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2 13

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Her voice is "a deep-hued garnet of lifeblood and beauty." - The Washington Post
Dayna Kurtz
Dayna Kurtz

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"These songs were written over some of most tumultuous, painful, interesting and beautiful years of my life," Dayna Kurtz says of Rise and Fall, her seventh studio album and her first collection of original compositions in four years. "I'm not inclined to write a memoir, so I'm grateful to have some kind of record of this time."

The emotion-charged new set is a creative milestone for the New Jersey-born, New Orleans-based singer-songwriter-guitarist-producer as well as a compelling reaffirmation of the creative strengths that have already won her a fiercely loyal fan base. The Washington Post called her voice "a deep-hued garnet of lifeblood and beauty," while L.A. Weekly rhapsodized, "Kurtz tilts her head back at an angle and spins melodic, earthbound poetry that sets loose demons only to dismiss them into the ether... Kurtz makes ordinary misery voluptuous."

A restless musical truth-seeker whose ongoing pursuit of inspiration has led her to follow her creative muse in unexpected and rewarding directions, Kurtz has spent the past decade and a half building a powerful body of recordings on her own uncompromising terms. That catalogue encompasses her own compositions as well as her distinctive interpretations of outside material drawn from a bottomless wellspring of pop, folk, jazz, blues and rock 'n' roll traditions. In addition to releasing seven albums, a pair of EPs and a live DVD, she's also built an international reputation as a riveting live performer, thanks to her tireless roadwork and industrious D.I.Y. spirit. Along the way, Kurtz has achieved such distinctions as being named Female Songwriter of the Year by the National Academy of Songwriters. Norah Jones (with whom she later recorded a duet) and Bonnie Raitt have raved about her in interviews, she's performed on such high-profile radio shows as World Cafe, Mountain Stage and NPR's Morning Edition.

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Fri
2 19

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"Vibrant, melodic vocals and finger picking with a body of complex songs." - The Purple Fiddle
Dana Louise
& The Glorious Birds

Dana Louise & The Glorious Birds
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During a solo journey to the Azores Islands in 2011, Dana Louise, a visual artist, taught herself to play guitar. The daughter of Ezra Idlet of the Grammy-nominated Trout Fishing in America, Dana forged the beginnings of her sound, practicing amidst the archipelago’s lava rocks and dragon trees. Back in the States, she began singing and songwriting professionally, touring regionally and internationally, and is currently recording her debut album with Trout Records.

Joined by the Glorious Birds -- Adams Collins (vibraphone and 5-string banjo), and Ezra Idlet and Keith Grimwood (Trout Fishing in America/guitar, percussion and bass) -- Dana brings her vibrant, melodic vocals and finger picking to a body of complex songs. Drawing from jazz and bluegrass, carrying a contemporary beat, the sound is roots-rooted flung-into-the-future folk. Dana Louise and the Glorious Birds work to leave their audiences glowing with the magic music can bring: genuine human connection.

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Sat
2 20

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"Music best experienced in person, where one can see and hear its intended splendor."
Hamilton Loomis
Hamilton Loomis

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Below the musical notes on GIVE IT BACK, the latest release from Hamilton Loomis, lies an altruistic message; showcasing a “pay it forward” philosophy, Loomis states his goal to share the knowledge and information that was given to him as a young musician. In a musical tribute to his mentors, the title track, which features Victor Wooten (Béla Fleck and the Flecktones) on bass and vocals, explains this mission and provides the backdrop as Loomis reaches new musical heights on a record that will ignite fires in those who live for funk & soul, rock, and a satisfying dose of the blues. "When I was coming up in the music scene, I was lucky to have musical mentors like Joe ‘Guitar’ Hughes, Johnny ‘Clyde’ Copeland, and of course, rock icon Bo Diddley,” stated Loomis. “These ‘veterans’ took the time to teach and give advice to us youngsters, as if ‘passing the torch.’ Now that they have passed, it’s my duty, not just an obligation, to do the same with this generation’s young musicians. That's giving it back, handing it down, passing it on, like the song says.”

Bridging the gap between generations of music-lovers and redefining blues-based American music for a contemporary audience, Loomis created his own path and built a loyal following by blending myriad influences, clever songwriting, and an expressive voice into a sound that defies description. Feeling his current style, layered onto his bluesy foundation, will attract a new generation of fans, Loomis looks forward to the appeal GIVE IT BACK will have on today’s young listeners. Loomis and crew shine on stage proving his music is best experienced in person, where one can see and hear its intended splendor.

