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T Bone Walker Blues Festival at Music City Texas

June 16th, 2011 by carriagehouse

T-Bone Walker

5th Annual T-Bone Walker Blues Fest
June 17-18, 2011, Linden, Texas

Music City Texas Theater in Linden, Texas is hosting the 5th Annual T-Bone Walker Blues Fest – June 17 & 18. The festival is being presented by MetroPCS and other key sponsors: Don Henley, Linden Economic Development Corporation, MidSouth Engine & Machine, the Carriage House Bed and Breakfast, and the Linden Drug Company. The event will bring in 16 top blues artists from across the nation, including a stellar lineup of Texan headliners – Johnny Winter, Zac Harmon, Guitar Shorty, Malford Milligan, Diddley Squat, and Emily Elbert. The 5th annual festival is a fundraiser for two Linden non-profit corporations: Music City Texas Theater, a music venue, and the Fairview Community Center which offers free literacy and computer training to the community.

This two-day, two-stage festival is a living memorial to the music icon that was a primary influence to most postwar blues guitarists and early rock and roll greats. T-Bone Walker’s most enduring legacy was taking the guitar from a rhythm instrument to a lead instrument in a band. Honored by his peers by membership in the Blues Heritage Hall of Fame and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, he was first, and foremost, a loving father, a humanitarian, and a friend to so many.

Friday, June 17 will feature a Free outdoor concert focused on students learning about the Blues. The Pleasant Hill Quilting Group will present the history of the Underground Railroad Quilt Code; followed by the 20 year-old rising jazz star – Emily Elbert. Emily won the 2007 Texas Music Project Texas 10 Under 20 contest with a scholarship to the Boston Berklee School of Music. The free concert also presents Malford Milligan and Guitar Shorty. Guitar Shorty performed with T-Bone Walker in his youth, and is a multi-recipient of honors from the Blues Music Awards. Milligan headed the dynamic band – Storyville – and was with the Stephen Bruton-Delbert McClinton performance in the 2008 blues fest.

David “Honeyboy” Edwards is an icon in the world of Blues. A member of the Blues Heritage Hall of Fame, multi-honoree as Blues Acoustic Artist of the Year and multi-Grammy winner, “Honeyboy” represents the best of traditional blues.

The simple mention of Johnny Winter conjures up images Woodstock. Known for his prodigious guitar virtuosity, everyone in the music business has a Johnny Winter Story and he remains a true crowd pleaser.
Zac Harmon won The Blues Foundation’s 2004 International Blues Challenge as “best unsigned blues band.” Since then there’s been no looking back appearances at US festivals and international tours to Canada and France.
Like a bare knuckled boxer, Guitar Shorty strikes with his blistering, physical guitar playing and his fierce vocals, connecting directly with body and soul. This multi-winner of Blues awards always finds his way into the audience during his performance.

The lineup is rounded out by a stellar group of regional blues bands that includes a number of International Blues Competition bands: The Bluebirds (Shreveport), Buddy Flett (Shreveport), Malford Milligan (Austin), Diddley Squat (Marshall), Emily Elbert (Boston), Dorothy Ellis (Norman, OK), 19th Street Red (New Orleans), Bruton & Price Swingmasters Revue (Fort Worth), and Kayla Reeves (Honey Grove).
The festival will also feature a Guitar Hero Competition for the younger set.

For Times and Ticket Information: or call 903-756-7774.

T-Bone Walker Blues Festival Special

June 3rd, 2011 by carriagehouse

T-Bone Walker

Don’t know if you know this, but legendary bluesman, T-Bone Walker hails from this area of Texas.  T-Bone Walker (born Aaron Thibeaux) lived from 1910 to 1975 and was one of the great influencers of blues music.  In fact, he created the sounds that we know of today as “jump blues” and “electric blues”.  He was known as a blues guitarist but also was a singer, songwriter and was one of the first blues musicians to play the electric guitar.  In fact, Rolling Stone magazine ranked T-Bone Walker at #47 in their list of “The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time“.

Each June, we celebrate his contribution to the blues movement with  the T- Bone Walker Blues Festival in Linden Texas at Music City Texas.  This year’s event will be held June 17th and 18th with two stages playing THE best blues music.  Some of the acts we have this year are Ezra Charles and His Band, Honeyboy Edwards, Matthew Davidson (a Stevie Ray Vaughan protege) and many more.

