CONTINENTAL CONFIDENTIAL

"Revealing the facts, and naming the names"

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THE CONTINENTAL CLUB GALLERY

A Fusion of Art, Funky Jazz and Cocktails


1313A S. Congress Avenue, Austin TX 78704

Two doors up from The Continental Club

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Volume XVIII, Issue 6.3 * November 20, 2014

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Quick Links!

THE CONTINENTAL CLUB: Dianne's DishContinental Service ClubSound BitesThe Club's Coming ShowsBirthdays And MemorialsNotable Obituaries

THE CONTINENTAL CLUB GALLERY
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Dianne's Gallery DishArtLiteratiMusicThe Gallery's Coming Shows

C-BOY'S HEART & SOUL: Dianne's Heart & Soul DishMusic

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"The Continental Gallery’s ambience is strikingly different from most other clubs around town, highlighted by the revolving art displays on the walls and relatively quiet live music. Upstairs from The Continental Club, patrons find more secluded seating areas and a ping-pong table. Unique touches like this one are what make the gallery so exciting." ~DTWeekend.com

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Dianne's Gallery Dish

Hey, y'all!

Fundraising with Kickstarter is currently going on for Mike Flanigin's new album featuring amazing performances by Billy Gibbons, Gary Clark Jr., Jimmie Vaughan, Alejandro Escovedo, Kat Edmonson, Reverend Gean West & The Relatives! The Kickstarter ends on December 2, so this weekend will be Mike Flanigin Kickstarter Nights with free admission. You will be encouraged to donate to the Kickstarter & Mike will even have a computer set up to accept donations! Please click the link to get the album! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1294454178/the-drifter

I'm very sorry to tell you that former Gallery artist Tom Runkle, of Music to Mirrors, has passed away after a brief battle with cancer. Tom passed away on Tuesday. He was surrounded by his family and was made as comfortable as possible by the angels at Hospice Austin's Christopher House. There will be a memorial art show to celebrate his incredible work in the coming months. Tom did a lot of fun and interesting things in his life, but he found a level of fulfillment and satisfaction in this artwork that was unlike anything else.

Keep readin' & rockin'....
Dianne

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Music

Thursday, November 20, doors open at 8:00pm.
No cover all night!
@ 8:30pm: Liv Mueller. Singing/writing years ago in a Rockabilly band called "The Screaming Lillies" & barely 19, Liv packed up and re-located herself to Nashville from the Midwest, where she performed at places like 'Tootsies' and 'The Rose Room' while supplementing her income occasionally by playing for money on the streets with an open guitar case. Not long after Nashville, Austin became her next home wherein she formed the first incarnation of  'The Lovelies'. Liv has just released a solo album entitled 'LIV SINGS' Love Songs For The Forlorn And Misguided, in which she composed, played, recorded and mixed nearly the entire album alone in her home studio. This new album is now available through CDBaby, and iTunes
@ 10:30pm: Tameca Jones. Coined the "Tina Turner of jazz" due to her long legs, fierce hair, and aggressive vocal stylings, Tameca Jones is a rare creature--an Austin, TX musician actually born and raised in the musical city. Since embarking on her mission to put her unique and soulful spin on covers in 2008, she has taken the local scene by storm with her potpourri of jazz, blues, rock, and soul. She opened for Gary Clark Jr., BB King, Smokey Robinson, David Sanborn and Joey Defrancesco, Oleta Adams, Take 6, Al Di Meola, Robert Cray, Ruben Studdard, and many other notable artists. In the summer of 2010, she won a prestigious contest that allowed her to open for Jill Scott, Anthony Hamilton, and Mint Condition. At one of her shows, you can hear her refreshing takes on a wide range of artists from Nirvana and Jimi Hendrix to Talking Heads and Bob Marley. Her band are regulars at established Austin venues like The Elephant Room, Z Tejas, Central Market, One World Theatre, One2One Bar and the Continental Club Gallery.

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Friday, November 21, doors open at 8:00pm.
Early Show, no cover.
@ 8:30pm: The Robert Kraft Trio will be performing American popular song, originals, Seventies pop and soul. It's more about songs than genres. Clean, tight arrangements that emphasize the beauty and lyricism of the songs. If they like a song, they will do it, no matter what era it hails from. Robert Kraft- voice; JD Pendley- guitar; Lindsay Greene- upright bass. You can pick up one of their CDs too!
Late Show, NO COVER. Mike Flanigin's Kickstarter Nights
@ 10:30pm: This week's edition of the Mike Flanigin B-3 Trio, features guitarist Johnny Moeller & the inimitable Barry "Frosty" Smith on drums! The Mike Flanigin Trio features Mike on Hammond organ amplified through a classic Leslie cabinet. His backing players vary from night to night, but you count on it being the cream of Austin's crop in jazz, blues or funk.
This weekend we're offering a free show because Mike is trying to fund his latest recording, The Drifter, with your help. There's all different kinds of music on the album...Blues, Jazz, Rock, Gospel, Folk and even an orchestrated prelude. Just look at who’s on it:  Billy Gibbons, Jimmie Vaughan, Gary Clark Jr., Alejandro Escovedo, Kat Edmonson, Reverend Gean West & The Relatives. All great Texas music heroes, legends or rising stars. You can make a donation at the show by either the tip jar or online. Mike will even have a computer set up to take your donations on the Kickstarter page! Please click the link to get the album - https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1294454178/the-drifter.

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Saturday, November 22, doors open at 8:00pm.
Early Show, no cover.
@ 8:30pm: Hilary York was born in Houston, Texas but moved overseas for a while where she began writing poems and learning piano. Years later, while hitchhiking through Europe, Hilary co-wrote her first song. She moved to Austin, went to school and started to write songs on guitar and play at open mics. York has been playing shows since 2000. She's released two albums, "The Moon" and "In The Dark" and is recording more songs with her band for "Shiny Things" due 2015.
Late Show, NO COVER. Mike Flanigin's Kickstarter Nights!   
@ 10:30pm: This week's edition of the Mike Flanigin B-3 Trio, features guitarist Johnny Moeller & the inimitable Barry "Frosty" Smith on drums! The Mike Flanigin Trio features Mike on Hammond organ amplified through a classic Leslie cabinet. His backing players vary from night to night, but you count on it being the cream of Austin's crop in jazz, blues or funk.
This weekend we're offering a free show because Mike is trying to fund his latest recording, The Drifter, with your help. There's all different kinds of music on the album...Blues, Jazz, Rock, Gospel, Folk and even an orchestrated prelude. Just look at who’s on it:  Billy Gibbons, Jimmie Vaughan, Gary Clark Jr., Alejandro Escovedo, Kat Edmonson, Reverend Gean West & The Relatives. All great Texas music heroes, legends or rising stars. You can make a donation at the show by either the tip jar or online. Mike will even have a computer set up to take your donations on the Kickstarter page! Please click the link to get the album - https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1294454178/the-drifter.

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Sunday, November 23, doors open at 8:00pm.
No cover all night!

@ 8:30pm: Jon Dee Graham & Friend. The Jon Dee & Friend Show is an acoustic format with Jon Dee playing guitar, lap steel and who knows what else. Each week he invites a special guest to join him for a semi-acoustic concert punctuated by stories that will bring lots of laughter and maybe even a few tears. Jon Dee has a way of getting his fellow musicians to relax & talk & share stories that you probably haven't ever heard before. It's not just music - it's also part talk show & part comedy hour, and 100% genuine.
Late Show, NO COVER. Mike Flanigin's Kickstarter Nights
@ 10:30pm: This week's edition of the Mike Flanigin B-3 Trio, features guitarist Denny Freeman & Kyle Thompson on drums! The Mike Flanigin Trio features Mike on Hammond organ amplified through a classic Leslie cabinet. His backing players vary from night to night, but you count on it being the cream of Austin's crop in jazz, blues or funk.
Mike is trying to fund his latest recording, The Drifter, with your help. There's all different kinds of music on the album...Blues, Jazz, Rock, Gospel, Folk and even an orchestrated prelude. Just look at who’s on it: Billy Gibbons, Jimmie Vaughan, Gary Clark Jr., Alejandro Escovedo, Kat Edmonson, Reverend Gean West & The Relatives. All great Texas music heroes, legends or rising stars. You can make a donation at the show by either the tip jar or online. Mike will even have a computer set up to take your donations on the Kickstarter page! Please click the link to get the album - https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1294454178/the-drifter.

