Lisa Morales

FRI. NOV. 28, 2014 LISA MORALES BAND

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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 with LESLIE KRAFKA OPENING

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 OUR ANNUAL 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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Zak Perry

ZAK PERRY SAT. DEC. 20, 2014 NIGHT TWO OF OUR CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION TOYS FOR TOTS DRIVE

Zak Perry Web PicZAK PERRY Hailing from Austin, TX, The Zak Perry Band has been picking up steam throughout the southern and Midwestern states for several years!! Performing Zak Perry’s original songs along with an incredible collection of covers played their own way, the band puts on a high powered show that you have to see to believe. They are a true band in the defining rock & roll tradition. http://zakperryband.com/home.html Zak has a velvety voice and songs that will capture your thoughts. That combined with a charismatic feeling when he takes the stage will mesmerize you.

To bring the Christmas spirit, Zak will have a Toys for Tots benefit so, the cover will be the donation of a toy from each person or a donation. Come and join us!!


THURS, JAN. 1, 2015 THE 18TH TOWNES VAN ZANDT WAKE

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The 18th and penultimate

Townes Van Zandt Wake.

All Townes songs All night.

 

This celebration of our beloved Townes

is one of the few tributes that has kept

it’s momentum. We’ve managed to keep

this celebration very personal, with an

open-mic-format where amateurs and pros

share the stage to honor a personal friend

of mine & Janet’s. A great poet and

a gentle man.


SAT. JAN. 3, 2015 OWEN TEMPLE

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OWEN TEMPLE

Over the years, I have recorded the songs and offered them for sale, as albums, 6 different times. In September of 2013, I will offer the latest – a 7th collection of songs called ‘Stories They Tell’ – to the public in exchange for money and attention.

The eleven new songs add up to a retrospective, big picture look at what humans have been doing over the last 10,000 years. Making tools and stuff, forming relationships based on power, money, sex, and/or love, and, most importantly, telling stories of how it all went down. On this album, there are also songs about superstition, innovation, power, theft, technology, travel, philosophy, politics, aging, and history.

Some of the most interesting people I have met worked with me on these songs. Over coffee and beers with Gordy Quist, Adam Carroll, A.J. Roach, Paul Cauthen, David Beck, and Clay McClinton, we wrote several of these new ones. And I wrote about half of them by myself, usually on cocktail napkins or the digital notepad of smart phones.

 

I came up with a plan to record them at his studio, just west of Austin, with Rick Richards on drums and Josh Flowers on bass. My friends Colin Brooks and Jamie Wilson said they were willing to drive over to the studio and sing harmony vocals.

Then the most amazing thing happened. I sent a message with the idea to record the songs in an email to a big group of friends and other interesting people I have met over the years.

And 225 of them, from 13 different countries and 26 states, said, “yes, let’s do it.”

 

So we all put our money together to pay the musicians, recording engineers, graphic designers, photographers, printers, postal workers, compact disc and vinyl record manufacturers, and now we’ve got this album we all made together, available as digital downloads, CDs, and vinyl LPs.

http://owentemple.com/

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