I'd love to book you for my rehearsal dinner in Fredericksburg on September 23, 2016. We love your sound! What are your booking rates? The party is at the Pecan Grove Store (http://www.pecangrovestore.com) from 6:30pm-9:30pm.
Look forward to hearing from you!
March 16, 2016
You man not remember me, but Ronnie & Michelle Woods connected me to you to play at the Ignite Rocket program dinner a few years ago. Are you interested in taking any more gigs these days? I have a wine club behind the Whistle Pik Gallery on Main and I am looking for some artists to play in the courtyard from 5-7 pm occasionally on Saturdays. Let me know if that appeals to you at all. - Carson
March 8, 2016
We saw your performance Monday (3/7) in Fredericksburg and were blown away with how great your and your whole band played. I saw BB King and Buddy Guy in Tampa 6 years ago, and your performance was even more fun! We just drove back to Houston and passed Beckendorf Road east of Columbus. Any relation?
Thanks for a rocking performance Monday! David Dale
January 3, 2016
Hey Ben....Joe here from Cab Grill. I was speaking with the General Manager from Messina Hof last night about music gigs and she mentioned that she was looking for a full band for a Valentines Dinner. I recommended you guys to her. Here is her email.
I told her I would pass that along to you. Keep on rockin in the free world!
November 18, 2015
I NEED Cold As Stone!!! Please :)
I heard "Run Away" twice in early June, and was never able to find out your name until this week. Jan at KFAN was a goddess, and said the song is on Cold as Stone. I want to order a cd for the Hill Country friend who started me listening to the Fan.
October 21, 2015
Hi Ben ~
I'm hoping to visit with you about the 2016 Fredericksburg Art Guide that the Fredericksburg Standard will be publishing later this year.
Please give me a call and we can discuss advertising opportunities for your art.
Jim and Marilyn Matthews
October 9, 2015
We're coming in to Fredericksburg on the 24th. I see that your website says the full band will be at Hondo's on Sat. the 24th but Hondo's website says closed at 3 for a private party. Is this correct? Hate to miss the full band but we will come to Woodrose on Sat. afternoon. Love your music!
September 25, 2015
Could you give me a call whenever you get the time? I don't seem to have your number. i want to get some gigs around here (wineries and such) and would like your advice and recommendations.
home # (512) 847-5453
cell # (512) 565-4097
August 31, 2015
Hello Mr. Beckendorf, I am Andy Heflin and I'm the program director here at Hill Country Broadcasting. Jayson want me to reach out to you to see if you would be able to drop in and do a quick set on Saturday, September 12th for the New Horizon radiothon. Please let me know. Thanks, Andy
May 30, 2015
Hey Ben it's Buddy from Comfort. My wife Julie and I are wondering what's up with the gallery, she was wanting to look at your art work. We have some of your prints of the cowboy boots. Anyway, let us know where and when your work will be available. Thanks
May 15, 2015
met you yesterday at Luckenbach
wondered if you are open to a guitar
lesson ( you teaching me , of course..)
Your playing is peerless
512 922 2111
May 10, 2015
Caught the first part of your set inFBurg yesterday. Great work and great sound. What microphone were you using?
November 7, 2014
Hi Ben,I have recently retired and spend a lot of time following blues music. You have one of the best vocals I have ever heard! Your music is stellar! It makes me feel really good. Thanks for your music. Roger
Dee Anne Oberle
October 22, 2014
Hey, Ben.... It's good to see you...even if it is online...and hear you're still creating that sound we all were groovin' to from way back in the proverbial day.
I still think of all the great musicianship, and friends from Bruno's.
One particularly fond memory I have is of an evening that you sat down
at the piano and did an intimate set. The crowd was just blown away.
That was at least 25 years ago. I can't say many shows have made that
sort of impression on me. Thank you for pouring your heart out for us.
Dee Anne (Patti Brown's Daughter)
September 22, 2014
Hello from Hawaii. Whats SUP?
Missing your music and all our friends.
Keep on the beat and the wild side.
August 31, 2014
Hey Ben! Lisa at KOA here. Looking at May 2 for HC Run again. You available? Please email me with rates for you & the rest of the band. We had such a blast last time! (We want to do something a couple times before then though!) Take care! Lisa
August 28, 2014
Enjoyed blues jam session at Silver Creek...briefly talked to you and got your card. Would like to talk to you about possibly doing a party. Please contact my husband Jeff Covin if interested at 210-274-0407. Thank you.
August 14, 2014
Ben, The Gillespie County Historical Society/Pioneer Museum is holding its 57 Annual Historic Holiday Home Tour on Sat. Dec. 6. We would like to invite you to play for an hour or so at one of the homes during the Tour. The Tour is one of the major fundraisers for the Pioneer Museum and usually has 1,100 to 1,200 people in attendance. I am asking you early so that we may give you credit in out Home Tour booklet that will go to print soon. We will be happy to sell your cd's in the small Museum Christmas Store that will be at one of the houses on the Tour.
It would be very generous and kind of you to donate an hour of your time and talent to help the Pioneer Museum with this fundraiser.
Please let me know soon so we can give you credit if you choose to help out.
I appreciate your talent.
Gladys Frels-Home Tour Chairman
July 28, 2014
I have always enjoyed your music.
I always liked the song I used to hear on the radio. I think it was like "diamond in the rough serande".
Is this the name of the song and is it available on Itunes? How could I get this song?
July 22, 2014
We're hosting our first benefit at Harry's on the Loop on Saturday, August 16th, to raise money for New Horizons in Fredericksburg. We're looking for musicians. Shannon (Sunshine the Clown) told me to contact y'all.
June 16, 2014
Hi there Mr Beckendorf, I met you on Father's Day at Becker Vineyards. First, I want to say that I truly enjoy your music, second I wanted to say thank you for giving me one of your cds. Thank you, I appreciate the gesture. I'll be sending you a few High Resolution photos that I took of your performance.
June 4, 2014
Hey Ben,checking if you are available Saturday july 5th from 1:30 till 4:30pm at Chisholm Trail Winery. Hope you are doing well, look forward to hearing from you.
June 1, 2014
Enjoyed hearing you play at the Fredericksburg KOA about a month or so ago. The next morning went to What-a-Burger for breakfast and a couple sitting next to us said he went to School with you. Don't know his name though. Great Music. I really like Revival. Keep on Jamming.
May 20, 2014
It was so good to see you at the Becker lavender festival. I love your music, as it comes from your heart! I have downloaded your new stuff from the card you gave me, I'm loving it up here in Dallas! thanks for making music that touches!
May 13, 2014
hey brother sounds great call me at 563 845 1295 love hear from you how are the family
cesar tiberio jimenez
April 23, 2014
i meet you in the winetour and i buy to you 2 cd
let me tell you are f great
you have the blues power man.
March 21, 2014
I found your name on the Hill Country Scene, so I went to this website and listened. I really enjoyed your music. The reason I am writing you is that I am looking for local talent to possibly play at our park. We recently finished our dance hall and are looking for some entertainment for our RVer's. Please let me know if you have to have a certain amount of attendees and how much would you charge for either 2 hours or 4 hours. Thank you for your time, and thank you for good music.
January 3, 2014
Noel introduced me to you at Silver Creek a couple of weeks ago. I am impressed how someone who plays as often as you do still has that passion to play as if it were your first time. I got back into playing the drums after hanging it up for 30 years and have regained my passion for playing. Thanks for sticking with it . It shows in your performance. See you at Hondo's tonight.
October 15, 2013
I must be doing something wrong. I don't want to download for free. I want to buy your music. How do I view your catalog and buy a CD. Help me out Rev; what is the link? bb
October 8, 2013
Thanks for the free music, your voice is Amazing!
Are you playing in Houston anytime soon? Let me know please.
October 3, 2013
Hey Pops! Sure miss yall very much! Just wanted to say hello and I love you guys!
September 26, 2013
We were in Fredricksburg on Mon. Heard you sing "Revival". Is it on one of your CD's? How can i purchase?
September 11, 2013
My two girlfriends and I loved you and you band's show at Silver Creek on Labour Day. Two of us are east coast Canadians now living in the States. I am contacting my public radio station to about your sound. Hope that prompts a trip to Philly for you guys to play a gig at the Xponential Music Festival,sponsored by WPXN 88.5 Philadelphia. Love to listen to your licks again. bb
August 25, 2013
enjoyed your show.....i would like to send you some of our salsa...keep in touch clif williams
August 21, 2013
See paintedposts.com ... wanted to make sure you knew you were invited to be one of my artists for the company. I'll try to email you as well. Best, Sonja, email@example.com (210) 364-7381
August 19, 2013
Loved your music at Silver Creek Fredrickburg. I love Blues music. Thank you Ruth
August 9, 2013
Ben and the boys,
Saw you guys at silver creek in October of last year. Smokin' show. Having a wedding in march, would love to have you guys. Please let me know.
July 28, 2013
I'm new to TX...arrived in Marble Falls a month ago. I sing and write. I'm putting together an oldies band...Someone told me to contact you as I am looking for a good guitar player/drug free/decent individual in my area...I wonder if you'd have any leads?
Here is a page where you can listen to some of my music: http://www.sayitloudgreetings.com/2013/02/28/so-you-want-to-hear-some-music/
I also have song list available on request
Thank you so much. Enjoyed listening to your music,
509-429-8221 (but email is probably best for now)
July 25, 2013
Can you please contact us about possible airplay in Houston?
June 19, 2013
I manage a winery called 4.0 Cellars and I am looking for availability for your for Friday nights during the months of July/Aug/Sept and pricing please?
June 17, 2013
Probly dont remember Me,
But I used to DJ at KFAN.
Still Bad Ass Man!!
June 13, 2013
I am with Inwood Estates Winery and Bistro and we are looking for local entertainment to play acoustic style shows in our Bistro. Can you give me some information on your band's rate and booking requirements?
Inwood Estates Winery and Bistro
10303 East Hwy 290
Fredericksburg, TX 78624
May 29, 2013
We are having a weeding at Woodrose Winery on the 21st of September this year and would like to know if you are available for booking that event?
March 6, 2013
Badass CD cover brother ... Awesome ...
January 26, 2013
Vacationed in FBG and saw you and band last Monday 1/21 at Silver Creek... most awesome live blues I have seen in a long time. Wish we had your kinda blues here in Virginia. Would love to get you here for our Annual Folk Festival event.
April & David Galvan
November 18, 2012
We appreciate you dedicating to us on our honeymoon cotton pillow case..love the song so much would love a copy...everytime I hear it on utube on carlyle porch I remember our wedding night and it just brings a tear to my eye and joy to our hearts..let me know how we can mayb buy it on cd..thanks Bennie
August 29, 2012
Ben, Long time no see or talk. I now own a Listening Room in Gun Barrel City Texas. I would sure like to talk to you about the possibility of getting you to do a show.
Please get in touch when you can.
Co-Owner/Manager The Showroom
Gun Barrel City Texas
Bill Cartwright, Jr.
March 16, 2012
I heard you on March 13 out at Luckenbach. I love your style of the Texas Blues!!!! Had to buy the CD. Sounds great. Wished I lived closer.
February 15, 2012
Hey Ben, just wanted to say Hi. Hope all going well.Music sounds Great!Hope to come down sometime soon. Later
February 14, 2012
LOVED your music last night at Silver Creek!! We are most definitely Fans now! Thank you.
Hi Ben, It has been a while but here is the video I promised you. The link is below. Make sure to leave a comment and press the like button for more exposure of you and your song. You can also post the link to all your social marketing and websites as well. I hope you like it and if
you ever need me to actually put together a professional video let me know. This one was a spur of the moment thing if you remember. Please let me know wht you think I would love to hear from you. 817-965-1022.
February 4, 2012
Hi Ben, It has been a while but here is the video I promised you. The link is below. Make sure to leave a comment and press the like button for more exposure of you and your song. You can also post the link to all your social marketing and websites as well. I hope you like it and if you ever need me to actually put together a professional video let me know. This one was a spur of the moment thing if you remember. Please let me know wht you think I would love to hear from you. 817-965-1022
January 7, 2012
Here are venue profile links to the two venues I book, including pay, times, seasons, etc. Please read the profiles in their entirety, as I get entirely too many submissions to keep answering the same questions over and over in individual emails, b/c artists do not read them before entering into an dialogue with me. These venues profiles are also on Reverb Nation.
