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Fri
9 11

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Heavenly harmonies & folk pop with grunt
Bluehouse
Bluehouse
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...they’ve been described as ‘rambunctious’ by the Indigo Girls, had sell-out seasons & 5-star reviews at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland, toured for the last 20 years regularly in Australia, the USA & Canada, supported Tommy Emmanuel on his Australian, European and North American tours and most recently played the Sydney Opera House.

These girls have forged one hell of a long-term career out of this music thing. The creative partnership of Bern Carroll and Jacqui Walter has given birth to four full-length CD's, a video(!) & DVD plus a truckload of international and national tours, and all of this while staying steadfastly independent.

Ah, but what kind of music I hear you ask? Well take an acoustic guitar and an electric bass, combined with 2 powerhouse vocals singing original songs and what do you get?? Yep, endless possibilities... These girls write and perform everything from the tenderest ballad to screaming rock-out breakup anthems - and that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

A bluehouse show is world famous because it is true entertainment. Not jaded performers with a deadpan 'look at me' attitude, but fully engaged entertainers who banter freely with their audience sharing intimate self-deprecating stories of life on and off the road. Bluehouse guarantee you will laugh, hum along, possibly dance and maybe shed a tear or two but you will not go home disappointed.

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Sat
9 12

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"A thoughtful writer’s heart that beats with the wounded, soulful voice of a poet." - Americana Roots
Jimmy LaFave
Jimmy  LaFave

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Jimmy LaFave was born in Wills Point, Texas, a small town 30 miles east of Dallas. He began school down the road in Mesquite and by Junior High was making music perched behind his Sears & Roebuck drum kit. It wasn’t long before his mother traded a drawer full of green stamps for his first guitar and the switch to singer–songwriter was in progress. His family later moved to Stillwater, Oklahoma, where he finished high school. Although he has lived in Austin for over 20 years, many people think of him as being from Oklahoma, because of his strong musical ties to the state and what he often refers to as its “red dirt music.” It was in this landscape that he began to define his sound and soak up a combination of his experiences among authentic songwriters from the tradition of Woody Guthrie. Before leaving Oklahoma for Austin, Jimmy did some independent recording and toured the southwest with the first version of his band Night Tribe.

The grass roots demand and critical acclaim for Jimmy’s music, which led to extensive touring in the United States and Europe, was recognized in 1996 when he was asked to tape a performance for the PBS musical series Austin City Limits, and was invited by Nora Guthrie to appear in Cleveland at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame tribute to Woody Guthrie. That same year LaFave won his second consecutive Austin Music Award for Best Singer–Songwriter. His fourth CD, Road Novel, which was released in early 1997, received many glowing reviews. That year he was asked by Nora Guthrie to speak and perform at the induction of Woody Guthrie into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame. He traveled to Europe twice that year and also toured the USA and Canada.

In early 2007 Cimarron Manifesto was Jimmy’s second release on Red House Records where it spent several weeks as number one on the Americana music chart. Later that year, Jimmy along with recording engineer Fred Remmert and Dallas businessman Kelcy Warren established Music Road Records. The label’s first CD release was Ribbon Of Highway–Endless Skyway, a two disc set from the Woody Guthrie tribute tour. Music Road also owns and operates two Texas based recording facilities — Cedar Creek Recording in Austin and Cherokee Creek Recording in the Texas hill country.

In 2010 Music Road released "Favorite's" a CD compilation of sixteen of Jimmy’s most requested songs, and he is currently putting the finishing touches on a new release for Music Road due out Spring of 2011.

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Sun
9 13

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Soldier Songs & Voices
Soldier Songs & Voices
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In collaboration with Soldier Songs & 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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Fri
9 18

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"Pure talent, a masterful blues guitarist, a writer whose songs sound less composed than unleashed."
- Austin American Statesman

Seth Walker
Seth Walker
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Over the past 10 years, Seth Walker has grown to be recognized as one of the most revered modern roots artists in the United States; a three dimensional talent comprised by a gift for combining melody and lyric within a song, a rich, Gospel-drenched, Southern-inflected voice and a true blue knack for getting around on the guitar.

With a blues man’s respect for roots and tradition, coupled with an appreciation for—and successful melding of—contemporary songwriting, Seth sublimely incorporates a range of styles with warmth and grace. Perhaps Country Standard Time said it best: “If you subscribe to the Big Tent theory of Americana, then Seth Walker –with his blend of blues, gospel, pop, R&B, rock, and a dash country—just might be your poster boy.”

