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May
25
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May 25 Blackbird Anthem w/ Special Guest: Nick Sterling
May 25 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Blackbird Anthem Band Website Band Facebook Page

May
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May 26 Ward Davis w/ Special Guest: Ronnie Dean Tinsley
May 26 @ 8:00 pm – May 27 @ 1:00 am

Ward Davis is an American Singer/Songwriter from Nashville, Tennessee. Born in Monticello, Arkansas, Ward moved to Nashville in 2000 and has since had songs recorded by Trace Adkins, Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard, Wade Hayes, Sammy Kershaw, Bucky Covington, Jimmie Van Zant, Buddy Jewel, Carolina Rain, The Roys, and many others. Ward and his band, The Beagles, were featured and performed on the A&E reality series, Crazy Hearts: Nashville in early 2014. Ward’s EP, No Bridges is available on iTunes, and he is currently working on a new album with Grammy winning producer, Jim “Moose” Brown, that is scheduled to be released Spring 2015.

Check out his webiste and Facebook Page.

Ronnie Dean Tinsley is a man of many layers and talents. A long-standing member of Houston’s music community (as lead singer of the alt-metal group The Hectic), his work as an artist, singer/ songwriter, and guitarist in the metal genre has earned him acclaim and a loyal fan-base while entrepreneurial efforts, and life as a family man, have made him a friend and mentor to many. Exploring artistry away from the industrial sounds of The Hectic, Tinsley is branching out on his own and debuting RENEGADE, a vast collection with southern color that crosses genres and boundaries. Roadhouse blues and dark tales to country ballads and grungy riff rock, this is Americana in its finest form. Flavored with a touch of everything a southern music fan could ask for, Tinsley is taking the title of RENEGADE to heart by breaking all the rules!

“I tend to soak up everything around me and that’s why my interests are so varied,” Tinsley says. “I’ve had some great personal influences over the years to help me along the way, too. In my youth it was definitely my stepdad, who formed who I am as a man. It ended up being from the influence of mom’s patience and creativity, along with the traits of my biological father (who is also a musician), that I picked up the music bug.”

Jun
1
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Jun. 1 Mike Dean – Acoustic Showcase
Jun 1 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Mike Dean Band Facebook Page Band Website

Louisiana native Mike Dean’s songs continue to give us a glimpse into the places and people around him. Longtime bass player and friend Buck Verret puts it this way: “Nothing fancy, no gimmicks. Just words and music from a man who has been there and done that. When we have a show to do we plug in and get to work.” In the years of playing their brand of Americana Roots music at festivals and bars up and down the Gulf Coast, Mike Dean and his band have had the privilege to support acts such as Robert Earl Keen, Billy Joe Shaver, Pat Green, Cody Canada, The Bellamy Brothers, and Sammy Kershaw, among others.

His original songs have become trademarks, bringing a host of fans locally and across the globe. Live shows feature mostly Dean’s works, with the occasional influential cover. When discussing influences, he says “It’s a deep well. It feels like I’ve done a million shows by myself. Some of these bars (playing) four hours it’s just me and the acoustic guitar, and it feels like one long song. When you strip a song down to it’s bones, down to the chords and the lyrics, it’s easy to see how they all come from the same place. Don’t matter if it’s a Springsteen or a Waylon song, Tom Petty or George Jones, or one of mine, three chords and the truth is as far as you can fall.” Dean and his band have been regulars in the Acadiana music scene for over 10 years. Upon the completion of the “Woods” album Dean spent time in Nashville writing and performing before returning home to his roots to record the band’s fourth studio album, “Middle Ground.”

Dean’s smoky vocals and distinctive phrasing are the common thread that Louisiana locals have come to expect from his projects. Fellow Lafayette troubadour Dege Legg once described Dean and the gang as “George Jones meets Crazy Horse.”

Fans often compare Dean’s shows to a celebration rather than just another concert. When asked about what’s next, he again mentions a well known New Jersey songwriter: “I’m doing it, man. Like the song (Badlands) says ‘Talk about a dream, try to make it real. Don’t waste your time waiting.’ I live with highs and lows, but this is what I do. And I’m not waiting for anyone to tell me I can or I can’t.”

2016 included the release of their new album “Live in Louisiana,” featuring the single Cool Weather. The band is currently touring in support of their latest project. Be on the lookout for a Mike Dean show near you.

