Since 1988

Richard Carothers---Steve Swain---Keith York

The primary website for all of our projects is at: http://www.classicrockband.net/

Blowtorch Repair performs Classic Rock & Blues from the 60’s, 70’s & 80’s and has played at the Party On The Plaza, Houston’s International Festival and Rockefeller’s opening for such acts as:

• Robin Trower

• Leslie West (of Mountain)

• Steve Morse (of Deep Purple and Dixie Dregs)

• Bobby Kimble (of Toto)

• The Romantics

• and many others

Check out previous projects and mp3's below in the BANDS, GUITARS AND MORE section



Click for Blowtorch Repair Song List

Scroll down on this page for MP3's

BLOWTORCH REPAIR SCHEDULE

2017

Saturday, January 21@ Bubba's Bar & Grill - 6225 Washington Ave. (77077) - 281-888-4215 - 9:00 PM - 1:00 AM

Saturday, March 4 @ Bubba's Bar & Grill - 6225 Washington Ave. (77077) - 281-888-4215 - 9:00 PM - 1:00 AM

Saturday, April 22 @ Bubba's Bar & Grill - 6225 Washington Ave. (77077) - 281-888-4215 - 9:00 PM - 1:00 AM

Saturday, May 27 @ Bubba's Bar & Grill - 6225 Washington Ave. (77077) - 281-888-4215 - 9:00 PM - 1:00 AM

Saturday, June 17 @ Bubba's Bar & Grill - 6225 Washington Ave. (77077) - 281-888-4215 - 9:00 PM - 1:00 AM

Saturday, July 29 @ Bubba's Bar & Grill - 6225 Washington Ave. (77077) - 281-888-4215 - 9:00 PM - 1:00 AM

CANCELLED--HURRICANE HARVEY--Saturday, August 26 @ Bubba's Bar & Grill - 6225 Washington Ave. (77077) - 281-888-4215 - 9:00 PM - 1:00 AM

Saturday, October 7 @ Bubba's Bar & Grill - 6225 Washington Ave. (77077) - 281-888-4215 - 9:00 PM - 1:00 AM

CANCELLED - DOUBLE-BOOKED - Saturday, November 4 @ Bubba's Bar & Grill - 6225 Washington Ave. (77077) - 281-888-4215 - 9:00 PM - 1:00 AM

Saturday, December 16 @ Bubba's Bar & Grill - 6225 Washington Ave. (77077) - 281-888-4215 - 9:00 PM - 1:00 AM - Sara's Birthday Party (Everyone's Invited)


Previous Dates Since 2012 At Bottom Of Webpage



http://www.youtube.com/blowtorchrepair

VIDEOS OF 20TH ANNIVERSARY 5/9/08 SHOW @ DAN ELECTRO'S NOW ON "YOU TUBE"
Produced by our friend Curt Miller

LIVE @ PARTY ON THE PLAZA '99 & HOUSTON INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL '05 VIDEOS ALSO ON "YOU TUBE"
Produced by our friend Rockin' Robert and BruKrue Productions

 

LIVE @ SUNDOWN SALOON 12/12/15

Recorded by Kevin Wildman--Music News

Manic Depression

Badge


"Live At Silky's" CD ($10) Only Available At Our Gigs
This is our only studio-quality multi-track recording

Recording and Mastering by Doug Alexander. Cover art by Jon Driskell. Jewel case design and layout by Richard Carothers.

Sound file sample is available below (Low quality):

Push Button to download an MP3 sound file sample of Blowtorch @ Silky's Blues Bar

Push Button to download an (older) MP3 sound file sample of Blowtorch @ Last Concert Cafe

MP3's
Blowtorch Repair - The Reunion Shows
Live At Last Concert Cafe - April 1997

01 No Limit
02 White Room
03 Down So Long
04 Trademark
05 Third Stone From The Sun / Spanish Castle Magic / Day Of The Eagle
06 I'm Goin' Home
07 Zap / Cliffs Of Dover
08 Is This Love
09 Europa
10 Ain't Nothin' Shakin'
11 Race With The Devil On Spanish Highway
12 Freeway Jam
13 Crossroads
14 In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed
15 Hang On
16 Stealin'
17 Soulful Terrain
18 Badge
19 Wipeout / Walk Don't Run / Pipeline

