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  • Dave Koz & Rick Braun: A Night of Jazz
    Dave Koz & Rick Braun: A Night of Jazz
    Dave Koz & Rick Braun: A Night of Jazz
    08-29-2015 - 08-29-2015
    6
    Teco Theatrical Productions
    http://www.houstonfirsttheaters.com/venues/worthamcenter.aspx
    Wortham Theater Center - Cullen Theater - 501 Texas Avenue Houston TX 77002
    Admission: Tickets: $5950-$17150  
    (832) 487-7041
    http://www.houstonfirsttheaters.com/Venues/WorthamCenter/Events/TabId/483/ArtMID/1436/ArticleID/187/Dave-Koz-Rick-Braun.aspx
    Start Time(s): 8pm
    Wortham Center and Teco Theatrical Productions present Dave Koz & Rick Braun: A Night of Jazz Saturday, August 29 at 8pm in the Brown Theater Nine-time GRAMMY nominee DAVE KOZ performs at the Wortham Center with trumpet extraordinaire RICK BRAUN and silky vocalist KENNY LATTIMORE Over the decades, the saxophone has opened numerous doors for Dave Koz He has blended his talents with the likes of Ray Charles, Michael McDonald, Rod Stewart and a host of others earning him a spot among the elite in the genre of contemporary jazz Rick Braun got his start playing with bands including Boney James & Jeff Golub's Avenue Blue A trumpet sensation, Braun continues to dazzle the smooth jazz masses The package tops off with the penetrating vocals of Kenny Lattimore Dont miss this performance! TWITTER: https://twittercom/DaveKozMusic TWITTER: https://twittercom/rickbraun9 TWITTER: https://twittercom/kennylattimore

  • Her Story is Our Story - #iammarymagdalene
    Her Story is Our Story - #iammarymagdalene
    Her Story is Our Story - #iammarymagdalene
    06-23-2015 - 06-23-2015
    2
    Brigid's Place
    http://www.brigidsplace.org/
    Admission: $60 Per Person&nbsp; or Free Entry w/Purchase of <a href="http://wwwartshoundcom/event/detail/441919843/The_Many_Faces_of_Mary_Magdalene_Mary_Magdalene_Workshop_with_Dr_Kayleen_Asbo">Kayleen Asbo Workshop Festival</a> Ticket&nbsp;(on sale through June 1st for $145)
    713-590-3333
    brigidsplace@brigidsplace.org
    http://www.brigidsplace.org/her-story-our-story.html
    Start Time(s): 7pm-9pm
    Brigid's Place presents Her Story is Our Story - #iammarymagdalene Tuesday, June 23, 7pm-9pm Brigid's Place invites you to an evening of sharing our stories This will be an evening full of prose, photography, music, wonder, delight, depth, truth, love, and the story of Mary Magdalene We are all a part of Mary Magdalene's story and because this is true we can all share our own stories together To help us come to know Mary Magdalene and one another in beautiful ways, our amazing friends will be leading us in an evening of artful storytelling This is going to be a fabulous nightwe sure hope to see your fabulous self there too! We will have food, drinks, stories, music, and we're even rolling out the valet service for youso come on over and share your story with us as we get ready for our Mary Magdalene Festival in July! This is gonna be great! Katherine Center (pictured above) Featured StoryTeller TWITTER: https://twittercom/katherinecenter/ Katherine Center is the author of five bittersweet novels about love and family, including The Lost Husband and The Bright Side of Disaster Her books and essays have appeared in many publications including Redbook, InStyle, People, and USA Today, among others Bookpage named Katherine a new writer to watch, The Houston Press named her a Top Ten writer in the city, and Instant Pictures recently optioned her The Lost Husband for a movie Katherine has just released her latest book, Happiness for Beginners, which has already gone back for its second printing She is especially interested in how stories impact our lives which makes her a wonderful choice as one our featured story-tellers! We are thrilled to have Katherine join us Karen Walrond Featured StoryTeller TWITTER: https://twittercom/Chookooloonks Karen Walrond is an author and photo essayist Karen's bestselling book, The Beauty of Different, is a chronicle of imagery and portraiture, combined with written essays and observations on the concept that what makes us different makes us beautiful -- and may even be the source of our superpowers A sought-after keynote and TEDx speaker, Karen has spoken around the United States and abroad on the topic of thriving, through leadership development, the magic of creativity, the valuing of cultural and racial diversity, and the power of social media She is also a proud and "awestruck" member of the ONE Girls Women and Advisory Board and part of the ONE Campaign We welcome with joy Karen to celebrate our stories! Anita Kruse Featured Musician Pianist and Composer Anita Kruse is described as "a rare blend of visionary artist and powerfully inspired performer" A classically trained pianist, Anita began writing her own music while completing a Master's Degree in Piano Performance with Theodore Lettvin at the University of Michigan After arranging and producing her first two CDs "All We Have is Now" and "Light," Anita recorded five more with arranger/producer Robbie Parrish including "The Magdalene Mystique" and "Dreaming Out to Sea" In March of 2006, Anita became the founder and Executive Director of Purple Songs Can Fly, a non-profit dedicated to providing a creative musical outlet for children at Texas Children's Cancer Center We are delighted to have her as our special featured musician for the evening!

