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Swan Songs Alive Inside Documentary
In support of local
Music & Memory implementation


Sunday, September 28, 2014 at 2 p.m.
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This is a free event intended to educate the public & medical personnel regarding the importance of music for both Hospice patients & Nursing Home residents.
Donations are encouraged to help fund this program.
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Fri
9 19

Door 7 PM
Show 8 PM
Close 10 PM



Tickets $ 18


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"All the vibe in the world." - Rolling Stone
Suzanna Choffel
Joined by Laura Scarborough on piano.

Suzanna Choffel
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Suzanna Choffel is many things: a rising star, an undeniable musical force and a unique voice (a “honeyed husk,” as it’s been posited) who feels equally at home singing in a dimly-lit, smoky club as she does front and center in front of (literally) millions. So, lyrical protestations aside, Choffel is no hidden gem. She’s already making her mark. Granted, she’s hard to pin down. Consider her critical praise — she’s “Feist meets Erykah Badu with a hint of Tex-Mex seasoning.” She’s “equal parts Beat poetry, smoky soul grooves and indie-pop eccentricity.” She’s “graceful” and yet, as Rolling Stone asserts, possessing “all the vibe in the world.”

In Austin, she began to focus on her own recordings, developing a unique sound that mixed elements of all her musical passions, including R&B, reggae, pop, and jazz. Her first album, Shudders & Rings, won accolades (“The Next Fun Fearless Female Rock Star” crowed the Austin Chronicle) and more than a few local and indie music awards. But it was her live show where people really took notice. No matter the venue, hers was always an intimate affair, one the Austin Chronicle rightly captured: “The graceful confidence of her music,” they noted, “allows Choffel to make every performance feel as if it's late night and she's in a South Austin living room grooving for the pleasure of it.” Always up for the unexpected, Choffel auditioned for and landed a spot on NBC’s popular primetime singing competition The Voice in 2012, wowing the judges with her renditions of Fleetwood Mac and Bob Marley, and earning singular praise from Rolling Stone as “the only artist you’d want to listen to a complete album from.”Can't join us in person? Watch the live online broadcast!

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Sat
9 20

Door 7 PM
Show 8 PM
Close 10 PM



Tickets $ 25


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"Building a Fire" - CD Release
Already Climbing the Americana Charts!

Shelley King
& Band

Shelley King
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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.

In addition to Fort Collins, parts of Building A Fire were tracked in Austin and Muscle Shoals. It features King on vocals and guitar; Amedee on drums, percussion, mandolin and support vocals; Magnie on vocals, accordion and keyboards; Marvin Dykhuis on vocals, guitars, dobro and mandolin; and Sarah Brown on bass. Guests include Wonderland on electric guitar, Cindy Cashdollar on lap steel, Warren Hood on fiddle and Tim Cook on vocals. “They’re just unique talents, and very expressive,” King says of her musical friends. Her co-producers, of course, offer special inspiration. “They really care about doing what’s right for the song,” she says. “I like that. When I work with them, when we’re done, I feel like I really found myself.”

She’s also found out how to build quite a fire — one so strong, it’s gonna burn for a long, long time.

A big THANK YOU to the Texas Commission on the Arts
for sponsoring tonight's performance.
Texas Commission on the Arts

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

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Sun
9 21

Door 2:30 PM
Show 3 PM
Close 6 PM


***Not Open to Public***

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Soldier Songs & Voices
Soldier Songs & Voices

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
9 26

Door 7 PM
Show 8 PM
Close 10 PM



Tickets $ 20


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"Flores is a working girl whose instrument and voice labor to give you a good time and make you think and feel more deeply." - Popmatters
Rosie Flores
Rosie Flores
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Born in San Antonio, TX and raised in Southern California, Rosie Flores' music blends the best of honky tonk, rockabilly, and jazz with the traditional sounds of her Tex-Mex heritage. Since the late 70s, she has been an important figure in the Los Angeles, Austin, TX and Nashville music scenes.