Walker has released seven albums; breaking into the Top 20 of the Americana charts and receiving praise from NPR, American Songwriter, No Depression and Blues Revue, among others.

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Sat
9 19

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"Ruben V is the keeper of the flame of the San Antonio vibe" - Joe King Carrasco
Ruben V
Ruben V
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Ruben V is an accomplished artist. He’s released eight solo CDs, 14 group albums and averages over 120 shows a year. He is a guitar player, songwriter, producer and family man. He’s built a huge following of Ruben V Band fans – all while keeping a sense of humor and a genuine Texas charm.

But first and foremost, there is the music. It’s a fresh, smooth blend of blues, Latin, soul, and rock. It’s an ambitious mix of the music that moves him and in his skillful hands, becomes a truly energizing and enjoyable experience. The result is stylistically different from his peers – it’s alluring, soulful, fun and mature. As he says, “it’s everything I love about music.”

For a man who would turn out to be such a celebrated guitar player, Ruben was self-taught – old school style. “I would slow down our old 45 albums on the record player and learn that way. I was also front and center at every concert – watching and listening. Then it was just hitting the road. There’s no better way to learn.” Every show is different; Ruben has a vast catalog of songs to pull from. They may play a familiar song but change the tempo or instruments. The Ruben V shows become enlivened jams inciting the audience into a musical frenzy. It keeps the audience entertained and coming back for more. Can't join us in person? Watch the live online broadcast!

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Fri
9 25

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"A non-stop turbo of power." - Blues Blast Magazine
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!

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Sat
9 26

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“Blessed with a seemingly effortless melodic gift and one of the warmest, most penetrating vocal deliveries in American music.”
— No Depression

Darden Smith
Darden Smith
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For Darden Smith, the creatively expansive Texas troubadour, Love Calling represents both. The album opens a new chapter in the artist’s prolific career, and circles back to his musical roots. The release is Smith’s first in three years and the first for his new label, Compass Records. Yet for Smith, whose career has taken him all over the map, musically as well as geographically, the release also represents an artistic homecoming. The organic arrangements invoke the sound that established him as a breakout artist from the Texas club circuit in the mid-1980s, when he forged his style and found an audience that extended from country-folk traditionalists to those more attuned to contemporary trends.

Born in Brenham, Texas, in the wide open spaces between Houston and Austin, Smith released the indie Native Soil in 1986. Strong critical response led to a deal with Epic Records in Nashville. His 1988 Darden Smith debut for the label landed two singles on the country charts. But country music was changing, and so was Darden. He switched to the New York division of Columbia Records, began a fruitful songwriting partnership with Britain’s Boo Hewerdine (with whom he released Evidence, 1989), and earned critical raves and a wider audience beyond country with Trouble No More (1990) and Little Victories (1993). The former included “Frankie & Sue” and “Midnight Train,” both of which received significant airplay on the emerging adult album alternative (or Triple A) radio format. Little Victories featured “Loving Arms,” a Top Ten hit. Next, Smith moved to an independent label, Dualtone Music Group, with whom he produced a more personal trio of acclaimed albums: Sunflower (2002), Circo (2004), and Field of Crows (2005).


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Sun
9 27

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Susan Gibson hosting.
Soldier Songs & Voices
Soldier Songs & Voices
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In collaboration with Soldier Songs & 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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Fri
10 2

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Award-winning
Americana/folk singer-songwriter

Brian Kalinec
Brian Kalinec

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BRIAN KALINEC:

Brian Kalinec is an award-winning, Houston, Texas-based Americana/folk singer-songwriter. His East Texas roots have combined with his urban experience to form his own particular view of the world, which is reflected in his songs. A native of Beaumont, Brian picked up the guitar at an early age and began a life spent crafting songs and nurturing songwriters. His writing has drawn favorable comparisons to that of Woody Guthrie, John Steinbeck, Rodney Crowell, and Jim Croce, and it resonates with audiences, fellow songwriters, and music lovers alike.

