Lift Update, Blues Music Awards, Lots of Local Shows

Since last week’s column hit there have been new developments in The New Lift Lounge story. Terry O’Halloran reports he and the new owners of The New Lift, John Anderson and Chad Kelderman, are working out final closing details on the bar. So O’Halloran will continue to operate The New Lift for a short period. He expects the ownership transition to take place later the week of Jan. 17 or...

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New Lift Sold, Playing With Fire Finale

Playing With Fire concert series founder Jeff Davis phoned this past week to update me on the series’ future for 2011. With the loss of a major sponsor, Davis has been wrestling with his decision on what to do for 2011. At one point he seemed ready to say the series was done, but he phoned with renewed energy in his voice. He is at work on plans to present one final show in 2011. Davis said...

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‘If This Is It, Let’s Get it While it’s There’

Here we go, stepping boldly into 2011. Or typing forward, one character at a time. I’m not one for resolutions. If you’re living your best life, doing the best you can, even if it’s moving forward at your own pace, that’s what matters. Jon Dee Graham wrote in “Robot Moving” on 2004’s CD The Great Battle, “Everybody says put one foot in front of the other/Course the irony is...

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What Are You Doing?

Well, we’re in that never-never land between Christmas and New Year’s. I hope you’ve had peace, comfort and joy in the truest senses in your holiday season. If it was a struggle, remember time keeps passing and things do change. Here’s wishing us all peace, joy, health, prosperity, good fortune and great music in 2011. New Year’s Eve New Year’s Eve offers plenty of live music...

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Evolutions

Checking out the Funk Trek CD release party at The Waiting Room Friday, Dec. 10, yielded two great sets. Opening the show was Weir, Fairchild & Miller, or the Kris Lager Band without Kris Lager. Jeremiah Weir, John Fairchild and Brandon Miller rocked through some R&B inflected tunes that were musical shout-outs to The Meters and Professor Longhair. Their set showcased all three members but really...

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Holiday To-Dos

A must-see show for guitar fans takes place at The New Lift Lounge Thursday, Dec. 16, when Texas guitar star Buddy Whittington joins popular songwriter Randy McAllister at 5:30 p.m. Whittington took Coco Montoya’s place with John Mayall’s band for 15 years when Montoya went solo in 1993. Mayall obviously has smart taste in guitar players, having been influential in the early careers of...

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