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.
So, now that we have are opening the inside for shows we want you to know that we are opening slowly and carefully. We’re not fooling around with this virus. We are all wearing masks. All of our guests must wear their mask until they are seated at their table and whenever they get up to leave the table.
There can be no standing at the bar (this was a tough one, but we’ve got it down now.) Everybody gets their temperature taken upon arrival with our brand new contactless thermometer. And there can only be one person at a time in the restroom. We are following all of the social distancing protocols and we have lots of signs posted to guide you if you have questions.
I’m heading over to the Duck right this very minute to get all those wires and cameras and articulated arms up off the floor and tucked up in the ceiling. A few more parts for our live-stream set up arrived today that should make (or so I’ve been told anyway) our live-streaming process seamless. Let’s hope so.
Why are we doing this you may ask? We are live-streaming for those of you who are not ready yet to venture out and we are live-streaming for the artists who need to reach a broader audience since our capacity has been so drastically reduced. It is our hope to provide the very best video and audio that we possibly can, we want your at home experience to be enjoyable. Hope you will subscribe to our YouTube channel.
For all of you who are ready to venture out, here’s a list of what’s happening at the Duck, live and in person. Remember, mask up – my mask protects you, your mask protects me.
See you at the Duck.