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

http://www.continentalclub.com

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Volume XVIII, Issue 2.4 * July 24, 2014

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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!

On August 2nd Hilary York moves into the 8:30pm spot on Saturdays for the month of August. You may recognize Hilary as one of our Continental Club / CC Gallery / C-Boy's bartenders, and a frequent guest on stage with Dale Watson.

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Keep readin' & rockin'....
Dianne

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Music

Thursday, July 24. 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.
Video Links:
Tameca Jones
Liv Mueller

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Friday, July 25. 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, $15. No advance tickets.
@ 10:30pm: This week's edition of the Mike Flanigin B-3 Trio, features guitarist Jimmie Vaughan & 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.
Video Links:
Mike Flanigin
Robert Kraft Trio

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Saturday, July 26. Doors open at 8:00pm.
Early Show, no cover.
@ 8:30pm: Sherah & the Fine Souls is an acoustic Jazz/Roots Pop band with a romantic vibe. Accompanied by acoustic guitar, upright bass and percussion, her warm, soulful voice and lyrical style is easy to listen to and speaks to the heart. Take a listen and fall in love!
Late Show, $15. No advance tickets.
@ 10:30pm: This week's edition of the Mike Flanigin B-3 Trio, features guitarist Jimmie Vaughan & 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.
Video Links:
Mike Flanigin
Sherah & The Fine Souls

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Sunday, July 27. Doors open at 8:00pm.
No cover all night!

@ 8:30pm: Jon Dee Graham & Will Johnson. 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. When Will Johnson isn’t touring or recording with his main projects Centro-matic and South San Gabriel, making solo records or working on his visual art (his folk-style paintings have been displayed in galleries from Texas to New York), the prolific renaissance man keeps busy with a slew of notable side projects. He’s a member of the indie supergroup Monsters of Folk, featuring M. Ward, My Morning Jacket’s Jim James and Bright Eyes’ Conor Oberst. He’s got a debut full-length on the way from Overseas, his new collaboration with former Pedro the Lion frontman David Bazan and brothers Matt and Bubba Kadane of The New Year. And this past February saw the release of New Multitudes, a long-in-the-works Woody Guthrie Archives project featuring Johnson, Jim James, Anders Parker and Son Volt’s Jay Farrar.
@ 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."
Austin Chronicle Recommended.
Video Links:
Mike Flanigin
Jake Langley
Jon Dee Graham
Will Johnson

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Monday, July 28. 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”
Video Links:

Kalu James
Church on Monday

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Tuesday, July 29. Doors open at 8:00pm.
Early Show, no cover.
@ 8:30pm: Betty Soo
. The Austin American-Statesman says BettySoo has “exceptionally well-arranged songs, as easily equal in precision to, say, Patty Griffin or Alison Krauss…a confidence that speaks volumes,” and KUT praises her “beautiful, heart-wrenching songs that are also edgy and unwavering.” Her latest recording, When We’re Gone, builds on this previous success, brimming with what feels like new-found confidence and strength. Perhaps all the shared brokenness from the past five years is paying its dividends. "In the over-crowded, somewhat stale field of Americana, BettySoo is the very real deal…" ~Houston Press
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.
Video Links:
Ephraim Owens
Betty Soo

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Wednesday, July 30. 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! 7/30: Snizz & Friends fills in while Andrew & Anthony are gone.
Video Links:
Trube, Farrell & Snizz
Matt Hubbard Trio

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Thursday, July 31. 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.
Video Links:
Tameca Jones
Liv Mueller

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Friday, August 1. 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.
Video Links:
Mike Flanigin
Robert Kraft Trio

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Saturday, August 2. 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.
Video Links:
Mike Flanigin
Hilary York

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Sunday, August 3. Doors open at 8:00pm.
No cover all night!

@ 8:30pm: Jon Dee Graham & Jamie Lin Wilson (The Trishas). 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. When describing Jamie Wilson's voice, two aspects come to mind: that honeyed tenor twang that's become known as one of the sweetest instruments in modern folk music, and that poignant, poetic, down-to-earth point of view she brings to her songwriting. An artist of singular talent and restless creativity, she broke into the Texas country/folk scene as one of the lead vocalists of the Sidehill Gougers, later known as just the Gougers before the band gradually gave way to not only Wilson's solo work (the fine EP "Dirty Blonde Hair" was realeased in 2010) but also her highest-profile-yet musical adventures with The Trishas, an all-female singer-songwriter band that has toured through some of the state and nation's best venues.
@ 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."
Video Links:
Mike Flanigin
Jake Langley
Jon Dee Graham
Jamie Lin Wilson

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Coming...Monday 8/4: Kalu James @10:30; Church on Monday with Elias Haslanger, featuring Dr. James Polk and Jake Langley @8:30, no cover all night...... Tuesday 8/5: Late: Ephraim Owens Experience @10:30, no cover; Early: Betty Soo @8:30, no cover... Wednesday 8/6: Late: Snizz & Friends @10:30, $5; Early: Matt Hubbard Trio @8:30.... Thursday 8/7: Tameca Jones @10:30, TBA @8:30pm, no cover... Friday 8/8: The Mike Flanigin Trio @10:30, $5 cover, The Robert Kraft Trio @8:30pm, no cover... Saturday 8/9: The Mike Flanigin Trio @10:30pm, $5; Hilary York @8:30pm, no cover.... Sunday 8/10: Dupree @10:30pm; Jon Dee Graham & Friend @8:30pm, no cover all night... Monday 8/11: Kalu James @10:30; Church on Monday with Elias Haslanger, featuring Dr. James Polk and Jake Langley @8:30, no cover all night.... Tuesday 8/5: Late: Ephraim Owens Experience @10:30, no cover; Early: Betty Soo @8:30, no cover... Wednesday 8/6: Late: Snizz & Friends @10:30, $5; Early: Matt Hubbard Trio @8:30.... Thursday 8/7: Tameca Jones @10:30, TBA @8:30pm, no cover... Friday 8/8: The Mike Flanigin Trio @10:30, $5 cover, The Robert Kraft Trio @8:30pm, no cover... Saturday 8/9: The Mike Flanigin Trio @10:30pm, $5; Hilary York @8:30pm, no cover.... Sunday 8/10: Dupree @10:30pm; Jon Dee Graham & Friend @8:30pm, no cover all night... Monday 8/11: Kalu James @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

