Good morning gang!

We have had a great trip to Florida and are working our way back West towards Texas. Writing this from the Walmart parking lot in Crestview, Florida and our destination today is Gulf Shores, AL. Then on to New Orleans and Mississippi.

This pic is from Music On The Bay, with our buds Donny Brewer and Jess Rice. Do yourself a favor and check out their music, it’s great. We recorded two songs with Donny on his “Winnebago Tapes Vol. 1” project, and he won three TRMA awards last year.

Here’s our upcoming schedule of shows. Please note some showtimes change at the last minute.

We have some new Saltwater Cowboy shirts available, click the pic to get you one!

We haven’t sent out a newsblast since before the Lone Star Luau. We have been pretty busy since then. But it was a HUGE success! We are already working on next year’s event. Confirmed artists so far: Southern Drawl Band, Tejas Brothers, Donny Brewer, and hit songwriter James Slater. Find out more at


We have decided to start a company to handle our events throughout the year. When we created the Lone Star Luau, and it outgrew our first location right away, Coley said “I think we need a bigger boat!” Bigger Boat Events will manage our music festivals, songwriter events, cruises, and overseas excursions. In the coming year we have Lone Star Luau 2, Tubes ‘n Tunes, trips to Isla Mujeres and England, and a cruise to Australia!

So what does this mean for our regular touring dates? Well, not much really – except that we will be doing a few less road dates and more events.

We are starting another event in New Braunfels this summer. The response on Facebook so far has been amazing! Tubes ‘n Tunes on the Guadalupe is June 2 & 3, with a tube float on Saturday and music Friday night at Mountain Breeze Campground and Saturday night at River Road Icehouse . Artist lineup coming soon.  Click the pic for more info

This October, we will be heading back to Isla Mujeres, Mexico with our buddies Donny Brewer and Jesse Rice. (pictured at top of this newsletter)

 Beautiful beach right at the hotel

 Very good and inexpensive food

 Friendly staff

 Very safe

 Accommodations include one bedroom and two bedroom condos

so two couples can share a condo and save a lot of money.

 Our Host Hotel is located right on one of the prettiest beaches

we’ve ever been to.

 All of our shows are within walking distance of the hotel.

 Downtown (Hidalgo Street) is just behind the hotel and an easy


 Mexican peso exchange rate is very advantageous right now so

prices are very cheap.

 Beautiful 15 minute ferry ride from Cancun to Isla Mujeres

 Our Island Showcase is five days long but many choose to stay for

six or seven days.

 Our Island Showcase includes a welcome party, two beach

concerts, and a pub crawl.

 Many guests get a golf cart for a day or two to explore the island,

there is a lot to see and many great bars.

 The island also includes opportunities for fishing, snorkeling,

diving, and lots of drinking.

 Our host hotel includes a great restaurant right on the beach.

 Our host hotel includes a beautiful pool right on the beach with

drink service.

 Our Island Showcase is during the off-season so the beaches and

restaurants are not crowded.

 Many guests choose to get a massage right on the beach, typically

around $25 for an hour massage.

 Beer and rum drinks are very inexpensive.

 Most of our guests love the trip so much that they come back year

after year!

 Everyone’s air travel will vary but from Fort Lauderdale or Miami

to Cancun is around $250 round trip so airfare can be very


Anyone going to MOTM in Key West this November? We are planning our first ever sunset cruise. Tickets will be available soon for “Thom and Coley’s Key West Love Boat Cruise” on Thursday, Nov  2nd.

We are developing a Christmas show and are talking about a Christmas CD project. Would anyone be interested in seeing us in December? Considering shows in Mexico, Texas, and on the East Coast.

And next February, we are heading to Australia for a 10 day cruise! More info coming soon!!!

Wow! That’s a lot of info! Guess we need to send this out more often!!!










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