Welcome

Where: 107 E. Menefee Ave. / Ganado, TX
Show Starts at 7:30
Dinner & Show $20 (doors Open at 7:00)
Show Only $10 (doors Open at 7:30)

 

Though Curtis McMurtry is only 23 years of age, many of the characters in his songs seem to have given up on life decades ago. His debut solo album, Respectable Enemy (due out August 2014) chronicles the narrations of unapologetically bitter individuals still haunted by the ghosts of lovers and friends they have long since driven away. Few other songwriters inhabit such lonely, spiteful people with such conviction. From the doomed narrator of "Foxhole" to the resigned nostalgia of "Eleanor's House" Curtis writes to break your heart into sharp, jagged pieces.

Curtis was born and raised in Austin, Texas and grew up listening to local songwriters like Matt the Electrician, Jon Dee Graham, and his father, James McMurtry. From 2009-2013 Curtis studied music composition at Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, New York, primarily writing contemporary chamber music for banjo and strings. In 2013, Curtis moved to Nashville to sharpen his songwriting skills by cowriting with veteran writers including Fred Koller and Guy Clark. 

Curtis McMurtry is a talented new artist, and we got to see him in an intimate setting, right at the beginning" - Barry Gilbert, No Depression

"One way to bear the weight of an influence is to embrace it, and Curtis' take on ‘Gulf Road’ was a perfect way to introduce and honor his father"- Jonathan Bernsterin, American Songwriter


http://curtismcmurtrymusic.com/   

 

Tonight's Menu
Grilled Chicken, Penne Noodles, Mixed Veggies, Tossed Salad, Roll, Dessert
Served with Iced Tea or Water


Tickets available online NOW at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/785443  
or call the 24/7 hotline at 1-800-838-3006

Locally, you can make your reservations by sending an email to rearwindowlr@gmail.com
Include your Name, the Quantity of Dinner & Show or Show Only tickets requested
and a contact phone number.
The Rear Window will confirm it with you via return email. 

 

If you don't mind, here are a couple of things you can do to help us get the word out and continue bringing these songwriters and performers to the Rear Window:
 
> Visit us on
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>"Like" us ... and "share" the current "events" on your own timeline.
 
> Pass this information on to all your friends, especially the ones you know are music lovers.
 
Lastly, and most importantly, THANK YOU for supporting the Rear Window venue and providing a place for the artists, who ARE the music, a place to play! Without your continued support, it could not happen!


For More Information on this and upcoming shows
Please go to the EVENTS page

 

If you really love music, and find yourself sometimes wishing you had some friends who loved it even half as much as you, then you have come to the right place. The Rear Window audience is comprised, primarily, of music lovers who really enjoy being able to hear the performers play their music without the usual noise that keeps you from being able to hear much of the songs. We present a wide variety of music styles or genres, and artists who write and perform their own music.

Most of the music is considered "Americana" which really means, country, alternate rock, rockabilly, rhythm & blues, bluegrass, jazz, funk, folk, and just about anything else you can imagine. Because music has largely to do with personal taste, you will like some of our shows better than others, but we guarantee that you will always be glad you came.


You can probably imagine the vast number of singer-songwriters and performers  who pitch their music to record companies each and every day. Yet, a record company typically has only one or two people who choose the artists they will push to stardom. So, as you can see, it is very likely that record companies pass up some of the best music you will Never Hear. That means some of the Best Music never hits the radio or television, because it doesn't get the very costly promotions that record companies invest in "Their Choices."

At the Rear Window Listening Room, you will hear some of the best music you have ever heard, performed by artists who are extremely talented and have devoted their lives to creating and playing music. We also have some artists who are either on the verge of making it big or have already started down that road and still take time to come by the Rear Window. Susan Gibson has written a single that sold 14 million copies (that's a lot), and Sean Ashby, coming in April, has four multi-platinum records to his credit. Richard Smith, coming June 9th, is hailed as the one of the World's Greatest finger-picking guitarists, ever; and Actor & singer-songwriter Ronny Cox (the guitar player at the beginning of the movie "Deliverance") comes to the Rear Window regularly. So, plan to come to the Rear Window Listening Room and join us for some fabulous music and overall excellent entertainment.

About the Rear Window …

Our shows, usually one per week, will be on Thursday, Friday, Saturday or sometimes on Sunday. We serve dinner at most shows, and the menu is found on the Event page by clicking "more info." If it isn't there yet, it will be well prior to the show. We are limited in number on the Dinner & Show tickets. In order to guarantee your dinner, you need to purchase your tickets in advance. We have a cut off time 10:00 AM the day of the show. For Dinner & Show tickets, doors open at 6:30, and the buffet style dinner is served at 6:40. Please don't come earlier than 6:30, because we are setting up and performing the sound checks, etc. until then. For Show Only ticket holders, the doors open at 7:00.

The Show usually begins at 7:30PM and will either be two 45 minute sets with a short stretch & RR break in between or one extended set ... full concert style. Occasionally, we may have a special show opener who plays from 7:00 - 7:25.

Please spend some time getting to know the artists by visiting the Events page and clicking on "more info" These pages change and are updated regularly, so come back often. Thanks very much for visiting us here. We look forward to seeing you at the Rear Window!


Stay tuned to the website & to our facebook page ...
www.facebook.com/rear.window.listening.room

 

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