Austin Texas: 1983-92

BandsYoung-Kardo-Black -> Buddy Owen's Blue Review -> Jimmy Carl Black Band -> Junior Franklin & The Golden Echoes -> Pound For Pound -> Rhythm Rats -> Black & Blues -> Mannish Boys -> Arthur Brown -> Austin Grandmothers -> Walter Tore -> JCB & The Bluz -> Chris Holzhaus Blues Band -> Eugene Chadbourne -> Henry Vestine -> Bill Thomas Ensemble etc... 

[Note: Background Colors = blue: rehearsing/recording; = pink: bad event; = lilac: good event]

1983-1992

 

Date

Country

City

Venue

Comments / Sources

1983

Young-Kardo-Black:

    

Feb

USA

Taos

St Bernard’s

After the gig, jammed with BW Stevenson at Amizette Inn [Source: Dennis Young]

    

Buddy Owen's Blues Review:

   

Austin / Florida

Mid-Late March

USA

Austin, TX

 

6 quasi-rehearsals; with B.Owen, guitar; Mike Ash, keyboards; Reno Masatta (&JCB), drums; Dennis Young, bass, & back-up vocalist (female) [Source D. Young]

  

Austin

 

1 gig (unpaid) [Source: D. Young]

April

 

Winter Haven

 

1 gig (unpaid; before about 5 people) [Source: D. Young]

  

Orlando, FL

 

2 nights but paid off after 1st nite and ejected [JCB]

May - Sept.

 

Austin, TX

 

Jimmy Carl Black Band formed

Jimmy Carl Black Band:

   

Bob ‘Julius’ Corbett on sax & duel sax; Danny Matta on trumpet; Mike Ash,keyboards; Toby Anderson,lead vocals; Darrell Black,drums; Dennis Young, bass; Gary Cowen, guitar (plus available guitar players); & Jimmy Carl Black, percussion & vocals  [Source: D. Young]

June 20

 

Dallas

Tango's

[K7 Recording in JCB's music library];  [Source: D. Young]

 AustinSixth St. Live ['We played Sixth Street Live and Steamboat Springs a couple of times between May and August of ’83' - Source D. Young] 

July

 AustinSteamboat Springs[Source: D. Young]

...

 AustinLiberty Lunch[Source: D. Young]

...

 AustinAntone's[Source: D. Young]
...  

Tulsa

Boston Ave. Market

[Source: D. Young]
...  

Port Aransas

 

Seaside beach club [Source: D. Young]

    

1984

Gentlemen of Color

Junior Franklin & The Golden Echoes:

   

Meets J.Franklin when jamming down at the Soap Creek with a few bands [JCB] - with Rhythm Rats?

(Every Wednesday/alternate Wed)

 

Austin

Soap Creek Saloon

Plays with JFranklin & ...for about 1 year [JCB]; from as early as fall '84, probably around Sept. onwards [Ref: Soap Creek Saloon schedule]

(every Sunday)

 

Austin

local churches

By Dec 85 at 'South Bank Bistro' [Ref: Soap Creek Saloon schedule]

June 26

 

Austin

KUT Radio

Live Recording in JCB Library - 1985?

Rhythm Rats:

   

(from '84?) JCB singing with band - Will Indian, Rusty Trapps, Loose Reed [JCB]

(on Sunday)

   

"...after playing the church circuit with Jr. Franklin on Sunday nites." [JCB]

1985

Gentlemen of Color

Jimmy Carl Black's Pound For Pound:

    

Jan 19

 

Austin

Soap Creek Saloon

No mention by JCB of this [Ref: Soap Creek Saloon schedule]

(Junior Franklin & The Golden Echoes:)

   

playing and singing, on one occasion jamming with Stevie Ray Vaughan [JCB]

(Rhythm Rats: ?)

