Previous Tour Dates and Venues

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2014 - Performances

January 24th 2014
Eric Blakely (Performing songs from The Bottle Kids and his Americana catalog)
With Captain Storm at LE RESERVOIR 16, rue de la Forge Royale, 75011 Paris, Tel : 0143563960


2013 - Performances

Sunday 20th October 12 Bar Club, London - £6

Eric Blakely will be performing songs from his Americana catalog as well as songs from his new Bottle Kids Power Pop project.


Photo by Nicolette Van Doorn

2011 - Performances

Shows in Austin, Texas, unless ortherwise noted.

  • Outhouse Reunion at Giddy Ups, 9pm Saturday night, October 15th.
    Read the details on my blog.


  • 2009

  • Austin has the Cherrywood Arts Festival which is quite a lovely Holiday Arts Fair. It is Dec. 12th and 13th. And they have music too! I will be playing on Sunday, Dec. 13th at 1:00 PM.

    (Playing Guitar for Paul)

    • September 29 Lio Bar Brescia, Italy
    • September 30 Lazzaretto Bologna, Italy
    • October 1 Mads Roma, Italy
    • October 2 Spazio 21 Torino, Italy
    • October 3 Madly Pub Piacenza, Italy
    • October 4 Oste live Domodossola (VB), Italy

    • Power Pop Kings tour

      John Wicks - Paul Collins Beat - Eric Blakely
      (Performing my show and playing with Paul and John)
      • October9 Lavaca Ponferrada, Spain
      • October 10 Teatro Viveiro, Spain
      • October 14 Heartbreak Hotel Albacete,Spain
      • October 15 El balcon de Lola Bilbao, Spain
      • October 16 El Sol Madrid, Spain
      • October 17 Varadero Gandia ( Valencia ), Spain

  • SHOWCASE During SXSW 2009
    USA Songwriting Competition will present a showcase at Borders Austin during SXSW on Friday, March 20, 2009: 7pm to 9.30pm. (Austin Borders, 4477 S. Lamar, Austin, TX, Tel: (512) 891-8974.).
    ~ Artists to perform:
    Eric Blakely (Austin Host & Performer)
    Jordan Zevon & Jordan Summers (Overall Grand Prize Winner, 2008 USA Songwriting Competition)
    Stars Go Dim (1st Prize, Rock/Alternative, 2008 USA Songwriting Competition)
    Jason Black  (1st Prize, Jazz, 2008 USA Songwriting Competition)
  • Feb 7th
    Flower Mound Coffeehouse
    1887 Timber Creek Road
    Flower Mound, TX 75028
  • 2008

  • August 12th. It is a songwriter series call For The Sake Of The Song. It will be held at the Horseshoe Lounge, 4115 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago. 773-248-1366
  • And for our Spanish friends I have some shows with Paul Collins and his band, I have the pleasure of opening for him.

    (Photo by Nicolette Van Doorn)
    The shows are:
    • May 8th Leon, Eric opens for Paul
    • May 9th Durango, Eric opens for Paul
    • May 10th Gijon, Eric opens for Paul
    • Sunday 11th May in Valladolid, Spain - Venue is call Penicilino. Eric solo acoustic!
    • More dates TBA Possibly the UK the week before.
    He and his band are great and I am looking forward to the trip.
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  • Friday, March 14, 2008, 7pm to 9:30pm
    BORDERS SHOW DURING SXSW (presented by USA Songwriting Competition) Click for Info
    USA Songwriting Competition will present a showcase featuring various artists and songwriters during SXSW
    Austin Borders, 4477 S. Lamar, Austin, TX, Tel: (512) 891-8974

    Artists to Perform:
    • Ari Gold (2006 Overall Grand Prize Winner & 1st Prize Winner, Pop)
    • Pepper MaShay (2005 1st Prize Winner, Dance/Electronica)
    • Jules Anna Jones (2006 1st Prize Winner, Rock/Alt)
    • David Bradley
    • Brigitte DeMeyer
    • Eric Blakely (Host & Performer)
  • 2007

  • Jan 4th - Headhunters with Mark Monaco Band, midnight
  • 2006
  • Dec 30th - Outlaws Under the Stars with 92.5 FM with Mark Monaco Band, 8pm, Rolling Oaks Sports Bar, 5550 Mountain Vista, San Antonio, TX 78247
  • London, England:
    I will be at the 12 bar Club, on January 19, 2006
  • Jan. 14th 2006, Taunton, MA The Dessert Club opening for Cliff Eberhardt
    OCTOBER 15, 2005
    2:00 PM


    Meet at the Walker County Courthouse at 2pm. March to the infamous Walls Unit where executions take place. Speeches by murder victims' families members and exonerated prisoners. Music by Charlie King and Eric Blakley.
    Then return to Houston for the Charlie King Journey of Hope Concert at 7:30 pm.

