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

http://www.facebook.com/ContinentalClubGallery

http://twitter.com/ContClubGallery

Volume XVIII, Issue 4.2 * September 11, 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!

Earlier this week, The Austin A-List announced the dates for the 2014 Austin A-List and The Continental Club Gallery has been nominated! Voting has begun! The Austin A-List is an annual "Best Of" voting program featuring thousands of local businesses, people and places in the Austin area. During the contest, fans, followers and friends will have the chance vote for Continental Club Gallery. At the end of the competition, they tally up the votes to determine the winner. Vote here!

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Keep readin' & rockin'....
Dianne

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Music

Thursday, September 11. 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, September 12. 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 Derek O'Brien & 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, September 13. 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 Derek O'Brien & 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, September 14. Doors open at 8:00pm.
No cover all night!

@ 8:30pm: Jon Dee Graham & Sara Hickman. 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. JD&F welcomes back former Texas Musician of the Year, and full-time Barrel of Monkeys, Sara Hickman!
@ 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
Sara Hickman

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Monday, September 15. 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, September 16. Doors open at 8:00pm.
Early Show, no cover
@ 8:30pm: Randy Weeks.
His cool, easy-going attitude paired with his sharp and witty undertones make Randy Weeks’ style undeniably his own. Soundtracking the ever-present undercurrent of our popular culture, Weeks’ music can be heard on international radio stations, Grammy award winning albums, and in feature films. Weeks’ songwriting and subject matter spans from the deep and poignant to the light and airy.  It’s been said that ”Weeks can take you from crying in your beer to dancing on the bar.” As an instrumentalist, Weeks’ style effortlessly melds surf rock with folk rock; Americana with American Pop.
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
Randy Weeks

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Wednesday, September 17. 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.
Video Links:
Trube, Farrell & Snizz
Matt Hubbard

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Thursday, September 18. 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, September 19. Doors open at 8:00pm.
Early Show, no cover.
@ 8:30pm: Sherah & the Fine Souls. Sherah is the songwriter and lead singer for her band, The Fine Souls. She is a lyrics and melody writer who had been composing songs for many years. In 2011, she felt it was time to bring her material out into the Austin music scene to find out whether she could stand or fall as a writer and a performer.
Late Show, $5. No advance tickets.
@ 10:30pm: Bobby Perkins' Poontangoment. I don't usually have to cover bands that I know nothing about, but this is the second one this week! One thing I know for sure is that with Bobby Perkins involved, you can be certain that it's got a funky component to it.
Video Links:
Sherah & the Fine Souls

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Saturday, September 20. 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: Snizz & Friends Austin's favorite local funk collaboration! Snizz, who is part of the Greyhounds, plays drums Wednesday at the Continental Gallery. Come welcome guitarist Josh Perdue who played on Jam Cruise 13 with Robert Walter's 20th Congress! Josh also plays with The Golden Dawn Arkestra and Chicken Strut. On bass is local hero Bobby Perkins. Bobby shared a stage with Willie Nelson as he played along with Whiskey Sisters on New Years at ACL live this year. Last but not least Neil Pederson on ivory playing those soulful notes.
Video Links:
Hilary York

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Sunday, September 21. 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."
Video Links:
Mike Flanigin
Jake Langley
Jon Dee Graham

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Coming...Monday 9/22: Kalu James @10:30; Church on Monday with Elias Haslanger, featuring Dr. James Polk and Jake Langley @8:30, no cover all night........ Tuesday 9/23: Late: Ephraim Owens Experience @10:30, no cover; Early: James McMurtry @8:30, no cover... Wednesday 9/24: Late: Snizz & Friends @10:30, $5; Early: Matt Hubbard Trio @8:30.... Thursday 9/25 Tameca Jones @10:30, Liv Mueller @8:30pm, no cover... Friday 9/26: Snizz & Friends @10:30, $5 cover, The Robert Kraft Trio @8:30pm, no cover... Saturday 9/27: Chicken Strut @10:30pm, $5; Hilary York @8:30pm, no cover.... Sunday 9/28: Dupree @10:30pm; Jon Dee Graham & Friend @8:30pm, no cover all night... Monday 9/29: Kalu James @10:30; Church on Monday with Elias Haslanger, featuring Dr. James Polk and Jake Langley @8:30, no cover all night......... Tuesday 9/30: Late: Ephraim Owens Experience @10:30, no cover; Early: James McMurtry @8:30, no cover... Wednesday 10/1: Late: Trube, Farrell & Snizz @10:30, $5; Early: Matt Hubbard Trio @8:30.... Thursday 10/2 Tameca Jones @10:30, Liv Mueller @8:30pm, no cover... Friday 10/3: Josh Perdue Trio @10:30, $5 cover, The Robert Kraft Trio @8:30pm, no cover... Saturday 10/4: Josh Perdue Trio @10:30pm, $5; Hilary York @8:30pm, no cover.... Sunday 10/5: Dupree @10:30pm; Jon Dee Graham & Friend @8:30pm, no cover all night... Monday 10/6: 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

