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"What a wonderful opportunity to experience musical artistry in an intimate setting. I felt like I was sitting in a private space with 50 of my friends, all of whom loved the music and were respectful to the artist. Bugle Boy is a great place to listen and be more deeply engaged with a musical group. We will be returning again and again."

—Betsy Gerdeman, Senior V.P./KLRU-TV, Austin PBS

David Holiday - Sunday, May 6th, 2012
I can only watch the first set of your broadcast today, but thoroughly enjoyed it!

As Kirk noted, likewise here in Falls Church, VA, the quality of sound, video and performers are all excellent!

And nice hearing Kat Edmondson in the background there, but have to run now.

Look forward to seeing other shows from your venue.

Kirk Pate - Sunday, May 6th, 2012
It is exciting to access the first live streaming broadcast from the Bugle Boy. The quailty of the performers, the video and audio are excellent.

I look forward to future broadcasts when I can't make it to the Bugle Boy.

Thanks for staying ahead of the times!

Kirk & Judy

Russell Banton - Sunday, April 15th, 2012
Saturday April 14 was my first visit. This was the best sound of Ruben V i have experienced. All the different sounds of Gabe Herrera, his percussionist, were clear and crisp. His talent was never more evident than with what i heard tonight at The Bugle Boy. Of course anyone familiar with him are fully aware of what Ruben brings to the table of music. However, I have not experienced that table set with such a rich and pure feast for the ears. The beauty generated by the nimble fingers of Ruben was at its extreme emotional experience. Each note pulled and every stretched string was at its truest to the passion of the artist. The stories of how life's love and spirit moved the artist to compose his songs was both amusing and charming. Everyone in attendance was thankful for the gift of two hours with Ruben V. Watch your calendar for his return to set aside your time early. Surely the next time will be a packed house.

Colorado Valley Dark-Dky Explorers - Friday, October 28th, 2011
The Colorado Valley Dark-Sky Explorers would like to thank all of you who attended our showing of The City Dark on Sunday at the Bugle Boy. We hope that you enjoyed the film and gained some very valuable information along the way as we take steps to preserve the dark skies we have in and around Fayette County.

Our group will continue to open a dialogue with citizens, local officials and utilities about this issue and the benefits of utilizing responsible outdoor lighting, and are hopeful you will spread the word as well. Please let us know if we can help you in any way or if you would like to help us in educating and informing our community.

Also, please help support The Bugle Boy which performs such a vital community service in raising awareness about so many esoteric yet significant issues to all of us; and provides us with such top-notch performing artists. We are extremely lucky to have a venue like The Bugle Boy in our community.

Thanks once again and please do not hesitate to contact us with questions, comments or feedback.


Karen Hayes - Thursday, October 13th, 2011
The first time I visited The Bugle Boy, I wasn´t quite sure what to expect. I´d never been to a ´listening room´. IT WAS AWESOME! The place is small and intimate so you´re close to the band and the sound is absolutely fantastic. Most of the staff are volunteers which speaks volumes about the place. The owner, Lane, appreciates each and every guest and makes them feel welcome. It´s like she knows they´re about to experience something way different from any bar or concert venue and I think that brings her a great deal of peace and contentment which, in turn, is reflected in every aspect of The Bugle Boy. That place just had this cool, calm, laid back aura and vibe that you´ll fall in love with. You really have to check it out.

And if you get a chance, go see Woody Russell; he plays there from time to time. His musical style and talent is beyond anything I could begin to put into words. It´s so incredible to see and hear his band play. He´s just…wow!

I´ve seen a number of shows at The Bugle Boy and have immensely enjoyed every one. It´s a bit of a drive from Cedar Park to LaGrange… and worth every bit of it.

Jim Barham - Wednesday, January 26th, 2011
Hi Lane,

Just want to send a BIG thank you to you and your volunteers for your wonderful hospitality and for providing one of the most enjoyable experiences we've had so far screening the movie. You guys are the best. It felt like home the minute we walked in the door. Thankyouthankyouthankyou...

