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Aug
5
Wed
Open Mic
Aug 5 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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Have you ever wanted to play on the Firehouse Stage?

Details:
• Starting Wednesday nights beginning June 3rd.
• Participants are encouraged to pre-register via email to rebecca@firehousesaloon.com. Use “Open Mic” in the subject line. No phone calls accepted.
• Signups for the week begin at noon on Sunday prior to that Wednesday and participants are assigned a slot in the order received.
• Start time is at 7:00 pm and will end at 10:00 pm, doors open at 6:00 pm.
• Walk-ins welcome but will only be placed in open spots.
• Each performer will do 2 songs and if time allows, we will go back through the list.

Contest:
Every Wednesday through the summer (June – August), members of the audience will vote on their favorite performer. Winner will be determined by votes received and management discretion on stage presence, sound, originality, and song performance.

Winner will receive:
• Opening spot on either a Friday or Saturday night.
• One original single produced at Hill Tracks Studio.
• Interview with Hank T. Moon on Badlands Radio.

Aug
7
Fri
Aug. 7 Zack Walther Band w/Special Guest: Bryan Hayes
Aug 7 @ 9:00 pm

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This band fills bars and dance halls with sounds ranging from harmonica, whistling, and three-part harmonies to gritty, chest-pounding rock and their style of Texas country music.

Bryan Hayes Farther Down The Line

Bryan Hayes crafts personal narratives with a novelist’s eye (“Let’s Ride”) and a poet’s elegance (“Small Town Amazing Grace”). Clear evidence: The Memphis area resident’s seamless Farther Down the Line. Hayes’ excellent new collection spotlights a rapidly rising songwriter growing exponentially (the title track). “This record was definitely written with more confidence,” Hayes explains. “I was not afraid to touch on subject matter that I might have shied away from a few years ago. I now know what a gift this career is, so I feel like I owe it to my folks to be honest and open. I want the songs to come from my heart.”

Aug
8
Sat
Aug. 8 Chad Ware w/ Special Guest: Arabella Jones
Aug 8 @ 9:00 pm

Chad Ware

Chad Ware has been playing music most of his life. He started playing guitar at age 10 and by his early 20′s was making quite a name for himself in the Houston area as a lead guitar player. Chad eventually went on to play lead guitar for major acts such as Perfect Stranger, Janie Fricke, Rick Trevino, and Cory Morrow. Chad has played all across the country on some of the largest venues including the privilege of playing on the legendary Grand Ole Opry in Nashville Tennesse. These days Chad has his own band and they are tearing it up. With Chad’s great guitar skills and killer vocals he has put together a “Super Group” of musicians with just as much experience as him to form a powerhouse country band. Their approach to music is unique and original, they have a sound that is becoming the talk around Texas. There is no doubt that those who catch Chad Ware band playing will be completely blown away by the level of talent and energy that they bring to their shows.

Arabella Jones

Arabella Jones has accomplished more by the age of 19 than some artists do in a lifetime. As her star continues to rise and her dreams of being heard on country radio come to fruition, Arabella could not be happier to share her signature sound with the world. Her vocals are edgy and powerful, with outlaw country and southern rock influences, but still she manages to let her femininity shine through, setting her apart from the crowd.

Growing up in Houston, Texas, Arabella was surrounded by music of all types, but drawn to country from an early age. She recalls, “My whole family knows how to sing and play a couple instruments- I play guitar and piano. We always liked to harmonize together to songs on the radio. I am the first one to go after it as a career though, and they have all been very supportive.” Upon joining the choir in Middle School, she was instantly hooked and began to sharpen her powerful voice for the world of country music.

Those who are close to the firecracker future Rock Star are not surprised by her successes. Her friends and family attest that she was born to be a star, but the realization was not apparent to Arabella until 2010. “As a child, I have memories of singing and dancing in my little red cowgirl hat and boots to Shania Twain songs, but I didn’t realize I had a passion for music until I was in middle school and my mom bribed me to try out for the talent show. I made it into the show and got my first taste of performing… it felt amazing!”

