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More Great Music at Poodies in April.

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Wednesday April 1st April Fools Day!!
No Bad WednesDays Open Mic 8PM
   
Local favorite, Jon Napier hosts this week's Open Mic    
Thursday April 2nd
 
BB Lee 3 6PM Johnson 8:30PM
Alex Culbreth 10:30PM
  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… Guaranteed to get some toes tapping and hips shaking, and likely to break a few hearts and strings before the night is through.
Friday April 3rd
 
Ru Coleman 6PM

Carl Hutchens 9PM
 

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 April 4th  
James Byron 6PM
Johnson 8PM CD Release
Eric Tessmer Band 10:30PM
Raised on a steady combination of folk, blues, and soul, singer and guitarist James Byron has spent the past 17 years writing and performing original music—most recently as front man for Austin-based rock band This Life Electric. With his new CD, "Promiseland," he takes us on a journey into the heart of Americana music. A creative mix of blues, folk, country, soul and rock originals.
jamesbyronmusic.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… Blues/Rock/Psychedelia. According to the band, they were "Raised by wolves, disciplined by cougars, tried by fire and tempted by old guitars. The Eric Tessmer Band can beat up your favorite band. Or at least run faster." ;-) http://www.erictessmerband.com
Sunday April 5th  
Tessy Lou & The Shotgun Stars 4PM
   
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    
Monday April 6th STEAK NIGHT!!
SONGWRITERS SHOWCASE 6:30PM

   
George Ensle Hosts Special Guest Jim 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 April 7th  
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 April 8th    
No Bad WednesDays Open Mic 8PM
   
Local favorite, BB Morse of the Fabulous Chevelles and Troubadillos hosts this week's Open Mic    
Thursday April 9th
 
Johnson 8:30PM
Alex Culbreth 10:30PM
 
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… Guaranteed to get some toes tapping and hips shaking, and likely to break a few hearts and strings before the night is through.
 
Friday April 10th
 
Ru Coleman 6PM

Parker McCollum 8PM

Pearl Snaps 10:30PM

  As a musician and performer, Parker looks up to the art of pioneers such as Ryan Bingham, Ryan Adams and Townes Van Zandt, artists who have lived their songs and have the battle scars to prove it. A mix of Americana, Texas Country and Indie Rock is the genesis of McCollum’s music career and he channels his creativity into delivering a genuine sound all his own.

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

Saturday April 1th Buy Advanced Tickets>>
James Byron 6PM
Zach Nytomt 8:45PM

Gary P Nunn 10PM
Raised on a steady combination of folk, blues, and soul, singer and guitarist James Byron has spent the past 17 years writing and performing original music—most recently as front man for Austin-based rock band This Life Electric. With his new CD, "Promiseland," he takes us on a journey into the heart of Americana music. A creative mix of blues, folk, country, soul and rock originals.
jamesbyronmusic.com
Nytomt’s unique voice and soulful rhythm is sure to captivate his audience, large or small, rain or shine! People have trouble pinpointing Nytomt’s sound, which is not a bad thing, because when someone begins combining elite musicians such as Ryan Adams, Ray LaMontagne and Amos Lee to describe your style, chances are...you’re doing something right. www.zachnytomt.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
Sunday April 12th    
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, Clay McClinton.  
Monday April 13th STEAK NIGHT!!
SONGWRITERS SHOWCASE 6:30PM

   
WC Jameson Hosts Special Guest
Bo Porter

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 14th    
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 April 15th    
No Bad WednesDays Open Mic 8PM
   
Andrea Marie of Magnolia hosts this week's Open Mic magnoliamusicaustin.com    
Thursday April 16th    
Wink Keziah 6PM
Johnson 8:30PM
Alex Culbreth 10:30PM
"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… Guaranteed to get some toes tapping and hips shaking, and likely to break a few hearts and strings before the night is through.
Friday April 17th
 
Well Worn Soles 6PM

Silo Road 8PM
Mark McKinney 10:30PM

Chelsea Dix-Kessler and Emerson Wells-Barrett create music that is classic and real. The two young musicians capture the cadence and meaning of folk, country, bluegrass and old-time music.
www.wellwornsolesmusic.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 Mark McKinney likes to keep the people guessing. Considered by Texas music fans to be a powerhouse of a writer and entertainer, McKinney’s wide range of musical influences are clearly evident in his highly original songs — ranging from emotion and lyric-rich Americana songs; to rowdy country anthems; to delicately crafted love songs. www.markmckinney.com

Saturday April 18th
 
Lucas Cook 6PM
Canvas People 8PM

Rodney Parker & 50 Peso Reward 10:30
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 Espańol. Keith Urban likes to call it “Funktry” – you can’t do much better than that. www.lucascookmusic.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."

High praise from USA Today: “And the talented Texans keep coming. Rodney Parker & Fifty Peso Reward have a tinge of alt-country but it's basically straightforward rock -- of a near-universally high quality.” -USA Today www.rp50pr.com

Sunday April 19th
 
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, Sean Devine.  
Monday April 20th 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 21st
 
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 April 22nd  
No Bad WednesDays Open Mic 8PM
   
Local favorite, BB Morse of the Fabulous Chevelles and Troubadillos hosts this week's Open Mic    
Thursday April 23rd    
Texas KGB Unplugged 6PM
Johnson 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>> 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 April 24th
 
Ru Coleman 6PM
Red Lady Band 8PM

Mary Cutrufello 10:30PM
  New blues and rock trio was formed by Dan Heck and Amanda Darnell in Gunnison, Colorado and after playing many shows and getting a solid foundation, decided to try their hand at the music industry in Austin, where they met Christina Comley at Antone's. They bring a fresh new look and a natural soul to Austin. redladyband.com Mary Cutrufello has been celebrated as a Texas honky-tonk heroine, a fiery Midwestern roots-rocker, and a powerhouse acoustic performer in her more than 20 years in the music business. The Connecticut-raised, Yale-educated Cutrufello has made critically acclaimed records showcasing all of those facets of her identity as her musical journey has taken her from the East Coast to Houston and now to Minnesota. www.marycutrufello.com
Saturday April 25th
 
Eric Bettencourt 6PM

Texas KGB 8PM
Lohman's Crossing 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
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>> Lohman's Crossing Band plays a generous blend of country, classic country, bluegrass, Southern Rock, folk and Americana music. Fans love to hear their favorite songs by Johnny and June Cash, Loretta Lynn, John Denver, Miranda Lambert, James Taylor, Fleetwood Mac, The Eagles, Patsy Cline and more. The band also plays orginal songs by Bill Aydam, David Butler and Lisa Maher. www.lohmanscrossing.com
Sunday April 26th
 
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, Cord Carpenter  
Monday April 27th STEAK NIGHt!!
 
SONGWRITERS SHOWCASE 6:30PM

   
WC Jameson Hosts Special Guest
Frank Gilligan

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 28th
 
  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 April 29th No Bad Days Open Mic
Thursday April 30th
 
Johnson 8:30PM
Alex Culbreth 10:30PM
 
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… Guaranteed to get some toes tapping and hips shaking, and likely to break a few hearts and strings before the night is through.
 
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