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Texas Troubadours
Owen Temple
& Jamie Wilson

Owen Temple

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Jamie Wilson

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OWEN TEMPLE: Temple’s songs are sophisticated and enlightening, offering a view of the Texas west that’s akin to Dave Alvin’s meditations on mid-century California. He writes with a folksinger’s eye, observing intimate, interior details of every day life, and painting big, mythological sketches. Temple’s music stretches into country, bluegrass, gospel and blues, and he sings with the confidence of a writer who deeply trusts his material.

His latest album, Stories They Tell, was released in 2013. As Owen describes it, "The eleven new songs add up to a retrospective, big picture look at what humans have been doing over the last 10,000 years. Making tools and stuff, forming relationships based on power, money, sex, and/or love, and, most importantly, telling stories of how it all went down. On this album, there are also songs about superstition, innovation, power, theft, technology, travel, philosophy, politics, aging, and history."

JAMIE WILSON: When describing Jamie Wilson's voice, two aspects come to mind: that honeyed tenor twang that's become known as one of the sweetest instruments in modern folk music, and that poignant, poetic, down-to-earth point of view she brings to her songwriting. The spotlight shines brighter than ever on both with Holidays & Wedding Rings, her upcoming January 2015 release. Even fans may be surprised to realize it’s the first full-length solo album from one of brightest and busiest stars in her recent years amid the folk/Americana/independent country music scene. Jamie broke into the Texas country/folk scene as one of the co-lead vocalists of the Gougers before the band gradually gave way to the higher-profile musical adventures with The Trishas, an all-female singer-songwriter band that has toured through some of the state and nation's best venues. Scoring one of the best albums of 2012 with "High Wide & Handsome,” the Trishas lit up the genre for a few years while always leaving Wilson room for solo gigs, guest spots on over a dozen albums by now, and song-swaps with like-minded artists all over Texas and beyond. Multiple approaches, countless gigs, several years and nearly a million miles into what promises to be a grand career, Jamie Wilson not only runs with a good crowd: she never fails to stand out.Can't join us in person? Watch the live online broadcast!

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"The crowd was hers from the start...Her lush voice calls to mind female singer/songwriter greats such
as Carly Simon, Shawn Colvin & Sarah McLachlan." - Dallas Morning News

Elizabeth Wills
2009 Bugle Boy Talent Trust Recipient

Elizabeth Wills

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Elizabeth Wills is the 2009 Bugle Boy Founder's Choice Award Recipient and by proclamation, January 28th is Elizabeth Wills Day in Fayette County.

Elizabeth is a confessional songwriter with a musical force that presses Americana pop music to discover its highest self. Her draw comes from her pure accessibility and the emotional connection she makes with her listener by delivering her songs through a voice that is at minimal angelic and can be best described as viscerally intoxicating.

Elizabeth has won the prestigious B.W. Stevenson Songwriting competition and has been a finalist in the New Folk Competition at the Kerrville Folk Festival and awarded "Female Vocalist of the year" by the Ft. Worth Star Telegram.

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2011 Talent Trust Recipient!
Kat Edmonson
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Kat  Edmonson
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We are thrilled to have back Ms. Kat Edmonson, our 2011 Bugle Boy Foundation Talent Trust Recipient! Learn more here.

A stunningly sweet singer with a uniquely expressive voice, Kat Edmonson’s music has a timeless sound. In a few short years, she has gone from singing in small rooms in her native Texas to concert halls and festivals around the world, playing dates with the likes of Gary Clark Jr., Lyle Lovett, Michael Kiwanuka and Chris Isaak. She’s made memorable turns on “Austin City Limits”, “A Prairie Home Companion” and had her songs featured on several television shows and commercials. Such exciting growth is not surprising or unexpected for Edmonson. Her 2009 debut, Take to the Sky, comprised creative interpretations of standards and pop hits while her brilliant 2012 follow-up, Way Down Low, was called “one of the greatest vocal albums I’ve ever heard” by The Boston Globe. The album, which featured both originals and covers in styles from pop and country to jazz and bossa nova, earned her universal critical acclaim, and the attention of Sony Music Masterworks, who will release her third album, The Big Picture.

