Saturday, September 24, 2005

Katrina benefit will feature SOCONOCO

A benefit for local Hurricane Katrina evacuees in Alpine had been slated to feature The Resonators on Saturday, September 24th. This was an event we had looked forward very much to being a part of. Unfortunately a series of events transpired rather suddenly that caused our group to lose the chance to help out. It is our loss that we won't be there, but we hope you'll still plan to attend. Charlie Bell and SOCONOCO will be performing, with everything happening on 6th Street (between Holland and Ave.E) from 7 to 10 PM.

Sunday, September 18, 2005

See you in Alpine on October 1st!

The Resonators will be the featured entertainment at Our Lady of Peace Church Bazaar Dance coming up this October 1st at 8:00 PM. The church parish is located at 406 S. Sixth Street in Alpine, Texas. The band recently upgraded their sound system, so prepare yourself for that Resonator sound like you've never heard before!

Many thanks to Revis and the rest of the staff down at Lajitas for a fun evening this past September 16th. We hope everyone had a good time. As promised, the evening weather was a complete delight, accompanied by lots of music, food, and fun. Viva Mexico! Viva Lajitas!

Take care everyone.

Sunday, September 11, 2005

Viva Mexico! Come celebrate in Lajitas on the 16th!

Celebrate Mexican Independence Day with The Resonators in Lajitas on Friday, September 16th. The celebration is free and open to the public, lasting from 7:00 PM until midnight. Food and refreshments will be sold.

Here's a summary of the evening:
  • Event will be held at the Lajitas Trading Post
  • Dinner from 7:00-8:30 PM, accompanied by mariachis
  • Pinata for the kids around 8:00 PM
  • 8:30 PM 'til midnight dance with The Resonators

Y'all come and party under the beautiful west Texas skies on a wonderful late summer evening. It doesn't get any better than this!

Monday, September 05, 2005

Kinky Friedman. Marfa Lights...Were you there?

Wow, what fun we had this past Labor Day weekend!

It all started on Thursday at the Kinky Friedman campaign rally at The Railroad Blues where Jeffrow (Tull) Cowell, The Doodlin' Hogwallops, and The Resonators played to a large, enthusiastic crowd. Jeffrow got things started, performing several Kinky originals, then The Doodlin' Hogwallops played a short set of folk/country, leading up to Kinky's stump speech. The Hogwallops resumed their set afterwards, followed by a lengthy Resonator set closing out the evening. Good times don't get much better than that memorable Thursday evening in Alpine!

The Marfa Lights Festival evening entertainment might just as easily have been called "Dances With Rainshowers." Both nights were interrupted briefly by rains (rain is good in west Texas!), but both shows went right ahead. The Resonators played on Saturday to a large crowd, then turned the rest of the evening over to Romaldo y Estilo. At about that time the rains came, but neither the crowd or band were to be deterred, and Marfa danced well into the night.

Sunday's afternoon just about got washed away. The rains started at about 3:30 PM and didn't let up for two hours. The Resonators were scheduled to begin at 5:00 PM but were delayed until 7:00 PM. By that time many vendors and attendees had already called it a day, so the outlook for the rest of the festival was uncertain. Suffice it to say, The Resonators brought the street dance back to life with a five-hour performance, filling in for the band which had originally been booked for the 9:00 PM dance. By evening's end, it seemed like Marfa had put on yet another successful Marfa Lights Festival and The Resonators were right there onstage to give everyone a rousing send-off.

Thanks, Marfa. Hopefully we'll see you again next year.