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More Great Music at Poodies in January.

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Friday January 20th  DOORS OPEN AT 6PM
 
Powell Brothers 8:30PM
Reckless Kelly 10PM SOLD OUT!!
 

Blake and Taylor Powell are two multi-instrumentalists from Houston, Texas. They are influenced by their predecessors and peers, as well as the many genres they have experienced as sidemen: drawing from pop and rock n' roll, to bluegrass and gypsy jazz. These ingredients, their seasoned musical experience, and a brotherly vibe make them a must-see. www.powellbrothersmusic.com

Understanding the virtuosity of Reckless Kelly requires the perspective of where the band has been. Cody and Willy Braun grew up in the White Cloud Mountains of Idaho. They moved to Bend, Oregon, and then migrated to  Austin. The band’s co-founders and frontmen toured the country as part of their father’s band, Muzzie Braun and the Boys, as children. Their father taught his four sons a professional ethic – integrity, persistence, hard work and professionalism – honed over three generations. www.recklesskelly.com  
Saturday January 21st    
Scooter Pierce 8PM
Libby Koch 10PM
 
 Scooter Pearce is a Hye, Texas singer and songwriter who has her own blend of Outlaw Americana and country western. Pearce started performing in 1991, playing Country, Southern Rock and Blues. scooterpearce.com Libby's music is a classic Texas Troubadour blend of Americana, country, folk, and rock, with influences from great artists such as Emmylou Harris, Lucinda Williams, Patty Griffin, Gillian Welch, and Dolly Parton. Her goal is to make real, honest music that resonates with people, and as Matthew Warnock of Guitar International Magazine recently said, "it is artists like Koch that are restoring faith in country music to its fans."  
Sunday January 22nd Comedy night with Ron Hollis and Gary Rubinstein 8PM
Aaron McDonnell 4PM

   
With true purpose, Aaron's songs explore age-old themes of love, heartache, failure, and faith. They are classic in their influence and unpretentious in their delivery. At once familiar and fresh, Aaron is both an authentic homage to the sounds of the past, and an exciting example of what is to come. aaronmcdonnell.com
 
Monday January 23rd STEAK NIGHT!!!
SONGWRITERS SHOWCASE 6:30PM
 
WC Jameson Hosts David Lee
With over 300 songs to his credit, Jameson draws on a wealth of material from life and sings it from the heart. His tunes have been recorded by others, and one of his songs, “Life was a Whole Lot Better When Roy Rogers was Around,” was aired by The Western Channel as a theme for a special movie month. Award-winning songwriter and author WC Jameson has shared the stage and screen with Willie Nelson, Neil Young, Emmylou Harris, Waylon Jennings, Kris Kristofferson, and many other famous artists. His performances have been described by reviewers as “dynamic” and “powerful,” and one critic wrote, “Listeners never tire of Jameson’s rich baritone, his memorable and captivating lyrics.” wcjameson.com
   
Tuesday January 24th    
Louis Long 5PM
Tommy Elskes 7:30PM
 
Louie's been an institution at Poodies since 1992. He started the first open mic night, and when he started the Troubadillos with BB Morse, they were the house band for 11 years, until Poodie passed away 6 years ago.
Tommy Elskes(els-kiss) is a musician's musician. He has that all too rare ability to truly affect people with his music. Ask The General Norman Shwarzkopf, Lyle Lovett or my 9 year old son Ryan. They will all tell you he is the best. Tommy's music is a wonderful combination of soulful R&B, blues, rock, country and folk. www.tommyelskes.com  
Wednesday January 25th No Bad Days Open Mic  
No Bad WednesDays Open Mic 8PM
   
Local favorite, Louis Long of the Troubadillos hosts this week's Open Mic    
Thursday January 26th
 
 Leigh Rowen 6PM
George Devore 8PM
 
Leigh Rowan has spent her entire life onstage in her home state of Texas
and also in Nashville, where she lived for 6 years. More recently, she has
moved closer to Austin and teamed up with classically trained guitarist
and local Austinite Jimmy Pringle. The chemistry between Leigh’s vocals
and his guitar playing are undeniable. 
George DeVore is making a mark with a worldly voice, honest songs, and a stage presence that caused Playboy to name him a "Pop-Powerhouse." DeVore's solid pop-rock songwriting, boosted by textural musicianship and that evocative voice makes CD releases: "Wonderland" and "Four Under Par" pure gold. www.georgedevore.com  
Friday January 27th    
Eric Bettencourt 5:30PM

Ruby Dice 8PM
Guy Forsyth Band 9:30PM



Ruby Dice is a young songwriter from Colorado. Her soulful rock songs not only create a high energy atmosphere but reach into the soul. Come and be part of the experience. rubydicemusic.com
It’s been a long and dusty, winding road for Austin singer/songwriter Guy Forsyth that’s led to a recent surge in praise over his dazzling live shows and his rich Americana roots sound. Forsyth (vocals, acoustic, electric, & slide guitar, harmonica, ukulele, singing saw), along with Will Landin (bass/tuba) and Jeff Botta (drums/Cajon), bring a unique mixture of styles such as folk, rock, country, and Tin Pan Alley to create a sound that’s as heterogeneous, raw and compelling as America itself. You’ll hear powerhouse vocals deliver energetic yarns about love, the government and the apocalypse, to name a few, as Forsyth and company squeeze everything they have into each song and rarely come up for air. www.guyforsyth.com
Saturday January 28th    
Double R Nothin 8PM
Joel Hofmann Band 10:30PM
 
A combination of country, blues, and swing, his songs will have you singing and dancin’ long after the music has stopped. Jeff Roy is joined by Bob Dabbs (mandolin) and Gerry Farris (guitar/vocals) to create a sound and attitude like no other, these three native Texans live to play original Texas music. www.doublernothin.com The band can do anything from strict traditional country two steppers and waltzes, to blues and rock and roll.  With two hall of famers in the band:  Billy Dee Donahue on bass, inducted into the Western Swing Hall of Fame in 2014; and  Pat Pankratz on guitar, who was inducted into the Texas music hall of fame due to his work with the famous Texas band Greezy Wheels. www.joelhofmannband.com  
Sunday January 29th
 
Teddy Long Band 8:30PM

Jon Napier Song Swap 7:30PM
 
Teddy Long is a singer/songwriter who has been a working musician in Austin for the better part of a decade. He has shared the stage with Jack Ingram, Paula Nelson and Django Walker, to just name a few. He writes songs for "real people with real problems." teddylongmusic.com With special guest, Tommy Hill.  
Monday January 30th STEAK NIGHT!!
 
SONGWRITERS SHOWCASE 6:30PM
With Both Hosts!!
 
WC Jameson
With over 300 songs to his credit, Jameson draws on a wealth of material from life and sings it from the heart. His tunes have been recorded by others, and one of his songs, “Life was a Whole Lot Better When Roy Rogers was Around,” was aired by The Western Channel as a theme for a special movie month. Award-winning songwriter and author WC Jameson has shared the stage and screen with Willie Nelson, Neil Young, Emmylou Harris, Waylon Jennings, Kris Kristofferson, and many other famous artists. His performances have been described by reviewers as “dynamic” and “powerful,” and one critic wrote, “Listeners never tire of Jameson’s rich baritone, his memorable and captivating lyrics.” wcjameson.com
George Ensle
George Ensle (pronounced Enslee) is a veteran Texas Singer/Songwriter who began his career in Houston in the 60’s sharing stages with legends Townes Van Zandt, Guy Clark and Billy Joe Shaver.  He has since created his own fingerpicking style of Texas Country Folk songs that tell stories of real characters making it in the real world.  He has released 5 albums/CDs in the US and Europe, and is currently recording a Movie–in-Song CD, “Small Town Sundown”, based on his original story, set in small town Texas. www.georgeensle.com
 
Tuesday January 31st
 
Louis Long 5PM
Tommy Elskes 7:30PM
 
Louie's been an institution at Poodies since 1992. He started the first open mic night, and when he started the Troubadillos with BB Morse, they were the house band for 11 years, until Poodie passed away 6 years ago.
Tommy Elskes(els-kiss) is a musician's musician. He has that all too rare ability to truly affect people with his music. Ask The General Norman Shwarzkopf, Lyle Lovett or my 9 year old son Ryan. They will all tell you he is the best. Tommy's music is a wonderful combination of soulful R&B, blues, rock, country and folk. www.tommyelskes.com  
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