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Swan Songs Swan Songs Fundraiser
Featuring Albert & Gage

Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 8 p.m.
Buy Tickets $50

All proceeds benefit Swan Songs services to provide end of life musical wishes for Fayette County hospice patients.
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Fri
7 25

Door 7 PM
Show 8 PM
Close 10 PM



Tickets $ 18


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From Rolling Stone's 2013 "Bands to Watch" List
Honeyhouse
Honeyhouse
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“hONEyhoUSe” is a unique acoustic trio combining the talents of three very diverse and seasoned artists into one unexpected powerhouse force. Consisting of award winning R&B/Gospel soulstress Hillary Smith, earthy Blues/Folk singer-songwriter Yvonne Perea, and sweet voiced Mandy Buchanan, “hONEyhoUSe” seamlessly melds the lines of musical genres with their original creations embracing blues, soul, folk and Americana into one sweet Honeyhouse of music.

Hillary Smith - Vocals: With a deep soulfulness rooted in the Gospel-driven churches of her youth, a classically trained vocal instrument that’s a natural wonder and a God-given instinct for swinging a lyric, vocalist Hillary Smith has been electrifying audiences across the US for more than a quarter century. She’s a belter, but her voice also possesses great warmth and expressiveness, and she is able to get under the skin of those in her audience.

Yvonne Perea - Vocals & Acoustic Guitar: With a seamless merging of folk, blues, and rock, Yvonne’s music captures her audience through her memorable melodies, relevant lyrics, and soulful earthy vocals. After hearing Yvonne or watching her perform live, you come away with the feeling that you’ve really seen a glimpse of Yvonne’s soul.

Mandy Buchanan - Vocals: Red River, NM songbird, Mandy Buchanan always delivers a moving, powerful performance whether she is singing with a lone guitar player or a full band, lead vocals or harmonies. Surrounded by a family of musicians, Mandy began singing in church at an early age. From country to blues, jazz to rock and roll, her sweet voice will take you by surprise when you least expect it.

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

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Sat
7 26

Door 7 PM
Show 8 PM
Close 10 PM



Tickets $ 20


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2013 Bugle Boy Founder's Choice
Talent Trust Recipient!

Woody Russell
Fundraiser For Talent Trust Fund
Woody Russell
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"5 stars... the best album I've heard in 2013 and the competition isn't even close." - MuzikReviews.com

Critically acclaimed, award winning vocalist, guitarist, composer and 2013 Bugle Boy Talent Trust Recipient Woody Russell, has released a body of recorded work that spans from the folk-rock 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. With crisp production, a defined trajectory toward jazz is the prevailing tone on this album; perhaps more so than on any of his other releases. But again, he seamlessly integrates blues, pop-rock and soul in to the mix. Lyrically, Woody offers several very “close to the bone” personal narratives, even when addressing a broader social consciousness. The end result is a lush, complex recording with a jazz heart, created by a master craftsman and his superb band. It's an album which, amid the musical intricacies, is brimming with very accessible songs.
Can't join us in person? Watch the live online broadcast!

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Sun
7 27

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
8 1

Door 7 PM
Show 8 PM
Close 10 PM



Tickets $ 45


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SOLD OUT!
Ray Wylie Hubbard
1st night
Ray Wylie Hubbard
ListenWatchWebsite
Anyone who is followed Ray Wylie Hubbard over the long and winding path he has traveled already knows he possesses the kind of exceptional gift for observation that any songwriter yearns for. His sense of wonder is tempered by an accumulated wisdom and knowledge that comes with experience that has elevated him into the Wylie Lama of Texas Music. He is a master at explaining how the sacred and the profane, the yin and the yang, the eternal and the now, the hippies and rednecks, the saved and the damned are all part of the same conversation.

In case you're wondering where he's been since his last album Snake Farm, Ray's been writing, only he moved out of the song category to test his chops as a screenwriter, conceiving an outlaw western straight out of the Peckinpah school of blood and vengeance (set in 1912 so we can have a Buick and a motorcycle and automatic weapons well as horses). That his first screenplay actually got funded, filmed and slated for release is a testament to the caliber of his writing, the fact that Kris Kristofferson, Dwight Yoakam, and Lizzy Caplan appear among the ensemble of accomplished actors speaks volumes of the respect he has earned among his peers.

"Think of it as mystical biker country. There is a definite cosmic thrust to the plunked tin guitar notes, the jingle-jangle tambourine, tattooed rhythms and a red-dust harmonica wheezing a spectral recap of the mostly blues, kinda country melodies." American Songwriter

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Sat
8 2

Door 7 PM
Show 8 PM
Close 10 PM



Tickets $ 45


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SOLD OUT!
Ray Wylie Hubbard
2nd night
Ray Wylie Hubbard
ListenWatchWebsite
Anyone who is followed Ray Wylie Hubbard over the long and winding path he has traveled already knows he possesses the kind of exceptional gift for observation that any songwriter yearns for. His sense of wonder is tempered by an accumulated wisdom and knowledge that comes with experience that has elevated him into the Wylie Lama of Texas Music. He is a master at explaining how the sacred and the profane, the yin and the yang, the eternal and the now, the hippies and rednecks, the saved and the damned are all part of the same conversation.

In case you're wondering where he's been since his last album Snake Farm, Ray's been writing, only he moved out of the song category to test his chops as a screenwriter, conceiving an outlaw western straight out of the Peckinpah school of blood and vengeance (set in 1912 so we can have a Buick and a motorcycle and automatic weapons well as horses). That his first screenplay actually got funded, filmed and slated for release is a testament to the caliber of his writing, the fact that Kris Kristofferson, Dwight Yoakam, and Lizzy Caplan appear among the ensemble of accomplished actors speaks volumes of the respect he has earned among his peers.

"Think of it as mystical biker country. There is a definite cosmic thrust to the plunked tin guitar notes, the jingle-jangle tambourine, tattooed rhythms and a red-dust harmonica wheezing a spectral recap of the mostly blues, kinda country melodies." American Songwriter

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Sun
8 3

Door 1:30 PM
Show 2 PM
Close 5 PM


Free
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Emmy nominated film for Outstanding Research
Dish,Tx Mayor Calvin Tillman to speak.

Gasland Part II
Community Screening

FREE COMMUNITY SCREENING
LIMITED SEATING, RESERVATIONS REQUIRED

Gasland Part II

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** The Bugle Boy Foundation does not claim to endorse the opinions expressed in this film.

In this explosive follow-up to his Oscar®-nominated film GASLAND, filmmaker Josh Fox uses his trademark dark humor to take a deeper, broader look at the dangers of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, the controversial method of extracting natural gas and oil, now occurring on a global level (in 32 countries worldwide).

GASLAND PART II, which premiered at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival, shows how the stakes have been raised on all sides in one of the most important environmental issues facing our nation today. The film argues that the gas industry’s portrayal of natural gas as a clean and safe alternative to oil is a myth and that fracked wells inevitably leak over time, contaminating water and air, hurting families, and endangering the earth’s climate with the potent greenhouse gas, methane.

SPECIAL GUEST

Calvin Tillman is the former town commissioner and mayor of the small town DISH, Texas. DISH is at the crossroads of many natural gas pipelines. Tillman was active in pursuing state legislation regarding the routing of natural gas pipelines as well as efforts to curb the powers that the pipeline companies have been given over property owners. A resolution to curb these powers was passed by the town of DISH and was passed by forty other towns with well over a million people represented.
Mayor Tillman has served on workgroups with the members of the state legislature and the natural gas industry, regarding pipeline routing and regulation of the industry. He has traveled around the United States speaking on responsible drilling. Mayor Tillman was recognized for his contributions by the Texas Progressive Alliance with the Gold Star Texan award. A veteran of the United States Air Force, he has degrees from the Community College of the Air Force, and Concordia University of Texas.
Tillman was featured in the award winning, Oscar nominated documentary Gasland and Gasland Part 2; and also Detroit PBS documentary Beyond the Light Switch.
Tillman now focuses on private property rights at the state level. He is very active in championing legislation that enhances and protects private property rights for Texans. A lifelong Republican, he now calls himself a committed independent.

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Fri
8 8

Door 7 PM
Show 8 PM
Close 10 PM



Tickets $ 22


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Winner of 2014 BLUES MUSIC AWARDS!
For Acoustic Artist Of The Year
& Acoustic Album Of The Year! "There's A Time"

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 9

Door 7 PM
Show 8 PM
Close 10 PM



Tickets $ 18


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"One of Americana music's great undiscovered songwriters" - Austin Monthly
David Ramirez
David Ramirez
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A man and his guitar... honest, unfiltered and true. In a landscape filled with Top 40 beats and harmonizing folk groups, a lone singer-songwriter definitely has his work cut out for him. But David Ramirez isn't looking to top the charts. He just wants to tell the truth. "In college someone gave me a Ryan Adams record, which led me to discover folks like Bob Dylan. From those guys I learned about the power of words and melody and their ability to affect change in people. That honesty made me want to connect with people through music".