The Big Picture builds upon her previous works, but offers even more of her writing (she wrote or co-wrote 11 of 12 songs on the album), and more still of Kat’s unique sound. With no formal vocal training, she instead learned her craft as a child by watching Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly musicals on the VCR, drawing inspiration for this album from old films and her favorite songwriters. The result is a delicious batch of pop perfection, with a dozen songs that are tight, polished and more upbeat than anything she’s done before. Edmonson draws from a wellspring of ‘50s and ‘60s pop, ‘70s AM radio, present-day pop-rock and movie soundtracks. The Big Picture is smart, sophisticated and fun and simultaneously classic and modern.

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"Astonishing creativity." - John Platt, WFUV
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. After only a few months as a band, they embarked on tour of England, which included a performance with The Bath Philharmonia. Their fifth album, Shifted, is set to release in early 2015.Can't join us in person? Watch the live online broadcast!

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"A full-throated alto that soared and growled and whispered with the wisdom of decades on the road."
- New Orleans Times-Picayune

Dayna Kurtz
Dayna Kurtz

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Dayna Kurtz's latest release, Secret Canon, Vol. 2, is her second collection of lost and obscure blues and R&B gems from the 1940’s-1960’s. Dayna has been researching music for this project for months to come up with just the right material. In addition, Secret Canon, Vol. 2 will also contain two of Dayna’s smoky and seductive originals, including its searing opener, “I Look Good in Bad.” The sessions for the recording took place in New York as well as Dayna’s new home in New Orleans.

Over the past decade, the New Jersey born, now New Orleans resident vocalist/writer/musician/producer has been bestowed with many awards and praises, including being named the Female Songwriter of the Year by the National Academy of Songwriters. Norah Jones and Bonnie Raitt have raved about her in interviews, and she’s performed on such high-profile radio shows as World Cafe, Mountain Stage and NPR’s Morning Edition and Tell Me More. She’s toured with the likes of Elvis Costello, Richard Thompson, Mavis Staples, Rufus Wainwright, B.B. King, Dr. John, Richie Havens, Keren Ann, Chris Whitley, and the Blind Boys of Alabama. Can't join us in person? Watch the live online broadcast!

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Jack Saunders
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Soldier Songs & Voices
Soldier Songs & Voices

In collaboration with The Welcome Home Project/SoldierSongs and Voices, The Bugle Boy Foundation invites veterans of our armed forces to gather with musicians and share their music in a relaxed and informal environment that encourages musical expression and healing experiences. All workshops are free to Veterans and we also supply instruments if needed.

Please Click here for workshop information and full schedule.

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Fri
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Award-winning Songwriter and Best-selling Author
Mike Blakely
Mike Blakely
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Award-winning novelist and singer/songwriter, Mike Blakely, has published 18 books released by major New York City publishers. His last two books were co-writes: one with Willie Nelson (A Tale Out of Luck), and the most recent with Kenny Rogers, titled "What Are the Chances" (released Sept. 2013). Mike's latest release is 2014's A Song To Die For.

As a performing songwriter, Mike has released 11 CDs, performed all over the U.S., and made 16 tours to Europe. His songs have been recorded by Gary P. Nunn, Red Steagall, Flaco Jimenez and Raul Malo, john Arthur martinez, Randy Brown, Geronimo Trevino III and Johnny Rodriguez, Johnny Bush, Pauline Reese, and others. A native Texan, Mike served in the U.S. Air Force and later earned a bachelors degree in journalism from the University of Texas at Austin. He released his first novel 1988 and his first CD in 1995. One of his co-written tunes landed on a Grammy Award-winning album by Flaco Jimenez in 1995. Another was played on the orbiting International Space Station in 2007.

