Tuegrass Tuesdays Presents: Steel Betty
Feb
20
8:00 PM20:00

Tuegrass Tuesdays Presents: Steel Betty

Steel Betty: Frontman David McD dreamed of being 60 years old and playing in a professional, hardworking, straight tone singing, american music outfit. That dream was achieved 33 years early when he formed Steel Betty with Maddy Froncek (bass) and Micah Motenko (mandolin). Their music draws from traditions across the American psyche: bluegrass, classic country, folk, blues, and more. Steel Betty brings the harmonies and spirit of the American soul to listeners across Texas like few others can, with classic sounds that resonate as clearly today as they did at their inception. // www.steelbettyband.com

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Paul Nipper & Manzy Lowry
Feb
22
8:00 PM20:00

Paul Nipper & Manzy Lowry

Paul Nipper: The Austin, TX based band, assembled by Paul Nipper in 2014, was originally formed to play dance halls and honky tonks across the state and country. Standing on the shoulders of greats that came before them, they mixed in a few originals with a long list of their favorite covers and went to work on that classic country sound throwing a little dirt on the edges wherever they could. Whiskey fueled and hellbent, they fought to make their mark on the local Austin and regional Texas venues. // www.paulnipper.com

Manzy Lowry: Making his way in the footsteps of those who came before him in the Texas music scene, singer/songwriter Manzy Lowry carries on the outlaw tradition, country soul, and Texas pride as simply heard in his music. // www.manzylowry.com

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Kevin Taylor & Evan Werdal
Feb
23
8:00 PM20:00

Kevin Taylor & Evan Werdal

Kevin Taylor: Blues, pop, rock, and country influences combine to create a unique sound for Kevin Taylor. Originally from the suburbs of Dallas, Kevin calls Austin his home these days. His songs are delivered with honesty and emotion, through a strong voice and rhythmic style on the guitar. // www.kevintaylormusic.com

Evan Werdal: Evan Werdal is an Austin-based, New York born singer-songwriter. He released his debut EP, Stay Running, in 2015 and has since been playing his early 70’s-inspired alt-pop on stages across the country. Evan is currently prepping the release of his next EP due out in early 2018. // www.facebook.com/evanwerdalmusic

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Brandon Taylor & RCO
Feb
24
8:00 PM20:00

Brandon Taylor & RCO

Brandon Taylor: Brandon Taylor has been captivated by music ever since harmonizing with the vacuum cleaner as a kid. A Memphis native, Brandon has crafted his own cosmic American sound influenced by the 60's folk revival and old time country. // www.brandontaylorradio.com

Randal Conrad Olinger (RCO): Sitting atop an old wooden ammunition box, Randall Conrad Olinger plays a jambalaya mix of country, blues, carny-rock and metal, or as he likes to call it “hobo honkey-tonk!” A brand of music all his own, crafted from old amps, loud guitars, and a homemade foot drum held together by wires, tires, and other household junk. Randall Conrad Olinger always brings the best with his honest, foot-stompin’ rock music-straight from the heart. // www.rcoswamp.com

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Cory Reinisch
Mar
1
8:00 PM20:00

Cory Reinisch

Harvest Thieves draw on their blue-collar and back-roads heritage to craft songs that sway from brutish garage-rock swagger to traditional country honesty. With punk-ish explosions in sound, to finger-picked folk-rock simplicity, they are a formidable addition to Austin's historically-minded music scene. // www.harvestthieves.com

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Silas Lowe
Mar
2
8:00 PM20:00

Silas Lowe

Silas Lowe: Based in Austin, Texas, Silas Lowe is a modern American roots musician with one foot deeply planted in the musical heritage of a fading rural south, and the other standing on the main streets of today. With his 2016 release Wandering Father, Forgotten Son, Lowe proves himself a strong exponent of the Texas songwriter tradition, while creating a moving musical conversation between his late father and himself. // www.silaslowe.com

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Sim Ross & The CarLeans
Mar
8
8:00 PM20:00

Sim Ross & The CarLeans

Sim Ross crafts a fresh and unique sound that incorporates rock influence tinged with Americana. His ‘rugged, yet poignant’ vocals have defined his sound, one that’s inspired by the likes of Tom Petty, Bruce Springsteen, and countless other American legends. // www.reverbnation.com/simpsonross

