John Casner @ Giddy Ups (05/06/2011)

What a day!  Voted for City Council, ran errands, already saw two bands (missed one) and now at Giddy Ups to see John Casner.  It’s always special when John and the guys take to the stage.  Tonight is extra special because James Lutz, the most laid back excellent guitar player we know, joined the band with his Telecaster laying down some pretty awesome licks.  Don’t get us wrong, John, J.C. and Woz, were doing some pretty awesome playing of their own.  Throw in some guests and fun ensued!  🙂

John Casner @ Giddy Ups (03/05/2011)

Always fun when John and the guys play.  Great swing and country music with a bunch of originals thrown in for good measure.  Love it!!


A Celebration of Dobie’s Life @ Giddy Ups (11/07/2010)

On October 27th we lost one of the sweetest ladies we’ve ever known…..a true “Angel”. Ms Dobie Hatley loved music, musicians, friends, family and…..most of all…!!

She often told us that if something happened to her and she finished this life, she didn’t want any crying….didn’t want services or memorials…..she wanted everyone to have a party!! So…..we honored her wishes…..celebrated her life and collected funds for her favorite charity, HAAM (Health Alliance for Austin Musicians).

Really appreciate everyone that came to share their memories, the musicians for their music, and especially all the work by John Casner, Ms. Nancy, and the entire Giddy Ups staff that made the day possible.

One of the highlights of the day was Desert Moon continuing the tradition of honoring Dobie’s request to play “Storms Never Last”.  John always changed a word or two just for her.  He did the same today…..just couldn’t sing it any other way.  Yep, there were puddle-ly eyes all around, but it was as it should be…was needed.  🙂