Brian Walton to perform at Bux’s Place during the Braun Brothers Reunion Festival

Get your Party On at Bux’s Place!

Three time GCMA award winning recording artist Brian Walton will be performing at Bux’s Place August 6th, 7th & 8th 2015 starting right after the Braun Brothers Reunion Concert at 10:30 pm until closing. Brian will perform tracks from previous albums as well as from his upcoming album “What the …” and fans can buy or order a CD at the performance. Special Guests and Friends are expected to attend and will be guaranteed fun for concert goers of all ages.


Brian Walton at Oskar Blues, Loveland Colorado in 2009

Brian Walton at Oskar Blues, Loveland Colorado in 2009

About Brian Walton (courtesy Brian Walton Official Fanpage)

What the Hell is a compilation of works produced by Brian Walton over the last 15 years and contains material ranging from Blues over Country to Hard Rock. Brian has been a writer and producer in Austin TX and Nashville TN for close to 30 years. He is an ASCAP member with over 400 registered titles, 5 Top-10 hits and 3 GCMA awards to his credit.

The Juilliard trained artist has written soundtracks for motion pictures, documentaries, television and radio. In fact, many of the tracks on this album are still being featured in international TV and Radio ads to this day.

Brian started his career playing piano bars and lounges in the New York City area while studying. He later took a staff writer/musician job at A & R Recording where he honed his craft and wrote the bulk of his music. The highly successful “Made in the Shade” album was released in 1993 and produced 3 billboard country hits. While on tour in Europe, Brian received the award for the “Most diversified Musician” three years in a row.

Brian is a trained pianist, but worked mostly as a lead guitarist. A multi-instrumentalist, he also plays the violin, banjo, mandolin, lap steel and pedal steel guitar. Brian played all the instruments on the album from the drums to guitars, sang all the vocal tracks and wrote all the music and lyrics with the exception of “A Good Fool is Hard to Find” which was written by Albert Collins.

Brian honed his engineering/production skills under the tutelage of Thomas Schmitt-Zijnen (Moody Blues, Saga, Barclay James Harvest), Tommy Korge and Dave Bell (Michael Sadler, Saga). More Info:


Tom Van Kampen, Mike Church

Tom Van Kampen, Mike Church

About Bux’s Place (courtesy Sun Valley Magazine)

321 Main St, Challis, ID 83226 (208) 879-4464

In the late 1800s, the building that now houses Bux’s was the Central Hotel. “To meet the great tide of travel,” an 1879 advertisement said,“the Central Hotel has been fitted up in first-class syle where comfortable and luxurious accommodations can’t be beat.” The Central was conveniently close to a stagecoach stop, and Arthur Baxter, a local carpenter who would live well into his nineties, recalled the grand spectacle of stages arriving “late and dark at night, with the horses sweating, sides heaving and icicles hanging from their nostrils.”

Nowadays there are more pickups than coaches, but Yacomella still relishes the legacy of the old bars in Western towns. “The saloon is one of the first to come to a small town and the last to leave,” he said. “People think there’s a river of money running out of a bar. There isn’t.” So Bux’s is open seven days a week, from noon to 2 a.m., with four full-time employees.

One of them is Jonne Fritts (pronounced “Johnny”), a bartender with a knowing smile and a sly joy in her job. To her, Bux’s is the community center, which might come as a surprise to the churches and public officials. But her theory has credibility: Bux’s is frequently used for community events, and among his clientele Bill has a “council of elders” he turns to for advice. When a popular golf course employee died last summer, the memorial service was held in Bux’s. For regulars who leave the earthly realm, a shrine of black licorice and black candles stands on a pool cue case never to open again. Read More:


About the Braun Brothers Reunion (courtesy Challis Chamber of Commerce)

Each August Challis plays host to a migration of music lovers. Big name acts, old musical friends, families and fans make the Braun Brother’s Reunion a celebration for all to enjoy. During the Braun Brother’s Reunion, a three-day concert festival, the town population will double if not triple in size. Events begin with early evening concerts on both Thursday and Friday and continue with a day & evening concert on Saturday. The concerts are at the Challis Community Stage adjacent to the Challis Golf Course at the top of Main Street.

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