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7 31

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Award-winning Houston Songwriters
Sarah Golden &
Brant Croucher

Sarah Golden

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Brant Croucher

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Sarah Golden is a New-Folk Singer/Songwriter originally from Houston, TX, who was born into a musical family. Golden has been an active member of Houston's music community since the release of her debut album, "Truth" in 2002, which ultimately led her to becoming a top-ten finalist in the 2002 Kerrville Folk Festival's New-Folk competition. Sarah won "Best Folk/Roots/Country Song of the Year" in the 2014 RightOutTV Music & Video Awards for her original song, "The One I Love". In 2013, she was awarded "Adult Contemporary Song of the Year" in the 2013 RightOutTV Music & Video Awards for her original composition, "Who Gives a Damn.

In 2012, Sarah Golden competed on Season 2 of NBC's "The Voice", ultimately finishing in the top 36 vocalists in the nation on Team Cee Lo. Throughout her career, Golden has played alongside such highly regarded artists as Amy Ray (of the Indigo Girls), Susan Gibson, Ruthie Foster, Melissa Ferrick, Terri Hendrix, Lloyd Maines, Trish Murphy, Shake Russell, Edie Carey and many others. In the Fall of 2012, Sarah released her E.P., "Sessions", which serves as a precursor to her upcoming sophomore album; currently being recorded and produced by Houston Roots-Music Icon, Jack Saunders at White Cat Studios.


Texas-based singer-songwriter Brant Croucher is proud to announce the release of Blanco County Lights, a full-length studio album produced by Jack Saunders (White Cat Studios, Houston, TX). The 11-track “Americana” project – an ambitious, eclectic representation of Croucher’s vast musical interests and influences – features folk-inspired acoustic songs, swampy groove-driven tunes, toe-tapping country numbers, and a pair of thoughtful, piano-driven ballads. Croucher was born and raised in Houston, schooled in Denton, TX and has since spent time all over the USA, living in Dallas, Nashville, Austin, and Wimberley. Appropriately, the album’s songs explore themes of moving around -- and moving on -- while finding a way to make life as an aspirant troubadour work.

Such themes aren’t new to the genre, but Croucher approaches them with a genuine, no-frills openness and honesty, delivering each with a strong vocal presence, supported by a guitar or piano. In addition to Croucher, Blanco County Lights includes musical performances by Jack Saunders, Matt Harlan, Rick Richards, Eleanor Whitmore, Sam Austin, Willy T. Golden, Lloyd Maines, Riley Osbourn, Lainey Balagia & Libby Koch.

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Sat
8 1

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Texas Troubadours
Jake Kellen
& Josh Tiemann

Jake Kellen

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Josh Tiemann

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Jake Kellen: Born in the hometown of Waylon Jennings (Littlefield, TX), Jake grew up in the small farming community of Olton, spending his summers at church camp and on the baseball diamond. The dream of playing professional baseball took Jake to the campus of Lubbock Christian University. When he wasn’t on the field, Jake was playing his guitar. He entertained every dorm hall and house party in town. The attention from his fans out lasted the attention from the big leagues, so in 2003 Jake hung up his glove for his guitar.

With two full length CD's and more than 500 shows under his belt, Jake is a true Texas troubadour with real country roots hailing from the west plains. In 2005 Jake released his first studio album titled Take Me Home. Soon after, many doors opened for the young songwriter including a partnership with Willie Nelson and the Texas Forest Service. Jake joined Nelson and the TFS to promote wildfire prevention around the state from 2006-2008. Listen to “Don't Burn Texas Down”.

This year, Jake releases his much anticipated third album, titled Heart of Gold. Once again, Jake teamed up with producer Brian McRae, to bring you his best album to date. The CD contains 10 brand new songs, including one of the most talked about songs of the summer, "If Love Was A Road". Original heart felt lyrics backed by some of the best players in country music.

Josh Tiemann is a Texas Country artist from the small town of La Grange,Tx. Josh began his musical journey by taking guitar lessons at the age of 8. He continued to play through middle school and high school. While attending Texas A&M University, Josh competed for the Aggie Track and Field team. During that time he also began writing and recording his original music. After graduating in 2008, Josh moved to Austin,Tx in search of his next adventure. In 2011 while working as a vet technician, Josh joined the Rusty Nails Band but gigs were sidelined due to Josh being in paramedic school. A year later with no more school in sight, he formed the Josh Tiemann Band. Currently the band is based out of La Grange, Tx and they specialize in country and rock music. Josh has written ten original tunes and he released his first EP album in November of 2013. The album has four tracks and was produced by Texas recording artist Jake Kellen. Josh is happily married to Jen Tiemann of Fremont, Nebraska and they have one son; Samuel. They currently live on the family farm near La Grange. Josh is also a career fire fighter and active member of the Pflugerville Professional Firefighters Association (IAFF Local 4137)

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Fri
8 7

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"Earthy reality, heartfelt lyrics, and mesmerizing authority." - Outlaw Magazine
Sarah Pierce Band
CD Release!
Sarah Pierce
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"Her lyrics daze with elegant poetry that carries the listener over wide musical vistas on each soul-bearing turn of her incomparable voice. Sarah Pierce seems a likely candidate for contemporary music fame." - The Los Angeles Times

Sarah Pierce has been compared to both Jackson Browne and Lucinda Williams. She has 7 critically acclaimed albums and hundreds of thousands of miles of touring under her belt. Sarah has spent her time developing her own, unique musical style. Although that style owes some to rock and roll, the daughter of a cowboy discovered that her musical soul ultimately was the music with which she had been raised. Appropriately, the new music of Sarah Pierce was presented for the first time on March 28, 2008 at the oldest dance hall in Texas - Gruene Hall. Opening for the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Sarah and her band played to the sold out crowd receiving ovations after every song.

Sarah has toured hundreds of thousands of miles - both domestic and foreign - receiving rave reviews at fairs, festivals, conventions, and opening dates from South Dakota and Northern British Columbia to San Antonio and Europe. Her willingness to self-promote her music has included a driving tour of 250 NPR stations across the country, doing interviews and live on-air performances. In addition, she has been seen in performance on MTV and was heard as the singing voice of Calamity Jane on the Emmy-nominated Time-Life television mini- series, The Wild West. Now it’s the fall of 2012. With the release of her eighth critically acclaimed album, Bring It On, and the first single, Butterfly Tattoo, going to #5 in the nation on Independent Country Charts, Sarah has once again shown that she is an absolutely viable artist both commercially and more importantly creatively.

It has been a long, wondrous, and sometimes hard road for a girl raised on cattle ranches in Texas, Florida, and Colorado. Thankfully, since moving back to Texas, this cowboy's daughter has discovered that her musical soul is ultimately tied to the music with which she had been raised. Her childhood dream, alive and doing very well!

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Sat
8 8

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2013 Talent Trust Artist
Woody Russell
Woody Russell
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Critically acclaimed, award winning vocalist, guitarist and composer, Woody Russell, is a contemporary troubadour with one foot in the jazz and blues tradition and the other planted firmly in defiance of any genre categorization. He's released a body of recorded work that spans from the folk-roots infused songwriter fare of his first album, …as simple as that (1996) to the more recent and highly praised blues/soul release of Up Against It (2010) and his latest recording, Delicious Days (2013); a new album infused with sophisticated arrangements and harmony more closely associated with jazz. The Austin, Texas based Russell has always been a genre-blurring artist and Delicious Days is no exception. As a lyricist, Woody digs deep in to intimate, personal narratives while equally at home addressing a broader social consciousness. It's an album which, amid the musical intricacies, is brimming with very accessible songs.

"Delicious Days is the most ambitious album project I’ve done to date in terms of the complexity of the music, the scope of the band and the production. These songs, a balance of those that are funky and light with those that are more pensive and personal, are an amalgam that I strive to find in my songwriting. Collectively they resonate with a certain sense of romance, longing, searching and ultimately, gratitude. I suspect that this is music for people who’ve lived a little, you know, who have some personal history under their belt. Those are the characters that inhabit Delicious Days."

Russell funded the release of Delicious Days and an accompanying music video, in part, through a successful campaign on the popular crowd-funding website, Kickstarter. Woody is also the recipient of the 2013 Bugle Boy Foundation’s Talent Trust Award following Kat Edmonson (2011) and Grammy nominee John Fullbright (2012). The Talent Trust financially assists selected artists with the production/publicity of a new studio recording.

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Sun
8 9

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Grace Pettis 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
8 14

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The Almost Brothers Present
The Songs of
Steven Fromholz

The Almost Brothers
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Songs of Steven Fromholz is a presentation for those who were deeply touched by this acclaimed Texas songwriter over the course of his long career. Beginning in the 1970's, Fromholz relied on his sideman guitar player Larry Nye for most of his career. Bass player Fletcher Clark completed the trio for much of that time, as well as being band leader for Steven's larger ensembles and producer for many shows and recordings. Larry and childhood chum Craig Toungate were already successfully performing as The Almost Brothers when Fletcher joined them in the 1980's to add his third voice and instrument. This trio of sidemen recorded with Steven and provided back-up for scores of his special appearances and events.

