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More Great Music at Poodies in May.

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Sunday May 1st
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, Ben Ballinger.  
Monday May 2nd STEAK NIGHT!!
 
SONGWRITERS SHOWCASE 6:30PM
   
Bracken Hale Hosts Special Guest
Jeff Hughes
Bracken Hale is the bandleader and frontman of Austin’s hippest original country dance band. This band delivers the real deal, no top 40, no bubble gum, just a heaping helping of pure Fender twang and well crafted honkytonk music. During a ten year stint as a bassist for Texas acts (Gary P. Nunn, Chris Wall, Danni Leigh, Chaparral) Hale covered a whole lot of highway and played nearly every honkytonk and dancehall in the state, toured Europe, played on Willie Nelson’s Farm Aid Concert, the Black Tie and Boots Ball at the 2004 presidential inauguration, opened shows or shared a bill with Willie Nelson, Neil Young, Steve Earl, Jerry Lee Lewis, Government Mule, Kenny Chesney, Susan Tedeschi, Jack Ingram, Reckless Kelly, Kevin Fowler, Charlie Robison and more. brackenhale.com
   
Tuesday May 3rd
 
Louis Long 5PM
   
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.
   
Wednesday May 4th No Bad Days Open Mic
 
No Bad WednesDays Open Mic 8PM
   
Local favorite, Jon Napier hosts.    
Thursday May 5th TBA
Friday May 6th
 
Ru Coleman 6PM
Thom Shepherd 8:30PM
Gary P Nunn 10:30PM
Ru Coleman is a young, guitar virtuoso from Spicewood, specializing in Americana, blues and roots music. His musical influences include: Albert Collins, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Delbert McClinton, Bob Marley, Bob Dylan, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, and Miles Davis.
Many people are first introduced to singer/songwriter Thom Shepherd by one of the long list of songs that he has written, but were recorded and released by other artists. Kevin Fowler recorded two of Thom’s songs, taking “Beer Season” to #1 for three weeks and “Cheaper To Keep Her” into the Top 5 on the Texas Music Chart. He is the writer of the #1 singles, “Redneck Yacht Club”, recorded by Craig Morgan, “Riding with Private Malone” recorded by David Ball and he wrote the title track of Tracy Lawrence’s Grammy nominated album “The Rock.” www.thomshepherd.com This singer/songwriter is a Texas institution, thanks to his frequent appearances, and songs that hail the state's culture and people. Austin City Limits has made "London Homesick Blues" its theme for more than two decades. He continues to tour with the Sons of the Bunkhouse, his backing band. www.garypnunn.com
Saturday May 7th
 
  WC Clark 9PM
 
 

“If the blues is played right,” says Austin, Texas native W.C. Clark, “it makes your soul feel clean.” Indeed, master guitarist/vocalist Clark – known as “The Godfather of Austin Blues” – has been playing the blues right and cleansing souls from the east side of Austin to stages around the world for over 40 years.
Listen to WC's blues...

 
Sunday May 8th Bobby Boyd's COPD Awareness Chili Cook-Off and All-Day Music Benefit>>
     
Monday May 10th STEAK NIGHT!!
 
SONGWRITERS SHOWCASE 6:30PM
   
WC Jameson Hosts Special Guest
Matthew Lane

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 May 10th
 
Louis Long 5PM
Sean Lucy 8PM
 
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.
Sean Lucy is a singer/songwriter in the vein of Townes Van Zandt and Neil Young. And like these heroes of his plays music of the west. Said to be one of the best lyricist of his time, this bearded blond bard sings lovely songs of longing and lonelyness in this modern world. Sean Lucy has played in bands Pink Eye, The Real Live Human Beings, Echo Wolf and Banshee River. www.seanlucy.com  
Wednesday May 11th 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 12th TBA
Friday May 13th    
Ru Coleman 6PM

Libby Koch 8PM
Candy Coburn 10PM

Ru Coleman is a young, guitar virtuoso from Spicewood, specializing in Americana, blues and roots music. His musical influences include: Albert Collins, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Delbert McClinton, Bob Marley, Bob Dylan, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, and Miles Davis.

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." www.libbykoch.com
Candy Coburn was born in Kentucky and raised in Missouri and Texas. Her love for music came from her grandmother, who listened to gospel music along with Glenn Miller, Loretta Lynn and George Jones. Candy knew from her very earliest memories she was meant for a career in music entertainment, and began to dedicate herself to learning everything she needed to become a successful performer. She has shared the stage with many notable artists, including Brooks and Dunn, Kellie Pickler, Montgomery Gentry, Blake Shelton, and many more. www.candycoburn.com
Saturday May 14th
Gene Douglas 6PM
Eric Hisaw 8PM
Tom Buller & Just Plain Trouble 10:30

Sounds Like: Chris Whitley, Jeff Buckley, Mark Lanegan, Dwight Yoakum, Neil Young A mix of Rolling Stones inspired rock'n'roll and the story-telling 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... this journeyman songwriter, guitarist and singer delivers his first stone-cold masterpiece." www.erichisaw.com Traditional country, blues and blues rock. Band Members: Tom Buller-lead guitar/ vocals; Brandi Christensen-bass; Mike Fried-pedal steel/electric guitar; Tim Bousher-keys/vocals/electric guitar; Mike Furkins-drums.
Sunday May 15th
 
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, Alex Harvey.  
Monday May 16th STEAK NIGHT!!
 