Showing no signs of stopping, and always aiming to follow advice from Bo Diddley to “innovate, don’t imitate,” GIVE IT BACK paves the way for Hamilton Loomis to introduce more of his modern sound and energetic musical style. It also provides a glimpse into this talented artist’s philosophy on life, a message alone that is worth its weight in gold records!Can't join us in person? Watch the live online broadcast!

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Sun
2 21

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Grace Pettis hosting.
Soldier Songs
& Voices Workshop

FREE - Veterans & Active Duty Military Personnel only.

Soldier Songs & Voices
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In collaboration with Soldier Songs & Voices, The Bugle Boy Foundation invites veterans and active duty military personnel to gather with musicians and share their music in a relaxed and informal environment that encourages musical expression and healing experiences. All workshops are free and we also supply instruments if needed.

Please Click here for workshop information and full schedule.

A big THANK YOU to the Texas Commission on the Arts and the
National Endowment For The Arts
for assisting with funding for this program.


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Fri
2 26

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"If you’ve cleaned your ears out recently, this set is going to blow your mind." - Midwest Record
Harpeth Rising
Harpeth Rising
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HARPETH RISING chose to name themselves after a river because water is both dynamic and powerful. These words also describe the music created by the three women – Jordana Greenberg (violin, vocals), Rebecca Reed-Lunn (banjo, vocals) and Maria Di Meglio (cello, vocals). Unapologetic genre-benders, they fuse Folk, Newgrass, Rock and Classical into a sound that is organically unique.

Hallmarks of their music include expansive three-part harmonies, consummate musicianshi and a deft, yet soulful lyrical perspective. Harpeth Rising’s roots run deep – from their varied ancestry across Eastern Europe to the musical hotbed of the Mid-South they now call home, they weave together ancient and modern ideas, creating a sound that is both familiar and impossible to categorize.

From breathtaking energy to intimate connection, their live performances are kinetic events in which their passion and their abilities are equally displayed. Harpeth Rising can create a listening room from a rowdy bar crowd, and can inspire even the weariest of audiences. After only a few months as a band, they embarked on tour of England, which included a performance with The Bath Philharmonia. Their fifth album, Shifted, is set to release in early 2015.Can't join us in person? Watch the live online broadcast!

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Sat
2 27

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Texas Favorites Share the Stage
Kyle Hutton &
Drew Womack

Kyle Hutton

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Drew  Womack

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Kyle Hutton: "Longest Days, Shortest Years" is the 5th full-length studio release from singer/songwriter Kyle Hutton. The 15 song project offers a ride back to a time when you listened to a record from beginning to end, and deliberately bucks the trend of experiencing an artist through a single, or an EP. "Longest Days, Shortest Years" delivers 57 minutes of the best yet from Hutton's pen and guitar.

The title track of the new cd, produced by Jeffery Armstreet, explores the dichotomy of time, how a minute can feel like a lifetime and a decade can pass in the blink of an eye. Hutton, a father of 3 boys and husband of 21 years, provides wise lament on this universal subject. Michael Martin Murphey joins in on the upbeat, reflective track with a cameo on guitar and vocals. In addition to Murphey, Kyle is joined by a host of other performers lending their talents to his songs. The Chubby Knuckle Choir brings their eclectic mix to "So Close to Saturday Night", "Last Minute Austin", and the live, unedited take of "Wingtip Shoes", a post-depression era fable about a sharecropping family's demise. The project also includes an unforgettable performance by Jamie Wilson who joins Kyle for the duet "What it Takes to Sing These Songs", a piece that looks directly into the soul of the independent troubadour. Three of the songs on the project were co-written with Hutton favorites: Walt Wilkins - "What I Dreamed Last Night", Marcus Eldridge - "So Close to Saturday Night" and his oldest son Brooks Hutton - "Wallets and Watches".


Singer-songwriter Drew Womack knows first-hand the ups and downs of the music industry. This summer, Womack releases a new album, Sunshine To Rain, on Blue Lightning Records; a label that he co-owns; twelve songs that reveal an intimate snapshot of the singer-songwriter’s recent experiences. Womack first hit the national recording scene with his band, Sons of the Desert out of Waco, TX. Signed to Epic Records in 1997, their debut album, Whatever Comes First, spawned several country radio hits including the title track, which charted in the Billboard Top 10. Womack and Sons of the Desert moved to MCA Records, where they released, Change, and several more radio singles. In addition, Sons collaborated with Lee Ann Womack (no relation) on her blockbuster hit, “I Hope You Dance.”