Rosie's reputation as a high octane rockabilly star is well established. Critical raves from prestigious publications such as the Los Angeles Times and Guitar Player magazine leave no doubt about her talent for filling dance floors and lighting up rooms with her blazing guitar solos.

Rosie's solos recordings have found homes on both the Billboard and Gavin charts and are also featured in seven motion pictures. Her revved-up performances in honky-tonks from Boston to Bakersfield have won legions of fans and earned appearances on such nationally broadcast television programs as "Austin City Limits" and "Late Night with Conan O'Brian." Early in her career while recording for Warner Bros. Records she was nominated for best "Horizon Artist" by the Academy of Country Music in California. In the year 2000 she won the presitgious LA Weekly Music Award for Best Rockabilly Swing Artist.

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Sat
9 27

Door 7 PM
Show 8 PM
Close 10 PM



Tickets $ 25


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"Elegant, touching, and articulate."
- Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2

Gretchen Peters
Gretchen Peters
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The title of Gretchen Peters’ new Hello Cruel World is a pun on the famed exit line – a joke that, like the lovely melodies and deliciously textured arrangements framing these 11 songs – sweetens this captivating music spun from a year of turmoil. The Grammy nominated singer-songwriter from Nashville calls Hello Cruel World her “most close-to-the-bone work, written at a time when I felt absolutely fearless about telling the truth.” Peters and her guest Rodney Crowell sing, “life is still a beautiful disaster,” on “Dark Angel.” But Peters keeps the accent on the “beautiful” throughout her ninth disc, with both her poetic language and the spare, evocative sounds she created in the studio to support her organic story-telling.

Praise for Hello Cruel World:

"The album of her career."- NPR All Things Considered

"Expertly and sincerely free of cliches or false romantic notions about any subject it addresses, its large spiritual truths are revealed in the only way they matter: small, intimate experiences. This album comes to the listener as a gift wrapped in tattered paper, making it all the more precious to receive." -Thom Jurek, AllMusic.com
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Sun
9 28

Door 1:30 PM
Show 2 PM
Close 4 PM


Free
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In support of the Bugle Boy Foundation's Music & Memory program. A not to be missed film!
Alive Inside
Audience Award Winner of 2014 Sundance Film Festival

Alive Inside

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An uplifting cinematic exploration of music and the mind, ALIVE INSIDE’s inspirational and emotional story left audiences humming, clapping and cheering at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, where it won the Audience Award.

This is a wonderful film and a chance to come out and support the Bugle Boy Foundation's newly implemented Music & Memory program. We invite both the public and medical professionals to join us for a free screening and learn how The Bugle Boy can help you implement this program for your loved ones and those that you are caring for at home or in Nursing Home environments. If you would like to support our efforts in bringing the Music & Memory program to our community, you may make a online donation when you make your reservations. We will also be accepting iTunes download cards and gently used iPods. Can't join us but still want to support this program? Donate Here

About the film:

ALIVE INSIDE is a joyous cinematic exploration of music’s capacity to reawaken our souls and uncover the deepest parts of our humanity. Filmmaker Michael Rossato-Bennett chronicles the astonishing experiences of individuals around the country who have been revitalized through the simple experience of listening to music. His camera reveals the uniquely human connection we find in music and how its healing power can triumph where prescription medication falls short.

This stirring documentary follows social worker Dan Cohen, founder of the nonprofit organization Music & Memory, as he fights against a broken healthcare system to demonstrate music’s ability to combat memory loss and restore a deep sense of self to those suffering from it. Rossato-Bennett visits family members who have witnessed the miraculous effects of personalized music on their loved ones, and offers illuminating interviews with experts including renowned neurologist and best-selling author Oliver Sacks (Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain) and musician Bobby McFerrin (“Don’t Worry, Be Happy”).


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Fri
10 3

Door 7 PM
Show 8 PM
Close 10 PM



Tickets $ 18


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"A unique and superb voice that is sheer delight on the senses." - La Prensa San Antonio
Stephanie Urbina Jones
Stephanie Urbina Jones
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Stephanie Urbina Jones was born in a bi-cultural home in San Antonio, Texas where she grew up hearing sounds from both sides of the border. Her Texicana tapestry of music combines her life experiences and the sounds that influenced her soul. From country rock to latin blues-pop, she has created a style all her own. This unique artist is poised to be the very first Hispanic- American female to break through country music. Drawing from her passion to honor her heritage through her music she became the first independent female to reach #1 on the Texas Music chart.

