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More Great Music at Poodies in December.

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Thursday December 1st
 
Matt Powell 6PM
   
Hailing from Virginia, Matt has been a part of the Texas music scene for 15 years or more. Matt's musical style is a diverse blend of country, rock, blues, roots and bluegrass and you can frequently catch him performing in and around the Austin area when the Brandon Rhyder band is off the road.    
Friday December 2nd    
Ru Coleman 6PM

Slaid Cleaves 8:30PM
Eric Bettencourt 11PM

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.

Raised in South Berwick, Maine, and residing in the Texas Hill Country, Slaid Cleaves is no one's idea of a music-industry insider. He writes and sings songs primarily about working-class people and romantics both hopeful and hopeless. slaidcleaves.com
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
Saturday December 3rd
 
The Texas KGB
Dead Random 10:30PM
 
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. www.thetexaskgb.com Begun in 2012, Dead Random first started playing shows in April 2013. With a modern twist on a classic Country Western sound, the band has been well received all over the Austin area. www.deadrandom.com  
Sunday December 4th
 
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 guests, Hank and Shaidri Alrich.  
Monday December 5th STEAK NIGHT!!
 
SONGWRITERS SHOWCASE 6:30PM
   
Bracken Hale Hosts Julie Nolen
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 December 6th
 
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 December 7th No Bad Days Open Mic  
No Bad WednesDays Open Mic 8PM
   
Local favorite, Ru Coleman hosts.    
Thursday December 8th
 
Zach Day 6PM
George Devore 8PM
 
Singer/Songwriter from Mississippi with strong country and delta blues influences. 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 December 9th  
Ru Coleman 6PM

David Touchton 8PM
Cornell Hurd 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.
Born in Huntsville and raised in Houston, David Touchton is a singer/songwriter currently living in Austin. He is prolific in old-school country and blues. www.davidtouchtonmusic.com

The Cornell Hurd Band serves up a delicious combination of Western Swing, classic country, and boogie-woogie, spiced with a dash of rock ‘n roll. When the band kicks into high gear, the dancers hit the floor and the joint starts jumpin'! cornellhurdband.com/tx

Saturday December 10th
 
  Arnold & The Hitmen 10:30PM
 
  A contemporary blues band from Lubbock, Arnold has been playing blues and funk since 1991. Lefty has spent 7 years laying down the beat in Carolyn Wonderland's band. Chuck Brown has added his impeccable groove to many bands in the Austin area including George DeVore and Jeff Banks. When The Hitmen come together its a deadly combination. Bringing together strong influences from the likes of Freddy King and Buddy Guy then mixing them with the likes of Hendrix and Gibbons, Arnold and The Hitmen deliver a powerful performance.
 
Sunday December 11th
 
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, David Beck.  
Monday December 12th STEAK NIGHT!!
 
SONGWRITERS SHOWCASE 6:30PM

 
WC Jameson Hosts 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 December 13th
 
Louis Long 5PM
Hank Erwin 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.
A contemporary blues band from Lubbock, Arnold has been playing blues and funk since 1991. Lefty has spent 7 years laying down the beat in Carolyn Wonderland's band. Chuck Brown has added his impeccable groove to many bands in the Austin area including George DeVore and Jeff Banks. When The Hitmen come together its a deadly combination. Bringing together strong influences from the likes of Freddy King and Buddy Guy then mixing them with the likes of Hendrix and Gibbons, Arnold and The Hitmen deliver a powerful performance.
 
Wednesday December 14th 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 December 15th
Wink Keziah 6PM
George Devore 8PM
 
"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. 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 December 16th    
George Ensle & Tony Ramey 6PM
SILO ROAD 8PM
Jason Eady 10PM
George Ensle Hosts Chuck Hawthorne
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
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

Making powerful original Country music for over forty years, James Hand had remained one of music's secret treasures - a local legend in Texas, modestly plying his craft in countless smoky dives and dancehalls to a slowly widening circle of admirers. Today he's getting the attention he deserves after releasing in 2006, "The Truth Will Set You Free," produced by Asleep at the Wheel frontman Ray Benson and legendary Texas producer and multi-instrumentalist Lloyd Maines.

Saturday December 17th  
Audrey Malone 8PM

Carl Hutchens 10:30PM
 
The Audrey Malone Band is based in Austin are seasoned songwriters and multi instrumentalist from varying backgrounds. Some are producers, recording artists, engineers. From jingles, broadway, studio recordings, roadhouse to film.. They are currently working on a new recording and video while awaiting the release of the new CD. www.audreymalone.com 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 18th    
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, Jim Wyly.  
Monday December 19th STEAK NIGHT!!
 
SONGWRITERS SHOWCASE 6:30PM

 
George Ensle Hosts Chuck Hawthorne
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 December 20th
 
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 December 21st No Bad Days Open Mic  
No Bad WednesDays Open Mic 8PM
   
Andrea Marie of Magnolia hosts this week's Open Mic magnoliamusicaustin.com    
Thursday December 22nd  
George Devore 8PM
   
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 December 23rd    
Ru Coleman 6PM

Teddy Long Band 8:30PM

Dale Watson 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.

Teddy Long is a singer/songwriter who has been a working musician in Austin for the better part of a decade. He has shared the stage with Jack Ingram, Paula Nelson and Django Walker, to just name a few. He writes songs for "real people with real problems." teddylongmusic.com 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
Saturday December 24th Christmas Eve!!  
Sunday December 25th Merry Christmas!!  
Monday December 26th STEAK NIGHT!!!
SONGWRITERS SHOWCASE 6:30PM
 
WC Jameson Hosts Fletcher Clark
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 27th    
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 December 28th 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 December 29th
 
George Devore 8PM
   
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 December 30th    
Ru Coleman 6PM

Bee Gees Songbook 9PM
 

 


 
Saturday December 31st New Years Eve!!  
  Chubby Knuckle Choir 10:30PM
 
  The Chubby Knuckle Choir is a band with a funny name and an even stranger combination of styles, with members from Bastrop, Cedar Creek, Elgin, Waco and Liberty Hill. It’s almost impossible to pin down their sound. Americana doesn’t quite do it. Blues, bluegrass, country, rockabilly, Cajun, R&B, funk… They’re all part of the mix. It’s such a weird combination of styles, but it sounds rootsy and natural, like folk music from a country that never was, but should’ve been. www.chubbyknucklechoir.com  
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