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Joe Ely Band

Gruene Hall
New Braunfels, Texas

Doors: 8pm
Opener: Colton O’Neill 9pm
Joe Ely Band: 10:30pm

For over 30 years, Joe Ely has been one of the most magical performers to rock the floors at Gruene Hall. He’s been penned a wandering minstrel, gypsy cowboy, visionary song poet, and house-rocker on fire, and of course, a Texas legend. Ely’s music crosses the line over several genres of music such as country and rock. His often sold-out crowds at Gruene Hall won’t allow for much dancing, but his music, his songs, and his all-star band will move your feet and rock your soul.

GEN ADM: $20

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Sweethearts' Gospel Brunch w/a Texas Twist

Gruene Hall
New Braunfels, Texas

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

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Jason Boland & The Stragglers

Gruene Hall
New Braunfels, Texas

Doors: 7pm
Opener: TBA 8pm
Jason Boland & The Stragglers: 9:30pm

Jason Boland has a reputation of being a modern day country music outlaw. Both he and his band have been leaders in the Texas and Oklahoma music scene for many years. Though Jason is the primary songwriter and singer, this is no one-man show. Jason Boland & The Stragglers have always been true: that of self-reliance, determined professionalism and bringing the best music possible to fans. While at first glance Jason Boland & The Stragglers’ music may seem easy to stereotype as Texas or Country, intent listening makes it harder to categorize their music easily, revealing the influence of the land and life that got them to where they are. Boland knows he can’t shy away from questions about how to classify his music but simply states, “The Chinese don’t call it Chinese food, it’s just food. I’m just making music.” Released in October 2015, their eighth album, Squelch, is angry, subversive, pointed and powerful.

GEN ADM: $25

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Curtis Grimes

Gruene Hall
New Braunfels, Texas

Doors: 8pm
Opener: Aaron Copeland 9pm
Curtis Grimes: 10:30pm

Already a chart-topping country star on the Texas circuit, Curtis Grimes swings for the fences — and embraces a bigger, broader audience — with his new EP, Bottom of the Fifth. Curtis sticks to his small town roots, taking you through the heart of country music for the 21st century. An impressive career as a collegiate and all-state baseball pitcher took him all around the state, and his growing success as a musician — including a stint on the first season of The Voice, where he competed on Cee Lo Green’s team — gave him the opportunity to expand his reach. He hasn’t forgotten his past — and with a catalog that include Number One singles like “Cowboy Kind” and “Our Side of the Fence,” both of which climbed to the top of the Texas country charts. With one boot planted in traditional country and the other pointing toward something new and progressive, Curtis is turning Bottom of the Fifth into his biggest release to date. Game on.

GEN ADM: $12

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Uncle Lucius

Gruene Hall
New Braunfels, Texas

Doors: 7pm
Opener: TBA 8pm
Uncle Lucius: 9:30pm

South Austin’s Uncle Lucius is a dream, conjured in the minds of five sonic mercenaries, a clarion call to arms for true believers. It is the voice that shakes you from complacency, grabs you with both hands and implores: Get in the van!!! Like the city that brought them together, UL is a gumbo, with hints of Americana and folk juxtaposed with a slow-cooked roux that is steeped in classic rock n roll and the blues. The resulting flavor is familiar and unique, roots at its most refined, albeit with a gutbucket foundation. After eight years of touring across Texas and to both coasts and back, UL was named 2014’s Best New Band by the Texas Regional Radio Report. The band’s latest album, The Light, was released June 2015.

GEN ADM: $15.00

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Bob Schneider

Gruene Hall
New Braunfels, Texas

Doors: 8pm
Opener: Graham Wilkinson 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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Stoney LaRue

Gruene Hall
New Braunfels, Texas

Doors: 8pm
Opener: Aaron Einhouse 9pm
Stoney LaRue: 10:30pm

Stoney LaRue makes real-life, thinking man’s music. The Texas native-turned-longtime Oklahoma resident has been chasing his own dream down many roads for a long time. Stoney LaRue’s newest album project, Aviator, his debut for eOne Entertainment. Don’t be fooled…LaRue has lit up and burned down a honky-tonk a time or two, becoming a Red Dirt/Texas Music circuit mainstay known for high-energy shows, and that intensity is found on AVIATOR as well, on tracks like “It’s Too Soon”, “Golden Shackles” and an album ending “Studio A JAM” not to be missed. But its tunes like “First One To Know,” the opener “One And Only” and the vivid, memory-filled title track that give AVIATOR it’s thread, trying to find a path amidst loss and life changes, redemption and reinvention.

GEN ADM: $25

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The Trishas

Gruene Hall
New Braunfels, Texas

Doors: 7pm
Opener: Dawn & Hawkes 8pm
The Trishas: 9:30pm

The four principal members of Austin’s The Trishas would have you believe that they’re not blood related. But a DNA test might be in order. True, their individual bios may support their claims of having all had separate lives before meeting each other; but to hear them sing together, you’d swear they were harmonizing from the womb. Then again, sometimes luck and fate sing in perfect harmony, too, and uncontested magic just happens — just as it did the very first time Jamie Wilson, Kelley Mickwee, Liz Foster and Savannah Welch ever shared a stage together. The Trishas have nabbed plumb opening-act gigs with the likes of Dwight Yoakam, Raul Malo, Rodney Crowell, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and Todd Snider, as well as studio work singing on two of 2010’s most acclaimed Americana releases, Kevin Welch’s A Patch of Blue Sky and Ray Wylie Hubbard’s A. Enlightenment, B. Endarkenment (Hint: There Is No C). Hubbard also secured them a spot onstage singing backup for Joe Walsh at his 2011 Grit ’N Groove Festival in the Texas Hill Country.

