413 20th Street * Galveston TX 77550
Best number: 409-795-7777—
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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: email@example.com or call 409-457-2378
Each name below is a link to the artists music!
JOE ELY FRI. AUGUST 1
HANK SCHYMA SAT. AUGUST 2
TROUTFISHING IN AMERICA KEITH GRIMWOOD and EZRA IDLET, with C0NNIE MIMS, and CRAIG CALVERT combined together to make WHEATFIELD: THURS, AUGUST 7TH
MARINA ROCKS SAT. AUGUST 9
JAMES STURROCK & FIEL FRI. AUGUST 15TH
GUY FORSYTH SAT. AUG 16
ADAM CARROLL FRI. AUG. 22nd, 2014 (with Wrecks swapping
songs. Opening act is Chris Carroll and Janet Bell (Our Wives)
SARA HICKMAN SAT. AUGUST 23RD
QandA SAT. AUGUST 30, 2014
LARRY JOE TAYLOR FRI. SEPT 5, 2014
KINKY FRIEDMAN SAT. SEPT. 6
SHELLEY KING FRI. SEPT. 12TH
SAT. SEPT 20th, 2014
MAX STALLING FRI. SEPT. 19TH
BRAD BOYER SAT. SEPT. 20TH
GEORGE ENSLE SAT. DEC. 6
Check out the link below. It’s a great article about the Old Quarter and me.
FRI. JULY 25th - The Leslie Krafka Band….Leslie has opened up for most of the
Major acts we have here. This is the perfect time for her to step out of the shadows and
on to the stage as a headliner. Beautiful voice, intriguing lyrics. Great little lady.
Gary P. Nunn Has Cancelled, stay tuned we will re Book him.
SAT. JULY 26, 2014 Jesse Dayton & John Evans Jesse Dayton
Raised in Beaumont, TX, near the childhood home of George Jones,
Jesse Dayton grew up on the hardcore honky
tonk of Jones, Hank Williams, Sr., and Lefty Frizzell, but also blues artists
such as Lightnin’ Hopkins and Mance Lipscomb. John can boast six wins
for Best Male Vocalist, four for Best Songwriter and a pair for both Best
Roots Rock and Musician of the Year. You won’t hear him boast, though.
He’s as humble as they come. And the most personable performer on
the road. He’ll make each and every audience member feel like a family member.
John Evans is a lanky 6 foot 5 and can rock your world! He sees things
differently than most people and it shows in his music. He is a real
sweetheart and a great musician! His grandfather not only played guitar
but also built them. His musical ancestry shines through in every song he songs
with his rock n roll. http://www.thejebsite.com/
Now, with Jesse and John together….. it should be an enormous exhibition of
two greatly talented musicians laying their hearts out on our stage!
This is one show you don’t want to miss!…
FRI. AUG. 1 Joe Ely (born February 9, 1947) is an Austin, Texas,
honky-tonk/country musician. Ely, born in Amarillo, spent his
formative years from age 12 in Lubbock, Texas.
Shortly after high school, in 1970, with fellow Lubbock musicians
Jimmie Dale Gilmore and Butch Hancock, he formed The Flatlanders.
According to Ely, “Jimmie was like a well of country music.
He knew everything about it. And Butch was from the folk
world. I was kinda the rock & roll guy, and we almost had a triad.
We hit it off and started playing a lot together. That opened up a
whole new world I had never known existed.” In 1972, the band
released their first and— until 2002’s Now Again— only album,
but have appeared together on each other’s albums. Since the band’s
initial break-up just after their album was cut, the three musicians
have followed individual paths. http://www.joeely.com/
SAT. AUGUST 2 HANK SCHYMA Member of the Southern Backtones and
Tornado Chaser will fill The Old Quarter with his impeccable music.
Don’t miss this show!
WHEATFIELD began in Houston in 1973
and quickly established themselves at the forefront of the then emerging
Texas music scene. Expanding their original country, bluegrass,
and folk musical influences into the jazz and rock genres, they appeared
on the 1st season of the new PBS series "Austin City Limits" in 1976,
and later, as St. Elmo's Fire, co-wrote, toured and performed two
original rock ballets with the Houston, Dallas, Ft. Worth and Chicago Ballet Companies.
Ezra and Keith went on to fame and fortune with Trout Fishing in America,
while Craig and Connie pursued successful solo careers and continued
to perform together from time to time. Wheatfield reunited in
2004 and, much to the delight of their fans, have continued to write,
record, and perform together several times a year ever since.
