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What A Small Town In Texas Is Doing About The
So where is Mesquite? Well the stuff is all over Texas, that’s
why Texas BBQ is the greatest anywhere. But, what about Mesquite,
Texas? Well, that is a small little town just south and east of
Dallas, Texas, a suburb of sorts of the big city. And here is what
that little town is doing about the Wal-Mart effect.
What you haven’t heard of ‘The Waal-Mart Effect’? Well. if you
are like most folks, as soon as some big box is put up in your town
you go there to save money, so you think. And you quit the little
local shops in town and when that happens the shops close down and
the town looks like some ‘ghost town’ in a 50’s Western. You really
don’t, save any money by driving another 20 or so miles out of
town, but that is another story that has been publicized in many
sources. So let’s look in on the town of Mesquite, Texas and see
how it is bringing back some town business.
All this summer, every weekend, Art Greenhaw, a shop owner in
town and the Bandleader of the Light Crust Doughboys, the oldest
and continuous ongoing music group in musical history (they began
in 1930 with Bob Wills, the leader, and Burrus Mills, their
sponsor), are conducting weekend concerts. The concert series is a
variety show, rhythm and blues, classic rock, and some of the
Doughboys’ Western Swing. And, guess who came to town out of
sympathy for the cause? The legendary Dave Bartholomew, is
appearing each weekend, Check the sources below for tickets for
the rest of the summer events
Art says, “Our Mesquite concert series as of now
has a variety/r&b/classic rock emphasis...We're trying to turn a
declining, almost pedestrian-dead old town square around in an area
that's been heavily WAL-MART-ED (one of the worst
things that can happen to a town, as you and I agree).
The band will have a big nut to crack, with paying all the
musicians; however Dave Bartholomew is performing with the band out
of sympathy for the cause and his love of the music. Dave
Bartholomew is almost 89 years young and still going strong. He's
a Katrina survivor one of the greatest rock and roll and r&b
producers-arrangers in history...
This is something all Texans and everybody else for that matter
should come to hear.
www.artgreenhaw.com/schedule.htm (a perfect direct link for
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