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More Great Music at Poodies in December.

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Tuesday December 16th Customer Appreciation Party Starts at 4PM
Troubudillos 6PM

Tommy Elskes 8:30PM
 
The fabulous Troubudillos return!! These amazing musicians were Poodies house band for over 10 years. Come on out and welcome them back! 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 December 17th    
No Bad WednesDays Open Mic 8PM
   
Andrea Marie of Magnolia hosts this week's Open Mic
www.magnoliamusicaustin.com
   
Thursday December 18th
 
Clay McClinton 6PM
Johnson 8:30PM
Huck Johnson & The Jack Knives 10:30
As a son of the Texas soil, Clay McClinton reflects the country and blues traditions of his native state, while weaving a sound of his own. It’s been called honky-tonk, Americana, and Texas Roots. As a musician he expresses the joy and suffering of being alive. Clay is a soulful singer-songwriter and musician whose talent brings out emotions and moods in his audience. Clay has been creating his unique sound for nearly a decade. Some of his influences are his father, Delbert McClinton, Mark Knopfler, Rodney Crowell, J.J. Cale, Terry Allen, Guy Clark, Townes Van Zandt and Willie Nelson. claymcclinton.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 December 19th
 
Ru Coleman 4PM

Alyssa Kelly 6PM

Amber Lucille 8PM

  Alyssa Kelly is a small girl with a big voice. Her songs cover the full emotional spectrum of relationships from the all-consuming bliss of first love in “All I Know” to its bitter endings in “Unraveled.” Alyssa Kelly is certainly a name you want to remember; her voice is one you’ll never forget. www.alyssakelly.com Amber Lucille offers a beautiful blend of Country, Rock, Americana and Original Music. Amber has been playing guitar and writing songs since her early teens. Her smoky voice and poignant lyrics create an atmosphere of shared love and longing in audiences in clubs, at festivals and even inside the "Walls" at Huntsville State Prison.
Howlin Waters & Rhythm Pistols 10:30PM
   
Howlin' Waters And Rhythm Pistol perform Original & Classic Rock & Roll music with an authentic vibe to every song. The atmosphere is charged with fun, energetic songs that encourage dancing and a festive time for everyone! howlinwatersandrhythmpistol.com    
Saturday December 20th
 
Eric Betancourt 5:30PM

Shawn Nelson & The River Winders 8PM

Lost Sounds of Honky Tonk 10:30PM

With a quick wit and controlled-intensity Bettencourt brings his live shows to life using an expansive catalogue of original crowd-pleasing songs. Where so many artists are content recycling the same old sounds and songs, Bettencourt is one of the rare few able to forge his own.
www.eric-bettencourt.com
The Austin Chronicle rated Nelson's San Juan Street as one of 2011'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 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.
Sunday December 21st    
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, Jimmy Stricklan.  
Monday December 22nd STEAK NIGHT!!
SONGWRITERS SHOWCASE 6:30PM

   
WC Jameson Hosts Special Guest
Mike Blakely

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 December 23rd    
Jerry Kirk 6PM
Tommy Elskes 8:30PM
 
  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 December 24th    
No Bad WednesDays Open Mic 8PM
   
Local favorite, BB Morse of the Fabulous Chevelles and Troubadillos hosts this week's Open Mic    
Thursday December 25th Merry Christmas from Everyone at Poodies
Friday December 26th
 
Ru Coleman 4PM

Lucas Brothers Band 6:30PM

The Texas KGB 10:30PM
     
Saturday December 27th
 
Wake & Cliff 6PM

Carl Hutchens 9PM
 
Wake Eastman & Cliff Miller 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  
Sunday December 28th
 
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.  
Monday December 29th STEAK NIGHt!!
 
SONGWRITERS SHOWCASE 6:30PM

WITH BOTH HOSTS!!
 
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
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
 
Tuesday December 30th
 
Wake & Cliff 6PM

Tommy Elskes 8:30PM
 
Wake Eastman & Cliff Miller 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 December 31st New Years Eve Celebration!! Click here for Advanced Tix>>
Tessy Lou & The Shotgun Stars 8PM
WC Clark 10:30PM
 
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 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...  
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