Joel Hofmann Band - February 16, 2018
February 16, 2018 The "Joel Hofmann Band" is the house band for Riley's Tavern in Hunter, TX. The band consists of Joel Hofmann (guitar, vocals, and Riley's Tavern owner), Billy Dee plays bass, Big John Mills (guitar), and Clay Rheinlander (drums). "Being a lifetime County-Roots-Rockabilly fan and musician, Joel began playing publicly in 2002. The band has had several incarnations of great musicians over the years, but the group we have now is by far the tightest. We can do anything from strict traditional country two steppers and waltzes, to blues and rock and roll. Joel selected songs to fit our family style audience." "Joel currently has three albums out. One is a studio album with a mix of originals and cover songs featuring some really great names in the music business. Redd Volkaert (widely known guitarist) and Earl Poole Ball set in on a few songs, as well as, steel guitar genius James Shelton. The latest record was done this year at Triple Crown in San Marcos, Texas by Ace Pepper. We have a 2016 release called Shop Sessions." You can check that out on Joel's home page. https://www.joelhofmannband.com/ https://www.facebook.com/RileysTavern/ https://www.facebook.com/joelhofmannband/posts/10154975170081363 "Big John Mills plays lead guitar in the band and has many accolades including Texas Music Artist of the Year. Both have played in many legendary bands. He is a Texas legend and guitar virtuoso, and began playing guitar at age 6. By age 16, Mills was earning a living as a highly sought-after guitarist and session musician. He has three CDs to date: 'Big John Mills' (1998), 'Honky Tonks and Neon Lights' (2003), which was the first self-released CD by an independent artist to hit the Americana Top 10, and 'THAT: Tributes Heartaches and Texas.' (2007). His fourth CD is currently in production." You can visit Big John Mill's page at www.bigjohnmills.com . "The band, currently, has two hall of famers in the band. Bass man, Billy Dee Donahue, was formerly the house band leader of Gilley's Club. He was inducted into the Western Swing Hall of Fame in 2014."