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Giddy Ups? Pictures of some parties? Comments about the
club, the people, or the website? Send them to
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8/20/09 -- Frank Mosqueda - Franks Rockin Rodeo
Show had fun @ yall's place on Thursday...much love
11/04/07 -- DebraLee
Wow what a party!!!!! So many great costumes this year cuddos to everyone :) We need more pics I know I seen at least 10 cameras out!!lol Mine will be on the way soon. Go COLTS!!!!!!
1/11/07 -- John and Gina
Just wanted to say wow! My husband and I went out there last night and what a place. We both were very interested to know the name of that band. Someone had said they were the Outlaw Band, is this true? The music truly original Texas Country with a bit a hot sauce...between that Harmonica player and the vocals, hell yeah! Wanted to let you know what a wonderful time we had, and we'll be comin' back with our friends! Haven't heard harmonica playing like that in a long time! Couldn't find their name on any places on the web? Anyway, thanks for the great night out and take care ya'll!
12/4/06 -- Duane
Hello Nancy, Thanks so much for having "The Flyin' A's" at Giddy Ups last Saturday. It is always a blast playing at your place. It's great to play for good people.
Take care, Duane the Drummer
11/12/06 -- Terry
Ryan Briggs band is sooooo cool, had a great time thanks. I so love Austin and you are just, well make me happy I live here. The music was great and the crowd of people just made my nite...
7/20/06 -- Rob Woolsey
Nancy, Just missing the old gang. Thought about all of you and thought I would send everyone a Hello. Let the afternoon gang know I said hi. I am doing fine up here in Kentucky. Ya'll take care and talk to ya later.
7/10/06 -- Jason Arnold
Hey, Nancy. Just wanted to say thanks for having us out to play on Friday. We had a great time and a really good crowd. Hope to do it again soon, so just let us know!
Take care, Jason
4/13/06 -- Gringo Dewey
Nancy, I just wanted to tell you how much I appreciated what a really cool thing you did last Thursday. Your friend had a little bit too much to drink, and you convinced him to park his scooter inside and get a ride home. You may have saved him (or someone else) from serious injury or worse. That was an act of true friendship and personal responsibility... and a beautiful thing to witness! I was very impressed and moved by it. You ROCK!
All the best, Dewey
3/20/06 -- Rand McCullough
Hey Nancy, I had a great time last Friday night. Like I was sayin at the end of the gig, I would like to play there solo sometime. I could draw a little crowd and I'll play for cheap. I think it's worth a try. Lemme know what ya think. Thanx again for the gig.... Your food was GREAT. All the best.
3/19/06 -- Brian Lentz
Cool site! Sorry we missed the St. Paddyís Day shindigÖ Iím recovering well from the back surgery (NO sciatica, Hallelujah!) but now have a crappy cold or something, so Iím not going to spread it around any more than I have to (Bonnie, our friend Mama Jo whoís here at the ďSmoke & JokeĒ almost every afternoon/evening :-)
I do miss everybody at the GU honky-tonk :-( Hope to get in for a Shiner or two before the Lordís return :-)
3/16/06 -- Teri Fann
Nancy, great site and I loved reading your year-end wrap up letter. Iíll come down south and have a beer soon!
Yíknow I donít get a ton of visitors to my personal web site, but there are maybe 50 to 100 folks who check in frequently that I know of...Iíd be glad to put up a link to Giddyups on my site. Donít know why I hadnít thought of it before. Not enough coffee some days I guess. Iíll do it now. Maybe by the time you get this, itíll be there.
3/13/06 -- Sam Bentley
Nancy, I don't know if you have a spot on your website for this information, but I wanted to send a message to all the folks at Giddy Ups who come out when my band plays and especially the many who seem to stand around and gaze in amazement when our steel guitarist Jim Grabowske plays. This past weekend (March 11), in Dallas, Jim was inducted into the Texas Steel Guitar Hall of Fame. This puts Jim in the company of other great steel guitarists such as Leon McAullife, Herb Remington, Jimmy Day, Tom Morrell and other greats in the Hall of Fame. Jim feels very honored for having been chosen, and humbled at being part of such a prestigious group. I am very proud of Jim, and very honored to play music in the same group with him. Nancy, keep up the great work you are doing at Giddy Ups. We love you and will see you soon!