Her writing is fiery yet vulnerable, intelligent yet simple and down right funny at times with a feisty spicy rockin' edge that comes from living and humbly learning a lot from her own life's lessons. Through years of experience on the road she has become a master of storytelling taking her audiences on a road trip through their own lives and emotions through song.



Jones has a fiery heart and passion to use her gifts to help and empower others. Her single and video entitled "I'm Not A Pinata" shot at the world famous honky tonk Billy Bob's in Ft. Worth , spawned her working with CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) and doing PSA's to help raise awareness and funds to give children a voice. Currently her self-penned song "Revolucion en Mi Corazon" is being used as a call to action in Los Angeles for the American Diabetes Association to help empower latinos with information, education and the medical help they need.

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Sat
10 4

Door 7 PM
Show 8 PM
Close 10 PM



Tickets $ 20


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"Freewheeling and intoxicating songs that are sure to delight any lover of music." - Wildman Steve Radio
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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Sun
10 5

Door 2:30 PM
Show 3 PM
Close 6 PM


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Soldier Songs & Voices
Soldier Songs & Voices

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
10 10

Door 7 PM
Show 8 PM
Close 10 PM



Tickets $ 25


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“There is perhaps no greater influence on modern
Texas Music than Walt Wilkins.”-Galleywinter.com

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
10 11

Door 7 PM
Show 8 PM
Close 10 PM



Tickets $ 20


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"An artist with his eye on the future and an interest in discovering the transformative potential in his music." - The New York Times
Ellis Paul
Ellis Paul

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Ellis Paul is one of the leading voices in American songwriting and one of the top songwriters to emerge out of the fertile Boston folk scene. He helped create a movement that revitalized the national acoustic circuit with an urban, literate, folk rock style that helped renew interest in the genre in the 90's. His charismatic, personally authentic performance style has influenced a generation of artists away from the artifice of pop, and closer towards the realness of folk.

Over the past two decades Paul has garnered numerous honors including 14 Boston Music Awards, second only to Aerosmith. He has performed with countless acclaimed musicians, including Patty Griffin, John Mayer, Ani Difranco, John Prine, Sugarland, and at the request of Woody’s daughter Nora Guthrie and after several trips to the Woody Guthrie archives, Ellis even has a co-write with Woody, their song “God’s Promise”.

"Wise, tender, brilliant and biting, Ellis is one of our best human compasses, marking in melodies and poems where we've been and where we might go if we so choose to. Personally Ellis, I'm goin' where you're goin'" --Nora Guthrie (Woody Guthrie's daughter)

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Fri
10 17

Door 7 PM
Show 8 PM
Close 10 PM



Tickets $ 18


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"Harmonies rich as chocolate three layer cake with sweet butter frosting." - Sirius XM's The Village
Brother Sun
Brother Sun
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National Touring Artists Greg Greenway, Pat Wictor, and Joe Jencks have made their mark as veteran touring singer-songwriters, but Brother Sun is no songwriter's round. The trio's harmonies, as much as their lyrics, tell what they are about: warm as a campfire, stirring as a gospel church, rousing as a call to arms. Fusing folk, Americana, blues, pop, jazz, rock, and a cappella singing, Brother Sun is an explosion of musical diversity and harmony, in the finest of male singing traditions. From three major points on the map Boston, New York, and Chicago - Greg, Pat, and Joe have blended themselves into Brother Sun: a unique celebration of the amazing power of singing together. Their combined musical skills make for an unforgettable experience - three rich voices blending on a well-crafted foundation of guitar, slide guitar, piano, ukulele, and bouzouki.

