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More Great Music at Poodies in May.

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Friday May 1st
 
Ru Coleman 6PM

Carl Hutchens 8PM
 

I'm blessed to be able to use a wide variety of great musicians who live and work in Central Texas. Among them bass players Bill Colbert, Lynn Daniel, and Billy D. Favorite drummer Timmy Campbell. Guitarists Richard Jessee, Kenny Grimes, and Todd Barth. Others, Dobro & Keyboards Bennett Spielvogel, pianist Curt Voelkel, and fiddler Howard Kalish.  www.carlhutchens.com  
Saturday May 2nd    
Pearl Snaps 8PM Deuce Coupe 10:30PM
 
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 If you ever feel the need to forget your troubles and have a good rock-and-roll time, then come on out and check this band out. And be prepared to dance!  
Sunday May 3rd    
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, Bracken Hale and Ali Holder.  
Monday May 4th STEAK NIGHT!!  
SONGWRITERS SHOWCASE 6:30PM

   
George Ensle Hosts Special Guest Brian Ashley Jones
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 5th    
Midland 6PM
Tommy Elskes 8:30PM
 
From Dripping Springs, Midland picks up in the spirit of the greater Austin country music heyday of the 1970's and 80's. An EP is due out late 2015, recorded in Nashville and produced by Nathan Chapman and Shane MacAnally. Midland is touring this summer with Aaron Watson on the East Coast as well as Texas and Arizona. See their videos: midlandofficial.com 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 May 6th    
No Bad WednesDays Open Mic 8PM
   
Local favorite, Jon Napier hosts this week's Open Mic    
Thursday May 7th
 
Jerry Kirk 6PM
Johnson 8:30PM
 
  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 May 8th
 
Ru Coleman 6PM

Hank Erwin 8PM

Bad Rodeo 10:30PM
  Erwin says: "I’ve been playing guitar since my parents caved and bought me a Strat knock-off for my birthday over 20 years ago." He recently released "Million Miles." Jas Obrecht, longtime editor of Guitar Player magazine, calls it “a must-hear…" hankerwinmusic.com

Bad Rodeo is an Austin, Texas based country blues southern rock band. All songs are written by Bad Rodeo, and previously appeared on the Texas Country Rockin' Blues; BAD RODEO; or Smoke and Mirrors albums.
Saturday May 9th
Midland 6PM
Southern Drawl Band 9PM

 
From Dripping Springs, Midland picks up in the spirit of the greater Austin country music heyday of the 1970's and 80's. An EP is due out late 2015, recorded in Nashville and produced by Nathan Chapman and Shane MacAnally. Midland is touring this summer with Aaron Watson on the East Coast as well as Texas and Arizona. See their videos: midlandofficial.com Southern Drawl Band is based out of Nashville and Knoxville and "is one of the nation's hottest emerging bands, ranking top among the best live performances to come along in decades. A must-see, swampy grit of modern country combined with a rockin' your face performance that brings back the days when bands knew how to put on a show." (Lorren Cornelius-Geffen Records A&R)
southerndrawlband.com
 
Sunday May 10th    
Carl Hutchens 4PM
Jon Napier Song Swap 7:30PM
 
I'm blessed to be able to use a wide variety of great musicians who live and work in Central Texas. Among them bass players Bill Colbert, Lynn Daniel, and Billy D. Favorite drummer Timmy Campbell. Guitarists Richard Jessee, Kenny Grimes, and Todd Barth. Others, Dobro & Keyboards Bennett Spielvogel, pianist Curt Voelkel, and fiddler Howard Kalish.  www.carlhutchens.com With special guest, Alicia Adkins.  
Monday May 11th STEAK NIGHT!!
SONGWRITERS SHOWCASE 6:30PM

   
WC Jameson Hosts Special Guest
Wake Eastman

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 12th    
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 May 13th    
No Bad WednesDays Open Mic 8PM
   
Local favorite, BB Morse of the Fabulous Chevelles and Troubadillos hosts this week's Open Mic    
Thursday May 14th    
Wink Keziah 6PM
Johnson 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. 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 May 15th
 
Ru Coleman 6PM

Cactus Operandi 8PM
Jon Napier Band 10:30PM


Since the release of their 2014 EP, Cactus Operandi has been focused on hitting the ground running playing live shows in Texas. Formed by guitarist/songwriter Dan Fassnacht, this Austin collaboration pulls from genres ranging from country, southern rock, blues and bluegrass, and is driven to create a memorable live experience. www.cactusoperandi.com Spicewood native and local favorite, Jon's music can be described as rock/folk rock/Americana.
Saturday May 16th
 
Austin Mayse 6PM
Flatbed Ford Band 8PM

Silo Road 10:30PM
Mayse writes songs that are about the world he sees. Sometimes they’re funny, sometimes they’re sad, but they are always true to his perception. In his relatively young career, he’s been fortunate to share stages with heroes, strangers, and close friends he’ll treasure forever. FoxHarrell formed a new band... Silo Road, a 4-piece Americana & Roots ("Ameripolitan") band, evolved from an acoustic Roots act paying homage to classic Texas artists into the powerful live band they are today. Their emphasis on well-crafted storylines, tight harmonies, and dynamic song elements, executed with precise musicianship, has helped them develop a unique sound: Americana forged and hardened in the musical hearth of the great Republic of Texas. www.siloroadband.com
Sunday May 17th
 
Carl Hutchens 4PM
Jon Napier Song Swap 7:30PM
 
I'm blessed to be able to use a wide variety of great musicians who live and work in Central Texas. Among them bass players Bill Colbert, Lynn Daniel, and Billy D. Favorite drummer Timmy Campbell. Guitarists Richard Jessee, Kenny Grimes, and Todd Barth. Others, Dobro & Keyboards Bennett Spielvogel, pianist Curt Voelkel, and fiddler Howard Kalish.  www.carlhutchens.com With special guest, Candy Coburn.  
Monday May 18th STEAK NIGHt!!
 
