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The holiday season is here, which is usually a bit of a lull for me.  I think of it as my own personal winter break.  And I do have a bit of a lean schedule, which is fine.  I've got some housework to get to, some sleep to catch up on, and I've been able to get to some recording.  Check out the band highlights below for specific updates.  Coffee Fest is coming up on January 4th as well as some Zydeco on January 18th at Riley's Tavern in Hunter, Texas. 

And my favorite gig in Texas comes up on Dec 15th at the Guadalupe Cultural Center - it's Holiday Saxophones!  I'm thrilled to be a part of this annual celebration of San Antonio Saxophones. Great players, great times, great jams.  This really is a very special event, can't wait for it!

Last month's recap:  November was a wild one this year...  Plenty of cold, rain, and a ton of work.  Got back into the swing of things with a pile of gigs for my Solo Sax Sessions and couple jazz gigs.  Production work was good with an event for the city and two events for Luminaria.  Had some planning meetings for the Texas Festivals and Events Association and even went up to Austin for a "red-carpet jam with a DJ" gig.  I actually had an entire weekend off and began my sleep catch-up vacation and wrapped things up with a fun day of hanging out with the Ford Holiday Rio Parade VIPs including Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top), Steve Earle, Patricia Vonne, Van Wilks, Jimmy Spacek, Jimmy Vaughn, Randy Brooks, and other Texas notables.  

GrooveTronX: The latest release Don't Stop.   Johnny was out of commission for some surgery on his hand, but we're back in business again. Come see us at Southtown 101 for First Friday! "Somebody Stand Up and Scream."  Facebook  Spotify  

Noah Peterson Solo Sax Sessions - third Friday at Sanchos: 7 to 9pm.  Jazz gigs are happening, although they are private. Airport residency is now 2 Mondays a month.  BRAND NEW RELEASE  Keep It Cool is here.  I'm right in the middle of putting out a regular schedule of singles to be released on Mondays starting Dec 9th - these are all brand new jams from my "Airport Sessions." These are digital only releases and live in front of an audience; no overdubs or edits.   Facebook  Spotify

O.M.N.I.: Zach is back from his month-long adventure across the U.S. and he's getting the tracks knocked out left and right.  They sound GREAT!  Can't wait for the next installment of O.M.N.I. to be finished. Facebook   Spotify

River Barons: The Barons had a nice online campaign last month which included several articles and some playlist inclusion. Not surprisingly, that did give them a boost in the rankings for the Top Ten.  Facebook  Spotify

Widespread Noise: "My Heart Is the Ocean" is a brand new release on Spotify.  This is an epic one-hour long ocean drum performance.  It's great for yoga, meditation, sleep, relaxation, or just background noise. It's soothing, ambient, sounds of the ocean.  It's even got a video if you need to just veg out:  My Heart Is the Ocean on Youtube.  In other news, Matt Wolff has joined the project and we've been recording for the past couple of weeks.  Look for new tracks and sonic experiences soon.   Facebook  Spotify

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  • 3rd Fridays at Sanchos Cantina with the Solo Sax Sessions - 801 Jackson St. in San Antonio, TX
  • 1st and 3rd Mondays at the San Antonio Airport with the Solo Sax Sessions.

Top Ten tracks on Spotify: With over 30,000 streams in October, here's the Top Ten.

  1. Dolly - River Barons
  2. The Ballad of Daniel Proud - River Barons
  3. Baggage - River Barons
  4. Biscuits and Gravy - Noah Peterson: Sax-a-Loop-a-Liscious
  5. Funky Fried Chicken - Noah Peterson: Sax-a-Loop-a-Liscious
  6. Pulsar - Noah Peterson: Ambient Space Sounds
  7. Ain't Nuthin But a Dog - Noah Peterson: Sax-a-Loop-a-Liscious
  8. Baby Don't Cry - Noah Peterson: Sax-a-Loop-a-Liscious
  9. Dance All Day - Noah Peterson: Sax-a-Loop-a-Liscious
  10. Hey, Hey, Hey, Hey, Hey - Noah Peterson: Sax-a-Loop-a-Liscious

Top Ten Videos on Youtube: A few of the usual suspects remain in the Top Ten, but lots of shifting around. It's nice to watch the numbers climb!

  1. Journey - Cosmic Dust
  2. Los #3 Dinners - Take a Walk on the Wild Side
  3. My Heart Is the Ocean - Widespread Noise
  4. La Chichada - Rose in Your Mouth
  5. Deep Space - Noah Peterson
  6. Dr. Wax & Sax - All the Good Things
  7. Colors - Cosmic Dust
  8. GrooveTronX - Tap Dance
  9. Mike Nelson Talks about the Boomerang MIDI capabilities
  10. I Just Can't Believe It - Noah Peterson & Emmett Wheatfall

Shows - Grab yer calendars and dancin' shoes! 

Noah Peterson – Solo Sax Sessions
Mon, Dec 2, 12-4pm
San Antonio International Airport 

GrooveTronX - First Friday
Fri, Dec 6, 7-10pm
Southtown 101
101 Pereida, San Antonio,TX

Noah Peterson – Solo Sax Sessions
Mon, Dec 14, 2-5pm
Bending Branch Winery, Comfort, TX

Holiday Saxophones
Sun - Dec 15th, TBA
Guadalupe Arts Center, San Antonio, TX

Noah Peterson – Solo Sax Sessions
Mon, Dec 16, 12-4pm
San Antonio International Airport 

Noah Peterson – Solo Sax Sessions
Fri, Dec 20, 7-9pmpm
Sanchos Cantina, 
628 Jackson St, San Antonio, TX