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Monday, November 24, doors open at 8:00pm.
No cover all night!
@ 8:30pm:
Church on Monday with Elias Haslanger, featuring Dr. James Polk and Jake Langley have made a home in Gallery. Elias' latest CD, "Church on Monday," was inspired by the early 60s Blue Note recordings by Stanley Turrentine and Jimmy Smith. The quintet is partially made up of jazz saxophonist and composer Elias Haslanger, with James Polk on B3 and Jake Langley on guitar.
@ 10:30pm: Kalu James Born in Nigeria, Kalu James moved to the United States at the age of 18 and although he had sung in the choir since age 9, it wasn't until he moved far from home to New York State in 2001 to study computer technology that he discovered his gift for songwriting. With a blend of Blues-Rock, Soul and African folk rhythm, Kalu James brings to the table emotive, genuine lyrics with his remarkably unique and unforgettable style of vocal delivery. Critics have said it best: “Kalu James has nicely blended the sounds of acoustic, folk, and soul into a nice melodious tune”

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Tuesday, November 25, doors open at 8:00pm.
Early Show, $10. Doors open at 8:00pm. No advance tickets!
@ 8:30pm:
James McMurtry began playing these intimate shows while getting ready to make a solo recording and to debut material, and work on songs for that project. It quickly gained momentum and McMurtry will continue the solo shows. "This intimate space doesn’t get enough credit for its low-key charm — you’d be hard-pressed to find a better listening room in town, perennial favorite the Cactus Cafe excepted. You couldn’t find a better place to see a solo acoustic set from clever Austin troubadour James McMurtry." ~Patrick Caldwell, Austin American-Statesman.
Late, no cover:
@ 10:30pm: The Ephraim Owens Experience is the brainchild of trumpet master in the jazz arena, Ephraim Owen. He is especially well known for his signature solos and ability to improvise. He has an uncanny ability to imagine his music laid on top of anything else he hears, and his adaptability makes him a welcome addition to any lineup. The Austin Chronicle ranks Ephraim as "Best Horn" in Austin. When Ephraim is out of town, Brannen Temple usually fills in for him.

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Wednesday, November 26, doors open at 8:00pm.
Early Show, no cover!
@ 8:30pm: Matt Hubbard Trio. Matt Hubbard began his career by studying electronic music at Oberlin Conservatory. He began working with Willie Nelson in 1998 and has been running Nelson's home studio in Luck, TX since 2000. Matt co-produced Willie Nelson's "Rainbow Connection" (Island/Def Jam 2001) which was nominated for the Country Album of the Year Grammy Award. He has also done extensive work as a recording engineer and session musician playing keyboards, harmonica, trombone and other instruments. In 2009 he joined 7 Walkers, a band with former Grateful Dead drummer Bill Kreutzmann, Meters bassist George Porter, Jr. and guitarist Papa Mali. Matt's latest project is the Matt Hubbard Trio with Brad Houser and Rob Kidd on bass and drums. Their debut album was recently completed with the help of producer and percussionist John Bush.
Late Show, $5 cover. No advance tickets!
@ 10:30pm: Trube, Farrell & Snizz are Andrew Trube and Anthony Farrell of the Greyhounds, along with drummer Dave "Snizz" Robinson. They bring their mix of funk, soul and r&b to the Gallery every Wednesday night for a real happening scene. When Trube, Farrell are out of town, Snizz puts together a great band of co-horts to fill in. I don't always know about these shows in advance, so check out Trube, Farrell & Snizz on Facebook for the most accurate info. Snizzlestrut or Snizz & Friends fills in for TF&S whenever Andrew Trube & Anthony Farrell are out of town. It's always a groovin' funky good time! Snizz & Friends fills in when Andrew & Anthony are gone.

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Thursday, November 27, doors open at 8:00pm.
No cover all night!
@ 8:30pm: Liv Mueller. Singing/writing years ago in a Rockabilly band called "The Screaming Lillies" & barely 19, Liv packed up and re-located herself to Nashville from the Midwest, where she performed at places like 'Tootsies' and 'The Rose Room' while supplementing her income occasionally by playing for money on the streets with an open guitar case. Not long after Nashville, Austin became her next home wherein she formed the first incarnation of  'The Lovelies'. Liv has just released a solo album entitled 'LIV SINGS' Love Songs For The Forlorn And Misguided, in which she composed, played, recorded and mixed nearly the entire album alone in her home studio. This new album is now available through CDBaby, and iTunes
@ 10:30pm: Tameca Jones. Coined the "Tina Turner of jazz" due to her long legs, fierce hair, and aggressive vocal stylings, Tameca Jones is a rare creature--an Austin, TX musician actually born and raised in the musical city. Since embarking on her mission to put her unique and soulful spin on covers in 2008, she has taken the local scene by storm with her potpourri of jazz, blues, rock, and soul. She opened for Gary Clark Jr., BB King, Smokey Robinson, David Sanborn and Joey Defrancesco, Oleta Adams, Take 6, Al Di Meola, Robert Cray, Ruben Studdard, and many other notable artists. In the summer of 2010, she won a prestigious contest that allowed her to open for Jill Scott, Anthony Hamilton, and Mint Condition. At one of her shows, you can hear her refreshing takes on a wide range of artists from Nirvana and Jimi Hendrix to Talking Heads and Bob Marley. Her band are regulars at established Austin venues like The Elephant Room, Z Tejas, Central Market, One World Theatre, One2One Bar and the Continental Club Gallery.

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Friday, November 28, doors open at 8:00pm.
Early Show, no cover.
@ 8:30pm: The Robert Kraft Trio will be performing American popular song, originals, Seventies pop and soul. It's more about songs than genres. Clean, tight arrangements that emphasize the beauty and lyricism of the songs. If they like a song, they will do it, no matter what era it hails from. Robert Kraft- voice; JD Pendley- guitar; Lindsay Greene- upright bass. You can pick up one of their CDs too!
Late Show, $5. No advance tickets.
@ 10:30pm: This week's edition of the Mike Flanigin B-3 Trio, features guitarist TBA & the inimitable Barry "Frosty" Smith on drums! The Mike Flanigin Trio features Mike on Hammond organ amplified through a classic Leslie cabinet. His backing players vary from night to night, but you count on it being the cream of Austin's crop in jazz, blues or funk.

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Saturday, November 29, doors open at 8:00pm.
Early Show, no cover.
@ 8:30pm: Hilary York was born in Houston, Texas but moved overseas for a while where she began writing poems and learning piano. Years later, while hitchhiking through Europe, Hilary co-wrote her first song. She moved to Austin, went to school and started to write songs on guitar and play at open mics. York has been playing shows since 2000. She's released two albums, "The Moon" and "In The Dark" and is recording more songs with her band for "Shiny Things" due 2015.
Late Show, $5. No advance tickets.
@ 10:30pm: This week's edition of the Mike Flanigin B-3 Trio, features guitarist TBA & the inimitable Barry "Frosty" Smith on drums! The Mike Flanigin Trio features Mike on Hammond organ amplified through a classic Leslie cabinet. His backing players vary from night to night, but you count on it being the cream of Austin's crop in jazz, blues or funk.

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Sunday, November 30, doors open at 8:00pm.
No cover all night!

@ 8:30pm: Jon Dee Graham & Friend. The Jon Dee & Friend Show is an acoustic format with Jon Dee playing guitar, lap steel and who knows what else. Each week he invites a special guest to join him for a semi-acoustic concert punctuated by stories that will bring lots of laughter and maybe even a few tears. Jon Dee has a way of getting his fellow musicians to relax & talk & share stories that you probably haven't ever heard before. It's not just music - it's also part talk show & part comedy hour, and 100% genuine.
@ 10:30pm: Dupree, a trio of B3 organ (Mike Flanigin), guitar (Jake Langley) and drums, is in the Gallery on Sunday nights! Dupree carries on the organ trio tradition of the 1950's & ‘60's that blends swing, blues, boogaloo & pop with a little country & rock creating their own Texas sound."

