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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

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.

Purchase your tickets in advance and receive a free copy of his new EP, Bottom of the Fifth, at the show! Available at the merch table!

GEN ADM: $10

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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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Cooder - White - Skaggs

Gruene Hall
New Braunfels, Texas

Doors: 7pm
Opener: TBA 8pm
Ry Cooder – Sharon White – Ricky Skaggs: 9pm

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

RY COODER is a virtuoso roots guitarist who is steeped in the blues but has spent much of his career exploring new musical worlds from Tex-Mex to Cuban bolero. He has won 6 GRAMMY awards, most recently for Best Traditional Latin Album and Best Pop Instrumental Album. In 1997, Ry Cooder traveled to Cuba to produce and play with a group of son musicians. The resulting album, Buena Vista Social Club, was an international success and earned Cooder another GRAMMY. SHARON WHITE is a member of beloved country-gospel family band, The Whites, and has been making music alongside her father and sister for more than four decades. Originally a bluegrass group, the family trio became well known for their string of Country hits in the 1980s, including “Hangin’ Around,” “Give Me Back That Old Familiar Feeling,” and “Pins and Needles,” and have since gone on to win multiple awards, including GRAMMY, CMA and Dove Awards. RICKY SKAGGS is truly a pioneer of Bluegrass and Country music with 12 #1 hit singles, 14 GRAMMY Awards, eleven IBMA Awards, nine ACM Awards and eight CMA Awards (including Entertainer of the Year). He started his own record label, Skaggs Family Records, in 1997 and has since released 12 consecutive GRAMMY- nominated albums.

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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Aaron Watson

Gruene Hall
New Braunfels, Texas

Doors: 7pm
Opener: Natalie Stovall & The Drive 8pm
Aaron Watson: 9:30pm

Watson’s earliest musical influences were the gospel hymns he sang in church with his family and the classic country records by George Jones, Merle Haggard, and Willie Nelson. With an uncanny knack for mixing great songs and unforgettable performances with good, old-fashioned business savvy, Watson has grown night-by-night, fan-by-fan, album-by-album, one honky-tonk stage at a time into an unstoppable force in Texas Music with his sights firmly set on the national stage.

GEN ADM: $25

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Aaron Neville

Gruene Hall
New Braunfels, Texas

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

GEN ADM: $69.50

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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

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Toadies: Heretics Tour

Gruene Hall
New Braunfels, Texas

Doors: 8pm
Opener: Somebody’s Darling 8pm
Toadies: 9pm

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

The Texas band is, at its core, just a raw, commanding rock band. Its 1994 debut, Rubberneck, was an intense, swirling vortex of guitar rock built around Lewis’s strangely distinct songs and abstract lyrics – like the smash single “Possum Kingdom,” which rocketed the album to platinum status on the strength of that and two other singles, “Tyler” and “Away.” Perhaps in keeping with the uneasy vibe, that success didn’t translate to label support when the Toadies submitted their second album, Feeler. Eventually some of the Feeler tracks made it onto Hell Below/Stars Above – a sophomore offering that came seven years after Rubberneck. When the Toadies split up, guitarist Clark Vogeler went to work as a film editor, drummer Mark Reznicek hooked up with the country-western band Eleven Hundred Springs and Lewis went on to form the Burden Brothers in 2002 with Reverend Horton Heat drummer, Taz Bentley. In August 2007, the Burden Brothers went on hiatus, Lewis began writing and the Toadies officially reconvened, signing with Kirtland and recording No Deliverance. Their latest release, Heretics, is due out September 18th and features new songs and classic Toadies tracks deconstructed, re-arranged and re-imagined with acoustic guitar, mandolin, electric piano, bass and drums.

GEN ADM: $29.50

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Todd Snider (Acoustic)

Gruene Hall
New Braunfels, Texas
FRIDAY NIGHT:
Doors: 7pm
Special Guest: Elizabeth Cook 8pm
Todd Snider (Acoustic): 9pm

SATURDAY NIGHT:
Doors: 8pm
Special Guest: Elizabeth Cook 9pm
Todd Snider (Acoustic): 10pm

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

Singer/songwriter Todd Snider first garnered attention for his timely alt-rock satire “Talkin’ Seattle Grunge Rock Blues”. In the mid-80s, Snider was discovered by a member of Jimmy Buffett’s Coral Reefer Band and was then signed to the Buffett’s Margaritaville Records. Snider’s debut album, Songs for the Daily Planet, was released in 1994 and on his second effort, 1996’s Step Right Up, Snider and his band continued blending bluegrass, blues, folk-rock and country-rock to forge their own distinctive sound. On his third album, 1998’s Viva Satellite, Snider took a Tom Petty approach, replacing much of his acoustic setup with twang-drenched electric guitar. In 2000, he returned to his singer/songwriter roots with Happy to Be Here followed by New Connection, Near Truths and Hotel Rooms Live, and East Nashville Skyline. In March 2012, Todd Snider released the album Agnostic Hymns & Stoner Fables which debuted in the Top 20 of four separate Billboard charts. In April 2012, Todd Snider released Time As We Know It: The Songs of Jerry Jeff Walker, a tribute to his original musical hero.

