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Fri
3 31

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2016 Grammy Nominated for
Best Americana Album

Slim Bawb
"Marinated in swamp rhythms and back bayou Cajun touches" - The Alternative Root
Slim Bawb & The Fabulous Stumpgrinders
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There isn't anything Slim Bawb can’t play and if he couldn’t use his hands, well, he’s got that covered too. He’s a singer,songwriter and plays all things baring strings to playing bass with his feet. Yes, we said feet.

Slim Bawb or aka Bob Pearce is a native Californian who lives in New Braunfels,Texas and has a swampy-blues Louisiana sound, that you would think, just arose out of the fog off the banks of the Mississippi. His crew is called “The Fabulous Stumpgrinders” - all coming together to capture that “swamp” sound faster than an alligator’s snapping jaws. A musical concoction of country, funk, blues and more. Playing with his feet “lefty” and “stinky” on his Livid Custom “boot bass”, Slim Bawb has quite an original way of serving up his Lousiana swamp-style with a side of gumbo and some Cajun cornbread to soak it up.

"Slim Bawb is like a hearty homebrew when the usual generic light beer doesn’t do the trick anymore." - TXMusicTV
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Sat
4 1

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Bugle Boy Talent Trust Artist
Woody Russell
Woody Russell

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Critically acclaimed, award winning vocalist, guitarist and composer, Woody Russell will share songs from his latest release "Carry It Up". The Austin, Texas based Russell has always been a genre-blurring artist and Carry It Up is no exception.

As a lyricist, Woody digs deep in to intimate narratives and is equally comfortable addressing a broader social consciousness. The album focuses on themes of love, compassion, tolerance, respect and the quest for all of the aforementioned. There is no mistake that Russell possesses a voice which places him as a frontrunner on the jazzier side of the singer-songwriter scene. And, not unlike a primary influence, Van Morrison, he navigates the sound of his words with a rhythmic precision and melodic expression akin to a jazz improviser. Then there’s his guitar playing, which Blues Revue likened to “the fearlessness of Jeff Beck”.

Carry It Up is a lush, complex recording with a soul-jazz heart, created by a master craftsman and his superb band.

2013 Bugle Boy Founder's Choice Talent Trust Recipient



A big THANK YOU to the Texas Commission on the Arts and the
National Endowment For The Arts
for assisting with funding for this program.



Texas Commission on the Arts
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Fri
4 7

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"Part of the same Lone Star constellation as Guy Clark, Kristofferson, Doug Sahm and Freddy Fender."
- Lone Star Music

Michael O'Connor
Michael O’Connor
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MICHAEL O'CONNOR

In 2010, after well over 20 years of plying his trade in dive bars, listening rooms, theaters and festival stages across America and Europe, journeyman Texas songwriter and guitar player Michael O’Connor finally got his due. Or at the very least, a very fine next best thing: his very own star on the South Texas Music Walk of Fame — located right in O’Connor’s hometown of Corpus Christi. O’Connor’s name is now part of the same Lone Star constellation as such Texas legends as Guy Clark, Kris Kristofferson, and the late Doug Sahm and Freddy Fender.

Now based in Denver, O’Connor is pulling away from the sideman trip, but not slamming those doors behind him. “At one time I was in eight bands,” he said, laughing. “I had something to prove when I was younger. Now it’s more important to me to play my gigs.” He didn’t trample his Texas roots. His 2015 release “Bloodshot Vagabond” was recorded in Houston with producer/bassist Jack Saunders and drummer Rick Richards. The songs, most penned by O’Connor, some co-written with Adam Carroll and with fellow top-flight accompanist Jeff Plankenhorn, are gritty and greasy, so is the music; an amalgam of rock ‘n’ roll, blues and acoustic music with a drill-bit backbone.

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Sat
4 8

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"The total package of eclectic, soulful jams and a stridently powerful voice." - Texas Monthly
Jackie Venson
Jackie Venson
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It is legend that during a drunken back-alley brawl, Jackie Venson punched Pluto straight out of planetary existence.

