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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”.
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FRI. MARCH 28, 2014 OUR 8th ANNUAL GALVESTON ISLAND
HUMANE SOCIETY BENEFIT Each year we have an ongoing collection of
food, towels, leashes, carriers, and other pet necessities. We also collect office
supplies and equipment. Then we have a benefit for GIHS.
This year we have 3 autographed electric guitars (Fender Esquires) that we are
going to auction off. The proceeds will go to GIHS . The guitars have autographs
of Joe Ely, Kinky Friedman, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Captain Hook, Billie Joe Shaver,
Ray Wylie Hubbard, and on and on and on!
You may start the bidding at any time.
Please make sure you bring Donations to our shows.
Cash is also accepted. Make checks out to:
Galveston Island Humane Society
Each name below is a link to the artists music!
Ray Wylie Hubbard Friday Dec. 6th SOLD OUT
AL STAEHELY, JOHN STAEHELY & EVELYN RUBIO SAT. DEC.7
WOOD & WIRE Fri. Dec. 13, 2013
Shake Russell Sat. Dec. 14, 2013
The Old Quarter Annual Christmas Party Fri. Dec. 20
Ruthie Foster Sat. December 21st.. SOLD OUT
FREDDIE KRC FRI. DECEMBER 27, 2013
ROBERT KUHN SAT. DECEMBER 28, 2013
GEORGE ENSLE FRI. JAN. 3, 2014
JOHN EVANS FRI. JAN. 17, 2014
MARINA ROCKS Sat. Jan. 18, 2014
CLARENCE BUCARO Fri. Jan. 24, 2014
JOE ELY Sat. Jan, 25, 2014
MAX STALLING FRI. 31, 2014
ADAM CARROLL SAT. FEB. 1, 2013
RAY BONNEVILLE FRI. FEB.7, 2014
SETH WALKER SAT. FEB. 15, 2014
HAYES CARLL Tuesday Feb. 25, 2014 SOLD OUT
Fri. Dec. 6th. Ray Wylie Hubbard SOLD OUT The sound he was aiming for —
and bulls-eyed — recalls many of his favorite rock records of the ’60s,
with equal doses of Small Faces, Rolling Stones, and Buffalo Springfield.
But take his characteristic self deprecation in regards to the singer and the
songs themselves with a pinch of salt, because for all his love
for nailing down a groove (especially over the past decade of his career),
Hubbard’s ragged-but-right vocals and lyrical wits continue to get better and
better with age. So, too, it seems, does his knack for
tying his projects up with just the right title. http://raywylie.com/
Sat. Dec. 7, 2013 Al Staehely, John Staehely & 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 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
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.”
FRI. DEC. 13, 2013 Wood & Wire Anyone wondering about Wood & Wire’s
sound need not look any further than the four-piece band’s name,
which honors the purity of acoustic instruments and the gorgeous music
a skilled artist can coax out of just simple wood and wire.
The Austin-based band’s self-titled debut album, which was released on
February 5, 2013, is an engaging collection of music that is deeply rooted in
bluegrass traditions, although the members themselves draw upon country and
Americana and listen to everything from Doc Watson to Led Zeppelin.
Founded in 2010 by guitarist Tony Kamel and mandolin player Matt Slusher,
who honed their acoustic skills playing with acts like Graham Wilkinson, South
Austin Jug Band and Rodney Hayden, respectively, Wood & Wire began to take
form when bassist Dom Fisher joined Matt and Tony’s jam sessions.
Last spring, the trio officially added Trevor Smith (Green Mountain Grass)
on banjo and started making a name for itself on the Austin music scene, their
infectious songs and high-energy live performances.