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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THE CONTINENTAL CLUB, AUSTIN

Rockin' South Austin since 1955


1315 S. Congress Ave, Austin TX 78704

http://www.continentalclub.com

http://www.facebook.com/ContinentalClub

http://twitter.com/ContinentalATX

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Volume XVIII, Issue 4.2 * September 11, 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!

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.”

Advance tickets ($17) are now on sale for the Friday, September 26th show with David Ramirez and Carson McHone! Buy Tickets!
David Ramirez isn't looking to top the charts. He just wants to tell the truth. A man and his guitar... honest, unfiltered and true. In a landscape filled with Top 40 beats and harmonizing folk groups, a lone singer- songwriter definitely has his work cut out for him. Being just as drawn to artists like Dylan and Adams as he is to The National and Arcade Fire is perhaps what draws both young college crowds and folk traditionalists to his live shows.

Advance tickets ($14) are now available (and selling fast) for the Friday, October 10th Official 2014 ACL Festival Late Night Show w/Blank Range @9:30, Benjamin Booker @11, and Barfield, The Tyrant @12:30. Buy Tickets!

Advance tickets ($17) are now available for both the Friday, October 24th & Saturday, October 25th shows with The Mother Hips! Mallett Brothers open on Friday 10/24. Buy Tickets!

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Keep readin' & rockin'....
Dianne

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What's happening at the Austin Chronicle?

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earache!

 

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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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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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Sound Bites

Thursday, September 11, 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 Texas singer-songwriter Ramsay Midwood's music is at once highly idiosyncratic but also as familiar as a bad habit. His bluesy, rootsy romps instantly start your head bobbing as his bizarre lyrics full of rich, Southern Gothic visuals set your imagination flowing. His style and lyric-making ability will excite and confuse you in the way that good poetry can. His music is bright with surprise, sultry beat, and innovative comparative operators. One can liken his sound and style to a potpourri of incense and smoky vapors complicated by the thick heat of a swamp and spiced with healthy dashes of salt, sandpaper, and beer foam.
@ 12:00am (midnight):
The Austin Steamers were born on an autumnal evening in 2011 at what has become known as “Kinky Lizard Studios” situated in bass player/vocalist Daniel Zeh’s back yard, South Austin, TX.  Musical Match-Maker Ben Hodges (Mandolin & Vocals) had a vision and called in Joe Sundell (banjo & vocals) of LIttle Rock, Arkansas along with Sean Tracey (guitar, harmonica & vocals) hailing from Juneau, Alaska for a two hour session that lasted for six.  The Austin Steamers were born and off on a rollicking trajectory that landed them weekly residencies at the White-Horse Honky Tonk & the Hole in the Wall, plus feature performances at KUT’s Cactus Café, the big stage at Stubbs, an awards ceremony performance at SXSW’s interactive conference along with multiple showcases at SXSW 2013. To cap it all off, the Steamers appear in Austin film-maker Richard Linklater’s newest award winning film Boyhood, to be released this summer (2014).  Hailing from North Carolina, Arkansas, Mississippi and Alaska, this powerful quartet  combine tight four part harmonies, virtuosic instrumentality and award winning song-writing to create a completely original style of energetic Americana music that will sound new and familiar at the same time. 
Video Links:
Austin Steamers
Ramsay Midwood
Whiskey Sisters

