The encouragement to get back to the roots and play a few gigs at home in Texas came from Everett Howl’s long time friend, the artist, Bud Clayton. BAR14 owns and displays Clayton’s work. The bar has recently stepped up as being one of Abilene’s best places to hear music; so naturally, Clayton approached general manager and part-owner, Eddie Gutierrez, about booking the two musicians. Gutierrez listened to their recorded tracks and ultimately decided the two Texas boy’s music would fit right in with the aesthetic the venue compellingly exudes.
Calvin & Keely Abor, and business partner Edward Gutierrez, began their new venture in their hometown of Abilene, TX on Saturday, March 17, 2012.
“We’ve taken our favorite parts of the various bars we’ve visited throughout our travels and past lives and incorporated them into one location allowing us to bring the fun back home in a neighborhood watering hole that’s welcoming, laid back and cozy while focusing on providing exemplary service to all. We love providing the best Live Music, Touch Tunes Jukebox, Cold Beer, Cocktails, Bar Bites, from the Vine and Choice Spirits, as well as Good clean fun and games.”
Sean Lucy has moved across the country numerous times; you may have seen him play anywhere in Oregon, California, or his home now, New Mexico. The young blonde boy, hailing from Texas, surrounds himself by a ragtag group of pickers, singers, and smile makers. Lucy is a singer/songwriter in the vein of Willie Nelson, Townes Van Zandt and Neil Young. Like these heroes of his, he plays the music of the south- west.
Everett Howl has found himself crisscrossing all over the country performing, even recording at the Legendary Sun Studios in Memphis, Tennessee. Howl is from a small town in The Big Country where, at the early age of 12, he learned to play the blues as slinky and melting as the Texas summer heat. His influences shine brightly when you hear him play, and wail out his original lyrics, dragging his audience back to the time of the Delta Blues.
BAR 14 – Eddie Gutierrez - 325.232.8485
Sean Lucy - email@example.com
Everett Howl – 325.370.6114
Bud Clayton -www.budclayton.com -325.660.7798