GEN ADM: $15

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Gospel Brunch w/a Texas Twist

Gruene Hall
New Braunfels, Texas

Tickets going on sale Sunday, February 14th at 1PM!

ADULT: $30.00
CHILD: $15.00

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Roger Creager

Gruene Hall
New Braunfels, Texas
FRIDAY NIGHT: Doors: 7pm
Opener: Dalton Domino 8pm
Roger Creager: 9:30pm

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

Roger Creager is an adventurist; he does not like to sit still while the world passes by. He tries to get the most out of what the world has to offer, and all it finds its way into Roger’s music and live shows. His passion for life invigorates everyone around him, including his fan base. Those who get hooked on his charisma and high energy come back show after show, year after year, and record after record. Creager’s latest record, Surrender, released January 2012, marks a “back-to-basics” approach for Roger. As always, Roger creates an interesting collection with songs that are very different from each other and will keep the listener’s attention start to finish. He co-wrote all songs except “Redemption Song”, a Bob Marley classic. Creager may travel the world, but he never strays far from his small-town South Texas roots and his music encompasses all of him.

GEN ADM: $25.00
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Tab Benoit

Gruene Hall
New Braunfels, Texas

Tickets going on sale Tuesday, Febraury 9th at 1 PM!

GEN ADM: $20

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Granger Smith feat. Earl Dibbles Jr.

Gruene Hall
New Braunfels, Texas

Doors: 8pm
Opener: TBA 9pm
Granger Smith feat. Earl Dibbles Jr.: 10:30pm

Granger Smith has been busy reinventing the face of traditional country music one chart-topping single at a time. By consistently providing blended hits that are well outside the realm of “typical”, Granger’s music provides a refreshing and unique variation on the growing independent country music scene. Granger has had 10 Top 10 singles on the Texas Music Charts including 4 Top 5’s and the most recent singles “Miles and Mud Tires” and “Silverado Bench Seat” both landed at the #1 spot, the latter of which debuted on ESPN’s Sports Center. He’s even successfully launched a crowd-pleasing alter-ego, “country boy” Earl Dibbles Jr. He could never have imagined the viral success Dibbles has become, with his own singles “The Country Boy Song” and “Country Boy Love” with music videos, TV shows on CMT and CBS Sports Network, “YEE YEE” clothing lines and legions of fans all over the globe.

GEN ADM: $20

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Los Lonely Boys

Gruene Hall
New Braunfels, Texas

Tickets going on sale Tuesday, February 9th at 1 PM!

GEN ADM: $35

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Lucinda Williams

Gruene Hall
New Braunfels, Texas
FRIDAY NIGHT: Doors: 7pm
Opener: Buick6 8pm
Lucinda Williams: 9pm

SATURDAY NIGHT: Doors: 8pm
Opener: Buick6 9pm
Lucinda Williams: 10pm

Lucinda Williams has been maneuvering down a path all her own for more than three decades now, emerging from Lake Charles, Louisiana, where her iconoclastic upbringing helped her forge the stunning Lucinda Williams (aka, the Rough Trade album). Somehow, that milestone 1988 set eventually disappeared from shelves, but was reissued 25 years later, as a deluxe edition that garnered unanimous acclaim — including Jim Farber of New York’s Daily News hailing it by calling it “A perfect work. There’s not a chord, lyric, beat or inflection that doesn’t pull at the heart or make it soar.” For much of the ‘90s, Lucinda moved around the country, turning out work that won immense respect inside the industry – as borne out by the Grammy afforded Mary-Chapin Carpenter’s interpretation of Williams’ “Passionate Kisses.” While her recorded output was sparse for a time, the work that did was invariably hailed for its indelible impressionism – like 1998’s Car Wheels on a Gravel Road, which notched her a second Grammy Award. Over the next decade, she crafted such classic sets as West (2007), and Blessed (2011), which the Los Angeles Times dubbed “a dynamic, human, album, one that’s easy to fall in love with.” Lucinda credits the injection of vitality and passion that emerged in part to Tom Overby, her partner in both life and music, who’s acted as both a sounding board and collaborator, contributing production ideas and offering encouragement to forge forward in directions that she might not have otherwise explored. That creative connection has grown increasingly electric over the years, as borne out by 2014’s Down Where the Spirit Meets the Bone, which won the 2015 Americana Music Association Award for Album of the Year. On February 5th, Lucinda Williams will release her 12th studio album, The Ghosts of Highway 20, which gives listeners a remarkably vivid look at how the highway has been a literal and figurative backdrop throughout her entire life.

GEN ADM: $39.50

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Asleep at the Wheel

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

FRIDAY NIGHT: Doors: 7pm
Opener: TBA 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

Doors: 8pm
Opener: TBA 9pm
Ronnie Milsap: 10pm

Ronnie Milsap has used pop, rock and R&B elements to test country’s borders, and did so in a way that connected fiercely with the music-buying public. He compiled 40 #1 country hits. Milsap’s sales accrued eight gold albums; his Greatest Hits made him one of the first acts in any genre to obtain double-platinum status after the RIAA introduced the multi-platinum honor in 1984. Milsap won six Grammys; eight Country Music Association awards, including Entertainer of the Year; and four more Academy of Country Music trophies, including the lifetime honor, the Pioneer Award. Milsap helped establish the boundaries for what country could be – then pushed them further, most notably in his rockin’ 1983 single “Stranger In My House.” Milsap had guitarist Bruce Dees infuse bits of Grand Funk’s classic-rock landmark “We’re An American Band” into the solo section, a risky, envelope-busting decision that had many radio stations of the time balking. Time would prove Milsap’s artistic judgment to be correct. Even resistant stations eventually added it. Many of country’s newest hitmakers are still applying ideals that are key to Milsap’s legacy.

GEN ADM: $49.50