Venson’s “…astonishing mix of raw soul, superb musicianship and laid back grace…” (Austin American Statesman) has been compared to the likes of Joss Stone, Amy Winehouse and fellow Austin native Gary Clark, Jr. Originally a classical pianist, Venson picked up the guitar and made the giant leap from the tradition of classical music to the raw and gritty blues. She is a multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter with an out of this world voice. Venson knows music like the back of her hand with 17 years of piano-smashing skills, 8 years of vocally seducing angels, 8 years of inspired songwriting and 4 years of non-stop guitar shredding. (It is scientific fact that she can sleep and rock at the same time.)

Venson spent her college years at Berklee College of Music where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Composition and Studio Production. In recognition of her dedication to her craft, Bestfan.com said “Venson is no dilettante, wannabe performer, however a real staple of what a musician can achieve when they put in their 10,000 hours for both musical schooling, and late night pub sessions for practical honing.”

Her live performances revisits what makes music so powerful: emotion and passion. She thrives without the flash, instead favoring a clean sound, genuine soul, and meaningful connection with her audience. Music is not only what Venson does – but also defines who she is and reminds her where she wants to be: performing.

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Sun
4 9

Door 1:15 PM
Show 1:30 PM
Close 4:30 PM


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Hosted by Mike Stroup
Soldier Songs
& Voices Workshop

FREE - Veterans & Military Personnel only.

Soldier Songs & Voices
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As local chapter of Soldier Songs & Voices, The Bugle Boy Foundation invites Veterans (anyone who served in any branch of the military at any time, including Coast Guard and Reserves) and active duty military personnel for FREE Guitar/Songwriting workshops led by professional musicians who appreciate your service to our country. All levels from beginners to experienced musicians are welcome to gather and share their music in a relaxed and informal environment that encourages free musical expression and healing experiences. Loaner guitars are available.

If you’ve always wanted to learn to play guitar or perhaps have something written that you need help setting to music, our guest instructors and core group members will be glad to help. The workshop serves as a means of creative expression.

Our monthly workshops are offered at 1051 N. Jefferson St. (Hwy 77) La Grange, Texas 78945 and are hosted by professional singer-songwriters such as Terri Hendrix, Lloyd Maines, Michael O'Connor & Susan Gibson and other visiting artists.

Please Click here for workshop information and full schedule.

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Sat
4 15


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Closed Easter Weekend
April 14 & 15

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Fri
4 21

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Multi-million selling Songwriter
Alex Harvey
Alex Harvey
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You might call him Delta Blues or Country Rock; depending on the song he is singing, but the one consistent thread is definitely "SOUL." Alex Harvey was born and raised in Delta country, just outside of Memphis, TN. With a multitude of influences such as the Blues his neighbors used to play on their porches, Country his mother loved, Big Band Swing his father favored, splashes of Rock and Roll and Folk and just when you think you've got a pot full of gris gris out comes deep, intimate, soulful songs like "Rueben James" and "Delta Dawn." It's no wonder he is hard to put into one category.

Alex has been successful throughout the years, selling over 200 million recordings; each recorded by a diversity of performers as his list of influences. Artists such as Sammy Davis, Jr., Henry Mancini, Andy Williams, Eydie Gorme', Peggy Lee and Andre Constelanetz have recorded songs of his which were written for film. Other artists like Bette Midler, Tanya Tucker, Willie Nelson, Billy Ray Cyrus, Jimmy Buffet and many more have been successful in their own careers utilizing one or several of Alex’s songs; Kenny Rogers recorded over 17 of his.

His passion for music has crossed over to gaining recognition as an actor; in both films as well as television: “Fire Down Below” starring Steven Segall, “Country”, Jessica Lange, “The Long Summer of George Adams, James Garner, “Dallas”, “Walker Texas Ranger”, “Days of Our Lives”, and many others. Yet, even with a substantial career in the film and television industry, this talented artist could not deny his heart for music; his true love which called him home. He continues to work hard to be worthy of the ministry it has spawned. Alex sheds light on his next move by saying, "I need to deliver the message...that really moves me. I'm just gonna pray and watch for God's next opening door."Can't join us in person? Watch the live online broadcast!