The CarLeans are a musical collaboration between award winning singer-songwriters Jim Carpenter (guitar, vocals) and Sarah MacLean (guitar, vocals).  Along with Corina Malbaurn (vocals, bass) the Connecticut-based trio blends their diverse musical backgrounds to create a captivating sound that had been drawing much attention. Steeped in passion for story telling and navigating the human experience, their original songs are raw and powerful — paired with a delivery and live performance that's honest and marked by well-placed musicianship and vocal presence. Their vast and eclectic original repertoire is rooted in Americana/Folk music, but extends through Country/Pop/Blues/Cajun . . . to include humorous material and a driving acoustic sound that often inspires the audience to its feet to dance. // www.thecarleans.com

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Barbara Nesbitt
Mar
22
8:00 PM20:00

Barbara Nesbitt

Barbara Nesbitt, Americana/Country-Folk singer-songwriter out of Austin Texas, has just released her fourth solo effort, Right As Rain, and is striking out across the US to support it. Her voice and songwriting have placed her in the top 5 Best Female Singer and in the top 3 Best Songwriter categories in the Austin Music Awards and her new release is in rotation on SiriusXM Radio.  She was also nominated for Best Album and Best Americana in the San Diego Music Awards.  She co-founded the breakout band, The Whiskey Sisters, to much buzz and acclaim in Austin and has recently sung background vocals for Willie Nelson and Bob Weir.  She will be an Official Showcasing Artist at SXSW 2018 before heading off for a European tour.  With a voice that is at once plaintive and strong, warm and clear, her songs take you on a journey reflective of her life which will make you laugh, cry, think and feel. // www.barbaranesbitt.com 

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Lexi & The Bleached Roses
Mar
24
8:00 PM20:00

Lexi & The Bleached Roses

Lexi and the Bleached Roses is an indie rock band from Austin, TX. It is fronted by singer and violinist, Lexi Cardenas, who put her years of classical violin training and live music experience to create a sound that bridges the gap between the old and the new. Their songs are primarily upbeat with folk indie rock vibes. Ovrld Magazine hailed the new album as "Showing off a knack for heartbreakingly raw and intimate songwriting." They have recently been featured on CBS's We Are Austin Music Monday Segment and KUTX's Austin Music Minute. // bleachedroses.com

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Roelant
Mar
29
8:00 PM20:00

Roelant

Roelant is a 3 piece Rock & Roll band based out of Houston, Texas. Formed in 2013 the band has crafted a new look for an old sound. Hard hitting lyrics and catchy hooks make the perfect accompaniment for a band that knows how to play their instruments. Justin Roelant (lead vocals and guitar) matches powerful and unique vocals with an otherworldly ability to play guitar. Josh Compean and Matt Hammersky bring a live and entertaining show on Drums and Bass respectively, giving a 3 piece a full sound like you've never heard before. Roelant brings a fresh touch to old school Rock & Roll. Their live show will leave you coming back for more. Rock & Roll is back! // www.roelantmusic.com

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James Stevens (of Moonlight Towers)
Feb
17
8:00 PM20:00

James Stevens (of Moonlight Towers)

James Stevens (of Moonlight Towers): James Stevens is lead vocalist and principal songwriter for Austin based rock & roll foursome Moonlight Towers. The band earned a distinction in 2011 that few can claim when revered musician-actor-legend Little Steven Van Zandt gave their tune "Heat Lightning" the honor of being named “Coolest Song in the World", garnering heavy rotation on his internationally syndicated radio show Underground Garage. Back at home that year, local paper the Austin Chronicle concurred, saying “Simply put, there’s not a hair out of place,” and describing the band’s music as, “Rock-solid bar room pop salvation songs that bypass the moment in favor of something that will never go completely out of style.” Forming in 2001, Moonlight Towers released 5 albums receiving critical accolades from the around the globe. James is now exploring new trails and is in the process of recording his first solo album. // jamesstevensmusic.com

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Fallon Franklin
Feb
16
8:00 PM20:00

Fallon Franklin

Fallon Franklin has been performing live shows since she was 12-years-old. "My mom says I started humming and singing before I said my first words", says Fallon. Years of touring with and without a band, being on the road, being a Finalist on NBC's America's Got Talent, performing with various big-name acts, being a studio musician and having numerous self-released albums have left Fallon a seasoned performer and song-writer. 