Songwriting has always been a passionate drive in Brian's musical life, one for which he has been recognized again and again. A past president of the venerable Houston Songwriters Association, Brian has a long and fruitful association with Texas songwriting. Over the years, Brian has received significant recognition across the US for both his songwriting and musicianship -- winning contests like the Songwriter Serenade in Texas and the Big Top Chautauqua in Wisconsin, and taking second place in the Woody Guthrie Songwriting Competition. Brian's most recent CD, The Fence, charted on radio both in the US and Europe, while his writing and guitar skills have drawn praise from well-known artists and musicians such as Steve Gillette, Steve Weisberg, Tom Pacheco, and Merel Bregante.

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Sat
10 3

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"Raised on roadhouse blues, outlaw country and pure honky-tonk, Clay melds those styles into a sound he likes to call Texas gumbo."
- Music City News

Clay McClinton
Clay McClinton
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Raised on roadhouse blues, outlaw country and pure honky-tonk, Clay McClinton has melded those styles into a sound he likes to call Texas gumbo. On his fourth album, Bitin’ at the Bit, the Fort Worth native delivers 12 perfectly seasoned tracks that showcase his range as a songwriter and performer.

This time out, McClinton pays homage to some of his influences, including longtime family friend Gary Nicholson, who produced the album. Working together for the first time, they recorded at the Grammy winner’s Nashville studio, Fearless Recording. They also co-wrote many of what McClinton calls his best songs yet. His dad, Delbert, also shares writing credit on “Stories We Can Tell,” a Stonesy rocker, and “Beer Joint” — the latter of which contains contributions by “Hey Baby” legend Bruce Channel. Father and son also trade vocals on Delbert’s “Victim of Life’s Circumstances,” the title track of his 1975 ABC Records debut. “My style is just what feels good to me,” McClinton says. “I’ve never been into categorizing art, but I would say it falls somewhere between country and blues with a dash of Tejas and a side of jazz.”Can't join us in person? Watch the live online broadcast!

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Fri
10 9

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Austin Impresarios
South Austin Moonlighters
South Austin Moonlighters
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The South Austin Moonlighters (SAM) play an eclectic mix of songs, from heartfelt soul to “sh*t-kickin’ country,” from greasy New Orleans funk to raucous rock-n-roll. Remarkably it all comes together; creating a magical essence that has earned the band a loyal following, and it insures that no two Moonlighters’ shows are alike. SAM’s collective musical experience (with artists as diverse as Gatemouth Brown, Stephen Bruton, Bo Diddley, Jimmy LaFave, Fastball, Papa Mali, Mike Zito, Tracy Bonham, Joe Ely, John Popper, and Lisa Loeb) allows them to segue from genre, to genre, effortlessly…We guarantee SAM will be your new favorite band.

The Band consist of Lonnie Trevino Jr – Bass & Vocals, Phil Hurley – Guitar & Vocals, Phil Bass – Drums & Vocals, and Chris Beall – Guitar & Vocals. The Band's origin manifested when Lonnie Trevino Jr had the idea of putting together a side group (where they could all “moonlight” on their steady gigs-thus the band’s name), just for the pure joy of playing music. “Lonnie had the audacity and connections to book a series of Tuesday evening happy hour gigs at The Saxon Pub and things took off from there”, explains Phil Hurley. Since then SAM have self-released two CD’s that have garnered “Highest Recommendations” from venue owners and national publications alike for SAM’s “Live At The Saxon Pub” released Nov. 2012, and studio album debut “ Burn & Shine” released Feb. 2014.

The inspiration of SAM stems from the band members’ mutual respect and admiration for each other’s skill and mastery of their instrument. Musicians are always seeking out others who inspire them and challenge them to improve. This group is an amazing example of what can happen when you put a bunch of talented guys in one room with an emphasis on joy and no egos involved. And now be prepared to witness The JOY that is The South Austin Moonlighters!Can't join us in person? Watch the live online broadcast!

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Sat
10 10

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A Very Special Shared Evening
Grace & Tony
& The Wicks

Grace & Tony

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The Wicks

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Grace and Tony: She played bluegrass. He played punk… When Grace and Tony White met, they fell in love and the music just followed after. Exposed to music early on in their lives by family (Grace’s liked the Southern styles from gospel all the way to rock, while Tony learned from his brother, John Paul White of The Civil Wars fame), Grace & Tony experimented with an unlikely blend of genres by mixing punk, folk, bluegrass, and Texas swing, to create something new. What resulted was a blend of music for those searching for what’s beyond the norm: “Punkgrass” was born.

