Paul Cauthen and The Texas Gentlemen

Saturday, May 26, 2018
Doors: 8pm
The Texas Gentlemen 9pm
Paul Cauthen 11pm
Paul Cauthen remembers sitting alone after a weekend-long bender. Wide awake with nothing to lose, he fell on his hands and knees right there, bowed his head, and threw down a divine gauntlet. “I dared Him,” Cauthen says, recalling his desperate challenge to God. Most people don’t plead in the form of a dare. Whether it was by heavenly intervention or sheer force of will, Cauthen emerged with My Gospel, his mesmerizing full-length solo debut. Americana music fans will remember Cauthen’s name from Sons of Fathers, the raucous Texicana group he co-founded in 2011 with bassist David Beck. The band earned glowing praise from Rolling Stone, NPR and others, thanks to two albums that climbed into the Top 10 of the Americana Music Chart. That was three years ago – and the impetus for ending up in that apartment in Austin. Cauthen has since learned to channel his racing mind and rumbling baritone into the blues, gospel and rock-and-roll that fuel My Gospel with gale-force power. Ultimately, Cauthen is on a mission: to make music he can be proud of that also serves a higher purpose. Sometimes authenticity can sneak up on you. The first sounds you hear on The Texas Gentlemen’s debut studio album, TX Jelly, is that of a band slowly coming together. It’s deceptive, because it creates the impression these Gentlemen might be hesitant about their first record, but any hint of uncertainty vanishes as the core quintet – Beau Bedford, Nik Lee, Daniel Creamer, Matt McDonald and Ryan Ake – tears into the opening track, Habbie Doobie, a low-slung piece of vintage country-funk that slams out of the speakers and announces the Texas Gentlemen as a force to be reckoned with. Bedford assembled The Texas Gentlemen as an all-purpose backing band for an eclectic array of singer-songwriters, including Leon Bridges, Nikki Lane, Jonathan Tyler and Paul Cauthen. In 2016, the Gentlemen were lured out of the studio to the Newport Folk Festival, where they were joined by iconic troubadour Kris Kristofferson, making his first Newport appearance in more than 45 years. Rolling Stone called it one of the festival’s “most exciting sets.” GEN ADM: $12
 

Flatland Cavalry

Sunday, May 27, 2018
Doors: 7pm
Opener: Grant Gilbert 8pm
Flatland Cavalry: 9:30pm
At some point between Lubbock and Midland, the land shifts from endless cotton rows and rich farmland into pump jacks and mesquite tree filled pastures. Lubbock roots-country outfit Flatland Cavalry straddles that line between the Panhandle and the badlands of West Texas with their bright, earthy country ballads and gritty folk ramblers. Vocalist and chief songwriter Cleto Cordero’s honest, smooth songwriting revolves around the vernacular world of West Texas that he’s constructed with dusty, sun-soaked character sketches, brooding self-evaluations, and candid love songs that all have the ability to turn into singalong anthems. Formed in the fall of 2012, the quintet was rounded up by Cordero after stretches of acoustic outings around the Panhandle town of Lubbock. With guitarist Reid Dillon, fiddler Laura Jane, bassist Jonathan Saenz, and drummer Jason Albers joining Cordero, Flatland quickly garnered the attention of the masses with the release of the debut EP, Come May, in the spring of 2015. Building off the success of Come May, Cordero and company released their full-length follow-up, Humble Folks, in April 2016. GEN ADM: $15
 

Midland

Thursday, May 31, 2018
Call 830-606-1281 for ticket info and availability.
SOLD OUT
 

Midland

Friday, June 1, 2018
Call 830-606-1281 for ticket info and availability.
SOLD OUT
 

