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9 30

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The Womack Brothers Play a Rare Duo Show
Drew Womack
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Drew  Womack

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Tres Womack

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

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

Tres Womack grew up in Brownwood, Texas and now lives near Austin. A former teacher and coach, he joined the Texas music scene four years ago with the 5-song EP “Real Simple”. In 2006 he contributed to a “limited release” live record as a member of the GetoCowboys. Since that time, he’s stayed busy fronting both his own band and the GetoCowboys.

Tres is also a founding member of The Chubby Knuckle Choir, a band that has a freewheeling live sound which blends country, bluegrass, R&B, and swamp blues. “It’s a marriage of all genres,” explains Lowe, who plays guitar, drums and keys, and contributes vocals, while Smith describes it as “folk music from a country that doesn't exist … but should.” The Chubby Knuckle Choir is the Bugle Boy's 2014 Talent Trust Recipient.


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Sat
10 1

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"Known for their symbiotic harmony, humorous lyrics and 3D style of guitar playing." - Midland Reporter Telegram
Smythe & Taylor
Smythe & Taylor
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Although they live 1000 miles apart, Smythe & Taylor have been performing together since 1999 and are releasing their 10th CD, "Things Have Changed" in September 2016. The project is an acoustic collection of originals, covers, and parodies spanning bluegrass, country, and folk. It was produced by Jim Ratts of Raven Records in Englewood, Colorado. The duo will be sharing these new songs from the upcoming release on this tour.

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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Fri
10 7

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"The Grateful Dead of Texas"
Greezy Wheels
Greezy Wheels
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Greezy Wheels, to many the "Grateful Dead of Texas," and members of the Texas Music Hall Of Fame, have been blowing things up in Austin since the days of the legendary Armadillo World Headquarters, and they are still blowing it up good in 2013. Founding Greezy Wheels members - Cleve, Lissa and Sweet Mary Hattersley - still lead the band, which includes thirteen year veteran, Penny Jo Pullus, on back-up vocals, and John Bush(Edie Brickell And the New Bohemians, Critters Buggin) on drums. John is in his sixth year with the band. He and Cleve co-produced Kitty Cat Jesus (and the previous record, Gone Greezy) at John's Cicada Moon Studios.
The Wheels have recently added two extremely exciting new members to the fold. Joining his former bandmate John, New Bohemians bassist, Brad Houser, brings muscle, chops and (oh by the way) horns to the section. And from the magnificent 7 Walkers, the Willie Nelson family, and many others, comes super keyboardist, trombone and harp player, Matt Hubbard. Greezy Wheels, always at the center of musical adventure, have found yet another amazing nexus for exploration.
The Wheels were one of the first Austin acts ever signed to a major label (London), and they continue to release CD's on their own label, MaHatMa Records. Their release in 2011, 'Gone Greezy,' had the highest debut of the week in Americana radio and remained on the Americana charts all summer.



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Sat
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The Grahams combine soulful bluegrass with hints of earthy Americana and an infectious blend of storytelling.
The Grahams
The Grahams
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Alyssa and Doug Graham have spent nearly their entire lives exploring music together. Friends since she was 7 and he was 9, they became a couple in their teens, then husband and wife. Somewhere along the way, they also became The Grahams, a dynamic Americana duo who've married their love of adventure with a desire to build on foundations laid by their musical predecessors. Their first song-crafting expedition, along the Mississippi's Great River Road, became their 2013 debut, Riverman's Daughter. For its follow-up, they rode the rails - and wound up recording not only a studio album, but a documentary and live album on the move and in venues from Sun Studio to Amtrak's famed City of New Orleans train.

Their new long-player, the explosive and aptly named Glory Bound, was helmed by Grammy nominated producer Wes Sharon (John Fullbright, Parker Millsap) at his 115 Recording studio in Norman, Okla., and was released on May 19. Recording in Oklahoma holds special significance for a couple raised as Dylan-loving New York City suburban kids who spent weekends strumming campfire songs in the Adirondacks. Like many Dylan fans, they traced their way back to his greatest inspiration.

