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Fri
4 24

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Ameripolitan's 2015 Western Swing
Male Artist of the Year Nominee

Doug Moreland
Doug Moreland
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Originally from the mountains of west Texas, Doug Moreland settled down in Austin at the turn of the millennium as a fiddler, songwriter, and woodcarver!

In January 2012, the multi-dimensional Country Music entertainer released The Flying Armadillos, the eighth of his fully independent albums. Named after his band, the album captured newborn songs with a traditional styling of fiddle, guitar, upright bass, and minimal drums. True to form, Doug’s original songs gathered influence from the western swing of Bob Wills and the easy-going style of Jimmy Buffett, mixed with humor the likes of Roger Miller.

Doug has received a Will Rogers Cowboy Award for Western Music Male Performer of the Year from the Academy of Western Artists. He received an Entertainer of the Year award from the Texas Music Awards. Doug also appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno with his former companion Holly-peño (a black/white McNab dog).

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Sat
4 25

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"...so if you have the opportunity to catch this starlet on stage, don’t even think about it … just go. You can thank me later.” — Jay Minkin - NO DEPRESSION
Amy Speace
with Special Guest Ryan Culwell
Amy Speace
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“The next time someone tells you they don’t make good music anymore, tell them they must not have heard of Amy Speace. She is a timeless singer/songwriter who has captured this writer’s attention with a record which should be a topic of debate on several year-end award lists..., so if you have the opportunity to catch this starlet on stage, don’t even think about it … just go. You can thank me later.” — Jay Minkin - NO DEPRESSION


“What Amy Speace says – what she sings – she says with a confluence of poetry and honesty, of emotional specificity,” writes The New York Times. Speace is one of the most heralded singers and songwriters of her generation, working for the past 10 years under the radar of the mainstream music industry. She began her creative life in NYC in theater, mostly in Shakespeare, mostly in fringe and experimental companies. A lifelong musician, it was a chance meeting with legend Judy Collins that changed the direction of her life when Collins invited her to join her on tour and subsequently recorded her song “The Weight of the World”, calling it “one of the best political folk songs I’ve ever heard”. That song was named as the #4 Folk Song Of The Decade by DJ John Platt of NYC's WFUV. In 2013, her next and first truly independent project, How To Sleep In A Stormy Boat and it's companion EP Same Old Storm brought her the best press of her career. An ambitious narrative that wove Speace's songs loosely around the characters ad poetry of Shakespeare, Stormy Boat was featured in an NPR “All Things Considered” piece and received raves from The New York Times, Mojo Magazine, American Songwriter and others. She will release, That Kind Of Girl in March 2015.

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Sun
4 26

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Chuck Hawthorne hosting.
Soldier Songs & Voices
Soldier Songs & Voices
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In collaboration with The Welcome Home Project/SoldierSongs and Voices, The Bugle Boy Foundation invites veterans of our armed forces 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 to Veterans and we also supply instruments if needed.

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Fri
5 1

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A Very Special Evening with
Chuck Hawthorne,
John Reeves
& Soldier Songs Veteran guest
Rick Schultze

Chuck  Hawthorne
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Chuck Hawthorne: An Amarillo, Texas native, Chuck Hawthorne has been writing and performing for over 20 years amassing a catalog of unique, well-crafted and starkly honest songs. They’re sometimes deadly serious; sometimes raucous, and always passionately written and delivered. As fellow musician Shawn T. Pabst once remarked, “…A man with the courage of a warrior, the heart of a poet, and a soul as old as time.” Drawing from the same well as his Panhandle music forbearers Terry Allen, Joe Ely, Butch Hancock, and Jimmy Dale Gilmore et al, his compositions strike universal heartstrings from a singularly vast and barren landscape. A debut album is in the works that promises to do just that…and be an instant Texas Music classic. Until then, catch him if you can.

John Reeves: Born in Texas in the late 60’s and growing up all over the world John Reeves aka JD Wellfed had many influences to draw from. His songs are a of country, folk and various off shoots all blended into a style reminiscent of artists such as Guy Clark, John Prine, and Townes Van Zandt. JD writes well-crafted compact story songs with underlying notes of humor. Good honest music that happens to be from Texas, but doesn’t overplay the Texas card. From festival stages to small village taverns he is well on his way to leaving an impression on the americana/acoustic country/folk/singer songwriter scene.Can't join us in person? Watch the live online broadcast!

