Blues Musicians - Want Your Gigs Listed On This Calendar?

Dallas/Ft Worth/N Texas Blues Musicians - Want to see your weekly gigs listed on this calendar and have them read live on the air on KNON's BIG TEXAS BLUES program?

Email (no texts, messages to this blog or Facebook posts accepted) your gigs for the upcoming week NO LATER THAN Tuesday Evening to: bluelisablues@aol.com

Please include the following:
Your name * Band Name (if Applicable) * If it is full band gig, solo or duo * Name of Venue * City Venue is located in * Time your show starts and ends

Remember - this is a BLUES calendar posted on a BLUES blog and read on a BLUES radio show, so please only include BLUES gigs. Also, only include shows within the Dallas/Ft Worth/N Texas area.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

END OF HASH BROWN'S HOLE IN THE WALL JAM

I just received this e-mail from Hash Brown:

Sad news indeed!
I just got off the phone with Tom Ford, the owner over at the Hole in the wall. He informed me that this wednesday would be the last Hash Brown Hole in the Wall jam. Because of rising costs and declining revenues, he is unable to pay us the monies we make on wednesdays(the same pay without a raise for over 10 of the 12 years we have been there). He is contemplating closing during the week on nights, but i assume he will get someone to work for a percentage, which we will not do. I invite everyone to come out and help give the jam a good viking/new orleans funeral. I also wish Tom and the crew at the Hole the best in future endeavors. It has been an unforgetable 12 1/2 years!
yours,
Hash Brown

And so there we have it folks. This year has seen the demise of both Hash's Bone Jam and The Hole In The Wall Jam, the longest running jams in Dallas.

Not a good sign of the times.

I say it every week on my show when I give the live music calendar, but I'm going to say it again here. Get out and support live music, because if you don't, it will go away.

1 comment:

Charles Redwine said...

I'm sorry to hear about another great jam closing. We all know that it had nothing to do with the music, because Hash Brown is one of the best bluesmen around. What is your procedure for posting events on here? Texas Slim & the Love Machine are at 6th Street Live in Ft. Worth on 9/15, and I would love to see his performances posted regularly on your site, as well as Johnnie Red, and Bugs Henderson. Thanks, Charles Redwine