Country Music…. The Audrey Malone Band.. Friday, January 19th, 9 pm

Grab your boots, partner up and come on down to Riley’s Tavern in Hunter, Texas.  We have a special treat, Mr. Jon Kemppainen joining us on fiddle, guitar and vocals.  We look forward to seeing you there.  As always, Peace, Love & Light to all of you….

Audrey, Matthew & Bill.

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Riley’s Tavern is a special place here in Texas.  

Texas’ First After Prohibition
In September of 1933 J. C. (James Curtis) Riley, at the age of 17, drove to Austin, Texas from his home in Hunter, Texas, some 45 miles. He was in a Model “T” car with his uncle. The purpose of this trip was to obtain a beer license for his soon – to – be beer joint. It was now at the end of prohibition. He camped out on the steps of the Capital building and waited for it to open. He was the first person in line in Texas and got the first beer license!Riley saw Hunter grow into a “boom town” with cotton farmers to the east and cattle ranchers to the west. Hunter just happened to be the midway point between Austin and San Antonio. The Missouri-Pacific Railroad decided to build a stop because of the water supply, York Creek. When the farmers and ranchers heard of this, they talked the railroad into building a dock to load their cotton and cattle. Soon the town was bustling with business. When Riley opened his doors on the old place, it was an instant success! There were people in the street and loaded beer wagons arriving daily at Riley’s Tavern.
Riley kept the tavern operational until 1991 (he became too sick to run it), or about 58 years. His heyday was between 1933 and 1977. Around 1977 San Marcos and Hays County went “wet” and business then slowed down. By then Riley’s had been open over forty years. Riley was coasting by then.

Prior to Riley taking over the place and before prohibition, the joint was known as the Galloway Saloon. The main part of the building has been dated around the mid-1800s. By the way, Riley’s mother was a Galloway.

Mr. Riley died in 1992 and is buried in York Creek Cemetery, not more than 2 miles from his joint and where he was born.


Ho! Ho! Ho! Happy Holiday Shows Announced


I hope you can join us for one of our final 3 shows this year.

The Audrey Malone Band  ( Audrey Malone, Matthew Williams and Bill Starrett ). Please note we will have special guest at two of our shows.


Merry Christmas!       Happy Hannukah!         Happy Holidays!

AMB Showdates 2017_12


Wishing you Wonderful New Year!

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A Holiday To Remember

Please add us to your Holiday Music.

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The Audrey Malone Band is en route to Nashville ….

Two shows…. You don’t want to miss out…


2017_06_04 The Country Nashville Poster

Sunday June 4th
Doors Open 530PM

The Country Nashville
110 28th Avenue North
Nashville, TN

Show Details
So excited to be playing back in Nashville and hanging with my friends. We’ll be playing from 6 to 730pm. I’ve brought the fellas up from Austin, Texas to play for you tonight. Matthew Williams- Drums/Vocals, and Bill Starrett- Guitar/Vocals. I will be playing bass tonight and singing songs that should be sung. We are also delighted to be opening for Chris Scruggs and The Stone Fox Five who will be playing at 8 o’clock. Come early and stay late… You never know what might happen.


2017_06_06 The Family Wash

Tuesday June 6th
Doors Open 730 PM

The Family Wash
2038 Greenwood Ave
Nashville, TN

Show Details
We are pleased to be a guest of Cole Slivtka.
Join us for a short Set… 40 minutes of pure bliss..
OH my!
If you saw us on Sunday, you’ll be seeing a totally different show tonight.
I’ve brought the fellas up from Austin, Texas to play for you all.
Matthew Williams -Drums/Vocals
Bill Starrett- Guitar/Vocals
I’ll be playing the upright bass tonight and singing original music.. So let all your friends know and artist friends; if they are looking for material. Here it is.
This is open to the public and a non ticketed event.
However, donations are appreciated , not required.. it simply makes it more affordable to come back home.