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If you’re from South Texas, you have probably heard of Bushbullit, a southern rock and blues band hailing from Corpus Christi. They originally formed in 1976 at a club in Alice TX after another band split up and he was left with holding a gig and no players. When OB Gonzalez showed up the next night to play with – he found out that the newly formed group had a name, “When I found Kerry Patton, I said dang I thought we had a gig, but it looks like they found another band, Bushbullit.” Turns out that Kerry had to think fast and give the club owner a band name for the marque – only thing he could come up with was his CB radio handle, Bushbullit. The band stayed together until 1980 when a club, with all their gear in it, went up in smoke. They parted their ways and OB went to California for a couple of years before coming back to Corpus Christi in ’82. It wasn’t until ‘88 that OB decided to reform Bushbullit. By now you’re wondering what “Bushbullit” is, huh? Well, it’s a Texas Armadillo. Anyway, Bushbullit was formed in ’76 with the idea they could play what they wanted to and didn’t have to fall under any one specific genre; here we are in 2014 and they’re still playing by that rule. Of course now they can play a full night of one genre, but they still want to mix it up! Bushbullit started out as a four piece band, but have been a 3-piece for the last 15 years. The three guys making up Bushbullit have been together for years, in fact Eddie Saenz has been the bass player since 2003
and Antone Perez started drumming for them in 2007. As a young man learning to play bass in Corpus Christi, Eddie wanted to play in Bushbullit, but didn’t think he had the right stuff until he got to sit in with OB. OB was so taken with Eddie’s abilities that when the bass player left for personal reasons OB called Eddie that day. Antone began with them as a fill-in drummer after David “Doc” De Alcala passed away unexpectedly. OB Gonzalez is the lead singer, lead guitar player, and original member of the band. It’s his vision and leadership that has kept Bushbullit busy for the past 24 years and I think it’s safe to say they’ll be around for a lot longer! Bo Diddley, Head East, Foghat, and Molly Hatchet are some of the national bands Bushbullit has opened for in the past. There aren’t many clubs in the Coastal Bend area that Bushbullit hasn’t played and they have a huge fan base that follows them. They’ve also performed at many fairs and festivals across South Texas. “Slide Across Texas” is the first EP released by Bushbullit. At their upcoming performance with Bubblepuppy, at the Executive Surf Club on the 29th, they will be recording live by RD Garza from Hacienda Records. Bushbullit also has 5 new songs to record that night, so you don’t want to miss this show!
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It’s not your fault. We just happen to be alive, on the planet, at a time when the volcano of certainty has erupted and the lava of change is slowly consuming everything in its path. From the way you create it, to the way your market it, to the way you monetize it. A traditional, predictable, sufficient system of producing results has vanished, and it happened so fast that many people still don’t know it’s gone forever and never coming back. The real challenge is that these historical, revolutionary times we live in do not come with a manual or a “rule-set” for how to produce, promote and manifest your art & commerce. This is where others balk, or stall, or whine, or complain, or fail. Salvador Most need a rulebook to confirm they’re buildDali ing it the right way. Most need a five-year plan to keep them focused on future goals. Most need a manager, or a boss, or a supervisor, or a VP of A&R, or someone in a suit to tell them what to do. Thank god you don’t need a stinking manual! In fact, others are looking to YOU for the answers. Why? Because they know you’re different. They know you’re one of the crazies—a “creative type.” They know you have the ability to invent a way out, forge an alternative path, craft unique solutions, generate creative income streams, and actually manifest worthwhile, profitable ideas. Others have always relied on creative artists & entrepreneurs like you to lead the way and point us in a new direction— that has never changed. What has changed is that you’re now becoming aware of the huge responsibility that is staring you right in the face— taunting you to create something that really matters.