Sunshine To Rain is a new beginning as well as a significant musical departure for Womack. Free from the rigor of tailoring his music to meet the confines of country radio, the new recording has a cutting edge sound that mixes Americana, crossover and the familiar alt-country twang that his fans will instantly recognize. Moreover, the album is infused with unique instrumentation (sitar, horns) on many of the tracks. With a healthy body, attitude, and musical approach, Drew Womack is jump-starting his career, writing and making music his way – just the way the fans want.

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Fri
3 4

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"Drawing from a variety of styles and roots, focusing on song craft and groove, on-point and in service to the song." - Kansas City Star
Katy Guillen
& The Girls

Katy Guillen & The Girls
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Katy Guillen and The Girls may have deep roots in the blues, thanks to leader Guillen’s considerable skills and long history as a blues guitarist, but this trio—Katy Guillen (guitar, vocals), Claire Adams (bass, vocals), and Stephanie Williams (drums)—brings a wide range of talents and tastes to the band’s sound. Guillen’s searing and lively licks, William’s heavy, driving drums, and Adams’s rock-solid bass create a dense sonic background for Guillen’s honest and powerful lyrics, delivered with soul and verve and complemented by Adams’s intense harmonies.

Guillen began participating in blues jams in the Kansas City area at age 14, and within a few years she was playing as a featured guest with local blues legends and seasoned veterans like John Paul’s Flying Circus, but she and The Girls don’t stop there. Their combined experiences playing in bands with genres ranging from baroque pop to Appalachian acoustic folk to classic rock ’n roll, as well as Guillen’s education in traditional Flamenco guitar, have added depth to their musical vocabulary and allowed them to shape a sound all their own.

In the midst of a non-stop performance schedule, they released their first full-length album in September 2014. 90.9 The Bridge celebrated the release by featuring KG&G and their single “Don’t Get Bitter” in their Local 909 Series. Kansas City’s preeminent alternative weekly, The Pitch, awarded them with Best Emerging Artist at their 2014 Music Awards. Katy Guillen and the Girls plan to continue writing, performing, and touring into 2015 and beyond. Their already sizable fanbase grows with every stop they make, allowing them to spread their infectious and original mix of classic American genres from the heartland of Kansas City to music lovers around the world.Can't join us in person? Watch the live online broadcast!

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Sat
3 5

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CD Release!
Vicky Emerson
"With Wake Me When the Wind Dies Down, Vicky Emerson takes her spot among the best..." -SOUTHERN MN SCENE
Vicky Emerson
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"“Vicky Emerson has voice like a fallen angel that's as pretty as it is strong, and now she backs it up with growing lyrical depth and richly blue Americana arrangements on her third album." -STAR TRIBUNE

Americana songwriter, Vicky Emerson, has always been influenced by the work of Lucinda Williams and Emmylou Harris, but was also inspired by JD McPherson, Chris Stapleton and Jason Isbell for her newest album, Wake Me When the Wind Dies Down.

Her music has always been steeped in blues, folk and traditional country, blended in her Americana trademark sound but this for this album, Vicky was able to tap into the spark and sass that fans love to see when she plays live. The result is an amazing Americana album that has been receiving rave reviews since the release on 1/1/2016.

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Sun
3 6

Door 1:30 PM
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Donnie Blanz hosting.
Soldier Songs
& Voices Workshop

FREE - Veterans & Active Duty Military Personnel only.

Soldier Songs & Voices
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In collaboration with Soldier Songs & Voices, The Bugle Boy Foundation invites veterans and active duty military personnel to gather with musicians and share their music in a relaxed and informal environment that encourages musical expression and healing experiences. All workshops are free and we also supply instruments if needed.

Please Click here for workshop information and full schedule.

A big THANK YOU to the Texas Commission on the Arts and the
National Endowment For The Arts
for assisting with funding for this program.


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Fri
3 11

Door 7 PM
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Texas State Musician
Shelley King
Shelley King

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Some people enter a room and blend right in. Not Shelley King. She sweeps in, carrying herself with the strength and assurance of a woman who knows how to step up and get it done, whether “it” is leading her band, running her own record label or co-producing her new album, Building A Fire. If there’s a little swagger to her strut, she’s earned it. Since quitting a sales job to pursue music full time in 1998, the singer-songwriter has served as the first female Texas state musician, performed with Levon Helm, toured the United States, Europe and Japan and cut seven albums — including this one, her seventh, her second album to co-produce with members of the subdudes. She’s also the author of a song recorded by Lee Hazlewood and Nancy Sinatra; they duetted on “Texas Blue Moon” after Hazlewood heard King’s version on the radio while driving through the state. That might chalk up as a lucky break, but it’s King’s talent and tenacity that make such breaks happen.

