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Open Mic

Mon, May 23 / 630 PM

You’ll hear plenty of folk, country and acoustic renditions by performers that spent their afternoon in classes at Rice or a long day at the office. Not only does the pub feature an impressive array of live music almost every night, but the Mucky Duck has been listed by Billboard Magazine as one of the 20 best acoustic venues in the country. Each performer gets three songs or 15 minutes on stage. -- houston.cbslocal.com


The Duck stage is open for you to present your original compositions or a favorite song made famous by someone else. 


Comedians, poets, jugglers and mimes also welcome. 


Don't be shy. Come on out ~ It's your turn to be a Mucky Duck Open Mic Star.


Sign up is at 6pm, music starts at 6:30. Each performer has 3 songs or 15 minutes for their performance.

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John Egan & The Mighty Orq

Tue, May 24 / 730 PM

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Egan howls and drops his foot like a hammer on his stompbox, but it's his flashy fingerwork on a National steel guitar that truly dazzles.  He's an old soul and one of the most riveting performers in the city. -  Houston Chronicle


Since 2002 The Mighty Orq has been performing solo and with his band across the US and Europe. He has won multiple awards, released six albums, and an instructional DVD for solo resonator slide guitar. He is a uniquely talented singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist with a focus in the American Roots Music genres.


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Game Night - Irish Session

Wed, May 25 / 730 PM

Game Night at the Duck

We have the games or you can bring your own. We have the beer, wine, and food. So bring your friends (and your skills!) for game night! See you at the Duck!


Irish Session

7:30pm


Our Houston Session has been around for over 30 years - the last 23 have been hosted at the Mucky Duck. 


Come have dinner and pint and enjoy an Irish evening.


No cover charge

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Shawn Nelson

Thu, May 26 / 7 PM

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“I'm a Houston kid who's been writing, playing and recording music for over 12 years in Austin. I’ve been fortunate to play my music on all kinds of stages across the country and to release six albums. It's a labor of love and at this point, my life's work.”


After the release of five independent albums with various band mates – two under Shawn Nelson, one with Shawn Nelson & The Good Buds, two with Shawn Nelson & The Ramblers, Shawn marks his sixth release with “The Devils River” - a throw-back country album dipped in some americana sauce.


“This Devils River record has been a long time coming. I’ve played these songs for many years in honky-tonks, bars, clubs, dancehalls, big stages, small stages, backyard parties, campfires, patios, hotel rooms, motel rooms, parking lots, farmers markets, flat-bed trailers, boats and even buses. Some of the songs are set closers, but all of them come from the heart and some of them are even true.”

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Chubby Knuckle Choir

Thu, May 26 / 930 PM

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These guys are the most gifted musicians on the list. With Tres Womack at the helm, and cast of super talented band members, these guys are fun, energetic, and exactly what you would want to see at a live performance. 


Providing beautiful harmonies, and mixture of rock, country, and Americana, you’re never disappointed in what you’ll see at a Chubby Knuckle Choir show! This band is a combination of craftsmanship and talent! Don’t miss out on an opportunity to go see these guys.  - Texas Music Pickers

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Gina Chavez

Fri, May 27 / 7 PM

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Gina Chavez is a bilingual Latin-folk singer/songwriter who blends the sounds of the Americas with tension and grace. Her latest independent release, Up.Rooted, is a passionate collection of bilingual songs traversing cumbia, bossa nova, vintage pop, reggaeton, and folk combined with dynamic vocals and sharp social commentary.


The album won the praise of National Public Radio (NPR), USA Today, and The Boston Globe, and topped the iTunes and Amazon Latin charts after a feature on NPR’s All Things Considered. She is the 2014 John Lennon Songwriting Contest (JLSC) Grand Prize Winner for her song “Siete-D,” a rock-cumbia-rap mix that explores the delights and dangers of El Salvador from a window on the 7-D, the bus route she rode as a volunteer there in 2010.


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Del Barber

Fri, May 27 / 930 PM

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Barber has emerged as one of the next wave in this country’s proud tradition of songwriting talent. The follow-up to his award-winning albums Love Songs for the Last Twenty and Headwaters, Prairieography is the earnest travelogue of a wandering troubadour, and the realization that creativity is rarely a bolt of lightning.

Good songs are the result of hard work, calloused fingers and learned lessons from a life well lived.

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Slaid Cleaves

Sat, May 28 / 7 PM930 PM

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Slaid Cleaves. Grew up in Maine. Lives in Texas. Writes songs. Makes records. Travels around. Tries to be good.

Slaid Cleaves lives with his wife of 21 years, Karen Cleaves, in the Hill Country outside Austin, Texas. 


While Karen books the shows, the flights, the hotels, and the rental cars, designs, orders and sells the CDs and T-shirts, pays the band, updates the web site, answers fan questions, does the taxes and makes dinner, Slaid writes his little songs (and fixes things around the house). 


They travel around the world together while Slaid plays for fans far and wide and gets all the glory. 


If it wasn’t for Karen, Slaid would be carrying all he owned in a shoe box, scrounging around for a happy hour gig.