Music tonight at World of Beer

Neerly Brothers will be playing from 7pm-9pm at 2910 W Loop 289.

Neerly Brothers–Wednesday Nights– at E&J Smokehouse

Neerly Brothers-Kurt Melee, David Hastings, Leslie Shaw and Silas Shaw

Playing at E&J Smokehouse Wednesdays November 1st, 8th, 15, 29th.

701 Regis Street Lubbock Texas

6:30-9:00 PM

hONEyhoUSe Thursday Nov 2

hONEyhoUSe is an amazing all-female band with a huge following! A little bit folk/rock, and a whole lot of passion and soul is the hallmark of their music.  Their message is peace, love, and joy, and seamlessly melds musical genres with their original creations embracing blues, soul, folk and Americana into one sweet hONEyhoUSe of music.

As mentioned, hONEyhoUSe has a huge following, so in an unusual arrangement, we are teaming up with Melissa Grimes’ Rockin’ Box 33 and Uncle Bill’s Music Barn (Van & Leslie Shaw) to host hONEyhoUSe on two consecutive nights. Our concert will be Thursday November 2nd at Uncle Bill’s Music Barn in order to accommodate as many people as possible in an indoor venue. This will be followed by Melissa’s Rockin’ Box 33 concert on Friday November 3rd. This way both concerts can be indoors during this cooler time of year, and people will have a choice of either night (or both) to attend.

This will be a sold out event, so be sure and get your RSVP in early. Call 535-0303 as RSVP  is required, and you can pay at the door the evening of the event.

Location: Uncle Bill’s Music Barn, 15002 Louisville, Lubbock, TX 79423.  This is at 150th Street, 3 blocks west of Indiana Ave.

When: Thursday November 2nd at 7:15pm

Tickets: $20 each. (100% of all money received will go to our guest musicians.)

BYOB. Complimentary snacks will be provided.

More information at or

Find hONEyhoUSe at their website or on Facebook at

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Uncle Bill’s Chili Cookoff and Music Show


Hosted by Dennis Watts and the Watts Up Band

It’s all happening on Saturday April 23rd , 2016

from 5:00 p.m. till 9:00 p.m.

at Uncle Bill’s Music Barn: 15002 Louisville Ave., Lubbock, Texas

5:00 to 6:30 – Chili Competition

6:30 to 7:30 – Neerly Brothers Band

7:30 to 8:30 – Watts Up Band


Watts-Up Band

Pete Daia—Keyboard,  Jimmy Mason—Bass,  Dennis Watts—Lead guitar, harmonica,  David Hastings—Drums 


Guest Singers and Vocals

Ron Hettler                 Crystal Collins               Jan Watts


Neerly Brothers Band

Silas Shaw—Lead guitar,  Leslie Shaw—Guitar,   Kurt Melle—Bass, David Hastings—Drums


Tickets are $20:00 each, $35.00 per couple

Gates open at 5:00 pm

For more information and for those interested in the Chili Competition

call Silas at 806-535-6290 or email at






Tim May, Dan Miller and Steve Smith at Uncle Bill’s July 11th, 2015

Three of our top American pickers will be here for a night of Bluegrass and American Music Saturday evening July 11th, 2015 at 7:30pm



“That was a lot of fun!” is what most people say after attending a Tim May and Dan Miller performance.  In addition to being talented musicians, Tim and Dan are also very entertaining and have a lot of fun on stage.  Their easy-going nature, good humor, and ability to craft an entertaining story, and tell a few good jokes, blends well with their presentation of acoustic music.  

     Tim and Dan perform vocal and instrumental acoustic music that ranges from bluegrass, to folk, swing, old-time, Celtic, and traditional country.  You’ll enjoy vocal songs from original country heroes like the Carter Family and Jimmie Rodgers, bluegrass legends like Ralph Stanley, and country greats like Merle Haggard.  Then you’ll tap your feet to their instrumental repertoire, which starts with traditional fiddle tunes and extends into swing and jazz standards.  It is a very fun, entertaining, and enjoyable show.

About the Performers–

Tim May is one of Nashville’s multi-instrumentalist “go-to guys” for performing bands and recording artists.  He is also a favorite among music fans, as clearly indicated when Tim won the Nashville Scene Magazine’s 2012 Reader’s Poll for “Instrumentalist of the Year.”

For fifteen years Tim focused on his job as the guitar player for the Nashville-based bluegrass band Crucial Smith. When that band broke up in 2002 the job offers started pouring in. Highlights include touring with Patty Loveless, touring with Eddie Rabbit, touring Japan with John Cowan, playing on the all-star Rounder project Moody Bluegrass (and performing with the Moody Blues band at the Ryman Auditorium), performing on the Grand Ole Opry dozens of times with Mike Snider, and recording a bluegrass gospel project with Charlie Daniels.

