Fri
12 14
Buy Tickets $ 28
Doors: 7 PM, Show: 8 PM, Close: 10 PM

Or watch live webcast!
SOLD OUT- WATCH LIVE WEBCAST FROM HOME!

2018 Texas State Musician Of The Year!
Austin City Limits Hall of Fame Inductee!

Marcia Ball
w/ Rich Brotherton

"Shine Bright" New Album Release!
Marcia Ball
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Marcia Ball was inducted into the Austin City Limits Hall of Fame on October 25, 2018 and has been recognized as Texas State Musician of the Year.

"Rollicking, playful, good time blues and intimate, reflective balladry...her songs ring with emotional depth" - Rolling Stone

"A welcome ray of sunshine...Ball is a killer pianist, a great singer and songwriter. Potent blues, sweet zydeco, soulful, fast and furious Texas boogie...heartfelt, powerful and righteous" - Billboard

"Fifty years have passed in a flash," says Texas born, Louisiana raised pianist, songwriter and vocalist Marcia Ball of her long and storied career. Ball, the 2018 Texas State Musician Of The Year, has won worldwide fame and countless fans for her ability to ignite a full scale roadhouse rhythm and blues party every time she takes the stage. Her rollicking Texas boogies, swampy New Orleans ballads and groove-laden Gulf Coast blues have made her a one-of-a-kind favorite with music lovers all over the world. With each new release, her reputation as a profoundly soulful singer, a boundlessly talented pianist and a courageous, inventive songwriter continues to grow.

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Sat
12 15
Buy Tickets $ 28
Doors: 7 PM, Show: 8 PM, Close: 10 PM

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LAST SHOW OF THE YEAR
TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE!


Robert Kraft Trio

Original Rhythm & Blues
from Austin's Soul Spinners

Robert Kraft Trio
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Please join us tonight as we celebrate the end of our 14th season of music!

If you are a fan of traditional smooth soul, Motown and R&B you will love the Robert Kraft Trio.

The Trio performs soulful Sixties and Seventies-inspired Original R&B and lead singer and songwriter Robert Kraft's smooth and soulful voice draws comparisons with vocal greats such as Bill Withers and Marvin Gaye.

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Sat
12 29
Closed Dec 21 - Jan 5th
Happy Holidays!




Sat
1 5
Closed Jan 4th & 5th
Happy New Year!




Fri
1 11
Buy Tickets $ 50
Doors: 7 PM, Show: 8 PM, Close: 10 PM
"The battle between the damned and delivered
still linger as backdrop for the songwriter's wit."
- Austin Chronicle

Ray Wylie Hubbard
FRIDAY NIGHT SHOW
Ray Wylie Hubbard
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Anyone who is followed Ray Wylie Hubbard over the long and winding path he has traveled already knows he possesses the kind of exceptional gift for observation that any songwriter yearns for. His sense of wonder is tempered by an accumulated wisdom and knowledge that comes with experience that has elevated him into the Wylie Lama of Texas Music. He is a master at explaining how the sacred and the profane, the yin and the yang, the eternal and the now, the hippies and rednecks, the saved and the damned are all part of the same conversation.




Sat
1 12
Buy Tickets $ 50
Doors: 7 PM, Show: 8 PM, Close: 10 PM
Americana maverick delivers divine comedy,
devilish groove, and enlightened wisdom:

Ray Wylie Hubbard
SATURDAY NIGHT SHOW!
Ray Wylie Hubbard
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Anyone who is followed Ray Wylie Hubbard over the long and winding path he has traveled already knows he possesses the kind of exceptional gift for observation that any songwriter yearns for. His sense of wonder is tempered by an accumulated wisdom and knowledge that comes with experience that has elevated him into the Wylie Lama of Texas Music. He is a master at explaining how the sacred and the profane, the yin and the yang, the eternal and the now, the hippies and rednecks, the saved and the damned are all part of the same conversation.




Fri
1 18
Buy Tickets $ 20
Doors: 7 PM, Show: 8 PM, Close: 10 PM
Award-Winning Songwriters Share the Stage
Colin Gilmore &
Nicolette Good

Colin Gilmore & Nicolette Good
Colin Gilmore grew up in Lubbock, Texas, spending many nights as a child in nightclubs like Stubbs, where he witnessed songwriters like Joe Ely, Terry Allen, and his own father, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, bring the stage to life. For 14 years, Colin has been informed by these observations, writing songs and playing under his own name. He recently performed in and wrote songs for the critically acclaimed feature film Barracuda, which premiered at SXSW Film Festival and has since had great success and distribution. He is currently working on another album with producer Richard Barone.

