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More Great Music at Poodies in April.

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Friday April 18th  
Charlie Pierce 4PM

Miss Lavelle White 8PM

Canvas People 10PM

Sometimes sounding like a man possessed, Charlie Pierce’s piano playing is driven and intense. During a performance, he will rattle you to the core with a heartbreaking ballad and then unleash a New Orleans inspired boogie that leaves a listener longing for the days when juke joints ruled the American landscape.
Long revered as a major figure in the history of Texas Blues, Lavelle White continues to dazzle audiences with her energetic and soulful vocals and her rockin’ blues band with ace players. She has been performing at concerts, clubs and special events across the US and Texas in the last few years. She has been nominated four times for a Blues Music Award, and in 2006 was inducted into the Texas Music Hall of Fame, the same year her ensemble was voted the Best Blues Band in The Austin Chronicle Music Awards. Canvas People is an indie rock/folk band based out of San Marcos. "We like to play music for people who like to listen."
Saturday April 19th  
 Charlie Pierce Choctaw Wildfire 9PM
Dale Watson 10:30PM

Sometimes sounding like a man possessed, Charlie Pierce’s piano playing is driven and intense. During a performance, he will rattle you to the core with a heartbreaking ballad and then unleash a New Orleans inspired boogie that leaves a listener longing for the days when juke joints ruled the American landscape.

Though Dale Watson’s recording career spans two decades, the maverick country traditionalist has never before released an album like this. “There’s nothing here that’s retro,” insists Dale of Carryin’ On. “I was really hoping to make a record with today’s technology, but with the musicians who played on the music I grew up on. I’m pretty happy with the way we’ve merged today with yesterday on this album. It will remind people of the old records, but it sounds like something new.” dalewatson.com

 
Sunday April 20th  
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

Spicewood native and local favorite, Jon's music can be described as rock/folk rock/Americana.  
Monday April 21st STEAK NIGHT!!
SONGWRITERS SHOWCASE 6:30PM


 
George Ensle Hosts Special Guest Big John Mills
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 April 22nd    
John Edward Baumann 4PM
Kem Watts 6PM
Tommy Elskes 8:30PM
In his own words: "It is a narrative driven, country and/or Americana sound, with plenty of room to grow. But it is the lyrics that come first for me. I don’t claim to be a great guitar player or singer, but I love writing the song and believe that if the lyrics can stand alone, the music will only make the story better."
Raised in Lubbock Texas and grew up in a family of musicians. I have been singing since I was a young girl. However, I got a late start in picking up the guitar. I first began writing songs acappella in my early 20's shortly after moving to Austin. I had things to express so I figured I better get with the program and learn how to play an instrument so that I could get my point across the way I heard the melodies in my head. I picked up the guitar and taught myself to play in 2006 and haven't stopped yet. 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 April 23rd    
No Bad WednesDays Open Mic 8PM
   
Local favorite, BB Morse of the Fabulous Chevelles and Troubadillos hosts this week's Open Mic    
Thursday April 24th
 
Andy Barham 5:30PM
  Johnson 8:30PM

From Delta Blues to Folk, Barham weaves a feel and imagery that stands out in the genre and falls easy on the ear, a flavor both familiar and unique, that echoes Willie Nelson and Paul Simon. andybarhammusic.com

 

Friday April 25th
 
Charlie Pierce 4PM

Carl Hutchens 9PM
Texas KGB 12AM

Sometimes sounding like a man possessed, Charlie Pierce’s piano playing is driven and intense. During a performance, he will rattle you to the core with a heartbreaking ballad and then unleash a New Orleans inspired boogie that leaves a listener longing for the days when juke joints ruled the American landscape.
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 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>>
Saturday April 26th
 
Mark Allan Atwood & Brimstone 9PM

Matt Dunnam 11:30PM

 

Mark Allan has been playing music across Texas for 30 years. Since ending a brief hiatus from writing and performing in early 2005, he has been performing his Outlaw Country tunes across the state and currently plays 25+ dates a month as a solo artist or with his full band, Brimstone. Originally from Ennis TX,  Mark Allan now resides in Burnet, TX with his wife, daughter and a houseful of pets. As a self proclaimed “D/FW Refugee,” Atwood now vows never to live anywhere but the Texas Hill Country. markallanatwood.com

Combining elements from the rock, roots, country and "alternative" sounds they have absorbed over the years, The Matt Dunnam Band has forged a powerfully original and dynamic sound of it's own. Road Tested & Ready. The band is currently writing and recording new songs to follow the April 2011 release of "Two Great Songs! One Low Price!!" featuring the songs "No One Like You" and "1000 Miles From Home."  Matt Dunnam - Lead Vocals and Rhythm Guitar;  Garrett Johnson - Drums; Justin Jones - Bass; John Warren - Lead & Rhythm Guitars  
Sunday April 27th    
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

Spicewood native and local favorite, Jon's music can be described as rock/folk rock/Americana.  
Monday April 28th STEAK NIGHT!!
SONGWRITERS SHOWCASE 6:30PM
   
WC Jameson Hosts Special Guest Richard Dobson
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 April 29th    
John Edward Baumann 4PM
Kem Watts 6PM
Tommy Elskes 8:30PM
In his own words: "It is a narrative driven, country and/or Americana sound, with plenty of room to grow. But it is the lyrics that come first for me. I don’t claim to be a great guitar player or singer, but I love writing the song and believe that if the lyrics can stand alone, the music will only make the story better."
Raised in Lubbock Texas and grew up in a family of musicians. I have been singing since I was a young girl. However, I got a late start in picking up the guitar. I first began writing songs acappella in my early 20's shortly after moving to Austin. I had things to express so I figured I better get with the program and learn how to play an instrument so that I could get my point across the way I heard the melodies in my head. I picked up the guitar and taught myself to play in 2006 and haven't stopped yet. 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 April 30th    
No Bad WednesDays Open Mic 8PM
   
Local favorite, BB Morse of the Fabulous Chevelles and Troubadillos hosts this week's Open Mic    
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