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Wednesday July 1st    
No Bad WednesDays Open Mic 8PM
   
Local favorite, Jon Napier hosts John David Kent    
Thursday July 2nd
 
Stephen K Morris 6PM
Johnson 8:30PM
 
Stephen turned his early music experience toward guitar and writing songs during college in Wichita Falls. He is now performing his own shows regularly at many venues across the state. You can find him many weekends somewhere on Highway 290 between Austin and Fredericksburg, Texas at various Wineries, Cafes, Bars and small venues that support independent music. www.stephenkmorris.com With a sound that is equal parts Robert Johnson (their namesake) and Peter Green - the trio of guitarist Mac McNabb, bassist Chris Johnson, and drummer Kevin Lance play a version of the blues that flies north to Chicago, down through the Mississippi delta, over to late 60’s England, and back. Contrary to burgeoning legend, Johnson hasn’t made a deal with the devil…just yet…  
Friday July 3rd
 
Ru Coleman 6PM

Rambler Rose 8PM

Baby Atlas 10:30PM
  The group has a textured sound, weaving male female harmonies, piano/keyboard melodies and percussion in a variety of up-beat indie pop/ indie folk tunes, as well as more introspective lovely mood songs. The band has a lively stage performance and has an eclectic vintage theatrical style.
Baby Atlas is a roots influenced power trio based in Austin. Each member hails from a different corner of Texas, and brings different influences to the band: David Jimenez - Vox/Guitar; Wendy Simmons - Fender Bass; David Carroll - Percussion. www.wearebabyatlas.com
Saturday July 4th
Hill Country Gentlemen 8PM
Eric Hisaw 10:30PM
 
The Hill Country Gentlemen boast a rich, lyrical sound that blends Roots Rock with Outlaw Country for a feel that is all their own. The band consists of five musicians with one goal: to create a sound that embodies the roots of American Country, Rock n' Roll, and Blues.

A mix of Rolling Stones inspired rock'n'roll and the storytelling lyricism of Texas outlaw country, Lonestar Music's Richard Skanse says "with the 10 just-about-perfect tales of hard-traveled and weary-hearted workingman blues... the journeyman songwriter, guitarist and singer delivers his first stone-cold masterpiece." www.erichisaw.com

 
Sunday July 5th    
Tessy Lou & The Shotgun Stars 4PM
Jon Napier Song Swap 7:30PM
 
Tessy Lou and the Shotgun Stars spent a month of Sundays at the Pony Bar in Pony, Montana. Bryan Paugh fiddle, Mike Singer banjo, Kenny Williams Doghouse Bass, and Tessy Lou Williams sweet vocals and guitar born to sing the songs that tell the story of life lived in the west. "C'mon Boys!" was the rallying cry as the band worked it's magic for all that were lucky enough to be part of real yahoo time in a by God Montana bar. tessylouwilliams.com With special guest, John David Kent.  
Monday July 6th STEAK NIGHT!!  
SONGWRITERS SHOWCASE 6:30PM

   
George Ensle Hosts Special Guest Shad Blair
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 July 7th    
Texas KGB Unplugged 6PM
Tommy Elskes 8:30PM
 
This IS NOT the Russian KGB hiding behind your sofa or coming to get you from the cold war. Instead you will find the "Texas" KGB in your local club playing the music you love. The Texas KGB (Kelly Green Band) is a quartet of professional musicians that play "Original Americana Music" including Rock, Country, Blues, Alternative and more. Visit their website>> 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 July 8th    
No Bad WednesDays Open Mic 8PM
   
Local favorite, BB Morse of the Fabulous Chevelles and Troubadillos hosts this week's Open Mic    
Thursday July 9th    
BB LEE 3 6PM
Johnson 8:30PM
 
There is nothing safe about this 3 piece rockin' blues band out of Texas. The B.B. Lee 3 is hard a rocking blues power trio that also has roots in honky tonk country. Led by B.B. Lee, they combine various influences to bring a unique blues laced...in your face....approach to Rock and Roll! With a sound that is equal parts Robert Johnson (their namesake) and Peter Green - the trio of guitarist Mac McNabb, bassist Chris Johnson, and drummer Kevin Lance play a version of the blues that flies north to Chicago, down through the Mississippi delta, over to late 60’s England, and back. Contrary to burgeoning legend, Johnson hasn’t made a deal with the devil…just yet…  
Friday July 10th
 