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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 CLUB, AUSTIN

Rockin' South Austin since 1955


1315 S. Congress Ave, Austin TX 78704

http://www.continentalclub.com

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Volume XVIII, Issue 2.4 * July 24, 2014

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

"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!

Blurt Online announces: Video Premiere: Austin Indie The Painted Redstarts. "It is clearly a DNA thing, we know you understand… New music drops August 5 via Playing In Traffic. The rock ‘n’ roll lineage angle is always an easy one to work when you’re a journalist; it’s likely that Sean Lennon, currently on tour with Beck, is only now starting to get press that doesn’t mention….Paul McCartney! (Just kidding.) In truth, though, while being part of a musical family can pose the proverbial 'expectation issues,' in our experience as seasoned rock critics, we’ve found that being from Austin might even be a higher bar one must hit (given the wealth of talent in that fair city) than being the child of an already-prominent musician. That may or may not make for a double whammy for William Harries Graham, son of Austin legend Jon Dee Graham, but what the hell: it also makes for instant interest on our part. And we are damn psyched to submit this new video from the younger Graham’s band the Painted Redstarts for your approval, as we suspect your interest will be piqued, then sustained. Wait, did we mention that the Graham is joined by another member of an Austin musical dynasty, one Marlon Sexton, son of Charlie Sexton?
Check it out: It’s titled “Curtains Wide.”

This week's celebrity sightings? Raul Malo (The Mavericks) sat in with Heybale! on Sunday night, and Ian Moore was one of Dale Watson's drop-in guests on Monday night. Oh! And Kevin Smith played bass with Heybale! on Sunday. What a treat! It was nice to see & hear him, because he's always so busy with Willie Nelson that it doesn't happen often.

On Tuesday, July 29 and continuing through all of August, Alejandro Escovedo returns for his popular Tuesday night "Sessions on South Congress" @10:30pm. Barfield, The Tyrant of Texas Funk follows at midnight. $10 cover at the door! On Saturday, August 9th we host the incomparable Miss Wanda Jackson @10:45pm! Mike Stinson opens the show @10pm, and Ruby Dee & The SnakeHandlers close it out at midnight. We'll be celebrating Planet Casper 7th Anniversary @3:30 on Sunday, August 10th. That Matinee is immediately followed by one of our biggest shows of the year - it's the Buck Owens Memorial Birthday Bash benefiting HAAM @8pm, $20 cover at the door. All Buck, all night! No advance tickets! Dallas Gospel Funk band The Relatives celebrate their Daptone EP release on Friday, August 15 with The ORIGINAL Bells of Joy opening!! We've also confirmed Marshall Crenshaw for Friday, August 21 with the reunited Bottle Rockets opening! Saturday, August 22 is the Southern Brothers Tour with Adam Hood and Jason Eady. And guess who's returning on October 24 & 25? Mother Hips!

Advance tickets ($23) are now available for the Thursday, August 14th Dave Alvin and Phil Alvin with The Guilty Ones show @10pm, with Two Hoots & A Holler @midnight. Buy Tickets!
It took a near-death experience to reunite Dave Alvin and Phil Alvin, the California brothers at the heart of "roots heroes" (Rolling Stone) The Blasters.
"Phil died and was brought back to life over in Spain," Dave says of his brother's 2012 health scare. "That was a real wake up call to me. We hadn't made a full album together since 1985, but as you get older, you realize you're not immortal and you've only got so much time."
Here's an NPR Interview, and a Hollywood Reporter show review.

Advance tickets are now available for the 28th Annual Tribute To The King @7pm ($28 Adult only) on Saturday, August 16. Buy Tickets!
Ted Roddy and The King Conjure Orchestra have paid tribute to The King at Austin's Continental Club twice annually since 1986. Starting as a hoot night and evolving into a full-tilt rock-n-roll show experience Ted Roddy and crew (some of Austin's finest musicians) have wowed audiences with their spot-on interpretations of Elvis' musical legacy. No jumpsuits, no jokes just dynamite rock-n-roll a la King! NEXT SHOW on the anniversary of Elvis' death, August 16, 2014. After careful consideration, the 3pm Matinee show has been cancelled. There will only be one show at 7pm in August.

Advance tickets ($17) are now available for the Friday, September 12 appearance by legendary Swamp Fox, Tony Joe White. Ted Roddy closes the show at midnight. Buy Tickets!
Touring in support of HOODOO, Tony Joe White will embark across Europe to share new and old songs. With added dates in France, Holland, and Germany, fans will have numerous opportunities to catch Tony Joe on tour this summer. He heads back to the States in time to play in Austin on September 12th. Despite his illustrious past, White feels no pressure to top himself. “There’s not a push nowhere,” he concludes. “Maybe I’ll stop playing shows and making records when the songs quit coming to me. But they still come to me. You see, I don’t work for a song—but once I get a hold of it I don’t let go. I just keep writing, and when I do, I want to go out and play it for somebody. It’s the songwriting that keeps me going.”
In fact, even with HOODOO in the can, White’s already gathering new material. “Yesterday I was fishing,” he says,” and a guitar lick comes into my head…then it lays back there. It’s still in my head, every 30 minutes it comes back. So I know that I gotta build a fire, sit down, and figure out what it’s gonna tell me.”


