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Antone’s Celebrates an

Anniversary Marble Falls... The New Warehouse District?

The House of Blue Lights Patrice Pike


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AUSTIN WIDE OPEN E N T E R TA I N M E N T MAGAZINE July 12 Nello July 13 Storyville-Night ONE! w/Carolyn Wonderland July 14 Storyville-Night TWO! w/The Bluebonnets

July 15 Marcia Ball

ANTONE'S OFFICIAL ANNIVERSARY!!! w/The Explosions July 17 THE FORMAT w/Mike Birbiglia | Limbeck | Steel Train July 18 Sounds Under Radio

Derek O’Brien with Marcia Ball at his Birthday Bash. - Antone’s

Austin, Texas photo by Renee Judkins

July 19 Guy Forsyth July 20 The Scabs w/The Handsomes | The Scabs July 21 Bob Schneider w/Goldcure

July 2007 Line-Up Renee Judkins Editor 512-825-8102 Terri Wiles Publisher

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Patrice Pike ...on the right path.

Patrice Pike’s musical style is mostly pop/rock and similar to Melissa Etheridge, Sarah McLachlan, Sheryl Crow and Alanis Morissette. Her musical path began with her first instrument, a ukulele, when she was a toddler. Her stepfather played guitar which meant she spent many evenings as a child in the smoky bars of Dallas. When she was 15 she entered the Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Dallas. She eventually settled in Austin with a band called “LIttle Sister”, that evolved into “Sister 7”, before launching her solo career. She released her debut album, “Fencing Under Fire”, in 2000 and has recently recorded her fourth solo album “Unraveling”. She is scheduled to play at Antone’s on August 17.

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HAPPY, HAPPY, HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!

Jimmy Vaughn at Antone’s photo & story by Renee Judkins

Antone’s

HOME OF No matter what musical place you come from, in all things related to the blues, you can always count on Antone’s to welcome you with arms wide open. I just recently got the chance to step foot inside Antone’s for the first time after living in Austin for most of my life. Back in the seventies, I’m proud to say, I was a regular customer at the Armadillo World Headquarters, Mother Earth and other venues whose presence, unfortunately, no longer grace this city. At Antone’s I got the

THE BLUES opportunity to revisit the sights, sounds, feel and spirit of the Austin music scene of that time. Antone’s has long been a showcase for blues legends including Muddy Waters, B.B. King, and Fats Domino and the nurturing arms for local classics such as Stevie Ray Vaughn, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Charlie and Will Sexton, and Angela Strehli. Whether you are a newcomer or a long-time resident, visit or revisit Antone’s “home of the blues” where Austin’s musical spirit lives. 5


photos by Mark Johnson

Family Owned & Operated Owners: Matt & Cherry Curry and Chris Snitker

Spend Your Nights at the House! Cherry’s biggest influence was Ella Mae Morse, who got her big break at a young age with Jimmy Dorsey’s orchestra. She called for an audition when the band was booked at the Adolphus Hotel in Dallas. Needing a female singer, Jimmy listened, liked and hired her. She claimed to be 19, but was really 13. One of the most exciting vocalist of the 1940’s and ‘50’s, and a hard to classify Texas born white singer, who knocked everyone out with her hip, black-inflected vocals from the moment she hit the scene as a seventeen-year-old with boogie pianist Freddie Slack’s Orchestra in 1942. One of 6

her hits, “The House of Blue Lights”, in particular, has been hailed as one of the seminal recordings in rock and roll history. Uncommonly versatile, Ella Mae could handle anything, from jazz to country, from R&B to pop. As she has said, “Cliffie Stone told me: “You’re a country singer.” Benny Carter said: “You’re a jazz singer.” and T-Bone Walker said: “You’re a rock and roll-blues singer.” Well... You’ll find it all when you spend your nights down at the house, “The House of Blue Lights”. 112 Main Street • Marble Falls • 830-693-2016


Debbi Walton Scott Boland Tommy Holden

Mike Cross

Debbi Walton and band playing at the “House of Blue Lights” Lead guitar and vocals, Scott Boland, band leader “extraordinaire” originally from Mobile, Alabama, has been playing with Debbi since 1993. You can contact him at 830-385-1280. On bass and keyboard, Mike Cross. Check him out at mikecross.net. Tommy “have drums will travel” Holden can be reached at 512-577-6400 email t1holden@hotmail.com. Released on her own Hill Country label Dewdropper Records, Debbi Walton’s latest CD “Still Your Fool” was nominated for Album of the Year in the R & B category of the Independent Music Awards last year. Congratulations as Runner-Up in this worldwide competition. Look for her new release later this year.

