Friday, September 21, 2012

The Truck Song

Natalie Rose wrote and recorded this song recently, and it's destined to be a big hit. Come out to see the band and you can buy a copy for yourself.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Legends Outdoors

Legends is on Hwy 16 just north of Helotes.
It's a very nice and new building with cold beer and colder AC.

ABM had a great time playing there last night, and look forward to our next visit.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Texas 46

Here's some pix from the most excellent show last week at Texas 46:

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Angel's Ice House

Last Sunday, A Beautiful Mess featuring Natalie Rose introduced the customers (and staff) of Angel's Ice House in Spicewood Texas to our way of doing things.
It was A Beautiful Show under the stars with a nice breeze and cheap beer.
The food was fantastic, and we'll be back before too long.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

ABM At Texas46

A Beautiful Mess featuring Natalie Rose swept up 281 to play at Texas 46, a nice bar and restaurant located on Texas 46. Excellent staff, stage, electricity, food, AC, etc.
Can't recommend it highly enough.

No complaints besides the fuddy-duddies who are still pissed that country music went electric.
We may not play there again, and that's okay.
We're a band firmly in 2012, which isn't for everyone.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Mesquite Dance Hall

Sorry, been a little too damned busy to do more than make sure every ABM/NatRose show sounds and looks great. Taking pictures and blogging them gets lost to time constraints sometimes...

My girlfriend compared the Mesquite Dance Hall to the location from the movie Hope Floats, but I don't recall as many flies on the male lead's dinner.
But it was a fantastic performance, and everyone seemed to have a wonderful time:

Sunday, February 26, 2012


A Beautiful Mess Featuring Natalie Rose brought the people of Kerrville some rip-snortin' guitar-slingin' beer-drinkin' country and damned western music tonight!

When the drummer's eyes are closed, you better watch out!

The Guadalupe River Club is an "intimate" room (small) so if you enjoy live music seriously in your face, fighting for the space under your nose with planks of fried fish and pints of adult beverages, make the trip.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Coming Soon!

A Beautiful Mess will be at the Guadalupe River Club in Kerrville on Saturday Night Feb 25.
If you're out that way, come on by for a late dinner and stay for the band.
The food is great--you can't go wrong with their seafood or burgers.

Speaking of food and music, the band will also appearing at Trader's Village Flea Market this Sunday from 12:30 to around 4:30, and in addition to music and shopping I understand that there'll be a chili cook-off in the same pavilion.
Look for the brown roof.
(Loop410, Old Pearsall Exit)

Saturday, February 11, 2012

ABM Returns To Belmont

One of our guitarists was late, so he didn't get to be in the photo. Hope he learned his lesson.

We returned to the site of our very first show, the Belmont Social Club in Belmont Texas. It's located just off Route 80 about 11 miles south of IH10 at the Luling exit.

Great staff, a fine room, and terrific food--what more could you ask for?
We like the stage, which has a load-in door right next to it. And they have enough lights so we don't have to bring ours. AC outlets are plentiful.
And the audience brings a lot of love.

Johnny and his crew have a real winner in Belmont, so if you're ever out that way stop in and try the brisket and onion rings.

Rodeo Season Is Here

Evidence: The San Antonio Spurs played at home for the last time on Monday night before embarking on a 2-week+ road trip while the AT&T Center hosts the dirt and hide and mayhem of our award winning Stock Show & Rodeo.

Another hint was when A Beautiful Mess Featuring Natalie Rose entertained one of the groups of trail riders who had camped in New Berlin Texas on their way to San Antonio:

Trail Riders strike out from all points across Texas with horses and chuck wagons (and RVs + iPads I'm sure) to converge on San Antonio's rodeo scene just in time for the hot bronco and steer action.
Naturally, live music has always been a big part of the rodeo experience with concerts every night after the lariats have been oiled and hung up, but this was my first time moving the show out of town to entertain folks on their way.
Some of the riders haven't seen a razor since leaving home weeks ago, so they have a good excuse. The guitarists in A Beautiful Mess are pretty hairy all the time:

Luenmann's in New Berlin TX is a cool roadhouse conveniently located right across the street from where the Mesquite Trailriders were camped.
Never been to Luenmann's before so I can't compare, but the joint was certainly jumping tonight. Lots of love for the band from the audience, and we want to thank Randy who arranged this shindig and took good care of us.

I keep walking into local country music venues expecting to see and/or hear something on the same level of skill and professionalism as Natalie Rose & A Beautiful Mess, but it hasn't happened yet and I'm starting to think it never will.

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