Saturday July 29 / Pederson House Concert - Colorado Springs, CO
Beth Wood and I had our first ever "garage concert". What a great crowd, and what a blast. To the entire Pederson family - thanks for taking us in and sharing your wonderful hime and fabulous food!
Sunday June 25 / The Black Box - Lewisville, TX
Thanks to Michael Hearne for a great night in one of my favorite DFW venues ... and thanks for having us, Tim!
Saturday June 10 / Los Encinos Ranch House Concert - Wimberly, TX
This was my first time at this wonderful house concert setting, but I sure hope it won't be my last. As usual, it was reallt special tradin songs with Mike Hearne.
February 16, 2017 - Dallas Country Club - Dallas, TX
Susan Gibson is so much fun to play with ... her stories, quick wit, and amazing songs, left DCC members and their guests in awe.
March 3, 2017 - Poor David's Pub - Dallas, TX
What a great night sharing songs and stories in-the-round with life-long friends Willis Alan Ramsey and Brice Beaird. Thanks so much for all the friends who came out, so many whom I haven't seen in years ... and thanks for having us, David, and Happy PDP Birthday!.
November 5, 2016 - Schreiver House Concert - Pearland, TX
A perfect night outside, made more special with Susan Gibson sitting to my left to trade songs with. Thanks to all who came and gave so generously to meet Gwen's need. As for the Schreiver's - you are truy special, wonderful people with BIG hearts!
October 15, 2016 - Possum Kingdom House Concert - The Cliffs, TX
This was truly a Top 10 experience. In one of the most beautiful homes I have ever been in, it was one of those rare collisions of natural beauty coupled with perfect weather for an evening overlooking Possum Kingdom lake and the hills beyond. Thanks so very much to Lori & Michael for opening up their magnificent home to all of us for their first ever house concert. I'm already planning my return!
Sept.8-10, 2016 - Michael Hearne's Big Barn Dance - Taos, NM
Every year I say it, and every year it's true. This was the best ever. Thanks to Jennifer Peterson and Jim Bradley for their extra special effort and talent on so many of the songs, and thanks as well to Don Richmond, Jimmy Stadler, and of course Mike Hearne, for making the end of the set explode. Notable new comers who I really enjoyed hearing and getting to know were The Tejas Brothers, Jack Tempchin and Dale Watson.
June 10, 2016 - The Allen Library Theater - Allen, TX
It's quite rare to share the stage with two extraordinary talents like Beth Wood & Susan Gibson. If you were there, you know what a blast it was. Couple that with one of the finest small theaters in North Texas ... well, that's a night I'll never forget..
April 9, 2016 - Wales Manor - McKinney, TX
What a wonderful night, trading songs with Jon Christopher Davis & Chaz Marie in such a fantastic outdoor venue... Wow! And a special thakks to Susan Gibson for dropping by and bringing the house down. A special thanks to so many fans and freinds who drove so far
January 10, 2016 - MCL Grand Black Box - Lewisville, TX
Such a great venue... They have done a fantastic job putting together an intimate concert room - as good as any in DFW.
I got to share the stage with Crystal & Will Yates and they killed it, as usual.
December 20, 2015 - Luckenbach Concert Hall - Luckenbach, TX
No better way to end the year than perfroming wth Susan Gibson in Luckenbach. Even a cold rainy day didn't hold back the wonderful crowd that showed up. Many thanks to my friends and family who made the drive, some from afar...
Friday, November 20, 2015 - The Barn Party - Mansfield, TX
Now that was a Barn Party! What an awesome barn, made all the more enjoyable with Beth Wood by my side and an incredibly gracious crowd.. . not to mention an incredible washboard performance by thr amazing Mr Hurt!
September 10, 2015 - Michael Hearne's Big Barn Dance - Taos, NM
For the first time the festival was held in town, at Kit Carson Park. Wow ... what a venue! Bigger is not always better, but it sure was for this event. Thanks so much to Mike and all who were involved for making this such a wonderful event, and for including me. Thanks to Susan Dilger at KNCE for continuing to spin my tunes long after the festival had ended. I'll be back soon!