  • Il Turco in Italia
    Il Turco in Italia
    Il Turco in Italia
    05-29-2015 - 05-31-2015
    5
    Erin Lorraine Studio
    http://www.freneticore.net/
    Frenetic Theater - 5102 Navigation Blvd Houston TX 77011
    Admission: <strong>Tickets:</strong> $25/$15 with a student ID For tickets and more information, call (920) 475-9679 or e-mail <a href="mailto:ErinLorraineStudio@aolcom">ErinLorraineStudio@aolcom</a>
    832-387-7440 or (920) 475-9679
    Erin.Lorraine.Studio@aol.com
    http://www.freneticore.net/
    Start Time(s): 7:30 pm (29 and 30) and 2:00 pm (31) &nbsp;
    Erin Lorraine Studio presents Il Turco in Italia on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, May 29-31 Location: Frenetic Theater, 5102 Navigation Boulevard, 77022 Opera gives us the chance to share entertaining stories, cultural traditions, political statements, and unconquerable love It provides the opportunity to laugh, to cry, to relate, and to believe, all through a high level of intelligent music and genuine artistry Rossini has remained famous for hundreds of years because of his comedic pieces, his most famous being Il Barbiere di Siviglia, or The Barber of Seville Another work of his that includes even more dynamic characters, even more memorable music, and even more unbelievably crazy antics is his Il Turco in Italia Celebrating its 200th birthday last year, Il Turco has been surging back into popular demand and into opera houses around the world, but until now it has not made its way into a professional venue anywhere in Texas Next week, that all changes with Erin Lorraine Studio's presentation of Il Turco at Frenetic Theater CAST Selim, the Turkish Prince - Christopher Remmel D Fiorilla, a capricious wife of: - Erin Kenneavy D Geronio, a weak and timid man - Daniel Scofield, Baritone D Narciso, a lady's man - Brian Yeakley Prosdocimo, a poet - Rameen Chaharbaghi Zaida, a gypsy once betrothed to Selim - Whitney Robinson Alabazar, a gypsy and friend of Zaida - Alex Scheuermann

  • Postcards
    Postcards
    Postcards
    06-15-2015 - 06-15-2015
    1
    International Voices Houston (formerly World Voices Houston)
    http://www.voiceshouston.org/
    Admission: All tickets $10
    713-683-0769
    info@voiceshouston.org
    http://www.voiceshouston.org/
    Start Time(s): 7:30pm
    International Voices Houston presents Postcards Monday, June 15 at River Oaks Baptist Church A pre-tour concert! One US performance only! Join International Voices Houston for an intimate, exclusive preview of the concert we will present in three richly historic, musically discriminating, cosmopolitan European cities

  • The Choir: The Circle Slide 25th Anniversary Tour
    The Choir: The Circle Slide 25th Anniversary Tour
    The Choir: The Circle Slide 25th Anniversary Tour
    05-28-2015 - 05-28-2015
    Dosey Doe Coffee House
    http://doseydoescoffeeshop.com/
    Dosey Doe Coffee House - Music Cafe - 463 FM 1488 Conroe TX 77384
    Admission: $1500 &nbsp;
    936-271-2171
    http://doseydoescoffeeshop.com/
    Start Time(s): 8:30pm &nbsp; &nbsp;
    Dosey Doe Coffee House Music Cafe presents The Choir: The Circle Slide 25th Anniversary Tour GRAMMY nominated indie rockers The Choir give fans a once-in-a-lifetime thrill to celebrate the 25th anniversary of their landmark album, Circle Slide:played live & electric in its entirety along with selections of their most recent, Shadow Weaver Michael Roe of 77s fame will join the band With Special Guest KEVIN MAX GRAMMY-nominated indie rockers The Choir have announced plans to give fans a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to celebrate the 25th anniversary of their landmark album, Circle Slide The band will mark the milestone with a unique tour experience featuring the seminal album played live and electric in its entirety The tour will begin April 17 and run through June 14th 2015 across the US including a hometown show in Nashville, TN A Choir show is always an event, but this upcoming tour represents a unique opportunity to experience the band live including founders Steve Hindalong and Derri Daugherty as they cover their iconic 1990 release from beginning to end Adding excitement to the attraction, longtime friend Michael Roe of 77s fame will join the band on bass for their set The night will also showcase a special acoustic set by Roe, featuring songs from an upcoming deluxe anniversary reissue of the classic 77s Pray Naked album The Choir will also play selections from their most recent studio project, Shadow Weaver Circle Slide released to widespread critical acclaim Its moody, dreamlike sound comes alive on memorable tracks like Restore My Soul, A Sentimental Song and About Love A 25 year anniversary remastered special edition CD reissue of Circle Slide will be available only at shows Even after two and a half decades, says Hindalong, the songs on Circle Slide are spiritually and emotionally resonant to me We have never played this album in its entirety Itll be fun for sure! The Choir has been impacting audiences for more than three decades, and shows no signs of slowing down, inspired, no doubt, by their tireless fan base In 2014, the band released not only the crowd-funded studio project Shadow Weaver but also Live and On the Wing in Music City Web: TheChoirnet     Facebook: facebookcom/TheChoir Twitter: TheChoirTweet Web: www77scom Facebook: facebookcom/The77s  Twitter: @lofirecords About The Choir The Choir is a Nashville-based acclaimed indie rock band that originated in Los Angeles 30 years ago Since then, the band still with its original members has released 15 studio albums The latest is entitled Shadow Weaver The Choir were nominated for a Grammy in 2000 and won the Dove Award in 1996 for Best Alternative Album About Michael Roe Regardless of the hat he is wearing, Michael Roe has over the course of his 30 plus years as a national recording artist, delivered well-crafted songs and lyrics to his audience In recent years Roe has released highly regarded solo albums, concurrently released new material by his beloved rock band the 77s, and recorded and toured with the supergroup The Lost Dogs  Michael Roe has carved out an introspective body of work with styles ranging from folk, Americana, rock and blues, all well regarded and much acclaimed In each of his recordings, Roe desires not only to put forth a finely crafted song, but also to show himself real writing from the experience of lifes difficulty and struggle as well as lifes joy and promise