In addition to Fort Collins, parts of Building A Fire were tracked in Austin and Muscle Shoals. It features King on vocals and guitar; Amedee on drums, percussion, mandolin and support vocals; Magnie on vocals, accordion and keyboards; Marvin Dykhuis on vocals, guitars, dobro and mandolin; and Sarah Brown on bass. Guests include Wonderland on electric guitar, Cindy Cashdollar on lap steel, Warren Hood on fiddle and Tim Cook on vocals. “They’re just unique talents, and very expressive,” King says of her musical friends. Her co-producers, of course, offer special inspiration. “They really care about doing what’s right for the song,” she says. “I like that. When I work with them, when we’re done, I feel like I really found myself.”

She’s also found out how to build quite a fire — one so strong, it’s gonna burn for a long, long time.

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Sat
3 12

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“Guys like Peter Karp, James Taylor and Bob Dylan embody Americana Blues, and us English guys are inspired by it.” - Mick Taylor, The Rolling Stones
Peter Karp's
Roadshow Band

Peter  Karp
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Considered one of the finest contemporary Americana and blues artists, singer-songwriter, guitarist and pianist Peter Karp has carved out his own unique niche. Raised both in the swamps of New Jersey and rural trailer parks in southern Alabama, Karp masterfully crafts music fueled with a Yankee-Rebel juxtaposition by infusing genuine emotion, humor and candor.

As a songwriter Karp first saw national attention through his collaboration with gui-
tarist Mick Taylor of the Rolling Stones who recorded and toured with Karp on his first release, The Turning Point. Blind Pig Records next released Shadows and Cracks, and Karp was now sharing the main stage with bands like Delbert McClinton, The Subdudes and Keb Mo. In 2008 Karp formed The Karp Foley Band with Canadian blues guitarist Sue Foley. With Karp as the principle songwriter, they released two CDs on Blind Pig that went to #1 on the Blues Chart. In 2016 Karp will release “The Arson’s Match” a live show with Mick Taylor recorded by Sirius radio at The Bottom Line in NYC, part of a charity project that he started for Ovarian Cancer Research.

Karp’s lyrical style, consummate handling of the slide guitar infused by his love of Freddie King and Elmore James, and his dynamic shows with a high sense of entertainment have made him a popular addition to US, Canadian and European festivals and theaters.

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Fri
3 18

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Three Dynamic Artists Join Forces
The Wide Open
The Wide Open
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The Wide Open is more than a band, it's an experience! Fronted by Season Ammons, Allen Rayfield and Traylin Gastonè, the group has just release their new album "We'll Get By" and are currently touring extensively to promote the album.

Incorporating elements of Texas Roadhouse Blues, Southern Rock, Blue-Eyed Soul, and just a touch of Roots/Americana, their distinctive style, is created with soulful, blues-infused vocals, swampy harmonica riffs and well-crafted lyrics with R&B grooves. Members Season Ammons, Allen Rayfield and Traylin Gastonè are all singer/songwriters and multi instrumentalists. Combining guitar, harmonica, banjo, ukulele, keyboard, percussion and three part harmony, The Wide Open is a melting pot of unique sound.

Hailing from Texas, Season Ammons is an award winning female vocalist and singer/songwriter that brings sultry sass and blue-eyed soul with a pinch of gritty red dirt to the ensemble. Allen Rayfield a St. Louis native and recent "Best Harmonica" winner, invokes traces of Mississippi Blues coupled with a traditional Americana songwriting spirit. Raised in Detroit, home of MoTown, Traylin's gospel upbringing combined with years of marching in the Jackson State University drum line perfected his R&B groove while honing a soulful approach to songwriting and performing. The Wide Open is one tight trio with a fun and engaging show that is a must see performance.



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Sat
3 19

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Austin Legends Together On Stage
Grouchy Like Riley
Grouchy Like Riley
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Chip Dolan, Danny Britt, & Marvin Dykhuis are singer/songwriters and well known Austin sidemen who have joined together to form the supergroup Grouchy Like Riley.