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Jessie Strub

the love of art JESSIE STRUB’S artwork can be viewed at 2931 Eckert Street • Austin July 27 • 6-9pm Wine & light refreshments will be served.

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ustinite Jessie Strub grew up on a beautiful ranch outside of Dripping Springs, Texas where the incredible hill country landscapes made a huge impression. She recalls that she would occasionally pretend to be sick so that she could stay home from school and spend the whole day drawing and coloring. The love of art and a deeply spiritual nature were evident from Jessie's earliest childhood work, at the age of three, she produced a crayola piece, informing her mother that it was "a picture of Jessie talking to God". Shortly after Jessie began attending St. Edward’s University she quickly changed her major to fine arts and studied under professor, Walle Conoly. He remains unaware that she affectionately blames him for changing the way she views her environment. One of her first paintings done in his class was of the ranch where she grew up and her mother still hangs it today. Jessie’s style and voice has changed throughout the years. The style of collage that she does today started when she was living in New York City where she moved as a newly wed to pursue a career as a model. It was a very difficult time for her, she had very little money for paints, so she began making "art" to adorn her painfully blank brick walls. She used cereal boxes, shoe polish and Vogue magazines that were left by a previous tenant, these items are basically the same materials she uses today. Jessie is inspired by the music and by the LP cover art and poster art she encounters daily while working at Waterloo Records, downtown Austin. Her multi-media pieces voice a quiet plea, poignant and evocative, and sometimes disturbing. Jessie’s philosophy as an artist is that ‘if we continue to inhabit this earth we must look below the surface and acknowledge what lies buried beneath’. She is currently reflecting on ideas of the American West as well as religious iconography predominantly that of the Catholic faith. You can view more of her work at www.myspace. com/jessieart. She encourages constructive criticism or comments to jessiestrub@yahoo.com

“Caribbean Horizon” by Greta Olivas

The Creative Arts Society presents "ART BY DESIGN 2007" featuring fine art at the AUSTIN DESIGN CENTER, 3601 S. Congress, Bldg. C, OCTOBER 1 – OCTOBER 26 Mon. – Fri. 8 AM – 6 PM • Sat. 10 AM – 4 PM Reception: Thurs., Oct. 4 • 5 – 7 PM You will find a display of fine art uniquely created in diverse styles and mediums. The show will present original art pieces in oil, acrylic, mixed media, watercolor, collage, fabric, and photography as well as sculpture and pottery. Learn more about the Creative Arts Society on our web site at www.creativeartssociety.org or 288-0574 for further details.

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THE FORMAT

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TODD SNIDER & THE DEDRINGERS

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JESSIE DAYTON & BART CROW

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TIM STEEL & BRANDON RYDER

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TWO TONS OF STEEL

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SOUNDS UNDER RADIO

THE EXPLOSIONS/ MARIO MATTEOLI, BLACKWATER GOSPEL, SLOWTRAIN

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THE EXPLOSIONS / JAMES MCMURTRY & JON DEE GRAHAM

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& HIS LONE STARS

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BISCUIT BROTHERS RED

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KEITH URBAN THE WRECKERS

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DJANGO’S MOUSTACHE/ DALE WATSON & HIS LONE STARS

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Creative Arts Society Artshow through July 25 Wells Fargo Bank Arbor Trails Branch 512-344-5619 creativeartssociety.org

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riginally from Canada, Steve Buell has been working in the construction industry since 1985. Steve began his work as a construction inspector in Arizona before moving to Lakeway in 1986. He continued as an inspector for another year before starting work as a framer’s apprentice with a local custom home builder. The only lapse in Steve’s work experience was while attending the University of Houston studying Industrial Management. Upon returning to Lakeway, he worked as a project manager for a commercial tile company, a general contractor building Marriott and La Quinta hotels and became Vice President for a general contractor, completing $1M$4M projects in Central Texas.

