockin’ good time was had by all. After re-entry, I had a chance to meet up with
some friends, family and fans. Some had seen us dozens of times and others were long time fans but first time concert goers. We got some nice comments about new songs they had never seen in concert and songs we haven’t played in a long time. And of course, the special effects got rave reviews! This looks like it’s going to be a summer to remember for us. See you soon!

~ Gary Pihl

http://local.aarp.org/event/boston-2017-05-10-tm-san-antonio-tx.html

I’ve been busy making music.  

Woodshedding.  It comes to me in my life like I’m with child.  The symptoms can be  horrifyingly similar and I have to find a way to “birth” my music.  The process from itch to song is usually a few months. Now, I have brand new twins!  They’re in my phone and on my FB page.  I’m like one of those breastfeeding moms looking for attention.  Had to post my mutant children of a different frequency ASAP.  Go enjoy them.  There is no better vibration than analog human music.  Go get you some of that goodness.

Speaking of that,  thanks to my real followers!  Not one “like” but I go out and people know more about my life than me! 

Speaking of going out,

Had the great pleasure to stumble on a Rockstar Reunion.  Note: I was not counting myself as one of said rockstars, geez.  I can’t drop names because (Jeff Doyle), I might not remember all of them (Randy), then people get mad (Batman), and start thinking I’m all stuck up (Wayne Cain), (Val), (Carol), (Maria), (Gerardo), (that tall guy playing pool), (Byron…)

…and you know how sensitive I am.  Wouldn’t want anyone thinking that somehow the world would crumble if I thought I was stuck up.  Because that just isn’t so.  

I prefer the term “accomplished”.

Judas Priestex.  The ones to watch.

Photo by Barbara Johnson (Judas PriesTex)


That’s Carol on vocals.  

Monster voice.  Great stage presence!  I had to shake her hand.  She didn’t seem pleased.  I didn’t care.  Y’all know me.  FYI: MOST TO ALL lead singers hate me.  Most people in general hate me.  Well, not guys. Well, until they try to cross me…digression.

They know the competition even when I’m off of the stage game for a minute.  Recon…

So, yeah, I was an assistant Bouncer for a few while Batman took care of trouble in the parking lot.  I was carding the honeys, bust in’ a few heads inside.  Totally in my element, dude.  People saw.  PEOPLE SAW!  

Hard at work, President Trump.  Happy to be a cog in that wheel.

Speaking of being a slacker blogger…

I promise to work harder.  Promise.  Still need to tackle some projects on the Homefront that may keep me ocupado but I PROMISE to post more often.

Ms. Bliss will be at Boozehounds next Saturday.  She needs no formal introduction.

But then, neither do I.

That’s all I asked!
Just pay your talent.  It’s that simple.  Original music is the lifeblood of a township.  Think about Seattle.  Did Nirvana come to mind? Incubus? Thinking of Atlanta or do you immediately go P-Funk…

https://www.facebook.com/events/1611784625503519/

Where: Fitzgerald‘s 
When: Wednesday, December 21st, 2016
Address: 437 McCarty Rd #101, San Antonio, TX 78216

Wayne Wilson graced the first post of the launch of Where To Go 210.  Imagine my surprise when I found out I worked with his lovely wife!  She gave me a card and a heads up on this week’s San Antonio Fanzine post for date night, Friday December 16th, 2016.  

Where: The Lion and the Rose (The Rim)
When: 8:00 – 11:00
Gastro-Meter: The food is supposedly off-the-charts good!  Ye olde English Pub fare.

I’ll be there, plying Wayne’s wife with drinks and singing along.  Hope to see you there, too.  Find me, say wonderful things about this blog, and I might buy you a pint.


It looks like The Jake Castillo Trio took that Wednesday night house spot at Drink Texas.  Gotta be impressed by their work ethic.  These guys deserve the glory.  They are true professionals.  

If you need a Humpday break, this is the place to be.

Where: Drink Texas Stone Oak
@ 19903 Stone Oak Parkway (corner of Stone Oak and Hardy Oak) 

When: 7pm-11pm

I just might see you there.

Jake Castillo Trio at Pinks Patio

Jake Castillo Trio at Pinks Patio


Musicians! 

Work on those chops with one of the best original artists in the city. Don’t be skeered! These three dynamos are super sweet. Don’t tell them I told you that!

If you like blues, you’ll love the Jake Castillo Trio.
If you like rock, you’ll love the Jake Castillo Trio.
If you like R&B, you’ll love the Jake Castillo Trio.
If you like country, you’ll love the Jake Castillo Trio.

Seriously.

Where: Pink’s Patio
Location: 930 Broadway


Yes. Original music is alive and well in this little big SAYTOWN.  If you are hoping to clean out your heart cockles with some pleasantly unique frequencies, then Main Street is the place to be.  You will begin traveling on another plane of existence after listening to their vibe.  Really.

Connect with this great group on the web: www.jakecastillotrio.com


121 Alamo Plz. San Antonio Texas 78205

Live on the patio. Cover starts at $5.

West Kings Highway 
Fridays from 7 – 9 PM

Sancho’s Cantina 
628 Jackson St
SATX

Join West Kings Highway every Friday at Sancho’s Cantina for an evening of great music! With frequent musical guests, the line-up is always a delight featuring local legends with the band. Sometimes rocking, sometimes mellow, all-times excellent…more