The first Cattlelacs Calfry in June 2003 marked the Grand Opening of Doug Moreland’s newly built workshop in Manchaca Texas, and the official joining of his two passions, music and wood carving. Easily he lined up the afternoon’s entertainment with good-hearted musician friends Ryan Bingham, Dub Miller, Matt Skinner, Frank NeVille, and Kevin Fowler. Then to make it a full-fledged shindig, food had to be served, and Doug jumped at the offer of a large supply of either crawfish or calf testicles, the obviously perfect choice being the latter!

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The first Cattlelacs Calfry in June 2003 marked the Grand Opening of Doug Moreland’s newly built workshop in Manchaca Texas, and the official joining of his two passions, music and wood carving. Easily he lined up the afternoon’s entertainment with good-hearted musician friends Ryan Bingham, Dub Miller, Matt Skinner, Frank NeVille, and Kevin Fowler. Then to make it a full-fledged shindig, food had to be served, and Doug jumped at the offer of a large supply of either crawfish or calf testicles, the obviously perfect choice being the latter!


The first few years progressed as an informal party for friends and neighbors with free food, drinks, and song. As it progressed, Doug added more variety, bringing on calf fry cooking teams, chainsaw carving demonstrations with a live auction of artists’ pieces, a washer tournament, and always a tasteful flavor of musical entertainment. 


Doug Moreland and his band played every calfry, as well as his father Glenn Moreland with Washtub Jerry. Other bands that played Doug’s calfry include Matt Powell, Ryan Bingham & The Dead Horses, Eleven Hundred Springs, Corb Lund, Jesse Dayton, The Rustlanders, Jason Boland & The Stragglers, Milk Drive, Deuce Coupe, Brennen Leigh, Marshall Ford Swing Band, The Trishas, Lew Card, The Possum Posse, John Evans, The Doodlin’ Hogwallups, Armadillo Road, Mike & The Moonpies, K.R. Wood, Johnny Bush, Darrell McCall, Jason Roberts, Emily Herring, Heybale!, Stoney Gabel, Paul Nipper, Tessie Lou & The Shotgun Stars, Hill Country Gentlemen, Pearl & The Polka Dots, The Harvest Thieves, and The Crooks.