Well Worn Soles 6PM

Jay Statham Band 8PM
Jacob Stiefel & The Truth 10:30PM

Chelsea Dix-Kessler and Emerson Wells-Barrett create music that is classic and real. The two young musicians capture the cadence and meaning of folk, country, bluegrass and old-time music.
www.wellwornsolesmusic.com

A group on the run led by 18-year-old songwriter, Jay Statham. This band is made up of 5 members that have been on the music scene for sometime. With a very high energy show and mainly original music this band is cocked and loaded to be seen on the Texas Scene very soon.
www.jaystathammusic.com
Southern music, country, rock & roll, blues, bluegrass, gospel, you name it. If it has entered into Jacob Stiefel's ears and mind at any point in his lifetime, it comes out through his hands and words. And his music shows every sign of that. "Raw," Stiefel says when asked to describe his music. www.jacobstiefel.com
Saturday July 11th
 
Mignon Grabois 5:30PM
The Love Sprockets 7:30PM

Bill Carter & The Blame 10PM
Mignon is making a name for herself in Nashville. Performing with superstars Brad Paisley, Chris Young and David. Before moving to Nashville at the age of 14, she lived in Houston, where she won Best Singer in the Nation for Disney, Best Pop Singer in Houston, Best Country Singer in Houston and ABC TV’s Most Talented Kid.
www.mignongrabois.com

The Love Sprockets = Rompin' Stompin' Gospel-Grass to get your blood boiling, and Melancholy Indie-Pop-Folk to make you feel good inside. No matter what realm of auditory exploration we find ourselves in, the focus of our writing and performing is to bring the listener on a journey, tell them a story, and explore with them some of the many aspects of what it is to be human. www.thelovesprockets.com

Bill Carter has been a pillar of the Texas music scene for three decades. Over 200 artists have found gold in the songwriting genius of this legendary Texas troubadour, including Stevie Ray Vaughan ("Willy the Wimp" and "Crossfire"), The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Robert Palmer ("Why Get Up"), The Counting Crows, Toni Price, Ruth Brown ("Richest Man/One"),  John Mayall, Waylon Jennings ("Jacksboro Highway") Storyville, Omar and The Howlers, Brian Setzer of the Stray Cats, John Anderson and many, many more. The list is endless. billcarterandtheblame.com
Sunday July 12th
Tessy Lou & The Shotgun Stars 4PM
   
Tessy Lou and the Shotgun Stars spent a month of Sundays at the Pony Bar in Pony, Montana. Bryan Paugh fiddle, Mike Singer banjo, Kenny Williams Doghouse Bass, and Tessy Lou Williams sweet vocals and guitar born to sing the songs that tell the story of life lived in the west. "C'mon Boys!" was the rallying cry as the band worked it's magic for all that were lucky enough to be part of real yahoo time in a by God Montana bar. tessylouwilliams.com    
Monday July 13th STEAK NIGHt!!
 
SONGWRITERS SHOWCASE 6:30PM

   
WC Jameson Hosts Special Guest
Emily Grace Berry

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 July 14th
 
Wink Keziah 6PM
Tommy Elskes 8:30PM
 
"Hard Times" marks a new direction for Keziah musically. It’s his first solo record without longtime band, Delux Motel, the first project recorded in Los Angeles and perhaps more significantly, Keziah’s exploration of wider avenues in his songwriting, with a conscious shift from a honky-tonk heavy vibe to one that is more balanced between the raucous and the spiritual. 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 July 15th  
No Bad WednesDays Open Mic 8PM
   
Andrea Marie of Magnolia hosts this week's Open Mic magnoliamusicaustin.com    
Thursday July 16th    
BB LEE 3 6PM
Johnson 8:30PM
Roc Holiday 10:30PM
There is nothing safe about this 3 piece rockin' blues band out of Texas. The B.B. Lee 3 is hard a rocking blues power trio that also has roots in honky tonk country. Led by B.B. Lee, they combine various influences to bring a unique blues laced...in your face....approach to Rock and Roll! With a sound that is equal parts Robert Johnson (their namesake) and Peter Green - the trio of guitarist Mac McNabb, bassist Chris Johnson, and drummer Kevin Lance play a version of the blues that flies north to Chicago, down through the Mississippi delta, over to late 60’s England, and back. Contrary to burgeoning legend, Johnson hasn’t made a deal with the devil…just yet…  
Friday July 17th
 