  • A World Tour: A Unique Evening of Food & Music
    A World Tour: A Unique Evening of Food & Music
    A World Tour: A Unique Evening of Food & Music
    06-08-2015 - 06-08-2015
    1
    Triniti Restaurant
    http://www.mercuryhouston.org
    Triniti Restaurant - 2815 South Shepherd Drive Houston TX 77098
    Admission: Price: $195 per person, includes food &amp; wine, entertainment, tax and gratuity Tickets are limited to 60 persons and are non-refundable
    713-533-0080 or 713-527-9090
    info@trinitirestaurant.com
    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/triniti-presents-a-world-tour-with-mercury-the-orchestra-redefined-tickets-17089088925
    Start Time(s): Reception at 6pm; dinner and music starts promptly at 6:30pm
    Mercury and Triniti Restaurant present A World Tour: A Unique Evening of Food & Music Monday, June 8, 6pm--9pm A 12-string orchestra from Houston's Mercury - the Orchestra Redefined performs compositions from around the world -- Germany, Argentina, Japan, Italy, Mexico and Spain -- with music from featured composers Vivaldi, Puccini and Bach Each of six courses from Chef Ryan Hildebrand are paired with a wine and a piece of music 60 Guests sit just a few feet from this highly regarded orchestra while enjoying Hildebrand's critically-acclaimed cuisine

  • Collaborations Concert NEW DATE
    Collaborations Concert NEW DATE
    Collaborations Concert NEW DATE
    06-28-2015 - 06-28-2015
    AFA
    http://www.afatexas.org
    Brazos Bookstore - 2421 Bissonnet Houston TX 77005
    Admission: Admission is free and open to the public
    713-522-9699
    Start Time(s): 4PM
    RESCHEDULED! American Festival for the Arts (AFA) and Brazos Bookstore present a Collaborations Concert of new music and literature! Based on the theme Sounds, and sweet airs, that give delight and hurt not from Shakespeares The Tempest, AFA and Brazos paired two local authors with two AFA composers to create short works inspired by one another The two authors are Gulf Coast editor Christopher Brean Murray, and Brazos Bookstores events coordinator Benjamin Rybeck; the two composers are AFA Founder J Todd Frazier, and AFA alum Hugh Lobel The Collaborations Concert includes several thematic works performed by a brass quintet and will feature all four artists premiering their original pieces, with each narrative reading followed directly by a musical performance based on the narratives Admission is free and open to the public Light refreshments will be served J TODD FRAZIER Jefferson Todd Frazier is a composer, non-profit arts leader and 6th generation Texan He is the Director of Houston Methodist Hospitals Center for Performing Arts Medicine, Founder and first Executive Director of the American Festival for the Arts, Co-Founder of Houston Arts Partners, and is the former Executive Director of Young Audiences of Houston He received his undergraduate and graduate training from The Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY, and The Juilliard School in New York, NY He has been honored by the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Global Alliance for Arts and Healthcare, and serves as a Director of the Texas Lyceum He is a member of the Eastman School of Musics National Council, University of Texas Butler School of Musics Directors Council and US-Japan Foundations Leadership Program On the occasion of the Juilliard Schools 100th anniversary in 2006, Frazier was recognized as one of 100 distinguished alumni and profiled in the Juilliard Journals A Quiet Revolution: Juilliard Alumni and The Transformation of Education in America Through the Arts Fraziers work in the non-profit sector focuses on the arts as a unique and dynamic common denominator in strategic collaboration He has spent over twenty years forging and supporting research, education and accessibility collaborations between the K-12 Education, University, Texas Medical Center, and the Arts and Culture communities in Houston, TX HUGH LOBEL Hugh Lobel is a Colorado-based composer, programmer, collaborator, performer, and educator, originally from Houston, Texas Hugh has composed music for orchestra, chamber ensembles, solo instruments, electronics, and instruments with electronics, has created commercial music and has collaborated on over a dozen works for dance and several film scores Hugh received his Doctorate of Musical Arts from the University of Colorado, Boulder, where he held the title of Atlas Fellow He received his MM in Composition from the University of Texas, Austin and his BM in Composition from the University of Houston CHRISTOPHER BREAN MURRAY Christopher Brean Murrays poems have appeared or are forthcoming in jubilat, Third Coast, Salamander, Puerto del Sol, CutBank, Correspondence, and Fou He has earned degrees from the University of Montana, the University of Michigan, and North Carolina State University He serves as the online poetry editor of Gulf Coast and is a candidate in the PhD program in Creative Writing and Literature at the University of Houston BENJAMIN RYBECK Benjamin Rybeck is the marketing director at Brazos Bookstore He regularly writes for Kirkus Reviews, and his fiction has received honorable mention in The Best American Nonrequired Reading and The Pushcart Prize Anthology A graduate of the MFA program at the University of Arizona, he teaches for Writespace

  • A Midsummer Nights Dreambar
    A Midsummer Nights Dreambar
    A Midsummer Nights Dreambar
    07-09-2015 - 07-09-2015
    4
    Spring Street Studios
    http://springstreetstudios.info/spring-street-studios-presents-holiday-night-in-black-white/
    Spring Street Studios - 1824 Spring Street Houston TX 77007
    Admission: Free admission and free parking
    7138620082
    info@springstreetstudios.info
    Start Time(s): 5:00 - 9:00 PM &nbsp;
    On Thursday, July 9, 2015 from 5pm to 9pm, The artists of Spring Street Studios invite the public to experience the world of dreams and visions at an open studio event called A Midsummer Nights Dreambar Why Dreambar? The first 150 visitors to this FREE event will receive a free orange-and-vanilla ice cream bar It is a Throwback Thursday nod to the joy of frozen treats from the ice cream man on a hot, summer evening, but the REAL treat of the evening for visitors will be meeting a community of working visual and performing artists and purchasing incredible artworks directly from their creators Dreams and visions fuel the creative engines of artists, and in a community of artists like Spring Street Studios, dreams and visions are realized every day in the form of canvases, photographs, designs, and performances On view on the first floor during the event will be a building-wide exhibition called Dreams and Visions: the Artist's Perspective, organized by photographer Cheri Randolph and curated by recent University of Houston graduate Chelsea Shannon who received her master's in art history this spring with an emphasis on contemporary photography In celebration of the new seasons at Stark Naked Theatre and Mildreds Umbrella Theater Company, who share the black box theatre at Studio 101, there will be music, dancing and FREE Saint Arnolds beer Beverly Fritsch, an established abstract expressionist painter, recently occupied one of the studios at Spring Street Studios Im working to live my dream and produce the art thats who I am, she explains She reflects that working in isolation affected her work negatively, but working at Spring Street Studios increased her creativity Painter Michael Golden is one of the original artists of Spring Street Studios and he says the creative community is a great source of critiques, inspiration, and perspective  Theres a great sense of supporting and rooting for each other Part of the value of Spring Street Studios is the opportunity to share our art with the general public, said event committee member and painter Page Piland  The Second Saturday Open Studios and the ongoing exhibitions provide a low key, low pressure atmosphere that is appreciated by both the visitors AND the artists In addition to these delights, photographer and event coordinator Gary Watson says visitors will be treated to complimentary light bites from Prego, Torchys Tacos, Les Givrals and Beavers as well as live music by Leslie Krafka, the Houston Songwriters Association 2010 Songwriter of the Year, who will be performing her original songs Come out and join us for a fun and creative evening of art and mingling! Spring Street Studios is located at 1824 Spring Street, Houston 77007 in the heart of the Washington Avenue Arts District

