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Ray Wylie Hubbard Early Ticket Release
Ray Wylie Hubbard
Friday, August 1, 2014 at 8 p.m., $42 Buy
Saturday, August 2, 2014 at 8 p.m., $42 Buy



Thu
4 24

Door 7 PM
Show 8 PM
Close 10 PM



Tickets $ 18


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Dick Smith
A Fundraiser for The Bugle Boy!

Dick Smith
Dick Smith’s career began as a pianist/singer in private clubs across Texas, and as a featured performer on live TV shows in Houston and Galveston. Dick’s talent as a writer, radio/TV producer, and musician was instrumental in Dick enjoying a long and successful career in advertising and related fields. During the course of his career, Dick not only wrote and produced hundreds of award winning radio and TV commercials, but wrote and produced, numerous, short films, and several original productions of the Houston Ad Federation’s Addy Awards show, including an all original production in the Wortham Theater complete with an original score and several production numbers.

Since retiring to La Grange, Dick has reverted to his musical roots, and has performed numerous sell out concerts at Festival Hill, The Bugle Boy, The Art Guild and other central Texas venues, and now spends much of his time writing music and enjoying the country life. Last year, Dick wrote the words and music for an original musical production “Heart of The Tin Trunk” staged at Festival Hill to 14 sold out performances in 2011 and 2012. For his volunteer work in the community, Dick was picked as the La Grange Chamber of Commerce, “Man of the Year”. Dick is married to his wife Norma and they have five children and three grandchildren.Can't join us in person? Watch the live online broadcast!

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Fri
4 25

Door 7 PM
Show 8 PM
Close 10 PM



Tickets $ 18


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"At a time when radio is almost completely littered with empty vessels, pop country and overplayed fossil rock, it is very encouraging to hear such inspired original music" - Best In Texas Magazine
Jason Eady
& Courtney Patton

Jason Eady

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Courtney Patton

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Jason Eady: Jason Eady’s inspired new album Daylight and Dark embraces multiple styles of die-hard country music to weave together 11 songs about the deep, messy details of love and life. The disc is sequenced to follow the arc of one man’s journey through the complexities of the heart. But the semi-autobiographical Daylight and Dark is not a concept album. Instead, it’s a powerful study in honesty; a collection of real stories populated by real characters that coalesced around Eady’s title track.
Eady’s sixth release is the follow-up to 2012’s AM Country Heaven, an artistic and commercial breakthrough that cracked the Top 40 on Billboard’s Country Albums chart, boasting an old-school honky-tonk sound and a complete lack of artifice.

“One of the things that Kevin Welch” — who produced both discs — “taught me is that believability is number one,” Eady declares. “The things I’m writing about have to seem true and the words being said need to sound like they’d really come out of my mouth.”

Courtney Patton: Stephenville singer/songwriter Courtney Patton has flown a little under the radar in recent years, far from a household name but a welcome discovery for listeners who’ve found their way to her sweet, soulful, and subtle approach to classic country music. Her expansive voice, laced with deep Texas twang but bearing the influence of favorite songwriters from the ‘70s folk-rock scene all the way through the present day, gives new life to old themes of finding love and freedom where you can and trying to hold yourself together when it slips away. She’s already a favorite of some of the scene’s brightest artists, having collaborated and played with the likes of Mike McClure, The Trishas, and Jason Eady. With new material in the pipeline and a renewed interest in taking her music to a larger audience, she’s becoming not only a peer in talent but an indispensable part of the regional independent country music world herself.Can't join us in person? Watch the live online broadcast!

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Sat
4 26

Door 7 PM
Show 8 PM
Close 10 PM



Tickets $ 25


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"Arguably the perfect pairing of their
hometown’s moniker, “Music Capital of the
World,” and its motto: “Keep Austin Weird.”

