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Jan
18
Thu
Jan. 18 The Lawless w/ Guest: Teague Brothers
Jan 18 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Jan
19
Fri
Jan. 19 Gary P. Nunn w/ Guest: Cody Joe Hodges
Jan 19 @ 8:00 pm – Jan 20 @ 2:00 am

Gary P. Nunn
We Texans are a proud bunch. We have our own state bird, state flower, and – believe it or not – our very own dinosaur, the Pleuroccelus.

We also can brag about our very own State Musician. Since the 1970s. this country music icon has shared his love of everything Texas in dance halls and concert stages around the world, to the point that he was named Ambassador of Texas Music by the governor.

For more than 40 years, Gary P. Nunn has sung the praises of our state, and his latest album “Taking Texas To The Country” paints a picture of Texas that proves that Nunn is a master craftsman.

Positive responses are no accident. Nunn, a founding father of the progressive country movement, is also a forward thinker when it comes to choosing songs to record. His secret? The folks who scoot their boots across the dance floor each night.

Called a pioneer by his peers, Nunn ha never been afraid of blazing new music paths, a fact noticed and admired by Red Dirt and Texas musicians.”I think they’ve learned from me that they can do it themselves” said Nunn. ” I was one of the first people to make an independetly-produced record. I started a publishing company and a production company along with a independent label.

Being able to cut trugh a major mountain of red tape is now an opportunity for Nunn to get his songs to audiences quickly.
Who would have ever anticipated the way our business is now, and how it’s changed so much through the years, Nunn said. Today we have a new standard. The great thing about iTunes is that we don’t have to have the approval of the major record labels to get radio play or even to make record sales. We can go directly to our audience.

Nunn’s fans understand, his music is a good fit, and they put it to good use. “Once I had a couple coming to me and say that when their son graduated high school and was living home the first time, they sat him down and played “Under My Hat”. It’s a song sort of like a father giving his son some good advice. They told him, were gonna leave you with this before you go out into the world”.

“One of the things that really touches my heart, is to think that folks can use some of these songs to pass on to their children as good positive advice – something they can take with them for there entire life.

Jan
20
Sat
Jan. 20 Superior Bookings Presents: New Year Kick-Off featuring Cannon Brand, Process of Illumination, Jason Garcia + more
Jan 20 @ 6:00 pm – Jan 21 @ 2:00 am
Jan
25
Thu
Jan. 25 Acoustic Showcase featuring: Curtis Grimes, Austin Allsup and Jake Worthington
Jan 25 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Catch a great evening featuring acoustic music by 3 great artists showcasing their music.

In four short years, Curtis Grimes has been a star college baseball pitcher, chased his dream of being a singer / songwriter, played hundreds of concerts all over Texas and the southwestern United States, and performed in front of millions on television.

After a break up with his then fiance, he started playing guitar and developed an interest in songwriting, teaching himself how to play on a used guitar that he purchased at a pawn shop. Grimes then headed down I35 with plans of finishing his degree at Texas State University in San Marcos. While there he fell under the influence of the Texas Country music scene. With legendary venues so close, he was able to follow the Texas Country artists he looked up to. After playing for friends and relatives at gatherings and parties, Grimes was hooked by the entertainment bug. He started playing acoustic shows at a couple of small venues, bars, and fraternity parties. Things definitely picked up for after he won the Austin leg of Kenny Chesney’s The Next Big Star contest, getting the opportunity to open for Chesney at the Frank Erwin Center during his Poets and Pirates tour.

Jake Worthington is a country music artist and was a runner-up on Season 6 of The Voice.

Jan
26
Fri
Jan. 26 Dirty River Boys w/ Special Guest: Brandon McDermott Band
Jan 26 @ 9:00 pm – Jan 27 @ 2:00 am