The album listen is like an epic musical storybook filled with engaging superhero-like characters struggling with love, loneliness, and the identity of self. November is 11 haunting and elegant chapters featuring heroic protagonists in a variety of settings taking on evil mastermind kidnappers, electromagnetic bombs, and perhaps the trickiest of all, their own minds. Those looking for that breathtaking happy ending won’t be disappointed either — as the stories come to a close, and an imaginary “The End” is heard, Grace & Tony live happily ever after.

More opportunities for Grace & Tony wait on the horizon; recently, they’ve shared the stage with folks like the Lone Bellow, Billy Joe Shaver, and Carolina Chocolate Drops, as well as hitting the high seas on the Cayamo music cruise, playing alongside the likes of Kris Kristofferson, Ricky Skaggs, Bruce Hornsby, and Lyle Lovett. To further the excitement, they got married in July 2013. Matrimony will no doubt provide more stories and be an influence as they solidify their union and create more music together.


The Wicks: Pauline and Jedidiah are the musical soul of the independent folk band, The Wicks. Small town kids from the Pacific Northwest, a recent migration to the heartland introduced the latest addition to the band, lead guitarist and vocalist John Charles Ledbetter. Pauline’s earthy songwriting and powerful voice, rich in the style of Adele and Grace Potter backed up by John Charles heart stopping vocals reminiscent of Eddie Vetter and Ray Lagmontagne, has blended a vocal depth that is rare, and demands attention. Jedidiah rounds out the Trio’s sound with a strong rhythm section that includes mandolin and slide guitars.

Their gritty style of soul folk is influence by Fleetwood Mac, Punch Brothers, Nickle Creek, Patti Griffen, the Civil Wars, Jack White, and The Head and the Heart.

We are the Wicks, we light up the dark.

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Sun
10 11

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Tres Womack hosting
Soldier Songs & Voices
Soldier Songs & Voices
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In collaboration with Soldier Songs & 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
10 16

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Esteemed Writers Share the Stage
Kyle Hutton
& David Starr

Kyle Hutton

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David Starr

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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. "Being in the studio with Michael Martin Murphey was one of the highlights of making this record", states Hutton, "his willingness to be involved cemented my feelings about this song being the title track".

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".

David Starr is an Americana singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist living in Cedaredge, Colorado. His music has roots in Arkansas blues, country rock and classic rock. Influences range from The Band to Jackson Browne to Eagles to Eric Clapton and Todd Rundgren.

His Fayetteville, Arkansas hometown roots put him in close proximity to The Cate Brothers, Levon Helm and other great artists. Starr played drums and sang lead vocals with numerous local bands in the northwest Arkansas before picking up the guitar and fronting both there and in Aspen, Colorado in the early '80's. It was during his time in Aspen that he was able to share the stage with the likes of the Nitty Gritty Dirty Band, Dan Fogelberg, Kenny Edwards and others.

Starr owns and operates a retail music store called Starr's Guitars in Cedaredge, Colorado where he makes his home. He gigged with the David Starr Band until the fall of 2013 when he decided to devote more time to his solo efforts. The DSB opened for Travis Tritt, Survivor, The Guess Who, Restless Heart and Clint Black in recent years in addition to playing dates all over the western slope of Colorado and in Starr's native Arkansas.

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Sat
10 17

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Southwest Americana Legends
The Rifters
The Rifters
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The Rifters formed in 2002 in the fertile and creative music scene of Taos, New Mexico. Jim Bradley and Don Richmond of Hired Hands, and Rod Taylor of the Rounders, who had all known one another for years playing in the acoustic dance-oriented Americana music scene of northern New Mexico, decided to join forces to form The Rifters. Putting out more music than it seems should be right for three guys on stage, the Rifters employ a wide range of acoustic and electric instruments, combined with soaring three-part harmonies, to provide a mesmerizing variety of music from driving blue-grama-grass to ethereal desert beauty. The years of playing to the dance crowds in their northern New Mexico homeland has given their music a toe-tapping rhythm that is engaging and undeniable. The Rifters are truly a musical voice of their region of high desert vistas and mountain majesty.