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Friday, September 12, 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, $15 at the door. Advance tickets have ended.
@ 10:00pm: Tony Joe White In 1969, deep voiced southern songsmith Tony Joe White from Oak Grove, Louisiana had a Top 10 hit with his classic swamp rock tune “Polk Salad Annie”.White continues to tour and record into the 21st century, and his bluesy songs have been covered by dozens of artists ranging from Elvis Presley and Tim McGraw, to Dusty Springfield and Tina Turner. His latest release in a forty plus year career is 2013’s studio album, Hoodoo. Awash in danger, spiritual uncertainty, and environmental fury, Hoodoo’s lyrical concerns are matched by a particularly intense strain of White’s trademark swamp funk. Just entering his seventh decade, White spends his days off the road coaxing inspiration from his surroundings. Not one to write songs on command, they seem to find him—usually when he’s out on his property, a quiet couple of riverside acres some forty miles or so outside of Nashville.
@ 12:00am (midnight): Ted Roddy
Austin-based Ted Roddy has his roadhouse credentials stamped with an uncommon number of musical styles ranging from blues to rock-n-roll, Tex-Mex to soul, country to pop. His big voice and soaring harmonica has been rockin' clubs, bars and juke joints since the 70's, in and around Texas. As a recording artist he has released records of his own as well as recordings under the name of Teddy & The Tall Tops, The Tearjoint Troubadors, The King Conjure Orchestra and The Naughty Ones. As a session harp player he has worked on records by Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Dale Watson, Charlie Robison, Stephen Bruton, Candye Cane, Chris Smither, Sunny Sweeney, Augie Meyers, UP Wilson, Omar Kent Dykes, Jello Biafra, Chris Gaffney and Dave Alvin among others.
Austin Chronicle Recommended. Austin360.com Also Playing.
Video Links:

Ted Roddy
Tony Joe White
Blues Specialists

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Saturday, September 13, 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: Buggaboo Austin, Texas-based Americana Rock band Buggaboo is Chad Pope, Clayton Colvin, and Douglas Jay Boyd. Each member of this non-traditional trio brings a unique approach to writing, singing, and playing, weaving an inimitable sound. The band has been touring nationwide for almost 2 years, performing nearly 300 shows annually, from renowned honky-tonk Luckenbach, TX, to the esteemed Rockwood Music Hall in New York City. In 2013, Buggaboo was an official selection for South by Southwest Music Festival in Austin, one of the largest and most well-regarded conferences in the world. Their second album, Asteria, released in February 2014, is saturated with rich, soulful harmonies, thick grooves, and bewitching slide guitar.
@ 12:00am (midnight): Les Debauches. I'm sorry to say that I couldn't learn a thing about this band, and I'm not personally familiar with them. Piñata Protest was originally scheduled for this date, but they had to cancel their entire tour when their long-time guitarist quit the band.
Video Links

Buggaboo
Redd Volkaert

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Sunday, September 14, doors open at 3:00pm.
Matinee (since August 2007), no cover.
@ 3:30pm: Planet Casper has made this Sunday Matinee the place to be!! Planet favorites David Halley, Sarah Brown and Rick Richards join Casper for Sunday fun 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.
Video Links:
Heybale!
Wagoneers

Planet Casper

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Monday, September 15, 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, September 16, 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.
Video Links:

Barfield
Toni Price

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Wednesday, September 17, 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): 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. At a sold-out Birchmere, the Austin-based artist was joined by drummer Daren Hess and bassist Ronnie Johnson in a set that demonstrated the raw power of wince-inducing imagery propelled by electric guitar. It was serious stuff, imparted by a singularly serious band."
Video Links:
James McMurtry