Bob Schneider

Saturday, June 2, 2018
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
 

The Bacon Brothers

Thursday, June 7, 2018
Doors: 7pm
Opener: Cindy Alexander 8pm
The Bacon Brothers: 9:30pm
Kevin and Michael Bacon have been writing songs and playing music together since about the same time they may have been fighting over Lincoln Logs or little green Army guys. In fact, the cover of their first album, Forosoco, shows as much; the picture, taken in 1972, shows Kevin and Michael onstage playing congas and guitar, respectively. The look of communication between the two is telling: although the Bacon Brothers have only been a working band since 1995, they too, run decades deep. This has been their hallmark; writing songs that, through bare self-expression and humor, echo the lives of others. It’s an art they’ve refined over three albums and in the 50 to 60 shows they play each year. And with each album and tour, the Bacon Brothers move further away from perceived “don’t tap on the glass” sideshow to a “raise your lighter and sing along” rock band, garnering fan after fan and shattering the obstacle of perception. The band began when Michael received an invitation to play a one-off gig at a local club in their hometown of Philadelphia. It went off well, and Kevin and Michael decided to explore its potential. Sold-out gigs in New York, LA, Nashville, Chicago and San Francisco followed, as well as a high-profile show opening for The Band at Carnegie Hall and appearing alongside the likes of Shania Twain and Wyclef Jean on the TNT Network’s “The Gift of Song” special. In eight years of recording and touring, the band has become a top live draw and continues to build momentum. “When we first started, the people who attended our shows came strictly to see Kevin Bacon, the movie star,” says Michael. “Now people come to see and hear The Bacon Brothers.” GEN ADM: $45
 

Zack Walther Band

Friday, June 8, 2018
Doors: 7pm
TBA 8pm
Zack Walther Band: 9:30pm

The Zack Walther Band is an Americana roots rock power band based in New Braunfels, Texas. As versatile as the Texas landscape, the Zack Walther Band can rock the house with high energy, or slow it down with story songs from their life experiences. With Zack Walther on lead guitar, harmonica, and strong vocals, combined with Matthew Briggs’ unique stand-up performance on drums and piano, and Shawn Hart on bass and vocals, they can entertain any crowd. Three part harmonies rarely go unnoticed by their listeners. Recently they’ve been collaborating with singer-songwriter Mike Atkins on the keys, who often joins in for live shows. Zack and Matthew have been friends since the third grade, and making music together since junior high. Zack and Matthew, along with other collaborators have recorded nearly a dozen studio and live records over the last 15 years and their music is currently being used on two cable television outdoor shows. They tour around Texas where their fans never seem to get enough. GEN ADM: $10
 

Kyle Park

Saturday, June 9, 2018
Doors: 8pm
Opener: Matt & The Herdsmen 9pm
Kyle Park: 10:30pm
Born and raised outside of Austin, Kyle Park started playing country venues when he was 15 years old. Since then, he’s impressively had ten singles on the Texas Music Chart’s Top 10, including two #1 singles (“The Night Is Young” and “True Love”). His ‘Fall EP’ peaked at No. 1 in 2010 on the Billboard Heatseekers South Central list. Park’s latest album, ‘The Blue Roof Sessions’ is out now via Thirty Tigers. His current single, the anthemic “Rednecks With Paychecks” continues to climb the charts. Known for his clever songwriting and guitar-heavy tracks, he’s reaped consistent national press coverage from CMT, ZUUS, Taste of Country, Country Weekly, All Music and Guitar World. Park has shared with the stage with numerous notable and legendary artists including George Strait, The Band Perry, Gary Allan, Clint Black, Eli Young Band and more. GEN ADM: $15
 

Gospel Brunch w/a Texas Twist

Sunday, June 10, 2018

"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.


ADULT: $35.00
CHILD: $17.50
 

Larry Joe Taylor

Friday, June 15, 2018
Doors: 7pm
Larry Joe Taylor: 8pm
Larry Joe Taylor has become one of the most respected men in the Texas music business. Not only is he one of the top songwriters in the state, he also helps promote young singer-songwriters. The “costal & western” innovator continues his take on life’s joys and challenges as seen through a seaside perspective. The varied moods of Taylor’s songs keep the crowds on their toes while he shifts from his loud-and-proud dancing tunes to soulful ballads. Not only does Taylor write most of the songs for his own albums, he’s also proud of the many other artists who have cut his tunes, including Jerry Jeff Walker and the Lost Gonzo Band, Keith Sykes, Richard Leigh, Gary P. Nunn, Michael Hearne, Joe Pat Hennen, Mike Graham, Doc Wesson, Tommy Alverson and Brian Burns. GEN ADM: $10
 

