If you’re looking for Texas country music that stays true to its roots and celebrates the workingman, then welcome to the world of Brian Houser, aka BEERMAN. Here you will find upcoming shows, music previews and the latest BEERMAN merchandise. Enjoy.
Brian Houser is a real-life troubador for the common man. A carpenter by trade, music has always been a form of release and celebration. Usually every performance has been preceded by a forty-hour workweek and singing from a working man's perspective fits his core belief that country music should be a true reflection of the common people and their simple lives.
Attending a Kris Kristofferson concert during his teenage years opened the door to a form of country music that spoke openly, honestly and artistically about life and living. He soon discovered other legendary country artists, most notably Willie Nelson and Johnny Cash, and moved to Texas to musically explore this strong Texas heritage of the common man. It was a coming home of sorts, as Texas was the birthplace of many generations of Housers.
In 1998, Houser released his first CD, the critically acclaimed "Never Look Back." It was produced at the demand of his loyal followers in his hometown of Denton, Texas and documents the emotions of a failed 10-year marriage. The attention garnished by this work led to performances with Jerry Jeff Walker, Robert Earl Keen and his musical hero, Willie Nelson.
For his second CD, "Son of a Common Man", Houser was able to secure the legendary Lloyd Maines to not only produce the CD but also to play pedal steel and a wide assortment of other musical instruments. "Son of a Common Man," with its tribute song to his father, received great reviews for the quality of the songwriting and the production.
The Houser/Maines combination was repeated on the third CD, "Simple Lives." Like his previous work, Houser's original songs celebrate everyday people who through their everyday lives leave a lasting impression on those around them.
Brian Houser wants to take country music back to its original roots, to a time when life's pursuits were not about making everything easier and a time when man did not change the course of nature, but rather nature changed the course of man.
"Like I always say, an airplane don't fly without any fuel." Back in 1989, a very young Brian Houser was just getting started on his illustrious music career, playing in some of the finest establishments in Denton, Texas and the surrounding areas, places like Rhino's and Cozy Oaks. Trying to get gigs when you're the new kid in town means sometimes playing for yourself and drinking alone as it takes a while to build up a following.
Getting tired of this lonely existence, Brian decided to take matters into his own hands. So, every gig, to keep those brave few around who walked actually walked into the bar and sat down, Brian would buy each table a pitcher of beer.
One beer led to another and slowly but surely a core group of Beerheads was formed and the BEERMAN legend began.
Word spread quickly and before long, the gigs started filling up and a strange phenomenon begin to take place — the crowd started buying "the BEERMAN" a cold beer to show their appreciation, There were so many beers bought for BEERMAN that the clubs had to start using buckets just to hold these ice cold tokens of affection. Bucket led to another and another and the three bucket night became the norm.
Now, many years later, the BEERMAN legend continues with a loyal following of new fans and former college students who now have to get a babysitter so that they can get their BEERMAN fix. Many of these couples met at a BEERMAN gig, had BEERMAN sing at their weddings and now are introducing their kids to the finer talents of BEERMAN. Some have even created their own fan clubs, such as the infamous "True Blue Crew".
Come on, join the BEERMAN circle of love.