A few years back we decided that great Hill Country Bar-B-Q just isn’t the same without a side of Texas country music! So, we rounded up some of our favorite local artists to bring the acoustics to the Bar-B-Q to ensure our customers have a true Texas honky tonk experience. Artist include local favorites and out of towners alike. Gabby’s Live Music is offered most Thursday (Shepherd only), Friday & Saturday nights and is free to the public.
The Hanshaws are a harmony-driven acoustic duo.
Their self-titled CD garnered the duo a nomination as “Vocal Duo/Group of the Year” by the Academy of Texas Music at the 2008 Texas Music Awards, as well as an invitation to perform at the Award Show. Songs from the CD have enjoyed air-play on local radio, as well as over seas. Their recording of “Ring of Fire” charted at #73 on the European Country Music Charts and remained on the charts for 12 weeks. Their original song, “Robbin’ Trains,” charted at #8 on the Roots Music Report in the “Pop Country” category, and also at #25 on the Roots Music Report under the “Texas Music” category. The CD includes special guest performances by Redd Volkaert on Telecaster (Merle Haggard, Brad Paisley), Cindy Cashdollar on Dobro (Asleep at the Wheel, Van Morrison), and Larry Beaird on acoustic guitar (Rascal Flatts, Faith Hill, Brooks & Dunn).
The duo has opened shows for many national artists including: Vern Gosdin, Mel McDaniel, Commander Cody, David Frizzell, Johnny Paycheck, Mickey Gilley, Johnny Lee, Sammi Smith, Dave Dudley, Jerry Reed, Moe Bandy and Joe “The King of the Strings” Maphis and his Wife Roselee Maphis.
The Hanshaws can be found performing in the Houston and surrounding areas.
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Born – Jacinto City, Texas
Randy’s career began in 1980 when he organized the band “Tumbleweed Connection“. They toured New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado and Texas, until ’87 when they disbanded. Randy then became the lead singer of the “Straight Up Band.” A popular Houston based group that performed at nightclubs, festivals, hotels and weddings.
The 90’s began with him doing theatrical productions of “The Best Lil’ Whorehouse in Texas” and “Patsy Cline, Always.” He then began doing appearances with The Ronnie Renfro Big Band (18-piece orchestra) as a guest singer and guitarist.
Also, during this time, he produced an album for himself (You’ve Been Kind of Cold) and co-produced (The Moving Men) and album with other talented artist and musicians. In 1998, he began touring with recording artist, Doug Supernaw, as his guitarist.
Randy has also assigned himself the duty of writing a movie script entitled “Fools Gold” a true Texas western. Recently he has released a new album (Family Portrait) which includes guest appearance by the Artist Willie Nelson and legendary musician Bucky Meadows.