While each of these superlative musicians independently has a very active career, they offer this show together for select occasions because of a shared and sincere belief that the music of this amazing songwriter should not languish. There are only a few of Steven's songs which others regularly perform - largely because his songs go way beyond the customary three-chord folk tune. Even his great hit I'd Have to Be Crazy (made platinum by Willie Nelson) is rarely presented in its original form. And the lyrics and emotion of Steven's immortal Texas Trilogy (thought by many to be the best song ever about Texas) are simply beyond the grasp of most singers. The Man with the Big Hat, Bears, Dear Darcie and a dozen others were staples of his sets. Then there are the other eighty or so brilliant songs that none but these long-time sidemen regularly played.

Following a stroke in 2003, Steven gradually retired from his active music career. In 2007, he was named Poet Laureate of Texas. At age 68, Steven's life ended abruptly January 19, 2014, from a hunting accident at his home in Eldorado, Texas, and he is buried in nearby Fort McKavett Cemetery. Two memorial gatherings, one in Austin in February, 2014, and one at the Kerrville Folk Festival the following Memorial Day, brought on stage dozens of his friends and colleagues to share their stories and renditions of some of his great songs. In 2015, The Almost Brothers bring the Songs of Steven Fromholz to select listening venues and house concerts.

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Sat
8 15

Door 7 PM
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"Once in a while, a musician moves to Austin and knocks the town on its ear. McQueen is one of those."
- Austin Chronicle

Elizabeth McQueen
Elizabeth McQueen
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Born in Little Rock and raised in Columbia, Maryland, Elizabeth McQueen started her music career 13 years ago in Austin by fronting her own band, The Firebrands, and making name for herself as one of the music city's most infectious voices. Known for her beautiful and timeless vocal style and buoyant and joyous live shows, she quickly became the one one to watch upon her arrival in Texas. One short year after settling in Austin, she was named by the Austin Chronicle as a young musician to watch. Of her 2003 SXSW performance the Austin Chronicle's Jerry Renshaw said: "What Elizabeth McQueen is doing these days is a far cry from Patsy Cline, Connie Smith, and Kitty Wells and certainly miles away from the crop of Nashville angels. In a marketplace that's saturated with traditional female country singers, that difference, along with her charm, talent, and attitude, may be just what she needs to really stand out."

And stand out she did. Two CDs followed and the national and international praise began to flow in. No Depression Magazine called her "Unassuming, self-assured, and a splendid interpreter." The Fresh Up Club, and Happy Doing What We're Doing made many an Austin Top 10 list, yet it wasn't until she joined forces with Ray Benson and Asleep At The Wheel that her fortune began to take off. In 2004 McQueen was cast in Benson's stage play "A Ride With Bob" and soon after was offered the job as female vocalist and rhythm guitar player for Ray's band Asleep at the Wheel. Since that time, she has traveled over a million miles in 20 countries and played over a thousand gigs with the band. From the dancehalls of Texas to Radio City Music Hall to the Kennedy Center, McQueen has impressed audiences around the world with her crystal clear voice from another time. A voice that in many ways seemed custom made for Asleep at the Wheel. "Not everyone has the right voice for this kind of music," says Benson, "she fit right in and added a component to the music that can't be measured."

Titling her newest record "The Laziest Girl in Town" may seem ironic for vocalist and new mom Elizabeth McQueen. For the past year and a half McQueen has been the very opposite of lazy - raising the newest addition to her family, Lisel Blossom Sanger McQueen, on the road while touring the country with the Grammy Award winning band Asleep at the Wheel. It was this experience that inspired McQueen to conceive and create her newest record – one that explores the beauty of imperfection, and the immediacy of emotion. “When you’re logging in thousands of miles with a baby in tow, you learn to let go of the need to get everything right and you come to appreciate all that life throws at you. I wanted to see if I could have that same attitude in the studio.”

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Fri
8 21

Door 7 PM
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Legendary Bluesman
Doug MacLeod
Doug Macleod
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Doug MacLeod is one of the last remaining bluesmen who learned from the old masters, lived the music, survived the life and carries forward that valuable tradition. Within the blues world, MacLeod is known for his superb songwriting, guitar wizardry, warm soulful vocals, wit and unforgettable live performances. At the heart of this is his knack for storytelling, bringing characters from the faceless to the legendary to strikingly real life.

During the last ten years most of Doug's activities have been in Southern California (he is living in LA) or outside the US in Europe, Canada and Australia. But finally the US media, venues and audiences are starting to realize what they have been missing. In recent years Doug played several prestigious US blues & folk festivals, was nominated for Blues Music Award a few years in a row and was invited for XM Radio three times.

