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Dirty River Boys

Gruene Hall
New Braunfels, Texas

Doors: 8pm
Opener: Strangetowne 9pm
Dirty River Boys: 10:30pm

Playing upwards of 200 dates a year, giving heartfelt, unrestrained performances, and winning over a loyal audience show-by-show, The Dirty River Boys have notched a number of significant milestones, opening for legend Willie Nelson several times and selling out the famed Gruene Hall. All four members of DRB have a hand in the songwriting, and all four sing as well, while members often switch off instruments during shows. This isn’t just a vehicle for a songwriting front man, with an interchangeable crew of instrumentalists bringing those ideas to life. And so, after a pair of EPs and an album, “Science of Flight,” that served as a tour calling card, the time couldn’t be better for an anthemic, hook-laden declaration of intent, served up to an audience beyond DRB’s Texas diehards. The record is both a cohesive statement and a dizzying testament to the band’s capabilities, as it shifts gears between genres with the skill of a long-haul trucker.

GEN ADM: $15

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Cody Jinks

Gruene Hall
New Braunfels, Texas

Doors: 7pm
Opener: TBA 8pm
Cody Jinks: 9:30pm

Conceived in a honky tonk long, long ago, Cody now makes his living in them. Accompanied by the Tone Deaf Hippies, he rolls across the land and the oceans onto other lands to sow a collective musical seed. Not like the brazen giant of “Texas/Red Dirt” fame, he is a fair-sized man with a Zippo whose flame longs to be ignited by the sound of real music.

GEN ADM: $12

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William Clark Green

Gruene Hall
New Braunfels, Texas

Doors: 8pm
Opener: Dalton Domino 9pm
William Clark Green: 10:30pm

William Clark Green is not one for pulling punches. Where some songwriters trade in subtlety and dancing around blunt truths with clever feints and metaphor, Clark aims his words straight to the point and, when needed, right through the heart. His music is unrelentingly direct and hard-hitting, too, charged with a palpable rock ’n’ roll immediacy that’s as evident in his most intimate solo acoustic performances as it is in the full-tilt band shows that have packed rooms across his native Lone Star State. And with the April 21st release of Ringling Road, his eagerly awaited fourth album, Green is set to make his biggest impact on the booming Texas/Red Dirt music scene — and beyond — yet.

GEN ADM: $12

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Gospel Brunch w/a Texas Twist

Gruene Hall
New Braunfels, Texas


“A New Orleans style gospel brunch with a Texas twist”

Buffet includes oven roasted turkey breast, seasoned roast beef, smoked Polish wedding sausage, Falls City pepper bacon, garlic mashed potatoes, migas, fresh hot sauce, tomatillo verde sauce, scrambled eggs, Texas French toast, buttermilk biscuits, cream gravy, fried apples, fresh seasonal fruits, fresh juices, iced tea, coffee and soft drinks. Adults also receive one free champagne drink, otherwise beer, wine, champagne, and mimosas are charged separately. The buffet is open beginning at 10:30am to completion of brunch and is catered by Gristmill River Restaurant & Bar.The Gospel Brunch is led by Bret Graham, one of Gruene Hall’s favorite country musicians. Bret sings his cowboy style Gospel tunes and accompanies The Gospel Silvertones, one of Austin’s newest and uplifting Gospel groups, perform all over central Texas and their latest CD release, “On The Battlefield”, can be purchased at the show.

Click here for a sneak peek.