Jon Dee Graham
Painted Redstarts

Hot Club of Cowtown

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Thursday, September 18, 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
: Rich Hopkins & The Luminarios. Rich Hopkins is in a heroic struggle against mediocrity and complacency. A prolific writer, singer, guitarist, producer and humanitarian, Hopkins is concerned for the well-being of his fellow man and wonders about the events that have shaped us as a nation and a race. Hopkins, who has been a part of the American music scene since 1985, is, amazingly, still an undiscovered talent to some. Founding the Tucson, Ariz. based Sidewinders(RCA 1989-91)/ Sand Rubies (Polygram 1993), Hopkins toured the U.S. and celebrated success with college/indie rock classics "Witchdoctor" and "We Don't Do That Anymore" (both went to #5 on the CMJ charts).
@ 12:00am (midnight):
Ramsay Midwood Texas singer-songwriter Ramsay Midwood's music is at once highly idiosyncratic but also as familiar as a bad habit. His bluesy, rootsy romps instantly start your head bobbing as his bizarre lyrics full of rich, Southern Gothic visuals set your imagination flowing. His style and lyric-making ability will excite and confuse you in the way that good poetry can. His music is bright with surprise, sultry beat, and innovative comparative operators. One can liken his sound and style to a potpourri of incense and smoky vapors complicated by the thick heat of a swamp and spiced with healthy dashes of salt, sandpaper, and beer foam.
Video Links:
Ramsay Midwood
Rich Hopkins & The Luminarios
Whiskey Sisters

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Friday, September 19, 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: JDub and the Tease release party! Psychedelic. Soul. Music. E X P E R I E N C E. This powerhouse outfit from Austin, TX combines riff-based-rock with soaring vocals in a passionate, fun and liberating dance party. Their live shows are unmistakeably heartfelt and soulful. JDub's lush jazz chords and witty songwriting have been described as "full of movement and circular motion"(Austin Chronicle). The Tease's cover song interpretations rival their original versions with raw emotion and personal style. JDub and the Tease can be found at the Continental Club, Antones, One 2 One, and many clubs throughout Texas in Dallas, San Antonio, and Houston.
@ 12:00am (midnight):
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. 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.
Video Links:

Tameca Jones
JDub & The Tease
Blues Specialists

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Saturday, September 20, 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: Invincible Czars. The group's original songs and instrumental pieces are highly composed "mini-symphonies" chock full of memorable melodies, meticulous arrangements, dynamics, and humor. They fuse riff rock, classical music, loungey grooves, spacey klezmer, country shuffles, and circusy polka. They draw from a myriad of disparate influences from Prokofiev to Primus, Louis Armstrong to Van Halen, and Bach to Zappa. The band applies the DIY attitude of post-punk groups like NoMeansNo and Fugazi to their musical explorations, resulting in a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts.
@ 11:15pm: Churchwood performs a vital and much-needed musical mission on their self-titled Saustex Records debut album: Saving the blues from the blahs and numerous other crimes and afflictions. Hailing from Austin, Texas, a city rightfully accused of being “The Boring White Blues Capital of the World,” the ingenious quintet kick the lazy butt of blues music into the second decade of the 21st Century and beyond.
@ 12:30am: Minor Mishap Marching Band is Austin's original renegade circus brass band!
Fun, loud and in the street! Minor Mishap Marching Band is a 25 piece renegade circus-punk-brass band: Bourbon Street meets Budapest. We are inspired by a love of street music, brass bands, and spectacle, as well as a desire to create community and reinvent public spaces. “Its as if all the hooligans that got kicked out of marching band for their boisterousness and punk rock covers came together and formed a circus-punk-brass band.” ~Do512.
Video Links

Minor Mishap
Churchwood
Invincible Czars
Redd Volkaert

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Sunday, September 21, doors open at 3:00pm.
Matinee (since August 2007), no cover.
@ 3:30pm: Planet Casper has made this Sunday Matinee the place to be!! Acoustic Planet Rockers David Grissom and Rich Brotherton return to orbit! 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.
Video Links:
Heybale!
Wagoneers

