Bitter Creek Road

| February 5, 2015 | Reply
Bitter Creek Road — Larry Shoemaker, Jerry Shoemaker, Tom Mundheim

Bitter Creek Road — Larry Shoemaker, Jerry Shoemaker, Tom Mundheim

For photos, click on the link below.

Imagine, for a moment, a bluegrass band playing at a Mexican food cafe. When the band is Bitter Creek Road and the cafe is El Patio Escondido, it seems to work just fine. After all, both are traditional.

Bitter Creek Road is a bluegrass-country based trio, made up of Larry and Jerry Shoemaker of Collinsville, and Tom Mundheim of Red River, N.M., who winters in the North Texas area. Banjo, dobro, bass, guitar, two voices, lots of smiles and fun. They have played El Patio Escondido twice now, in November and again in January. And kept the crowd enthralled both times. El Patio owner William Pacheco was especially excited when their special guest, who looked and sounded kind of like a country singer whose initials are W.N., showed up both times. And at the January show, another guest was the guitar picker from the bluegrass group Copper Canyon.

Bitter Creek Road is an off-shoot of Grass Notes, which is also made up of Larry and Jerry, plus their daughter, son-in-law, granddaughter, and a family-by-friendship fiddler player. Grass Notes will be playing this coming Saturday night, Jan. Feb. 7, at The Crystal Opry House in Tom Bean. A 7 p.m., show, donations made at the door. That’s at 1977 White Mound Road, Tom Bean.

But, if your music choice is singer/songwriter in a sort of house-concert-over-dinner atmosphere, the great Randall Gartman will be at El Patio Escondido, from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Lots of good choices to make.

For Bitter Creek Road photos from both nights, click here:

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