8/7/1944 - 4/25/2021
The Cobras CD "The Cobras 'Caught Live at the Contental Club'"recording at in Austin, TX in 1981 has been released!
A working musician throughout his life Denny was playing an average of 15+ gigs a month. He regularly backed Lou Ann Barton at C-boys and the Continental Club, and continued to play other gigs w/ other folks from time to time. He also held multiple weekly residencies throughout his tenure in Austin, until the Coronavirus pandemic struck.
Denny played these gigs regularly
Denny's Regular Gigs
in recent years
Before the pandemic, Denny also played with Louann Barton at C-Boy’s Heart and Soul, and the Continental Club, and other gigs with other folks that popped up from time to time. Starting in January 2020 the John Reed Band also played the matinee at the Continental Club, also on S. Congress, from 3:30- 6:00 on Saturdays.
The Saxon Pub
John Reed on guitar and vocals, Denny on guitar, Speedy Sparks on bass and vocals, and Rodney Craig on drums and vocals.
We play blues, Rolling Stones, Buddy Holly, whatever we like..
From left to right: John X Reed, Rodney Craig, Speedy Sparks and Denny Freeman
C-Boys Heart & Soul
The John X Reed Band
The entrance to C-Boys on South Congress
The Continental Club
John on guitar and vocals, Denny on steel guitar, Bobby Earl Smith on vocals and rhythm guitar, Speedy Sparks on bass and vocals, and Rodney Craig on drums and vocals. Is all classic honky tonk, post war country..
The John X Reed Band
From left to right: John X Reed, Bobby Earl Smith, Rodney Craig, Denny Freeman and Speedy Sparks
From left to right: Eve Monsees, Mike Keller, Denny Freeman, Sarah Brown and Corey Keller
Antone's Big Trio
On Tuesdays, from 6:30 -8:00 we play a Happy Hour show, no cover, at Antone’s, on E. 6th St. Sometimes other shows replace ours, but we play the Tuesdays more often than not…it’s a blues oriented gig..
The regular band is Mike Keller, Eve Monsees and Denny, on guitar, Corey Keller on drums, and Sarah Brown on Bass. Mike, Eve Sarah, and Corey are also on vocals.