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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!!

 

Just booked Joe Ely for Fri. & Sat, March 6th & 7th

These shows will sell out fast!!!!!!!!!

 

LISA MORALES FRI. NOV 28TH

 

SHAKE RUSSELL-MICHAEL HEARNE-MIKE ROBERTS

SAT. NOV. 29, 2014

 

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

 

ROBERT KUHN,  AND THE BELLS, Mike (If That’s His Real

Name) Smith, Reggie Loudermilk.  If you can, bring a dish or

bring something for our Humane Society Benefit.

      Come celebrate the season with us!

      Sweets provided by Janet!! If you want

      to bring something, email Wrecks.

 

ZAK PERRY SAT. DEC. 20, 2014 Night two of our

      Christmas celebration. Bring a toy or make a donation to Toys for Tots

 

OWEN TEMPLE SAT. JAN. 3. 2015

 

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

 

CLAUDE BUTCH MORGAN FRI. FEB. 27, 2015

 

TISH HINAJOSA  Saturday February 28th

(Just booked Tish, Hurry!!!) get on this one!

 

RAY BONNEVILLE FRIDAY, MARCH 13, 2014

 

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

 

 

.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. 28, 2014 LISA MORALES BANDMake no mistake, Lisa Morales’

        Beautiful Mistake is the masterwork of a songwriter taking life’s tragedies,

       its 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

       http:// www.lisamoralesmusic.com

 

SAT. NOV. 29, 2014 SHAKE RUSSELL, MIKE HEARNE AND

         MIKE ROBERTS

       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

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/

     The Bells Opening!!!

 

 

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. We are really stoked to have him

       perform on 2 nights. He is GREAT!!!!!!!

       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.

 

SAT. JAN. 3, 2015 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/

 

 

 

 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  Jorge Palomarez Opening,

       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.” http://clarencebucaro.com/

 

 

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.

 

FRI. FEB 27, 2015—CLAUDE BUTCH MORGAN is a triple threat on the Texas

       music scene;

      Claude butch morgan  is a songwriter, storyteller, and guitarist who

      is constantly pushing his limits as a performer. He honed his chops

      as a guitar player in various USO bands while in the military

       during Vietnam, then came home to the San Antonio area and became

       known across Texas for his lead guitar skills and his energetic

       performance style. He found his songwriter groove at The Kerrville

       Folk Festival and was a finalist for New Folk in 2005 and 2008

       and a winner of the Wildflower Performing Songwriters

       contest in 2004. A “Singer/Songwriter of the Year” nominee

       at the Texas Music Awards in 2012, Morgan continues to grab

       audiences with his songwriting and storytelling, punctuated by

       the taste and tone of a world class guitarist.
www.butchmorgan.com

 

 

Sat. feb. 28, 2015 TISH HINOJOSA -With accolades that include playing

       at the White House at the invitation of President Clinton and Hillary Clinton,

       Linda Ronstadt recording her own version of Tish’s song Donde Voy,

       and teaming up with artists like Joan Baez, Kris Kristofferson, Dwight Yoakam,

       Nanci Griffith, Pete Seeger, Flaco Jimenez, and Los Lobos, Hinojosa’s sound has an

       undeniable and far-reaching appeal.

 

       Having completed her most recent album, After the Fair, with acclaimed

       Berlin musician and producer Moe Jacksch, Hinojosa has now reestablished

       her Texas roots by settling back into Austin, her true home since 1988.

       The Austinite label is one she welcomes with open arms, not just for the

       triumphant return to margaritas at the Cedar Door, proper Mexican food,

       and quality thrifts stores, but for the representation of a homecoming after

       an extended journey of exploration and self-discovery. Said Hinojosa of her return,

       “Austin will always be my home now.”

       We Welcome Tish!!!

       http://www.mundotish.com/music/

 

FRI. MARCH 14, 2015 RAY BONNEVILLE

      The latest from Ray Bonneville features 10 songs that seem to work

      together as one large body of music. The tunes here revel in a minimalist yet

      swampy vibe. Bonneville’s guitar and harp playing perfectly match

      the moods of his lyrics. He travels from melancholy to bitterness,

      and back. The opener, “Who Do Call The Shots,” matches punchy

      guitar and mysterious vocals with a great lyric. Bonneville’s guitar

      style is not based on chops, but on sound and feel. His chords and

      double stops are effortless and perfect on “Shake Off My Blues.”

      His haunting guitar work and lonely harp make the walking

      blues of “Love Is Wicked” a highlight of the record. And when he

      wants to get a little funky, he ups the playing on both instruments;

      witness the blues march “When I Get To New York.” Bonneville

      wrote or co-wrote all of the songs here, except for a cover of the

      Hank William’s chestnut “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry” that

      sounds just like you’d expect. Easy Gone is another treasure

      from an artist deserving of more exposure. (written by John Heidt)

     http://raybonneville.com/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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