Whiskey Myers lit up the San Angelo night sky

Here’s what happens next:

Sunday July 31, 2022

False Kin, 6 p.m. at Fiddlestring’s Bar and Patio, 3301 Arden Rd. From San Antonio, Kin Faux promotes “Industrial Dirt Country Music.” Watch a compilation on YouTube.

Monday, August 1, 2022

holly beth, 7 p.m. The Penny Tap House, 2412 College Hills Blvd. His best song on Spotify is “100 Proof” with over 500,000 spins. Watch it on YouTube.

Gracie York, 9 p.m. The Penny Tap House, 2412 College Hills Blvd. Some of Graycie’s musical inspirations include… Patsy Cline, Adele, Kaitlin Butts, Miranda Lambert and Chris Stapleton. His best song on Spotify is “Texas Rain” with 1.4 million spins.

For more information on times and tickets, check out the Wild West Fest event page on Stubwire.com.

A personal remark

As I watched the show unfold on Saturday night, I remembered the first time I saw Whiskey Myers perform in the summer of 2008. No one had heard of them yet, so they were the openers of the Charlie Shafter Band in a very small venue called Woody’s Tavern on the southwest side of Fort Worth. Next door was a large dance hall called The Horseman where Radney Foster was performing that same night. I was there to cover Foster’s set.

While waiting for Foster to come on stage, I walked by Woody’s and arrived near the end of the Whiskey Myers performance. From the moment I heard them, I knew the band would become a musical sensation in Texas if the band members stayed focused.

I hung around after their set as Shafter settled in and talked about Cody Cannon. Cannon was eager to share the story of his new band. He may have wondered how someone in the media reacted to the Whiskey Myers set. Heck, he was probably wondering what everyone was thinking. The bar was almost empty.

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