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More Great Music at Poodies in May.

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Tuesday May 15th
 
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 May 16th No Bad Days Open Mic  
No Bad WednesDays Open Mic 8PM
   
Andrea Marie of Magnolia hosts this week's Open Mic magnoliamusicaustin.com    
Thursday May 17th
Nick & Paige 6PM
Sean Lucy 8PM
The Mismatch 10PM
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.
Leigh Rowan has spent her entire life onstage in her home state of Texas
and also in Nashville, where she lived for 6 years. More recently, she has
moved closer to Austin and teamed up with classically trained guitarist
and local Austinite Jimmy Pringle. The chemistry between Leigh’s vocals
and his guitar playing are undeniable.   

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 May 18th  
Jennifer B & The Groove 8PM
Miss Lavelle White 10:30PM
 
Jennifer B & the Groove could not be more excited than right now to be alive in music, to share it and bring joy to others through song! We have some super things to share with you, including a fantastic tribute to Janis Joplin, wedged right in the center of our show! 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. "From her hits in the 1950’s and ‘60’s on Houston’s Duke records through her later residency as the house vocalist at Chicago’s legendary Kingston Mines, to her comeback over the last decade on Antone’s Records, Miss Lavelle has always been an avatar of “true blues” and a class act.” --Portland Oregonian  
Saturday May 19th
 
Paul Nipper 8PM
The Whiskey Prophets 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. Blending country, rock and invoking the alt-country spirit of power house bands like the Drive-By-Truckers, Jason Isbell, American Aquarium, The Whiskey Prophets are a thick southern dose of Americana awesomeness with a powerful sound all their own.  
Sunday May 20th    
Tessy Lou & The Shotgun Stars 4PM
Gray Gregson 8PM
BB Morse Friends & Family 10PM
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 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

B.B. Morse has recorded and played with Huey Lewis, Commander Cody, Red Vokaert, Gary P. Nunn, Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, Johnny Gimble, Iris DeMent, Lloyd Maines, Dale Watson, Joe Ely and Flaco Jimenez among various other performers.
Monday May 21st STEAK NIGHT!!!
 
SONGWRITERS SHOWCASE 6:30PM
   
George Ensle Hosts Greg Whitfield
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 May 22nd
 
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 May 23rd No Bad Days Open Mic  
No Bad WednesDays Open Mic 8PM
   
Local favorite, BB Morse hosts.    
Thursday May 24th    
Ben Johnson 6PM
Frenchie's Blues Destroyers 8:00PM

 
I play classic to modern country country/rock covers with a heavy emphasis on songwriting. My sets typically consist of a few covers integrated with well written originals that have been well received at every venue I have played. Frenchie's Blues Destroyers is a gritty Rock 'n' Roll band steeped in the tradition of old American Blues as well as all the greats that sprung out of the genre in the sixties (i.e. British Blu es Boom and it's American counterparts of the era).
 
Friday May 25th Memorial Day Week-End Kick-Off
Carl Hutchens 5PM
Ben Johnson 8PM
Julie Nolen 10PM

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 I play classic to modern country country/rock covers with a heavy emphasis on songwriting. My sets typically consist of a few covers integrated with well written originals that have been well received at every venue I have played. Julie Nolen cuts through the bullshit in a world full of it. Born in West Texas, Nolen has forged her own path without forgetting where she's from. An Americana-roots rock-country troubadour, she is known for her energetic and passionate performances.
www.julienolen.com
Saturday May 26th  
The Reverent Few 8PM

Flyjack 10:30PM
 
Soaked in SOUL, elements of gospel, with the power of rock and honesty of folk, The Reverent Few are a band to watch. Their chemistry and genuine charisma onstage is at once mesmerizing and infectious. thereverentfew.com

FLYJACK got its start in 2007 playing a weekly residency at TC’s Lounge on Austin’s deep eastside – a dilapidated but much-loved holdover from Austin’s “chitlin’ circuit” days. In 2008, the band initiated a funk/soul series called “Superfly Soul Party” – featuring other like-minded groups, performing at the Victory Grill and other establishments in and around Austin. In April 2008, FLYJACK moved their residency to Antone’s – Austin’s Home of the Blues – initiating the successful “SuperSoul Mondays.”

 
Sunday May 27th    
Tessy Lou & The Shotgun Stars 4PM
Draught Horse 7:30PM

BB Morse Friends & Family 10PM
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 Americana from Austin, TX. It's not unlike country. It's not unlike rock 'n' roll. Maybe it's a little of both.
B.B. Morse has recorded and played with Huey Lewis, Commander Cody, Red Vokaert, Gary P. Nunn, Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, Johnny Gimble, Iris DeMent, Lloyd Maines, Dale Watson, Joe Ely and Flaco Jimenez among various other performers.
Monday May 28th Memorial Day Concert 4:00PM  
WC Jameson
George Ensle
Tessy Lou Williams
     
Tuesday May 29th    
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 May 30th No Bad Days Open Mic  
No Bad WednesDays Open Mic 8PM
   
Julian Hosts    
Thursday May 31st    
George DeVore 6PM
Travis Green 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 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

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

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