Cypress All Star Revue – Live every Thursday

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The Cypress All Star Revue hosted by Tim Nichols and Ken Reynolds also features drummer Joe DeLeon and bassist Robert DiBlanco. This thing will happen every THU night at Cypress Saloon, so grab a bunch of your friends and come on out to have a good time, some cool drinks and listen to some good country music.

You’ll never know who’ll join us onstage 😉

Clients / Partners

ARTISTS:

Some of the artists Robert DiBlanco has (had) the pleasure to work with (in alphabetical order):

Abby Gough
Allen Huff
AIR
Allen Duhon
Andy Bradley
Angie Beck
Anita Campbell
APROPOS
Amanda Williams
Armadillo Playboys
A.V.Mittelstedt
Benny Rod
Big John Mills
Billy Hillman
Bobby Terry
Bri Bagwell
Brian Thomas
Brian Sacco
Bryan Shayne
Cameron Parsons
Canopy Salvo
Cat Verdell
Celeste Terrell
Chad Ware
Chip Wied
Chris Steincooler
Chris Mezzino
Christopher Pyle
Clay Farmer
Cody Kouba
Cooper Wade
Cowboy Steel
Dagmar
Daniel Klotz
Danny Daniels
Darla Cameron
Darrin Love
Darwin Macon
David Glenn
Davin James
Dick Allen
Dixie Trahan
Don Vickers
Doug Driesel
Doug Keyes
Doug Supernaw
Drywater Band
Emmerson Edwards
Fort Bend Symphony Orchestra
Freddie LIVE
Gary Williams
George Darsey
Guilherme Fonseca
Herman Brock Jr.
James Ferguson
Jamie Richards
Jarrod Sterett
Jason Allen
Jason Rooks
J.B.Fuentes
Jeff Morrison
Jennifer Fitts
Jesse Dayton
Jody Booth
Jody Cameron
Joe Landry
Jon Damron
John Evans
John Slaughter
Johnny Foster
Jonah Ramirez
Johnny Riley
Jolly Roger Band
Josh Ward
Junior Gordon
Keith McCoy
Ken Reynolds
Kenny Jackson
Kenny Jackson Jr.
Kevin Hardin
Kevin Cadenhead
Kevin Peikert
Kim Carson
Laci Kaye Booth
Larry Virnau
Lauren Alexander
Lisa Novak
LONGHORN
Lyndon Hughes
Mando Saenz
Marcus Eldridge
Mark Zeus
Matt Brouwer
Mel Steven
Melinda Mones
Michael Roebuck
Mike Adkins
Moses Rangel
Nashville Music Company
Nashville Studio Band
Neil Austin Imber
Pamela Matlock
Patrick Murphy
Paul Criss
Philip Griffin
Presley Lewis
Privateer
Randy Cornor
Randy Wall
Reaction
Revonne Behrend
Rex Robards
Rick Trevino
Ricky Wells
Rob Darien
Robert Ashley
Robert Coler
Rodney Hayden
Ronnie Dobbs
Sam Moore
Sammy Golden
Savannah Berry
Seth Candan
Seth Johnson
Shane Barnhill
Spitcup Jenkins
Stephen Chadwick Brown
Susan Hickman
Tammy Campbell
Texas Heat
Texmania
The Fellows
The Foundry United Methodist Church
The Hanshaws
The LONGHORN Band
The Posse
The Shaky Ground Band
The Spiffingtons
The StringBenders
The Tigers
Third Floor Strings
Tim Nichols
Todd Fritsch
Todd Parsons
Tom Astor
Tom Ben Lindley
Tquan Moore
Tracy Martin
Tracy Park
Travis Novak
Walter Cross
Wanda Mathis
Wayne ‘Animal’ Turner
Wesley Cornor
White Lion Rhythm Section
Zoran


RECORDING STUDIOS:

Some of the recording studios Robert DiBlanco has (had) the pleasure to work with/in:

USA:
The BassLab, Cypress TX
R/R Studios, Lake Jackson TX
HillTrax Studios, Huntsville TX
Sugar Hill Studios, Houston TX
ASTRA Studios, Channelview TX
Pony Express Studio, Houston TX
Limelight Studios, Dickinson TX
Little Sound Masters, Houston TX
Wire Road Studios, Houston TX
Stormy Cooper Media Studio, Houston TX
Texas Music Marketing Studios, Houston TX
RT Studio, New Caney TX
Lucky Run Studio, Richmond TX
Molly Dog Studio, Houston TX
Bungalow Studios, Houston TX
University of Houston Studio, Houston TX
First Baptist Church Studio, Houston TX

EUROPE:
Touchdown Studios, Koenigswinter, Germany
Studio 80, Cologne, Germany
Texas Heat Studio, Koenigswinter, Germany
Helmut Temp Studios, Sankt Augustin, Germany


VENUES:

Some of the venues Robert DiBlanco has (had) the pleasure to work with/in:

AFE – Armed Forces Entertainment (USA)
Armadillo Palace, Houston TX
Armadillo Ballroom, Brazoria TX
Austin Convention Center, Austin TX
Big Texas Dancehall, Spring TX
Big Texas Dancehall, Clearlake TX
Blanco’s Bar & Grill, Houston TX
Blue Collar Bar, Pasadena TX
Brewster Street, Corpus Christi TX
Cattlebaron’s Ball, Longview TX
Choctaw Casino, Durant OK
Choctaw Casino, Grant OK
Chuters, Pasadena TX
City Limits, Stephenville TX
Country Friends Koetz, GERMANY
Coupland Dancehall, Coupland TX
Cowboys Nightclub, Albuquerque NM
Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavillion, The Woodlands TX
Cypress Saloon, Cypress TX
Dallas Inn, Duesseldorf GERMANY
Darwin’s Club, Rosehill TX
Darwin’s Club, Tomball TX
Diamondback, Houston TX
Dundy County Fairgrounds, Benkelman NE
Firehouse Saloon, Houston TX
Graham’s Central Station, Odessa TX
Greek Brothers, El Campo TX
Gruene Hall, New Braunfels TX
Hank’s Texas Grill, McKinney TX
Harrah’s Casino, Council Bluffs IA
Heart of Texas Fair, Waco TX
High Chaparral, Robstown TX
Holloman AFB, Alamogordo NM
Houston Farm & Ranch Club, Houston TX
Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo, Houston TX
Kiplinger Arena, McCook NE
Kick’s Club, Angleton TX
La Bahia Hall, Burton TX
Midnight Rodeo, Katy TX
Mo’s Place, Katy TX
Nashville Palace, Nashville TN
Reliant Center, Houston TX
River Road Icehouse, New Braunfels TX
Riverwalk Crossing Amphitheater, Jenks OK
Royal 66, Mountain Home AR
Rowdy Bucks, Crosby TX
Salle Classe Terrasse, Arbresle FRANCE
Salle De La Cite, Rennes FRANCE
Schroeder Dancehall, Goliad TX
Shenanigans, Texas City TX
Swiss Alp Dancehall, Schulenburg TX
Stafford Centre, Stafford TX
Stampede, Houston TX
Sugar Shack, Leesville LA
T-Bone Tom’s Steakhouse, Kemah TX
Tejas Vaqueros, Hunt TX
Texas County Fair, Houston MO
Texas Saloon, Pasadena TX
Texas State Fair, Dallas TX
Texas Tavern, Cypress TX
Texas Tavern, Magnolia TX
The Chute, Baytown TX
The Clarion, Lake Jackson TX
The George Ranch, Richmond TX
The Hideout Club, Houston TX
The MusicFest, Steamboat Springs CO
Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar & Grill, Katy TX
Tumbleweed Texas, Houston TX
Whiskey River, Beaumont TX
Wormy Dog, Oklahoma City OK
Yorktown Western Days, Yorktown TX
11th Street Cowboy Bar, Bandera TX

Projects

Armadillo Playboys
Robert DiBlanco and Joe DeLeon (drums) team up with fiddler/singer extraordinaire Lee Mounger and guitar slinger Chad Ware for this house band project for the Armadillo Palace in Houston, TX.