In order to book you, here's what I'll need from you:
Your avails that correspond to the days each venue hosts live music
Configuration/instrumentation for each of your proposed avails
Cell phone # of tour manager to advance dates with the week of shows
Confirmation that you do travel with PA, since neither of these venues has house sound
Lisa J. Grissom
Talent Buyer, Big Apple Deli & Shack in the Back
December 8, 2011
hi Ben, I was given your name by the nice folks at Woodrose Winery. I am having a reception party there in April (wedding) and would love to talk to you about playing. If interested, please drop me an email. I look forward to hearing from you!
November 30, 2011
Hello Ben. I hear my brother Clay is playing drums for you on Monday's. Cool!
Just thought I'd say hello from Oregon.
November 17, 2011
My wife and I are probably gonna be in Luckenbach on our 25th anniversary on Nov 29th. It's been a touch-stone for many years. If I'm reading it properly, you are scheduled to be singing there.
Miriam is arguably one of the better female vocalists that gig in the Dallas area. She's the anti-diva and does R&B very well. If per chance we get to see you, I wanted you to consider if you might invite her to sing some BGVs for fun. She has no idea that I'm writing this...
We've been around the block and would totally understand if you as a working artist weren't into this kind of thing. However, maybe you'd think it was fun. So, this note is really to just ensure you knew what was up if we show up.
I see you're doing tuesday nights for the next couple of months. If I knock the rust off can I come and sit in? I've always had so much fun playing with you.
October 14, 2011
I am looking to book some music for the outdoor patio at Mahaley’s in Fredericksburg on Friday-Sun afternoons starting Friday Oct 28, probably from 3-6pm. I know this is kind of short notice and I don’t know if you do one-man acoustic sets for places like this, but if you can or if you know anybody who could I’d appreciate it. You can e mail me back here or call me (Cameron): 832-758-9912.
October 10, 2011
Zulu drum at Silver Creek tonight?
Let me know, eh? (don't have your phone #)
August 16, 2011
will you be playing in luchanbach soon i have not heard you but my wife and i hear your pretty darn good clif williams two gunz salsa company cisco,texas 254-442-1945
August 2, 2011
I met you at the winery and you gave me your CD. I used to do music reviews and was so impressed with your voice and your songs. My husband and I both love your cd a lot and we're both big fans now. And I see that you are a painter too. Your paintings are lovely. I put your links on my website www.Art-Star.net on my "Friends" page.
Bjorn Wiksaas, Radio South, Norway
June 15, 2011
Bluestimen, Radio Sor, Kristiansand, Norway
Air: FM 98,6 - Web: www.radiosor.no
Host: Bjorn Wiksaas
Playlist; Tuesday, June 14th., 2011 (8-10pm gmt+1h)
+ rerun; Thursday, June 16th., 2011 (9-11pm gmt+1h) on www.radiolindesnes.no
+ rerun; Sunday, June 19th., 2011 (8-10pm gmt+1h) on www.radiosor.no
My husband and I had a blast listening to you at Silver Creek and in Lukenbach last night. You are very talented and we love your music. We really liked the love note song, but can't seem to find where to purchase that song. Let me know if it's available to purchase. Keep on playing!
TWO BEER BOB EATON
June 5, 2011
I HEAR A LITTLE LUCKY PETERSON. IN THE "MOON"CD. HE USED THE 'HAMMOND' FOR KEYBOARD TOO. SOME OF THE RIFFS ARE SIMILAR.
ANXIOUS FOR YOU TO WORK UP"THREE HANDED WOMAN", TOO!
May 16, 2011
Hello! I am Becky Howard, we've met several times at various venues around Fredericksburg area. My husband Joe and I have a small, *small!, ranch outside of Fredericksburg with four b and b cabins on it.
Well, last year I applied to the US military legal powers that be to donate our cabins for one weekend per quarter to wounded warriors. After much red tape, blessings, and amazing grace, we got approved. Last Friday we were asked if we could host our first group of severely injured Warriors on june 3 and 4. Of course, we said yes!