Austin Lounge Lizards
Advanced Ticket Purchase Strongly Recommended

Austin Lounge Lizards
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The Austin Lounge Lizards are arguably the perfect pairing of their hometown’s moniker, “Music Capital of the World,” and its motto: “Keep Austin Weird.” For 33 years, the Lizards have been spoofing the topics American families try to avoid at the Thanksgiving table; subjects like politics, religion, romance, the music industry, and their crazy/stupid relatives. With pointed lyrics, precise harmonies and instrumental expertise, the band has become legendary for its satirical skewering through song.

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

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

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Sun
4 27

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
5 2

Door 7 PM
Show 8 PM
Close 10 PM



Tickets $ 18


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2014 Songswarm Texas Tour
Taylor Pie,
Michael O'Connor
& Jeff Plankenhorn

songswarm [sawng-swawrm ] noun: vocalists or musicians practicing the art or act of improvisational
accompaniment on each others original songs.

Song Swarmers
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.

TAYLOR PIE

Oklahoma native and folk rock singer and song writer Taylor Pie brings her strong vocals and guitar melodies to the Bugle Boy. Pie combines the roots of Appalachian folk with a touch of jazz, gospel, and acoustic pop, as she shines on 6-string guitar or open tuned mandolin. Many will remember Taylor Pie as one of the popular Pozo-Seco Singers, circa 1964. Her original songs have been recorded by such stars as Bette Midler, Don Williams, Tanya Tucker, Mickey Gilley, and The Forester Sisters.

JEFF PLANKENHORN

Jeff Plankenhorn (or "Plank" as he's known in Austin music circles) was born in Ohio in the early 70's, where he began playing guitar at the age of ten and quickly became proficient in a number of styles performing and recording through his high school years and college education in music at the University of Michigan. He moved to Austin and began seriously devoting his time to songwriting and performing/recording with such Austin hard-hitters as Willis Alan Ramsey, Ruthie Foster, Eliza Gilkyson, Slaid Cleaves, Bruce Robison, Bettysoo, Susan Gibson, Gavin DeGraw, and many more. He has been called 'the swiss army knife' of sidemen and Emily Robison (of the Dixie Chicks) said of Jeff that he was 'a chameleon' of performing with anyone with ease on his many instruments. This year Jeff has also done tours with The Courtyard Hounds, a side project of Emily Robison and Marty McGuire of the Dixie Chicks, singing a duet every night on tour alongside Emily. He also has recorded with Joe Ely on his latest critically acclaimed CD, 'Satisfied At Last' and has helped Joe Tour and promote it from Texas to New York City.

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Sat
5 3

Door 7 PM
Show 8 PM
Close 10 PM



Tickets $ 18


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2013 & 2014
Songwriters Serenade Winners

Frank Martin Gilligan
& 2014 Winner TBA

Frank Martin Gilligan

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Songwriter Serenade

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2013 Songwriter Serenade Winner
FRANK MARTIN GILLIGAN
, former lead singer of Capitol Records vocal group Mason Dixon enjoyed a successful career touring all across America and sharing the stage with most of Country Musics biggest stars. Seven studio albums and 13 Billboard Magazine nationally charted singles, including the signature song "When Karen Comes Around" are proof of the Texas group's enduring popularity.

Now after a long hiatus from touring Frank is back with a lot of new self penned songs that highlight his clear tenor and his way with a thought provoking lyric.

2014 Songwriter Serenade Winner
Every year the Bugle Boy Foundation works with Songwriters Serenade to provide performing songwriters a platform to showcase their skills before their peers, a panel of esteemed judges and an enthusiastic crowd of music lovers. This year the contest is held on May 3rd at The Parish Hall in Moravia, Texas and the 2014 winner will join Frank Martin Gilligan for an evening performance at The Bugle Boy. This year's judges include: Susan Gibson, Kevin Welch & Walt Wilkins.