Nicolette Good is a singer-songwriter and a Kerrville New Folk competition winner. She writes songs known for their intricate emotional setups, plain-spoken wisdom and effortless hooks. Using subtle production, Good's latest album Little Boat on a Wave captures her unglamorous performing persona and heartfelt, gentle vocals. The album includes songs crafted during The Lighthouse Works, an artist fellowship program in New York. A Houston native, Nicolette is also a staff musician for Home Street Music, a non-profit using music to empower people who have experienced homelessness.




Sat
1 19
Buy Tickets $ 25
Doors: 7 PM, Show: 8 PM, Close: 10 PM

"She can hit all the marks, from bluesy balladry and gospel to zydeco and country swamp pop with righteous force." - Austin Chronicle

Shelley King
State Musician of Texas
Shelley King
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Some people enter a room and blend right in. Not Shelley King. She sweeps in, carrying herself with the strength and assurance of a woman who knows how to step up and get it done, whether “it” is leading her band, running her own record label or co-producing her new album, Building A Fire. If there’s a little swagger to her strut, she’s earned it. She has served as the first female Texas state musician, performed with Levon Helm, toured the United States, Europe and Japan and cut seven albums — including this one, her seventh, her second album to co-produce with members of the subdudes. She’s also the author of a song recorded by Lee Hazlewood and Nancy Sinatra; they duetted on “Texas Blue Moon” after Hazlewood heard King’s version on the radio while driving through the state. That might chalk up as a lucky break, but it’s King’s talent and tenacity that make such breaks happen.

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



Texas Commission on the Arts




Fri
1 25
Buy Tickets $ 22
Doors: 7 PM, Show: 8 PM, Close: 10 PM
#1 hit songwriter, two time Grammy winning producer, and world traveling performer!
Gary Nicholson
Gary Nicholson
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Gary Nicholson is a number one hit songwriter, a two time Grammy winning producer, recording artist, world traveling performer, and session guitarist. In 2006 he was nominated to the Nashville Songwriter’s Hall of Fame; in 2011 he was inducted into the Texas Songwriter’s Hall of Fame. There are over five hundred recordings of his songs in various genres including country, rock, blues, folk, bluegrass, and pop. His work has been included in many major motion pictures and on television. The song “Falling and Flying “ is featured in the Oscar-winning film “Crazy Heart” performed by Jeff Bridges. ”Peace Dream” recorded by Ringo Starr was co-written by Gary, Ringo, and Gary Wright and features Paul McCartney on bass.





Sat
1 26
Buy Tickets $ 25
Doors: 7 PM, Show: 8 PM, Close: 10 PM
Celebrate Elizabeth Wills Day in La Grange with
our first Bugle Boy Talent Trust Artist!

Elizabeth Wills
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.

In her first studio project in seven years, Every Little Star, Wills is featured on lead vocalist and on piano, her first instrument. “I’m over-the-moon happy about it,” she says. “Since I was a kid, the piano has brought me comfort and peace and has been the vehicle through which I could allow my thoughts and emotions to run freely across the keyboard.”

Influenced by writer-artists Joni Mitchell, Carole King, and their contemporaries, Wills bases songs in honesty, goodness, and vulnerability. Fans relate, and the industry has taken notice as well. Wills has played notable festivals like ACL, South by Southwest, Kerrville Folk Festival, Austin City Limits Festival, Southwest Regional Folk Alliance, The Backyard and more. She enjoys regular airplay on college radio stations across the country and NPR affiliates in Austin, Dallas, and Fort Worth, and she has guested on the nationally syndicated radio show "What D’ya Know."




Sun
1 27
***Not Open to Public***
Doors: 1:15 PM, Show: 1:30 PM, Close: 4:30 PM
Woody Russell hosting.
Soldier Songs & Voices Workshop
FREE - Veterans and Military Personnel Only
Soldier Songs & Voices
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All VETERANS & ACTIVE DUTY MILITARY PERSONNEL ARE WELCOME.
- NO SIGN UP REQUIRED - JUST JOIN US!


As local chapter of Soldier Songs & Voices, The Bugle Boy Foundation invites Veterans (anyone who served in any branch of the military at any time, including National Guard and Reserves) and active duty military personnel for FREE Guitar/Songwriting workshops led by professional musicians who appreciate your service to our country. All levels from beginners to experienced are welcome to gather and share their music in a relaxed and informal environment that encourages free musical expression and healing experiences. Loaner guitars are available.

