Larry Joe Taylor

FRI. SEPT. 5, 2014 LARRY JOE TAYLOR

LARRY JOE TAYLORLarry Joe Taylor,  “The music of Larry Joe Taylor is flavored with an engaging coastal blending of Texas country music and salty melodies reminiscent of the slow-paced, relaxed experience of island-hopping through a long carefree tropical vacation. The lyrics fall like summer-morning dew drops from the palms of Port Bolivar while Captain LJT sets a course that will take you far away from the hustle and bustle of the modern world and into the realm of a nonchalant and unrestrained existence when you make landfall on his ‘Third Coast.’  http://www.larryjoetaylor.com


Kinky Friedman

SAT. SEPT. 6, 2014 KINKY FRIEDMAN

 

 

FKinky pub shotRI. FEB. 14, 2014 KINKY  FRIEDMAN  -  Yes the Unofficial Governor of Texas will be here.  Kinky Friedman has had a colorful career beginning in the 1970’s being hailed as the “Frank Zappa of country music”. His first band, “King Author and the Bandits”, recorded only one single. In 1971, a second band was born, Kinky Friedman and the Jew Boys, and continued to perform the satire Kinky is so well know for. Delighted, his growing hard core of fans were delighted with satirical pieces such as his response to anti-Semitism, “They Ain’t Making Jews like Jesus Anymore.” We are pleased to have Kinky come to our stage! This show is selling out!http://www.kinkajourecords.com/kinkybio.htm

 

 

 

 

 

 

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FRI. SEPT. 12, 2014 SHELLEY KING

SHELLY KING

SHELLEY KING

The music of Shelley King draws from and blends a spectrum of roots music styles, but one word succinctly describes it: soulful. Be it R&B, folk, blues, country, bluegrass or rock or combinations of and variations on those themes she delivers the goods straight from the heart with a voice thats splendidly rich and warm and as big as all outdoors. Writing a proverbial trunk full of instant hits and yet-unheard classics, as the Austin Chronicle describes her songs, King has risen from the vibrant music scene in the Texas capital city to charm fans across North America, Europe and Japan, win two Austin Music Awards, and be named the Texas State Musician for 2008.…


SAT, SEPT. 13TH, 2014: SHAKE RUSSELL, MICHEAL HEARNE, MIKE ROBERTS

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SHAKE RUSSELL, MIKE HEARNE AND MIKE ROBERTS

Shake Russell. To fully appreciate and comprehend the magnitude of Shake’s contributions to music, one need only listen to his life’s work. From his 1976 album, “Songs on the Radio,” to the 2006 CD, “Love is Why,” Shake’s music is a testament to the reasons why he is so widely celebrated as a Texas music legend. http://shakerussell.com


Max Stalling

FRI. SEPT. 19, 2014 MAX STALLING BAND

thCAUPH17SMax Stalling Band!!!! 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. Stalling’s style is modern with a vintage feel. With Jeff Howe on drums and percussion, Clay Willis on guitar, and Jason Steinsultz swapping between upright and electric bass, Stalling creates a dynamic live show that’s smart, charming and as listenable as it is danceable. Stalling and troupe are equally at home on a huge concert stage in front of thousands or playing an acoustic set for a hundred. http://www.maxstalling.com/


Brad Boyer

SAT. SEPT. 20, 2014 BRAD BOYER

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BRAD BOYER

“2010 GRASSY HILL KERRVILLE NEW FOLK FINALIST!! Congratulations to the New Folk Finalists for 2010. These songwriters were chosen from 800 outstanding submissions we received from around the world. This is the 39th year for New
Folk and is always one of the highlights of the Kerrville Folk Festival. “

Brad’s newest CD, “Hotel Montague” is  awesome. His velvet voice and the guests make this CD SPECTACULER! Come see him in the flesh! You will enjoy yourself!