Jun
2
Fri
Jun. 2 Sam Sliva w/ Special Guest: Landon Bullard
Jun 2 @ 9:00 pm – Jun 3 @ 2:00 am

Sam Sliva

Take one listen to Sam Sliva and you’ll remember why you fell in love with music to begin with. Now based in Austin, Sliva grew up in the Houston area listening to everything from Bob Marley and Led Zeppelin to George Strait and John Lee Hooker.

“I like to combine all of my influences and make one collective sound,” Sliva says, and he did just that on his most recent disc, “…And the People Say.”. Elements of reggae, country, rock, blues, R&B and folk all intertwine to create something indefinable but coherent. Although it may best fit into Adult Contemporary or Americana rock playlists, the music retains a distinct edge and bluesy swagger that marks it as characteristically Sliva.

As adept a guitarist as he is a lyricist and songwriter, Sliva admits that he’s self taught and says “It really shows through in my music.

Radio immediately took notice as introductory single from “…And the People Say,” “It Is What It Is,” initially charted at #51 on the AC charts and opened the door for Sliva to reveal more of himself and peel back the layers of his distinctive style and sound. Even before radio took hold, Sliva was already developing a following throughout Texas, Oklahoma and the Midwest and has built his fan base the old fashioned way: one show and one fan at a time.

With roughly 1200 live shows logged in over the past 6 years, Sliva thrives on the road. More recently, his touring schedule has seen him branch out from the Texas circuit to the midwest, southeast, westcoast and beyond while sharing the stage with some of the biggest names in the industry.

Sliva’s soulful vocals and ability to craft not only catchy hooks, but also vivid and memorable lyrics as well as his eclectic style and ability to meld genres puts him in good company, allowing him to sit easily in playlists next to everyone from Michael Franti to Eli Young Band to John Mayer to Kenny Wayne Shepherd.

“It’s been said before, but the only way I know how to be immortal is through music,” Sliva says. “I don’t care about making a million dollars or selling a million records. Basically, I just want to be liked and appreciated by people who know what good music is.”

Those two things don’t have to be mutually exclusive and as his last two album show, Sliva has the talent and ability to accomplish both. His reputation and following can only grow, spreading from the Midwest to both coasts, as he tours behind his next project and continues to break genre barriers for anyone who simply loves good music.

Jun
3
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Jun. 3 Bannon Hancock Band – CD Release Party w/ Friends
Jun 3 @ 9:00 pm – Jun 4 @ 2:00 am

Bannon Hancock Band Band Facebook Page

Jun
6
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Jun. 6 Reggae Night – Idiginis w/ Special Guests: Heritage and Soulfiya
Jun 6 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

IDIGINIS is a Texas Roots Reggae Band based in Houston and our style of music is a mix of roots, rock , rhythm and blues, soul and dub. IDIGINIS has shared the stage with a wide variety of super stars which includes: Steel Pulse, Yellow Man, Ms. Chaka Khan, The Original Wailers, Sugar Minott, Freddie McGregor, Third World, Elephant Man, Ky-Mani Marley, Dub Trio, Groundation,Frankie Paul, Kenyatta Hill,Badfish,and The Skatalites and Common Kings among others.In 2014 the band released a self titled debut EP , featuring the first single “Jah Kingdom Come”. which was mastered at the legendary Lion & Fox Studios in Washington D.C.The full length Cd entitled ” Suspended Animation soon followed as of 2016 we put out the second Cd entitled DECISIONS and they are available on CD Baby, iTunes and Amazon.After spending the summer on the West Coast where we shot the video She Never Knew.We are in the studio working on our 3rd Cd entitled Cataclysmic Consequences,set to be released the fall of 2017.IDIGINIS pronounced (Eye-Didjah-Nus) broken down is I-DIG-I-N-I’S.If you love Reggae Music then you are going love this band………………..Rastafari