Josh Weathers

Saturday, June 16, 2018
Doors: 8pm
Opener: The Wicks 9pm
Josh Weathers: 10:30pm
Rock-n-soul infused, high energy powerhouse band based out of Fort Worth Texas. Mr. Weathers, (singer/songwriter) leads a powerful army of talented musicians through an exciting journey of R&B, funk, rock and soul. Since 2005, Josh has delivered countless memorable performances all over Regions of the South and has shared the stage with national acts including The Wood Brothers, Galactic, Monte Montgomery, Average White Band, Eddie Money, George Clinton and master of space and time, the one and only Leon Russell. GEN ADM: $12
 

Kelly Willis (Album Release)

Friday, June 22, 2018
Doors: 7pm
TBA 8pm
Kelly Willis: 9:30pm

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

Kelly Willis is the alluring voice and songwriting talent who pioneered both Americana and the Texas young country scene with her debut album in 1990, and has since over the course of five more gems proven how she can do it all from contemporary to traditional and beyond with finesse, smarts and irresistible charm. Kelly Willis continues to record and perform with her husband, Bruce Robison and is working on her own new release for Spring 2018 on Premium-Thirty Tigers. Stay tuned, you’re going to love it! “…alternative country’s golden goddess.” – NPR “…stunning voice that combines honky-tonk sass with bruised vulnerability…” – Los Angeles Times GEN ADM: $15
 

Old 97's

Saturday, June 23, 2018
Doors: 8pm
Opener: TBA 9pm
Old 97's: 10:30pm
To say that rock and roll has been good to the Old 97’s (guitarist/vocalist Miller, bassist/vocalist Murry Hammond, guitarist Ken Bethea, and drummer Philip Peeples) would be an understatement. The band emerged from Dallas twenty years ago at the forefront of a musical movement blending rootsy, country-influenced songwriting with punk rock energy and delivery. The New York Times has described their major label debut, ‘Too Far To Care,’ as “a cornerstone of the ‘alternative country’ movement…[that] leaned more toward the Clash than the Carter Family.” They’ve released a slew of records since then, garnering praise from NPR and Billboard to SPIN and Rolling Stone, who hailed the band as “four Texans raised on the Beatles and Johnny Cash in equal measures, whose shiny melodies, and fatalistic character studies, do their forefathers proud.” The band performed on television from Letterman to Austin City Limits and had their music appear in countless film and TV soundtracks (they appeared as themselves in the Vince Vaughn/Jennifer Aniston movie ‘The Break Up’). Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan told The Hollywood Reporter that he put the band on a continuous loop on his iPod while writing the show’s final scene. ‘Most Messed Up’ finds the Old 97’s at their raucous, boozy best, all swagger and heart. Still shifting gears between country and rock, Old 97’s released Graveyard Whistling in 2017. GEN ADM: $20
 

Ray Wylie Hubbard

Friday, June 29, 2018
Doors: 7pm
Opener: Jaime Wyatt 8pm
Ray Wylie Hubbard: 9:30pm
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 latest 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
 

Max Stalling

Saturday, June 30, 2018
Doors: 8pm
Opener: TBA 9pm
Max Stalling: 10:30pm
Max Stalling’s style is modern with a vintage feel, creating a dynamic live show that’s smart, charming and as listenable as it is danceable. Stalling and troupe are equally at home on a huge concert stage in front of thousands or playing an acoustic set for a hundred. His unique voice and amusingly clever song lyrics pull him in a different direction. GEN ADM: $12
 

Gospel Brunch w/a Texas Twist

Sunday, July 8, 2018
Tickets going on sale Sunday, June 10th at 1PM! ADULT: $35.00
CHILD: $17.50
 

Roger Creager's Birthday Show (Acoustic w/ special guests)

Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Doors: 7pm
Roger Creager with special guests TBA & Trent Willmon: 8pm

For his birthday, Roger Creager is celebrating with a four-night stand at the Hall. The first two nights will be acoustic with special guests and the second two nights will be rockin’ full band shows. Schedule subject to changes and additions. In 1997, Roger Creager left an accounting position at a Fortune 500 company in Houston to pursue a life of music. Rather than moving to Nashville like most people would do, he took the road less traveled. Creager carried his hopes and dreams to the musical and cultural mecca of College Station, Texas. For more than a decade, Roger Creager built a reputation on his distinctive brand of hard-core, rabble-rousing Texas Country music, on his rich, full-bodied voice that can carry a tune for miles, and on his exceptional ability to work thousands of Texans into a rabid frenzy with his voice and guitar, in the great concert tradition of Jerry Jeff Walker and Robert Earl Keen. Along the way, he’s been writing some mighty fine instant classics about family heirlooms, fields of bluebonnets, and late night trips to Mexico. Four albums, hundreds of thousands of road miles, and an ever-expanding fan base later, Creager is soaring toward the top of the Texas Music Scene.

GEN ADM: $20
 

Roger Creager's Birthday Show (Acoustic w/ special guests)

Thursday, July 19, 2018
Doors: 7pm
Roger Creager with special guests Sam Riggs & Django Walker: 8pm

For his birthday, Roger Creager is celebrating with a four-night stand at the Hall. The first two nights will be acoustic with special guests and the second two nights will be rockin’ full band shows. Schedule subject to changes and additions. In 1997, Roger Creager left an accounting position at a Fortune 500 company in Houston to pursue a life of music. Rather than moving to Nashville like most people would do, he took the road less traveled. Creager carried his hopes and dreams to the musical and cultural mecca of College Station, Texas. For more than a decade, Roger Creager built a reputation on his distinctive brand of hard-core, rabble-rousing Texas Country music, on his rich, full-bodied voice that can carry a tune for miles, and on his exceptional ability to work thousands of Texans into a rabid frenzy with his voice and guitar, in the great concert tradition of Jerry Jeff Walker and Robert Earl Keen. Along the way, he’s been writing some mighty fine instant classics about family heirlooms, fields of bluebonnets, and late night trips to Mexico. Four albums, hundreds of thousands of road miles, and an ever-expanding fan base later, Creager is soaring toward the top of the Texas Music Scene.

GEN ADM: $20
 

Roger Creager's Birthday Show (Full Band)

Jul 20, 2018 - Jul 21, 2018
FRIDAY NIGHT:
Doors: 7pm
Opener: Kaitlin Butts 8pm
Roger Creager: 9:30pm

SATURDAY NIGHT:
Doors: 8pm
Opener: Broken Spokes 9pm
Roger Creager: 10:30pm

For his birthday, Roger Creager is celebrating with a four-night stand at the Hall. The first two nights will be acoustic with special guests and the second two nights will be rockin’ full band shows. Schedule subject to changes and additions. In 1997, Roger Creager left an accounting position at a Fortune 500 company in Houston to pursue a life of music. Rather than moving to Nashville like most people would do, he took the road less traveled. Creager carried his hopes and dreams to the musical and cultural mecca of College Station, Texas. For more than a decade, Roger Creager built a reputation on his distinctive brand of hard-core, rabble-rousing Texas Country music, on his rich, full-bodied voice that can carry a tune for miles, and on his exceptional ability to work thousands of Texans into a rabid frenzy with his voice and guitar, in the great concert tradition of Jerry Jeff Walker and Robert Earl Keen. Along the way, he’s been writing some mighty fine instant classics about family heirlooms, fields of bluebonnets, and late night trips to Mexico. Four albums, hundreds of thousands of road miles, and an ever-expanding fan base later, Creager is soaring toward the top of the Texas Music Scene.