Mike spent many years touring with his dancehall band, but now plays more shows as a solo artist, or in a duo or trio configuration at listening rooms, house concerts, festivals, and private parties. His career as a novelist leads to many non-traditional concerts at book stores, libraries, writers conferences, and book clubs.Can't join us in person? Watch the live online broadcast!

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Valentine's Day Special Event
On The Funny Side Of The Street:
A Night of Brighter Laughter

Christine Lavin
& Don White

"Two of the funniest entertainers
on today's music scene." - The Boston Globe

Christine Lavin & Don White
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Leave your worries at the doorstep and join Christine Lavin and Don White as they present a night of comedy unlike any other, The Funny Side of the Street: A Night of Brighter Laughter.

Since 2008 these two veteran performers have brought their unique brand of clean and hilarious musical comedy to audiences across the US proving night after night that comedy can be smart, friendly, and breathtakingly funny without being vulgar or pejorative. This is a show for anyone who wants to laugh, whether it’s a group of friends or a family gathering, and feel good on their way out of the venue.

Since emerging from the NYC singer/songwriter scene in the late 1980s, (along with Suzanne Vega, Shawn Colvin, John Gorka, etc), Lavin quickly established herself as an entertaining tour de force. Quick on her feet, witty, insightful, engaging, she remains one of the most popular and respected performers in the genre.

Don White, is the latest artist that Christine has championed. “He’s such an original; I call him sometimes a ‘blue collar intellectual,’” Lavin says. “Don has extremely high standards when it comes to what he does onstage. And he hits a grand slam every time. The first time we worked together he opened for me and it’s the only time in my entire career that I opened with a ballad because he was so funny, the audience was so laughed out.”

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Fri
2 20

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"So artfully warped yet still indescribably sweet; Hickman manages to always be no one but herself.”
- Austin Chronicle

Sara Hickman
with Kristin DeWitt
Sara Hickman
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Sara Hickman has garnered recognition as a captivating singer/songwriter, vocalist and musician, with artists such as Shawn Colvin, the Flatlanders, Robert Earl Keen, Willie Nelson and many others covering her songs. On her Kirtland Records debut release Shine, Hickman delivers another memorable collection of 10 songs that will take the listener on an intense journey destined to evoke a broad spectrum of emotions.

As Rolling Stone puts it, “Tuneful, clever and carefully observed, Sara Hickman’s material has all the strengths expected of a contemporary Texas songwriter, plus one more – whimsy.” Sensitive and fearless, Shine is another testament to Hickman’s diverse and emotional songwriting capabilities that appeal to a wide range of audiences. Fun, upbeat tracks such as “Tasty Sweet” and “My Cocky Friend” transition to clever observations on today’s society with “Selfish Freak” and “Trouble With Boxes,” giving way to the spiritual, insightful “Rapture” and “You Are Not Alone” before coming full circle with the celebratory title track.

Since she started performing at the age of seven, Hickman has been embraced by both followers and critics. The Associated Press proclaims, “Seek out her albums and club shows for her melodic sense, excellent guitar playing, rich voice and mix of sunny optimism with heartache.” Hickman’s home state of Texas loves her too, naming her the 2010-2011 “Official State Musician of Texas,” joining luminaries such as Willie Nelson and Lyle Lovett.Can't join us in person? Watch the live online broadcast!

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Sat
2 21

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"They have solidified their place on the Austin music scene as true prodigies with a deep Blues sensibility that belies their years." - Examiner.com
Peterson Brothers Band
Peterson Brothers Band
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The Peterson Brothers were born and raised deep in the "Lost Pines" of Bastrop, Texas. Alex, 16, on bass, violin and vocals, and Glenn Jr., 18, on guitar and lead vocals. Their music combines the classic blues sounds of legends with their own unique blend of soul-infused inspiration.

