Venues across the globe are beginning to slowly reopen. In the interest of public safety, guidelines for reopening public spaces have been established, including social distancing requirements and enhanced sanitation practices.
What does this mean to us? Well, our tiny venue will now only be allowed to serve 30 guests at once. Everyone must be seated at a table. There can be no standing room and no parties larger than six persons. We will be wearing masks and we ask that our guests do the same as they arrive and as they leave.
Our new limited seating capacity will not be a sustainable business model for long and so, for now, it will require that we make some changes in the way that we sell tickets. Until life returns to “normal” and we are allowed once again to use all of our seating, we will only sell tickets for a “table.” The table will seat four. We will also have two tables of six available.
As of now, we have not instituted a food/drink minimum because we have faith that those of you reading this are already well aware that if we don’t sell food or drink then we won’t be able to keep the doors open, so for now at least, we will leave it up to you to decide to eat, drink and be merry.
Michael Hearne & Shake Russell have spent the past three decades packing dance halls and listening rooms across Texas, the southwest and beyond. Most of this was done separately however, as the duo only began performing together a few years ago.
Missouri-born Shake Russell has been a fixture of the singer-songwriter movement since the 1970s as well. At that time, he relocated to Austin, Texas and became known for his unique brand of Americana style folk-rock.
Russell is a two-time recipient of the BMI “Million Air” award for Clint Black’s recordings of “Put Yourself in My Shoes” and “One More Payment,” both of which he co-wrote with Black, and a four-time recipient of the BMI Writer’s Award. His songs have been covered by Waylon Jennings (“Deep in the West”) and Ricky Skaggs (“You’ve Got a Lover”) among many others.