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Robyn Ludwick

Fri, July 31 / 7 PM

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“The Queen of Modern Texas Country Soul” - No Depression

“The most formidable writer of the Robisons.” - Lone Star Music Magazine

“Now and then, a young artist arrives with such confidence that you wonder where he or she has been hiding. Ludwick sings, and she does seem inhabited by an old soul. Fortunately, she’s very much with us now.” – Texas Monthly

***Robyn will be featured in Indie Film, “Lost. Vegas. Hiway.” slated for a Summer 2015 release.***

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Josh Grider - CD Release!

Sat, August 1 / 7 PM

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CD Release!

The 10 year overnight success model is one Josh Grider is very familiar with.  You know, the one where the guy that's been hanging around for about a decade finally gets his shot at the big time?  Having been a respected member of the Texas/Red Dirt Music Scene for years, it wasn't until spring of 2013 that momentum really started to build for this NM born country singer's career.  

There had been little successes along the way no doubt; a song called Crazy Like You from his Walt Wilkins produced 2007 release "Million Miles To Go" has sold over 30,000 copies, repeated invites to the big festivals and opening slots for big regional and national acts, and even a "Live At Billy Bob's Texas" recording in 2011 certainly helped keep things moving forward. 

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Texas Johnny Boy

Sat, August 1 / 930 PM

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An evening of eclectic blues with the vocals and horn playing of Texas Johnny Boy.

Texas Johnny Boy, who is first and foremost a vocalist, also plays harmonica, flute, and saxophone in the classic Texas and Delta blues styles.

But besides all the music credentials, they're pretty good looking, don't you think? - Houston Press


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Open Mic

Mon, August 3 / 630 PM

 McGonigel’s Mucky Ducky is an Irish pub that features a very popular open mic night every Monday at 6:30p.m. (sign up at 6 p.m.) This little gem might be a bit easily overlooked in Houston’s typical bar scene, but that’s because it’s an entirely different kind of place.

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. --

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.

Each performer has 3 songs or 15 minutes for their performance.

No cover charge

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Songwriters - Egan - Saenz - Liddell

Tue, August 4 / 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


Mando Saenz has made a career out of watching people, haunting places, and asking questions. Studebaker, his third studio album by Carnival Recording Company, is propelled by his self-deprecating wit, careful observation, and empathetic ability to make heroes out of outcasts.


Laced with grace. It’s a deceptively complicated turn of phrase from Lise Liddell’s latest album simply titled Laced. And prophetically, it describes Lise in a searching, intuitive way.

Equally brassy and forgiving, she’s open and real and willing to ponder the topics that we all ponder. Life’s mountains and valleys. Love lost and found. Sex great and regretted. The wisest poems. The truest songs. 

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Anne McCue

Thu, August 6 / 7 PM

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"I've been a fan of guitarist/singer/songwriter Annie McCue for many years so I'm very honored and happy about singing with her on a damn fine song for her upcoming album. She wrote the song with John Hadley and the brilliant David Olney. You can't go wrong with such talent." Dave Alvin

"I had done some gigs with Annie McCue out in California and thought that besides her phenomenal playing and great songs she had a unique presence. She has an angelic quality to her but also a Charlie Chaplin-esque vibe. Fearless and tender and alluring." David Olney

Alternative Country icon Lucinda Williams has said of McCue: “Initially, her stunning voice hooked me in. Then I got inside the songs. The first chance I got, I went to see her perform . . . I was floored!" 

Born in Sydney and raised just southwest in Campbelltown, McCue has toured the world playing her music in Concert Halls, pubs and festivals, living for a year in Vietnam. She has most recently been based in East Nashville, a thriving songwriting community on the Cumberland River's left bank.

Her love of music forged in Sydney, Melbourne and Ho Chi Minh City, McCue landed in America and performed on the Lilith Fair tour. After setting up shop in Los Angeles, she became a vital part of the city’s roots music scene and has since recorded 5 acclaimed studio albums and a DVD ‘Live In Nashville.’

Her music is included in Time Life’s ‘4 Decades Of Folk Rock’ alongside Bob Dylan, The Byrds, etc. and in Starbucks Artist Choice alongside Leonard Cohen, John Coltraine etc.

McCue recently produced Emma Swift's debut album in Nashville. The record has since been nominated for an ARIA Award in Australia. Other artists she has produced include Audrey Auld and Tracey Bunn. She is currently working with Reckless Johnny Wales at Flying Machine Studio.

Expect great guitar work, compelling songs, and an eclectic set list. 

"Listeners will delight in her slide guitar prowess, as well as her pointed and powerful lyrics." --Seattle Post Intelligencer 

"Anne McCue is the virtual definition of "triple threat." A potent singer, thoughtful songwriter and tough guitarist, she completely comes into her own on this new project." -- Billboard 

"The Australian earns accolades with an album of songs that stretch from urgent to world-weary with bracing bluntness." -- Philadelphia Inquirer 

"My new favorite artist and an amazing guitarist" -- Lucinda Williams

"She used every guitar in the battery she brought on stage, from the National steel to the Danelectro 12-string to the lap steel, and each allowed her the freedom to explore a different type of roots music, including swampy Creedence stomp, ethereal blues, and countrified jangle.  These days, there are very few women working the same territory as McCue who can combine tough and vulnerable. That she does it with poise and a self-deprecating sense of humor makes her an artist worth seeing again." --Jim Caligiuri, Austin Chronicle