Following up on our performance on the main stage at Ford Pavilion in Beaumont in October of 2012, Longneck Road has a busy 2013 schedule on tap. Longneck Road continues its tradition of performing for the Girls Haven and Boys Haven fundraising events. We will also perform opening night at the South Texas State Fair at Ford Park in Beaumont, on Texas, on Thursday, March 21, from 7:00- 8:30 p.m. Looking forward to many excellent shows this year, as well as completing our second album!
On July 11, 2012, Longneck Road made its debut appearance in Austin. Texas, performing at Beale Street Tavern on Sixth Street. Look for future bookings in Austin, Houston, and across Texas. On Saturday, September 15, Longneck Road will perform at the Texas Gatorfest in Anahuac, Texas.
Thanks to all of our friends who came out to Beale Street to make the July 11 show a memorable one! To date, Longneck Road has had the pleasure of performing as the direct opening act for several notable artists, including: The Charlie Daniels Band, Chuck Berry, Ronnie Milsap, John Anderson, Wayne Toups & Zydecajun, Paul Thorn, and Django Walker. More big shows are in the works!
The Longneck Road cd, “Texas Rock” continues to sell briskly through CD Baby at www.cdbaby.com and a new cd is on the way. Visit the Longneck Road facebook page and “like” us! Thanks to our Official Longneck Road Photographer MaryEllen Maddox for the great photos from Beale Street Tavern. Thanks to Boston, Massachusetts -based graphic artist Dianne MacAdam for the ”wicked” awesome (and Texas-themed) logo design!
On Wednesday, July 11, 2012, Longneck Road makes its Austin, Texas, debut, performing from 8:00 p.m. to midnight at Beale Street Taven. located on Sixth Street in Austin! We are excited about this great opportunity to bring Longneck Road to the live music capitol of the world! There is no cover charge for the show.
In other news, Longneck Road is booked to perform at the Texas Gatorfest in Anahuac, Texas, in the fall. Also, although details are pending, look for Longneck Road to perform at a major event in Southeast Texas in mid-October.
Come out to Beale Street Tavern on July 11 if you can. Spread the word with folks in the Austin area!
After opening shows for Ronnie Milsap, Chuck Berry, John Anderson, Paul Thorn, and Wayne Toups in 2011, big things are on tap for Longneck Road in 2012! The band performed on the main stage at the Southeast Texas Mardi Gras on February 16, 2012, was featured on the King of The Road television show on Fox, and has several events and shows scheduled, with more to come!
Longneck Road has supported the Beaumont, Texas, Girls Haven and Boys Haven causes for several years, and will perform at their fundraising events again this year. The band continues to work on its second album, which should be released in 2012. Check our calendar for new shows, “like” us on facebook, and keep on rollin’ down Longneck Road!
So far in 2011, Longneck Road has opened shows for Chuck Berry, John Anderson, Ronnie Milsap, and Wayne Toups & Zydecajun. In addition, frontman Dick LeMasters played a solo show to open for Paul Thorn at Courville’s in Beaumont, Texas, this April. In between, Longneck Road has continued to perform at our favorite Beaumont venues such as The Logon Cafe and Starvin’ Marvin’s, as well as The Barking Dog in Orange, Texas. Throw in a few festivals, Mardi Gras in Port Arthur, and private events, and it has already been a great year!
Most recently, Longneck Road performed at The Logon Cafe on August 12, 2011. Another great night … thanks to MaryEllen Maddox for the excellent photographs shown here!
Longneck Road has spent most of the summer working on recording for the second album, a follow-up to the 2009 album “Texas Rock”.
Stay tuned to facebook and the calendar page here for upcoming shows. Longneck Road will open for Paul Thorn when he returns to Courville’s on December 7, 2011. This show will sell out, so contact Courville’s now to get tickets! Thanks for supporting Longneck Road. 2011 so far has been incredible, and it will only get better!
On April 28, 2011, Longneck Road performed at Carl Griffith’s Hats Off To Industry event in Winnie, Texas. This was a great thrill, and getting to open the show for John Anderson and Ronnie Milsap was a wonderful experience. Thanks to Carl Griffith for including Longneck Road in this event.
Many thanks to Delaine Miller Sweat for her excellent photography work and for making her photographs from the event available to us!
With this show under our belt, the list of notable artists for whom Longneck Road has opened continues to grow. On April 6, 2011, Dick LeMasters of Longneck Road opened for Paul Thorn with a solo acoustic show of original material. As the full band, Longneck Road had opened for Chuck Berry, Charlie Daniels, and Wayne Toups & Zydecajun, and more big shows are in the works!
Stay tuned to this website and our facebook page for details on future Longneck Road performances!
Longneck Road has had several big shows in the past two weeks, and will return to the Logon Cafe with opener Alex Rozell on Friday, May 13. On April 28, Longneck Road opened for John Anderson and Ronnie Milsap at the “Hats Off to Industry” event in Winnie, Texas.
On May 6th, Longneck Road performed for a great crowd at Starvin’ Marvin’s in Beaumont, Texas.
The following day, Longneck Road played at the Boys’ Haven Crawfish Festival in Beaumont, Texas, before heading to Kountze, Texas to perform at the Hardin County Muddin’ & Music Festival. This was a memorable show, as Longneck Road shared the stage with The Bart Crow Band and headliner Aaron Watson. This was an exciting two days for the band … 3 gigs within the span of 21 hours! Join us at The Logon Cafe in Beaumont on Friday, May 13. The show starts with Alex Rozell at 8:00 p.m., followed by Longneck Road!
On April 6, 2011, Dick LeMasters of Longneck Road played a solo acoustic set to open for Paul Thorn at Courville’s in Beaumont. We had a wonderful time, and Paul Thorn puts on one of the best shows any of us have ever seen. Paul, his co-writer Billy Maddox, and all of the guys in his band were great to meet. We just can’t say enough about Paul Thorn and his music.
For the remainder of April, Longneck Road has some private events booked. On May 7, Longneck Road performs at the Hardin County Muddin’ & Music Festival. Then, on May 13, we return to the Logon Cafe for a semi-unplugged show.
Keep on rollin’ down Longneck Road!
We had a wonderful time performing at Nutty Jerry’s in Winnie, Texas, on Friday, March 4th! It was a honor to get to open for Chuck Berry!
Thanks to the staff, stage crew, and the sound guys at Nutty Jerry’s for taking care of us and for doing such a great job. Chuck Berry put on an awesome show!
And to everyone who hollered out “One More!” at the end of our set, we can’t tell you how much we appreciated that!
Check our “Upcoming Shows” page for new dates. Also, visit us on facebook, and send a friend request to the bandmembers.
The Chuck Berry show is another to add to our list of notable artists for whom Longneck Road has opened, including The Charlie Daniels Band, Wayne Toups and Zydecajun, and Django Walker.
Every show is a little bigger and better than the last … join Longneck Road on our unique and exciting ride!
Thanks to our friend and Official Photographer MaryEllen Maddox for the great pictures from the Chuck Berry show!
We had a great time and a great crowd at The Barking Dog in Orange, Texas, on February 19th! Thanks to Tanya and Chris for having us play, and to everyone who came out to the show!
We are looking forward to our next show — opening for Chuck Berry at Nutty Jerry’s in Winnie, Texas on Friday, March 4, 2011, at the Al Caldwell 75th Birthday Celebration. Details and ticket info are available from the Nutty Jerry’s website. What an honor to play on the same bill as one of the founders of rock-n-roll!