GEN ADM: $22

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Los Lonely Boys

Gruene Hall
New Braunfels, Texas

Doors: 7pm
Opener: Sugar Dirt and Sand 8pm
Los Lonely Boys: 9:30pm

Beloved Texan brother trio recorded its eponymous debut album in 2003 at Willie Nelson’s Pedernales studio in Austin, with Willie himself guesting on the sessions. The album quickly won the band a large national audience. Its lead single “Heaven” became a Top 20 pop hit and eventually won a Grammy Award. Los Lonely Boys solidified their success with 2006’s Sacred, which brought two more Grammy nominations, and 2008’s Forgiven, as well as the holiday-themed Christmas Spirit. The band continued to build its reputation as a singularly powerful live act. On the 2014 release, Revelation, the band collaborated with an eclectic cast of co-writers including alt-country icon Radney Foster, in-demand pop tunesmiths Matthew Gerrard and David Quiñones, Black-Eyed Peas collaborators George Pajon Jr. and Keith Harris, and Raul Pacheco of Ozomatli.

GEN ADM: $35.00

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Reckless Kelly

Gruene Hall
New Braunfels, Texas

Tickets going on sale Tuesday, September 15th at 1 PM!

GEN ADM: $22.00

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Gospel Brunch w/a Texas Twist

Gruene Hall
New Braunfels, Texas

Tickets going on sale Sunday, October 11th at 1PM!

ADULT: $30.00
CHILD: $15.00

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JD McPherson

Gruene Hall
New Braunfels, Texas

Doors: 7pm
Opener: Parker Millsap 8pm
JD McPherson: 9:30pm

You could mistake JD McPherson for a revivalist, given how few other contemporary artists are likely to assert, as he boldly does, that “’Keep a Knockin’ by Little Richard is the best record ever made. It’s so insanely visceral, you feel like it’s going to explode your speakers. If I’m listening to that in the car, I find myself having to brake suddenly. I can listen to that and it makes me feel like I’m 20 feet tall. And the feeling of joy I get from that record is always going to be the real push behind trying to make music.” But in a very real sense, McPherson is much more a pioneer than roots resuscitator. He’s knocking at the door of something that arguably hasn’t yet been accomplished – a spirited, almost spiritual hybrid that brings the forgotten lessons from the earliest days of rock & roll into a future that has room for the modernities of studio technique and 21st century singer/songwriter idiosyncrasies that Richard Penniman would not recognize. Let the Good Times Roll, his second album, is a stranger, and more personal affair than its Fats Domino-redolent title might at first suggest, but the name isn’t exactly ironic, either. If you, too, brake for pleasure, you’ll screech to a halt at the enrapturing sound of these Good Times. His first album, 2012’s Signs & Signifiers, was hailed as “an utterly irresistible, slicked-back triumph” by Mojo and “a rockin’, bluesy, forward-thinking gold mine that subtly breaks the conventions of most vintage rock projects” by All Music Guide.

GEN ADM: $20

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Wade Bowen

Gruene Hall
New Braunfels, Texas

Tickets going on sale Tuesday, November 3rd at 1 PM!

GEN ADM: $25.00

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Hayes Carll

Gruene Hall
New Braunfels, Texas

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

GEN ADM: $25.00

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William Clark Green

Gruene Hall
New Braunfels, Texas

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

GEN ADM: $12.00

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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

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Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue

Gruene Hall
New Braunfels, Texas

Doors: 7pm
Opener: New Breed Brass Band 8pm
Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue: 9pm

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 is currently the front man for his own ensemble Orleans Avenue, a funk/rock/jazz/hip-hop band. In 2010, Trombone Shorty released his debut album, the Grammy-nominated “Backatown,” followed by “For True” in 2011. His newest album, “Say That to This,” was released in 2013 and features funk/jazz elements of New Orleans.

GEN ADM: $35.00