SONGWRITERS SHOWCASE 6:30PM
   
George Ensle Hosts Special Guest Frank Martin Gilligan
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 May 17th
 
Louis Long 5PM
   
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.
   
Wednesday May 18th No Bad Days Open Mic
 
No Bad WednesDays Open Mic 8PM
   
Andrea Marie of Magnolia hosts this week's Open Mic magnoliamusicaustin.com    
Thursday May 19th
Wink Keziah 6PM
   
"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.    
Friday May 20th    
Ru Coleman 6PM

Texas KGB 8PM
John Baumann 10PM

Ru Coleman is a young, guitar virtuoso from Spicewood, specializing in Americana, blues and roots music. His musical influences include: Albert Collins, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Delbert McClinton, Bob Marley, Bob Dylan, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, and Miles Davis.

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>> Quietly circumventing the myriad of artists and bands in the modern day dissemination of country music, John Baumann is emerging as one of his generation's next great true-blue songwriters.With a steadily building streak of positive responses from fans of good songwriting and a reputable live show, the trajectory of this up and comers speaks for itself.  www.johnbaumannmusic.com
Saturday May 21st    
Lucas Cook 6PM
Undead Joe Trio 8PM
Canvas People 10:30PM

Lucas plays original music with a Texas style that spans many genres, a unique blend of Southern Rock, Funk and Soul and a little bit of Español. Keith Urban likes to call it “Funktry” – you can’t do much better than that. www.lucascookmusic.com Sorry, no vampires or zombies here. Just the everlasting spirit of real Honky Tonk music. Undying sounds comparable to the honest simplicity of Johnny Cash and the energetic twang of Buck Owens or the dance inducing cadence of Hank Thompson and Bob Wills mixed up with new drive and dedication. If this brings your love for country music back from the dead then the Undead Joe Trio is for you. www.undeadjoe.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."
Sunday May 22nd    
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, Ben Johnson.  
Monday May 23rd 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 May 24th
 
Louis Long 5PM
   
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.
   
Wednesday May 25th 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 26th Strange Majik 8:30PM
Friday May 27th    
Ru Coleman 6PM

Shawn Nelson 8PM
Cold Steel Revolver 10:30PM

Ru Coleman is a young, guitar virtuoso from Spicewood, specializing in Americana, blues and roots music. His musical influences include: Albert Collins, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Delbert McClinton, Bob Marley, Bob Dylan, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, and Miles Davis.

The Austin Chronicle rated Nelson's San Juan Street as one of the year's best country albums. “I try to write songs that tell the human story. And I try to stick with characters that have a choice to make, a hill to climb or a obstacle to overcome. I feel like I’m a character in this human story as well,” he says. shawnnelsonmusic.com One open mic night Jordan Daugherty met Justin Fox. All of the pieces fell into place so quickly and easily that it was pretty much impossible to deny that Cold Steel Revolver was meant to happen!
www.coldsteelrevolver.com
Saturday May 28th    
Mandy Rowden 8PM
South Austin Moonlighter 10PM
 
My current projects are continuing Girl Guitar's quest for world domination, heading up Cover Girl, slinging some keys with the Buddy Quaid Band, playing Whiskey Church every Sunday night at Hole in the Wall, and writing songs about my feelings on everything from meeting boys to hating said boys. Look all those things up because a) they're awesome, and b) I'm not cool enough to know how to include links. www.mandyrowden.com
South Austin Moonlighters (SAM) play an eclectic mix of songs, from heartfelt soul to “sh*t-kickin’ country,” and from funky New Orleans funk to raucous rock-n-roll. Somehow it all comes together, creating a magical essence that has earned the band a loyal following. www.thesouthaustinmoonlighters.com  
Sunday May 29th Memorial Day Crawfish Boil  4PM
Tessy Lou & The Shotgun Stars 4PM
Chris Berardo & DesBerardos 7:30PM

Jon Napier Band 9:30PM

 
Monday May 30th Memorial Day Special Songwriters Showcase @4PM
WC Jameson
George Ensle
Shake Russell & Michael Hearne

Tuesday May 31st    
Louis Long 5PM
   
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.
   
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