September 5, 2015 - Gate City Music Festival - Raton, NM
I didn't know what to expect... a totally new town of people who had never heard of me before. It surpassed my highest expectations. What an amazing crowd that showed up to watch 4 hours of music with me, Will and Crystal Yates, and the amazing Deana Carter & Band, giving one standing ovation after another. It was singer-songwriter heaven.. The Shuler Theater is one of the coolest places I have ever performed and Danny Brown knocked it out of the park with killer sound. A special thanks to my new radio DJ friend Jesse Martinez for getting behind the music on KRTN radio.
September 3, 2015 - The Bar - Dalhart, TX
When a bar puts live music in for the first time, who knows what will happen. It was an incredible night of great music and fun with Crystal & Will Yates, and a fabulous crowd of Dalhartians (is that right?!?). Thanks to Jessica Austin, the Heisers and the Winings for making it all happen.
August 15, 2015 - Pederson House Concert - Colorado Springs, CO
Beth Wood and I returned for #5. Our last show we battled the worst fire in Colorado Springs history. This year we fought off torrential rains long enough to get in a first set outdoors before dashing inside to finish unplugged. What an awesome night of unparalleled beauty of nature coupled with great music. Beth just gets better and better!.
July 24, 2015 - Uncle Calvins - Dallas, TX
What a fantastic night, joining up with Texas artist and 2015 Wildflower winner George Ensle ... he;s the real deal.
June 13, 2015 - The Testicle Festival - Grapevine, TX
What a great day with an all-star lineup at Austin Cunningham's event hosted by Love & War. Zane Williams Band, Johnny Rodriguez, Gary P Nunn, Jay Johnson, Jon Christopher Davis, Crystal Yates. We had a ball, or two... Then days later came the crushing news that Jay had taken his life. What a loving, giving, generous soul. My prayers continue to go out to his family He will be greatly missed by so many.
May 9, 2015 - Black Box Theater - Lewisville, TX
Last summer I played a great house-concert in Carrollton, TX. (ref. Aug. 23 2014), and I just had the honor of sharing my music again with friends of Dennis Mitchell, the host of that house concert, a dear man who is fighting esophagial cancer. I joined Guthrie Kennard and other singer-songwriters to raise money and prayers for Dennis. My prayers are with you every day .... "when you call upon the heart, He hears every word you say...",
May 2, 2015 - Brazos Valley House Concerts - Possum Kingdom, TX
Bob and Ann ... what a spectacular evening. Thank you so much for inviting me to be a part of your grand finale. Beth Wood and I got to play the first one 7 years ago (ref. Sept. 29 2007 below), and here we are together again as you prepare to make the move back to the big city... Vaya con Dios y gracias!
April 18, 2015 - MCL Grand Theater - Lewisville, TX
Truly one of the finest experiences I have ever had in a live setting. Getting to perform for the first time with two of my all-time favorite artists, together on the same stage, was something I will never forget. Beth Wood and Michael Hearne... we knocked it out of the park. I can't wait to do that show again, and there are a LOT of people who feel like me.
Saturday, January 24, 2015 - Open Ears Concerts - Austin, TX
Beth Wood and I were so touched by the wonderful group who showed up from all over Texas to see the show in this beautiful sanctuary. We can't wait tocome back!.
November 1, 2014 - First Christian Church - Pasadena, TX
Thank you so very much to those of you who came on this special night ... you truy came to listen. Rick, you have become a dear, dear friend, and Michael, thank you as well for your growing friendship and belief in the music... I'll be back because of you all.
October 18, 2014 - McKinney Performing Arts Center - McKinney, TX
I got to share the stage with Lee Roy Parnell and Jon Christopher Davis. It was my first time to see Lee Roy and he was simply amazing. His slide work was unparalled.
September 4, 2014 - Michael Hearne's 12th Annual Big Barndance Music Festival - Taos, NM
Mike's amazing event just gets bigger and better every year. Amazing sound and lights, and a captive audience that hung on every word of every performer. Truly the songer-songwriter experience of a lifetime for both musicians and fans.
