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House Audio Engineer

1974 - 1976

( under construction, still trying to remember bands )

Originally Willie Nelson's Whisky River, the club was sold to three or four local Dallas guys of which one was Gary Miller, a sound engineer and systems designer.  He upgraded the system and we became good friends, it was nice to work with someone who actually understood and appreciated good sound.   This club rocked every night.   Dallas Cowboys players hung out as well as other nationally known artists, movie stars, youname it. I saw Larry Hagman wearing that same blue suit he wore in the "Dallas" TV series.  He left with a Whisky River t-shirt pulled over it!   He might have had a couple.  aul McCartney came in while rehearsing at Showco for his upcoming tour one night.  The whole entourage surrounded him to their table and they left the same way. Couldn't get close.  While Whisky River was the upper Greenville, upscale, trendy place - Faces was the opposite. Billy Tangredi booked and owned the club along with being a partner in Prufrock, the company that owned The Blackeyed Pea ,Dixie House, and other restaurants and clubs around town. The music was just as good, the crowds, too.  This was the peak of the Progressive Country era.

I worked nearly every night !

Whisky River / Faces

Calico

Mother of Pearl

Side of the Road Gang

Taj Mahal

Hoyt Axton

Elvis Costello

Stephen Stills Manassas

Sammy Hagar

Firefall

Fabulous Thunderbirds
  Yvonne Elliman

Delbert McClinton

Bees Knees

Vince Vance and The Valiants

 

Michael Murphy

 

Kinky Friedman

 

David Allan Coe

 

Ray Wylie Hubbard

 
Wendell Adkins  
   

Notable guests sitting in......

Billy Gibbons ( ZZ Top ) with the T-Birds at Faces

Mickey Raphael ( Willie's Harp player ) at Faces several times

Jerry Lee Lewis at Whisky River ( the house piano never sounded so good ).


I also worked with Cason Sound and rented their systems for some shows. George Cason taught me a lot, maybe more about what "not to do".

Cason started working with Charlie Burns who had the Merle Haggard gig, they needed a FOH guy to go on the tour so I jumped at the chance.

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