Bill Smallwood 12/28/2005
Big band. Solo act. Duo. Trio. Five-piece show band. And back to big band. After 40 years on the music circuit, Bill Smallwood has come full circle.
Hondo’s is one of the best places in the Hill Country to hear Hill Country music. It has all a music fan desires: authentic atmosphere, great food, full bar, and... no cover charge.
Officer's Club: One Smooth Landing 12/7/2005
When looking for a nightspot that is a bit different, you might consider landing at the Officers Club in the Hangar Hotel.
Dutch Treat 11/30/2005
Dutch Treat might sound like something you order from the Dairy Queen drive-through. And in an existential way, it is.
Hill Country Music: One Serious Music Store 11/23/2005
Any town that hopes to support a serious music scene requires a serious music store.
Classical Blast: Fredericksburg Music Club 11/16/2005
Sure, it’s good for you. But if you spend a Sunday afternoon at any of the Fredericksburg Music Club’s concerts, you might be surprised to discover it’s just good.
Big Band Bash 11/9/2005
Safe to say, not many high school students in Texas get to trade licks with Grammy Award winners and former members of Asleep At The Wheel.
Gale Reddick: Seeking his voice 11/2/2005
“I am about fiddling.” If Gale Reddick were a company, that would be his mission statement.
Hierholzer: Dialogues & Dances 10/19/2005
Mark Hierholzer wants to change the way you experience music. In the process, he might change the way you experience life.
Dick & the Blazers 10/12/2005
During 30 years in music, I’ve learned that musicians come in all shapes, sizes, and backgrounds. But Dick and the Blazers is the only act where half the band is a dummy.
Jim Cullum Jazz 10/5/2005
Fredericksburg boasts so much good live music, even the churches bring in nationally-recognized entertainment.
Not Your Opa's Oompah 9/28/2005
To our Western ears, the music associated with Oktoberfest falls in the category we call “oompah.” But a native of Germany is educating Americans to the subtleties of German folk music.
Steak Nite 9/14/2005
“How would you like your steak?” Such is your savory introduction to Steak Nite.
Derek Spence 9/7/2005
If there is any justice in the music world, Derek Spence soon will be singing on your radio as you drive your pickup past the chainsaw art at the corner of Main and Highway Streets.
Country Showdown: Life of a sideman 8/24/2005
The sideman is a special breed. To him, performing is more about making the rest of the band sound good than it is about showing off.
Fredericksburg Saturday Night 8/10/2005
What if a museum held an exhibit you couldn’t see, hold, or touch, yet 500 people at a time turned out to enjoy it?