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Summarizing Springboard South Music Festival
Posted on May 07, 2012

  I couldn't believe my eyes - it was a real music event in Houston.  Featuring Houston musicians; designed to promote their careers and bring attention to the Houston...
Big gigs this/next - Warehouse Live and Springboard South Music Festival
Posted on May 07, 2012

I am excited to be a part of two big gigs this Friday, May 4, and next Thursday, May 10. Here's the skinny: Friday, May 4 @ Springboard South Music festival.  8:30-9:15pm....
Dave plays SXSC (Austin) and Fox Hollow (Houston)
Posted on May 07, 2012

I am very ready for an Austin visit.  I'll be playing a special St. Paddy's day South By South Congress (SXSC) event, hosted by Live Music Records, that features all Houston...


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Past Shows
Date City Venue
05/18/12 Houston HCC Farmer’s Market (West Loop Campus)
Time: 4:00pm. Admission: Freee. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 5601 West Loop South 77081. Farmer’s Market show w/ Petesimple! Presented by Urban Harvest. Great local merchants. Let’s hope for good weather!
05/10/12 Houston Warehouse Live
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: $20. Age restrictions: All Ages/Licensed. Address: 813 St. Emanuel Street, Houston, TX 77003. Opening for Sarah Fuselier’s CD Release show! This is a bigger stage, and I could sure use some support from DR fans out there! Please come! Check out Sarah’s music (which is awesome): www.sarahfuselier.com Related post.
05/04/12 Houston Springboard South Music Festival
Time: 8:30pm. Admission: FREE. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 800 Town and Country Boulevard Houston, TX 77024. A music festival in Houston?! YES. And it’s free. Playing with lots of great bands, and I really hope you can make it out! Related post.
03/21/12 Houston Fox Hollow
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: Free. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 4617 Nett Street Houston, TX 77007. Venue phone: 713.869.2117. Story Tellers @ Fox Hollow – Featuring: Dave, Tricia, & Jason I’m your host Dy’Lan Williams and this week we have on the stage: Dave Ransom Tricia Fox Jason Spencer These artists are famous local singers and songwriters who will make you feel like you are relaxing with the best of friends at your local neighborhood lounge ~ Fox Hollow. The best in entertainment in this city! Dave Ransom http://www.daveransom.com/ Tricia Fox http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lA3TrQOJdWk Jason Spencer http://spencerband.com/pages/?page_id=13 “Listen to the music playing in your head.” ~Beatles Music = Love Related post.
03/17/12 Austin, TX SXSW Event – Guero’s
Time: 12:00pm. Admission: Free. Age restrictions: All Ages. outh by South Congress and St. Patty’s Day Present www.livemusicrecords.com 12 TBD 12:30Chris Crump 1:15Dave Ransom 1:45Jason Spencer 2:30Cody Beebe and the Crooks 3:15Brice Woodall 4:00Dan Dyer 4:45Tody Castillo 5:30Brant Croucher 6:15Petesimple 7:00The Poor Kings 7:45Matt Harlan 8:30Orange is in 9:15Edmund Evans Related post.
12/30/11 El Lago Chelsea Wine Bar
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: Free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 4106 Nasa Pkwy. Venue phone: 281.326.5282. w/ Tricia Fox! Come see the New Year’s eve’s eve show! www.triciafoxmusic.com
12/17/11 Houston The Tasting Room
Time: 9:00pm. Admission: Free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 2409 West Alabama Street Houston, TX 77098-2205. Venue phone: (713) 526-2242. w/ Petesimple and Tricia Fox! www.petesimple.com www.triciafoxmusic.com
12/10/11 Houston Houston Piano Company
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: Donation, Varied. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 1600 West 13th Street. Venue phone: (832) 426-1370. The first in what we hope will become a series of concerts, Mi’show #1 will feature the talents of a variety of musicians, including Michelle Cowan as MC. Be ready for hilarity, pop, folk, jazz, piano, other instruments, and whatever else we can pack into 2-3 hours. This is a collaborative effort, with artists who want to connect more closely with fans and have a regular conversation with them. Some of the artists scheduled to perform include Tricia Fox, Aaron Kaufman, David Ransom, and Jennifer Grassman. And don’t miss Michelle’s improvisational songwriting segment, where the audience makes the song. The show is free and open to the public. However, we are asking for donations here: http://goo.gl/d9PKB. A $15 donation is required for you to get a wonderful fajita (chicken or veggie) dinner, and other donation levels come with all sorts of fabulous goodies. If we raise $100, we can stream the concert live on the Web to those who can’t be with us in Houston. All money goes directly to the concert, the food, and most importantly, the artists who are sharing their talents with us. Donate via our FundRazr app at http://goo.gl/d9PKB. Prepare for the introduction of Mi’show, a celebration of songwriting and music in an intimate setting like none other! We can’t wait to see you there. Related post.