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Coming...Monday 12/1: Kalu James @10:30; Church on Monday with Elias Haslanger, featuring Dr. James Polk and Jake Langley @8:30, no cover all night..... Tuesday 12/2: Late: Ephraim Owens Experience @10:30, no cover; Early: TBA @8:30, no cover... Wednesday 12/3: Late: Trube, Farrell & Snizz @10:30, $5; Early: Matt Hubbard Trio @8:30.... Thursday 12/4: Tameca Jones @10:30, Liv Mueller @8:30pm, no cover... Friday 12/5: TBA @10:30, $5 cover, The Robert Kraft Trio @8:30pm, no cover... Saturday 12/6: TBA @10:30pm, $5; Hilary York @8:30pm, no cover.... Sunday 12/7: Dupree @10:30pm; Jon Dee Graham & Friend @8:30pm, no cover all night... Monday 12/8: Kalu James @10:30; Church on Monday with Elias Haslanger, featuring Dr. James Polk and Jake Langley @8:30, no cover all night..... Tuesday 12/9: Late: Ephraim Owens Experience @10:30, no cover; Early: TBA @8:30, no cover... Wednesday 12/10: Late: Trube, Farrell & Snizz @10:30, $5; Early: Matt Hubbard Trio @8:30.... Thursday 12/11: Tameca Jones @10:30, Liv Mueller @8:30pm, no cover... Friday 12/12: The Lost Counts @10:30, $5 cover, The Robert Kraft Trio @8:30pm, no cover... Saturday 12/13: Snizz & Friends @10:30pm, $5; Hilary York @8:30pm, no cover.... Sunday 12/14: Red Young @10:30pm; TBA @8:30pm, no cover all night... Monday 12/15: Money Chicha @10:30; Church on Monday with Elias Haslanger, featuring Dr. James Polk and Jake Langley @8:30, no cover all night.

And there you have it until next week,
Dianne

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Quick Links!

THE CONTINENTAL CLUB:Dianne's DishContinental Service ClubSound BitesThe Club's Coming ShowsBirthdays And MemorialsNotable Obituaries

THE CONTINENTAL CLUB GALLERY
:
Dianne's Gallery DishArtLiteratiMusicThe Gallery's Coming Shows

C-BOY'S HEART & SOUL: Dianne's Heart & Soul DishMusic

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Volume XVIII, Issue 6.3 * November 20, 2014

Quick Links!

THE CONTINENTAL CLUB: Dianne's DishContinental Service ClubSound BitesThe Club's Coming ShowsBirthdays And MemorialsNotable Obituaries

THE CONTINENTAL CLUB GALLERY
:
Dianne's Gallery DishArtLiteratiMusicThe Gallery's Coming Shows

C-BOY'S HEART & SOUL: Dianne's Heart & Soul DishMusic

"This is simply one of the greatest clubs in the country. With its rich tradition and great reputation for always having good music, the Continental Club seems to be a hot spot for anyone who really likes music. And if you go, you just may find yourself sitting next to Julia Roberts or Johnny Depp. You never know at the CC. And that's why bigger acts always make a stop here on tour. As far as musicians are concerned, there's no better place to play...or go." ~CitySearch.com

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Dianne's Dish

Hello everyone!

Fundraising with Kickstarter is currently going on for Mike Flanigin's new album featuring amazing performances by Billy Gibbons, Gary Clark Jr., Jimmie Vaughan, Alejandro Escovedo, Kat Edmonson, Reverend Gean West & The Relatives! The Kickstarter ends on December 2, so this weekend will be Mike Flanigin Kickstarter Nights with free admission. You will be encouraged to donate to the Kickstarter & Mike will even have a computer set up to accept donations! Please click the link to get the album! https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1294454178/the-drifter

I'm very sorry to tell you that former Gallery artist Tom Runkle, of Music to Mirrors, has passed away after a brief battle with cancer. Tom passed away on Tuesday. He was surrounded by his family and was made as comfortable as possible by the angels at Hospice Austin's Christopher House. There will be a memorial art show to celebrate his incredible work in the coming months. Tom did a lot of fun and interesting things in his life, but he found a level of fulfillment and satisfaction in this artwork that was unlike anything else.

Sonic Highwayman Dave Grohl - Foo Fighters frontman documents ATX culture and tradition
By Kevin Curtin , Austin Chronicle.

Foo Fighters tape their second Austin City Limits appearance tonight at ACL Live at the Moody Theater on the heels of a journey down Austin’s Sonic Highways. Dave Grohl called the Chronicle earlier this month to discuss the local segment of his HBO series and fielded questions about Nirvana’s Texas shows in 1991.

Austin Chronicle: So you just stepped right in and made one of the best music documentaries about Austin?

Dave Grohl: We were a little nervous making this episode because we’re trying to make a point that cities like Austin have to stick up for themselves and protect themselves from losing the thing that’s special – the heart of the city. We were interviewing people and talking about this and I started to get a little worried that the direction had shifted from the history of music there to the future of music there. Then I realized that’s what we should embrace.

Talking to Terry Lickona, talking to Gary Clark Jr., talking to Jimmie Dale Gilmore – they’ve seen the city change. I think the most important thing to them is that the roots and history of the music is represented.

The first person that saw it was Terry. He wrote me and said, “That’s the first time anyone has told the story of Austin and Austin City Limits so well. Thank you.” Man, it was such a weight off my shoulders. When I make these episodes, my most important critics are the people in them. That they feel like I’ve done them justice.

AC: You have a lot of great interviews in Sonic Highways, including Roky Erickson, Gibby Haynes, and David Yow. Who didn’t make the cut or weren’t available to comment?

DG: For the entire series, we tried to interview about 100 people and I think only three people declined, so we got almost everyone we wanted to get. The logistics of putting something like this together are crazy. We’ve been working on this for almost two years and we kept it a secret for a year-and-a-half.

We did a good job on that, but it was such a massive undertaking. I’ve never done anything like this in my life! It’s just been 24 hours a day for a year-and-a-half, and, good God man, it’s been the most exciting year of my life because these interviews were more like lessons.

I got to sit down and talk about Texas music with Willie Nelson. I got to sit down and talk about country and Nashville with Dolly Parton. I got to sit down with Chuck D and talk about New York City and rap. It’s fucking insane! I went on a mission and learned so much about American music.

AC: With Sonic Highways and before that Sound City, you’re becoming a storyteller of American music. What’s next for you in that regard?

DG: First of all, I really like my day job. I got a good fuckin’ gig! But I think it’s important that someone with the opportunity and resources documents the histories of these people, along with the music, for the next generation. Culture and tradition have been handed down for thousands of years though stories and now, with the accessibility of documentaries, you can quickly inspire people worldwide.

When it comes to music, there’s nothing more inspiring than seeing another musician share their passion. Hearing about Buddy Guy building his first guitar out of wires and nails from his screen porch, and then becoming a blues legend – that kind of information changes people’s lives because it’s human and the opportunity is entirely real. I try to inspire them to be inspired and that’s the challenge.

How do you show people that everybody can follow their crazy-ass dreams? Just watch any of the Sonic Highways interviews. Every single one of those people started with nothing and ended up with an incredible story.

AC: Have you gotten any feedback from directors? Did Ken Burns call you up and say, “Good job, Dave”?

DG: No man, I’m scared of that. It would like having your favorite drummer come up and say, “Hey, you’re pretty good!” I’m my own worst critic, but once it leaves my grips I’m free of it. I do what I do as well as I can do it and, for me, that’s good enough. I don’t kill myself over the details. I’m really flattered when people come up and say they’re inspired, but if it’s not your thing, it’s not your thing.

AC: You’re known for so many different things. For all of your successful creative projects, what have you attempted that never got off the ground?

DG: If I start something, it goes because I’m not going to half-ass it. Oh! I started a shoe company once! Nobody knows that. It’s funny.

AC: What happened with it?

DG: It fuckin’ ate shit. What do I know about shoes? I had been looking for an old pair of Air Jordan high tops like the metalheads used to have and nobody was selling them, so me and my buddy Nick started a shoe company called Hooves. We made death metal-inspired high tops with a pentagrams and the logo looked like Celtic Frost’s. We signed a deal with Burton and they made like 1,000 of them. Most went to Japan and then it just went under.

AC: While making Austin’s Sonic Highways, did you think back to Nirvana’s 1991 Liberty Lunch gig?

DG: I remember Liberty Lunch because I played there with Scream. But yeah, that was a crazy Nirvana tour, because no one expected Nevermind to do what it did and the little venues couldn’t keep up. We’d have a show booked at a place that holds 600 people and there’d be 600 more outside.