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Sat
5 2

Door 10 AM
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Held at the Parish Hall in Moravia, Texas
2015 Songwriter Serenade Competition
This is an offsite event. Purchase your
$10 ticket at the link below.

Songwriter Serenade

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2015 Songwriter Serenade Winner
Every year the Bugle Boy Foundation works with Songwriters Serenade to provide performing songwriters a platform to showcase their skills before their peers, a panel of esteemed judges and an enthusiastic crowd of music lovers. This year the contest is held on May 2nd at The Parish Hall in Moravia, Texas and the 2015 winner will open for Carrie Rodreguiz for an evening performance at The Bugle Boy. This year's judges include: Susan Gibson,Carrie Rodreguiz & Drew Kennedy.

Learn more about the Songwriter Serenade.

Tickets for the contest are sold separately and may be purchased here.


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Sat
5 2

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"She creates beautiful music that is always slyly smart, which in turn makes it more beautiful."
- The New Yorker

Carrie Rodriguez
& Luke Jacobs

w/ special guest 2015 Songwriter Serenade Winner!
Carrie Rodriguez
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Pigeonhole Carrie Rodriguez at your peril. Sure, she has gained notoriety as an Americana singer-songwriter as highlighted by last year’s studio effort, “Give Me All You Got”, which reached no. 1 on the Americana Music Charts. But musical predictability isn’t in her world view or her performing reality.

Rodriguez is equally renowned as a violinist, not only accompanying songwriting luminaries such as Lucinda Williams and John Prine, but also touring internationally with esteemed guitarist/composer Bill Frisell, who calls on her to play everything from surf rock to adventurous composed music to spontaneously improvisational jazz. A native of Austin, Texas, Rodriguez is often pegged as a country singer, yet she also sings in fluent Spanish, and is currently working on an album featuring classic Ranchera songs from the Mexican songbook. If you ask Carrie how she would identify herself musically, she would do so with one word: collaborator.

Most recently Carrie has been perfecting the art of the duo with her musical partner, Luke Jacobs, an unexpected and stimulating match for her artistic leanings. Jacobs, a multi-instrumentalist/singer-songwriter who hails from the north woods of Minnesota adds a compelling Garrison Keillor-esque element to their live show - spinning tales that have both captivated and cracked-up audiences on both sides of the pond throughout their last three years of constant touring. His cool, understated delivery is a striking contrast to Carrie’s earnest passion, and their chemistry is undeniable. Their duo show has been described as “lushly cinematic” by The Washington Post who also noted that “...the pair made a virtue of necessity.” The London Times said, “both performers engaged the audience with their personalities as well as their music . . . as they progressed on a richly rewarding journey.” They will be hitting the road in early October of 2014 starting in the Northeast of the US and continuing on to the UK, Ireland, and Italy and are currently finishing up the recording of Jacobs’ debut album, which is being produced by Carrie and will be released in early 2015.

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Sun
5 3

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Show 2 PM
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Ken Gaines hosting.
Soldier Songs & Voices
Soldier Songs & Voices
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In collaboration with The Welcome Home Project/SoldierSongs and Voices, The Bugle Boy Foundation invites veterans of our armed forces 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 to Veterans and we also supply instruments if needed.

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Fri
5 8

Door 7 PM
Show 8 PM
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Texas Songwriting Legend
Joe Ely
Joe Ely
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"He sings of distance, about rivers and ranches, of smoldering passions and sad laments, of faraway longing and unrequited love." - Joe Nick Patoski

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 on the line each and every night.

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Sat
5 9

Door 7 PM
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"Framed in pop rock, folk, country and blues - it is clear there are no limits to what Grace can do." - Sirius XM
Grace Pettis
Grace Pettis

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With stories in her soul, a dash of courage, and a smile that melts walls, Grace Pettis is busy doing what she was born to do. The life of an independent touring artist is tough, but somehow she makes it look easy. In her short career, she has built a reputation as a respected songwriter among artists, industry, and fans. Her highly anticipated second album "TWO BIRDS" has received excellent reviews. Maverick Magazine featured a FIVE STAR review of her new album in their October edition. This sophomore album is a culmination of years of writing, touring and surviving as an independent artist.​ She splashed onto the music scene winning NPR’s Mountain Stage NewSong Contest, where her, "Nine to Five Girl" was selected for Best Song honors.

