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Thank You from Brian and Joy

A very big thank you to all the people who sent Brian get well wishes the past two days. In typical form, Brian got up, despite the abdominal pain he was having, and went to do inspections at Six Flags at 4:30 am on Thursday. He knew something was wrong so he came home after inspections were completed and we went to the emergency room around 9:00 am. It was quickly determined that he needed his appendix removed as quickly as possible and he was in surgery by 12:30 pm (8 hours after arriving at work at Six Flags). 

Another Denton treasure...North Texas State Fair

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.

The other side of BEERMAN

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.

BEERMAN and Valentine’s Day

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.

Santa Fe Trail Revisited

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.

Thank you for five great years of BEERMAN's CRAWL

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.

Welcome to the new web site

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.

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