Welcome to Pet Rooster!

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Phil, Jay, Cathy, Mike and R. Lynn - photo by Tammy Johnson

Howdy!

Thank you for stopping by the web site and our hope is that you love acoustic music as much as we do! Based in the greater Houston area, we're a Texas Bluegrass band with members from all walks of life sharing a common purpose - preserving music from a bygone era while entertaining people of all ages.

While Bluegrass standards from the likes of Bill Monroe and Ralph Stanley are in our repertoire, we also enjoy performing songs from second and third generation bands within the genre. In addition to this - old time country, western swing and Americana tunes will find their way onto the set list.

We hope you'll take a few minutes to explore our web site and learn more about our history, places we've been, our style of music and other organizations that we support. In addition to this web site, we maintain a presence on FaceBook and encourage you to "like" our page and post comments there.


What's New...

28-Jan-2017 The Roosters would like to welcome Mike Johnson to the band and we look forward to our first gig with him at the fourth Saturday show near Bellville in the Coushatte, RV park. We met Mike at the Fayetteville second Saturday jam last spring and he's been working in with us for the past few weeks. Please make him feel welcome next you see us on stage!

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7-May-2016 The first weekend in May found us playing in Fayetteville, TX for the annual Art Walk festival hosted by the Arts for Rural Texas organization. The weather was perfect, we had a great time and we'd like to thank Tom Duplissey for arranging our appearance. The Roosters are pictured below in the gazebo on town square - with a special appearance by Doug Burtchael on guitar as our regular mandolin player - Doctor Phil - had a schedule conflict.

PR at Fayetteville

5-Mar-2016 We had a grande time playing the monthly show in Pearl, TX (about 20 miles west of Gatesville) and this is something fans and pickers alike need to experience. Along with our friends "Southern Style," we arrived on Friday afternoon and were honored to perform as the featured band on Saturday. This event draws talent from central Texas and beyond - not to mention the most appreciative audience in the Lone Star state! We'd like to say thanks again to Sue and Fred Knorre and all the other fine volunteers that make this monthly "mini festival" so much fun!

PR at Pearl

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2-Aug-2015 The Roosters would like to congratulate our mandolin player Phil and his lovely bride Brandy on the recent arrival of their first child June Renee! Doctor Phil missed practice last Thursday to assist with the proceedings and June Renee arrived on 31-July-2015 tipping the scales at 6lbs 2oz. The band is already laying odds on what stringed instrument she'll take up in the years ahead.


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1-Aug-2015 This past April, we spent some time at the Red Shack studio in Houston creating a demonstration CD that contains some of our better tunes. In spite of high water in the studio over the Memorial Day weekend, Rock Ramono soldiered on and recently provided us with a final mix for use on the web site and beyond. Please take a moment to check out some of the tracks under "Our Music" tab.



Ready to Pick at your Next Event!

Serving southeast Texas and beyond, The Pet Rooster Band is available for your next event including:

Please drop a note to info@petroosterband.com to find out more about our music and how we can help!

Last Update 20-Feb-2017


Check it Out...

We now have several demo tracks available for your listening pleasure - please click on the "Our Music" tab and check out the tunes on our Demo CD!


Show Dates

4-Mar-2017 The Lone Pint Brewery in Magnolia, TX - a fine craft brewery on the northwest side of Houston, we'll be playing live music from noon until 4pm while folks sip the suds and tap their feet!

21-May-2017 St Timothy's Episcopal Church in Lake Jackson, TX - Morning services and dinner on the grounds.

Your-Date Serving southeast Texas and beyond, The Pet Rooster Band is available for your next event!


Prior Engagements

18-Feb-2017 Bay Area Bluegrass Association in League City, TX - We'll be opened the show at 6pm for our good friends Dueling Hearts... all the way from Waco, TX.

28-Jan-2017 Fourth Saturday bluegrass show at the Coushatte RV Park near Bellville, TX. This is the former Spring Creek Bluegrass show now being produced by our friends at The Texas Bluegrass Music Association and we had fun keeping the tradition alive!

19-Nov-2016 Bay Area Bluegrass Association in League City, TX - We closed the last show of the year at 8pm following our good friends Sabine River Bend on the planks.

29-Oct-2016 Coushatte RV Ranch Pickin' and Grinnin' Festival near Bellville, TX - Open mic.

17-Sep-2016 Brazosport Cares Food Pantry in Lake Jackson, TX - played a fund raiser for day one, Brazosport Empty Bowls at the St. Mark Lutheran Church.

9-Sep-2016 Played the Bluegrass Knight Out on their one year anniversary in Cypress, TX produced by our friends at Bluegrass Rising in Northwest Texas. Had a great set and the audience was very receptive.

20-Aug-2016 Bay Area Bluegrass Association in League City, TX - shared the stage with our good friends Pine Island Station and Skidaway River!