2014 semi-finalists are: Ben Bochner, Brad Boyer, Megan Burtt, Allie Farris, Ali Holder, Libby Koch, Rob Lytle, Ashley Monical, Daisy O’Connor, Marina Rocks, Raina Rose, Jan Seides, Reed Turner, Michael Waid & Laura Zucker.

Learn more about the Songwriter Serenade. Tickets for the contest are sold separately and may be purchased from the Songwriter Serenade website.


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Sun
5 4

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
5 9

Door 7 PM
Show 8 PM
Close 10 PM



Tickets $ 28


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Grand Ol' Opry member and
chart topping Singer-Songwriter

Hal Ketchum
Hal Ketchum

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Reared in the village of Greenwich in the gorgeously verdant countryside of upstate New York, Hal Ketchum hails from a family where singing and playing music was part of the daily (and nightly) diet for generations. He started playing drums at age nine and by 14 was gigging at local bars and taverns.

A move to Texas landed him in a house on the edge of New Braunfels in the very heart of the Lone Star State. The album he recorded on his own dime and released on a small Austin indie label, Threadbare Alibis, caught the ear of Curb Records, which signed Ketchum and brought him to Nashville to record his major label debut, Past the Point of Rescue. "The label dropped 'Small Town' in early 1991 as the first single. And it went to #1 on August 16th of that year. And suddenly I was a genuine hillbilly singer," he says with a chuckle.

Since then Ketchum has distinguished himself as a hitmaker with 15 Top 10 singles and five million albums sold as well as a true singing and songwriting artist with a capital 'A' and one of the most engaging performers on the American live music circuit. He has forged his own singular presence in popular music thanks to such qualities as his vibrant talent and creativity, artistic integrity and natural soulfulness. He has been a member of the Grand Ole Opry since 1994 and often hosts the "Opry Live" show on GAC. In addition to being a master woodworker - which is how he made his living before music - Ketchum is also an accomplished painter who sold out his first show at the distinguished Penna Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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Sat
5 10

Door 7 PM
Show 8 PM
Close 10 PM



Tickets $ 18


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"If you subscribe to the Big Tent theory of Americana, then Seth Walker –with his blend of blues, gospel, pop, R&B, rock, and a dash country—just might be your poster boy.” - Country Standard Time
Seth Walker
Seth Walker
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Over the past 10 years, Seth Walker has grown to be recognized as one of the most revered modern roots artists in the United States; a three dimensional talent comprised by a gift for combining melody and lyric within a song, a rich, Gospel-drenched, Southern-inflected voice and a true blue knack for getting around on the guitar.

With a blues man’s respect for roots and tradition, coupled with an appreciation for—and successful melding of—contemporary songwriting, Seth sublimely incorporates a range of styles with warmth and grace. Perhaps Country Standard Time said it best: “If you subscribe to the Big Tent theory of Americana, then Seth Walker –with his blend of blues, gospel, pop, R&B, rock, and a dash country—just might be your poster boy.”

Walker has released seven albums; breaking into the Top 20 of the Americana charts and receiving praise from NPR, American Songwriter, No Depression and Blues Revue, among others.

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Fri
5 16

Door 7 PM
Show 8 PM
Close 10 PM



Tickets $ 30


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Grammy Nominated
John Fullbright
w/ Band

CD Release of "Songs"
John Fullbright
ListenWatchWebsite
John Fullbright is the 2012 Recipient of the Bugle Boy Founder's Choice Talent Trust Award!

