413 20th Street * Galveston TX 77550
409-762-9199 * 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: email@example.com or call 409-457-2378
Check out my new invention….Magnarag on YOUTUBE. I have submitted patents for
both Magnarag and Magnorag. http://www.youtube.com then search for Magnarag.
Fri. May 31, 2013—Kevin and Dustin Welch
Kevin has not been here for quite awhile and he is bringing his son as well!
You won’t want to miss this show!!!!! More information below!!!
Fri. May 24, 2013—Richard Dobson Richard is a longtime friend and confidant
of mine and is a phenomenal writer, lyricist, and songwriter. Through his music
his prose he opens the door to reliving the many travels for this Texas/Swiss
songwriter. http://www.richard-j-dobson.ch/ Wrecks and Gary Ragan Opening...
Sat. May 25, 2013—Roberta Morales Roberta Morales is a musician,
the real deal, a singer, songwriter and guitar player who’s comfortable,
and accomplished, delivering a repertoire that ranges from original folk,
country and blues to classic Mexican ballads. Whether she sings in
English or in Spanish, Morales transcends language with personality,
with talent and with irrepressible joy of performance. A.C. Bendon on guitar
and David Carroll on Bass
Fri. May 31, 2013—Kevin and Dustin Welch Kevin Welch has been
referred to as a ‘songwriters songwriter’ an expressive singer and a great guitarist.
His songs have been recorded by a variety of artists including Roger Miller,
Trisha Yearwood, Jimmy LaFave, The Highywaymen, Tracy Grammer,
Linda Ronstadt and the list goes on. That said, no one does a Kevin Welch
song like he does.. He casts a spell over his audience with his words, sincerity,
musicianship and when the night is over you know you have
experienced something special. Kevin is among a handful of truly
great American songwriters, regardless of genre. He was Americana
before they had a name for it and few performers can fill a room
with their presence as well this thoughtful Okie.
His latest release, Patch of Blue Sky on Texas’ Music Road Records,
` is just another example of the great songwriting that his fans have come
to expect from this outstanding musician.. http://www.kevinwelch.com/
Dustin is also performing with his father!! Dustin Welch was born on
a cold Winter Solstice in a haunted plantation house on the grounds of a
Tennessee horse farm. His birth room was heated by a red-hot $80 tin stove
that burned whatever deadwood trees his dad could drag out of the woods by
tractor and chains. He was the first born son of a first born son. His mother was
the daughter of an Indian Princess, and the grand-daughter of one of the last
living original members of the Osage Tribe. That very night his father made
a silent promise, a sacred promise, that the boy would have a mandolin on his
fifth birthday. Probably inspired largely by his early exposure to Bela Fleck’s
Revolutionary approach to the banjo, Dustin began devising a unique style
of his own. Bare-fingered, open tuning, Appalachian flavored grooves and
melodies coupled with literate lyrics, strange and beautiful,
and the songs kept coming. He wrote them by himself,
he wrote them with friends, relatives, the friends of relatives….
Sat June 1, 2013 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
he is so widely celebrated as a Texas music legend. He recently received a Lifetime
Achievement Award from My Texas Music!!!!
Fri. June 7, 2013 Jack Saunders and Danny Everitt “What we’ve got here are
two front men backing each other up. As respected performing artists,
Danny and Jack play listening rooms, house concerts and festivals year round.
They are bona fide troubadours in the time-tested Texas tradition.
They sound like sundown in Kerrville. They sound like everything
you love about the Lone Star State.”
Sat. June 8, 2013 Wood and Wire 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 drawing fans to venues
like the legendary Cactus Cafe. http://woodandwireband.com/
Opening—Michael Anthony Shanks If Jack Kerouac and John Coltrane
somehow had a baby who grew up in Texas, you'd get the funk/folk
of Michael Anthony Shanks. His songwriting features off the
wall lyrics, live looping and always a big fat beat. Michael has
performed all over the world with amazing musicians such as
Jovino Santos Neto, Down North and Mando Saenz, and he is
about to release his debut solo album this summer. www.shankstermusic.com
Fri. June 14, 2013 Craig Kinsey “A poet is not someone who writes poetry;
a poet is someone who lives a deep and odd life.” Born a full turn from the white
picket fences of America, Craig Kinsey was raised on Southern lore from a family
of moon shiners. His teenage years were spent train hopping, walking,
and driving across the country in search of “the old days… Guthrie, Kerouac,
and John Lee Hooker.” "Craig Kinsey’s new album, The Burdener, carries the punch
of his diverse life. It starts off with a circus— a raucous, grinding New Orleans
sounding Deep Vermillion Rug. The epic Waiting on a Train and St. Anne’s door
weave barroom piano, brass and strings while Montrose Blvd. Blues pays
homage to Houston’s gypsy and frontier styled swing. The Burdener is Kinsey’s
first solo effort apart from the Sideshow Tramps, a band with a five year
history of surviving floods, fires, police raids, and a shipwreck while
receiving the title “legendary” and “Best Stage Act” by the Houston Press.
Sat. June 15, 2013 The Hemmerridge Mountain Boys These guys are performing
their 101st Final Gig. After touring with Townes Van Zandt as his back up band,
The Hemmerridge Mountain Boys were formed. Their music is timeless and this
could possibly be their final performance. Yes, we all grow up gracefully and
these guys are as great as they were when they toured with Townes. Wrecks played
Bass with Lightin’ Hopkins for over a decade and is the proud owner of the
Old Quarter Acoustic Café with his wife. Come out and support these guys!!!!
Fri. June 21, 2013 Kevin Anthony In 2010, Kevin released his first solo album
entitled “North Star”, which featured “Hurricane Ike”. This autobiographical song
about the hurricane that devastated Galveston in 2008 received airplay throughout
the country. This eleven-track effort sees reminders of what he brought to his
partnership with his mid-west based band, The Twin City Playboys.
His new songs fit in beautifully, in addition to bringing a new sound into the fold.
Anthony’s smooth voice comes through brilliantly – it’s soulful, warm and lovely,
and throughout the record shows not only that he is a gifted singer,
but an incredibly talented, straightforward lyricist.
Sat. June 22, 2013 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. June 28, 2013 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
Sat. June 29, 2013 Bobby Mitchell
Fri. July 12, 2013 Myrna Sanders Band
Sat. July 13, 2013 Come See My Dead Person
Fri. July 19, 2013 Jimmie Dale Gilmore and Butch Hancock
Sat. July 27, 2013 Band of Heathens
July 5th and 6th are OPEN!!
Fri. July 12, 2013 Myrna Sanders Band
Sat. July 13, 2013 Come See My Dead Person
Sat. July 20, 2013 Al Staehely
Fri. Aug. 3, 2013 Joe Ely
Sat. August 17, 2013 George Ensle
Sat. September 7, 2013 Terri Hendrix and Lloyd Maines
Sat. September 14, 2013 Adam Carroll
No Ascap, BMI or SESAC songs can be played here, period!! (Unless you wrote them)
Galveston's Official Open Mike!!!!
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