of today's "old-timey" bands, who play a wide range of folk,
bluegrass and country, Kevin Anthony & the Twin City Playboys
(his Minneapolis based band) & Kevin Anthony & G-Town
(his Galveston based band) are trying something different:
rather than encompass a variety of sounds, they have pinpointed
a very specific genre. Born and raised in Galveston, Texas, band
leader Kevin Anthony has always been drawn to the combination
of Texas and Cajun music that dominated his region growing up,
and their debut album Texas Memories plays like a tribute to
Anthony's musical upbringing. "I love the old style of music mostly
because it reminds me of my family and the music that they used to play,
" Anthony explains. "After the passing of my grandparents I felt
the strong need to carry on their musical tradition." Joining Kevin
is Ganey Arsement Born and raised in Lake Charles, Louisiana,
you might think that Cajun singer, songwriter,
and accordion player Ganey Arsement makes his music
on the fringes of Cajun country. Actually, Lake Charles
is more of a crossroads, a meeting point between the
honky-tonks of East Texas (Beaumont, Texas, the home
of George Jones, is 45 minutes away), and the Cajun
dancehalls of Southwest Louisiana. Ganey’s music
reflects these crossroads, and on his new album,
Le Forgeron, he slips as easily between the cranking
heat of the Cajun accordion and the electric twang of
East Texas country and electric blues.
SAT. AUGUST 9TH MARINA ROCKS RETURNS Update! ...May 4, 2012:
Solo career picking up! Been opening for touring acts
@ The Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe (Thanx Wrecks Bell) in
Galveston,Tx. Name drop zone...opened for Terri Hendrix & Lloyd Maines,
Hayes Carll, Shake Russell, Jessie Dayton, and Adam Caroll.
(I never win anything!)... a songwriter's contest @ 106.9 fm
" The Ranch" in Corsicana,Tx. YIPPIE!! Part of the loot for winning
is a ten song recording session, a beautiful Jasmine guitar and an
invitation to perform @ Larry Joe Taylor's way-cool Music Festival
for 20,000 people. I got to rub elbows with Larry Joe Taylor, Rodney Foster,
Michael Hearne, Jason Boland and a cast of thousands...we had a blast !!!
Fri. Aug 15 FREDDIE STEADY KRC With Cam King
Cd release from 5:00PM to 8:00 PM
Austin Music Awards Hall-of-Famer Freddie Steady Krc
comes by his name honestly. This singer / songwriter / guitarist
/ drummer /renaissance Texan has plied his musical wares
around the world the past few decades. A charismatic live
performer, Krc wins over any audience with his captivating
original songs and engaging stage presence. He also enjoys capturing
the spirit of his favorite cover songs. Krc (rhymes with search) landed
in Austin at the moment that a musical revolution was getting started
at a styles-don’t-matter joint called the Armadillo. The kid and the
town were a perfect match.
When Freddie Steady Krc comes to perform at The Old Quarter,
you can always have the highest expectations for a musical
performance that will get your toes tapping, your head moving,
and get a smile on your face. We are always thrilled to see
Freddie Steady Krc plays on our stage. He has brought so many
fine entertainers with him so you never know who you might meet.
Steady Freddie Krc is The Real Deal!!!
Fri. August 15th, James Sturrock, For those that require labels, you could call
it World fusion. It’s what Willie Nelson might have sounded like had he grown
up after Bob Marley, Reaganomics, and The Clash. Anyone
who appreciates a good singer-songwriter that plays heartfelt and
emotional music will no doubt be moved. Although FIEL’s
World Fusion sound leans heavily on Reggae for inspiration,
their music is decorated with waves of Latin American,
Caribbean and Afro-Cuban polyrhythm, not to mention the occasional
Rock burner, acoustic jam, or Americana tear-dropper. .. .. .. .. .. ..
Sat. Aug. 16th 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. http://www.guyforsyth.com/
FRI. AUG. 22nd - ADAM CARROLL A Texas Songwriter born and raised, Adam Carroll takes
the events of ordinary lives and turns them into deeply moving,
often humorous songs. With seven Indie CDs supporting regular tours
across the USA, Canada and Europe as "one of the hippest songwriters
on the Texas music landscape", this engaging Americana guitar-picker
has earned further critical acclaim with song placements in the Grammy
nominated film, Country Strong and others.
It's the most fulfilling and challenging job I can imagine." explains Adam.
Wrecks will be swapping songs with Adam, Chris Carroll will
song swap with Janet Bell. http://www.adamcarroll.com/
Sat. August 23rd Sara Hickman Sara Hickman has garnered recognition as a captivating
singer/songwriter, vocalist and musician, with artists
such as Shawn Colvin, the Flatlanders, Robert Earl Keen,
Willie Nelson and many others covering her songs. On her
Kirtland Records debut release Shine, Hickman delivers
another memorable collection of 10 songs that will take
the listener on an intense journey destined to evoke a
broad spectrum of emotions. We are glad to see Sara
Return to the Old Quarter stage!!!
Fri. Aug. 29th Robert Kuhn and Bonnie Bishop Robert Kuhn left for Pennsylvania
at the age of eighteen, where he studied Mathematics and English
Literature at Bucknell University. After Pennsylvania, Robert worked
and traveled through New York and Texas before descending to South America.
