Blue Door – August 13, 2009

Dear Friends,

As part of our continued efforts to make the Blue Door better than ever, we have been re-wiring the electric, changing the computer hardware to make it wifi capable, and making the stage more suited to plug in amps, tuners, etc.

I want to thank Travis Linville and Cindy Woolf for such a great show Tuesday night.  Travis is among a handful of truly great Okie artists and he deserves all the success in the world.  I really loved Cindy’s songs too, kinda like a more rockin’ Iris Dement.  Great Stuff.

RANDY WEEKS & JOHN FULLBRIGHT

THURS  AUG 13   8 pm  $15  byob of course

Tonight John Fullbright returns to the Blue Door, sharing the bill with the great Randy Weeks.  Anyone who has been to the Blue Door in the last six months knows that I am John’s manager and as such it’s my job to champion him as much as possible.  That is why I am tying to couple him with great songwriters whenever I can.  Randy Weeks is that sort of writer.  Best known for writing Lucinda Williams’  hit “I Can’t Let Go,”  Randy is a songwriters songwriter.  His last record, produced by Will Sexton, is an amazing testament that Randy Weeks is among the finest pop, roots rock and alt country songwriters in the world. For this show John and Randy
will be on stage together trading songs.

BRANDON JENKINS

FRI  AUG 14  9 pm  $20  byob of course

It’s been a long time since Brandon Jenkins has been to the Blue Door.  Since that time, he has become one of the most popular ‘red dirt’ artists now working in Texas, and while a lot of “Texas Red Dirt”  gets on my last nerve, Brandon remains a fine songwriter in the midst of mediocrity.  He is better than Cory Morrow, Pat Green, Kevin Fowler and many more you can name who continue down the same path, but will less smarts.  I still love Brandon’s “Live At The Blue Door’  record, and that record is similar to what he will sound like Friday night.

DAVE ALVIN & THE GUILTY WOMEN

MON  AUG 17  8 pm  $25  advance $30 at the door

Ok now if you wanna see what promises to be the most rockin’ show in Blue Door history, don’t miss Dave Alvin with his all star lineup of great female musicians.  Dave is a consummate singer/songwriter, folkie, rocker, and bad ass guitar player.  This show will highlight all manner of Dave Alvin music, from his more traditional music to the rockin sounds of the Blasters.  Featuring Cindy Cashdollar, Laurie Lewis, Lisa Pancrest, Amy Farris, Christy McNichol, Sarah Brown and Nina Gerber, this will be one kick-ass band – maybe the best band ever assembled.  Get your tickets in advance please.

We have a lot of great shows coming up. Also we are doing a major revamping of the Blue Door, and should be all completed by the time of our anniversary in January.

We really need help in getting the word out about shows.  I would like to find a street team leader who can get flyers, posters, brouchures out to the metro area.  Of course members of the street team will get into shows free and other goodies down the line.

If you are interested in this please contact Melissa Boone ( our new marketing volunteer guru and good buddy of course)  her number is  580 370 0848