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formed Myth more than 30 years ago and I’ve known Rudy and Simon for several years as well. I think we are all inspired by the collaboration and couldn’t be more excited to bring it to our fans next year.” In 2006, Queensryche brought the theatrical interpretation of the Mindcrime saga to audiences all over the world. A year later, the band would release Mindcrime at the Moore, a double DVD featuring the theatrical perfor-
mances of both Operation: Mindcrime I & II albums that debuted at #1 on the Billboard Music DVD Chart. The DVD set would mark the band’s first #1 chart debut, quickly achieving gold status, selling over 50,000 units. The performance of Operation: Mindcrime will cover all fifteen songs from the album including such fan favorites as “Revolution Calling,” “Operation: Mindcrime,” “I Don’t Believe in Love,” and the closing track, “Eyes of a Stranger.” It will also feature other selections from the Queensryche catalog including songs from Operation: Mindcrime II. November 2012 saw Tate’s eagerly-awaited sophomore solo release, Kings & Thieves, released on InsideOut Music. His first solo release in more than a decade, Kings & Thieves is a journey into the mind of one of rock’s most dynamic vocalists. “My goal with this record was to make a solid rock album,” says Tate. “I wanted it to be an album that I could play live that would be both satisfying and fun because, as a singer, you need to create a show that has a lot of dynamics to it and takes people on a ride.” Hang on to your seats. It’s been said that “a rolling stone gathers no moss,” and that couldn’t be more true of Tate, as he hit the ground running for an intensive trek of tour dates in support of Kings & Thieves in 2013. Adapted Press Release—Queensryche 2013, Photo Credit: Photo-Pyle.com
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Further laying down the gauntlet and keeping the music he’s created over the past three decades alive, Queensryche vocalist and founding member Geoff Tate is on the road to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the band’s epic 1988 release, Operation: Mindcrime. The tour features the arsenal of bassist Rudy Sarzo (Ozzy Osbourne/Quiet Riot/Whitesnake/Dio), drummer Simon Wright (AC/DC, Dio), guitarists Kelly Gray (Queensryche/Myth) and Robert Sarzo (Hurricane), and keyboardist Randy Gane (Myth). “It’s great to be performing with all of these guys who have been true friends for years,” comments Geoff. “Kelly, Randy and I
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a year and a half ago we were attending a taping of Gibson Austin Backroom Bootleg Sessions. We were there to see Austin Gilliam and The Midnight River Choir performances and were introduced to Kent Finlay. Since that meeting we have made it a point that anytime we are within a few miles of Cheatham Street Warehouse to stop in to say hello and see when we could sit down for an interview, but Kent is so busy that pinning down a date hasn’t been easy. So this last trip into San Marcos we timed it just right to have a chance to sit down with him and talk about history of Cheatham Street Warehouse and what the future holds. In Part 1 Kent tells us about starting up Cheatham Street Warehouse and the Singer-Songwriters Circle. You’ll have to come back for Part 2 in April to hear the rest of what Kent shared with us…
Thanks for taking your time I know you’re not feeling great. I guess the easiest thing to do is start with the beginning. There is so much history in Cheatham Street Warehouse and the artists you’ve mentored and that have spring boarded their careers from here. What made you decide to open Cheatham Street Warehouse? KENT Well, I’m feeling better than I have in a while and you know it’s not the illness that makes me feel bad; it’s the treatment, all the chemo. Anyway, I opened in 1974, because there just wasn’t another music place around and somebody needed to do; I got stuck with it. Truth is, if there hadn’t been a Luckenbach there wouldn’t be a Cheatham Street Warehouse, because I learned everything I knew from what was happening there. It was all about the music; it wasn’t about making the money. It was about original music, playing what you want, Texas music, and it was sincere. You know, I still wake up excited that I get to go to work here. When I first opened we had a problem finding bands because there weren’t any since there wasn’t a place to play and this girl told me about a band in Luckenbach, The Joe Ely Band, so I called and. since gas was just 29 cents a gallon, he came over to play once a month bringing players like Lloyd Maines, Jesse Guitar Taylor, and Bobby Keys when he wasn’t playing with The (Rolling) Stones. Then we helped them find a second gig so they could come for a weekend at a time; I got them in the Broken Spoke in Austin. There was a big Bob Wells revival at the time and a lot of bands were doing that, George Strait started here in ’75 and Jerry Jeff Walker was a regular too. We were totally against all that stuff they were doing in Tennessee. Other regulars included Asleep at the Wheel, Alvin Crow, and Marcia Ball. STEAM They must’ve just loved a place to play and an audience. KENT More that they had another place to play; there were a few places in Austin. The Armadillo
World Headquarters, but they were coming towards the end and there was a place called the Split Rail. It was torn down to put in a fast food restaurant and of course they took the Armadillo down for an insurance building. Austin is the world capital of live music; some people try to define the music scene by city limits I don’t believe you can. You wouldn’t have Nashville without the surrounding area where Barbara Mandrell, Loretta Lynn, Johnny Cash, Conway Twitty and a bunch of others lived. Well, San Marcos is a surrounding area of Austin. STEAM When did you start writing songs? KENT I have always written songs. When I was young I lived in the country; farming and driving tractor down those long cotton roads is about when I started singing and writing songs. I’d come out at the end and pick up pencil so I could write down my thoughts. But you know, at that time you couldn’t tell people you were a songwriter because they’d figure something was wrong with you. I can remember singing something I’d written to my mother, only to have her say, “That’s nice sweetie. Now play a real song.” I know she only meant one that she recognized like Bob Wells or somebody. STEAM There are so many people that have sat in your singer-songwriters’ circle that have big careers in music. How did the singer-songwriter circles come about? KENT It was about ’77 when we started up because there were no places to go where you could do song swaps or songwriting workshops or anything. I remember when they opened the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville; I thought that’s great because it’s similar to what we do. We started out real small. There was a wood stove in the middle of the room and we would sit around it and sing
songs. It’s never been a jam; it’s a songwriter thing and everybody gets to sing a song or two. In the beginning there weren’t many songwriters because there weren’t places where they could go to practice their trade, but once word got out and started growing. So by the time we got to 1987 the regulars were Terri Hendrix, Bruce Robison, James McMurtry, Tish Hinojosa, John Arthur Martinez, Todd Schneider, Alan Barlow, myself, and of course a few others that came and went, but they were the regulars. We had a 20-year reunion of the “Class of 87”, that’s what we called it. STEAM Wow, that would just be amazing. Do you have a picture of that? KENT Well, you know it was filmed for public TV and it should be coming out this month on the Austin PBS stations. I think it will be available to all PBS stations in May, but I’m not positive, and then they’ll work on getting it to DVD. It’s called Cheatham Street Warehouse: Class of 87. It’s really great because now people can see exactly what were about. Anyway, I was a literature major and I’m sure that has helped me in my writing. You know, that’s why think I love Kris Kristofferson’s writing so much. He is also a literature guy and he writes these wonderful songs and he touches your heart. STEAM I think the best thing about being a singersongwriter is that you touch someone with your words. Oh, I just remembered, I was telling George Hermes that I was coming up to talk with you, and he said to say hello and remind you of “the fight in the parking lot”, then he just CONTINUED PAGE 15 smiled big, so can you fill me in
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is like talking to amazed by the quality you put out and your a good friend; whether it’s the first meeting or the abilities; like your workshops.
