Sweet Lemon Kitchen, 812 S Church, Georgetown is in an old building next to Founders Park.
Since we started this adventure our dance floors have evolved to include other floors and various structures. Our main focus is still old halls but we do like to dance, so on an afternoon when we haven’t planned a trip we look for places close by with live music. This particular weekend we found Jeremy Slemenda on guitar and Curtis Sigurd on bass on a late Saturday afternoon. Jeremy has several bands according to his business card: The Jerrells Band, White Ghost Shivers, Duqaines and The Saddle Sores. He was heading to the White Horse in Austin after the gig at Sweet Lemon ended. He said he is there quite a bit, so if you want a good dance band, check him out there.
Before we talked with Jeremy, we debated on whether he was the same person who played with Johnny McGowan at Albert dancehall. We found out he wasn’t but he did know Johnny and had played with him on several occasions.
Dancing outdoors on paving stones is a challenge, but we managed to do a few two steps and some swing. Watching people walk by, sit and listen to the music, or just visit with their friends and family on nearby tables was a bonus.
Hope you can find some local music to enjoy in between your own dance hall visits. Maybe we’ll meet you sometime!