SMALL TOWN ON A SATURDAY NIGHT

Jun 16, 2014 by

SMALL TOWN ON A SATURDAY NIGHT

Howl at the moon, shoot out the lights—–so says Hal Ketchum about small towns on Saturday nights.  When you live in the Texas hill country, especially in a resort area, any night can be a Saturday night.  Marble Falls is about forty some odd miles from Austin—but it was very noticeable a few nights ago that the distance is getting shorter and shorter.  For instance, last week, Gary P. Nunn played at the Uptown Theatre, Ray Benson (as in Asleep At The Wheel) played at A.J.’s,  and The R Bar and Mr. B’s also had live music.  And sweetie, this was just in the downtown area!  Doc’s, just a few blocks up Main Street had live music.  And, just a couple of miles west of town, On The Rocks had Jo Hell playing.  And (at this point, it should be AYUND!), there’s that Cadillac Dance Hall just up the road goin’ north.  Yes sir-reeee, Marble Falls is turning into quite the little music hub.  It really started a few years ago when newcomer in town, Russell Buster, had a vision to turn the old movie theater in downtown Marble Falls into a cozy music venue where people could be up close and personal with the likes of Marsha Ball, Strings Attached, Suzy Bogguss and other musicians from all sorts of genres.  So now, the Uptown has new ownership, and the once piano bar venue across the street is now AJ’s-as in AJ Vallejo who has his family band play there every once in a while (and where we saw Joe Ely a few weeks, ago).  And the new Enoteca will have in house music on week-end nights.  I must say, it was soooo nice to park the car on the downtown Main street, have dinner at Forno’s (which also had a live band on the back patio) , then mosey up the street to hear a top notch musician at the downtown theater, then window shop on the way back to the car.  All of this in our little Marble Falls.  Yes….The Falls are alliiiiiiive— with the sound of mewwwww-zic!  As I tell my out of town friends (and you readers from places afar such as Hewztun), Marble Falls is so much more than the flower*.  Think about it……………Let me know if you get it!!!

GRABBING A COCKTAIL BEFORE THE GARY P. NUNN CONCERT AT THE UPTOWN THEATER

GRABBING A COCKTAIL BEFORE THE GARY P. NUNN CONCERT AT THE UPTOWN THEATER

*I’ll give you a hint—it’s a place to eat.

REALLY ENJOYING THE MUSIC AT ENOTECA!

REALLY ENJOYING THE MUSIC AT ENOTECA!

VALLEJO AT AJ'S

VALLEJO AT AJ’S

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