Country music, wine, delicious food, cold beer and the Texas Hill Country township of Gruene – what more could you want for a get-loose weekend? Presented by Gruene Hall, the 26th annual Gruene Music and Wine Festival is four days of music, wine, beer, food and fun from October 4 through October 7, 2012 and is a fundraiser for the United Way of Comal County. But there is a special kick-off to the event. Hanging my head for missing the great Reckless Kelly on Friday, but you can make Saturday, Sept 29th for Radney Foster.
Here is the 26th Annual Gruene Music and Wine Fest/ Gruene Hall schedule for this weekend:
Radney Foster – Saturday, September 29, 2012
Show: 9:00 p.m.
- Doors: 7:00 p.m.
- Opening: Zane Williams 9:00 p.m.
- Radney Foster (full band) 10:30 p.m.
Singer/songwriter/producer Foster has always been revered in the music community as a lyricist and a dry West Texas poet. One look at the folks who have covered his songs—everyone from Hootie and the Blowfish and the Tempe, Arizona-based roots-rockers, Pistoleros to the Dixie Chicks and Guy Clark—and you realize this guy is not easily categorized. As one half of the duo Foster and Lloyd, he recorded three groundbreaking albums for RCA, becoming one of the first acts to be played simultaneously on country and college radio. The duo broke through in the late 80’s, a rare time in Nashville’s history when Country radio welcomed other innovative acts like Lyle Lovett, Nanci Griffith, Steve Earle and Dwight Yoakum. Foster and Lloyd’s “Crazy Over You,” went straight to number one, making them the first duo in history to top the charts with their debut single. Meanwhile, their albums were appearing in the Top Ten on the college chart, sharing common musical ground and press accolades with Rank and File, Lone Justice and the Blasters. When the duo split up, Foster recorded two solo albums that yielded a handful of hits and a reputation as one of Nashville’s best kept secrets. His songs, like “Nobody Wins” and “A Fine Line” had a lyrical edge and pop sensibilities that often challenged mainstream Country conventions. Throughout his solo career, folks like Emmylou Harris, Hootie and the Blowfish’s Darius Rucker and Dierks Bentley have jumped at the chance to work with him and lend vocal support to his projects—a further testament to Foster’s influence. Foster has served as host for the critically acclaimed CMT Crossroads, and has produced projects by Jack Ingram, The Randy Rogers Band, Brandon Rhyder and others.
General admission: $ 20.00 Select
Gruene Music & Wine Fest is held each year in Gruene Historic District, in New Braunfels, Texas. Gruene is located in the Texas Hill Country, 30 minutes north of San Antonio, and 45 minutes south of Austin, on IH-35.
To reach us from IH-35:
Take Exit 191, head west on FM 306 1.5 miles to Hunter Road. Turn left on Hunter Road — we are about a half mile up the way. When you end up directly in front of Gruene Hall, you’ll know you’ve made it!
For more information contact Gruene Hall Official Home Page
2012 Gruene Music & Wine Fest, 1601 Hunter Rd. in Gruene Historic District New Braunfels, TX 78130
More coming for next week…and next month the 26th annual Gruene Music and Wine Festival and Gruene Hall – stay tuned!