  • Robyn Ludwick
    Robyn Ludwick
    Robyn Ludwick
    07-31-2015 - 07-31-2015
    5
    McGonigel's Mucky Duck
    http://www.mcgonigels.com/
    McGonigel's Mucky Duck - 2425 Norfolk Houston TX 77098
    Admission: Advance Tickets: $2000 Ticket price at the door: $2200
    (713) 528-5999
    http://www.mcgonigels.com/
    Start Time(s): 7:00PM
    McGonigel's Mucky Duck presents Robyn Ludwick Robyns critically acclaimed new album features a dizzying cast, including Producer/Multi-instrumentalist Gurf Morlix (Lucinda Williams, Blaze Foley), Ian Mac MacLagan (Small Faces, Faces, Rolling Stones), John Ludwick, Eddie Cantu, Gene Elders (George Strait, Lyle Lovett), Trish Murphy, and Slaid Cleaves Many a green song writer has squeezed callow lyric from near-empty diaries, hoping that one day life might catch up with their words Robyn Ludwick entered the world of song primed by years of life lived When pen did come to paper, it teemed with inkand was driven by a hand softened by love and strengthened by life Her earliest nights found her sprawled across the folding chairs of many a Hill Country dancehall, eyelids closing on her grandparents, as they twirled each other over creaky wooden floors Her older brothers would grow to be Two of Texas favorite sons, Bruce and Charlie Robison Some part Mary Gauthier, some part Sugarland, some part country Dylan, all parts love and lust and desire, Ludwick brings it strong and true So in all seriousness, if you are the kind of person that likes to catch a rising star, catch Ludwick's now Her music is powerful and outside the mold of Nashville and outside the Country-Rock community of Tift Merritt, Kid Rock and Sheryl Crow TWITTER: https://twittercom/robynludwick

  • Jonathan Jackson - Enation
    Jonathan Jackson - Enation
    Jonathan Jackson - Enation
    06-24-2015 - 06-24-2015
    3
    McGonigel's Mucky Duck
    http://www.mcgonigels.com/
    McGonigel's Mucky Duck - 2425 Norfolk Houston TX 77098
    Admission: Advance Tickets: $2000 Ticket price at the door: $2200 &nbsp;
    (713) 528-5999
    http://www.mcgonigels.com
    Start Time(s): 7:30pm
    McGonigel's Mucky Duck presents Jonathan Jackson - Enation Jonathan Jackson + Enation is touring in 2015 in support of their new record that is out now Radio Cinematic Jonathan Jackson is a five-time Emmy Award winning actor who can currently be seen on the ABC primetime drama Nashville Jonathan plays Avery Barkley, an up and coming singer-songwriter trying to make it in Music City Along with acting, since 2004 Jonathan has also been the lead singer, guitar player, and songwriter for the rock band Jonathan Jackson + Enation, which CDBaby calls One of indies premier rock bands Jonathan started his acting career as Lucky Spencer on the hit soap opera General Hospital winning a total of five daytime Emmy Awards for his role He also has substantial feature film work, most notably on Nashville Cast such films as Columbias Deep End of the Ocean (with Michelle Pfieffer), Disneys Tuck Everlasting (with Sir Ben Kingsley and William Hurt) and Warner Bros Insomnia (with Al Pacino, directed by Christopher Nolan who also helmed Batman Begins and Inception) Jonathan has been compared to the likes of Johnny Depp and Leonardo DiCaprio in his adept ability to change roles and genres Jonathan has worked with no less than nine Academy Award winning/nominated actors in his career, and has been featured as one of Peoples 50 Most Beautiful People and Sexiest Men Alive As a fan and critical favorite, Jonathans return to General Hospital in 2010 significantly boosted the shows ratings He won the Emmy two years in a row for Best Supporting Actor in 2011-2012 TV Guide summed it up this way, Jacksons performanceleft me breathlessmake no mistake about it: Jackson was more brilliant and memorable than any other leading man in soaps Jonathan and his band also support a number of charities, including The Syria Project and Not For Sale, an organization dedicated to ending the atrocity of modern-day slavery Jonathan is also a writer His passion for life, communication, and ability to seamlessly intertwine images with deep emotional concepts and stories compels him to write screenplays, novels, and poetry His current book is one of those works of Mystical Poetry entitled, Book of Solace and Madness, which is getting rave reviews from its readers When Jonathan is not working he resides between Los Angeles, CA and Nashville, TN with his wife, Elisa, and his three children TWITTER: https://twittercom/JonathanJackson TWITTER: https://twittercom/Enation