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hundredth, she’s warm and sincere. I first learned of Terri while working on our South Texas Music Walk of Fame series last year and I have to say thank you to CDs and downloads, because if we were still in the cassette tape era I’d have gone through a bunch listening to her songs, especially Hand Me Down Blues! The one thing that really struck me during our talk was her excitement about playing music and her compulsion to share it with others. She’s been in the music business for over 15 years and is so willing to share her knowledge of the music industry and writing (songs, essays, stories, you name it) that she teaches workshops. Heck, she even wrote a book on it! And now she is working on an all abilities art center, Own Your Own Universe (OYOU), in Hays County. STEAM. We interviewed Ken Finlay, who he told us that you were in the Cheatham Street Warehouse Class of ’87. I know you were just starting out at that time; when did you start writing songs? TERRI I started writing songs when I was a kid. My sister had a guitar and I pretty much stole it; that was about fourth grade and I started writing songs about that time too. Then I got into choir and followed that through school. I’ve always been writing songs, but it wasn’t until I was 19 that I really took it seriously and started honing in on the craft and that’s when I started going to Cheatham Street Warehouse. STEAM I think you’ve taken that craft and mastered it. TERRI Well, I wish. It’s a hard thing and I’ll always be in search of the muse. I’ve got a long way to go to understand it all.
STEAM Really? I am just
TERRI The workshops are a lot of fun! We get a lot of people wanting a break from their life, so they pick up a guitar and learn to write songs. During the workshops I don’t like to tell people how to write and I don’t judge songs; I think every song is a good song, so who am I to judge? So they aren’t about me telling people how to do it; it’s me trying to get people to write. STEAM I know many artists that have to have their tools or be in the right mood write; are you anything like that? Do you have specific techniques or tools that you need to write? TERRI Well, a lot of people are like that. I just pick up a pen and hope for the best. I try to write a little every day. I’ll write something and email it to myself, or I’ll scribble something on a piece of paper and put it in a drawer, or sometimes it’ll be a musical idea and I’ll record it. Then, of course, sometimes it’s just a matter of sewing the pieces together. Occasionally a song will come out fully formed, but I don’t have a specific technique or need. STEAM When is your next workshop in Port Aransas and do you limit your class sizes? TERRI We have two this coming November, the weekends before Thanksgiving and we limit classes to 16. I have a calendar and page on my website which breaks the workshops down to the nitty-gritty. At the end of each workshop we have a private student concert. In the beginning I was putting on a concert and then realized that it really needed to be about my students and what they were learning more than about me, and that’s why we closed it off from the public and made it all about the students. STEAM That’s really neat.
You left out a section of your workshop… where you teach about the music business. You are the DIY Queen of Music Business! TERRI I’ve been independent my whole career. And believe it or not, it’s a little more difficult now, with social media. STEAM Really? I would’ve thought maybe not with the social media aspect, that with the Internet and those types of outlets that it would be much easier. TERRI There are a lot of outlets available, but the income ratio versus time spent doesn’t equal out. So if you have 1000 CDs and you sell them for $15 apiece. That’s$ 15,000; However, most projects cost $15,000, publicity’s $5000, manufacturing is $1000 to $1500 conservatively, then you have artwork on top of that, so you’re looking at close to $23,000 for your album. But let’s say, you feel that you want to put out an album to nationally compete? You’re looking at an easy $30,000 if you really do the radio and the publicity correctly. Now with the Internet, you only make 75¢ per download, so you really have to have a huge following to make $30,000. But in the old days you only needed to sell 2000 CDs. So it’s a lot harder economically and if you go through a company that streams, say Spotify; they pay less per stream, so you really have to have a different approach with how you go about putting out an album now. When you analyze it, you really need to be creative as possible, given album costs, given show expenses, and the fact that streaming is here. It’s not to say that you can’t have a thriving career in the music industry; I feel lucky I’m still here, doing it. I’m just so glad I have a fan base that enables me to do that. STEAM And you have a huge fan base all over the country. TERRI I’m lucky to have all the people that support me and my music. I’m very lucky! STEAM I haven’t met Lloyd Maines, but I will tell you that when people say his name they’re in awe of him. How did you start working with him?
