413 20th Street * Galveston TX 77550
Best number: 479 677 2086
All Posters and packages must be sent to
9176 Jamaica Beach, Galveston, TX 77554
WEDNESDAY: Open mike with Neil Down & Jerry Mandering
THURSDAY: New singing sensation from Israel “Less More”. He combines
the perfect mixture of Jazz & Blues or as we call it “Jews”.
See our new web site (under construction) http://www.old-quarter.com
Guitar, piano and vocal lessons by Janet: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 409-457-2378
Each name below is a link to the artists music!
Just rebooked Guy Forsyth / Friday Jan. 30th, this show will sell out!!
RICHARD DOBSON WITH THE BELLS OPENING Fri. Nov. 21
SETH WALKER SAT. NOV. 22ND
LISA MORALES FRI. NOV 28TH
DANA COOPER FRI. DEC. 5, 2014 LESLIE KRAFKA OPENING
GEORGE ENSLE SAT. DEC. 6
RAY WYLIE HUBBARD THURS. & FRI. DEC. 11 & 12
ADAM CARROLL FRI. JAN. 9 2015
RUTHIE FOSTER—Sat. January 10th 2015.
CLARENCE BUCARO FRI. JAN. 16. 2015
HANK SCHYMA FRI. JAN. 23, 2015
GUY FORSYTH FRI. JAN. 30, 2015
MARINA ROCKS SAT. JAN. 31, 2015
JOHN EVANS BAND FRIDAY, FEB. 20, 2015
MY OLD ROCK BAND FEATURING SEAN WALTERS.
THE LOUVERS WILL BE HERE Sat. Feb 21st
Check out the link below. It’s a great article about the Old Quarter and me.\
Janet and I will be heading north to the beautiful Ozark Mountains for 6 weeks
You can still Book dates, get reservations. We are roughing it, but we do have
high speed internet, satellite TV, and a land line. So for any Old Quarter Biz
Please call or email me. email@example.com or call 479 677 2086
Lee Brooks, our beloved bar tender/artist/musician/bouncer/sign painter
Dish washer and part time Brain Surgeon will be hosting open mics.
So we will have open mics on:
All Wed. Thurs. Fri. and Sat. nights. 8:pm
No cover, just come and bring your instrument
We are also preparing for our annual benefit for
THE GALVESTON ISLAND HUMANE SOCIETY.
Please bring dog/cat food, old towels or sheets, office supplies, or cash. We have 3 acoustic guitars and 1 electric to auction off. More news to come!!
FRI. NOV. 21 RICHARD 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
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.
SAT. NOV. 22, 2014 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.
FRI. NOV. 28, 2014 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!
SAT. NOV. 29, 2014 SHAKE RUSSELL, MIKE HEARNE AND
Shake Russell. The whitest rapper ever!! 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…
The Old Quarter Acoustic Café
“Dickinson On The Strand”
Dress up like people from Dickinson
And your 6th beer is free!!!!
FRI. DECEMBER 5, 2014 Dana 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/
SAT. DEC. 6, 2014 GEORGE ENSLE George is a songpainter. His word images
and melodies detail landscapes. He paints a “…smooth
Texas breeze that moves through ancient trees, filling the sky with
God’s own poetry.” And paints a sunset where he has
“…seen time stand still, out on the edge of day’s fading light
from a sun slipping over a hill.” He paints a housewife in her
kitchen where “…she waltzes across Texas, as young as she
used to be, dancing where nobody sees.” http://www.georgeensle.com/
The Bells Opening!!!
THUR. & FRI. DEC. 11 & 12, 2014 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. We are really stoked to have him
perform on 2 nights. He is GREAT!!!!!!!
After graduating from the University of Texas Law School in 1970, Mr. Staehely
moved to Los Angeles and joined the already established band, Spirit, as lead singer,
with that band which contained seven originals by Staehely.
Two years later he wrote ten songs for a Staehely Brothers album also
Al Staehely. As a writer, his songs have been recorded by Keith Moon,
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.”[1Al Staehely
John Staehely also played with Spirit, Jo Jo Gunn and with Bob Dylan.
Now he is reunited with his brother.
This is an awesome night of music!!!
FRI. DEC. 19, 2014 THE ANNUAL CHRISTMAS GATHERING DAY 1
some tasty goodies to eat. If you are interested in bringing a dish, please contact Janet
at MrsMusic40@msn.com. P. S. We actually say “Merry Christmas”.
SAT. DEC. 20, 2014 ZAK PERRY CHRISTMAS GATHERING DAY 2
Zak is doing a TOYS FOR TOTS DRIVE. To enter the club this night, each
person is asked to donate a toy or make a contribution to Toys for Tots.
Thursday January 1st
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.
FRI. Jan. 9, 2015 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!”
The newlywed, Chris Carroll and Janet Bell will be opening for this
great night of performances!
SAT. JAN. 10, 2014 Ruthie 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 back on our stage!!!!
Fri. Jan. 16th 2015 we are delighted to host a show in conjunction with Galveston.com
Clarence Bucaro http//www.clarencebucaro.com
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 and Van 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.”
FRI. JAN. 23, 2015 HANK SCHYMA AND JO BIRD OF TWO STAR SYMPHONY
Hank Schyma, Newlywed and Member of the Southern Backtones and Tornado Chaser
will fill The Old Quarter with his impeccable music. Don’t miss this show!
FRI. JAN. 30, 2015 GUY FORSYTH Guy is known today as a musician with
gripping, powerful vocals as well as a master of numerous instruments.
He started his musical development first with singing, and began playing
harmonica at 16. Shortly thereafter he heard a very distinct and overwhelming
sound on Kansas City radio that changed his life; it was Robert Johnson. After that,
he borrowed a guitar, fell in love and learned to tune it with his feet from a friend
who had lost both his arms in an accident. In college, he lasted a single semester
at the University of Kansas, and then he found the music he had been seeking – gritty,
organic folk and blues, “from a practical hands-on, gears, joints and joists level.”
And he struck out to learn it. This will be the second time Guy will play the
Old Quarter. He is a dynamic performer and you never know which instruments he
will bring. You don't want to miss this show!!!!
SAT. JAN. 31, 2015 Marina Rocks
2013 marked the release of her first solo/acoustic album…
MARINA ROCKS/”THE COME BACK KID” and it went on to chart in the
top 100 of the Americana Charts “Stuck in the Mud” is now on you tube &
was co-produced by Lloyd Maines. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mwemlGr096s
We are happy to have Marina again! This is a show you won’t want to miss!
FRI. FEB. 20, 2015 THE JOHN EVANS BAND JOHN EVANS is a dynamic
performer. He interprets songs in his own way. He is active and alive,
singing and playing his guitar. He always puts on a great show and
you don't want to miss it. http://www.thejebsite.com/
SAT. FEB. 21, 2015 THE LOUVERS!!!!!!!!!
I just booked my old rock band, yes folks I was
in a rock band for a few years called the
Louvers. This band features Sean Walters.
How often do you hear a rock band that does
almost all original songs?
So come out and support The Louvers! Wrecks
`will sing some harmonies and also bass on some tunes.
No Ascap, BMI or SESAC songs can be played here, period!!
(Unless you wrote them)
Galveston's Official Open Mike!!!!
“Where lyrics still count!"
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