"Aside from being one of the finest guitar players in the business, MacLeod really connects with his audience. His sets are more than music. They are "homegrown lessons" in life and love. . . .MacLeod is one of the finest songwriters, storytellers and performers in the blues. . . . In a world intoxicated with electric-everything MacLeod is preserving a lost art... A must for any serious fan of the blues and any soul who needs the healing of the blues." - Sing Out (USA)

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Sat
8 22

Door 7 PM
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Songwriter Serenade 2015 Winner!
Gina Chavez
Gina Chavez
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When Gina Chavez chose Up.Rooted as the title of her new album, she found the one word that could reflect not only major turning points in her journey, but the experiences of people who live in her songs. Chavez uses this second album to express the dichotomies of her life as an ethnically mixed American woman trying to define, and embrace, who she is and where she belongs.

Released February 2014, Up.Rooted was first aired on National Public Radio’s First Listen series, noting that her “voice stops you in your tracks the first time you hear it.” The Austin Chronicle gave the album a rare four-star review and The Boston Globe hailed Up.Rooted “as confident as it is refreshing.” Produced by Michael Ramos, known for his work with Patty Griffin, John Mellencamp and the BoDeans, Up.Rooted is a garden of delights on which Chavez delves into cumbia, bossa nova, vintage pop, reggaeton and other genres. Her wide-ranging vocals convey delicate beauty and sharp social commentary with equal nuance, giving the album a dynamic balance between dramatic tension and relaxed grace.

Listen to Gina's "All Things Considered" interview from NPR here!

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Sun
8 23

Door 1:30 PM
Show 2 PM
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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
8 28

Door 7 PM
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Tickets $ 25


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Texas' Favorite Troubadours
Walt Wilkins
& The Mystiqueros

Walt Wilkins & the Mystiqueros
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San Antonio-born Walt Wilkins has been called a genius, more than once, and a writer the caliber of John Steinbeck and his voice as comfortable as a pair of old blue jeans, and he is, and has, all of that. His crafting of story-songs, hard-edged vocals to sing them and a plaintive guitar have made him a fixture of the Texas music scene (and Nashville before that). He’s put his magical touch on recordings by new and veteran artists, too many to count.

Like Kevin Welch, Townes Van Zant and Guy Clark and Hank Cochran before him, Walt Wilkins became known as a songwriter's songwriter, the kind of songwriter that other songwriters admire and hope to be some day. His economy of words has lead his songs to be recorded by the likes of Pat Green, Ty Herndon, Pam Tillis, Steve Azar, Eric Church, Kellie Pickler, and Kenny Rogers, to name but a few of the A-list artists to cut his songs.

Walt has churned multi-miles beneath his wheels and gathered up the ragged thoughts and discarded pearls that help him to render the distinctive images and characters that follow. His songwriting is southern roots and road-worn gospel and the deep creases and genuine smile help to authenticate the honesty of his witnessing.

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Sat
8 29

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"The rare gift of transferring her internal happiness and love of life itself to her audience." - Galleywinter
Haley Cole
with Special Guest Tres Womack
Haley Cole

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The truly transcendent figures in American Music all share a common instrument, and a great number of them have had that instrument shaped and consecrated in the most venerated wellspring in all of song. That instrument, that source, is the human voice lifted in praise in the gospel tradition. No other musical tool has the capacity to bring every nuance of human experience and emotion to bear on the ribbon of sound as does the voice. Down thru time it’s been the foundation of all music, and it’s how Haley Cole will build a kingdom in your heart.

Her magnetism on stage and her ability to hold an audience spellbound is the natural harvest of years spent singing spirituals with her family at church gatherings and small revivals surrounding her tiny hometown of Birch Creek, Texas. There she witnessed the magic that moves in music and felt its healing power for the first time.

Haley’s trust for the organic nature of the creative process is on display throughout her new record Illusions; from sequencing the album in the order the songs were written to allowing the tracks to take their own shape in production to recording them live, often in a single take. She says “I think that’s what’s so liberating about the album and why I’m most proud of it. We didn’t restrict ourselves or worry about a right or wrong way of doing things. What mattered was what the songs meant to me and what was the most natural way of playing them.” In that philosophy she discovered a collaborator remarkably in sync with her vision. That spontaneity and immediacy can be felt throughout the record.

Even with the excitement of an album of this magnitude on the cusp of release Haley’s hopes are remarkably humble and perfectly illuminate her gratitude and her spiritual connection with her muse. With her eyes seemingly set upon some faraway place she says “The reason I’m excited about these songs is because I feel like I was able to touch upon everything I wanted to and they’re all intertwined. They all have their own life and their own reason for being. I hope they move people the way they’ve moved me, that’s my ultimate goal with this album and everything I play.”


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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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Sun
9 13

Door 1:30 PM
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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.

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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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