History still haunts the walls of 23 Club back in the days when the town, now known as Brisbane, earned the reputation of being a haven for lawlessness. Old canvasses hang on the wall delineating the gruesome past when bourbon and blood poured freely like it was normal and as natural as rainfall. Stories are told that drunkards would gamble and bet their fingers, then lose, then cut them off right on the bar counter. Ears would get bitten off from brawls, back then when fighting was considered an art form.
Ghosts of legends past also share the walls of 23. The voices of Johnny Cash, Hank Williams, Willie Nelson, Jerry Lee Lewis and other music legends echo throughout this rough wooden structure. They all have performed live and in person in this world famous venue and a collection of autographed pictures hangs on the wall to commemorate the presence and the legacy these music giants left behind.
Built by John DeMarco in 1941, 23 Club is a personification of the history of Brisbane and the house itself has been a touchstone of Western American musical culture.
The 23 Club legacy continues.
Tawnee Kendal Hangover Brigade
Friday, May 24
Saturday, May 8
Johnny J Blair
Friday, May 17
The "house musician" takes the stage of 23 with his vibrant and soulful set of acoustic rock n' roll with style, brewed in Americana, jazz, country, Brit-pop and soul. Besides being an acclaimed solo artist with over a dozen full-length albums and worldwide airplay, he was a long time sideman with late Davy Jones and toured with The Monkees and has been referred a "virtuso" by pop/rock legend Brian Wilson.
will rock the house with a broad selection of covers from 60's to now.
Saturday, May 25