SOLD OUTTab Benoit – August 19, 2016

You’ve tried the rest, now try the best! Tab Benoit’s amazing new Medicine, 100% pure musical snake-oil. A melodic potion that provides immediate and satisfying relief for all aches and pain. Benoit’s Medicine is a guaranteed cure for heartache. It’s the genuine article this Medicine is for whatever ails you. Continue reading

Joe Ely – July 30, 2016

In the rock’n’roll era, the vast spaces of west Texas have been filled with great music. Joe Ely stands in a tradition born out on these gritty plains. It includes Roy Orbison, Buddy Holly, Waylon Jennings, Tanya Tucker, Guy Clark, Delbert McClinton, Don Walser, Terry Allen, Lloyd Maines, his daughter Natalie Maines, and Joe’s enduring musical partners, Butch Hancock and Jimmie Dale Gilmore. Continue reading

An Intimate Evening with Rickie Lee Jones 8/26/16

Two-time Grammy winner Rickie Lee Jones exploded onto the pop scene in 1978 and has made a career of fearlessly experimenting with her sound and persona over 15 critically acclaimed albums. A cultural phenomenon, Rolling Stone magazine put her on its cover twice in two years, and Saturday Night Live gave her an unprecedented three songs for her second appearance. Rickie is both a character in the songs and the songwriter singing, defying convention with her sometimes brazen sexuality and the mixed bag of jazz, rock and what has come to be known as ‘confessional’ songwriter performances. Continue reading

Tommy Castro and The Painkillers – October 21, 2016

Night after night, Tommy Castro, a fierce and fiery road warrior, fervently delivers his driving, blues-soaked, soul-baring music to fans all over the world. The road is where he honed his guitar playing to a razor’s edge. It’s where he learned how to captivate an audience with his intensely passionate vocals and his memorable songs, licks and grooves. It’s where he learned to turn his band into a dynamic, high-performance engine, able to bring down the house with a soulful ballad and then bring fans to their feet with a blistering blues rocker. In the words of Blues Revue, “Tommy Castro can do no wrong.” Continue reading

Ruthie Foster – October 13, 2016

From houses of worship to houses of blues, Ruthie Foster has always been a rafter-rattler. And with a soul-filled voice honed in Texas churches, she can move audiences to tears or ecstasy — sometimes in a single song. Her last two albums, 2009’s The Truth According to Ruthie Foster and 2012’s Let It Burn, moved the Recording Academy to deliver Best Blues Album Grammy nominations; her latest, Promise of a Brand New Day, releasing August 19 on Blue Corn Music, could make her a contender once more. Continue reading

Steve Forbert – July 28, 2016

Steve Forbert’s latest album, Compromised, was released November 6, 2015, and from the comparative essay of the disc’s title song, “Compromised” (complete with catchy chorus and signature harmonica solo), to the exasperated advice for “everyman” on the album closer, “Whatever, Man,” Steve Forbert leaves no stone unturned in his exploration of life, love, turmoil and survival. Continue reading

Greyhounds – July 8, 2016

Rising out of the Austin, Texas music scene, the Greyhounds, a duo comprising guitarist Andrew Trube and keyboardist Anthony Farrell, feature a unique sound that mixes R&B, soul, funk, and the Bakersfield country of Buck Owens into a style that has been described as “Hall & Oates meets ZZ Top,” and the duo’s exciting live shows have earned them a large and loyal fan following. Continue reading

Bethany Joy Lenz and her Firepit Band – 7/29/2016

Bethany has garnered a large following for her soulful, earthy sound which has a sharp wit and penchant toward organic, catchy melodies since the early 2000s when her beloved character on “One Tree Hill” began to sing. Lenz then continued writing her own music, a habit she’d developed early in adolescence and collaborated with world renown producers, eventually landing a record contract with Sony’s Epic Records. She’s toured with Gavin DeGraw and Michelle Branch and worked closely with Carole King on a workshop of a musical in 2001. “I’m often asked which I prefer more, singing or acting. But for me they go hand in hand… it’s all storytelling.” says Lenz, “And neither avenue works if it’s not authentic.” Continue reading

Session Americana – 9/15/2016

Session Americana (Boston) is a rock band in a tea cup, or possibly a folk band in a whiskey bottle. This band/collective of talented musicians craft an musical experience unlike any other. On stage is a collapsible bar table wired with microphones, a vintage suitcase recast as a kick drum, an old Estey field organ, a pre-war parlor guitar, a mandocello and all of its smaller siblings, a harmonica case fire damaged when Jack’s bar went up in flames and graffitied by Depeche Mode roadies, Continue reading