20 Red House
21 Cities On Flame
22 Righteous
23 Woodchopper's Ball
24 We Gotta Get Out Of This Place
25 All Along The Watchtower
26 Wild About You
27 Well All Right
28 Manic Depression
29 All Over Now
30 Wind Cries Mary
31 Shapes Of Things
32 I May Be Wrong

Bonus Tracks From '94

Bridge Of Sighs
Waitin' For The Bus / Jesus Just Left Chicago
Something's Coming

More Tracks From Blue Lagoon - June '06

Born Under A Bad Sign
I'm A Man
I Feel Free
Outside Woman Blues
Pavone's Sunset
Swlabr
Cold Shot
La Grange
Story In Your Eyes
Love Or Confusion
Comfortably Numb
Teacher


BANDS, GUITARS AND MORE
Including MP3's from some of my (Richard) earlier bands

(Well, not THIS Band)

AIRWAVES with MP3's

AIRWAVES with previous drummers' MP3's

STEVE SWAIN

KEITH YORK

EVOLUTION with MP3's

more BLOWTORCH REPAIR with early MP3's

MIXED EMOTIONS with MP3's

ROCKER'S MOON with MP3's

PHIL 'N THE BLANKS and early BLUE FLASH with MP3's

MAZE and LIBIDO with MP3's

HARD DRIVE with MP3's

BLOWTORCH REPAIR with ISME & ZENA--REGGAE with MP3's

EXPLODING HEARTS

WILD CHILD

GUITARS IN SPACE

CURT MILLER

HOUSTON BANDS.NET

COMPUTER REPAIR HOUSTON BY WESTWAY PC

 

CLICK ON THE ABOVE FOR MORE INFO & PICS


Click for pics of Blowtorch Repair 25th Anniversary @ Dan Electro's 5/25/13

Bonus B&W pics by Richard Griesser of Blowtorch Repair 25th Anniversary @ Dan Electro's 5/25/13

The 25th Anniversary had special guests Ramona Pace (Texas TNT) & Erich Avinger

Click for pics of Blowtorch Repair 23rd Anniversary @ Dan Electro's 4/22/11

The 23rd Anniversary had special guest Marina (Guppies From Outer Space)

Click for pics of Blowtorch Repair 22nd Anniversary @ Dan Electro's 3/19/10

Click for pics of Blowtorch Repair 21st Anniversary @ Dan Electro's 5/22/09

Click for pics of Blowtorch Repair 20th Anniversary @ Dan Electro's 5/9/08

The 20th, 21st & 22nd Anniversaries above had special guest Ramona Gerene

Click here for pics of Blowtorch Repair & Friends @ Elegant Hogg 9/1/07

Click for pics of Blowtorch Repair @ Houston International Festival 4/24/05

Pics below from KACC 89.7 FM - Alvin Community College

Pics below from Little Mike's in Brenham August '07 by Bruce Tappe


SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: In addition to Blowtorch Repair, we are all involved in separate projects.

Richard Carothers is playing with Blowtorch Repair, Airwaves, Hard Drive and Little House. Check the website at: http://www.classicrockband.net/airwaves

Steve Swain is playing with Blowtorch Repair, Atomic Space Patrol and Tune Poets . Check out Steve's website at: http://web2.airmail.net/scswain/default.html

Keith York is playing with Blowtorch Repair, 98 In The Shade, Guppies From Outer Space, Rubber Mule, Matchsticks, Heath Spencer Phillip, Kenny Palyola Trio, Fireball, The Trolls plus he sits in with other bands. Keith's website is at: http://www.classicrockband.net/keithyork

We appreciate your support and I will try to keep you informed of any other band projects in which any one of us becomes involved.