   

singing with [JCB]

(mid to late '85)

    

Black and Blues:

  Black & Blues at The Tavern in Christoval, Texas

Gary Primich, Leland Parks, Gil Hartman

(become the Mannish Boys in '86)

   

play for about a year with this formation - Black & Blue thru '85 probably

1986

 

("Mid 80s"

 

Arlington, Tx

 

Roger White: "lent JCB my drums to play at an impromptu gig in Arlington Tx")

Mannish Boys:

   

Leland Parks leaves band, Frank Meyer joins

Walter Tore:

   

For 3 years JCB gigs all over Texas, Louisiana and Oklahoma with Walter Tore {ref: WTorre]

Dec 6

 

Houston

 

Ref: K7; band?

1987

Gentlemen of Color

Walter Tore:

    

Jan 31

  

St Mary's Bar & Grill

K7 Tape

Mar 5

  

Hole in The Wall

K7 Tape

Mannish Boys:

    

?

USA

Austin

Antone's Nightclub

[JCB Memoirs] - recruits Mike Conway & Nick Francis to play on Art. Brown's album

Arthur Brown:

 

 

 

Records Brown Black & Blues with Art. Brown, members of Mannish Boys and some "volunteer" respected musicians - isn't released until 1988 [unitedmutations.com] / 1989 (JCB); Studio recording only

Mannish Boys:

    

?

 

Austin

KUT Radio

Live Show- recorded

next day

 

 

Riverside Sound Studio

Records and releases A Lil' Dab'll Do Ya; two weeks in the studio to do everything [JCB]

Austin Lounge Lizards:

 

 

 

Plays drums on 3 of the numbers, Studio recording only

(late '87/early '88:)

   

Leaves Mannish Boys because of the politics [JCB]

(Rusty Trapps formation

   

playing drums, quite a few gigs round town)

JCB & The Bluz:

   

Metamorphose into (Austin) Grandmothers Same formation as below less Jeff Hogan [JCB]

Sept/Oct

 

 

 

Interview with Ron Young for Boogie Magazine, San Antonio, Oct issue: JCB staying with Ed Moore, his manager/sound man!

Austin Grandmothers:

   

JCB forms 1st Austin Grandmothers late '87 Lyle Davis -KB & Vocals, Gerry" Eli" Smith -Woodwind, Bros Betts -Bass &Vocals, Jeff Hogan -Percussion, Mike Williams –Guitar & Vocals, JCB Drums & Vocals

(late 87?)

USA

Lake Travis

Damn Cafe

"started playing out at the Damn ..." [JCB]

 

 

Austin

KUT Radio

 

Oct 25?

    

Nov 4

 

Austin

Liberty Lunch

K7 (Soundboard)

  

Austin

(Theatre)

Backing a dance company- "a few performances"[JCB]

 

 

 

 

6 Days in hospital

1988

Gentlemen of Color

Austin GrandMothers: (reformed)

   

JCB forms2nd Austin Grandmothers early '88? - Eli Smith, JHogan, E.Bladezipper -bass,  Mike Harris -guitar

6-8 months

 

 

 

Rehearsing and no gigs

 

 

Tornillo TX

(Studio)

Recording a demo tape; tracks later played on KUT radio

?

 

El Paso

 

unitedmutations/grandmothers)

Mar

 

Austin TX

S By SW Festival

JCB Memoirs - with Grandmothers as JCB suggests or with Chris Holzhaus?

Chris Holzhaus Blues Band:

   

Playing with CH while GMs rehearse [JCB]

June 21

 

San Antonio TX

Cafe American

K7 Recording - JCB with?

Austin Grandmothers:

    

Aug 8

 

?

 

K7 recording: Granny's 8-8-88

Chris Holzhaus Blues Band:

    

Aug 17

 

Austin?

O'Rileys

K7 Live Recording, probably this is their last performance, recorded by Ed Moore after playing together for about 6 months

Aug 21

 

 

 

T.V. Interview8/21/88 [JCB VHS Library]

Austin Grandmothers:

    

Oct 17

 

?

 

K7 recording: Granny's 10/17/88

Nov 4 1987/89/90/91?

