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Galveston Island

Humane Society

 

        See our

“Pet of the Week”

 

 

 

 

 

 

6814 Broadway

Galveston, TX 77554

409.740.1919

 http://www.galvestonhumane.org

413 20th Street * Galveston TX 77550

Best number: 479 677 2086

Best Number

For Reservations

 

Email: wrecks@wt.net

 

All Posters and packages must be sent to

9176 Jamaica Beach, Galveston, TX 77554

 

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Most shows start at 8:30/9 PM

         Music Calendar:

 

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: mrsmusic40@msn.com 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

 

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

 

ADAM CARROLL FRI. JAN. 9 2015

 

RUTHIE FOSTERSat. 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.\

 

http://www.texashighways.com/search?q=Rex+Bell&task=search

 

 

 

 

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.  wrecks@wt.net 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

       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.

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

 

 

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.

       http://www.sethwalker.com/music.html

 

FRI. NOV. 28, 2014 LISA MORALES BANDAfter 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 Glorias 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

 

SAT. NOV. 29, 2014 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

 

The Old Quarter Acoustic Café

Will Celebrate 

“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/

       Leslie Krafka Opening lesliekrafka.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/

 

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.

       http://raywylie.com/

 

 

THUR. & FRI. DEC. 11 & 12, 2014 RAY WYLIE HUBBARD

       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 PLUS Evelyn Rubio

       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,

       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.”[1Al Staehely

       John 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, playing sax will complete this trio. http://evelynrubio.com/

       This is an awesome night of music!!!

    

 

FRI. DEC. 19, 2014 THE ANNUAL CHRISTMAS GATHERING DAY 1

       Robert Kuhn and Matt Mejia will provide music for this night. Janet will bring

       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!”

        http://www.adamcarroll.com

       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!!!!

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

 

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!

         http://www.houstonightlife.com/music/artists/item/2003?layout=item

 

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!!!!

       http://www.guyforsyth.com/

 

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!

       MARINAROCKS.COM

 

 

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.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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