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Reckless Kelly

Gruene Hall
New Braunfels, Texas

Doors: 7pm
Opener: Aaron Einhouse 8pm
Reckless Kelly: 9:30pm

Austin’s own Reckless Kelly is currently touring behind their eighth studio album, “Long Night Moon.” When Willy Braun, frontman and principal songwriter for the band began writing songs for Long Night Moon, he quickly found a theme emerging. “About halfway through writing this record, I noticed that almost all of the songs I was writing, whether they were songs about the road, life, or love, had something to do with traveling. It started as an accident and I decided to just go with it. Before we knew it, there was a definite theme.” It’s honest, original and constantly evolving. The group is known for their explosive live shows and a passion for making albums of substance. Long Night Moon is no exception to this rule.

GEN ADM: $22

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Boz Scaggs

Gruene Hall
New Braunfels, Texas

Doors: 8pm
Opener: Garrett LeBeau 9pm
Boz Scaggs: 10pm

Fans that have followed Scaggs’ remarkable career dating back to the late ‘60s with the Steve Miller Band and 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.” 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

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Mother's Day Gospel Brunch w/a Texas Twist

Gruene Hall
New Braunfels, Texas

Call 830-606-1281 for ticket info and availability.

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Asleep at the Wheel

Gruene Hall
New Braunfels, Texas
THURSDAY NIGHT: Doors: 7pm
Opener: Jamie Lin Wilson 8pm
Asleep at the Wheel: 9:30pm

FRIDAY NIGHT: Doors: 7pm
Opener: MilkDrive 8pm
Asleep at the Wheel: 9:30pm

Going on four decades of keeping the pilot light on Western swing, Ray Benson and Asleep At The Wheel have earned multiple Grammy Awards, and kept a buzz on a genre that might be described as “fringe”, while maintaining a musical integrity that has never wavered. It’s been over 30 years since the birth of this musical American landmark, which has yielded the band 23 albums and 20 Grammy nominations. The long time veterans of Gruene Hall bring the full band to the stage for what is always a stellar performance. Asleep at the Wheel has always worn its affinity for Bob Wills proudly, but never more so than on its most recent album, Still The King, released March 2015.

GEN ADM: $22.50

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Ronnie Milsap

Gruene Hall
New Braunfels, Texas

Call 830-606-1281 for ticket info and availability.

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The Charlie Daniels Band

Gruene Hall
New Braunfels, Texas

Doors: 7pm
Opener: Kimberly Dunn 8pm
The Charlie Daniels Band: 9pm

From his Dove Award winning gospel albums to his genre-defining Southern rock anthems and his CMA Award-winning country hits, few artists have left a more indelible mark on America’s musical landscape than Charlie Daniels. Formed in 1972, The Charlie Daniels Band scored its first hit with the top ten “Uneasy Rider.” Since then, the CDB has populated radio with such memorable hits as “Long Haired Country Boy,” “The South’s Gonna Do It Again,” “In America,” “The Legend of Wooley Swamp” and of course, his signature song, “The Devil Went Down to Georgia,” which won a Grammy for Best Country Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group in 1979, as well as single of the year at the Country Music Association Awards. The band’s latest release, “Off the Grid – Doin’ It Dylan,” features 10 Bob Dylan songs by CDB, and is their first CDB studio release since 2007. Over the course of his career, Charlie has received numerous accolades, including induction into the Grand Ole Opry and Musicians Hall of Fame. He’s been presented the Pioneer Award by the Academy of Country Music and was honored as a BMI Icon in recognition of his songwriting. He’s received a star on the Music City Walk of Fame.

GEN ADM: $59.50

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Jerry Jeff Walker

Gruene Hall
New Braunfels, Texas

Doors: 8pm
Jerry Jeff Walker: 9pm

This is a limited seating concert with chairs set up on the dance floor. All seating will be first come, first serve.