The Carriage House B&B is an official sponsor and so therefore we have a special package for the T-Bone Walker Blues Festival.  June 17th and 18th only, get any room in the house  Friday and Saturday night with general admission tickets to the Blues Festival for both Friday and Saturday for $370. This is a $50 value!

Give us a call at 903-665-9511 if you are wanting to hear some hot blues music this summer while visiting some of the prettiest scenery in Texas.

Do You Have a Pain in the Gas?

April 18th, 2011 by carriagehouse

Do you have a pain in the gas?  I do!

This morning on the news, one of the TV reporters for the morning show stated that gas had topped $4 a gallon now in 6 different states.  With gas prices so high, we thought we would do our part to help.

So how about this for a swift kick in the gas.  Our 2nd Quarter promotion is all about helping you pay for the gas out here to the Carriage House Bed & Breakfast.  Here is the deal.  The Carriage House B&B is offering a $25 gas card for a group of four adults traveling in one car and staying a minimum of two weekday nights in two rooms.

Because the Carriage House Bed & Breakfast is so close to all the downtown shops and attractions, you will be able to reduce your carbon footprint even further by being able to walk wherever you want to go. It doesn’t get any better than that!

Enjoy your “Kick in the Gas”

More Valentine’s Day Packages from the Carriage House Bed and Breakfast in Jefferson, Texas

January 21st, 2011 by carriagehouse

So if the Naughty and Nice package is not for you, we have the Love and Devotion package which may be right up your alley.  This package is perfect for honeymooners, birthdays and marriage proposals.   In fact, it is perfect for any couple who needs to get away for from all of the hustle and bustle for a few days.

When you pick the Love and Devotion Package, we will set the mood for your stay by having a custom made flower arrangement waiting for you in your room.  We will also have a $75 gift certificate waiting for you to the Stillwater Inn or Lamaches Italian Restaurant. No romantic getaway is complete without a quiet and romantic meal together and these two restaurants off the perfect ambiance.  Because this stay is all about the two of you rekindling your romance, we will bring your breakfast to you in you room during your stay.  That way you can stay in your jammies and relax.  Before you leave, you get to select two of our hand thrown mugs as a keepsake of your quiet and romantic getaway.

If this sounds like the type of getaway that you are looking for, please call us at 903-665-9511 to book your room.

Valentines at the Carriage House B&B in Jefferson

January 20th, 2011 by carriagehouse

Soooo…Valentines is right around the corner.  Have you started to make your plans yet?  The Carriage House Bed and Breakfast has several different romance packages put together to make your Valentines VERY special.  You pick the package and we will take care of everything else.

The Naughty and Nice package is a sexy and romantic package for a Valentine’s weekend full of adventure.  The entire weekend is built around the two of you reconnecting and getting that time together that you just cannot get at home.  When you arrive, we will have a custom made floral arrangement waiting for you in your room as well as a meat and cheese tray so that you do not need to go out that night.

The whole evening is built around the two of you playing the sexy Enchanted Evening game.  Before you start, each of you writes down a wish on a piece of paper.   Then the game starts and the two of you move your game pieces around the board, drawing the appropriate cards.  The game cards will direct your actions. Some cards ask for verbal responses, which are positive and supportive. Other cards suggest gentle touching, some playful, others subtle and ambiguous.  Whoever wins the game gets their wish granted. It will definitely be a night that you will not forget!

An example of a game card

The ‘How Much Feeling Can You Put Into a Kiss’ contest has just begun. You are a contestant. Give your partner the winning kiss. 

To help you keep the weekend as relaxing as we can make it, we will bring breakfast to you in your room both mornings.  You do not need to even get out your jammies.  Before you leave, you can pick out two of our signature coffee mugs to take with you as a keepsake of the weekend.  Don’t forget, the game and flowers are yours to take as well.

So call us today at 903-665-9511 so that we can help you plan your perfect Valentine’s Getaway at the Carriage House in Jefferson, Texas.

Gift Certificates and other Christmas Gift Ideas

December 10th, 2010 by carriagehouse

Have you finished your Christmas shopping?  Have you started?

It is the height of the Christmas season and our time to get the perfect gifts for our loved ones is quickly running out.  Every day I look at our Christmas tree and feel an increasing pressure to get all of my shopping done and fast.  But I am busy.  We all are.  And there is always that one person that you just can’t seem to buy for.  They either already have everything or are persnickety or you just aren’t sure what they would want.  How about I give you a little hand.  Here are some fabulous gift ideas courtesy of  the Carriage House.

