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Shiner, Texas is home base for veteran singer/songwriter Bill Pekar. Shiner is known for beer and the Spoetzl Brewery but Pekar has been “brewing” up some new tunes for a new project in 2017.


The historic Shiner Brewery is a proud supporter of Bill Pekar and his band “The Rainey Brothers”. Pekar has two CDs to his credit which were released on the independent “Corn Fed Records” label and is still selling copies via his website , other popular Internet sites and live shows.


The first album, “The First Five Years” put Pekar on the Texas Music Charts with 4 singles including the Aggie/Longhorn love song “Colors Are All The Same” and the good time tune “The Koozie Song”. The sophomore project “On A County Road” led to increasing the “Pekarhead” fan base by including tunes such as “Hide The Whiskey” and “Paul Can’t Polka”.


The great response from fans has allowed Pekar to share the stages with many wonderful artists from Nashville to Texas and even in Mexico. Pekar and the band have performed at the Nashville Fan Fair sharing the stage with Lee Roy Parnell. He has shared stages with Miranda Lambert at county fairs in Texas all the way to opening for Brad Paisley at an Amarillo concert hall. Pekar has ventured into Acuna, Mexico and shared the stage with Radney Foster at the famous Corona Club.

Pekar also puts together the Shiner Summer Songwriter Series every summer along with Howard Gloor at Howard’s in Shiner TX. Songwriters and fans travel from all over on Sunday afternoons to Howard’s to catch some great tunes and enjoy some cold beer. Pekar has  also started doing Sunday afternoon at Templin Saloon in downtown Gonzales TX in 2015. It’s a continuation of the event at Howard’s and was swapping back and forth in the summer of 2016. Plans are being made now for the 2017 Shiner Summer Songwriters Series.