All good wishes,

Jim Barham

Fair Retail Films
For The Sake Of The Song
Ghost Ranch Films

Paula Held - Saturday, November 13th, 2010
Dear Lane and Pete, Pat and the other beautiful woman helping last night,

I don't know How To Say, with brevity, anything. But I'll try. I just sent a long letter to the guys about last night, about what a great job they did. Today I'm just overfull with joy and gratitude. Lane, and all of you, your venue, The Bugle Boy, is magical. But I know it's not just the swirling mass of creative juju that's settled amidst the coffee-flavoring bottles and hemp t-shirts, the stage lights and the cup-holders. It's all the little decisions and big sacrifices that you've made over seven years' time to create a space that as a performing artist, I call Heaven. I can see in every square inch of the place the love that's been poured into a vision that shimmers this day, and I wish there was one of those big, pointing-fingers positioned in the sky, all lighted up that you could see from Tulsa or Tucumcari, with a sign in gold letters, shining ethereally, that reads "Listen." But I think that Listen must be another word for Grace. It is awesome, and I don't mean that in the trite, culturally clever way we throw the word around nowadays, what you have created. I knew it the first time I came to play, way back when, when I was even greener and more shy, but could feel the love just the same. And last night I felt doted on and fussed over like a Queen with a cold. It made it possible for me to come out of myself and enjoy being in the moment. Sing and play, focus and immerse, screw up and soar. Pete, your ears are the best of any soundman's I've known since starting to play rooms that have dedicated sound systems and techs. You're the best. Bar none. Thanks to all of you for making it so easy to pull the songs out of my heart instead of my head.

Matt & Beth Parli - Sunday, August 1st, 2010
What a pleasant evening we had at the Bugle Boy listening to Greg Whitfield and Mark Dotson. The music was fantastic and the atmosphere even better. Who would imagine such a wonderful venue that close to home. A special thanks to all of the volunteers that helped make that night, and each night there, happen.

Betsy Gerdeman - Wednesday, July 28th, 2010
What a wonderful opportunity to experience musical artistry in an intimate setting. I felt like I was sitting in a private space with 50 of my friends, all of whom loved the music and were respectful to the artist. Bugle Boy is a great place to listen and be more deeply engaged with a musical group. We will be returning again and again.

Betsy Gerdeman
Senior Vice President

John Pointer - Friday, July 9th, 2010
"I was so glad to hear the Bugle Boy will present 'Before the Music Dies.' It's an eye-opening film which lays out many of the broken elements of today's music industry very clearly. It will leave you with many questions, but the Bugle Boy itself, guided by Lane's vision, represents one beautiful answer. It is more than a venue, it is a platform that elevates the audience and artist alike to create an extraordinary experience for everyone. The world really needs more places like that."

Valerie Devine - Monday, March 22nd, 2010
Hi Lane! My family was at the show case yesterday on 3/21/10, and I wanted to thank you all for a great experience and a fun afternoon! What a great place! My daughter Molli participated in the show case and we look forward to returning with her and next time having her older sister participate too. We have been blessed with children with God given talent and you have provided a wonderful place for them to grow and share! We met many wonderful supportive artists as well. Thanks!

clive and jeannie lambert - Monday, February 8th, 2010
Thrilled to plan a trip to Austin, the heartland of good music, we were then overjoyed to travel to La Grange to see the peerless Eliza Gilkyson and Mike Hardwick in the intimate cosy club that is The Bugle Boy; a warm welcome awaited from Lane and the crew, comfy seats, Texas beer from a nearby brewery, and a friendly music savvy crowd...all of which is much appreciated and we shall return! Keep up the good work Buglers - and to all who live anywhere near or far, lucky us!
Clive & Jeannie, London UK, January 2010.

Sarah McQuaid - Thursday, January 14th, 2010
Congrats on the new theatre seats! Well done Lane. Hope I manage to fill a few of them when I play the Bugle Boy in November. Looking forward to it -- thanks so much!


