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.
Slaid Cleaves - March 20th 8:00pm
Slaid Cleaves. Grew up in Maine. Lives in Texas. Writes songs. Travels around. Tries to be good.
“I’m glad I found Slaid Cleaves, because my life would have been poorer without him. You’ll feel the same, I think, when you listen to this beautifully crafted album. Listen, go to one of Slaid’s shows, take a friend, and pass on the news: Not all the good guys wear hats.” — Stephen King
Folk Family Revival - April 4th 9:00pm
A warm, classic Texas tone and crunching, bluesy guitar solos bring this band beyond the standard pop country currently filling the airwaves.
Folk Family Revival is one of those bands that could open for a mainstream Nashville country act, an indie folk band or even bands like Beaumont’s country and folk-tinged Ruxpins or Ramblin’ Boys, which integrates punk rock into their particular brand of country.
Lincoln Durham - April 12, Reschedule of January 25
This is a re-schedule of the January 25th show. We had sold out that show and have had only a few people who could not attend the rescheduled show, therefore tickets are VERY LIMITED.
Lincoln Durham simply owns the stage! Equipped with old, makeshift 1950s amps, resonators, fiddles, harmonicas, tin can microphones, slides, stomp boards and you name it, Lincoln gives birth to a sound that transcends genres. His dark, poetic and raw writing style is reminiscent of his mentor R.W. Hubbard, telling tales that Poe would have been proud of. His guitar work is like a locomotive pumping and driving the runaway train that is Lincoln Durham and his music. This is not to imply that any of it is in any way out of control. On the contrary, he never stops driving that train.
Thieving Birds - May 9th 9:00pm
“Thieving Birds are like a breath of fresh air for your ears and soul. These guys are destined for big things through honestly good tunes made by five great dudes.” –Bart Crow
Thieving Birds are a band from Fort Worth, Texas that was formed in September of 2010. These five friends combine Rock, Country, Roots and Blues to create a unique musical offering to their audience. The lyrics are thoughtful and strong being carried by the sultry and powerful voice of vocalist and guitarist Ace Crayton. The Rhythm section is filled out by the strong and solid drumming of Beau Brauer along with the precise Bass playing of Rody Molder. Guitarists John Seidler and Jon ‘Fish’ Hunt weave leads and rhythm together to create a landscape of guitar work that make you feel as if you’re moving across the terrain of their great state.
If you only know her for writing the Dixie Chicks hit "Wide Open Spaces" you're really missing out! These tickets will sell out early so get them now!
$10 Advance $15 day of show
Wood & Wire - June 7th 9:00pm
Anyone wondering about Wood & Wire’s sound need not look any further than the four-piece band’s name, which honors the purity of acoustic instruments and the gorgeous music a skilled artist can coax out of just simple wood and wire.
The Austin-based band’s self-titled debut album released this year is an engaging collection of music that is deeply rooted in bluegrass traditions, although the members themselves draw upon country and Americana and listen to everything from Doc Watson to Led Zeppelin.
Jason Eady - June 12th 8:00pm
Jason Eady’s inspired new album Daylight and Dark embraces multiple styles of die-hard country music to weave together 11 songs about the deep, messy details of love and life. The disc is sequenced to follow the arc of one man’s journey through the complexities of the heart. But the semi-autobiographical Daylight and Dark is not a concept album. Instead, it’s a powerful study in honesty; a collection of real stories populated by real characters that coalesced around Eady’s title track.