Brian Houser is BEERMAN
If you’re looking for Texas country music that stays true to its roots and celebrates the workingman, then welcome to the world of Brian Houser, aka BEERMAN. Here you will find upcoming shows, music previews and the latest BEERMAN merchandise. Enjoy.
It’s that time of year – when we all reflect back over the previous year and make New Year’s resolutions for the upcoming year. Let me first focus on the reflections. My 25th year as BEERMAN was full of beer love as expressed in the many ice-cold bottles of beer from you, the loyal BEERHEADs. A very big thank you for a sold-out Reunion Show at Dan’s, a great outdoor season at Shady Oak, some crazy gigs at both Love and War locations (special thanks to Vanessa, Lance and Claudio), and outstanding local Denton support at Jazzfest, Twilight Tunes, Noon on the Square and the North Texas State Fair. And along the way, we made new friends at Tierney’s, The Frisco Bar and LSA plus the abundance of private party bookings. Thank you everyone...
I have been accused of rambling on and on about why I love Denton, Texas. Sorry, I can't help myself. There are so many treasures that make Denton special and unique - and it's not just the cheap beer. One of those great treasures is the North Texas State Fair. No, it's not as big or glitzy as the State Fair in Dallas. But, it does have a real rodeo - with working cowboys - not just rodeo circuit stars. It has Texas music - again the real stuff from many hard-working local musicians - not the pop stuff sometimes called country. It has mutton-bustin', a beauty pageant for the little ones, a BBQ cook-off, creative arts contest, carnival rides and so much more. It's friendly and neighborly and reminds me of all the good things about Texas...
Wow, how time flies when you're drinking beer. Thank you to all of my loyal BEERHEADS for coming out to the gigs during the past 25 years. There have been so many memories, bars and events that we have shared over the years that I can't list them all but here are a few of my favorites -- Rhino's, Cozy Oaks, Sunset Grill, Billy's Brewery, opening for Willie Nelson in Hillsboro, my first CD Never Look Back, recording two other CDs with Lloyd Maines, five BEERMAN Pub Crawls (Dan's, Hooligan's, Andy's, The Labb and Abbey Underground), Love and War in Texas (Plano and Grapevine), Denton Arts and Jazzfest, the North Texas State Fair, Shady Oak BBQ, and the Denton and North Shore firefighters.
Join me on May 31 at 8 p.m. at Dan'...
Many of you know my guitar slinging/beer drinking side but you might not know that I have another side...I'm a man of culture and refinement. OK, I know you don't believe me. But what is true is that one of my one-of-a-kind rocking chairs made from recycled wood is being featured in the Third Annual 3ARTHWURX Art Exhibition. This is a reuse art show to celebrate Earth Day and is hosted in partnership between UNT and SCRAP. The show will run at SCRAP’s Re:Vision Gallery from April 3rd, 2013 through April 27, 2013. You are all invited to attend the exhibition any time before April 27. SCRAP is located at 215 W. Oak St. in Denton. Maybe you'll see me in a whole new light!
In celebration of Valentine’s Day, I wanted to let the BEERHEADS in on a little secret – BEERMAN is actually somewhat of a romantic. Somewhat is kind of a left-handed compliment but, believe me, there is real proof. On the Simple Lives CD, the last song is “Joy’s Valentine”. Brian and I had been dating about 4 months when Valentine’s Day rolled around. I really didn’t expect a romantic present for Valentine’s (after all I did receive a push broom on our first Christmas together) but when Brian brought out his guitar at dinner, I thought he was just going to play around with some gig songs. As he started playing, I realized that this song was new and very personal…and it was for me. He never meant to record it. It was...
Santa Fe is full of ghosts, maybe spirits would be a better word. The town has always been a bohemian mixture of people, cultures and beliefs and it marks the historic end of the Santa Fe Trail. Years ago I got the idea for my song, Santa Fe Trail, while visiting the Puye cliff dwellings on Indian land west of town. A light summer shower forced me to take shelter in a small Anasazi dwelling where people had lived hundreds of years ago. There, sitting in that ancient place, you could almost feel the spirits surrounding you while the Sangre de Cristo mountains were framed outside the old stone doorway. The cool rain touched the sage and the smell was incredible. This past week Joy and I made our yearly pilgrimage back to the old city...
We wanted to let everyone know that there will not be a CRAWL VI in 2012. This was an extremely difficult decision for us. The CRAWL was our way of honoring the real-life firefighter heroes that we so admire and honoring the memory of Michael Joseph “Billy Ray” Valentine. Between several large obstacles coming up that would have required changing the date and/or CRAWL formula and an issue with nonpayment on some of the large auction items during last year’s CRAWL, we chose to pause the CRAWL rather than hold a less than stellar event. We will reconsider for next year if there is enough support to start it up again. In the meantime, we are researching brand-new ways to raise money for the Denton Firefighters Memorial Fund in a fun,...
It's been a long time coming but the new web site is finally complete. We have tried to make it simple, kind of like the BEERMAN, and much easier to navigate. Now you can stay up-to-date on BEERMAN gig dates, view photos from the latest gigs, order new BEERMAN merchandise as soon as it is available and preview the songs on all four CDs. And, a free song download is featured on the home page with plans to rotate the songs frequently. And if you need a little background on how Brian Houser became BEERMAN, it's on here too. We hope you enjoy the new web site and you're welcome any time at one of the upcoming BEERMAN gigs. I'm known to spread the beer love around by buying BEERHEADS a beer or two.
Love and War in Texas
Fri, May 8
Sat, May 9
Shady Oak BBQ
Sat, May 30
Sun, May 31
Doc's Bar and Grill
Sat, Jun 6