The tour turned into chaos. Remember what happened at Trees in Dallas? Kurt [Cobain] smashed the monitor board and a security guy’s head with a guitar and there was blood everywhere. Every show got crazier and when we got home we were like, “Goddamn, what was that?” The album was going platinum and we were still in the same van.

AC: What’s the music mecca that didn’t make the Sonic Highways series?

DG: So many cities in America have incredible musical histories – Memphis, Detroit, San Francisco, and Boston – that it would take a whole other series to go over. Instead of telling the story of Memphis, which a lot of people know, I wanted to do Washington D.C., which a lot people don’t know about musically. We had to make decisions.

A lot of people know Austin is important to the industry culture because of South by Southwest, but maybe they don’t know the roots of it so I wanted to tell that story. In the Los Angeles episode, we don’t stay in Hollywood. We go way out in the desert to Joshua Tree at Rancho De La Luna. I wanted get off the beaten path a little bit.

We could have gone to Detroit and made a five-hour episode about all the legends that came out of there, but I think people already know about the Hit Factory and Motown. Let’s move on to things they might not know about. I get to tell the world about Kyuss and Minor Threat on HBO.

AC: You have a tailored song for each city at the end of every episode. What was the process for making those?

DG: Here’s how it works. About a year-and-a-half ago, I rounded up all the instrumental ideas I’d been working on and showed them to the band. There were about 40 and we picked eight that sounded like they would make a great Foo Fighters record and assigned each one to a city. We rehearsed them so when we got into the studios, we would have our shit down and blast them out in a couple takes.

Pairing songs with cities instrumentally was funny because I didn’t write the lyrics until the last day of each session. So the first day we’d load in gear. The next day we’d put mics up and start recording, and then I’d go interview some people. The next day we’d do a couple overdubs. The next day we’d put some keyboards on then go interview people.

By the fifth day, I’d have interviewed a bunch of people and the track would be ready to sing on. I’d then take the transcripts from the interview back to my hotel room, drink a bottle of wine, and pick and choose different words, sentences, and phrases from the transcripts and make them into the lyrics of the song. Then the next day, I’d sing it. All of the songs, I’d written about 12 hours before I actually sang them.

And it worked. It was fucking cool! The next day we’d shoot a performance video for the finale of the episode and the lyrics come up on the screen, and you recognize all the references from the stories you just heard.

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Keep readin' & rockin'....
Dianne

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Please Note: While I try to be very accurate with lineups, times & cover charges for our shows, last-minute changes and errors can, and sometimes do, occur. Call the Club at 512-441-2444 for the most current information for Austin shows. Also, we are a 21+ venue! No under-21 admissions!

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The Continental Club History is always an ongoing project for me. If you have stories or photos to share, I would love to hear/see them! I've posted several photos of the refurbished CC sign from 1987 on our photo page. I'm now I'm also getting together with Mrs. Jeanette Brown regarding the early years - her family owns the 1200 block where Amy's Ice Cream & Lucky Robot are located. Mrs. Brown has many early photos & stories for me! Jennifer Luna, the granddaughter of previous propriators, Gilbert & Jo Kathryn Grovier, hooked me up with her mother who shared some of her memories of The Continental Club. I've also found a lot of information on The Continental Club's very first residency band - The Mascots - from 1955! You can even hear 6 of their songs on MP3. Click here to learn more, view the photos & find the link to hear the MP3s.

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Are you a customer with questions about upcoming show times, tickets, cover charge etc.? In Austin call: (512) 441-0202 or (512) 441-2444 or e-mail Dianne at info@continentalclub.com. In Houston call: (713)529-9899 or (713) 529-9666. Are you a musician inquiring about booking a gig? Booking in Austin? Steve & Celeste: steve@continentalclub.com and cmartin@continentalclub.com. PR in Austin: Dianne, info@continentalclub.com.

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Sound Bites

Thursday, November 20, doors open at 4pm.
Happy Hour, no cover.
@ 6:30pm: Shoulders. Upon seeing the band Shoulders perform, Ira Robbins of Newsday wrote, “Led by guttural singer Michael Slattery, the raucously amplified acoustic group – imagine a street band celebrating Mardi Gras, Halloween and St. Patrick’s Day simultaneously – stoked its bonfire with Kurt Weill and sea chanteys alike; its literary lyrics ran the gamut from Hemingway to Hammett.” “The band is literally bursting with personality, playing a twisted, inside-out brand of blues, discordant jazz-inflected folk, ethnic jigs, dance tunes, and just about everything in between.” ~Luke Torn, Austin Chronicle.
Late Show, $8 at the door. No advance tickets.
@ 10:00pm
: Emily Gimble is an accomplished singer & piano player now with Asleep At The Wheel, following a family tradition in Western Swing. Her grandfather is the much lauded fiddle-player Johnny Gimble. “Emily Gimble ... sings with an amazing, free, effortless style. She sounds a little bit like Norah Jones and Billie Holliday, but it’s not as mannered or stuffy as other female singers ... What I like about Emily is that she is totally unaffected, and the music just pours out of her, like it floats up out of her body, like an essential part of her.” ~Elana James, Hot Club of Cowtown.
@ 12:00am (midnight): Cowboy Dave
. Hillbilly yuckster by day, Saturday-morning-cartoon hero by night, Cowboy Dave and his band of honky-tonk all-stars are poised to put the western back in country and western. Known to many as the deadpanned FortyTwenty frontman and fiddle player, Cowboy Dave Wilson has spent the better part of this decade honing his craft throughout the honky-tonks of the Midwest and South. The Denver-based group brings a plethora of experience to its high-energy live show, drawing on influences ranging from the Bakersfield sound to straight-up Western Swing. In its short existence, the Cowboy Dave Band has been touring regionally, playing shows on the road with such acts as David Allan Coe, Marty Stuart, Junior Brown, Wayne Hancock, the Derailers, Jason Boland and the Stragglers, Chuck Mead, Split Lip Rayfield, Aaron Watson and Stoney LaRue.

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Friday, November 21, doors open at 4pm.
Happy Hour (since January 1988), no cover.
@ 6:30pm-8:30pm: The Blues Specialists have played continuously on Fridays at The Continental Club for 25 years! Although founding members Erbie Bowser & T.D. Bell have passed on, their legacy continues with Mel Davis (T-Bone Walker's nephew - he doesn't brag on it, so I will) on vocals, sax & harmonica and T.D.'s son, Lawrence on keyboards.
Late Show, $10 at the door.
@ 10:00pm: The O's. Since forming in 2008, Taylor Young & John Pedigo, aka The O’s, have done just about everything an up-and-coming act can do. They’ve toured throughout the United States, they took off for Europe, played every festival that would have them and had their music pop up on various TV shows. Odds are that if you saw any large indie-Americana act in the last few years, you saw The O’s stealing the show as openers” ~Dallas Observer, 2013.
@ 12:00am (midnight):
Mike & the Moonpies. For the past seven years, Mike and the Moonpies have been making a name for themselves as Austin Texas' premier honky tonk band. With the growing regional popularity of their 2012 release "The Hard Way," radio single of the same name, and a non-stop regional touring schedule, they have recently taken the entire Texas music scene by storm. With tales of their on and off stage antics, genuine songwriting, and dedication to playing real country music spreading like wildfire, The Moonpies are on the path to becoming a household name in Texas music and beyond.

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Saturday, November 22, doors open at 3:00pm.
Matinee (since August, 2000), no cover.
@ 3:30pm: Redd Volkaert (Heybale!, Merle Haggard) picks & grins for his classic country Saturday matinees with a great cast of players, including Rich Harney, Nate Rowe and Chris Gilson. Redd's playing is so revered that many other musicians come to Redd's shows just to study his technique & sound. He is a Telecaster master.