12/02/11 El Lago Chelsea Wine Bar
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: Free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 4106 Nasa Pkwy. Venue phone: 281.326.5282. I’ll be the guest guitarist with Petesimple for this gig (www.petesimple.com). Playing with Edmund Evans! www.edmundevans.tumblr.com
11/30/11 Houston The Fairview
Time: 9:00pm. Admission: Free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 315 Fairview Street. Venue phone: (713) 807-0301. Last minute show w/ Petesimple! www.petesimple.com
11/04/11 Houston Heights Live! @ Heights Presbyterian Church
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: $10. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 240 W 18th Street. Venue phone: 713-861-1907. Playing guitar in PeteSimple (www.petesimple.com) Heights Live! is quickly becoming Houston’s favorite interactive listening room. We host a variety of local, regional, national, and international artists from all musical genres. Our music hall is warmly intimate and acoustically balanced, giving our guests a truly unique listening experience. With seating for only 100 people, and additional room for 25 more to stand, there isn’t a bad view in the room. Our small size is our advantage; it allows our artists to connect with their audience and showcase their talent, making every performance one of a kind. All ages welcome. We are a BYOB venue, so please feel free to bring the beverage (alcoholic or otherwise) of your choice. Soft-drinks, water, coffee, snacks, and pie are available for a donation.
09/30/11 Houston The Tasting Room
Time: 8:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 2409 West Alabama Street Houston, TX 77098-2205. Venue phone: (713) 526-2242. w/ Tricia Fox and Petesimple! www.triciafoxmusic.com www.petesimple.com
09/24/11 Houston The Corkscrew
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: Free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 1308 W. 20TH Street. w. the amazing and lovely Tricia Fox! 8-10pm. Great wine bar in the Heights. Come hungry; come thirsty!
09/17/11 Houston Waldo’s Coffee House
Time: 7:30pm. Admission: Free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 1030 Heights Boulevard. Venue phone: (713) 869-0700. w/ special guests TBD…
09/16/11 Houston The Tasting Room
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: Free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 2409 West Alabama Street Houston, TX 77098-2205. Venue phone: (713) 526-2242. “Tres Amigos” show w/ Jason Spencer & Petesimple! www.jasonspencerband.com www.petesimple.com
09/10/11 Houston The Tasting Room
Time: 9:00pm. Admission: Free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 2409 West Alabama Street Houston, TX 77098-2205. Venue phone: (713) 526-2242. w/ Edmund Evans & Petesimple! http://edmundevans.tumblr.com/ www.petesimple.com
08/27/11 Houston Waldo’s Coffee House
Time: 7:30pm. Admission: Free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 1030 Heights Boulevard. Venue phone: (713) 869-0700. w/ Tricia Fox!! www.triciafoxmusic.com http://www.youtube.com/singtriciafox
08/20/11 Houston The Tasting Room
Time: 9:00pm. Admission: Free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 2409 West Alabama Street Houston, TX 77098-2205. Venue phone: (713) 526-2242. With the beautiful Tricia Fox and amazing Petesimple (www.petesimple.com)!
08/19/11 El Lago Chelsea Wine Bar
Time: 8:30pm. Address: 4106 Nasa Pkwy. Venue phone: 281.326.5282. w/ Edmund Evans! http://edmundevans.tumblr.com/
08/12/11 Houston The Tasting Room
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: Free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 2409 West Alabama Street Houston, TX 77098-2205. Venue phone: (713) 526-2242. w/ the beautiful Tricia Fox and amazing Petesimple (www.petesimple.com)
07/22/11 Houston The Tasting Room
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: Free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 2409 West Alabama Street Houston, TX 77098-2205. Venue phone: (713) 526-2242. 8-11pm with Tricia Fox and Jason Spencer. http://spencerband.com/pages/
07/03/11 Houston Private Event
Time: 8:00pm.
