OPEN MIC NIGHT CHANGES FROM WED. OCT. 8 TO SAT. NOV 15

Janet and Wrecks will be in Arkansas from October 1, 2014 through November 15th. You can still contact us by email or call our landline

479-677-2086.

OPEN MIC DATES ARE:

WED. OCT. 15

THURS. OCT 16

SAT.  OCT 18

WED. OCT.22

THURS. OCT. 23

SAT. OCT 25

WED. OCT. 29

THURS. OCT. 30

FRI. OCT 31

SAT. NOV. 1

WED. NOV. 5

THURS. NOV. 6

FRI. NOV. 7

SAT. NOV.8

WED. NOV 12

THURS. NOV. 13

FRI. NOV. 14

SAT. NOV 15

THEN WE WILL RETURN TO WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY OPEN MICS…


FRI. NOV. 21, 2014 RICHARD DOBSON – JANET AND WRECKS BELL OPENING

Richard DobsonRICHARD DOBSON “Dobson writes in the pithy, down-to-earth style that is at the heart of country music. He traffics in down-and-outism and that spirit-whatever it may be – that gets people through hard times and toughens them without numbing their sensitivity.”  Dale Adamson

http://www.richard-j-dobson.ch/

Inspired by the example of Kris Kristofferson and the records Bob Dylan had made there, I moved to Nashville, Tennessee in 1971, beginning a series of peregrinations back and forth to Texas that continued for almost three decades. In the late seventies I began a series of newsletters published in an English fanzine called Omaha Rainbow. I recorded my first LP, In Texas Last December, an album of original songs released on Buttermilk Records, a small Houston based label in 1977. I began selling records overseas by mail order. I began touring Europe in the eighties, which led to a recording deal with Brambus Records in Switzerland, an affiliation that has lasted to this day.

Occasionally people ask me if I’ve been able to make a living at this business, and I’ve always answered that while you couldn’t call it a living, I wouldn’t trade the life. Music has enriched my existence immeasurably and brought so much joy, I would be a fool to complain about the hard times. A privileged and ancient profession, music can open doors and take you to places where the rewards are not counted in money. It is a window on the world like no other. Looking back I can truthfully say I have few regrets. only sometimes I wish I had kept up with those piano lessons.

http://www.brambus.com/richarddobson/index.html#redshack

Wrecks and Janet Bell will open this show!!!…


Seth Walker

SAT. NOV. 22, 2014 SETH WALKER

300x300 Seth Walker Yes, he is coming! The driving delivery and infectious down-home style of Seth Walker’s voice and songs resonate with Blues and Roots music. Although he is heavily influenced by guitar players–B.B. King, T-Bone Walker and Snooks Eaglin to name just a few, Seth also has a great gift for songwriting in the blues idiom. “These songs sound like classics– matter of fact, they are!” says Chris Tomlin, Gold Record recording artist. http://www.sethwalker.com/music.html


Lisa Morales

FRI. NOV. 28, 2014 LISA MORALES BAND

WEB PAGE LISA MORALES

Lisa Morales 

Make no mistake, Lisa Morales’

Beautiful Mistake is the masterwork of a songwriter taking life’s tragedies,

it’s disappointments and those desperate midnight-hour stares into the soul

and turning them into personally cathartic, yet universally reverberating, songs.

This is much more real than a peek into the journal of a forlorn, heartbroken

twenty something. Morales gives us the hard-earned honest emotions

that only a far wiser women with new perspectives on life and love would

be willing to wear so proudly on her sleeve. Morales wrote the material

on Beautiful Mistake in the wake of both her mother’s death and the

dissolution of her marriage. “Fool That I Am” finds Morales taking

stock of both events (“Here it is more than a year and I’m finally waking up“).

On “They’re Gone,” she mourns the departure of both mother and husband

as well as the futile realization of fate (“I can’t stop this all from happening —

goodbye”). But it’s not simply “woe is me” from Morales.

“Wanna Be in Love” may well be the sexiest song this side of

Marvin Gaye’s “Let’s Get It On.” Produced by Michael “Cornbread”

Traylor with contributions from the likes of Walt Wilkins, Scrappy Jud

Newcomb,Dustin Welch and Matt Giles, Beautiful Mistake emanates

unblemished truth from beginning to end.