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Keep readin' & rockin'....
Dianne

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We have our own YouTube channel, ContinentalClubATX! And now I have 5 Playlists: Dianne's Daily Dish is an almost-daily Video Blog about what's going on at The Continental Club and The Continental Club Gallery; The Continental Live! is where I conduct interviews with musicians, artists, crafters & more; The Continental Stageside! focuses on performances (although I still have to work on the audio portion);and SXSW 2013 is a few shout outs & interviews done in March; Around The Continental Club & Gallery will be various videos recorded by others.
My latest foray into Social Media has produced a Video Blog, Dianne's Daily Dish on our own YouTube channel, ContinentalClubATX! You can subscribe at http://www.youtube.com/ContinentalClubATX. I will keep you as up-to-date as possible, and probably give you a giggle - I don't edit. <grin>

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The Continental Club and The Continental Club Gallery are now using DeliRadio! And it's FREE! Listen to our station here: ContinentalClubATX or check out the player below. When a musician puts their music & show dates in DeliRadio - they'll automatically be joining our venue station, and any other venue's station, for their shows. Our DeliRadio Venue Station is a great way to alert potential and existing fans about shows, and artists can share it with 1 click on Facebook / Twitter or drop it in email blasts. Wed love for all of our artists to visit DeliRadio.com - join - and upload some tracks and photos. It's free, takes only a few minutes and can really move sales. You can also sell your music there for no charge. If you're too busy - they'll set up your account for free:  http://blog.deliradio.com/consent. It's SO cool!


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You can follow us on our Facebook Pages for The Continental Club, CC Gallery and C-Boy's Heart & Soul in Austin. If you're on Facebook, we'd love to have you "Like" our pages. We also have Twitter accounts for The Continental Club, The Continental Club Gallery and C-Boy's Heart & Soul! Things change so quickly though that it's always best to double-check with our Austin online calendar (click on Upcoming Shows and then click on calendar date), or call the Austin Club at 512-441-2444 for the most up-to-date information.***
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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If you would like to get on the list to receive a weekly e-mail of our happenings, please request the Austin info from Dianne at info@continentalclub.com. Please let me know if you want to receive the newsletter for the Club or the Gallery or both! To unsubscribe from the e-mail version, or if you feel that you have received the e-mail in error, please respond to info@continentalclub.com with "unsubscribe" as the subject. Don't forget to get your birthday to me if you want to be on the monthly birthday list.

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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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Sound Bites

Thursday, July 24, doors open at 4pm.
Happy Hour, $5.
@ 6:30pm: Mike Stinson Three years ago, Mike Stinson took a big chance. After clawing his way to the top of the country music club scene in Los Angeles where he was described by Billboard Magazine as the king of the neo-honky-tonkers, Stinson, who wrote Dwight Yoakam’s stellar “Late Great Golden State,” packed a U-Haul, chucked his place in the West Coast pecking order, and moved to Texas to start fresh. A rare voice in this cluttered world of country pop and banjos-for-the-sake-of-banjos alternative country, Stinson has set the bar as high it goes with the monumental “This Year.” One listen to this gripping song establishes that Stinson’s pen is as sharp as any. Stinson is the king of broken hearts, and with “This Year,“ he captures the torment of love like few can. He also shows his cleverness by turning his problems with punctuality into a scorching Bob Dylan-ish burner called “Late For My Funeral.”
Late Show, $10
at the door. No advance tickets!
@ 10:00pm:
Ramsay Midwood
will be holding down a two-month residency on Thursday nights, showcasing some of his favorite bands, alongside his own. “Take a healthy dose of John Prine, a dollup of Bringing It All Back Home electric Dylan, a pinch of early Tom Waits, a sprinkle of Charlie Poole, and a splash of Lightin’ Hopkins…the result might be as intriguing as Midwood’s first album, Shoot Out at the OK Chinese Restaurant.” ~Dustin Ogden, No Depression. It's also said that he has "...a voice/vibe like Bobby Charles and Link Wray playing Russian roulette in a woodshed.” Damn, that's good!
@ 12:00am (midnight): Grady
’s live show is a spontaneous subsonic combustion that swerves between punk rock agro and field holler hypnosis. As Jello Biafra once enthused "These guys are the missing link between Junior Brown and Black Flag." "Grady is a thundering Texas locomotive flying down the tracks with a sound that will convince you Motörhead has joined forces with John Lee Hooker." "Soaking wet with Texas bluesy twang on a foundation of earthquaking distorted bass rumble, the sheer power on this CD leaves little doubt about the size of these boys’ cajones." "Gordie 'Grady' Johnson unleashes his guitar like a starving hellhound with a fresh whiff of raw meat." "The overall sound is lean and nasty. The sinuous guitar work punctuated by a monstrous sprawling bass and gunshot drumming."
Austin360.com Also Playing.
Video Links:
Ramsay Midwood
Grady
Mike Stinson