The Armadillo Playboys

The Armadillo Playboys

The Armadillo Playboys are :
Chad Ware – Electric Lead- & Rhythm Guitar, Lead- & Backing Vocals
Lee Mounger – Fiddle, Lead- & Backing Vocals
Joe DeLeon – Drums & Percussion
Robert DiBlanco – Bass Guitar, Lead- & Backing Vocals


Cowboy Steel
Cowboy Steel was founded to be the complete backing band for several individual artists and can also be booked as a recording session team. Cowboy Steel currently works or has worked with TODD FRITSCH, SHANE BARNHILL, DARWIN MACON, BRIAN SACCO, JUNIOR GORDON, MICHAEL DEACON, SUSAN HICKMAN and ALLEN DUHON.

Cowboy Steel is:
Ronnie Dobbs – lead guitar, acoustic guitar, lead- & backing vocals
Joe DeLeon – drums, percussion
Robert DiBlanco – bass guitar, lead- & backing vocals

Former Members:
Todd Parsons – fiddle , lead- & backing vocals


White Lion Rhythm Section

The White Lion Rhythm Section

The White Lion Rhythm Section

The White Lion Rhythm Section is:
Joe DeLeon – drums, percussion
Robert DiBlanco – bass guitar, upright bass


Todd Fritsch
DiBlanco joined Todd Fritsch and his band “STAMPEDE” in September of 2005 and enjoys working with the strong lineup consisting of :

Todd Fritsch & Stampede (2007)

Todd Fritsch & Stampede (2007)

Todd Fritsch & Stampede are:
Todd Fritsch – lead vocals, acoustic guitar
Ronnie Dobbs – lead guitar, acoustic guitar, vocals
Todd Parsons – fiddle, vocals
Kenny Grohman – pedal steel guitar, electric guitar
Joe DeLeon – drums
Robert DiBlanco – bass guitar, backing vocals

Former Members:
Billy Hillman – lead guitar, acoustic guitar
Lee Mounger – fiddle , vocals
Donnie Simmons – lead guitar, backing vocals
Leo Thibodeaux – lead guitar


Shane Barnhill Band

Shane Barnhill Band is:
Shane Barnhill – acoustic guitar, lead vocals
Ronnie Dobbs – lead guitar, acoustic guitar, lead- & backing vocals
Joe DeLeon – drums, percussion
Robert DiBlanco – bass guitar, lead- & backing vocals

Former Members:
Todd Parsons – fiddle , lead- & backing vocals


Darwin Macon Band

Darwin Macon Band is:
Darwin Macon – acoustic guitar, lead vocals
Ronnie Dobbs – lead guitar, acoustic guitar, lead- & backing vocals
Joe DeLeon – drums, percussion
Robert DiBlanco – bass guitar, lead- & backing vocals

Former Members:
Todd Parsons – fiddle , lead- & backing vocals


Cooper Wade & Unclaimed Freight
Cooper Wade has grown up with music since he was born. Both his parents sing and played instruments, so it was fitting Cooper took right to it also. He started playing the piano at age 7, drums/percussion at age 12 and self-taught guitar starting in high school. He received a percussion scholarship to college where he earned a BM in percussion performance with a minor in piano and voice. He has enjoyed being on stage since he was a kid and the stage jitters don’t bother him at all.


Dixie Trahan Band
Dixie Trahan – born in Kansas and transplanted to Texas 12 days later…this gal was raised in music! The road called and she answered early, traveling everywhere from here to Canada and back again many times! Recently making her way into the Texas music scene, Dixie has teamed up with some of Texas’ best musicians to bring you an experience you won’t be able to get enough of…The highlight is her delicate, soulful voice, which has rightfully earned comparisons to Alison Krauss but also boasts shades of Pam Tillis.

Welcome to the land of Dixie!

