About


Breakfast On Tour was cooked up in the fall of 2007. A group of friends dressed in breakfast-themed costumes while attending the Voodoo Music Experience in New Orleans, LA. It was there that the idea of developing a music-focused website was born, so naturally the breakfast theme followed.

We are, first and foremost, fans of music – some might say obsessively so. We love seeing live music, and there’s nothing we enjoy more than spending four musically saturated days at a festival. Our primary goals are to spread the word about artists that we love and to encourage more people to experience the joys of live music events. We also want to promote musical exploration – don’t just listen to what the blogosphere tells you to listen to, get out there and discover new artists yourself! We’ve stumbled across many of our favorite acts accidentally; there’s a wealth of talent out there waiting for you to lend them an ear.

 

CONTRIBUTORS


Zach BACON Vernon

Map-and-music nerd Bacon loves smothering himself in ham hock and grilling to a meaty crisp in the sun… preferably while listening to some great music and hanging with his friends. The cruel temptation of self-cannibalism vexes him to no end. He loves Phish, Bob Dylan, and the Drive-By-Truckers more than is appropriate for a breakfast item.

 

B CAFE CON LECHE Gutierrez

Café Con Leche is no ordinary caffeinated drink. Fresh from the tropical land of El Salvador, she grew up loving Rock, Pop and Reggae (all en Español), while still getting a healthy serving of international music super stars like Michael Jackson and Madonna. The Beatles ruled her dad’s LP player and her brother introduced her to The Doors and The Rolling Stones. She loved Shakira when she was the Alanis Morissette of Latin America. And she went through the obligatory Menudo craze phase that came with being a girl in Central America in the 1990’s. Now her music library is filled with all kinds of sounds. Some of her faves are Jack Johnson, John Mayer, Ben Harper and G. Love.

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Beau CROISSANWICH Henry

Raised on Oldies, dulled by Nashville, awakened by Cobain, got high on Dylan, tripped on the Beatles, crashed with Zeppelin, last seen tweaking on LCD Soundsystem, CroissanWich believes that you can learn to love any music if you do something fun while it’s playing, which is too bad because he listens to a lot of music at his boring day job. Consequently, his nights are spent in Dionysian revelry, pursuing the ephemeral high of tunes that make you want to cry, fight, or fornicate (preferably all three). He resides in the misunderstood, oft-ignored City of Houston, thriving on the dynamic, diverse local music scene.

 

Jim EGGS Bricker

Eggs grew up loving music. His father (Rooster) and Mother (Hen) taught him to love bands like The Allman Brothers Band, Cream, Led Zeppelin, The Beatles and The Doors. Soon Eggs started to expand his music listening to include reggae, dub, ska and punk. Several years passed before Eggs started to shift his tastes to more jam oriented acts like Phish, The Grateful Dead and Widespread Panic. This genre opened the door for many new types of music for Eggs, which found him frequenting more & more concerts. Over the next several years Eggs made it his top priority to enjoy as many live acts as he could. He has always been a teacher of music to friends, family and the odd stranger. He just flat-out loves good music, and is always prepared to go that extra mile to catch a show.

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Anna HASHBROWNS Vernon

Hashbrowns firmly believes delicious is a description that can be applied to anything, most definitely music. She finds most types scrumptious, with folk & bluegrass in particular being decadent to her potato ears. Vocal harmonies, electro beats, and flying strings never fail to make Hashbrowns dance while capturing the atmosphere on film. The Avett Brothers, Frightened Rabbit, The Head & The Heart and Infantree are her current obsessions, but unexpected discoveries make her impishly delighted.

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Katie MIGAS Menowsky

Migas is a pop punk, emo princess. She’s got no shame in having Blink 182, Saves the Day, The Get Up Kids, and other 90’s jams in her CD case. Yes, her cd case. Migas is a human karaoke machine, belting out ‘Cecila’ by Simon and Garfunkel whenever and wherever possible as it is an instant party hit. Girl loves a good party – when not partying she is watching teen dramas. The live show experience makes a band for Migas, especially if she can sing along or dance. She’s got moves on the dance floor that are incomparable to anything you’ve ever seen. The majority of the bands she’s fallen for have been introduced to her via show venue. Current playlist includes: Dawes, Dr. Dog, Feist, Middle Brother, Ben Folds Five, Sleigh Bells, and Biggie Smalls. So much things!

 

Melissa SAUSAGE Cox

Sausage’s mother was a guitar-playing hippie from San Francisco, and father played the keyboard in a rock band in high school, so it’s easy to see that music is in her blood. Sausage has been a fan of almost every musical genre at some point in her life. From going to various country performances at the Houston Rodeo every year, extremely brief rap phase in high school, to a major punk/ska phase in college, to her current passion for indie music. She attended college at Texas A&M, and found a home in the music organization Town Hall. She helped organize a few Battle of the Bands there, and found a great group of musical fans and liberal friends in a sea of Texas country conservatives.

 

Katie WAFFLES Jackson

Waffles grew up with several different musical influences in her life. Much like actual waffles can be blueberry, chocolate chip, banana and so on, Waffles the person enjoys several different flavors of music, and each one of her buttery, syrupy pockets symbolizes a different genre in her eclectic mix of scrumptiousness. Here is a small taste of the music that has made Waffles so delicious: Pink Floyd, Michael Jackson, The Vandals, The Roots, Neutral Milk Hotel, Beirut, Discovery, Passion Pit, and Francis and the Lights.

 

 “‘When you wake up in the morning, Pooh,’ said Piglet at last, ‘what’s the first thing you say to yourself?’ ‘What’s for breakfast?’ said Pooh. ‘What do you say, Piglet?’ ‘I say, I wonder what’s going to happen exciting today?’ said Piglet. Pooh nodded thoughtfully. ‘It’s the same thing,’ he said.”

–A.A. Milne, The House at Pooh Corner


 “There’s music in the sighing of a reed;
There’s music in the gushing of a rill;
There’s music in all things, if men had ears:
Their earth is but an echo of the spheres.”

–Lord Byron