Realizing the power of today’s social media, Arabella launched her YouTube Channel in 2011 where she began posting videos of her original songs and covers of her favorite country artists. Before long, her YouTube channel had surpassed 1 Million views and tens of thousands of subscribers! With a fan base growing, much attributed to her charming personality showing through on YouTube, she soon was verified on Twitter amassing over 100,000 followers. Arabella says that her YouTube followers have been an inspiration through her budding musical career and she loves sharing her life with them through videos and social media.

Though her early inspirations range from Shania Twain to Carrie Underwood, to Johnny Cash, she is also drawn to the edgier side of today’s country. Her live performance and raw energy have been compared to the undeniable talent of Miranda Lambert and a female version of Eric Church and Brantley Gilbert. Arabella wants to remind the world that females can rock just as hard as the guys can. “Women often get labeled as ‘girly music’ but I’m here to show that our music can kick ass and speak to anyone, no matter who you are! It’s time to break down some boundaries.”

Living in Texas has not slowed Arabella from diving right into the Nashville music scene and adopting it as her second home. She has gained attention from many sponsors, including Monster Energy who even designed a special edition drink container in her likeness. Most recently, Arabella is working with the Kyle Busch Foundation lending her support to bring awareness to NASCAR legend Kyle Busch’s wife Samantha’s “Pretty In Pink Foundation.” In 2014, she participated in CMA Fest for the first time as an artist performing at several events across the city. “I just love how music overflows all around the city of Nashville.” Arabella gushes over her cherished time in the city, “Almost everyone there sings, plays instruments, and music is just a part of the air.”

She has worked with some of the industry’s top songwriters and producers while honing in on her signature sound for her debut EP. She most recently finished up her new single “Runaway Rush” with producers Grammy nominated Dale Oliver, and Country Music Star Bucky Covington. One of her biggest bucket list partnerships would have to be Hank Williams Jr. “He is such an Icon,” Jones says, “I think anything he puts out is just timeless.” Arabella writes most of her own music, including her upcoming single, but is open to all other writers’ work as well since she is appreciative of any song that moves her. “I feel so strongly that the purpose of music is to move people… and if I can write or sing something that affects people that deeply, then I have achieved my goal!”

Aug
12
Wed
Open Mic
Aug 12 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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Have you ever wanted to play on the Firehouse Stage?

Details:
• Starting Wednesday nights beginning June 3rd.
• Participants are encouraged to pre-register via email to rebecca@firehousesaloon.com. Use “Open Mic” in the subject line. No phone calls accepted.
• Signups for the week begin at noon on Sunday prior to that Wednesday and participants are assigned a slot in the order received.
• Start time is at 7:00 pm and will end at 10:00 pm, doors open at 6:00 pm.
• Walk-ins welcome but will only be placed in open spots.
• Each performer will do 2 songs and if time allows, we will go back through the list.

Contest:
Every Wednesday through the summer (June – August), members of the audience will vote on their favorite performer. Winner will be determined by votes received and management discretion on stage presence, sound, originality, and song performance.

Winner will receive:
• Opening spot on either a Friday or Saturday night.
• One original single produced at Hill Tracks Studio.
• Interview with Hank T. Moon on Badlands Radio.

Aug
13
Thu
Aug. 13 Drink of Ages Radio Show featuring: Mike & the Moonpies
Aug 13 @ 9:00 pm

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This show features craft beer and live music each Thursday Night starting at 7 pm. The show airs Friday on ESPN then Sunday at 8 pm on Badlands Radio.