3/11/06 -- Susie Cunningham
What a great looking place!†I was missing my old friends when I Googled up your site.... I have these old pictures from the last time I saw Cathy and Cody... down on Hubach Lane... I will be coming to Austin in the late spring or early summer. I hope to make it to your club.†Tell Cathy hello for me and please pass along my email...
2/13/06 -- Brad the harmonica man
Gashi kara Nihon, (Greetings from Japan)
Hope everything is going well at the club while I'm here in Japan on business. Miss you guys and can't wait to get home and have fun at the open mic again. Tell Ted and Roy will see them soon. You owe me a dance when I get home girl. Take care.
Setsujitsuni goshujin kaonajimi, (sincerely your friend)
1/31/06 -- Eric Hoover (a brief acquaintance)
I was 'Google-ing' a few people I had met in my distant past who left a strong positive impression on me.†I searched for Col. Henney and found a link to this site with your kind rememberance.† I am saddened to hear he has passed as I had wanted to tell him of the lasting impression he left on me, but I am sure he can read this from his new post in a higher place. Best regards Colonel.
12/28/05 -- Webster
...and a mighty fine establishment y'all run there.
The hired help is superb in their due diligence of customer satisfaction!
12/14/05 -- Buckets
Hi Nance: I
just took a cruise of the web site and it simply looks great! Seems
you have it all out there with lots of good info and pics. Your dream
keeps moving forward and that is really GOOD STUFF.
From one who was an "early bird" (in a sense) at Giddy Ups you have
moved it a long way. I don't take the opportunity to come in much
anymore, but there isn't a time when I drive by that I don't think of
the "good" times I have had there and the good people I have met (you
are at the top of that list).
I know Larry looks down and flashes that great smile of his...and
approves! Keep movin' on. Love ya, Buckets
12/12/05 -- Ken
Please put the WEB SITE for CASI to your links page
www.chili.org . A big
thank you Ken
12/12/05 -- Leslie
Hey guys!!!! I hope the CASI Cookoff was a success. All events are due
to the dedication of ALL Staff members, vounteers, judges, muscicians
etc. Even though it's too often not said, you all do a fantastic job
around the bar. And for anyone new, I suspect in the future that there
will be another chance for you to volunteer, so don't feel left out!!!
I am hoping we can have a "kick ass" Birthday Party for all of you
December babies, and even if it's not your birthday, C'mon up to
Giddy's Ups and celebrate anyway. Aunt Bea's cooking...shuffleboard
tourney at 3....and Gunhands at 9. You won't want to miss a minute!!!
If anyone has any ideas for kicking the Monthly Birthday Parties up a
notch or adding some creative ideas to the already existing birthday
parties, please let Nancy or myself know....suggestions must be legal,
of course. :) Anyways, this Redneck Woman's gotta ride. (Think I left
my Christmas lights on on my front porch all year long and I'm just
gonna leave 'em there!! ) It's Christmas time again!!! Hell Yeah!!!
Take Care. I'll be looking for ya'll on Saturday. Don't Forget!!!
With much Love, The Giddy Up's "Redneck Woman"
11/20/05 -- Sabrina
Sorry for sending all these one at a time, it is the only way we can
do it on our computer.... Gary and I have had such a great time the
past two wks ends at The Giddy Ups!!!!!!! Thanks for everything you
11/21/05 -- Sabrina - Thank you, Thank You, THANK YOU! I appreciate
all that you do and all of the folks that work hard to make these
benefits help so many people in need. Love - Nancy
11/20/05 -- Squeeky
Another decent picture of Renita!
here to see what Bill's talking about)
11/07/05 -- Hans Miyagi
11/04/05 -- Jack
use what you want
trash the rest!! jack
(We're not 'trashing' any of
them.....click here for
Open Mic Nite!)
11/03/05 -- Debra
Here's a few Halloween
pictures we had a blast!! :)
here to see the great pics Debra's talking about!)
