Apr 26

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Singer, songwriter, and performer, Rob Roy Parnell has been mixing rockin' blues, boogie woogie, R&B and soul for over thirty years playing for audiences throughout the United States. With harmonica in hand, he is recognized as one of America’s finest players. Parnell was born into a music family. His father played guitar and sang in vaudeville shows as a kid. His mom was an opera singer. Bob Wills was a family friend and had a great influence on Parnell’s desire to play music. As a young man he first played trumpet excelling as a jazz improvantionists receiving awards at jazz festivals for his solos in jazz performances. At age seventeen his brother Lee Roy www.leeroyparnell.com introduced Rob Roy Parnell to the harmonica. With the encouragement of his friend Jack Pearson (guitarist for the Allman Brothers Band), Parnell played harmonica in front of an audience live for the first time at the age of 18. See Parnell’s facebook page for some pictures of those first years. As a sophomore in college Parnell began supporting his self though school playing country and blues harp in bands. His leadership in those college bands brought forth awards and accolades from the public and his peers. During the 1990s Parnell worked as a sidemen for Lee Roy traveling the United States playing with many great acts such as Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Vince Gill, Brooks and Dunn, Patty Loveless, Hal Ketchum, Travis Tritt, Martina McBride, New Grass Revival, Hank Williams Jr. just to name a few.

Apr 27

Doors open at 7:00 pm Starts at 8:30 pm All ages

Price: $10

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Apr 28

Apr 28

Doors open at 7:00 pm Starts at 8:00 pm All ages

Price: $10-$35

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Cornmeal has never been a band to shy away from reinvention and after over a decade, they are proving just that as the band sets out with a newly reformed lineup, a fresh energetic sound and heads back into the studio to nish their long awaited rst studio album after almost 6 years. A nationally recognized live music institution, Cornmeal is heavily inuenced by American roots and folk music and seamlessly blends lightning fast tempos and impeccable harmonies into an unrivaled live performance that continues to expand upon the ve-piece acoustic-electric groups’ vast musical repertoire. While steeped in the tradition of the past, Cornmeal continues to forge a path all their own, pushing the boundaries of bluegrass, Americana and folk for a whole new generation of music lovers. With a growing fan base and ever-evolving sound, Cornmeal challenges the recipe of bluegrass and live performance. With the release of their debut album “In The Kitchen” (2001 Livin’ Live records), Cornmeal secured its place as one of the top bands in its genre. 2003’s “Tales from Magic Stone Mountain” (Livin’ Live records) garnered much critical attention and became a staple on College and AAA top 10 lists throughout the country. In May of 2006, Cornmeal released their third album, “Feet First”, which became proof positive that Cornmeal’s tenure on the road brought on an honest and mature sound. Produced by former guitarist Kris Nowak and bassist Chris Gangi, “Feet First” features a strong condence in songwriting, musicianship and the ability of this band to stylistically ride the fence and bring it back home without missing a step.

Apr 30

Doors open at 8:00 pm Starts at 8:30 pm All ages

Price: $10-$45

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BOOTH DOES NOT INCLUDE ADMISSION---LIMITED SEATED SHOW---$12 AT THE DOOR---At only 21 years of age, Oklahoma native Parker Millsap is quickly making a name for himself with his captivating live performances, soulful sound, and character-driven narratives. Since the release of his self-titled debut album earlier this year, he has garnered a nomination for the Americana Music Association's 2014 Emerging Artist of the Year and has received praise from The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, American Songwriter, The Boston Globe, and NPR, to name a few. Parker grew up in the tiny town of Purcell (pop. 5,952), where he attended a Pentecostal church with his family three times a week for most of his youth. Though Parker doesn't consider himself very religious these days, the experiences engraved upon him inform his songwriting. Blending that fire and brimstone preaching with rock, country, blues, and Waits-ian imagery, he has created a sound uniquely his own. Parker first picked up an acoustic guitar at nine, then plugged in and went electric after getting into Eric Clapton and Stevie Ray Vaughan, eventually starting a cover band, Fever in Blue, with classmate Michael Rose (who still plays with him today). After graduating high school, he moved to Northern California, where he interned at Prairie Sun Recording, the studio where Tom Waits recorded Bone Machine and Mule Variations. Returning to Oklahoma, he put down the electric guitar and got - See more at: http://parkermillsap.com/bio/#sthash.DteVDIDf.dpuf

with Special Guests Jelly Bread - Presented by Sam's and San Antonio Blues Society.

