Adolph Hofner Birthday - Celebrating 101 years

Adolph Hofner Birthday - Celebrating 101 years

The New Pearl Wranglers, The Circle C Band

Sat, July 22, 2017

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

$8 - $10

This event is 18 and over

Indoors - Limited Seating. All Minors Will Be Charged an Additional $5 At the Door. General Admission. 17 & Under Admitted with Parent or Guardian Only. $8 advance tickets/$10 day of show.

Adolph Hofner Birthday - Celebrating 101 Years
Adolph Hofner Birthday - Celebrating 101 Years
Adolph Hofner – Celebrating 101 Years
Adolph Hofner (1916 - 2000) was a Texas western swing bandleader based in San Antonio.
Hofner was born into a family of Czech-German origin. When he was ten years old his family moved to San Antonio. He and his younger brother Emil (Bash Hofner) together with Simon Garcia, formed the "Hawaiian Serenaders" performing locally. Influenced by Milton Brown and His Brownies, Hofner decided to become a singer in a Western Swing band. In the mid-1930s, he joined Jimmie Revard's Oklahoma Playboys and in October 1936, he made his first recordings with them as singer and guitarist. Hofner made his solo debut in 1938 when he was offered a contract with Bluebird Records. Hofner formed his own swing band "Adolph Hofner and His Texans." They made their recording debut recording at the Texas Hotel in downtown San Antonio. Hofner had his first and biggest hit in 1940 with "Maria Elena." Some of his other hits included "Cotton-Eyed Joe," "Alamo Rag," and "Jessie Polka."
Sponsored by Pearl Beer in 1950, Hofner formed the "Pearl Wranglers" performing at KTSA in San Antonio with their musical mix of swing, country, rockabilly, and polka. They also recorded for the obscure Sarg label until the mid ‘70’s.
This event will commemorate the 75th anniversary of Floore’s Country Store and with a birthday salute to the grandfather of San Antonio Country & Western Music.
The evening will include a special performance by another legendary band from San Antone, The Circle ‘C’ Band. Forming in the early 1950’s they had a musical theatrical show called “The Hayloft Hoedown.” From there they joined KMAC disc jockey Charlie Walker and were hired to perform live on his radio show. The band also played on a weekly television show, “Ranch House Party” on Channel 5 KEYL. Walker had a dancehall in San Antonio called The Barn where he arranged to showcase national celebrity guest artists. The Circle ‘C’ Band was the house band there and backed every musician from Ray Price to Hank Williams, (in one of Hank’s last shows before he passed). They have also played just about every dancehall in South Texas including many dances at Floore’s Country Store. Now most of the fella’s are up in age but they can still swing with the best!
Headlining the evening will be The New Pearl Wranglers which consists of some of the top pickers from Central Texas. Focusing on Western Swing, Polkas and Czech music in the spirit of Adolph Hofner and the small towns all around San Antonio.
We hope to see you for this special evening of music and dancing to that South Texas Swing and the roots of old San Antone!
Venue Information:
John T. Floore Country Store
14492 Old Bandera Rd.
Helotes, TX, 78023