11/03/05 -- Debra
Nancy...hello its me
Debra the cop from Halloween :) I have some really good pics
of your halloween party email me if you want them :)
(Hi Debra - go ahead and send them to
email@example.com - thanks a lot, Debra - Nancy)
11/01/05 -- Danielle
hi, I took some pics.
most were to dark. I'll fix them up and redo. thanks danielle
(Don't worry Danielle...we can make
almost any picture work!
here to see the great pics Danielle shared!)
We had a great
Halloween Party with Karaoke on Sunday. Thank you to all of you who
came out and had a good time. The winners of the costume contest are
as follows: 1st Place Couple - "Pink Kitty and Penis", 2nd Place
Couple "Dirty Cop and Outlaw". 1st Place Individual "Dirty Cop", 2nd
Place Individual "Superwoman". everyone who came out made this such a
fun time whether or not they were in costumes. Steve Douglas and Good
Time Charlie are fantastic with Karaoke on Sunday nites. Thanks
again!! Be sure to check out our upcoming events - November is a busy
month - Benefit for Dana-Saturday November 12th - great music with
Charlie Prichard, Speedy Sparks, Nick Connolly & Rusty Traps that
evening - music throughout the day with Jerry, Ted, Roy, Aaron. Our
1st Annual Thanksgiving Cook-off is Saturday November 19th, with Chili,
Brisket, Beans, Bloody Mary & Salsa - music that evening with Sam
Bentley, and last but not least our monthly Birthday Party for
November babies is Saturday, November 26th, with music with Fly by
Nite. Come on out, meet some nice people, and help us help our friends
Dana and Robert Farber with the benefit and the chili cook-off.
10/29/05 -- Steve
pics of sat oct 29th halloween costumes
here to see the great pics Steve shared!)
10/26/05 -- Squeeky
Finally, a decent picture of Renita!
here to see what Bill's talking about)
|10/17/05 -- Lefty
I believe we're having a shindig on Sunday, October 30th - Halloween
Party where everyone can sing Karaoke in disguise so we don't know
who's got the microphone - keep looking for more information - it will
be fun I'm sure - those Karaoke guys Steve Douglas and Good Time
Charlie are something else. I tried the BBQ out front for the first
time and it truly is some of the best I've had. The ribs are cooked to
perfection, the chicken is moist and smokey, and the brisket is just
the perfect mix of lean and moist. I highly recommend it to the rest
of the folks going down Manchaca Road, and if its a Friday, Saturday
or Sunday you are in for an additional treat inside the bar with the
live music bands and Karaoke on Sunday. My twin Righty is supposed to
be stopping by or at least writing a line or two of his own. Enjoy the
music and come on out for the Halloween Karaoke Nite on Sunday the
|10/13/05 -- Rick
I love this bar. Somebody ought to write a song
10/13/05 -- Lefty
This is a great little neighborhood bar.
Everyone knows each other and says howdy, good to see you. If you
don't know anyone - the bartenders will usually announce we have a
newbee in the house and introduce you around. I always feel welcome
and at home here. There is an outside patio where you can see some of
the best sunsets in Austin. The music venue is quite impressive and
they are always changing it up. Knaak Attack plays every other Tuesday
and maybe Aaron Wright and Paul Buzz are going to fill in the other
Tuesdays - we're waiting to hear more. Smokers are welcome here -
there is quite the buzz going around that the City of Austin is not a
dictatorship telling folks what they can or cannot do. 20% of the
customer base here at Giddy Ups are non-smokers anyway and they choose
to come here for the friendly people and great service provided by the
greatest bartenders in Austin - Aunt Bea, Ms. Blu, Roxi, Don Juan,
Little Bit aka Renita, Mikey likes it, and of course Nancy. They have
many benefits through out the year to support and assist people in
need. Sometimes they just have a fish fry to have folks come together
for a relaxing fun afternoon. We love this bar and the folks that
patronize it along with the great staff and service. Hope to see you
soon - and keep watching for more events and music.
9/19/05 -- Steve Douglas
great pictures from Open Mic Nite. See some of the fun by