Ru Coleman 6PM
Eric Tessmer (solo) 8PM
Guy Forsyth 9:30PM
  Blues/Rock/Psychedelia. According to the band, they were "Raised by wolves, disciplined by cougars, tried by fire and tempted by old guitars. The Eric Tessmer Band can beat up your favorite band. Or at least run faster." ;-) Website: http://www.erictessmerband.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, 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 July 18th
 
James Byron 6PM
Willy Collins Band 8PM
Brother Nothing 10:30PM

Raised on a steady combination of folk, blues, and soul, singer and guitarist James Byron has spent the past 17 years writing and performing original music—most recently as front man for Austin-based rock band This Life Electric. With his new CD, "Promiseland," he takes us on a journey into the heart of Americana music. A creative mix of blues, folk, country, soul and rock originals.
jamesbyronmusic.com
The Willy Collins Band formed in 2012 is a Houston based Indi-Texana band. Their music is heart- felt and raw, true to the sound of Texas, a little bit of everything from ballads to swing and all genres in between.
"We are but a group of kids on this stage...no matter the age... chasing the dream... and proclaiming to be....BROTHER NOTHING!"
Sunday July 19th
 
Tessy Lou & The Shotgun Stars 4PM
Jon Napier Song Swap 7:30PM
 
Tessy Lou and the Shotgun Stars spent a month of Sundays at the Pony Bar in Pony, Montana. Bryan Paugh fiddle, Mike Singer banjo, Kenny Williams Doghouse Bass, and Tessy Lou Williams sweet vocals and guitar born to sing the songs that tell the story of life lived in the west. "C'mon Boys!" was the rallying cry as the band worked it's magic for all that were lucky enough to be part of real yahoo time in a by God Montana bar. tessylouwilliams.com With special guest, Daniel Thomas Phipps.  
Monday July 20th STEAK NIGHt!!
 
SONGWRITERS SHOWCASE 6:30PM
   
George Ensle Hosts Special Guests Brennen Leigh & Noel McKay
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 July 21st
 
Texas KGB Unplugged 6PM
Tommy Elskes 8:30PM
 
This IS NOT the Russian KGB hiding behind your sofa or coming to get you from the cold war. Instead you will find the "Texas" KGB in your local club playing the music you love. The Texas KGB (Kelly Green Band) is a quartet of professional musicians that play "Original Americana Music" including Rock, Country, Blues, Alternative and more. Visit their website>> 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 July 22nd No Bad Days Open Mic
 
No Bad WednesDays Open Mic 8PM
   
Local favorite, BB Morse of the Fabulous Chevelles and Troubadillos hosts this week's Open Mic    
Thursday July 23rd
 
BB LEE 3 6PM
Johnson 8:30PM
 
There is nothing safe about this 3 piece rockin' blues band out of Texas. The B.B. Lee 3 is hard a rocking blues power trio that also has roots in honky tonk country. Led by B.B. Lee, they combine various influences to bring a unique blues laced...in your face....approach to Rock and Roll! With a sound that is equal parts Robert Johnson (their namesake) and Peter Green - the trio of guitarist Mac McNabb, bassist Chris Johnson, and drummer Kevin Lance play a version of the blues that flies north to Chicago, down through the Mississippi delta, over to late 60’s England, and back. Contrary to burgeoning legend, Johnson hasn’t made a deal with the devil…just yet…  
Friday July 24th
 
Ru Coleman 6PM
Maddison Livingston & Neon Rodeo 8PM

Pearl Snaps 10:30PM

  While other girls were asking for dollhouses and pretty dresses, this West Texas girl yearned for a band and a place to perform. Her fast-paced honky tonk songs are merely a reflection of her vision of her world, stories she has lived along the way, characters that have molded her past and become blended into her soulful vocals and the music she creates. www.maddisonlivingston.com
Classic country dance hall band plays in Central Texas dance halls for people who love to dance to the tunes of Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn, Merle Haggard, Johnny & June, Elvis, Eilen Jewell, Dolly Parton, Ray Price, Willie Nelson, Hank Williams and much more. www.thepearlsnaps.com
Saturday July 25th
 
