Monday, May 20, 2013
She's toured Europe, played Radio City Music Hall and happily calls The Driskill Bar home. Ms. Griffin has had a standing date at The Driskill's piano for the past 12 years.
Ms. Griffin was featured in the March 2011 issue of Austin Monthly and when asked about her passion for the piano and if she has had any other jobs, she shared, "I've been in real estate, but music is my professional passion. People ask me to teach them how to play the way I do, but it's impossible. You have to have lived my life to play like me." She's known for her snazzy wardrobe and sassy approach to life, but make no mistake, when she plays, it soothes the soul. The only real mystery here is her age, which she reveals is somewhere "between 18 and 100."
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Ian McFeron with Alisa Milner
Backing herself solidly on piano or guitar, she moves seamlessly from jazz to folk, blues and rock. No matter what style of music she is playing, her voice will captivate you.
A restless heart and devotion to music has made Mary Fagan a true original. With influences that range from Duke Ellington to The Grateful Dead, you can't fit her neatly into any one musical category. Her voice is bold and smooth, as if it were forged in the blues and then dipped in velvet.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Ray Prim is a Singer Soulwriter based in Austin, Texas. Alongside April Stephens, John Ray, Alberto Ferrer, Jen K, Kristen Randolph and Mike Robledo, Ray takes you back to the days when songs were inspiring, meaningful and thought provoking. His songs are melody-based short stories that anyone can related to. Ray's four studio CD's "This Ain't Rocket Science," "Sherman Ray Prim, Jr.," "The World A...ccording to Me and Miss Shenequah Jones" and "Beautiful Mistakes" take listeners on a roller coaster of emotions ranging from laughter to tears. His live shows take his music up a level by adding special guests and frequently having the audience sing along. Hungry people don't stay hungry for long and Ray is starving to make music that will put a smile on your face. Have a listen, spread the word, and it's a guarantee that you won't be disappointed.
Indie-folk / Americana
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.
With the new release, "See You Walkin'", 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".
Thursday, May 23, 2013
Blues, Americana, Outlaw Voodoobilly
This one-woman band offera a sonic portal to a different world. Her tantric drum beats combined with what Cox calls "voodoobilly" guitar riffs, paint a portrait of sideshow circus freaks living in a twisted gypsy den. But that's just her music. Cox's powerful voice pierces the air, inviting the audience to read her heartbreak-laden diary pages.
Folk, Americana & Bludgrass
Sour Bridges play browngrass. It's like bluegrass, but a little dirtier. Based in Austin, TX, this folk-indie-bluegrass quintet formed in early 2009 and has been kicking up dust and boots ever since.
Tight vocal harmonies draw comparisons to The Lumineers and The Devil Makes Three while Sour Bridges' honest lyrics and catchy rock ‘n roll delivery set the group apart from traditional pickin' bands. Brother guitarists Bill and Matt Pucci harmonize perfectly with bassist Jackson Ellis to create a rich, full sound more similar to early doo-wop than backwoods bluegrass. With the addition of Kat Wilkes on fiddle and Dalton Chamblee on bass, Sour Bridges
produce a lush, full and bright sound that is infectious, familiar, and just a little bit dirty.
Friday, May 24, 2013
Floyd Domino & Redd Volkaert
They're Grammy award-winning artists, have played with the likes of George Straight & George Jones and tonight they're teaming up for a legendary performance.
Saturday, May 25, 2013
Cornell Hurd Band
Western Swing & Classic Country
The Cornell Hurd Band serves up a delicious combination of Western Swing, classic country, and boogie-woogie, spiced with a dash of rock ‘n roll.