August 23, 2014 - Mitchell House Concert - Carrollton, TX
On a very hot summer night I had the pleasure of performing to a sell-out crowd at the Mitchell's beautiful home. They really know how to don a house concert. Thanks to so many new fans and friends who came to the show.
September 14, 2014 - Celina Balloon Festival - Celina, TX
This has become a wonderful annual event. A great setting and first class sound. I'll be back next year..
April 11. 2014 - Pearland, TX - Schreiver House Concert
House concerts just don't get any better than this. A cool evening in South Texas with great food and a wonderful crowd of old fans and new music lovers. Thanks so much to Delma and Rick for believing in the music as you do and for allowing me into your beautiful home.
January 25, 2014 - Celina, TX - Honey Creek House Concerts
One of the most intimate, professionally done house concerts I have ever experienced. Bill & Pam, thank you for your amazing commitment to live music - Great sound, Great food, Great atmosphere & Great people... who could ask for more!
November 20, 2013 - Conroe, TX - Dosey Doe Music Cafe
November 22, 2013 - Austin, TX -The Rock Room -
I got to do 2 shows back to back with the amazing Beth Wood. Both of these venues are just FANTASTIC... as nice as anything this state has to offer! Man we had a blast, she just gets better and better every time we play.
September 6-8, 2013 - Taos, NM - Michael Hearne's Big Barn Dance
The question every year is, 'Can it get any better?' The answer is, "Yes!" I had the distinct pleasure of performing under the lights on the first night - what a treat that was. Jim Bradley and Jennifer Peterson actually took the time to learn a number of songs, as did Ezra Idlet, Don Richmond, Jimmy Stadler. Thanks SO much to all of you... Jennifer, what a voice! And thanks to Mike for having me, and for sitting in on Do Bea's Dance. To cap off the weekend, I got to sit in with Zane William's band - a rare treat..
July 19, 2013 - First Christian Church - Pasadena, TX - FCCP Coffee House Summer Series
Sometimes shows just feel "right"... like you know you are supposed to be there. I was truly taken back to have the opportunity to perform in a their beautiful church. The entire experience was what I wish church could be more of... open hearted, and full of His Love. To Rick, Delma, Michael and all who helped - thanks for letting me be a part of your vision, and thanks for sharing so much sincere Love.
July 13, 2013 - Gruene, TX - Gruene Hall
Jon Christopher Davis and I opened for a sold out Radney Foster show. What a blast... and talk about a great crowd! This is what Texas music is all about. As usual, Randey brought his A-Game. A great 60th birthday eve experience..
March 24, 2013 - Alvin, TX - Leitner House Concert
Zane Williams and I had a blast! Like so many first class house concert experiences, this was such a wonderful, up-close, intimate experience. Great food, beautiful home and grounds, new friends, and amazing hosts. Thank you, Greg & Pam. You even sprang into action when we realized we had NO cords to plug in the PA system!.
February 1, 2013 - Dallas, TX - Uncle Calvin's
After a decade +, it was amazing to have such a wonderful crowd at such a special venue. Thanks so much for having me back to your incredible showcase venue
November 18, 2012 - Richardson, TX - Hatless House Concert
My first unplugged house concert... what a blast! Many thanks to the Hatley's for providing such a wonderful venue, and to JCD for sharing the music. Great food, and we met so many new wonderful acoustic music fans!.
October 25, 2012 - Dallas, TX - Kessler Theater -
Grace Pettis, you were amazing. Thanks for letting me share the stage with you, and thanks to the Crocketts for inviting me.
September 6-8, 2012 - Taos, NM - Michael Hearne's Big Barn Dance
Many thanks to Don Richmond (The Rifters), Ezra Idlet (Trout Fishing in America), and of course Mike, for sitting in. I made so many new friends this trip, and reconnected with old ones, in what has become the best outdoor festival on the planet. As always, many, many thanks to my dear friend, Michael Hearne and his amazing staff for putting on this entire event - and thanks for sitting in this year as well, Mike... what a treat!.