Planet Casper

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Coming.. Monday 9/22: Late Show: Jesse Dayton @12, Rosie Flores @10pm, $7; Happy Hour: Peterson Brothers Band @6:30pm, no cover...Tuesday 9/23, HAAM Day!: The Far West @10:30pm, $7; HH: Toni Price @7pm, $10... Wednesday 9/24: Late Show: James McMurtry @12am, Jon Dee Graham @10:15pm, The Painted Redstarts @9:30, $8; HH: Hot Club of Cowtown @6:30, no cover.... Thursday 9/25: Red Young @12, Johnny Boyd (of Indigo Swing) @10, $10 at the door. No advance tickets; Happy Hour: Whiskey Sisters @6:30, $5... Friday 9/26: Late Show: David Ramirez @11:30pm, Carson McHone @10:15pm, $17 Buy Tickets; Happy Hour: The Blues Specialists @6:30pm, no cover.... Saturday 9/27: Late Show: Cody Jasper @12:00am, Jimbo Mathus @10:00pm, $10 at the door. No advance tickets; Matinee: Redd Volkaert @3:30pm, no cover... Sunday 9/28: 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 9/29: Late Show: @10pm, $7; Happy Hour: Peterson Brothers Band @6:30pm, no cover...Tuesday 9/30: Barfield, The Tyrant @10:30pm, $7; HH: Toni Price @7pm, $10... Wednesday 10/1: Late Show: James McMurtry @12am, Jon Dee Graham @10:15pm, The Painted Redstarts @9:30, $8; HH: Hot Club of Cowtown @6:30, no cover.... Thursday 10/2: TBA @12, Hunter Sharpe @10, $8 at the door. No advance tickets; Happy Hour: Whiskey Sisters @6:30, $5... Friday 10/3: Late Show: Wifee and HuzzBand @12:00am, Hard Proof Afrobeat @10:00pm, $10; Happy Hour: The Blues Specialists @6:30pm, no cover.... Saturday 10/4: Late Show: Wifee and HuzzBand @12:00am, Rosie F lores @10:00pm, $10 at the door. No advance tickets; Matinee: Redd Volkaert @3:30pm, no cover... Sunday 10/5: 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 10/6: 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

September Birthdays

*Boxcar Willie, Archie Bell, Charlie Robison, Chris Rhoades, *Virginia Scott (1), Sam Hurt, Seth Walker, Susan Bollinger (2), Hank Thompson, *Freddie King, Don Harvey, David Green, Kathy Ziegler (3), David Murray, Guy Juke, Tracy Seeger, Jody Bilyeu, Janice Brooks, Ashley Overton (4), Bill Campbell, Dave Pipkin, Bucket (5), David Allan Coe, Gary Myrick, Rhett Miller, Karen Peters, Matteo Bosisio (6), *Buddy Holly (7), *Jimmie Rodgers, Guitar Shorty, Michael Hall, Michelle Vignault, Anna Keyah (8), Miss Pamela Des Barres, Sharon Lohse, Jan Kornstad (9), Rosie Flores, Miles Zuniga, Mark Guerra (10), Hosea Hargrove, Roger Wallace, John Nelson (11), *Kenneth Threadgill, *George Jones, *Barry White, Christine Albert, Steve Reynolds, Jennifer Hoskins, Shontae Moeller, Michael Lahrman, Amanda Smith (12), *Marchel Ivery, Bill Small, Georgianna K. Maxwell, Claudia Parker, Rose Reyes (13), *Hank Williams, *Don Walser, Ames Asbell, Carrie Hill Kinchla (14), Mary McBride, Beaver Nelson, Stephanie Nelson, Jennifer Attal Allen, Karen Salter, Becky Gernand, Giorgio Angelini, Bryan Hibler (15), Terry McBride, Max Crawford, Andrew Duplantis, Paul Minor, Eric C. Hughes, *Will Indian, Charles Attal, Mike Stewart (16), *Hank Williams, John Morthland, Tracy Anne Hart, Rachel Lynn, (17), Lance Armstrong, Rodney Craig, Steve Pound, Tricia Gernand (18), Don Raby, Rob Hooper, Corri Mava (20), Bobby Snell, Gary Newcomb (21), Rick Shea, Chris Gunn (22), John Avery Lomax, Scott Garber, Alan Durham (23), Andi Taylor, Mark Gonzales, Traci Goudie (24), Martha Merriell Chang, Brian Salvi, Carrie Weld Grimes, Griff Luneberg (25), Chris Miller, Mike Whitely, Gary Newgord (26), Meat Loaf, Scott Angle, *Alex Napier, Jamie Wellwarth, Becky Brewington (27), *Paul Skelton, Tomas Ramirez (28), *Joe "Guitar" Hughes, Alvin Crow, Chris Johnson, Troy Harber, Betsy Moore (29), Johnny Mathis, Gibby Haynes, Kenny Braun, *Nick Curran, Noelle DeBruhl, Anthony Bice (30)