  • Terri Hendrix CD Release!
    Terri Hendrix CD Release!
    Terri Hendrix CD Release!
    06-27-2015 - 06-27-2015
    6
    McGonigel's Mucky Duck
    http://www.mcgonigels.com/
    McGonigel's Mucky Duck - 2425 Norfolk Houston TX 77098
    Admission: Advance Tickets: $2500 Ticket price at the door: $2700 &nbsp;
    (713) 528-5999
    http://www.mcgonigels.com
    Start Time(s): 7:00pm
    McGonigel's Mucky Duck presents Terri Hendrix CD Release! Terri Hendrix sings the blues in a sweet, sweet way One could easily forget the Texas troubadour mostly croons about lifes troubles, because she sounds so dang pleasant about it The singer-songwriter understands that tears are meant to roll off ones face, that even those with two left feet should dance, and the promise of tomorrow may just be a fantasy Hendrix doesnt let the disagreeable facts of life get in the way of living a rich life with a smile The vast majority of the 15 tracks on her latest disc reveal shes satisfied just singing and swinging As the albums title says, Cry Till You Laugh, what better choice do you have? While Hendrix may be more Pollyanna than Cassandra, she doesnt shy away from the truth Hendrix details the distance between whats real and what we want on the autobiographical Einsteins Brain We all know that the things we desire do not come easily, if at all Hendrix reminds us that we can still dream about them Magic can happen, even if only for a brief, incandescent interlude We can taste the sweetness in our minds and imaginationand maybe thats enough TWITTER: https://twittercom/terrihendrix

  • Julia Engel - Julia Sings for her Supper
    Julia Engel - Julia Sings for her Supper
    Julia Engel - Julia Sings for her Supper
    06-16-2015 - 06-16-2015
    2
    McGonigel's Mucky Duck
    http://www.mcgonigels.com/
    McGonigel's Mucky Duck - 2425 Norfolk Houston TX 77098
    Admission: Advance Tickets: $2000 Ticket price at the door: $2200
    (713) 528-5999
    http://www.mcgonigels.com/
    Start Time(s): 7:30pm
    McGonigel's Mucky Duck presents Julia Engel - Julia Sings for her Supper Your favorite singing waitress is back! Come here Julia Engel sing everything from opera to Edith Piaff to contemporary American songs while Tyler Tucker tickles the ivories The beginning of the summer means that audition season is right around the corner, so come on out and help support a young singers love of music from Mozart to Menotti and beyond! Soprano Julia Engel has been called a gloriously pert Norina and beguiling of voice by the Houston Press in 2013 for her portrayals of Norina in Donizettis Don Pasquale and Nannetta in Verdis Falstaff, both with Opera in the Heights (Houston, TX) Ms Engel was a Young Artist for Opera Theater of Pittsburgh during the summer of 2013, singing Olympia in Jacques Offenbachs The Tales of Hoffmann-Retold While in Pittsburgh she was also a part of Mozart Week which involved multiple concerts for audience members to hear standard repertoire and rarely performed pieces of music written by Mozart and his family members Ms Engel had the good fortune to be a part of the CoOperative Programs winter concerts in January of 2013, singing Zerlina in Mozarts Don Giovanni, and covering Musetta in Puccinis La Bohme The spring of 2014 brought forth opportunities to sing in Metamorphosis Opera Theaters inaugural production of Mitridate, re di Ponto in the role of Ismene, and her debuts with the Virtuosi of Houston Orchestra and the Minnesota Philharmonic Orchestra In summer of 2014, Julia covered Zerbinetta for Kingwood Summer Operas production of Ariadne auf Naxos Julia played the roles of the Dew Fairy, Mother, and Witch in Engelbert Humperdincks Hansel and Gretel in 2012 for HGOcos Opera to Go! program, touring around the state of Texas and performing 80+ shows She has participated as a Young Artist with Opera Theater of Pittsburgh (2013), The CoOperative Program at Westminster (Princeton, NJ - 2012), Le chiavi di Bel Canto (Houston, TX - 2011), and Glensheen Opera (Duluth, MN - 2010) A frequent competitor in vocal competitions, Julia is most recently a 2nd place winner in the Young Texas Artists Competition (Conroe, TX - 2014), a 2nd place winner in the Concerto Competition for the University of Houston (2011), a finalist in the Lois Alba Aria Competition (2011) and a 1st place winner for the upper midwest District NATSAA Competition (2010) Julia received her Master of Music degree from the University of Houston, where she performed Sophie in Der Rosenkavalier, Nannetta in Falstaff, Madame Herz in The Impresario, and Queen of the Night in The Magic Flute She received her Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Minnesota and performed Knigen der Nacht in Die Zauberflte, Karolka in Jenufa (in English), and Suor Dolcina in Suor Angelica She is currently studying with soprano Cynthia Clayton Julia has an extensive dance background, with 11 years of classes in ballet, tap, jazz, and lyrical/modern She also has 8 years of experience in concert band on the flute and 6 years on the piccolo

  • Ginger Leigh
    Ginger Leigh
    Ginger Leigh
    06-27-2015 - 06-27-2015
    6
    Anderson Fair
    http://andersonfair.net/
    Anderson Fair - 2007 Grant Houston TX 77006
    Admission: $1500
    832-767-2785
    http://andersonfair.net/
    Start Time(s): Our doors open at 7:30 pm and music starts around 8:45&nbsp; &nbsp;
    Anderson Fair presents Ginger Leigh Ginger Leigh adds value and delight to every environment she enters As a global artist featuring a variety of styles from rock to Latin to pop, blues and jazz, Leigh brings a classy modern mix of uniquely high-spirited music and entertainment Leighs drive and ambition go unmatched Her career was kick-started as the lead-singer in her first professional performing band at the age of 9 and she has continued on the road to success ever since Her highly energetic, visually stunning performances are not confined to one genre, rather crossing over, and she makes each performance her own, leaving the audience knowing that what they received will never be repeated Her latest CD, Better Than Well Live at the Saxon, is an on-disc rendering of her live stage show backed by some of Austins top-notch musicians Leigh has self-released 8 CDs since 1996 She is prolific, driven, and generous You will often find her assembling other musicians for causes, for her own concert-series Love on the Lawn established in 2003, touring, and emceeing Not only does Leigh work hard at promoting her own musical endeavors, but is also a published music critic for Central Texas N2 Magazine Its not surprising Leigh appeals to large demographic around the globe

