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Jesse Dayton Does Doug Sahm

14 Jan

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Hayes Carll Playing Chris Gray Day

10 Jan

Breaking news! Hayes Carll has joined the bill for Chris Gray Day in Houston!

He’ll be performing at 6 pm at The Continental Club on Saturday, January 14, 2012.

Just a reminder that wristbands are not guarantees of entry to the show, as the club’s fire code must and will be enforced. So get your ticket now and get to the show early.

Enjoy a little taste …

The Most Important Meal of the Day on Chris Gray Day

29 Dec

We can now confirm that Chris Gray Day will kick off with the most important rock & roll meal of the day. The Allen Oldies Band will be cooking up their world-famous jalepeño pancakes.

Trust us—you’ve never experienced breakfast like this.

The pancakes? Well, the New York Times was captivated:

The frontman Allen Hill was a dervish in constant motion, working the crowd and testifying to the power of old-time rock ‘n’ roll to soothe your soul. And the best vantage point to watch was from stage right, where two women in matching bee costumes were making the aforementioned pancakes, turning the act into performance-art by spelling out song titles and other details of the show in pancake batter. As Hill dropped to a knee to pummel a cowbell with a drumstick, they cooked up the words “More cowbell.” Hill obliged.

On January 14th, you can make a donation stage-side to see Your Name In Batter on the hot griddle!

Here’s Mojo Nixon with a little taste of what you can expect:

A Second Look at the First Look – The Lineup!

29 Dec

Craig Hlavaty just put the word out on Rocks Off: we’ve got a preliminary list of some of the amazing artists who are donating their time to play on Chris Gray Day in Houston!

Jesse Dayton, Buxton, Wild Moccasins, Little Joe Washington, David Beebe 3, Electric Attitude, Orange Is In, Flying Fish Sailors, The Allen Oldies Band, Pale, Paula Nelson Band, The Umbrella Man, CHangoMan, Spain Colored Orange, John Egan, Chase Hamblin Band, Matt Harlan, Jean Caffeine, Miss Leslie & Her Juke Jointers, Texas Tycoons, Benjamin Wesley Harding, The Mathletes, The Handshake, Governors Chair, Young Girls, A Dream Asleep, Bright Men of Learning, Allison Fisher Band

There will be some additions to this amazing bill as we get closer to the date.

Don’t wait! Make a donation or buy a wristband online or at Cactus Music or Sig’s Lagoon, because you won’t want to miss out on an epic day of fantastic fundraising for Chris.

Thanks to Bands Who Volunteered

11 Dec

When we put out the call for bands to donate performances at the benefit, we were encouraged to see that nearly 100 bands responded.

Chris and his family were deeply touched by this outpouring of generosity, too.

We are working now to figure out the schedule. We won’t be able to get everyone on stage, since we’ve only got one day, but we’re working to pack the bill with as much great music as possible.

Thanks, all, for volunteering!