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Monday, May 25, 2015

Kit Holmes

Kit Holmes

6:00 PM

Multi-Instrumentalist, Vocalist & Award-Winning Songwriter

Austin, TX based multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and award-winning songwriter Kit Holmes has been performing, composing, arranging and producing music professionally since the age of 13. Her smooth and powerful jazz-infused, adult-contemporary songs have been scoring awards since she entered her first songwriting contest in 2004. With rave reviews from All About Jazz andJazz Corner magazines, Kit's 2011 release Return to Love was a 54th Annual GRAMMY Award Entry for Best Pop Vocal Album.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Jeremy McBee

Jeremy McBee

6:00 PM

Singer/Songwriter

At 24 years old, Jeremy McBee has immersed himself in the Austin music scene after graduating from Texas A&M University in December 2012. During his time in College Station, TX, Jeremy performed weekly at restaurants, bars, festivals, private parties, and weddings. Inspired musically by the likes of Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles, Willie Nelson, Frank Sinatra, Jamie Cullum, and John Legend, Jeremy aims to create and perform music that emits that heartfelt, old school feeling. Before his college years at A&M, Jeremy grew up in Nashville, TN, for 14 years. It was while growing up in Nashville that he first noticed his musical talents and passions. By the time he was 18, he had recorded in the world renowned Dark Horse Recording Studio in Franklin, TN, as well as recorded in the studio of Wayne Kirkpatrick (world renowned songwriter and producer of Little Big Town).

Ian McFeron

Ian McFeron

8:00 PM

Seattle Singer/Songwriter

Ian McFeron broke into the Seattle music scene when discovered by “The Mountain” in Seattle (AAA-formatted KMTT at 103.7 FM) shortly after releasing his debut album, Don’t Look Back (2003). Within months, the first single “Love Me Twice” edged out songs by Modest Mouse, Bob Schneider, The Bo Deans, and Ray LaMontagne in The Mountain’s “New Music Throwdown,” a weekly competition where listeners vote for their favorite of two new songs. Ian has shared the spotlight with international and national artists such as Patty Griffin, Nanci Griffith, Shawn Mullins, Brandi Carlile, Amos Lee, Sister Hazel, Mike Doughty, Hayes Carll, Missy Higgins, Julia Fordham, The Hothouse Flowers, and Jars of Clay.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Jeremy McBee

Jeremy McBee

6:00 PM

Singer/Songwriter

At 24 years old, Jeremy McBee has immersed himself in the Austin music scene after graduating from Texas A&M University in December 2012. During his time in College Station, TX, Jeremy performed weekly at restaurants, bars, festivals, private parties, and weddings. Inspired musically by the likes of Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles, Willie Nelson, Frank Sinatra, Jamie Cullum, and John Legend, Jeremy aims to create and perform music that emits that heartfelt, old school feeling. Before his college years at A&M, Jeremy grew up in Nashville, TN, for 14 years. It was while growing up in Nashville that he first noticed his musical talents and passions. By the time he was 18, he had recorded in the world renowned Dark Horse Recording Studio in Franklin, TN, as well as recorded in the studio of Wayne Kirkpatrick (world renowned songwriter and producer of Little Big Town).

Bruce Smith

Bruce Smith

8:00 PM

Springsteen-esque Singer/Songwriter

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, May 28, 2015

Tiffany Thompson

Tiffany Thompson

6:00 PM

Folk/Pop

Music is a bridge-builder, moment-maker and voice-giver. As a songwriter, singer and producer, Tiffany Thompson creates true, beautiful music that finds a fresh way to say: “I love you,” “you can do it,” and “together, we’ll make it through.” Whether a song for a pop record, a track for wedding video or a cleaning company commercial jingle, Tiffany loves collaborating to create music that moves you.

Richie Lawrence & Katie Thomas

Richie Lawrence & Katie Thomas

8:00 PM

Americana Music

Rue Sanxay, the forthcoming release from musician/songwriter Richie Lawrence, is a flat out love fest; new love, old love, New York love, Parisian love, Bayou love and eternal pining.  Typical of Lawrence’s ever-eclectic gamut of song, one finds both lyric and instrumental tracks.  Tunes emerge from a sublime melancholy, a wry sense of humor, and honesty. 

