Byron Dowd joined Bryan Adam Joyner at the Cowboy Club in Van Alstyne Friday night (11-30-12) and then Bryan Adam’s full band, Hard Country, took the stage on Saturday night (12-1-12). And the two nights took on personalities of their own.
Friday night, the “B” boys — Byron and Bryan, both songwriters — songswapped, joked with one another, interacted with the audience, and laughed at their own mistakes, such as forgetting the words to country classics by Ray Price or the ilk. Casual and friendly.
Saturday night, Hard Country was also friendly and personable, but of course they had to stay more on track with their songs, relying on each other to turn out the quality sounds they did turn out. This is a band of professionals on the stage, and professionals in their “real jobs” as well, content to provide great music on the weekends. They have one CD to their credit, and keep on learning new songs, some covers and some originals, to keep their music fresh for their audiences.
This next weekend, (Dec. 7 & 8), Andrew Delaney will be at the Cowboy Club, which is easily found on the west side of U.S. 75 between Exits 51 and 52, Van Alstyne. Mama Sandy runs a clean and fun business, with a good dance floor between two pool tables and the stage, and an outside patio.