On Sunday May 22nd...THE LONE STAR PICKERZ presented a BENEFIT CONCERT at TEXAS PRIDE BAR-B-Q for the CHILDREN of SAN ANTONIO POLICE OFFICER; ERNESTO VASQUEZ, who was critically injured on New Years Eve 12-31-15. Ernesto is STILL in a coma and still in very poor condition. He has 4 children and we raised funds for these kids and we were told it was appreciated.
THREE OF THESE KIDS ARE UNDER 12......AND STILL NEED HELP!
The Event was held at our host for the event: TEXAS PRIDE BAR-B-Q at 2980 East Loop 1604 South in Adkins, TX. Thanks Joni & Tony Talanco! The music stars that jumped up to help included TEJANO STAR PATSY TORRES, ROCKABILLY SENSATION: 2 TONS OF STEEL, THE MOST INCREDIBLE COUNTRY BAND: BOBBY FLORES AND THE YELLOW ROSE BAND, THE ONE & ONLY MUSICAL LEGEND: AUGIE MEYERS!! THE NATIONAL ANTHEM WAS SUNG BY COOKIE CLEMENTS! The LONE STAR PICKERZ
KICKED IT OFF AT 1PM AND THE MUSIC WENT ALL DAY and the final act was a TERRIFIC teen dance group NEW GENERATION. We want to thank everyone who helped make this event a big success, especially the fine folks at TEXAS PRIDE BAR BQ, ALL THE BANDS, MY BAND, MY FAMILY including Kay Martin, Kristal Contreras & Sarah Edwards. A big thank you goes out to those who donated items for our silent auction. The media gets a big thanks too including ACTION MAGAZINE, CURRENT MAGAZINE, ALL LOCAL TV STATIONS, WOAI, KENS, KABB, KSAT. Many radio stations covered this event, and two stations went out of their way to help. My old Radio budz Jerry King and KKYX AM & FM and Charlie Parker of WOAI AM 1200 put it on air in morning drive LIVE in interviews! Real Radio, Real Local, Real Public Service and REAL PEOPLE! Thanks boyz.
God bless Ernest & all of you who helped his kids!
The LONE STAR PICKERZ BAND as of May 2016 we are 20 years young! Wayne-o Martin is our lead vocalist who plays guitar and mandolin and founder of the band. Thomas "Mr. T" Lowry is a co-founder and lead guitarist and vocalist. It has been a fun & at times hilarious ride with Thomas! Ron Haddock is our terrific bass & keys player and vocalist, and we have had "the Master" John Damaini on drums and vocal harmony through May 2016. John has left the band for cooler gigz (no more SUMMER OUTDOOR GIGZ]. We wish him and his terrific wife Linda all the best! We have brought in an experienced pro drummer in Ryan Goeth and his Dad , Conrad, did 2 tours of duty with the LSP band as our past bass player. Connie raised Ryan right! Ryan sings great lead & harmony too. Sometimes we get to add other fine steel players or fiddlers to our group too!
People tell us they enjoy our kind of unique, familiar music. One reason is VARIETY. We try to keep our audience surprised with our playlist and never bored! We are proud to be a COUNTRY dance band that leans toward Traditional Country artists like
George Strait, Don Williams, Alan Jackson, Vince Gill, and Dwight Yoakum .We are happy to feature several Classic Country artists such as George Jones, Bob Wills, Hank Williams, Sr., Ray Price, Buck Owens, Merle Haggard and more. You will hear Texas Music artists songs from Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Robert Earl Keen, Hal Ketcham , Radney Foster and Jerry Jeff Walker too. We also mix in some 50’s-60’s OLDIES Rock and Roll from Ray Charles, Otis Redding, Roy Orbison and Chuck Berry and the Everly Brothers. We toss in some Classic Southern Rock from Charlie Daniels, Lynryd Sknryd and Stevie Ray Vaughn too. Blues has always been in our mix from grand artists like B. B. King, T-Bone Walker, Eric Clapton, and Delbert McClinton. We focus on familiar music people can dance to and sing along with and remember. We have fun on stage and people dance, sing along and have a good time! In our past, were an opening band for Leon Rausch and the TEXAS PLAYBOYS! In June 08, we were an opening band for Nashville recording star, David Ball. In 2007, Our four-member band was one of the opening bands for the Marshall Tucker Band and also for NINE TIME Grammy Award Winner; Asleep At The Wheel Band. In the past we have opened for such stars as Darrell McCall at Cornyval and Shake Russell~Dana Cooper Band at a FIESTA event at UT Health Science Center. We have enjoyed the pleasure of playing for many weddings and other private celebrations and Corporate events. IF YOU WANT COUNTRY ONLY, OR JUST OLDIES ROCK & ROLL, WE CAN DO IT!