Being just as drawn to artists like Dylan and Adams as he is to The National and Arcade Fire is perhaps what draws both college crowds and folk traditionalists to his live shows. "I've been humbled by the response I've received from people. Not only do they come to a show or two but they seem to be in it for the long haul. Touring can be tough, but knowing that people around the country are excited to be a part of my music brings so much joy and meaning to the miles".

Ramirez's career has spanned 2 full lengths and 3 EP's. His 2012 independently released album, Apologies debuted at #2 on iTunes Singer-Songwriter charts and #23 on Billboard Folk, garnering praise from The New York Times, American Songwriter and PASTE. Hometown magazine Austin Monthly calls Ramirez "one of Americana's great undiscovered songwriters." His latest release is The Rooster EP.

David Ramirez knows no luxury. All he needs is an acoustic guitar and the words in his mouth to share his story. One that is honest, unfiltered and true.

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Sun
8 10

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
8 15

Door 7 PM
Show 8 PM
Close 10 PM



Tickets $ 25


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Dick Gimble, Wes Westmoreland & Danny Levin are
The Tried & True Trio
The Tried & True Trio
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The Tried & True Trio combines the talents of three Texas Swing Veterans :

Wes Westmoreland III was born into a family with generations of music behind them. He started learning the fiddle at 9 and was soon playing them at fiddle contests. At 18 he won the National Junior championship in Weiser, Idaho. He still attends that event and has finished in the "Top 3" the past 2 years. Wes has been awarded Texas state champion Fiddler 7 times and 6 times World champion.

Listening to Wes you can hear the influence of his heroes: Major Franklin, Benny Thomason, the Solomans, the music of Bob Wills and other Western Swing Pioneers. (Not to mention most any Beatle tune you can think of) He has toured the world fiddling behind country music artists such as Boxcar Willie and Mel Tillis. His daytime career as a Pharmacist for Scott & White allows for plenty of time to fiddle around on his days off.

Danny Levin is one of the most eclectic virtuosos in Austin, Texas. He began with cello as a child, and added fiddle when he heard the Western Swing music of Bob Wills. He was the first fiddler with Asleep at the Wheel in 1971 and developed his chops on the piano, winning Grammy Awards during his tenure there. He was also awarded 'Best Strings' artist by the Austin Chronicle poll in the early 90's. Danny established Tequila Mockingbird, an ad music studio in Austin, and has composed music for hundreds of national T.V. and radio commercials over the past 30 years.

Dick Gimble is the son of the iconic fiddler Johnny Gimble, and grew up in the world of Texas Swing. Playing with Johnny for over fifty years, Dick is well known as a top notch bassist and guitarist. Dick has been lucky to record and back up on stage with Willie, Merle Haggard, and Floyd Tillman. He has performed on Austin City Limits backing Merle Travis, Charlie Pride, Chet Atkins, and has played the Grammys - even receiving a nomination for a recording with his dad for Country Instrumental Record. Dick is a tenured professor at McLennan College, where he has taught in the Music Industry Careers for 34 years.

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

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Sat
8 16

Door 7 PM
Show 8 PM
Close 10 PM



Tickets $ 18


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Award-Winning Songwriters Share the Stage!
Ken Gaines
& Brian Kalinec

Ken Gaines

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Brian Kalinec

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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.

Onstage, Ken is both into the song and the moment never quite knowing what will happen next. "Live performance is the culmination of all my thinking and practice. It's like a religious experience. I want you to laugh and cry on the same night and go home feeling like you've fallen in love all over again with someone or something you hold dear."

"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

BRIAN KALINEC:

Brian Kalinec is an award-winning, Houston, Texas-based Americana/folk singer-songwriter. His East Texas roots have combined with his urban experience to form his own particular view of the world, which is reflected in his songs. A native of Beaumont, Brian picked up the guitar at an early age and began a life spent crafting songs and nurturing songwriters. His writing has drawn favorable comparisons to that of Woody Guthrie, John Steinbeck, Rodney Crowell, and Jim Croce, and it resonates with audiences, fellow songwriters, and music lovers alike.

Songwriting has always been a passionate drive in Brian's musical life, one for which he has been recognized again and again. A past president of the venerable Houston Songwriters Association, Brian has a long and fruitful association with Texas songwriting. Over the years, Brian has received significant recognition across the US for both his songwriting and musicianship -- winning contests like the Songwriter Serenade in Texas and the Big Top Chautauqua in Wisconsin, and taking second place in the Woody Guthrie Songwriting Competition. Brian's most recent CD, The Fence, charted on radio both in the US and Europe, while his writing and guitar skills have drawn praise from well-known artists and musicians such as Steve Gillette, Steve Weisberg, Tom Pacheco, and Merel Bregante.

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Fri
8 22

Door 7 PM
Show 8 PM
Close 10 PM



Tickets $ 18


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"Max Stalling will keep your foot tapping, heart pounding, and dancing shoes worn."
Max Stalling
Max Stalling

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Texas based songwriter, Max Stalling, had no expectation of ever being in the music business. “I didn’t even pick up a guitar until graduate school,” notes Stalling. After attending high school in South Texas, Stalling studied at Texas A&M - College Station, where he earned a masters degree in Food Science. During this time, Stalling discovered the Three Teardrops Tavern and Dallas community radio station KNON. These outlets exposed a musical heritage to which Stalling had been nearly oblivious. Inspired by artists like Townes Van Zandt, Robert Earl Keen, Guy Clark, Lyle Lovett, and Jerry Jeff Walker, Stalling started writing songs, recording albums, and eventually touring with a full band to back him. Sixty thousand CDs later, Stalling joined musical greats Kris Kristofferson, Michael Nesmith of the Monkees, Selena, Guy Clark and many others when he received a star on the South Texas Music Walk of Fame in Corpus Christi. His song “Scars and Souvenirs” was used as the title for an episode of Grey’s Anatomy in 2007 and he is featured on the CW Network’s Troubadour, TX television series.

Despite playing the same circuit as many household names in Texas country, grouping Stalling with them would be premature. His unique voice and amusingly clever song lyrics pull him in a different direction - a direction most obviously evident in his newest record Home to You. Stalling put together an elite team for his newest project, including recording heavyweight and Grammy winner Lloyd Maines. “I’m very proud of the life that everyone has given these songs,” says Max. “They poured their hearts and souls into this project and I think people will be wowed by what they can do.”

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Sat
8 23

Door 7 PM
Show 8 PM
Close 10 PM



Tickets $ 18


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A melting pot of Western Swing, Jazz, and more!
Rollfast Ramblers
Rollfast Ramblers
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Rollfast Ramblers dial it back to a time when people came out to dance to music. Describing their music as Western Swing isn't descriptive enough for the Ramblers. They get back to the roots of Western Swing, pre-1940's. The whole idea is to take the same approach those as those country folks in the early 20th century trying to play Jazz, Blues, Conjunto, Swing mixed with Appalachian Folk and Pioneer Fiddle Tunes. Their goal is to toss a similar energy with the same influences into a modern blender. Now let's see what comes out. Rollfast Ramblers is not music that you have to study to enjoy. Let's all hum a tune, clap, tap our feet and most of all let's all dance.

Rollfast Ramblers consists of members from all corners of the country, and started when Ben Sparks met Wes Davis while they were pedicabbing. They found kindred spirits in eachother and eventually started a band. Both cyclists and avid fans of the roots of American music, they wanted a group that reflected the pioneering spirit of that music, and a name that hinted at the freedom cycling gives a body. In many ways, the way of life that puts a person on a bicycle is similar to the iconic, free-roaming cowboys of yesteryear, and it seems only fitting to unite cycling and the energetic swing of the first half of the 20th century. Seán Bolivar and Heather Rae round out the distinctive sound and provide one of the most entertaining live shows around.

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Sun
8 24

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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Sat
8 30




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Labor Day Weekend

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Fri
9 5

Door 7 PM
Show 8 PM
Close 10 PM



Tickets $ 20


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Johnny Nicholas
& Cindy Cashdollar

Johnny Nicholas
ListenWatchWebsite
JOHNNY NICHOLAS:
“Johnny Nicholas is one of the best bluesmen ever, black or white.” ~ Stephen Bruton

For four decades Johnny’s consummate musicianship and vocal skills have graced live music scenes across the country and abroad. He has toured, performed and recorded with many true blues and Americana Roots Music legends including: Mississippi Fred McDowell, Big Walter Horton, Roosevelt Sykes, Eddie Taylor, Billy Boy Arnold, Hound Dog Taylor, Johnny Young, Houston Stackhouse, and Boogie Woogie Red.

