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Fri
7 10

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Two friends and award-winning
songwriters share the stage!

Elizabeth Wills
& Susan Gibson

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Elizabeth Wills

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Susan Gibson

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Elizabeth Wills is the 2009 Bugle Boy Founder's Choice Award Recipient and by proclamation, January 28th is Elizabeth Wills Day in Fayette County.

Elizabeth is a confessional songwriter with a musical force that presses Americana pop music to discover its highest self. Her draw comes from her pure accessibility and the emotional connection she makes with her listener by delivering her songs through a voice that is at minimal angelic and can be best described as viscerally intoxicating.

Elizabeth's music is cultivated from a simple and organic place and she finds that art and expression of every kind have influenced it. Her moral compass rings true in every note and word of her music. Sheila Dichoso of Campus Circle after seeing one of Elizabeth’s shows commented, “You know something is special when it breaks your heart and tugs at your fragile heartstrings, yet exquisitely captures your every emotion. Wills sang her heart out to a transfixed crowd, exhibiting introspective lyrics of wide-eyed honesty, acoustic melodies and an ethereal voice that will haunt you for hours...” Elizabeth has won the prestigious B.W. Stevenson Songwriting competition and has been a finalist in the New Folk Competition at the Kerrville Folk Festival and awarded "Female Vocalist of the year" by the Ft. Worth Star Telegram.

Susan Gibson: The word “troubadour” is thrown around a lot these days, but music fans need look no further than Texas’ own Susan Gibson for an example of that word in action, or rather, in motion. Gibson never stops; she puts 60,000+ miles a year on her Sprinter van touring all over the country. From playing listening rooms and festivals to teaching songwriter classes and workshops, this award-winning singer/songwriter defines poetry in motion.

Gibson is celebrating 10 years as a solo touring and recording artist with the release of “The Second Hand,” a live album recorded at The Bugle Boy in La Grange, one of the Texas’ most highly lauded listening rooms. On “The Second Hand,” the CMA award-winning songwriter (the Dixie Chicks took the Gibson-penned “Wide Open Spaces” to the top for four weeks) manages to capture a high energy show while also sharing a very personal, poignant side with her audience. “The Second Hand” is her 5th release, and she’s collected honors along the way like BMI’s “Songwriter of the Year” and “Entertainer of the Year” from the West Texas Music Hall of Fame. In 2013 she was honored to play at the Texas State Society’s Inaugural Ball in Washington, D.C.

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Sat
7 11

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"A hooky blend of soul and folk." - HypeTree.com
Aaron Stephens
Aaron Stephens

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Aaron Stephens is a soul singer/songwriter and musician born in Illinois, raised deep down in McAllen, Texas. Writing songs, singing, and playing guitar since the age of 12, Stephens has an original songwriting and performing style that can both soothe and stir.

Since 2012, Stephens has been playing shows all across Texas. With his soulful voice, songwriting, and tasteful guitar playing, Aaron Stephens and his tight, groove-based band are standing out and gaining some momentum.

On June 18, 2014, Aaron Stephens released his first full-length album entitled "Hard Times Straight Lines". The 9-song album is a perfect example of Aaron Stephens' music: honest, relatable and soulful.Can't join us in person? Watch the live online broadcast!

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Sun
7 12

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George Ensle 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
7 17

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Legendary Songwriters
Butch Hancock & Jimmie Dale Gilmore
Butch  Hancock

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Jimmie Dale  Gilmore

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A world traveling troubadour with a long string of recorded songs and albums, Butch Hancock has been called "one of the finest songwriters of our time" and is acknowledged by his peers and critics alike as one of the premiere singer-songwriters Texas has ever produced. His tunes evoke mystical visions of wind-swept dry-plains and his lyrics are profoundly imaginative, often displaying for his listeners the miracles that occur in the ordinary through creative irony and metaphors. His lyrical style has often been compared to that of Bob Dylan and Woody Guthrie and his songs have been covered by the likes of Emmylou Harris. Hancock is also a member of renowned country rock super-group, The Flatlanders, along with his lifelong friends, Joe Ely and Jimmie Dale Gilmore, a band they formed in 1972.

Jimmie Dale Gilmore is a native of the Texas Panhandle, having been born in Amarillo, Texas and raised in Lubbock, Texas. His earliest musical influence was Hank Williams and the honky tonk brand of country music that his father played. In the 1950s, he was exposed to the emerging rock and roll of other Texans such as Roy Orbison and Lubbock native Buddy Holly, as well as to Johnny Cash. He was profoundly influenced in the 1960s by the likes of The Beatles and Bob Dylan and the folk music and blues revival in that decade.

With Joe Ely and Butch Hancock, Gilmore founded The Flatlanders. The group has been performing on and off since 1972. The band's first recording project, from the early 1970s, was barely distributed. It has since been acknowledged, through Rounder's 1991 reissue (More a Legend Than a Band), as a milestone of progressive, alternative country. The three friends continued to reunite for occasional Flatlanders performances, and in May 2002 released a long-awaited follow-up album, Now Again, on New West records.

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Sat
7 18

Door 7 PM
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"Aimee steps straight out of a dream, but keeps those vivid, surreal images fresh in your mind so you don’t forget them." - KUTX
Aimee Bobruk
Aimee Bobruk
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On her new album /ba.'brook/, Aimee Bobruk chooses to collaborate with producer/bassist Brian Beattie and drummer Dony Wynn; two musicians whose perspectives to music-making are refreashingly untraditional, to put it simply. ”The Beattie” hails from Austin's avant-garde punk rock band Glass Eye and has produced albums for Daniel Johnston, Okkervil River, Bill Callahan and Shearwater. Wynn, who Bobruk refers to as ’The Santa Claus of Percussion’, has worked with such artists as Robert Plant and Robert Palmer and is known for building his drumkits out of everything from a banana peel to a filing cabinet.