Simultaneously, the band will be releasing Rattle the Hocks, a musical documentary focusing on the live recording, and the relationship between the railroad and American roots music. Both film and album (which will be released digitally on May 19) were directed and produced by Cody Dickinson of the North Mississippi Allstars.

That's another element of these collections that distinguishes them from mere historical repetition. "We're still our own artists; we're still living in the modern era," Doug explains. "We say in the film, and it's really true, we're not trying to re-create anything, we're trying to let the echoes ring in our ears."

"The modern echoes," Alyssa adds. After so many years together, they easily finish one another's sentences, and onstage, they share the sometimes-irreverent repartee of a seasoned comedy act. As the film conveys, though, they're still best friends - and they love nothing more than making new friends via the communal bond of music.

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Sun
10 9

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

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

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Fri
10 14

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"An evening with the two is a fun and heartwarming experience in which music truly is the food of love." - Houston Press
Albert & Gage
Albert & Gage
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Christine Albert..."has it all: charm, authenticity, good material, true humility, beauty, talent, sex appeal, intelligence and on and on. A real class act." Austin Chronicle / Austin, Texas

Chris Gage is a "...songwriter, singer, dobro player, ace guitarist, keyboard player, mandolin picker, and a generally electric powerhouse with inspiration to spare." Sweet Potato / Minneapolis, Minnesota

Together this husband and wife duo put on a show of great variety filled with fun and warmth.

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Sat
10 15

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2016's Independent Artist of the Year by the Texas Country Music Association
Tony Ramey
Tony Ramey
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Tony Ramey (known among his most loyal followers as “TR”) has always nuanced his music and songs with elements from many genres, but his latest effort (a collection due for release this January called Soul Survivor) shows him evolving into an artist who defies classification. While he is composing songs that still explore Country and Country and Western motifs (as in his Willie Nelson duet “The Bible, the Bottle, and the Gun”), soul, blues, and contemporary folk elements have begun to eclipse a style of music that most critics have labeled “traditional” (or “Throwback,” as Tony called his latest acoustic album) country.

His relocation out of Nashville finds TR drawing from his earliest influences far more obviously than he has in past albums, which were (with the exception of Places and Throwback) more snapshots of where he was as a songwriter, rather than an accurate record of his artistic journey. His early memories of music that “struck a chord,” as Tony says, recall Elvis Presley, Willie Nelson, Bill Withers, Jerry Lee Lewis, Jackson Brown, Ray Price, Charlie Rich, Aretha Franklin, along with a hodge podge of mainstream Country artists who put forth elements of Folk and Blues in their songs as well. Tony’s live performances have taken him from the Texas and Midwest Honky Tonks, and audiences in the theaters at Tony’s performances are compelled to listen–to go down the same road together, on the same journey, wherever his song takes them.

With gold and platinum records on artists like Trisha Yearwood, John Michael Montgomery, George Strait, and a host of others who have covered Tony’s material, and with BMI awards and more than fifteen years of professional writing behind him, Tony has proven himself as a songwriter, but the best is yet to come for those watching and listening to Tony as he is proving himself as an artist…It will be a journey worth taking–wherever the journey takes us.

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Fri
10 21

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

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

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Sat
10 22

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"Somewhere between country and blues with a dash of Tejas and a side of jazz.”
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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Sun
10 23

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Soldier Songs
& Voices Workshop

FREE - Veterans & Active Duty Military Personnel only.

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

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Fri
10 28

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Two of Texas' Most Celebrated Songwriters
Jason Eady &
Courtney Patton

Jason Eady

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Courtney Patton

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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.”

Courtney Patton: Stephenville singer/songwriter Courtney Patton has flown a little under the radar in recent years, far from a household name but a welcome discovery for listeners who’ve found their way to her sweet, soulful, and subtle approach to classic country music. Her expansive voice, laced with deep Texas twang but bearing the influence of favorite songwriters from the ‘70s folk-rock scene all the way through the present day, gives new life to old themes of finding love and freedom where you can and trying to hold yourself together when it slips away. She’s already a favorite of some of the scene’s brightest artists, having collaborated and played with the likes of Mike McClure, The Trishas, and Jason Eady. With new material in the pipeline and a renewed interest in taking her music to a larger audience, she’s becoming not only a peer in talent but an indispensable part of the regional independent country music world herself.