The Dirty River Boys are paving their own road as they travel it. They are a testament to the idea that “if you can dream it, you can do it,” moving with determination ever closer to the light. Above all is their belief in their music. It motivates them and provides exultation for each member, as well as for the audiences who have become fans by the force field the band creates in live performance.
Steely intention aside, there is a magic to being in the right place with the right stuff at the right time. Home in El Paso, the Dirty River Boys yearned to make music the centerpiece of their lives. Then they played their very first Austin gig, a happy hour set at hipster haunt, Lustre Pearl. The music they presented was energetic and infectious, though stripped down acoustic. The joy was unmistakable. And a new path with exciting possibilities was being born. The band migrated to Austin shortly thereafter, where they thrive amidst the other musicians in town, and love the strong sense of community they found. “Being in Austin, with so many great bands, it makes you up your game.”
Travis Stearns and Nino Cooper met in the music scene in El Paso. They started gigging every once in a while, while they waited patiently for the day they could dedicate themselves to music 24/7. The Dirty River Boys trio formed 3 years ago, when Marco Gutierrez quit his job and school to join the band. “We had to go against full bands in El Paso, us with three people with acoustic instruments. It shows if you are consistent and serious about your music, you can really make it. We put our hearts out there every night. People see that.” They added an upright bass player about a year and a half ago. Colton James joined for a 90 minute set at the River Road Icehouse. It was a trial by fire and a foursome was forged.
The new album, Science Of Flight, was recorded at Yellow Dog Studio in South Austin, Texas. Marco, Nino, Travis and CJ put aside just five days for the process. They played everything on the album themselves, only tapping on the legendary Kim Deschamps to lay down pedal steel. Expect surprises; Wurlitzer, marching drum sounds, train whistles, a rattlesnake. The band was mindful of their ability to recreate the sounds on stage in the live environment. The Dirty River Boys are seemingly always on the road, having logged 200,000 miles in the van, though thankfully, the rattlesnake is not a traveling companion.
Science of Flight has been described by The Dirty River Boys as Western, Fat, and Rock and Roll. It touches on myriad emotions with gentle harmonies that shimmer with beauty, acoustic rave-ups, and hook driven tunes. “This time, we made a record. We build it, recording the parts ourselves. This is a band record. We are really excited about it.”

“If you were to think of the most glorious sound that could ever be produced…As if Heaven itself were to part the clouds for the briefest of moments and all the Angels gathered to sing their most Angelic song, and it was so beautiful that it could only be heard for a single whisper of a moment or the gloriousness of the sound would overwhelm everyone on Earth….yep, that’s the Brandon McDermott Band.
From Galveston to Houston to College Station and all the way up to Amarillo, the Brandon McDermott Band has been bringing their exciting brand of Texas country music to stages across the Lone Star State. The Brandon McDermott Band released their first studio album titled “Mile Marker Zero” and just like their live shows, which continue to leave the audience wanting more, the album is chock-full of fun, energetic songs that are guaranteed to make their listener have a good time. From good ol’ fashion party songs, to songs about relationships gone bad, this album has something for everyone and has been getting great reviews from country music publications and industry people alike. Now the band is about to head into the studio to record their follow up album with Producer Adam Odor. The Brandon McDermott Band has played shows with many of Texas Music’s top acts including Stoney LaRue, Kevin Fowler, Reckless Kelly, Micky and the Motorcars, Josh Abbott Band, Aaron Watson, Dirty River Boys, Brandon Rhyder, Bri Bagwell, Honeybrowne and even 90’s megastars Poison, plus many more. So no matter whether you prefer mud on your boots or sand between your toes, if you like Texas Music then the Brandon McDermott Band has something for you.
The Brandon McDermott Band is – Brandon McDermott (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Nathan Taylor (lead guitar, vocals), Brent Topa (drums), Soloman Garcia (bass).”

Feb
1
Thu
Feb. 1 Lost Immigrants
Feb 1 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

LOST IMMIGRANTS is a musical collaboration led by founder James Dunning (lead vocals, guitar). It began in 2004 as a songwriting project between Dunning and his longtime friend, Craig Hinkle. The first iteration of the band won the 2005 Shiner Rising Star contest and recorded its debut album, “Waiting on Judgement Day,” with Americana music legend Ray Wylie Hubbard.

In 2009, LOST IMMIGRANTS released its seminal album, “Baptized: Live from the Hill Country,” and celebrated “Get Lost” as a Top 40 Texas Music Chart single. The band quickly followed up with a studio release, “Pasaporte,” in 2010 and two digital-only live albums in 2011.

Current members of LOST IMMIGRANTS include Chad Stewart (drums), Eric McGinnis (bass), Ryan Pool (keys) and Blake Brownlee (lead guitar). Former members and other North Texas musicians and singer/songwriters have been known to join the band on stage from time to time. The group enjoys a robust touring schedule and ardent fanbase.

