PAST RECOMMENDED SHOWS:
10/19/13 @ Antone's CLOSEDJimmie Vaughan & Tilt-a-Whirl
Like any other longtime band, the Tilt-A-Whirl Band shifts gears and positions to keep itself fine-tuned and in shape, with Jimmie Vaughan’s driving guitar at the wheel. Mapping a smokin’ repertoire of blues, ballads, and other essential favorites with Lou Ann Barton riding shotgun on vocals, the local combine asks only that you put on your Wayfarers and let the Strat master do it to ya, baby, like a Texan should. Mike Flanigan’s mighty B3 and the Bluebonnets’ rootsy crunch rev it up.
09/24/13 @ ACL Live at the Moody TheaterAll ATX HAAM Benefit
November is two months off, yet thanks-giving arrives with this bounty of Austin talent banding together for the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians. The eye-popping bill features Christopher Cross, Jimmie Vaughan & Lou Ann Barton, Eric Johnson, Ray Benson, Charlie & Will Sexton, Carolyn Wonderland, Malford Milligan with Van Wilks and Marcia Ball, Monte Montgomery, Shake Russell & Michael Hearne, Suzanna Choffel, and Quiet Company. Grab a copy of the All ATX CD too!
07/24/13 @ Antone's CLOSEDAntone’s 38th Anniversary
Remember your 38th birthday? No? Well, Antone’s aims to make its 38th anniversary memorable by honoring Pinetop Perkins’ 100th birthday. Derek O’Brien rounds up the usual all-star suspects including Denny Freeman, David Grissom, Chris Layton, Malford Milligan, Emily Gimble, Cindy Cashdollar, Larry Fulcher, Sarah Brown, George Rains, and Johnny Nicholas in a stellar salute to the late beloved pianist.
05/12/13 @ Continental ClubMargaret Moser Birthday Bash
My sad, panicked reaction to Margaret Moser’s text from the hospital back in February to tell me she had cancer and was undergoing surgery turned into action. I asked her permission to plan a benefit show. We’re calling it her birthday bash since her birthday’s May 16. I interviewed Moser with my version of the Marcel Proust questionnaire.
William Harries Graham: What no one knows about you?
Margaret Moser: I’m a high school dropout who got a GED in my 30s by taking night classes through AISD.
WHG: Your idea of perfect happiness?
MM: Sitting outside Saturday evenings with my boyfriend, a tall glass of iced tea, and Paul Ray’s Twine Time on KUTX.
WHG: Greatest fear?
MM: It used to be the fear of dying in an unknown way. Now it’s that I won’t get to do all the things I want before I check out, like travel. I’d like to go to Eastern Europe.
WHG: Trait you most deplore in yourself?
MM: Being too bossy.
WHG: Most overrated virtue?
WHG: When and where were you happiest?
MM: Three days in 2010 I spent in Amsterdam alone.
WHG: Current state of mind?
MM: Doing pretty good for the shape I’m in, to quote the Arc Angels.
WHG: Greatest achievement?
MM: That there’s a generation of young local musicians I helped introduce.
WHG: Lowest depth of misery?
MM: Drug addiction as a
WHG: What do you most value in your friends?
MM: Their loyalty, support,
WHG: Favorite musicians?
MM: Jimi Hendrix, Slim Harpo, Howlin’ Wolf, Jimmie Vaughan.
3:45pm: Finley Sexton/Seaside Swifts
4:30: Ty Gavin
4:45: Kathy Valentine
5: Kelly Willis & Bruce Robison
6:30: Jon Dee Graham & the Skunks
7: Alejandro Escovedo
7:30 Wild Seeds
8: Mystic Knights of the Sea, with Lou Ann Barton and Jimmie Vaughan
12/27/12 @ Antone's CLOSEDAntone’s Alumni Winter Ball
Looking to add some nostalgic glow to the holiday season since chestnuts on an open fire aren’t really an option? There’s plenty around, though nothing like the classy reunion at Antone’s Alumni Winter Ball. Belters including Lou Ann Barton and Malford Milligan get six-string support from the likes of Kathy Valentine, Denny Freeman, and Derek O’Brien to ensure rockin’ R&B. Mike Flanigin, George Rains, J.J. Johnson, Georgia Bramhall, Larry Fulcher, and Scott Nelson act as icing on that holiday sweet.
10/27/12 @ The Backyard at Bee CaveZZ Top’s Second Annual La Grange Fest
“Same three guys,” waved Billy Gibbons Sunday night inside San Antonio’s Majestic Theatre, soul brothers Dusty Hill and Frank Beard nodding. “Same three chords.” Thirty minutes in and Houston’s little ol’ trio had already reeled off “I Thank You,” “Waitin’ for the Bus,” “Jesus Just Left Chicago,” “Heard It On the X,” “Gimme All Your Lovin’,” and corrosive new single “I Gotsta Get Paid.” Last year’s inaugural La Grange Fest found the Top on fire. With Cody Canada, Robert Randolph, and Jimmie Vaughan this year, you’ll thank them
03/12/11 @ Antone's CLOSEDJimmie Vaughan
In town for a festival and looking for Texas? You struck gold here. The eldest Vaughan slinger comes off a banner year with his 2010 disc, Plays Blues, Ballads & Favorites
, Grammy-nominated gold within his catalog. That was Steve Miller rocking JV’s “Hey Yeah” at two recent Austin City Limits events, so with Lou Ann Barton out front and the Horton Bros. honking open – not to mention barbecue and Lone Star in your belly – you just died and went to Texas.