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Friday, July 25, 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. No advance tickets!
@ 10:00pm:
Latasha Lee and the Blackties. At the age of twenty, Latasha Lee caught the attention of Universal platinum producer Salih Williams. Latasha who has always admired Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston,Sam Cooke, Gladys Knight, Etta James and Otis Reddings, new her sound must contain the essence of these artist. In 2006 she signed to Salih Williams production company Carnival Beats and immediately started songwriting with him to create the Latasha Lee sound. In 2012 latasha made it to the top 50 spot on the television show X-Factor. In 2013 LaTasha along with producer Salih released her self-titled album along with 17 compelling music videos on youTube. With extensive online and offline marketing it allowed LaTasha Lee to quickly develop a fast growing fanbase. LaTasha's band The BlackTies were quickly assembled shortly after releasing the album and the live shows began rolling in. October 4th of 2013 LaTasha Lee & The Blackties displayed their live performance for the Austin City Limits Music Festival in Austin Tx. Latasha Lee has been featured on many radio and blog sites such as GrownFolkMusic.com, NiceKicks.com, Verbicide Magazine/UK, Next2shine.com, Afropunk.com, ThisisRnB.com, Redbullsoundselect.com, Echoes Magazine/UK, RollinSoulsBrasil, KUTX 98.9, The Bob Edward Show, Soulbounce.com and other various internet radio and blog sites across the world. LaTasha Lee & The BlackTies have performed throughout the US drawing large crowds and leaving them wanting more. Her music along with her soulful voice cuts cleanly and crisply through the genre clutter with a groove that slices directly to the heart with honest power. This is music with teeth, heart and soul.
@ 12:00am (midnight): Hard Proof Afrobeat
. Locally produced and internationally-inspired, Hard Proof is an Austin-based collective that brings intense Afrobeats to the state of Texas. Hard Proof tightly fuses sounds from sub-Saharan Africa with adventurous jazz and deep funk to stimulate your brain and move your feet. Members of Hard Proof also perform with bands such as Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears, Ocote Soul Sounds, Echocentrics, The Calm Blue Sea and Cougar. "Hard Proof Afrobeat are not the only Austin band with international aspirations, but the average band fronted by a jazz studies major has only a fighting chance of being half as good as this Fela Kuti-influenced but genre-busting supergroup of strong performers.  Including players in Black Joe Lewis And The Honeybears, Echocentrics, and Calm Blue Sea, Hard Proof excels in putting on high-energy, dancey shows that betray a careful ear toward a diverse subset of musical styles and approaches." ~The Onion AV Club.
Austin360.com Also Playing.
Video Links:

Hard Proof Afrobeat
Latash Lee & The BlackTies
Blues Specialists

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Saturday, July 26, doors open at 3pm.
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 at the door. No advance tickets!

@ 10:00pm: Roxy Roca is Taye Cannon - Lead Vocals; Errol Siegel - Guitar, Vocals; Roger Wuthrich - Bass; Paul Kresowik - Drums; Thomas Hays - Trombone; Houston Rawls - Tenor Sax; and Royce Phillips - Alto Sax. They are known for Dynamite Texas Soul, Powerhouse Southern Soul, Green Eyed Texas Funk, and Texas Funk N Soul! They do it all! "If you’ve never seen Roxy Roca then I pity you. Front man Taye Cannon is a living, breathing legend. They find the perfect middle ground of old school funky soul that this city is missing. With elements of jazz, polished blues sound and an explosive showy rebel rock attitude, Roxy Roca is one of the most entertaining performers in Austin right now." ~Ovrld.com.
@ 12:00am (midnight): KP & The Boom Boom
formed in the fall of 2010 in Austin, TX. They made major waves around town in 2013, releasing a three-track EP produced by AJ Vallejo, debuting a music video for their single, “Feel It,” and stirring up buzz with a multitude of high-energy performances. Come see a show and you’ll realize why the band has garnered such a strong following. Frontwoman Kate Priestley sparkles with energy at center stage. Surrounding her, her six bandmates command a critical mass of instruments—in addition to guitar, bass, and drums, there are two members blowing on horns and another switching off between a vibraphone, timbales, bongos, congas, and other assorted percussion. The crowd hugs the stage, pulsing to a singular groove. Inevitably, your feet start to move and the scene pulls you in. Within the sweaty depths of the dance mob, what started as a spectacle starts to feel more like a happening.
Video Links:
KP & The Boom Boom
Roxy Roca
Redd Volkaert

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Sunday, July 27, doors open at 1:30pm.
Matinee (since August 2007), no cover.
@ 3:30pm: Planet Casper has made this Sunday Matinee the place to be!! South Austin and World treasures Leeann Atherton and Barry "Frosty" Smith join Casper for a wonderful musical orbit...Free! Plus Miss Dianne and Aliya host "Bring a Dish or Bring a Dollar" Potluck in back!
Early Show, $10 at the door. No advance tickets.
@ 7:30pm: 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.
Video Links:
Heybale!
Wagoneers

Planet Casper

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Monday, July 28, doors open at 6:00pm.
Happy Hour , no cover.
@ 6:30pm:
Peterson Brothers Band is the Best Under-18 Band for the 2013 Austin Music Awards! And if that isn't enough, their award was presented by Bernie Worrell of Parliament-Funkadelic! They also placed in the top 10 for Best Blues Band and in the top 10 for Best Bass! "They only just entered their teens, but bassist Alex and lead guitarist Glen Jr. have already opened for the likes of B.B. King due to their exceptional grasp of what they like to call 'that blues spirit.' Currently working on their debut album under mentor Bootsy Collins, see what all the buzz is about at the Continental for free, then stick around for Dale Watson & His Lone Stars at 10pm." ~Wanderless.com.
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."
Video Links:
Dale Watson
Peterson Brothers