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Sat
4 22

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"She writes songs like her life depends on it."
- Ray Wylie Hubbard

Carson McHone
Carson McHone
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“Don’t miss McHone, the beauty with a bankroll in her boot, who writes with depth and sings with gritty confidence.” — Kevin Curtin / The Austin Chronicle

Carson McHone is an alt-country/americana songwriter from Austin, Texas. She released her debut self titled EP in 2013 and toured nationally and internationally in its support. Her vocals are featured on Shinyribs‘ newest album (Okra Candy, 2015), on Ray Wylie Hubberd’s newest song “Chick Singer Badass Rockin”, as well as a duet on Mike and The Moonpies 2015 release, Mockingbird. In 2014 McHone was selected as one of six songwriters to represent the city of Austin in “Project #ATX6”. The group played showcases in Toronto, Canada at NXNE (North By Northeast Festival) and tourned Northern Germany, culminating in a sold out out showcase at the Reeperbahn Festival in Hamburg. She has shared the stage with Ryan Bingham, Lydia Loveless, Charlie Mars, David Ramirez, Jerry Jeff Walker, Gary Clark Jr., among others. Carson toured as direct support for Shakey Graves in June 2015 and more recently with Gary Clark Jr. for his spring 2016 tour and will continue touring throughout the rest of the year promoting her newly released full length album “Goodluck Man”.

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Sat
4 29


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Closed MS 150 weekend
April 28 & 29

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Fri
5 5

Door 7 PM
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"Songs about broken hearts, temptations, and a voice that’s calm, strong and crooner-worthy."
- Elmore Magazine

Andy Hackbarth
Andy Hackbarth

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Americana songwriter Andy Hackbarth released his newest offering, Panorama Motel, in 2015. Written and recorded in the wake of a messy breakup, the record finds Hackbarth singing over acoustic guitars, dobro, upright bass and organ- turning his recent brush with heartbreak into some of the most moving songs of his career.

Raised in the Rocky Mountain region of Colorado, Hackbarth grew up surrounded by folk songs and classical music. He combines both of those early influences to create his own unique sound, which draws on his years of study of classical guitar at the Aspen Music School, as well as his willingness to explore, experiment with and electrify traditional folk music. The resulting body of work has taken him across the country-where he’s made a name for himself as a singer, songwriter, instrumentalist and bandleader.

A unique album about a very universal experience, Panorama Motel is Andy Hackbarth at his best: melodic, raw and real, with one foot planted in the sounds of his influence and the other pointing in a new direction.

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Sat
5 6




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Songwriters Serenade Competition
In Moravia, Texas

Songwriter Serenade

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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 6th from 11am-5pm at The Parish Hall in Moravia, Texas. After the contest in Moravia, The Bugle Boy will host an evening concert with the 2017 winner opening for Songwriter Serenade judges Walt Wilkins, Susan Gibson & Carrie Rodriquez .

Learn more about the Songwriter Serenade.

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

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Sat
5 6

Door 7 PM
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Special Songwriter Serenade Event
Wilkins, Gibson & Rodriguez
Songwriter Serenade BB event
Tonight we feature Texas performing songwriting troubadours, Walt Wilkins, Susan Gibson & Carrie Rodriquez. A rare event indeed for The Bugle Boy! Walt, Susan & Carrie will head over to The Bugle Boy directly after judging for the Songwriter Serenade. The winner of the song competition will open the show!

This will be an astounding night of musical talent!!

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Fri
5 12

Door 7 PM
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Award-Winning Texas Favorites Share the Stage
Ken Gaines
& Karen Mal

Ken Gaines

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Karen Mal

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Ken Gaines: Houston area singer/songwriter, guitarist, producer, and teacher Ken Gaines has the goal of writing great songs in just about every genre and style you can come up with. "For all the great songs that have been written I belong to a wonderful tribe who believe there are a least as many great ones still to be written." His voice has the range to cover all styles and his supple guitar work lays down arrangements instead of just chords. His lyrics are both powerful and poetic and highlight the skills of a story teller and observer of life. In 2005 he was voted Singer Songwriter of the Year by the Academy of Texas Music and in 2007 his song "Einstein's Violin" was nominated Song of the Year at the Texas Music Awards.

"Imagine the voices of Bing Crosby and Jim Morrison; imagine their voices singing as one, Then imagine that voice in one body. Your imagination has just created Ken Gaines" -- John Davis, Walden Coffee House, San Antonio

Karen Mal sings. From raw sensuality to shimmering bell-like clarity, her voice is both tender and powerful, and as effortless as a waterfall. There's a river that flows between Karen and her audience. It's about love. The possibility and the unbearable beauty of it. Elusive and abundant at the same time.

