- By mrsmusic40
- December 21, 2016
- Comments Off on FRI. FEB. 24, 2017 – KEVIN ANTHONY with TEX RENNER, ODD TODDLER AND JAREDD REED OPENING
Tex has been a regular at our open mics. We immediately got a connection to him because a couple of the songs he sang are a part of our repertoire. Tex is a great individual and a great writer. He has a great sense of humor! That fits in to our place!!!
Odd Toddler 9:15pm – 10:15pm
Odd Toddler came in to the Old Quarter about a year or so ago. They are accomplished musicians and writers. Their songs are about their lives and travels. They put on a fantastic SHOW!
Jaredd Reed 10:30pm – 11:30pm
I write original music for licensing in TV, advertisements, film, video games, and other media. Much of my music is listed exclusively through Jingle Punks, and I also have music in non-exclusive libraries such as Music Dealers, Musync, and AudioMicro. Royalty-free libraries include AudioJungle, Pond5, LuckStock, SoundVault, and TuneFruit. Much of my music is listed under my company name, Tetrasound Productions. I also write arrangements of classical music in the public domain. All of the arrangements were made digitally with virtual orchestras. Some of them stay true to the original score, while others were arranged with different instrumentation.
Jared was another person who came in to play open mic. He is Great!!!!
Kevin Anthony & G Town 12:30 – ???
Unlike many 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.”
And carry it on he has. The cover of Texas Memories features a photograph of Anthony’s grandmother Violet, perched on the back of a pick-up truck playing her acoustic guitar. The opening track, “The Violet Two Step,” is an ode to Anthony’s first music mentor, and it kicks off a disc full of classic Southern Texas country music that is at once reminiscent and timeless.