There is so much flavor on John Fullbright's debut, From the Ground Up, it could please folks accustomed to anything from soul to folk, to indie pop. It's not every day a new artist shows up out of the red Oklahoma dirt — Woody Guthrie's hometown, to be exact — and earns comparisons to great songwriters like Townes Van Zandt and Randy Newman, but Fullbright's music makes sense in such lofty company. His songs toss around themes of god and lust and faith and doubt like they're all dirty shirts that have been worn for too long. Take "Jericho." Its gospel organ and dark, slogging rhythm support lyrics about searching for something — be it love or forgiveness, truth or transcendence. Everything here is on even ground — the profound as important as the profane. For Fullbright even the road to glory must be built from the ground up. --Kim Ruehl, FolkAlley.com

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Sat
5 17

Door 7 PM
Show 8 PM
Close 10 PM



Tickets $ 22


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“Nobody has ever left a Paula Nelson concert without the wow factor.”- Kerry Wallum
Paula Nelson Band
Paula Nelson
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Even though her roots are buried deep in a legendary country music family, Paula Nelson has made a name all on her own. Her electrifying energy and undeniable talent shines. She is destined for superstardom.

When your dad is a founding father of outlaw country and a major musical legend, at some point, you realize resistance is futile: Even if you don't seek a career in music, eventually, it's gonna seek you.

Paula Nelson Band plays a smart collection of jazzy rockers, seductive love songs and heartfelt ballads that makes the most of Nelson's vibrant alto-to-soprano vocals and the band's guitar driven sound.

Like the Cash and Jennings kids, Paula Nelson picked up "Papa Bear" Willie's way with a song early on, along with her aunt Bobbie's skill on piano, which Paula started playing at age 7. Although her dad once advised her, "Remember to watch everything I do and do the exact opposite," she drew influences from his Highwaymen pals and contemporaries such as Kris Kristofferson's then-wife, Rita Coolidge, whose bluesy, supple vocal style provided one of Paula's earliest templates as she found her own voice.

Texas Monthly has called that voice "torchy," and the Los Angeles Times praised, "There's no missing the unforced power of Paula's singing."

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Sun
5 18

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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Sat
5 24




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Closed Memorial Day Weekend
May 24th & 25th

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Fri
5 30

Door 7 PM
Show 8 PM
Close 10 PM



Tickets $ 18


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“Staunchly independent...represents the best of California music.” - L.A. Weekly
Rick Shea
Rick Shea
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60 miles east of Los Angeles where the urban sprawl starts to thin out and the desert starts to take over sits the old railroad town of San Bernardino. In 1978 when Rick Shea was growing up there, dozens of honky-tonks and truck stop bars still lined the outskirts, tough places where the remnants of California's golden age of country music still drifted through like the hot winds. “As a sideman and a singer I worked 6 - 7 nights a week. That's where I first heard a lot of those old songs - Merle Haggard, Lefty Frizzell and Buck Owens - every night.” Shea has managed to parlay that tough but real education into a successful career as a solo artist, with five critically acclaimed albums and appearances at the Strawberry Festival, the Freight and Salvage, McCabe's and many of the other folk, rock and acoustic venues in California and the West.

Shea is a deeply evocative singer and a formidable guitarist. His songs are almost cinematic in their scope and embrace everything from norteño and border rock to the more traditional folk and country music of California that he grew up with. As a sideman, Shea has worked with everyone from roots rock kingpin Dave Alvin to folk chanteuse Katy Moffatt to indie rock legends R.E.M. As a member of Dave Alvin's band, “The Guilty Men”, Rick toured the U.S. and Europe for 6 years as an opener and multi-instrumental sideman. After three solo albums and two collaborations, “Trouble and Me” (2002) which Dirty Linen called "stunningly good" and an album of hard country duets with Patty Booker, “Our Shangri LA” (2004), called "nothing short of a masterpiece", Shea says he's enjoying playing again as a solo artist. “The songs I go back to are the old ones, the ones where you feel the connection 70-80 years later like you were in the same room, that's what gives me goose bumps.”