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CONTINUED FROM PAGE 13 with this program. It’s just really taken off! STEAM Congratulations, that is very cool! It’s been my experience through the TAMU-CC printmakers and the First Friday Artwalk here, that it’s a really close-knit community. Have you found that to be true? CH Yeah, printmakers are in their own club. There’s a bunch of us around, but you know it’s like being into music. People in a specific genre will listen to just that and dress a certain way, look a certain way. Well, that’s kind of the way it is with printmakers. There’s this club of knowledge and camaraderie that printmakers have that I don’t think painters or sculptors have. STEAM What gave you the idea of opening Burning Bones Press? CH About 10 years ago I had my own little garage studio for screenprinting, but I was still closed in and like all printmakers you want that camaraderie. At that time everyone had their own studios in Houston and there was no one place where printmakers could work in a community type setting. Coowner Patrick Masterson and I came up with the idea to build a studio where members could come in and participate and have that camaraderie that we thrive on. We opened Burning Bones Press in June 2011 with maybe one or two members and now we're up to 17. We began with my screenprinting equipment and Pat had some lithography equipment and presses. We started very, very small. About a year later we took out one bathroom and turned that space into the etching area actually and just this month, we were finally able to get some letter presses, so now we have everything in the studio and we have another press coming at the end of the week. Printmaking is alive and it’s really fun! STEAM Finally, what's the idea behind an affordable art fair like Ink Slinger's? CH It’s that printmaking world. I started in it and I’m attached to it. There are lots of printmakers that do really pretty, conceptual prints and are seen in beautiful galleries. Then there are those printmakers who do this crazy stuff and are not going to be in those galleries typically. Sometimes we just want to make prints and give them out and to make them affordable. So it’s these print gatherings are sort of in the punk rock spirit of, “this is all about the prints, so let’s do prints. Let’s get the work done, let’s get the message out!
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CONTINUED FROM PAGE 10 on that story? KENT George, Monte Montgomery, and Maggie Montgomery were in a group called Family Pride, I think Monte was about 12 at the time, and they would practice on Sundays in Luckenbach and a couple of them worked here so they’d also practice here. One day they were practicing and then disappeared. A few minutes later they came through the front door. They were all scuffed up, dirty, kind of bleeding a little here and there. “What’s going on, guys?” Well, they’d had a musical disagreement on stage and they worked it out in the parking lot. George is a really good songwriter. They were all playing back then and George would play these great leads and a week or so later Monte would come in and play
them; he was stealing Georges licks. A few years ago we had a family pride reunion and everyone was here; Monte still plays here quite often. STEAM Going back to your Wednesday night Singer-Songwriters Circle; do you limit the size of the group and after someone plays their song do you or the group critique them or offer suggestions? KENT Well, the limit is 18. Typically it’s a full list, but occasionally we have less. The Circles are a kind of self-critique/selfmotivated/ noncompetition competition. It’s like when you go to a chili cook-off… You always bring your best chili. People don’t come through and tell you that you’ve got too much salt, you know your own and next time you may not use so much. So, what I tell people at the start is that you come here to play your music, everybody listens, and it doesn’t matter if you are super seasoned or just beginning
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we are all equal. I try not to critique anymore because there’s three things that can happen and two of them are bad. so when people ask me for critiques I just tell them no, but if I’m your producer and you’re paying me to do this, then I’ll tell you exactly the way it is. You may not agree, but you
can’t get upset with me because that is what you’re paying me to do. Check the website for a schedule shows! As always, Kent has some great up and coming bands! Be watching for BIG FEST! Last weekend of June!
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Reckless Kelly has announced the lineup for the Celebrity Softball Jam scheduled for May 11 at the Dell Diamond just north of Austin. Reckless Kelly, Roger Creager, Turnpike Troubadours, Wade Bowen, Cody Canada and the Departed, Charlie Robison, Micky and the Motorcars and Uncle Lucius have been confirmed so far with more big acts to be announced soon. The whole thing benefits youth baseball and will go towards a complete renovation of East Austin's Mabson field. A youth baseball field located in the heart of one of the most under resourced neighborhoods in Austin, Mabson Field serves children ages 4 -12 through MLB's Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities program (RBI) and the Greater East Austin Youth Association (GEAYA). The $270,000 project will be completed by spring 2014. Led by brothers Willy and Cody Braun of Reckless Kelly, the