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01 Jan 10 Eli Young Staying Busy During the Holidays

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It’s been a busy 24-hour period for Texas music stars Eli Young Band.

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And the weekend is not over yet.

The New Year’s holiday began Thursday night, as EYB headlined a show for New Year’s Eve at the Verizon Wireless Theatre in Houston. 

“It’s only one of a handful of times in ten years that we have actually played a New Year’s Eve show,” said bassist Jon Jones. “We had a great time.”eyb press photo

When that show ended, the guys had to pack up and head north on Interstate 45.  This was to fulfill their role as Grand Marshals in the Dallas Comerica New Year’s Day Parade.

“It’s a real honor,” said lead singer Mike Eli.  “I think the hardest part was performing on a shaky stage,” he said as the band got off their float. “But we only had to play a couple of songs, so it wasn’t bad at all.”

Eli has another date to keep this  weekend. He will perform the National Anthem Saturday prior to the kickoff of the Cotton Bowl, being held for the first time in the new Cowboys Stadium.

EYB has a few days off from live performances, before they play again at the Winstar Casino in Oklahoma on Thursday night.  Between performances, the guys are busy working on their new CD, which guitarist James Young said should be released sometime in the Spring.

“I have to get used to saying this Spring instead of next year,” said drummer Chris Thompson. “I keep forgetting that this is now 2010!”  Don’t worry, Chris. A lot of us have that problem.

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    Hope they show Mike singing the National Anthem, love to see that, keep an eye out on CMT for the new video for “Guinevere” too.

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    […] Eli Young Staying Busy During The Holidays | Texas Music Journal It’s been a busy 24-hour period for Texas music stars Eli Young Band. And the weekend is not over yet. The New Year’s holiday began Thursday night, as EYB headlined a show for New Year’s Eve at the Verizon Wireless Theatre in Houston. […]

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