02/23/11 @ Antone's CLOSEDWomen's Show for Clifford
Lou Ann Barton and Kathy Valentine’s full-speed-ahead BlueBonnets top a sweetheart bill that includes the smokin’ Eve Monsees, caliente
Patricia Vonne, and rockin’ Rosie Flores, plus Cindy Cashdollar and many more. No birthday, no anniversary, just an excuse to head Downtown midweek for a little reminder of why we’re called the live music capital of the world.
10/17/09 @ Antone's CLOSED
Willie "Big Eyes" Smith
Carolyn Wonderland, Pinetop Perkins, Lou Ann Barton, and more blow through Chicago blues.
12/29/08 @ Antone's CLOSED
Lou Ann Barton
Texas soul on Monday, with the Blue Tuesday Band.
03/22/08 @ Antone's CLOSEDThe Guitar Women Show
Ready for some girl-on-girl action? Only Antone’s could put together a ladies’ night this good, as still-missed former local Sue Foley imports her Fender and Dobro and steel-guitar wonder Cindy Cashdollar, genre-bending drummer Lisa Pankratz, and bassist Sarah Brown gather for a night of blues-rock revelry. Later in the evening, Lou Ann Barton, Carolyn Wonderland, Eve Monsees, and Erin Jaimes join in for good measure.
02/17/08 @ Antone's CLOSEDA Celebration of Floyd Moore
You’ve done something right in your life when you pass on to the big tavern in the sky and Jimmie Vaughan plays at your memorial. That would be Port Arthur’s Floyd Moore – guitarist, friend, scenester, and Bayou philosopher. In addition to Vaughan, Omar Kent Dykes, Lou Ann Barton, and Derek O’Brien are on hand, so here’s betting you’ll hear “Jimmy Reed Highway” as “Highway 90.” Hope the crawfish are bubbling.
12/26/07 @ Antone's CLOSED
Pinetop Perkins, Lou Ann Barton
’Twas the night after Christmas, and piano man Pinetop’s in the house.
09/28/07 @ Antone's CLOSEDJimmie Vaughan & Omar Kent Dykes
Reprising last month’s CD-release parties for their terrific new tribute, On the Jimmy Reed Highway
, compadres Vaughan and Dykes return to the scene of the crime with Lou Ann Barton in tow, this time adding the B3 contours of soulful Nick Connelly and the whiplash beat of drummer Chris Layton. No doubt Reed, “the Big Boss Man,” and Clifford Antone will be smiling down from on high. Benefits the Palmer Drug Abuse Program.
08/24/07 @ Antone's CLOSEDJimmy Reed Highway
A lifetime love of fellow Mississippian Jimmy Reed’s blues inspired Omar Kent Dykes to begin a tribute album, and he found a willing partner in Jimmie Vaughan. Thus, their new CD, On the Jimmy Reed Highway
, crackles with the bluesman’s smoky Southern sound, as envisioned by Dykes, Vaughan, Lou Ann Barton, and a stellar rhythm section that includes Derek O’Brien. All of the players are serious Reed fans, so for two nights they’ll reach deep into those muddy Delta blues.
12/08/06 @ Antone's CLOSED
Pinetop Perkins, Lou Ann Barton
A very Pinetop Christmas.
07/10/06 @ Antone's CLOSEDGirls Night
“Thirty-one shows, days, years,” reads Antone’s July ad in tribute to Clifford Antone, and on this single night, the venue’s departed patriarch is celebrated in a manner that would’ve left him damp-eyed at the foot of the stage. Marcia Ball, Angela Strehli, Eve Monsees, Lou Ann Barton, Carolyn Wonderland, and more fete Antone with a Girls Night guaranteed to encapsulate everything bluesy, brassy, bountiful about Austin music and Antone’s nightclub. R-e-s-p-e-c-t, find out what it means in the A-T-X.
05/03/06 @ Bullock Texas State History MuseumLone Star Plaza Party
As thousands descend on River City next week for the World Congress on Information Technology, Austin serves up a little Southern hospitality the only way we know how: a lot of music, a lot of booze, a lot of food. The evening goes 7pm-midnight with performances from Brannen Temple’s jazzy Blaze, Warren Hood, Bob Schneider, Pinetop Perkins, Stephen Bruton, James McMurtry, Lou Ann Barton, Cyril Neville, James Hand, Papa Mali, Terry Allen, Joe Ely and more. Got to www.wcit2006.org
for ticket info.
07/13/05 @ Antone's CLOSEDAntone's 30th Anniversary
When Antone’s celebrates its 30th year, the ghosts of 10,000 blues shows raise their voices. Howlin’ Wolfman/guitarist Hubert Sumlin
kicks off the Friday show, followed by the anticipated Soulhat
reunion. There’s more rock & roll Saturday with Vallejo
, and Truth for Leo
, while the blues return to form Sunday with Guy Forsyth
and the Greyhounds
. Derek O’Brien
heads up Big Blue Monday with Sumlin, Paul Ray
, Toni Price
, Stephen Bruton
, and guests. A freshly minted 92-year-old Pinetop Perkins
kicks off Tuesday’s smokin’ Chicago blues show with Sumlin, Calvin Jones
, and Willie Smith
, plus Angela Strehli
, Marcia Ball
, Sue Foley
, O’Brien, and the Eric Tessmer Band
. Wednesday’s girls’ night out, bringing Marcia Ball and Strehli together with the divine Lou Ann Barton
, Foley, Carolyn Wonderland
, Cindy Cashdollar
, Sarah Brown
, Candye Kane
, Eve Monsees
, and Jane Bond
, plus Cory Keller
, Jay Moeller
, Tommy Shannon
, and O’Brien. Breedlove
closes the Thursday show with Perkins, Smith, Jones, Strehli, and Foley opening. Hear the blues choral?