July 30, 2008
Posted by SA Rocker at 11:24 PM
We're filling in for a cancellation, we go from 10 to 10:45 pm. We'll be doing most (if not all) of the WAKE CD. No Cover 21+ 2.50 Corona 2.50 Jaeger. Located @ 281N & Redland Rd next to Mulligans. Hope to see all our friends & fans there.
P.S. we're @ Legends on friday and Bar Fly on saturday doing our regular full night cover/original show.
*Note: I do not know who has canceled. ~Kelly
Posted by Kelly at 5:07 PM
July 29, 2008
Chris Holzhaus 1950-2008
A Tribute To Our Friend Whom We will Never Forget. 2pm-10pm, Sam's Burger Joint
Chris Holzhaus Tribute Show w/ Ruben V, Jimmy Spacek, Debbie Walton, Claude (Butch) Morgan, Nick Connolly, Tommy Taylor, John Blondell, Jack Barber, Andy Salmon, Donnie Price, Urban Urbano, and More.
Donations for Suzanne Holzhaus Accepted.
Web posted at www.MySanAntono.com: 07/12/2008 11:06 PM CDT
Also in the Sunday, July 13, San Antonio Express-News, pg. 6B
By Amber Whittaker
Hailed as one of the last old-school blues guitarists in San Antonio, Chris Holzhaus was a self-assured band leader who could forgo his natural independence to play sideman for better-known musicians.
While friends such as Stevie Ray Vaughan and Delbert McClinton gained national recognition, Holzhaus was often overlooked. But fellow musicians recall his versatility, professionalism and encyclopedic knowledge of old-school rarities that made him stand out among Texas musicians. “A lot of the blues guys out there now are copying Chris' licks and they don't even know it,” Dale Rankin, a friend of more than 20 years, said.
Diagnosed with colon cancer in July 2007, Holzhaus died Friday in Mico. He was 58. Born in San Antonio, he was the son of two musicians. His father was a trumpet player for Tommy Dorsey, and his mother was a quirky jazz singer. Holzhaus taught himself Jimmy Reed licks at age 13. “He picked up the guitar and didn't put it down. That was his calling and he knew it,” said Suzanne Holzhaus, his wife of 20 years.
Among other projects, he played throughout South and Central Texas with the Texas Tornados and opened for Vaughan at the Majestic Theatre. He felt at home playing Austin landmarks such as the Continental Club and Antone's, and loved to play bars on St. Mary's Street in San Antonio.
Suzanne Holzhaus remembers the moment she first saw him one summer afternoon at the old Cactus Beer Garden on St. Mary's. “He walked in, and I looked at him and I knew. He was the love my life,” she said.
Friends said Holzhaus was a perfectionist. “I've seen him fire a bass player in the middle of a song. He'd say, ‘Here's $100, go get a job,'” Rankin said. But Holzhaus' loyalty encouraged others to return the favor.
“He told me, ‘If I have a choice, you're the one I want,'” Tommy Taylor, a drummer for guitarist Eric Johnson, said. Taylor said that while many gigs paid higher, he would drive halfway across the state to play with Holzhaus, even for free. “He was probably one of the greatest musicians I have heard play,” Taylor said.
Among countless bootlegs, Holzhaus has two official albums: “Live at Doctor Rockets” and “Welcome to Bluzhill, Texas.”
As Holzhaus' health began to deteriorate and medical bills mounted last fall, his former bandleader, McClinton, organized a benefit for the ailing musician at Sam's Burger Joint. The event raised $10,000.
Posted by Kelly at 6:56 AM
July 28, 2008
Check out Corrina's "Solitude" On MySpace!
Posted by Kelly at 5:00 AM
July 25, 2008
Posted by SA Rocker at 10:06 AM
July 24, 2008
Posted by Kelly at 11:27 PM
From: RUBEN V
Hey come on out to Gruene hall, I'm gonna sit in with my boys Two Tons of Steel!
Check em out http://www.myspace.com/twotonsofsteel
See you tonight! V
8:30PM, $4 Cover
1281 Gruene Rd., in Gruene Historic District, New Braunfels, TX
Posted by Kelly at 5:33 PM