In just a few short years they have had the opportunity to open for Pinetop Perkins, B.B. King, Los Lonely Boys, Hubert Sumlin and many other legendary bands. Also while on this journey they have been blessed to share the stage with legends that have taught, inspired and mentored them, Buddy Guy, Michael Burks, Sonny Rhodes, Pinetop Perkins, Willie "Big Eyes" Smith Jimmi Mayes, Bob Stroger and countless other incredible musicians.

The Peterson Brothers awards include: 2012-13 Austin Music Awards, Best Under-18 Band, Top 10 for best Blues/Soul/Funk, Top 10 for best "Bass", 2012 Best Band of Bastrop County, 2011-12 Austin Music Awards top 10 "Blues, Soul and Funk and 1st Place in the 2011 and the 2012 Aspire to Be Me Talent showcase. The band is currently in the studio working on their debut album with Michael Freeman, who produced the Grammy Award winning "Joined at the Hip" by Pinetop Perkins and Willie "Big Eyes" Smith.

Although much of their time is spent honing in on their musical gifts, they put precedence on volunteering and ensuring that their academics are a top priority. The Peterson Brothers are on a mission to help "Keep the Blues Alive".

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Sun
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Woody Russell Hosting
Soldier Songs & Voices
Soldier Songs & Voices

In collaboration with The Welcome Home Project/SoldierSongs and Voices, The Bugle Boy Foundation invites veterans of our armed forces to gather with musicians and share their music in a relaxed and informal environment that encourages musical expression and healing experiences. All workshops are free to Veterans and we also supply instruments if needed.

Please Click here for workshop information and full schedule.

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Fri
2 27

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"Crackling, stinging twang...zesty bluegrass and affecting ballads, delivered in an abundant and versatile voice.” - Texas Music
Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash
Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash
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Described by Rolling Stone as "pure Americana heart and soul", The Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash are the voice and vision of songwriter Mark Stuart. Since forming the band in 1995, he's performed with most every major artist in the Country and Americana music community. Stuart was personally given permission to use the band's name by Johnny Cash himself. He was also honored by the Man in Black with an invitation to record songs at Cash's own home in Hendersonville, Tennessee. Two other iconic music legends, Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard, were also early believers who were instrumental in helping Stuart get his start.

With strong songwriting and great musicianship, the Sons' quickly jumped to the forefront of the growing Alternative Country Scene. No stranger to the road, their constant touring and hard work have built the band a loyal grass roots following both in the States and abroad.

Whether performing in front of thousands at a Festival in the US or Europe, or playing all night in a Texas dance hall, for Stuart it’s all about respect. "The Bastard Sons never were, and never will be, a Johnny Cash tribute band." It's always been about honoring the musical ideals of our heroes, and paying respect to the originality, integrity, and independence that made those artists who they are. Our goal was always to find our own road, and to continue to keep the sounds and traditions of American Roots Music alive. Stuart and the Bastard Sons have released five outstanding CDs: Walk Alone, Distance Between, Mile Markers, Bend in the Road, and their latest New Old Story. Their music has been featured in Film, Television, and compilation CDs around the world.Can't join us in person? Watch the live online broadcast!

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Sat
2 28

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Two of Texas' Best Songwriters
Drew Kennedy and Kelley Mickwee
Drew Kennedy

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Kelley Mickwee

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Drew Kennedy released his seventh album, called Sad Songs Happily Played, in 2014. It is a double disc live album that landed Drew on several "Best of 2014" lists for its stunning simplicity...just Drew, his guitar, and his thoughtful, powerful songs. The live record follows up 2013's Wide Listener, a release heralded by Lone Star Music in this review: "Albums like Wide Listener (his sixth) that demand and reward acute attention to every word. This is very much a sit back (or lay down) and listen kind of record, impeccably played and sung…and filled with languid melodies more comfortable than outright catchy…it rings honest and true of heart.” Drew lives in New Braunfels, Texas with his wife, son, three dogs, a cat, and a generous school of fish that he tries not to forget to feed when his wife assigns the task (the fish, that is… the dogs let him know if he's forgetting about them in their unmistakable way).