Sat. Dec. 14, 2013 Shake Russell Band Shake Russell... As a left-handed player,
Shake taught himself to play upside down in the same way as the
legendary folk artist Elizabeth Cotton. Later in his career, Shake
would have an opportunity to meet this amazing lady at a performance
in Chicago. Before settling in Texas in the mid-70s, Shake’s musical
career took him from his hometown of Independence, Missouri, to
Kansas City, Houston, Austin, Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York City,
Chicago, Nashville, and the legendary Coconut Grove, a renowned
mecca for artists that is often described as the Greenwich Village of the
southeast. Other notables who significantly influenced Shake’s
development as a singer-songwriter were Bob Dylan, Lennon and
McCartney, Robbie Robertson, James Taylor, Cat Stevens, Leonard Cohen,
and John Vandiver. http://www.shakerussell.com
Fri. Dec. 20, 2013 Our Annual Christmas Party!! Janet will cook up a storm
and if you attend, you may bring your favorite Christmas dish,
but it is not required. We will have several talented musicians performing
and you will get to sing along as Janet and I sing
“The Aerobic Twelve of Christmas”!!! Come share some holiday spirit with us!!!
Sat. Dec. 21, 2013 Ruthie Foster SOLD OUT!!!“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!!!! She is bringing her Trio…….
As you all know, I totally abide by and live my life through politically correctness and
Ideological ignorance. So I want to say Happy Holidays to everyone. I mean Merry Christmas!!!!
Well, here’s a better way to say it…………..I don’t want to offend anyone.
Happy Agnostic ( Maybe)
Happy Muslim (both if you)
Happy Buddha (Oh, never mind, that’s a restaurant)
God Bless you my pretty Mormons, and your little wives too!
Happy Holidays to all, and I do mean all!!!
We say “God Bless” here, I know that’s a mortal sin to some folks,
but God Bless you anyway.
Fri. Dec. 27, 2013 Steady Freddy Krc 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. Freddie always puts on an amazing show on our stage!
You don’t want to miss this great performer!
Freddie Steady will be joined by "up & comer" Emily Grace Berry.
Opening the show at 9pm sharp will be David Hargraves playing a solo
set of acoustic original and Texas blues covers. A CD copy of
Freddie Steady Live at the Old Quarter Acoustic Café will be
included free with cover charge. https://www.facebook.com/david.hargraves.12
Sat. Dec. 28, 2013 Our local talent Robert Kuhn and his band will perform. Born and
mostly raised in Houston, Texas, 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
Wed. January 1, 2014 Our 17th and Second Final
Annual Townes Wake.
Townes Van Zandt Our 17th and 2nd Last Wake for our dear friend and fellow
musician, Townes Van Zandt. This night will be filled with various
performers filling the room with Townes’ beautiful music. We invite you to
come and celebrate the life of Townes as we share his music and his poetry.
This will begin at 7:00P.M. http://townesvanzandt.com/…
FRI. JAN. 3, 2014 GEORGE ENSLE... A Texas singer songwriter began
performing as a teenager and throughout the years has developed into
a fantastic singer, lyricist, and performer. With his reflective songs,
he always performs an outstanding show! http://www.georgeensle.com/
SAT. JAN. 11, 2014 LISA MORALES, 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!
FRI. JAN. 17, 2014 JOHN EVANS
“It’s just rock and roll.”That’s what John Evans says when asked
about his music. The John Evans band definitely is straight up
rock and roll. A Texas mainstay for as long as anyone can remember,
Evans has been a constant source for re-invention with each new musical
outing he takes. 2006 sees the release of Ramblin’ Boy , an eclectic
collection of songs where no two are anything remotely alike.
“What might be perceived as a weakness is that we can’t describe
what we are doing.” Evans adamantly states. One who prides himself
on his constant ability to express himself and current state of
mind through his music, Evan’s counts a myriad of early influences
among those that reflect on Ramblin’ Boy . From The Cars, Queen
and early Motley Crue to Adam Ant, The Ramones and Billy Idol,
the music behind Ramblin’ Boy is ignorant of any modern influence
but the hints of yore can most definitely be felt. Evans’ also notes
“I’m more of a songwriter than a rock band,” and here’s why.
Having grown up in a military family with a strict life regimen,
John Evans spent the better part of his days losing himself in an
alternative reality called music. It’s was this ability to give himself
to the song and to the story that invoked Evans’ path to take the
“dreamer’s approach” and try to write about something that’s been
written before but with a new perspective.
As a songwriter, John Evans credits the likes of Elvis Costello and Buddy
Holly as those he most resonates with. Vocally, his expression has a very
“Southern” thing about it where the phrasing and style is effortlessly
and similarly based in an old crooner style, akin to that of Elvis Presley.
