Boogie Woogie Wednesday presents the best entertainment, atmosphere, fellowship, music, dancing, dining and joy every week from 7 to 9 p.m. at the OS2 Pub in historic Downtown Marshall. Here’s the monthly line-up that you and the wonderful musicians can count on:
1st Wednesday – The Jive Jumpers
2nd Wednesday – Bobbie Oliver
3rd Wednesday – Robin & The Mystics
4th Wednesday – Airheart
5th Wednesday – when a month has five Wednesdays, we present a new talent special event.
We’re grateful to American Blues Scene Magazine for posting this remembrance of Omar Sharriff, Marshall’s master of blues and boogie woogie piano, who died two years ago on this day, Jan. 8, 2012. Sharing this post from our facebook page:
Here’s a video presentation on the history – thanks for watching.
You might enjoy reading these Historical Vignettes of People & Places of Interest to the Birthplace of Boogie Woogie. So many wonderful and talented individuals have lived here, worked here or helped pave the way, and we’ll be adding more to this luminary list:
- Alexander, Dave “Black Ivory King.”
- Beck, Jim.
- Bowden, Richard.
- Buddy Records.
- Cass County Boys.
- Coker, Henry
- Dalhart, Vernon.
- Dixon, Floyd.
- Dove, Nat.
- Elam, David Alexander.
- Elam, Tom and Susie Hill.
- Henley, Don.
- Houston, Lawyer.
- Jonesville Store.
- Joplin, Scott.
- Ledbetter, Huddie “Lead Belly.”
- Milburn, Amos.
- Nancarrow, Conlon.
- Phil Records.
- Porter, Roy
- Presley, Elvis.
- Ritter, Tex.
- Sharriff, Omar.
- Sims, Frankie Lee.
- Smith, Bob “Wolfman Jack.”
- Swanson’s Landing.
- Tennison, Dr. John.
- Texas Tommy.
- Walker, Aaron “T-Bone.”
- Walker, George & Hersal.
- Wiley Collegians.
- Williams, Henry “Notes.”
- Williams, Otis, Temptations.
We present blues, jazz, rock, joy and boogie woogie at our weekly Wednesday show. It’s a hit! See more on the WEDNESDAYS page.
Boogie Woogie Wednesdays continue every week in November and December at the OS2 Pub from 7 to 9 pm. Closed on Christmas Day.
The final Second Saturday Concert of 2013 is Nov. 9 on Telegraph Stage. Dancing in the streets with Anthony G. Parrish & Friends, Marshall’s favorite R&B dance band. The free concert starts around 8, after the Marshall Main Street car show. It is sponsored by Danny Cole’s Marshall Toyota.
Anthony and his band will also perform at a formal affair at the Marshall Convention Center Dec. 14. Dinner and dancing for $30 per ticket. Always a lovely event and a scholarship fundraiser.
We’ll be presenting live music Friday nights during the holidays at a new restaurant, Sweet Sabine’s in Downtown Marshall. It’s on the Historic Courthouse Square, right across from the ice skating rink. Enjoy the performers from 7 pm to 9 pm.
Jazz Brunch at Sweet Sabine’s on Sunday, Nov. 17. Pianist Mack Guice will perform.
Yes! The holidays bring the annual Wonderland of Lights Festival to Marshall, now in its 27th year. More information on all the attractions is available at www.visitmarshalltexas.org
“Down The Road Apiece” is a good example of how Boogie Woogie never went away; it influenced everything and created rock ‘n roll. It’s a great song, from the boogie woogie original to the decades of covers by Chuck Berry, the Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen and more. This facebook thread includes links to several versions. Enjoy.