Monday, June 29, 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, June 30, 2015
Country Honky Tonk
Roger Wallace is the most acclaimed new country music talent to rise of late out of Austin, Texas.
Brian Kremer bills himself as a crooner/songwriter, pointing with a Dean Martin wink to an elegant sound that plays somewhere between Bing Crosby and Hank Williams on the radio dial. Brian’s polished, tender voice and guitar-picking charm are fully showcased on his new album “Echoes & Twirls”.
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Roger Wallace has something rare in country music today: honesty, creativity, and more than enough talent to back it all up. You could say it's all in the voice -- and not just the powerful, rangy singing voice that has gained acclaim in roots-country circles for well over a decade. That voice attempts to speak not only in notes and words, but in a distinct musical vision, as well as unique views on the world around him.
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, July 2, 2015
Maggie is a SINGER, SONGWRITER, MULTI-INSTRUMENTALIST and ACTRESS from Detroit, Michigan. Her creative pursuits have ranged from performing with a youth symphony in Europe to touring with the Grammy award winning band Fun. She performs and records regularly both solo and with various artists (Calico The Band, Sara Raddle, Little Faith) and has been featured as a musician on television and radio programs around the country. She has spent the last 10 years pursuing musical endeavors in Los Angeles, CA, and now resides and performs in Austin, TX.
Serafia (Pronounced - Sir-Raw-Fee-Uh) , is a multi-octave vocalist with a unique style and sound. Locally known in her Austin, TX community as ‘The Young Sade' this Dominican and Russian beauty touts an impressive four and a half octave range, and has made a name for herself as a ‘brilliant' live performer and improv artist; commanding stages in the US and Europe. Serafia's sultry artistry is extremely versatile and has been proven to allure listeners of any genre.
Friday, July 3, 2015
Danny grew up in South Central Kentucky playing everything from Bluegrass to Country to Classical to Rock and Roll. After playing in assorted bands in Kentucky, Danny made his way to Texas in 1980. Danny did a couple years touring with Jerry Jeff Walker as his road manager in the mid 1980's and has since played and toured with Jerry Jeff. He began writing and playing his own music as a part of the Austin music scene and by the early 1990s was performing on a regular basis.
Danny has performed around the country on shows with the likes of Guy Clark, Jerry Jeff Walker, John McCutcheon, Chris Smither, Bruce Robison, Nina Gerber, Kelly Willis, Chris Wall, Greg Trooper, The Dixie Chicks, and many others.
A classically trained singer whose southern roots run deep, Montgomery has taken her authentic spin on golden-era country/western music through the U.S. and Europe, headlining shows and also supporting Gossip, Shovels and Rope, Robert Ellis, Hayes Carll, Billy Joe Shaver, Turnpike Troubadours, Pokey LaFarge, and Wayne “the Train” Hancock.
Bonnie’s composition of the modern folk opera “Billy Blythe”, about the childhood of Bill Clinton, previewed in New York, and has earned her the attention of publications such as The New Yorker, The Economist, The Huffington Post and the London Daily Telegraph.
Saturday, July 4, 2015
Palomino Shakedown is a new American music sensation from Austin Tx.
Combining the influences of Country, Southern Soul, and Rock n' Roll, Palomino Shakedown delivers
original music that appeals to the head, the heart and the hips.
Palomino Shakedown is the result of the natural evolution of Austin Honky Tonk heavyweights Horse Opera. The line up that came together at the end of 2014, organically began combining styles and sounds in a new direction, and it became clear that it was now more than a country band, and deserved its own chance, its own name.