Late Show, $10 cover at the door. No advance tickets.
@ 9:45pm
: Grace Askew A sixth-generation Memphian, Askew has substantially established herself throughout the Southeast, United States, and has organized and promoted her own small tours since her teens. She now continues to serve as her own agent on a grander scale, booking her shows and traveling vigorously throughout the U.S., spanning tours as far West as Santa Fe, New Mexico, as far North as Chicago, IL and as far East as Asheville, NC. "If Tom Waits had a singer/writer daughter in Memphis, it would be Askew with her gallery of lost souls on the graveyard shift. Gutsy, bluesy, and a bit boozy, she quietly sings with jagged languor and a skewed spirituality. Discreet percussion, guitar and, on occasion, wistful lap steel notes sagely frame her rough-hewn sophistication." ~Sing Out! Magazine (Bruce Sylvester).
@ 10:30pm: Them Duqaines brought their original brand of tough-as-nails country music to the honky-tonks, dancehalls, and beer joints all over Texas this year. High energy live shows aside, Them Duqaines is defined by their original material. By emphasizing their own music through continuous writing, rehearsing, and recording, they have developed their own sound which sets them apart. Every member writes songs and sings and this brew is evidenced on "The Duqaines"
@ 12:00am:
Dirty Bourbon River Show is taking 2014 by storm, with many high-profile appearances already scheduled, including the 2014 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. Since forming in early 2009, the Dirty Bourbon River Show has released 8 studio albums and played over 600 live shows, fast earning them a stellar reputation for their tight, diverse sound and high-energy performances. They can be found bringing their blend of “New Orleans Gypsy Brass Circus Rock” all over the USA, performing at festivals and respected venues year-round.

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Sunday, November 23, doors open at 3:00pm.
Matinee (since August 2007), no cover.
@ 3:30pm: Planet Casper has made this Sunday Matinee the place to be!! The return of Omar!  With Wes Starr and Jackie Newhouse.  Blues Time on SoCo…Free!
Early Show (since January, 2012), $10 at the door. No advance tickets.
@ 7:30pm: The Wagoneers. Long before there was something called alt-country, The Wagoneers made high-intensity, twang-infused music that combined the sounds and subject matter of traditional country with the raw energy of rock and roll. Respectful of what came before yet brash enough to make it their own, they showed everybody that playing country could be cool. Formed in 1986, the band played the very first South By Southwest festival in 1987. In 1988, the Wagoneers released Stout & High and quickly followed with Good Fortune in 1989. They received rave reviews, played on Austin City Limits, at the Grand Old Opry, and found themselves sharing the stage with both country and rock legends. Then, in late 1989, they suddenly called it quits, but not before establishing themselves as originators and innovators. They truly helped lay the foundation for the Americana and alt-country movement of the 1990′s.
In 2011, the Wagoneers were asked to get together and play a brief set at the Austin Music awards to coincide with their induction into the Austin Music Hall of Fame. The band found that playing together again felt so natural, they booked a few shows around town. Next thing you know, there’s a full-fledged Wagoneer’s revival going on. The band has re-released their first two albums on CD as The Essential Wagoneers and they are working on a new album. The original four members of the band are the ones making this happen, so it’s not one of those reunions with just one or two original members. The most impressive thing is that you would never know that the band ever broke up. They don’t sound like a band that took a twenty-plus year hiatus. The response at their shows makes it seem like they’ve been together with their audience the entire time." ~Mathew Sturtevant, The Sound of Austin Portraits.
Late Show (since July 2000), $8 at the door. No advance tickets.
@ 10:15pm: Heybale! w/Redd Volkaert & Earl Poole Ball & Dallas Wayne! Heybale! featuring guitarist & vocalist Redd Volkaert (Merle Haggard) and piano man & vocalist Earl Poole Ball (Johnny Cash) is Austin's best & most popular country supergroup! The lineup includes singer, songwriter, bassist, guitarist and SeriusXM host of Outlaw Country and Willie's Place, Dallas Wayne, pedal steel master Johnny "Dumplin" Cox (Ernest Tubb, Jim Ed Brown, Del Reeves, Ray Price, Connie Smith, Mel Tillis), and drummer Tom Lewis (Raul Malo, Wanda Jackson, Jim Lauderdale, Junior Brown). It's all Heybale!, all night, and still a bargain at $8!
"When country music was 'discovered' to be more popular than rock and a host of other genres in the 90s it seemed to prompt Nashville and elsewhere to aim to be everything for everyone. To some extent they succeeded, but they gave up something in the process, and if you want to get a taste of what that something is here it is. I love these songs, and the way these guys play them and write them it's obvious they do too. I've seen them a number of times at the Continental and the audience is madeup of a crazy mixture of hipsters, drunks, punks dancing with sexy grandmas and a smattering of Austin's best musicians. The music transcends a lot of the usual barriers. Whether of not you went to church you can still get a little bit of heaven on a Sunday night." ~David Byrne, Talking Heads.

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Monday, November 24, doors open at 6:00pm.
Happy Hour , no cover.
@ 6:30pm: Miss Julia & the Cruzers
with Don Leady. Live Rhythm and Blues with a little gospel fronted by Julia, who is also a lead singer for The Original Bells of Joy. Jack Montesinos and Don Leady will trade guitar licks too!
Late Show (since November, 2003), $7 cover at the door. No advance tickets!
@ 10:00pm:
Dale Watson & his Lone Stars are in the business of making music on stage for their fans on the dance floor. Traditional country music gets its due when Dale & his Lone Stars are playing it. Dale's originals fit seamlessly with the few covers he throws in. You never know who's going to show up & end up on stage with Dale... James Intveld, Chris Wall, Ian Moore, Gordie "Grady" Johnson, Alan Haynes, Tommy Mack, Hilary York, a fiddle player from Scotland, a harmonica player from Spain... who knows. This just might be the best $7 you'll ever spend! Michael Corcoran says "It’s Dale Watson’s club (the Continental). We just two-step in it."

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Tuesday, November 25, doors open at 4:00pm.
Happy Hour, $10 at the door. No advance tickets!
@ 7:00pm: The undisputed Queen of The Continental, Miss Toni Price, continues to pack the house for her Happy Tuesday Hippie Hour! The cover is $10 for an incredible evening of music. She will feature a cast of musicians which will include some of her super-talented sidekicks like Rich Brotherton, Marshall Hood, Warren Hood, Willie Pipkin, and others.
Late Show, $7 cover at the door. No advance tickets.
@ 10:30pm: Barfield, The Tyrant Mike Barfield is probably one of the few people on the planet who has opened for both Merle Haggard and Bernie Worrell of P Funk. He is part of a somewhat forgotten legacy of lead singers/frontmen who comfortably mix genres together. Imagine one part Cash, one part Clash, some James Brown and a little Screamin' Jay and you got Barfield, the Tyrant!! Funky, garage soul from Austin, Tx.

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Wednesday, November 26, doors open at 4:00pm.
Happy Hour, no cover.
@ 6:30pm:
Amanda Cevallos Latina country music songstress whose retro style and clean vocals garners comparisons to singers like Crystal Gayle and Kelly Willis.Recording with producer, James Hyland, was completed in the spring of 2012. Special guests on the record include Texas music hard-hitters such as Lloyd Maines, Earle Poole Ball, Stephen Doster, Redd Volkaert, Dale Watson and a Texas Tornado by the name of Augie Meyers. Packaged with Amanda’s witty lyrics and sultry old country style, you’ll find a new Texas treasure titled, “I’ll Never Honky Tonk You.” Amanda’s cowboy hat is featured on the cover along with a sassy little pose that introduces you to Austin’s lovable, up and coming, honky tonk girl.
Late Show, $8 cover at the door. No advance tickets -
@ 9:
30pm: The Painted Redstarts. "The Austin Americana Indie band The Painted Redstarts are making a name for themselves in the music world. The band is made up of members: William Harries Graham (Lead Vocals, Guitar), Sam Jackson (Bass), and James Caldwell (Drums). Already they’ve been named 'the future of Austin music' by Rolling Stone after their performance at Moody Theater/ACL Live in January. If you haven’t head of them yet, you will. They’re definitely ones to watch :) Their single 'Curtains Wide', from The Living Room Project EP, was released by Playing in Traffic in early August. The video made it’s debut through Blurt Magazine and is an homage to MTV’s 120 Minutes. It really has a great early Rock and Roll vibe." ~Sloane Lenz.
@ 10:30pm: Jon Dee Graham. A former member of the True Believers with Alejandro Escovedo, Graham is the only musician ever to be inducted into the Austin Music Hall of Fame three times. Jon Dee Graham is most well known for his solo work, including the critically acclaimed records "Escape from Monster Island", "Hooray For The Moon", and "Full". He is also well known for his tenure in The Skunks, Austin's very first punk band, and roots-rock pioneers The True Believers with Alejandro Escovedo. Jon Dee has also played guitar with acts such as John Doe (X, The Knitters), Exene Cervenka (X), Michelle Shocked, Alejandro Escovedo, Kelly Willis, and The Gourds and has had his songs covered by many artists, including Patty Smythe, Patty Griffin and James McMurtry.