May 1

May 1

Doors open at 8:00 pm Starts at 8:30 pm All ages

Price: $15-$60

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A musical force equipped with the soulful vocals of Janis and the guitar slinging skills of Stevie Ray, Carolyn Wonderland reaches into the depths of the Texas blues tradition with the wit of a poet. She hits the stage with unmatched presence, a true legend in her time. “She’d grown up the child of a singer in a band and began playing her mother’s vintage Martin guitar when other girls were dressing dolls. She’d gone from being the teenage toast of her hometown Houston to sleeping in her van in Austin amid heaps of critical acclaim for fine recordings Alcohol & Salvation, Bloodless Revolution, and most recently, Miss Understood. Along with the guitar and the multitude of other instruments she learned to play – trumpet, accordion, piano, mandolin, lap steel – Wonderland’s ability to whistle remains most unusual. Whistling is a uniquely vocal art seldom invoked in modern music, yet it’s among the most spectacular talents the human voice possesses. That vocal proficiency was well-established in the singer’s midteens, landing her gigs at Fitzgerald’s by age 15. She absorbed Houston influences like Little Screamin’ Kenny and soaked up the Mad Hatter of Texas music, Doug Sahm. The Lone Star State was as credible and fertile a proving ground for blues in the 1980s as existed, especially in Austin with Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble, the Fabulous Thunderbirds, Angela Strehli, Omar & the Howlers, and Lou Ann Barton all in their prime. By the following decade, Austin’s blues luster thinned, but Houston, always a bastion of soul and R&B, boasted the Imperial Monkeys with the effervescent Carolyn Wonderland as ruler of the jungle.

May 2

Doors open at 8:00 pm Starts at 8:30 pm All ages

Price: $10-$45

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BOOTH DOES NOT INCLUDE ADMISSION---LIMITED SEATED SHOW---Ruben V is an accomplished artist. He’s released eight solo CDs, 14 group albums and averages over 120 shows a year. He is a guitar player, songwriter, producer and family man. He’s built a huge following of Ruben V Band fans – all while keeping a sense of humor and a genuine Texas charm.

May 4

Doors open at 7:00 pm Starts at 8:30 pm All ages

Price: $10

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Bad Banjo Brown

May 6

May 6

Doors open at 8:00 pm Starts at 8:30 pm All ages

Price: $10-$40

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BOOTH DOES NOT INCLUDE ADMISSION---LIMITED SEATED SHOW---$12 AT THE DOOR---What does the term "big big world" mean for artist Scott Miller? For starters, you could assume that the epicenter of that "big big world" is the two-hundred acre cattle farm Miller grew up on and now works in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley. And the gifted songwriter/performer's "big big world" recently stretched to include the aforementioned writing space in Knoxville, as well as the city block between the Nashville apartment of friend Patty Griffin to producer Doug Lancio’s Studio G! in East Nashville, where most of the work for Miller's new project was done.
But after listening to the new CD, BIG BIG WORLD (F.A.Y. Recordings), Miller's avid fans will realize that the phrase points to the artist's new musical horizons, which have stretched beyond the sphere of any of his previous work.
BIG BIG WORLD was recorded, mixed and produced by Doug Lancio, with Lancio and Miller playing the parts of what would normally have been Miller’s backing band, The Commonwealth. Miller and Lancio met back in 2007 when Scott opened for Patty Griffin's CHILDREN RUNNING THROUGH tour while Doug was bandleader and playing guitar for Griffin. Miller and Lancio struck up a friendship and started working on Miller's 2009 release FOR CRYING OUT LOUD, but when Lancio took thegig playing guitar for John Hiatt, the record was finished with producer/keyboardist Michael Webb.
Miller wrote BIG BIG WORLD to bits and pieces of music that Lancio recorded when he wasn't touring with Hiatt, and when Miller wasn't out on the road himself. For two working musicians this was not an easy task: "When we could get our schedules to match we would work at forging both kinds of music: adult AND contemporary!" Miller pointed out.

May 8

May 8

Doors open at 6:00 pm Starts at 7:00 pm All ages

Price: $15-$45

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In 2011, the group reunited with original members, Rod Prince, Todd Potter and David Fore. Mark Miller and Jimmy Umstattd joined the group and since then Bubble Puppy has returned to the music scene in Texas! And now in 2014, we welcome Gregg Stegal to the Band!

May 9

Doors open at 8:00 pm Starts at 9:00 pm All ages

Price: $10-$45

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BOOTH DOES NOT INCLUDE ADMISSION---LIMITED SEATED SHOW---$12 AT THE DOOR---Anyone wondering about Wood & Wire’s sound need not look any further than the four-piece band’s name, which honors the purity of acoustic instruments and the gorgeous music a skilled artist can coax out of just simple wood and wire.

Founded in 2010, Wood & Wire’s core members are Tony Kamel on lead vocals and guitar, Dominic Fisher on Bass, and Trevor Smith on Banjo. Their sound, as Smith puts it, is “a modern take on traditional mountain, hillbilly, and country music”. In just a few short years, the band has had the honor of playing notable festivals and venues across the country like The Telluride Bluegrass Festival and Old Settlers Music Festival. Later in 2014, they’ll make their way across the country playing Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival in Oak Hill, NY and the IBMA Street Fair in Raleigh, NC. After that the guys will make their way home to Austin to play the Austin City Limits Music Festival.