When Kelley Mickwee says she’s “starting from scratch” as a solo artist, take it for the sincere humility/frankness it is — but be sure to chase it with a big pinch of salt, too. Because as new as she may be to this whole “solo thing,” the Memphis-born, Austin-based Mickwee is by no means a newbie to the big wide world of Americana music. Not long after college, she spent seven years touring and recording as part of the rootsy duo Jed and Kelley, and chased that with a solid five years as a core member of the acclaimed Texas all-girl folk-country band the Trishas. When the four Trishas decided to take an open-ended hiatus a year after releasing their full-length debut, 2012’s delightful High, Wide and Handsome, Mickwee wasted no time in embarking on her own journey of musical self-discovery — beginning with a trip back to her Tennessee hometown to cut a handful of tracks with her dream band of Memphis musicians. The results are rooted in Americana and the duskier, groovier side of the singer-songwriter genre but above all steeped in organic, Southern soul reminiscent of classic Stax sides. Call it “Mickwee in Memphis.” Or better yet, call it the sound of an artist pushed by necessity into reinventing herself — and coming away with the best music she’s made to date. And if that’s just Mickwee “starting from scratch,” rest assured there’s plenty more to come. Can't join us in person? Watch the live online broadcast!

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CD Release Show!
The Love Leighs
The Love Leighs
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The Love Leighs combine the ukulele strums and stunning voices of Raina Leigh and Jessica Leigh, at times angelic and sultry, with the side-man stylings of guitar star Jimmie Dreams and the formidable Josh Flowers' upright bass to play award-winning, "new-timey" 20th Century American roots music.

You'll think you've heard their songs before, though they are as fresh as the band's on-stage banter. Their tightly threaded two and three-part harmonies, lively grooves, and Vaudevillian flair have been featured in world-wide syndication on the Woodsongs Old-Time Radio Hour, as well as on the foremost uke-centric web hub, UkuleleHunt.com. They never fail to start toes tapping and get the dancers out on the floor, bringing you the twisted, delightful, dark, sizzling and sassy songs you've always longed for.

"They're the perfect combination of old jazz, blues, and plenty of twang with wicked three-part harmonies and a dash of devious drama. You cannot resist. Bring in a little Vaudevillian swagger and keep the humor on the twisted side." - KUTX

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Chart-topping Texas Songwriter
Max Stalling
Max Stalling

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Texas based songwriter, Max Stalling, had no expectation of ever being in the music business. “I didn’t even pick up a guitar until graduate school,” notes Stalling. After attending high school in South Texas, Stalling studied at Texas A&M - College Station, where he earned a masters degree in Food Science. During this time, Stalling discovered the Three Teardrops Tavern and Dallas community radio station KNON. These outlets exposed a musical heritage to which Stalling had been nearly oblivious. Inspired by artists like Townes Van Zandt, Robert Earl Keen, Guy Clark, Lyle Lovett, and Jerry Jeff Walker, Stalling started writing songs, recording albums, and eventually touring with a full band to back him. Sixty thousand CDs later, Stalling joined musical greats Kris Kristofferson, Michael Nesmith of the Monkees, Selena, Guy Clark and many others when he received a star on the South Texas Music Walk of Fame in Corpus Christi. His song “Scars and Souvenirs” was used as the title for an episode of Grey’s Anatomy in 2007 and he is featured on the CW Network’s Troubadour, TX television series.

Despite playing the same circuit as many household names in Texas country, grouping Stalling with them would be premature. His unique voice and amusingly clever song lyrics pull him in a different direction - a direction most obviously evident in his newest record Home to You. Stalling put together an elite team for his newest project, including recording heavyweight and Grammy winner Lloyd Maines. “I’m very proud of the life that everyone has given these songs,” says Max. “They poured their hearts and souls into this project and I think people will be wowed by what they can do.”

