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New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - March 11, 2011, New Braunfels, Texas Page 12 — Herald-Zeitung — Friday, March 11, 2011 Briggs releases CD ‘Wound & Will’ DAI E MARTIN Ikilt* Martin writes ninna music Heran in' mu Imi at (Me «*martirumusi< < om Local singer songwriter Stephanie Briggs just released the    CD "Wound & Will." Songwriters must walk a fine line    on whether to write a song in hopes it will get radio airplay or to write a song that comes from the heart. With this album, Briggs accomplished both, “We played a show the night before in Austin,” she said in a phone interview, “so it was like 2 a.m. before any of us got to bed then we were up again at 5 a.m. to drive to San Antonio." When I told her the song reminded me a lot of early Beatles music, she agreed. “You know, everyone that talks about that song says the same thing. My dad listened to the Beatles a lot when I was growing up. This was my lirst album where I was at the helm, but I was very lucky to have Bat (Manske) at The Zone Recording Studios in I)ripping Springs helping me produce it. Iie is just great at what he does and is good at telling me what works and what doesn’t. “He was also good at not telling me no. If I wanted to try something, he was all for letting me try it. Originally I was going to record this album in May but I just didn’t feel ready. 1 had ten songs written but then I wrote another hatch of songs that I think are even better and more appropriate for the record. The album became more of a concept album than my previous ones, which had a more random feel. “ Check out Briggs’ website at and find her on I acebook. She plays nearly every Tuesday night at the Phoenix Saloon and will be playing a show at KorkWine Baron March 18. • • • • Last week, local teen club Harmony Sweet was home for the New Braunfels High School PTA benefit "Battle of the Bands’’ contest. Owners Kevin Colis and Elizabeth MacDougall hosted a great night of music and had a great crowd. Each band was judged on performance, musical ability and audience participation — and at least one member of each band had to attend New Braunfels 1 iigh School. The grand prize 6TH ANNUAL COOKING SHOW tasteofhome COOKING SCHOOL Seguin Coliseum • Vendor booths open at S p.m. • Show starts at 6:30 Thousands of dollars In door prizes will be given away! Prizes include groceries, cookbooks, gift certificates, plus the delicious dishes prepared on stage! Tickets are $10 presale or $12 at the door and on sale now at the Segum Gazette Enterprise, Seguin Area Chamber of Commerce, Gift & Gourmet and Ranft Appliance Center, or order by phone at 830-379-5402. was an eight-hour recording session to record a two-song demo CD at Dead Room Recordings Studio in San Antonio, recorded and produced by Clifton Miles. The seven bands performing were The freeway Couches, Carpe Diem or Bust, That One Band, Milestone, UpriZ-ing, Arguing with Idiots and Foxmoor Express. Foxmoor Express won the contest. • • • • • Fans of Elton John and Billy Joel will want to be front and center Saturday night at the Brauntex Theatre for Jim Witter and his show, “The Piano Men.” Witter has been playing the piano since the ripe old age of 4, belting out tunes by everyone from the Beatles to Broadway hits. He signed a recording contract with Sony Music’s Canadian division in 1990. A few years later he came up with the idea for “T he Piano Men.” Ciet your tickets at (830) 627-0808 or log onto www. CALENDAR ADOBE VERDE, GRUENE (1724 Hunter Road 830-629-07771 Tonight — Tractor Brothers Sat — Brian Winfield & Bandera Sun — Tom Gillam Thu — Garrett Heinrichs BILLY'S ICE (1193 Loop 337 830-629-8169) Tonight — Cody Gill Sat — Clint Martin / Jeffrey Charles Sun — Pickin' For Paws Benefit Concert Mon — Wes Nickson Tue — Scott Wiggins Band Wed — Wes Nickson / Allan Goodman Thu — Mike Ryan Band CHEATHAM STREET WAREHOUSE (119 Cheatham St. 512-353-3777) Sun — Ash Family (4 p.m.) Tue — Midnight River Choir Farm to Market (Castell @ Friesenhaus 830-629-2223) Sat — Ethereal Spectrum FLOORES COUNTRY STORE (14492 Old Bandera Road 210-695-8827) Tonight — Nick Lawrence Sat — Wheeler Brothers / Emory Quinn GRUENE HALL (1281 Gruene Road 830-606-1281) Tonight — William Clark Green / Bleu Edmondson Sat — Ted Russell Kamp/ Whiteghost Shivers/ Brian Burke / Brandon Rhyder Sun Bret Graham/ Rob Roy Parnell's 50th BDay Bash Mon - Ashley Monical, Paul Cauthen, David Beck Tue — Scott Nolan, Joanna Miller, Mark Jungers, Adam Carroll Wed — Stewart Mann & Statesboro Revue Thu — Jonny Burke CD Release Party HARMONY SWEET (2405 Lifehaus Ind. Drive 830-387-5100) Tonight — Spring Breakdown Sat — Spring Breakdown LONE STAR MUSIC (1243 Gruene Rd. 830-627-1992) Tonight — Hayes Carll (6 p.m.) OMA'S SECRET GARDEN (1263 Gruene Road 830-237-5746) Tonight — Empty Handed Vagabonds Sat. — Parking Lot Bad Guys (1-5) Hugh Fadal (6-10) Sun — Les Plum de Rouges Wed. — Lucas Taylor PHOENIX SALOON (193 W San Antonio, 830-643-1400) Tonight — Pake Rossi / Shovels & Rope / Hayes Carll Sat — Jason Eady & Drew Kennedy Sun — Al Barlow (2pm) / Songwriters Supper Tue — Little Brave / Drew Kennedy & Guest Wed — Capt Mudhole / Beans 'N Rice Thu — Clayton Colvin RILEY'S TAVERN (8894 FM 1102 