22-May-2016 St Timothy's Episcopal Church in Lake Jackson, TX - Morning services and dinner on the grounds.

7-May-2016 Arts for Rural Texas - Art Walk 2016 in Fayetteville, TX. Surrounded by some of the finest art in the Texas hill country... we performed from 11:30am until 4pm on the town square.

24-Apr-2016 St Mark's Episcopal Church in Richmond, TX - Performance at dinner on the grounds after morning services

2-Apr-2016 Second annual Brazoria Heritage Foundation Bluegrass Show in Brazoria, TX. This event took place from 1pm to 9pm at the 1933 Brazoria Elementary School Auditorium and we shared the stage with The Lonestar Bluegrass Band, Saltgrass and The Austin Colony Reunion.

5-Mar-2016 Pearl Bluegrass Jam and Stage Show in Pearl, TX (20 Miles west of Gatesville) - feature band performing in the afternoon and evening.

20-Feb-2016 Bay Area Bluegrass Association in League City, TX - opened the show at 7pm and followed by The Dueling Hearts band all the way from Waco, TX.

22-Dec-2015 The Grand Ole Christmas Show at The Center for the Arts and Sciences, Brazosport College in Lake Jackson, TX. Show 5:30pm and 8:30pm with two appearances by Pet Rooster.

21-Dec-2015 The Grand Ole Christmas Show at The Center for the Arts and Sciences, Brazosport College in Lake Jackson, TX. Show starts at 7:30pm and we make two appearances

19-Sep-2015 Bay Area Bluegrass Association in League City, TX - opening the show at 7pm

5-Sep-2015 Texas Old Tyme Bluegrass Show at the Community Center in Magnolia, TX (31355 Friendship Drive).

14-Aug-2015 A Bluegrass Night Out - new monthly jam and show in Cypress, TX produced by our friends at Bluegrass Rising in Northwest Texas. We hit the planks at 7:45pm and going forward, this event will be held on the second Friday of the month from 4pm to 9pm at the New Weekley Community Center, 8440 Greenhouse Road in Cypress, TX. Make plans to support this new venture!

9-Aug-2015 First Baptist Church of Lake Jackson, TX

11-Jul-2015 Private party in Angleton, TX at 7pm

3-May-2015 St Timothy's Episcopal Church in Lake Jackson, TX - Morning services

18-Apr-2015 Bay Area Bluegrass Association in League City, TX - opening the show at 7pm

11-Apr-2015 Private event - Brazosport Music Teachers Association student workshop at The Clarion in Lake Jackson, 1pm to 3pm

4-Apr-2015 First annual Brazoria Heritage Foundation Bluegrass Show in Brazoria, TX. This event will take place from 1pm to 9pm at the 1933 Brazoria Elementary School Auditorium and we'll be sharing the stage with The Lonestar Bluegrass Band, Saltgrass and The Austin Colony Reunion.

28-Mar-2015 Fourth Saturday bluegrass show at the Coushatte RV Park near Bellville, TX. This is the former Spring Creek Bluegrass show now being produced by our friends at The Texas Bluegrass Music Association and we look forward to keeping the tradition alive!

6-Dec-2014 Texas Old Tyme Bluegrass Show at the Community Center in Magnolia, TX (31355 Friendship Drive).

24 and 25-Oct-2014 Spring Creek Bluegrass Music Weekend at the Coushatte Recreation Ranch in Bellville, TX

18-Oct-2014 Bay Area Bluegrass Association in League City, TX - feature band at 8pm.

27-Sep-2014 Spring Creek Bluegrass Club at the Coushatta RV Park near Bellville, TX

15-Aug-2014 Fire on the Strings Festival at the South Shore Harbour Resort in League City, TX - Friday Afternoon at 3.45pm. This show was produced by our friends at the Bay Area Bluegrass Association and we had a great time jamming with friends old and new!

2-Aug-2014 Private party - Brazoria, TX

26-Jul-2014 Private party - Kemah, TX

19-Jul-2014 Bay Area Bluegrass Association in League City, TX - feature band during the Texas State Mandolin contest

5-Jul-2014 The Local Restaurant and Bakery in Lake Jackson, TX

18-May-2014 St Timothy's Episcopal Church in Lake Jackson, TX - Morning services

27-Apr-2014 St Mark's Episcopal Church in Richmond, TX - Performance at dinner on the grounds after morning services

22-Mar-2014 Spring Creek Bluegrass Club at the Coushatta RV Park near Bellville, TX

15-Mar-2014 Bay Area Bluegrass Association in League City, TX - opened for Eddie Adcock

14-Dec-2013 The Local Restaurant and Bakery in Lake Jackson, TX 6pm to 9pm

19-Oct-2013 Bay Area Bluegrass Association in League City, TX - our debut on the BABA stage!

14-Sep-2013 The Local Restaurant and Bakery in Lake Jackson, TX


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