"The gut-wrenching song-writing of Americana with the body moving melodic capability of Pop Music in its rarest form."  -Americana Album Review // www.fallonfranklinmusic.com

 

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Michael Booher & Aaron Sinclair
Feb
15
8:00 PM20:00

Michael Booher & Aaron Sinclair

Michael Booher & Aaron Sinclair: Since they were kids, growing up in Houston, Tx., Michael Booher and Aaron Sinclair were bonded early on by a strong friendship and a simultaneous support of each other’s very first bands. As teenagers, they played shows together with their respective early bands. And later, as Aaron went to school in Boston, and Booher at school in Austin, they would reconnect, either for Aaron’s annual Texas family visits, or when any of their bands crisscrossed the country on tour; Booher in a band called Zykos, and Sinclair with Frank Smith, or as the drummer for a band named The Lot Six. Booher gives his recollection of things during those days. “When my band at the time (Zykos) first toured through Boston, there was this massive spaghetti buffet that Aaron had prepared for our whole band, and then he hooked us all up with beds and a place to crash in comfort after the show, and this was right in the middle of a pretty tough tour. I remember realizing at that moment that we had each others’ backs, kinda forever.” Fast forward to 2018, and Sinclair and Booher play on each other’s recent records and/or as permanent members in each other’s proper bands. They sing and play a variety of instruments together, arguably on their strongest material to date, further strengthened as longstanding collaborators in friendship and music. // www.boohertheband.com // www.asinclairmusic.com

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Tuesgrass Tuesdays Presents: The Electric Mountain Rotten Apple Gang
Feb
13
8:00 PM20:00

Tuesgrass Tuesdays Presents: The Electric Mountain Rotten Apple Gang

The Electric Mountain Rotten Apple Gang, fronted by Banjo Picker Adam Kobetich, also features Accordion and/or Guitar, Fiddle or Harmonic, and Upright Bass. The Gang's sound draws influence from Bluegrass, Old Time, Eastern European Folk and Early Blues. // www.facebook.com/theelectricmountainrottenapplegang

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Camp Cinema: 10 Things I Hate About You
Feb
11
6:30 PM18:30

Camp Cinema: 10 Things I Hate About You

Valentine’s Camp Cinema: 10 Things I Hate About You: Love is a many splintered thing and we’re celebrating the world’s most divisive holiday by showing the Shakespearian spin-off classic, 10 Things I Hate About You! Whether you’re attached or single, we’ve got love for you. Come have your hearts melted all over again by young heartthrobs Heath Ledger (RIP) and Joseph Gordon Levitt, and the amazing Julia Stiles and Larisa Oleynik, playing sinister sisters with golden hearts.

The night will include:
Vegan conversation heart cookies from Zucchini Kill
60 Second Shakespeare readings, since we’re classy like that
A 10 Things I Hate About Haiku contest
Movie themed drinks that every camper will love
Prizes, drink giveaways, and special 90’s trivia

VIP reserved seating is limited and included in the $10 ticket price, which includes a special Valentine’s goodie bag curated by Cupid himself, and happy hour prices all night. General admission is free but comes without a Valentine’s goodie bag, any discount, or guarantee of a seat. A portion of the proceeds for the night will be donated to Out Austin.

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Ram Vela & Taylor Muse
Feb
10
8:00 PM20:00

Ram Vela & Taylor Muse

Taylor Muse smokes bones, drinks blood, and sweats Gatorade. He is the father of every child in this town and knows more about Star Wars than most people know about their immediate families. For better or worse, he is the singer, songwriter, and guitarist for the rock band Quiet Company. He is a real piece of work and this show is on his birthday. // www.quietcompanymusic.com

Since 2001, Ram Vela has been playing music in the Austin area.  From 2003-2013, he sang and played guitar in Whitman, a band that released a couple of records, drank a lot of free beer, slept on many floors and won an Austin Music Award for "Best Rock Band" in 2013.  They broke up later that year.  Now, Ram spends most of his time social working, watching wrestling, and playing Fountains of Wayne songs for the cat. // www.ramvela.bandcamp.com