James Byron 6PM
Canvas People 8PM

Malford Milligan 10PM

Raised on a steady combination of folk, blues, and soul, singer and guitarist James Byron has spent the past 17 years writing and performing original music—most recently as front man for Austin-based rock band This Life Electric. With his new CD, "Promiseland," he takes us on a journey into the heart of Americana music. A creative mix of blues, folk, country, soul and rock originals.
jamesbyronmusic.com
Canvas People is an indie rock/folk band based out of San Marcos. "We like to play music for people who like to listen." Malford Milligan is a world class blues/soul singer, formerly with his nationally acclaimed band "Storyville." Malford has recorded on more than 30 albums with such artists as, Hal Ketchum, Marcia Ball, Doyle Bramhall, Alejandro Escoveda, Sue Foley, Stephen Bruton, Chris Smither, Eric Johnson, Double Trouble, The Boneshakers, and Toni Price among others.
Sunday July 26th
 
Tessy Lou & The Shotgun Stars 4PM
   
Tessy Lou and the Shotgun Stars spent a month of Sundays at the Pony Bar in Pony, Montana. Bryan Paugh fiddle, Mike Singer banjo, Kenny Williams Doghouse Bass, and Tessy Lou Williams sweet vocals and guitar born to sing the songs that tell the story of life lived in the west. "C'mon Boys!" was the rallying cry as the band worked it's magic for all that were lucky enough to be part of real yahoo time in a by God Montana bar. tessylouwilliams.com    
Monday July 27th STEAK NIGHt!!
 
SONGWRITERS SHOWCASE 6:30PM

   
WC Jameson Hosts Special Guest
Buddy Case

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 July 28th
 
Texas KGB Unplugged 6PM
Tommy Elskes 8:30PM
 
This IS NOT the Russian KGB hiding behind your sofa or coming to get you from the cold war. Instead you will find the "Texas" KGB in your local club playing the music you love. The Texas KGB (Kelly Green Band) is a quartet of professional musicians that play "Original Americana Music" including Rock, Country, Blues, Alternative and more. Visit their website>> 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 July 29th No Bad Days Open Mic
 
No Bad WednesDays Open Mic 8PM
   
Local favorite, BB Morse of the Fabulous Chevelles and Troubadillos hosts this week's Open Mic    
Thursday July 30th
 
BB LEE 3 6PM
Johnson 8:30PM
 
There is nothing safe about this 3 piece rockin' blues band out of Texas. The B.B. Lee 3 is hard a rocking blues power trio that also has roots in honky tonk country. Led by B.B. Lee, they combine various influences to bring a unique blues laced...in your face....approach to Rock and Roll! With a sound that is equal parts Robert Johnson (their namesake) and Peter Green - the trio of guitarist Mac McNabb, bassist Chris Johnson, and drummer Kevin Lance play a version of the blues that flies north to Chicago, down through the Mississippi delta, over to late 60’s England, and back. Contrary to burgeoning legend, Johnson hasn’t made a deal with the devil…just yet…  
Friday July 31st
 
Ru Coleman 6PM
Tony Ramy 8PM

Juke Joint Prophets 10:30PM

  Tony Ramey (known among his most loyal followers as “TR”) has always nuanced his music and songs with elements from many genres, but his latest effort shows him evolving into an artist who defies classification. While he is composing songs that still explore country motifs (as in his Willie Nelson duet “The Bible, the Bottle, and the Gun”), soul, blues and contemporary folk elements have begun to eclipse a style of music that most critics have labeled “traditional” (or “Throwback,”) country, as Tony called his latest acoustic album. tonyramey.com
The Prophets run the gamut and take you on a journey from the depths of despair to lighthearted upbeat, Delta River Blues to Swinging Country Jazz. A toe tapping time to be had. They call their style "American Dance Hall" derived from the insatiable urge to dance and the melting pot of musical styles. jukejointprophets.com
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