FRI. DEC. 19, 2014 OUR ANNUAL CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION

Wrecks and Janet 5 Come to 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!!

The Marines (one or two) representing Galveston Toys for Tots Foundation are coming to this event, bringing 2 large boxes for the toys & maybe bringing their instruments to play a couple of songs. http://galveston-tx.toysfortots.org/local-coordinator-sites/lco-sites/default.aspx  ~ https://www.facebook.com/GalvestonCountyToysForTotsFoundation

Douglas Greer, Dick LeMasters, Timothy Thomas & The Bells will be part of the showtime. http://zakperryband.com/ ~ http://www.reverbnation.com/thezakperryband

 
http://www.reverbnation.com/douglasgreer   ~  http://douglasgreermusic.com/just-a-man/
 http://www.reverbnation.com/dicklemasters  ~ http://dicklemastersmusic.com/
http://www.reverbnation.com/timothythomas

SAT. DEC. 27, 2014 BLUNDERBLUSS

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Blunderbuss is a large caliber shot of country, blues, rock, Tejano, boogie-woogie and anything else we can come up with.
We are a shotgun blast of Texas music coming out of Galveston County. We are loud and fast and when we are done playing there may be nothing left but broken hearts and a cloud of smoke.
When that corporate country pap they play on the radio hears us coming down the street it pisses its self.
We are the foot stomping, rafter rattling, whiskey-drinking band you’ve been waiting for.

http://www.reverbnation.com/blunderbuss4

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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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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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FRI. JAN. 9, 2015 ADAM CARROLL & WRECKS BELL CHRIS CARROLL & JANET BELL OPENING

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Adam Carroll has a way of taking ordinary daily events and turning

them into song, often laughable. Adam states “The core of what I do

is songwriting; it’s the one thing I am passionate about. It’s the most

fulfilling and challenging job I can imagine!” http://www.adamcarroll.com

The newlywed,  Chris Carroll and Janet Bell will be opening for this great

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Ruthie Foster

SAT. JAN, 10, 2015 RUTHIE FOSTER

7f2e97393c785c7dbb7af4e837dafa4aRuthie Foster “Everybody ought to have a stone love”  So says Ruthie Foster on the opening cut of The Truth According to Ruthie Foster.  And when Ruthie lays it down, you’d be well advised to listen. This extraordinary songwriter/performer tackles life’s big issues throughout her sizzling new album. On it, Ruthie repeatedly testifies to her core message – that through all of the ups and downs of living, you must stay true to yourself. The pain as well as the joy of love, the strength it takes to weather life’s challenges, the hope that grows from seeds of faith and wisdom: All of this breathes inspiration and celebration into The Truth According to Ruthie Foster. This will be an awesome show! We are so excited to have Ruthie sing on our stage again!!!!

http://www.ruthiefoster.com/bio.html


FRI. JAN. 16, 2015 CLARENCE BUCARO

Clarence Bucaro 2CLARENCE BUCARO—Over six albums the prolific, honey-voiced Brooklyn, NY singer-songwriter Clarence Bucaro has crafted an impressive canon of uplifting Americana, garnering comparisons to Jackson Browne andVan Morrison. With his new album “Dreaming From the Heart of New York” he returns to the musical grounds he began on. Once again teaming with Grammy winning New Orleans virtuoso Anders Osborne on the production reigns, Bucaro’s new album is a stripped down, back to the basics collection of songs about life, love, family and relationships. Featuring intimate lyrics and bare acoustic guitar picking Bucaro reflects on his arrival to New York City and raising children there on the standout title track as well as pondering the nature and meaning of love in the raw “Don’t Know Much About Love.” Other high points include the heartbroken homesick “Curtis Mayfield” and the beautiful “Summer Rain.”

http://clarencebucaro.com/index.php?option=com_frontpage&Itemid=1


Lisa Morales

SAT. JAN. 17, 2015 LISA MORALES BAND

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Lisa Morales Band…After building a strong reputation with sister Roberta as Sisters Morales, Lisa Morales steps out on her own with an album of self-penned songs that are more about emotion than they are about pretty. In the three years since their last record (Talking to the River-produced by Los Lobos Steve Berlin), their mother, Gloria, died after a struggle with cancer. It was Gloria’s fight for life, not her loss, that made Lisa re-examine her own life.

Beautiful Mistake finds her doing just that. Her writing on this album is her best to date!

http:// www.lisamoralesmusic.com

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Hank Schyma

FRI. JAN. 23, 2015 HANK SCHYMA & JO BIRD

HANK SCHYMA Hank Schyma, Member of the Southern Backtones and Tornado Chaser will fill The Old Quarter with his impeccable music. Don’t miss this show! http://www.houstonightlife.com/music/artists/item/2003?layout=item

Two Star Symphony Jo Bird

Jo Bird will be with Hank. She is a member of The Two Star Symphony.

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