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4 4




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Closed Easter Weekend!
April 3rd & 4th

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Fri
4 10

Door 7 PM
Show 8 PM
Close 10 PM



Tickets $ 18


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Folk Alliance International
2015 Spirit of Folk Award Winner!

Dana Cooper
"The songs are smart, and they come from his heart." - PureMusic.com
Dana Cooper
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Out of the heartland of America, stomping grounds of Truman and Twain, “powerhouse” troubadour Dana Cooper dedicated himself to a life of music over 40 years ago. This song poet engages and inspires audiences around the world with his quick wit, insightful stories and commanding presence. He has performed on Austin City Limits, Mountain Stage and the Kerrville Folk Festival where he was nominated for their Hall of Fame. Cooper’s songs have been recorded by top-notch artists such as bluegrass star Claire Lynch; Irish vocalist Maura O’Connell; and luminary songwriters Pierce Pettis and Susan Werner. Cooper’s mixture of flat-picking, finger-picking and percussive strumming style is legend among other guitarists. An expressive singer his voice is ageless evoking a rich lifetime of experience.

Cooper took to the road touring midwest college coffeehouses for one year then sold an electric guitar and his entire record collection to buy a one-way ticket to Los Angeles. Four months later he was signed to Elektra Records where his eponymous first album was released in 1973. The record features such acclaimed players as Leland Sklar, Russ Kunkel and Jim Horn. Cooper eventually moved to Texas writing, performing and recording with Shake Russell in the late 70s and with his own power trio, DC3 during the early 80s. Returning to his roots as a solo performer Cooper relocated to Nashville in 1988. He has become an integral figure in the Music City songwriting community collaborating with renowned writers such as Tom Kimmel, Sally Barris, Kim Carnes and Don Henry. Cooper has been invited to participate in songwriting workshops from Belfast to Copenhagen to Austin.Can't join us in person? Watch the live online broadcast!

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Sat
4 11

Door 7 PM
Show 8 PM
Close 10 PM



Tickets $ 25


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"It’s like mixing the hippie politics of Country Joe McDonald with the absurdist humor of Frank Zappa with the front-porch picker’s brilliance of Earl Scruggs." - Nick DeRiso
Austin Lounge Lizards
Austin Lounge Lizards
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The Austin Lounge Lizards are arguably the perfect pairing of their hometown’s moniker, “Music Capital of the World,” and its motto: “Keep Austin Weird.” For 33 years, the Lizards have been spoofing the topics American families try to avoid at the Thanksgiving table; subjects like politics, religion, romance, the music industry, and their crazy/stupid relatives. With pointed lyrics, precise harmonies and instrumental expertise, the band has become legendary for its satirical skewering through song.

The Lizards originated in 1976 in New Jersey, when Hank Card (vocals, rhythm guitar) and Conrad Deisler (vocals, lead guitar, mandolin) met as mutual history majors at Princeton University and started songwriting together. Following graduation, both Hank, a native Oklahoman, and Conrad, a Tex-Cali-Connecticut-Venezuelan, ended up in Austin. University of Georgia philosophy graduate and banjo/dobro player Tom Pittman completed the founding-troubador trifecta in 1980, and the Austin Lounge Lizards was born. The band is now made up of Hank, Conrad, Darcie Deaville (fiddle, mandolin, vocals) and Bruce Jones (electric bass, vocals). Darcie joined the boys in 2008, bringing a womanly perspective to the traditionally all-male revue, while Bruce became part of the group in late 2009.

With their unique amalgamation of highly literate Ivy League roots; the folk, country and bluegrass musical conventions of Appalachia and Nashville; creative influences like Frank Zappa, Spike Jones, George Jones, and Flatt & Scruggs; and an unquenchable thirst for the absurd, the Lizards specialize in musical eclecticism, excellence and extreme entertainment.Can't join us in person? Watch the live online broadcast!

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Sun
4 12

Door 1:30 PM
Show 2 PM
Close 5 PM


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Michael Fracasso hosting.
Soldier Songs & Voices
Soldier Songs & Voices
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In collaboration with The Welcome Home Project/SoldierSongs and Voices, The Bugle Boy Foundation invites veterans of our armed forces to gather with musicians and share their music in a relaxed and informal environment that encourages musical expression and healing experiences. All workshops are free to Veterans and we also supply instruments if needed.

Please Click here for workshop information and full schedule.

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Fri
4 17




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MS 150 Weekend
Closed during
MS 150 Weekend

April 17th - 19th

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Fri
4 24

Door 7 PM
Show 8 PM
Close 10 PM



Tickets $ 25


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Ameripolitan's Western Swing Male Artist of the Year Nominee
Doug Moreland
Doug Moreland
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Originally from the mountains of west Texas, Doug Moreland settled down in Austin at the turn of the millennium as a fiddler, songwriter, and woodcarver!

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

Doug has received a Will Rogers Cowboy Award for Western Music Male Performer of the Year from the Academy of Western Artists. He received an Entertainer of the Year award from the Texas Music Awards. Doug also appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno with his former companion Holly-peño (a black/white McNab dog).Can't join us in person? Watch the live online broadcast!

