Holiday acoustic shows are hands down one of my favorite traditions of the year. Two December’s ago, I surprised my brother with tickets to Randy Rogers and William Clark Green’s “We Will Probably Shoot Your Eye Out” tour at Big Texas Dancehall and Saloon in Spring, TX and to this day, it’s still one of the most memorable nights we’ve had.
This holiday season, Rogers has gifted fans with six stops bringing along Brady Black and his amazing talents on the fiddle.
Now, I have a rule when it comes to Randy and Brady shows and I highly suggest y’all adopt it too.
RULE: If Randy Rogers and Brady Black are playing an acoustic show in the area…DO NOT miss it.
Honoring this rule, I headed back to Big Texas since my first visit with hopes of hearing my favorite RRB songs stripped down or perhaps to learn a detail or two more of the story behind Rogers’ tunes.
Rogers and Black rocked their festive Christmas sweaters and enjoyed their Shiner Bock’s starting the set off with “Tonight’s Not the Night”. “I don’t get to sing everything that’s why I love these shows”, Rogers told the crowd as he went on to sing more favorites including “Buy Myself a Chance”, “Interstate”, “Flood Warning”, and “Neon Blues”. Later came “Kiss Me in the Dark” and other crowd favorites to sing along to such as “Fuzzy”.
Just like the best holiday parties, the show had a little bit of everything. Drinks were toasted, stories and jokes were told, the dancers danced, the singers sang, and exciting plans for the new year were announced.
Rogers shared that we can expect a new record from the band in 2019 and he and Black even pleased the crowd with three brand new tracks that definitely have us looking forward to the new album. 2018 brought us some of the best Texas Country/Red Dirt music and it looks like 2019 is shaping up to be one heck of a year as well!
“My favorite Christmas tradition is my Mom’s ‘Pinch Me’ cake. Some may call it Monkey Bread. Whatever you call it, it’s the best thing ever created,” Rogers told TMP.
Whatever special traditions you and yours may hold, I hope there’s music at the heart (or if you’re eating some ‘Pinch Me’ cake then at least in the background!). Rogers and Black have just one more stop left on their Christmas tour so Corpus Christi folks, you’d better get your tickets.
Here’s a gift from TMP to you. Enjoy our Christmas Time in Texas Spotify playlist below!
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.