White Horse Grand Opening Show with Bridge Farmers, Clyde & Clem, East Cameron Folkcore and more
For me, your Austin Music Minute host Laurie Gallardo, it’s been refreshing to find music venues in East Austin, usually on or surrounding E. 6th St. Recently, I got word of a new venue just off E. 6th on Comal that’s generated quite a buzz among local music fans.
Musician, fellow music lover, and my esteemed colleague Denis O’Donnell, previously the one-man welcoming committee behind the bar at the Hole In the Wall (who greeted you by name as you walked in), decided it was time to follow his dream of opening a place of his own. With years of management and bartending experience combined to his credit, it seemed like an idea worth pursuing. He knows what bands deal with, what patrons expect, and all the ins-and-outs of the biz. So, O’Donnell got together with co-owner and former Hole In the Wall manager Nathan Hill and created the newest addition to the scene: The White Horse.
O’Donnell and Hill plan to present a wide mix of Delta blues, bluegrass, country-western and rock artists at their establishment, anything and everything that will let people experience new musical talent from Austin and other cities throughout the country.
The White Horse is having a grand opening show tonight, featuring an all-local line up: Sonic terror face-melters Bridge Farmers, honky-tonk hellbilly string-pluckers Clyde & Clem’s Whiskey Business, rowdy multi-instrumental folk-rockers East Cameron Folkcore, dark folk-pop-rock quartet The Dalles and master twangers El Pan. All that under one roof? Get the whiskey ready.
The White Horse is located at 508 Comal St., just off of E. 6th. The music begins at 9 p.m. Check it out. And tell Denis that the Austin Music Minute maven sent you. Cheers.