Richie’s debut Melancholy Waltz relied on solo instrumental music, stark and haunting. Water, the second record, was cut with his band The Yolos.  Rue Sanxay draws from both and takes a step further.  With four rocking instrumentals in Cajun/Zydeco, French Waltz, Jazz Trio, and Classic Ragtime styles, only the Tribute Rag is solo piano.  Two are with fellow Yolos, Scott Prawalsky on upright bass and Bart van der Zeeuw on drums. 

The real departure comes with three beautiful lead vocals by Katie Thomas: When I Find My Love Someday, Play On and Oxford Town.  Play On and title track Rue Sanxay are co-written by Richie and talented longtime musical cohort Paul Lacques (I See Hawks In L.A., Double Naught Spy Car, Rotondi), who plays guitar on Rue Sanxay.  Oxford Town, the sole cover, is penned by great blues troubadour and old friend Ray Bonneville.  

Friday, May 29, 2015

Laura Thurston

Laura Thurston

6:00pm

One Woman Band

Laura brings multi-instrumentalism to a new level! You will be enthralled when you see this lovely lady rappin’ on a suitcase kick drum with one foot and tappin’ on a tambourine with the other; all the while, hands on her guitar and mouth on her harp. On top of that, Laura then adds sweet sugary vocals to her acoustic Folk-Grass mix while giving energy and presence to capture your attention. This talented musician launched her solo career in 2011 performing up and down the east coast. With her original ideas and talented executions this one woman band is sure to dazzle any audience. Laura Thurston has her own unique style from a vintage era that will enliven you and have you feelin’ fine. 

Rockin’ Lloyd Tripp

Rockin’ Lloyd Tripp

9:00 PM

Rockabilly trio

Hailing from the UK, this one time Morrissey opener Rockin' Lloyd Tripp began his musical career playing with London's hip rockabilly favorites the Megatons (‘81-‘84) which featured Boz Boorer of the Polecats. Then with Garage/Psychobilly legends The Vibes (‘83-‘86) one of John Peels/BBC all time greatest discoveries. Lloyd filled in on bass with The Stingrays ('84-'85) during which time he also played with the Blubbery Hellbellies ('83-'85) which was named by friend and Pouges frontman Shane MacGowan.

Performing as Rockin' Lloyd Tripp since his arrival in the US in '86. With his musical career spanning nearly 3 decades, 4 CD's later Lloyd is now calling Austin, TX home. Whether you catch Rockin' Lloyd Tripp pummeling his upright bass or bending his guitar he is still pumping out 100% original songs from the heart.

Saturday, May 30, 2015

The Far West

The Far West

9:00 PM

Country-Rock

"Technically pure, slightly jaded, no-nonsense and honest with stellar storytelling for the every-man." The Far West came together in early 2010, each member having left other bands to pursue a unique sound they weren't getting elsewhere. Singer Lee Briante posted a late night craigslist ad that consisted of nothing more then the text 'looking to do something like this'. and a Waylon Jennings video. Texas born Robert Black responded within minutes and The Far West was born. Chicago native Aaron Bakker soon joined the band bringing his exceptional guitar playing to the lineup. With Michael Whiteside on piano & keys and Brian Bachman on drums, the line up was solidified.

Before long the band partnered with respected booking agent Mongrel Music, and have been consistently growing and selling out shows in the West ever since. The Far West have been gigging all across Southern California and the southwest at places like El Rey, The Troubadour The Echo, The Satellite, Pappy & Harriets, Hotel Cafe, Cowboy Palace Saloon, The Great American Music Hall and across the US. They've been winning accolades all along the line from bands, critics and DJ's alike. The Far West has opened sold out shows for JD McPherson, Nick 13, Dave & Phil Alvin, and Eilen Jewell.

In February 2014 the band released their 2nd album Any Day Now on Medina River records. Their second album with producer Colin McLean. He recorded their first album at an American Legion Post while the bar was open for business – and, in keeping with his interest in using unusual spaces, recorded Any Day Now in a vintage hot rod repair shop. Like their debut effort, this new album has been receiving rave reviews from everyone who hears it, proving that The Far West have something special.



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