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Max Stalling Hosting
Soldier Songs & Voices
Soldier Songs & Voices

In collaboration with The Welcome Home Project/SoldierSongs and Voices, The Bugle Boy Foundation invites veterans of our armed forces to gather with musicians and share their music in a relaxed and informal environment that encourages musical expression and healing experiences. All workshops are free to Veterans and we also supply instruments if needed.

Please Click here for workshop information and full schedule.

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Chip Dolan, Danny Britt, and Marvin Dykhuis are
Grouchy Like Riley
Grouchy Like Riley
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Chip Dolan, Danny Britt, & Marvin Dykhuis are singer/songwriters and well known Austin sidemen who have joined together to form the supergroup Grouchy Like Riley.

Chip Dolan: For more than 20 years Chip has been one of Austin's most sought after and most versatile musicians. He's had a hand in recording and performing some great music made by some of Texas' finest artists. His musical ability has taken him across America and across the Atlantic, from Austin to Amsterdam ... from South by Southwest to Sweden ... from the White House to Wolf Trap. Now Chip Dolan is following his musical dreams down a new road. After years of helping make legendary music with Bruce Robison, Charlie Robison, Kelly Willis, The Mavericks, Tish Hinojosa, Greg Trooper, Eliza Gilkyson, Jimmy Lafave, Sara Hickman, Slaid Cleaves, and many more, Chip is making his own music, his own way.

Marvin Dykhuis: is originally from Racine Wisconsin. There He started his musical career playing Clubs and Colleges throughout the Midwest. In 1986 he relocated to Austin, TX, and soon became a part of the rich music scene there. In 1988 he began working with Singer/Songwriter Tish Hinojosa and has been her “right hand man”, playing on all of her recordings as well as producing and writing with her. He has been around the Globe with Ms. Hinojosa and other Texas based groups playing guitars, mandolins, banjos, Etc. Marvin has produced and played and sang on many records for Texas Singer/songwriters and groups offering a unique sound to their music.

Danny Britt: grew up in South Central Kentucky playing everything from Bluegrass to Country to Classical to Rock and Roll. After playing in assorted bands in Kentucky, Danny made his way to Texas in 1980. Danny did a couple years touring with Jerry Jeff Walker as his road manager. He began writing and playing his own music as a part of the Austin music scene and by the early 1990s was performing on a regular basis. Danny has performed around the country on shows with the likes of Guy Clark, Jerry Jeff Walker, John McCutcheon, Chris Smither, Bruce Robison, Kelly Willis, Chris Wall The Dixie Chicks, and many others.

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"Like gunpowder and opium." - Ray Wylie Hubbard
Ray Bonneville
Ray Bonneville
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Ray Bonneville is a poet of the demimonde who didn’t write his first song until his early 40s, some 20 years after he started performing. But with a style that sometimes draws comparisons to JJ Cale and Daniel Lanois, this blues-influenced, New Orleans-inspired “song and groove man,” as he’s been so aptly described, luckily found his rightful calling. Born in Quebec, his family moved to Boston when he was 12. He served a year in Vietnam as a Marine, struggled and overcame drug addiction, earned a pilot’s license in Colorado, then moved to Alaska, then Seattle, and Paris and New Orleans. But it took a close call while piloting a seaplane across the Canadian wilderness to make him decide it was time to get busy writing songs – gritty narratives inspired by a lifetime of hard-won knowledge set against his gritty, soulful guitar and harmonica playing.

He’s since earned many accolades, including a Juno Award for his 1999 album, Gust of Wind. His post-Katrina ode, “I Am the Big Easy,” earned the International Folk Alliance’s 2009 Song of the Year Award, and in 2012, Bonneville won the solo/duet category in the Blues Foundation’s International Blues Challenge. He has guested on albums by Mary Gauthier, Gurf Morlix, Eliza Gilkyson, Ray Wylie Hubbard and other prominent artists, and shared songwriting credits with Tim O’Brien, Phil Roy and Morlix, among others. Slaid Cleaves placed Bonneville’s “Run Jolee Run” on his lauded 2009 album, Everything You Love Will Be Taken Away.