    OCTOBER 15, 2005
    7:30 PM


    Come join Journey of Hope members at a special concert by Charlie King. Charlie has been at the heart of American folk music for over 40 years. His songs have been recorded and sung by other performers such as Pete and Peggy Seeger, Arlo Guthrie, Holly Near, Ronnie Gilbert, John McCutcheon, Chad Mitchell and Judy Small. Charlie has released a dozen albums since 1976. He has received many awards for his work including the Peacemaker Award from the War Resisters League.

    There is no charge for the concert, but donations to benefit the Journey of Hope will be warmly received. The event is co-sponsored by Pax Christi Houston.

    * The Journey of Hope is a speaking tour led by murder vicitms' family members who oppose the death penalty. They will be joined by exonerated death row prisoners and others who favor death penalty reform. Check the website of the Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty ( for a schedule of speaking engagements, most of which are open to the public. Call 832-693-5710 for more information.

  • April 5th - Hole in the Wall, solo acoustic set, 11pm.

  • Fill Your Head with Rock International Benefit On Feb 13th, Pete Boot, a dear friend, mentor, poet, songwriter, drummer, philanthropist, soothsayer and all around wonderful human being, will be my guest in Austin with his lovely wife Nancy for a benefit to raise money and awareness for those employed by Parkinson disease.

    The event, FILL YOUR HEAD WITH ROCK, will take place at The Hole In The Wall, one of Austin's longest running venues. There will be several great bands, songwriters, and special guests. We will also have a silent auction with some music memorabilia as well as many other festive shenanigans.

  • 2005
  • Dec 31st
    New Years Eve at the 12 Bar Club in London
  • Dec 17th
    Fox & Hound, Austin, TX 78757
  • Nov. 18th
    Patton's On main
  • Nov. 17th
    Austin Chronicle Party, Saxon Pub
    1320 SOUTH LAMAR - AUSTIN, TEXAS 78704
  • Nov 4th
    Kerry Victory Party (OK, I made that up, but it will be if he wins)
    Patton's On main
  • Oct. 30th.
    Amnesty March Austin, TX
    I will be playing during the march. As most of you know I am quite fond of the
    work they do for social justice.
  • Friday, Oct. 22 - Leapin' Lizard Pub 302 E Commerce St, San Antonio, TX 78205
  • Sun. Sept. 26th - Greune Hall 5 - 9pm (Full band)
  • ept 25, Ego's Lounge 9:00 P.M.
    Steve Earl Hoot Night
  • WED Aug. 4th
    Internatiional Pop Overthrow Bay Area
    The Bottom of The Hill, San Francisco
  • Sunday August 1st
    Internatiional Pop Overthrow Los Angeles ( Venue and Time TBA)
  • Thursday, July 29th
    Fox and Hound Smokehouse and Tavern
    401 Guadalupe St., Austin, TX 78701, Phone: (512) 494-1200
  • Thursday, July 15th 7:00 P.M.
    El Arroyo, 301 West Taylor Ave., Round Rock, TX 78664
    This is a solo acoustic show as the sun begins to fade.


    11th Annual Fast & Vigil to Abolish the Death Penalty at the U.S. Supreme Court Schedule for June 28 to July 3, 2004

    "Blessed are the flexible, for they shall not be bent out of shape."
    — anon

    I will be playing the following Rally in Washington D.C. with my bassist Burton Winn. This is a great cause and movement. I will be performing throughout the fast and vigil as well as performing right before Steve Earl who has been a great supporter of this urgent plea for common sense. Please check out the link.

  • June 23rd - CD Release Show at the Cactus Cafe

  • June 19th - Threadgills WHq, Opening for Jesse Dayton

  • June 5th - CD Release Anderson Fair, Houston, TX 
  • May 26   8:00 to 9:00 PM
    'Y' Bar and Grill
    7720 W.ST. Hwy. 71
    Austin, TX
  • Spring UK Tour

    May 8th, London, UK
    12 Bar Club  (Still Life At Full Speed CD release)
    10:00 PM
    22-23 Denmark Place, London WC2H 8NL (UK)

    May 9th, London, England
    Come On down And meet The Folks
    Live music every Sunday afternoon. @ The Fiddlers Elbow, 1 Malden Road
    (Corner of Prince of Wales Road), London NW5.

