Nov 24

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

Price: $10

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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.

Nov 26

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

Price: $12-$50

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Soul Track Mind infuses soul with flares of rock, R&B, and dance rhythms in a modern sound deeply rooted in retro convictions. Since the band's inception in 2008, whirlwind frontman Donovan Keith and the dapper disciples of Soul Track Mind have become synonymous with wildly entertaining performances. The band was featured on the summer 2013 cover of Texas Music Magazine, and their larger-than-life stage show and latest album, Unbreakable, earned STM the 2014 Louisiana Music Prize and an invitation to record at Memphis' legendary Royal Studios. Now more than ever, Soul Track Mind is a force to reckon with in the contemporary soul genre.

Nov 28

Nov 28

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

Price: $18-$60

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BOOTH DOES NOT INCLUDE ADMISSION---LIMITED SEATED SHOW---Slaid Cleaves spins stories with a novelist’s eye and a poet’s heart. Twenty years into his career, the celebrated songwriter’s Still Fighting the War spotlights an artist in peak form. Cleaves’ seamless new collection delivers vivid snapshots as wildly cinematic as they are carefully chiseled. Dress William Faulkner with faded jeans and a worn six-string for a good idea. “Slaid’s a craftsman,” says Terri Hendrix, who sings harmony on “Texas Love Song.” “He goes about his songs like a woodworker.”

Nov 29

Doors open at 9:00 pm Starts at 10:00 pm All ages

Price: $13-$60

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BOOTH DOES NOT INCLUDE ADMISSION---LIMITED SEATED SHOW--- It's been quite the rollercoaster ride, but the eight members of Austin's critically-acclaimed soul collective Mingo Fishtrap have found their sweet spot. Now four albums deep, the eight piece outfit has honed its sound, rubbed shoulders with musical idols, and delivered powerhouse live shows to crowds of thousands in the years since the band's inception in a tiny dorm room in Denton, Texas. “We've experienced a lot of milestones and challenges in our lives together,” says founder Roger Blevins, Jr. “It's easy to reminisce, even about moments that have just happened, but you reach a place in your life where you finally feel comfortable that that's where you're supposed to be.”

Dec 1

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

Price: $10

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Dance lessons provided by SASDS from 7-8. Band kicks off around 8:30.


DJ Lil' Bit spins throughout the breaks. 


$10 cover


$9 For SASDS Members

Dec 5

Dec 5

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

Price: $7-$40

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Lonely Horse is a force to be covered in. A band which started out as 6 piece in 2009 dwindled down over time from years of touring and educations, members Travis Hild(Drummer) and Nick Long(singer/guitarist) were the only Horse's left. "When you quench the spirit you find your soul" , says Nick. And thats exactly what this band is pure soul, and Holy Moments. The band who caressed the San Antonio music scene is subtle no more. Unleashing Powerful vocal melodies and soulful guitar riffs, layered with drums, drums and drums. This two piece makes you forget about you standard band set up. They claim the stage as their own, and give every ounce of themselves in a heavy way through your skin to your bones and soul. Sharing the stage with the bands such as Kid Rock, The Deaftones, Twin Shadows, The Black Angels, Phantogram, Yatch Manchester Orchestra, O,brother, The Helio Sequence, Gold Motel, Dignan, Thomas Wynn and the Believers, Last Nighters, Pop Pistol, Deer Vibes and many more. This band never seems to let up or let down. Please come and feel their heavy mood.

with Special Guest Zach Matari

Dec 6

Dec 6

Doors open at 1:30 pm Starts at 2:00 pm All ages

Price: $25-$165

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General Admission - $25 - Admission at 1:30pm
Soundcheck Party - $90 Includes early admission at noon, M&G with
Jacob with professional photographer, 3 song warm up set of songs he does
not normally perform during his show
Post Show Hangout - $100 - Includes GA admission at 1:30 - casual
hangout with Jacob and approx 20 other fans after the show and a special
limited edition merchandise gift from Jacob
All Inclusive - $165 -  Includes early admission at noon, M&G with
Jacob with professional photographer, 3 song warm up set of songs he does
not normally perform during his show, casual hangout with Jacob and approx
20 other fans after the show and a special limited edition merchandise
gift from Jacob

Dec 6

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--- SEATED SHOW BUT SEATING NOT GUARANTEED WITHOUT BOOTH --- Austin, besides being the Texas state capital, is home to much of the best in American roots music. Since the 1970s, gutsy blues players, renegade country pickers, and raw-voiced rockers have mixed & matched their musical styles in Austin

Dec 7

Dec 7

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

Price: $7

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Sean Azzaro sings music for the soul. Whether you call it folk, gospel, or something all its own, it is music that speaks to the spirit! As the son of Irish folk legend, Liam Clancy of the Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem, his acoustic folk roots run deep. Sean is a singer/Songwriter, storyteller, and ordained minister. His musical influences include Buddy Miller, Charlie Peacock, John Prine, Nickle Creek, Fernando Ortega, Johnny Cash and many more.




Dec 8

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

Price: $10

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Dance lessons provided by SASDS from 7-8. Band kicks off around 8:30. DJ Lil' Bit spins throughout the breaks. $10 cover $9 For SASDS Members


Born in San Antonio, TX and raised in Southern California, Rosie Flores' music blends the best of honky tonk, rockabilly, and jazz with the traditional sounds of her Tex-Mex heritage. Since the late 70s, she has been an important figure in the Los Angeles, Austin, TX and Nashville music scenes. Rosie's reputation as a high octane rockabilly star is well established. Critical raves from prestigious publications such as the Los Angeles Times and Guitar Player magazine leave no doubt about her talent for filling dance floors and lighting up rooms with her blazing guitar solos.

Dec 10

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

Price: $25-$150

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Hitchhike to Home: 20th Anniversary of Hitchhike to Rhome


performing Hitchhike to Rhome in it’s entirety


Although they became one of the most enduring bands in the alternative country-rock catalog, Old 97′s drew inspiration from a broad range of genres, including the twangy stomp of cowpunk and the melodies of power pop. Formed in 1993 by frontman Rhett Miller and bassist Murry Hammond, the group spent the bulk of the decade posed on the brink of mainstream success, issuing albums that often drew warm reviews but never yielded a substantial hit. Old 97′s tightened their sound as the decade drew to a close, retaining their bar-band vigor while introducing a stronger pop/rock sound on albums like Too Far to Care and Satellite Rides. Miller also mounted a solo career in the early 2000s, but the band remained together nonetheless, continuing to release material with their original lineup intact into the following decade. Rhett Miller and Murry Hammond first partnered up in 1989, when Miller enlisted the latter’s help in producing his debut solo album, Mythologies. Although six years younger than Hammond, Miller proved to be a dedicated musician as he canvassed the Dallas club circuit, playing an blend of folk and British-styled pop to local audiences. He also displayed a knack for storytelling, having previously earned a creative writing scholarship to Sarah Lawrence College. One year after Mythologies‘ release, Miller and Hammond teamed up once again, this time as part of the short-lived Sleepy Heroes. Although the Sleepy Heroes disbanded after issuing one album, the band’s mix of pop and Texas-styled twang helped lay the foundation for Old 97′s. Continuing to build upon that sound, Miller and Hammond linked up with lead guitarist Ken Bethea and recorded a demo tape at the Cedar Creek studio in Austin. Drummer Philip Peeples climbed on board shortly thereafter, and Hammond’s childhood obsession with trains inspired the band’s new name, which paid homage to the country ballad “Wreck of the Old 97.” With their lineup intact, Old 97′s released the debut album Hitchhike to Rhome in 1994. It garnered positive reviews and began to build the group’s alt-country fan base, which they consolidated on the album’s follow-up, Wreck Your Life. Issued in 1995 by the newly formed Bloodshot Records — a label that would also launch the alt-country careers of Neko Case and Ryan Adams — Wreck Your Life presented Old 97′s as a sharp, eclectic country-rock outfit with a pinup-worthy frontman. Such positive attention led to a major-label deal with Elektra Records, who hoped to translate the band’s underground buzz into mainstream success. - See more at: http://old97s.com/about/#sthash.YUriosWW.dpuf

Dec 11

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

Price: $12-$45

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Dec 12

Dec 12

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

Price: $10-$50

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BOOTH DOES NOT INCLUDE ADMISSION---LIMITED SEATED SHOW---Uncle Lucius takes rock and roll from its deep roots, pushes it onward by putting their own honest interpretation of new rock sounds with elements of r&b and blues added.

Dec 13

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

Price: $20-$70

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BOOTH DOES NOT INCLUDE ADMISSION---LIMITED SEATED SHOW--- Doyle Bramhall II stands as one of the most distinctive vocalist, guitarist, composer and producer in contemporary music. Eric Clapton, with whom Bramhall has collaborated for more than a decade, cites the guitarist as one of the most gifted players he has ever encountered. At 18, Bramhall II toured with Jimmie Vaughan’s band The Fabulous Thunderbirds. Two years later he cofounded the blues-rock band Arc Angels with Charlie Sexton, Chris Layton and Tommy Shannon. In the aftermath of two critically acclaimed solo albums Jellycream and Welcome, Bramhall II's unparalleled skills as guitarist won the attention of both Roger Waters, who featured the guitarist on his In The Flesh tour, and Eric Clapton. Once recruited by Clapton, their association blossomed. Bramhall II toured with Clapton, collaborated on songs and left an indelible mark on albums such as Searching Robert J, Reptile and 2013's Old Sock, which he also co-produced. Bramhall II has been in demand as composer, guitarist and producer, collaborating with such as artists as Sheryl Crow, Tedeschi Trucks, Elton John, Gary Clark Jr., Gregg Allman, Dr. John and many others.

Dec 14

Doors open at 11:00 am Starts at 12:00 pm All ages

Price: $5

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Alamo Rock School was established in 2011 by Francisco “Pancho” Garza. Shortly after moving here from the Northeast, Pancho realized that he wanted to continue to follow his passion, teaching msic. With his knowledge and experience, coupled with the support of Alamo Music Center, Pancho was able to see his vision unfold – a music program for all ages and skill levels!

Dec 15

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

Price: $10

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Dance lessons provided by SASDS from 7-8. Band kicks off around 8:30. DJ Lil' Bit spins throughout the breaks. $10 cover $9 For SASDS Members


A native of New York and coming from a close-knit Italian family, listening to standards was the norm for Johnny Panzarella while growing up. Distinguishing himself from other young musicians, Panzarella leads the ensamble "Johnny P and the Wiseguys" with velvety vocals and a dynamic trumpet sound. The band features original tunes penned by Panzerella,coupled with fresh and innovative musical arrangements of classics from the Great American Songbook

Dec 16

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

Price: $10-$40

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BOOTH DOES NOT INCLUDE---LIMITED SEATED SHOW---An artist’s lifetime is sometimes dictated by the heights they reach, the reaction they register or the body of work compiled during their working years. Chris Duarte is certainly making a case for his body of work he’s producing, this being number eleven of releases, but is he achieving the right reaction for his efforts? With the release of Chris Duarte’s latest opus, ‘My Soul Alone’, Chris Duarte is still reaching for new ground while also throwing out some of his best blues work to date. The maturity in the phrasing and melodic statements are a far cry from the early raw days of his first few releases. This could only be achieved through relentless roadwork that allows Chris to ply his trade and to work and rework melodic ideas. “I can practice all day in my basement but it’s a totally different ballgame when I get on stage. More of a physical dynamic is the currency I trade in when I’m playing live.” Even though Chris is in the studio, I can hear him getting more physical while there.

Dec 17

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

Price: $8

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Jimmy Spacek grew up on the south side of San Antonio, Texas. The south side also gave birth to other great Texas musicians like Doug Sahm, Augie Meyers and Randy Garibay, to name a few. These artists all helped shape Jimmy

Dec 18

Doors open at 7:30 pm Starts at 8:00 pm Ages 18+ Only

Price: $20-$60

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South Texas native Steve Treviño is fast becoming one of the country’s hottest comics. Outside of being a national headliner, he's made memorable appearances on The Late Late Show, Comics Unleashed andBET Comic View, among others. Treviño's "Tex-Mex" style of comedy is a fresh voice for the 21st Century Mexican-American, earning him regular slots on Despierta America, Que Locos and The Latino Laugh Festival. He also wrote on Mind of Mencia and produced and wrote on rapper Pit Bull’s La Esquina. Most recently Treviño landed in the Nielsen Top 20, with his Showtime comedy special, Grandpa Joe's Son.

Dec 19

Dec 19

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

Price: $10-$45

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Mike Ryan is a singer/songwriter with a knack for pairing lyrics with music that breathe life into a song. Though Mike would tell you “I’ve still got some road to travel as a writer,” many will argue he’s already established himself when it comes to penning clever new tunes. Smooth and soulful, he has uncommon vocal ability. With the upcoming release of his sophomore album, Bad Reputation, Ryan proves his ability to craft a good lyric in addition to breathing life into a song in a way that no other voice can. 
Surrounded by the musically inclined from a young age, Mike’s never been a stranger to notes or rhythm. Early on, Mike was greatly influenced by his grandfather Paul, who directed the Texas National Guard Band for over 20 years. “Gramps was the first person to teach me about the relationship between love and music,” says Mike. “He was very passionate about making music, as well as teaching it, and that passion was infectious.” Additionally, two of Mike’s uncles are currently band directors and Mike’s Father, Ted also has a passion for music and the performing arts. “I have great memories of my dad performing in plays and musicals as I was growing up,” Mike recalls, “and he still plays bass with his blue grass band every time he gets the chance.” Mike honed his own talent early as a member of his middle school and high school choirs.
The talent Mike has been blessed with as singer/songwriter has certainly not been ignored. After releasing his first full length album in the Fall of 2012, Night Comes Falling, Mike grabbed the attention of Sea Gayle Music, one of the top independent publishing companies in country music, out of Nashville, Tennessee. Mike strengthened his team again with APA Talent of Nashville coming on board to oversee tour booking

Dec 20

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

Price: $12-$40

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Michael Morales is an accomplished Top 40 recording artist, multi-Grammy winning producer and music entrepreneur.  As a singer/songwriter on PolyGram Records, he garnered multiple Top 40 hits, MTV airplay and international hits.  His touring career found him sharing the bill with KISS, The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Cheap Trick, Will Smith, Eddie Money and more.  His acclaimed Studio M has created recordings for the likes of Beyonce, Freddy Fender, Def Leppard, CeeLo Green, Selena and Flaco Jimenez, resulting in six Grammy nominations and four Grammy wins.  Morales’s songs have appeared in films starring Woody Allen, Sharon Stone, Keifer Sutherland, Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Tommy Lee Jones and on network TV, including series such as FOX’S, King Of The Hill and Roswell.  


Recent years have seen Morales producing new music, acting as a music legislation advocate on Capitol Hill and launching the popular Michael Morales Rockstar Academy in San Antonio. 

Dec 22

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

Price: $10

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Dance lessons provided by SASDS from 7-8. Band kicks off around 8:30. DJ Lil' Bit spins throughout the breaks. $10 cover $9 For SASDS Members


The Hot Texas Swing Band plays original songs along with Western Swing and American Swing tunes. They have regular gigs at many venues in Central Texas and are available for private parties. "Some very hot Western Swing from some very famous and talented names in this music" Mike Gross, Swingin' West DJ and Western Swing Hall of Famer.

Dec 26

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

Price: $20-$60

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BOOTH DOES NOT INCLUDE ADMISSION---LIMITED SEATED SHOW---There are songwriters who sing their songs, and then there are songs who sing their writers.

Alejandro Escovedo is one with his muse and his music. Over a lifetime spent traversing the bridge between words and melody, he has ranged over an emotional depth that embraces all forms of genre and presentation, a resolute voice that weathers the emotional terrain of our lives, its celebrations and despairs, landmines and blindsides and upheavals and beckoning distractions, in search for ultimate release and the healing truth of honesty. Sometimes it takes the form of barely contained rage, the rock of punk amid kneeled feedback; sometimes it caresses and soothes, a whispery harmony riding the air of a nightclub room, removed from amplification, within the audience.

His rise has been gradual, a steady incline rather than a quick ascendance, but it has deepened and burnished his music, made it closer to the bone, where it begins to break, deepening his insight and his ability to find that insight in performance. His tireless touring, and dogged determination to place one album after another, has taken him through many musical scenes, remaining the same persona within each, of an artist who doesn’t settle for the easy way out.

“You just do your good work, and people care,” Alejandro says over the phone beginning a promotional tour for his latest work, Street Songs of Love, his tenth solo album. “I always believed, when I was a kid, that if you just worked hard, you would find fulfillment. I think I got a lot of that from my father, and my brothers. A working musician is all I ever wanted to be. Hard work, to stay true to what you want to do, and then eventually someone would notice for that very reason.”

It is a journey that has taken him from Texas to California to New York and back again to Texas, encompassing a breadth of music as varied as the many bands he was part of before embarking on a solo career. In the 1970s, he surfaced on San Francisco’s no-holds-barred punk scene centered around the Mabuhay Gardens in North Beach, a guitarist in the Nuns; Rank & File helped unite the disparate worlds of punk and country in the 1980s; and after he moved back to Austin, the True Believers combined all manner of Americana music in a harbinger of what was to come in Alejandro’s solo career which begun in 1992 with the album Gravity.

Dec 27

Dec 27

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

Price: $12-$50

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SKYROCKET! is perhaps the most wickedly original party band to emerge from any music scene, let alone a city like Austin where original music rules. Two things make SKYROCKET! stand out: 1) The players. All of them are recording artists in their own right. Maybe you've seen them before, on tour, on TV, or performing around Austin. 2) The songs. It all started when this handful of the city's most successful and well-loved songwriters discovered a common passion for '70s "solid-gold" music: Disco, glam rock, soft rock and soul one-hit wonders. One forgotten hit led to another, then the '70s led to the '80s, and the song list grew, cherry-picked for the ones most likely to get screams of sudden recognition from the audience. Calling themselves The K-TEL Hit Machine, They caught on quickly as one of the freshest, funnest dance bands around. By the end of 2005, they had even charmed city's impossible-to-charm music critics at the Austin Chronicle's holiday bash, and the band's popularity SKYROCKETed from there, hence the name change.

Dec 28

Dec 28

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

Price: $15-$50

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“The first album was me wanting to burn down my life, cut my hair off, and run screaming into the woods,” says Alejandro Rose-Garcia. “This album is the trials and tribulations of becoming domesticated, letting people into your world and letting go of selfishness—the story of becoming a pair, losing that, and reconciling with the loss and gain of love.” Rose-Garcia is professionally known as Shakey Graves, and with his new record, And the War Came, he extends the ground—emotionally and sonically—broken by his 2011 self-released debut album, Roll the Bones, which brought him national acclaim and, three years later, still ranks near the top of Bandcamp’s digital best-seller charts. Roll the Bones established the powerful, mesmerizing Shakey Graves sound of Rose-Garcia accompanying himself on guitar and a handmade kick drum built out of an old suitcase. NPR Music named him one of 10 artists music fans “should’ve known in 2012,” describing him as “astonishing...unclassifiably original. And frighteningly good.” Paste included him in a “Best of What’s Next” feature, praising his “gnarly composite of blues and folk,” while The New York Times observed that Shakey Graves “makes the one-man band approach look effortless.” But while this distinctive arrangement continued to earn him an ever-expanding fan base on the road, Rose-Garcia knew that he wanted the follow-up to achieve something different. “With the first album, I didn’t have any expectations except my own,” he says. “This time, I was making something people were going to listen to out of the gate. I tried to maintain everything I enjoy about recording, the weird homemade aspect, but I was seeking a new, shining sound quality. The concepts for the songs are a little bigger. This is not the ‘Mr, Folk, Hobo Mountain’ album—it’s more of the Cyborg Shakey Graves. It’s definitely the next step in the staircase.”

Dec 29

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

Price: $10

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Dance lessons provided by SASDS from 7-8. Band kicks off around 8:30. DJ Lil' Bit spins throughout the breaks. $10 cover $9 For SASDS Members


The Georges started with four guys that had a dream to play an amalgam of Rockabilly, (good) early country with strong ties to the Bakersfield sound, and the music of their heroes, The Fab Four. What results with their originals is a melodic blend of catchy, danceable music that gets folks a movin’ and a shakin’ on the dance floors of legendary Texas venues like Gruene Hall. Added to their sets are covers from the likes of Buddy Holly, Johnny Cash, Elvis and other all time greats. The band also pride themselves on their presentable and some might say, rather dapper stage look. Joining the band in May of 2013 are Texas music greats (And former Two Tons Members) Dennis Fallon and Chris Dodds on guitar and drums, respectively, and respectfully. Holding down the low end on the upright bass is Aaron Covington, who has played with Turbo 350, on tracks recorded at Sun Records in his hometown of Memphis and also had a part as Jerry Lee Lewis' bassist in the movie Walk The Line. The Georges will keep rockin' and keep y'all dancin' through the Hill Country and beyond! Come see 'em to see what the fuss is all about!

Sam's New Years Eve Party

Dec 31

Dec 31

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

Price: $35-$90

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Hayes Carll is an odd mix. Wildly literate, utterly slackerly, impossibly romantic, absolutely a slave to the music, the 35-year old Texan is completely committed to the truth and unafraid to skewer pomposity, hypocrisy and small-minded thinking.

In a world of shallow and shallower, where it’s all groove and gloss, that might seem a hopeless proposition. Last year, “Another Like You,” Carll’s stereotype’s attract duet of polar opposites, was American Songwriter’s #1 Song of 2011 – and KMAG YOYO was the Americana Music Association’s #1 Album, as well as making Best of Lists for Rolling Stone, SPIN and a New York Times Critics Choice.

But more importantly than the critical acclaim is the way Carll connects with music lovers across genres lines. Playing rock clubs and honkytonks, Bonnaroo, Stones Fest, SXSW and NXNE, he and his band the Gulf Coast Orchestra merge a truculent singer/songwriter take that combines Ray Wylie Hubband’s lean freewheeling squalor with Todd Snider’s brazen Gen Y reality and a healthy dose of love amongst unhealthy people.

“I guess you could say I write degenerate love songs,” Carll says. “That, and songs about people who’re wedged between not much and even less; people who see how hopeless it is and somehow make it work anyway. “And the best kind of irony, sometimes, is applying no irony and letting reality do the work.”

Letting reality do the work has sure worked for the lanky Texan who walks slow and talks slower. Born in Houston, he went to college at Hendrix College in Conway, Arkansas – getting a degree in History, then heading back to Crystal Beach to play for
a wild assortment of people either hiding out, hanging on or getting lost in the bars along Texas’ Gulf coast.

Jan 10

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

Price: $10-$45

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Formed in 2004, ABBEY RODE is a critically-acclaimed Houston-based tribute band performing the greatest hits of the world's greatest rock band - the BEATLES!!! Unlike other Beatles tribute bands, we don't dress like the Beatles and we don't act like the Beatles - we just sound like them! In addition, we focus on all of the Beatles' greatest hits, not just the songs from the "touring years." Finally, we also play those "hidden gems" that you won't hear anywhere else, as well as a few "solo" songs from the post-Beatles era. All four members of ABBEY RODE sing lead and backing vocals. All instruments are played live - no tapes or backing tracks are used! ABBEY RODE performs its show at festivals, clubs, casinos and private, corporate and charity events in southeast Texas. So join us at one of our next performances, and experience the sounds of the Beatles as they haven't been heard for forty years - you won't be disappointed!!

Jan 14

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

Price: $20-$60

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In 2004, Marc Broussard, then a precocious 22-year-old singer/songwriter, released his major-label debut; he called it Carencro, after the Louisiana town where he was born and raised, and its thematic centerpiece was a hickory-smoked slab of Bayou soul called “Home.” That album and the three that followed revealed Broussard as an old-school Southern soul singer blessed with a rarefied gift and innate stylistic and emotional authenticity, causing the L.A. Times to rave, “The guy can really sing, with power, nuance and class. Anybody got a phone book? I’d listen to him hum a few pages.” Those records also evidenced Broussard’s maturation into a songwriter of uncommon eloquence, fashioning the indigenous idioms of his native region into compelling personal testimony. Now, a decade after his critical breakthrough, Broussard has come full circle with A LIFE WORTH LIVING his sixth studio album, a celebration of what home means to him, starting with his wife and kids, the street he’s lived on his entire life, surrounded by loved ones, and all the minutiae of everyday life that he has come to treasure. “Home definitely has a lot to do with this album,” he confirms. “But family has a lot to do with it as well, and those two go hand in hand. The infrastructure of family is really important, especially when you have four kids. Luckily I’ve got family that I’ve been able to lean on throughout all these years. Then,on top of it all, this place is just special. There’s a different way of living, a different way of communicating and a different way of celebrating life here that is infectious. And once you realize it, you never want to leave.”

Jan 15

Jan 15

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

Price: $12-$45

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BOOTH DOES NOT INCLUDE ADMISSION---LIMITED SEATED SHOW---It is but a few times in a generation that an artist comes along with the potential to reflect so honestly the human condition. Such a calling requires a humility and self-awareness that seldom find an artist until late in his career, when he’s turned the corner from idealistic to philosophical. Often young singer-songwriters aspire to draw a picture with words, a melodic expression of the visual, hoping to capture a single meaningful moment in time. Luke aspires to capture our journey through it - and his sophomore album, “The River”, speaks to a brilliant departure on that journey.

Jan 16

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

Price: $10-$40

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With a John Denver grin and mind full of Alabama attitude, Adam Hood knows the beautiful mess of blue-collar love and everyone on Music Row wants in. Tracks from his critically acclaimed 2011 album The Shape of Things have been cut by Little Big Town, David Nail, Josh Abbott Band, Brian Keane and John Corbett. The legendary Willie Nelson and Leon Russell have each picked Hood for respective national tours. Free from his contract with Carnival Music, Hood is taking advantage of his newfound independence with his rough and wild fourth studio album Welcome to the Big World. With producer Rachel Loy at the helm, the 11-track collection is a biographical masterpiece that ranges from Delbert McClinton roadhouse rock to Kris Kristofferson storyteller folk, with a mix of timeless two-step shuffles. Welcome to the Big World kicks off with the split-tempo barnburner “Don’t That Sound Like Love,” which celebrates the sacrifices of love on a budget accented with Freddie King blues guitar and piano riffs in Russell style. A Top 5 hit on both Texas Music Charts, lead single “Trying to Write a Love Song” is a straightforward, booze- and truck-free anthem about chasing a woman in a hot dress to cure writer’s block.

Jan 17

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

Price: $15-$70

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The son of acclaimed author Larry McMurtry (Lonesome Dove, Terms of Endearment), James grew up on a steady diet of Johnny Cash and Roy Acuff records. His first album, Too Long in the Wasteland (released in 1989), was produced by John Mellencamp and marked the beginning of a series of acclaimed projects for Columbia and Sugar Hill. In 1996, McMurtry received a Grammy nomination for his Longform Music Video of Where'd You Hide The Body. 1997's It Had To Happen received the American Indie Award for Best Americana Album. In 2004, McMurtry released the universally lauded Live in Aught-Three on Compadre Records. 2005's Childish Things garnered some of the highest critical praise of McMurtry's career and spent six weeks at No. 1 on the Americana Music Radio Chart in 2005 and 2006. In September 2006, Childish Things and "We Can't Make It Here" won the Americana Music Awards for Album and Song of the Year, respectively. McMurtry received more Americana Music Award nominations for 2008's Just Us Kids. This album marked his highest Billboard 200 chart position in more than 19 years. In 2009, Live in Europe was released, capturing The McMurtry Band's first European tour and extraordinary live set. Along with seasoned band members Ronnie Johnson, Daren Hess, and Tim Holt, the disc features special guests Ian McLagan and Jon Dee Graham. Also, for the first time ever, video of the James McMurtry Band's live performance is available on the included DVD.

Jan 18

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

Price: $10-$50

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BOOTH DOES NOT INCLUDE ADMISSION---LIMITED SEATED SHOW---Hailing from Raleigh, NC, American Aquarium's southern musical perspective is a blend of honest songwriting, an unwavering work ethic, and a genuine love of rock & roll. Whether you call it alt-country, Americana, or roots rock, one thing is for certain: Their music is a fresh voice that borrows from many forms of the American songbook. 25-year old songwriter and band leader, BJ Barham, brings songs to the five other band mates who breathe life into a performance that is equal parts Springsteen-esque rock bravado, old-school country lyrical heartbreak, and indie-rock introspection. From the college coeds to tattooed bikers and hipsters, the band has demonstrated their ability to cross boundaries. With 4 years, 4 albums, and over 600 shows under their belts, American Aquarium is the continuance of the road warrior meets studio craftsman ethic that has long been a part of the rock & roll and country music cultures. They are a band and crew that spend their lives between a van with no air-conditioning and stages all across the country. Their collaboration forms a wholly new and polished version of what Americana might start to look like in the years to come.

Jan 24

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

Price: $17-$70

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As one grows into adulthood, remaining steadfastly single-minded about one’s pursuits gets increasingly difficult. The musician becomes a band mate navigating the creative energies of those around them. He becomes a boyfriend, a husband, a businessman. She becomes a lover, a mother, a practitioner of her art. Life becomes multifarious, and the pressure to not let the disparate threads of a chaotic life unravel can cause strain on any relationship. With his new album Minnesota, Mason Jennings crafts a collage of love trying to survive the transition into being a grown-up in a complex world. “Love is the most important thing to me, my relationship with my wife and kids,” Mason says, adding “And music has always been as important as breathing to me. I have come to realize that to have it all, I have to take the long view when it comes to integrating all these parts of my life.” Increasingly, a sense of place and community has become important to him as well. “The album is called Minnesota because it’s a metaphor for an ever-changing landscape. More than any place I’ve ever been, things change so much here, even month-to-month. But even as things change, Minnesota is where my home is, where my center is.” His profession often takes him away from that center. Being on the road and finding the personal space to create while at home has caused him to examine how he balances his loves. He generally writes from an intensely personal point of view, but Minnesota represents a step toward the light after the darkness of Blood of Man, his last album.

Jan 26

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

Price: $17-$70

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BOOTH DOES NOT INCLUDE ADMISSION---LIMITED SEATED SHOW---Shovels and Rope tell the story of a hard time American town at the moment when the sun casts a long shadow from the gallows and illuminates the settling dust. A church bells sits scalded in a heap of brick and smoldering ash. A young man quietly counts his mothers tears through the arc of a hanging noose. New blades of grass begin to sprout on a fresh grave, and the sound of the rusty grinding gears of the passing train beg for changing times that never seem to come. Here, the hard fought battles between hope and desperation leave the heart weary town to buckle under its own sorrow.

Feb 6

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

Price: $15-$50

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BOOTH DOES NOT INCLUDE ADMISSION---LIMITED SEATED SHOW---There’s a story Terri Hendrix likes to tell crowds before singing her song “Wallet” that explains the meaning behind the song’s key line — and the motto by which she’s lived her life and run her career for the better part of the last two decades: “Own your own universe.” It goes back to the summer of 1996, when she self-released her first album, “Two Dollar Shoes,” after being turned down by three different record labels. Not only did she sell enough copies of the winsome debut to promptly pay back (with interest) the handful of friends who’d invested in her dream, by the time she was ready to release her second album, 1998’s “Wilory Farm,” she was going-her-own-way not by necessity but by choice. Nearly 20 years and many, many albums later, Hendrix is still going strong on her own Wilory Records — and all three of those labels that turned down her debut are long out of business. But Hendrix is more than just a veritable pioneer in the running-your-own-label revolution now sweeping the music industry and a “truly self-made woman” (as pegged by music luminary Al Kooper in a glowing review for her song “Slow Down.”) The Texas trailblazer is also an award-winning singer-songwriter, classically trained vocalist and multi-instrumentalist (guitar, mandolin, and harmonica); music workshop teacher (from the Berklee School of Music to the Kerrville Folk Festival to her own annual “Life’s a Song” retreat in Port Aransas, Texas); the author of a book combining essays and a soup-to-nuts independent artist how-to-guide called “Cry Till You Laugh — The Part that Ain’t Art” (described by the Austin American Statesman as “equal parts spiritual and practical, honest, funny, useful, revelatory and moving”); and, most recently, the founder of a 501(c)(3) nonprofit community arts center called the OYOU — which stands, of course, for “Own Your Own Universe.” Fundraising for the center’s eventual home — which will one day be a handicapped-accessible, multi-purpose venue in Hays County, Texas for people of all ages — has already begun. In the meantime, the OYOU is a “get-it-done” grassroots operation with the goal of getting music and all things art into the ears and hands of folks that need it via performances, instrument donations, workshops and other special events throughout Texas and beyond.

Feb 7

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

Price: $13-$60

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BOOTH DOES NOT INCLUDE ADMISSION---LIMITED SEATED SHOW---Monte Montgomery has taken the acoustic guitar beyond anyone's expectations. With his amazing fretwork, unique combination finger and pick style playing through trailblazing "chordal" thoroughfares often baffling even the most accomplished players. While Monte remains a huge enigma in the guitar universe, his legendary reputation has spread like wildfire since he appeared on Austin City Limits. In 2004 Monte was named on Guitar Player Magazine's list of "Top 50 Greatest Guitarists Of All Time" and in 2005 he was featured the Covers of "Frets" and "Acoustic Guitar" magazines.

Feb 11

Feb 11

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

Price: $15-$50

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BOOTH DOES NOT INCLUDE ADMISSION---LIMITED SEATED SHOW---The Blasters exemplify the best traditions of American Music, performing with passion and honesty that for over three decades has won the hearts and souls of fans worldwide. Composed of founding members vocalist-guitarist Phil Alvin, drummer Bill Bateman and bassist John Bazz with Keith Wyatt on guitar, they carry on a hard-won legacy as one of the most recognizable and credible bands in American Music. Their influences range from the likes of George Jones and Carl Perkins to Ike Turner, Howlin

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