Spirt-raising folk and gut-wrenching blues delivered with powerful gospel/soul vocal chops!

Kristy Lee

"An Alabama girl full of emotion, who's acoustic guitar and rich vocals prove she is as passionate as Aretha Franklin circa soul '69." — Ultra Underground (Australia)

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Alabama singer-songwriter Kristy Lee’s recording career began rather auspiciously, with her debut album, 2000’s Lifescapes, released exclusively through Target stores across the country. She has toured both nationally and overseas ever since, capturing the hearts of a loyal international fanbase and earning the respect and enthusiastic support of some of the biggest names in music. She has played prestigious music festivals around the world, including one of her  own — the Unleashed Women’s Music Festival in Pensacola, Florida — and toured and shared stages with, among many other notables, Leon Russell, Jack Johnson, Jason Isbell, Imagine Dragons, and most recently, the Indigo Girls. Although she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2012, her creative spirit is proving to be the therapy that is stronger than the disease. Hailed by one critic as “one of Alabama’s most powerful voices,” evoking blues belters, soul shouters, and gospel divas alike, her music transcends genres, lifts heavy spirits, and promotes healing through both raw authenticity and positive messages. Her latest album, 2023’s The Olive Tree, debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Blues Chart, and was praised by Indigo Girl Emily Sailers as finding “Kristy Lee at the top of her art.” “Her Southern gothic passion, penetrating voice and lyrics rattled my bones and brought back ghosts,” Sailers raves. “Sonically and musically, it’s a tour de force: creative arrangements, pure tones, jumping time signatures all kept me alive in the album. Easy contender for my favorite album of 2023.”

The jack-of-all-trades American songster returns — this time with his electric blues band!

Guy Forsyth Blues Band

“Forsyth’s Skills as a bandleader, singer, harmonica player and entertainer remind you exactly why live music rules in Austin.” — Joe Gross, Austin American-Statesman

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When Guy Forsyth first moved to Austin from Kansas City 32 years ago, he had a bandolier of harmonicas and a carnival barker’s voice that could cut through the noise of the busiest night on Sixth Street. In the mid-90s, he co-founded the Asylum Street Spankers, arguably the most raucous (and at times, randiest) blues, jazz, country, and swing band to ever rock the Live Music Capital of the World without amplification. But by decade’s end, he’d moved on to focus full-tilt on his equally eclectic solo career. Since then, he’s toured the world as jack-of-all-musical trades modern American songster. As Texas Music Magazine put it best, “The insanely talented multi-instrumentalist can put on one hell of a show, alternately dazzling and amusing audiences on a musical journey that ventures from ragtime jazz and Delta blues to socially conscious folk and rollicking modern rock.” Forsyth is equally at home as a solo artist, fronting a rock ‘n’ roll power trio, revisiting his acoustic roots with the Hot Nut Riveters, performing as a folk duo with his wife Jeska, or — as we’ll get to experience this time around for his latest return to the Bugle Boy, jamming with his high-octane, four-piece electric blues band!

A big THANK YOU to the Texas Commission on the Arts and National Endowment For The Arts for assisting with funding for this program.

Texas songwriting served with wit, warmth, and wisdom

Owen Temple

Singer-songwriter with a voice "as rich, warm and comforting as Don Williams and as dry, worn and wizened as Townes Van Zandt." — Lone Star Music Magazine

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Owen Temple is a rambler with the heart of a road warrior, the soul of a poet, and a gregarious spirit that’s as big as the blue open sky of his native Texas. He’s country to the bone, but he’s as comfortable in a coffee house as he is in a honky tonk. Temple has a finely honed lyrical sense, a wry sense of humor, and a knack for blending strong melodies with ingenious wordplay. “I’m a singer-songwriter with a love of traditional music,” he says proudly. “There’s more beauty in the lives and exploits of ordinary Texans than we’re ever going to be able to record, all the eccentric failures and successes of the human condition. My songs are an attempt to capture some of those stories for the next generation. If you’re looking for help with your relationship, ask Dr. Phil. If you want a little slice of Texas history, I’m your man.” Temple has written his share of love songs, but he’s built his reputation with tunes that tell the stories of ordinary folks living their extraordinary lives. His ninth studio release, 2023’s Rings on a Tree, was recorded with Band of Heathens founder and producer Gordy Quist, and the album unfolds with some reflective, some sweet, and some funny songs about people you know or you wish you knew. The underlying theme of the songs — written with Walt Wilkins, Kelley Mickwee, George Ensle, and Nathan Hamilton — suggests that we humans are all a big family with a rich, deeply intertwined history that we can and should celebrate together.

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August 30th- 31st

A spirited, one-of-a-kind mix of folk, pop, country, blues and jazz

Terri Hendrix w/ Lloyd Maines

“Simply put, Terri Hendrix creates the kind of music that makes you feel good, conceived and delivered with utter sincerity.” — Texas Music Magazine

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Recognized by Acoustic Guitar magazine as one of Texas’ 20 essential contemporary singer-songwriters, Terri Hendrix has earned fans worldwide for her singular fusion of folk, pop, country, blues, and jazz, delivered with poetic grace, melodic flair, and plenty of wit and wisdom. Along the way, she’s also co-written a Grammy-winning instrumental (the Chicks’ “Lil’ Jack Slade”), and garnered such honors as a star on the South Texas Music Walk of Fame, the Art of Peace Award by Saint Mary’s University in San Antonio and induction into the Women’s Hall of Fame in San Marcos, Texas. She is also the founder of  the OYOU (or “Own Your Own Universe”), a 501 C3 non-profit organization based out of  Martindale, Texas. Its mission: “To make the arts accessible to everyone, and particularly to empower and transform lives by connecting the mind, body, and spirit through music and the creative arts.” Embodying Texas’ independent spirit, this classically trained vocalist and virtuoso guitar, mandolin, and harmonica player has done it entirely on her own, releasing every album since her 1996 debut, Two Dollar Shoes, on her Wilory Records label. Terri’s most recent record, 2021’s Pilgrim’s Progress, completed her marathon “Project 5” endeavor, a collection of five thematically linked albums that also included 2016’s Love You Strong and The Slaughterhouse Sessions and 2019’s Talk to a Human and Who Is Ann?