He recorded and toured with Johnny Shines and Snooky Pryor, producing and playing guitar on their W.C. Handy Award-winning album Back to the Country. He was a lead vocalist and multi-instrumentalist with Asleep at the Wheel when they won their first of many Grammy Awards. The common thread between all these influences is that of a true storyteller and troubadour, a living connection to the roots of American music that started in the Mississippi Delta and continues to flow down the river of traditional and contemporary sounds that emanate from Johnny Nicholas.

CINDY CASHDOLLAR:

Austin-based Cindy Cashdollar's career hit yet another high-point when, in March of 2012, the Dobro and steel guitarist was inducted into the Texas Music Hall of Fame. Cashdollar is also the first female to be inducted into the Texas Steel Guitar Hall Of Fame. The 2011 event was held in Dallas during the Texas Steel Guitar Association's weekend of concerts, seminars and awards. She dedicated the honor to Marian Hall, whom she cited as "truly one of the greats and one of the first female pioneers of the instrument."

Cashdollar's talent has paved the way for her to work with legendary Rod Steward, Van Morrison and Bob Dylan, among others.

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Sat
9 6

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Sun
9 7

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
9 12

Door 7 PM
Show 8 PM
Close 10 PM



Tickets $ 18


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"A virtuosic blast of bluegrassy string-band music." - Houston Chronicle
Milkdrive
MilkDrive
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Austin progressive alt.-folk acoustic string band MilkDrive features award-winning musicians — Noah Jeffries on guitar, Dennis Ludiker on mandolin, Brian Beken on fiddle, Matt Mefford on Double bass — but awards reveal nothing about the quartet’ soul. ROAD FROM HOME produced by Bil VornDick (Alison Krauss, Bela Fleck) its debut studio album captures the quartet’s soulful, textural, multi-layer mix of rhythms, and improvisation and its harmony vocals.

The band’s much-anticipated sophomore studio album WAVES, produced by Bil VornDick, was released in June 2012. Capturing the band’s sophisticated arrangements and fierce musicianship, the album showcases a number of original compositions and features guests Noam Pikelny (of Punch Brothers) and Futureman (of Bela Fleck & the Flecktones). Dennis Ludiker, Brian Beken and Noah Jeffries met as youngsters competing in the National Oldtime Fiddlers’ Contest in Weiser, Idaho. Eventually they migrated to Austin, where they toured with an eclectic mix of bands and honed their songwriting chops before joining up with bass player extraordinaire Matt Mefford and forming MilkDrive.

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Sat
9 13

Door 7 PM
Show 8 PM
Close 10 PM



Tickets $ 20


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"From psychedelic rock to punk to country, this jack-of-all-genres plays it all with a panache reminiscent of the late, great Sir Doug."
--Rob Patterson, Texas Music Magazine

Freddie Steady Krc
CD Release includes CD & Poster with ticket purchase!

Freddie Steady Krc
ListenWatchWebsite
This singer / songwriter / guitarist / drummer / renaissance Texan has plied his musical wares around the world the past few decades. A charismatic live performer, Krc wins over any audience with his captivating original songs and engaging stage presence. He also enjoys capturing the spirit of his favorite cover songs. Krc (rhymes with search) landed in Austin at the moment that a musical revolution was getting started at a styles-don’t-matter joint called the Armadillo. The kid and the town were a perfect match.

Krc appeared on dozens of national and international television shows and films. He had a role as a session drummer in the movie Outlaw Blues, starring Peter Fonda and Susan Saint James. He also did a voice-over in the UK animated film, When the Wind Blows. Krc has appeared on Austin City Limits three times, the first of which was in its first season as B.W. Stevenson’s drummer, and he would soon begin a long run as the rhythmic foundation with Jerry Jeff Walker, with whom he would write songs, work on a dozen albums and log thousands of miles.

Krc took front and center on the guitar with his country band, Freddie Steady’s Wild Country, and his Western folk rock outfit, The Shakin’ Apostles, but his earliest and purest rock and roll tendencies all come together in his latest and greatest incarnation: The Freddie Steady 5. He also performs solo and duo acoustic (with Cam King). Whether playing electric or acoustic, large hall or house concert, Freddie’s always rocking, always steady.

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Fri
9 19

Door 7 PM
Show 8 PM
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Tickets $ 18


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"All the vibe in the world." - Rolling Stone
Suzanna Choffel
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.”

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Sat
9 20

Door 7 PM
Show 8 PM
Close 10 PM



Tickets $ 25


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Let It Burn
CD Release

Shelley King
& band

Shelley King
ListenWatchWebsite
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.

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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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