Music in Terlingua – just another Sunday.

It wasn’t a special day for music, but it was a day when the music in Terlingua was special.

REMINDER:  next weekend is GoatStock and Voices From Both Sides – huge weekend celebration in the Big Bend.  All the info you need:

First, I stopped by the Terlingua porch in the ghost town.  In addition to the usual suspects, Will Rogers award-winning songwriter, Gil Prather, was back in town.


Gil Prather
Will Rogers award winning songwriter, Gil Prather.

Will Rogers award winning songwriter, Gil Prather.

Later, Gil, Webster and I stopped by the El Dorado/High Sierra to watch Hank Woji and Mark Lewis.  Chase Peeler was sitting in on sax.  Continue reading “Music in Terlingua – just another Sunday.”

Remembering Pete Seeger at Marfa Public Radio

Local musicians hold a hootenanny at Marfa Public Radio for Pete Seeger.

It was a last-minute call that went out through Jalapeño Schwartz’s Facebook page – local musicians gather at Marfa Public Radio station tonight at 6:30 for an on-air tribute to Pete Seeger.  J.P. “Jalapeño” Schwartz, also known as “Doc Cactus,” (although, really, shouldn’t it be Dr. Pepper?) hosts the blues show, play harmonica and keyboards in local bands, and is a country doctor.

Trevor Reichmann was there, virtually.  He recorded “We Shall Overcome” in his home/dome studio and sent it through the inter-webs to the radio station.

Only a few musicians braved the sub-freezing temperature – Maria Moss, Doc, Beth, and me.  J.P.  printed out the lyrics for a few Pete Seeger songs and we quickly rehearsed in the lobby.

It was a ragged, soulful sing-along… I do hope the people listening at home joined in.

(photos by Betsy Blaydes)

Maria – with her banjo-tar – and Beth 

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Live music in Terlingua – Christmas week, 2013

This week in Terlingua – Christmas Week, 2013

There is an alarming quantity of very high quality live music going on in the Big Bend this xmas season.   I’m personally delighted to see Slim Richey will be in town.  Butch Hancock will join a very talented group of performers for the Townes Van Zant Memorial concert. There’s something cool going on pretty much every night – get out and support live Terlingua Music!

Check out the listings below –

Starlight Theatre

Monday – Dec 23 – Burger Night with Dr. Fun
Tuesday – Dec 24 – Uh Clem
Wednesday – Dec 25 – Christmas with The Whitmores
Thursday – Dec 26 – Trevor Reichman & Emilie Clepper
Friday – Dec 27 – Paper Moon Shiners
Saturday – Dec 28 – Hogan & Moss
Sunday – Dec 29 – Trevor Reichman 5pm-8pm
                                  Ghosts Along the Brazos 8:30pm
Monday – Dec 30 – Slim Richey & The Jitterbug Vipers
Tuesday – Dec 31 – Uh Clem 6pm-8pm
New Years Eve with Radio La Chuzma 9pm
Wednesday – Jan 1 – Townes Van Zandt Memorial
Thursday – Jan 2 – The Desert Blossom Pearls 9pm
                                     Tim Beck & Friends 10pm


SAT~JASON BLUM 6pm-till?
Sunday is the Hangover Jam, everyone welcome to come play

La Kiva

Wednesday – Open Mic  (are we really doing open mic on xmas night?)
12/28/13  The Lavens!
New Year’s Eve – The Fabulous Vortexans – Texas Blues

Live music in the Thirsty Goat Saloon

December 23rd – Trevor Hickle
December 24th & 25th – Jason Blum
December 26th – The Whitmores
December 27th & 28th – Slim Richey and the Jitterbug Vipers
December 29th – Jon Hogan and Maria Moss
December 30th – Jason Blum
December 31st – Slim Richey and the Jitterbug Vipers
January 1st – Jason Blum

Butch and Rory Hancock at the Starlight Theatre- 11/28/13

Thanksgiving, Terlingua, Texas.  This is why I live here…

I started my day with a Thanksgiving feast at George Goss’ house.  The table was literally groaning from the weight of the food, and there were more dishes in the kitchen.  Before, during and after the feast, music was:  Moses, Brandi, George, Mike, Marshall, Collie, and many others shared songs… and hugs.

Then, I stopped by Trevor Hickle’s place and hung out with Trevor, Bruce Salmon, and Trevor’s lovely family.

Then to the Starlight Theatre where Butch and Rory Hancock were on the big stage.  The place was packed- standing room only- but Sharron saved me a seat up front.

Butch and Rory Hancock
Butch Hancock
Rory Hancock

It was a great show.  The sound was superb, and I could hear and understand every syllable Butch sang. Continue reading “Butch and Rory Hancock at the Starlight Theatre- 11/28/13”

What’s Going On in Terlingua This Week? 11-11-13

Live music, community events and entertainment news – Terlingua, Texas

Most of this is “cut and pasted” from the Terlingua Moon.

This week at the Starlight: 
Tuesday – Nov 12 – Uh Clem
Wednesday – Nov 13 – Tim Relleva
Thursday – Nov 14 – Trevor Reichman
Friday – Nov 15 – Hillie Bills
Saturday – Nov 16 – The VorTexans
Sunday – Nov 17 – Brunch with Jeff Gavin
Monday – Nov 18 – Burger Night with Ramsay Millwood
Tuesday – Nov 19 – Uh Clem
Wednesday – Nov 20 – The Whitmores

This week at the High Sierra: 
Friday ~ George Goss and The Showgoats ~ 7pm
Saturday~ Dr. Fun ~ 7pm

Farmer’s Market every Sat. 10-2 pm in the Ghostown Community Garden
Sat. Nov. 16th at noon “Composting with a Pro”
Master Composter Carol will be on hand discussing how to build soil and reduce the amount of trash that goes into the landfill,
the third in the monthly series of workshops sponsored by the Garden

Patti Manning from Sul Ross will have native plants for sale this Saturday at the farmers market
Enjoy Music with Jeffro Greasewood
A BIG Garden THANK YOU to all that came out on Sunday for the workday
We raise the wall next Sunday, Nov. 17th at 9 am
On the menu for lunch: Chard Lasagna with Summer Squash and as always Cold Beer
The catchment tanks are FULL and Overflowing!!
Come See What’s Growing!

The book signing for Carlton Leatherwood’s Big Bend People is Saturday, 4 pm, at Espresso y Poco Mas. “It is especially a party for all those in the book,” Carl said. Likely participants in the program are Anna Oakley, Jim Keaveny, Carmen Ganser, Nancy Faubion, Voni Glaves, two very special guests, a dog named Tubo, and a goat named Cisco Kid. Noemi Aviles, manager of Poco Mas, will serve cake and other refreshments. As for the book, an anonymous comment is “I have learned things I didn’t know about people that I have known forever.” And river guide John Parker said, “Every fresh chapter Carl writes is as unique as the people he interviewed.”

Second Third Saturday Flea Market If the parking lot isn’t like chocolate pudding. If it isn’t cold and windy. If it isn’t raining. See ya at the Flea Market at El Centro/H2O 2 Go ?

Looking to connect? Check out “Our Terlingua,” “Terlingua” and “West Texas-Big Bend-Community” on Facebook. Need an errand in Alpine? Check out “Alpine Run.” Want to carpool or need a ride? Check out “Big Bend Rideshare.” Have something to give away, trade or sell? Need or know of work or housing? Check out “Terlingua Exchange” on Facebook and Yahoo. There is also a free box at Delia’s Terlingua Store.  Please consider donating at that location to help others in our community.  The phone number there is 371-2487.

The motion picture Wasteland will be in the area shooting for the next several weeks. On November 20th and 21st, the crew will be shooting scenes at the Perry Mansion which will involve a gun fight. Though the shots may sound real they are in fact known as squibs and are blanks. There is no reason to become alarmed or return fire. It’s all just a bunch of show business make believe.


Terlingua Music News – the week of 11-4-13

What’s going on in Terlingua?

Texas’ best Americana music – live and local!

Monday – Nov 4 –
Starlight – Burger Night with Laird Considine

Tuesday – Nov 5 –
Starlight – Clem

Wednesday – Nov 6 –
Starlight – The Whitmores
High Sierra – 6 pm~ GENE GRIFFIN and the SONG WRITERS CIRCLE with Austins Finest- Ben Ballinger, Cory Reinsisch , Greg Loftus
La Kiva – Open Mic

Friday – Nov 8 –
Starlight – Gary Gorence

Saturday – Nov 9 –
Starlight – Loves It
High Sierra – DR FUN 7 pm on the patio

Sunday – Nov 10 –
Starlight – Brunch with Hank Woji
High Sierra- Lone Star Cans $1.25 while they last during the Hangover jam – come and play with your friends @ 2pm till ?

Monday – Nov 11 –
Starlight – Burger Night with Trevor Hickle & Joe Sirotnik

Tuesday – Nov 12 –
Starlight – Clem

Wednesday – Nov 13 –
Starlight – Tim Relleva
La Kiva – Open Mic

This Week in Terlingua Music – 10-21-13

Americana Music in Terlingua, Texas

Here’s the live music info we’ve got so far-

Venues and Musicians – send me your info or add as a comment here, and I’ll make sure it gets online.

The BIG news this week is that Alejandro Escovedo is bringing his band to the Amphitheatre at the Lajitas Golf Resort this Saturday night, Oct. 26.  Of course, this being Terlingua, there’s great live music happening pretty much every night.


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Terlingua Music Bash

19th Annual Terlingua Music Bash

For the 19th year in a row, Al Barlow is hosting the Terlingua Music Bash – a gathering of singer/songwriters and music lovers from all over the world.

Check the previous post for dates and times – there’s something going on every day.

One day 2 of the Music Bash, the party was on the porch as the Rocky Top Alien Breeding Experiment played in the Starlight.

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19th Annual Terlingua Music Bash

Musicians from all over the country will gather at Gareth Park, across Hwy 170 from the Terlingua Ghost Town.  There will be camping and song-swapping around campfires.

Here’s the event schedule-

Fri. & Sat. Oct. 11 th & 12 th, Greg Geyson 7 pm @ High Sierra

Sun. Oct. 13 th Pat O’Bryan’s 2 nd Sunday Benefit Bash for “Catfish Calloway” .2 pm @ High Sierra, Come Play With Greg Greyson & Terlinqua Musicians

Tues. Oct. 15 th 6pm Pablo Menudo’s House Dinner

Weds. Oct.16th Open Mic at LaKiva hosted by Al Barlow

Thurs. Oct.17 th 8 am Rio Grande Music Jam Float. For info. Call BBRT @ 432-371-3033 to make your reservation. Go to Jana Laven’s event page on Facebook for details.
Thurs. Oct. 17th, Dr. Fun on the Patio @ High Sierra 4 pm-?
Thurs. Oct. 17 th Longdraw Pizza 6pm
Thurs. Oct 17 th Rocky Top Alien Breeding Experiment @ 7:30 pm Starlight Theater

Fri. Oct.18 th Open Mic 7-10 pm Starlight Theater, Hosted by Claude Butch Morgan
Fri. Oct. 18 th 5-8 pm. High Sierra Songwriter Showcase Featuring, The Whipples! John Scholten! Rachel Laven! Billy Snipes! Cary Windham! Lisa Byrn! Jenni Mansfield Peal! Al Barlow!

Sat Oct 19th The VorTexans – Terlingua blues band – at the Starlight Theatre
Sat. Oct 19 th Afternoon Open Mic @ The Whitmore’s!
Sat. Oct. 19 th, Kickoff Wig Parade 6 pm leaving Gareth Park through Ghosttown ending at High Sierra hosted by Al Barlow
Sat. Oct.19 th Best Wig Contest and Micheal O’Connor @ LaKiva
Sat. Oct. 19 th Dr. Fun @ 7 pm High Sierra

Sun. Oct. 20 th Gospel Brunch Memorial in Celebration of Phil Stevens 10:30 am @ The Easter
Sun. Oct. 20 th Trevor Reichman 2-5 pm @ High Sierra
Sun. Oct. 20 th Open Mic
Sun. Oct. 20 th, The Whipples 7 pm @ The Starlight Theater

Mon. Oct. 21 st. Claude Butch Morgan@ Starlight Theater 6-9

Buster Jiggs Rocks Lajitas!

Texas Americana/Rock band Buster Jiggs Rocked Lajitas with a FREE outdoor show!

The Pavilion at the Lajitas Golf Resort may be my favorite music venue in the Big Bend.

Last night, Buster Jiggs, a rockin’ Texas band from Hondo, Texas, played there.  It was a free show, the brisket tacos were cheap and good, and there was plenty of beer…

It was refreshing to see and hear a rock and roll show out here – we’ve got plenty of talented singer/songwriters, but occasionally I do like to hear a loud guitar, meaty drums, and passionate vocals.

Buster Jiggs’ songs are melodic.  They would work with just an acoustic guitar.  However, with a tight band rockin’ them, it made for an interesting experience.

This was the first of this season’s free concerts at Lajitas – Alejandro Escovedo is coming soon.

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