    May 12th, Wednesday
    "Gilberts Bar"
    Field Street, Willenhall, West Midlands, England.

    May 14th, 15th, and 16th.  (Sunday-afternoon Show)
    Aldersyde Hotel
    Lamish Isle Of Arran, Scotland
    This is one of the most wonderful places I have had the pleasure of playing.  It is a great music venue, lovely hotel and a wonderful place to have a delicious meal, a few drinks, listen to some music then walk right up to your room. Why not make a weekend getaway of it. They can be contacted by Calling:   01770 600219

  • April 21   8:00 to 9:00 PM
    'Y' Bar and Grill
    7720 W.ST. Hwy. 71
    Austin, TX

  • Friday, April 2nd 8pm
    Event: USA Songwriting Competition's
    "Borders Books & Music" Showcase Series
    Location: Borders Books & Music
    576 Second Ave, New York, NY 10016.

  • Saturday, April 3rd
    The Desert Club, Taunton MA
  • April 4th
    Lakeside Lounge
    162 Ave. B
    New York, NY 10009
    Phone: 212-529-8463
  • Sat. March 20th  2:00 PM
    Thrilla At The Dilla
    Threadgill's World Headquarters
    301 West Riverside Drive
    Austin, Texas 78704
    (512) 472-9304
  • International Pop Overthrow in Nashville
    Friday, March 5
    The End
    2219 Elliston Place
  • February 25th 
    'Y' Bar and Grill
    7720 W.ST. Hwy. 71
    Austin, TX
  • New Years Eve
    Anderson Fair
    in Houston, TX
  • Italy Tour - December 16th through 23rd.

  • December Tour with Patricia Vonne

    Thursday 4th December: The Rose & Thistle, Sturt Road, Frimley Green,
    Camberley, Surrey, GU16 6HT. 01252 834942 (Acoustic)

    Friday 5th December: The Entertainment's Shed, Gordon Arms, Castle Road,
    Bedford, Bedfordshire,MK40 3QY. 01234 307542 (Acoustic)

    Sunday 7th: Soul Cafe, 110 Week Street, Maidstone, Kent ME14 1RH
    (Acoustic) 01622 765014

    Monday 8th: The Borderline, 16 Manette Street, London, W1D 4JB. 020 7395
    0777 (Acoustic)

    Tuesday 9th: 'The Cherry Tree' Cherry Tree Road, Rowledge, Farnham,
    Surrey, GU10 4AB Tel: 01252 792105

    Wednesday 10th: Catford Blues Club, The Green Man, 355 Bromley Road,
    Catford, SE6 2RP. Tel: 020 8698 3746

    Thursday 11th: Inn on the Beach, 97 Sea Front, Hayling Island, Hampshire,
    PO11 0AS. 023 92460043 (Acoustic)

    Friday 12th: The Green, 121 - 122 The Green, Darleston, West Midlands,
    WS10 8JP. 0121 526 5051 (With Full Band, Marty Frank & Marc Lemmen)

    Saturday 13th: Aldersyde Hotel, Shore Road, Lamlash, Isle of Arran, Scotland
    KA27 8LU. 01770 600219 (With Marty Frank & Marc Lemmen)

    Sunday 14th: Aldersyde Hotel, Shore Road, Lamlash, Isle of Arran, Scotland
    KA27 8LU. 01770 600219 (With Marty Frank & Marc Lemmen)

    Monday 15th: Aldersyde Hotel, Shore Road, Lamlash, Isle of Arran, Scotland
    KA27 8LU. 01770 600219 (With Marty Frank & Marc Lemmen)

  • KSYM 90.1 FM will host its 6th annual Alternative to Hunger food and turkey drive Saturday, November 22, at Sam's Burger Joint in San Antonio, TX. The event benefits Inner City Development. $5 or 5 cans of food admit 1 person. A frozen turkey admits a group of five. Entertainment will include a singer/song writer jam emceed by Claude "Butch" Morgan (featuring Susan Gibson, Patricia Vonne, Robert La Roche, and Eric Blakely), Jimmy Spacek featuring Claude Morgan, Nathan Hamilton and No Deal, Girls In A Coma, and A Walk For Us All (formerly Perk). The doors open at 7 PM and music starts at 8. Sam's Burger Joint is located at 330 East Grayson Street just off Broadway. For more event information call Sam's Burger Joint at 210 223 2830 or visit

  • November 17th - Ruta Maya Coffee House, So. Congress Ave., Austin



    Fri.10th: The Haslemere Hotel, Lower Street, Haslemere, Surrey, GU27 2PD. 01428 642006.