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Sat
5 31

Door 7 PM
Show 8 PM
Close 10 PM



Tickets $ 18


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Grace Pettis
& Pierce Pettis

Pierce Pettis

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Grace Pettis

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Pierce Pettis: After a lifetime of crafting finely-wrought, heart-touching songs, singer-songwriter Pierce Pettis feels that he’s finally found his comfort zone. “The biggest change,” he says of this point in his career “has been getting over myself and realizing this is a job and a craft. And the purpose is not fame and fortune (whatever that is) but simply doing good work.” Pettis hit the road and became a member of the “Fast Folk” movement in New York in the mid-1980’s. Pettis was a staff songwriter for PolyGram from 1993-2000 and when his High Street contract ended, Pettis signed to Compass Records where he has released Making Light of It (1996), Everything Matters (1998), State of Grace (2001), and Great Big World (2004). Pierce Pettis’ songs have been recorded by artists including Susan Ashton, Dar Williams, Garth Brooks and Art Garfunkel.

“Pierce Pettis doesn’t write mere songs, he writes literature...End to end the songwriting is brilliant...Pierce Pettis albums are events in my listening. His writing just gets better all the time and his singing is marvelous, wry and warm..." Sing Out!

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

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

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Fri
6 6

Door 7 PM
Show 8 PM
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Tickets $ 25


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Shake Russell and Michael Hearne
Shake Russell

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Michael Hearne

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SHAKE RUSSELL
For more than three decades, Shake Russell has been entertaining audiences throughout the region with his unique, Americana style of folk-rock. A prolific songwriter, Shake has written or co-written hundreds of melodies. Through the years, Shake's songs and albums have frequented the Billboard charts, with many, including "Deep in the West", "You've Got a Lover", "Put Yourself in My Shoes", "One More Payment", and "Our Kind of Love" being recorded by such distinguished artists as Waylon Jennings, Jessi Colter, Ricky Skaggs, Clint Black, and Carolyn Dawn Johnson. Ricky Skagg's hit recording of "You've Got a Lover" has appeared on three of Ricky's albums. In 1983 Shake was commissioned by the Texas State University in San Marcos to write a song,''River of Innocence'' for a documentary filmed and produced by the university. In 1986, Shake was asked by longtime friend Bruce Bryant, creative producer at Houston television station KTRK, to compose a theme song commemorating the Texas sesquicentennial. He obliged and wrote the regional favorite, "Traveling Texas".

Shake is a two-time recipient of the BMI "Million Air" award for Clint Black's recordings of "Put Yourself in My Shoes" and "One More Payment", both of which he co-wrote with Clint, and a four-time recipient of the BMI Writer's Award. Shake made history by being named Entertainer of the Year for the third time (2004, 2008, 2011) in the Texas Music Awards!

MICHAEL HEARNE
How do you say "Acoustic Southwestern Americana Musical Guitar Genius" in just two words? Michael Hearne, that's how. Since the 1970s, this native Dallas Texan has strolled down a musical path inspired by the great folk and country singer-songwriters who typify and have characterized the Americana "roots" scene.

A consistent winner of the "Best of Taos" awards for performer and singer for the past 10 years, Hearne's songwriting credits are impressive. Awards include Song of the Year, Album of the Year, and Best Production at the 2001 New Mexico MIC AWARDS, for "A Taos Christmas Eve," 2002. He has penned songs for Jerry Jeff Walker and Gary P. Nunn ("Lesson to be Learned from Love") and his New Mexico anthem, "New Mexico Rain," recorded by his uncle and aunt, Bill and Bonnie Hearne, and country music legend Johnny Rodriguez.

His critically acclaimed CD "Sight and Sound" – 11 songs written about 11 different works of art – won seven awards at The New Mexico Music Awards, making him the biggest winner in their history. This CD includes the song The Songwriter, co-written with Grammy winners Mentor Williams and Andy Byrd. Michael Hearne has also written songs with his good friends Shake Russell, Keith Sykes, and many others.

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Sat
6 7

Door 7 PM
Show 8 PM
Close 10 PM



Tickets $ 20


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"Don’t label the Texas singer-songwriter folk, country, bluegrass, jazz, rock ‘n’ roll or pop, because she plays them all and a whole lot more." - Dallas Magazine
Sara Hickman
Sara Hickman
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A Bugle Boy featured artist in Texas Music Magazine see the ad

Sara Hickman has garnered recognition as a captivating singer/songwriter, vocalist and musician, with artists such as Shawn Colvin, the Flatlanders, Robert Earl Keen, Willie Nelson and many others covering her songs. On her Kirtland Records debut release Shine, Hickman delivers another memorable collection of 10 songs that will take the listener on an intense journey destined to evoke a broad spectrum of emotions.

As Rolling Stone puts it, “Tuneful, clever and carefully observed, Sara Hickman’s material has all the strengths expected of a contemporary Texas songwriter, plus one more – whimsy.” Sensitive and fearless, Shine is another testament to Hickman’s diverse and emotional songwriting capabilities that appeal to a wide range of audiences. Fun, upbeat tracks such as “Tasty Sweet” and “My Cocky Friend” transition to clever observations on today’s society with “Selfish Freak” and “Trouble With Boxes,” giving way to the spiritual, insightful “Rapture” and “You Are Not Alone” before coming full circle with the celebratory title track.

Since she started performing at the age of seven, Hickman has been embraced by both followers and critics. The Associated Press proclaims, “Seek out her albums and club shows for her melodic sense, excellent guitar playing, rich voice and mix of sunny optimism with heartache.” Hickman’s home state of Texas loves her too, naming her the 2010-2011 “Official State Musician of Texas,” joining luminaries such as Willie Nelson and Lyle Lovett.

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Sun
6 8

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
6 13

Door 7 PM
Show 8 PM
Close 10 PM



Tickets $ 20


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"Her songs are richly detailed slices of life - Hinojosa's is a strong, poetic, sensual, and conscious voice."- SPIN MAGAZINE
Tish Hinojosa
Tish Hinojosa

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When it comes to finding inspiration, sometimes you have to put a few miles between yourself and your hometown, or, even your country. This is exactly what Tish Hinojosa did for her 2013 album After the Fair. Originally from San Antonio, Hinojosa spent the past nine years living, writing, composing, collaborating, and exploring in Hamburg, Germany. Her new production is a continuation of Tish Hinojosa’s ongoing success story. After her first independent release (Taos to Tennessee, 1987), she was signed by A&M Records and achieved an international debut release. Since then, a continuous stream of recordings and numerous American and European tours have brought Hinojosa’s music to an ever-expanding audience. To date, she has released 16 albums.

With accolades that include playing at the White House at the invitation of President Clinton and Hillary Clinton, Linda Ronstadt recording her own version of Tish’s song Donde Voy, and teaming up with artists like Joan Baez, Kris Kristofferson, Dwight Yoakam, Nanci Griffith, Pete Seeger, Flaco Jimenez, and Los Lobos, Hinojosa’s sound has an undeniable and far-reaching appeal. Having completed her most recent album, After the Fair, with acclaimed Berlin musician and producer Moe Jacksch, Hinojosa has now reestablished her Texas roots by settling back into Austin, her true home since 1988. The Austinite label is one she welcomes with open arms, not just for the triumphant return to margaritas at the Cedar Door, proper Mexican food, and quality thrifts stores, but for the representation of a homecoming after an extended journey of exploration and self-discovery. Said Hinojosa of her return, “Austin will always be my home now.”

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Sat
6 14

Door 7 PM
Show 8 PM
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Tickets $ 18


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“Greg Trooper has got to be on our list of our finest contemporary songwriters.” - Billy Bragg
Greg Trooper
Greg Trooper
ListenWatchWebsite
Greg Trooper is a singer/songwriter who has released 12 albums since 1986. Raised in the shore town of Little Silver, NJ he became enthralled by the greater New York area’s rich music scene. He discovered a sort of holy musical trinity in the work of Otis Redding, Bob Dylan, and Hank Williams, with their guiding lights of passion, literary dexterity and plainspoken honesty. It’s one reason Trooper’s music feels equally informed by Memphis soul, Greenwich Village folk and Nashville twang.

Trooper has made an impact on the music scenes in all the places he’s lived since leaving home after high school: Austin, Texas, Lawrence, Kansas, Nashville and New York. Music critics praise his poetic feel, infectious melodies and insightful lyrics. Americana star Buddy Miller produced 1998’s ‘Popular Demons’ album, while soul legend Dan Penn steered 2005’s extraordinary ‘Make It Through This World’.

His songs have been recorded by numerous artists including: Vince Gill, Steve Earle, Billy Bragg, Robert Earl Keen, Maura O’Connell, Lucy Kaplansky and Tom Russell.

Touring nationally and internationally, Greg usually performs solo but on occasion you can find him fronting anything from a trio to a five-piece band depending on the gig.

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Fri
6 20

Door 7 PM
Show 8 PM
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Tickets $ 18


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Kiya Heartwood
& Kit Holmes

Kiya Heartwood

ListenWatchWebsite
Kit Holmes

ListenWatchWebsite
Kiya Heartwood: Award winning singer/songwriter Kiya Heartwood’s music is described as “soulful confessions, political broadside and a wicked groove.She is a storyteller and a poet with a rock and roll edge and a folk sensibility. Heartwood’s 2012 solo album, Bold Swimmer, garnered rave reviews from serious music aficionados. Bold Swimmer was produced by Mark Hallman who works with artists such as Eliza Gilkyson, Ani Di Franco, and Oasis. Richard Marcus calls it, "a damn good album," and Lane Gosnay of The Bugle Boy listening room says Kiya "delivers keen lyrical folk sensibility through a rock n roll power grid."Kiya makes her happy home in Austin, TX. Her new solo acoustic CD is called The Living Tree. Kiya's latest project is a one woman theater show entitled Short Stories set to be a part of the Fringe Festival in Edinburgh this August 2014.

Kit Holmes: Austin based singer/songwriter Kit Holmes is known for her captivating live shows and compelling songwriting. Kit merges her extensive musical talents, creative insight and life experiences into ear-pleasing piano-driven, jazz-infused pop. Deeply insightful and often deceptively humorous lyrics, lush arrangements and stellar vocals round out the package.

“Prepare to be moved,” advises Jazz Corner Magazine in reviewing Kit’s latest album Return To Love. “… Holmes fits within the style of classic, confessional female solo acts such as Carole King and Carly Simon. Like those artists, she is effortlessly able to wrap hummable melodies around particularly stinging lyrics.”

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6 21

Door 7 PM
Show 8 PM
Close 10 PM



Tickets $ 20


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A strong literary element to Baker’s work. Some of the most vivid, compelling, truly original songs of any artist working today. - Dan Forte (Taylor Guitars)
Sam Baker
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SAM BAKER

With his raspy, almost spoken word vocal style and his literate, poignant, and carefully observed songs that grapple with the beauties, complexities, and little tragedies of this world, Sam Baker has much in common with other Texan songwriters like Robert Earl Keen, James McMurtry, Townes Van Zandt, and Guy Clark, although his approach to narrative probably comes closest to an artist like John Prine.

In 1986 Sam was traveling on a train to visit Machu Picchu in Peru. A terrorist bomb exploded on the train and Baker was gravely injured, losing most of his hearing and suffering serious injuries to his left arm. He had 18 corrective surgeries performed on him over the next decade at hospitals in San Antonio and Houston, and the consequent physical, emotional, and spiritual journey Baker experienced helped him form his quiet and passionate view of the world. Baker had to completely relearn how to play the guitar with his mangled left hand, and singing was extremely difficult for him because of his severe hearing loss, but he overcame these obstacles to develop his uniquely hushed and quietly powerful performance style.

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