The response to the trio’s music has been tremendous! From main stage performances with standing ovations at Kerrville, Falcon Ridge, Philadelphia, Old Songs, Connecticut and other Folk Festivals; to sold out concerts throughout the U.S.A, Brother Sun has earned the respect of fans, colleagues, and presenters alike. And, their music and message appeals to fans of both contemporary and traditional music.

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Sat
10 18

Door 7 PM
Show 8 PM
Close 10 PM



Tickets $ 18


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"Ruben redefines the blues with his astonishing mastery of the guitar as he makes it sing through his music.” - GuitarWorld Magazine
Ruben V
Ruben V
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Ruben V is an accomplished artist. He’s released eight solo CDs, 14 group albums and averages over 120 shows a year. He is a guitar player, songwriter, producer and family man. He’s built a huge following of Ruben V Band fans – all while keeping a sense of humor and a genuine Texas charm.

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

For a man who would turn out to be such a celebrated guitar player, Ruben was self-taught – old school style. “I would slow down our old 45 albums on the record player and learn that way. I was also front and center at every concert – watching and listening. Then it was just hitting the road. There’s no better way to learn.” Every show is different; Ruben has a vast catalog of songs to pull from. They may play a familiar song but change the tempo or instruments. The Ruben V shows become enlivened jams inciting the audience into a musical frenzy. It keeps the audience entertained and coming back for more.

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Sun
10 19

Door 2:30 PM
Show 3 PM
Close 6 PM


***Not Open to Public***

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Soldier Songs & Voices
Soldier Songs & Voices

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
10 24

Door 7 PM
Show 8 PM
Close 10 PM



Tickets $ 20


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"Seldom has a performer seemed so comfortable with the music he plays...this is the blues played without compromise." - Sing Out!
Paul Oscher
Paul Oscher

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Paul Oscher, award-winning blues singer, songwriter, recording artist, and multi-instrumentalist, (harmonica, guitar, piano, melodica, and bass harp), first came to national attention as Muddy Waters’ harmonica player, 1967-1972 following in the footsteps of Little Walter, Junior Wells, James Cotton, and Big Walter Horton. Paul Oscher was the first white musician in the world to become a full-time member of a black blues band of this stature.

While in Muddy’s band Paul toured the US and abroad and played all kinds of venues from the rough and tumble juke joints of the chitlin’ circuit to the major concert stages of the world and during that time backed up major blues artists such as John Lee Hooker, Earl Hooker, Son House, Fred McDowell, Lightning Hopkins, T. Bone Walker, Albert King, Magic Sam and Big Mama Thornton. Paul recorded a number of records with Muddy Waters for the legendary Chess Records label in Chicago. These recordings and live performances would influence an entire generation of young players.

Paul Oscher is the real deal—he learned his blues from the Masters. He plays only the real, unadulterated, down-in-the-alley, gutbucket blues. He is not a retro player; he just plays the blues the way he learned them… lowdown and lonesome and has been doing so for the last forty years.

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Sat
10 25

Door 7 PM
Show 8 PM
Close 10 PM



Tickets $ 50


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Swan Songs Fundraiser
for Fayette County

Albert & Gage
Swan Songs

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The Bugle Boy Foundation is the official Swan Songs Ambassador for Fayette County.
Our goal is to educate the community about Swan Song services and raise money to provide their services specifically to terminally ill residents of Fayette County.

Swan Songs was founded in 2005 and is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Austin, Texas that fulfills musical wishes at the end of life by organizing private concerts for individuals with a terminal illness. At their request, a favorite style of music or musician is brought directly to the home or facility. The concert allows patient, family and friends to focus beyond the illness and come together through the medium of music.

Tonight Christine Albert, founder of Swan Songs and her husband Chris Gage will perform as Albert & Gage. This Husband & wife duo are fantastic performers. Whether singing in English or French, Christine will quickly capture your heart. Expect to be equally captivated by Chris's musical mastery of guitar, accordion and piano. David Carroll will be joining in on base. Albert & Gage simply put on a Triple "A" performance.

We hope you will join us for a great evening of music in support of Swan Songs services for the terminally ill residents of Fayette County. If you are unable to join us but wish to make a donation specifically for this program you may donate here.

