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).
On the first Friday of September, 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, organized by the Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts, and Buddy’s 79th Birthday Bash, in honor of Lubbock’s most famous son, Buddy Holly.
On Friday, September 4, 2015 the Buddy Holly Center will be open from 4:30 – 9:00 p.m. for patrons to view its exhibits, participate in a Gallery Talk with Ken Davis in the Fine Arts Gallery at 4:30 p.m. and listen to Element perform R&B and Funk music in the Meadows Courtyard from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. There will be FREE admission and refreshments. For more information on the First Friday Art Trail, visit www.ffat.org and for more information on Buddy’s 79th Birthday Bash visit www.buddyhollycenter.org.
Ken Davis: The Landscape Through a Musician’s Eyes will be on display in the Fine Arts Gallery. Chorale director and Santa Fe artist, Ken Davis, will exhibit recent selections from his portfolio of landscape paintings of the Southwest as well as scenes from his travels to Europe and South America. There will be a Gallery Talk with Ken Davis in the Fine Arts Gallery at 4:30 p.m. John Franklin: The Natural Beauty of Wood will be in the Foyer Gallery. Woodworking artist John Franklin will display his latest creations fashioned from a variety of woods. Franklin uses a lathe to transform wood into functional and sculptural forms, with the goal of maximizing the natural grain and inherent beauty of each type of wood. His raw materials come from all over the world, but he’s especially fond of using Texas woods such as mesquite, cottonwood, hackberry and Manzanita.
Friday, September 4th at the Buddy Holly Center
THE LANDSCAPE THROUGH A MUSICIAN’S EYES
With artist Ken Davis in the Fine Arts Gallery
Time: 4:30 p.m.
FIRST FRIDAY ART TRAIL
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.
Time: 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Performing R&B and Funk music in the Meadows Courtyard
Time: 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Photo: "Oregon Coast" by Ken Davis
Regular Participant of the First Friday Art Trail A Program of
The Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts (LHUCA)