GLEASON BOOTH

Texas Music Magazine

www.lisamoralesmusic.com


SAT, NOV. 29, 2014: SHAKE RUSSELL, MICHEAL HEARNE, MIKE ROBERTS

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SHAKE RUSSELL, MIKE HEARNE AND MIKE ROBERTS

Shake Russell. To fully appreciate and comprehend the magnitude of Shake’s contributions to music, one need only listen to his life’s work. From his 1976 album, “Songs on the Radio,” to the 2006 CD, “Love is Why,” Shake’s music is a testament to the reasons why he is so widely celebrated as a Texas music legend. http://shakerussell.com


DANA COOPER SLIDER

FRI. DEC. 5, 2014 DANA COOPER

WEB PAGE PIC danaprofile-242x300Dana Cooper…. With his newest release, The Conjurer Cooper strikes a powerful balance between a lived-in, natural artistry and a passionate desire to speak one’s truth. Finding that balance between craft and art takes experience, and this is where Cooper’s lifelong commitment to his work shows: Having started performing more than 40 years ago at age 16, he owns an expert craftsman’s skilled hand and a dedicated artist’s constant desire to tap deeper into his own experience. http://www.danacoopermusic.com/

Lesley KrafkaLeslie Krafka Post Pic will open for Dana…


George Ensle

SAT. DEC. 6TH, 2014: GEORGE ENSLE

GEORGE ENSLEGeorge Ensle… A Texas singer songwriter began performing as a teenager and throughout the years has developed into a fantastic singer, lyricist, and performer. With his reflective songs, he always performs an outstanding show! http://www.georgeensle.com/


Ray Wylie Hubbard

THUR. & FRI. DEC. 11 & 12 RAY WYLIE HUBBARD

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RAY WYLIE HUBBARD

During his time in New Mexico, Hubbard wrote “Up Against the Wall, Redneck Mother”, made famous by Jerry Jeff Walker’s 1973 recording. Hubbard recorded for various labels but struggled with sales; his mix of country, folk and blues elements didn’t find an audience. After leaving the scene and struggling with personal problems, he returned to recording with Lost Train of Thought in 1992 and Loco Gringo’s Lament in 1994.

Today Ray Wylie Hubbard is an elder statesman of the Texas music scene. From New Braunfels, Texas, Hubbard hosts a Tuesday night radio show called “Roots & Branches”. This program promotes new and established Americana artists. Like some other performers in his genre, he is perhaps as popular in Europe as in the US—Hubbard has been invited by record companies in the Netherlands to produce albums.

http://raywylie.com/


SAT. DEC. 13, 2014 AL STAEHELY, JOHN STAEHELY, & EVELYN RUBIO

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After graduating from the University of Texas Law School in 1970, Al Staehely moved to Los Angeles and joined the already established band, Spirit, as lead singer, bass player, and principal songwriter. He recorded the album Feedback with that band which contained seven originals by Staehely.

Two years later he wrote ten songs for a Staehely Brothers album also released on Epic Records. Later, Polydor released a solo album by Al Staehely. As a writer, his songs have been recorded by Keith Moon, Bobbi Gentry, Patti Dahlstrom, Nick Gravenites, John Cipollina, Marty Balin, Peter Cox, and Hodges, James & Smith.

He states in an interview about his music:

“Law didn’t lead me to music. Music delivered me to law. Like so many others, I played in bands while in high school (Austin, Texas), in university (The University of Texas) and in law school (The University of Texas School of Law). Unlike most others, I didn’t practice law for almost ten years after graduating. I joined the group Spirit, wrote songs, recorded for Epic records and toured the world.”[1]
 
John SteahelyJohn Staehely also played with Spirit, Jo Jo Gunn and with Bob Dylan. Now he is reunited with his brother.
http://www.artistdirect.com/artist/john-staehely/6302284

Evelyn Rubio

Evelyn Rubio, playing sax will complete this trio. Evelyn is a unbelievable musician who has played in B.B. King’s band. Alone, she can catch your ears as you listen to her tasteful trills and velvety voice!!!
http://evelynrubio.com/

Robert Kuhn

FRI. DEC. 19, 2014 ROBERT KUHN A CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION

Wrecks and Janet 5Robert Kuhn web pic Robert Kuhn will host our annual Christmas Get together. We will have tasty delights to munch on and music to sooth your soul! Come and celebrate the season with us!

 

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