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Fri
10 31

Door 7 PM
Show 8 PM
Close 10 PM



Tickets $ 10


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Halloween Special Screening
Rocky Horror
Picture Show

Costumes Highly Recommended
Adults Only- Rated R

Rocky Horror Picture Show
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Win VIP 4 A Day pass for two for Best Dressed Rocky Horror Character.

Note: Staff will all be dressed like Pat.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show is a harmless musical fun—a delightful spoof of Hollywood horror movies and Old Dark House melodramas. A sexy, funny romp through a wild world of camp with a musical score that includes one show-stopper after another. When Brad and Janet, a clean-cut young couple from the suburbs, get caught with a flat in the middle of nowhere, a night at the Frankenstein place changes their lives forever.

This longest-running midnight movie of all time stars Tim Curry as the endearing “transsexual from Transylvania” Dr. Frank N. Furter, Susan Sarandon and Barry Bostwick as his hapless guests Brad and Janet, Meat Loaf as motorcycle-riding rough trade and author Richard O’Brien as the hunchbacked butler Riff Raff.

It was the first—and is still the best—interactive movie experience! It's just a jump to the left- then I jump to the right!

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Sat
11 1

Door 7 PM
Show 8 PM
Close 10 PM



Tickets $ 18


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“He can kick out the honky-tonk jams with the best of them, and he can tear out your heart with a ballad.” - Houston Chronicle
Mike Stinson
Mike Stinson
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Three years ago, Mike Stinson took a big chance. After clawing his way to the top of the country music club scene in Los Angeles where he was described by Billboard Magazine as the king of the neo-honky-tonkers, Stinson, who wrote Dwight Yoakam’s stellar “Late Great Golden State,” packed a U-Haul, chucked his place in the West Coast pecking order, and moved to Texas to start fresh.

And Texas certainly had an effect on the cerebral Virginian who called L.A. home for 18 years. He fell in love with the space, the torrential rains, and the laid back feel of his new home, Houston. With two stellar, critically praised albums of hardcore honky-tonk and “barnyard rock and roll” in his LA past, immediately upon arrival in Texas he dropped The Jukebox In Your Heart, recorded with Jesse Dayton and his band at Willie Nelson’s Pedernales Studios. “No One To Drink With” from the album was voted best song of the year by the Houston Press in 2010.

A rare voice in this cluttered world of country pop and banjos-for-the-sake-of-banjos alternative country, Stinson has set the bar as high it goes with the monumental “This Year.” Fact of the matter is, Hell and Half of Georgia elevates Stinson’s game to new heights. It’s no wonder longtime Los Angeles writers like Robert Hilburn and Chris Morris flipped for Stinson’s legitimacy, his realness, his utter sincerity, and his ruthless pursuit of his art.

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Sun
11 2

Door 2:30 PM
Show 3 PM
Close 6 PM


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Soldier Songs & Voices
Soldier Songs & Voices

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
11 7

Door 7 PM
Show 8 PM
Close 10 PM



Tickets $ 18


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"Chuck Pyle's songs, playing and singing are transporting. If you're looking for top-flight alt-country-inflected contemporary folk... this is it." – Sing Out!
Chuck Pyle
Chuck Pyle

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Chuck Pyle has won high praise from both fans and peers alike throughout an inspired performance career of over 40 years. When reviewers first gave him the "Zen Cowboy" moniker, he decided to, as he says, "Always ride the horse in the direction it's going," and took the nickname to heart, shaving his head and blending his upbeat perspective with old-fashioned horse sense. He mixes infectiously hummable melodies with straight-from-the-saddle poetry, quoting bumper stickers, proverbs, world leaders and old cowboys. An accomplished songwriter, Chuck's songs have been recorded by John Denver, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and Suzy Bogguss. Country fans know him best for writing, "Cadillac Cowboy", recorded by the late Chris LeDoux, and "Jaded Lover", recorded by Jerry Jeff Walker. His music has made him a favorite of Bill & Melinda Gates who have had him play at their home in Seattle.

