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8/7/1944 - 4/25/2021

New Release!

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Denny's first two Amazing albums, reissued in their entirety for the first time!


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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
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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

1320 S Lamar Blvd


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

2008 S Congress Ave

The John X Reed Band

6:30 - 9:00 Wednesdays

The entrance to C-Boys on South Congress

The Continental Club

2008 S Congress Ave

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

3:30 - 6:00 Saturdays

From left to right:  Speedy Sparks, Bobby Earl Smith, Rodney Craig, Denny Freeman and John X Reed

From left to right: Eve Monsees, Mike Keller, Denny Freeman, Sarah Brown and Corey Keller

Antone's Nightclub

305 E 5th St,

Antone's Big Trio

6:30 - 8:00 Tuesdays

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.

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