...designed to whisk you back in time to the rustic architectural charm of ancient Spain and Tuscany. After receiving a wealth of experience in many areas of construction, Steve went out on his own and formed Buell Constructors, Inc. building individual custom homes and large interior renovations in and around the Central Texas and Highland Lakes area. The strength of Steve’s experience lies with his ability to communicate effectively with clients. Steve feels every home is a special project, deserving of attention to detail and consideration that each client should

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receive. When the opportunity arose to complete the neighborhoods of these beautiful Mediterranean homes, especially in Lakeway and Marble Falls, the choice was simple and Buell Custom Homes, LLC was formed. Buell Custom Homes are designed to whisk you back in time to the rustic architectural charm of ancient Spain and Tuscany. The tranquil courtyards provide a sumptuous backdrop for a romantic evening or a social gathering. The trickling fountains will take you away to a place that is unfamiliar with the chaos of modern life, leaving you to enjoy the cool breeze in peace and solitude. Soaring ceilings and sweeping arches provide remarkable amounts of usable and free-flowing space. Opulent interiors include solid wood doors, iron hardware, granite countertops and cantera stone fireplaces. Elegantly appointed master suites are often located near the backyard to accommodate private patios, balconies, or courtyards. The spacious master baths offer deep garden tubs for the ultimate in relaxation. Each of these features combined will leave you in a home evocative of a dream vacation.

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Verna D. Eddy

years in real estate and so much has happened...

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Mobile 512-496-1396 Fax 512-263-1851 Email veddy57296@aol.com

erna D. Eddy found real estate to be her life’s work in 1977. After working for large property management firms she decided to obtain her licenses in travel, cosmetology and real estate in Minnesota. When she moved to Texas from Minnesota in June of 1985, with her husband Herbert, she renewed her real estate license and cosmetology license for Texas. Verna worked for The Austin Resort on Lake Austin in their salon and then went into real estate full-time. Real estate has kept Verna busy and her friends keep her very busy. She reveals, “I love Minnesota and enjoyed the summers there, but I love the weather here far better, and I love my friends here. I can go out in the weather anytime and take walks in the Lake Travis parks or go to concerts at Zilker Park. The outdoors is what it is all about and Texas has so much to offer. Herb and I have loved it here in Lakeway for 23 years. There is so much to do, from dancing, tennis, golfing, swimming, to the many Lakeway community programs such as the Lake Travis schools, the Lakeway/Seton Development Board, Lakeway Church, and I could go on and on.”

Verna has two daughters and both live in Minneapolis. Deborah is an Ordained Presbyterian Minister and Julianne is a director in Education where she teaches teachers how to teach math and science. Stepson, Gary Eddy is a Net Jet Pilot and lives in Austin. Her granddaughter, Andrianne Kastanek, graduated from Northwestern University School of Law where she was awarded the 2005 Burton Award for Legal Achievement. Andrianne, shown center in the background photograph, along with Jessica Phillips at left and Katherine Shaw at right, were selected to serve as Supreme Court clerks where they are intimately involved in the life of the court. Starting this month, Andrianne will be working for Anthony Kennedy, Supreme Court Judge of Washington D.C. for one year as his clerk.

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WALT WILKINS & THE MYSTIQUEROS TO RELEASE SPARKLING DEBUT ON PALO DURO RECORDS IN JULY

Texas Hill Country Super-Group's DIAMONDS IN THE SUN Features Beauty, Simplicity and Sound the Area is Known For alt Wilkins & The Mystiqueros, the legendary Texas songwriter and his new group of exceptionally talented musicians, will release on July 24 on Tex-centric label Palo Duro Records their debut album, DIAMONDS IN THE SUN. The CD was produced by Lloyd Maines, recorded at The Zone Studio in Dripping Springs and mastered at Terra Nova Digital Audio in Austin with Americana gems like "Trains I Missed," which is already creating a buzz, "The Shape I'm In" and "Stand Up Seven." The album includes six tracks by Wilkins, two by band members, and three covers by the likes of The Band, Davis Raines, Ray Stephenson & Bob Dipiero. Live performances are already drawing comparisons to The Eagles, but the band also reflects influences such as Poco, The Lost Gonzo Band, and Crosby, Stills & Nash. Joining Wilkins on acoustic guitar are Bill Small on bass, percussion and acoustic guitar; John M. Greenberg and Marcus Eldridge on electric guitars; and Ramon Rodriguez on drums and percussion. All five are singers, four are songwriters and each has made his own records. Maines also contributed turns on steel guitar, baritone guitar, acoustic high-string guitar and mandolin. A week before the release of DIAMONDS IN THE SUN, Palo Duro Records will re-issue, first only digitally then manufactured

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for retail, three of Wilkins' earlier albums, 2002's RIVERTOWN, made while he worked in Nashville; 2004's MUSTANG ISLAND, with its "tunes ... like the wind and the river and the rain"; and "the genuine, meaningful" HOPEWELL from 2005. Wilkins, a gifted songwriter, has earned comparisons to Guy Clark and Kris Kristofferson. His credits include "Songs About Texas," the single that launched Pat Green's career, Ricky Skaggs' "Seven Hillsides" from the GRAMMY Award-winning SOLDIER OF THE CROSS and Ty Herndon's "Big Hopes," which was the title track for that record. Most recently, GRAMMY Award-winning artist Pam Tillis recorded on her new CD his "Someone, Somewhere Tonight" from HOPEWELL. For more information, visit www.mcguckinpr.com, www.waltwilkins.com,www.themystiqueros.com, www.palodurorecords.com.

Wells Fargo Bank Austin Arbor Trails Branch is hosting a multi-media fine art exhibit of 15 small to medium sized works by members of the Creative Arts Society

“ “Blue Zeus” www.creativeartssociety.org 512.344.5619

through July 25

Watercolor by Kathi Herrin 2006 Exhibit Hours: Monday - Friday 7:30am-6pm Saturday 9am - 2pm Closed Sunday

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FILM GUERILLA NEWS by Rich Newman thoughts to me at info@austinfilmguerilla. com. On the documentary front, I managed to catch up with Austin filmmaker Chris Elley (Barbecue: A Texas Love Story) furiously at work: fter reviewing my calendar for the month of July, one thing became glaringly obvious: July may be one of Austin’s only non-film-festival months. Realizing of course that hosting a festival would require battling the summer’s intense heat, it may become necessary to create Austin’s first Guerilla Film Festival. ‘What would you screen at such an event?’ you ask. Hmm…what are we missing in Austin? Would we concentrate on work by minority groups? Well, we do already have the Austin Jewish Film Festival held annually in January, the Cine Las Americas Festival in April, and the Austin Gay and Lesbian International Film Festival in September. I believe there’s even a Russian film festival floating around town, though I couldn’t find any specifics about it. Maybe, since I write about guerilla filmmaking, the Guerilla Film Festival could concentrate on independent/student filmmakers. Of course, we do have the Cinematexas International Shorts Festival, the Flicker Film Festival, Screen Door Film, and the McGuffin Film Festival highlighting the work of students/amateurs. There’s even the children’s Loud and Clear Youth Film Festival kicking off this September. September seems to be the popular month for local showings…just ask Tim League of the Alamo Drafthouse who will be hosting this year’s Fantastic Fest from Sept. 20-27. Female directors have the addition of the Austin Woman’s Film, Music, and Literary Festival. Grindhouse fans have the perennial QT Fest named after local fave director Quentin Tarantino. Even puppet fans get a festival: The Puppet Parts Film Festival, held in late September. Seriously? One thing is for certain, the Guerilla Film Festival would not want to compete with Austin’s two biggies, the SXSW Film Festival in March or the Austin Film Festival in October. So when would I host it? Okay, there are actually three months in Austin without festivals: February, May, and August. July does have a film festival: The Femme Film Texas Festival. Femme

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AWO: It sounds like you're busy these days. At last check, you had at least three documentaries in the works--one on crop dusters, one about country music, and of course the interestingly titled "Stud." What's the current situation?

Fest will take place July 27-29 and, to quote their website, will feature "Films and videos directed, written and produced by women. All of the proceeds from the festival will help fund our programs to teach filmmaking and media literacy to young women and girls." You can get more information regarding Femme Fest at their website,

CE: Electro-Fish Media is a flurry of activity right now. While Ghost Town: 24 Hours in Terlingua (ghosttown24.com) makes its way into the festival circuit, we continue to feverishly shoot our country music documentary which looks at the genre as the real voice of the American dream. We're embedded with a phenomenal country music group on a major label, the Randy Rogers Band, and have been fortunate enough to include stars such as Tracy Lawrence, Dierks Bentley, Billy Joe Shaver and many more. Stud is a documentary we're currently shooting that tells the story of an unlikely small town hero. While Joe Bailey (a horse) had nothing to do with the Texas revolution, this "stud" had everything to do with the female horses of the Southwestern U.S. In his distinguished career, Joe Bailey was responsible for 2,000 offspring (before artificial insemination, mind you). AWO: Most people in these parts know you, of course, from the success of your recent documentary Barbecue: A Texas Love Story. Did the success of that film open any doors for you, or did it pave the way for lots of debate concerning bbq?

www.femmefilmtexas.org. Maybe Austin doesn’t need another film festival. What do you think? Do we need a Guerilla Film Festival? What would you screen there? Send your input and

CE: There is no question that Barbecue: A Texas Love Story opened doors for us. When we produced the film, we had no idea it would be embraced well beyond the borders of Texas. There’s just something magical and wonderfully magnetic about the topic of BBQ. Just this week alone, I made two BBQ appearances with groups passing through Central Texas. Debate of BBQ is also inescapable. I can handle the Texas versus the world arguments, because I’m so devoted to our version of BBQ. However, it’s tougher for me to debate particulars within the state itself.


