6pm on Sunday, Sept 2 at Sam’s Burger Joint, starring SWEET SMOKE, The Remains of VIRGIL FOXX, The CAVE DWELLERS, MICKEY & THE SOUL GENERATION, LOS #3 DINNERS plus the Texas Legacy Music Awards. All the groovy music you remember and then some. Presented by Planet K. We know – we are tardy in updating this.

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South Texas Popular Culture Center

And the TLMA Winners Are …

Sunday, September 4, 2011 at Floore's Country Store, 
the following people and bands were presented with 
framed certificates in honor of their contributions 
and achievements in San Antonio and South Texas music: 

 Find more infoGraphic and Visual Pioneer                    
Sunken Gardens Concert Art
M.D. “BOOGIE” WINANS

Radio Pioneer
KTSA
LIZ HOUSTON

Radio Pioneer
KTSA
BRUCE HATHAWAY

Radio Pioneer
KEDA
Richard Davila “Guero Polkas”

Television Pioneer
Swingtime
DON COUSER

Music Venue
Pusi-Kat Employees
PUSI-KAT CLUB

Most Valuable Player
Drums
GENE COLEMAN 

Most Valuable Player 
Guitar 
CHRIS HOLZHAUS 

Most Valuable Player 
Guitar
GALEN NILES

Most Valuable Player
Guitar
CURLEY MAYS

Most Valuable Player
Horns
WESTSIDE HORNS

Most Valuable Player
Sax
SPOT BARNETT

Most Valuable Player
Keyboards
SAUCE GONZALEZ

Hall of Fame
Songwriter, “Treat Her Right”
GENE KURTZ

Hall of Fame
Songwriter, “Live with the Moon”
MYLES WELLS

Hall of Fame
San Antonio
LORD AUGUST & THE VISIONS OF LITE

Hall of Fame
San Antonio
THE OUTCASTS

Hall of Fame
San Antonio
SWISS MOVEMENT

Hall of Fame
San Antonio
THE LAUGHING KIND

Hall of Fame
Corpus Christi
ZAKARY THAKS

Hall of Fame
San Antonio
ULTRA

Hall of Fame
South Texas
THE HEADSTONES

Hall of Fame
Gulf Coast
THE CLIQUE

Hall of Fame
South Texas
CHRISTOPHER & THE SOULS

Hall of Fame
San Antonio
BUBBLE PUPPY

Muchos Gracias!

On behalf of co-producers Neka Scarbrough-Jenkins, Michael Ann Coker, and Margaret Moser, Texas Legacy Music Awards thanks all who came out and participated on Sunday September 4 at Floore’s. We had a crowd of about 500 (less than 50 were former LAUGHING KIND members, ha ha!) and exceeded all expectation for good times and good show!

First entry into the TLMA Hall of Fame was SWISS MOVEMENT, who pulled out a set of warm favorites, befitting the solid, progressive blues-rock  sound that made them so popular at Austin’s Vulcan Gas Company and landed them that legendary spot opening for Jimi Hendrix’s first American tour.  Seeing TLMA Most Valuable Player GENE COLEMAN’S mighty drum style in action again was itself a singular pleasure.

Blistering through their set was TLMA HoF awardees  THE OUTCASTS, sounding as tight and well-rehearsed as if they’d never stopped playing together. Their set of largely original tunes such as “I’m in Pittsburgh and It’s Raining” and “1523 Blair” resonated with chunky rhythm and fuzz flair.  This music could easily be released today by some young punk band, and considered totally modern.

STONE SOUL CLIQUE surprised everyone, not only with how contemporary their songs of 40+ years ago sound, but the seamless way the music of the members from ZAKARY THAKS, CHRISTOPHER & THE SOULS, THE HEADSTONES, and THE CLIQUE melded together in true supergroup style. CHRIS GERNIOTTIS’ miniset of ZAKARY THAKS songs set the first bar for the evening when they peeled off a rip-roaring version of  their 1966 fuzzbuster  ”Face To Face.” (TLMA Production Manager ROBIN OVERALL and producer MARGARET MOSER glued themselves to the side of the stage, singing along with every word like starstruck teenagers.)

TLMA Most Valuable Player CURLEY MAYS decided this was a good time to step up and show his stuff. He whipped into the righteous blues rock that made him the Eastwood Country Club guitar king, a stinging sound with elements of his Louisiana roots (he’s cousin to GATEMOUTH BROWN) and testimony to what landed him on tour with Etta James and playing the Apollo Theatre. Not to be outshone, San Antonio’s veteran sax master  and TLMA MVP SPOT BARNETT took the stage, a historic moment since neither have shared the stage together in decades yet represent the last of S.A. black showmen. Not to be outdone,  TLMA MVP SAUCE GONZALEZ and saxman HENRY RIVAS joined Barnett, thus creating a surprise appearance by TLMA MVPs THE WESTSIDE HORNS despite a previous cancellation. This magic moment stamped the Texas Legacy Music Awards as an event to reckon with, right out of the gate.

THE LAUGHING KIND came next, a turn in the evening’s music that spotlighted S.A. music in a whole different way. It brought together for the first time the many incarnations of the band, a feat that included as many of the 30+ members from 1966 to 1975 as could be gathered.  It was the first time TOMMY SMITH played with the band since he left, and he performed with such members as ANDY SALMON, SOL CASSEB, ROY COX, and KEITH MILLER. “I’m Gonna Put Some Hurt On You” and “Something You Got.” This revue-type lineup allowed for a tribute to TLMA Hall of Fame Songwriter GENE KURTZ, for writing Roy Head’s “Treat Her Right,” performed by JOHN COCKERELL with SPOT BARNETT again guesting on sax. Barnett stayed up for Cockerell’s tribute to him, “Spot’s Blues.”

Not much could top those four sets, so it was time switch gears with TLMA Hall of Famers ULTRA, introduced appropriately by the man behind Stone City man JACK ORBIN. This quintet was solid San Antonio 70s hard rock, but its roots are deep in 60s with TLMA MVP guitarist GALEN NILES and a surprise appearance by VAN WILKS on “Morning Dew.” If anyone in South Texas is overdue for a record, it’s Galen Niles.

The end of the evening came in the midst of sassafras as many things came to pass and the smoke rose again as BUBBLE PUPPY played in front of some of its longest-running fans and friends. San Antonio is where Bubble Puppy formed and the PusiKat was their homebase, so their closing set was both appropriate and electric. ROD PRINCE, DAVID FORE, and TODD POTTER with JIMMY UMSTATTD and MARK MILLER closed the Texas Legacy Music Awards with Lone Star panache and psychedelic style.

TLMA SCHEDULE AND UPDATE

Though the Westside Horns will not be playing a full set, Sauce and Spot will be in attendance.  Also, the Laughing Kind extended their set to include a few surprises, so …. :)

TEXAS LEGACY MUSIC AWARDS

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 4pm

FLOORE’S COUNTRY STORE

3pm            DOORS OPEN

4pm            HONORS

5 pm           SWISS MOVEMENT    

5:40 pm   THE OUTCASTS    

6:20 pm    STONE SOUL CLIQUE   w/ Zakary Thaks, Headstones, the Souls, The Clique

7pm            LAUGHING KIND   

8:15pm     ULTRA

9pm           BUBBLE PUPPY