Lot’s of things were going on last weekend and when I can’t decide what to do, I DO IT ALL! I started my night at Shady’s Porch Pub because I knew Brady Brown was playing an accoustic set. Once I got there, I saw Brady Brown on the stage with Matt Mathis, whom I have had the pleasure of hearing in my own living room, so I knew it was going to be a good night, indeed. With these two guys, you get a lot of old tunes, like Lyle Lovett’s “If I Had a Boat” (a personal favorite of mine), and lots of great renditions to songs that span the past three decades, like Prince’s “Purple Rain”.
Brady Brown (left) and Matt Mathis (right) getting down at Shady’s Porch Pub.
After knocking back a couple of cold ones, I headed to Cooter Brown’s in Brazoria where Mach I was to be playing. On my walk from the car to the door, my feet started walking across the street in the direction of the soothing sounds of a guitarist that was wrenching out Carlos Santana’s “Black Magic Woman” like he was Santana himself. The sounds took me to Buster’s, Brazoria’s oldest bar, and I met a man and woman team that makes up the band, 2 Smooth. They are very talented and play lots of guitar ballads and some great Stevie Nicks tunes (Eeeeee!). Plus, they’re SO NICE and became the highlight of my night. If you get a chance to see them, DO IT!!!
Pachomp with 2 Smooth at Buster’s in Brazoria.
After a beer and some chat, I pried myself away from 2 Smooth and skipped across the street to see what Mach I was all about. It’s one guy (hence the “I”) and his last name is Mach. Get it? “Mach I”? Get it? So anyways, Cooter Brown’s was dead, but Mach I plays some great classic country tunes which kept somebody on the dance floor at all times. If you haven’t been to Cooter Brown’s, you should hit it sometime just to see what I like to call a REAL bar and take a shot of Hot Damn when you get there to get things rolling. That’s a Pachomp tradition there!
Cooter Brown’s beautiful full bar. (Jen here: I couldn’t get this pic turned around to save Pachomp’s life but I thought it looked pretty darn cool this way so I left it)!
My next stop was the Neon Moon in Bay City to see Jo Hell play some rock and blues, but I must have been too late because there was just the jukebox and lots of alcohol. Once I had my fill of Johny Bootlegger Apple Shots and beers, my driver took me to Southbound 35 for a nightcap and then I hit the hay singing,
“if I had a boat
I’d go out on the ocean
if I had a pony
I’d ride him on my boat
and we could all together
go out on the ocean
me upon my pony on my boat”
Johny Bootlegger Apple Shots posing with two tall ones at Neon Moon in Bay City.
Wow! Pachomp does a great job, doesn’t she? Pretty, Smart and Fun – what’s not to love!
Thank you Pachomp!