@ 12:00am (midnight):James McMurtry "The simple fact is that James McMurtry may be the truest, fiercest songwriter of his generation..." ~Stephen King, Entertainment Weekly. “James McMurtry is a true Americana poet – actually he is a poet regardless of genre” ~Michael Nesmith. “James writes like he's lived a lifetime.” ~John Mellencamp. Never one to rest on his laurels, James McMurtry continues to tour constantly, and consistently puts on a "must-see" powerhouse performance. 'The Washington Post' noted McMurtry's live prowess: "Much attention is paid to James McMurtry's lyrics, and rightfully so: He creates a novel's worth of emotion and experience in four minutes of blisteringly stark couplets. What gets overlooked, however, is that he's an accomplished rock guitar player."

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Thursday, November 27, doors open at 9:00pm. Happy Thanksgiving!
Late Show, $10 at the door. No advance tickets.
@ 10:00pm
: Whiskey Sisters LAST SHOW! We are sad to say goodbye to The Whiskey Sisters but we are gonna go out with a bang! Ditch your families on Thanksgiving and come out to celebrate our final show with us. And stay for Dale Watson!!
@ 12:00am (midnight):
Dale Watson & his Lone Stars are in the business of making music on stage for their fans on the dance floor. Traditional country music gets its due when Dale & his Lone Stars are playing it. Dale's originals fit seamlessly with the few covers he throws in. Michael Corcoran says "It’s Dale Watson’s club (the Continental). We just two-step in it."

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Friday, November 28, doors open at 4pm.
Happy Hour (since January 1988), no cover.
@ 6:30pm-8:30pm: The Blues Specialists have played continuously on Fridays at The Continental Club for 25 years! Although founding members Erbie Bowser & T.D. Bell have passed on, their legacy continues with Mel Davis (T-Bone Walker's nephew - he doesn't brag on it, so I will) on vocals, sax & harmonica and T.D.'s son, Lawrence on keyboards.
Late Show, $10 at the door.
@ 10:00pm: The Bluebonnets Like a Texas-California combo plate, the BlueBonnets serve up a set of glamorous glitter blues rock complimented with layered girl group harmonies. There is a rough garage band energy to the songs, songs that are held together by tight arrangements and stylistic guitar interplay, solid grooves, and unforgettable melodies. The band formed in 2007, as a restructuring of a former line-up that began in Los Angeles in the 90's. When Kathy Valentine returned to live in her home town of Austin, she decided the city was the perfect place to re-introduce the band that she and Dominique Davalos had conceived when they first began their long musical partnership. The BlueBonnets put a feminine slant on on blues based rock n roll yet cannot fall neatly into any musical category.

@ 12:00am (midnight):
Alejandro Escovedo is one with his muse and his music. Over a lifetime spent traversing the bridge between words and melody, he has ranged over an emotional depth that embraces all forms of genre and presentation, a resolute voice that weathers the emotional terrain of our lives, its celebrations and despairs, landmines and blindsides and upheavals and beckoning distractions, in search for ultimate release and the healing truth of honesty. Sometimes it takes the form of barely contained rage, the rock of punk amid kneeled feedback; sometimes it caresses and soothes, a whispery harmony riding the air of a nightclub room, removed from amplification, within the audience.

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Saturday, November 29, doors open at 3:00pm.
Matinee (since August, 2000), no cover.
@ 3:30pm: Redd Volkaert (Heybale!, Merle Haggard) picks & grins for his classic country Saturday matinees with a great cast of players, including Rich Harney, Nate Rowe and Chris Gilson. Redd's playing is so revered that many other musicians come to Redd's shows just to study his technique & sound. He is a Telecaster master.

Late Show, $10 cover at the door. No advance tickets.
@ 10:00pm: Alejandro Escovedo. His rise has been gradual, a steady incline rather than a quick ascendance, but it has deepened and burnished his music, made it closer to the bone, where it begins to break, deepening his insight and his ability to find that insight in performance. His tireless touring, and dogged determination to place one album after another, has taken him through many musical scenes, remaining the same persona within each, of an artist who doesn’t settle for the easy way out. It is a journey that has taken him from Texas to California to New York and back again to Texas, encompassing a breadth of music as varied as the many bands he was part of before embarking on a solo career.
@ 12:00am:
The Greyhounds. As Greyhounds, guitarist Andrew Trube and keyboardist Anthony Farrell have been making music and touring for 15 years, refining and developing a sound Trube calls “Hall and Oates meet ZZ Top.” The band also has long ties to Memphis, home of the soul that inspires them. Ardent Music, the independent record label based out of legendary Ardent Studios in Memphis, Tennessee, expects to build on the fanbase the band has developed both on the road and as a staple of the Austin music scene.

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Sunday, November 30, doors open at 3:00pm.
Matinee (since August 2007), no cover.
@ 3:30pm: Planet Casper has made this Sunday Matinee the place to be!! The return of  The April Hall Band!  Casper teams up with April and Jason Hall. B.B. Morse and Duane Hamilton for some South Texas meets SoCo fun…Free!
Early Show (since January, 2012), $10 at the door. No advance tickets.
@ 7:30pm: The Wagoneers. Long before there was something called alt-country, The Wagoneers made high-intensity, twang-infused music that combined the sounds and subject matter of traditional country with the raw energy of rock and roll. Respectful of what came before yet brash enough to make it their own, they showed everybody that playing country could be cool. Formed in 1986, the band played the very first South By Southwest festival in 1987. In 1988, the Wagoneers released Stout & High and quickly followed with Good Fortune in 1989. They received rave reviews, played on Austin City Limits, at the Grand Old Opry, and found themselves sharing the stage with both country and rock legends. Then, in late 1989, they suddenly called it quits, but not before establishing themselves as originators and innovators. They truly helped lay the foundation for the Americana and alt-country movement of the 1990′s.
In 2011, the Wagoneers were asked to get together and play a brief set at the Austin Music awards to coincide with their induction into the Austin Music Hall of Fame. The band found that playing together again felt so natural, they booked a few shows around town. Next thing you know, there’s a full-fledged Wagoneer’s revival going on. The band has re-released their first two albums on CD as The Essential Wagoneers and they are working on a new album. The original four members of the band are the ones making this happen, so it’s not one of those reunions with just one or two original members. The most impressive thing is that you would never know that the band ever broke up. They don’t sound like a band that took a twenty-plus year hiatus. The response at their shows makes it seem like they’ve been together with their audience the entire time." ~Mathew Sturtevant, The Sound of Austin Portraits.
Late Show (since July 2000), $8 at the door. No advance tickets.
@ 10:15pm: Heybale! w/Redd Volkaert & Earl Poole Ball & Dallas Wayne! Heybale! featuring guitarist & vocalist Redd Volkaert (Merle Haggard) and piano man & vocalist Earl Poole Ball (Johnny Cash) is Austin's best & most popular country supergroup! The lineup includes singer, songwriter, bassist, guitarist and SeriusXM host of Outlaw Country and Willie's Place, Dallas Wayne, pedal steel master Johnny "Dumplin" Cox (Ernest Tubb, Jim Ed Brown, Del Reeves, Ray Price, Connie Smith, Mel Tillis), and drummer Tom Lewis (Raul Malo, Wanda Jackson, Jim Lauderdale, Junior Brown). It's all Heybale!, all night, and still a bargain at $8!
"When country music was 'discovered' to be more popular than rock and a host of other genres in the 90s it seemed to prompt Nashville and elsewhere to aim to be everything for everyone. To some extent they succeeded, but they gave up something in the process, and if you want to get a taste of what that something is here it is. I love these songs, and the way these guys play them and write them it's obvious they do too. I've seen them a number of times at the Continental and the audience is madeup of a crazy mixture of hipsters, drunks, punks dancing with sexy grandmas and a smattering of Austin's best musicians. The music transcends a lot of the usual barriers. Whether of not you went to church you can still get a little bit of heaven on a Sunday night." ~David Byrne, Talking Heads.

