Well, Toque is still looking promising. We've been able to cobble together two or three really cool originals in the last few weeks, and will be rolling them out at the Crooked Ferret on Tuesday, April 24 and at Headliners on Tuesday, May 1. Both are open mic dates, but hey - activity breeds activity, right?
The classic rock ensemble mentioned in previous posts evidently broke up. I mean, I'm not sure what happened, but evidently the band simply no longer exists. I thought we had a pretty good thing going on when we jammed together last time, but I guess the rest of the guys didn't share my level of enthusiasm. All I can seem to get right now is "Haven't heard from anyone." Ah well. I'm set up to jam with Scott tonight, and should be able to chat for a while and find out what's going on with that project. It looked promising at one time.
I've had some contact with a manager representing the Josh Ward Band, which is based in Montgomery. Purely country, these guys are a pretty serious act, and they're pretty busy, with dates booked through October already. I love what they're doing - and, they're looking for a full-time bass player, so I'll be calling for some face time. Tomorrow night, I might be able to castch their act at the Upper Deck in Cypress (something to do with Don Julio's Mexican Restaurant, I think).
I haven't been able to catch an Outlaw Lynn show since I left the band, but that's not an intentional thing. They've been in the studio and haven't been playing a lot of local shows, but I'm definitely gonna catch their next date at Jimbo's or maybe Prairie Rose. They're playing Papa's Ice House on Sunday, but I'll be in Austin supporting friends who are riding in the MS150 (a bicycle ride from Houston to Austin for charity, sponsored mainly by BP) and won't be able to attend.
So that's the Outlaw Bass Player's quick update, since I hadn't posted anything in a while. I'll try to post more regularly in the future.