The dog days of summer…those last hot, sticky days of summer that are so unbearable legend has it they drove dogs mad, and made people hysterical. Obviously whoever labeled them a ‘legend’ had never been to the
! As the dog days roll on, I’m gonna try to keep my sanity, stop George from howling at the moon, and chill with my friendsJ Even ol’ Spot likes to chill with the friends I’m introducing you to today. Texas
I know just how he feels!!
If you’re not acquainted with any members of the Farmer clan from
…where the heck are you from?! There’s Farmers, Days, Cades, Picards, and Coufals…you just gotta know someone with one of those last names! Well…Charles Farmer (oldest son of OC and Mary Lou Day Farmer) has been entertaining the lucky folks in Brazoria County for a loooong time…Morning Sky, Ten Cent Koke, the Amazing Heartattacks, just to name a few of the bands Charles has entertained us with over the years. Charles is usually billed as “Charles Farmer and Friends” – you never know who might be gigging with Charles but one thing’s for sure…there’ll be lots of friends there and you’ll always have a good time. I saw Charles and Friends (Andrew Farmer, Mark Pepper, Richard Edwards) twice last weekend at The Venue in Freeport
and at Beach Bait and Tackle in Surfside. I could describe how unique each performance was but I’ll let you see (and hear) for yourself J Freeport
Charles Farmer at Beach Bait and Tackle, Surfside, TX
Mark Pepper ( I love photographing him!) with Charles at Beach Bait and Tackle, Surfside, TX
Charles Farmer and Mark Pepper at Bridge, Bait and Tackle, Surfside, TX
Charles Farmer’s son: Andrew at The Venue in Freeport, TX
Mark Pepper, Andrew Farmer, Charles Farmer at The Venue, Freeport, TX
Charles has graciously agreed to grant me an in-depth interview which I’ll be presenting in bits and pieces in the future. And of course I’ll talk about Andrew (his son) and the other friends he plays with. He’s got lots of artifacts from earlier performance years that he’s promised to share some with us – so there’ll be old pics and no telling what else! When I saw him at the Black Friday gathering at Grady Pennington’s last year (btw: tons of talented musicians jammin’ and having a blast!) he pointed out the bracelet he was wearing and told me my sister and a friend had given it to him when they were in high school! No telling what kinds of surprises we’re in for in the upcoming weeks.
Full song performances and interview in the next few weeks…here’s some ‘teasers’ til then!
Weekly !Live! Music Calendar Th. Aug 25th through Su. Aug 28st
Wednesday, Aug 24
We Pier 30, Surfside: Open mic night: All performers are welcome, from singers and musicians, to magicians, jugglers, contortionists!
Thursday, Aug 25
Th The Venue, Freeport: DJ Nite: DJ Roddy Hip Hop/Tejano/Dance
Friday August 26
Fr Belle’s Landing, E Columbia: 2 Smooth 8-12
Fr Hammerhead Bar, Surfside No info available
Saturday, Aug 27
Sa Belle’s Landing, E. Columbia: Ronnie Coleman 8-12
Sa Bridge Bait and Tackle, Surfside: Could be anyone that stops by to share a tune!
Sa The Clarion,(B’port Coll.) Clute
Sa Cooter Browns Country Club, Brazoria: No Info available
Sa Mulberry Bar and Grill, Angleton: No Info Available
Sunday, August 28th
Su Pier 30, Surfside: Stone Cold Classic Rock, Blues, Party Music
Su Shady’s Porch Pub, Angleton Brady Brown Country, Classic & Alt Rock, Blues
See YOU On the Brazos This Weekend!
Charlie Lucas Band is playing Friday night at The Armadillo Ballroom (viddy from 2011 Mosquito Fest).
Wait a minute….Did you really think I would forget to mention THE SUMMERTIME BIKES AND BLUES FEST NEXT WEEKEND?!!
SEPTEMBER 2-4 LABOR DAY WEEKEND: DOWNTOWN FREEPORT!
LOS LONELY BOYS!
Many, many, many more + much, much. much more!
Check it out Here!
Attendance expectations are around 40,000! I’LL SEE YOU ON THE BRAZOS DURING THE BLUES FEST!! I’ll be posting about it this weekend, next week – and all during the fest – CAN’T WAIT!
I’ll be VIP’ing with the bands, Helping Grady at The Store and Selling Scotties Lounge Tee Shirts at Scotties (a great place to cool down!! and chill…grab some food)!
There’ll be some in Black too! How Fun is that?!!