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-- Teye y el Flamenco Concert April 11, 2009 --

All photos by Spider Johnson unless otherwise indicated

Photo by Kyle Martin
-- Will Taylor Concert, July 25, 2009 --

Saturday, July 25, 7:00 pm

 

The Odeon Theater Map here

Will Taylor Closes Odeon Summer Concert Series With Light Show and Surprises


Will Taylor and Strings Attached, performing at the Odeon Theater in Mason, will bring with them a light projection show produced by Austin light master Charles Beard. The light show is choreographed to the musical tribute to the Beatles. Other surprises and announcements will be part of the last concert of the spring/summer concert series. The concert series is a fund raising project to help the Odeon Preservation Association raise money for improvements and renovations to the old 1928 theater. Performing July 25 at 7:00 PM Will Taylor and Strings attached will present their tribute to the Beatles. Reservations are $15 per person and must be made in advance.
Will Taylor is the driving force behind the Austin based string ensemble Will Taylor and Strings Attached. Taylor, a fabulously gifted musician-composer-arranger-producer-teacher has put together a unique group of classically and otherwise trained musicians who perform a WIDE VARIETY of music at an "international touring level". Beginning in 1999, Will Taylor implemented a new idea after brainstorming with other local Austin musicians. Taylor began collaborating with both local and nationally renowned artists, rearranging their known material and brought in his own crew of seasoned jazz and contemporary roots musicians to play. Since then Will Taylor and Strings Attached have presented over 50 concert collaborations to over 15000 audience members, countless more through four KGSR Live Radio broadcasts, and many appearances on KUT, KLBJ, KMFA and KOOP Radio. The last few years they've expanded the repertoire to include Album/Band tribute shows where again the music is re-arranged and reinterpreted by Will and the ensemble. In 2006, over 1600 Beatles fans saw them re-create the entire White album. They've also presented the music of Led Zeppelin, Joni Mitchell, Pink Floyd, Peter Gabriel and Jimi Hendrix. Guest artists they've collaborated with include: Shawn Colvin, Joe Ely, Dar Williams, James McMurtry, Jimmy Dale Gilmore, Ruthie Foster, Abra Moore, Darden Smith, Tish Hinojosa, Sara Hickman, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Eliza Gilkyson, Slaid Cleaves, Suzi Stern, Kellye Gray, Guy Forsyth, Jimmy LaFave, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Jon Dee Graham, Kimmie Rhodes, Ian Moore, and Chip Taylor and Carrie Rodriguez.
And though these individual group members are accomplished soloists, when they team up as Strings Attached, the landscape changes completely, as they expand the collaborative artist's vision into an other-worldly territory, without sacrificing the intent or spirit of the original works. Read more about Will Taylor at www.stringsattached.org
For more information or to make reservations for a performance like no other call Dennis or Kay Evans at 325 347 6781. Also check the website TheOdeonTheater.com. The Odeon Preservation Association is a 501c3 non-profit organization. Please join us for an exciting evening of musical entertainment.

Reservations are a $15 per person Donation.
Advance Reservations are strongly advised.

Please make advance reservations by sending your $15 per person donation to P.O. Box 1599 Mason, Texas 76856. Make checks payable to the Odeon Preservation Association. Concessions will also be open.  No buffet this time.  You may bring your favorite beverage.  For more information please call Dennis or Kay Evans at 325-347-6781 or email at Concerts@TheOdeonTheater.com.  Also check the website www.theodeontheater.com.  The Odeon Preservation Association Concert Series is a fund raising event to renovate the Odeon Theater. The OPA is a 501c3 non-profit organization.  Please join us for an exciting evening of musical entertainment.

Saturday, May 8th, 2010

7:00 p.m.

Concert Season opens with

Christine Albert and Chris Gage

In Austin, Texas—a town overflowing with gifted singer/songwriters and guitar players—Christine Albert & Chris Gage have a twelve year track record of making beautiful music together, although both musicians' individual pedigrees are far more extensive. Over the course of six duet albums, the duo has demonstrated that disparate backgrounds do not preclude musical soul mates from finding one another.

The Houston Press noted, “From George Jones and Tammy Wynette to Richard and Linda Thompson, male-female duets are one of popu lar music's most delightful permutations. And the Austin-based duo of Christine Albert and Chris Gage easily slot right in with the best.”

Reservations are a $15 per person Donation.
Advance Reservations are strongly advised.

Please make advance reservations by sending your $15 per person donation to P.O. Box 1599 Mason, Texas 76856. Make checks payable to the Odeon Preservation Association. Concessions will also be open.  No buffet this time.  You may bring your favorite beverage.  For more information please call Dennis or Kay Evans at 325-347-6781 or email at Concerts@TheOdeonTheater.com.  Odeon Preservation Association Concert Series is a fund raising event to renovate the Odeon Theater. The OPA is a 501c3 non-profit organization. 