The Dixie Trahan Band is:
Dixie Trahan – lead vocals
Skeeter Trahan – acoustic guitar, vocals
Billy Hillman – lead guitar, acoustic guitar
Joe DeLeon – drums
Robert DiBlanco – bass guitar, backing vocals


Kim Carson & Buffalo Speedway
Growing up in rural Texas, Oklahoma and New Orleans, LA Kim Carson’s sound is a gumbo of original high energy roots rock and renegade honky-tonk music.


Clay Farmer Band
Formed in Houston, TX USA, DiBlanco has been the resident bassplayer/harmony vocalist of this project from 2000 until 2006 and to this day performs with this project on special events:

The Clay Farmer Band is:
Clay Farmer – Vocals, Rhythm Guitars & Harp
Brian Thomas – Pedal Steel Guitar, Dobro, Banjo
Randy Wall – Keyboards
Joe DeLeon – Drums
Robert DiBlanco – Vocals & Bass Guitar

Former members:
Jeff Morrison – Lead Guitars
Paul Burnett – Lead Guitar & Vocals
Sebastian Ayus – Lead Guitars
Jason Ellsworth – Fiddle & Piano
Rod Robert – Drums & Vocals


Mark Zeus & Thunderboltz
Chicago, IL born singer/songwriter that has established himself in the Houston Music scene as a very talented mandolin/guitar player for sideman gigs as well as solo/duo shows (with his musical partner Kristen Jensen) or full band scenarios with his great band ‘Thunderboltz’.

Mark came to Houston around the same time that I started getting to know the Houston music scene and we shared many open-mike nights together at Blanco’s. Mark’s professional attitude and his good ear make him an absolute pleasure to work with. Mark also teaches Mandolin, Guitar and the art of Mixing very successfully.


The Stringbenders
I met Tracy Park at the Guitar Center in Houston, TX in 1999 and joined the StringBenders shortly after that. Up to this day I pick with them whenever they need me and my busy schedule allows me to do it.

The Stringbenders

The Stringbenders

The Stringbenders are :
Tracy Park – Rhythm Guitar, Harp, Lead- & Backing Vocals
Jim Ferguson – Lead Guitar, Bass Guitar, Lead- & Backing Vocals
Benny Rod – Drums & Backing Vocals
Jeff Hale – Lead Guitars, Bass Guitar, Fiddle, Lead- & Backing Vocals


The LONGHORN Band
Based out Stieldorferhohn, Germany and Cologne, Germany the new lineup continued to play all across Germany, winning awards and releasing their album “Restless…” in 1994. The band disbanded in 1997, when Helen Billasch and Robert DiBlanco moved to the United States.

The LONGHORN Band (1995)

The LONGHORN Band (1995)

The LONGHORN Band was:
Helen Billasch – Lead- & Backing Vocals
Bernd Wolf – Rhythm Guitar, Lead- & Backing Vocals
Joe Anslik – Lead Guitars, Lead Vocals
Mike Greller – Drums & Backing Vocals
Robert DiBlanco – Bass Guitar, Lead- & Backing Vocals


LONGHORN

Longhorn (Germany)

Longhorn (Germany)

LONGHORN was:
Helen Billasch – Lead- & Backing Vocals
Helmut Temp – Rhythm Guitar, Lead- & Backing Vocals
Joe Anslik – Lead Guitars, Lead Vocals
Mike Greller – Drums & Backing Vocals
Robert DiBlanco – Bass Guitar, Lead- & Backing Vocals


APROPOS
Formed in Bonn, Germany this TOP 40 band was a household name in the local music scene. The band performed on a variety of official festivities in front of presidents and high level politicians at the Godesburg in Bad Godesberg, Germany as well as countless show gigs during the years between 1984 and 1989.