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Tuesday, July 29, 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: Alejandro Escovedo reprises "Sessions on South Congress" for the month of August, kicking it off tonight with Barfield following him for a raucous night of fun! 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.
@ 12:00am (midnight): 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.
Video Links:

Alejandro Escovedo
Barfield
Toni Price

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Wednesday, July 30, doors open at 4:00pm.
Happy Hour, no cover.
@ 6:30pm:
Hot Club of Cowtown The band--Elana James on violin and vocals, Whit Smith on guitar and vocals, and Jake Erwin on bass and vocals--still swings harder than ever as it continues to develop it's unique, ever-evolving sound. This journey, which began with the roots of the Hot Jazz era, Americana music, vintage pop and folk music, continues to unfold into the new sound of the group's original songs.
Late Show, $8 cover at the door. No advance tickets -
@ 9:30pm: The Painted Redstarts are William Graham, Marlon Sexton, Sam Jackson, and James Caldwell. Rolling Stone hailing the Painted Redstarts as the future of Austin music after their performance at Moody Theater/ACL Live in January 2014. The Painted Redstarts were top picks for this year's SXSW, including the New York Times & a featured pick from KUTX. Since SXSW their single "Curtains Wide" has been in radio rotation, available as a free download here. Kevin Curtain/Playback Austin of the Austin Chronicle hails William Graham as the "voice of his generation."
@ 10:15pm (since 1997): 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): The Everydudes Dan Yates, Denzil Warner, and Alan Durham met in the early 80's playing in Lubbock Texas. Years of late nights at such clubs as the Town Draw and Main Street Saloon helped polish their unmistakable West Texas twist on rock n roll. The late 80's led them separately to Austin Texas. Jump ahead twenty years and you have Dan, Denzil, and Alan back on stage again, with the addition of Frank Kriege on drums. Come out and listen to the Everydudes and you'll hear anything from Buddy Holly to Mott the Hoople as well as an eclectic list of high plains classics. Like West Texas dust on your dashboard... you can't get rid of us.
Video Links:

Everydudes

Jon Dee Graham
Painted Redstarts
Hot Club of Cowtown

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Thursday, July 31, doors open at 4pm.
Happy Hour, $5 at the door. No advance tickets!
@ 6:30pm: The Whiskey Sisters are going to be rockin' the house in a big way every Thursday! The Whiskey Sisters is a co-chick fronted rock/blues/country band! Teal Collins (The Mother Truckers) and Barbara Nesbitt (Tim Flannery & The Lunatic Fringe) met in Austin and decided to get together to sing a tune or two. By the time they reached the first chorus harmonies they knew it was going to be a good thing. They have been working hard to form their new band, The Whiskey Sisters, which is a sound like nothing else you've heard. Joined by crack musicians, they are going to take the world by storm.
Late Show, $8
at the door. No advance tickets!
@ 10:00pm: Ramsay Midwood
will be holding down a two-month residency on Thursday nights, showcasing some of his favorite bands, alongside his own. “Take a healthy dose of John Prine, a dollup of Bringing It All Back Home electric Dylan, a pinch of early Tom Waits, a sprinkle of Charlie Poole, and a splash of Lightin’ Hopkins…the result might be as intriguing as Midwood’s first album, Shoot Out at the OK Chinese Restaurant.” ~Dustin Ogden, No Depression. It's also said that he has "...a voice/vibe like Bobby Charles and Link Wray playing Russian roulette in a woodshed.” Damn, that's good!
@ 12:00am (midnight):
The Carper Family As Jim Caligiuri of the Austin Chronicle has written, “[They] blend their voices immaculately... and write warm and enticing songs that sound like they were new 50 years ago.” Their original songs range from the deeply-moving to the profoundly quirky and their catalogue of lesser known country music is impressive for such a young group. While playing gigs and festivals is clearly at the top of any band’s agenda, The Carper Family is equally committed to sharing American country music in educational and communal settings. To them, country music isn’t just about entertaining; it’s also about understanding, honoring, and developing American country communities in the city and on the farm. As such, they’ve taught workshops and lessons at a variety of gatherings and regularly play at country dances, farmers’ markets, and farm potlucks. Their aspirations, professional and personal alike, point to spirit of the rural places from which they have come and to which they hope to go.The Carper Family’s dedication to the rich and sprawling history of American country music and the joy they bring audiences with their crystalline sound guarantee that these ladies will be introducing this new-old music to folks for years to come.
Video Links:
Carper Family
Ramsay Midwood
Whiskey Sisters

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Friday, August 1, 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. No advance tickets!
@ 10:00pm:
Frank Mustard Project EP release! The Frank Mustard Project is an Austin, Texas based band playing it's own brand of "Mustard" style music. Though rooted in Frank's home made demos, the band is very much a live force. The Frank Mustard Project's members include Ed Mayo on bass, Richard Ranch on keys, El MexiCan Droid on acoustic and electric drums and of course Frank Mustard with vocals and guitar. FMP has two professionally recorded EP's. One, "Future Music"' with just Ed and Frank, recorded at Pedernales Studio with Gordie Johnson, mastered by Howie Weinberg. Two, "Jelly Butter" with the live band, recorded at Wire Studio with Stuart Sullivan, mastered by Joe Gastwirt. Frank has written and recorded, at this time, six and a half home recorded FMP albums.
@ 12:00am (midnight):
Pong "Mention the word 'pong' in Austin, and odds are responses will range more to the dance spectrum than the early video-game world. Emerging from the ashes of Ed Hall in the late Nineties, guitarist Gary Chester, drummer Lyman Hardy, and bassist Larry Strub formed Pong with guitarist Jason Craig and keyboardist Shane Shelton. Together they became a mighty “retro-futuristic” fusion of melody, beat, lights, and vocal effects. Talk boxes and rows of keyboards replace Ed Hall’s post-punk guitar pulls, and dance floors began to give under the weight of ass-shaking punk rockers. It’s that mix of punk, post-punk, electronics, hip-hop, and humor that makes Pong so much fun." ~Darcie Stevens.
Video Links:

Pong
Frank Mustard
Blues Specialists

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Saturday, August 2, doors open at 3pm.
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 at the door. No advance tickets!
@ 10:00pm: White Ghost Shivers. Imagine a smorgasbord of Cab Calloway, circus sideshow, KISS, cabaret, Hee Haw and Robert Johnson served up at Andy Kaufman's bat-mitzvah. A joyous mixture of the absurd and sublime, the six-piece ensemble gracefully blends a musical amalgam of Hokum Blues, Hillbilly Swing, Country and Hot Jazz. "The White Ghost Shivers jumped immediately onto our list of Best Bands Ever. That show was, hands-down, the best live concert I’ve ever seen. Period." ~Elepent.com by Emmy.
@ 12:00am (midnight): Wino Vino
. Since 2006, WinoVino’s syncretic stylings have earned them the attention of discriminating Musicphiles across the nation. Their refined blend of salty lyrics, bawdy Prohibition-era cabaret, and Eastern European folk music features multiple vocalists, guitar, fiddle, accordion, upright bass, clarinet, trumpet, drums and washboards. WinoVino is just as likely found setting the mood for a traditional Greek wedding as on stage at a punk venue or celebrating the birthday of an upbeat Octogenarian. They can shift fluidly from close-to-the-knuckle Tarantellesque into lycanthropic romantic laments sung in dulcet harmonies. The wild ride isn’t over until you’ve gone from Hell to Liechtenstein and had a heaping helping of train-car caviar along the way. Vibrant melodies and marvelously florid tempos of this band of charming miscreants coalesce to create a cheerful playground for their sweaty, satiated fans.
Video Links:
Wino Vino
White Ghost Shivers
Redd Volkaert

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Sunday, August 3, doors open at 1:30pm.
Matinee (since August 2007), no cover.
@ 3:30pm: Planet Casper has made this Sunday Matinee the place to be!! Acoustic blast-off as "Scrappy" Jud Newcomb and Rich Brotherton join Casper...No Cover!
Early Show, $10 at the door. No advance tickets.
@ 7:30pm: 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.
Video Links:
Heybale!
Wagoneers

Planet Casper

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Coming... Monday 8/4: Late Show: Dale Watson & his Lone Stars @10pm, $; Happy Hour: TBA @6:30pm, no cover...Tuesday 8/5: Late Show: Barfield @12, Alejandro Escovedo @10:30pm, $10; HH: Toni Price @7pm, $10... Wednesday 8/6: Late Show: James McMurtry @12am, Jon Dee Graham @10:15pm, The Painted Redstarts @9:30pm, $8; HH: Hot Club of Cowtown @6:30, no cover.... Thursday 8/7: What Made Milwaukee Famous @12am, A. Sinclair (formerly Frank Smith) @10, $8; Happy Hour: Whiskey Sisters @6:30, $5... Friday 8/8: Late Show: Wino Vino @12am, White Ghost Shivers @10pm, $10; Happy Hour: The Blues Specialists @6:30pm, no cover.... Saturday 8/9: Late Show: Ruby Dee & The Snakehandlers @12am, Wanda Jackson @10:45pm, Mike Stinson @10pm, $20 at the door. No advance tickets; Matinee: Redd Volkaert @3:30pm, no cover... Sunday 8/10: Late Show: 23rd Annual Buck Owens Memorial Birthday Bash! benefiting HAAM @8pm, doors open @7pm, $20 at the door. No advance tickets.; Matinee: Planet Casper 7th Anniversary! @3:30-6pm, no cover.... Monday 8/11: Late Show: Dale Watson & his Lone Stars @10pm, $; Happy Hour: Peterson Brothers Band @6:30pm, no cover...Tuesday 8/12: Late Show: Barfield @12, Alejandro Escovedo @10:30pm, $10; HH: Toni Price @7pm, $10... Wednesday 8/13: Late Show: James McMurtry @12am, Jon Dee Graham @10:15pm, The Painted Redstarts @9:30pm, $8; HH: Hot Club of Cowtown @6:30, no cover.... Thursday 8/14: Ramsay Midwood @12am, A. Sinclair (formerly Frank Smith) @10, $8; Happy Hour: Whiskey Sisters @6:30, $5... Friday 8/15: Late Show: Wino Vino @12am, White Ghost Shivers @10pm, $10; Happy Hour: The Blues Specialists @6:30pm, no cover.... Saturday 8/16: Late Show: TBA @12am, Wanda Jackson @10pm; Matinee: Redd Volkaert @3:30pm, no cover... Sunday 8/17: Late Show: 23rd Annual Buck Owens Memorial Birthday Bash! benefiting HAAM @8pm, doors open @7pm, $20 at the door. No advance tickets.; Matinee: Planet Casper 7th Anniversary! @3:30-6pm, no cover.... Monday 8/18: Late Show: Dale Watson & his Lone Stars @10pm, $; Happy Hour: Peterson Brothers Band @6:30pm, no cover