Grace carried this momentum when she performed as an Official Showcase Artist, at the 2010 International Folk Alliance conference, where she captured the attention of presenters and radio programmers as a young standout. Later that spring Grace won the Wildflower! Performing Songwriter Contest Grand Prize, and the People's Choice award. Grace's collection of accolades and years of touring led to her hugely successful fundraising campaign for her sophomore album TWO BIRDS. Grace continues to tour the country sharing her musical gifts with those who will listen.​

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Fri
5 15

Door 7 PM
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“Root bounded music, with contemporary drive.”
– Cindy Cashdollar

Blue Water Highway Band
Blue Water Highway Band
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Blue Water Highway Band’s Things We Carry effortlessly backs elegant wordplay with energetic melodies. Sharp songwriting guides the entire journey. Songs stick. They resonate. Listen closely. You’ll hear. “These songs show how we deal with struggles and joys,” frontman Zack Kibodeaux says, “and they deal with everything from heavy topics like depression from the loss of a child to the highs and lows of romantic relationships.” Chief songwriters Greg Essington and Zack Kibodeaux, who raised funds for the record through a hometown Gulf Coast concert, fuel complex harmonies with operatic elegance. Results are stunning.

Folks notice. “Zack Kibodeaux and Greg Essington of the Blue Water Highway Band are some of the best vocalists I’ve heard in a long time,” says pioneering singer-songwriter Terri Hendrix. “Their delivery, timing, lyrics, and harmonies and overall musicianship make them the real deal. On top of it all, they are good guys and true professionals. Simply put, I was blown away with their live show.” Legendary multi-instrumentalist and producer Lloyd Maines echoes the sentiment: “The Blue Water Highway Band is the best new band that I’ve heard in years. Their vocals are spot on and their writing is smart and thoughtful. They’re very serious and impressive musicians’’

Accordingly, the songs themselves span broad landscapes. “ ‘The Running’ is an underdog story from three perspectives about how one deals with working hard for something and not making it,” Kibodeaux explains. “And ‘John Henry’ is our take on the classic underdog folk tale. “The title track sort of ties the album together. It tells the story of an encounter with a muse-like character (an old-time movie star) who uses the phrase ‘’things we carry’’ with a bit of a twist, as if to say we are carrying each other along, helping each other with our problems.’’ Can't join us in person? Watch the live online broadcast!

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Sat
5 16

Door 7 PM
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"The stories are as great as the songs." - Sydney Morning Herald
Roy Book Binder
Roy Book Binder
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SINGER-SONGWRITER-STORYTELLING-BLUESMAN. Roy Book Binder has been rambling around the world for the past 45 years! He gave up his Greenwich Village "pad" in the early 70's and lived in his "Tour Bus" for the next 15 years criss-crossing the US and appearing at festivals throughout Canada & Europe.

Book Binder, traveled with the legendary Rev. Gary Davis in the late 60's...The Book, recorded his first solo acoustic Blues album in the 70's, which was the first to receive 5 stars in DOWNBEAT magazine! In the late 80's 'The Book' was part of Bonnie Raitt's East Coast Tour, which included an appearance on The Grand Old Opry which led to almost 30 appearances on NASHVILLE NOW's, Ralph Emory Show! In the 90's he often appeared with JORMA KAUKONEN (who recorded 2 of Roy's songs).

Last Aug. 19th, THE GOOD BOOK, Roy's latest release of all original songs, reached #3 on AirPlayDirect's Americana charts.Can't join us in person? Watch the live online broadcast!

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Sun
5 17

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Show 2 PM
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John Reeves hosting
Soldier Songs & Voices
Soldier Songs & Voices
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In collaboration with The Welcome Home Project/SoldierSongs and Voices, The Bugle Boy Foundation invites veterans of our armed forces 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 to Veterans and we also supply instruments if needed.

