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Music News – May 16, 2019

23rd Annual Americana Jam It’s Jam time this Sunday when the 23rd Annual Americana Jam returns to Gruene Hall for a full day of fantastic music. The jam has come a long way in 23 years. In the early days the lineup consisted of mainly local musicians that offered to perform for free to benefit […]

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Music News – May 9, 2019

Aaron Watson Coming To Whitewater Aaron Watson continues to sell-out out concert venues all over America and tickets go on-sale Friday for his just announced August 3 show at Whitewater Amphitheater. His special guests will be Mike Ryan and Randall King, two of the hottest new names on the Texas music scene. Watson has a […]

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Music News – May 2, 2019

The big news this week is the 16th Annual Wein & Saengerfest on Saturday in our beautiful downtown New Braunfels. The fun kicks off at noon and ends at 10pm with lots of fun activities for the entire family. Admission is free but if you want to sample all the great wine and beer, you […]

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Music News – April 25, 2019

When you think of Texas music, several iconic names always come to mind, like Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings and Buddy Holly. Obviously these are legendary names but there are many young Texas artists that are on the path to becoming just as important to our Texas music scene. Pat Green, Cory Morrow and Wade Bowen […]

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Music News – April 18, 2019

Hal Ketchum Retires Hal Ketchum has been a fixture on the Texas music scene for several decades now so it was sad to hear the news today that he is retiring from touring due to the onset of Alzheimers. Born Hal Michael Ketchum in Greenwich, New York, he moved to Austin in 1981. He was […]

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Music News – April 11, 2019

Willie Nelson Returns To Whitewater Whitewater Amphitheater kicks off their 2019 season this weekend with the iconic Willie Nelson. He’s been playing at the outdoor venue every April for several years now so it’s become an annual tradition. He will be there for two nights, Friday and Saturday, and newcomer Tyler Childers will open both […]

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Music News – April 4, 2019

  Paul Thorn Gets Unplugged How many Americana singer songwriters can you name that have fought six rounds in the ring with boxer Roberto Duran? If you answered Paul Thorn, you are correct. Born in Wisconsin, Paul’s family moved to Tupelo, Mississippi when he was just an infant. He started playing music and writing songs […]

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Music News – March 28, 2019

I first heard Austin Meade sing a year ago during an all-star tribute to Tom Petty shortly after Petty’s untimely death. I was very impressed with his performance and made a mental note to keep an eye on his career. Fast forward to a few months ago when I received a copy of his latest […]

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Music News – March 21, 2019

VIVA Jerry Jeff As Texas icon Jerry Jeff Walker recovers from a rough fight with throat cancer, his many friends are planning a musical salute to him on Sunday at Gruene Hall. Titled Viva Jerry Jeff – Pals of Scamp Share Stories and Songs, the show starts at 7pm on Sunday night. Many musicians from […]

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Music News – March 14, 2019

SXSW Blues This week, if you happen to be anywhere near Austin, you will notice the city and the traffic are much more crowded that normal, if that’s actually possible. The reason for the crowds? It’s South By Southwest week, that’s why. Known by it’s shortened name of SXSW, it has become one of the […]

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