CANCELLED Jim Lauderdale

Event Cancelled: Due to circumstances beyond our control the 10/4 show has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience. We hope to reschedule the show in 2018. Refunds will be issued through TicketFly.

Sam's Burger Joint Presents:

CANCELLED Jim Lauderdale

Matt McCormack

Wed, October 4, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$18.00 - $65.00


This event is 18 and over

Due to circumstances beyond our control the 10/4 show has been canceled.  We apologize for any inconvenience. We hope to reschedule the show in 2018. Refunds will be issued through TicketFly.

Seating NOT GUARANTEED. Any Seating Available is on a First Come, First Served Basis. NO REFUNDS all sales final. 

All Minors Will Be Charged an Additional $5 At the Door. 17 & Under Admitted with Parent or Guardian Only. - $18 Advance/ $20 Day of Show/ $65 Reserved Booth


Jim Lauderdale
Jim Lauderdale
It shouldn’t take an act of God to bring Jim Lauderdale back to hardcore traditional country; but when 32 inches of rain fell on South Texas, flooding the Brazos River, the double Grammy winner found himself with cancelled Lone Star dates, time on his hands and a stockpile of his classic country songs that fit together. Rather than scrap the trip, the affable North Carolina born and raised songwriter/Americana icon conferred with steel player/producer/friend Tommy Detamore and drummer/longtime friend Tom Lewis– and realized all his Texas bandmates were available.

“I thought it might be now or never,” laughs the prolific Lauderdale, who’s collaborated with Dr. Ralph Stanley, Buddy Miller, Buddy Miller, Elvis Costello, Robert Hunter, Donna the Buffalo, Rodney Crowell and the North Mississippi All Stars. “They’d been saying you need to come down here and make a record, but other things kept coming up. Suddenly, my schedule was open – and that’s right where I was supposed to be.”

It’s been a few years since Lauderdale focused on the hard stuff of North Hollywood’s Palomino Club – after sojourns into bluegrass, Southern soul, jam band bursts, lean rock and yes, Americana. Divine intervention or not, This Changes Everything shows Lauderdale as one of the dynamic forces who’s shaped the last thirty years of modern country – including 14 George Strait cuts (“Where The Sidewalk Ends,” “Don’t Make Me Come Over There,” “We Shouldn’t Be Doing This,” which appears here), a Patty Loveless/George Jones CMA Awards winner (“You Don’t Seem To Miss Me”), a Mark Chesnutt chart-topper (“Gotta Get A Life”) and a Dixie Chicks raver (“Hole In My Head”). – as well as this thing they call “Americana.”

Working with sometime Steve Earle & the Dukes and fulltime Masterson guitar Chris Masterson and Cory Morrow vet John Carroll on guitars, Asleep at the Wheel cornerstone Floyd Domino on piano, Willie Nelson & Family’s Kevin Smith on bass, Heybale and Whitney Rose regular Tom Lewis on drums and fiddle from Western Swing Hall of Famer/solo artist Bobby Flores and Faron Young to Lee Ann Womack regular Hank Singer, producer Detamore took almost a dozen songs and created a template for the kind of honest to God country people who know the difference from the first swinging note of “This Changes Everything.”

“The classic country style was something I really wanted to return to,” explains Lauderdale. “I felt a calling for it, and these songs felt right. It’s something a band could be playing when you went to a Texas dance hall like Gruene Hall, the Continental Club, or any country bar in the world. You could hear it playing on the jukebox, or the band. And it’s not something you hear a lot of these days.
Matt McCormack
Matt McCormack
Matt McCormack is a seasoned singer-songwriter residing in Austin, Tx. Matt has collaborated and co-written songs with the likes of Gene Simmons of KISS, Texas Songwriting Legend Bill Carter, Charlie and Will Sexton, Texas Country Music staple Pat Green, Honeybrowne, Miranda Lambert guitarist Alex Weeden,
Alejandro Escovedo, Joey Shuffield of Fastball and many other artists around the United States. Early accolades from leading radio station KGSR 107.1 in 2001 (shortlisted for best new act) as well as songs placed in Lionsgate Films and commercial work for the San Antonio Spurs has been given the unique and rare opportunity to work, play shows with and create personally with the people he artistically admires . These artists include Todd Snider, Bill Carter, Alejandro Escovedo, Ian Moore, Blind Melon, Johnny Depp, The David Letterman Show, Jack Ingram, Charlie Sexton.....

After musical residencies in Nashville and Los Angeles, McCormack put music aside to focus on his management group M3/NewPony which handled the careers of Austin's own Bill Carter and Will Sexton. 2012 -2013 were whirlwind years for M3/NewPony clients....with David Letterman appearances and artistic praises from American Songwriter, Spin, EW, Rolling Stone......, a nonprofit for artists in dire straits (Artists For Traumatic Emergency Relief) was ready to launch with overwhelming enthusiasm. During this time Matt McCormack's documentary film was created and started titled "That's What I'm Doing Here". The film depicts the day to day lives and performances of Father-In- Law and future Rock N Roll Hall Of Famer Alejandro Escovedo, Texas songwriting legend Bill Carter and Bob Dylan guitarist Charlie Sexton.
Unfortunately all was lost on Oct.31st 2013. The Onion Creek flood devastated South Austin and left McCormack and family (uninsured flood victims) with no government or FEMA assistance.

Charlie Sexton posted a message to music fans for a recent Ausin All-Star Benefit held for The McCormack Family...

"Matt is a very close friend and Great supporter of so many ...On an Ironic note Almost exactly a month prior to the flood that literally washed it all away, Matt and I were having many conversations about a charitable organization he wishes to create that could lend aid to those who Found themselves in similar situations, Please show your support and enjoy a great show as well" C.S.
Matt McCormack and The Valley Below are set to release a 3 vol.
Digital Catalog on May 7th... Songs from all albums are featured (Choker Montana, Tonopah, Here We Go Again, Rock Bottom Choir and The Missing Yrs.) also included are 15 new tracks recorded from 2013 to to the present:
Venue Information:
Sam's Burger Joint
330 East Grayson Street
San Antonio, TX, 78215