Easy Gone, Ray’s fourth album for Red House Records, takes listeners to some of the dark spaces and exotic places Bonneville has gone on his own travels. An Austin resident since 2006, Bonneville still puts the rhythms and soul of New Orleans into much of his music. His songs carry a groove and momentum that’s uniquely his — and will always be a part of him, no matter where he roams.

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"A musical treasure, a fantastic player, and in these roots-conscious times, very much a pioneer."
- Rolling Stone

Bill Kirchen
Bill Kirchen
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Grammy nominated guitarist, singer and songwriter Bill Kirchen is one of the fortunate few who can step onto any stage, play those trademark licks that drove his seminal Commander Cody classic Hot Rod Lincoln into the Top Ten, and elicit instant recognition for a career that has spanned over 40 years and includes guitar work with Nick Lowe, Emmylou Harris, Doug Sahm, Elvis Costello and many more. Named “A Titan of the Telecaster” by Guitar Player Magazine, he celebrates an American musical tradition where rock 'n' roll and country music draws upon its origins in blues and bluegrass, Western swing from Texas and California honky-tonk.

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"The consummate triple threat, excelling as a songwriter, performer and recording artist." - Tuscon Weekly
Terri Hendrix
W/ Lloyd Maines

Terri Hendrix
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Terri Hendrix has always preferred to celebrate the light rather than wallow in the blues — but she’s no stranger to facing the dark head-on. On her new album, Cry Till You Laugh, the award-winning Texas songwriter spins sorrow into joy and wrings wisdom from the blues with the poetic grace and uplifting melodic flair that has long been her trademark. As Jim Beal of the San Antonio Express-News observed in his review of the album, “Part of the beauty of Terri Hendrix’s music is she’s among the best at recognizing, writing about and celebrating resilience and common ground, the things we can all cry, and laugh, about.”

A classically trained vocalist and deft multi-instrumentalist (guitar, mandolin and harmonica), Hendrix is a firm believer in the theory that “life’s too short for one genre,” dodging musical pigeonholes alongside legendary producer Lloyd Maines (guitar, dobro, pedal steel), by weaving folk, pop, country, blues and swinging jazz into an eclectic style all her own that plays like a carefully compiled mix-CD. Add to that her charismatic stage presence and reputation for always delivering an energetic and spiritually uplifting live show (from intimate listening rooms to huge outdoor festivals), and it’s no wonder why the Terri Hendrix “experience” has been embraced by three generations of loyal fans across the country and around the globe. To date, Hendrix has released 14 albums on her own Wilory Records label. In the fall of 2011, she published the second edition of her first book; a tie-in with her latest album featuring song lyrics, photos and essays on life, health, business, music and “owning your own universe” called Cry Till You Laugh — The Part That Ain’t Art.

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Soldier Songs & Voices
Soldier Songs & Voices

In collaboration with The Welcome Home Project/SoldierSongs and Voices, The Bugle Boy Foundation invites veterans of our armed forces to gather with musicians and share their music in a relaxed and informal environment that encourages musical expression and healing experiences. All workshops are free to Veterans and we also supply instruments if needed.

Please Click here for workshop information and full schedule.

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Fri
3 27

Door 7 PM
Show 8 PM
Close 10 PM



Tickets $ 18


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Award-winning songwriters and instrumentalists
Michael O'Connor and Jeff Plankenhorn
Michael O’Connor

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Jeff Plankenhorn

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MICHAEL O'CONNOR

In 2010, after well over 20 years of plying his trade in dive bars, listening rooms, theaters and festival stages across America and Europe, journeyman Texas songwriter and guitar player Michael O’Connor finally got his due. Or at the very least, a very fine next best thing: his very own star on the South Texas Music Walk of Fame — located right in O’Connor’s hometown of Corpus Christi. O’Connor’s name is now part of the same Lone Star constellation as such Texas legends as Guy Clark, Kris Kristofferson, and the late Doug Sahm and Freddy Fender.