Kerrville Folk Festival  http://bradboyermusic.com/


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SAT. SEPT. 27, 2014 JAMES STURROCK and FRIENDS

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James Sturrock, For those that require labels, you could call it World. It’s what Willie Nelson might have sounded like had he grown up after Bob Marley, Reaganomics, and The Clash. Anyone who appreciates a good singer-songwriter that plays heartfelt and emotional music will no doubt be moved. Although FIEL’s World Fusion sound leans heavily on Reggae for inspiration, their music is decorated with waves of Latin American, Carribean and Afro-Cuban polyrhythm, not to mention the occasional Rock burner, acoustic jam, or Americana tear-dropper. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. …………… http://www.reverbnation.com/fielmusicgroup


FRI. OCT. 10, 2014 BRANDON MCDERMOTT & KEVIN ANDERSON

BRANDON MCDERMOTT BANDFrom Galveston to Houston to  College Station and all the way up to Amarillo, the Brandon McDermott Band has been bringing their exciting brand of Texas country music to stages across the  Lone Star State. The Brandon McDermott Band started in College Station, TX while McDermott was attending Texas A&M University and began writing songs and playing at open mics around town. After moving back to his       hometown of Galveston and playing some solo acoustic shows, he met up with island musicians Kevin Anderson (lead guitar/vocals/harmonica), Clark Duhon (bass) and Broc Adams (drums/harmony vocals), to form the rest of the band. It didn’t take long for audiences to take notice and start filling up local venues to watch them play.  It wasn’t long before their fans started requesting an album and so the band listened.       http://brandonmcdermottband.com/

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FRI. OCT. 17, 2014 CALVIN STANLEY

Many alt-rock bands attempt, and fail, to create gripping atmospheric music. Sadly, most slip into soporific doldrums or overwrought sentimentality. Houston’s Pale is not one of them. Its new release, High Up and Away, strikes just the right balance of rocking aggression and gentle emoting.

Songs like opener “Salvation of the Rabbits” (a possible breakthrough hit) reveal a late-’80s influence, when alt-rock was still a post-angst-ridden, pregrunge sound. Good money says there are at least a few Chameleons records on these kids’ shelves. Singer Calvin Stanley, meanwhile, is another front man who employs the Jeff Buckley Falsetto (not that there’s anything wrong with that). Yet when Stanley emotes, it’s far from overblown — it’s simple, clean and precise. He delivers the goods, then moves on without wallowing in over earnest keening.

Look for truly transcendent moments in songs like “Psalm,” which employs ethereal keyboards and nostalgic guitar lines that grab you and won’t let go until the tune’s five minutes and 46 seconds are up. Of course, when it’s time to go, the guys’ll stand at the door and implore you to please let them stay a little longer. And you’ll give in, especially when Stanley massages your ears with his sensual “Ooo, ooo, ooo, ooo.”

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FRI. NOV. 21, 2014 RICHARD DOBSON

Richard DobsonRICHARD DOBSON “Dobson writes in the pithy, down-to-earth style that is at the heart of country music. He traffics in down-and-outism and that spirit-whatever it may be – that gets people through hard times and toughens them without numbing their sensitivity.”  Dale Adamson

http://www.richard-j-dobson.ch/

Inspired by the example of Kris Kristofferson and the records Bob Dylan had made there, I moved to Nashville, Tennessee in 1971, beginning a series of peregrinations back and forth to Texas that continued for almost three decades. In the late seventies I began a series of newsletters published in an English fanzine called Omaha Rainbow. I recorded my first LP, In Texas Last December, an album of original songs released on Buttermilk Records, a small Houston based label in 1977. I began selling records overseas by mail order. I began touring Europe in the eighties, which led to a recording deal with Brambus Records in Switzerland, an affiliation that has lasted to this day.

Occasionally people ask me if I’ve been able to make a living at this business, and I’ve always answered that while you couldn’t call it a living, I wouldn’t trade the life. Music has enriched my existence immeasurably and brought so much joy, I would be a fool to complain about the hard times. A privileged and ancient profession, music can open doors and take you to places where the rewards are not counted in money. It is a window on the world like no other. Looking back I can truthfully say I have few regrets. only sometimes I wish I had kept up with those piano lessons.

http://www.brambus.com/richarddobson/index.html#redshack