Opening Day 2021: Music, Baseball and Bits with Chuck Morgan and Grubes

You’d be hard pressed to find a name more synonymous with Texas Rangers baseball than PA announcer Chuck Morgan. I was born in 1974, just after the Washington Senators moved out of Washington D.C. to the DFW Metroplex. Outside of the David Clyde years shortly following the team’s arrival in Arlington, I’ve seen it all. As a kid, I saw a diving Buddy Bell stab line drives down the third base line. I saw Danny Darwin and Charlie Hough bring their stuff to Jim Sundberg. I watched Pete Incaviglia sprint from left field to take part in a brawl. I

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The House of Fifi Dubois

Many years ago Drew Kennedy told me that he’d just played the coolest venue he’d ever stepped foot in.  The name of said venue, The House of Fifi Dubois.  I was awestruck at the name.  That had to be the coolest venue name I’d ever heard.  Then he began to tell me about the place and the people that make it special.  I was surprised that such a cool hamlet would find itself in the no man’s land of San Angelo just down the block from perennial favorite venue and bar of your dreams Blaine’s Pub. I bookmarked Fifi’s in

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Riley’s Tavern

ed. note–In 2017 we aim to hit up venues that are oft-overlooked, forgotten or unknown.  Special, quaint, unique places that support music in their own way.  While places like Gruene Hall get all the glory, there are countless other structures just as sacred across this state.  This is the first in a new series we’re going to call (very creative name) Visiting Venues.   -Hunter, TX RILEY’S TAVERN The year was 2001.  I had learned enough chords to begin writing my own tunes and performing them amid drunken covers of Pat Green, Slaid Cleaves, Chris Knight, Ryan Adams, Sublime, Tom

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