Reckless Kelly Celebrity Softball Jam was created as a way for the band to bring together their friends from the worlds of music and sports to benefit Austin's youth. In five years, the event has raised over $150,000. "The Celebrity Softball Jam has been a huge success since the first event, and is something we and our friends look forward to every year," says Cody Braun. "It's a great feeling knowing that we are helping to provide some much needed support for these programs. With the Mabson Field project, we've been able to make a major transformation that will be something the kids in that neighborhood can use for years to come. It will be a home field that they can be proud of." Having performed "The Star -Spangled Banner" in more than a dozen Major League ballparks, Reckless Kelly are enthusiastic fans of MLB and the Round Rock Express. "My favorite part is walking into Dell Diamond early in the morning before the event starts, and for ten seconds, feeling like I am there to play baseball," says Cody. The
Reckless Kelly Celebrity Softball Jam, created and produced by Reckless Kelly in conjunction with Ryan-Sanders Entertainment, is a registered 501C-3 through the Reckless Kelly Charitable Youth Foundation. It’s time again to talk about the sixth annual Lone Star Music Awards, scheduled to take place in San Marcos at the Marc Theater on Sunday April 27. The official ballot is accessible to voters on LoneStarMusic.com. Only music released in 2013 is eligible. The voting is broken up into separate categories, such as ‘Album of the Year,’ ‘Song of the Year’ and ‘Male and Female Artist of the Year.’ It’s always good to discover a new artist that seems to be bringing something new and exciting to the music scene. Aaron Stephens is just such an artist. He is a fantastic musician but also a full time college student, so he recently signed up for a kickstarter campaign to raise money to record his first full-length album. Everything about him is fresh and exciting, as he brings new blues, southern rock and R&B to the Texas music scene. Not only is he supremely talented, he is humble, kind and appreciative of all the support. Take a moment to check out his music if he’s ever in your neck of the woods, this kid has a promising career in the music business. www.martinsmusic.com
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Film Festival Trade Show Music Sessions Music Fajita Mixer* Interactive Awards Interactive Closing Party Film Awards Music Festival Film Intermission Party
Wednesday March 12 10:00am-2:00am Film Festival 11:00am-4:00pm Trade Show 11:00am-6:00pm Music Sessions 12:00pm-6:00pm Music Day Stage Showcases 12:00pm-6:00pm International Day Stage Showcases 8:00pm-2:00am Austin Music Awards 8:00pm-2:00am Music Festival Thursday, March 13 10:00am-2:00am 10:00am-6:00pm 11:00am- 6:00pm 12:00pm-6:00pm 12:00pm-6:00pm 12:00pm-6:00pm 8:00pm-2:00am
Film Festival Flatstock Poster Show Music Sessions Music Gear Expo Music Day Stage Showcases International Day Stage Showcases Music Festival
Friday, March 14 10:00am-6:00pm 10:00am-2:00am 11:00am-6:00pm 12:00pm-6:00pm 12:00pm-6:00pm 12:00pm-6:00pm 8:00pm-2:00am
Flatstock Poster Show Film Festival Music Sessions Music Gear Expo Music Day Stage Showcases International Day Stage Showcases Music Festival
Saturday, March 15 10:30am-11:30am 10:00am-2:00am 10:00am-6:00pm 11:00am-4:30pm 12:00pm-4:00pm 12:00pm-4:00pm 12:00pm-4:00pm 8:00pm-2:00am
Bloody Mary Breakfast Film Festival Flatstock Poster Show Music Sessions Music Gear Expo Music Day Stage Showcases International Day Stage Showcases Music Festival
Sunday, March 16 12:00pm-5:00pm 8:00pm-2:00am
Barbecue and Softball Tournament Music Festival
THE SOUTH END
Ocelot Conservation Day Saturday, March 8, 2014 / 10:00 – 4:00 The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Friends of Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge and Zoo are hosting a special day to highlight the endangered ocelot. There will be ocelot related activities, performances by Lucas Miller, the Singing Zoologist followed by an ocelot from the Cincinnati Zoo’s Cat Ambassador Program. Plus, mention ocelot at the admission gate and get a 20% discount off an adult or child admission | Brownsville, TX
The New 17th Street will be hosting its 2nd Annual Beer Garden and BBQ Cookoff Saturday, March 15th to celebrate St. Patrick's Day! This only happens once a year folks. You will be able to drink on 17th street between Austin Avenue and Dallas Avenue with proper ID! McAllen Metro will be doing giveaways, there will be a photobooth, and street performers!
Check out Galax Z Fair III for an evening dedicated to alternative music and visual arts on Monday, March 10th, 2014 at 17th Street in Downtown McAllen. Join the Historic Cine El Rey and the Thirsty Monkey in their annual takeover of Downtown McAllen's Entertainment District. Galax Z Fair III invites people of all ages to stop by and explore unique, local talent and performing arts!
Gaze upon the stars in all their grandeur, take a stroll under the moonlight, and relish in an evening of celebration at Quinta Mazatlan's 8th anniversary festival. The World Birding Center wing in McAllen is set to present an evening of fantasy, excitement and all the vibrancy of the Brazilian culture at the 2014 Moon Over Mazatlan - Rio Carnaval. The celebratory event’s goal is to help create a multifunctional pond - a carnival of life at Ebony Grove.
The Hidden Gem of Fulton
t s a o C 3rd e i d o Fo By Tamma hicks, STEAM Mag.