This is something we are doing on our own, not part of a promotion or whatever. We have volunteers who are going to do cowboy barbeques, we are donating our cabins and time and whatever it takes, to give these families a special weekend here.
We were told that most Wounded Warrior programs were not for the severely burned or wounded, and did not include families in the programs. So, we are unique in that we are welcoming both.
What I am looking for is someone to volunteer to play in an outdoor setting, under the stars, with limited electrical hookups for about 30 people, warriors and wives and children, and volunteers, for a couple of hours each evening.
Here is what to expect: we can feed ya, good food, we can thank ya, with many thanks, and the soldiers who will be here may be severely burned, lost limbs, scarred, and these are the soldiers who will not be seen in public due to their injuries. They have no desire to go to town, don't want to shop or party, they are taking the opportunity to spend some r and r with their wives and children and loved ones or caregivers.
Not a big crowd, no publicity, we are not doing this to promote anything, it is just an opportunity to thank these men and women for the sacrifices they have made. And I have been informed that the warriors who come here have sacrificed more than most.
If anything, it may be a difficult thing to be a part of this because of the extent of injuries.... and the hurting families. I understand that many people can't be a part of this weekend, but those that can, can share something special with a few people at a time...
If you cannot be a part of this, and I thought of you because I think you have a compassionate nature, an ability to make people feel at ease, and a wonderful talent to share, - but I would appreciate it if you could recommend someone else who may be willing to volunteer for a little while.
Joe and I aren't the rich folks from the city who moved to Fredericksburg. We are just ordinary working people who want to do something for our military and thank them for the sacrifices they have made. We are donating food, fun, and our facilities to make that happen.
We'd like it if you would consider joining us for this special weekend...
Hi... I just wanted to reach out to you on the project. My name is Jae from Trilogy Music Group. I came across your page, Drive Ya Crazy....very nice track! I wasn’t sure if this is a new project but are you currently doing any promotion for this release at all? We're a music marketing company and I wanted to see if we could possibly take it to the radio stations we're currently working with. We promote to college & commercial radio stations nationwide. We also do club (record pool) & video promotion. I'd love to possibly get a copy of the current release. Let me know if you'd like more info on the promotions we do. We handle nationwide, regional and customized packages to fit the project & budget. Below is my info.
Man , I had a great time with guys last night I am listening to your stuff and I want some more
Ava and Gary - Burnet, TX
September 20, 2010
Thoroughly enjoyed listening to your smooth blues this past weekend at the biker charity event at the Tin Star Ranch. Of the 3 bands that played (which were all awesome!)we favored your band the most. Thank you for making our stay such a pleasant and relaxing one. KUDOS !!!
Kay Beckendorff Sword
September 11, 2010
Where will you be on Saturday, Sept. 18th?
David & Melissa Gaedchens
August 8, 2010
I just wanted to say how much my wife and I enjoyed your music Saturday nufght at the Cabernet Grill. We were celebrating our anniversary this weekend in the hill country. We were the couple that inquired about Jimmy Buffett.
Thank You for a memorable evening and music.
David and Melissa
Jim Wagner...Unsolved Murder 1981
July 24, 2010
Hi... I found a few sealed copies of the old vinyl album 99.5 KISS homegrown album from 1981 stashed away with a bunch of old stuff. I only want to keep one for myself, and I'd hate to throw perfectly good records away, so I'm zapping out emails to the folks who recorded on that album to see if they want one of the copies. I don't want any money for them,,,,, the only thing I ask is if you still have a good recording of your track from that album, then please give the other folks a chance to claim one who may have lost their copy over the years... These recordings might have a trainload of sentimental value to some folks.
May 1, 2010
Hi Ben. My husband and I were in Fredericksburg for a few days this past weekend and just happened to stop by Silver Creek for dinner on Monday night. We ended up staying until the end of your show. It was great. We are looking forward to our next trip to the Hill Country.
Thanks for a great evening.
Gretchen Beckendorf - sanders
January 11, 2010
HEY, IVE TRIED TO GET IN TOUCH WITH YOU. I KNOW WE ARE RELATED SOMEHOW.ANYWAY JUST DROPPED IN TO SAY HI.CHECK OUT MY MYSPACE ANYTIME. WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM YOU SOMETIME.