1281 Gruene Road
New Braunfels, TX 78130
8:00 p.m. Friday, Sept. 27, 2013
Opener: Jamie Wilson & Kelley Mickwee (of The Trishas) 8pm
Hal Michael Ketchum: 9:30pm
Hal Michael Ketchum is a carpenter who builds things made with wood and crafts songs made of silk. He is widely known as having one of the most beautiful voices in country/Americana music. USA Today once said he has “the most effervescent voice in country music.” Hal moved to the Gruene, Texas area from upstate New York where he was born and bred. He stumbled onto Gruene Hall by accident and fell in love with the music scene. He scored his own Sunday afternoon show after recording a four song demo in his basement that contained the first songs that he had ever written, like "The Preacher and Me”, which still stand strong today. He soon recorded his first album, Threadbare Alibis, which triggered interest from around the world. It was a quick ticket to fame with his first single, a song written by Pat Alger, called “Small Town Saturday Night”, which hit number one in 1991. A subsequent string of hits, including “I Know Where Love Lives,” “Five O’Clock World,” & “I Miss My Mary,” soon followed, adding up to 15 top ten Billboard hits, with five of them in the top five, and well over four million total CD sales. He was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry in 1994. That’s his history, but we know that what counts is now. After a four year hiatus from the music business due to health and personal problems, Hal is back and sounding better than ever. He has a whole slew of new songs scheduled for release this fall, a book that he’s written on his life that is almost ready to go to print, and a desire to return some of the love back to his fan base for all of the support that they have shown him over the years. He says, “This will be my best show ever.” and we believe him.This will be a band show with Kenny Grimes (guitar), Paul Pearcy (drums), Lynn Daniel (bass) and Nico Leophonte (percussion).
Gruene Hall is proud to welcome Hal Ketchum back to his Texas home stage!
GEN ADM: $20