Last night I performed with Ted Hall and The Pleasure Cats at the legendary Antone’s blues club. It was a surreal experience to realize that I was performing on the same stage that the following people have performed on: Muddy Waters, B.B. King, Buddy Guy, John Lee Hooker, Pinetop Perkins, James Cotton, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Jimmie Vaughan, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Los Lonely Boys, Ian Moore, Bob Schneider, Bono & The Edge of U2, Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top, Eric Clapton, Dwight Yoakam, Bruce Willis, Elvis Costello and many others.
This past Sunday night I attended Ted Hall’s Blues Church/Jam at Jax Neighborhood Cafe near the U.T campus. The jam session is from 8PM-Midnight and musicians of all levels are invited. The house band is named “The Pleasure Cats”. The house band had a horn section consisting of Dave Boostrum on trumpet and valve trombone, Tommy Wald on baritone sax and Art Markman on tenor sax. Everyone in the band was very friendly to me and I had a great time playing the blues.
Ted Hall is a wonderful guitar player and owns the Austin Guitar School. If you’re are looking for a good guitar teacher – contact Ted!