  • O'Shea
    O'Shea
    O'Shea
    07-10-2015 - 07-10-2015
    5
    McGonigel's Mucky Duck
    http://www.mcgonigels.com/
    McGonigel's Mucky Duck - 2425 Norfolk Houston TX 77098
    Admission: Advance Tickets: $2000 Ticket price at the door: $2200
    (713) 528-5999
    http://www.mcgonigels.com/
    Start Time(s): 9:30PM
    McGonigel's Mucky Duck presents O'Shea Individually Mark and Jay OShea have an impressive string of writing and artist credits that span the globe The combination of Jays country-soul voice blending perfectly with Marks country-rock sensibilities has made the Nashville based husband-and-wife team one of the most respected names in Australian country music in just a few short years Their debut album Mr and Mrs produced four #1 Country singles and earned them the 2012 CMAA Golden Guitar Award for New Talent of the Year Their second album One + One has already spawned two #1 and two Top 10 singles and scored them the 2014 CMAA Golden Guitar Award for Vocal Group or Duo of the Year! With production by legendary ex-pat Mark Moffatt (The Saints, Tim Finn), One + One showcases brilliantly their incredible vocal talents and skills as hit songwriters The pair co-wrote the album with a string of renowned collaborators including Billy Burnette (Fleetwood Mac, John Fogerty, Bob Dylan), Tim Nichols (Alan Jackson, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill), Kevin Kadish (Jason Mraz) and Kim Carnes (Bette Davis Eyes) The depth in the writing stands out on One + One Thank You Angels was inspired by Marks experiences with open heart surgery in 2010, a procedure he had previously undergone as a six month old child Be With You Tonight was born out of the pair spending months apart on opposite sides of the world, chasing their career dreams It Never Goes Away, a co-write with Billy Burnette, tells a tale of loss with a timeless sound that harks back to the great ballads of Roy Orbison One + One is a record that is more than just the sum of its individual parts, its a stunning body of work that is fast becoming a classic Mark and Jay are currently writing for their third album and have already penned tunes with Grammy Award Winner Steve Wariner, Leigh Nash (Sixpence Nonethericher) and Nathan Chapman (Taylor Swift) to name a few TWITTER: https://twittercom/therealoshea

  • Kimberly Dunn
    Kimberly Dunn
    Kimberly Dunn
    06-27-2015 - 06-27-2015
    6
    The Red Brick Tavern
    http://www.theredbricktavern.com
    The Red Brick Tavern - 119 Simonton St Conroe TX 77301
    Admission: $1000
    936-539-9200
    http://www.theredbricktavern.com
    Start Time(s): 10pm
    The Red Brick Tavern presents Kimberly Dunn The first thing that gets you about country singer Kimberly Dunn is her friendly and spunky personality Then, when she starts strumming her guitar and singing in a country voice both tender and powerful, you're hooked That's what happened to Scott Willson and Will Harrison of Up and Out Artists in November 2010 The managers met San Antonio native Dunn backstage at a Battle of the Bands contest at Texas A&M, where Dunn was a senior "We had a great talk about music," says Dunn, who had played alto sax in the Fightin' Texas Aggie Band, but longed for a career singing her own songs Harrison remembers thinking that "if her music has as much charisma as she does personally, she'll really have something" The only solo acoustic contestant out of 30 acts in the Battle, Dunn walked onstage with confidence, kicked off her high heels with a laugh and started into a guitar riff, as she stomped out a rhythm on the stage's hollow floor It was only her fourth live performance as a singer-songwriter (the first three were the preliminary rounds) and yet Dunn had an instant hold on the audience She ended up winning the contest "We knew from the first downbeat that we wanted to get involved with Kimberly," says Harrison, who also works as an engineer at Ray Benson's Bismeaux Recording Studio in Austin Dunn recorded her debut EP, One Foot Over The Other, at Bismeaux, with Harrison producing Everything seems to be happening fast, but it's going according to a plan Dunn conceived while attending Northside Health Careers High School, a magnet school in San Antonio Dunn wanted to be a veterinarian at a young age, but after seeing Eric Johnson in concert when she was 13, and buying a guitar the next day, she switched her long-term goal to a music career "I decided that I would concentrate on graduating from A&M where her parents and two sisters also attended, and then I would spend the next years pursuing music full time" Dunn graduated August 14, her 23rd birthday, with a degree in agricultural leadership and a minor in music, and is ready to make her mark on Texas Country Her calling card to the male-dominated scene, which some call "red dirt music," is a bittersweet yet feisty song about the healing powers of music called "Randy Rogers" In it, Dunn looks back on a romance gone sour and recalls the music of that once-blissful time Besides Rogers, others mentioned in the catchy chorus include Eli Young Band, Granger Smith and Stoney LaRue "I wrote that song about some of the Texas Country artists I had come to love during a certain time in my life and to be able to meet them and play shows with some of them just blows me away," she says Dunn has opened shows for Smith, as well as Kyle Park and Aaron Watson She also guests with Wichita Falls singer Johnny Cooper on his next single "Movin' On," soon to be released to Texas Country charts "When you think about how far Kimberly has come in just a year from her first gig, you realize that, yes, musical talent has a lot to do with it," says Willson "But it's also because Kimberly is so much fun, such a force of nature People want to be around her" But Dunn seeks complete seclusion when she writes songs "I like to have my time with my songs before I give them to everybody else," she says Building her material on the melody, she sometimes starts off on harmonica and moves to mandolin She'll record her ideas on her iPhone but won't play them for anyone until she feels that they're complete "I've always been that way with songwriting," she says "I have to develop the songs on my own" During her earliest performances, she was billed by the name Kimberly Sue, but she dropped the Sue when her songs and performing style started drawing comparisons to fellow Texas Country singer Sunny Sweeney She had thought about calling herself Kimberly Sparrow but saw a possible problem "I'm a huge fan of Sheryl Crow," she says with a laugh at what she's about to say next "I had a fantasy of one day performing a duet with her, and if Kimberly Sparrow and Sheryl Crow sang together, there'd be some bird jokes for sure" Dunn is a family name from her mother's side "One day I saw a sign for Dunn Road" Young, spunky, bold, ready Kimberly Dunn Sounds just about right TWITTER: https://twittercom/KimDunnMusic

