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The Listening Room

 

What is a "Listening Room," you ask?

It’s just what the name implies: a space where you go to listen. Talking is not permitted during a performance. A Listening Room environment creates the best and most intimate experience that an artist can share with an attentive audience.


"The Bugle Boy: the listening room we wish we could have in every town in America. Part neighborhood watering hole, part Sunday revival tent, this historic building in a humble town halfway between Houston and Austin has become a destination spot for music lovers, musicians of note, and for anyone who wants an evening infused with the best kind of Texas hospitality."
- Erika Luckett /performer


Up Close & Personal

Concerts are held on Friday & Saturday evenings where a wide range of independent professional touring artists that write and sing their own material are presented from well known to up-and-coming performers, patrons can enjoy a wide range of musical styles including Folk, Blues, Rock, Soul, R&B, Jazz and more.  The Listening Room environment creates the best and most intimate experience that an artist can share with an attentive audience.

  "It’s like having a personal, live concert in your own living room
where you even get to meet the artist
!" - BB Fan

 

                Artists pictured below from top left to right: Carolyn Wonderland, Hamilton Loomis, Ray Wylie Hubbard & Ruthie Foster.

 

History

In January 2005, after retrofitting a WW II Army barracks, founder Lane Gosnay opened The Bugle Boy listening room.  In 2008, supporters of The Bugle Boy created The Bugle Boy Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, to "Elevate & Sustain Original Live Music" through the operation of the listening room and a variety of other music-based community outreach projects.  Today the venue is owned and operated by the Bugle Boy Foundation and is hailed as one of the country's premier listening rooms.  From the friendly staff & volunteers, comfortable theatre seating and excellent acoustics, concert goers are sure to enjoy a wonderful evening of music.

 

The Bugle Boy takes its name from the Andrews Sisters' 1940's hit "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy”. The barracks originated at the WWII Camp Swift Infantry Base in Bastrop, Texas. In 1948, the La Grange Sons of Hermann Lodge purchased the building from the U.S. Army and had it relocated to La Grange where they conducted their meetings until 2004. 

 

        

If you can't make a show in person, join us online and watch from home via Concert Window. 

 

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