MUSIC NEWS - JANUARY 2016


MYSPACE PAGE:

http://www.myspace.com/blowtorchrepair


Previous Dates Since 2012

2012

Friday, January 20 @ Mike's Ultimate Sports Bar & Grill - 8670 Highway 6 N (77095) - 281-855-1194 - 9:30 PM - 1:30 AM

Friday, February 3 @ Shooter's Saloon - 2318 S. Market St. (Brenham 77833) - 8:00 PM - 12:00 AM

Friday, March 23 @ Red's Country Place - 833 Wakefield Dr. (77018) - 713-697-1924 - 9:00 PM - 1:00 AM

Friday, April 13 @ Red's Country Place - 833 Wakefield Dr. (77018) - 713-697-1924 - 9:00 PM - 1:00 AM

Saturday, April 28 @ Shooter's Saloon - 2318 S. Market St. (Brenham 77833) - 9:00 PM - 1:00 AM

Friday, May 4 @ Concert Pub North - 2470 FM 1960 W. (77068) - 281-583-8111 - 9:30 - 11:30 PM

CANCELLED--POWER OUT--Saturday, May 12 @ Dan Electro's Guitar Bar - 1031 E. 24th (77009) - 713-862-8707 - Blowtorch Repair 24th Anniversary Celebration with The Footnotes - Blowtorch Repair 9:45 - 11:30 PM & The Footnotes 12:00 - 1:30 AM - $10 Cover Charge

Friday, May 25 @ Hawg Stop - 11335 Sheldon Rd. (77044) - 281-456-7867 - 8:00 PM - 12:00 AM

Saturday, June 2 @ Hunter's Pub - 10549 South Post Oak Rd. (77035) - 713-283-5333 - 9:00 PM - 1:00 AM

Friday, June 15 @ Mike's Ultimate Sports Bar & Grill - 8670 Highway 6 N. (77095) - 281-855-1194 - 9:30 PM - 1:30 AM

Saturday, June 16 @ Hunter's Pub - 10549 South Post Oak Rd. (77035) - 713-283-5333 - 9:30 PM - 1:30 AM

Friday, August 3 @ Katy's 20 Below Sports Lounge - 3111 N Fry Rd. # 180 (Katy 77449) - 281-579-2008 - 9:30 AM - 1:30 AM

Saturday, August 18 @ Jimbo's Roadhouse - 35230 Hempstead Hwy. (Hockley 77447) - 936-372-1113 - 9:00 PM - 1:00 AM

Saturday, November 17 @ Shooter's Saloon - 2318 S. Market St. (Brenham 77833) - 9:00 PM - 1:00 AM

2013

Sunday, January 13 @ Last Concert Cafe - 1403 Nance St. (77002) - 4:00 PM (1 Set) - Benefit for Pam "Pam Jam" Johnson - Tentative band schedule:
3:00 Opie Hendrix
4:00 Blowtorch Repair
5:00 Hightailers
6:00 Little Big Rock
7:00 Kenny Cordray
8:00 Guy Schwartz & The New Jack Hippies
9:00 Carolyn Wonderland
10:00 Beans Barton & The Bi-Peds
11:00 Fondue Monks

Friday, March 15 @ Koozie's - 7337 Alabonson Rd. (77088) - 713-466-5637 - 9:00 PM - 1:00 AM

Sunday, March 24 @ Rogue's Pub - 13150 FM 529 (W. of N. Eldridge) (77041) - 713-896-1704 - 3:00 - 7:00 PM

Sunday, April 7 @ Dan Electro's Guitar Bar - 1031 E. 24th (77009) - 713-862-8707 - Benefit for Pam "Pam Jam" Johnson - Tentative schedule - 11:00 PM (1 set) - There is a cover charge

CANCELLED - RAIN - Saturday, April 27 @ Shooter's Saloon - 2318 S. Market St. (Brenham 77833) - 9:00 PM - 1:00 AM

Sunday, May 19 @ Pelican Junction - 1307 Texas 146 Business (Baytown 77520) - 281-837-7122 - 5:00 PM (1 Set) - Benefit for Julie Mann