Feb
2
Fri
Feb. 2 Folk Family Revival w/ Special Guest: Caleb & the Homegrown Tomatoes
Feb 2 @ 9:00 pm – Feb 3 @ 2:00 am

FOLK FAMILY REVIVAL
Armed with a sound that mixes the rootsy stomp of the Southern states with the trippy swoon of the West Coast, Folk Family Revival make music for rock clubs and rodeos, dive bars and honky-tonks, or campfires and cantinas. A throwback to a time when Southern rock and psychedelic music dominated the airwaves, they may be best described as a psychedelic folkcountry rock and roll band, but they’re not wild about labeling their sound. They’d rather let the music do the talking. Water Walker, the band’s newest release (due out on Rock Ridge Music on April 7, 2015), includes 12 songs that were weaned and whittled on the road, where the Texas-based band of brothers — featuring Mason, Barrett and Lincoln Lankford, along with family friend Caleb Pace — built up their audience one gig at a time. After releasing their debut album in 2011, the guys hit the Texas circuit hard, opening shows for legends like Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, and Wanda Jackson. At times called a country band, the young group used the label as motivation to push their boundaries and develop a diverse yet distinctive set. Soon their sound was reflective of a variety of genres. Some nights they’d have a blues rock feel and others an Americana or folk vibe. This wide-ranging experimentation and push to progress helped fuel Water Walker. “I’m a huge Dylan fan,” says Mason Lankford, “and I’ve noticed from his live recordings that a song never sounds the same way twice. We’ve always been really into that idea, even as we’ve grown. We want the song to sound different than it did last week. We’ve been changing our songs every day for the last five years, and once we get into the studio, we’ll think about which version worked best and we’ll record it that way.” When it came time to record Water Walker, Folk Family Revival decided to team up again with Jeffrey Armstreet, the same producer who helped them kick off their career with 2011’s Unfolding. The pace inside the studio was mostly laid-back. Whenever the guys were in Magnolia — the band’s Texas hometown — they were usually working with Armstreet, slowly piecing together a collection of poetic songs ranging in topics from politics, faith, power, love, and the modern world. They’d start by tracking the songs live, capturing the groove and pontaneity of their live shows. Sure, it was work… but it was also a good hang.
If there’s anyone who knows the value of a good hang, it’s the guys in Folk Family Revival. Over the years, a community of musicians who’ve passed through the Magnolia area and spent time at the band’s house have come to be known as “The Family.” Also the case with new friends or fans, the ever expanding “Family” can be explained by the camaraderie that occurs when folks relate to the charitable spirit of the band or their infectious sound. You get the sense that these guys just enjoy good company and good tunes… and they seem to be a magnet for both. “We can all do more if there’s more people working together,” says Mason. “We’ve met a lot of people since we released Unfolding, and that’s one of the reasons Water Walker sounds so different. We’re better players, better communicators, better friends. We’ve also learned to relax. When we did Unfolding, our producer and friends used to say we were kids who sounded like old souls. Always wanting to try new things and be willing to change, we started getting in touch with our youthful side. We’re still serious and obviously a little more mature… but there’s a looseness to the new record that wasn’t there before.”
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Feb
8
Thu
Feb. 8 The Wide Open
Feb 8 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

The Wide Open is an award-winning duo blending modern roots music with Americana. Their distinctive style is comprised of soulful, blues-infused vocals, swampy harmonica riffs and well-crafted lyrics with R&B and southern rock grooves. The Wide Open includes singer/songwriter Allen Rayfield on harmonica, guitar, and ukulele, along with award-winning female vocalist and singer/songwriter Season Ammons on guitar and banjo.

With a recent and successful $17,000 Kickstarter Crowdfunding Campaign, The Wide Open just released their first radio single ‘Long Road Home’ to Texas Radio and is already rapidly seeing a peak interest from industry heads and has already been well received by radio programmers and DJ’s alike! The Wide Open has traveled a Long Road….But really the journey has just begun!

Feb
9
Fri
Feb. 9 Curtis Grimes (Full Band) w/ Special Guest: Justin Michael Bell
Feb 9 @ 9:00 pm – Feb 10 @ 2:00 am

In four short years, Curtis Grimes has been a star college baseball pitcher, chased his dream of being a singer / songwriter, played hundreds of concerts all over Texas and the southwestern United States, and performed in front of millions on television.

After a break up with his then fiance, he started playing guitar and developed an interest in songwriting, teaching himself how to play on a used guitar that he purchased at a pawn shop. Grimes then headed down I35 with plans of finishing his degree at Texas State University in San Marcos. While there he fell under the influence of the Texas Country music scene. With legendary venues so close, he was able to follow the Texas Country artists he looked up to. After playing for friends and relatives at gatherings and parties, Grimes was hooked by the entertainment bug. He started playing acoustic shows at a couple of small venues, bars, and fraternity parties. Things definitely picked up for after he won the Austin leg of Kenny Chesney’s The Next Big Star contest, getting the opportunity to open for Chesney at the Frank Erwin Center during his Poets and Pirates tour.

Feb
10
Sat
Feb. 10 Southern Slang
Feb 10 @ 9:00 pm – Feb 11 @ 2:00 am

Everyone always enjoys this whiskey-swilling, guitar-slinging band hailing from Houston, Texas

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