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They have a flyfishing store, WOW!

About Gruene Hall

Gruene Hall

Cotton Gin is now . .

a restaraunt with good food, try the ribs, they're great !

some of the orginal bldgs still exist

Gruene's office

did I say they have a fishing store

interesting

another view of Gruene Hall

the General Mercantile

Garth played here

 

 

 

The movie Angel with John Travolta as partially filmed here on the...

 

the back of the album cover is a pic of the inside...

 

The stage where it all takes place..


Betcha never heard of Gruene, Texas ! ! ! It's one of those outta the way places, that when you hear of it, you say, "gotta go there"! Established in 1877 or thereabouts, by a family, the Gruene's (pronounced green) who came here from Germany. The nearby town of New Braunfels has swallowed up this little community. Not too many families actually lived in the town but most of the cotton farmers came to know the town as the place to bring your cotton bales for processing at the cotton gin by the river. And of course, there is the Gruene Hall. Many, many famous musicians have played there and many consider the Gruene Hall as the place that gave them their start in the biz. For instance, we found out that George Strait played here and in 1985 during his final show, before going to Nashville, said, "If they don't like me this time, I'll be back". "They" did like him in Nashville and he did come back to play at Gruene Hall but only to say thanks for the good times. The following comes from the Gruene Hall website.

Built in 1878, Gruene Hall is the oldest continually running dance hall in Texas, and the Central Texas birthplace to many great songwriters and musicians. Including George Strait ! Ace in the Hole, Jerry Jeff Walker, Lyle Lovett, Joe Ely, Robert Earl Keen, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Hal Ketchum, Bruce and Charlie Robison, the following is a partial list of well known muscians who have played here...