APROPOS Showband (Germany)

APROPOS Showband (Germany)

APROPOS was :
Jutta Witkowski – Lead Vocals
Helmut Temp – Rhythm Guitar, Accordion, Lead- & Backing Vocals
Berthold Brand – Keyboards, Backing Vocals
Harald Brand – Keyboards, Backing Vocals
Wolfgang Weber – Lead Guitars, Backing Vocals
Albert Pinsdorf – Drums, Lead- & Backing Vocals
Robert DiBlanco – Bass Guitar, Lead- & Backing Vocals


PRIVATEER
Formed in Hettenhausen, Germany this band played rock music (covers and originals) between approximately 1981 and 1983.

PRIVATEER was:
Harald Heil- Rhythm Guitars
Michael Schleicher – Lead Guitars & Vocals
Armin Niebling – Drums & Vocals
Harald Stoltz – Keyboards, Guitars & Vocals
Robert DiBlanco – Bass Guitar & Vocals

Robert DiBlanco’s Live Rig

(last updated 05/2014)

YEAR: 2014

Robert DiBlanco has once again switched live rig configurations:

PRIMARY RIG:
* Lectrosonics Wireless Systen
* Peterson Rack Strobo tuner
* A Design REDDI
* Sennheiser IEM G2 In-Ear Monitor system
* Ultimate Ears UE-18 Ear Monitors
* FutureSonics Ear Monitors
* Rane Monitor Mixer
* SubPac portable subwoofer system
* optional: TEC-Amp Pleasure Board with Behringer EP2500 power amp

LIVE RIG B:
* Line6 Relay 50 wireless system
* Peterson StroboStomp2 tuner
* Thunderfunk TFB750-A amplifier
* AccuGroove ElWhappo cabinet

LIVE RIG C:
* Line6 Relay 50 wireless system
* Peterson StroboStomp2 tuner
* Euphonic Audio iAmp Pro amplifier
* Euphonic Audio NL410 speaker cabinet (1000 watts @ 8 Ohms)


YEAR: 2013

PRIMARY RIG:
* Lectrosonics Wireless Systen
* Peterson Rack Strobo tuner
* A Design REDDI
* Sennheiser IEM G2 In-Ear Monitor system
* Ultimate Ears UE-18 Ear Monitors
* FutureSonics Ear Monitors
* TEC-Amp Pleasure Board
* Behringer EP2500 power amp
* Rane Monitor Mixer

LIVE RIG B:
* Line6 Relay 50 wireless system
* Peterson StroboStomp2 tuner
* Thunderfunk TFB750-A amplifier
* AccuGroove ElWhappo cabinet

LIVE RIG C:
* Line6 Relay 50 wireless system
* Peterson StroboStomp2 tuner
* Euphonic Audio iAmp Pro amplifier
* Euphonic Audio NL410 speaker cabinet (1000 watts @ 8 Ohms)


YEAR: 2010

Robert DiBlanco has switched to the following new live rig configurations:

IN-EAR RIG:
The In-Ear rig is mounted on a Pedaltrain pedalboard:
* Line6 Relay 50 wireless system
* Peterson StroboStomp2 tuner
* Tech21 VT Bass Deluxe
* Sennheiser IEM G2 In-Ear Monitor system
* Ultimate Ears UE-18 Ear Monitors
* FutureSonics Ear Monitors
* TEC-Amp Pleasure Board
* Behringer EP1500 power amp
* (opt.) Aguilar TLC Compressor
* (opt.) Aguilar Octamizer
* Visual Sound 1 Spot power supply

LIVE RIG A:
* Line6 Relay 50 wireless system
* Peterson StroboStomp2 tuner
* Thunderfunk TFB750-A amplifier
* AccuGroove ElWhappo cabinet

LIVE RIG B:
* Line6 Relay 50 wireless system
* Peterson StroboStomp2 tuner
* Euphonic Audio iAmp Pro amplifier
* Euphonic Audio NL410 speaker cabinet (1000 watts @ 8 Ohms)

THE EURO-POWER RIG:
* Line6 Relay 50 wireless system
* Peterson StroboStomp2 tuner
* Tech21 VT Bass
* Behringer Europower EP1500
* 2 x SWR Goliath III 4×10 cabinets


YEAR: 2007

Robert DiBlanco has switched to his new ‘Buttkicker’ bass rig, consisting of his FutureSonics in-ear monitors and a Guitammer Buttkicker . “I changed my live rig again since we started using in-ear monitors again and the combination of my FutureSonics ears and the Buttkicker device made the use of cabinets obsolete”, says DiBlanco “I have never heard a better bass sound onstage – the definition and overall sound is absolutely amazing. No amp/cabinet combination will give you more control over your playing – not to mention that you can fit your whole rig in the back of your car and save money on your chiropractor bill”.

