From a huge bar to a spacious sitting area and a damn-fine lineup of country, folk and acoustic acts, things are looking up at Poor David’s Pub. The place has been trucking along in the Dallas music scene since 1977. It started with a guy named David Card, the owner, also known as the David of Poor David’s. He’s been there for it all, as acts like Townes Van Zandt, Guy Clark, Mickey Newbury and so many others passed through Dallas to play his stage. The Dixie Chicks, now the Chicks, also played their first show in Dallas at Card’s club. Going through a few iterations, once a club on McKinney Avenue, and then in Lower Greenville, Poor David’s has become a staple of the local music scene at its current spot off Botham Jean Boulevard.