Carlos' and Charlie's is located directly on gorgeous Lake Travis and has lots of room, a large dance floor, great atmosphere, a full bar and fantastic food. For you folks who are just coming to this music for the first time. Their performance that night was flawless and breathtaking in every way imaginable with amazing harmonies and precision playing that bordered on the sublime. Be looking for more Too Smooth music to surface in the future! Swinney contributed to the material, as well, and each song underwent a filtering process wherein the entire group arranged and imprinted the songs in rehearsal and live performance. Word is that there may be new recordings in the works which in and of itself is a gift to us all. One of the most popular acts in the city, though, was the rock band Too Smooth. We so love you all for hanging in there for so many many years.
The band members, the producers, the technicians and all of the people who have worked on it can't wait to share it with the band's fans. In January, 2007, Too Smooth in its original incarnation sold out three shows in two nights at the Saxon, and a film crew from the Texas Music Café recorded the last set and conducted interviews with musicians and fans. My good friend Jerry Worrell and I work as a team now as he has the great cassette machines and I now live in Paris. Ronny Ward, who had played with both Skiles and Townsley, answered the call and the last incarnation of Too Smooth hit the road for two more years. Later that year after building a professional relationship with Warner Bros.
We can now say for a certainty that the fans will now have access to it and people all over the world will eventually get to hear it. Luckily the band found Phil Dalmolin from San Antonio who quickly learned the material and Too Smooth was up and running again. Texas Music Cafe's production of the Too Smooth rockumentary will be shown to the audience immediately following the band's performance. Be sure to watch out for the bum; it's actually his father. They performed until early 1987 — and about 18 months later, in September, 1988, Too Smooth played their first reunion show, on a bill with 14K, at the renowned Steamboat on Sixth Street in Austin. Their repertoire covers most venues, from high intensity dance music to dinner music, and from casual country to a touch of class.
TooSmooth went on to self-release two more albums The Come Up Vol. Segue to 2006 with me doing a casual search on the web for anything about Too Smooth and there was a post about a reunion show! As the hairs continue to grow, they curl over within the follicles and fail to exit to the surface. He in turn sent me Youtube links to live footage recorded by Dean Schanbaum in 1979 who I then contacted and the rest as they say is history. Wooten, following a spiritual calling, was the next original member to leave the fold. Going to be getting a lot of play time -- I've got 35 years of catch up listening. .
Written by I saw the world premier in Toronto and genuinely enjoyed it. This music was always meant to be heard by millions. Too Smooth eagerly has been awaiting the completion of this rockumentary since production began. You can complete the definition of too smooth given by the English Definition dictionary with other English dictionaries: Wikipedia, Lexilogos, Oxford, Cambridge, Chambers Harrap, Wordreference, Collins Lexibase dictionaries, Merriam Webster. Along with Dean Schanbaum in San Antonio, I feel the three of us have formed a team that Too Smooth can trust with their music and help to bring it out of the shadows and into the light of the 21st Century. TooSmooth and his family moved to on the One Year Anniversary of The Come Up Vol.
It will be held on Sunday, February 8th at Carlos'n Charlie's in Austin. Record companies were starting to focus on a new definition of what was commercial and began to target a lowest-common-denominator demographic. The scene was anchored in the explosion they called Outlaw Country, which comfortably rubbed shoulders with a solid blues scene. Director Dean Paras does an excellent job on this low budget feature, using every resource he can. I've always felt something has been missing from my music collection -- not any more. It is an awesome performance on the big screen of which they are incredibly proud, so pass on the concert info to your friends. The idea was for the company to release a Too Smooth single, develop some momentum and name recognition for the band, and then follow up with a full length album.
I don't know why Too Smooth never 'made it'. The show will begin at 7:20pm with The Ransom Notes, a very cool a cappella group from The University of Texas. Fans came from as far away as California, New York and Connecticut for the shows, and fellow alumni and drummers Chris Skiles and Phil Dalmolin also showed up to sit in. An old practice tape of Brian's that Danny gave me and a dusty 45 just didn't cut it. The first time I saw Too Smooth in 1978 was a watershed event for me. At that point, the era of Too Smooth seemed to come to an end — leaving thousands of fans with only memories of the astonishing greatness of one of the finest musical outfits in Texas history. They also came up with the novel concept of performing a concert featuring an expansive set list of songs from their catalog -- and allowing fans to vote on which tunes would actually ended up on the record.
Prior to beginning rehearsals, Skiles withdrew from Too Smooth to explore a recording opportunity on the West Coast. And suddenly, the first shift in personnel occurred. And another about the Texas Music Café and a man named Jerry Worrell who had an email address and I wrote to him and told him my Too Smooth story. It just so happened at that time I was becoming an audio mastering engineer in Central Virginia and had the equipment and computer programs to help resurrect the flood of old cassette tapes and reel to reel tapes that started to appear with the postman. It was this five-piece lineup that recorded and released a single for the burgeoning Armadillo label, the house record company for Armadillo World Headquarters. Brian, Danny, Jeff and Tom will take the stage at 8pm.
If you were fortunate enough to live in Austin in the 1970s, you experienced firsthand one of the most bountiful musical eras in American history. Both do lead vocals and harmony using live keyboard and guitar with sequenced music for a full band sound. In the summer of 2004, Wooten, Clark, Swinney and Holden reconvened at The Pier on Lake Austin for one special concert with their colleagues Krackerjack. That's how long I've been waiting. Given post-Too Smooth careers, family responsibilities and geographical differences, it was another two-and-a-half years before the band could get back together and continue their occasional gatherings. They appeared with - and frequently destroyed — headliners such as Ted Nugent, Spirit, Aerosmith, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Rush, Judas Priest, Ten Years After, Roxy Music, Foreigner, Rory Gallagher, and The Kinks.