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Birthdays And Memorials

July Birthdays

James Cotton, Junie Tune, Ilse Haynes, Jerry Clayworth (1), Turk Pipkin, Claude Bernard (2), Miss Lavelle White, Carla Olson, Floramay Holliday, David Beebe, Kacy Crowley (3); Dave Marsh, Eric Zapata, John Prestia, Melanie Lambert (4); Dan Forte [Teisco Del Rey], Shilah Morrow, Leela Oceans, Denise Hosek (5); Nanci Griffith, Darlene Plyler, Tommy Mack, Huck Johnson, Jason Morales, Matt "The Electrician" Sever (6); Blondie Chaplin, Lynney Rossi, Barb Donovan, Betsy Eades, Angela Ryan (7); Justine Gilcrease, Tim Harmon (8); Ralph White, Shaan Shirazi, Ross Howard, Gert Stefan (9); Tom Clifford (11), *Van Cliburn, Butch Hancock, Jimmy Lafave, Evan Johns, Steve Young, Bill Oliver, Julie Miller (12); "Long" John Hunter, Gil T. Isais, Darren Hoff, Jacob Travis Mencher (13); *Woody Guthrie, Beth Galiger, Jeremiah Ball (14); Roky Erickson, Jeff Hughes, Steve James, George Reif, Lesley Anne Sloan, Mark Shuman, Kevin LeMoine (15); Gurf Morlix, Caroline Hammond (16); Alice Spencer, Jeff Eaton (17); *"Blind Lemon" Jefferson, Kelon Bryant (18); Katie Costanza (19); *Cindy Walker, Sleepy LaBeef, Radney Foster, Jo Carol Pierce, Chou-Chou Keel-Smith, Chris Gonflé (20); Kim Fowley, Charlie Pritchard, Gerard Choucroun, Darcie Deaville, Tracy Hightower (21); Don Henley, Mark Patterson, Kevin Remme, (Black) Joe Lewis, Kermit Monk, Kellie Salome, Kelly Quinney (22); *Keith Ferguson, Ricky Davis, Jeff Van Zandt, Chris Findlay, Judy Jones (23); Gwill Owen, Chris White, Donna Biram (24); Patrick Clifford (25), Nathan Hamilton, JoRae Di Menno, Aimee Monger, Miles Earney (26); Damon Bramblett, Ted Hurst (27); Floyd Domino (28); Caroline Casey, Dave Wolfe, Barbara Prashner (29); R.C. Banks, Mike Middleton, Tom Middleton (30); Roy Heinrich, Larry Cooper, Eddie R. Fisher, Jack Ortman (31)

July Memorials (date of death)

7/11: David "Chris" Christopher Holzhaus [Blues guitarist] (2008); 7/12: Jim Litherland (2006); 7/17: Walter Cronkite (2009); 7/23: James Henry [Owner of Henry's Bar & Grill] (2008)

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

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Notable Obituaries - July 2014 Courtesy of Dead Rock Stars Club

Nick Charles - Died 7-1-2014 ( Blues ) Bassist - Worked with Billy Branch And The Sons Of Blues, Muddy Waters, Howling Wolf, Magic Sam, Earl Hooker, Buddy Guy and Son Seals.

Tommy Ramone (Erdelyi Tamas) - Died 7-11-2014 in Queens, New York, U.S. - Bile duct cancer ( Punk - Bluegrass ) Born 1-29-1949 in Budapest, Hungary - Played drums, mandolin, guitar, banjo and dobro - Was a member of The Tangerine Puppets (They did, "Drop In The Bucket" and "He's Got The Whole World In His Hands") The Ramones (They did, "Blitzkrieg Bop" and "I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend") and Uncle Monk (They did, "Wishing At The Moon" and "Airday") - Was an engineer for Jimi Hendrix - Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Charlie Haden (Charles Edward Haden) - Died 7-11-2014 in Los Angeles, California, U.S. - Illness ( Jazz ) Born 8-6-1937 in Shenandoah, Iowa, U.S. - Played double bass - Was a member of The Liberation Music Orchestra - Worked with Ornette Coleman, Paul Bley, Archie Shepp, Henry "Red" Allen, Pee Wee Russell, Attila Zoller, Bobby Timmons, Tony Scott, Art Pepper, Keith Jarrett and Carla Bley.

Johnny Winter (Johnny Dawson Winter III) - Died 7-16-2014  in Zurich, Switzerland ( Rock - Blues ) Born 2-23-1944 in Beaumont, Texas, U.S. - Guitarist and singer - Brother of guitarist and singer, Edgar Winter -  Blues Foundation Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Courtesy of Dead Rock Stars Club

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And there you have it until next week,
Dianne


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C-BOY'S HEART & SOUL


2008 S. Congress Avenue, Austin TX 78704

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Volume XVIII, Issue 2.4 * July 24, 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!

C-Boy's Heart & Soul has its own website!! You can find us at http://cboysheartnsoul.com - it's still being filled out, so some content isn't completed yet. Bear with us for another week & we should have everything there.

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. Blues singer, songwriter, recording artist, and multi-instrumentalist, Paul Oscher first came to national attention as Muddy Waters’ harmonica player.

