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Sat
4 29


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Closed MS 150 weekend
April 28 & 29

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Fri
5 5

Door 7 PM
Show 8 PM
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"Songs about broken hearts, temptations, and a voice that’s calm, strong and crooner-worthy."
- Elmore Magazine

Andy Hackbarth
Andy Hackbarth

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Americana songwriter Andy Hackbarth released his newest offering, Panorama Motel, in 2015. Written and recorded in the wake of a messy breakup, the record finds Hackbarth singing over acoustic guitars, dobro, upright bass and organ- turning his recent brush with heartbreak into some of the most moving songs of his career.

Raised in the Rocky Mountain region of Colorado, Hackbarth grew up surrounded by folk songs and classical music. He combines both of those early influences to create his own unique sound, which draws on his years of study of classical guitar at the Aspen Music School, as well as his willingness to explore, experiment with and electrify traditional folk music. The resulting body of work has taken him across the country-where he’s made a name for himself as a singer, songwriter, instrumentalist and bandleader.

A unique album about a very universal experience, Panorama Motel is Andy Hackbarth at his best: melodic, raw and real, with one foot planted in the sounds of his influence and the other pointing in a new direction.

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Sat
5 6




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Songwriters Serenade Competition
In Moravia, Texas

Songwriter Serenade

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Every year the Bugle Boy Foundation works with Songwriters Serenade to provide performing songwriters a platform to showcase their skills before their peers, a panel of esteemed judges and an enthusiastic crowd of music lovers.

This year the contest is held on May 6th from 11am-5pm at The Parish Hall in Moravia, Texas. After the contest in Moravia, The Bugle Boy will host an evening concert with the 2017 winner opening for Songwriter Serenade judges Walt Wilkins, Susan Gibson & Carrie Rodriquez .

Learn more about the Songwriter Serenade.

Tickets for the contest are sold separately and may be purchased here.

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Sat
5 6

Door 7 PM
Show 8 PM
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Special Songwriter Serenade Event
Wilkins, Gibson & Rodriguez
Songwriter Serenade BB event
Tonight we feature Texas performing songwriting troubadours, Walt Wilkins, Susan Gibson & Carrie Rodriquez. A rare event indeed for The Bugle Boy! Walt, Susan & Carrie will head over to The Bugle Boy directly after judging for the Songwriter Serenade. The winner of the song competition will open the show!

This will be an astounding night of musical talent!!

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Fri
5 12

Door 7 PM
Show 8 PM
Close 10 PM



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Award-Winning Texas Favorites Share the Stage
Ken Gaines
& Karen Mal

Ken Gaines

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Karen Mal

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Ken Gaines: Houston area singer/songwriter, guitarist, producer, and teacher Ken Gaines has the goal of writing great songs in just about every genre and style you can come up with. "For all the great songs that have been written I belong to a wonderful tribe who believe there are a least as many great ones still to be written." His voice has the range to cover all styles and his supple guitar work lays down arrangements instead of just chords. His lyrics are both powerful and poetic and highlight the skills of a story teller and observer of life. In 2005 he was voted Singer Songwriter of the Year by the Academy of Texas Music and in 2007 his song "Einstein's Violin" was nominated Song of the Year at the Texas Music Awards.

"Imagine the voices of Bing Crosby and Jim Morrison; imagine their voices singing as one, Then imagine that voice in one body. Your imagination has just created Ken Gaines" -- John Davis, Walden Coffee House, San Antonio

Karen Mal sings. From raw sensuality to shimmering bell-like clarity, her voice is both tender and powerful, and as effortless as a waterfall. There's a river that flows between Karen and her audience. It's about love. The possibility and the unbearable beauty of it. Elusive and abundant at the same time.