512-392-3132) Tonight — Andrea Marie & Magnolia Band Sat — Joel Hofmann Band Sun — Open Mic Night w/ Glenn Allan Mon — Shawn Line Wed — Matt Skinner Thu — Bill Kirchen RIVER ROAD ICE HOUSE (1791 Hueco Springs Loop 830-626-1335) Sat — Aaron Einhouse / Kyle Park Wed — Fast Betty Thu — Dirty River Boys UPTOWN PIANO BAR (295 E. San Antonio St. 830-708-5411) Tue. — Brett Cline Wed. — Luvine Elias Jr. Thu. — Luvine Elias Jr. Fri. — Erik James Sat — Erik James TAVERN IN THE GRUENE (830 Gruene Rd 830-608-0438) Tonight — Blooz Burnerz Sat— Houston Marchman Sun — Dead Rock Stars Send upcoming live music info to: dale&martinsmusic. com Brought to you by the Seguin ENTERPRISE ♦ Bringing l ift- io Your Doorstep Since 1888 * AMERICAN LEGION POST 179 18TH ANNUAL CHILI COOK OFF 9TH ANNUAL BAR-B QUE COOK OFF MARCH 12, 2011 RAIN DATE APRIL 9, 2011 COOK-OFF WILL BE HELD AT THE COMAL CO. SHERIFF’S POSSE ARENA IH-35 N. FRONTAGE RD. BETWEEN RUECKLE & SOLMS RD. COME ON OUT AND HAVE SOME FUN!!! BEER, SODA, AUCTION, RAFFLE AND ENTERTAINMENT ALL DAY EVERYONE IS INVITED AKZO NOBEL sikkens Devoe Paint Win YOUR Tickets TODAY! Tri-County Paint & Spray TRI-COUNTY .PAINT Lacquer • Concrete Stains • Deck Finishes 7^Sat8-12_ How many ftolal point wore «cored by tho bench In Wednesday night*» game again»t the Detroit Pistons? Email the ankwer to by noon Friday for your chance to win 2 TICKETS TO FRIDAY’S GAME against the Sacramento Kings 9»m»i #ii have tt*» awn omqu* con»« | Wfcnnet$ w* b. announced m »* Hwakt-Zwiung Winning package ne»ud»* two game and « paring perm« | No fwtitm» m ntcessary to wsn 830.625.9144 j 707 Landa St. | New Braunfels, TX 78130 «Svi 1630 S. Businëpj WmSrW New Braunfels! MailerCm1 1VISA mJ Nelson’s sons bring tribute to Brauntex By Dale Martin The Herald-Zeitung Hock legend Ricky Nelson was just 45 when he was killed in a plane crash on his way to a New Year’s Eve concert in Dallas. The vintage DC-3 plane once belonged to Jerry Lee Lewis and had a history of mechanical problems. Nelson and his band played a show in Guntersville, Ala., the night before, and on Dec. 31, 1985, they were headed to Dallas when the plane crashed near DeKalb, Texas. Nelson left behind an incredible legacy of music that inspired hundreds of entertainers and was cherished by millions of fans. His twin sons, Matthew and Gunnar, were 18 at the time of their father’s death. Though they were already in the music business with several hits of their own, they decided to put together a special tribute show to honor their father and his music. That special show, “Ricky Nelson Remembered,” has been playing to packed houses across America and is coming to the Brauntex Theatre on March 19. “This is a very personal show,’’ Matthew said in a phone interview, “because we are his sons and we are doing this show in honor of our dad. Our dad was our best friend; we knew him real well. “We were 18 when he passed away so we got to know him, not just as our father but as a man and a musician. When we decided to put together a show hon oring our dad, we wanted it separate from anything else we were doing. Though we might play one of our songs, just from the standpoint that our dad did encourage us to he songwriters, and we close the show with a song we wrote for this particular show, the show is based around all of his hit songs. “This show is all about him. He was really the guy that, once you got to know him, never waved his own flag. We do this show because we love it, not because we have to do it, and that makes it different from a typical tribute show. I was just telling my sister yesterday, when I get on stage during this show, I get back so much from the audience, unlike anything else I do. “There are so many people in the audience that grew up on our dad’s music. What we bring to the show is a musical history lesson; our dad was the most televised rock star.... “We present our dad’s timeline to the audience, from his beginning, to his teen idol days, to his coinvention of country rock with the Stone Canyon Band to where we are today.” When Matthew and Gunnar learned about the Brauntex Theatre’s plans for expansion, they wanted to help by hosting a “Garden Party” for 100 people, which will March 18 at Gruene Apple Bed & Breakfast. There may still be a few tickets available for this intimate party, though they are going fast. Call the Brauntex box office at (830) 627-0808. a new way to enjoy your rivers...  Ü-- Classes offered all day. Call now for times! • Good for all ages! • Ideal for solos, couples & familes! • Great for leisure & fitness! 210.379.1359 2011 ÉB3- 1 Vacation New Braunfels HeraldfcZeitung Is Read Everywhere! Contest Take a vacation. Take a copy of the Herald-Zeitung. Take a photo. - It’s    Easy    to    Enter    - Take a photo of friends or family reading the Herald-Zeitung at the most recognizable landmark on your vacation.    * Submissions should be e-mailed to: or mailed to the Herald-Zeitung: 707 Landa St., Now Braunfels,TX 78130 by Dec. 1,2011 'All participants will receive two complimentary movie passes to the New Braunfels Marketplace Cinema 12 courtesy of Texas Cinemas while supplies last. Claim passes al the newspaper office. Each photo submitted entitles the Herald-Zeitung to publish the photo for promotional purposes. W t# I Id ;