DeAnne Moore Woos White Elephant

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Posted March 1, 2012 by Jeff Prince in Blotch
DEANNE MOORE STRUTS HER STUFF ON STAGE AT WHITE ELEPHANT SALOON LAST NIGHT.

MOORE BANTERS WITH THE CROWD AT THE WHITE ELEPHANT SALOON LAST NIGHT. (photo by jeff prince)

DeAnne Moore‘s forecast called for stormy ballads and a strong chance of playful country music, and she delivered both last night to advance in the 7th Annual Texas Music Showdown at White Elephant Saloon.

Oops, I came up with that lead based on somebody telling me that Moore was a WFAA Channel 8 weather woman. But I’m looking at her Facebook page and she describes herself as “fill-in reporter.”

Regardless, she breezed through the first round of the battle-of-the-bands competition and edged out Scotty Thurman & The Perfect Trouble Band.

SHAWN SCHELLER (left) and SCOTTY THURMAN ROCK IT OUT.

SHAWN SCHELLER (left) and SCOTTY THURMAN ROCK IT OUT. (photo by jeff prince)

Thurman’s bunch is entertaining but band members were struggling with illnesses that affected their vocal deliveries last night.  Throw in a busted guitar string at an inopportune time and it seemed like fate was gunning for this group.

After the strained performance, Thurman explained his problems while nursing a medicinal beverage: “I woke up this morning with my head all…,” he said, waving his hands near his noggin to emulate throbbing sounds. He solicited his doctor for a magic elixir and got two shots in the butt and some antibiotics, but “they didn’t have time to kick in yet.” (However, I ran into him later in the evening at the Thirsty Armadillo in the Stockyards and he was tearing up the dance floor — the elixir must have kicked in finally).

Illness also waylaid The Double Zero Band, whose name, ironically, matches their score on my judge’s card since they were a no-show.

Other judges included silver-tongued host Brett Dillon, morning deejay at KHYI 95.3 “The Range” — and I still don’t understand how this guy delivers an entertaining radio show every morning after staying out late in bars every night. Thurman should have asked his doctor for a shot of Dillon’s tiger blood.

Also on the judge’s panel was alt-country singer-songwriter Darryl Lee Rush and the inimitable Robert Gallagher, longtime entertainment director at Billy Bob’s Texas, a guy who’s got more funny stories than a…uh…book with a lot of stories in it that are funny. Jeez, Gallagher could teach me a thing or two about funny.

EVER WONDER HOW THE JUDGES COMES TO OUR DECISION? FIRST, WE DRINK "JUDGES JUICE" AS ILLUSTRATED BY DARRYL LEE RUSH AND BRETT DILLON. (photo by jeff prince)

EVER WONDER HOW JUDGES REACH A DECISION? FIRST, WE DRINK "JUDGES JUICE" AS ILLUSTRATED BY DARRYL LEE RUSH AND BRETT DILLON. (photo by jeff prince)


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