Based in Austin, TX, Karen has created a name for herself as a captivating singer, instrumentalist and songwriter. Ranging from charming to seductive, impressionistic to philosophical, her songs have brought her nationwide acclaim. Shes won top awards from the Wildflower Arts and Music Festival in Texas, the Tucson Folk Festival and the Portland Songwriters Association and has also been a three time New Folk Finalist at Kerrville, emerging artist at Falcon Ridge and a finalist at the Sisters Folk Festival. Karen Mal has a storyteller's voice, sifting words like she is talking to you over coffee, effortlessly rising from dusky phrases to bell-pure highs. You believe every word and note and you could listen to her sing all night long.

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Sat
5 13

Door 7 PM
Show 8 PM
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"Ruben's unique soulful mix of Latin, Blues & Rock puts him in a class all by himself."
- Patricia Vonne

Ruben V
Ruben V

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Ruben V is an accomplished artist. He’s released eight solo CDs, 14 group albums and averages over 120 shows a year. He is a guitar player, songwriter, producer and family man. He’s built a huge following of Ruben V Band fans – all while keeping a sense of humor and a genuine Texas charm.

But first and foremost, there is the music. It’s a fresh, smooth blend of blues, Latin, soul, and rock. It’s an ambitious mix of the music that moves him and in his skillful hands, becomes a truly energizing and enjoyable experience. The result is stylistically different from his peers – it’s alluring, soulful, fun and mature. As he says, “it’s everything I love about music.”

For a man who would turn out to be such a celebrated guitar player, Ruben was self-taught – old school style. “I would slow down our old 45 albums on the record player and learn that way. I was also front and center at every concert – watching and listening. Then it was just hitting the road. There’s no better way to learn.” Every show is different; Ruben has a vast catalog of songs to pull from. They may play a familiar song but change the tempo or instruments. The Ruben V shows become enlivened jams inciting the audience into a musical frenzy. It keeps the audience entertained and coming back for more.

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Fri
5 19

Door 7 PM
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Smart, modern songwriting & music
with a vintage feel.

Max Stalling
Max Stalling

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Texas country singer-songwriter Max Stalling pens tunes that connect, songs that form a snapshot of his life, songs that make an album. Five years after his last record, 2010’s relaxed honky-tonking opus Home to You, Stalling felt compelled to mold a full-length record. One-off singles are great, he admits, but there is such artistic strength in a cohesive body of work. Enter Banquet, Stalling’s sixth studio album produced by A-list Texas music helmsman Lloyd Maines.

In many ways Banquet is quintessential Max Stalling – a batch of uncluttered, melodic, beautifully played vignettes about life, the oddities of the human condition, struggles, broken hearts, and even one titled “All the Way,” which is about “an existential discussion of the rarified condition of being,” Stalling wryly declares. Like all true artists, the making of Banquet tested his mettle. He experienced writer’s block during the crafting of these songs, and he questioned whether the man he is now, a 48-year-old happily married stepfather, still has the same ardor he felt back in 1997 when he released his debut effort, Comfort In the Curves. One listen to Banquet reveals the clear answer – he unequivocally still has that same passion.

With each effort Stalling further hones his signature style, an amalgamation of traditional country, folk and Western swing with touches of classic rock, R&B and jazz. For him performing onstage and being an artist is all about having fans hear those songs he’s written. Max Stalling creates songs that fit together to form a snapshot in time. He fuels his muse with songs that connect, songs that relate his stories. Banquet gives Stalling’s latest crop of songs a home. That’s a tuneful feast for everybody.

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Sat
5 20

Door 7 PM
Show 8 PM
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“Heʼs clever, deep, crafty, poetic, melodic, ironic and hilarious. In short, the best.”
— Trinity Backstage

Dana Cooper
Dana Cooper
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Out of the heartland of America, stomping grounds of Truman and Twain, “powerhouse” troubadour Dana Cooper dedicated himself to a life of music over 40 years ago. This song poet engages and inspires audiences around the world with his quick wit, insightful stories and commanding presence. He has performed on Austin City Limits, Mountain Stage and the Kerrville Folk Festival where he was nominated for their Hall of Fame. Cooper’s songs have been recorded by top-notch artists such as bluegrass star Claire Lynch; Irish vocalist Maura O’Connell; and luminary songwriters Pierce Pettis and Susan Werner. Cooper’s mixture of flat-picking, finger-picking and percussive strumming style is legend among other guitarists. An expressive singer his voice is ageless evoking a rich lifetime of experience.