September Memorials (date of death)

9/1: Vanessa Alvarez (2006); 9/11: Remember the Heroes of 9/11 in NYC, PA & Washington DC (2001); 9/12: Johnny Cash (2003); 9/13: Ann Richards, former Governor of Texas (2006); 9/19: Toby Solomon (2001); 9/20: Don Walser (2006); 9/29: Brenda Hutchison (2012)

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

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Notable Obituaries - September 2014 Courtesy of Dead Rock Stars Club

Bud Andrews (Curcy Hendricks Andrews Jr.) - Died 8-30-2014 in Lubbock, Texas, U.S. - Illness - Born 7-5-1940 in Lubbock, Texas, U.S. - DJ and producer - Produced gospel singer, Jerry Jordan and humorist, Jerry Clower.

Jimi Jamison (Jimmy Wayne Jamison) - Died 8-31-2014 in Los Angeles, CA, U.S. - Heart attack ( Rock ) Born 8-23-1951 in Mississippi, U.S. - Singer, guitarist and pianist - (Co-wrote the theme song for TV's,  Baywatch) - Was a member of Target, Cobra and Survivor (They did, "The Moment Of Truth" and "Is This Love").

Courtesy of Dead Rock Stars Club

 

Cosimo Matassa, recorded New Orleans R&B, dead, 88
The Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS — Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Cosimo Matassa, who recorded New Orleans rock and rhythm and blues from the 1950s to the 1970s, has died. He was 88.
Matassa, who had been ailing since suffering a stroke in 2009, died on Thursday, granddaughter Mia Matassa told The Associated Press.
Matassa's death was first reported by WWL-TV (http://bit.ly/1oywQ4J ).
The musician was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012, two years after the organization named his original J&M studio — now a laundromat but with "J&M Music Shop" still on the threshold — as its 11th historic American rock and roll landmark.
"Some of the greatest rhythm & blues and rock and roll sides of all time were laid down in Matassa's small, unpretentious room," according to the hall of fame website.
It said 21 gold records and about 250 singles that made national charts were recorded in Matassa's studio, including nearly every Fats Domino hit. Hits by others included Lloyd Price's "Lawdy Miss Clawdy" and Ernie K-Doe's "Mother in Law."
Matassa's recording business grew out of a jukebox business run by his father, John Matassa, and business partner Joe Mancuso. After selling used jukebox records, Matassa went into business with Mancuso as J&M Music Shop, according to a biography at the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities' "Encyclopedia of Louisiana" website. Their venture was a hit.
Matassa set up recording equipment in a back room in 1945 or 1946, making his earliest recordings for DeLuxe Records, a New Jersey label whose owners learned about his studio during a scouting trip to New Orleans for new jazz and blues musicians.
Paul Gayten, whose hits "True" and "Since I Fell For You" were recorded at Matassa's studios, was also its main director and arranger early on. Dave Bartholomew and Allen Toussaint were later producers.
Matassa-recorded hits included Little Richard's "Tutti Frutti," Big Joe Turner's "Shake, Rattle and Roll," Professor Longhair's "Mardi Gras in New Orleans," Smiley Lewis' "I Hear You Knockin'" Frankie Ford's "Sea Cruise" and Chris Kenner's "Land of 1,000 Dances."
He created his own label, Dover Records, in the 1960s. He retired from music in the 1980s and returned to work at Matassa's Market, which his sons John and Louis had renamed after buying Johnny's Grocery and Bar from their grandfather.
He is survived by sons John, Louis and Michael as well as seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
Matassa's wife Jennie died in 2009.

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And there you have it until next week,
Dianne


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Volume XVIII, Issue 4.2 * September 11, 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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Hello everyone!

• Lazy Lester will entertain everyone with his music & stories & jokes on Saturday, 9/20 @7:30, before Mike Flanigin Trio w/Jimmie Vaughan & Frosty!

Calling all Swing dancers!! Jitterbug Vipers will begin a Happy Hour residency on Friday, October 3rd @6:30-9pm, no cover charge!

Coming in October...We'll be offering some very special shows for the first two weekends of October, since that's ACL Festival! The Filthy Six will be just one of the treats in store!