SONGWRITERS SHOWCASE 6:30PM
   
George Ensle Hosts Special Guest Greg Whitfield
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 19th
 
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 May 20th  
No Bad WednesDays Open Mic 8PM
   
Andrea Marie of Magnolia hosts this week's Open Mic magnoliamusicaustin.com    
Thursday May 21st    
Midland 6PM
Johnson 8:30PM
BB Lee 3 10:30PM
From Dripping Springs, Midland picks up in the spirit of the greater Austin country music heyday of the 1970's and 80's. An EP is due out late 2015, recorded in Nashville and produced by Nathan Chapman and Shane MacAnally. Midland is touring this summer with Aaron Watson on the East Coast as well as Texas and Arizona. See their videos: midlandofficial.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 May 22nd
 
Annalise Emerick 6PM
  Tejas Brothers 10PM
Emerick’s acoustic-driven style and earnest, contemplative lyrics have situated her among fans of Eva Cassidy, Patty Griffin and Brandi Carlile—Emerick’s musical idol, whose 2010 concert in Nashville inspired Emerick to commit to following her truest heart as an artist. She’s claimed a scattering of cities as musical muses, growing up in Austin and Seattle before studying music at Belmont University in Nashville.   he Tejas Brothers use the stage like a weapon, attacking your heart and poking at your funny bone. Their sound is unique, yet familiar… it’s like something brand new on top of something we’ve all known and loved forever.  Hailing from Fort Worth, they have been recognized as one of the best live acts in Texas.  DO NOT miss this show! www.tejasbrothers.com
Saturday May 23rd
 
Austin Mayse 6PM
Lost Sounds of Honky Tonk 8PM
Canvas People 10:30PM

Mayse writes songs that are about the world he sees. Sometimes they’re funny, sometimes they’re sad, but they are always true to his perception. In his relatively young career, he’s been fortunate to share stages with heroes, strangers, and close friends he’ll treasure forever. The Lost Sounds is a band on a mission, to resurrect the traditional country music that once knocked the sawdust off the hardwood floor. The Lost Sounds of Texas Honky Tonk band members:  Donnie Mauldin, Bill Middleton, Rick Donald, Dennis Challman and Dobie Benson. 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 24th
 
Carl Hutchens 4PM
Chris Berardo & The DesBerardos 7:30
Jon Napier Band 10PM
I'm blessed to be able to use a wide variety of great musicians who live and work in Central Texas. Among them bass players Bill Colbert, Lynn Daniel, and Billy D. Favorite drummer Timmy Campbell. Guitarists Richard Jessee, Kenny Grimes, and Todd Barth. Others, Dobro & Keyboards Bennett Spielvogel, pianist Curt Voelkel, and fiddler Howard Kalish.  www.carlhutchens.com 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 ... desberardo.com  
Monday May 25th STEAK NIGHt!!
 
SONGWRITERS SHOWCASE 6:30PM

   
WC Jameson Hosts Special Guest
Woody Eastman

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 26th
 
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 May 27th 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 28th
 
Midland 6PM
Johnson 8:30PM
 
From Dripping Springs, Midland picks up in the spirit of the greater Austin country music heyday of the 1970's and 80's. An EP is due out late 2015, recorded in Nashville and produced by Nathan Chapman and Shane MacAnally. Midland is touring this summer with Aaron Watson on the East Coast as well as Texas and Arizona. See their videos: midlandofficial.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 May 29th
 
Ru Coleman 6PM
Rambler Rose 8PM

Brother Nothing 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. "We are but a group of kids on this stage...no matter the age... chasing the dream... and proclaiming to be....BROTHER NOTHING"! www.brothernothing.com
Saturday May 30th
 
Austin Mayse 6PM
Cactus Operandi 8PM
No Dry County 10PM
Mayse writes songs that are about the world he sees. Sometimes they’re funny, sometimes they’re sad, but they are always true to his perception. In his relatively young career, he’s been fortunate to share stages with heroes, strangers, and close friends he’ll treasure forever. Since the release of their 2014 EP, Cactus Operandi has been focused on hitting the ground running playing live shows in Texas. Formed by guitarist/songwriter Dan Fassnacht, this Austin collaboration pulls from genres ranging from country, southern rock, blues and bluegrass, and is driven to create a memorable live experience. www.cactusoperandi.com Country and Americana music infused with classic rock and roll, then left to simmer. It’s heartfelt music filled with lyrics about real life, real places and real people. It’s the kind of music that everyone can relate to.
Sunday May 31st
 
Carl Hutchens 4PM
   
I'm blessed to be able to use a wide variety of great musicians who live and work in Central Texas. Among them bass players Bill Colbert, Lynn Daniel, and Billy D. Favorite drummer Timmy Campbell. Guitarists Richard Jessee, Kenny Grimes, and Todd Barth. Others, Dobro & Keyboards Bennett Spielvogel, pianist Curt Voelkel, and fiddler Howard Kalish.  www.carlhutchens.com    
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