Cooper took to the road touring midwest college coffeehouses for one year then sold an electric guitar and his entire record collection to buy a one-way ticket to Los Angeles. Four months later he was signed to Elektra Records where his eponymous first album was released in 1973. The record features such acclaimed players as Leland Sklar, Russ Kunkel and Jim Horn. Cooper eventually moved to Texas writing, performing and recording with Shake Russell in the late 70s and with his own power trio, DC3 during the early 80s. Returning to his roots as a solo performer Cooper relocated to Nashville in 1988. He has become an integral figure in the Music City songwriting community collaborating with renowned writers such as Tom Kimmel, Sally Barris, Kim Carnes and Don Henry. Cooper has been invited to participate in songwriting workshops from Belfast to Copenhagen to Austin.Can't join us in person? Watch the live online broadcast!

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Sun
5 21

Door 1:15 PM
Show 1:30 PM
Close 4:30 PM


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Hosted by Dana Cooper
Soldier Songs
& Voices Workshop

FREE - Veterans & Military Personnel only.

Soldier Songs & Voices
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As local chapter of Soldier Songs & Voices, The Bugle Boy Foundation invites Veterans (anyone who served in any branch of the military at any time, including Coast Guard and Reserves) and active duty military personnel for FREE Guitar/Songwriting workshops led by professional musicians who appreciate your service to our country. All levels from beginners to experienced musicians are welcome to gather and share their music in a relaxed and informal environment that encourages free musical expression and healing experiences. Loaner guitars are available.

If you’ve always wanted to learn to play guitar or perhaps have something written that you need help setting to music, our guest instructors and core group members will be glad to help. The workshop serves as a means of creative expression.

Our monthly workshops are offered at 1051 N. Jefferson St. (Hwy 77) La Grange, Texas 78945 and are hosted by professional singer-songwriters such as Terri Hendrix, Lloyd Maines, Michael O'Connor & Susan Gibson and other visiting artists.

Please Click here for workshop information and full schedule.

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Sat
5 27


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Closed
Memorial Day Weekend
May 27th & 28th

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Fri
6 2

Door 7 PM
Show 8 PM
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"If you’ve cleaned your ears out recently, this set is going to blow your mind." - Midwest Record
Harpeth Rising
Harpeth Rising
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HARPETH RISING chose to name themselves after a river because water is both dynamic and powerful. These words also describe the music created by the three women – Jordana Greenberg (violin, vocals), Rebecca Reed-Lunn (banjo, vocals) and Maria Di Meglio (cello, vocals). Unapologetic genre-benders, they fuse Folk, Newgrass, Rock and Classical into a sound that is organically unique.

Hallmarks of their music include expansive three-part harmonies, consummate musicianshi and a deft, yet soulful lyrical perspective. Harpeth Rising’s roots run deep – from their varied ancestry across Eastern Europe to the musical hotbed of the Mid-South they now call home, they weave together ancient and modern ideas, creating a sound that is both familiar and impossible to categorize.

From breathtaking energy to intimate connection, their live performances are kinetic events in which their passion and their abilities are equally displayed. Harpeth Rising can create a listening room from a rowdy bar crowd, and can inspire even the weariest of audiences. Their most recent album, SHIFTED, debuted at #1 on the Folk-DJ charts and was released to international acclaim. Tim Carroll of Folkwords wrote “Choose words to define this latest album – progressive, creative, innovative, imaginative - they all describe what’s on offer…Alternatively, don’t attempt to categorise their ingenuity with words, take the shortest route, immerse yourself in Harpeth Rising and let the music carry you with its flow.”

