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The Lead June 6, 2022: Foul-mouthed git attacks Kerr County protesters with F-bombs; prepare for HOT weather

The weather will be atrocious this week — just a heads up.

Good morning, Kerr County!

IT'S GOING TO BE HOT! That's what the National Weather Service predicts for this week — damn hot. This forecast feels ominous and sweaty. The National Weather Service says it will be dangerously hot today and Tuesday, but more worrisome is there is no break in sight for these high temperatures.

On today's The Lead Live

Speaking of hot, American Red Cross meteorologist Richard McAlister tells us about the weather and the start of hurricane season. Southern Oaks Church Pastor Joe Taylor will update us on the church's plans for a new building along the Guadalupe River, along with some of the church's programming efforts. Finally, Andrew Gay and Gilbert Paiz will update us on the financial markets.

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Note about this week's newsletter

Due to our travel schedule this week, we may not be able to provide a newsletter on Thursday and Friday mornings. However, we're going to provide a newsletter on Saturday.

The live music is off the hook this week

We went through the calendar for the week ahead and counted up the number of live performances through Sunday, and we landed at 37. Now, the bulk of those are at the Kerrville Folk Festival, but that's still an astounding number considering how small our county is by comparison. The hills are alive with music. Here's a look at this week's live music performances:



Thursday, June 9, 2022

Reckless Kelly

7 p.m. doors open

7:30 p.m. — opening act

9 p.m. — Reckless Kelly

  • Reckless Kelly has graced the musical landscape with a high-powered form of Americana, equally rooted in raw passion, refined musicianship, and gritty authenticity. With the dual release of two new albums—American Jackpot and American Girls—the Idaho-bred band presents a beautifully detailed portrait of their beloved country, turning their nuanced songwriting to its many glories and tragedies.


The Kerrville Folk Festival

8 p.m. The Threadgill Theater, Sundown Concert

  • The Brother Brothers
  • Sara Hickman

Tuesday, June 7, 2022

The Kerrville Folk Festival

8 p.m. The Threadgill Theater, Sundown Concert

  • W.C. Clark
  • Albert and Cage

Wednesday, June 8, 2022

The Kerrville Folk Festival

8 p.m. The Threadgill Theater, Sundown Concert

  • Bernice Lewis
  • Walt Wilkins

Thursday, June 9, 2022

The Kerrville Folk Festival

8 p.m. The Threadgill Theater, Sundown Concert

  • Dana Cooper
  • Rob Roy Parnell
  • Sound of Honey with Staci Foster — Trailhead Beer Garden at Schreiner University, 7 p.m. Information: The details: Emma Rose (Big Richard) has been steeped in the music scene since she entered this world. Raised by two talented musicians and with a natural knack for songwriting, Rose has spent the last few years fine-tuning her quiver of indie-soul-folk songs with only the finest pollen that the spring flowers have to offer.

Friday, June 10, 2022

The Kerrville Folk Festival

7 p.m. The Kennedy Outdoor Theater

  • Bob Livingston Band
  • Gina Chavez
  • Micky and the Motorcars
  • Edie Brickell and the New Bohemians

Live music

  • Treble Soul — Hunt Store Cafe, 7 p.m. Information:
  • Charlie Bravo — Pier 27 River Lounge and Pizzeria, 8 p.m. Information: 830-896-7437
  • Up the Creek Duo — Pint and Plow, 6 p.m. Information: The details: Tony and Jon started "Up The Creek Band" about 10 years ago and the band played gigs all around the Possum Kingdom Lake area and nearby towns. During the pandemic, we formed "Up The Creek Duo" and then continued to work on classic Rock and country songs while waiting for the restaurants to reopen.
  • Stan Morris — Cafe at the Ridge, 6 p.m. Information:
  • Allen Love Band — Joanne Marie and Me, 6 p.m. Information:
  • Carlos Dan and the Silver Bullets — La Escondida 1962, 7 p.m. Information:

Saturday, June 11, 2022

The Kerrville Folk Festival

7 p.m. The Kennedy Outdoor Theater

  • Good Looks
  • Mikaela Davis
  • Guthrie Girls
  • The Arcadian Wild
  • Valerie June

Live music

  • Lady Lemon and the Boyeez Band — Babez Seafood Bucket, 6 p.m. Information: 830-315-2229
  • Lisa Beck — Cafe at the Ridge, 6 p.m. Information:
  • RBQ Band — The Hunt Store, 7 p.m. Information: 830-238-4410
  • Chris Salinas and the Wildgrass — Crider's Saloon and Dancehall, 8 p.m. Information:
  • Casey Chesnutt — Gravity Check Saloon and Arena, 8 p.m. Information:
  • Chris Boss — Pier 27 River Lounge and Pizzeria, 8 p.m. Information: 830-896-7437
  • Braden Toomey — Joanne Marie and Me Wine Bar, Ingram, 6 p.m.

Sunday, June 12, 2022

The Kerrville Folk Festival

7 p.m. The Kennedy Outdoor Theater

  • Bob Bridger
  • The Flyin A's
  • Stephanie Urbina Jones
  • Symphony of the Hills

Live music

  • The Night Owls — Pier 27 River Lounge and Pizzeria, 3 p.m. Information: 830-896-7437

Speaking of the Folk Fest

The crowd at Quiet Valley Ranch enjoyed the music of Michael Martin Murphey by staying late into the night at the 50th Kerrville Folk Festival.

We're just guessing, but last Saturday's performances at the Kennedy Outdoor Amphitheater were some of the best attended yet. Using our best guess is that there were at least 3,000 people on the amphitheater grounds enjoying the lineup, which included Michael Martin Murphey.

Michael Martin Murphey played well past midnight on Saturday to an appreciative crowd.

View The Lead's photo galleries from the 50th Kerrville Folk Festival

June 4, 2022:

June 3, 2022:

First Friday night:

Opening night:

Kerrville Fire and Kerr County Sheriff investigate a structure fire

On Saturday, just about everyone in Kerrvilles saw the huge column of thick black smoke billowing from a hilltop just south of Ranchero Road. What they were witnessing may have felt like an ugly precursor to a brush fire, but it was a group of trailers and other structures that went up on Ute Street.

The Kerr County Sheriff's Office said the fire destroyed several trailers and other buildings before spreading to nearby brush and trees. Firefighters from Kerrville and multiple volunteer fire departments contained the blaze and had it under control by 3 p.m. No one was injured in the fire, but the sheriff's office said it is being investigated.

Civility lacking in counterprotest

On Saturday, a small group of activists gathered along the sidewalk of the Kerr County Courthouse — facing Sidney Baker Street — and demonstrated against gun violence. About 75 people held up signs calling for action to end gun violence in the wake of a massacre of 21 children and teachers at a Uvalde elementary school. There was lots of waving and smiling, but those who didn't like the message gushed a wave of profanity that would make even playwright David Mamet — a master of the F-word — blush.

A group of young men cruising by in a Mercedes convertible shouted at the protesters — mostly women — by telling them to F-off. Then, seemingly out of nowhere, rolled in a bearded tubby guy with a pizza box for a sign, and he let go a stream of invective hate that turned his face reddish. Before he rolled up, there were two counterprotesters across the street in front of Broadway Bank. However, they were polite. This guy didn't have polite discourse, and that's a problem.

When you scream at somebody in multiple F-word combinations, you may have a problem and candidly reflect the guttural collapse of civility.

Coming June 16


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