From 2001 to 2010, Robert lived in Chile, Colombia and Costa Rica before finally settling
in Nicaragua as a farmer, fisherman and vagabond writer, playing music
all the while. In 2010, he moved North to Houston and on to Galveston,
where the music took over. http://www.reverbnation.com/robertkuhn
BONNIE BISHOP “Her music washed over me with a purity and soulfulness
that is rarely found in this world of noise. Afterwards when I was walking home,
I could hear Bonnie’s songs in my head… and for the first time in a long time,
I felt like I was in tune” Robert Earl Keen http://bonniebishop.com/about/
Sat. August 30, 2014 QANDA’S (pronounced “Q & A”)
musical roots in rock, pop, folk, blues, and singer/songwriter
traditions have created a unique sound that has given the band
growing recognition as a talented group that will continue to
make a mark on the American music scene. With influences
as diverse as Neil Young, Wilco, the Grateful Dead,
Bob Dylan, Guy Clark, Neil Young, Townes Van Zandt,
and many others, the four-piece’s wide-ranging sound
and fresh yet accessible shows have been lighting up audiences nationwide.
On September 15th 2012, QandA officially released
its second studio album, entitled 285. This album
was recorded in Houston and features all original compositions
in a variety of moods that are unified by a distinctively American
feel and a warm, open sound. The band is currently supporting the
album's release with a 2012-2013 tour to Tampa, Austin,
San Antonio, Dallas, Santa Fe, New Orleans, Denver,
New York and various cities and small towns in between.
Recently nominated in several categories for the Houston Press
Music Awards, including Best Band, Best Songwriter, and
Best Local Song ‘Woman of My Dreams”, and, following their
successful tour of their latest CD “285”, QandA is making a name
for itself here at home, in Texas. The band released their second record,
“285”, after their successful EP “Floe”. “285” and has been
getting great press as well as outstanding radio play.
QandA performs as the acoustic duo of Baizan and Zipper
and also as a full band with Mark Dulworth on bass and Dustin
Wolfe on drums and percussion.
Fri. Sept. 5th Larry Joe Taylor, “The music of Larry Joe Taylor
is flavored with an engaging coastal blending of
Texas country music and salty melodies reminiscent
of the slow-paced, relaxed experience of
island-hopping through a long carefree tropical
vacation. The lyrics fall like summer-morning dew
drops from the palms of Port Bolivar while Captain
LJT sets a course that will take you far away from
the hustle and bustle of the modern world and into
the realm of a nonchalant and unrestrained existence
when you make landfall on his ‘Third Coast.’
SAT. SEPT. 6 KINKEY FRIEDMAN Richard Samet "Kinky" Friedman is an
American Texas Country singer, songwriter, novelist, humorist, politician
and former columnist for Texas Monthly who styles himself in the mold
of popular American satirists Will Rogers and Mark Twain. He was one
of two independent candidates in the 2006 election for the office
of Governor of Texas. Receiving 12.6% of the vote, Friedman
placed fourth in the six-person race. We are glad to have him back!
He always delivers a remarkable show!
FRI. SEPT. 12TH SHELLEY KING The music of Shelley King draws
from and blends a spectrum of roots music styles, but one word succinctly
describes it: soulful. Be it R&B, folk, blues, country, bluegrass or rock
or combinations of and variations on those themes she delivers the goods
straight from the heart with a voice that’s splendidly rich and warm
and as big as all outdoors. Writing a proverbial trunk full of instant
hits and yet-unheard classics, as the Austin Chronicle describes
her songs, King has risen from the vibrant music scene in the
Texas capital city to charm fans across North America, Europe
and Japan, win two Austin Music Awards, and be named the
Texas State Musician for 2008. http://www.shelleyking.com/home.html
This will be her CD release of “Building A Fire”.
Sat. Sept. 13th—SAT. SEPT. 20th, 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…
Fri. Sept. 19th Max Stalling Band!!!! Texas based
songwriter, Max Stalling, had no expectation
of ever being in the music business. “I didn’t
even pick up a guitar until graduate school,”
notes Stalling. Stalling’s style is modern with
a vintage feel. With Jeff Howe on drums and
percussion, Clay Willis on guitar, and Jason Steinsultz
swapping between upright and electric bass, Stalling
creates a dynamic live show that’s smart, charming
and as listenable as it is danceable. Stalling and
troupe are equally at home on a huge concert stage
in front of thousands or playing an acoustic set
for a hundred. http://www.maxstalling.com/…
SAT. SEPT. 20th - Brad Boyer with Wrecks and Janet opening.“2010 GRASSY HILL KERRVILLE NEW FOLK FINALIST!! Congratulations to the
New Folk Finalists for 2010. These songwriters were chosen from 800 outstanding
Kerrville Folk Festival Brads recent release of the CD titled Montagu Hotel is an excellent exhibition of his wonderful talent.
Fri. Sept. 21st - Robert Kuhn and his band of misfits, renegades. & Beach Bums
Sept. 27th - James Sturrock and one of his many different bands. The Great thing
About that is, when James fronts any band, they are GREAT!!!!!!!!
Fri. Oct. 3rd - Robert Kuhn and one of his great bands.
Sat. Oct. 4th—Matt Mejia from Come See My Dead Person. Any musical endeavor
that Matt is involved with is great. Matt has a golden voice, interesting music and
simply different than anyone else.
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. 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/
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