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Sat
6 3

Door 7 PM
Show 8 PM
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One of Texas' Most Acclaimed Tunesmiths
Bruce Robison
Bruce Robison
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Imagine you are Texas singer-songwriter Bruce Robison on any given Saturday night, and you might be forgiven for thinking life looks pretty good. You’re on your way to headline at one of the Texas Hill Country’s legendary dancehalls—the Broken Spoke, say, or Gruene Hall or Floore’s Country Store—when one of your songs comes on the radio. Maybe it’s Tim McGraw and Faith Hill’s hit version of “Angry All the Time,” or George Strait’s cover of “Wrapped” or even the Dixie Chicks’ No. 1 hit, “Travelin’ Soldier.” As one of the most acclaimed tunesmiths to come out of Austin, Bruce has worked in the traditional musical model all his life: Sign with a label; Record an album; release single; tour to support same…and repeat.

A working songwriter, he still goes to Nashville regularly to write songs and keep his hand in the mainstream country music market. But with a new band and a new blueprint for getting his music into folks’ hands and heads, Robison is not only confronting change, he is embracing it. Robison has hit the musical trifecta as a songwriter, performer and go-to guy for hits. Though it is as a songwriter that Robison has always defined himself, it’s as a performer that he feels most alive.

“For me, writing a song--you might think that it’s good, and you record it.” But, he adds, there’s nothing like seeing the music take on a life of its own onstage in front of an audience. “I’m the luckiest guy that I know, you know? I just want to have a great time onstage, and I hope that comes across.”

Following in the footsteps of Texas icons Willie Nelson and Jerry Jeff Walker, Bruce has remained fiercely independent by making a base for himself in Austin. With his own recording studio, record label and fan base that fills a dance floor whenever he plays - the Lone Star State is home. Always will be.

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Fri
6 9

Door 7 PM
Show 8 PM
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“Now and then, a young artist arrives with such confidence that you wonder where he or she has been hiding. Ludwick sings, and she does seem inhabited by an old soul." - Texas Monthly
Robyn Ludwick
Robyn Ludwick
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Now four critically acclaimed albums into her career, the Wimberley, Texas based singer-songwriter Robyn Ludwick has distinguished herself over the last decade as one of the most ferociously compelling voices not only in her native Lone Star State, but across the wider Americana landscape both home and abroad. But considering the fact that she didn’t start writing songs until she was 31 years old begs the question: What took her so long? Or, as Texas Monthly put it more tactfully in a review of Ludwick’s 2005 debut, For So Long, “Now and then, a young artist arrives with such confidence that you wonder where he or she has been hiding.”

For So Long carried an extra element of surprise given that Robyn Ludwick, far from coming out of nowhere, just happened to be the previously unheard-from “kid” sister of two of the most respected and/or notorious Texas singer-songwriters of their generation, Bruce and Charlie Robison. By extension, that also made her the sister-in-law of Americana darling Kelly Willis and a Dixie Chick (Emily Robison) — not to mention the wife of in-demand studio and road bassist John “Lunchmeat” Ludwick. As “musical families” go, that’s a veritable full house spilling out onto the front lawn. But Robyn, ever the rebel at heart, started out on a very different path. Having ostensibly had her fill of dancehalls and honky-tonks by her late teens (her mother was a bartender), she married young, put herself through college and secured a “real world” career in forensic engineering.

Ludwick has always had the good sense (and good fortune) to collaborate with some of the very best players and producers that the fertile Texas/Americana music scene has to offer. Out of These Blues (and Little Rain) were helmed by the esteemed Americana heavyweight Gurf Morlix (Ray Wylie Hubbard, Lucinda Williams, Slaid Cleaves), garnering her accolades such as Top 10 Best Album honors from Austin City Limits, Texas Music Magazine, No Depression, Ray Benson’s Texas Music Scene and KGSR in 2011. But on every record, just as onstage every night she plays, it’s Ludwick’s songs that really do the heavy lifting. As a writer, she’s utterly fearless, whether she’s channeling torrid desire, devastating loneliness or wrestling her way through the wreckage of tortured family history. It’s no wonder that her brothers, no strangers to fine craftsmanship themselves, have both mined her catalog for such gems as “Departing Louisiana,” “Monte Carlo” and “Out of These Blues” — though as of yet, nobody’s sung a Robyn Ludwick song as powerfully as Robyn herself. There’s just something about the tug and grit of her slow, sultry Texas drawl that lends extra weight and bittersweet ache to every word.