Carriage House Gift Certificates

Everyone, and I do mean everyone, could use a vacation.  Life is hectic and busy and stressful and only a getaway to a quieter place and a slower time will fix what ails you.  Consider a gift certificate from the Carriage House.  Our gift certificates are available in any denomination and are good for a year from purchase.  We try and make it easy to buy as well.  You can order them over the phone by calling 903-665-9511 or you can go to our website at  There is no wait to receive your gift certificate.  Whether you purchase it online or over the phone, we will email it right over to you.

Coffee Mugs

Every cup of coffee served at the Carriage House is served in our signature hand thrown coffee mugs.  These beautiful handcrafted mugs are dishwasher, freezer, microwave, and oven safe.  Since each mug is handcrafted by a potter at Deneen Pottery, each mug is unique with their natural throwing rings and distinctive characteristics.  These mugs are offered in three different colors white, burgundy w/ blue trim, and midnight w/ cinnamon.  The mugs are $16 for 1 and $30 for 2.  Please call us at 903-665-9511 to place your order.

Key Chains

Identical to the key chains that we use for our rooms, these handsome brown suede key chains are a perfect stocking stuffer.  Help your Carriage House fan remember their trip to Jefferson every time they leave the house.  The key chains are $7 and can be purchase by calling 903-665-9511.


This 13 month calendar developed by the Marion County Chamber of Commerce features beautiful pictures of Jefferson and Caddo Lake (some taken by our very own shutterbug, Tom).  The calendar has a complete list of 2011 events and festivals to help you plan your next trip the Carriage House and Jefferson.  The calendars are $10 and can be purchased by calling 903-665-9511.

So take some of the pressure off of yourself this holiday season and let us help you put the magic under your tree.  Call us today and let us help you put together the perfect gift for your loved one.

Are you ready for Spring?

February 2nd, 2010 by

Although it is the dead of winter, we are preparing for spring here at the Carriage House. Like most people, we are just plain tired of winter at this point. As of this writing, it is overcast and 39 degrees. We don’t have it as bad here as they do in other parts of the country but this Texas girl can’t deal with too much cold weather. Bring me some Bluebonnets!
Part of this planning process is putting together some room packages so our guests can have the best possible experience when they stay here at the Carriage House. So here is what we have come up with so far. If there is anything that you think we should add, please send us an email or call us at 903-665-9511.
Breakfast in Bed – One of the best parts of being on vacation is the ability to just be lazy. We never get to do that in real life. It is up and at ’em to go to work, take the kids to soccer practice, get breakfast started, and so on. Wouldn’t it be the ultimate in relaxation if you didn’t have to get out of bed in the morning at all? Well if you select the Breakfast in Bed package, we will bring breakfast to you in your room. This package is perfect for that romantic getaway.
Romance Package Instead of a morning in, maybe you would like a quiet evening in? We can do that too. Our romance package, will give you everything you need to stay in and have a quiet evening just the two of you. This package includes a meat and cheese tray, homemade cookies, fresh fruit and a bouquet of flowers. All of this will be waiting for you in your room when you check in.
Caddo Lake by Boat – If you are coming to Jefferson for more of an adventure trip, we have something for you too. We have partnered with the Graceful Ghost on Caddo Lake for private boat tours on a pontoon boat. This personalized tour will take you into parts of the lake that the big boats can’t go. Some of the best sites on Caddo are deep into the swamp. In fact, if you are gator watching, this will be the only way to possibly see one (no guarantees – they are shy). This package is perfect for the photographer, lake lover, bird watcher or anyone who really wants to get deep into the swamps and bayous.
Brown Bag Lunch – No matter what your plans are for your trip to Jefferson, you may just not be near a restaurant when lunch rolls around. No worries! We will make your lunch for you. Our Brown Bag Lunch will have a sandwich with deli sliced meat and cheese, a bag of chips, a piece of fruit and a bottle of water. This package is perfect combined with the Caddo Lake by Boat package, bike trips, hiking out at Caddo Lake State Park, a day at Lake o’ the Pines or any other adventure you can find out here.
Carriage Ride – Even though it has been a full day of exploration and fun, there is still more to do. Let us schedule a horse drawn carriage ride for you through the beautiful historic district of Jefferson. The carriage will pick you up here at the Carriage House and take you on a personalized tour through the historic district.
If there is something that you would like to do that is not on this list, please feel free to call us at 903-665-9511 or send us an email at All of these packages can be booked when you make your room reservations online or by phone. Please give us a few days notice so that we have time to prepare or schedule your package.
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