June 23, 2012 - Colorado Springs, CO - Pederson House Concert
My 4th concert here with Beth Wood proved to be a real challenge. What started as a beautiful day, turned into the beginnings of the worst fire in Colorado Springs history. We performed to a backdrop of massive smoke to the south. In spite of it all, everyone there was so very engaged. I am so grateful to this amazing family for opening their house to us and sharing their lives with us. Bill and Tammie, thank you as well for all yout help, love and support... Beth, you rock!
June 2, 2012 - Addison, TX - Troubadour, TX Summer Series
Tom Faulkner - Zane Williams - Kylie Rae Harris
What a killer outdoor venue. A municipal setting / event where people come and actually sit and listen, and then line up and buy CDs afterward... what's up with that!?! Thanks to everyone at Troubadour, TX and thanks for the wonderful sound system as well.
April 19, 2012 - Addison, TX - Troubadour, TX - N. Texas Finale Concert
What a way to close out the first season of Troubadour, TX!
Thanks to everyone at TTX who has made this an amazing year to remember
March 17. 2012 - Wimberly, TX - South x Southwest & Troubadour, TX at Blue Rock Studios
An amazing venue... all part of what is likely the finest recording facility in Texas. I had a blast playing with all the Troubadours. Billy & Dodie - thank you for everything!.
August 16, 2011 - Dallas, TX - 41 Entertainment
IThis was my Troubadour TX showcase night. What a treat to perform for my peers as well as the TTX staff!
March 30, 2011 - Dallas, TX - Poor David's Pub
I opened for life-long friend, Willis Alan Ramsey to a crowd of long-time friends as well as lots of new fans. Thanks to so many who came up affter the show and got CDs. Hearing Ramsey's magical sound brought back some great memories
January 11, 2011 - McKInney, TX - Cadillac Pizza Pub
On this freezing cold night we had one of thre more magical events. Brady Mosher came out and played lights-out guitar. It was my beautiful daughter's birthday, and the crowd was simply amazing, on a night of all "ones" 1/11/11. Thank you!
August 14, 2010 - Colorado Springs, CO - Pederson House Concert
Simply perfection. That a family could continue to be so kind, loving and generous just baffles me. I finally got to stay with the family at their house. What a blast. As usual, Beth kicked some serious butt...
March 31, 2010 - Dallas, TX - Dallas Country Club
What a gracious wonderful crowd that drank in a night of music with the amazing Adrian Cabello and myself. Gotta do this one again!.
January 12, 2010 - Marble Falls, TX - TexAmericana Tuesdays @ River City Grille
I had heard it was a great gig... I finally got to play there and now I see why Mike Blakely & John Greenberg's show has become one of the best showcase nights in the state. A house concert environment in a restaurant!?! Who would'a thunk... Thanks to all who came from all over and listened.
September 11, 2009 - Taos, NM - Mike Hearne's Big BarnDance
What a blast! Mike, Carmen, Zeke & Don Richmond... wow! Trout Fishng In America, Jimmy Davis, Buzz Cason, Mentor Williams, Terri Hendrix & Lloyd Maines - on and on.... So many new friends and getting to hang out with so many old ones. I can't wait until next year.
August 22, 2009 - Colorado Springs, CO - Pederson House Concert
I know it sounds like a broken record, but this event gets bigger and better each year. (see below for a complete description) I only hope you can make it in 2010. This is the ultimate "house concert".
August 21, 2009 - Guffey, CO - Ritas Place
Ruvo... it was everything I thought it would be. You are an amazing host with a treasure-chest of stories. Rita - you are an angel who makes the best brownies I have ever eaten in my life. To all who sat and listened - Thank You. What a wonderful night.
September 4, 2008 - Taos, NM - Mike Hearne's Big BarnDance
A guy at the bar said to me, "I have been to hundreds of festivals all over the world and honestly, this is the best one I have ever been to..."
July 5, 2008 - Colorado Springs, CO - Pederson House Concert
Any time I get to swap songs with Beth Wood it's a big plus, but this was the bomb. Singing outside with Pikes Peak as a backdrop... wow! Davida & Anita Facchini showing up from Italy and blowing everyone away at intermission made it a major league grans-slam night. As always, a special thanks to Evan & Dawn Pedersen, and of course to Bill Donovan for making the whole thing happen for a third tme. See you guys all next summer.