In February 2013, the band released their self-titled debut album to much critical acclaim. In March of this year, the guys began work on their follow up album working again with Grammy nominated producer/engineer Erick Jaskowiak in Nashville, TN. Their second effort is a coming of age collection of original songs based on real and personal experiences with a coastal theme and is set for release in early 2015. While Kamel is the primary songwriter and vocalist, his tunes become Wood & Wire tunes when coupled with the talents, insight, and ideas of Fisher and Smith. The album will also feature an original written and sung by Fisher and an eclectic instrumental composed by Smith.

Touring heavily to round out the second half of 2014, the band has recently enlisted the talents of Billy Bright on the mandolin. Billy is a veteran in the acoustic music world having toured with Peter Rowan for many years and worked with heavy hitting legends like Tony Rice and Vassar Clements

with Special Guest Adam Johnson Band -- Presented by Sam's and San Antonio Blues Society

May 10

May 10

Doors open at 7:00 pm Starts at 8:00 pm All ages

Price: $12-$45

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Take cover: there’s a storm coming. With its lyrical thunderbolts, lightning-flash fretwork and ground-shaking grooves, Black Wind Howlin’ is a record to blow your roof off – and Samantha Fish has stood at the eye of the hurricane. “It has a rebellious streak,” says the bandleader of her game-changing new album, “and a prevalent theme is, ‘I’m not gonna take your sh*t anymore…’”


Released in September 2013 on Ruf Records, Black Wind Howlin’ flips a finger at the cliché of the ‘difficult second album’, firing off 12 classic tracks that chart Samantha’s evolution as songwriter, gunslinger and lyricist. “Since completing Runaway back in 2011,” she reflects of her solo debut, “I’ve been on tour pretty much non-stop. I’ve spent a lot of time writing, playing and listening to music. I feel like the themes and the sound of my music have matured. To me, it’s about the human experience from my perspective, as well as people I’ve come into contact with over the last few years.” 


While lesser artists work to a template or settle into a pigeonhole, Samantha shifts her shape across the Black Wind Howlin’ tracklisting. She can be brutally rocking on cuts like the tour bus snapshot of “Miles To Go” (“Twelve hours to Reno/ten hours til the next show”), the swaggering “Sucker Born” (“Vegas left me weary, LA bled me dry/skating on fumes as I crossed the Nevada line…”) and the venomous “Go To Hell” (“Oh, this ain’t my first rodeo/You hit yourself a dead end/Your voodoo eyes, ain’t gonna cast a spell/So you can go to hell!”). “I’ve become tougher,” she notes of these head-banging moments, “and I think that was reflected in the sound we went for.”   

May 11

Doors open at 7:00 pm Starts at 8:30 pm All ages

Price: $10

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Who are Ruby Dee and the Snakehandlers? Who are Ruby Dee and The Snakehandlers? Music lovers the world over continue to learn about this band that’s earned a nationwide following and international fans with its honest, original music fused with synergy, sugar, sweat and soul. The 10-year-old four-piece combo plays an Americana that encompasses Texas honky-tonk, Bakersfield twang, Memphis rockabilly, Western swing and good old-fashioned rock ’n’ roll. After nearly constant touring for the past seven years, including 700-plus dates across America and Europe, songs from the band’s fourth album, MILES FROM HOME (Dionysus Records, June 2008; produced by Conrad Uno), still earn steady airplay, including “Cold Pines and Red Dirt,” which earned band front woman- lead vocalist and songwriter Ruby Dee- runner-up honors in Songwriter magazine’s 2007 competition. The album charted in at #86 on the AMA Top 100 for more than four weeks and #26 on the Texas Third Coast Music FAR Top 40. The “Round and Round” video, released in May 2009, earned great acclaim with its cameos of Seattle rockabilly musicians and famous musical neighborhoods.

May 13

May 13

Doors open at 8:00 pm Starts at 8:30 pm All ages

Price: $17-$50

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Howie Day’s emotionally resonant lyrics and inventive melodies have earned him both critical praise and a legion of devoted fans. He is known for his energetic, heartfelt shows, where he connects with audiences through the strength of his songwriting and his quirky sense of humor. Day’s warm tenor voice “soars into fluttering, high registers, but also grates with real, pleading grit,” as one critic put it. After sales of over a million albums and two Top 10 hits, Day is back on the road showcasing old favorites, as well as new material from his upcoming studio release. A native of Bangor, Maine, Day began playing piano at age five and guitar at age 12. By 15, he was writing his own songs and performing across New England. Shortly after graduating high school, Day became a fixture at college coffeehouses across the U.S. He wrote, financed and released his first effort, Australia, which was named Best Debut Album at the 2001 Boston Music Awards. The Boston Globe called Day “gorgeously seasoned, far beyond his years” with “a brave, beautiful singing voice.” During his relentless touring schedule, Day began experimenting with effects pedals and loop-sampling techniques as he performed, layering live percussion with vocal harmonies and guitar parts to become a veritable one-man band. He went on to sell over 30,000 copies of Australia as he navigated the independent music scene and continued to hone his craft.

