Monday, August 31, 2015
Sharon Bourbonnais with or without her ensemble "Tres Bourbonnais" is a breath of fresh musical air. Sweet sultry vocals over unique, eclectic piano stylings. Referred to as Bonnie Raitt meets Diana Krall while tripping over Billy Joel. Sharon has opened for Jack Johnson and renowned ukulele artist Jake Shimibukuro and recently returned to Austin after 10 years in Hawaii.
Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Paige & Ahnna
From a young age, Paige has created songs and melodies.This deep love for music took her to Nashville, where she refined her craft with the help of several #1 Hit Songwriters. After living in Tennessee for years, Paige returned to Austin, Texas, where she grew up.
Ahnna has been writing songs since age 9 and began playing acoustic guitar at 11. At 15, Ahnna and Paige started writing and they began to cultivate their sound. She loves singing harmony as much as creating grooves and lyrics.
Their first album has already received Global praise from within the music industry. Paige & Ahnna are also working on their second and third records.
Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Bruce Smith continues the work praised by Eric Brace of the Washington Post as "powerful folk songs with a conscience" and what Neal Fagan of Performing Songwriter Magazine called "literate, descriptive lyrics with a unique point of view articulated in a way that's intelligent and accessible".
The Bruce Smith Band features two time Grammy Award Winner Randy Caballero (formerly of La Mafia and Xelencia) on keyboards, Jasper on lead guitar, Jamie Pender on bass, Bryan Austin on drums and Bruce Smith on lead vocals and rhythm guitar.
Thursday, September 3, 2015
Smooth Hound Smith
Smooth Hound Smith is a foot stompin' American roots duo comprised of "one-man-band" Zack Smith (guitars/vocals/foot drums/harmonicas/banjo) and Caitlin Doyle (vocals/percussion). Established in 2012, and currently based in East Nashville, TN, they record and perform a varied and unique style of folky, garage-infused rhythm & blues. Using primal foot percussion, complex, fuzzed-out, finger-picked guitar patterns, warbled harmonicas, tasty harmonies and A LOT of tambourine, they are able to create something rugged and visceral- a modern interpretation of early blues, soul, and rock 'n' roll music that harkens back to the traditions of hazy front porch folk songs as well as raucous back-alley juke joints.
Smooth Hound Smith's second full-length album is due out in the summer of 2015, and they will be touring heavily in support of it for the foreseeable future.
Friday, September 4, 2015
Robert Allan Caldwell
"Robert Alan Caldwell creates a twisted mix of folk,country,and punk rock thats nearly impossible to pigeonhole.Featuring songs with titles such as "Bluegrass Gothic Girl", Caldwell could perhaps best be compared to cult Americana artist such as David Childers , Greg Garing , and Tommy Womack". - Dan Armonaitis, The Escape,Spartanburg Herald Journal.
Paula has been teaching and directing non-stop for over 30 years, offering workshop intensives, classes, private coaching and production coaching for both professionals and community groups. After a 20-year hiatus from acting, Paula's most recent professional work as an actor includes three SAG commercials and the title role in "Always, Patsy Cline" under an Equity contract.
Saturday, September 5, 2015
Kathy & The Killowatts
Kathy Murray needs no introduction to Austin's musical faithful. Murray developed her vision of the blues in the formative days of the Austin music scene, jamming with luminaries like Stevie Ray Vaughan, W.C. Clark, and members of the Fabulous Thunderbirds. A blues singer and songwriter par excellence, she first burst on the Austin music scene with her early band Kathy and the Kilowatts, wowing audiences with a tremendous live show, and sharing the stage with everyone from Albert Collins to Koko Taylor.