  • Greg Trooper
    Greg Trooper
    Greg Trooper
    06-26-2015 - 06-26-2015
    5
    McGonigel's Mucky Duck
    http://www.mcgonigels.com/
    McGonigel's Mucky Duck - 2425 Norfolk Houston TX 77098
    Admission: Advance Tickets: $2500 Ticket price at the door: $2700 &nbsp;
    (713) 528-5999
    http://www.mcgonigels.com
    Start Time(s): 7:30pm
    McGonigel's Mucky Duck presents Greg Trooper Rarely has there been a more aptly named singer/songwriter than Greg Trooper Over three decades, the New Jersey native has soldiered on through the victories and setbacks unique to a career dedicated to music, proving through gestures large and small that he's one of our best It's evident in the company he keeps, the critics who praise his recordings, the fans who invest in his shows and the artists who learn his songs, wishing they'd written them It is most evident in what Amazoncom calls his "catalog of superbly crafted albums" This impressive discography testifies for an artist who has always served the song and the music above all other things Trooper has made an impact on the music scenes in all the places he's lived since leaving home after high school: Austin, Texas, Lawrence, Kansas, New York and Nashville His albums have demonstrated creative vision as well as a collaborator's heart Americana star Buddy Miller produced 1998's 'Popular Demons' album, while soul legend Dan Penn steered 2005's extraordinary 'Make It Through This World' In the studio and on the road, Trooper's colleagues have come from roots music's most rarified circles: Larry Campbell (Dylan), Garry Tallent (Bruce Springsteen), Kenneth Blevins (John Hiatt), as well as headliners like Maura O'Connell and Bill Lloyd In a review of his live album 'Between A House And A Hard Place', music critic Barry Mazor said that Trooper "sings with a clarity of purpose and a variety of effect that few in the acoustic world match" TWITTER: https://twittercom/gregtrooper

  • Nathan Hamilton
    Nathan Hamilton
    Nathan Hamilton
    05-30-2015 - 05-30-2015
    6
    Anderson Fair
    http://andersonfair.net/
    Anderson Fair - 2007 Grant Houston TX 77006
    Admission: $1500
    832-767-2785
    http://andersonfair.net/
    Start Time(s): Our doors open at 7:30pm and the music usually starts around 9pm&nbsp; &nbsp;
    Anderson Fair presents Nathan Hamilton Nathan Hamilton is an Austin,Texas based multidisciplinary artist who has worked extensively as a musician,visual artist and woodworker As a singer/songwriter he has been performing professionally for 20 years During that time he has released six albums on his own and two as a member of the Good Medicine Band (aka Sharecroppers) He was a winner of the 2000 Kerrville New Folk Award and a Top 5 Finalist in the 2008 Independent Music Awards Nathan has toured internationally and in 2012 was selected to be an Official City of Austin Music Ambassador to Oita,Japan as part of the Sister Cities Program Nathan is a studied visual artist as well He has shown work in both group and solo shows Nathan employs a raw and loose-handed aesthetic along with a recycling sensibility  Using old doors, boards, dirt, rope, sticks, house paint, stones and other salvaged materials, Nathan turns these crudely textural elements into assemblages and paintings that take on a contemplative and raw elegance When he is not touring or making art, Nathan Hamilton uses his eye for detail and craftsmanship as a fine finish carpenter and woodworker TWITTER: https://twittercom/HamiltonNathan

  • Tameca Jones
    Tameca Jones
    Tameca Jones
    06-23-2015 - 06-23-2015
    2
    McGonigel's Mucky Duck
    http://www.mcgonigels.com
    McGonigel's Mucky Duck - 2425 Norfolk Houston TX 77098
    Admission: Advance Tickets: $2000 Ticket price at the door: $2200
    (713) 528-5999
    http://www.mcgonigels.com
    Start Time(s): 7:30pm
    McGonigel's Mucky Duck presents Tameca Jones Coined the Tina Turner of jazz due to her long legs, fierce hair, and aggressive vocal stylings, Tameca Jones is a rare creature an Austin, TX musician actually born and raised in the musical city Since embarking on her mission to put her unique and soulful spin on covers in 2008, she has taken the local scene by storm with her potpourri of jazz, blues, rock, and soul Tameca is an Austin native now living in New Braunfels Shes a single mother raising twins and also one of the hardest working artists in Central Texas She has been performing as a singer here since 2007, either as a solo artist or as a vocalist with such groups as Flyjack and Will Taylor & Strings Attached She has a long running residency at the Continental Gallery every Thursday night and plays at Z Tejas on a regular basis Her shows at The Elephant Room draw sellout crowds with lines up the stairs and down the street Shes headlined at Threadgills and opened for Smokey Robinson, David Sanborn, Robert Cray, and The Blind Boys of Alabama to name just a few Her shows feature some jazz standards but also her own renditions of songs by such diverse artists as Nirvana, Soundgarden and Stevie Wonder Her cover of the classic Caravan includes parts of Beyonces Naughty Girl and she absolutely owns Mad World, the theme from Donnie Darko Comparisons to Tina Turner are inevitable, and not just due to the miles and miles of legs and her incredible Afro, this gal can really belt em out Tameca also has a wonderful and unique fashion sense, part of the fun of her shows is in seeing just what outfit she will show up in Plus she sometimes brings decorated cupcakes for the audience and does her mic checks singing the old Reading Rainbow song, so whats not to love ? TWITTER: https://twittercom/tameca_jones