Saturday, May 25 @ Dan Electro's Guitar Bar - 1031 E. 24th (77009) - 713-862-8707 - Blowtorch Repair 25th Anniversary Celebration with guests Ramona (from Texas TNT) and Erich Avinger plus a tribute to Alvin Lee of Ten Years After - 9:00 PM - 1:30 AM - $10 Cover Charge - CD's and 25th Anniversary T-Shirts will be available

Wednesday, July 3 @ Private Party (Crosby) - 8:30 PM - 12:30 AM

Saturday, October 26 @ Houston Racquet Club - 10709 Memorial Dr. (at Voss Rd.) (77024) - 713-464-4811 - MHS Class of '73 40th Reunion - 7:00 PM - 12:00 AM - Blowtorch Repair & Guppies From Outer Space

Sunday, October 27 @ Jimbo's Roadhouse - 35230 Hempstead Hwy. (Hockley 77447) - 936-372-1113 - 3:00 - 7:00 PM

Wednesday, November 27 @ Shooter's Saloon - 2318 S. Market St. (Brenham) - 8:00 PM - 12:00 AM

2014

Sunday, May 18 @ Outrigger's - 101 Bath (Seabrook 77586) - 281-474-3474 - 2:00 - 6:00 PM

Saturday, September 27 @ Private Party

2015

Saturday, January 31 @ White Horse Tavern - 400 N. Main St. (Burton, TX 77835) - 979-289-3010 - 8:30 PM - 12:30 AM

Saturday, April 18 @ Shooter's Saloon - 2318 S. Market St. (Brenham 77833) - 9:00 PM - 1:00 AM

Saturday, May 23 @ Outrigger's - 101 Bath (Seabrook 77586) - 281-474-3474 - 1:00 - 5:00 PM (Booked as Airwaves)

Thursday, July 2 @ Last Concert Cafe - 1403 Nance St. (77002) - 713-226-8563 - 11:00 - 11:30 PM - Benefit For Siberian Husky Rescue - $10 Admission

Saturday, August 8 @ Shooter's Saloon - 2318 S. Market St. (Brenham 77833) - 9:00 PM - 1:00 AM

Saturday, August 22 @ Sundown Saloon - 4818 Dacoma (77092) - 713-680-2065 - 8:00 - 11:00 PM - Birthday Party For Ed Holcombe

Saturday, September 5 @ BB Wolf's - 12220 Murphy Rd. (Stafford 77477) - 281-561-9653 - 9:00 PM - 1:00 AM

Saturday, September 12 @ Silver Spot Saloon - 5202 Ave. S (Corner of 52nd St.) (Galveston 77551) - 409-741-8450 - 9:00 PM - 1:00 AM

With Guest Drummer Jeff Hoke - Saturday, October 3 @ Sundown Saloon - 4818 Dacoma (77092) - 713-680-2065 - 8:00 PM - 12:00 AM

CANCELLED - Saturday, November 21 @ BB Wolf's

Saturday, December 12 @ Sundown Saloon - 4818 Dacoma (77092) - 713-680-2065 - 8:00 PM - 12:00 AM

2016

Saturday, January 16 @ Sundown Saloon - 4818 Dacoma (77092) - 713-680-2065 - 8:30 PM - 12:30 AM

Saturday, February 6 @ Sundown Saloon - 4818 Dacoma (77092) - 713-680-2065 - 8:30 PM - 12:30 AM

Saturday, July 16 @ Sundown Saloon - 4818 Dacoma (77092) - 713-680-2065 - 8:30 PM - 12:30 AM

Saturday, August 13 @ Sundown Saloon - 4818 Dacoma (77092) - 713-680-2065 - 8:30 PM - 12:30 AM

Saturday, September 17 @ Sundown Saloon - 4818 Dacoma (77092) - 713-680-2065 - 8:30 PM - 12:30 AM

Saturday, December 17 @ Bubba's Bar & Grill - 6225 Washington Ave. (77077) - 281-888-4215 - 9:00 PM - 1:00 AM - Linda Lou Opens At 8:00 PM - Sara's Birthday Party (Everyone's Invited)


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