Get more information at: Drink of Ages Website

Mike and the Moonpies

‘The brand of country on “The Real Country,” the debut album from Mike and the Moonpies, is extremely adaptable. Some of the music, like the steady blues bounce of “Water on the Rocks” or the relaxed Southern sway of “Matrimony,” call for cordial two-stepping in an upscale dance hall. But if you were to hear the twangy romp of the title track’s steel guitar riffs at, say, the band’s Aug. 12 gig at the Mohawk, you couldn’t help spilling your Lone Star before you scuttled across the dance floor.
It’s fitting, then, that the Moonpies feel at home all over town. They’re in their element among the rough-edged rock elites on Red River, but they also held the release party for “The Real Country” at the historic Continental Club, and they’re veterans of the tiny Drag dive the Hole in the Wall. Ultimately, “The Real Country” is exactly what it claims to be — Texas country for Texans, played straight from the heart of Texas.’

Aug
14
Fri
Aug. 14 Mike Ryan w/ Special Guest: Parker McCollum
Aug 14 @ 9:00 pm

Mike Ryan

In 2010 Mike Ryan rose above 80 other competitors to win the 95.9 The Ranch Pickin’ Party singer/songwriter competition, and every indication pointed to more musical success in the near future. His EP “The First One” was released that summer and produced 2 singles, “Slow Hand” and “Won’t Let it Show” that both reached the top 25 on the Texas Music Chart. Educated and easy going, Mike’s musical influences are as vast and varied as growing up in the internet age allows. Some favorites of his would include The Allman Brothers, The Eagles, ZZ Top The Rolling Stones, AC/DC….Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, Ray Charles, Bill Withers….Bob Dylan, Elton John, Stevie Wonder… and they continue on down the list for about a mile and a half. Some of his favorite guitar players would be SRV, Gibbons, Mayer and Paisley. With his first full length album “Night Comes Falling”, Mike established himself as a prominent figure among his peers and has solidified his own promising future in country music. Ryan emanates a competitive spirit when it comes to his career and his strong work ethic is credited for his dedication to his craft. “I don’t want to let things slip away because I didn’t work hard enough, or somebody else was better and worked harder.” His hard work has paid off. He spent his college years at the University of North Texas which gave him the opportunity to be influenced and inspired by the large, eclectic musical community there as well. Mike Ryan is a genuine guy with genius talent, and the vision to surround himself with first rate musicians to help him maintain his direction, and you can bet that when the curtains roll back they’ll light up the stage. In March of 2013 Mike’s song writing talent led him to a publishing deal with Sea Gayle Music out of Nashville, Tennessee. Sea Gayle is widely considered one of the top publishing companies in Nashville and in country music. Later, in the fall of 2013 Mike added the APA talent agency out of Nashville to handle his tour booking. At an early age, he’s poured a strong foundation for limitless and long-standing career. The strength of his ever-expanding guitar and vocal ability, as well as the desire to organize and maintain a band of bad asses, prove he is building a career to weather any storm. When it comes to Mike Ryan, whether it’s listening to recordings or seeing him live, you realize you just experienced something special. The good kind of special. And then BAM! …he finds a place in your list of favorites. You want more. You want to do it again. Mike Ryan is the real deal in a refreshingly down-to-earth package. Sincere smile included.

ParkerMcCollum

Honesty in music is as important to Parker McCollum as breathing. He rejects the music of mainstream, not for its fabricated artists or over-produced sound but, for its lack of creativity and genuine stories of truth and passion. As a musician and performer, he looks up to the art of pioneers such as Ryan Bingham, Ryan Adams and Townes Van Zant, artists who have lived their songs and have the battle scars to prove it. A mix of Americana, Texas Country and Indie Rock is the genesis of McCollum’s music career and he channels his creativity into delivering a genuine sound all his own. Kicking things off with his first single, “Highway” is a driving introduction to this spirited artist who aims to inspire and entertain in a way only one who declares he has no story of his own to tell can, by making one up with words and music.

Aug
16
Sun
Aug. 16 Banding Together Benefit Fundraiser for George Darsey
Aug 16 @ 1:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Fundraiser for a man who has been involved in the music industry for many years and has always supported live music.

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1 pm – 8 pm

Live music, fun and friends.

Silent Auction

Aug
19
Wed
Open Mic
Aug 19 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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Have you ever wanted to play on the Firehouse Stage?