Chip Dolan: For more than 20 years Chip has been one of Austin's most sought after and most versatile musicians. He's had a hand in recording and performing some great music made by some of Texas' finest artists. His musical ability has taken him across America and across the Atlantic, from Austin to Amsterdam ... from South by Southwest to Sweden ... from the White House to Wolf Trap. Now Chip Dolan is following his musical dreams down a new road. After years of helping make legendary music with Bruce Robison, Charlie Robison, Kelly Willis, The Mavericks, Tish Hinojosa, Greg Trooper, Eliza Gilkyson, Jimmy Lafave, Sara Hickman, Slaid Cleaves, and many more, Chip is making his own music, his own way.

Marvin Dykhuis: is originally from Racine Wisconsin. There He started his musical career playing Clubs and Colleges throughout the Midwest. In 1986 he relocated to Austin, TX, and soon became a part of the rich music scene there. In 1988 he began working with Singer/Songwriter Tish Hinojosa and has been her “right hand man”, playing on all of her recordings as well as producing and writing with her. He has been around the Globe with Ms. Hinojosa and other Texas based groups playing guitars, mandolins, banjos, Etc. Marvin has produced and played and sang on many records for Texas Singer/songwriters and groups offering a unique sound to their music.

Danny Britt: grew up in South Central Kentucky playing everything from Bluegrass to Country to Classical to Rock and Roll. After playing in assorted bands in Kentucky, Danny made his way to Texas in 1980. Danny did a couple years touring with Jerry Jeff Walker as his road manager. He began writing and playing his own music as a part of the Austin music scene and by the early 1990s was performing on a regular basis. Danny has performed around the country on shows with the likes of Guy Clark, Jerry Jeff Walker, John McCutcheon, Chris Smither, Bruce Robison, Kelly Willis, Chris Wall The Dixie Chicks, and many others.

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Sun
3 20

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Soldier Songs
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FREE - Veterans & Active Duty Military Personnel only.

Soldier Songs & Voices
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In collaboration with Soldier Songs & Voices, The Bugle Boy Foundation invites veterans and active duty military personnel to gather with musicians and share their music in a relaxed and informal environment that encourages musical expression and healing experiences. All workshops are free and we also supply instruments if needed.

Please Click here for workshop information and full schedule.

A big THANK YOU to the Texas Commission on the Arts and the
National Endowment For The Arts
for assisting with funding for this program.


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3 26




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Fri
4 1

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Special Solo Acoustic Show!
Brandon Rhyder
Brandon Rhyder
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“I could escape in music. I love words. I love being my own guy. It's not something that I sought to achieve, but I just see words and chords and songs differently than many.”

Country music’s Brandon Rhyder has undoubtedly established himself as a fixture in the Texas Country/Red Dirt scene. Rhyder has released seven albums and boasts an impressive four #1 singles on the Texas Music Charts, along with a plethora of other milestones. He continues to push boundaries and deliver fresh material, all while maintaining his signature sound that fans across the country have grown to adore. In 2013, Brandon released a brand new full-length album, That’s Just Me, on Reserve Records via Thirty Tigers.

That’s Just Me, which is self-produced, serves as his eighth full-length album over the span of 12 years. Recorded and carefully crafted at The Zone in Dripping Springs, TX, this highly anticipated release includes co-writes from fellow Texan powerhouses and friends Josh Abbott and Wade Bowen that have become fan favorites. The debut single from the album, "Haggard," is heavily inspired by Charlie Daniels and Riders in the Sky and is a clear picture into Rhyder’s youth. The song proved to be wildly successful as it scored the #1 position on the Texas Regional Radio Report in May.

Rhyder has entirely embedded himself into this twelve-track compilation. He explains, “The overall feeling about life resonates on this collection. I hope people will see that I, along with my family on and of the road are focused, driven and thrilled to share our passion.” Brandon has never made a secret of creating music that is personal and reflects real-life experiences, and That’s Just Me is no exception.

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Sat
4 2

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"Simply put, no one writes songs like this man."
– Stu Gilbert, MVRemix.

Bill Carter
Bill Carter
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Bill Carter and The Blame has been a pillar of the Austin music scene for nearly three decades, helping shape the city's rich musical history along with songwriting partner Ruth Ellsworth. Over two hundred artists have found gold in the songwriting genius of this Texas troubadour, including Stevie Ray Vaughan, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Robert Palmer, the Counting Crows, Storyville, Omar and The Howlers, The Brian Setzer Orchestra, Ruth Brown, John Anderson, and Waylon Jennings, just to name a few.

