Austin jazz-grass band MilkDrive features award-winning instrumentalists Brian Beken on fiddle and lead vocals, Noah Jeffries on guitar and harmony vocals, Dennis Ludiker on mandolin and harmony vocals, and Matt Mefford on double bass. But awards reveal nothing about the Austin string band’s exhilarating sound. Fueled by equal parts tradition and innovation, MilkDrive delivers a distinctive acoustic experience that crosses genres, geographies, and generations.
Fingers flying at breathtaking speed, original tunes that feel familiar at first but go beyond extraordinary, songs with themes universal but unique, heart and brains behind dynamic performances: It’s an uncompromising musical journey the members of MilkDrive are on.
Texas songwriting legend Gary P. Nunn is coming back to Nacogdoches! You don't have to visit Luckenbach or Gruene Hall to see the greatest - we are bringing them to you, in an intimate venue where every seat is a good seat. Gary P. Nunn's honors and accomplishments are too numerous to list, but a few are:
Wrote "London Homesick Blues" which is internationally known and is a signature Texas country song.
Named Music Ambassador of Texas by the Governor's office, more than once and by more than one governor
Get tickets early - save a few bucks and guarantee a seat. We are certain that waiting too long will result in standing room only or sold out!
Chuck Mead and His Grassy Knoll Boys - October 31st 9:00pm
After leading several popular ‘80s cult bands in and around his hometown of Lawrence, Kansas, Chuck Mead landed on Nashville’s Lower Broadway where he co-founded the famed ‘90s Alternative Country quintet BR549. The band’s seven albums, three Grammy nominations and the Country Music Association Award for Best Overseas Touring Act would build an indelible bridge between authentic American Roots music and millions of fans worldwide. With BR549 on hiatus, Chuck has garnered national attention for his latest solo project, Free State Serenade, which you can check out on his website www.chuckmead.com
Rockabilly/Country drinking music to the bone, this is sure to be a great show by veterans of the business. Reserve your seat today!
If Birds Could Fly - December 13th 9:00pm
Where many enthusiasts of string-band music play with the period-correct discipline of Civil War re-creationists, this humble quartet offers a refreshing take on Appalachian folk and classic Americana. If Birds Could Fly is uniquely a bird of a different feather. This Southwest VA quartet blends many genres to achieve their simplistic yet unmistakable sound. From Folk to Indie, there is something in their music that everyone can enjoy. From the soothing guitar melodies to the vocal chills, this act promises to deliver a sound truly from their heart to those willing to listen.