Details:
• Starting Wednesday nights beginning June 3rd.
• Participants are encouraged to pre-register via email to rebecca@firehousesaloon.com. Use “Open Mic” in the subject line. No phone calls accepted.
• Signups for the week begin at noon on Sunday prior to that Wednesday and participants are assigned a slot in the order received.
• Start time is at 7:00 pm and will end at 10:00 pm, doors open at 6:00 pm.
• Walk-ins welcome but will only be placed in open spots.
• Each performer will do 2 songs and if time allows, we will go back through the list.

Contest:
Every Wednesday through the summer (June – August), members of the audience will vote on their favorite performer. Winner will be determined by votes received and management discretion on stage presence, sound, originality, and song performance.

Winner will receive:
• Opening spot on either a Friday or Saturday night.
• One original single produced at Hill Tracks Studio.
• Interview with Hank T. Moon on Badlands Radio.

Aug
20
Thu
Aug. 20 Drink of Ages Radio Show featuring: Two Ton Folk
Aug 20 @ 9:00 pm

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This show features craft beer and live music each Thursday Night starting at 7 pm. The show airs Friday on ESPN then Sunday at 8 pm on Badlands Radio.

Get more information at: Drink of Ages Website

Two Ton Folk

Two Ton Folk was born in late 2011, under the warm California sun. Todd Mayo, a homegrown Texas boy, and Cheyne Renner, a breezy Malibu native, came together to create honest, heart-felt music. They twisted together elements of country, folk, roots, and rock music to produce something truly unique and inspiring. The boys gathered more friends and began to criss cross California for the next few months.
In January 2012, after a series of personal events, Todd moved back to the Lonestar State to rest, recharge, and reevaluate. Todd continued to write music true to his family, his friends, and himself, but Two Ton Folk remained on hiatus until the summer of 2014.
On a whim, Todd entered into a radio competition known as ‘Ranch Factor’ (95.9 The Ranch). Through the competition, friends old and new came alongside Todd to form what could be called the “Texas-era” of Two Ton Folk. Though carried on by new members, Two Ton Folk still holds the same values as before; to be honest, to be true, and to enjoy life.
We could not be more thankful for where we all have come from, where we are, and where we might end up in the future. We owe it to you, our family, friends, and strangers who continue to support us on our journey.

Regards,
-Two Ton Folk
(Todd, Trevor, Taylor, Tyler, and Jesse)

Aug
21
Fri
Aug. 21 Band of Heathens w/ Special Guest: Blue Water Highway
Aug 21 @ 9:00 pm

Band of Heathens

In the course of evolving from loose assemblage to world-class rock ‘n’ roll outfit, the Band of Heathens has built a potent body of recorded work that’s won the Austin, Texas ensemble a fiercely loyal fan base and a reputation as
one of its hometown’s most vital musical resources. BoH is also known as one of America’s hardest-working touring acts, while revealing a musical and lyrical depth that consistently enriches an infectious songcraft.

Sunday Morning Record, the Band of Heathens’ fourth studio album (and seventh overall), marks a milestone in the resilient outfit’s development, capturing the musicians’ remarkable creative chemistry along with the deepening melodic and emotional resonance in the songwriting of founding singer-guitarists Ed Jurdi and Gordy Quist. The 11-song set, produced by Austin studio vets and longtime BoH collaborators George Reiff and Steve Christensen, is the product of an intense period
of change within and around the group.

Blue Water Highway

Blue Water Highway Band’s Things We Carry effortlessly backs elegant wordplay (“Hard Time Train”) with energetic melodies (“Medicine Man”). Sharp songwriting guides the entire journey (“Highway to Glory”). Songs stick. They resonate. Listen closely. You’ll hear. “These songs show how we deal with struggles and joys,” frontman Zack Kibodeaux says, “and they deal with everything from heavy topics like depression from the loss of a child to the highs and lows of romantic relationships.” Chief songwriters Greg Essington and Zack Kibodeaux, who raised funds for the record through a hometown Gulf Coast concert, fuel complex harmonies with operatic elegance. Results are stunning.

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