September 29, 2007 - Possum Kingdom, TX
I had the distinct pleasure of sharing the stage with my fave female Texas singer/songwriter, Beth Wood. at her parents beautiful home in the country at Possum Kingdom Lake for their first in a great series of concerts.
May 19, 2007 - Archer City, TX - The Late Week Lazy Boys Sipper Club
The Fantabulous Band showed up in full force for this one. The jailhouse across the street even let the prisoners out so they could sit on the curb and rock out..... only in Archer City. A special thanks to sweet Liz for putting together such a wonderful evening and then taking the time to show the boys "the antenna". Already can't wait to come back
April 28, 2007 - Denton, TX - The Denton Jazz Festival
The Fantabulous Band headlined this Jazz Fest for the second time since the band's inception. Truly one of the most enjoyable shows we have ever had before a crowd of 4000+. Thanks to all who came and had such a great time! Prayers please for Stephen Bruton who could not be there because he is battling throat cancer....
April 7, 2007 - La Grange, TX - The Bugle Boy
Texas Music Magazine recently voted this magnificent spot the Best Small Listening Venue in the state.... I can see why. Thanks to all the folks that came from all over, braving serious rain from the east and snow (that's right snow!) to the west, all to create a night Beth and I will never forget. Lane and Dawn, thanks for all your hospitality
February 20, 2007 (Fat Tuesday) - Grapevine, TX - Glass Cactus Mardi Gras Show
It really doesn't get any better than this... playing with the full band and Dr John at the finest stage in North Texas. Thanks so much for inviting us, Michael. An amazing job on sound as well, Chris. What a night!
February 10, 2007 - Lake Dallas, TX - Town and Country Coffee House
Beth Wood.and I had a great time trading songs at one of the best sounding church concert rooms I have ever played in. Thanks so much for the memorable evening
October 11, 2006 - Questa, N.M. Art of the Song
Jon & Viv, artists in their own right, hosted an amazing house concert/ live recording session that goes outthis year to radio stations all over the country. Thanks a wonderful evening.
July 3, 2006 - Cuchara, CO - Appel House Concert
Wow! It just doesn't get any better than this. What a beautiful venue! Beth Wood played amazing (no surprise)... The entire experience was as good as any venue I've ever performed in. You need to see a show there. Try Mike Hearne later this month. Michele & Claude - thank you so much for your wonderful hospitality.
June 3, 2006 - Highland Village, TX - Red White & Blues Festival
Thanks to the folks in HV for making this a GREAT show... such hospitality. Jack Ingram and Cooder Graw were fantastic as always...
December 30, 2005 - Colorado Springs, CO - Pederson House Concert
Truly one of the most enjoyable evenings I have had in a long time with some wondeful folks. I sure enjoyed meeting all of you and I thank you from the bottom of my heart for the great reception you gave me. A special thanks to Evan & Dawn Pedersen, and of course Bill Donovan for making the whole thing happen. See you all this summer.
August 13, 2005 - Dallas, TX - Ozona Grill
Some of you may remember a group I was in called Flyer, with Brice Beaird and Ginger Brown Williams. What a blast we had... the three of us getting back together and swap songs for the first time in many years.
June 11, 2005 - Coppell, TX - Texas Nights North
Beth Wood, winner of this years Kerrville Folk Fest New Artist contest, and I will swapped songs in one of North Texas' most intimate settings. This is one of those house concerts you hear about and, yes, it was as good as any experience I've had in the area. Thanks David and Lois, you're truly wonderful hosts of a beautiful home!
December 1, 2004 - Plano, TX - Love & War in Texas
My first time to play in-the-round here and my first time to play with Michael Hearne.in Texas. Jon Christopher Davis filled out the stage
November 17, 2004 - Dallas, TX - Firewater
Jon Christopher Davis, Randy Rodgers and I played with Radney Foster to benefit The Milk Money Project, an organization that helps to feed the mothers and babies that are left behind by "fathers" searching for a better life in the US. Sohnne, what a wonderful thing you did for them...