One of the day trips we enjoy taking is to Rockport-Fulton and any time we have visitors we make it a point to head over. The galleries and shops that fill the scenic coastal towns are so much fun to explore and it never fails that we find something we just can’t live without! Of course no trip is ever complete without a visit to Cheryl’s By The Bay. Cheryl’s definitely stands out from the crowd and is one of the coastal bends most eclectic and creative restaurants. Located right off the bay on South Fulton Beach Road, Cheryl’s is a hidden gem with a beautiful deck overlooking the docks. Owner Cheryl Cuzco has thought about every detail in the restaurant, from the extensive wine list to the art covered walls and décor. The servers are always friendly and know the menu as well as the food. For this visit we started with the Pork and Mango Quesadillas. Flour tortillas stuffed full of marinated pork and juicy mangos topped with a creamy tomatillo sauce and garnished with sour cream and red onions. We also had the southern favorite, Fried Green Tomatoes, for our guests. Thick slices of tomato, breaded and pan fried, over a bed of spinach with Roquefort dressing on the side. The entrees came with salads consisting of beautiful mixed greens, shaved asiago, parsley vinaigrette and garnished with red onions and crackers. The salads are large and colorful and the dressing was the perfect blend of herbs and vinegar. The entrees were served shortly after the salads and the dishes were delicately garnished with Texas sized portions of local and exotic cuisines. The St. Peter’s Fish w/
Cheryl’s By The Bay Cheryl’s By The Bay 112 South Fulton Road, Fulton TX (361) 790-9626 Thursday-Sunday 5 pm to 10 pm Saturday & Sunday Lunch/Brunch 11 am to 2 pm Www.cherylsbythebay.com
Lime was a large filet of grilled tilapia covered in crispy garlic and capers. The fish was flaky and juicy and had just the right amount of seasoning. The Spinach Ravioli with Crawfish Cream Sauce was a hit. A bowl of homemade raviolis stuffed with fresh spinach and covered with a savory crawfish cream sauce was a great southern American twist on an Italian favorite. The raviolis were accompanied by warm toasted flatbread and covered in a shaved Parmesan cheese. The plate was garnished with pesto oil and a balsamic reduction. The Sautéed Lime Marinated Chicken Cutlets were large cuts of juicy chicken with a coconut and panko crust cooked to perfection over a bed of rice and a side of black beans. The Ribeye and fried Oysters is a must! The ribeye was grilled and seasoned to perfection and was as juicy as it gets. The fried oysters were plentiful and accompanied the steak well. The oysters were served with homemade tarter and cocktail sauce and mixed with waffle cut sweet potato fries. I chose mashed potatoes with my entrée and they were delicious. Fluffy potatoes with garlic and seasonings and topped with a shaved asiago. As full as we were, we knew the dessert was going to be too hard to pass up, so we all decided on sharing one, but which one? With items like Bananas Foster over a Moonpie and Pistachio Strawberry Short Cake, we knew we couldn’t go wrong. We finally settled on the Pistachio Strawberry Short Cake (my favorite). The short cake was made with pistachios and had a gorgeous green hue and was covered with fresh strawberries and homemade whipped cream.
Turn Up the Heat From GRIT magazine, by Jesse Vernon Trail
Selecting and growing heat- and drought-tolerant plants are important for many folks living in the warmest and driest parts of the United States. Knowing which vegetables to plant is not always an easy task, but certain varieties will thrive under dry, hot conditions. Of course, there are other factors to consider as well: soil, sun and wind exposure, availability of irrigation water, and more. Use this guide to help you choose the healthiest and best-producing plants for even the hottest regions. Horned cucumber, Cucumis metuliferus An uncommon cucumber indeed! This annual vine has somewhat rough, hairy leaves and stems, and fascinating spiny, bright orange, 4-inch-long edible fruits. The fruits are bright green on the inside with an almost jellylike texture. The flavor has been described as a combination of banana, lime and cucumber.
Sweet potato, Ipomoea batatas Sweet potato is a perennial climber that is closely related to morning glory. It has somewhat fleshy, reddish-purple stems, three-lobed leaves and trumpet-shaped lavender-purple flowers in summer. The edible tubers appear somewhat like large, contorted potatoes, typically with orange flesh. These are deliciously sweet and very nutritious. While regular potatoes grow best in cooler soil, sweet potatoes like it hot. Sweet potatoes are rich in vitamin A, fiber, carbohydrates and, of course, starch, as well as beta carotene and several
other nutrients. A cantaloupe grows in the garden.
'Super Chili' chile peppers grow in the garden.
Watermelon, Citrullus lanatus Watermelon has the same cultural requirements as melons. They need a long, hot summer and a fairly rich, well-drained soil. Because watermelons are heavy feeders, it helps to prepare your patch by adding seaweed, compost, or aged manure.
Eggplant, Solanum melongena This tomato relative thrives under lowhumidity conditions and prefers soil that is far from saturated with moisture. Eggplant bears pale blue or deep purple flowers, and the stems often have spines. The fruits are usually a dark purple to almost black and somewhat egg shaped, although there are many varieties with highly varying fruit colors and shapes. You can also find eggplant with pink, green, white, yellow, tiny egg sized, round, elongated and oval fruits, to name a few. Eggplant is rich in fiber, vitamin B2, folate, potassium and manganese, plus several other nutrients.
Growth and production of Sunburst Squash is better in hot-summer areas. CREDIT: PHOTO BY JOAN OSTH
Melons, Cucumis melo Often thought of as fruits, melons are often categorized with vegetables in books and catalogs. These fruits include muskmelons, cantaloupes, crenshaw and honeydew, with many cultivars and varieties. Melons need a long, sunny, warm season. They prefer welldrained soil with added organic matter and shelter from winds. Many melons do better with a trellis. Keep fruits off the ground if possible. Melons are a good source of vitamins B2 and C. Cantaloupes are higher in vitamin A than other melons and are also rich in vitamin C and potassium. Honeydew has the highest average sugar content and is rich in vitamin C. CREDIT: PHOTO BY JERRY PAVIA
Summer and winter squash, Cucurbita pepo and other Cucurbita species All squashes are heat- and drought-tolerant. Production and growth is higher in hot areas. They prefer well-drained soil with added organic matter. Both types of squash are high in vitamins A and C.
Yardlong or dow gauk beans, Vigna unguiculata sesquipedalis
This heat- and drought-tolerant bean is unlike most others. The pods are long, up to 2 or 3 feet, with 10 to 20 seeds in each pod. Plants need a sturdy trellis. There are several varieties to choose from, including those with purple pods and black seeds. Pod flavor is similar to the sweet bean. Treated as a green bean, dow gauks are great stir-fried, but feel free to experiment with other preparations. In regions with temperatures too high for a snap bean to thrive, yardlongs are a viable option, though you may need to water regularly as the plants become established.
