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More Great Music at Poodies in May.

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Tuesday May 23rd    
Louis Long 5PM
Tom Ben Lindley 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 8 years ago. See Louie and "The Totally Terrific Band " every Tuesday!
After moving to Austin and playing in various rock bands, Tom's "Outlaw Country" roots emerged. As luck would have it, a friend of his from his home town of Del Rio “Blondie Calderon” was the long-time band leader and piano player for the legendary Ray Price. Thanks to Blondie, he had the opportunity to “hang out” with country music royalty and worked like crazy trying to get a gig as the opening act. It didn’t come over night, but after years of paying his dues he got the opportunity to open for Ray and Johnny Bush one night which then led to playing Willie Nelson's Picnic.
 
Wednesday May 24th 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 May 25th
 
BUCKLEY 6PM
George DeVore 8PM
 
Buckley has a soft and soothing voice, like Neil Young if he wasn’t so shakey (Neil that is). Gently spilling out his heart for you all. A little bit of Dylan, a little bit of Willie, a little bit of Townes, and a little bit of Neil…he's got something for everyone. You know, with good taste in music of course. www.joshbuckley.com
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 May 26th    
Ben Johnson 6PM

Paul Renna 8PM
The Texas KGB 10:30PM
  Singer-songwriter with the ability to raise hidden emotions in his listeners, surreptitiously forcing feelings of love and longing and happiness and heartache from the depths of even the most hard-edged among us. 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. www.thetexaskgb.com
Chris Berardo & The Desberardos 12:30
   
They found success at AAA, Americana and College radio with their 2003 release, Pure Faith, as well as their 2007 album, Ignoring All the Warning Signs. They have toured the country as headliners in both listening rooms and dancehalls but also as a support act for The Marshall Tucker Band, The Doobie Brothers, NRBQ, Levon Helm, David Allan Coe, Dickey Betts, Little Feat, Molly Hatchet, Blue Rodeo and many others ... www.desberardo.com    
Saturday May 27th    
Gene Douglas 6PM
The Powell Brothers 8PM
Mike & The Moonpies 10:30PM
Sounds Like: Chris Whitley, Jeff Buckley, Mark Lanegan, Dwight Yoakum, Neil Young 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 Mike and the Moonpies are the modern face of the outlaw country music movement. From their home in Austin, Texas, they carry the torch of their predecessors, while maintaining the originality and independence that the genre is infamous for. While steeped in tradition, the Moonpies rejuvenate honky tonk and traditional country music and appeal to a wildly eclectic audience. www.themoonpies.com
Sunday May 28th    
Tessy Lou & The Shotgun Stars 4PM
Beat Root Revival @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  If you listen to the music of Beat Root Revival, you are going to hear a lot of different sounds. According to the duo’s Ben Jones, that isn’t just a coincidence. The majority of their influences are roots based: blues, rock and roll, and 60s kind of pop, plus traditional Irish music.
www.beatrootrevival.com
 
Monday May 29th Memorial Day Jam 4-7 PM
 
WC Jameson
George Ensle
Tony Ramey

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
Texas CMA Independent Artist of the Year, Multi-Gold and Platinum Award Winning Songwriter, Scholar, Troubadour, Poet, Composer, Musician, and friend of the common folk... With his latest release, Soul Survivor, featuring a duet with the iconic Willie Nelson (also a new fan of his music), Ramey is still grabbing the attention of industry people, and growing his audience because of his undeniable prowess as a singer/songwriter, and his passion for playing live. www.tonyramey.com
Tuesday May 30th
 
Louis Long 5PM
Tom Ben Lindley 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 8 years ago. See Louie and "The Totally Terrific Band " every Tuesday!
After moving to Austin and playing in various rock bands, Tom's "Outlaw Country" roots emerged. As luck would have it, a friend of his from his home town of Del Rio “Blondie Calderon” was the long-time band leader and piano player for the legendary Ray Price. Thanks to Blondie, he had the opportunity to “hang out” with country music royalty and worked like crazy trying to get a gig as the opening act. It didn’t come over night, but after years of paying his dues he got the opportunity to open for Ray and Johnny Bush one night which then led to playing Willie Nelson's Picnic.
 
Wednesday May 31st No Bad Days Open Mic  
No Bad WednesDays Open Mic 8PM
   
Andrea Marie of Magnolia hosts this week's Open Mic magnoliamusicaustin.com    
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