Wednesday night I did country karaoke. Well not all country music, but singing with friends at The Station is always a great time. If your ever in the need for a mid-week boost stop on by The Station and hear some sweet sounds from local amature tallent.
Thursday night I enjoyed Mark Millers acoustic debut at Growlers Taphouse. He is a handsome young buck with extreme vocal talents. I believe Mark Miller has what it takes to rise to the top.
I also observed what I consider to be an amazing example of true “Cowboy Code”. This one young man in particular was gracious and respectful to his date. He got her a more comfortable chair, held her hand during the songs while singing along and addressed her respectfully. When they left he put her in his truck, took off his cowboy hat and gave her a sweet kiss before heading on their way. It’s refreshing to see a young man with manners… so rare these days to see true “Cowboy Code”.
Afterwards I enjoyed getting to hang out with Mark & his girl at the Outlaw Saloon. There I two stepped to the Workingmans band. These guys really know how to entertain a crowd.
Friday night I stopped by Bianchi’s Italian on the North side to show support for Mark Miller. The pizza at Bianchi’s has to be the best on this side of town. If you live near Dove Mountain be sure to stop by and say you saw them mentioned on Tucson Country Music. The owner Vince is a huge supporter of Live music, so be sure to watch for upcoming events at Bianchi’s.
Then we sopped in over at the Station for Drew Cooper. This place was filled with happy faces all enjoying his powerful originals. You can’t beat The Station for it’s welcoming neighborhood feel. Clint is an amazing host with outstanding staff that always has a cold drink waiting for me.
Afterwards we met-up with friends at the Outlaw Saloon. We enjoyed the sweet sounds of Southern Reins. Although we did miss Ron Coss, who apparently was out having way too much fun of his own, these guys really packed the house. They played a great mix of classic and modern country music, which held the dancers late into the night. You can find all of Southern Reins upcoming events on Tucson Country Music.
WildRide! rocked the house at Eddie’s Cocktails on the East side. This group of talented musicians can really get the crowd dancing.
Saturday was Pima County Fair day. We got there early and saw many of the loyal supporters of Tucson Country Music. I appreciate seeing so many friendly faces. I got to meet Joe Barr, he is a hidden talent to me and I really enjoyed hearing him play is unique style of country Music. He has an pure country voice, a huge collection of originals and is an intriguing story teller. He even went as far as building an authentic Country themed stage for himself, what a great show! I plan on adding all of Joe Barr’s upcoming events to Tucson Country Music. I highly recommend seeing Joe at his future performances.
After getting some yummy fair food we made our way over to the Budweiser Stage to listen to Chris Janson. He played all our favorites including “Buy Me a Boat” and “Drunk Girl”. It was a great show played to a huge crowd.
After the fair we had plenty of time to head over to Eddie’s cocktails to hear Desert Thunder. It was my first time hearing them and I was truly impressed with the guitar performance and impressive two step beats. Can’t wait to see more of this talented group.
Sunday night I went with friends to House of Bards to hear Jay Faircloth opening for Ray Scott. As always Jay Faircloth’s acoustic sound was off the hook. He even played one of my favorites, “In Color”. Thank you Jay for the great show and sharing your incredible talents with everyone.
A little known fact about House of Bards, this bar was created by musicians for musicians. They have 3 stages and their sound system is off the hook!
Then we got to hear Ray Scott perform all originals. If you’ve never heard of Ray it’s because he is a true independent artist that has chosen to not be tied to an overbearing music label. He travels the country playing to intimate crowds with Joe Cook, his acoustic guitar player/backup singer and his supportive wife. They make a living off of merchandise sales including CD’s and t-shirts. These guys are a must see, they blew me away with their amazing talent and even gave me goosies with a few of their songs. Check out Ray Scott on his website RayScott.com.
What an amazing Country Music week we all had. So many great choices of things to do in our small town. I feel truly blessed to do what I do. I am grateful for all the people I get to meet and the experiences I have. I want to send out a great big THANK YOU to everyone for supporting Tucson Country Music and my efforts to promote Live Music performers and the Venues that make it all possible.
Let’s give true cowboys some recognition, if you’ve experienced true “Cowboy Code” give em a big shout out!
Stay tuned for some exciting news!
Hope everyone has a great week and we’ll see y’all on the dance floor!
Photos and Videos of the week below!