Guestbook

Leave a comment for Ernie Durawa at the bottom of the page. Thank you for visiting.

62 Responses to Guestbook

  1. Kurt Westman says:

    Mi Vato Ernesto
    hope to see you soon again , in Stockholm, Oulu or Austin!!!!!
    Kurt

  2. Lizbeth Polinsky says:

    Ernie is a great teacher and person to hang with!!

  3. Hey Ernie, Thanks SO much for the great drum lesson! I am digging the exercises you showed me and already feel those muscles developing – now I just gotta get the brain to follow. You are a joyful person to learn from and to be around ; )

  4. Tom Cummings says:

    Ernie, I wish we lived closer so we could play and hangout a little. Keep on swingin’ buddy, you’re a real musical joy.
    Tom Cummings.

  5. Mike Flack says:

    Happy Birthday Ernie! Love your music and I used to live in Austin. I played with the Lone Star Country band featuring Junior Moody. He was George Jones first fiddle player. Please send a physical address for mailing a birthday present to you. I think you will like some Flack Wackers you can see and hear on my simple website via a short video. 319-533-5007

  6. Jimmy Butler says:

    Loved making music with you. Big Hugs and Good on Ya’!!

  7. Keiko says:

    Hello Ernie,
    I saw you play in Japan in 1992 and you were fantastic!
    Recently I found the video of the show and got so excited I uploaded it on YouTube.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h5ylp7jkdTc
    Thank you so much for the great memories.
    Happy holidays and a happy new year!

  8. Paul Jonker says:

    Hoi Ernie,
    Just a little sign from Holland. I want to send you an email with a picture from Doug Sahm from Paradiso 15 years ago. Can you give me your emailadress? I saw that you play at Gruene’Hall at 9 March. I hope to be there
    see you soon
    All the best Paul

  9. jeff durawa says:

    love you Dad, who has a Dad like mine? No one!

  10. LOUVANHAUTER says:

    HEY ERNIE,

    HOW ARE YOU? MY EMAIL IS NOT BEING RECEIVED BY YOUR ACCOUNT. I HOPE YOU ARE DOING WELL. BEST WISHES.
    LOU VAN HAUTER, COUNTRY RHYTHM BAND,FOGELSVILLE, PA

  11. Hedeman, Robyn G. says:

    Glad you’re playing Vegas…wish I could see it. Peace.
    Robyn

  12. Hey Ernie:

    I heard that you were honored at the Texas Legacy Music Awards. CONGRATULATIONS! CC!

  13. Arlen says:

    Hy man, nice to see that you’re still around.I saw you on video playing with the texas tornados, Freddy, Doug and the gang.Boy, were they a fantastic group of players as well as yourself.The sound was unique, and it could never be copied.Too bad I never got to see the band in person (was too young) but I listen to the video all the time.Now that I have read that you have music out there I am going to find it and listen to it also.I love the drums.Stay well, and keep on keeping on.

  14. Rick the Stick says:

    Hey Ernie,
    Sure enjoyed connecting w/ u at gym last Tues been saving that story for a long time bout u, me and Larry meeting in Seattle 1979 or 80 on your tour w/ Delbert and Willie. That was a while ago!!! U sounded great Tues , if I don’t see u at gym see u next Tues. Rick

    • Ernie Durawa says:

      Hey Rick,
      Thanks for coming by..I have been at the gym every day this week..sometimes early morning and sometimes afternoon.

      • Rick the Stick says:

        Been out of gym loop, helping buddy build 8 by 60 feet of deck! 16 and 14 foot long 2by 6,s ! Figured could miss a few days of gym. See u next Tues! Had 1st jam/ rehearsal of my new group El Rauncho Elektrik, pretty hot stuff!!
        Rick the Stick

  15. Ernie, My forever gratitude for your fine playing on my CD “Bitter Wine.” I hope we can play together even more in the future. Thanks, ArvEL

  16. Ernie Durawa says:

    Hey Thanks Arvel!!

    Love your music..it was indeed a pleasure!!!

  17. LOU VANHAUTER says:

    HEY ERNIE. THANKS FOR THE LEAD TO YOUR INTERVIEW. GREAT MAN. KEEP ROCKING THOSE TORNADOES. ALL THE BEST TO YOU.

    LOUVANHAUTER,ALLENTOWN PA

  18. Alex Soriano says:

    Hi Ernie,

    I thoroughly enjoy the Texas Tornados, what wonderful music! Hope to travel back to Austin sometime to hear it again. Hope you are well. Keep the great music alive!!

    Alex

  19. Øyvind Pharo says:

    We will keep the flame burning. Sir Douglas Quintet and Texas Tornados forever!

  20. Yvonne Munn says:

    what wonderful serendipity, tagging you from William Cannon as our paths crossed at the Manchaca post office yesterday — one in a string of pleasant encounters that day.
    And much empathy with you and trips between Austin & San Antonio; with or without ac in your car, that drive is not anywhere like it was decades ago (high school there, and lots of back and forths in recent years while my mother was still alive.