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Sat
10 29

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Multi-Platinum Hit Songwriter and Dynamic Performer
Chuck Cannon
Chuck  Cannon
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Chuck grew up in the low country of the South Carolina coast. His father and grand-father were both Pentecostal preachers, so his earliest musical influence was a unique strain of gospel music that was an amalgam of Appalachian folk and black spirituals. He started singing in church before he was five years old and it soon became clear that music would be the driving passion in his life. His first album was Johnny Cash’s "At Folsom Prison" and his influences include: The Beatles, The Temptations, Smokey Robinson, the STAX stuff, Bob Dylan, Hank Williams, Merle Haggard, Jim Croce, Elton John, Bruce Springsteen, and others too numerous to mention.

Chuck was a solo performer on the beach circuit for several years before moving to Nashville in 1984 to attend Belmont University, where he studied Music Business and Finance. In 1988 he met producer Marshall Morgan, who signed him as a staff song-writer to Taste Auction Music. In 1992 Chuck opened his own publishing company, Wacissa River Music, Inc. An active champion of songwriters' issues, he served as President of the Nashville Songwriter's Association International (NSAI, 2001-2003). He still serves on the Board and Legislative Committees.

His recent honors include BMI's Two-Million-Air award for the Academy of Country Music's 1993 Song of the Year and international hit, "I Love The Way You Love Me," and BMI’s Million-Air award for the #1 hit, "Me Too" written with Toby Keith. As well, Chuck received Academy of Country Music and Country Music Association nominations for the #1 hit, "How Do You Like Me Now," written with country artist Toby Keith. Chuck's last single was Toby Keith's "AMERICAN SOLDIER" and Wynonna's "FLIES ON THE BUTTER (you can't go home again)" with Naomi Judd.

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Fri
11 4

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"One of the finest songwriters of the last 40 years."
- No Depression

Michael Smith
Michael Smith

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Michael Peter Smith was born in South Orange, New Jersey in September of 1941 and raised in the area, attending Catholic schools later referenced in a few of his songs. He bought his first guitar at age fifteen (for $5) and was soon playing in a group called The Kalypso Kids, whose first and only recording is lost in antiquity. College in Florida brought a quartet dubbed the Wanderers, with gigs on the beach and at local coffeehouses, then touring in The Talismen, a duet. It was Folk Music, and Folk Music was happening.

Steve Goodman had recorded his song "The Dutchman," and Chicago music lovers were discovering other of Smith's songs. In the late 1980's Michael was asked to write the music for the Steppenwolf production of John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath, and he toured with that production for two years: Chicago, La Jolla, London, England, finally Broadway, (the Cort Theatre — where the Marx Brothers played) and was thrilled by two Tonys for that production.

Michael began to tour more frequently doing exclusively his own material and continued to write songs, now increasingly being recorded by other artists. Michael self-produced an album of his songs called There in 2000 and, with spouse Barbara Barrow, created Weavermania, celebrating the works of the Weavers. A highlight, if not the pinnacle of the Weavermania experience was a concert where Pete Seeger played onstage with them. Amidst all of that, he composed the score for a production of Hans Christian Andersen's The Snow Queen. Michael Smith continues to travel, playing concert halls house concerts, clubs and festivals, and his prolific songwriting has never waned, with now close to 500 original tunes in his impressive catalog.

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Sat
11 5

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Texas State Musician
Shelley King
Shelley King

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“With her smoky, sultry vocals and smart, soulful songs, King is easily one of the finest singer/songwriters on the Austin music scene. She is a powerful, formidable presence on stage and her live performances are legendary among local music fans.” - The AXS Examiner

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

A big THANK YOU to the Texas Commission on the Arts and the
National Endowment For The Arts
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Fri
11 11

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"Emotive, Joan Baez-inspired vocals, award-winning fiddle playing, head-spinning mandolin and guitar picking, with velvety, close harmonies."
– Music News Nashville

Bettman & Halpin
Bettman & Halpin

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Bettman & Halpin play original Folk/Americana. Their concerts combine high-energy upbeat bluegrass/roots inspired compositions, beautiful ballads with soaring vocals and heartfelt lyrics, and groovy feel-good songs that audiences will be singing in their heads for weeks thereafter. Interspersed between these songs and instrumentals, they tell stories. They have become as known for their storytelling and playful banter as well as for their hooky whole-hearted songwriting and instrumental wizardry. They have been touring as a duo since 2008, and incorporating the trio and quartet since 2013.

