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  • JULY 2018 BUDDY 5

    THE DALLAS INTERNATIONALTGuitar Festival will present Ben- efit Buddy Magazine from noon until 10 pm, August 12 at the legendary Longhorn Ballroom. The anniver- sary event and benefit will celebrate not only the 45-year history of Buddy, the Original Texas Music Magazine but also 40 years since Buddy founder Stoney Burns first selected Rocky Athas, Jimmie Vaughan, Billy Gib- bons, Eric Johnson, John Nitzinger and Bugs Henderson as the first Buddy Texas Tornados in 1978. There will a silent auction and a photography exhibit. The photo exhibit and sale will offer a look at covers and event coverage from Ron McKeown, Chuck Flores, James Bland, Jesus Carillo, Michael Insuaste, and others. For more information on contributing to the silent auction, please email [email protected] call (972) 240- 2206.

    The event will feature a host of Buddy Texas Tornado performers including Buddy Whittington, Lucky Peterson with Tamra Trimell, Jason Elmore, Jr Clark with Guthrie Kennard, Hash Brown, Quinten Hope, Jr boy Jones with Kerrie Lepai, Jimmy Wallace with Jerry Branch, The Stratoblasters, Cookie McGee, Danny Sanches, Rocky Athas, Jim Suhler, Jackie Don Loe, Hash Brown, and Quinten Hope. Salvation From Sundown, Maylee Thomas, Ally Venable, Butch Bonner and Rockin’ Robert T and other special guests are expected

    To donate auction items or for questions regarding the a u c t i o n , p l e a s e e m a i l [email protected] Attention: Laurie Hawkins or call / text Laurie Hawkins 469.446.3739 or Dallas In- ternational Guitar Festival 972.240.2206. Auction items can be delivered to Jimmy Wallace Guitars through August 10. Jimmy Wallace Guitars, 350 S Oaks Trail # 132, Garland TX 75043, Mon-Fri 1-6 PM.

    Events KNON’S 9TH ANNUAL HAR- monica Blowout will e held July 29 at Poor David’s Pub featuring Paul Oscher (former with Muddy Waters harmonica player, the Harrington Clark Project featuring Paul Harrington and Junior Clark, Stompin’ Bill Jonston and the Dallas Blues All Stars with Hash Brown.

    Nate’s Seafood is celebrating the Blazing Summer Music Festival July 29 through August 30. Six bands in six weeks, kicking off with the 13 Year Anniversary of the “Sunday Blues Happening” and then following every Thursday in August with live music by Ryan Berg, Tin & Tonic, East Dallas Loe-Bros, CT Davis Band, and Joe D’Angelo & The Hor- nets.

    Van Alstyne’s Music in the Park will happen at 6:30 PM on July 17, with singer/songwriter Tony Ramey at the mic. Most recently, it was Jon Wolfe who co-wrote and recorded Ramey’s songs, one of which, “Any Night In Texas,” is high on the charts now. This is held each month at the Rail Car Stage/Park in downtown Van Alstyne and a Chamber of Com- merce activity and is free.

    Sherman’s Hot Summer Nights takes place each Thursday at Kidd- Key Park. Its final shows are: July 12 Koe Wetzel Band; July 19 The Spazmatics; and July 26 Asia. These shows are free.

    In Denison, the Music on Main concerts continue on Friday nights at Forrest Moore Park near down- town. July 6 will have the Black Dirty Playboys on stage; July 13 features the Sisters Morales and Jason Elmore band; July 20 brings Two Tons of Steel to Denison, and finally, on July 27, it concludes with Shenandoah and Chris Colston play-

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    ing for the crowd. Again, these are free to everyone.

    New Releases World-class harmonica player Steve Krase expands his blues music into new territory on his fourth CD, Just Waitin’, coming June 15 on Connor Ray Music. Produced by Rock Romano (who also played bass and sang backing vocals), Just Waitin’ features Steve Krase (vocals and harmonica), backed by a solid cast of additional notables, including David Carter (guitars and backing vocals); Tamara Williams (drums, percussion and backing vo- cals); James Gilmer (percussion); Brian Jack (accordion); Mike Vee (rubboard); and Kenan Ozdemir (lead guitar).

    Austin-based singer/ songwriter Bob Schneider released his seventh studio album, Blood & Bones. Blood & Bones includes several songs that lean more on the romance side as Schneider recently became a husband and a father.

    Americana folk-rock band No Dry County (better known as NDC) released their new album, Panhandle Music.

    Sam Lewis announced the re- lease of his third album, Loversity. Recorded at Southern Ground Stu- dios with engineer and co-producer Brandon Bell, the album spans from upbeat songs like the title track “Loversity” to the darker “One in the Same,” an electric guitar heavy bal- lad with a driving force reminiscent of the Black Keys’ Brothers.