Sarah McQuaid

April & Sugar Bayou - Wednesday, January 13th, 2010
Dear Lane and gang,
Congratulations on the changes you've made to an already spectacular listening room. And we thought it couldn't get any better...
We are grateful for your tireless support, boundless generosity, endless advocacy, warmth, friendship and a fabulous technical and aesthetic playground. We appreciate the sacrifices you have made in creating this amazing gift to the music community. Thank you for having the most wonderful sound man, the most delightful staff, the best fans and afficionados-you are a treasure!
Peace and love,
April + Sugar Bayou

Janet Hans - Monday, January 4th, 2010
To Lane, the Board and all the wonderful volunteers at the Bugle Boy.

Thank you so much for sharing this video. Congratulations on the new seating.

You all have done a wonderful job of making the Bugle Boy such a welcoming place that it is impossible for even casual patrons like myself to not feel a small bit of ownership and a great deal of pride in your accomplishments. The Bugle Boy is such a jewel and raises the bar for all venues. It is not only the best listening room in Texas, it's the most friendly and NOW the most comfortable. Best wishes for your continued success in 2010 and for many years to come.

Your fan in San Antonio,
Janet Hans
Urban Campfires
Big Wide Grin

Ricky Bush - Wednesday, November 25th, 2009
Hey Lane--

Just wanted you to know that we really loved the hospitality that you folks spread out over there in La Grange. My wife, son, and myself loved the Hamilton Loomis show and loved your venue. I've got a short review of the show on my blog, called: bushdogblues.blogspot.com
Keep doing what your doing!

See ya--
Ricky B

Donnie Blanz - Thursday, October 29th, 2009

You are the Amy Kurland that all of us were looking for. Just think of what you've done. You built that place with your own hands, presented a range of music with widely diverse perspectives, from way right Donnie Blanz to way left Janis Ian and you did it all in that little Texas town that was only known before for that, "...uh-haw-haw," song. You are the blessing my dear friend and all of us are thankful that God sent you.

Donnie Blanz

Connie Strong - Monday, October 26th, 2009

I can also honestly say that I can't remember spending a more enjoyable afternoon. The Janis Ian concert was great, the atmosphere, as always, was warm and intimate--we left feeling like we had spent the day with a room full of friends that we had known forever.

Congratulations on accomplishing something truly wonderful.


Janet Hans - Thursday, August 6th, 2009

If you don't already know Lane and the Bugle Boy I highly recommend taking the time for a road trip to La Grange. Lane is a jewel and has a way of making everyone feel welcome and the Bugle Boy is everything they say, The Best Little Listening Room in Texas. She has done an incredible job creating a space that is comfortable for everyone involved.... artist and audience. Who knew that La Grange TX was this cool?

Urban Campfires
San Antonio

Dennis Knebel - Friday, March 27th, 2009
I've heard about you from a friend in Schulenburg who's told me wonderful things about the performances there. I love the idea of a "listening room" where one can actually hear the music and not loud conversation....I can't wait to see for myself on my next visit! I wish San Francisco had something like this....
Dennis Knebel

Jim Stricklan - Friday, March 27th, 2009
I have played in coffee houses in Denver, Louisiana, and Texas for over 35 years and it was an refreshing surprise to discover the Bugle Boy, and it's serious committment to good live music, particularly to the songwriters. Although I've only played there once, I look forward more visits in the future. Thank you Lane (and contributors) for making this fine place a musical and cultural reality.

Jim Stricklan
Austin, TX

Roy - Wednesday, March 25th, 2009
Sorry I haven't been by in a while, but I hope to correct that in the near future. My best. Roy

Jennifer Wilburn - Wednesday, March 25th, 2009
The new website is COOL!!! Keep up the good work and the great music!

Linda Gaddes - Wednesday, March 25th, 2009
Lane and gang,

The website is really looking good. Very professional - Loved the KXAN spotlight and the preview of what a visit to The Bugle Boy has to offer.

It's wonderful to have such talented and enthusiastic people coming to our community and sharing. Keep up the good work!

Christy Theis - Wednesday, March 25th, 2009
My husband, some friends, and I made the trek up from Houston to visit The Bugle Boy and were thrilled with what a treat it was! We hope to make it back soon! Thanks for such a special opportunity!

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