Please Click here for workshop information and full schedule.




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5 22




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Closed
Memorial Day Weekend
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5 23




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May 22nd & 23rd

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Fri
5 29

Door 7 PM
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"One thing she isn’t: afraid of the microphone. Talley has undeniable stage presence…" – Mountain Express
Nikki Talley
Nikki Talley
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Nikki Talley is a hardworking, energetic, mountain girl with a big voice. She is one half of a FULL TIME touring husband & wife DUO based out of Asheville, NC contributing acoustic guitar, clawhammer banjo & of course her trademark stunning vocals. Since January 2012 she & husband Jason Sharp, who accompanies her on finger style & flat picking guitar as well as bass, have played 200+ shows in over 20 states touring out of their Chevy van, Blue Bell, they bought w/ money raised from a successful Kickstarter campaign.

Raised in Ruffin, North Carolina and hailing from Asheville, it’s only fitting that Nikki’s music is as eclectic as the state that boasts the mountains and the sea. Trying to pin down Nikki’s style, critics and reviewers alike have compared her to Patty Loveless and Gillian Welch, but to leave the comparisons there would be doing a disservice to her fiery stage performance, hauntingly seductive and raw gritty lyrics, lifted by a voice that harkens back to her Appalachian roots, and shores up on the edges of contemporary country, folk, and old time that has her audiences stomping and clapping for more.

Nikki’s latest release Beautiful Charmer garnered the #7 spot in WNCW’s top 20 regional releases of 2010 and #23 in top 100 releases & features Grammy-winning alt-country icon Jim Lauderdale among other guests.Can't join us in person? Watch the live online broadcast!

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Sat
5 30

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"A virtuosic blast of bluegrassy string-band music." - Houston Chronicle
MilkDrive
MilkDrive
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Austin progressive alt.-folk acoustic string band MilkDrive features award-winning musicians — Noah Jeffries on guitar, Dennis Ludiker on mandolin, Brian Beken on fiddle, Matt Mefford on Double bass — but awards reveal nothing about the quartet’ soul. ROAD FROM HOME produced by Bil VornDick (Alison Krauss, Bela Fleck) its debut studio album captures the quartet’s soulful, textural, multi-layer mix of rhythms, and improvisation and its harmony vocals.

The band’s much-anticipated sophomore studio album WAVES, produced by Bil VornDick, was released in June 2012. Capturing the band’s sophisticated arrangements and fierce musicianship, the album showcases a number of original compositions and features guests Noam Pikelny (of Punch Brothers) and Futureman (of Bela Fleck & the Flecktones). Dennis Ludiker, Brian Beken and Noah Jeffries met as youngsters competing in the National Oldtime Fiddlers’ Contest in Weiser, Idaho. Eventually they migrated to Austin, where they toured with an eclectic mix of bands and honed their songwriting chops before joining up with bass player extraordinaire Matt Mefford and forming MilkDrive.

A big THANK YOU to the Texas Commission on the Arts
for assisting with funding for this event!


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Fri
6 5

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"Brooks’ singing has enough soul to light up a Harlem church on Sunday morning!" - Santa Monica Mirror
Danny Brooks
Danny  Brooks
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Danny Brooks 'The Hill Country Soul Man', now settled in Llano Texas has mixed the best of both Texas and Mississippi and calls it 'Texassippi'. Consider it down home, foot stompin' soul music punctuated with slide and wailing high lonesome harmonica wrapped in raspy soulful vocals similar to Otis Redding and Taj Mahal. Danny performs on assorted guitars, harp rack and stomp board and piano handy.

'Listening to Danny Brooks is like driving out of Memphis, TN on a sunny Saturday morning into the Mississippi Delta listening to WDIA. It's one of those things where time stands still. A dash of Eddie Hinton, Solomon Burke, Rev. James Cleveland and Howlin' Wolf are all ingredients in Danny's soulful musical stew,' states Greg Martin of the Kentucky Headhunters. Maybe Greg Quill, noted musician and arts writer for the Toronto Star, sums it up the best: 'This is Roots music of great distinction.'
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Sat
6 6

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Chart-topping Songwriters!
Thom Shepherd and Coley McCabe
Thom Shepherd