  • Mike Blakely
    Mike Blakely
    Mike Blakely
    06-19-2015 - 06-19-2015
    5
    Anderson Fair
    http://andersonfair.net/
    Anderson Fair - 2007 Grant Houston TX 77006
    Admission: Tickets $1500
    832-767-2785
    http://andersonfair.net/
    Start Time(s): Our doors open at 7:30pm and the music usually starts around 8:45pm&nbsp; &nbsp;
    Anderson Fair presents MIke Blakely Award-winning Singer/Songwriter Mike Blakely has released 11 CDs, performed all over the US, and made 16 tours to Europe  His songs have been recorded by Gary P Nunn, Red Steagall, Flaco Jimenez and Raul Malo, john Arthur martinez, Randy Brown, Geronimo Trevino III and Johnny Rodriguez, Johnny Bush, Pauline Reese, and others Also an author, Mike has published 18 books released by major New York City publishers  His last two books were co-writes: one with Willie Nelson (A Tale Out of Luck), and the most recent with Kenny Rogers, titled "What Are the Chances" (released Sept 2013) A native Texan, Mike served in the US Air Force and later earned a bachelors degree in journalism from the University of Texas at Austin  He released his first novel 1988 and his first CD in 1995  One of his co-written tunes landed on a Grammy Award-winning album by Flaco Jimenez in 1995  Another was played on the orbiting International Space Station in 2007 Mike is a two-time winner of Western Writers of Americas Spur Award once for best western novel of the year, and once for best western song of the year Mike spent many years touring with his dancehall band, but now plays more shows as a solo artist, or in a duo or trio configuration at listening rooms, house concerts, festivals, and private parties  His career as a novelist leads to many non-traditional concerts at book stores, libraries, writers conferences, and book clubs "Having celebrated our house concert anniversary with the seventh show by Mike, we can only attest that it just keeps getting better and better!  I'll personally guarantee it to be one of the musical highlights of your life!" - Paula Reynolds, Hilltop House Concerts, Kerrville, TX Blakely is a consummate artist whose superb ability to capture an audience only serves to highlight his songwriting skills which approach brilliance Buddy Case, The Loft, Enola, AR "Mike helped us establish our restaurant as a major music venue in the Hill Country of Texas He has produced a weekly concert series for us for over eight years, consistently packing the house show after show We have been named "Best Live Music Venue" four years in a row thanks to his efforts  He is an established talent, a huge asset to our business and a real pro" - Paul Brady, Owner of River City Grille, Marble Falls, TX

  • Matt the Electrician
    Matt the Electrician
    Matt the Electrician
    06-18-2015 - 06-18-2015
    4
    McGonigel's Mucky Duck
    http://www.mcgonigels.com/
    McGonigel's Mucky Duck - 2425 Norfolk Houston TX 77098
    Admission: Advance Tickets: $2000 Ticket price at the door: $2200
    (713) 528-5999
    http://www.mcgonigels.com/
    Start Time(s): 7:00pm
    McGonigel's Mucky Duck presents Matt the Electrician "Handyman by day and hilarious singer-songwriter by night, Matt the Electrician is plugged into one hot socket" - The Performing Songwriter Matt the Electrician crafts sharp narratives with equal measures heart and home Evidence: Its a Beacon, Its a Bell The longtime Austin residents excellent new album showcases a seasoned songwriter in top form Look out the window at the road rushing by, he sings on the stunning Muddy Waters The shatterproof glass breaking up in your eyes/Your own private movie when things fall apart/Everyones trying to break your heart Details whittled from real experience frequently fortify his songs Muddy Waters backs the claim Matt dreamed up the song as he drove around Austin with his 12-year-old daughter after a big storm Water under the Lamar Bridge was brown and green, colors he thought an interesting mix Yeah, its dirty, Dad, his daughter said, unimpressed Muddy Waters deftly charts our decidedly varying perceptions at different times in our lives and with age comes an acute awareness that everything moves in cycles Listen closely Lessons quickly emerge within the songs ebb and flow Like Muddy Waters, Matts songs typically mirror his family life and the complexities of living as a touring musician and father, often far from home, on the move and unable to be in touch Accordingly, Its a Beacon, Its a Bell offers several uniquely personal and autobiographical portraits brimming with universal truths High watermarks deliver stark snapshots as engaging as enlivening Sparse landscapes guide the journey In fact, Matt has wanted to make this stripped-down record, a collection entirely with just guitar and vocals, for some time These songs simply fit the mood In some cases, theyre admittedly quieter by nature and comfortable to play without accompaniment and longtime fans certainly will celebrate the evolution While Matt has a local band, he tours internationally as a solo act and the most common question he hears on the road: Hey, which record sounds like what you just did? Well, Its a Beacon, Its a Bell finally offers the answer Revisit the lush Accidental Thief (2011) for comparison Its a Beacon, Its a Bell shines with simplicity The new album effortlessly backs deep-browed story songs with an intangible everyman appeal, a characteristic folks quickly gravitate toward As a songwriter, Matt is able to balance honesty and sincere sentiments with really engaging story telling and humor, says instrumentalist and frequent collaborator Scrappy Jud Newcomb Its not always easy to pick out his influences, which I think is fantastic In fact, Matt cites one legendary songwriter with lighting his creative fires as he wrote Its a Beacon, Its a Bell: Townes Van Zandt While he loves being immersed in Texas songwriters who tell a straightforward story, Matts most drawn to the Lone Star States most elegant lyricist, a songwriter he only discovered upon moving to Austin in 1996 Like the boundless poetry moving forward Van Zandts writing, Matt focuses these new songs more directly on the poetry of his words, finding ways to leave all the right lyrical holes while coloring in details important enough to spark imaginations Matts greatest asset as a songwriter is his natural ability to tell a story, says Austin-based singer Seela Misra The world in his retelling is brutally honest, tender and hilarious at the same, a comforting combination Equally comforting is his singing voice You believe what he tells you Key words: Honest, tender, hilarious Yes, Matts most thoughtful moments mirror Van Zandt They shadow Guy Clark Haunt every great Texas storyteller with an eye for triumph and truth Still, every lyrical twist and turn maintains his own unique style and substance I think Matt will be an influence on a lot of songwriters in the future, Newcomb says What really stands out about Matt as a performer is he makes every crowd his own By the end of his set, no matter who they came to see, the audience will be Matt the Electrician fans TWITTER: https://twittercom/MattTheE