John Sprott in concert August 15, 2013
August 15, 2013, 5:30 PM
August 15, 2013, 11:00 PM
The Buddy Holly Center presents soulful guitarist John Sprott as part of the 2013 Summer Showcase Concert Series, the weekly Thursday night concert held in the Meadows Courtyard. On August 15, 2013, from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., John Sprott will entertain the audience with Blues, Country and Rock. The concert is FREE and open to the public. There will be a cash bar. Please, no outside beverages allowed.
John Sprott is a native Texan. In 1980, he, Dennis Jones and Greg Galbraight formed a band that became The Nelsons. The “punkabilly” group entered the MTV Basement Tapes contest in 1983 and won the semifinal round. The Nelsons recorded an EP in 1984 and a CD in 1990. During that time they opened and played for acts including; the Culture Club, Billy Idol and Jimmy Paige. In 1991, Sprott moved on to form the Texas Blues Butchers with Kevin Mackey, Stephen Shaw and Sean Frankhouser. Sprott has also played on and co-produced D.G. Flewellyn’s “House of Doom,” and worked on “Story of a Rebel” with Jeffrey Duke Patterson. In 2004, he was named one of five Buddy Texas Tornadoes of Guitar and Bass. Sprott has a full-length album entitled, “Ain’t Worried.” When speaking to Sprott you get the impression that this is more than an album title, it’s simply his way of life. His life has been about playing music, and like so many great blues artists, John Sprott has remained a tried and true musician (http://www.myspace.com/aintworried).
First Friday Art Trail
“Spring Chatter” by Katherine Liontas-Warren
On the first Friday of December, the Buddy Holly Center invites the community to participate in Lubbock’s First Friday Art Trail, an event held on the first Friday of every month in venues around the city. Galleries, restaurants and businesses open FREE of charge to display local and regional visual and performing art. A free trolley service to and from venues will be offered.
The First Friday Art Trail works to promote art and outreach within the community of Lubbock by providing an opportunity to enjoy fine art and entertainment. On Friday, December 6, 2013 the Buddy Holly Center will be open from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. for patrons to view its exhibits. There will be FREE admission and a Monoprinting Activity in the Education Space. Refreshments and a cash bar will also be provided. For more information on the First Friday Art Trail visit www.ffat.org.
The Buddy Holly Center has partnered with the Texas Tech University Southwest Collection's Crossroads of Music Archive to present West Texas Guitar in the Foyer Gallery. The exhibition features the guitars of notable musicians and songwriters who originated from the West Texas region.
Displayed in the Fine Arts Gallery is the exhibition, Texas Works, featuring the works of Catherine Prose, John Hitchcock and Katherine Liontas-Warren. The exhibition focuses on the creative talents and productions of Texas Artists.