Carter and Ellsworth received the BMI "Million Airs" Award for over two million airplays of their Stevie Ray Vaughan mega hit "Crossfire." In March of 2000, the track won the Decade Award for Best Song at the Austin Music Awards.

In August of 2012, PBS-Austin released an hour-long documentary on Bill Carter and The Blame as part of the station's Arts In Context series. This live show/tribute featured interviews and testimonials with Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top, Charlie Sexton, Jimmie Vaughan, and Johnny Depp. March of 2013 saw Carter and Ellsworth inducted into the Austin Music Hall of Fame.

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Fri
4 8

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Chart-Topping Texas Songwriter
Houston Marchman
Houston Marchman

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The driving force behind Houston Marchman is his ability to translate real life into music. Marchman spent his formative years soaking up the sights and sounds of America’s heartland. Marchman received his first guitar at the age of 5. Influenced by his musical grandfather and poetic grandmother, he wrote his first song at the age of 13. Today he continues to produce music both poetically humble and musically complex, creating music that honestly and vividly portrays life mixing the sounds of country, Texas folk, polka, conjunto and blues.

Marchman is filled with humorous accounts and boundless energy. He connects with audiences wherever he plays. His fans love the honesty of his music as well as his smoky character-filled voice. Leavin' Dallas, released in 1999, charted on Gavin Americana and prompted the Blue Chip Radio Report to carefully describe him as "...somewhere in the ballpark of Townes Van Zandt and Robert Earl Keen in the songwriting/storytelling department ..." and "musically ...a country rocker of the Mellencamp-Springsteen-Earl variety." Other critics frankly called it "an impressive debut".

Houston's newest album Long Gone is a slight departure from the norm. Houston maintains his singer-songwriter roots, but pushes it to the edge. Songs like “I Can't Go Back," a blues-rock number, features a duet with Carolyn Wonderland. Other artists who helped shape this album include Cindy Cashdollar on steel, Gabe Rhodes on guitar, Brendon Anthony on fiddle, Tom Gillam on vocals and many more. He has once again shown the diversity of his writing and his music.

With ten records, Houston Marchman still has much to say and his fans are thrilled to know there is more coming. Music lovers who appreciate an honest outlook on life and enjoy the sounds of country music packed with the punch of rock, while carrying on the tradition of Texas Folk, conjunto, polka, and blues are constantly satisfied taking in the true-to-life tunes of Houston Marchman.

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"...a Gary Clark Jr. level talent who speaks boldly through her guitar while entrancing with her gorgeous smoky voice.” - Austin American Statesman
Jackie Venson
Jackie Venson
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It is legend that during a drunken back-alley brawl, Jackie Venson punched Pluto straight out of planetary existence.

Venson’s “…astonishing mix of raw soul, superb musicianship and laid back grace…” (Austin American Statesman) has been compared to the likes of Joss Stone, Amy Winehouse and fellow Austin native Gary Clark, Jr. Originally a classical pianist, Venson picked up the guitar and made the giant leap from the tradition of classical music to the raw and gritty blues. She is a multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter with an out of this world voice. Venson knows music like the back of her hand with 17 years of piano-smashing skills, 8 years of vocally seducing angels, 8 years of inspired songwriting and 4 years of non-stop guitar shredding. (It is scientific fact that she can sleep and rock at the same time.)

Venson spent her college years at Berklee College of Music where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Composition and Studio Production. In recognition of her dedication to her craft, Bestfan.com said “Venson is no dilettante, wannabe performer, however a real staple of what a musician can achieve when they put in their 10,000 hours for both musical schooling, and late night pub sessions for practical honing.”

Her live performances revisits what makes music so powerful: emotion and passion. She thrives without the flash, instead favoring a clean sound, genuine soul, and meaningful connection with her audience. Music is not only what Venson does – but also defines who she is and reminds her where she wants to be: performing.

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Kyle Hutton hosting.
Soldier Songs
& Voices Workshop

FREE - Veterans & Active Duty Military Personnel only.

Soldier Songs & Voices
WatchWebsite
In collaboration with Soldier Songs & Voices, The Bugle Boy Foundation invites veterans and active duty military personnel to gather with musicians and share their music in a relaxed and informal environment that encourages musical expression and healing experiences. All workshops are free and we also supply instruments if needed.

Please Click here for workshop information and full schedule.

A big THANK YOU to the Texas Commission on the Arts and the
National Endowment For The Arts
for assisting with funding for this program.


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