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Sat
6 10

Door 7 PM
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“Paul Oscher plays the soul I feel.” - Muddy Waters
Paul Oscher Band
Paul Oscher

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Paul Oscher, award-winning blues singer, songwriter, recording artist, and multi-instrumentalist, (harmonica, guitar, piano, melodica, and bass harp), first came to national attention as Muddy Waters’ harmonica player, 1967-1972 following in the footsteps of Little Walter, Junior Wells, James Cotton, and Big Walter Horton. Paul Oscher was the first white musician in the world to become a full-time member of a black blues band of this stature.

While in Muddy’s band Paul toured the US and abroad and played all kinds of venues from the rough and tumble juke joints of the chitlin’ circuit to the major concert stages of the world and during that time backed up major blues artists such as John Lee Hooker, Earl Hooker, Son House, Fred McDowell, Lightning Hopkins, T. Bone Walker, Albert King, Magic Sam and Big Mama Thornton. Paul recorded a number of records with Muddy Waters for the legendary Chess Records label in Chicago. These recordings and live performances would influence an entire generation of young players.

Paul Oscher is the real deal—he learned his blues from the Masters. He plays only the real, unadulterated, down-in-the-alley, gutbucket blues. He is not a retro player; he just plays the blues the way he learned them… lowdown and lonesome and has been doing so for the last forty years. Can't join us in person? Watch the live online broadcast!

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Fri
6 16

Door 7 PM
Show 8 PM
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A Very Special Evening with
Butch Hancock
& Rory Hancock

Butch  Hancock
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A world traveling troubadour with a long string of recorded songs and albums, Butch Hancock has been called "one of the finest songwriters of our time" and is acknowledged by his peers and critics alike as one of the premiere singer-songwriters Texas has ever produced. His tunes evoke mystical visions of wind-swept dry-plains and his lyrics are profoundly imaginative, often displaying for his listeners the miracles that occur in the ordinary through creative irony and metaphors. His lyrical style has often been compared to that of Bob Dylan and Woody Guthrie and his songs have been covered by the likes of Emmylou Harris. Hancock is also a member of renowned country rock super-group, The Flatlanders, along with his lifelong friends, Joe Ely and Jimmie Dale Gilmore, a band they formed in 1972.

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Sat
6 17

Door 7 PM
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Americana/Folk-Rock with Texas Swagger
Little Outfit
Little Outfit
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From The dust of many bands that fit the moniker “More a legend than a band” such as The Front Porch Society (Friday residency at McGonigels Mucky Duck), Country Store Buffalo (with the like minded Matt Harlan and Brad Boyer), and Legendary Paraphernalia Band (Midnights at the Mucky Duck, came the rag tag elements that have become Little Outfit. Great songwriting is the bar that Little Outfit uses as the only measurement that matter when choosing a song and Little Outfit has a DEEP well.

Upon the realization that Amie and Nathan were from the same ilk vocally it was a natural progression from the pedestrian attempt at fielding a five piece rocking Americana ensemble to honing it down to the formidable 3 piece that Little Outfit has become. Playing the slopes of the Rockies at legendary rooms like Steve’s Guitars in Carbondale (Aspen) to the far reaches of the 3rd Coast Little Outfit have been on the road and all over Texas for the better part of 5 years playing Red Dirt and Roots Rock venues, and festivals like Super Bowl Live to The Americana Festival in Conroe.

Rooted in the modern folk movement, Little Outfit delivers crafted songwriting with open melodic arrangements and soulful harmonies. Americana/Folk-Rock with Texas swagger.


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