The Continental Gallery
The Continental Gallery started out as Irving's Steakhouse in the mid 50's providing food for the Continental Club back in the day, and later became an architect's office (who in fact designed the long gone Terrace Motel that sat directly behind the Continental Club and belonged to Willie Nelson at one time and also the Villa Capri Hotel near UT campus). The space became the famous One World Guitars owned and operated by collector and music lover Steve Brown. After Steve passed away, we took over the space and moved a full sized Hammond B-3 organ and Leslie speaker and a ping pong table up above the Continental Club, and began a revolving art show on the walls and named it the Continental Gallery. Over the last 7 years the gallery has been home to the organ stylings of Mr. Mike Flanigin as a host to everyone from Jimmie Vaughan to Derek O'Brien, Denny Freeman, Billy F Gibbons, Jake Langley, Dave Biller and more great guitar players with the incomparable Barry "Frosty" Smith on drums. The Continental Gallery is a little hidden upstairs speakeasy of sorts and an intimate room for enjoying jazz, soul, r&b and singer-songwriter music with the likes of Dr. James Polk and Elias Haslinger, Ephraim Owens, The Lost Counts and James McMurtry holding court. It is as close to having a house concert in your living room as you can get.