Please join us for an exciting evening of musical entertainment.

Saturday, August 21

7:00 p.m.

-NO MOVIE THIS TIME-

The Odeon Theater Map here

The Legendary Butch Hancock coming in August to the Odeon

This Lubbock-bred balladeer has often been compared to Bob Dylan but this comparison flatters Dylan. Butch Hancock is as much of a satirist as he is prolific, having written hundreds of songs that deliver a morality tale in a way that both makes listeners laugh and scratch their heads at the same time. Although he regularly performs with fellow Flatlanders Joe Ely & Jimmie Dale Gilmore and has performed with many notable musicians around the world, this singer-songwriter holds his own as a soloist, accompanied by guitar and harmonica with lyrics that are unmistakenly Texan in origin but cosmic in scope. This is a performance you cannot miss.

Reservations are a $15 per person Donation.
Advance Reservations are strongly advised.

You won't want to miss this one. Make advance reservations for a fantastic show for all ages by sending your $15 per person donation to Concert, P.O. Box 1599 Mason, Texas 76856 by July 15. Make checks payable to the Odeon Preservation Association. For more information or reservations please call Dennis or Kay Evans at 325 347 6781 or email at Concerts@TheOdeonTheater.com. Reservations are not confirmed until they have been paid in advance. Concessions will also be open and you may bring your favorite beverage. The Odeon Theater Concert Series is a fund raising event to renovate the oldest continually operated single screen movie theater in Texas and to make it into a multipurpose facility for movies and performing arts. The OPA is a 501c3 non-profit organization.

Please join us for an exciting evening of musical entertainment.

Saturday, July 17

7:00 p.m.

-NO MOVIE THIS TIME-

The Odeon Theater Map here

brave combo

GRAMMY AWARD WINNING BRAVE COMBO PLAYS ODEON THEATER

BRAVE COMBO...THEY FILL ME WITH JOY!


Two time Grammy Award winning band BRAVE COMBO will perform for one night at the Odeon Theater in Mason, Texas Saturday July 17. Tickets for the 7:00 PM performance are $15 per person. Advance reservations are highly recommended.

Brave Combo lives up to their name by using polka music as their jumping board, by crossing polka with jazz, rock, blues and more. They've won two Grammy Awards since their inception in Texas in 1979, and have been nominated for their work 7 times. They have played nearly every major music festival around the nation. Irreverent, entertaining and extremely talented they've even been animated for an appearance on The Simpsons. The band's animated debut was brought about by show creator Matt Groening's enduring love of their music. The band has recorded with the late Tiny Tim, and were the band Talking Head’s David Byrne chose for his wedding reception. From festivals and fairs of all varieties across the globe, rock clubs big and small, colleges, roadhouses, dances, cultural centers (including the annual Midsummer Night's Swing at Lincoln Center in New York City) Brave Combo has charmed countless listeners and won avid devotees.

Brave Combo's vivid music can be heard in the films David Byrne's True Stories, Clive Barker's Lord of Illusions, Late Bloomers, Fools Rush In, Envy, The Academy award winning The Personals. Brave Combo provided the musical score for PBS’s first ever animated series, “As the Wrench Turns” which resulted in an "Annie" nomination from the International Animated Film Society. Their music has also been featured on ABC’s hit series “Ugly Betty”, and Fox Television's "Bakersfield P.D." They have also contributed original music for ESPN and The Big Ten network.xtremely talented.”

Keyboardist, guitarist, accordionist, and singer Carl Finch founded the band in 1979, releasing their first records on the band's own Four Dots Records. Alongside Finch for most of Brave Combo's 30 years has been multi-instrumentalist Jeffrey Barnes, who joined in 1983. Barnes is known for his lively and imaginative stage wear, as well as playing an array of reeds and woodwinds, harmonica, pennywhistle, guitars, you name it, sometimes in multiple, simultaneous combinations. Rounding out the current line-up are trumpet player Danny O'Brien, drummer Arjuna Contreras and Little Jack Melody on bass guitar.


You won't want to miss this one. Make advance reservations for a fantastic show for all ages by sending your $15 per person donation to Concert, P.O. Box 1599 Mason, Texas 76856 by July 15. Make checks payable to the Odeon Preservation Association. For more information or reservations please call Dennis or Kay Evans at 325 347 6781 or email at Concerts@TheOdeonTheater.com. Reservations are not confirmed until they have been paid in advance. Concessions will also be open and you may bring your favorite beverage. The Odeon Theater Concert Series is a fund raising event to renovate the oldest continually operated single screen movie theater in Texas and to make it into a multipurpose facility for movies and performing arts. The OPA is a 501c3 non-profit organization.

Please join us for an exciting evening of musical entertainment.

 

The Odeon Theater is raising funds towards fulfilling its original mission of becoming a Performing Arts Center. As a 501(c)-3 non-profit organization, all donations are 100% tax-deductible. For more info, email here.