    Austin-based folk-pop band The Belle Sounds release a new album The Sea Within out on July 20. The Belle Sounds, led by frontwoman Noelle Hampton and electric guitarist Andre Moran, have made a name for themselves in the Austin music scene with their lush soundscapes and beautiful har- monies.

    Texas singer/songwriter Radney

    Foster has released a Spanish version of his classic lullaby, “Godspeed,” as “Godspeed (Dulces Suenos).” The song and video have quickly gar- nered attention for compassionate and soulful lyrics.

    Heralded Austin-based blues/ roots musician and songwriter Johnny Nicholas celebrates the de- luxe vinyl LP reissue of his long out- of-print 1977 album, Too Many Bad Habits – including a special bonus album of previously unreleased per- formances.

    Wild! Wild! Wild! is a new album from Grammy-nominated artist Robbie Fulks and Austinite Linda Gail Lewis (younger sister of rock- and-roll legend Jerry Lee Lewis). It was recorded in Chicago with Alex Hall (JD McPherson, Cactus Blos- soms, Pokey LaFarge) and features musical contributions from Redd Volkaert (Merle Haggard), Danny B. Harvey, Scott Ligon and Casey McDonough (NRBQ, The Flat Five), Kelly Hogan (Mavis Staples, Neko Case), Joan Collaso, Yvonne Gage, and others.

    The former lead singer of Ugly Americans and 54-time Austin Mu- sic Award-winner has released four albums in the past five years. In addition to his music, Schneider en- joys creating art and has written two books.

    Tornado and Benny Turner are planning a Jam at Redrock Bar and Grill for former Freddie King drum- mer and manager Gary Carnes Jam at Redrock Bar and Grill North Dal- las for former to manager and drum- mer Gary Carnes of Freddie King. A few pics attached. Link to my Trib- ute endorsed by Tesla facebook Texas-Modern DAY Cowboys Trib- ute to Electric TESLA & 5 man acous- tical jam. Original band Roaring Truth.

    Original project Roaring Truth will perform a July 12 showcase at The RAIL Club in Fort Worth Ghostlight Concerts with Dokken.

    MUSIC MOURNS DUE TOMthe passing of Vincent Paul Abbott. He was laid to rest be- tween his mother Carolyn and his brother Darrell in Moore Memo- rial Gardens in Arlington, TX “Vinnie Paul,” as he was known to friends and fans, was born in Abilene, March 11, 1964.

    His father, Jerry, wrote and produced country music, so mu- sic was in the Abbott brothers’ blood with “Diamond” (later “Dimebag”) Darrell on guitar and Vinnie Paul choosing to play drums. The family moved to Pantego, TX and the boys founded Pantera in 1981, releasing Metal Magic (1983), Projects in the Jungle (1984) and I Am the Night (1985) with bassist Rex Brown and vo- calist Terry Glaze.

    Glaze was replaced by Philip Anselmo in 1986 and the band released Power Metal in 1988, but it was 1990’s Cowboys from Hell that brought Pantera to national and then international attention and with a heavier sound followed by 1992’s Vulgar Display of Power, and Far Beyond Driven, which de- buted at #1 on Billboard charts in 1994.

    Vinnie Paul and Dime divested their interests by opening the in- famous home-away-from-home for every touring band, BYOB af- ter hours strip joint The Club- house in Dallas. His endorsements

    included Tama and Pearl drums, Remo heads and hardware, ddrum, Sabian cymbals and Vic Firth drumsticks.

    Despite tensions amongst the band members, 1996 brought fans The Great Southern Trendkill and 2000 ’s Reinventing the Steel. Anselmo left Pantera, and the Brothers Abbott went on to form Damageplan with Bob Zilla on bass and Pat Lachman on vocals, releasing New Found Power in 2004. The brutal murder of Darrell onstage at an Ohio club on the ensuing tour shocked the music community but Vinnie Paul was back behind the kit after a few years with supergoup Hellyeah on his own label Big Vin Records, as well as becoming a producer of a roster featuring collaborations with David Allen Coe, Cowboys from Hell, Seventh Void, Fountain- head, Hillbilly Orchestra, come- dian The Chinaman and the Dimevision DVDs.

    One of his passions was cook- ing. He had spent the last few years of his life living in Las Vegas, where he passed away in his sleep of a massive heart attack on June 22, 2018.

    His cemented musical legacy will live on but more so his legacy of kindness and generosity with friends and fans alike.

    He will be missed. -COLLEEN MORGAN

    Vincent Paul Abbott in memoriam

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