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Van Wilks Acoustic Concert ~ Valentine Special on Tickets!

February 6, 2016 @ 10:00 pm – February 7, 2016 @ 1:00 am
The Jackson Ranch
8910 Callaghan Rd
San Antonio, TX 78230
Patrice Villastrigo
Van Wilks Concert Februsry 6     4-7 pm The Jackson Ranch

Van Wilks Concert
Februsry 6 4-7 pm
The Jackson Ranch

Van Wilks Acoustic Concert

with Josh Smith

February 6, 2016    4-7 pm

Great News!  Valentine Special!  $10 off per ticket!!

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In his third decade as a veteran of the world-famous Austin music scene, Van Wilks "continues to make some of the city’s hottest guitar rock.", says the Austin Chronicle, creating music that brings his blues roots to the cutting edge with funk, hard-rock and melodic undertones. His compelling, hard-edged, bluesy rock prompted England’s "Kerrang!" to name Van Wilks’ release, 'Bombay Tears', as "one of my all time faves," declaring it "a masterpiece."

His band, also known as Van Wilks, has topped music polls by the Austin Sun (Band of the Year), the Austin Chronicle (Best Hard-Rock Band four years in a row) and KLBJ-FM(Best Austin Band). Austin’s Mayor proclaimed November 6 as "Van Wilks Day" and the Texas Legislature presented him with the Texas flag and a plaque honoring his musical contributions to the State. The French magazine, Guitarist,  placed Van’s records in the editor’s top picks two years running.

Josh Smith is the son of Scott Smith, a bandmate of Van's for over 40 years.  Quite an accomplished guitarist in his own right, Josh will accompany Van for the Jackson Ranch Concert.  Josh has played guitar with Van for nearly 20 years.  When playing together, Van and Josh sound like a gentle, smooth flowing water. Van Wilks and Josh Smith November 2015

You will thoroughly enjoy this acoustic concert in the intimate setting of the Jackson Ranch!  Concerts at the Jackson Ranch are up close and personal!  You'll have the oppportunity to chat with Van and Josh between sets, unlike stage concerts …there is no "green room" for the musicians to disappear into!  Refreshments served between sets.  You may bring your own, as well!  Reservations are recommended as seating is limited! Click the yellow button below to reserve your seat!  First Row: $30,  2nd Row $25, all others $20. Be sure to specify which row! There will be a special gift from Van Wilks for all front and second row ticket holders! Plus, every ticket holder will receive a signed copy of his recent candid interview with Patrice Villastrigo!

21st Century Blues released January 29, 2016

21st Century Blues released January 29, 2016

At the Van Wilks concert, you'll have the opportunity to get his latest CD, 21st Century Blues, just released on January 29, 2016!!  This is Van's 1 st CD in 10 years and features his buddy, Billy Gibbons. You can get it now at Hog Wild in San Antonio and Austin. He'll sign it for you at the concert! The Jackson Ranch is honored to host Van's 1st acoustic concert in San Antonio in many, many years, and that Josh Smith is joining him!! 

Great News!  Valentine Special!  $10 off per ticket!!


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Excerpt of an interview with Van at his studio in Austin, Guitarland….Click Here >  Van Wilks Interview Excerpt

Every ticket holder will receive an autographed copy of the full interview!!

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Van Wilks at his studio, Guitarland           Austin, Texas          Photo: Patrice Villastrigo


Great News!  Valentine Special!  $10 off per ticket!!


An outstanding review of Van's latest CD:  21st Century Blues…

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21st Century Blues (Texas '51)

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First, Austin guitar slinger emeritus Van Wilks n-a-i-l-s Billy Gibbons' ranchero drawl on 21st Century Blues opener "Strange Girl," fast broadside to ZZ Top's "Rough Boy." Then the Houston trio's bearded icon himself voices "Drive By Lover," a post-Eliminator-revving bauble built by the pair of stringbenders who once shared management. Blues polished to digital perfection don't cease there. "Just Walk Away" sets a dusky ballad of steely strings and coyote lonesome early in a wily album sequence wherein rejoinder "There's a Sin in There Somewhere" follows with locomotive slide chills. A fire pit smolder carpes diem throughout, notably on the aquatic ebb and glow of the title track and plaintive "If I Were a Richman." Sammy Hagar's "Your Love Is Driving Me Crazy" gains a cousin with "Can't Stop Thinkin'." Seventies or Eighties, 21st Century Blues would've stuck in your ride's tape player.


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