Thursday, July 26, 2012


Club Ave 9 Presents

The Dinner and a Show Series
A very special Sunday Supper with 
Houston & Jones
2 sets of great music by the inimitable
Glenn Houston and Travis Jones
A Rhone Ranger inspired menu by Chef Jeff
Wine pairings by wine enthusiast and raconteur Travis Jones

Please join us for a special evening of great tunes, friends
and a wine and food pairing event to remember!

WHEN: Sunday August 19, 2012
WHERE: The Moss House, Oakland CA
*Address to follow after booking*
WHAT: 3:30 pm arrival. 4:30 pm show. 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm Sit Down Dinner
HOW: $30 per person for show and appetizers only.
$75 per person for show and then 4-course sit down dinner with the band!

Wine pairings and discussion led by Travis Jones and Chef Jeff Rosen
(VERY LIMITED SEATING for the Sit Down Dinner)

Appetizers will be available before and during show

BOOK NOW to reserve your tix by clicking on the secure
Pay Pal link at the end of this post below.
There is very limited space and demand is HIGH!
Because of this please do not pass along invite info. This is an invite only event.
Thank you for understanding.

Price includes 2 oz pour wine pairings but if you would like to have more to drink please BYOB! No corkage! Bottled water will be available.




Marin Sun Farms short rib “sliders” with bacon onion “jam”
and horseradish mustard mayo
Dirty Girl Farms root vegetable “rosti”,
house cured local King salmon,
frisee, fried capers, chive crème fraiche
Flatbread of Sonoma heirloom tomatoes, basil,
burrata and garlic confit

Grilled Blossom Bluff peaches, Point Reyes bleu cheese,
glazed walnuts, lavender honey
Salad of Babe Farms gold and chiogga beets, Oakland garden arugula, toasted hazelnuts, warm Cowgirl Creamery Mt Tam cheese, fig and white balsamic vinaigrette
Petaluma Liberty duck two ways; Pan roasted breast and confit of leg, wild mushroom and Cypress Grove fromage blanc raviolis, Duriff pan reduction, buttered sweet white Brentwood corn and organic sweet 100 tomatoes (Vegetarian option available)
Molten TCHO chocolate cake with bananas “brulee” and crème chantilly
wine pairings tba ;)
Glenn Houston - Glenn has received the “Best Guitarist” award for 2009 from the Northern California Bluegrass Society. He is an accomplished player with influences ranging from T-Bone Walker, Albert King, B.B. King and Michael Bloomfield to Doc Watson, Albert Lee and James Burton. A co-founder in 1979 of the group Hearts on Fire, Glenn was nominated for "Best Lead Guitar" by the California Country Music Association (CCMA). While Glenn was with the group, Hearts on Fire earned a prestigious Bay Area Music Award (Bammie).
Over the years, Glenn has shared billing with Hank Williams, Jr., Merle Haggard, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Emmylou Harris, The David Grisman Quintet, Doc Watson, Earl Scruggs, John Hartford, Ricky Skaggs, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, and The Tubes. In recent years, he has performed live and in the recording studio with Grammy Award winner Ramblin' Jack Elliott; he co-founded and played lead guitar for the critically acclaimed acoustic group The Waybacks; he has performed with blues legends Mark Naftalin and Nick Gravenites; and he has earned a second nomination for "Best Lead Guitar" from the CCMA. And yes, he plays left-handed upside down.

Travis Jones - Travis’ musical background and history reads like a William Faulkner novel. He began singing gospel music at age four with his mother Lottie Mae Adams, a blues singer who recorded several discs on Paula Records. Travis became known not only for his vocal abilities but also for his telling of old testament bible stories at revivals and tent meetings all across the south. He started his first group at sixteen – a Paul Revere and the Raiders tribute band. Travis served 6 years in the US Army; he was stationed in Europe where he performed with the soul and funk band Smoke, which eventually became the back up band for the famous R&B group The Manhattans (“Let’s Just Kiss and Say Goodbye”). Upon leaving the armed forces, Europe, and Smoke, Travis made his way to Northern California where he has resided since 1979.

During his time in California, he has performed with a wide array of artists. He’s shared the stage with Asleep at the Wheel and Waylon Jennings – Night Ranger and the Doobie Brothers - John Hartford and Levon Helm, just to name a few. He has recorded with various artists, as well as releasing two self titled albums – “Lost Highway, The Legendary Music of Hank Williams” and “Dance All Night” – along with five CD releases with Houston Jones. Travis lives in Alameda CA, on his sailboat, with Samson the wonderdog.


In the year 2000, Glenn Houston and Travis Jones began performing as a duet, honing their chops and developing their repertoire as part of their plan to put together a new band. With the addition of bass and drums in 2001, that band was launched as Houston Jones.

In the past decade plus, the band has released six CDs and has garnered international attention with airplay on over 70 radio stations. Rave reviews include that of the San Francisco Chronicle's David Wiegand, who termed the band "a confluence of sublime talent".

Please join us for a rare opportunity to enjoy a concert by the two gentlemen who started it all. It has been years since Glenn and Travis have performed regularly in public as a duet, but the magic and musical chemistry that launched that great band is better than ever.
High Octane Americana!