Based in Austin, TX, Karen has created a name for herself as a captivating singer, instrumentalist and songwriter. Ranging from charming to seductive, impressionistic to philosophical, her songs have brought her nationwide acclaim. Shes won top awards from the Wildflower Arts and Music Festival in Texas, the Tucson Folk Festival and the Portland Songwriters Association and has also been a three time New Folk Finalist at Kerrville, emerging artist at Falcon Ridge and a finalist at the Sisters Folk Festival. Karen Mal has a storyteller's voice, sifting words like she is talking to you over coffee, effortlessly rising from dusky phrases to bell-pure highs. You believe every word and note and you could listen to her sing all night long.

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Sat
5 13

Door 7 PM
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"Ruben's unique soulful mix of Latin, Blues & Rock puts him in a class all by himself."
- Patricia Vonne

Ruben V
Ruben V

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Ruben V is an accomplished artist. He’s released eight solo CDs, 14 group albums and averages over 120 shows a year. He is a guitar player, songwriter, producer and family man. He’s built a huge following of Ruben V Band fans – all while keeping a sense of humor and a genuine Texas charm.

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

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

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Fri
5 19

Door 7 PM
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Smart, modern songwriting & music
with a vintage feel.

Max Stalling
Max Stalling

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Texas country singer-songwriter Max Stalling pens tunes that connect, songs that form a snapshot of his life, songs that make an album. Five years after his last record, 2010’s relaxed honky-tonking opus Home to You, Stalling felt compelled to mold a full-length record. One-off singles are great, he admits, but there is such artistic strength in a cohesive body of work. Enter Banquet, Stalling’s sixth studio album produced by A-list Texas music helmsman Lloyd Maines.

In many ways Banquet is quintessential Max Stalling – a batch of uncluttered, melodic, beautifully played vignettes about life, the oddities of the human condition, struggles, broken hearts, and even one titled “All the Way,” which is about “an existential discussion of the rarified condition of being,” Stalling wryly declares. Like all true artists, the making of Banquet tested his mettle. He experienced writer’s block during the crafting of these songs, and he questioned whether the man he is now, a 48-year-old happily married stepfather, still has the same ardor he felt back in 1997 when he released his debut effort, Comfort In the Curves. One listen to Banquet reveals the clear answer – he unequivocally still has that same passion.

With each effort Stalling further hones his signature style, an amalgamation of traditional country, folk and Western swing with touches of classic rock, R&B and jazz. For him performing onstage and being an artist is all about having fans hear those songs he’s written. Max Stalling creates songs that fit together to form a snapshot in time. He fuels his muse with songs that connect, songs that relate his stories. Banquet gives Stalling’s latest crop of songs a home. That’s a tuneful feast for everybody.

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Sat
5 20

Door 7 PM
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“Heʼs clever, deep, crafty, poetic, melodic, ironic and hilarious. In short, the best.”
— Trinity Backstage

Dana Cooper
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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Sun
5 21

Door 1:15 PM
Show 1:30 PM
Close 4:30 PM


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Hosted by Dana Cooper
Soldier Songs
& Voices Workshop

FREE - Veterans & Military Personnel only.

Soldier Songs & Voices
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As local chapter of Soldier Songs & Voices, The Bugle Boy Foundation invites Veterans (anyone who served in any branch of the military at any time, including Coast Guard and Reserves) and active duty military personnel for FREE Guitar/Songwriting workshops led by professional musicians who appreciate your service to our country. All levels from beginners to experienced musicians are welcome to gather and share their music in a relaxed and informal environment that encourages free musical expression and healing experiences. Loaner guitars are available.

If you’ve always wanted to learn to play guitar or perhaps have something written that you need help setting to music, our guest instructors and core group members will be glad to help. The workshop serves as a means of creative expression.

Our monthly workshops are offered at 1051 N. Jefferson St. (Hwy 77) La Grange, Texas 78945 and are hosted by professional singer-songwriters such as Terri Hendrix, Lloyd Maines, Michael O'Connor & Susan Gibson and other visiting artists.

Please Click here for workshop information and full schedule.

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Sat
5 27


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Closed
Memorial Day Weekend
May 27th & 28th

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