This fine blend of influences has produced one of the most uniquely
different and inspiring modern performers of our time. http://www.thejebsite.com/
SAT. JAN. 18, 2014 MARINA ROCKS
Marina Rocks It's been a busy year for Marina Rocks.... Finalist @ Kerrville's
New Folk Songwriter's Competition for 2013, 1st place winner @ 106.9
"The Ranch" songwriter's competition, & 1st runner up @ Larry Joe
Taylor's songwriting competition. Her latest single "Stuck in the Mud"
w/Lloyd Maine's on dobro/banjo is now making airwaves on European radio.
Steve Rangle w/Houston Music News review wrote…”Marina's "Believe in Love"
album has more artistic integrity than the last 5 American Idol winners combined.”
Her new CD—Comeback Kid is awesome! Our dear friend and fellow musician,
Marina Rocks, ROCKS your world. Although she is a beautiful, soft
spoken, petit woman, when she takes the stage
she performs a mesmerizing, attention grabbing performance!
You don’t want to miss this dynamo!!! http://marinarocks.com/home.cfm
FRI. JAN. 24, 2014 CLARENCE 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 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.”
SAT. JAN.25, 2014 JOE ELY Shortly after high school, in 1970, with
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.
The following year, his band played London where he met punk
rock group The Clash. Impressed with each other’s performances,
the two bands would later tour together, including appearances in Ely’s
hometown of Lubbock, as well as Laredo and Ciudad Juarez in Mexico,
across the border from El Paso, Texas.
on the MCA label. Ely’s live performances have become legendary,
and he has released a live album roughly every ten years
(the last was Live at Antone’s in 2000). He has had a genre-crossing
James McMurtry in addition to his early work with The Clash
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.
SAT. FEB 1, 2014 ADAM CARROLL CD RELEASE 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
FRI. FEB.7, 2014 RAY BONNEVILLE h Blues singer, musician, and songwriter
Ray Bonneville is a Juno Award winner originally from Canada.
Before he reached his teens, his large family moved to the United States;
a few years later, when they returned to Canada, Bonneville stayed in the
States on his own. He found work as a member in different bands and as
a studio musician, playing both the harmonica and guitar. When he discovered
being a musician wasn't paying all of the bills, he studied flying and put in
enough hours to get his pilot's license. He was influenced by and performed
In 1993, Bonneville finished his debut recording On the Main.
It was followed by 1997's Solid Ground, which underscored his
growing writing and playing skills. Gust of Wind, which earned
Bonneville a Juno Award for Canada's Blues Album of the Year,
was released in 1999 and Rough Luck came out in 2000. The folk-tinged
Roll It Down followed three years later, while 2007's Goin' by Feel
boasted a darker, smokier sound and a tribute to New Orleans in the
song "I Am the Big Easy." Bonneville reunited with that album's
producer, Gurf Morlix, for his next album, 2011's Bad Man's Blood.
Bringing his unique, bluesy style back to our stage,
he is one act you don’t want to miss!!
SAT. FEB. 8 2014—Shake Russell Band with Michael Hearne
SAT. FEB. 15 . 2014 SETH WALKER 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. We are excited to have
this great talent return to our stage!!
SAT. FEB. 22, 2014 MATT MEJIA AND TWO STAR SYMPHONY
MATT MEJIA is a powerful singer, either separate or with his
great band. We are always excited to have this talented individual
perform on our stage! http://www.csmdp.com With Matt will be
TWO STAR SYMPHONY. Two Star Symphony is Houston’s
most unusual music ensemble. Composing and performing all-original
music in quartet and octet configurations, Two Star brings modern
instrumental music to a wide range of audiences, from classical music
enthusiasts to first time listeners.http://twostarsymphony.com/?page_id=26
TUES. FEB. 25, 2014 HAYES CARLL But for whatever reason, ten (SOLD OUT)
years into a recording career, Hayes Carll shows no signs of having
arrived at his creative apex. Each album expands on his already
extreme vintage country, extreme thumping bad road boogie, extreme
heartbroken ache – and finds new ways to take on the fate of the nation.