Appearing with Terri is Lloyd Maines, an A-list multi-instrumentalist (most famously for pedal steel) and Grammy award-winning producer (The Chicks, Terry Allen, Flatlanders, Robert Earl Keen) who has made more appearances on TV’s Austin City Limits than anyone else in the program’s history. No wonder he was one of the first artists inducted into the Austin City Limits Music Hall of Fame!

A big THANK YOU to the Texas Commission on the Arts and National Endowment For The Arts for assisting with funding for this program.

Hit Songwriter and Texas Music Legend!

Radney Foster

Writer of 8 No. 1 Hits!

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Radney Foster first gained attention in the late ’80s as half of the rocking country duo Foster & Lloyd (who, with “Crazy Over You” became the first duo in history to top the Country charts with their debut single). But it was his 1992 solo debut, Del Rio, TX 1959, released on the upstart record label Arista Nashville, that really established his standing as one of the most successful (and respected) Texas singer-songwriters of the last three decades. Hailed by noted author and country music historian Peter Cooper as “an album that mines the personal to unearth the universal,” Del Rio produced four consecutive Top 40 country hits: “Just Call Me Lonesome,” “Nobody Wins,” “Easier Said Than Done,” and “Hammer and Nails.” The record had a huge impact on a new generation of troubadours back in Foster’s native Texas, too, as can clearly be heard in the music of artists like Pat Green and the Randy Rogers Band, and Foster would go on to release several more acclaimed albums, including 2017’s For You to See the Stars (which was accompanied by a book of short fiction by the same name.) All along the way, he’s also had no small amount of success with landing cuts on albums by some of the biggest names in the business, including the Chicks, Brooks and Dunn, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Randy Rogers Band, Los Lonely Boys, George Benson, and Darius Rucker of Hootie & the Blowfish fame.

Pop-Infused Jazz, Soul & Rock Artist

Woody Russell

2013 Bugle Boy Foundation’s Talent Trust Award recipient

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From his early career in Seattle during the Grunge explosion to now calling Austin his home, Woody Russell is a self-described “working class musician,” performing more than 200 dates a year at all manner of venues and major stages, from listening rooms to the Newport Folk Festival. His “Jazzicana” brand of American roots music, equally informed by a cross-pollination of jazz, classic rhythm & blues and country, feels lived in, experienced and a bit restless. “I’m equal parts unrefined philosopher, guitar geek, and crooner,” says Russell, who was the recipient of the Bugle Boy Foundation’s 2013 Talent Trust Award. Known for his vivid lyricism, honeyed baritone, and guitar chops likened by Blues Revue to the “fearlessness” of Jeff Beck, Russell has been prominently featured on the CW Network’s docu-reality show Troubadour, TX, and recorded seven albums since his 1996 debut, … as simple as that. He recently collaborated with trumpet player John Spears on a six-single + video “pandemic lockdown project” called Still Wilson (2020), and last February released a remastered version of his album Big Sky. “I see in him the fierce desire to be original,” notes Texas music legend Michael Martin Murphey of Russell, “and this guy’s music is very original.”

Crowd-pleasing country, folk, & honky-tonk duo

Max & Heather Stalling

Texas songwriting with a vintage feel

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Although Max Stalling didn’t pick up guitar until grad school — and then went on to spend a decade applying his A&M education to a corporate career in food science (including a five-year stint at Frito Lay) — once the Crystal City native answered his true calling as a hardcore troubadour, there was no turning back. In the 27 years since the release of his debut album, 1997’s Comfort in the Curves, Stalling has been a mainstay of the Texas music scene, equally at home playing honky-tonk dancehalls, theaters, huge outdoor festivals, and intimate listening rooms like the Bugle Boy. His music is a deft blend of traditional country, folk, and Western swing with touches of classic rock, R&B, and jazz, and his poetic lyricism reflects an astute understanding of the art of top-shelf song craft gleaned by studying such masters as Townes Van Zandt, Guy Clark, Robert Earl Keen, and Ray Wylie Hubbard. He’s a prolific recording artist, too, with a deep catalog of studio and live albums highlighted by critically acclaimed, fan favorite gems like 2000’s Wide Afternoon, 2002’s One of the Ways, 2003’s Genuine, 2007’s Topaz City, 2010’s Home to You, and 2015’s Banquet, produced by Texas legend Lloyd Maines.

Heather Stalling, Max’s wife, is an award-winning violinist and fiddle player and a founding member of the Texas band blacktopGYPSY. She got her start playing music quite a bit earlier than Max, first picking up the violin at age 3. In addition to performing and recording with her husband, Heather has recorded two full-length albums with blacktopGYPSY and also played with, among others, the Old 97s, Johnny Lee, Bob Schneider, Ed Burleson, and Mark David Manders.

CLOSED THANKSGIVING WEEKEND
Nov 29th & 30th