KAREN ABRAHAMS, ACE IN THE HOLE, CHRISTINE ALBERT, JASON ALLEN, TERRY ALLEN, ANN ARMSTRONG, ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL, ASYLUM STREET SPANKERS, AUSTIN LOUNGE LIZARDS, BAD LIVERS, BALCONES FAULT, DAVID BALL, MARCIA BALL, MICHAEL BALLEW, JUlLIAN BANKS, BARNBURNERS, LOU ANN BARTON, BEACON CITY BAND, THAD BECKMAN, VINCE BELL, MARC BENNO, MERLE BERGANTE, BIG OTIS, BR549, BRIAN BLACK, BLUEDEVILS, CLAY BLAKER, BREWER&SHIPLEY, JUNIOR BROWN, PAUL BURLESON, ROCKY BURNETT, JOHNNY BUSH, SARAH ELIZABETH CAMPBELL, ADAM CARROLL, BILL CARTER, GUY CLARK, SLAID CLEAVES, DAVID ALLEN COE, ALBERT COLLINS, DANA COOPER, ROBERT CRAY, ALVIN CROW, RODNEY CROWELL, MARY CUTRUFELLO, DAMNATIONS,TX, JULLIANE DAWSON, JOHNNY DEE & THE ROCKET 88'S, BO DIDDLEY, DIXIE CHICKS, RICHARD DOBSON, STEPHEN DOSTER, DR. JOHN, FRED EAGLESMITH, STEVE EARLE, TOMMY ELSKES, JOE ELY, JAY ERIC, ROSIE FLORES, FILE', RADNEY FOSTER, MICHAEL FRACASSO, STEVE FROMHOLZ, GUY FORSYTH, RADNEY FOSTER, ANSON FUNDERBERG&THE ROCKETS, THE GEEZINSLAWS, ELIZA GILKYSON, STEVE GILLETTE, JIMMY DALE GILMORE, JANE GILMAN, JOHNNY GIMBLE, PAUL GLASSE, BRET GRAHAM, PAT GREEN NANCI GRIFFITH, THE GROOBEES, GULF COAST PLAYBOYS, ARLO GUTHRIE, BUDDY GUY, MERLE HAGGARD, DAVID HALLEY, WAYNE HANCOCK, BUTCH HANCOCK, TOMMY HANCOCK&THE SUPERNATURAL FAMILY BAND, BILL & BONNIE HEARNE, LEVON HELM & THE BARNBURNERS, TERRI HENDRIX, JOHN HIATT, TISH HINOJOSA, CHAMP HOOD, WARREN HOOD, MARSHALL HOOD, CAROLYN HESTER, HIGH NOON, ERIK HOKKANEN, THE HOLLISTERS, HOODOO CATS, HOT CLUB OF COWTOWN, RAY WYLIE HUBBARD, WALTER HYATT, JOHN IMS,JACK INGRAM, CHRIS ISSAC, STEVE JAMES, SPENCER JARMON, ROBERT EARL KEEN, HAL KETCHUM, KILLBILLY, BILL KIRCHEN, KIWI, KRIS KRISTOFFERSON, JIMMY LA FAVE, TRACY LAWRENCE, JERRY LEE LEWIS, LAURIE LEWIS, LITTLE FEAT, LITTLE RICHARD, JUKE LOGAN, LOOSE DIAMONDS,TRACIE LYNN, JOE BOB'S BAR AND GRILL, LOST GONZO BAND, THE LOTIONS, LYLE LOVETT, MACON GREYSON, RAUL MALO, DAN MCCOY, MARSHALL TUCKER BAND, JOHN ARTHUR MARTINEZ, DELBERT MCCLINTON, JR. MEDLOW, MICKIE MERKENS, AUGIE MEYERS, PATSY MONTANA, MONTE MONTGOMERY, MICHAEL MARTIN MURPHY, TRISH MURPHY, NERVOUS PURVIS & THE JITTERS, NICKEL CREEK, GARY P. .NUNN, OMAR AND THE HOWLERS, LEROY PARNELL, ROB ROY PARNELL, PIERCE PETTIS, PLUM NELLEY, PONTY BONE AND THE SQUEEZETONES, WILLIE NELSON, TONI PRICE, GARY PRIMITCH, PURE PAIRIE LEAGUE, JOHN PRINE, CHUCK PYLE, DENNIS QUAID, WILLIS ALLAN RAMSEY, RECKLESS KELLY, LEON REDBONE, RHYTHM RATS, RIDERS IN THE SKY, BRUCE ROBISON, CHARLIE ROBISON, ROOM FULL OF BLUES, ROTEL&THE HOT TOMATOES, PETER ROWAN & THE FREE AMERICAN AIRFORCE, MASON RUFFNER, SHAKE RUSSELL, LEON RUSSELL, TOM RUSSELL, DOUG SAHM, JACK SAUNDERS, CLIFFORD SCOTT, CHARLIE SEXTON, WILL SEXTON, BILLY JOE SHAVER, SISTERS MORALES, DARDEN SMITH, TODD SNIDER, STORYVILLE, GEORGE STRAIT, ANGELA STREHLI, MARTY STUART, DOUG SUPERNAW, TEYE, TEXANA DAMES, TAJ MAHAL, ERIC TAYLOR, KOKO TAYLOR, LARRY JOE TAYLOR, THE DERAILERS, THE FABULOUS THUNDERBIRDS, THE FLATLANDERS, THE GREENCARDS, THE TEXAS TORNADOES, THE TAILGATORS, THE TROUBADORS, THE VOLCANICS, THE WAGONEERS, GEORGE THOROGOOD, WAYNE TOUPS AND ZYDECAJUN, GREG TROOPER, ERNEST TUBB, TWO HOOTS & A HOLLER, TWO TONS OF STEEL, JIMMY VAUGHAN, STEVIE RAY VAUGHAN, JOHN VANDIVER, DJANGO WALKER, JERRYJEFF WALKER, SETH WALKER, CHRIS WALL, DON WALSER, MONTE WARDEN, ROB WATKINS, MITCH WATKINS, RUSTY WEIR, KEVIN WELCH, VAN WILKS, HANK WILLIAMS III, LUCINDA WILLIAMS, KELLY WILLIS, WIMBERLEY VOLUNTEER FIREANTS, KIM WILSON, JT VAN ZANDT, TOWNES VAN ZANDT.... for more info about Gruene Hall go to: www.gruenehall.com/

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