Heritage: Rising from the back yards of Okaloosa County, Florida, Heritage delivers an energetic and positive show that will move all ages and genres! The band broke into the pop/reggae scene in 2009 with their debut album, Natural High. The album earned regional success and allowed the band to spread their message of positivity to listeners across the southeastern United States. In 2012 Heritage released it’s second full-length album, “Out Here…”, and has never looked back. The group has headlined hundreds of shows and served as support for national acts ZZ Top, Rebelution, 311, Ballyhoo, & more. 2013 has been an even more eventful year including a multi-show stint on the Van’s Warped Tour spanning from West Palm Beach, FL to Milwaukee, WI, an appearance on the Fall Brewhaha 2013 Tour (With Passafire), and multiple performances with Dirty Heads. Heritage sounds like a mixture of soulful roots reggae, rock, so-cal dub, and Hip Hop! The group is an up-and-coming talent that you will not only love to listen to, but also love to see…

Soulfiya is an influential veteran of the American reggae scene who’s accomplishments include being featured on a Billboard Reggae Top 10 album (Champion Sound by Skillinjah) and gracing the iTunes Top 50 with his solo releases REALITY(#44) and ONE (#16). Fiya’s music blends Reggae, Dancehall, Dub and Hip-Hop to create a raucous, high energy show that keeps the crowds excited. To date, he has performed in 39 states, 4 nations and with countless contemporary and legendary reggae icons.
Soulfiya began his career well over a decade ago in Riverside California as DJ(mc) for The Gideon Band, a cover band playing reggae, dancehall, and soca. After quickly developing his own style of rough ragga toasting Fiya made an impromptu move to the Texas coast. There it didn’t take long for him to join up with seasoned Texas reggae bands like Shark Attack and Fiel. On the small island of Galveston Soulfiya swiftly made some big waves. A relative “Jack of All Trades” Fiya emceed and played keys for various bands, hosted, Dj’ed, and ran many local reggae nights, all while booking national and international headliners to play events in town.
Through tireless Texas touring and the release of several successful reggae/hip-hop mixtapes it became obvious that it was time for Soulfiya to “go solo”. He formed a backing band The Black Lung Crew, made up of a hybrid of veteran and up and coming young reggae musicians. The next 2 years would see Soulfiya & The BLC catapulted to a higher degree of success, playing several large regional festivals and releasing 2 more mixtapes.

Jun
8
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Jun. 8 Charlie & the Regrets
Jun 8 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Charlie & the Regrets Band Website Band Facebook Page

Charlie and The Regrets is a Houston based alt-country/Americana band that brings the standout lap steel work of Willy T. to frontman Charlie’s narrative songwriting to create their unique Gulf Coast flavor of alt-Country.

Since the release of their 2015 EP, the band has made several radio and television appearances and played venues across Texas and the Gulf coast including: The House of Blues (Houston), Adair’s Saloon (Dallas), The Raven Tower (Houston), The Rattle Inn (Austin), Fitzgerald’s (Houston), Poodie’s Hilltop Cafe (Austin), The Firehouse Saloon (Houston), The Old Quarter (Galveston), Longhorn Saloon (Vinton, LA). Cuts from the EP are regularly played on KPFT 90.1 FM and the band gets regular mentions in Free Press Houston features on “The Best Of” Houston entertainment lists.

Jun
9
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Jun. 9 Powell Brothers and also The Reed Brothers
Jun 9 @ 9:00 pm – Jun 10 @ 2:00 am

Powell Brothers

The Powell Brothers is a Country/Americana recording artist from Houston, Texas. The band is fronted by its namesake, brothers Blake and Taylor Powell. With a strong passion for performing live, evidenced by a busy tour schedule that includes numerous radio station appearances, the band has garnered a diverse and expansive following. The Powell Brothers’ unique and innovative blend of Country, Americana, Blues, Jazz, and Rock creates a very memorable sound. The band’s music has been praised for its catchy melodies, thoughtful lyrics, and superb musicianship. The group has performed with many top national and regional acts, including Willie Nelson, Josh Turner, Gary Allen, Granger Smith, Randy Rogers Band, Cody Johnson, and Kevin Fowler to name a few. In Texas, you can catch The Powell Brothers live in concert at some of the state’s top live music venues,such as: Gruene Hall, Floore’s Country Store, Concrete Street Amphitheater, House of Blues Houston, The Blue Light Live, Luckenbach Texas, and Redneck Country Club.