If you’ve always wanted to learn to play guitar or perhaps have something written that you need help setting to music, our guest instructors and core group members will be glad to help. The workshop serves as a means of creative expression.

Our monthly workshops are offered at 1051 N. Jefferson St. (Hwy 77) La Grange, Texas 78945 and are hosted by professional singer-songwriters such as Terri Hendrix, Lloyd Maines, Michael O'Connor & Susan Gibson and other visiting artists.

Please Click here for workshop information and full schedule.




Fri
2 1
Buy Tickets $ 40
Doors: 7 PM, Show: 8 PM, Close: 10 PM
"Friedman's return to music remains a blessing for
fans of his unique brand of ornery wit and wisdom." - Austin Chronicle

Kinky Friedman
Kinky Friedman
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Like so many cool people in the boom generation, Kinky Friedman first saw the world through the Peace Corps in the sixties. Kinky did his PC time in Borneo as an agriculture extension worker, wherein he introduced the Frisbee to the natives and taught farming techniques to people who had been farming successfully for thousands of years. But it was in Borneo that Kinky began to write the tunes that would propel the rest of his life.

Kinky was a musical guest on Saturday Night Live in October 1976, the first year of SNL, and he claims to have been the first full-blooded Jew to take the stage at the Grand Ole Opry.

Fast forward to today. After many albums in his long career, he has released his first all-new self-penned album in nearly forty years titled "Circus of Life.

"Kinky Friedman's return to music remains a blessing for fans of his unique brand of ornery wit and wisdom."-Doug Freeman / Austin Chronicle




Sat
2 2
Buy Tickets $ 22
Doors: 7 PM, Show: 8 PM, Close: 10 PM
Song Poet with Grit & Groove
Gurf Morlix
Gurf Morlix
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Visiting planet Gurf has always been an enlightening experience. After all, this Gurf Morlix fellow – Buffalo born, Texas bred – has provided us with countless indelible musical moments in the last 40-plus years: his exemplary guitar and production work with Lucinda Williams; his instrumental accompaniment to artists ranging from Blaze Foley to Warren Zevon; his production of watermark albums for artists such as Ray Wylie Hubbard, Robert Earl Keen and Mary Gauthier – and, since 2000, a series of eight solo records that have a singular worldview and can be both harrowing and heartening, often at the same time. Now, prepare yourself for “The Soul And The Heal”. Gurf Morlix’s ninth album is another chapter in a songbook that pithily relates the human condition. This batch of songs yields the expected Morlix darkness and humor, but woven between are numbers imbued with a warm light.




Fri
2 8
Buy Tickets $ 22
Doors: 7 PM, Show: 8 PM, Close: 10 PM
"Genuine, poetic, literary and relatable tales of life
in Texas, Louisiana and Oklahoma." - PopMatters

Adam Carroll &
Chris Carroll

Adam Carroll & Chris Carroll
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Adam Carroll: A Texas Songwriter born and raised, Adam Carroll takes the events of ordinary lives and turns them into deeply moving, often humorous songs. With seven Indie CDs supporting regular tours across the USA, Canada and Europe as "one of the hippest songwriters on the Texas music landscape", this engaging Americana guitar-picker has earned further critical acclaim with song placements in the Grammy nominated film, Country Strong and others.

Chris Carroll: Chris Carroll is originally from St. Catharines, Ontario. She now lives in San Marcos, Texas with her husband and music partner Adam Carroll. Carroll’s music does a little bit of genre hopping, pulling in influences from all over the map, but her music is still deep within the Americana roots and has the ability to draw in an audience. Chris released her debut record, “Trouble & Time” in 2014, produced by David Beck (Sons of Fathers & Blue Healer).





Sat
2 9
Buy Tickets $ 22
Doors: 7 PM, Show: 8 PM, Close: 10 PM
Houston Press Music Awards
Best Blues and Best Guitarist

The Mighty Orq
The Mighty Orq
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American music at its finest; with an arresting and nuanced voice, and a singular guitar style The Mighty Orq solo or with his band is powerfully soulful. Since 2002 The Mighty Orq has been performing solo and with his band across the US and Europe. He has won multiple awards, released seven albums, and an instructional DVD for solo resonator slide guitar. He is a uniquely talented singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist with a focus in the American Roots Music genres.




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