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Coming.. Monday 12/1: Late Show: Dale Watson & his Lone Stars @10:30pm, $7; Happy Hour: Peterson Brothers Band @6:30pm, no cover...Tuesday 12/2: Uncle Lucius @10:30pm, $7; HH: Toni Price @7pm, $10... Wednesday 12/3: Late Show: TBA @12am, Jon Dee Graham @10:15pm, The Painted Redstarts @9:30, $8; HH: Amanda Cevallos @6:30, no cover.... Thursday 12/4: Rosie Flores @12, Marti Brom @10, $8 at the door. No advance tickets; Happy Hour: Shoulders @6:30pm, no cover... Friday 12/5: Late Show: TBA @12:00am, White Ghost Shivers @10:00pm, $10 at the door. No advance tickets!; Happy Hour: The Blues Specialists @6:30pm, no cover.... Saturday 12/6: Late Show: Nikki Hill @12:00am, Barfield @10:00pm, $10 at the door. No advance tickets!; Matinee: Redd Volkaert @3:30pm, no cover... Sunday 12/7: Late Show: Heybale! w/Redd & Earl & Dallas @10:15pm, $8; Early Show: The Wagoneers @7:30pm, $10; Matinee: Planet Casper @3:30, no cover.... Monday 12/8: Late Show: Dale Watson & his Lone Stars @10:30pm, $7; Happy Hour: Peterson Brothers Band @6:30pm, no cover...Tuesday 12/9: Uncle Lucius @10:30pm, $7; HH: Toni Price @7pm, $10... Wednesday 12/10: Late Show: TBA @12am, Jon Dee Graham @10:15pm, The Painted Redstarts @9:30, $8; HH: Amanda Cevallos @6:30, no cover.... Thursday 12/11: Music4Music Benefiting Southwest Key Unaccompanied Minors Shelters w/ The Mastersons, Emily Bell, The Belle Sounds, East Cameron Folkcore, the Painted Redstarts, Christiane Swenson and Payton Nicole @9:30, $17 Buy Tickets!; Happy Hour: Shoulders @6:30pm, no cover... Friday 12/12: Late Show: Mike & The Moonpies @12:00am, The O's @10:00pm, $10 at the door. No advance tickets!; Happy Hour: The Blues Specialists @6:30pm, no cover.... Saturday 12/13: Late Show: Rosie Flores @12:00am, The Derailers @10:00pm, $10 at the door. No advance tickets!; Matinee: Redd Volkaert @3:30pm, no cover... Sunday 12/14: Late Show: Heybale! w/Redd & Earl & Dallas @10:15pm, $8; Early Show: The Wagoneers @7:30pm, $10; Matinee: Planet Casper @3:30, no cover.... Monday 12/15: Late Show: Dale Watson & his Lone Stars @10:30pm, $7; Happy Hour: Peterson Brothers Band @6:30pm, no cover

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Birthdays And Memorials

November Birthdays

*Sippie Wallace, Kinky Friedman, Lyle Lovett, Herb Steiner, Kim Lenz, Cayce Matteoli, Regan Carver, Louise Kirchen, (1), Nan Warshaw, Stephanie Marlar (2), Ed Verosky, Kim Deschamps, Richard Goswick, Lana McGilvray, Michelle Pekrol, Cata Cagle (3), *Walter Cronkite, Delbert McClinton, Bobby Daniel, Darina O'Hagan, Kris Wallace, Bill Smith, Steve Chaney, (4), *Gram Parsons, Ephraim Owens, Jon Sanchez, Jeff Klein, Ken Coomer, Steve Smith, Bob Graham, Ann Woodall (5), *Doug Sahm, *Tary Owens, Guy Clark, Palmer Earley, Jason Pompeii (6), *Stephen Bruton, Curtis Clarke, Lacynica Michel, Bruce Smith (7), Bonnie Raitt (8), Carolyn Wonderland, Betty Pooler (9), Bobby Trimble, Dawn Shipley, Katy Rose Cox (10), Dave Alvin, Paul Sweeney, Nate Rowe, Andy Langer, Michele Rundgren, Justin Granade (11), Candye Kane (12), Alex Coke, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Lindsay Greene, Ed Hattaway, Jimmy Redondo, Kim Garza (13), *Joe Gracey, Cary Baker, T. Tex Edwards (14), Jack Ingram, Joe Doerr, Terri Lord, Rob Gaines (15), W.C. Clark, Ron Deutsch, Lou DeMarco, Stacie Smith, Kara Remme (16), Vicki Knopfler (17), Leeann Atherton, Michael Ramos, Jeremy Tepper, Laura Doss, Vickie Howell (18), Mario Escovedo, Eric Hisaw, Randy Carson (19), Ruth Ellsworth, Jimmy Mathis, Linda Carson, Hope Perkins (20), Larry Thoren (21), Katrina Cunning, Joanne Betters (22), Andy Van Dyke, Peggy Wright (23), *Scott Joplin, Del David, Clem Burke (24), Jill Hennessey, Hunter Magness, Cathy Jean Balch, Kendall Courtney (25), Elyse Yates (26), *Jimi Hendrix, Buzz Cason (27), Libbi Bosworth, Colette Zygmont, Dottie Swenson, Tom Lovschall Nielsen (28), Mason Ruffner, Matt Eskey, Robert Patten, Veronica Arispe, Anders Damberg (29), Michael Corcoran, Will Taylor, Bubba Hernandez, Guy Forsyth, Hilary York (30)

November Memorials (date of death)

11/1: Jimmy Carl Black (2008); 11/5: Bobby Hatfield (2003), Link Wray (2005); 11/6: Hank Thompson (2007); 11/7: Dave Liebson (2008); 11/10: Carl "Fast-Black" Miller (2006), Miriam Makeba (2008); 11/12: Irene Franklin (2007), Dimas Garza (2008), John "Mitch" Mitchell (2008); 11/14: "Shoeshine" Charley Miller (2001); 11/24: Obatallah Hayter (2007)

Birthday Legend: * = deceased; italic = Continental Club staff (past & present)

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And there you have it until next week,
Dianne


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Volume XVIII, Issue 6.3 * November 20, 2014

C-BOY'S HEART & SOUL (2008 South Congress, formerly Trophy's) is open 7 days a week. The hours are Monday through Saturday at 5pm to 2am, and Sunday at 2pm to 2am. The Original New Orleans Po-Boy & Gumbo Shop will be open too! Please "like" us at C-Boy's Heart & Soul! And you can follow us on Twitter at CBoysHeartSoul.

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Dianne's Heart & Soul Dish

Hello everyone!

Mike Flanigin Trio w/ Jimmie Vaughan & Frosty returns to most Friday & Saturday nights December 5 & 6, 19 & 20, and 26 & 27.

Keep readin' & rockin'....
Dianne

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Music

Thursday, November 20, doors open at 5:00pm.
No cover all night:
@ 6:30pm: Paul Oscher is a multiple W.C. Handy Blues Music Award winner, blues singer, songwriter, recording artist, and multi-instrumentalist. Oscher first came to national attention as Muddy Waters’ harmonica player.The Thursday Happy Hour with multiple W.C. Handy Blues Music Award winner Paul Oscher is gaining legendary status! He's been joined by some of Austin's elite for an impromptu Paul Oscher Band with Mike Keller, Sarah Brown, Corey Keller, Fran Christina. Paul's residency has been drawing some high profile audience members as well like Hugh Laurie, Hook Herrera, Mojo Nixon and Delbert McClinton.
@ 10:00pm: The Bellfuries "Roots music? Pop music? Some rockabilly, a lot of rock and roll, a lick of country soul, power-pop underpinnings... you can decide what to call it for yourself. Don and Phil, Brian and Carl, John and Paul, Ritchie, Buddy - it's all there written in between the lines of The Bellfuries beautific and shakin' stuff. We're just glad they exist." ~ATX Music Mag.

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Friday, November 21, doors open at 5:00pm.
@ 6:30pm: Jitterbug Vipers
specialize in a cult jazz offshoot called “viper music,” a screeching U-Turn back to the party where jazz music packed the dance floor and dazzled the audience with brilliant streams of improvisatory musicianship. Steeped in the ribald wit, quaint sophistication, and graceful virtuosity of classic artists like Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington, and Count Basie, the Jitterbug Vipers make the sound their own. “We don’t think of ourselves as a jazz band,” says bassist Francie Meaux Jeaux. “We think of ourselves as a 1930s rock band. We just wail.” Raucous and refined, toking and swinging, the Austin-based quartet draws the crowd into its heady bliss whenever and wherever it takes the stage.
$10 cover:

@ 10:00pm:
Little Freddie King. "If you want the real blues - and I'm not talkin about some long-haired hippy beatin' on a National Resonator guitar or a mustachiod, Italian-suited slickster blowin' on a chromatic harmonica - baby, you'd better call Little Freddie King...The minute Freddie straps on his guitar and strikes up his gnarled chord and drummer "Wacko" Wade makes his presence known with a definative cymbal crash, this lean, mean, swampy aggregation of gut-bucket wild men transforms the poshest of venues into a back-of-town beer joint." ~Dr. Ira Padnos.

