Bands I’ve seen Live



U2, Muse

Texxas Jam 1985: Deep Purple, Scorpions, Night Ranger, Ted Nugent, Bon Jovi, Grim Reaper, Victory

Texxas Jam 1986: Van Halen, Dio, Loverboy, Krokus, Keel, BTO

Night Ranger – Six Flags Over Texas

Damn Yankees

Ratt, Twisted Sister, Mama’s Boys (My First Concert)

Journey (1986)

James Taylor

The Eagles

Joe Walsh

Club MTV Tour 1989 – Paula Abdul, Tone Loc, Milli Vanilli, Information Society, Erasure, Was not Was, Lisa Lisa

Van Halen (1986 Tour)

Kenny Loggins


Guitar Players

G3 – Eric Johnson (shook hands with him), Steve Vai, Joe Satriani

Brad Gillis

Michael Hedges

Leo Kottke

Phil Keagy


David Wilcox

Steve Forbert

Shake Russell

Trout Fishing in America


Stanley Jordan

Maynard Ferguson

Count Basie Band

Jon Faddis

Steve Morse Band

Bela Fleck wand the Flecktones

Cornell Dupree with Lou Marini

Kenny G (I’m ashamed, but it’s true.)

Christian Bands

Stryper (in the 80s and for their reunion in 2001)

Chris Tomlin


David Crowder

Robbie Seay

Nickel and Dime



Matt Redman

Hawk Nelson

Five Iron Frenzy

Jeremy Camp

Mercy Me

Third Day

Pocket Full of Rocks

Chasing Furies

Shane Barnard, Shane and Caleb, Shane and Shane

Jennifer Knapp

Audio Adrenaline





Larry Norman



Phil Keagy

Vigilantes of Love


Texxas Jam (1985 & 1986)

Cornerstone Music Festival (twice ??? & 2001) – Too many to Count

Ichthus Music Festival (2006) – Too many to Count

Festival Con Dios (2001) – Audio Adrenaline, Newsboys, Supertones, Switchfoot, Skillet, Earthsuit, PAX217, T-Bone, Luna Halo, Superchick, Pillar, Cadet, The Elms, Benjamin Gate, Phat Chance, Tree63

Festival Con Dios (2002) – Audio Adrenaline, Toby Mac, Mercy Me, Out of Eden, Benjamin Gate, Tree63, Pillar, Aaron Spiro, Jeremy Camp, Sanctus Real, Everyday Sunday

Club MTV Tour 1989 – Paula Abdul, Tone Loc, Milli Vanilli, Information Society, Erasure, Was not Was, Lisa Lisa

Friend’s Bands

Contact (Steve Dowdy – guitar & keys)

Mike Briscoe

Greenhouse Effect

Blake Rampy Band

Evan Godbold

Throne Together (My old band)

Josh Gumienny

Chris Montes

Gatlin Elms (Andrew Gay – guitar)

Country (I’m almost ashamed to admit that I’ve seen these.)

Oak Ridge Boys


Alan Jackson

A bunch at Billy Bob’s in the late 80s/early 90s. (Jerry Lee Lewis, Collin Raye, Lorrie Morgan, etc.)

Under the Overpass

06-09-06Miranda and I read this book – well, Miranda read it out loud as I drove to Ft. Worth this past weekend. It was a great way to pass the time and was a really good story.

Mike Yankoski was regular middle-class college student. He was sitting in church one day and the sermon made him start questioning whether his faith was real or not. He wondered if he’d still have such a “strong faith” if he didn’t have his Christian bubble of friends, a roof over his head, christian music, or anything else. He decided to live on the streets as a homeless man for five months to test his own faith. This book tells the story of he and Sam (Mike’s friend) as they live in 6 different cities in the United States over 5 months time. How do they get food? Where would they sleep? Would it be more difficult to believe in God with everything stripped away? Would they believe at all? It’s all in there! Good stuff! Check it out yourself.

By the way – I just wrote a blog recently about “comfort.” This book has added fuel to my fire on that subject! Here’s the link for that blog.