You had four weeks of constant heart-shaped Valentine's Day advertising to plan for a special evening for your loved one. But, you may be one of those in the service industry who had to work that night to make someone else’s Valentine’s night special, or possibly you simply forgot. Or you could have both agreed, “Honey, let’s not get each other anything this year,” but then when the big day came, one of you...did. Need a quick, thoughtful gift so you preserve your relationship and your weekend? Some of the best live music in the Woodlands is waiting for you at Dosey Doe Coffee Shop. On Friday, owner Steve Said shared, "the next several days offers four tremendous opportunities" for you to hear some of the most beloved musicians of national caliber while enjoying a gourmet meal in a fantastic rustic setting."
Owners Steve and Joan Said envisioned the Dosey Doe as a destination music venue in the Woodlands and they went in search of the perfect structure, which they found. The Saids shared, "Originally built as a tobacco barn in Kentucky, our 300-600 year old growth oak and birch massive beams are the foundation not only for a beautiful room but also for the great acoustics." Executive Chef Dan McEachern prepares to-die-for 3-course dinners on show nights, and you absolutely must have their coffee. That's reason enough to go.
The "Big Barn" as the Saids call it, gives music lovers a personal, quaint, and up close feel for hearing favorite performers in their intimate setting at 25911 I-45 North in The Woodlands. As Steve shared, "Our Big Barn has become known as one of the great listening rooms in the country featuring nationally recognized artists from contemporary to country, from jazz to bluegrass and everything in between." Case in point are their shows (featuring gourmet dinners) for the coming week.
Sat., Feb. 16, Don McLean, famous for "American Pie," "Vincent," "Castles in the Air," and "And I Love You So," among other beloved songs, is presently on his 40th anniversary tour. Dare you not to sing along when he's crooning "American Pie." Guarantee that his version is cooler than Madonna's No. 1 recording of the song; actually "American Pie" was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2003. In 2004 McLean was inducted as a member of the Songwriters' Hall of Fame. Something to do with having 40 gold and platinum records, McLean continues tours internationally entertaining audiences with his easygoing, talented style. His new biography, "American Troubadour" by McLean and co-author Michael Cochran has recently been released.
Tues., Feb. 19, Pat Green will present his concert in the "Real Life Real Music" series. Steve Said shared, "The Real Life Real Music series makes its home at Dosey Doe in The Woodlands, Texas select Tuesday nights throughout the year. Every show is recorded and rebroadcast throughout the Real Life syndicated network of radio stations. Season 12 of Real Life features Singer/Songwriter Kyle Hutton going behind the songs of guest artists including: Pat Green, The Trishas, Collin Raye, Reckless Kelly, Cory Morrow, Brandon Rhyder and more." Catch him in the Woodlands before he heads to Europe this summer.
Thurs., Feb. 21, Dave Mason will share the 60s and 70s "unplugged" in the best acoustic rock from one of rock's premier guitarists. Who does not know the words to "Let it Go, Let it Flow," "So High," "All Along the Watchtower," "We Just Disagree," "Only You Know and I Know," plus his signature version of Carole King and Gerry Goffin's "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow," and "Feelin' Alright"? Mason was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of the iconic band, Traffic.
Fri., Feb. 22, Sammy Kershaw, who's famous for "Cadillac Style," "Don't Go Near the Water," "Anywhere but Here," "She Don't Know She's Beautiful," "Haunted Heart," "National Working Woman's Holiday," "Vidalia," "Third Rate Romance," "I Can't Reach Her Anymore," and "Queen of My Double Wide Trailer," is country royalty, to be sure.
Sat., Feb. 23, T. G. Sheppard released a greatest hits album last year after dominating the 70s and 80s with his smooth song stylings. But if you want to hear your favorites live, you'll have to go to the Dosey Doe to hear "Smooth Sailin'," "Party Time," "War is Hell (on the Homefront Too)," "Last Cheater's Waltz," "Do You Wanna Go to Heaven," "Somewhere Down the Line," "Slow Burn," "I'll Be Coming Back for More," and "I Loved 'Em Every One."
Four great chances ahead to treat your Valentine are available, beginning today. So get busy! Tickets for these upcoming week's shows are available online here. Call 281-367-3774 to make reservations for the shows of your choice. Although walk-in’s are always welcome, many of their shows sell out well in advance. The last-minute nature of your gift will be just between you and the Dosey Doe.