The Powell Brothers released its first radio single, “Four Wheel Hotel,” in November of 2016. In its very first week on radio, the single debuted on both the Texas Regional Radio Report and CDX Traction Texas charts, and continues to climb. 2016 was a breakout year for The Powell Brothers. The group is not slowing down in 2017. Looking to capitalize on its early success, the band released its new EP, entitled Introducing… The Powell Brothers, on February 14, 2017. Lead singer Taylor Powell stated, “Our formula will always remain the same. Trust in God. Work hard. Give thanks. Treat others the way you want to be treated.” Lead guitarist Blake Powell echoes his brother’s thoughts and adds, “We are committed to songwriting and releasing new material, entering new radio and tour markets, and constantly improving our live show to give fans the best possible live music experience imaginable.”

Reed Brothers

Jun
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Jun. 15 Private Event
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Jun
29
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Jun. 29 Casey Daniels Band
Jun 29 @ 9:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Casey Daniels Band Band Facebook Page Band Webpage

CASEY DANIELS – LEAD VOCALS AND GUITAR
JOSH LESTER – BASS GUITAR AND BACKING VOCALS
CODY JACKSON – GUITAR AND BACKING VOCALS
RYAN CARROLL – DRUMS AND BACKING VOCALS

Johnny Cash once said “You’ve got a song you’re singing from your gut, you want that audience to feel it in their gut; and you’ve got to make them think that you’re one of them sitting out there with them too. They’ve got to be able to relate to what you’re doing.” Well that’s exactly how the Texas music artist Casey Daniels Band writes and performs their songs, straight from their heart and from their gut.

The Denison Texas native Casey Daniels, has been writing and singing songs about his life and personal experiences all over Texas since 2009. The band has worked hard to carve out a great path in the Texas music scene so far, and are only growing more and more every day; gaining loyal fans with their debut demo “Wild Saturday,” which sold over 3,500 copies on iTunes alone. It helped put their band on the map, and helped them win the Texas Select Artist of the Month in October of 2013.

It all started after Casey attended a Stoney Larue concert at the age of 17, Casey said “as soon as I saw the crowd of 1,000+ people and saw Stoney hit the stage that night, I knew right then and there that I wanted to be on that stage one day.” So after that Casey picked up a guitar and started writing his own songs when he was just 18 years old. “I didn’t know much, but I knew that I loved the country greats like Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, and Hank Williams, and I just wanted to write and sing songs just like them.” He said “I just want to tell my story through my songs, that’s where I let my guard down, and get personal.” He started out just playing songs for his friends down by the lake and has since turned into playing concerts all across Texas for large crowds he would of never dreamed of playing in front of. They have sold out such venues as Hank’s Texas Grill in McKinney, Tupelo Honey (formerly Smitty’s Bar & Grill) in Denison, The Drunken Mule in Commerce, and The Hangar in Greenville.

​In September 2016, they released their newest album “Backroads & Moonshine” that features remastered songs from their demo “Wild Saturday” as well as an all new song. The album starts off with their newest radio single “Party Girl” and takes you away from there into their signature red dirt/Texas country sound, complete with catchy guitar licks, a swooping lap steel guitar, smooth bass lines, and a heart pounding rhythm section. The album also features songs like “Backroad Angel” where they talk about having that one girl that just loves to jump in your truck and drive away into the sunset on a backroad; and songs like “Texas Man” and “Wild Saturday” that have the “young, wild, and free” without a care in the world kind of attitude. It even includes songs like “Dirty Water” and “Bust out the Moonshine” that talk about the process of making moonshine all the way to the parties where drinking ‘shine and staying out all night is almost a way of life. When it comes to “Backroads & Moonshine” there is song for just about anyone on there, if you’re looking for a “going out on the town” song, or just a song that you need when you’re going through a tough time, I guarantee you’ll find a song on this album to help you through it.

They have had the opportunity to share the stage with the great artists of Texas Country such as: Austin Allsup, Uncle Lucius, Stoney Larue, John David Kent, Zane Williams, Whiskey Myers, Mike Ryan, Jason Meadows, Bart Crow Band, Chris Knight and Ray Wylie Hubbard.

They have their new single “Party Girl” on Texas Radio, and it is proving to be a success on the charts so far, and it’s only going higher each week. In August 2016, they reached a new high with “Party Girl” gaining over 100,000 streams on Spotify in just under two weeks of its release. They are hitting the road hard for the finish of 2016, and plan on only moving further ahead in their journey through the Texas Music Scene, so be on the lookout for Casey Daniels Band.

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