TMP News Picks: Josh Abbott Band Helps Harvey Hurricane Victims, Turnpike Troubadours Return to ACL Live, Casey Donahew’s Boots on the Beach 2019, & Koe Wetzel’s Cheatham Street Party

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Josh Abbott Donates Donates $30k to Hurricane Harvey Victims

Through the band’s charity arm, JAB Cares, the Josh Abbott Band donated $30k to the efforts of Houston’s 100.3 The Bull and Rebuilding Together – Houston to support the victims of Hurricane Harvey who are still struggling. Houston fans can catch JAB, along with Parker McCollum, at White Oak Music Hall this weekend. Tickets are still available here!


Turnpike Troubadours Return to ACL Live Stage

HEY AUSTIN – Turnpike Troubadours will return to the Austin City Limits Live Stage for not one but two nights! Tickets are on sale now for both performances scheduled for Friday, November 30th and Saturday, December 1st. Tickets can be found here.


Ring in 2019 with American Aquarium at Gruene Hall

American Aquarium announced this week that they will be ringing in the new year in the Lone Star State! The band will play a “barn burner” at Gruene Hall and says “start making plans and spreading the word!!!” Tickets are on sale now here!

Watch Jason Eady’s “I Travel On” Series

Have you seen Jason Eady’s “I Travel On” Series?! After covering Townes van Zandt’s “Snowin’ on Raton” on the top of Raton Pass in New Mexico and Hank William Jr’s “O.D. in Denver” Jason Eady and the band are having a good ole time playing fitting songs as they tour the U.S. This time the band, joined by Courtney Patton, is in the middle of Montana covering Merle Haggard’s “The Natural High”. Check out the video below! You can also catch up on the rest of the series on the band’s Facebook page!



Old Coupland Inn & Dancehall Hosts Texas Dance Hall Preservation Photography Exhibit


The Texas Dance Hall Preservation presents, and The Old Coupland Inn & Dancehall is proud to host, a new photography exhibit, Two-Step Your Way Through Time in Historic Texas Dance Halls. This “visual tour” of historic halls, debuts at Coupland this Sunday, August 19th and runs through September 30th. Make plans for some two-steppin’ at the dancehall, check out their events calendar here!


Casey Donahew Announces “Boots on the Beach” 2019

Casey Donahew announced this week that he’s already headed back to Cabo San Lucas again next summer! Parker McCollum will be returning on the bill with Josh Abbott and Chancey Williams added to the 4-day party. More artists to come so stay tuned! Get more info here.

Cheatham Street Warehouse to Host Koe Wetzel and Friends Outdoor Street Party

Koe Wetzel is making his way down to Cheatham Street Warehouse in San Marcos, Texas and is shutting down the streets for a hell of a party on Saturday, November 3rd! Additional performing acts will be announced in the coming weeks but you can already grab your tickets here!


Read Southall Band to Headline Floore’s Country Store

The Read Southall Band will make their John T. Floore’s Country Store headlining debut on Friday, November 16th! The Huser Brother Band is scheduled to open up the show in Helotes, Texas. Get your tickets here!


16th Annual Ziegenbock Festival Features Texas Country Favorites

Only a few days left to snag early bird tickets for the 16th annual Ziegenbock Festival at Houston’s Sam Houston Race Track! This lineup will feature 20 live bands on three ZiegenBock stages featuring a variety of top country acts including…

The Randy Rogers Band, Pat Green, Casey Donahew, Reckless Kelly, Roger Creager, Kevin Fowler, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Chris Knight, Folk Family Revival, Kody West, Mason Lively, Buffalo Ruckus, Cameran Nelson, Chad Cooke Band, Caleb & The Homegrown Tomatoes, Cody Wayne, Leslie Tom,  Jonathon Terrell, Mike McDonnell Band, David Joseph, and more! Get your tickets here!


Don’t Miss Mike & the Moonpies on Texas Monthly’s Sound Check

Before heading out on their European run last month, Mike and Moonpies stopped by Texas Monthly’s Sound Check to play “Steak Night at the Prairie Rose”, the title track from the band’s latest album. This song is too good not to share! The band has since returned to the U.S. with upcoming shows in Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Texas. See a full list of their stops here!


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Six Sanchez – Boat in a Bottle (Single)

Aaron Watson – Outta Style – Live (Single)


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Author: Christina Ramirez

Editorial contributor for Texas Music Pickers and a whole-hearted collector of Texas/Red Dirt tunes and the stories behind them. You can also find me on the dance floor.

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