07/01/11 Houston The Tasting Room
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: Free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 2409 West Alabama Street Houston, TX 77098-2205. Venue phone: (713) 526-2242. 8-11pm with Petesimple and Tricia Fox! www.petesimple.com
06/25/11 Houston The Tasting Room
Time: 9:00pm. Admission: Free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 2409 West Alabama Street Houston, TX 77098-2205. Venue phone: (713) 526-2242. 9-Midnight w/ PeteSimple and Jason Spencer. www.petesimple.com http://spencerband.com/pages/
05/13/11 Houston The Tasting Room
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: Free. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: 2409 West Alabama Street Houston, TX 77098-2205. Venue phone: (713) 526-2242. Playing with Petesimple (petesimple.com) and Tricia Fox (http://triciafoxmusic.com)!
03/19/11 Austin, TX SXSW Event – Guero’s
Time: 6:00pm. Admission: Free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Playing with Petesimple.
03/17/11 Austin, TX SXSW Event – Guero’s
Time: 12:00pm. Admission: Free. Age restrictions: All Ages. South by South Congress and St. Patty’s Day Present www.livemusicrecords.com 12 TBD 12:30Chris Crump 1:15Dave Ransom 1:45Jason Spencer 2:30Cody Beebe and the Crooks 3:15Brice Woodall 4:00Dan Dyer 4:45Tody Castillo 5:30Brant Croucher 6:15Petesimple 7:00The Poor Kings 7:45Matt Harlan 8:30Orange is in 9:15Edmund Evans
09/13/09 Austin, TX The Lucky Lounge
Time: 10:00pm. Admission: Free. Age restrictions: All Ages/Licensed. 10pm-12am Flush, live @ at Lucky Lounge 209 W 5th St Austin, TX 78701-4013 (512) 479-7700 Flush is “auditioning” for a more desirable time slot at Lucky Lounge. Please come out and show your support! Perhaps a pre-workweek nightcap? Related post.
05/20/09 Austin, TX The Lucky Lounge
Time: 10:00pm. Admission: Free. Age restrictions: No Minors. Playing with my band, Flush. 10pm-12am. Free :) Wear a cow-related article of clothing and receive a freeeeeee Flush CD! I don’t know why, but we don’t need a reason! Related post.
03/27/09 Austin, TX SXSW Event – Guero’s
Time: 3:45pm. Admission: FREE. Age restrictions: All Ages. Free SXSW Show! I am playing with my new band, FLUSH, at 3:45pm at the famous Guero’s Taco Bar on S. Congress. Don’t be fooled by the name, this is a big venue and we need your support. Here’s the lineup: Jason Consolacion 1 12:00:00 Cathy Anne McClintock 2 12:45:00 Orange is in 4 1:30:00 Massy Fergusen 5 2:15:00 Matt Harlan 6 3:00:00 Dave Ransom 7 3:45:00 The Banters 8 4:30:00 Vince Lujan 9 5:15:00 Suzanna Choffel 10 6:00:00 Petesimple 11 6:45:00 Dan Dyer 12 7:30:00 The Autumn Film 13 8:15:00 Drew Smith Lonely Choir 14 9:00:00
03/12/09 Austin, TX Whole Foods
Time: 6:30pm. Admission: FREE. Age restrictions: All Ages. Hahaha, a gig at Whole Foods!!!! How great would it be to have fans there?!!? Come grocery shop in style with FLUSH (my new band). 6:30-8:00 pm.
03/07/09 Austin, TX Irie Bean Coffehouse
Time: 8:30pm. Admission: Free dollars. Age restrictions: All Ages. The first FLUSH. Yes, that’s right – Flush. That’s the new band, folks: Dave Ransom – Guitars, Vocals Joshua Piper – Keyboards, Vocals ????????????? – Drums, Vocals We sound pretty good. :) Related post.
02/07/09 Austin, TX Irie Bean Coffehouse
Time: 8:30pm. Admission: Free dollars. Age restrictions: All Ages. Join us for a special preview show of the upcoming Dave Ransom/ Joshua Piper project. Josh and Dave will both have solo sets, then they will play a set together.
12/15/08 Austin Momo’s
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: Small cover @ the door. Address: 618 West 6th St, Austin, TX 78701. Opening for Jeff Plankenhorn and Dan Dyer at one of Austin’s premier live music venue. This will be a great show – both Jeff and Dan are amazing musicians and performers. I’ll be selling CDs for $5. Come celebrate, or recover from, Monday night!