While fans love his recordings, they adore Chuck's live performance. The first time he made an audience laugh, he was "hooked". A nimble guitarist, critics say his sense of rhythm is more like a fine classical, or jazz, soloist, his songwriting musically sophisticated yet full of uncluttered space. Chuck Pyle came from Iowa in 1965 when, "Boulder was mostly gravel streets", and resides on the front range of Colorado. He does 100 dates a year all across the country, playing festivals and theaters, coffeehouses and house concerts.

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Fri
11 14

Door 7 PM
Show 8 PM
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Tickets $ 18


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Two award-winning Americana songwriters share the stage
Bill Chambers &
Robyn Ludwick

Bill Chambers

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Robyn Ludwick

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Bill Chambers, father of Kasey Chambers, is one of those growling singers who owes a substantial debt to both Bob Dylan and John Prine. Perhaps it’s a result of those early weathered years he spent roughing it in the outback with his family. "I'm entirely self taught. I guess that's why I sound like I do." The patriarch of the Chambers Clan is considered by some to be Australia's premier alt-country guitarist. He can be a master of delicate picking on Dobro or Lap Steel and a demon on Slide. Along with producing albums for the likes of Catherine Britt, Audrey Auld, Bec Willis (co-produced with Kasey) and the Dead Ringer Band, Bill has still found time to write most of the songs on his albums - the ARIA nominated 'Sleeping With The Blues' , ‘Frozen Ground’ and his most recent, 'Drifting South'. "What I love the best is to get out on the road and perform the songs. I still play in Kasey's band when she's on the road and the gigs take us all over the world. That's where I get many of the stories for my songs," says Bill. Richard Jinman from The Sydney magazine describes Bill’s music as reminiscent of Daniel Lanois eerily spacious work, all elongated guitar phrases, shuffling drums and ambient rumbling, the combined effect is as seductive as hell.

Robyn Ludwick: Lone Star Music Awards Nominee for "Best Female Vocal" and "Best Singer-Songwriter/Folk"

Robyn Ludwick rings of hard-earned authenticity...the best of Americana and better yet the best of Texas. Her older brothers Bruce and Charlie Robison have cut their own distinct paths as songwriters and performers and Robyn is a force of her own, staking out her own territory on the musical horizon. She has a voice that's pure Texas twang and that emotes far beyond her years. A sound reminiscent of a blend between Mary Gauthier and Lucinda Willimas. All Music Guide states, "her voice is as elegant and graceful as a straight razor; it takes no prisoners, makes no apologies." Look for Robyn’s latest, Little Rain produced by Gurf Morlix, scheduled for release on July 15, 2014. Critics agree that Robyn’s writing is the “Best of Americana and Best of Texas”. Robyn has recently been referred to as “The Queen of Modern Texas Country Soul’ and “the most formidable songwriter of the Robisons”.

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Sat
11 15

Door 7 PM
Show 8 PM
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Tickets $ 22


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CMA award-winning songwriter!
Susan Gibson

Susan Gibson
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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. Gibson handpicked some of her favorite musicians for the recording; she is joined by Billy Masters on guitar, David Carroll on upright bass, and Ray Rodriguez on drums and percussion.

Minnesota born but mostly Texas raised (her father worked for the railroad), Susan went to college in Texas and Montana where she started in the open mic scene. She jumped into the Texas touring circuit when she joined The Groobees in Amarillo in 1996, and they recorded 4 well received albums before splitting up in 2002. Not one to lose momentum, Gibson hit the road in 2003 with “Chin Up,” her first solo record, and hasn’t slowed down since. “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.

When the thought of recording a live album came up, The Bugle Boy quickly rose to the top of the list of venue choices. An intimate room located between Austin and Houston, they have built a reputation as one of the foremost listening rooms in the state if not the country. Making a live album requires an enthusiastic and tuned in audience, and The Bugle Boy delivered in spades.

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Door 2:30 PM
Show 3 PM
Close 6 PM


***Not Open to Public***

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Soldier Songs & Voices
Soldier Songs & Voices

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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