413 20th Street * Galveston TX 77550
Best number: 479 677 2086
All Posters and packages must be sent to
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 by Janet: firstname.lastname@example.org 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!!!!!!!!!
RICHARD DOBSON WITH THE BELLS OPENING Fri. Nov. 21
SETH WALKER SAT. NOV. 22ND
LISA MORALES FRI. NOV 28TH
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
ROBERT KUHN, MATT MEJIA, AND THE BELLS
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 FOSTER—Sat. 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.\
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. email@example.com 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
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.
THE BELLS WILL OPEN!!!
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.
FRI. NOV. 28, 2014 LISA MORALES BAND…Make no mistake, Lisa Morales’
Beautiful Mistake is the masterwork of a songwriter taking life’s tragedies,
it’s 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.
Texas Music Magazine
SAT. NOV. 29, 2014 SHAKE RUSSELL, MIKE HEARNE AND
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
“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/
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.”
The Bells Opening!!!
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. We are really stoked to have him
perform on 2 nights. He is GREAT!!!!!!!
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,
with that band which contained seven originals by Staehely.
Two years later he wrote ten songs for a Staehely Brothers album also
Al Staehely. As a writer, his songs have been recorded by Keith Moon,
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.
This is an awesome night of music!!!
FRI. DEC. 19, 2014 THE ANNUAL CHRISTMAS GATHERING DAY 1
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.
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!”
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!!!!
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!
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!!!!
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!
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
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.
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!!!
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)
No Ascap, BMI or SESAC songs can be played here, period!!
(Unless you wrote them)
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