RoadReady ShockMount Amp-Rack (top to bottom):
* Furman Power Conditioner PL-Plus
* 2 x Sennheiser Digital 1000 wireless systems
* Korg tuner DTR-1
* In-Ear monitor system controls (incl. Rolls Personal Monitor Station, Rolls Headphone Tap, Sennheiser IEM 300G2)
* Line 6 BassPOD XT Pro
* 4 space rackdrawer
* Behringer Europower EP1500 amplifier (driving the buttkicker)

Front:
* Guitammer Buttkicker Concert mounted on Buttkicker platform
* Line 6 FBV Shortboard controller


YEAR: 2005
“In late 2005 I changed the configuration of my live rig from a one cabinet configuration (half-stack) to a two cabinet (full-stack) cabinet combination to support bigger stages,” says DiBlanco. “I love the way this rig sounds – plenty of power and a nice, full, round sound. I named it the EURO-POWER rig because it is driven by Behringer’s Europower amp and with me being from Europe and all ….. “

Amp-Rack (top to bottom):
* Furman Power Conditioner PL-Plus
* Korg tuner DTR-1
* In-Ear monitor system controls (incl. Rolls Personal Monitor Station, Rolls Headphone Tap, Sennheiser IEM 300)
* Line 6 BassPOD XT Pro

Speaker cabinets:
* 2 x SWR Goliath III (4 x 10 cabinet, 8 ohms)

Power Amplification:
* Behringer EuroPower EP1500 (bridged, 1,400 watts into 4 ohms)



Speaker cabinets:
* AccuGroove ElWhappo (1×15″ subwoofer, 1×12″ midwoofer, 1×6″ midrange and 2 x Tweeters cabinet, 4 ohms)
* Euphonic Audio NL410 (4 x 10 cabinet, 8 ohms)
* 2 x SWR Goliath III (4 x 10 cabinet, 8 ohms)

Power Amplification:
* Behringer EuroPower EP1500 (bridged, 1,400 watts into 4 ohms)

In-Ear Monitors:
* FutureSonics Ear Monitors
* Ultimate Ears UE-18 Ear Monitors
* Sennheiser IEM300 G2 In-Ear Monitor System
* Sennheiser IEM300 In-Ear Monitor System
* TEC-Amp Pleasure Board
* Guitammer ButtKicker Subwoofer


DiBlanco also uses the following additional gear:
* Gore ELIXIR strings for his electric basses
* Lakland strings for his electric fretless bass
* Dr. Thomastik Spirocore strings on the upright bass
* Essential Sound Products MusicCord PRO
* Sadowsky Neo guitar straps
* Core X2 cables
* Monster cables
* LAVA cables
* the BassBrace strap system
* Road Ready cases
* SKB Bass Safe cases
* Incase bass guitar gigbags
* Sadowsky PortaBags
* Lakland gig bags
* MusicMan gig bags

Todd Fritsch, Dixie Trahan and the Fort Bend Symphony Orchestra

Texas singer Todd Fritsch will re-unite with the Fort Bend Symphony Orchestra (FBSO) for a concert on February 21st 2010. The concert will also feature Houston singer Dixie Trahan.

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This marks the second time Fritsch performs with FBSO for their Rodeo time concert, the first time resulted in record breaking attendance numbers at the time.

Bassist Robert DiBlanco, drummer Joe DeLeon and guitarist Billy Hillman will be backing up both guest artists and are looking forward to another collaboration with their friends at FBSO.