Malabar spinach, Basella alba and B. rubra These fast-growing perennial vines are treated as annuals in colder regions. They grow about 12 feet high with abundant bright and glossy, large and thick, heart-shaped leaves. Flowers are white for B. alba and red for B. rubra Both prefer well-drained soil with added organic matter, thrive in hot weather, and make a great substitute for spinach. Malabar spinach is rich in vitamins A and C, folate, iron, calcium, magnesium and manganese. MAR 2014
CREDIT: PHOTO BY JERRY PAVIA
Peppers, sweet or hot, Capsicum species Peppers need no description, as there are many species and cultivars commonly grown for their edible fruits. All need a long, warm growing season for the fruit to properly ripen. They love heat and prefer a well-drained yet moisture-retentive soil for best results. Peppers are an excellent source of vitamin A and one of the best vegetable sources of vitamin C. They also contain many other nutrients in lesser amounts.
Okra, Abelmoschus esculentus Okra performs best with a long, warm growing season, well-drained soil with added organic matter and dry conditions. It is considerably more drought tolerant than most vegetables. The species can grow to 6 feet tall or more. Okra has pale yellow flowers with a red or maroon central area. The flowers, flower buds and pods are edible. The pods can be added to soups or stews, or on their own, grilled, boiled, dipped in batter or breaded and fried. The younger pods are best for flavor and tenderness. There are many varieties to choose from. Okra is a great source of fiber, plus many minerals and vitamins. It is particularly high in vitamins C and K, folate, magnesium and manganese.
Tomatillos, Physalis ixocarpa Grown in much the same way as tomatoes, this interesting perennial vegetable is easily grown as an annual. Growing 3 to 4 feet tall, like many tomatoes, it may need to be trained on a trellis. It bears purple-blotched yellow flowers, followed by golf-ball-sized, purplish fruits that are enclosed in a papery, often purple, veined husk. Try tomatillos for a mildly hot green sauce with tacos, or add raw to salads, pies and jams.
Jerusalem artichoke, Helianthus tuberosus Jerusalem artichoke is a vigorous perennial with sunflower yellow flowers in autumn, and thick, coarse, hairy stems and leaves. It can spread rapidly and may grow up to 12 feet tall. It produces potatolike tubers that are edible both raw and cooked â€“ baked, boiled, creamed or grated into salads. They are said to be up to five times more productive than potatoes and contain little digestible starch. These plants are propagated from the tubers and not from seed. If the weather is particularly dry in early fall, give your plants a thorough watering to increase tuber size. Jerusalem artichoke is rich in iron and potassium, and its principle storage carbohydrate, inulin, is not readily digestible, so it has little effect on blood sugar levels. The plant can sometimes be so prolific as to become invasive, but if handled with care, you can achieve a rewarding, controlled crop.
Excerpted from GRIT, Celebrating Rural America Since 1882. To read more articles from GRIT, please visit www.Grit.com or call (866) 624-9388 to subscribe. Copyright 2014 by Ogden Publications Inc.
ducer/engineer Bobby Arnold. I approached Lloyd to work with me on Wilory Farm in 1997 and we’ve just worked together ever since. He’s an amazing musician, really brilliant. And of course he’s a really great person too! STEAM As you said you’ve worked with him since and that includes on the Grammy winning “Home” album by The Dixie Chicks and more specifically didn’t you co-write a song that won a Grammy for Country Instrumental on that album? TERRI Yes to both parts! Lloyd received the Producer of the Year Grammy for that album. I had an instrumental, Lil’ Jack Slade, that I hadn’t finished and we presented it to The Dixie Chicks who put it on the album. They won the Grammy with it and I was recognized as the co-writer. It was really a wonderful time in our lives. STEAM The last album you released was actually a rerelease of the Art of Removing Wallpaper 2012. What was your reasoning for that? TERRI It was first released in 2004. In 2012 Lloyd and I looked at it and we felt that there were just a few songs that needed to be remixed or that we could enhance; especially with people doing all the downloading we felt that we could enhance the album as a whole. STEAM You have a book that you released in 2010. Did you always think you were going to write a book or did it just come together? TERRI Yeah, I started the book in ’96. I’d written essays about the music business and they just kind of sat around, so in 2010 I released the book, “Cry Till You Laugh, The Part that Ain’t Art”. It’s about the music industry and in the center of the book is a section that I refer to as “The Part That Ain’t Art”; the music business. I also released an album, Cry Till You Laugh.
STEAM What projects are you working on now? Another book? TERRI I do, it’s a health book theat I’ve been working on for a long time, since 2002 I believe. I also have two albums I’m working on right now; an acoustic blues record and a singersongwriter record. STEAM When you do your workshops, have you have you found songs where you’ve gone to the student and asked to use it? TERRI Yes. I did a workshop with a young lady in the class that was physically disabled, both her arms and hands were problematic, and she still played guitar! She wrote a song with, “You have to laugh at the neck of a giraffe”. It was her lyric and I put it in a kid’s song that it talks about celebrating the differences in people and that’s on the kids’ album, Celebrate the Difference 2005.
Terri Hendrix performing with Lloyd Maines. | Photo by: Kathleen Hill
STEAM That’s so cool and it leads me to the next question which is about O.Y.O.U. Tell me about this wonderful project that you have? TERRI Well, I’m working on building an art center here in Hays County called Own Your Own Universe (OYOU.ORG). The center will be set up so that people with special needs to can enjoy music alongside everyone else by either listening and learning about it and by learning an instrument. That’s really important to me; that anyone can learn an instrument, no matter how much money they have or what their physical abilities are. You can go to the website to learn about it,
and make donations. Donations are definitely needed for land, the building, and instruments. You know, this came to me and I don’t have a choice about it, I’m compelled. It’s something I need to do. I want a kid who’s on the cusp of getting into trouble to learn to play guitar, because if you’re busy playing guitar, you can’t hold a gun because your hands are occupied. I want to take someone with special needs who is very interested in music and teach her some country blues or acoustic blues and help her to enjoy it in another way. STEAM That is an amazing cause to be involved with and I hope we’ll be able to help you! The last thing I want to ask you about is playing here in Corpus Christi. You’ll be at a new venue, The Churchyard, on March 14th. TERRI Yeah, I can’t wait to play! I have a long history of coming to Corpus Christi; back in the 90’s I used to play at Blackbeard’s on the Beach often. I play Executive Surf Club, Brewster Street Ice House and Casey Lane’s House of Rock, and then I do one show a year in Port Aransas as well as the workshop in November. I can’t wait to play this new venue, The Churchyard. It sounds exciting and I just love playing so much! It’s very important to me.
TINSLEY ELLIS, MIDNIGHT BLUE ( HEARTFIXER MUSIC)
Hot on the heels of his acclaimed 2013 all instrumental record ‘Get It,’ Tinsley Ellis is back with another set of scorching blues rock guitar tracks on ‘Midnight Blue.’ The ten new songs show how Ellis is a master of tone as he uses familiar themes to explore the depths of his guitar playing, vocal abilities and lyrical expression. An obvious student of the blues Ellis delivers a classic lovers lament on the opening track “If The River Keeps Rising,’ with its thundering Levee Breaks groove, followed by the Smokestack lightning styled two beat ‘Mouth Turned Dry.’ He then gives us the core theme of the album as declares we must “Surrender To Love,” revealing that he is also a student of the human heart. Ellis continues his celebration of love as drummer Lynn Williams rolls out the second line beat for ‘Its Not Funny,’ as he extols the virtues of his gal and then serenades her with some greasy slide guitar. Kevin McKendree does the heavy lifting on the piano ballad ‘See No Harm,’ with Ellis offering furtive guitar stabs between his pleading vocals.
Using a funky R&B groove as his platform Ellis delivers a sermon on the world’s cynicism during ‘Peace and Love,’ reminding us that those virtues are hard won commodities. We can easily forgive Ellis for the 80’s retreads of Beck and ZZ top during ‘Harder to Find’ and ‘That’s My Story,’ because his great tone and conviction see him through the efforts. The album closes with the show stopping minor blues ‘Kiss of Death,’ featuring artfully spacious instrumentation and near perfect guitar solos. Like a master painter Tinsley Ellis carefully chose his palette to be hues of Midnight Blue for this fine canvas of blues, rock and soul. www.tinsleyellis.com
HARD GARDEN BLUE YONDER ( HARD GARDEN MUSIC) There isn’t anything earthshaking or Seattle is building quite a lexicon of electronic based music and the trio Hard Garden aim to add a little blues to the mix. Delta blues duo Son Jack Jr. and Michael Wilde along with mix master Garret Williams have released their first full length album ‘Blue Yonder,’ a fresh take on the basis of all pop music.aka... “the blues,” by mixing it with an entirely programmed backup, full of found and sampled sounds. Anchored by Son Jack’s deep groovin’ guitar and Wilde’s hot harp, the tunes run the gamut from dance hall stomp to tales of personal lament. The first
highlight begins by quoting founding father Son House and then transforming his classic “Depot Blues,” into a Euro dance party anthem. The deep dark funk of “Papa’s In The Juke Joint,” burns with some nasty slide playing and EDM drop outs, and the southern fried techno tango “I can Tell,” would be suitable for the Treme’ soundtrack. Jack penned his own theme song in the gritty riff based “Dangerous,” and we are treated to a bonus remix version from Scudder, who gives it the full treatment. The saucy tale of a bloke on a bar stool and a talking dog “Pour Me Another,” display’s not only Son Jack’s droll wit and charm but some hot harp licks from Wilde who then recants his own night of debauchery on the minor key technotic “Maximum Insecurity.” The frolicking “Showtime,” is a light hearted tribute to the God father of soul. HG describe the blues as, “not unlike an old plot of land that was once fertile but has suffered from neglect over the years, and become a hard garden.” With Blue Yonder the group may indeed have sparked some new growth in a genre that undeniably is at the root of all things and deserves to be nurtured to a fresh spring. www.hardgardenmusic.com/
CD Review By Rick J Bowen: twitter.com/RickJBowen; www.nodepression.com/profile/RickJBowen; www.facebook.com/stacyjonesband; www.stacyjonesband.com
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