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Jay Boy Adams & Zenobia 7-22-2017

Texas legend Jay Boy Adams is a Top-Five Americana Chart artist who has toured with ZZ Top, the Allman Brothers Band, Joe Cocker and Stephen Stills. In 2014, Jay Boy was inducted into the West Texas Walk of Fame (previous inductees include Buddy Holly, Waylon Jennings, Mac Davis and Joe Ely). Zenobia, who performed in the original Broadway production of Hair, is a singer/songwriter who has worked as a studio backup singer with notables including Luther Vandross. In the spring of 2015, she performed in the Kansas City Repertory Theatre’s critically acclaimed re-imagining of Hair.

Jay Boy and Zenobia met in Santa Fe, N. M., beneath the clear desert skies. Inspired by this soaring horizon, they set out to make musical magic together. Along with the powerhouse rhythm section of Mister Sister (Josh English on drums and Trixie Merkin on bass), they’ve combined the best of blues, soul and Americana into an unexpected and irresistible mix.

Since embarking on this latest musical adventure, Jay Boy Adams & Zenobia have been rocking audiences in Santa Fe, Texas and beyond, drawing rave reviews for their unique blend of slide guitar, keyboards and harmonies. Audiences love the Santa Fe magic that the band conveys, and their compelling roots rhythms inevitably get everyone up and dancing. With a future as broad as the southwestern horizon, you’ll realize what J.B.A. and Lady Z. have known from the beginning—the sky’s the limit for this band!

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Adler & Hearne 6-16-2017

From outside the rural arts hamlet of Winnsboro in the upper east side of Texas, award-winning performing songwriters Lynn Adler and Lindy Hearne (self-proclaimed “organic song farmers”) tour nationally, serving up jazz- and blues-infused original songs in a genre they define simply as Texas Folk. Honored to be selected by the Texas Commission on the Arts to serve on the state’s official Texas Touring Roster, the duo also enjoys the title of Official Texas Touring Artists for the September 2014-2018 touring season.

Adler & Hearne’s music has grown deep roots in the pineywoods of their Spring Hollow Organic Song Farm. In 2016, the duo celebrated 15 years of organic song farming (A.K.A. writing songs with roots in real life) with the October release of their fifth duo recording “Simpatico” – a self-produced, double CD featuring 24 original songs – one disc Folk; the other disc Spirit. Though released late in the year, “Simpatico” was named among the FOLK DJ Top CDs of 2016. A number of songs on the new bare-bones recording feature seasoning added with a light hand, from guest musical artists Lloyd Maines, Glenn Fukunaga and Pat Manske.

Adler & Hearne’s 2014 release “Second Nature,” was produced by Texas music legend Lloyd Maines, and made the FOLK DJ Top 10. In 2005, the couple released their first duo CD in the form of a live, house-concert recording aptly named “Opposites Attract.”

Their musical formative years share common experiences in folk, classical and gospel music – organic influences that inform their singing and songwriting. But the subject matter of their songs knows no bounds, nor does their musical style. Adler & Hearne’s live sets range from harmonic convergence on songs of love and longing, losing and finding – to covering touchy subjects with unexpected musical overtones – to camping it up with modern day spirituals steeped in dry wit.

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Butch and Rory Hancock 5-21-2017

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.

During his acclaimed career, Hancock has written and recorded several landmark albums, some of them sparse and simple, others as big as the West Texas sky. After moving to the progressive country hotbed of Austin in the mid-70s, he started his own label (Rainlight) and released the quintessential West Texas Waltzes and Dust-Blown Tractor Tunes in 1978. In the years that followed he continued to release albums deep with meaning and memory, a foundation that cemented his world-wide reputation as a master wordsmith. In 1990, Hancock and more than two dozen musician friends staged a Guinness Book of World Records worthy event entitled No Two Alike and played six straight nights of live performances in Austin’s famed Cactus Café, recording 140 of his original songs without repeating a single song. He released the staggering output later in the year as the No Two Alike Tape of the Month club.

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Kevin and Dustin Welch 3-31-2017

Father & Son duo are full of soul bringing their different styles into perfect harmony. Kevin Welch has lived starting out under John Hadley with Tree International in 1978. Kevin has put out thirteen albums since that time. Then with a group started Dead Reckoning Records that put out 21 records and decided to tour several countries and pairing with very diverse artists from all over the globe. Still having time to teach his son Dustin and sparking his interest in music. As happens when your father is a renowned songwriter (Kevin Welch) with a Nashville publishing deal and you grow up around some of the most gifted writers and hottest pickers in Music City, U.S.A., Welch was born and raised surrounded by music and displayed a natural affinity for any instrument he could get his hands on practically from the time he was in diapers. Then toured with several acts in 2006 Then back in 2009, after relocating to Austin, Dustin released his first album, titled Whisky Priest, after the main character in Graham Greene’s consummate novel, The Power and the Glory. Another eventually followed in 2013 titled Tijuana Bible. Nowadays, he plays and tours on his own, with his band, and more than ever before, with his father Kevin. The highlight of Dustin’s active schedule is hosting a weekly songwriting and guitar workshop in San Marcos for Armed Forces veterans. It’s inspiring. It’s a beautiful thing. This duo is unstoppable with the combined talent and experimentation of two different eras in music.

