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Celebrating 20 Years of Great Texas Music and so much more...

mike snider presents began on January 14, 1994 at the historic Sons of Hermann Hall when Maryann Price (ex-Dan Hicks and his Hot Licks) performed with her Austin-based swing band featuring Slim Richey on guitar. The whole rhyme and reason for this show was to afford the people of Dallas and North Texas the opportunity to see and hear this fantastic swing-jazz guitarist, and present such in the beautiful wood confines of the Sons of Hermann ballroom. There was no notion, originally, of doing any other shows - but with the success and feedback from this night under our belts we undertook another. Our 2nd show featured the punkrock-bluegrass of the Bad Livers with a brand new, very young, local act as opener - The Old 97s. The rest of the story is like one long, wild train-ride ... and has included so many acts and venues - and nights of great music, great songs and songwriters, and great fun.

Here's just a few of the acts and venues we've had the pleasure of working with:
Ray Price, Willie Nelson, Johnny Bush, Hank Thompson, Sir Doug Sahm, Don Walser, Ronnie Dawson, Steve Earle, Lucinda Williams, Guy Clark, Billy Joe Shaver, Townes Van Zandt, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Robert Earl Keen, Joe Ely, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Butch Hancock, Alejandro Escovedo, Asleep At The Wheel, Gary P Nunn, Junior Brown, Kinky Friedman
Wilco, Son Volt, Whiskeytown, The Jayhawks, Bottle Rockets, Los Lobos, The Gourds, Marah, Drive-by Truckers, Todd Snider, Calexico, Bill Kirchen, Jesse Winchester, JD Souther, The Civil Wars, Victoria Williams, Vic Chesnutt, Buddy & Julie Miller, Jim Lauderdale, Dave Alvin, Mojo Nixon  
Leon Russell, Nick Lowe, Patti Smith, Dan Hicks, Ian McLagan, Link Wray
Luna, Okkervil River, Negativland, Shellac, Hope Sandoval
Del McCoury Band, David Grisman Quintet, Chris Hillman
Toni Price, James McMurtry, Jon Dee Graham, Cornell Hurd Band, Stephen Bruton, Marcia Ball, Asylum Street Spankers
Edie Brickell & New Bohemians, Killbilly, Slobberbone, Sorta, Old 97s,   The O's, Deathray Davies, Jack Ingram, Rev. Horton Heat, Lucky Pierres, Polyphonic Spree (their 1st show), Tripping Daisy (their last Dallas show),       Brave Combo, The Cartwrights, T Tex Edwards, Earl Harvin Trio,      Eleven Hundred Springs, Jim Suhler, and so many more ...

Sons of Hermann Hall
Gypsy Tea Room
Lakewood Theatre
Longhorn Ballroom
Club Dada
Granada Theater
Texas Theatre
and AllGood Cafe.

such a long strange trip it's been ... thanks for being part of it all.

What are we gonna do to Celebrate ???
 Saturday, January 18 - Sons of Hermann Hall
3414 Elm Street @ Exposition  ~  "On the Country side of Deep Ellum"

SLIM RICHEY & The Jitterbug Vipers

Special Guests: BOYS NAMED SUE


Slim "Natural Smiles" "Two-toned Shoes" Richey - the Most Dangerous Guitar in Texas and the Jitterbug Vipers, featuring Masumi Jones on drums, Francie Meaux Jeaux on bass and the sultry jazz vocal stylings of beautiful Sarah Sharp will perform two sets for your listening and dancing pleasure, starting at 8PM. Come with your favorite dance partner - "dressed to the nines" - or find one there. As we approach the "witching hour" we'll rap up the 20 Year Anniversary Party with Dallas' favorite Honky-Tonkers the Boys Named Sue.

This is a PARTY. Need we say more ???

8PM ~ $10 "donation" at the door

Enjoy every Sandwich.

- Warren Zevon on The Late Show with David Letterman 10/30/02


The great RAY PRICE who recently passed, at the Sons of Hermann Hall in May 1996. This night was probably the highlight of my 20 years of booking live shows and dances. I was particularly proud that we managed to set the room up with seating, at tables, for nearly 300 folks and still had a dancefloor. Then we did two shows on the same night, turning the room over, and both shows were just out of this world. Ray's longtime piano man Moises "Blondie" Calderon on upright piano, the great Jimmy Day on pedal steel, and no less than 5 fiddles. It doesn't get any better than that, and those who were there know what I mean. Thanks Ray, for the memories.
And a BIG TEXAS THANKS (nee GRACIAS) to all our Fans, Families and Friends!
Come on OUT! ... SEE & HEAR some GREAT Live Music.

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