ADULT: $30.00
CHILD: $15.00

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Jonathan Tyler (Album Release)

Gruene Hall
New Braunfels, Texas

Doors: 7pm
Opener: Folk Family Revival 8pm
Jonathan Tyler: 9:30pm

Jonathan Tyler did the rock star thing. He played Austin City Limits, Bonnaroo, Hangout Fest and the Voodoo Experience. He performed on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, and toured alongside AC/DC, ZZ Top, Grace Potter and Kid Rock. His 2010 LP, Pardon Me, with backing band The Northern Lights reached No. 8 on the Billboard Modern Rock chart. His songs were featured in TV shows Boardwalk Empire and Friday Night Lights. It was everything he thought he’d wanted. It was everything he’d signed up for. But it wasn’t really him. These days, Tyler really does come off as a changed man – in person and on record alike. He’s more introspective, more focused. Holy Smokes, his forthcoming third proper LP, finds Tyler shed of major-label constraints, bearing his soul as songwriter who’s seen the top of the mountain and now seeks a different kind of climb, one filled less with flash and more with substance.

GEN ADM: $12

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Texas Tornados

Gruene Hall
New Braunfels, Texas

Doors: 8pm
Opener: TBA 9pm
Texas Tornados: 10:30pm

The Texas Tornados, with their infectious, party-ready sound, blending early rock & roll, Mexican folk music, R&B, blues and whatever other roots music crosses their paths, are back! Look for Flaco Jimenez, Augie Meyers and Shawn Sahm as well as original Tornado members Louie Ortega and Speedy Spark, Ernie Durawa and Nunie Rubio to take everyone on a Tex-Mex celebration in honor of Doug Sahm and Freddy Fender.

This is one party not to be missed!

GEN ADM: $15

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Hayes Carll

Gruene Hall
New Braunfels, Texas
FRIDAY NIGHT: Doors: 7pm
Special Guest: Holly Williams 8pm
Hayes Carll: 9:30pm

SATURDAY NIGHT: Doors: 8pm
Special Guest: Uncle Lucius 9pm
Hayes Carll: 10:30pm

Hayes Carll is an odd mix. Wildly literate, utterly slackerly, impossibly romantic, absolutely a slave to the music, he is completely committed to the truth and unafraid to skewer pomposity, hypocrisy and smallminded thinking. Carll connects with music lovers across genres lines. Playing rock clubs and honkytonks, Bonnaroo, Stones Fest, SXSW and NXNE, he and his band merge a truculent singer/songwriter take that combines Ray Wylie Hubband’s lean freewheeling squalor with Todd Snider’s brazen Gen Y reality and a healthy dose of love amongst unhealthy people. After releasing Flowers & Liquor in 2002, Carll was voted the Best New Artist of 2002 by The Houston Post. He would go on to release Little Rock on his own Highway 87 label, which became the first self-owned project to the top the Americana charts. Each album expands on his already extreme vintage country, extreme thumping bad road boogie, extreme heartbroken ache – and finds new ways to take on the fate of the nation. Whether it’s the GI protagonist in the propulsive title track of KMAG YOYO, the train wreck objet d’amour of “Drunken Poet’s Dream,” also recorded by Hubbard, the road warrior of both “I Got A Gig” and “Little Rock” or the stoner liberal and the uptight Republican vixen of “Another Like You,” Carll paints vivid pictures of humanity as it really is. Thickheaded. Avaricious. Squalid. Hungry. Angry. Getting by.

GEN ADM: $25
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Bob Schneider

Gruene Hall
New Braunfels, Texas

Doors: 8pm
Opener: TBA 9pm
Bob Schneider: 10:30pm

Bob Schneider’s fellow Texans as well as his rabid U.S. fanbase will testify to his abilities, as he has become the most awarded singer songwriter in Austin’s history, winning over thirty Austin Music Awards. His scruffy good looks and strong, husky voice provide a good complement to his semi-confessional songwriting. The real beauty of Schneider’s artistic career is about the freedom to constantly write, record and stockpile songs. While he’s already released hundreds of songs with his bands, Schneider estimates there were at least a thousand songs that didn’t fit his band’s concepts.