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Johnny Zachman & The Troll Smashers
Feb
9
8:00 PM20:00

Johnny Zachman & The Troll Smashers

Johnny Zachman (9PM) is a singer-songwriter living in Austin. He is influenced by Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, Jeff Tweedy and Cloud Cult. He has recently been featured on BrooklynVegan, Do512, Ovrld, ANON Magazine, PlaylistPlay and more. He has shared the stage with Porches, Frankie Cosmos and Frances Luke Accord. He is the winner of The Deli Magazine's Best Emerging Austin Psych / Rock Artist of 2016. On stage, Zachman builds layers of live electric guitar loops underneath his vocals, creating melodic soundscapes reminiscent of Andrew Bird and Julien Baker. // www.johnnyzachman.com

The Troll Smashers (8PM) are a folk trio playing funky and fresh roots music with fiddles, mandolins, fingerstyle guitar, and decadently layered harmonies. Chalk it up to folksmash. // www.facebook.com/TheTrollSmashers

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Cory Reinisch
Feb
8
8:00 PM20:00

Cory Reinisch

Harvest Thieves draw on their blue-collar and back-roads heritage to craft songs that sway from brutish garage-rock swagger to traditional country honesty. With punk-ish explosions in sound, to finger-picked folk-rock simplicity, they are a formidable addition to Austin's historically-minded music scene. // www.harvestthieves.com

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Tuegrass Tuesdays Presents: The Gravy Brothers w/ Tony Kamel
Feb
6
8:00 PM20:00

Tuegrass Tuesdays Presents: The Gravy Brothers w/ Tony Kamel

Tony Kamel: Tony is a musician and actor based in Austin, TX.  He plays mostly with the bluegrass band Wood & Wire but can be seen around town with other acts as well.  A half Italian, half Lebanese man of many names ("Tone Kams," "Tony the Knife," "The Tune," "Anthony"...) who wears many hats. He's well known to Wood & Wire fans for his exceedingly soothing singing voice, fine guitar picking, and compelling song writing.  He's been Wood & Wire's manager, promoter, online marketing/social media wizard, and positive thinker since day one. He's a renaissance man of modern music business. His musical interests were sparked at a young age when he discovered and raided his parents, Jackie & Steve's, eclectic record collection. Ozzy Osborne, Led Zeppelin, and Frank Zappa started this man on the road toward bluegrass. As he grew up the oldest of four in Houston, he spent much of his time on the beach in Galveston, TX fishing, surfing, and getting into trouble with his friends, siblings, and cousins. Wood & Wire's latest album "The Coast," offers a reminiscence on his upbringing as a beach rat.  Tone's deeper facets and insights are reflected as well in his growing catalog of original songs. He's an actor, bow hunter, fisherman, surfer, high school football champion, and proud Texas Longhorn. He's a leader and a constant advocate for his fellow musicians. // www.tonykamelmusic.com

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Hartley Hall
Feb
3
8:00 PM20:00

Hartley Hall

Hartley Hall is a Texas songwriter, native to San Angelo and current to the hill country. She’s got a classic honky tonk sound with a Texas and Hawaiian Swing influence. Her writing style has been compared to Loretta Lynn, she's got humor like Garrison Keillor, and folks say the stage presence of Dolly Parton. She has been featured at the SPI Island Folk Festival and the Kerrville Folk Festival, where she's shared the stage with David Amram, Jimmy LaFave, and Seth Glier. She recently toured Texas, New Mexico, and Colorado with Bo DePeña (Laredo) and Greg Butera (Santa Fe). // www.hartleyhallmusic.com

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Scott Collins
Feb
2
8:00 PM20:00

Scott Collins

Scott Collins has had the privilege of gracing the most famous stages in the “live music capital of the world”. The Austin based singer-songwriter brings a blend of indie-folk and Americana to the stage. He displays an authentic and emotive element that draws on personal inspiration, and is reflected in his performances, both live and in the studio. // www.scottcollinsproject.com

