Usually, the third Sunday of the month, you’ll find Bert Rivera and friends holding forth on the pedal steel at Artz Ribhouse. This Sunday, though, Bert had family obligations so he called on our friend Jim Grabowske to set in for him. We love Bert, but sure were happy to see Jim on stage.
If you don’t know Jim, check out the article in the Austin Chronicle written by Margaret Moser (Hank, Harry, and Jesse James) or our little blurb and pictures in the archive (Texas and Music – Jim Grabowske). Even better, if you don’t know him, make the effort to meet him. He’s a true talent, a Southern gentleman and great friend.
Don’t mean to slight the others on stage with Jim. Talk about talent!! Ray Tesmer on lead guitar, Howard Kalish on fiddle, Dodd Meredith on drums, and Brent Wilson on stand up bass. Besides great musicians, all of them are excellent vocalists.
Be sure to check out the video below of one of Jim’s favorites, “Rose Room”. (If it doesn’t appear below, just refresh the page. Been a little slow loading tonight.)