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Dan and Laurel 2-16-2017

Meeting via a chance YouTube sighting and fueled by their undeniable musical chemistry, eclectic Roots-Folk songwriters Dan Frechette, guitar/harmonica/vocals, and Laurel Thomsen, violin/vocals, prove that musical magic is possible. Lyrically refreshing and musically diverse, since meeting in person in early 2013, this Canadian-American duo has been making up for lost time. Logging over 150 concerts per year throughout the U.S. and Canada since then, they have already released three radio charting albums of their diverse and uplifting original material. Dan Frechette, Canadian entertainer, multi-instrumentalist, uncanny impressionist, and prolific singer-songwriter, is a musical force. Laurel Thomsen, California born genre-bending violinist, composer, published author, and respected educator, has performed classically and with a variety of bands and artists since 1998. With broad influences ranging from Folk, Classical, Old Time and Celtic, to Gospel, Jazz, Vintage Country, Rock N’ Roll, Blues, and Bluegrass, Dan and Laurel flow seamlessly through genres, tempos, stories, and moods, embodying each style with virtuosic command and keeping music fans on the edge of their seats. Enjoyment is palpable.

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Kelley McRae Duo 2-10-2017

Kelley McRae called Brooklyn home for years before teaming up with guitarist Matt Castelein in 2011, when the duo traded in their NYC apartment for a VW camper van and hit the road full time. Thousands of miles and hundreds of shows later, they have toured coast to coast in the US, played to packed rooms across Europe, sold-out the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, and continue to build a passionate and dedicated following on the strength of their live performances.

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Stephanie Bettman & Luke Halpin 11-20-16

Bettman & Halpin play original Folk /Americana. Their concerts combine high-energy upbeat bluegrass/roots inspired compositions, beautiful ballads with soaring vocals and heartfelt lyrics, and groovy feel-good songs that audiences will be singing in their heads for weeks thereafter. Interspersed between these songs and instrumentals, they tell stories. They have become as known for their storytelling and playful banter as well as for their hooky whole-hearted songwriting and instrumental wizardry. They have been touring as a duo since 2008, and incorporating the trio and quartet since 2013.

“…Each song took me to a place to which I wish to return to again and again.  And I guess that is why it really does come back, comes back to a great love for what music can do…”

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hONEyhoUSe 10-21-16

“hONEyhoUSe” is a unique acoustic trio combining the talents of three very diverse and seasoned artists into one unexpected powerhouse force. Consisting of award winning R&B/Gospel soulstress Hillary Smith, earthy Blues/Folk singer-songwriter Yvonne Perea, and sweet voiced Mandy Buchanan, “hONEyhoUSe” seamlessly melds the lines of musical genres with their original creations embracing blues, soul, folk and Americana into one sweet Honeyhouse of music.

Three very different voices with one path…hONEyhoUSe.

 

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Gabrielle Louise 10-2-16

Gabrielle Louise is a nationally touring troubadour noted for her poignant lyrics and lush voice. The daughter of two vagabond musicians, it is as though Gabrielle inherited the genetic predisposition to wanderlust and song. Her music is anchored deeply in folk and Americana, but undeniably drawn to rich harmonies and melodic adventurism. Her sound has the earthy feel of early Joni Mitchell while also veering into the spirited delivery of fellow genre-hopping artist Eva Cassidy. Unafraid to take a random musical escapade in the name of inspiration, Gabrielle is at one moment folkie and ethereal, the next moment a smoky jazz chanteuse.

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The Scones 09.10.16

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After nearly a decade of performing all over the West with their “60s’ infused” rock group the Strolling Scones, Rick Stockton, Helen Highwater and Harry Knipe have evolved the band into a more compact unit, called simply The Scones.

Performing as a trio with acoustic guitar, banjo, bass and drums, they describe their music as “rockin’ & rollin’ Americana”. All three members of the group are accomplished singers and the group’s sound, centered around the songs written by guitarist Rick Stockton, are alive with harmony. Observing love, politics, the human condition, and never missing a potential hook, Stockton has garnered praise and accolades for his songwriting and The Scones are devoted to performing these songs with energy, humor, and conviction.

Having shared the stage individually or collectively with such names as Joe Cocker, Lyle Lovett, John Cowen, Jack Elliott, Robert Earl Keen, The Country Gazette, John Lee Hooker Jr., Otis Taylor, 3 Twins, Chuck Pyle, and more, The Scones are seasoned pros who provide a high energy, entertaining experience that you will not want to miss!

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