FRI. AUGUST 22ND, 2014 ADAM CARROLL & WRECKS BELL CHRIS CARROLL & JANET BELL OPENING

aDAM cARROLLAdam Carroll has a way of taking ordinary daily events and turning them into song, often laughable. Adam states “The core of what I do is songwriting; it’s the one thing I am passionate about. It’s the most fulfilling and challenging job I can imagine!” http://www.adamcarroll.com

The newlywed,  Chris Carroll and Janet Bell will be opening for this great night of performances!…


Sara Hickman

SAT. AUGUST 23, 2014, 2014 SARAH HICKMAN

SARA HICKMAN 1Sara Hickman 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. http://sarahickman.com/

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Robert Kuhn

FRIDAY, AUG. 29, 2014 ROBERT KUHN & BONNIE BISHOP

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Robert Kuhn

Robert Kuhn left for Pennsylvania at the age of eighteen, where he studied Mathematics and English Literature at Bucknell University. After Pennsylvania, Robert worked and traveled through New York and Texas before descending to South America. From 2001 to 2010, Robert lived in Chile, Colombia and Costa Rica before finally settling in Nicaragua as a farmer, fisherman and vagabond writer, playing music all the while. In 2010, he moved North to Houston and on to Galveston, where the music took over. http://www.reverbnation.com/robertkuhn

 

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BONNIE BISHOP “Her music washed over me with a purity and soulfulness

that is rarely found in this world of noise. Afterwards when I was walking home,

I could hear Bonnie’s songs in my head… and for the first time in a long time,

I felt like I was in tune” Robert Earl Keen http://bonniebishop.com/about/

 

 

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SAT. AUGUST 30, 2014 QANDA

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QandA (pronounced “Q & A”) QandA’s musical roots in rock, pop, folk, blues, and singer/songwriter traditions have created a unique sound that has given the band growing recognition as a talented group that will continue to make a mark on the American music scene. With influences as diverse as Neil Young, Wilco, the Grateful Dead, Bob Dylan, Guy Clark, Neil Young, Townes Van Zandt, and many others, the four-piece’s wide-ranging sound and fresh yet accessible shows have been lighting up audiences nationwide.
On September 15th 2012,  QandA officially released its second studio album, entitled 285.  This album was recorded in Houston and features all original compositions in a variety of moods that are unified by a distinctively American feel and a warm, open sound.   The band is currently supporting the album’s release with a 2012-2013 tour to Tampa, Austin, San Antonio, Dallas, Santa Fe, New Orleans, Denver, New York and various cities and small towns in between.
Recently nominated in several categories for the Houston Press Music Awards, including Best Band, Best Songwriter, and Best Local Song ‘Woman of My Dreams”, and, following their successful tour of their latest CD “285”, QandA is making a name for itself here at home, in Texas. The band released their second record, “285”, after their successful EP “Floe”. “285” and has been getting great press as well as outstanding radio play.    www.qandamusic.com
SUSAN HERNDON OPENING!  (www.susanherndon.com)…


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

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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/


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/