Whether it’s the GI protagonist in the propulsive title track of
KMAG YOYO, the train wreck objet d’amour of “Drunken Poet’s Dream,”
also recorded by Hubbard, the road warrior of both “I Got A Gig”
and “Little Rock” or the stoner liberal and the uptight Republican
vixen of “Another Like You,” Carll paints vivid pictures of humanity as it really is.
Thick-headed. Avaricious. Squalid. Hungry. Angry. Getting by.
Like so many Texans before him, there’s no agony in the ecstasy – just the
wonder of capturing the perfect character in the song. When you’re 6
beers down on a 12 pack night, you know Hayes Carll understands.
At a time like that – whether in your own backyard or some
jam-packed bar – that’s the best kind of friend to have. http://hayescarll.com/
SAT. MARCH 15, 2014 SKAKE RUSSELL Shake Russell... As a left-handed player,
Shake taught himself to play upside down in the same way as the legendary
folk artist Elizabeth Cotton. Later in his career, Shake would have an
opportunity to meet this amazing lady at a performance in Chicago.
Before settling in Texas in the mid-70s, Shake’s musical career took him
from his hometown of Independence, Missouri, to Kansas City, Houston,
Austin, Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York City, Chicago, Nashville,
and the legendary Coconut Grove, a renowned mecca for artists that is
often described as the Greenwich Village of the southeast. Other notables
who significantly influenced Shake’s development as a singer-songwriter
were Bob Dylan, Lennon and McCartney, Robbie Robertson, James Taylor,
Cat Stevens, Leonard Cohen, and John Vandiver. http://www.shakerussell.com
SAT. MARCH 22, 2014 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. As Rolling Stone puts it, “Tuneful, clever
and carefully observed, Sara Hickman’s material has all the strengths
expected of a contemporary Texas songwriter, plus one more – whimsy.
Sensitive and fearless, Shine is another testament to Hickman’s
diverse and emotional songwriting capabilities that appeal to a wide
range of audiences. Fun, upbeat tracks such as “Tasty Sweet” and
“My Cocky Friend” transition to clever observations on today’s society
with “Selfish Freak” and “Trouble With Boxes,” giving way to the spiritual,
insightful “Rapture” and “You Are Not Alone” before coming full circle
with the celebratory title track. http://sarahickman.com/
FRI. MARCH 28, 2014 OUR 8th ANNUAL GALVESTON ISLAND
HUMANE SOCIETY BENEFIT Each year we have an ongoing collection of
food, towels, leashes, carriers, and other pet necessities. We also collect office
supplies and equipment. Then we have a benefit for GIHS. This year we have 3
autographed electric guitars (Fender Esquires) that we are going to auction off.
The proceeds will go to GIHS . The guitars have autographs of Joe Ely,
Kinky Friedman, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Captain Hook, Billie Joe Shaver,
Ray Wylie Hubbard, and on and on and on! Please make sure you bring donations
to our shows. Cash is also accepted.
We will have a line up of musicians who will perform. More info coming!
SAT.MARCH 29, 2014 GOOD GIRLS WITH BAD INTENTIONS
An afterthought of a typical songwriter series at the Mucky Duck with some
of her favorite talented and vivacious Women-in-Texas-Music comrades,
inspired Lisa Morales to put together a unique group of gals for a series
of Texas dates – Lisa Morales, Shelley King, Miss Leslie, and Robyn
Ludwick. “I chose these women to join me because we are all
strong in our own styles. I wanted audiences to be the fly on the
wall that got to see what would happen when we sat in a room
together and made music. We all have a bit of country music
in us-that Texas, intangible thread.” says Morales.
While trying to figure out what the first show in the series would be
dubbed, Rusty Andrews of The Mucky Duck said
“How about Good Girls with Bad Intentions?”…and it stuck.
Little did the girls know that on-stage together, this theme would
be spot-on, and then some. “It can get to be a down-right tough
room –the diversity of the talent and songwriting coupled
with the raw and boisterous humor”, says Ludwick after the
first two shows of the tour. “It can begin with a moving song
that will break your heart and quickly turn to a ‘no boys allowed’
drinking song” adds Ludwick. One thing is for sure– there is never
a dull moment and the endearing qualities of this group of
women will touch you deeply and make you laugh til you cry.
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