There’s a photo on the back of a long-out-of-print Jerry Jeff Walker album that kind of sums it all up. In the picture, Jerry Jeff is outside an old roadhouse on a lonesome highway. It’s night, and his collar is turned up against the chill breeze as he hunches over to light a cigarette. His guitar is slung around his back. It’s hard to tell if he’s entering or leaving the roadhouse, but either way you figure he’s got many miles to go before he sleeps. Somehow, one gets the idea that that is how Jerry Jeff has always pictured himself. Even when he was playing screaming cowboy rock ‘n’ roll to thousands of people, the solitary troubadour was always on the inside, looking out. Jerry Jeff has lived – and is living again – the troubadour’s life. Lots of musicians talk about the road; Jerry Jeff really is the kid who rode his thumb out of his hometown in upstate New York to such exotic destinations as Key West (where he introduced another young musician named Jimmy Buffett to the pleasures of island life)...He really did sing for pennies on New Orleans street corners, alongside Mr. Bojangles…He really did strap his guitar on the back of a motorcycle and go busking across Canada…And he really did sing in the smoky cafes and folk clubs of Greenwich Village, following in the footsteps of Bob Dylan and Ramblin’ Jack Elliott. And that all happened before he became a star. Most folks know that story – how Jerry Jeff moved to Austin, Texas in the early Seventies and reinvented himself as a Lone Star country-rocker. He became, along with Willie Nelson and Asleep At The Wheel, one of the arbiters of the internationally famous Austin musical community. Since then, he has celebrated the music of peers such as Guy Clark and Townes Van Zandt, and served as a fountainhead and inspiration to younger musicians such as Robert Earl Keen, Pat Green, Jack Ingram, Todd Snider, and a moderately successful country tunesmith named Garth Brooks. A string of records for MCA and Elektra followed before Jerry Jeff gave up on the mainstream music business and formed his own independent record label, Tried & True Music, in 1986. His songs are the way he makes the world make sense, how he passes on stories of the people he meets, the way he feels on a given morning. He has come full circle, back to his solitary singer-songwriter roots. You might say he was heading this way all along.

GEN ADM: $60

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20th Annual KNBT 92.1FM Americana Music Jam

Gruene Hall
New Braunfels, Texas

A celebration of Americana Music featuring exceptional artists of the genre.
Presented by KNBT 92.1FM Radio New Braunfels and held at Gruene Hall.

Proceeds to benefit the Crisis Center of Comal County
and The Braunfels Foundation Trust.

Band Lineup:

Pat Green
Jack Ingram
Cody Canada & The Departed
Ray Wylie Hubbard
Sean McConnell
Uncle Lucius
Terri Hendrix & Lloyd Maines
Seth James Band
Walt Wilkins & The Mystiqueros
Ed Jurdi & Gordy Quist (of The Band of Heathens)
Jamie Lin Wilson
Tom Gillam & The Kosmic Messengers

and more to be added soon!

GEN ADM: $50

Lineup and schedule subject to change.

For more information call (830)629-5077.

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Hal Ketchum

Gruene Hall
New Braunfels, Texas

Doors: 7pm
Opener: Leigh Nash 8pm
Hal Ketchum: 9:30pm

Hal Ketchum is a carpenter who builds things made with wood and crafts songs made of silk. Hal moved to the Gruene area from upstate New York where he was born and bred. He stumbled onto Gruene Hall by accident and fell in love with the music scene. He scored his own Sunday afternoon show after recording a four song demo in his basement that contained the first songs that he ever wrote, including “The Preacher and Me”, which still stands strong today. He soon recorded his first album which triggered a quick ticket to fame with his first single, a song called “Small Town Saturday Night”, which hit number one in 1991. A subsequent string of hits soon followed and he was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry in 1994. After a four year hiatus from the music business due to health and personal problems, Hal is back and sounding better than ever.

