The Latest Shows We've Recorded

Friday, October 30, 2009

[FairRetailRecordings] #0038 -- Scott Nolan & Joanna Miller -- No Bourbon And Bad Radio


Going to be sending out two from Scott Nolan and Joanna Miler (one today, one next Tuesday). I'm hard pressed to name a two person combination of musicians who can generate more sound than these two. Scott's usually rocking a guitar, harmonica, the vocals and a bass pedal while Joanna holds down the percussion, vocals and occasionally some keyboard. Enjoy.

Date: 2008.04.08

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Brian Keane

This cannot be the first post to mention Brian Keane. Is it? He played the first dance song at my wedding fergoodnesssakes. No, actually, it isn't. I mentioned his debut record here.

Anyway, he was gracious enough to allow a few recordings to be posted to the Live Music Archive at

In case you don't remember, he won Song of the Year honors with Hayes Carll for their song "She Left Me For Jesus" in 2008. He's a talented songwriter. Check out his live stuff.


Tuesday, October 27, 2009

[FairRetailRecordings] #0037 -- Chris Wall -- Sad Old Cowboy


As promised, here's the other newer Chris Wall song that I've been enjoying.

Artist: Chris Wall

Enjoy. And support your local music scene.

Friday, October 23, 2009

[FairRetailRecordings] #0036 -- Chris Wall -- In This Together


I wish Chris Wall would play more gigs. I've been fortunate enough to see him a few times over the last year and have really enjoyed some of the new songs (as yet unrecorded, I believe) that he's played. Here's one of them. Another of the new ones will be coming Tuesday.

Artist: Chris Wall

Enjoy. And support your local music scene.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Video of Charlie Robison Performing "Rain" @ Our House Concert

Thanks, Kirk!

[FairRetailRecordings] #0035 -- Peewee Moore & Friends -- G For Jesus Fun Time Hour

Another epic jam with lots of ins and out and what-have-yous. This time, it's 13 minutes long and it's Peewee Moore with Lew Card (mandolin), Jason Daly (acoustic guitar) and Pete The Beat (snare & high hat) kicking up the dust running through just about every bluegrass gospel standard without taking a pause. There's some audience participation towards the end around the 12 minute mark.

Artist: Peewee Moore & Friends

Enjoy. And support your local music scene.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Charlie Robison Live At Our House

We were fortunate enough to have Charlie Robison play at our house Sunday night. Wow. I was really impressed. He played all the songs that the audience requested despite the requests being somewhat hit-laden in the early going.

Here's the setlist.

01 Barlight
02 John O'Reilly
03 Sunset Boulevard
04 Loving County
05 El Cerrito Place
06 The Wedding Song
07 Photograph
08 Beautiful Day
09 Indianola
10 You're Not The Best
11 Tonight
12 My Brother And Me
13 My Hometown
14 Reconsider Me
15 New Year's Day
16 Mollie's Blues
17 Feelin' Good
18 Big City Blues
19 Rayne Louisiana
20 Rain

Friday, October 16, 2009

Some Salvaged Gourds Live Recordings

I recorded the Gourds at Threadgill's on October 3rd and it was an excellent show. Sadly, the whole recording was mired by some feedback making it somewhat unusable. Luckily, some of the tracks were salvageable. You can check them out below.

Definitely don't miss Kev Russell on the mostly-a cappella versions of God's House and We're In The Same Boat Brother.

[FairRetailRecordings] #0034 -- The Gougers -- New Braunfels Homesick Blues

Yet another more-or-less defunct band closes out this week here at FRR HQ. I really enjoyed the The Gougers while they were together and here they are doing their ode to Texas and Texas music.

Artist: The Gougers

Enjoy. And support your local music scene.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

[FairRetailRecordings] #0033 -- The Dedringers -- Dedringer March

Same show, same band, next song. This is the Dedringers' ode to the last day of March and presumably Willy Wonka.

Venue: Ego's

Enjoy. And support your local music scene.

[FairRetailRecordings] #0032 -- The Dedringers -- Heart Of Gold

Here are the Dedringers performing their "Heart of Gold" (not Neil Young's) during an acoustic duo show before they started turning it up to eleven with the band and the electric guitars. And also before disbanding to move onto other projects. Incidentally, Ego's is now a karaoke bar. Lots of upheaval in this edition of FRR, I guess.

Venue: Ego's
Date: 2007.03.31
Track: Heart of Gold [File too large to attach to this email]

Enjoy. And support your local music scene.

Monday, October 12, 2009

The Goings-On For This Week

Couple of noteworthy events in Austin this week. Check out the full list on the google calendar above but here are the highlights:
-Monday 10/12 Eleven Hundred Springs at the Continental Club at 10p ($5, filling in for Dale Watson)
-Tuesday 10/13 Steve Young at the Cactus Cafe
-Wednesday 10/14 David Cross at the Paramount Theater (in case you like his stand up)
-Thursday 10/15 The Mother Truckers (630p) and later Jon Langford and Rosie Flores at the Continental Club
-Thursday 10/15 Mark Jungers at Patsy's Cowgirl Cafe (730p) finishing off his Thursday residency there
-Friday 10/16 Billy Joe Shaver at the Cactus Cafe
-Saturday 10/17 AJ Roach is at the GreenHouse Concert series
-Saturday 10.17 Sam Baker is at the Cactus for his CD release show for his new record
-Sunday 10/18 Charlie Robison at playing in our living room [shameless, I know]

Friday, October 9, 2009

[FairRetailRecordings] #0031 -- Corb Lund & The Hurtin' Albertans with Doug Moreland & Hayes Carll -- Highway 87

Here's Corb Lund and a few friends from his CD Release show for Losin' Lately Gamber at Threadgill's in Austin covering Hayes Carll's Highway 87.

Venue: Threadgill's, Austin, TX
Track: Highway 87

Enjoy. And support your local music scene.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Some Fun Saturday Events Around Austin

Fans of chili, listen up. Martindale, Texas (southeast of Austin, east of San Marcos) is holding their fifth annual Martindale Dam Chili Cookoff on this coming Satuday the 10th. It's one of our favorite events because a) chili, b) live music from the likes of Mark Jungers and The Beaumonts and c) you can bring your own beer/liquor. Just be sure not to obey the speed limit in Martindale town limits. Chili judging is at 2p. Winners are awarded at 330p. Music runs most of the afternoon.

Saturday night, one of our favorite artists is playing a show at Evangeline Cafe in deep south Austin. Chris Wall is playing with Danny Britt and Marvin Dykuis at 10p.

We'll be there early and we hope to see you out as well.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

[FairRetailRecordings] #0030 -- The Gourds -- Gin & Juice

I've long been a fan of the Gourds but somehow never really had much of an opportunity to record them (due largely to their legion of excellent tapers) until this past Saturday at Threadgill's. Here they are doing a 15-minute jam of Gin & Juice and some other classics mixed in. [File was too large to email. Right click on the track name to download.] Unfortunately, most of the recording was unusable but Gin and Juice came out in good shape.

Artist: The Gourds
Venue: Threadgills, Austin, TX

Enjoy. And support your local music scene.

Friday, October 2, 2009

[FairRetailRecordings] #0029 -- Kevin Russell -- Shiny Toof

Here's one of my favorite songs that's probably lost to the ages. I would love to see this on a Gourds record at some point and I'll leave it at that. This recording comes to us thanks to thanks to Mike Barnz, the Barbeque Warlock.

Venue: Threadgills, Austin, TX
Date: 2005.02.08
Track: Shiny Toof

Enjoy. And support your local music scene.