Across the somber, gritty noir-ish sweep of Devil Stole the Moon (O'Connor's latest critically acclaimed release), his characters wrestle with addictions, broken dreams and mortality, while O’Connor himself confronts his own hardscrabble Corpus Christi roots. O’Connor honed his chops playing blues, jazz and rock ’n’ roll in the rough-and-tumble shrimper and biker bars of the Gulf Coast before finding his way into the singer-songwriter and folk circles via studio and sideman gigs with friends like Slaid Cleaves, Terri Hendrix, Susan Gibson, Adam Carroll, and Ray Wylie Hubbard. Hubbard, who produced O’Connor’s 2000 debut, Green and Blue, approvingly notes that O’Connor “has the big four: tone, taste, groove and grit. He’s cool.”

JEFF PLANKENHORN

Jeff Plankenhorn (or "Plank" as he's known in Austin music circles) was born in Ohio in the early 70's, where he began playing guitar at the age of ten. He studied and honed his skills as Dobro player learning from masters of the instrument, 'Uncle' Josh Graves and Gene Wooten. At the urging of his friend and mentor Ray Wylie Hubbard, he moved to the Texas 'hill country' and began playing alongside Ray.

There he began seriously devoting his time to songwriting and performing/recording with such Austin hard-hitters as Willis Alan Ramsey, Ruthie Foster, Eliza Gilkyson, Slaid Cleaves, Bruce Robison, Bettysoo, Susan Gibson, Gavin DeGraw, and many, many more. His multi-instrumentalist stylings gave him preferred status with Austin's best musicians. He has been called 'the swiss army knife' of sidemen and Emily Robison (of the Dixie Chicks) said of Jeff that he was 'a chameleon' of performing with anyone with ease on his many instruments. Jodi Denburg of Austin radio said, "If there's a finer dobro or lap slide player in Austin, I don't know him."

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Sat
3 28

Door 7 PM
Show 8 PM
Close 10 PM



Tickets $ 30


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Hit Songwriter and Performer
Alex Harvey
Alex Harvey
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You might call him Delta Blues or Country Rock; depending on the song he is singing, but the one consistent thread is definitely "SOUL." Alex Harvey was born and raised in Delta country, just outside of Memphis, TN. With a multitude of influences such as the Blues his neighbors used to play on their porches, Country his mother loved, Big Band Swing his father favored, splashes of Rock and Roll and Folk and just when you think you've got a pot full of gris gris out comes deep, intimate, soulful songs like "Rueben James" and "Delta Dawn." It's no wonder he is hard to put into one category.

Alex has been successful throughout the years, selling over 200 million recordings; each recorded by a diversity of performers as his list of influences. Artists such as Sammy Davis, Jr., Henry Mancini, Andy Williams, Eydie Gorme', Peggy Lee and Andre Constelanetz have recorded songs of his which were written for film. Other artists like Bette Midler, Tanya Tucker, Willie Nelson, Billy Ray Cyrus, Jimmy Buffet and many more have been successful in their own careers utilizing one or several of Alex’s songs; Kenny Rogers recorded over 17 of his.

His passion for music has crossed over to gaining recognition as an actor; in both films as well as television: “Fire Down Below” starring Steven Segall, “Country”, Jessica Lange, “The Long Summer of George Adams, James Garner, “Dallas”, “Walker Texas Ranger”, “Days of Our Lives”, and many others. Yet, even with a substantial career in the film and television industry, this talented artist could not deny his heart for music; his true love which called him home. He continues to work hard to be worthy of the ministry it has spawned. Alex sheds light on his next move by saying, "I need to deliver the message...that really moves me. I'm just gonna pray and watch for God's next opening door."

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