And just what sort of music do The Rifters play? From the liner notes to their self-titled first CD, released in July of 2004 on Howlin’ Dog Records:

“It’s music that comes from where we come from – both from the high desert and mountain landscape of our home and from the background and experiences of our lives – sort of a laid-back high-energy gentle giant old blue-buffalo-grama-grassy, cowboy, folky, shake-a-leg with a smile sort of thing. A rift is a split or a gap, sort of the like the Rio Grande Rift that we all live on or around. But this music is more about bridging gaps. For us the music is what ties all the different times and places together. We hope you enjoy it.”

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Fri
10 23

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Americana Grammy Nominee
John Fullbright
John Fullbright
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John Fullbright is the 2012 Recipient of the Bugle Boy Founder's Choice Talent Trust Award!

There is so much flavor on John Fullbright's debut, From the Ground Up, it could please folks accustomed to anything from soul to folk, to indie pop. It's not every day a new artist shows up out of the red Oklahoma dirt — Woody Guthrie's hometown, to be exact — and earns comparisons to great songwriters like Townes Van Zandt and Randy Newman, but Fullbright's music makes sense in such lofty company. His songs toss around themes of god and lust and faith and doubt like they're all dirty shirts that have been worn for too long. Take "Jericho." Its gospel organ and dark, slogging rhythm support lyrics about searching for something — be it love or forgiveness, truth or transcendence. Everything here is on even ground — the profound as important as the profane. For Fullbright even the road to glory must be built from the ground up. --Kim Ruehl, FolkAlley.com

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Sat
10 24

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Austin Music Icon
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. Can't join us in person? Watch the live online broadcast!

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10 25

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Soldier Songs & Voices
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In collaboration with Soldier Songs & 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
10 30

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"Somewhere between Townes Van Zandt and Robert Earl Keen in the songwriting/storytelling department."
- Blue Chip Radio

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.Can't join us in person? Watch the live online broadcast!

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10 31

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Songwriters Share the Stage
Scott Miller
& Jason Eady

Scott Miller

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Jason Eady

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Scott Miller: What does the term "big big world" mean for artist Scott Miller? For starters, you could assume that the epicenter of that "big big world" is the two-hundred acre cattle farm Miller grew up on and now works in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley. And the gifted songwriter/performer's "big big world" recently stretched to include the aforementioned writing space in Knoxville, as well as the city block between the Nashville apartment of friend Patty Griffin to producer Doug Lancio’s Studio G! in East Nashville, where most of the work for Miller's new project was done.

Miller wrote BIG BIG WORLD to bits and pieces of music that Lancio recorded when he wasn't touring with John Hiatt, and when Miller wasn't out on the road himself. For two working musicians this was not an easy task: "When we could get our schedules to match we would work at forging both kinds of music: adult AND contemporary!" Miller pointed out. Ever since Steve Earle declared Miller a "world class" songwriter - signing him and his former band The V-Roys to his record label E-Squared and producing their two bedrock Americana albums JUST ADD ICE and ALL ABOUT TOWN with Twangtrust partner Ray Kennedy - Miller has been known as a writer's writer. Even on the next four albums Miller recorded and released on Sugar Hill Records from 2001 to 2008, Miller's songwriting remained genuinely thoughtful, for the most part regional and history based-- but always cloaked in what one New York Times reviewer called an "epic vernacular." In other words, he wrote big.

It seems like working and co-writing with Doug Lancio might prove to be one of Miller's smartest moves yet. The two men have made a big, big record-- a collaboration that proves Scott Miller hasn't stopped growing in this BIG BIG WORLD.

Jason Eady: Jason Eady’s inspired new album Daylight and Dark embraces multiple styles of die-hard country music to weave together 11 songs about the deep, messy details of love and life. The disc is sequenced to follow the arc of one man’s journey through the complexities of the heart. But the semi-autobiographical Daylight and Dark is not a concept album. Instead, it’s a powerful study in honesty; a collection of real stories populated by real characters that coalesced around Eady’s title track.
Eady’s sixth release is the follow-up to 2012’s AM Country Heaven, an artistic and commercial breakthrough that cracked the Top 40 on Billboard’s Country Albums chart, boasting an old-school honky-tonk sound and a complete lack of artifice.

“One of the things that Kevin Welch” — who produced both discs — “taught me is that believability is number one,” Eady declares. “The things I’m writing about have to seem true and the words being said need to sound like they’d really come out of my mouth.”

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