  21. Tom Sperry says:

    Ernie played on a couple of demos for me in ’89 and ’90 at Firestation Studios in San Marcos…with Augie Meyers and Randy ? (steel and keyboard guy). and Gary Hickinbotham … I loved that experience hearin some songs come to life…great drummin Ernie and hello! – Tom Sperry
    (When I Close My Eyes…..Slippin Down South….remember?…ha)

    • Ernie Durawa says:

      Wow..Thats been a while…Would love to get a copy of those recordings…also post on my discography.Thanks for signing my guest book. Best wishes,
      Ernie Durawa

  22. nic marcy says:

    Watching and listening to Earnie play is the magic of art, motion, sound and perfection …

  23. Paul 'Tex' Harwood says:

    Smoooooooooooooth. Ernie is da smoooooooooothest drummer!

    Howdy Ernie. Great website!

    Tex

  24. Dean Keller says:

    Hi Ernie: Glad you playing so much hope to see you again Friend. Love the C/Ds, and the shows at Strange Brew.

  25. Bob Hanna says:

    Just visiting Ernie.

  26. Carl D. Burleigh says:

    I had the pleasure of having several lessons with you, Ernie, many years ago, and they are a treasured memory now. Remember when the Elvis stamp came out and you pulled that playful prank at the post office? Hilarious.

  27. Ernie Durawa says:

    Wow,,Carl..That was a while ago…Come check out my Tuesday night residence gig at Strange Brew at 6pm..always a different guest every week.
    Best Wishes!

  28. Dean Keller says:

    Always great to see, and hear you play. Hope we can get together again . You are a great Groove master Ernie.!!

  29. Ernie Durawa says:

    Hey Dean,
    Come back soon or better yet come to my Tuesday night gig at Strange Brew 6pm.
    Be good to see ya and also my apple TV is not working again.

  30. Rusty Graham says:

    hey Ernie
    keep on kicking You are still the best!

  31. LOUVANHAUTER says:

    ERNIE,
    I HAD A HERNIA REPAIRED LAST FRIDAY, AND I’M OUT OF WORK FOR 6-8 WEEKS. NO DRUMMING EITHER. I AM WRITING MY BOOK, DURING THE TIME OFF, AND WILL CALL YOU FOR THE FOREWARD, IN A WEEK OR SO. I WAS DIAGNOSED WITH AN AORTIC ANEURYSM, DURING MY PREADMISSION TESTING. TAKE CARE AND TALK TO YOU SOON.
    LOU VAN HAUTER,BROKEN PAW, DRUMMING BEAR, COUNTRY RHYTHM BAND, FOGELSVILLE PA.

    • Ernie Durawa says:

      Hi Lou,
      We’ll get that done for you sir.
      I have been working on my house plus playing gigs…so I’m running behind.
      Hope you recover well from your ills.

      Best Wishes,
      Ernie

  32. Jan Stroh says:

    Hi there Ernie,
    I was sitting in Giddy Ups Saloon in Manchaca, Texas this evening and it’s a good thing I was sitting ’cause you walked in and I almost fell off my chair. I was so surprised to see you I couldn’t even speak to you. I apologize for that. I was thrilled that you looked at me and gave a nod to me. You were with Murali and he sang a couple of songs with Speedy Sparks and Grady Pinkerton. What a very pleasant surprise for me. Great to see you .
    Jan

    • Ernie Durawa says:

      Well Jan,
      Sorry we didn’t get to visit..Were you sitting at the very next table? I had to stop by and see my pal Speedy since we have been bandmates for 30 years with the Tornados and I wanted to bring Murali by so he could sing…It was a fun night..We ended up at Sam’s Town Point where we both sat in.
      Come check out my Tuesday show at Strange Brew at 6pm …Murali is my guest next Tuesday.
      All The Best!
      Ernie

  33. Debbie Dillingham says:

    Happy Yule Ernie! So nice to see you doing well, last time I saw you was in Randall’s of all places! Love and Peace to you! Your X banker lady! Debbie Dillingham

    • ernie durawa says:

      Wow Debbie,
      It’s been a while….Are you still a banker? I host a show every Tuesday at Strange Brew 5326 Manchaca at 6pm. Come check us out.
      Happy New Year

      • Debbie D says:

        Hi Ernie! No, I left banking years ago. I work for UT in ITS as a Sr.Business Analyst on a project decommissioning a 40 year old mainframe. Hope you are wonderful and we will have to come see you at Strange Brew for sure. Happiest of Holidays!!

  34. Eric Madis says:

    Good to see you again, Ernie.

  35. George Mirabella says:

    Hello Ernie,
    Hope you are well.
    I’ve been watching a bunch of your videos. Always enjoy watching you play the
    drums.
    I might try to make some of your future shows. Sometimes it’s difficult getting around
    due to being partially handicapped, caused by lower back fusion surgery (stay away from
    back surgery).
    I’m still playing my Roland drums, for my own enjoyment & sometimes, my family’s
    enjoyment (I think).
    I’m 81 now & still single. How about you?
    If you get a minute ‘drop’ me a line at gmirab@verizon.net
    Take care,
    Ciao,
    George Mirabella

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *