Java Jam Info: 6 to 7 pm - Opening Music (That's us!) 7 to 8 pm - Potluck Buffet 8 to 9 pm - Second Round of Music (That's you, jamming!) What you'll need to enjoy the evening: 1. Bring a covered dish, enough for yourself and a bit extra. 2. Bring your own wine if you wish. 3. $15 per person to help pay for the guest musicians. This is an honor system donation designed to help attract and pay a little gas money to out-of-town musicians. 4. A special dessert is provided each month by some great cooks. 5. The Business of the Month provides a special gift. Pick up a free ticket when you arrive for entry into the drawing to win it! Directions from Houston, Sugar Land, or Rosenberg, Texas -- Take Highway 59 South, then take the first Wharton exit which is Business 59 to Hwy 60 (Bay City). Turn left, go around the Courthouse Square on the one way streets. We are on the northwest corner of the square. Call 979-282-9771 if you need assistance.
Sounds Like: Carter Family, Dock Boggs, Gillian Welch
Bio: Scorch-folk: Appalachian trad, original songs with old souls, and a fiery intensity that marries gospel and blues to their punk-rock cousins. Part power-folk, part vintage valentine, it swings with mad harmonies, Maybelle-Carter-style picking, yodeling, scat, upright bass and an archtop-guitar rh...See Full Bio
“The “old, weird America” — a term coined by former Rolling Stone wordsmith Greil Marcus — has appealed to artists alienated by modern society’s strip-mall sterilization pretty much ever since that society began emerging around 1950. Even more than 60 years on, songs that sprang from jug-band, hillbilly, vaudeville, shape-note singing and other styles popular in the 19th and early 20th centuries are recorded in more contemporary genres like bluegrass, country and rock all the time. In fact, look no further than veteran Austin duo Jon Hogan & Maria Moss, whose 2014 EP Reuben’s Train mixes Hogan’s originals with vintage public-domain tunes like “Mill Room Blues” and “Coo Coo” about as seamlessly as even Gillian Welch & David Rawlings could.”
Fri., Java Jam, Milam St. Coffee, Wharton, TX.. Sat., Anderson Fair, Houston. Sun. Red Brick Tavern Gospel Brunch, Conroe. Sat., 2pm, KPFT!