They are fast earning a reputation for hypnotizing performances filled with irresistible lyrics, transcendent harmonies and roof-raising instrumentals. They have twice been a featured act at the Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield, KS along with musical heroes Byron Berline, Michael Martin Murphy with Pat Flynn, and Tommy Emmanuel. Their music creates a fully acoustic, delightfully eclectic sound far greater than the sum of its parts: taking the listener from up-tempo down home fiddlin’, to soulful sorrowful ballads, to super hooky folk/pop with catchy melodies and lyrics that will stick with you long after the concert is over. Their 2 CDs have received national and international radio play along with critical acclaim, both reaching the top 10 on the National Folk DJ chart.

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Sat
11 12

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"A thoughtful writer’s heart and the soul of a poet." - Americana Roots Magazine
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
11 13

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

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

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Fri
11 18

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"A mesmerizing variety of music from driving blue-grama-grass to ethereal desert beauty."
- Aspen Beat

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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Sat
11 19

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Texas Legends Share the Stage
Shake Russell &
Michael Hearne

Shake Russell

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Michael Hearne

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SHAKE RUSSELL
For more than three decades, Shake Russell has been entertaining audiences throughout the region with his unique, Americana style of folk-rock. A prolific songwriter, Shake has written or co-written hundreds of melodies. Through the years, Shake's songs and albums have frequented the Billboard charts, with many, including "Deep in the West", "You've Got a Lover", "Put Yourself in My Shoes", "One More Payment", and "Our Kind of Love" being recorded by such distinguished artists as Waylon Jennings, Jessi Colter, Ricky Skaggs, Clint Black, and Carolyn Dawn Johnson. Ricky Skagg's hit recording of "You've Got a Lover" has appeared on three of Ricky's albums. In 1983 Shake was commissioned by the Texas State University in San Marcos to write a song,''River of Innocence'' for a documentary filmed and produced by the university. In 1986, Shake was asked by longtime friend Bruce Bryant, creative producer at Houston television station KTRK, to compose a theme song commemorating the Texas sesquicentennial. He obliged and wrote the regional favorite, "Traveling Texas".

Shake is a two-time recipient of the BMI "Million Air" award for Clint Black's recordings of "Put Yourself in My Shoes" and "One More Payment", both of which he co-wrote with Clint, and a four-time recipient of the BMI Writer's Award. Shake made history by being named Entertainer of the Year for the third time (2004, 2008, 2011) in the Texas Music Awards!

MICHAEL HEARNE
How do you say "Acoustic Southwestern Americana Musical Guitar Genius" in just two words? Michael Hearne, that's how. Since the 1970s, this native Dallas Texan has strolled down a musical path inspired by the great folk and country singer-songwriters who typify and have characterized the Americana "roots" scene.

A consistent winner of the "Best of Taos" awards for performer and singer for the past 10 years, Hearne's songwriting credits are impressive. Awards include Song of the Year, Album of the Year, and Best Production at the 2001 New Mexico MIC AWARDS, for "A Taos Christmas Eve," 2002. He has penned songs for Jerry Jeff Walker and Gary P. Nunn ("Lesson to be Learned from Love") and his New Mexico anthem, "New Mexico Rain," recorded by his uncle and aunt, Bill and Bonnie Hearne, and country music legend Johnny Rodriguez.

His critically acclaimed CD "Sight and Sound" – 11 songs written about 11 different works of art – won seven awards at The New Mexico Music Awards, making him the biggest winner in their history. This CD includes the song The Songwriter, co-written with Grammy winners Mentor Williams and Andy Byrd. Michael Hearne has also written songs with his good friends Shake Russell, Keith Sykes, and many others.

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11 26


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