Paintings, cartoons, and old silent movies have been essential to Bobruk in making /ba.’brook/. ”When I hear music, I see pictures and the other way around. So naturally, when I write songs it starts with me trying to set an image to words and sound. I guess you can say I’m more inspired by Chagall and Chaplin than by the great composers.” This is Bobruk‘s artistic language. As told to Beattie in the studio, ”This needs some polka dots and this needs a broad stroke of blue”. The album’s signature vocal collages, which in some songs resemble early Disney or Looney Tunes-esque singing flowers, are the result of her ability to blend art and language. So it is that Bobruk sound paints on /ba.'brook/, evident even in the name of this self-titled release, a phonetic rendition of her last name.

Bobruk has shared the stage with the likes of Dr. John, Butch Hancock, Alejandro Escovedo, Ian McLagan, Freedy Johnston, Ruthie Foster, David Garza, Ian Moore, Robert Harrison (Cotton Mather), Thao and The Get Down Stay Down, Michael Fracasso, and Will Sexton to name a few.Can't join us in person? Watch the live online broadcast!

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Fri
7 24

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Wilson's intense, red-hot piano playing literally has audiences roaring on the edge of their seats and clamoring for more." - Houston Weekly
Matt Wilson Band
Matt Wilson
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Matt Wilson is a consummate performing musician. He first gained national exposure wowing sold-out audiences as the “Piano Man” in the First National Tour of the Billy Joel and Twyla Tharp's Tony-award winning musical “Movin’ Out.” The Austin-based singer-songwriter’s big gospel voice and the down-home flavor of his tasty piano playing made him ideal to represent Joel’s music.

His band, Matt Wilson Band, has a deep catalog of original and classic soul, R&B, rock n’ roll, blues, funk, and gospel it performs with warmth, wit, and white-gloved showmanship. Wilson believes there is an art to presenting these treasured tunes in a way that’s reverent but relevant. Wilsons’ band’s soul-revue personality imbues its interpretations of standards by Beatles, Jerry Lee Lewis, Ray Charles, Billy Joel, Stevie Wonder and Bill Withers with spirited sincerity.

Matt Wilson is a first rate entertainer. With sacred roots in the church band, a Music Performance 101-rigorous Disney World piano gig, and a critically acclaimed tenure in “Movin’ Out,” shaping his career, he’s become a well-rounded passionate and polished musician with elegant charms and electrifying chops. Live or recorded, Wilson’s unflinching positivity and heartfelt commitment to his craft will move and inspire you. Can't join us in person? Watch the live online broadcast!

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Sat
7 25

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Award-Winning Songwriters Share the Stage
Lisa Morales &
Dustin Welch

Lisa Morales

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Dustin  Welch

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Lisa Morales: After building a strong reputation with sister Roberta as Sisters Morales, Lisa Morales steps out on her own with an album of self-penned songs that are more about emotion than they are about pretty.

In the three years since their last record (Talking to the River-produced by Los Lobos Steve Berlin), their mother, Gloria, died after a struggle with cancer. It was Glorias fight for life, not her loss, that made Lisa re-examine her own life.

Beautiful Mistake finds her doing just that. Her writing on this album is her best to date! She confronted longtime friend and bassist, Michael Cornbread Traylor about his hidden talents and tapped them as producer. He put together a great cast of talented musicians and pulled out some of Morales best performances. Guest performers include Walt Wilkins and Dustin Welch.

Lisa has also worn producers hat with highly acclaimed production on Hayes Carlls Flowers & Liquor; co-wrote Waiting For the Stars to Fall with Hayes Carll on his last CD Trouble In Mind. She also co-wrote Helpless Heart on Clay Blakers Welcome to the Wasteland and sang No More Memories Hangin Round duet with Clay Blaker on Welcome to the Wasteland.

Dustin Welch: Raised among the sons and daughters of songwriters, fiddle players, guitarists, banjo dobro piano players, publishers, song pluggers, hippie kids from Gaskin's Farm, painters, pot throwers, and potgrowers, Dustin Welch drank deep. Probably inspired largely by his early exposure to Bela Fleck's evolutionary approach to the banjo, Dustin began devising a unique style of his own. Bare-fingered, open tuning, Appalachian flavored grooves and melodies coupled with literate lyrics, strange and beautiful, and the songs kept coming.

One evening in 2006, Dustin was playing in the house band for a tribute to Townes Van Zandt at the venerable old Belcourt Theater in Nashville. The drummer that night was Ken Coomer from Wilco, who told him that he knew a band in San Diego who was looking for a guy like him. Within a week he flew out for an audition and didn't go home for 6 months, touring with the Scotch Greens all over the US and Europe, opening for acts like Reverend Horton Heat and Flogging Molly, playing disciplined slamming shows night after night. By now, Dustin has relocated to Austin, where he now resides. The songs keep coming, and one thing keeps leading to another.

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Sun
7 26

Door 1:30 PM
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Dustin Welch 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
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

Door 7 PM
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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

Door 1:30 PM
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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.

Please Click here for workshop information and full schedule.




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Fri
8 14

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The Almost Brothers Present
The Songs of
Steven Fromholz

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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

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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

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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.

Please Click here for workshop information and full schedule.




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Fri
8 28

Door 7 PM
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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

Door 7 PM
Show 8 PM
Close 10 PM



Tickets $ 18


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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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