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Coley McCabe

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Thom Shepherd is an Austin-based touring artist. Most people are first introduced to Thom by one of the long list of songs that he has written, but were recorded and released by other artists. He is the writer of the #1 singles “Redneck Yacht Club”, recorded by Craig Morgan, and “Riding with Private Malone” recorded by David Ball. He wrote the #1 Josh Abbott and Pat Green single, “My Texas.” He also wrote the GMA Canada Song and Video of the Year "A Father's Love (The Only Way He Knew How)" and the title track of Tracy Lawrence’s Grammy nominated album “The Rock”. In total Thom has had over 10 singles and had over ninety songs recorded by artists including Easton Corbin, Colt Ford, Bucky Covington, George Jones, Pam Tillis, Lorrie Morgan, Trailer Choir, Montgomery Gentry, Buddy Jewell, and Cledus T. Judd. After years of living in Nashville, Thom relocated to Texas in 2011 to pursue a full time touring career. “I’ve always written songs so that I could perform them live on stage,” he says. “It’s always exciting when someone else records one of my songs, but there is no greater feeling than connecting with an audience.“

Coley McCabe is a Texas Country Singer/Songwriter. She is currently touring in Texas and all over the country, both with her band and performing acoustic shows. Her engaging stage presence and seasoned songwriting set her apart from other female acts. She has opened up for many major artists like Toby Keith, Wynonna, Kenny Chesney, Martina McBride, George Strait, Rascal Flatts, Brad Paisley, and more. Her current radio single, “I’m With U”, is the title track from her new duet project with Thom Shepherd, and her previous single “This Ain’t the 60’s” was a top 15 hit on the Texas charts. She's an ASCAP Award Winner for Top 5 Country Billboard Single as Co-Writer of “Lucky 4 You (Tonight I’m Just Me)” recorded by the sister trio SHeDAISY. She has also written songs recorded by the legendary Loretta Lynn, Kristy Lee Cook (American Idol), Rebecca Lynn Howard, Lila McCann, Bill Anderson, among others. She has co-starred in the Feature Film Alabama Love Story, available on Netflix and Amazon and released two singles as a Recording Artist on RCA Records - the song "Grow Young With You" with Andy Griggs was on the soundtrack for the Film Where The Heart Is starring Ashley Judd and Natalie Portman. Can't join us in person? Watch the live online broadcast!

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Sun
6 7

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Soldier Songs & Voices
Soldier Songs & Voices
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In collaboration with The Welcome Home Project/SoldierSongs and Voices, The Bugle Boy Foundation invites veterans of our armed forces 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 to Veterans and we also supply instruments if needed.

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Fri
6 12

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"Rare mix of musicianship, humor and inspiration...impeccable dual lead vocals." - Billboard
Trout Fishing in America
Trout Fishing in America
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Trout Fishing in America is the long-standing and yet seemingly unlikely musical partnership of Keith Grimwood and Ezra Idlet. As individuals, they are about as different as one can imagine. Together, they blend seamlessly in a way that has captured the imagination (and hearts) of audiences of all ages for over three decades. Ezra on guitar and banjo stands 6’8″ tall while Keith on bass stretches to 5’5 1/2″ on a humid day. Ezra is more playful and extroverted while Keith is more serious and reserved. Each of them bring out the best in the other and the joy that comes from this musical interaction is contagious and impossible to deny.

The duo has earned four Grammy Nominations and recently released “Rubber Baby Buggy Bumpers”. Try saying that five times fast! The CD features tongue twisters, mind-benders, spooky situations and instantly identifiable slices of a kid’s life. In September 2010, they changed gears and released a folk/pop CD called “Lookin’ at Lucky”, the first full length CD for adults in 11 years. Included in their catalog is a children’s book/CD “Chicken Joe Forgets Something Important” published through Secret Mountain. The spoken-word tale is followed by 11 original songs relating to the story. Real people and animals in Keith and Ezra’s lives inspired the characters in the songs.Can't join us in person? Watch the live online broadcast!

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Sat
6 13

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“Imagine a young Chrissie Hynde fronting the Mavericks with a little help from Calexico” - Word Magazine
Patricia Vonne
Patricia Vonne
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2015 AUSTIN MUSIC AWARD WINNER FOR BEST FEMALE VOCALIST!