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Sam Pace
Feb
1
8:00 PM20:00

Sam Pace

Sam Pace has been making a name for himself around the Austin music scene as a down and dirty soul man since 2011. Over the past three years Sam has been peppered throughout the Austin Music Awards annual Top-10 lists. He has placed Top-10 for Musician of the Year, Best Song, Best Album, Best Album Art, Best Rock Band, Best Blues/Soul/Funk Band and two years in a row for Best Guitar Player and Best Male Vocals. His solo shows feature everything from very old blues and prison songs to Tom Waits and Woody Guthrie to originals that ooze tenderness and grit. // www.sampacemusic.com

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Tuegrass Tuesdays Presents: The Mismatch
Jan
30
8:00 PM20:00

Tuegrass Tuesdays Presents: The Mismatch

Based in Central, Texas The Mismatch calls the Hill Country its home. The Mismatch smoothly combines Folk/Americana with a Hometown Groove and just the right amount of Grit. Laden with sweet sounds all around, good vibes abound from this homegrown, folksome, americana group with a knack for bringing people together to have a good time. // www.mismatchmusic.com

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Ali Holder & Little Brave
Jan
26
8:00 PM20:00

Ali Holder & Little Brave

Ali Holder: Holder’s sound is purely her own. Slow and beautiful, the live song possesses a darker, serious tone, pairing perfectly with her lyrics of introspection, dreams, and fate.KUTX // www.aliholder.com

Little Brave: Little Brave is the alias of Stephanie Macias, a musician, writer, artist, photographer, and writer from Austin, TX.  She has changed her style over the years, exploring different instrumental themes in music and creating albums that reflect her experimental style.  Threading each album together is an honesty that is simultaneously strong and vulnerable.  She is currently peddling her latest release, Myth Ology, a double disc EP with exceptional artwork and packaging. // www.littlebravemusic.com

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Conrad Keely (of ...And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead) & Will Courtney
Jan
25
8:00 PM20:00

Conrad Keely (of ...And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead) & Will Courtney

CONRAD KEELY (9PM): Keely co-founded …Trail of Dead with Jason Reece, a childhood friend from Hawaii. Begun in Austin Texas in 1995, the band has been touring non-stop ever since,... and this year has marked their 20th year anniversary with their ninth album entitled IX. Not one to slow his pace, Keely was encouraged by fellow band-mate Autry Fulbright to record a collection of solo material that would allow him to vent creative ideas and styles different from the hard-rock, high energy textures his band has become known for. During his time spent as an expatriate in Cambodia, Keely began spending more time playing solo shows (although not always acoustic) as well as collaborating with other musicians, both expat and Cambodian, on material as diverse as Irish folk, American bluegrass, to Khmer classics from the golden age of Cambodian psychedelic rock, a scene cut tragically short by the Khmer Rouge regime in 1974. The diversity of styles has informed much of his latest writing, but also expanded his approach to the songs he’s written over the last twenty years for his rock band. // www.pledgemusic.com/projects/conrad-keely-original-machines

WILL COURTNEY (8PM): After spending five years touring and recording two albums as the lead singer and songwriter of the Austin, TX band, Brothers And Sisters, Will Courtney decided to pack up and move back to Los Angeles...and then to Nashville...and then to a log cabin on some land in Dripping Springs, TX. Now, after two years of being based in Santa Fe, NM, where he produced albums for other artists and toured the US and Europe as a solo artist, he’s back in Austin with a new band and a new album, Planning Escapes. When Will is not making music, he spends much of his time collecting 19th Century photographs and researching the history of the American West. He recently worked on a new documentary series on famous western outlaws called Gunslingers. Will is a featured historian on the Discovery Channel series, Gunslingers: Billy The Kid. // www.willcourtneymusic.com 

 

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EmJae Ross
Jan
19
8:00 PM20:00

EmJae Ross

EmJae Ross is a highly gifted, young Americana singer/songwriter born in San Angelo, TX and raised within the music industry, spending nearly every day of his childhood in the radio station control rooms and production studios of a family-owned radio business. As a child EmJae developed an extensive talent for drums, piano and guitar. He also developed a lyrical and soulful voice advanced through professional training in classical methodology. Today, EmJae Ross lives in Austin, where he gigs regularly as a solo/acoustic performer and as a front man with his backing band. EmJae channels his awe-inspiring resiliency into singing and songwriting, sharing a captivating style and a miraculously potent voice that audiences find both emotive and inspirational. // www.emjaerossmusic.com

