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.
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
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.
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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
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
9pm BUBBLE PUPPY