May 14

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Dubbed “The Springsteen of the Southwest,” by Asbury Park Press, Roger Clyne has written and record seven studio albums with The Peacemakers (commonly referred to as RCPM by fans) since 1999, all of them landing on the top ten of Billboard’s Internet Sales Chart. And all accomplished on a 100% independent label. The band's latest release, 2014's "The Independent," features another solid combination of singer Roger Clyne's witty and insightful lyrics with the crunching lead guitar of Jim Dalton. Prior to forming RCPM, Clyne was lead singer/songwriter for the seminal Tempe-based band, The Refreshments. The band's 1996 cult-classic, Fizzy, Fuzzy, Big and Buzzy produced the modern rock hits "Banditos" and "Down Together." The Refreshments also wrote the theme for TV's "King of the Hill" which can still be heard everyday across the nation in syndication. Dalton is proud to call Colorado his home. He grew up in a musical family, including having a father who worked for the The Doobie Brothers, and a Colorado legend for an uncle in Terry Dalton. In 2000, he co-founded The Railbenders, named Colorado's best country band from 2002 to 2006 by either the Rocky Mountain News or the Westword Music Showcase. Dalton joined RCPM in 2009. When he's not playing with RCPM or The Railbenders, he often can be found playing with fellow Colorado resident Johnny Hickman (Cracker) in their group The Hickman-Dalton Gang. Catch the fun of both frontman and lead axeman at Sam’s Burger Joint in San Antonio for St. Patty’s Day!

May 15

Doors open at 8:00 pm Starts at 9:00 pm All ages

Price: $10-$50

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Before there was Americana, before there was Texas Country, Two Tons of Steel front man Kevin Geil and his original band, “Dead Crickets,” rocked a sound that blended the best of musical worlds and pushed the envelope of “Texas” sound with a signature brand of high-energy country meets raw punk. The San Antonio-based group packed the small bars and local hangouts and quickly became the Alamo City’s most-loved band, earning them a spot on the cover of Billboard Magazine in 1996. It was the beginning of a twenty year journey for Geil and the 4-piece ensemble. Releasing “Two Tons Of Steel” in 1994 and “Crazy For My Baby” in 1995 on Blue Fire Records, a sponsorship deal with Lone Star Beer quickly followed. Dead Crickets, renamed Two Tons of Steel in 1996 began traveling outside of Texas, including stops at the Grand Ole’ Opry in Nashville, Tenn., the National Theater in Havana, Cuba, and European tours, to greet fans who had embraced their Texas-born sound. In 1996 they released “Oh No!” on their independent label, “Big Bellied Records.” They followed up the passion project with a live recording at the legendary Gruene Hall in Gruene, Texas, taped during a Two Ton Tuesday Show 1998.

May 16

May 16

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BOOTH DOES NOT INCLUDE ADMISSION---LIMITED SEATED SHOW---$25 AT THE DOOR---"He sings of distance, about rivers and ranches, of smoldering passions and sad laments, of faraway longing and unrequited love."

Everybody else romances the road. Joe Ely lives it. Call him what you want - a wandering minstrel, gypsy cowboy, visionary song poet, or houserocker on fire - whatever he is, Ely's covered a lot of ground in his time. He really has ridden the rails (in a circus train, no less), thumbed his way across the country, hopped boats to exotic foreign lands, and ridden horses across the prairie. All part of the relentless quest for revelation that only a journey can satisfy.

Those sort of restless yearnings come naturally to a boy from Lubbock, Texas, where the flat dusty landscape, endless sky and vast horizons have inspired several generations of young creative types to fill up all that empty space with music, as Buddy Holly did, as did Waylon Jennings, and Roy Orbison all the way to the current Lubbock Mob consisting of Ely and his compadres Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Butch Hancock, and Terry Allen. Like them, Joe Ely has proved to himself before he proved to a growing number of faithful that when it comes to the mystical process of writing, singing, and performing music, there's no pretending or holding back. Where he comes from, you put your emotions ofn the line each and every night.

That upbringing led Joe Ely to roam the earth and preach the gospel of the Roadhouse, extolling the virtues of the nowhere-else-but-Texas pressure cooker enviornment where hard core country and the rawest kind of rock and roll collide on the dancefloor every Saturday night.

The first milestone was a band called the Flatlanders, formed in Lubbock more than twenty years ago by Ely, Hancock and Gilmore. Their visionary melding of country, rock, and fold immediately pegged them as three singer- songwriters who were ahead of their time and way too experimental for Nashville.

Next came the Joe Ely Band, Joe's own ensemble who once again mixed country and rock elements into something new and completely different, proving to anyone that heard them that an accordion or pedal steel guitar really could pack the same sonic punch as an electric guitar. In England, the Panhandle poets and his pickers were embraced by the Clash, the standard bearers of the nascent punk movement, who might not have shared the same cultural values as the West Texans, but who certainly knew integrity when they heard it.

Since then, Ely has gained the respect of his friends and his peers, including such kindred spirits as Bruce Springsteen, who contributes vocals on his latest album, along with old friend Jimmie Dale Gilmore, and new friend Raul Malo of the Mavericks.

Whatever qualities grabbed their attention, Joe Ely remains a Texas origional. In Austin, where he now lives and works, a body of work that spans thirteen albums and his willingness to put it all on the line each and every night have rightfully accorded him status akin to royalty.

But no matter how virtuous those qualities and associations seem in retrospect, and no matter how illustrious his performing and recording career may be, all the accomplishments and accolades suddenly seem like mere preludes that have been building up to Letter to Laredo. On this collections of songs, Joe Ely simply sets out to demonstrate what all the fuss is about.

He sings of distance, about rivers and ranches, of smoldering passions and sad laments, of faraway longing and unrequited love. He sings of journeys that take him from the High Plains of West Texas to dark and mysterious flamenco bars in Spanish Andalusia, where Arab, African, and European influences commingle. And more than once he can be seen and heard chasing hearts and souls south across the Rio Grande.

The voice is that of a man who speaks fluently the patois of honky tonks and jook joints, who can hold an audience around a campfire riveted untill the break of dawn, or inspire a crowd of thousands to kick up their bootheels in a two-step or a stomp. It's a voice that can converse with a pistolero as directly as it conveys intimacy to a lover, or articulates that high lonesome feeling known to everyone who has ever hurt. So pull up a chair, cut a rug, or hit the highway. Listener's choice. The songs that Joe Ely sings are the stuff that make anyone's journey something worth remembering.
He also dropped out of school and began playing music professionally in local clubs, forming a band called the Twilights that became successful enough for him to quit being a dishwasher. Soon after, however, he became sufficiently restless to begin traveling, at first to other cities in Texas, then California, and later New York, with even a trip to Europe working for a theatrical company. This peripatetic period in his life lasted a full seven years, from 1963 to 1970. In the summer of 1971, back in Lubbock, he teamed up with a couple of singer/songwriter friends with whom he was living, Butch Hancock and Jimmie Dale Gilmore, along with some other musicians, to form the Flatlanders, a country-folk group. They attracted interest from the small Nashville record label Plantation Records and in March 1972 went to Nashville and cut an album that Plantation barely released, credited to Jimmie Dale & the Flatlanders. (The album is reputed to have been issued only as an eight-track tape.)

May 17

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BOOTH DOES NOT INCLUDE ADMISSION---LIMITED SEATED SHOW---TICKETS $35 AT THE DOOR---The heart of rock and roll is alive and well with Fred Eaglesmith’s 20th album, Tambourine. Fusing together all of Fred’s past influences, the result is pure rock ‘n ‘roll reminiscent of 1966. Eaglesmith is a veteran of the music industry and at the same time is about as far away from actually participating in today’s music industry as one could be. Never operating within anyone’s boundaries, he continues to set the standard for independent artists everywhere. While blazing his own often colourful path he has avoided most of the traps and pitfalls of his peers, his career reads like a manual on how to succeed in music today without trying to fit into the traditional business models. Tambourine was recorded live off the floor using an eight-track analogue console capturing the entire band playing together in the same room. Created during a month long session in an old hall in the hamlet of Vittoria, Ontario, Fred consciously stayed far away from anything that is popular in the mainstream music right now. The result a combination of Eaglesmith’s craftsmanship in songwriting and a fusion of rock ‘n’ roll circa 1966, Motown, and even Tejano influences. Never one to shy away from taking chances with his music and career direction, Tambourine is no exception. “When I put the songs together for Tambourine, I was thinking about the days when there were five push buttons on an automobile radio,” Eaglesmith explains. “Everyone was listening to AM stations and, at any given time, one of those five buttons was playing a song worth listening to. The album is a walk through the garden of rock ‘n’ roll. The music’s roots are firmly dug in the mid-to-late 60s. The primary essence is 1966 – the year that gave us Bob Dylan’s Blonde on Blonde and Question Mark & the Mysterians.”

May 18

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The Ortega Jazz Quartet is the largest band under the Ortega Jazz umbrella. This group is lead by Robert Ortega on vocals, Andrew Przybyla on piano, Mark Martinez on drums and Michael Kelly on trumpet.

May 21

May 21

Doors open at 8:00 pm Starts at 8:30 pm All ages

Price: $7-$30

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BOOTH DOES NOT INCLUDE ADMISSION---LIMITED SEATED SHOW---After numerous top 10 charting singles on the Texas Music Chart, and 3 albums since 2005 to now....Scott Wiggins is Back with a BRAND NEW ALBUM called "Home Grown", and it is exactly that!! Scott wrote or co-wrote all the songs on the record. Scott also produced, engineered, mixed, and mastered this entire project out of his home studio in New Braunfels, TX. This is no one trick pony! If you like honest, foot stompin' country music, then you are in the right place

May 22

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Blackbird Sing has found the recipe to blending the swaggering bravado of punk, emotively captivating lyrics of the grandest forms of folk, rural country music aesthetics, the experimentation of an indie band with nothing to lose, and good old fashioned Americana that can only be described as exclusively their own. If asked, lead singer Vito Salinas will tell it like he has countless times before, “It’s not how you play. It’s what you play that really matters.”

May 23

May 23

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BOOTH DOES NOT INCLUDE ADMISSION---LIMITED SEATED SHOW---Texas based songwriter, Max Stalling, had no expectation of ever being in the music business. “I didn’t even pick up a guitar until graduate school,” notes Stalling. After attending high school in South Texas, Stalling studied at Texas A&M - College Station, where he earned a masters degree in Food Science. He followed the corporate road from there and eventually landed in Dallas working in product development for Frito-Lay.

During this time, Stalling discovered the Three Teardrops Tavern and Dallas community radio station KNON. These outlets exposed a musical heritage to which Stalling had been nearly oblivious. Inspired by artists like Townes Van Zandt, Robert Earl Keen, Guy Clark, Lyle Lovett, and Jerry Jeff Walker, Stalling started writing songs, recording albums, and eventually touring with a full band to back him. In June 2008, Stalling joined musical greats Kris Kristofferson, Michael Nesmith of the Monkees, Selena, Guy Clark and many others when he received a star on the South Texas Music Walk of Fame in Corpus Christi.

Stalling's style is modern with a vintage feel. With Jeff Howe on drums and percussion, Bryce Clarke on nylon-string guitar, electric guitar and mandolin, and Jason Steinsultz swapping between stand-up and electric bass, Stalling creates a dynamic live show that’s smart, charming and as listenable as it is danceable. Stalling and troupe are equally at home on a huge concert stage in front of thousands or playing an acoustic set for a hundred. Attendance numbers at shows have continued to rise. “I chalk it up to the strength of the songs and the strength of my band”, comments Max.

Despite playing the same circuit as many household names in Texas country, grouping Stalling with them would be premature. His unique voice and amusingly clever song lyrics pull him in a different direction - a direction most obviously evident in his newest record Home to You.

May 25

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Keith Magel is hereafter to be known as the Texas Piano Man. We’ll call him TPM so I can type faster. TPM’s 2003 CD is “TEXASPIANOMAN.COM” (and that’s also his website, duh). How’s the music? It’s fantastic. To use some other coined phrases, Slim Pickens would have called it ‘splendifferous’ and Will Farrell might call it ‘scrumtrulescent.’ Magel pens or co-writes all but one cut of this ten-track treasure that includes hilarious glimpses of life like “No Pun Intended” and the we-all-can-relate roadside conversation with a cop, “D.I.W.” (worth the price of the entire disc) TPM has a serious song on the album, too. I’m not sure which one it is, so you’ll have to get the CD. From the opening cut “Boogie Man,” TPM takes you on a boogie-woogie honky-tonkin’ piano frenzy that also showcases one fabulous guitar performance after another from Dub Robinson. The disc is well produced, and TPM has assembled a stellar cast for this release. Some of my favorite CDs are going to feel jealous as this disc takes up residence on the ‘fave’ shelf. This is a must-buy for fans who love great music and a good laugh. Award worthy at every level, get your copy today.

May 28

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BOOTH DOES NOT INCLUDE ADMISSION---LIMITED SEATED SHOW---Rich proves true with huge lyrical passion, a gigantic portion of daring subject matter that’ll leave any listener wide-eyed, and massive on-stage energy. This energy hasn’t fallen one bit even after four years of touring nationally. It’s only increased, and for Rich, that’s the plan for the rest of his career.

May 29

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Armed with old bastardized mid-century guitars, hand-me-down fiddles and banjos, home-made contraptions with just enough tension on a string to be considered an instrument and any random percussive item he can get his hands or feet on, Lincoln Durham is a roots-rock revivalist with a heavy amped edge, preaching the gospel of some new kind of depraved music. With driving guttural beats backboning various growling stringed instruments Lincoln gives birth to a sound that transcends genres with his dark, poetic and raw writing style telling tales that E.A. Poe would have been proud of. Lincoln’s musical odyssey began in the little Texas town of Itasca when his grandpa, Charlie, and dad, Ed, put a fiddle in his hands at age 4. He would grow into an accomplished fiddle player around Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas, winning the Texas State Youth Fiddle Championship at age 10. Lincoln afterward followed the path so many musicians have, finding his vice in the seductive, siren-like callings of the electric guitar. Or, in Lincoln’s case, the acoustic slide guitar with gnarly pickups haphazardly screwed into it. Lincoln’s true biography is in his live show. The passion in his sweat drenched, electrifyingly mesmerizing one-man-band show draws you in to feel every scar and drop of blood in his painfully intimate lyrics. It takes something beautifully “off” to get on stage with just hands and feet for a band, driven by a howling voice, and morbidly preach a music that harkens back to the old blues masters, Son House and Fred McDowell, infused with the edge and angst of Tom Waits and Nick Cave.

May 31

May 31

Doors open at 6:00 pm Starts at 6:30 pm All ages

Price: $12-$50

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BOOTH DOES NOT INCLUDE ADMISSION---LIMITED SEATED SHOW--- $20 AT THE DOOR---Kevin Max paints with many colors and the beauty of his artistry is that he is always creating something new and innovative. Beginning with 4-time Grammy-Award winning and 17 GMA-Dove Award winning group DC Talk, he forged new territory by expanding the borders of what Christian music could sound like and helped exponentially grow the sales and awareness of Christian music. During the 2000’s, Kevin explored new musical directions releasing several highly-acclaimed solo albums that ranged in styles from alternative rock and spoken word to pop and rootsy gospel. Along the way, the ever-creative Kevin Max wrote books of poetry, a novel, acted in films, and toured the world which included residencies in LA and Las Vegas. In 2012, Kevin joined his long-time friends in the band Audio Adrenaline as their new lead singer. Their album “Kings & Queens” was highly successful and garnered a massive hit radio single of the same name. Kevin’s return to the CCM community was welcomed with amazing enthusiasm as evidenced not only by success in sales and radio, but by playing almost 200 shows in support of the album. Fans and industry gatekeepers were ecstatic to once again hear the incomparable ‘voice’ of Kevin Max on tour and on the radio. Of his Audio Adrenaline experience, Kevin said, "The past two years have been an epic pursuit of music, missions and bringing hope to the ‘least of these.’ Being zoomed in close to Mark Stuart’s vision with Hands and Feet, and seeing first hand the work that was being done in Jacmel, Haiti, has given me a broader picture of what a rock-and-roll band could accomplish for the kingdom. It was beyond a joy to film a video in Haiti, and see the single ‘Kings and Queens’ capture a small glimpse into the lives of these beautiful children. It has been an honor to create an album with Mark and a handful of like-minded musicians, and tour this album for the last couple of years. Our friendships and bonds have strengthened beyond music, and the door that God opened for me to step through became a much bigger portal to finding myself. I am learning the difference between performing for God and serving Him through the gift of music." Currently, Kevin is pursuing a renewed solo artist path without Audio Adrenaline as they are moving in a different creative direction. He will release a new album entitled “Broken Temples” on Motion Records in February 2015 working with producers Rob Hawkins, Josh Silverberg, & others. The first single, “Light Me Up” will hit radio in August with plans for touring in the fall and Spring 2015. Regarding this new season Kevin says, "I have spent the last two years being refined and restored. I feel revitalized. I am excited about what is around the corner for my family, friends and the music that God continues to gift us with. I have no desire to run from Nashville. I have no desire to run from what I have continued to pursue in the Christian Arts. If anything, I feel that these last two years have given me the tools and desire to make the best art I can within this industry. One of the first dc Talk monikers was ‘if it’s Christian, it ought to be better.’ That is my new goal and again more than ever, a slogan in my life. I, Kevin Max, promise to dive deep into music, poetry, stories and imagination, but most of all into the web of wonderful relationships and people that God has brought into my life on this amazing journey of the soul.”

Jun 7

Doors open at 6:00 pm Starts at 7:00 pm All ages

Price: $17-$60

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Born in San Jose, California in 1955, Tommy Castro first picked up a guitar at age 10. He came under the spell of Eric Clapton, Elvin Bishop, Mike Bloomfield and other blues rock players early on. As he got older, Castro moved forward by investigating the past, falling in love with the blues guitar work of Muddy Waters, B.B. King, Freddie King, Buddy Guy, Elmore James and singers like Ray Charles, Wilson Pickett and James Brown. By his late 20s he was playing in a variety of San Francisco-area blues and soul bands. Castro joined Warner Brothers artists The Dynatones in the late 1980s. The much-loved band had a huge fan base and toured the U.S. constantly. He honed his chops with the group on the road for two years, performing live all across the country and sharing stages with major artists like Carla Thomas and Albert King. He formed The Tommy Castro Band in 1991 and won the Bay Area Music Award for Best Club Band in both 1993 and 1994. With his local fan base quickly expanding, he released his debut album in 1996 on Blind Pig. He began touring nationally, picking up new fans everywhere he went. The album won the 1997 Bay Area Music Award for Outstanding Blues Album, and Castro also took the award for Outstanding Blues Musician that same year.

Jun 10

Jun 10

Doors open at 8:00 pm Starts at 8:30 pm All ages

Price: $7-$30

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BOOTH DOES NOT INCLUDE ADMISSION---LIMITED SEATED SHOW---$10 AT THE DOOR---The Numinous are a new band from the minds of Luke Leverett (singer/songwriter/guitarist) and Chris Compton (drums and percussion, co-producer of the band). Together with virtuoso bassist Daniel Rhodes, they are releasing an album called Procession. Procession is a kind of homegrown progressive pop-rock concept album, one heavily layered in acoustic-electric guitars and a variety of drums and percussion.

Jun 12

Jun 12

Doors open at 8:00 pm Starts at 9:00 pm All ages

Price: $10-$45

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BOOTH DOES NOT INCLUDE ADMISSION---LIMITED SEATED SHOW---It’s 1,390 miles from Austin, Texas to Detroit, but when Austin band The Nightowls rev their musical engines, that distance disappears with the speed of sound. But The Nightowls not only channel the Motor City’s classic dancin’-in-the-street beats; they build on them to create an irresistible neo-soul sound that’s all their own. Founded by lead singer and multi-instrumentalist Ryan Harkrider, the Nightowls—all ten of them—have been spreading their sound all over Texas ever since August 2013, releasing a critically acclaimed debut album, Good as Gold, and the toetapping, four-song EP Good as Gold B-Sides – which includes Austin’s official theme song, “Nobody Ever Wants to Leave” – in September of 2014. Good As Gold (The A-Sides) will be released on vinyl, giving fans an opportunity to hear The Nightowls’ jukebox-ready music the way it was meant to be heard, with the vinyl’s warm tones filling their ears and hearts.

Jun 14

Doors open at 7:30 pm Starts at 8:30 pm All ages

Price: $25-$80

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On the eve of the release of his third solo album, Rich Robinson, best known as the guitarist, songwriter, and founder of The Black Crowes, stands ready to complete the solo artist evolution that he began ten years earlier. The Ceaseless Sight, an album that represents the full maturation of Rich as a songwriter, a vocalist, and a solo artist. Robinson already has two solo studio albums to his credit, the first, Paper, came in 2004 while his follow-up, Through a Crooked Sun, arrived in 2011. “I've always approached writing songs for an album as part of a larger work,” says Robinson. “The Ceaseless Sight as a whole is one piece and how it fits into my whole body of work is the other. My new record follows the path of my musical journey I've been on for 25 years. I feel a strong connection to where I've been musically, but more importantly where I'm going." Robinson was born in 1969 and formed the The Black Crowes with his older brother Chris in Atlanta in the 1980’s. At the age of 17, Robinson began writing the music for the songs that would land on the band’s 1990 debut album, Shake Your Money Maker, which sold 7 million copies. Over the next 10 years, Rich’s songwriting evolved into the musical engine that powered the band to sales of more than 25 million albums. Before taking a hiatus in 2001, the Crowes catalog included classics like The Southern Harmony and Musical Companion, Amorica, By Your Side, and Live at the Greek: Excess All Areas, a double album that captured the teaming of Jimmy Page and The Black Crowes for performances of Led Zeppelin, Crowes and blues and rock standards.

Lucas Jack 9-10:30pm -- Poor J Brown 11-12:30

Jun 19

Jun 19

Doors open at 8:00 pm Starts at 9:00 pm All ages

Price: $10-$45

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Lucas Jack 9-10:30pm -- Poor J Brown 11-12:30


Lucas Jack


Lucas Jack began his songwriting and performance career crafting songs for any and all family occasions as a small boy, a passion he carried as a teenager to the bars, hotel lobbies, and social events of his hometown of Kalamazoo, Michigan – anywhere with an unguarded piano. This creative impulse was fostered throughout his twenties via collaboration with a series of bands while working as an attorney in Chicago. 


Poor J Brown


Music rooted from the front porch soul of East Texas to the back porch roots music of the Texas Hill Country. From Southern Louisiana to the blues of New York and Chicago, all of these influences come together to create a sound that is strikingly original yet familiar. Leon Waddy plays the keys and writes the songs. Myles Smith adds vocals with soul. 

Jul 3

Doors open at 8:00 pm Starts at 9:00 pm All ages

Price: $15-$60

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Moore is a prolific singer songwriter from Seattle who was spawned from the 90's roots rock scene of Austin, TX and gained popularity as a guitar prodigy. Winner of 7 Austin Music Awards including "Musician of the Year, "Band of the Year" and "Best Electric Guitarist" Moore has opened North American tours for the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, ZZ Top and British icon Paul Weller and recently played sideman to artists as diverse as Roky Erickson and Jason Mraz. He has performed on hundreds of radio and television programs worldwide including The Late Show with David Letterman, The Today Show, a one hour Direct TV special, as well as a part in Billy Bob Thornton's feature film "Slingblade." Now as well known for his soulful vocals and insightful lyricism as his stellar fretwork, Moore has been headlining theaters and club venues throughout the US and Europe for almost two decades. With 5 Top 10 Billboard hits and eight albums to his credit, he continues to mesmerize critics and audiences alike with his riveting live performances.

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