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Monday, March 2, 2015

Sharon Bourbonnais

Sharon Bourbonnais

6:00 PM

Jazz Singer

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, March 3, 2015

Massimo Gerosa

Massimo Gerosa

6:00 PM

Honky-tonk piano from an Italian rockabilly

Pianist Massimo Gerosa has backed up living legends of American music across Europe, including Wanda Jackson, and also plays with Shaun Young's Blue Dots and JWW and the Prospectors. His heavy boogie woogie, classic sense of melody, and dead-on rhythmic feel sew up the band's sound like needle and thread.

Jim Ragland

Jim Ragland

8:00 PM

Singer/Songwriter

Jim Ragland (Jimbo to his friends), returned to performing as a singer, songwriter and guitarist about five years ago years after a 25 year break. He played folk-rock in NYC in the 70s, then in 1980 started scoring music for Off-Off-Broadway shows, and went on to a have a long career as a musical composer and sound designer for theater. He pioneered in the live use of computer controlled synthesizers in theater performance, with credits that include the Pulitzer Prize-winning Broadway production of The Kentucky Cycle with Stacy Keach, and hundreds of other shows, from Greek tragedies to children's theater, from the fringe to The Kennedy Center and include major productions in many of America's top regional theaters. You can hear his theater music, "Jim Ragland, Music for Plays" at MusiCues.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Roger Wallace

Roger Wallace

6:00 PM

Country Singer

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

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, March 5, 2015

Roger Wallace

Roger Wallace

6:00 PM

Country Singer

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.

Serafia Jane

Serafia Jane

8:00 PM

Vocalist

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, March 6, 2015

Big John Mills

Big John Mills

6:00 PM

Texas Legend & Guitar Virtuoso

Big John MillsTexas legend and guitar virtuoso, began playing guitar at age 6. By age 16, Mills was earning a living as a highly sought-after guitarist and session musician. Mills was raised in Texas, living in most every part of the state and ultimately growing up in Deer Park.

Guitar-playing skill like Big John's does not often accompany such deft and wise songwriting and phrasing, but Big John is the whole package. His original rocking and rollicking song, "Spicy Chicken," is the theme song for the Texas Music Awards. His great original songwriting has earned him the respect of his peers and the devotion of legions of fans around Texas, across the country and in Europe.

Paula Russell

Paula Russell

9:00 PM

Singer

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, March 7, 2015

Undead Joe

Undead Joe

9:00 PM

Country Trio

"The songs are all original and every one is killer honky tonk, but if I was pushed to nail highlights, Please Whiskey, and I Made A Mistake are especially good." - Duncan Warwick, Country Music People



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