09/24/08 Austin, TX Thunderbird Coffee
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: Free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 1401 Koenig Ln, Austin, TX 78756. Thunderbird has a happy hour and we’re playin it! w/ the staggeringly talented Joshua Piper. This guy is a musician of a higher calling. Check him out at www.myspace.com/joshuapiper.
09/19/08 Austin, TX Irie Bean Coffee
Time: 9:30pm. Admission: FREE. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 2310 South Lamar, Austin, TX, 78704. Outdoor gig w/ beer and coffee! Opener: Shy One Horse.
09/02/08 Austin, TX Irie Bean Coffeehouse
Time: 9:00pm. Admission: Free – Tips. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 2310 South Lamar Suite 102 Austin, TX 78704.
08/22/08 Austin, TX Irie Bean Coffeehouse
Time: 9:00pm. Admission: Free – Tips. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 2310 South Lamar Suite 102 Austin, TX 78704. Following the Austin band, Northern Paradox. For more info on these guys, check out http://www.myspace.com/northernparad0x
08/02/08 Austin, TX Kick Butt Coffee
Time: 10:00pm. Admission: Free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 5775 Airport Blvd. #725, Austin, TX 78752. I got invited back! Woo! Playing as the 3rd act in a 3-act show. First act is a fantastic female singer/songwriter, Therese, followed by a comedy act, and then yours truly. Playing for tips!
08/01/08 Austin, TX Irie Bean Coffeehouse
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: Free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 2310 South Lamar Suite 102 Austin, TX 78704. The first real Austin gig of many, hopefully. Please come support! I only get invited back if I have friends!! Dave plays from 8-9:15pm. Serafia plays from 9:30-11pm. Check out Serafia @ http://www.myspace.com/serafiajane
07/24/08 Austin, TX Kick Butt Coffeehouse
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: Free. Age restrictions: All Ages/Licensed. Address: 5775 Airport #725 Austin 78752-4201. A pretty big open mic stage. The sound system is said to, well, kick butt. I think you get a good 20 minutes at this place, so hopefully I can play at least 4 songs!
07/23/08 Austin, TX Irie Bean Coffeehouse
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: Free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 2310 South Lamar Suite 102 Austin, TX 78704. The Open Mic before the Gig. Come support!!!
07/22/08 Austin, TX Ruta Maya
Time: 9:00pm. Admission: Free. Age restrictions: All Ages/Licensed. Address: 3601 South Congress Avenue, Austin, Texas. Open Mic @ Ruta Maya in South Austin. This place is famous for great music, poetry, and artisan community. Music starts at 9pm and goes to 1am, upstairs. See you there :)
07/21/08 Austin, TX Cactus Cafe
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: Free. Age restrictions: All Ages/Licensed. Address: 2247 Guadalupe, Austin TX 78713-7338. An open mic legend in Austin, TX. This will be round 2 for me, and I can vouch that the rest of the night will bring great music, too. Be there. Related post.
07/17/08 Austin, TX Genuine Joe Coffeehouse
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: Free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 2001 W. Anderson Lane Austin, TX 78757. Another Open Mic! Woo! Related post.
07/16/08 Austin, TX Irie Bean Coffee House
Time: 7:30pm. Admission: Free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 2310 South Lamar Suite 102 Austin, TX 78704. Open Mic Night. I only get 10 minutes or so, but hey, if you’re looking for something to do, it would be great to see you :) Related post.
07/07/08 Houston, TX The Corkscrew Wine Bar
Time: 8:00pm. Admission: Free. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 1919 Washington St., Houston, TX, 77007. Julian’s July Bday Bash! Since its Julians Birthday this week, were throwing a little birthday party for everyone that has a birthday in July…oh what the hell…everyone that has a birthday, even if you were conceived in a test tube. Featuring a cast of thousands and yes, rumor has it that The Andrew is going to sing a Neil Diamond song…which one you ask…hint: its red and you lost it a long time ago. Weve got a lot of music for you so put on your drinking shoes and come on down. And despite objections by William Bennett, the Bilderberg Group, Mothers Against Indecent Music, and various other useless organizations, the Chixie Dicks will be violating their parole to play your favorite bawdy songs. Ladies, please wear go-go boots.

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