    Sat.11th: The Inn on the Beach, 97 Seafront, Hayling Island, Hants, PO11 0AS. 02392 460043.

    Sun. 12th: The Boom Boom Club, Sutton United Football Ground, Gander Green Lane, Sutton, Surrey, SM1 2EY. 01784 460094.

    13 October - Caverclub, Liverpool as part of Matt Backer's Band

  • Saturday Oct 4th - I have the pleasure of teaming up with Susan Gibson
    at Anderson Fair in Houston, TX

  • August 13th. Threadgills Original #1, Austin, TX
  • August 28th. Austin Bergstrum International Airport

Mary McBride & Steve Wynn with Eric Blakely back in the UK

    • Thursday, July 10 The Maze, Nottingham (headliner)
    • Friday, July 11 The Borderline, London (opener)
    • Sunday, July 13 (doubleheader day) Come Down and Meet the Folks (London)
    • Sunday, July 13 12 Bar Club (later that night) (London)
    • Wednesday, July 15th With Jason Shane at The Music Café, New Park Street, Leicester

  • July 4th. The Onion Creek Ranch, Buda, TX - Main Man John Main On Bass, Michael O'Connor, sharing Guitar and Vocals and a large cast of friends including the return of Joe Kennedy, Donny Miller et all
  • USA Songwriting Competition showcase committee confirms Eric Blakely to perform on Friday June 27, 2003 at "Borders Books & Music" showcase series, sponsored by USA Songwriting Competition, 10225 Research Rd, Austin, 7:00PM to 9:00PM. Free admission.
  • UK Show Updates!!
  • Thursday June 19th; The Eric Blakely Band: The Rose & Thistle Public House, Sturt Road, Frimley Green, near Camberley, Surrey, GU16 6HT. Free entry gig, live on stage 8.30-11.30pm

    Friday June 20th: The Eric Blakely Band: The Green Public House, The Green, Darleston, West Midlands, WS10 8JP. £3.00 entry, on stage 10pm - midnight.

    Saturday June 21st: The Eric Blakely Band: The Cavern Club, 10 Mathew Street, Liverpool, L2 6RE. This is a big band day as part of 'Fill Your Head With Rock'; a benefit for Parkinsons Disease Sufferers. The day is split into two parts, 2.30-5pm & 8pm-11.30pm. The Eric Blakely band will have a half hour slot during the afternoon & evening shows.

    Sunday June 22nd: The Best of Buskers: The Mill Tavern Public House, Shottermill, Haslemere, Surrey,GU27 3QE. An acoustic show featuring Buskers express founder Mike Upjohn, Micky Kemp & Eric Blakely. Stage is 8pm-10.30 with each artists performing for about 40 minutes. Free entry.

    Monday June 23rd 12 Bar Club, SOHO, London (Acoustic)

  • UK Songwriter Tour Line Up:
    Eric Blakely, Susan "Goffin" Gibson, Mickey Kemp
    UK Tour May 2003 with Susan Gibson and Mikey Kemp

    Thursday 15 May         The Tyne Newcastle
    Friday 16 May           The Aldersyde Hotel, Shore Rd, Lamlash, Isle Of Arran, 
                             Aryshire, Scotland,
    Saturday 17 May         The Ropery Sunderland
    Sunday 18 May           The Manor Inn , Biggin Hill,, Kent
    Monday 19 May           The 12 Bar Club, Denmark Street, London
    Tuesday 20 May          The Half Moon Putney
    Wednesday 21 May        The Soul Cafe' Maidstone, Kent
    Thursday 22 May         The Musician , Leicester
    Friday 23 May           The Lamb, Farnham,
    Saturday 24 May         The Pride Of The Valley, Churt, Surrey
    Sunday 25 May           The Half Moon, Putney,   With Joe D'Urso
                             Willenhall Birmingham
    Tuesday 27 May          Cherry Tree, Rowledge, Surrey
    Thursday 29 May         The Music club Belfast Northern Ireland
    Friday 30 May           The Rowing Club Bedford
    Saturday 31             Weatherby, Leeds, Yorkshire.
    Sunday 01 June          Mr Smiths Bournemouth, Dorset  

  • Humble Time in Freiheit, TX - April 26th. The Show will air in June.


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