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707 E. Bee Caves Rd. 327-9016 WED., JUNE 15 (~ JUNE 22 The Howlers THURS.-FRI., JUNE 16.-17 Gatemouth Brown SAT.,~JUNE 18. Sir Doug & the Texas Tornados TUES., JUNE 21 Jimmy Vaughn & the Thunderbirds THURS.-SAT., JUNE 23-25 Paul Ray & the Cobras ON WED., JUNE 15 Joe Bob's Bar & Gdll Band THURS., JUNE 16 Blue Beats FRI.-SAT., JUNE 17-18 Thdlls SUN., JUNE 19 Wommack Bros. TUES., JUNE 21 T. Gosney Thomton WED., JUNE22 Kenny & the Jets THURS., JUNE 23 Blue Beats FRI.-SAT., JUNE 24-25 Mother of Pearl Appearing This Week- JUNE 16 TEJAS[NO COVER] JUNE 17- 18 DENIM [$2.00 COVER] JUNE 19 JOHNNY DEE & THE ROCKET 88's JUNE 21 - 23 LITTLE IMO [NO COVER] JUNE 24- 25 HOWLERS [NO COVER] by Clay Coppedge A very nervous Rusty Weir sat backstage at The Rome Inn immediate future and found no comfort there. "Man, it's strange having to think about going up on stage Which was what he was fixing to do. It was suggested, early over a couple of beers, that he open up for Johnny Gimble. You acoustical set. At the time, it seemed like a great idea. Now he wasv His wife, Suzy, who helps manage The Rome Inn, suggested might be good for him. "this will bring you down to earth," she said, laughing. 'This is like it ~ when you started out ." Weir agreed somberly, then addressed the ceiling in reverent I've learned my lesson. My ego has been sufficiently deflated. Now wel He was enthusiastic about an upcoming tour of the The Atlanta Rhythm Section, The Charlie Daniels Band, and Just recently, he completed a tour of Texas and Oklahoma. "We played Norman, Oklahoma," he said, "and only about 500 up, We went to Amarillo and it was the same thing. Then in was packed and the audience was great, very keyed up and Austin audience." Weir's fifth album was released in May. It is titled Stacked represents a departure from his earlier music. '~Ne play it for people and don1 tell them who it is. Most never not much country music on this album. It's more rhythm and roll." It is the type of music he started out doing, way back when he was old drummer on Sunday afternoons in Zilker. He's been playing music three years, leaving the drums for guitar and eventually performing. But, like he says, it has been a long time since he got up on stage guitar and himself. No band. The nervousness returns. The band, whom he calls The Fillet Brothers, consists of George Kim Snyder on multiple keyboards, Todd Potter and Leonm lead guitar, along with Jimmy Marriot on drums. He lists their r wishes they were there right then. Gimble comes backstage and says he likes to play first. "Man, that's are. When we hit a club we like to start playing right then. Weir thanks the fiddle player for being like that and breathes Within minutes, Gimble and his band are playing Texas swing music. short set and Weir goes on. Just him and his guitar. He sings 'Tainted Lady," In. The Texas Morning," and a song about Cheryl Corene, the crosses the border from Oklahoma into Texas every other Saturday finishes with '~Don~ It Make You Want To Dance." It makes one dance. The rest of the crowd listens and they listen well. -*S| 'Those are really fine songs," someone at the bar says. '~Even with ]u~ oi' acoustic guitar." In the heart of Downtown Austin, Texas -- 6th and Brazos 474-2169 LADIES' APPRECIATION NIGHTS MONDAY AND TUESDAY, 7:00 P.M.-2:00 A.M. / HALF-PRICE DRINKS FOR ALL UNESCORTED LADIES., , the Cabaret the whole worm is beautiful! , j: