Thanks from the Bottom of our Ys
to all the ARTISTS we presented in 2010  
at the AllGood Cafe.


 Grass Valley ~ Chad & Reggie Rueffer ~ Subterranean Aviators

Ann Armstrong ~ Jon Dee Graham ~ The Atomic Duo ~ Doug Burr

Taylor Young ~ Jeff Whittington ~ Spyche ~ Telegraph Canyon

Scott Miller ~ Shinyribs ~ Ryan Thomas Becker ~ The Fox & The Bird

Sean Foster ~ Guy Forsythe ~ Tommy Irvin ~ Becky & Kelly Cutler

Laura Harrell ~ Anna Procter ~ Jessie Mae Clark ~ Brent Best

Ronnie Fauss ~ Danny Balis ~ Marshall Ford Swing Band

Zydeco Stingrays ~ Scott H Biram ~ Grant Jones & The Pistol-Grip Lassos

Izzy Cox ~ The Shakes ~ Grant Wilkinson ~ Shake Russell Trio

Sid Griffin & The Coal Porters ~ Michael Miller ~ Menkena

Owen Temple ~ Adam Carroll ~ King Bucks ~ Gurf Morlix ~ Dave Little

Chad Stockslager ~ Elizabeth Cook ~ blacktopGypsy

Zoe Boekbinder ~ Trey Johnson ~ Alan Wooley ~ Issac Hoskins

Chip Robinson ~ Kasey Anderson ~ Dollar Bill & Dollars Taxes

Caroline Herring ~ Lil Capn Travis ~ The O's ~ Murry Hammond

Sherilyn Segrest ~ Ward Williams ~ Chris Holt ~ Jimmy Baldwin

Black & Blue ~ Bob Livingston ~ Elkhart ~ Nicholas Altobelli

Stone River Boys ~ Lucky Pierres ~ Marcus Striplin ~ Tim O'Brien

Kenny Withrow ~ Aaron Comess ~ Camille Cortinas ~ Drew Kennedy

Rodney Hayden ~ Eli Browning ~ Shotgun Party ~ Amanda Shires

Suzanna Choffel ~ The Cartwrights ~ Amy Cook ~ Mudcats

Boys Named Sue ~ Monks of Saturnalia ~ dogdander ~ Betty Soo

Arty Hill ~ Coy Boys ~ Jacob Metcalf ~ Raymond Cade ~ STAM

Trinity River Folk ~ Bryan Wakeland ~ CrazyFish ~ Brave Combo

Fever In The Funkhouse ~ New Bohemians ~ Bobby Patterson

Shibboleth ~ Zydeco Blanco ~ Sueffer Family Reunion ~ The Sutcliffes

Slim "Smiles" Richey & The Jitterbug Vipers ~ Amber Farris ~ Brian Miller

Salim Nourallah ~ Mary Gauthier ~ Solly ~ Trey Carmichael

Madison F**ing King ~ The Fabulous Ginn Sisters ~ Greg Trooper

Old 97s ~ Michelle Shocked ~ James Hinkle ~ Ponty Bone ~ Stonehoney

James Hyland ~ Darlington ~ Robbie Fulks ~ Sahara Smith ~ Glen Farris

Naptime Shake ~ The Dirt Daubers ~ Max Stalling ~ El Cento ~ Sorta

and the always lovely, and lovable - Reed Easterwood.

Yow-za !!! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

(if I somehow left you out, please please please forgive me. I tried.)



at the

AllGood Cafe



Thurs. January 20 - 




A seamless union of two brothers and two sisters - four friends, eleven instruments, one fun little folk band. However you do the math, The Vespers are a force to be reckoned with. "magnificently unforgetable"


DOORS: 5PM  SHOW 8PM ~ Tickets: $10 At the door.


Friday, January 21 - another AllGood Cafe SONG-SWAP                



These little "get-togethers" remind one of Kerrville campfires or nights in an Amsterdam coffeehouse, not sure which, sometimes BOTH. Always satisfying - never boring, come enjoy these talented song-crafters tonight.

DOORS: 5PM  SHOW 8PM ~ NO COVER ! Pay What You Can.


Sat. Jan. 22 -  

The Atomic Duo

with Fat Man (aka Mark Rubin)  & Little Boy


Depression-era Acoustic-Folk-Blues from Austin's peerless Mark Rubin and the plaintive vocals of Silas Lowe. Maybe we'll see a Surprise Guest Appearance from "The Reverend" Alan Wooley for Spiritual Guidance...

DOORS: 5PM  SHOW 9PM ~ Tickets: $10 at the door.


Thursday, January 27 - The ORIGINAL AllGood Cafe SONG-SWAP !!!                



with Special Guest: "The Maestro" DON CENTO

DOORS: 5PM  SHOW 8PM ~ NO COVER ! Pay What You Can.

Friday, January 28 - REDNECK HAPPY HOUR !!! $2 Lone Stars ALL NIGHT LONG !!!               



New up-and-comers described as "Alt-country-bluegrass-americana-folk-jam-rock-band" ... giddyup !!!

DOORS: 5PM  SHOW 7-9PM ~ NO COVER ! Pay What You Can.

Friday, January 28 - New CD Release PREVIEW PARTY !!! 


The O's




Dallas' HOTTEST ACT in Town, The O's are preparing to release their highly anticipated second recording, the aptly-titled "Between the Two" on Tuesday, February 8. Available for pre-order NOW on iTunes, you can come experience the new songs in the intimate setting of the AllGood Cafe, and at the same time contribute to the guys' "European Tour Travel Fund" which will help subsidize their travel expenses to the Old World. 

DOORS: 5PM  SHOW 9PM ~ suggested donation $10.


Saturday, January 29 -   "


Sittin' in" ... with




Join us for a New, Semi-regular Series called, "Sittin' in ... with DAVE BURRESS". Every once-a-month or so, local Dreadlocked Guitarist, Rainbow Person, Gentle Soul, Dave Burress, will invite his cohorts and comrades to "sit in" for a musical excursion that could go in many directions ... jazz, blues, reggae, psychedelic rock -               who knows ? unless you are there !!!!!!

DOORS: 5PM  SHOW 9PM ~ NO COVER ! Pay What You Can.




Thursday, February 3 - LUCKY LYNDAH'S BIRTHDAY PARTY !!!                


and the always blissful Sounds of




with Eric Neal, Camille Cortinas, "Lucky Lyndah" Garner & MORE !!! 

DOORS: 5PM  SHOW 8PM ~ NO COVER ! Pay What You Can


Saturday, February 12 - Our Semi-Annual Valentine's Love-Fest !  



Dallas' FAVORITE Country-Singin' Sweethearts - Becky & Kelly Cutler celebrate their Wedding Anniversary (and Valentine's Day) ALMOST every year, here with us at the AllGood Cafe. Come wish them the BEST !!!

DOORS: 5PM  SHOW 7 - 9PM ~ NO COVER ! Pay What You Can.


Thurs. February 17 - 

BIG SANDY & his Fly-Rite Boys


Since forming in 1988, Big Sandy & His Fly-Rite Boys have emerged as one of the world's most respected practitioners of American roots music, Western Swing, Rockabilly, and Traditional Country - playing it like they invented it.


DOORS: 5PM  SHOW 8PM ~ Tickets: ONLY !!! $10 At the door.


Friday, February 18 - More Hank than HANK, more George than JONES !!!                



These brothers have been entertaining us for years, whether in Mildred, Spot, dozens of bands as sidemen (Reggie touring with Charlie Pride as his "hired gun" on fiddle notwithstanding) when they get together for an old-fashioned country music sing-a-long and throwdown - - - - - - -  and their voices blend like the freaking Everly Brothers wished .. then you will know Country Music Ecstasy, courtesy Chad & Reggie.

DOORS: 5PM  SHOW 9PM ~ NO COVER ! Pay What You Can.


Saturday, February 19 -  



Dallas' FAVORITE Late Night Stand Up Future of Comedy - the Great DAVE LITTLE brings to the AllGood Cafe his All-Star Band and mix of Funny Folk and Rocking Rhetorical Rants ... sip the kool-aid at your own risk !!!

DOORS: 5PM  SHOW 9PM ~ NO COVER ! Pay What You Can.


Thurs. February 24 - 

MOJO NIXON & The Toadliquors



1. MOJO NIXON "unretired" in 2009 with the release of the 17 song epic, "Whiskey Rebellion" and toured Texas extensively for one very long weekend.  2. MOJO NIXON is STILL alive, he was born August 2nd 1957 and has outlived all his male ancestors (and probably done more reckless things). 3. Your next chance to see MOJO NIXON will probably be at his Annual Custom Car Show and Jalapeno Pancake Breakfast at Austin's venerable Continental Club on South Congress Ave during SXSW - all day Saturday - usually 9am - 6pm.     DO NOT MISS THIS NIGHT OF BLISSFUL IRREVERENCE & GUT-BUCKET ROCK N ROLL !!!


DOORS: 5PM  SHOW 8PM ~ Tickets: ONLY !!! $10 At the door.


Friday, February 25 - 




Terri has released a companion book to her acclaimed "Cry Till You Laugh" album and tonight will visit the AllGood Cafe for a combination performance and book-signing. "Cry Till You Laugh - The Part That Ain't Art".


DOORS: 5PM   BOOK-SIGNING: 8PM   SHOW: 9PM ~ Tickets: $20 At the door.


Thurs. March 10 - ELIZABETH COOK


We just LOVE this lady and her songs... her latest album, Welder, was on EVERY year-end Best-of List that we saw. She is the daily morning drive-time DJ on Sirius Radio's Outlaw Country station and is endearing hearts wherever she plays. If you haven't seen her yet, ...


DOORS: 5PM  SHOW 8PM ~ Tickets: $10 At the door.