GEN ADM: $25

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The Damn Quails (Album Release)

Gruene Hall
New Braunfels, Texas

Doors: 7pm
Special Guest: Blue Water Highway Band 8pm
The Damn Quails: 9:30pm

The Damn Quails started as a weekly jam session in Norman, Oklahoma. Looking back, the fact that the band began so organically, could be considered somewhat of a miracle. At the epicenter of these weekly jams were Bryon White and Gabe Marshall. Some of the musicians became more and more regular and the semblance of a band was formed. A guy known only as Biggie showed up with his harmonica. Luke Mullenix played the bass and Thomas Young became the resident drummer. In addition to this a multi-instrumentalist named Jon Knudson came with a variety of instruments including, keyboard, resonator guitar, saxophone, and mandolin to name a few. Their first record “Down The Hatch” was released in 2011 and received rave reviews from across the country. Combining the sounds of folk music, country, Americana and rock ‘n’ roll, the band has developed an extremely loyal and well listened following. The Damn Quails’ new album, Out of The Birdcage, will be released on the day of the show, Friday, September 4th.

Purchase your tickets in advance and receive a free copy of their new CD, Out of the Birdcage, on the night of the show!

GEN ADM: $10

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Charlie Robison

Gruene Hall
New Braunfels, Texas
SATURDAY NIGHT: Doors: 8pm
Opener: Jason James 9pm
Charlie Robison: 10:30pm

SUNDAY NIGHT: Doors: 7pm
Opener: Jamie Lin Wilson 8pm
Charlie Robison: 9:30pm

A sixth-generation Texan, Charlie Robison hails from tiny Bandera, Texas. He and his brother, noted musician Bruce Robison, found an interest in music early on, and by the age of 15, Charlie and his brother began playing gigs around Bandera. Later, he made his way to the Austin scene, where he was a part of such bands as Chapparal, Two Hoots and a Holler and The Millionaire Playboys. In 1995, he released his debut album, Bandera, followed in 1998 by Life of the Party. In 2000, Charlie became part of history when the “Unleashed Live” Record was recorded at Gruene Hall. The album is a combined effort with Bruce and good friend Jack Ingram. A second studio effort, Step Right Up, was issued in 2001 followed by his album, Good Times, in 2004. Charlie’s self-produced album, Beautiful Day, was released in 2009 followed by his 2013 release, High Life.

GEN ADM: $25
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Curtis Grimes

Gruene Hall
New Braunfels, Texas

Doors: 8pm
Opener: Jake Ward 9pm
Curtis Grimes: 10:30pm

To hear Curtis Grimes sing is to take a trip through the heart of country music. A Texas native, Grimes was raised on a steady diet of George Strait and Alan Jackson, and possesses the everyman charm of both his heroes, along with a refreshingly mature voice that – in an era of country raps and pop beats – truly stands out. Deep down Grimes is a true student of traditional country music. He has proved himself in front of massive audiences opening for Kenny Chesney and Toby Keith. Also, Curtis was chosen by Cee Lo Green for his team on Season 1 of the NBC TV Show, “The Voice.” For the ever-busy performer, it’s all about his work ethic, a sense of pride instilled in his family by his great grandfather. In 2014 the hard working performer recorded his first fully produced studio album, “Our Side of the Fence.”

GEN ADM: $10

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Gospel Brunch w/a Texas Twist - September 2015

Gruene Hall
New Braunfels, Texas

Tickets going on sale Sunday, August 9th at 1PM!

ADULT: $30.00
CHILD: $15.00

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Gruene Hall
New Braunfels, Texas

Tickets going on sale Wednesday, July 29th at 1 PM!

GEN ADM: $59.50

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Leon Russell

Gruene Hall
New Braunfels, Texas

Doors: 8pm
Opener: TBA 9pm
Leon Russell: 10:30pm

The many talents of Russell include that of singer, songwriter, producer, arranger, entrepreneur, record company executive and multi-instrumentalist. His personal session band included Steve Winwood, George Harrison, Eric Clapton, Charlie Watts, Bill Wyman and Ringo Starr, and includes playing with Bob Dylan and Dave Mason. In 2010, the highly anticipated collaboration album, The Union, between two musical legends, Elton John and Leon Russell, was released and marked the first time these iconic artists have worked together since 1970. If there were such an award, Leon Russell would be a contender for “the most outstanding all-round contribution to rock music award”.