October 23, 2004 - Friendswood, TX - Texas Nights House Concert
One of our more enjoyable intimate concerts in quite some time. Thanks to all of you who came out, and a special thanks to Barney and Beverly for their continued support of our music - but most of all for their friendship and hospitality...
October 16, 2004- Archer City, TX - Late Week Lazy Boys Supper Club
As good a supper club as I have ever been a part of, thanks to all of you that came from all over to see the show with Tom Douglas and Jon C Davis. Thanks Abby. Want to read more about it? Go to the Texico map and drag over where you think Archer City should be (hint: Northwest of Big D) and click... You'll find it, I did.
October 15, 2004 - Waxahachie, TX - The Texas Theater
Wow! What a night! Thank you to all the wonderful people that came to hear Tom Douglas, Jon C Davis and I perform together for the first time. We had a blast....
October 2, 2004, Friday - Austin, TX -Southwest Folk Alliance Conference
Thanks again for selecting me to be a featured performer at this year's event. I heard so many new artists I didn't know and met so many wonderful people. Thanks for including me in the Saturday night jams - was that a blast or what?!?
September 12, 2004, Sunday - Grapevine, TX - Grapefest
I think it was the hottest I have ever been in my life - hell couldn't be that hot. No more summer day gigs! However,it still rocked - in large part because Paul Middleton (Bonnie Raitt's engineer) mixed us - Thanks a lot Paul! You are THE man
September 10, 2004, Friday - Taos, N.M. - Mike Hearne's Big Barn Dance
It was hard to imagine #2 being more fun than the first... It was. I truly want to thank all of you that came up after the show... It touched me very deeply. I already can't wait until next year as it's one of the most enjoyable places I have ever played. I'll be up there WAY before then.
August 13, 2004 - Colorado Springs, CO - The Black Rose Acoustic Society
We had a blast. You have one GREAT venue and we can't wait to come back
July 10, 2004 - New Orleans, LA - House Of Blues
Thanks to Jay and Bill for inviting me to play at 15 Minutes while I was in town.
April 17, 2004, Ft Worth, TX - Ft Worth Main Street Festival
Thanks to all who came out. It was great to have Gordo back on the soundboard as well...
March 27, 2004 Granbury, TX - The Brazos River Music Festival
Thanks to John Muzyka and the folks in Granbury for benefiting the Boys and Girls Clubs. Cooder Graw, Jack Ingram and Trish Murphy... you guys rocked!
September 12-13, 2003 - Taos, NM - Mike Hearne's Big Barn Dance Weekend
What an amazing inaugrual event!!! I can't wait until next year. A special thanks to Mike for including me, to Marguaritte for all of her help, and to Captain Carl for inviting me to be a part of his fabulous radio show on KTAO.
April 21, 2003 - San Antonio, TX - Fiesta River Parade
Thanks to the tousands of folks that lined the river making this one of the most spectacular events we've ever performed in.
March 29, 2003 - Friendswood, TX - Texas Nights House Concert
Simply one of the best venues in the state. Adrian and I want to thank the sold out crowd for braving the cold for the first set and then packing inside for the second. You were all so wonderful. As usual, Barney and Beverly treated us like kings. We can't wait until next year.
December 15, 2002 - Gruene, TX - Gruene Hall.
Adrian and I want to thank all of you that came from the area to hear the show. Tracie, thanks for having us. We'll be back - next time with the whole band!
July 13, 2002 - Durango, CO - Cascade Village Summer Concert Series
Man, the whole band had a blast in front of a great crowd of 1800+. To all the folks at Cascade... thank you so much for your hospitality. You treated us like kings. Robert Earl Keen and Brice Beaird put on top notch shows too.
July 10, 2002 - Moab, UT - Eddie McStiffs
Thanks for having us Ed and Audrey... Adrian and I loved your place. You guys are a class act.
July 8, 2002 - Lander, WY - Hot Notes, Cool Nights Concert In The Park
One of the most enjoyable outdoor settings for a show Adrian and I have ever done. It is indeed God's Country... We can't wait to come back with the whole band. Thanks to the Birbari's and the Dehnerts for your gracious hospitality.