 

Austin

Liberty Lunch

K7 recording: Sound Granny's

1989

Gentlemen of Color

Austin Grandmothers:

   

J.Hogan quits this year and Linda Harris -Violin comes in

Feb 22

   

K7 recording: Grandmothers 2/22/89

14 Mar

 

 

 

Rehearsal - See K7 Tape: '89 SXSW Show

Mar

 

Austin TX

S By SW Festival

JCB Memoirs - 2nd time

Rhythm Rats:

    

May 89

 

Nr Oakhill, Austin TX

Trudy's

JCB meets Roland St Germain [see afka.net/Articles/1996-05_Tmershi_Duween.htm for Roland St Germain's take on this - May 89]

May 31

 

Austin TX

Trudy's restaurant

Roland pitched up to see (GMs?) play

June 7

 

Austin TX

Trudy's restaurant

Roland jams with JCB (&GMs?)

Austin Grandmothers:

    

Jun 12

 

Austin TX

 

Band practice - Roland's 1st attendance

June 15

 

Austin TX

?

Roland's 1st gig with GMs

Michigan Tour

   

JCB Memoirs: 6 gigs around Michigan

6 gigs:

   

Including East Lancing, MI [fan]

(3 or 4 times a month)

 

Lake Travis

Damn Cafe

 
  

Austin?

Elephant Room

"... also playing at", "primarily a Jazz club"

 

 

Austin

KUT Radio Studios

Radio Show - "got a great recording as usual" [JCB]

May 7

 

LA

 

unitedmutations.com/grandmothers

Austin Pops:

    

Jun 18

 

Austin

KUT Radio Studios

Father's Day Radio Show - 4 of GMs took part including JCB & Ener B.; K7 recording

Austin Grandmothers:

    

Aug 06

 

Austin

KUT Radio Studios

K7 Recordings

28th Oct.  1989

 

Live

 

K7 live recording

28th Nov. 1989

 

KLBS "Local Licks Live"

 

K7 live recording

Dec 31

    

1990

Austin Grandmothers:

    

Bus Tour

   

[JCB Memoirs]

16 Mar

USA

Austin

Hyatt Regency Hotel

SXSW showcase [R.Rruess; email 18 Oct 2013]

9 June

USA

Austin

Scholz Beer Garden

[R.Rruess; email 18 Oct 2013]

Nov

   

Roland St Germain takes over duties of producer and musical director afka.net/Articles/1996-05_Tmershi_Duween.htm

Nov

 

Austin TX

Bee Creek Studio

afka.net/Articles/1996-05_Tmershi_Duween.htm: Roland St Germain: "we recorded five tunes at Bee Creek Studio in Austin, Texas...with the assistance of Spencer Starnes."

Nov 2

USA

St Louis

Sheldon Concert Hall

VHS Tape: Live at the Shelton

1991

Daffy Duck Dozen:

   

Eugene Chadbourne Ensemble

May 19

Germany

Moers

Avant-garde Festival

4 day engagement; VHS Tape; Interview with Axel

(1991/92)

   

Seen playing by a fan - JCB bio [unitedmutations.com])

1992

Eugene Chadbourne Ensemble:

    

2 nights

USA

New York

Knitting Factory

early in year before June; Ener Bladezipper accompanies JCB

Austin Grandmothers:

    

Spring/Summer

USA

Austin

Live Show - KUT Live?

Interview by R.St.Germain (Printed in T’ Mershi Duween - Issue 29, Feb '93)

July

Austin TX

Twisted Barn Studio

 

Scott McGregor agrees to record 'Dreams on Long Play

Henry Vestine:

 

 

 

Recording “Too Drunk To Fuck” [not so titled on release]; JCB plays drums "on 5 or 6 cuts"

Evan Johns & The H Bombs:

    

Sept?

USA

Austin

Continental

One-off gig JCB sits in on, 6 weeks before moving to Italy

Billy James:

USA

 

 

Records dialogue for Ant-Bee release - With My Favourite “Mothers” and Other Bizarre Things; 1st contact with B.James thru Bunk around July, recording prob. Aug

Nov

   

JCB moves to Vicenza, Italy

Bill Thomas Ensemble:

    

Dec 31

Italy

Ortisei

  

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