Coming in November...Black Cat 88 and Johnny Hootrock will play @10 on the 1st Monday of each month!

C-Boy's Heart & Soul has its own website!! You can find us at http://cboysheartnsoul.com

Keep readin' & rockin'....
Dianne

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Music

Thursday, September 11, doors open at 5:00pm.
No cover all night:
@ 6:30pm: The Peacemakers are Willie Pipkin, Greg Izor, Mike Keller, Johnny Bradley, and Corey Keller. Blues from South Austin!
@ 9:30:
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.
@ 11:00pm: T Bird & The Breaks are a big, funky, band. Horns? Check. Female singers that swing-it-while-they-sing-it? Check. Fire-in-the-hole rhythm-section of drums, bass, guitar, and keys? Check. Gravel-voiced front-man who always leaves it on stage? Check.
Hailing from Austin, TX, T Bird And The Breaks play a style of dance music that has it's most basic and obvious roots in the Funk and Soul music of the late 1960's and early 1970's. It'll get you dancing. It'll make you sweat. It'll make you smile. But...it can't be classified as strictly throw-back, retro, Funk/Soul. The original songs belie lyrical influences such as Beck. Or Bob Dylan. And the contemporary swagger of The Breaks' live show especially pays homage to the creativity and positivity of early and golden-age Hip-Hop. The band's “kitchen-sink-style” of music is evident on their cover of Shirley Ellis' 1965 R&B hit “The Clapping Song” in which they include verses from Tom Waits' “Clap Hands”.
It's a melting-pot of funk but one that people of all ages, and across musical genres, can dig. In the last few years they've been invited to play shows with artists as eclectic as The Flaming Lips, The Funky Meters, Sting, Robert Randolph and the Family Band, and Galactic.
2014 will see T Bird and the Breaks releasing their third studio album, “What It Is (Harmonism)”, and bringing their electric, tear-a-hole-in-it, funk-bomb of a live show to a stage near you.
Video Links:

T Bird
Barfield
The Peacemakers

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Friday, September 12, doors open at 5:00pm.
$5 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.
Video Links:

Barfield

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Saturday, September 13, Doors open at 2:00pm.
$5 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.
Video Links:

Barfield

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Sunday, September 14, Doors open at 2:00pm.
Sorry, The Westside Horns have had to cancel.

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Tuesday, September 16, 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.
Austin Chronicle Recommended.

@ 10:00pm:
James Robinson
is creating eclectic music with Soul. He works with many projects and delivers on music from jazz standards to electro-pop.
Video Links:

James Robinson

8 1/2 Souvenirs

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Wednesday, September 17, Doors open at 5:00pm.
No cover:
@ 10:00pm: Lazy Lester
was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in 2012. Back when blues was king and South Louisiana was the breeding ground for a blast of some of the most memorable American music ever recorded, at the heart of it was Lazy Lester. Those days are gone, and so too are most of its luminaries. And yet Lester carries the tradition almost single-handedly around the world several times over each year. As a true living legend, his talents are as much in demand as ever. After all, there aren’t many living bluesmen who’ve had major hits, as Lester did on Excello Records in the 1950s and ‘60s, and are still performing with the gusto and precision of their youth.
Video Links:

Lazy Lester

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Thursday, September 18, doors open at 5:00pm.
No cover all night:
@ 6:30pm: The Peacemakers are Willie Pipkin, Greg Izor, Mike Keller, Johnny Bradley, and Corey Keller. Blues from South Austin!
@ 9:30: The Berkshire Hounds
"Strange to think, while you’re watching the Berkshire Hounds set up, that such a hodgepodge crew could bust some of the city’s best young rock & roll. The sixpiece amalgamation’s a mess, with signals getting crossed everywhere, guys leaving the stage unannounced, and a horn section that looks like they’re about to take a nap on your dorm room couch." ~Chase Hoffberger
@ 11:00pm: T Bird & The Breaks are a big, funky, band. Horns? Check. Female singers that swing-it-while-they-sing-it? Check. Fire-in-the-hole rhythm-section of drums, bass, guitar, and keys? Check. Gravel-voiced front-man who always leaves it on stage? Check.
Hailing from Austin, TX, T Bird And The Breaks play a style of dance music that has it's most basic and obvious roots in the Funk and Soul music of the late 1960's and early 1970's. It'll get you dancing. It'll make you sweat. It'll make you smile. But...it can't be classified as strictly throw-back, retro, Funk/Soul. The original songs belie lyrical influences such as Beck. Or Bob Dylan. And the contemporary swagger of The Breaks' live show especially pays homage to the creativity and positivity of early and golden-age Hip-Hop. The band's “kitchen-sink-style” of music is evident on their cover of Shirley Ellis' 1965 R&B hit “The Clapping Song” in which they include verses from Tom Waits' “Clap Hands”.
It's a melting-pot of funk but one that people of all ages, and across musical genres, can dig. In the last few years they've been invited to play shows with artists as eclectic as The Flaming Lips, The Funky Meters, Sting, Robert Randolph and the Family Band, and Galactic.
2014 will see T Bird and the Breaks releasing their third studio album, “What It Is (Harmonism)”, and bringing their electric, tear-a-hole-in-it, funk-bomb of a live show to a stage near you.
Video Links:

T Bird
Berkshire Hounds
The Peacemakers

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Friday, September 19, doors open at 5:00pm. FOUR BIG WEEKENDS START TONIGHT!!
$10 cover:

@ 10:00pm:
Mike Flanigin Trio w/ Jimmie Vaughan & Frosty
Video Links:

Mike Flanigin w/ Jimmie Vaughan & Frosty

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Saturday, September 20, Doors open at 2:00pm.
$10 cover:
@ 10:00pm:
Mike Flanigin Trio w/ Jimmie Vaughan & Frosty
Video Links:

Mike Flanigin w/ Jimmie Vaughan & Frosty

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Sunday, September 21, Doors open at 2:00pm.
No cover:
@ 3:00pm:A bimonthly Sunday afternoon Moto Rally 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!)
Video Links:

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Monday, September 22, Doors open at 2:00pm.
$3 cover:
@ 10:00pm: Dave Manley Presents the 512 / 215 Connection! A night of "NewSoul, Jazz/R&B and Funk". Featuring Philly come Austin resident guitarist/producer Dave Manley (Jill Scott, Musiq Soul Child, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Herbie Hancock, Kindered The Family Soul, Dave Chappelle..). Philly bass legend/producer, Tone Whitfield, (Bilal, Robert Glasper, Eric Hutchinson, Kelly Clarkson, Jason Mraz, G-Love, Zap Mama..).The amazing vocalist/MC, Shorti-C (a.k.a. Christopher John Edwards), and Vince Wiley (R Kelly) Keyboards. With special guest Austin powerhouse, Courtney Sanchez and Austin Soul sensation James Robinson on vocals. 
Video Links:

Dave Manley
Tony Whitfield

Shorti-C
Shorty Sanchez
James Robinson

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Tuesday, September 23, 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.
Austin Chronicle Recommended.

@ 10:00pm:
James Robinson
is creating eclectic music with Soul. He works with many projects and delivers on music from jazz standards to electro-pop.
Video Links:

James Robinson

8 1/2 Souvenirs

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Coming...Thursday 9/25: Late: T Bird & The Breaks @11:00pm, Henry & The Invisibles @9:30, no cover; Happy Hour: The Peacemakers @6:30pm, no cover....Friday 9/26: Mike Flanigin Trio w/ Jimmie Vaughan & Frosty @10:00pm, $10....Saturday 9/27: Mike Flanigin Trio w/ Jimmie Vaughan & Frosty @10:00pm, $10....Tuesday 9/30: James Robinson @10pm, 8½ Souvenirs @6:30pm, no cover....Thursday 10/2: Happy Hour: The Peacemakers @6:30pm, no cover....Friday 10/3: Mike Flanigin Trio w/ Jimmie Vaughan & Frosty @10:00pm, $10; Happy Hour: Jitterbug Vipers @6:30, no cover....Saturday 10/4: Mike Flanigin Trio w/ Jimmie Vaughan & Frosty @10:00pm, $10....Sunday 10/5: Late:WIFEE and the HUZzBAND
@10pm; Early: Bi-monthly MotoRally @3:00pm, no cover

And there you have it until next week,
Dianne

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