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Manzy Lowry & Jack Charles + MPIC
Jan
18
8:00 PM20:00

Manzy Lowry & Jack Charles + MPIC

Manzy Lowry: Making his way in the footsteps of those who came before him in the Texas music scene, singer/songwriter Manzy Lowry carries on the outlaw tradition, country soul, and Texas pride as simply heard in his music. // www.manzylowry.com

Jack Charles + MPIC: Jack Charles’ voice brings a layer of graveyard velvet to complete a sound that is a dark and personal tribute to rock and roll. Jack has a debt with music and has come to pay it in full, with his band Musical Partners In Crime. Their currency: The Ante Mortem Songbook, the singer/songwriter’s opera prima, whose songs, with an alternative retro-rock vibe, are varied in form and channel various influences like surf, R&B and post-punk. // www.jackcharlesmusic.com

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Chad Eaton Live Painting
Jan
16
to Jan 19

Chad Eaton Live Painting

Chad Eaton, Buzz Mill's Resident Artist, is going to be painting the new walls that are going up in the Fort's Bathrooms. He will be painting the boards outside and allow others to write messages on the outside, which will be sealed on the 19th. 

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Fallon Franklin
Jan
13
8:00 PM20:00

Fallon Franklin

Fallon Franklin has been performing live shows since she was 12-years-old. "My mom says I started humming and singing before I said my first words", says Fallon. Years of touring with and without a band, being on the road, being a Finalist on NBC's America's Got Talent, performing with various big-name acts, being a studio musician and having numerous self-released albums have left Fallon a seasoned performer and song-writer. 

"The gut-wrenching song-writing of Americana with the body moving melodic capability of Pop Music in its rarest form."  -Americana Album Review // www.fallonfranklinmusic.com

 

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Will Courtney
Jan
12
8:00 PM20:00

Will Courtney

After spending five years touring and recording two albums as the lead singer and songwriter of the Austin, TX band, Brothers And Sisters, Will Courtney decided to pack up and move back to Los Angeles...and then to Nashville...and then to a log cabin on some land in Dripping Springs, TX. Now, after two years of being based in Santa Fe, NM, where he produced albums for other artists and toured the US and Europe as a solo artist, he’s back in Austin with a new band and a new album, Planning Escapes. When Will is not making music, he spends much of his time collecting 19th Century photographs and researching the history of the American West.  He recently worked on a new documentary series on famous western outlaws called Gunslingers.  Will is a featured historian on the Discovery Channel series, Gunslingers: Billy The Kid. // www.willcourtneymusic.com

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Cory Reinisch
Jan
11
6:00 PM18:00

Cory Reinisch

Harvest Thieves draw on their blue-collar and back-roads heritage to craft songs that sway from brutish garage-rock swagger to traditional country honesty. With punk-ish explosions in sound, to finger-picked folk-rock simplicity, they are a formidable addition to Austin's historically-minded music scene. // www.harvestthieves.com

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Shad Blair
Jan
6
8:00 PM20:00

Shad Blair

Texas singer/songwriter Shad Blair was born and raised on a cattle ranch southeast of Post, Texas, learning to play guitar and sing from his dad and older brothers. He wore out his parents’ old country vinyl, spending the long Texas summers soaking up the music of Merle Haggard, Gene Watson, Johnny Cash, Bobby Helms, and Hank Williams. At age 14, Shad’s father taught him to play “Fraulein” and soon after he began playing gigs, later working in the oilfields to put himself through college. Over the years, Shad has created a sound hardened by life experience and steeped in his influences including Willie Nelson, Townes Van Zandt, and Steve Earle, to name a few. // www.shadblair.com

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Mina Soto
Jan
5
8:00 PM20:00

Mina Soto

Mina Soto is an Americana Singer-Songwriter raised in El Paso, Texas. With influences stemming from the likes of The Band, Jackson Browne, & The Faces, she carries a modern twist on Americana with curious and nostalgic Country undertones. // www.goodtownmusic.com

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