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Jimmy Lafave

Fri, August 26 / 7 PM

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Austin-based singer/songwriter and guitarist Jimmy LaFave brings a passionate rock & roll energy to his original folk songs, whether he's playing solo or with a band.


Quite a fixture on the Austin music scene, upon his return to Texas in 1986, LaFave racked up critical accolades among not only Austin–based publications, but periodicals across the country and two Austin Music Awards, in addition to other laurels. 


LaFave’s visibility on the musical radar increased with an appearance on Austin City Limits and at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame tribute to Woody Guthrie, where he was hand–picked by Guthrie’s daughter to appear.

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South Austin Moonlighters

Fri, August 26 / 930 PM

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CD Release!


“A southside collective of songwriters modeled loosely on the template established by Saxon supergroup the Resentments a decade ago, the S.A.Moonlighters take a big step with “Burn & Shine,” their first studio album. 


Former members of Mother Truckers, Stonehoney and Monte Montgomery’s touring band collaborate on an eclectic mix of rock, soul, funk, blues, country and more; whereas the previous live disc was highlighted by covers, they’re now bringing their own material to the fore. Highly Recommended.” 

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Market Junction

Sat, August 27 / 7 PM

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"Heard Market Junction for the first time about a year ago and since then have been a BIG fan". "Market Junction brings something different to the Texas scene and that's always a good thing."— Katie Key, Keymusicnews.com


"After all is said, or sung rather, and done, Market Junction leaves the listener with a sense of hope for the future and a feeling of freedom in the present." - The Daily Cougar

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Tres Bourbonnais

Sat, August 27 / 930 PM

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Tres Bourbonnais = Texas Jazz & NoLa Blues! Centerpiece Sharon Bourbonnais; pianist, songwriter and seductive vocalist ... take equal parts Diana Krall, Marcia Ball add splash of Bonnie Raitt and Peggy Lee for a soulful Texas-Louisiana style jazz.

 

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Open Mic

Mon, August 29 / 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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Rich O'Toole

Tue, August 30 / 730 PM

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With 14 top ten hits on Texas radio, it’s safe to say that Rich O’Toole knows where to call home. But like any multi-dimensional artist, especially those with one million plays on Spotify and over 1,000 full band shows performed throughout the US, including opening slots for Willie Nelson and the Josh Abbott Band, this Houston and College Station native is always looking to challenge himself and spread his wings just a little bit more. 


Presently, Rich O’Toole has planted his country-rock sound in Los Angeles, where he penned his latest album, Jaded. Although the city may be an unexpected spot for a man with a killer collection of cowboy boots, it has quickly fallen under the spell of Rich’s sweet Southern charm coupled with his high-energy, heartfelt rock shows.


 The vulnerability that Rich weaves into his lyrics shows that he is not afraid to bare his heart and keep a close, personal relationship with those around him. Covering topics such as dating, heartbreak and family, his stories invite us to tap into our own hearts. At the same time, however, Rich’s melodies give life to his fun, playful demeanor, creating songs that turn his sensitive lyrics into upbeat anthems.


“emboldened by the reception to 2004’s acerbic (and increasingly relevant) ‘We Can’t Make it Here,’ McMurtry ramps up the polemics on Just Us Kids.” —USA TODAY


“One of the best protest singers working today.” —TIME OUT CHICAGO

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Game Night - Irish Session

Wed, August 31 / 730 PM

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Join us for game night, play ours or bring your own! Come hungry because we have the best fish and chips in Houston. Come thirsty because we serve beautiful pints. And bring a friend or come alone because it's easy to make a new friend at the Duck. Irish Session starts at 7:30PM.  Hope you will join us!
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Harpeth Rising

Thu, September 1 / 7 PM

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Chamberfolk: Three classically trained musicians playing original music, as intricately arranged as a string quartet, lyrically rooted in the singer/songwriter tradition, and wrapped in three-part vocal harmonies reminiscent of both Appalachia and Medieval Europe. 


Building from the tonal depth of the cello (or is it a bass?), layer in the shimmering sounds of a violin and the strikingly natural addition of banjo to create a sound at once familiar and impossibe to categorize. Unapologetic genre-benders, Harpeth Rising fuses Folk, Newgrass, Rock and Classical into something organically unique.


Their most recent album, SHIFTED, debuted at #1 on the Folk-DJ charts and was released to international acclaim. 


Tim Carroll of Folkwords wrote “Choose words to define this latest album– progressive, creative, innovative, imaginative - they all describe what’s on offer… Alternatively,don’t attempt to categorise their ingenuity with words, take the shortest route, immerse yourself in Harpeth Rising and let the music carry you with its flow.” 


Chris Spector at Midwest Record said “Taking Newgrass to the next dimension, taking back lyric writing as an art form, if you’ve cleaned your ears out recently, this set is going to blow your mind. One of a kind, in a class by itself and simply superlative throughout.”

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Cale Tyson

Thu, September 1 / 930 PM

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"Old school, sad-bastard outlaw country for a new generation of excited country fans." ROLLING STONE
 
“A traditionalist for the future.” THE GUARDIAN 
 
“The twenty-five-year-old from Cleburne, Texas, isn’t the first skinny kid to wear a cowboy hat and a pearl-snap shirt in tribute to the giants of vintage country, but he is one of just a few whose lovesick blues actually sound like they come from the heart.” GARDEN & GUN
 
“The music is fabulous, a kind of traditional country with a 21st century twist…just wonderful”
BOB HARRIS BBC RADIO 2
 
 “A mix of Hank Williams heartache and effortless Gram Parsons coo” Q MAGAZINE
 
"Each song is the work of a craftsman who knows his trade, and Tyson offers a glimpse into the future of country music classics." MIC.COM
 
"His sweet, yet melancholy lyrics feel like they were probably written on a whiskey-stained bar napkin, just the way good country songs should be." WIDE OPEN COUNTRY