DARCI’S DELI “A little bit of New York in Marble Falls.”

Fresh Baked Bread Daily All Menu Items Made Fresh Daily Our Famous Chicken Salad New Reuben Sandwiches “All You Can Eat” Salad Bar Soups • Pastas Party Platters AWO: Sometimes it seems that film festivals put documentaries in a sort of back seat position from the feature films. Only now am I starting to see Short Docs as a viable category in fests. Has this been your experience?

Gelato (Italian Ice Cream)

CE: While documentaries have historically taken back seats on the festival circuit, things seem to be changing. While I believe the quality of the documentary genre has always been largely strong, the audiences of the past were quicker to dismiss it because of the one or two negative experiences they have had. Of course, the popularity of reality TV (love it or hate it) has also primed audiences for being entertained by content presented in a "non-fiction" format. Nothing about the process of documentary is easy, but it certainly is more hopeful than it’s ever been. From our standpoint, it’s about doing what we love. The rise of short documentary categories at festivals further solidifies the impending arrival of the genre as a whole. It has not fully arrived but many of us can hear the train rapidly approaching. AWO: What's on the calendar for you in the coming weeks? CE: In the coming weeks… we’ll be shooting the Harlem Globetrotters here. We’ll be traveling to the Northeast to scout locations for our upcoming tourism shoot. We’ll be shooting in different parts of Texas for our Country Music documentary (Lulling and others TBD). We’ll be researching information for our new feature doc and we’ll be editing everything in between (lots and lots of editing). Catch Rich Newman on his weekly blog at www.austinfilmguerilla.com. Email your film news and happenings to Rich at info@austinfilmguerilla.com.

Pam & Darci

9 0 9 T h i r d St r e e t (Just off Main)

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Pictured above: Chris Hernandez (left) and Jennifer Scharlach of LCRA pose in the Nobody's Waterproof speedboat that will help promote water safety this lake recreation season. JULY 7 Outreach Team visits Mansfield Dam, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m JULY 21 Boating and Safety Class JULY 28 Outreach team visits Pace Bend Park, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

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Playing it safe on the water isn’t hard to do. Follow these simple tips to help prevent a fun day from turning into tragedy. 1. Never swim alone. Most drowning victims don’t yell for help; instead, they panic and slip quietly under water. Ask friends and family to keep an eye on one another in and around the water and learn to recognize the signs of someone in trouble. 2. Always wear a life jacket. These days they come in really cool styles and colors. And they float, even when you don’t. 3. Know the rules of the road. A boater education class can bring you up to speed on the latest boating laws and rules in Texas. They’re just $13 and about six hours. And they may save you money on boater insurance. 4. Boat safely. Know where you are on the water and be aware of your surroundings at all times. Know how to read and follow buoy signs. 5. Drink responsibly and designate a sober boat operator. Many drowning accidents involve alcohol, which affects your coordination and judgment – even more so when you’re boating or swimming. And always drink lots of water to stay hydrated – especially when drinking alcohol. 6. Have proper equipment onboard. And make sure it works correctly! Some equipment is required by state law. 7. Wear sunscreen.

Country rocker Kevin Fowler’s an avid hunter, angler and outdoorsman who knows how to have fun. He also knows it’s important to play it safe on the water. "Like lots of 100% Texans, I love having a good time on the water!" Kevin says. "But remember,

‘Nobody’s Waterproof.’ Play it safe, wear a life jacket and designate a driver for the boat and a safe ride home. Follow these tips and there’ll be a lot more days for you to play in this great state of Texas." 18


LakeFest 2007 August 10-12 marks the 16th year that the Marble Falls/ Lake LBJ Chamber of Commerce transforms Lake Marble Falls into a liquid quarter-mile "racetrack" and the banks of the lake into a wild three-day boat race party. LakeFest takes place in Lakeside and Johnson Parks in Marble Falls, Texas. On Friday, more than 120 boats go in the water for Test & Tune. Drag boat fans swarm Johnson Park on Friday evening for a chance to get up-close and personal with the drivers and boats. Fans have an opportunity to purchase official t-shirts and posters for autographs and have their picture taken with the stars of the show. The highlight of the evening comes at dusk as top-fuelers "fire up," shooting flames out exhaust pipes and splitting every ear-drum in the park. For more information contact www.marblefallslakefest.com

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