Friday & Saturday, March 11 & 12 - The CIVIL WARS


"At times as soft as a whisper and as subtle as a knowing glance, The Civil Wars craft ethereal, tenderly exquisite songs that are the aural equivalent of finely spun gossamer." - Direct Current


DOORS: 5PM  SHOW 9PM ~ Tickets: $12 ADVANCE  $12 At the door.    TICKETS ON SALE NOW !!! SELLING FAST !!!  OR  Bill's Records on South Lamar and GOOD RECORDS on Greenville Ave.

OK. LOOK. THESE TICKETS ARE SELLING REALLY FAST. If you think you want to see this history-making appearance, then you best buy your tickets NOW. We DO NOT expect to have any tickets left even in February.

Friday, April 1 - The Art & Songs of TOM RUSSELL


Coinciding with the Annual Deep Ellum Arts Festival, the AllGood Cafe is proud to present a True Legend of American Songwriting and accomplished Artist as well. TOM RUSSELL has recorded 25 albums and his songs have been recorded by Johnny Cash, Doug Sahm, Nancy Griffith, Joe Ely, Iris Dement, KD Laing, and many other great artists. TOM RUSSELL  was born in Los Angeles in 1953 and now makes his home on a 2.68 acre "badland farm" on the border of El Paso and Juarez. TOM RUSSELL is also an established painter represented by Yard Dog Folk Art in Austin and Rainbow Man in Santa Fe. A selection of his artwork and prints will be on display, and FOR SALE, at the AllGood Cafe on this ONE DAY ONLY.


DOORS: 5PM  SHOW 9PM ~ Tickets: $25 ADVANCE $25 At the door.



INVITE that Girl or Guy that you've been wanting to IMPRESS !

"Chez When" Half-Off WINE WEDNESDAYS !!! Every Wednesday Night - 1/2 OFF All Bottled Wine with Dinner Entree purchase

After a day of Holiday Shopping - or Work, or School - enjoy a delightful Dinner at the AllGood Cafe and any Bottle Wine is HALF-OFF !!! That's right, purchase any Dinner Entree, such as our Steak & Frites, Salmon, Monster Shrimp, Rock n Roll Pork Chop, or our Award-winning Chicken-fried Steak or Chicken-fried Chicken ... doesn't matter, it's ALL GOOD. We have always had a small but very nice selection of wines in stock, and for "Chez When" Wine Wednesdays we will also feature specially selected Seasonal Varietals including some very tasty treats from our new neighbor Calais Winery on Commerce Street and their latest pride.


Every WEDNESDAY NIGHT, starting Wed. Nov. 3rd. Dinner served 5PM - 9PM.

and THIS, too !!!

AllGood Cafe is featured on the new Travel Channel program      

Bacon Paradise !!!


NEXT AIRING  Mon. Jan. 24 at 2PM (cst)



Check local listings for exact times:



in case you missed these when they first appeared, check out all these Nice Words: 

NY TIMES (May 2010) - Dallas Gets it's Groove Back

D MAGAZINE (Sept. 2010) - 20 Best Breakfasts in Dallas

D MAGAZINE (Sept. 2010) - Best Breakfast Side Dishes in Dallas

D MAGAZINE - Eat Out and Save: 59 Cheap Dallas Restaurant Deals

DALLAS OBSERVER (Sept. 2010) - Best Chicken Fried Steak - 2010

DALLAS OBSERVER (Sept. 2010) - Best Use of Cheese - 2010

AAA TEXAS JOURNEYS (Nov./Dec. 2010) - Legendary Roadfood

and THAT ain't ALL !!!


to the

Sons of Hermann Hall


3414 Elm Street at Exposition ~ Dallas, Texas 75226

on the "Country Side of Deep Ellum"


Sat., Jan. 29 - 












       Start THINKIN' about WHAT TO WEAR !!!                                                                                                   Join The Boys Named Sue and The King Bucks, and their whiskey-swillin' friends -                                    GRANT JONES & The Pistol-Grip Lassos for some Beer-Swillin' Boot Scootin' and Hell-Raisin' !!!

DOORS: 8PM  SHOW 9PM ~ $10 Advance  $10 at the Door.



February 4






Special Guest:  DANNY BALIS


Pioneers of American Rock, Country Rock, and Americana ...                                                        from The BYRDS and The FLYING BURRITO BROS !!!

DOORS: 8PM  SHOW 9PM ~ $25 Advance  $25 at the Door.                       TICKETS ON SALE NOW @



February 12


Annual Valentine's Dance & Concert 





Always a Boot-Scootin', Beer Drinkin', Hell-Raisin' Good Time - for your Sweetie !!!

DOORS: 8PM  SHOW 9PM ~ $15 Advance  $15 at the Door.                       TICKETS ON SALE NOW @

are available thru Front Gate Tickets, online at
Tickets may be purchased locally at GOOD Records on Greenville Ave., and at Bill's Records, at Southside on Lamar.

"Enjoy every Sandwich."
- Warren Zevon on The Late Show with David Letterman  10/30/02

We are all really looking forward to this VERY SPECIAL NIGHT. Mojo Nixon UN-Retires! for this Very Special Limited-Appearance Texas World Tour 2011. DO NOT MISS IT !!!

Come on OUT !  ...  SEE & HEAR some GREAT Live Music.


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