Additionally, FGM Records has released Tim’s solo CD “Find My Way Back” and Tim is also featured in a FGM Records concert DVD, “Live in Kansas City,” with Brad Davis and Cody Kilby. In 2010 Tim released a duo CD with violinist Fred Carpenter.  That CD reached number one on the folk radio charts in September of 2010.  In 2011 the trio of Brad Davis, Dan Miller, and Tim May released a CD titled “Doves, Crows, and Buzzards” that has received rave reviews.

     While there are plenty of great pickers in Nashville, Tim May adds great songwriting and singing to his list of many talents, which include being equally adept at resonator guitar, banjo, and mandolin.

   When he is not on the road or in the recording studio Tim works building and repairing stringed instruments.  He is also the co-author of the eight-volume Flatpicking Essentials book/CD series and co-instructor on three instructional DVDs for guitar.  Most recently Dan Miller and Tim May have released several new books that focus on fundamental skills:  “The Guitar Player’s Practical Guide to Scales and Arpeggios,” “The Mandolin Player’s Practical Guide to Scales and Arpeggios,” “The Flatpicker’s Guide to Old-Time Music,” “The Flatpicker’s Guide to Irish Music,” and “The Guitar Player’s Guide to Rhythm, Timing, and Groove.”

Dan Miller has been the publisher and editor of Flatpicking Guitar Magazine since 1996. He has also co-authored a number of flatpicking books, including: “The Bluegrass Guitar Style of Charles Sawtelle” with Charles Sawtelle, “Flatpicking the Blues” with Brad Davis, “The Guitar Player’s Guide to Developing Speed, Accuracy and Tone” with Brad Davis, and the Eight Volume flatpicking course “Flatpicking Essentials” with Tim May. Dan Miller and Tim May have also produced three instructional DVDs for guitar players:  “Improving Speed, Accuracy, and Tone,” “Creating Solos,” and “An Approach to Improvisation.”  

     Most recently Dan Miller and Tim May have released several new books, as mentioned above, and Dan has written and released two additional books, “Learning Music By Ear for All Stringed Instruments,” and “The Guitar Player’s Guide to Developing Creative Solos.”   Tim May and Dan Miller also have been performing in a trio with their good friend Brad Davis (Davis Miller May) since 2005 and have been performing together as a duo since 2007.  Dan and Tim also spend a good deal of time each year traveling the country and teaching guitar and mandolin workshops and performing.



Steve Smith has toured for the past thirty years from coast to coast and internationally, performing in Ireland, Germany, France, Denmark, Sweden, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Cuba and the US Virgin Islands. He has performed on over 30 albums and is a founder of the Hard Road Trio.

Steve is not only known as one of this country’s top mandolin players but as an outstanding educatory at the:

    • California Coast Music Camp
    • Puget Sound Guitar Workshop
    • Steve Kaufman’s Acoustic Music Camp
    • Hill Country Acoustic Music Camp
    • Zoukfest and Camp Bluegrass

Smith has appeared at venues including:

    • Hardly Strictly Bluegrass
    • High Mountain Hay Fever
    • Rocky Grass
    • Swallow Hill
    • Freight and Salvage
    • Oklahoma International Bluegrass Festival
    • The Big Horn Mountain Festival
    • Minnesota Old-Time Bluegrass Festival
    • Las Cruces Symphony



SINGLE TICKETS-$15.00      TABLE of SIX-$100.00     INFORMATION—CALL SILAS @806-535-6290    







A Bluegrass night at Uncle Bill’s, Saturday February 8th

Batten Family BandBatten Family to Headline           at Uncle Bill’s Bluegrass Show


On Saturday, February 8th Silas and Leslie Shaw will present the 4th annual Uncle Bill’s Bluegrass Festival in South Lubbock County.   Performances begin on the main stage at 6 p.m. with Bluegrass, Americana and Celtic performances.    


Groups performing include: Picking on the Plains, A Celtic Ensemble, the Neerly Brothers, Music Mountain and the Batten Family. 

Gate opens at 3 p.m. for two hours of jamming with beginner and intermediate workshops for guitar, banjo, mandolin and dobro. 

Tickets for the show are $10.00.  Workshops are $5.00

For more information, call Silas at Uncle Bill’s Music Barn – 535-6290 or visit  Uncle Bills is located at 15002 Louisville Avenue in Lubbock, TX


Acoustic Workshops for Pickers  

Beginner and Intermediate level instrument workshops for flatpicking guitar, 5 string banjo, mandolin and dobro will be held at Uncle Bill’s Music Barn on Saturday, February 8th from 3:00 to 5:00 pm. 

Musicians from the local colleges and the West Texas Bluegrass and Old Time Music Association will provide the instruction. 

People who are curious about the instruments are welcome to come for a demonstration and to sit in on the workshop. 

Workshops are $5.00.  For more information, call Silas at Uncle Bill’s Music Barn – 535-6290 or visit  Uncle Bills is located at 15002 Louisville Avenue in Lubbock, TX