GEN ADM: $30

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That's Right - It's Not From Texas

Gruene Hall
New Braunfels, Texas

Tickets going on sale Tuesday, September 1st at 3 PM!

Rockin' with Texas Wine & Food - General Admission

Gruene Hall
New Braunfels, Texas

Tickets going on sale Tuesday, September 1st at 1PM!

GEN ADM: $75.00

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Texas Tastings & Tunes

Gruene Hall
New Braunfels, Texas

Tickets going on sale Tuesday, September 1st at 3 PM!

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Gospel Brunch w/a Texas Twist

Gruene Hall
New Braunfels, Texas

Tickets going on sale Tuesday, September 1st at 3PM!

ADULT: $30.00
CHILD: $15.00

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Texas Style Musicfest (Grapevine Only)

Gruene Hall
New Braunfels, Texas

Tickets going on sale Tuesday, September 1st at 3 PM!

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Drive-By Truckers

Gruene Hall
New Braunfels, Texas

Doors: 7pm
Opener: TBA 8pm
Drive-By Truckers: 9:30pm

English Oceans, the 12th release by Athens, Georgia’s Drive-By Truckers, is an elegantly balanced and deeply engaged new effort that finds the group refreshed and firing on all cylinders. All but one of the collection’s 13 new songs, written by singer-guitarists and co-founding members Patterson Hood and Mike Cooley, were recorded during 13 days of sessions in August 2013 with longtime producer David Barbe. The album was recorded with a compact, retooled lineup. Jay Gonzalez, who joined the band in 2008 as keyboardist, stepped into an expanded role by adding guitar to his duties, while bassist Matt Patton was drafted from the Tuscaloosa group The Dexateens. The unit was road-tested during dates in 2013. Looking at the accomplishments of English Oceans from the perspective of DBT’s nearly three-decade history, both Cooley and Hood decline to hedge their bets on the quality of their latest work.

GEN ADM: $30.00

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Boz Scaggs

Gruene Hall
New Braunfels, Texas

Doors: 8pm
Opener: TBA 9pm
Boz Scaggs: 10pm

Fans who have followed Scaggs’ remarkable career dating back to the late Sixties with the Steve Miller Band; his solo triumphs with such classic albums as Silk Degrees (1976), Middle Man (1980), Some Change (1994) and Dig (2001), will instantly recognize Scaggs’ characteristically deft touch as a singer. “I’m at a point where I’m having a lot of fun with music, more than ever,” Boz Scaggs says about his spellbinding new album, A Fool to Care. “It’s like I’m just going wherever I want to go with it.” You can hear that sense of fun, as well as that ability and willingness to wander in any musical direction throughout the album’s twelve tracks. Two guests, in particular, make definitive contributions to A Fool to Care. Bonnie Raitt duets sassily with Scaggs on vocals, and adds her characteristically sizzling slide guitar to “Hell to Pay,” a knowing indictment of corruption on both the personal and political level that Scaggs wrote himself. Finally, Lucinda Williams closes out the album with Scaggs on “Whispering Pines.” The two perform the song as a kind of prayer for deliverance, each of their voices yearning for a redemption that alternately seems barely within reach or drifting just out of reach. Scaggs believes that this album and Memphis, its immediate predecessor, might turn out to be the first two parts of a trilogy, a three-album collaboration with producer Steve Jordan and the band of extraordinarily empathetic musicians they love to work with.

GEN ADM: $85

Toadies: Heretics Tour

Gruene Hall
New Braunfels, Texas

Tickets going on sale Thursday, July 30th at 1 PM!

GEN ADM: $29.50

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Jerry Jeff Walker

Gruene Hall
New Braunfels, Texas

Tickets going on sale Tuesday, October 13th at 1 PM!

GEN ADM: $60.00