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Keep readin' & rockin'....
Dianne

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Music

Thursday, July 24, doors open at 5:00pm.
No cover!
@ 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.
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@ 10:00pm: The Git Down! DJs Captain Jim & Jusgeorge bring a vinyl funk & soul party to Thursday nights!
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Paul Oscher

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Friday, July 25, doors open at 5:00pm.
Late, $5:
@ 10:00pm:
McLemore Avenue in the tradition of instrumental groups like Booker T. & the MGs, The Meters, Jimmy Smith, and Medeski, Martin and Wood--combines elements of southern soul, R & B, jazz and other genres with an original sound that is unique to Austin, Texas. "Interesting groove...sounds like the MGs meet the Ventures...I really like the guitar and especially like the B3 sound." ~Steve Cropper, Stax guitarist/producer.
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McLemore Ave

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Saturday, July 26, Doors open at 5:00pm.
Late, $5:
@ 10:00pm:
Hosea Hargrove &The Roadrunners. Inducted into the Austin Music Awards Hall of fame in 2009, Hosea has played his rootsy style of blues in and around Austin for more than fifty years, schooling such notables as Bill Campbell and Jimmie Vaughan along the way. Don’t look for guitar pyrotechnics at a Hosea show, just a straight from the soul simplicity that is the very definition of the blues. Now in his eighties Hosea shows no signs of slowing down, “I’ve been playing blues stuff so long, I don’t know how it would feel not playing, I ain’t got it in mind to retire. I’m thinking to get further, if I can, as far as I can go.” ~Hosea Hargrove.
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Hosea Hargrove

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Tuesday, July 29, Doors open at 2:00pm. World Fusion Night!
Late, $5:
@ 7:30pm: Atlas Maior
maps diverse musical traditions, placing Jazz, Arab Turkish, and Latin American musical idioms in dialogue with one another. Atlas Maior composes music that pays homage to the stewards of these traditions and their cultural and geographic origins. Their unique sound balances intimate moments of sincerity with powerful cinematic melodies and incendiary rhythmic passages.
@ 10:00pm:
Indimaj interweaves musical forms across the Middle East, India and the West, and through its improvisations offers a transcendental musical experience.
Video Links:

Indimaj
Atlas Maior

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Thursday, July 31, doors open at 5:00pm.
No cover!
@ 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.
@ 10:00pm: The Git Down! DJs Captain Jim & Jusgeorge bring a vinyl funk & soul party to Thursday nights!
Video Links:

Paul Oscher

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Friday, August 1, doors open at 5:00pm.
Late, $5:
@ 10:00pm:
Mudphonic was born in Austin TX gathering inspiration from this sparse organic phenomenon. The debut album, “Music for Dorothy”, was recorded in a barn on the banks of the Colorado River. Steeped in the soul of the humid southern air; soaked in the sediment of the underground aquifers; cicadas and frogs bleed into the recording. Mudphonic brings you honest melody.
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Mudphonic

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Saturday, August 2, Doors open at 5:00pm.
Late, $5:
@ 10:00pm:
The Lost Counts will help you find your soul. Whether it be in a funky soul-jazz organ cooker, a Memphis-soul stew, or a piping hot gut-bucket boogie, these boys will get you moving. The Lost Counts are comprised of members, Josh Perdue on guitar, Nate "Count" Basinger on Hammond Organ, and either ace percussionist Johnny Radelat or Bobby Trimble on drums. Although The Lost Counts specialize in the kind of instrumentals that cause rare groove aficionados to salivate, guitar slanger Josh Perdue, also boasts some soulful pipes!
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Lost Counts

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Sunday, August 3, Doors open at 2:00pm.
C-boys Motorcycle Sunday Shindig:
@ 3:00pm: A bimonthly Sunday afternoon Shindig featuring Classic Bikes and Scooters! (All motorcycles & scooters welcomed no matter if it's Classic, Modern or just hammered together in your garage!) We are celebrating all things 2-wheeled! Drinks specials! Cajun food truck! AND featuring the return of the "Church Of The Round Sound" DJ's! Spinning classic vinyl from the '50's-'60's for all you Mods & Rockers! Hot wheels! Cool Kats & Kittens in leather! Classic motorcycle movies on the tube! Cold drinks on a beautiful Austin afternoon in the hippest joint on South Congress! Bliss! See you soon! (Soon to feature live music from some of Austin's best bands ripping up the classic sounds of yesterday!)

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Tuesday, August 5, Doors open at 2:00pm. World Fusion Night!
Late, $5:
@ 7:30pm: Atlas Maior
maps diverse musical traditions, placing Jazz, Arab Turkish, and Latin American musical idioms in dialogue with one another. Atlas Maior composes music that pays homage to the stewards of these traditions and their cultural and geographic origins. Their unique sound balances intimate moments of sincerity with powerful cinematic melodies and incendiary rhythmic passages.
@ 10:00pm:
Indimaj interweaves musical forms across the Middle East, India and the West, and through its improvisations offers a transcendental musical experience.
Video Links:

Indimaj
Atlas Maior

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Coming... Thursday 8/7: Late: The Git Down! DJs Captain Jim & Jusgeorge @10:00pm, no cover; Happy Hour: Paul Oscher @6:30pm, no cover....Friday 8/8: Trube, Farrell & Snizz @10:00pm ... Saturday 8/9: Snizz & Friends w/Topaz McGarrigle, Bobby Perkins, Josh Perdue & el john! @10:00pm...Tuesday 8/12: World Fusion Night! Indimaj @10pm, Atlas Maior @7:30pm, no cover....Thursday 8/14: Late: The Git Down! DJs Captain Jim & Jusgeorge @10:00pm, no cover; Happy Hour: Paul Oscher @6:30pm, no cover....Friday 8/15: Papa Mali @10:00pm, $10... Saturday 8/16: Papa Mali @10:00pm, $10

And there you have it until next week,
Dianne

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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