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Saturday, November 22, Doors open at 2:00pm.
$10 cover:
@ 10:00pm:
Little Freddie King. "Going 'Live' is very difficult to capture by a sound crew, but Gotta Walk with Da King (MadeWright Records-2010) nailed the real juke joint sound on a large Festival Stage. We've said it before and we'll say it again 'Little Freddie King not only plays the blues, he lives the blues.' His latest release entitled Chasing tha Blues, is a collection of new songs pretaining to his struggles with a woman and a storm named after a woman - 'Katrina'." ~Dr. Ira Padnos.

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Monday, November 24, doors open at 5:00pm.
No cover.
@6:30pm
: Dave Manley Presents the Austin/Philly Soul Connection! Philadelphia based Guitarist/Composer/producer/educator Dave Manley has worked with major artists ranging from neo-soul, world, and Jazz. Touring and Recording with artists Such as:  Dj Jazzy Jeff, Jill Scott, Music SoulChild, Jeff Bradshaw, Carrol Riddick, Herbie Hancock, Raheem Devaughn, Chiwoniso Maraire, Kindred The Family Soul, Dave Chappelle among many others.  Dave co-wrote the song “Still Here” on Jill Scott’s Words and Sounds Vol. One, released in August of 2004, was featued in Jill Scott’s “Live In Paris” DVD as well as performing in Dave Chappelle’s “Block Party” Movie. Dave has also performed on “The View” “Ellen”, “The Tonight Show”, “Jimmy Kimmel” “The Tavis Smiley Show”, The Today Show Philadelphia and New York.

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Tuesday, November 25, Doors open at 5:00pm.
No cover!

@ 6:30pm: 8½ Souvenirs
– the original Austin Swing & Gypsy Jazz band! Ready or not, here they come – EVERY Tuesday Happy Hour at C-Boy’s Heart & Soul! Although based in Austin, Texas, the retro-swing outfit 8½ Souvenirs drew much of their inspiration from European artists like Django Reinhardt, Serge Gainsbourg and Nino Rota; led by French expatriate singer/guitarist Olivier Giraud, the group was formed in 1988, and originally also comprised singer Kathy Kiser-Benayoun, bassist Todd Wulfmeyer and drummer Adam Berlin.

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Wednesday, November 26, doors open at 5:00pm.
No cover all night:
@ 6:30pm: Malford Milligan w/John Gaar & Dave Sebree Malford Milligan is a world class blues/soul singer, based out of Austin, Texas. With his nationally acclaimed band "Storyville," he recorded 3 CDs; 2 with Atlantic Records, and 1 with November Records. He performed on "Austin City Limits" 3 times; twice with "Storyville," and once with Eric Johnson. Malford Milligan has also appeared on the Conan O'Brian show. Malford Milligan has toured with BB King, James Cotton, Edgar Winter, Double Trouble, Kenny Wayne Shepard, and many more. Malford is joined by guitarist John Gaar & bassist Dave Sebree for this acoustic Happy Hour. And it's FREE!
@ 10:00pm: Roxy Roca "Experiencing Roxy Roca live offers a redemptive factor beyond hearing good music. Taye Cannon preaches to the crowd like any good reverend concerned with the souls of his congregation who wants to return those lost sheep to the flock. Roxy Roca preaches a gospel of love, happiness, and freedom. See them live and you’ll understand. The message doesn’t only show up in lyrics, but also in Taye’s occasional dialogue and even after the performance as the band enjoys fellowship with their fans." ~Luke Murphree, Listen Hear

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Thursday, November 27, doors open at 5:00pm.
No cover all night:
@ 6:30pm: Paul Oscher is a multiple W.C. Handy Blues Music Award winner, blues singer, songwriter, recording artist, and multi-instrumentalist. Oscher first came to national attention as Muddy Waters’ harmonica player.The Thursday Happy Hour with multiple W.C. Handy Blues Music Award winner Paul Oscher is gaining legendary status! He's been joined by some of Austin's elite for an impromptu Paul Oscher Band with Mike Keller, Sarah Brown, Corey Keller, Fran Christina. Paul's residency has been drawing some high profile audience members as well like Hugh Laurie, Hook Herrera, Mojo Nixon and Delbert McClinton.
@ 10:00pm: The Bellfuries "Roots music? Pop music? Some rockabilly, a lot of rock and roll, a lick of country soul, power-pop underpinnings... you can decide what to call it for yourself. Don and Phil, Brian and Carl, John and Paul, Ritchie, Buddy - it's all there written in between the lines of The Bellfuries beautific and shakin' stuff. We're just glad they exist." ~ATX Music Mag.

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Friday, November 28, doors open at 5:00pm.
@ 6:30pm: Jitterbug Vipers
specialize in a cult jazz offshoot called “viper music,” a screeching U-Turn back to the party where jazz music packed the dance floor and dazzled the audience with brilliant streams of improvisatory musicianship. Steeped in the ribald wit, quaint sophistication, and graceful virtuosity of classic artists like Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington, and Count Basie, the Jitterbug Vipers make the sound their own. “We don’t think of ourselves as a jazz band,” says bassist Francie Meaux Jeaux. “We think of ourselves as a 1930s rock band. We just wail.” Raucous and refined, toking and swinging, the Austin-based quartet draws the crowd into its heady bliss whenever and wherever it takes the stage.
$10 cover:

@ 10:00pm:
Barfield, The Tyrant Mike Barfield is probably one of the few people on the planet who has opened for both Merle Haggard and Bernie Worrell of P Funk. He is part of a somewhat forgotten legacy of lead singers/frontmen who comfortably mix genres together. Imagine one part Cash, one part Clash, some James Brown and a little Screamin' Jay and you got Barfield, the Tyrant!! Funky, garage soul from Austin, Tx.

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Saturday, November 29, Doors open at 2:00pm.
$10 cover:
@ 10:00pm:
All The Tyrant's Men w/ May Sun. Barfield won't be around tonight, so his band decided to go on without him! They're adding blues singer, May Sun! She sings as part of the Rainey St. scene, and is an Austin Blues Society member & performer. We're happy to welcome her to her debut gig at C-Boy's!

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Coming...Monday 12/1 First Monday!: Black Cat 88 @12:00am, Johnny Hootrock @10:00pm, $5 cover....Tuesday 12/2: @10pm, 8½ Souvenirs @6:30pm, no cover....Wednesday 12/3: TBA @10pm, no cover; Malford Milligan w/John Gaar & Dave Sebree @6:30pm, no cover....Thursday 12/4: TBA @10:00pm; Happy Hour: Paul Oscher @6:30pm, no cover...Friday 12/5: Mike Flanigin Trio w/ Jimmie Vaughan & Frosty @10:00pm, $10; Happy Hour: Jitterbug Vipers @6:30, no cover....Saturday 12/6: Mike Flanigin Trio w/ Jimmie Vaughan & Frosty @10:00pm, $10...Tuesday 12/9 : 8½ Souvenirs @6:30pm, no cover....Wednesday 12/10: TBA @10pm, no cover; Malford Milligan w/John Gaar & Dave Sebree @6:30pm, no cover....Thursday 12/11: TBA @10:00pm; Happy Hour: Paul Oscher @6:30pm, no cover...Friday 12/12: @10:00pm, $10; Happy Hour: Jitterbug Vipers @6:30, no cover....Saturday 12/13: @10:00pm, $10...Tuesday 12/16: 8½ Souvenirs @6:30pm, no cover....Wednesday 12/17: TBA @10pm, no cover; Malford Milligan w/John Gaar & Dave Sebree @6:30pm, no cover....Thursday 12/18: TBA @10:00pm; Happy Hour: Paul Oscher @6:30pm, no cover

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THE JADE ROOM
(upstairs from C-Boy's)

2008 S. Congress Avenue, Austin TX 78704

No shows at this time.

And there you have it until next week,
Dianne

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