GEN ADM: $20

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Dirty River Boys

Gruene Hall
New Braunfels, Texas

Doors: 8pm
Opener: TBA 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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Charlie Robison

Gruene Hall
New Braunfels, Texas

Doors: 7pm
Opener: Austin Meade 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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Radney Foster

Gruene Hall
New Braunfels, Texas

Doors: 8pm
Opener: Jamie Lin Wilson 9pm
Radney Foster: 10:30pm

Singer/songwriter/producer Foster has always been revered in the music community as a lyricist and a dry West Texas poet. One look at the folks who have covered his songs (everyone from Hootie and the Blowfish and the Pistoleros to the Dixie Chicks and Guy Clark) and you realize this guy is not easily categorized. As one half of the duo Foster and Lloyd, he recorded three groundbreaking albums for RCA, becoming one of the first acts to be played simultaneously on Country and College radio. The duo broke through in the late 80’s, a rare time in Nashville’s history when Country radio welcomed other innovative acts like Lyle Lovett, Nanci Griffith, Steve Earle and Dwight Yoakam. Foster and Lloyd’s “Crazy Over You”, went straight to number one, making them the first duo in history to top the charts with their debut single. Meanwhile, their albums were appearing in the Top Ten on the College chart, sharing common musical ground and press accolades with Rank and File, Lone Justice and the Blasters. When the duo split up, Foster recorded two solo albums that yielded a handful of hits and a reputation as one of Nashville’s best kept secrets. His songs, like “Nobody Wins” and “A Fine Line” had a lyrical edge and pop sensibilities that often challenged mainstream Country conventions. Throughout his solo career, folks like Emmylou Harris, Hootie and the Blowfish’s Darius Rucker and Dierks Bentley have jumped at the chance to work with him and lend vocal support to his projects—a further testament to Foster’s influence. Foster has served as host for the critically acclaimed CMT Crossroads, and has produced projects by Jack Ingram, The Randy Rogers Band, Brandon Rhyder and others.

GEN ADM: $25

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The Black Lillies

Gruene Hall
New Braunfels, Texas

Doors: 7pm
Opener: TBA 8pm
The Black Lillies: 9:30pm

The Black Lillies are a band for the ages: rich, rootsy tunes performed with as much heart as technical virtuosity. If you ask them, they’ll tell you they play “Tennessee music” – combining strains of swampy Memphis soul and blues with Nashville’s classic country and East Tennessee’s traditional Appalachian style – while Rolling Stone describes it as “country music with a soul-rock infusion, supported by bandleader Cruz Contreras’ smart songwriting and tight musicianship.” Either way, it’s music that stirs your soul, touches your heart and makes you want to dance. On October 2, 2015, the band released their fourth album Hard to Please (Attack Monkey/Thirty Tigers), which American Songwriter sums up as “a soulful mix of upbeat Americana and tender ballads,” while Vanity Fair notes that “their sound continues to cross generations and musical genres – country, folk, blues and add in a touch of the Dead, for good measure.”

GEN ADM: $12

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Jonathan Tyler

Gruene Hall
New Braunfels, Texas

Doors: 8pm
Opener: TBA 9pm
Jonathan Tyler: 10:30pm

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 to be released August 7th, 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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Gospel Brunch w/a Texas Twist

Gruene Hall
New Braunfels, Texas

Tickets going on sale Sunday, May 8th at 1PM!

ADULT: $30.00
CHILD: $15.00

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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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Uncle Lucius

Gruene Hall
New Braunfels, Texas

Tickets going on sale Thursday, May 5th at 1 PM!

GEN ADM: $15

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Ray Wylie Hubbard

Gruene Hall
New Braunfels, Texas

Doors: 8pm
Opener: TBA 9pm
Ray Wylie Hubbard: 10:30pm

Ray Wylie Hubbard is a well-respected Texas Country singer-songwriter who is most known for his songs “Snake Farm” and “Up Against the Wall, Redneck Mother” and made famous by Jerry Jeff Walker’s 1973 recording. The renowned Americana hero returns with a lean ’n’ mean follow-up to 2012’s triumphant The Grifter’s Hymnal with his new album, The Ruffian’s Misfortune. Soon to be followed by his uproarious, hair-raising autobiography, A Life…Well, Lived, The Ruffian’s Misfortune was co-produced by Hubbard and bassist George Reiff and showcases Hubbard’s bluesy slide alongside the twin guitar leads of Gabe Rhodes and Hubbard’s son, Lucas.

GEN ADM: $20