GEN ADM: $25
 

American Aquarium (Album Release)

Friday, July 27, 2018
Doors: 7pm
Opener: Dalton Domino 8pm
American Aquarium: 9:30pm
American Aquarium’s seventh studio album Things Change offers the band’s finest collection of folk-infused Southern rock-and-roll to date. Stacked with BJ’s signature storytelling––always deeply personal but also instantly relatable––the record questions and curses current events, shares one man’s intimate evolution, and leaves listeners with a priceless gift: hope. Much has changed for the band and BJ since their acclaimed last effort, Wolves. Featuring a new band lineup that includes Shane Boeker on lead guitar, drummer Joey Bybee, bassist Ben Hussey, and Adam Kurtz on pedal steel and electric guitar, as well as a reinvigorated frontman in BJ, Things Change is American Aquarium’s first release on a label after selling thousands of records on their own. Recorded at 3CG Records in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Things Change was produced by Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter John Fulbright and features cameos from Americana standouts including John Moreland and Jamie Lin Wilson. GEN ADM: $20
 

Jackie Venson w/special guest The Peterson Brothers

Friday, August 3, 2018
Doors: 7pm
Opener: The Peterson Brothers 8pm
Jackie Venson: 9:30pm
It is legend that a blistering Jackie Venson guitar solo knocked Pluto straight out of planetary existence. Venson’s “…astonishing mix of raw soul, superb musicianship and laid back grace…” (Austin American Statesman, June 2014) has been compared to the likes of Joss Stone, Amy Winehouse and fellow Austin native Gary Clark, Jr. Originally a classical pianist, Jackie picked up the guitar, shortly after graduating from Berklee College of Music, and made the giant leap from the tradition of classical music to the raw and gritty blues. Enthralled with music since the age of 8, this young singer/songwriter/musician instantly captures your attention with a vibrant musical soul and passionate control of her instruments, that reach far beyond her tender age. As she mindfully blends Blues, Rock, R&B, Soul and more, with her introspective lyrics, the message is clear. When you’re listening to Jackie you hear the “Truth in Music”. Her live performances revisits what makes music so powerful: emotion and passion. She thrives without the flash, instead favoring a clean sound, genuine soul, and meaningful connection with her audience. Music is not only what Venson does – but also defines who she is and reminds her where she wants to be: performing. Having finished her second tour of Europe and the recent declaration of “Jackie Venson Day” (May 21st) in the “Live Music Capital of the World” Austin, TX, there’s no doubt she has every reason to lead the way with the trademark smile that accompanies her magnificent musicianship. GEN ADM: $20
 

Kevin Galloway: Album Release

Saturday, August 4, 2018
Tickets going on sale Tuesday, May 22nd at 1 PM! GEN ADM: $15.00
 

Radney Foster

Friday, August 10, 2018
Tickets going on sale Tuesday, May 29th at 1 PM! GEN ADM: $25.00
 

Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue

Sep 27, 2018 - Sep 28, 2018
THURSDAY NIGHT:
Doors: 7pm
Opener: TBA 8pm
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue: 9:30pm

FRIDAY NIGHT:
Doors: 7pm
Opener: TBA 8pm
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue: 9:30pm

New Orleans native Trombone Shorty began his career as a bandleader at the young age of six, toured internationally at age 12, and spent his teens playing with various brass bands throughout New Orleans and touring worldwide with Lenny Kravitz. He fronts Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, a funk/rock/jazz/hip-hop band. Together they have toured across the U.S., Europe, Australia, Russia, Japan and Brazil. In 2010, Trombone Shorty released his debut album, the Grammy®-nominated "Backatown," followed by "For True" in 2011, which topped Billboard magazine's Contemporary Jazz Chart for 12 weeks. His newest album, "Say That to Say This," was released in 2013 and features funk/jazz elements of New Orleans. Trombone Shorty appeared in several episodes of HBO's "Treme," and has recently appeared on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Jimmy Kimmel Live," "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon" and "Conan." In 2012, he performed at the White House in honor of Black History Month with music royalty such as B.B. King, Mick Jagger, Jeff Beck and Booker T. Jones. At 2014’s Grammy Awards, he performed alongside Madonna, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, and Mary Lambert. In 2012, he received the President's Medal from Tulane University in recognition of his charitable work with the Trombone Shorty Foundation, which donates quality instruments to schools across New Orleans.

GEN ADM: $35