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Sat
4 25

Door 7 PM
Show 8 PM
Close 10 PM



Tickets $ 18


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Amy Speace
with Special Guest Ryan Culwell
Amy Speace
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“What Amy Speace says – what she sings – she says with a confluence of poetry and honesty, of emotional specificity,” writes The New York Times. Speace is one of the most heralded singers and songwriters of her generation, working for the past 10 years under the radar of the mainstream music industry. She began her creative life in NYC in theater, mostly in Shakespeare, mostly in fringe and experimental companies. A lifelong musician, it was a chance meeting with legend Judy Collins that changed the direction of her life when Collins invited her to join her on tour and subsequently recorded her song “The Weight of the World”, calling it “one of the best political folk songs I’ve ever heard”. That song was named as the #4 Folk Song Of The Decade by DJ John Platt of NYC's WFUV. In 2013, her next and first truly independent project, How To Sleep In A Stormy Boat and it's companion EP Same Old Storm brought her the best press of her career. An ambitious narrative that wove Speace's songs loosely around the characters ad poetry of Shakespeare, Stormy Boat was featured in an NPR “All Things Considered” piece and received raves from The New York Times, Mojo Magazine, American Songwriter and others. She will release, That Kind Of Girl in March 2015.Can't join us in person? Watch the live online broadcast!

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Sun
4 26

Door 1:30 PM
Show 2 PM
Close 5 PM


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Chuck Hawthorne hosting.
Soldier Songs & Voices
Soldier Songs & Voices
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In collaboration with The Welcome Home Project/SoldierSongs and Voices, The Bugle Boy Foundation invites veterans of our armed forces to gather with musicians and share their music in a relaxed and informal environment that encourages musical expression and healing experiences. All workshops are free to Veterans and we also supply instruments if needed.

Please Click here for workshop information and full schedule.

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Fri
5 1

Door 7 PM
Show 8 PM
Close 10 PM



Tickets $ 18


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

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

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

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Sat
5 2

Door 10 AM
Show 11 AM
Close 5 PM




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Held at the Parish Hall in Moravia, Texas
2015 Songwriter Serenade Competition
This is an offsite event. Purchase tickets at the link below.
Songwriter Serenade

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

Learn more about the Songwriter Serenade.

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


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Sat
5 2

Door 7 PM
Show 8 PM
Close 10 PM



Tickets $ 22


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

Carrie Rodriguez
& Luke Jacobs

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

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

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

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Sun
5 3

Door 1:30 PM
Show 2 PM
Close 5 PM


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Ken Gaines hosting.
Soldier Songs & Voices
Soldier Songs & Voices
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In collaboration with The Welcome Home Project/SoldierSongs and Voices, The Bugle Boy Foundation invites veterans of our armed forces to gather with musicians and share their music in a relaxed and informal environment that encourages musical expression and healing experiences. All workshops are free to Veterans and we also supply instruments if needed.

Please Click here for workshop information and full schedule.

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Fri
5 8

Door 7 PM
Show 8 PM
Close 10 PM



Tickets $ 35


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

Everybody else romances the road. Joe Ely lives it. Call him what you want - a wandering minstrel, gypsy cowboy, visionary song poet, or houserocker on fire - whatever he is, Ely's covered a lot of ground in his time. He really has ridden the rails (in a circus train, no less), thumbed his way across the country, hopped boats to exotic foreign lands, and ridden horses across the prairie. All part of the relentless quest for revelation that only a journey can satisfy. Those sort of restless yearnings come naturally to a boy from Lubbock, Texas, where the flat dusty landscape, endless sky and vast horizons have inspired several generations of young creative types to fill up all that empty space with music, as Buddy Holly did, as did Waylon Jennings, and Roy Orbison all the way to the current Lubbock Mob consisting of Ely and his compadres Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Butch Hancock, and Terry Allen. Like them, Joe Ely has proved to himself before he proved to a growing number of faithful that when it comes to the mystical process of writing, singing, and performing music, there's no pretending or holding back. Where he comes from, you put your emotions on the line each and every night.

Listen to NPR interview

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Sat
5 9

Door 7 PM
Show 8 PM
Close 10 PM



Tickets $ 18


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

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

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

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Fri
5 15

Door 7 PM
Show 8 PM
Close 10 PM



Tickets $ 18


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

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

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

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

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Sat
5 16

Door 7 PM
Show 8 PM
Close 10 PM



Tickets $ 18


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

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

Last Aug. 19th, THE GOOD BOOK, Roy's latest release of all original songs, reached #3 on AirPlayDirect's Americana charts.

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Sun
5 17

Door 1:30 PM
Show 2 PM
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John Reeves hosting
Soldier Songs & Voices
Soldier Songs & Voices
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In collaboration with The Welcome Home Project/SoldierSongs and Voices, The Bugle Boy Foundation invites veterans of our armed forces to gather with musicians and share their music in a relaxed and informal environment that encourages musical expression and healing experiences. All workshops are free to Veterans and we also supply instruments if needed.

Please Click here for workshop information and full schedule.

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Fri
5 22




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Closed
Memorial Day Weekend
May 22nd & 23rd

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Sat
5 23




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Closed
Memorial Day Weekend
May 22nd & 23rd

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