For her new release, Vonne wanted to pay back some of the people who encouraged and inspired her after she moved to Austin from New York City a decade ago. Since she habitually plans her albums during her annual European tours, Vonne put out feelers from the road to friends and mentors to see who would be willing to co-write songs for the project. It was her version of a pumpkin coach and glass slippers.

“I thought, ‘Wow, wouldn’t it be wonderful on this album to embrace the music of the artists that have inspired me?’” the San Antonio-born singer/songwriter explains.

Rattle My Cage decants more of the potent mixture of rock, blues, flamenco rhythms and bilingual ballads and grooves that has distinguished Vonne’s career, but it also boasts songs by Vonne and an A-list of co-writers. They include Alejandro Escovedo, Rosie Flores, the late Doyle Bramhall, fellow San Antonian Michael Martin, Alex Ruiz, Peter Kingsbery and her filmmaking brother Robert Rodriguez (Sin City, Spy Kids).
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Fri
6 19

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Academy of Texas Music Vocal Duo of the Year
Smythe & Taylor
Smythe & Taylor
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Since 2000, Smythe and Taylor (TC Smythe and Gary Taylor) have played in hundreds of venues within and beyond Texas including a successful 2006 tour through London, England, (at the Guildford Music Festival), The Hague, Netherlands and Warsaw, Poland.

They've released 5 CDs since 2000 and their latest, "Maybe it's Because I'm Missing You" won the 2005 Woody Guthrie Songwriting Award. In 2006, the duo was nominated for "Song of the Year", "Songwriter of the Year", "Female Vocalist of the Year" and "Vocal duo of the Year" by the Academy of Texas Music.

The duo met while working at an oil company in Houston, Texas. TC had just learned to play the guitar and was offered her first gig at a coffeehouse, but she didn't have enough material to fill the night. She heard through the corporate grapevine that a co-worker, Gary Taylor, played guitar, so she called him to help out, and he''s been answering the phone ever since.

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Sat
6 20

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Award-winning Songwriters Share the Stage
Erin Ivey and Jess Klein
Erin Ivey

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Jess Klein

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ERIN IVEY: “It says a great deal when Austin’s legendary music scene considers you its darling, but such is the case these days for velvet-voiced Erin Ivey” (Roxy). Award-winning Urban Folk songstress and Texas Music Magazine Artist of the Year, “Ivey has everything it takes for stardom” (Daily News). On the heels of landing multiple Top 10 lists for her 2013 live album, Dreamy Weather, Erin’s February 2014 release, Whisper of the Moon, is a powerful collaboration with Tosca String Quartet (David Byrne, Bonnie Raitt, Spoon), a CD/DVD collection of original lullabies and lightly-dark fairy tales. Ivey has “quietly become one of our city’s biggest critical successes” (KUTX NPR radio), winning the Grand Prize in the 2012 Discoveries Songwriting Contest and as a regular Critics’ Pick at SXSW. Ivey has played over 500 shows nationwide, headlining solo, with her band, or supporting diverse acts across many genres. Think Linda Ronstadt, Jeff Buckley, and Mazzy Star and you’ll be in the right constellation.


JESS KLEIN: “I pulled no punches on this album,” Jess Klein says of her new album Learning Faith. “It’s edgy and brutal, but it was inspired by a genuine love for this world.” Over a career that spans more than a decade and a half and has won her a devoted worldwide fan base, Klein—who possesses what Mojo magazine calls “one of those voices you want to crawl up close to the speakers to listen to” and a knack for writing songs that the Cape Cod Times has described as “fully realized, finely observed and deeply felt”—has pursued a remarkable creative evolution that’s seen her dig ever deeper for resonant emotional insights, while continuing to refine her eloquently melodic, effortlessly accessible songcraft. As the New York Times noted, Klein is an artist who “has country roots, but who pushes her songs toward philosophical thoughts.”
tion with people that’s based on something real. That’s what I look for now.” Learning Faith — which marks Klein’s third collaboration with veteran producer Mark “Professor Feathers” Addison—boasts ten personally-charged new originals that rank with her most compelling and illuminating work.

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