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More Great Music at Poodies in April.

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Monday April 16th STEAK NIGHT!!!
 
SONGWRITERS SHOWCASE 6:30PM
   
George Ensle Hosts Sean Devine
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 17th
 
Louis Long 5PM
Kurt, Bracken & Cody 7:30PM
 
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 8 years ago. See Louie and "The Totally Terrific Band " every Tuesday!
Kurt Grein, Bracken Hale, and Cody Angel song-swap.  
Wednesday April 18th No Bad Days Open Mic  
No Bad WednesDays Open Mic 8PM
   
Andrea Marie of Magnolia hosts this week's Open Mic magnoliamusicaustin.com    
Thursday April 19th
George DeVore 6PM
Nick & Paige 8PM
The Mismatch 10PM
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 Nick & Paige met in the spring of 2011 when Paige approached Nick about forming their blues, roots-rock band, Paige & The Reverent Few. The two bonded over their deep love for roots and blues music. It's paved the way for their intimate, singer-songwriter setting. Lively fingerpicking, subtle slide, and floating harmonies add complex and emotional textures to the already rich lyrical repertoire.

The Mismatch is a 6 piece from Austin that smoothly combines folksome Americana tunes with a hometown groove, a bit of bluegrass, and just the right amount of grit. Something really special happens when The Mismatch takes the stage, the overall charisma & energy that the band brings while on stage or off is truly infectious and fun to watch. An act that is unforgettable, multi-dimensional, and tells a story you won’t forget.
www.mismatchmusic.com

Friday April 20th  
Spicewood All-Stars 8PM

Howlin Waters 10:30PM
 
 

Howlin’ Waters Band performs Modern, Classic & Original Rock & Roll from The Black Keys to The Black Crowes; John Mayer to ZZ Top, and select Original music that is cutting edge for the 21st Century. howlinwaters.com

 
Saturday April 21st
 
Jeff Warren Johnston 8PM
Braydon Zink 10:30PM
 
Outlaw country, rockabilly, singer/songwriter, farceur. With Special Guest Ben Balmer.

jeffwarrenjohnston.com

Zink's music makes you want to two-step across a saw dust dance floor and his authentic lyrics tug at your heart and touch your soul. He has played across the entire state of Texas, as well as the SW portions of the US, as the opening act for artists like the Turnpike Troubadours, Johnny Rodriguez and Hal Ketchum, just to name a few. www.braydonzink.com
 
Sunday April 22nd    
Aaron McDonnell 4PM
Gray Gregson 7:30PM
 
With true purpose, Aaron's songs explore age-old themes of love, heartache, failure, and faith. They are classic in their influence and unpretentious in their delivery. At once familiar and fresh, Aaron is both an authentic homage to the sounds of the past, and an exciting example of what is to come. aaronmcdonnell.com Gray’s writing career includes writing songs since 1970. He has collaborated and recorded songs with hit songwriters such as Randy Sharp, Bobby Boyd, WC Clark, Coleman Head, Rusty Wier, Bill Wildes, and many more. He was introduced to the dueling piano concept and moved to San Antonio to work for Howl At The Moon. He preformed there on the San Antonio Riverwalk for almost 8 years as a dueling piano player for Howl At The Moon. He currently lives in San Marcos. graygregson.com

 
Monday April 23rd STEAK NIGHT!!!
 
SONGWRITERS SHOWCASE 6:30PM
   
WC Jameson Hosts Kin Carson
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 24th
 
Louis Long 5PM
Kurt, Bracken & Cody 7:30PM
 
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 8 years ago. See Louie and "The Totally Terrific Band " every Tuesday!
Kurt Grein, Bracken Hale, and Cody Angel song-swap.  
Wednesday April 25th No Bad Days Open Mic  
No Bad WednesDays Open Mic 8PM
   
Andrea Marie of Magnolia hosts this week's Open Mic magnoliamusicaustin.com    
Thursday April 26th    
George DeVore 6PM
Tylor and the Train Robbers 8PM
The Mismatch 10PM
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 Tylor & The Train Robbers debut album "Gravel" is a perfect blend of gritty americana and outlaw honky tonk. This album has been described as honest, inviting and quintessentially western (Micheal Deeds - Idaho Statesman). Tylor describes this album as a snapshot of the band just as you’d hear them at a live show.
www.tylorandthetrainrobbers.com

The Mismatch is a 6 piece from Austin that smoothly combines folksome Americana tunes with a hometown groove, a bit of bluegrass, and just the right amount of grit. Something really special happens when The Mismatch takes the stage, the overall charisma & energy that the band brings while on stage or off is truly infectious and fun to watch. An act that is unforgettable, multi-dimensional, and tells a story you won’t forget.
www.mismatchmusic.com

Friday April 27th  
Armadillo Road 8PM

James Hand 10:30PM

 
Armadillo Road takes you through a journey of sorrow, heartache, and hillbilly hell raising. With their brilliant melodies, soulful harmonies, and rich lyrical content, it's easy to get completely absorbed by their music. They are not just another country music band, they are a Texas roots band. www.armadilloroad.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 April 28th  
Paul Nipper 8PM
Travis Green 10:30PM
 
Paul came up listening to the best of solid-gold honky tonk and traditional country music. You can hear it in his songs. His heart lies with bits and pieces of every strain of southern sound. You're sure to catch drops of blues, southern rock, and even a little folk sifting through the cracks. Whether in a smoke filled honky tonk playing over a crowded dance floor or picking at a bonfire with friends, his music is sure to make your blood flow. Travis Green is a conductor, a musican, a singer/songwriter who takes you back to the days when music was a familar feeling you tapped your feet to and tuned your heart to like a clock. The development of his unique style is the result of a lifetime of musical influences. Travis was always surrounded by different forms of music, from Chuck Berry, which he took his love for different melodies and vocal delivery, to Led Zeppelin and Muddy Waters. Travis holds country music very near to his heart and feels most comfortable stretching the boundaries while mixing his favorite genres. travisgreenmusic.com  
Sunday April 29th    
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 30th STEAK NIGHT!!!  
SONGWRITERS SHOWCASE 6:30PM
WITH BOTH HOSTS
 
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
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
 
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