We performed in Dallas, TX, for NGP Energy Capital Management (where we were representing NY/NY Dueling Pianos). Heather, Chris and I set up “in the round” on the 17th floor club. After their meal, we performed for about 100 people, where they handed us requests over the bar rail to the dance floor where we were set up. We encouraged a couple of people to take the mic and sing for their colleagues, and they did great! A big thanks to Chris and Heather for all their hard work with our shows this weekend!
We drove to Abaline, TX, with our drummer buddy Chris Wallis tonight to perform for a private event, where we were representing NY/NY Dueling Pianos. We met venue manager William and his pup Lieutenant Dan when we arrived, and I had to get a picture of his cute pup. The venue was beautiful, and everyone in the crowd was really nice to us. They fed us before the show, and then brought up a wide variety of requests. The stage had a couple of support posts going floor to ceiling, so there was a group out of my line of sight sitting behind the post. It didn’t take very long before they moved to the table front and center to have fun with us. Thanks to everyone at Central Texas Farm Credit for having us perform at your event!
Heather and I met up with Kevin Humphrey in New Braunfels tonight for Live Band Karaoke. It was a bit more laid back this evening. We did have lots of our regulars come through and sing some tunes with us, and a few new people who told us they would be future regulars! I enjoy playing with Heather and Kevin. They’re great musicians!
It’s my birthday today, and I got to perform with a bunch of talented artists! Now that’s a great present! Centex Productions by friend and guitarist Kevin Humphrey produced this tribute show to “The Band: The Last Waltz” in Lockhart, TX. There were about 15 vocalist, plus the five of us in the band. I played piano, Kevin was on guitar, David Beck was on bass, Dees Stribling was on drums, and Peter Huysman was on organ. The list of singers (and I apologize if I miss someone) included Dustin Welch, Leary Kelly, Travis Knight, Colton Cerny, HalleyAnna Finley, Jackie O, Michael Milligan, Grant Ewing, Tom Pyle, Mandy Rowden, Samantha, Johnny Walker, Electric Gold, and Steve Collins. My sweet wife Christine woke me up this morning with breakfast, and gave me some gifts, then came to the show and took tons of great photos of the event! The band sounded fantastic, and it was a treat and an honor to play with that huge amount of talent who graced the stage. Also, a big thanks to Kevin Humphrey for brining a delicious birthday cake to the show for everyone!
We performed in New Braunfels with our friend Chris Wallis on drums! The crowd brought us some good requests and were very complimentary to Heather and I when one of us was off stage. Heather and Chris surprised me at midnight by getting the crowd to sing me Happy Birthday! One of the girls who was also celebrating her birthday ran up and put her “Birthday Girl” sash on me! I loved every minute of it. I have great friends!