Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Dinner and a Show with Houston and Jones!!

Club Ave 9 Presents

The Dinner and a Show Series
A Special Sunday Supper with 
Houston & Jones


~ 2 sets of great music by the inimitable Glenn Houston & Travis Jones ~
A Moroccan Spring menu by  Jeff da Chef

Please join us for a special evening of great tunes, good friends
and great food

WHENSunday March 15, 2015
WHERE: The Moss House, Oakland CA
*Address to follow after booking*
WHAT: 3:30 pm arrival and supper. 4:30 pm show. 
HOW: $50 per person

BYOB Only. Bottled water will be available.
Food will be available throughout the show until it is gone.

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!



 Line caught Pacific Albacore tuna crudo "Ras al Hanout" with cucumbers, capers, lemon and aioli  
ALBA artichoke and wild nettle hummus with harissa and spiced pita chips
Za'atar spiced Capay Farms baby gold and chiogga beets with Cara Cara oranges, Cowgirl Creamery fromage blanc, arugula, toasted hazelnuts and meyer lemon and sesame vinaigrette
Fava bean, eggplant, zucchini and Spring onion tagine with green garlic charmoula
Cous Cous with dried apricots, red lentils, almonds and gremolata
Moroccan chicken with preserved lemon and green olives
Caramelized pistachio and date pastilla



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 seven 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". Check out their newest release: "Minotaur".

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.

www.houstonjones.com - High Octane Americana!

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Monday, February 2, 2015

SOLD OUT!! Dinner and a Show with Stu Allen and Justin Purtill!!

Club Ave 9 presents

*the Dinner and a Show Series*

A very special afternoon with 
Stu Allen and Justin Purtill 

An Oakland Chinatown menu by Jeff da Chef
GUNG HAY FAT CHOY!! -- Year of the Sheep

Come join us for our fave tunes, great food and great friends.

WHEN: Sunday, 2-22-15    *** 3:30 PM
WHERE: The Moss House, Oakland
(address sent after booking)
WHAT: $50 per person.
HOW: Click the PayPal link below to confirm your space!

 ***BYOB please....Bottled water will be available***



Fresh tofu and crispy onion Spring roll with dipping sauce

Shrimp dumplings with sesame soy sauce

Pan fried garlic noodles with gai lan, spinach and 
lobster mushrooms

Szechuan style dry-fried green beans with toasted green garlic 
and chilies

Ma po tofu with baby bok choy and black mushrooms

Steamed California brown rice

Sweet, sticky, spicy pork ribs with cilantro and fried garlic

Buddha's hand and ginger custard cake with Mandarin orange 

and kumquats



Stu Allen moved to the Bay Area in 2005 to join Melvin Seals & The JGB Band, of which he was the lead vocalist/guitarist for the next seven years. During this time he has become one of the leading figures in the jam band and Grateful Dead-inspired community, expressing his flavor of music through a variety of projects. He has fronted a number of Dead tribute acts, including a tour with the nationally touring Dark Star Orchestra. This path has culminated in the formation of his current project, Stu Allen & Mars Hotel, which was birthed hosting the weekly Grateful Dead Night at Ashkenaz in Berkeley, and now plays around the Northern California area. Stu regularly plays with Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh & Friends. He also belongs to Bay Area favorites, The Ghosts of Electricity, a tribute to the music of Bob Dylan

Justin Purtill has performed, recorded, and toured with the likes of Edgar Bateman, Gary Burton, Jerry Bergonzi, Hal Crook, George Garzone, Leo Genovese, Brian Godchaux, Donna Jean Godchaux, Bill Goodwin, Joe Hunt, Steve Kimock, Eric Kloss, Bridget Kearney of Lake Street Dive, Rakalam Bob Moses, Tisziji Munoz, Tiger Okoshi, Kelli Scarr, Melvin Seals and the JGB, Esperanza Spalding, The Sewer Rats, Kendrick Scott, and Paul Wertico. Justin has released three CD's of improvisational singer-songwriter music entitled "Permanent Mystery", "Raw", and "Sore Eyes for Sight", and his fourth record "El Paso" will be coming out on Constant Clip records in 2015. Justin and Stu met while attending Berklee College in Boston and later played together in JGB and in Stu's Mars Hotel.

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