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Will Hoge

Fri, January 19 / 7 PM

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"Took a whole lot of miles to know what I know now," sings Will Hoge on "Growing Up Around Here," the opening track off of his tenth studio album, Small Town Dreams. "I'm kinda proud of growing up around here." It's been a whole lot of miles, indeed: miles on the road, driving the bus himself from venue to venue since the nineties; miles to and from Nashville writing rooms, where he's spent countless hours penning songs – some for him, some for others; miles exploring lands outside of his native Franklin, Tennessee, chasing the spirits of his musical heroes. Roads meet, roads split, roads led to home. This is the album that follows them all, every twist and turn in Hoge's American journey – a journey that's positioned him as one of our keenest, most honest modern storytellers, telling both his tale and ours.


"It's a reflection of where I am currently in my life," says Hoge of Small Town Dreams, "but also where I grew up, and, ultimately, where I think I'm going." From the streets of the town where he was raised, to the sidewalks of cities a hundred times the size, we all have dreams; and these are the stories of growing up, looking back and passing on those dreams, told as only Hoge can. Nostalgia, in his hands, is truly magic. 


An extremely prolific songwriter with ten albums under his belt and countless songs written for others (including a Grammy nomination for Eli Young Band's number-one hit, "Even If Breaks Your Heart," co-written with Paslay), Hoge saw this next phase of his journey as an opportunity to explore even deeper into both his country and rock & roll roots. Never fitting particularly neatly into a genre box, he's always just made the music that moved him – but it's safe to say that he feels more kinship with the country community than ever, particularly as a storyteller. 


Artist Spotlight on Will Hoge

The Tennessee native is taking on the road for the first time after leaving his band in 2015. With his latest studio album Anchors, Hoge returns to his roots, exploring his original love for music and the singular art of songwriting.


Anchors is Hoge’s eleventh full-length album, and his first solo album since touring with his Small Town Dreams record back in 2015. Taking on the solo-endeavor has reinvigorated the artist to create a masterful collection of songs that allows Hoge to lay it all out on the line, no parameters to hold him back. The album includes the track “Young As You Will Ever Be,” which tells the story of a coming-of-age acoustic rocker.


Will Hoge’s life in music is made up of immeasurable hours spent on the road, performing in music venues all over the country, and putting pen to paper to create his heart-felt tracks back home in Nashville. He has a fascinating story, having driven the tour bus himself since the early nineties when he was in his first band, 

Spoonful. After his first band broke up, Will was in and out of agreements with record labels and band members for many years. His band released many live albums on their own, and a few studio albums, including Carousel, Draw the Curtains, and Wreckage, which was inspired by Hoge’s scooter accident on August 20, 2008. Although he was in critical condition and faced emergency and follow-up surgeries on a long-hard road to recovery, Hoge came out ever more inspired to continue writing.


Ultimately, Hoge is a storyteller; his medium, words, a guitar and a keyboard. He is a natural songwriter who has lent his heart and soul to over ten albums. He has even written music for other artists, including the Grammy-nominated track, “Even If It Breaks Your Heart,” which he wrote for the Eli Young Band in collaboration with Paslay.


“Took a whole lot of miles to know what I know now,” opens the song “Growing Up Around Here,” which sets the tone of the nostalgic album Small Town Dreams. Although it is true to his life on the road, it also represents Hoge’s struggle with working in a band that was constantly arguing and stifling each other’s creativity.


Hoge now enters into a new chapter in his story, returning to his love of country and rock & roll sounds to create and share music that is personally moving.



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Amy Annelle

Fri, January 19 / 930 PM

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Amy Annelle is a songwriter and folk musician whose work balances exploration with a reverence for America’s restless, divergent musical past.  She’s been recording and touring for almost two decades, crafting “richly textured, exotic song-worlds that often bear little resemblance to standard voice-and-guitar folk songs” (Billboard). 


Over the course of nine albums and countless miles logged on the road, Amy has cultivated a rarefied voice and a repertoire that “blooms with open-hearted, lustful vulnerability and a harrowing naturalistic solitude” (Crawdaddy). 


Since her first single appeared in 1998, Amy has released a stream of critically acclaimed albums, first using the moniker ‘The Places’, then her own name. After a few years in Portland, Oregon’s burgeoning music scene, she made a home on the road, touring as a soloist or with ingenious pickup groups which brought together friends from folk, jazz, country and experimental music circles. 


In between travels she stayed in different regions of the country, living rough, working odd jobs and immersing herself in the people, places and history around her. Her songs, photographs and essays bear witness to this journey, into forgotten eddies of America and deep within herself. Amy has touched many with her performances, which have taken place everywhere from art collectives and house concerts to folk festivals and rock clubs, from community radio stations and street corners to New York City’s Town Hall.


Amy's version of Townes Van Zandt's "Buckskin Stallion Blues" appears in "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri", the new film by writer and director Martin McDonagh. The song also appears on the film soundtrack, released by Varèse Sarabande. 


In addition to her own work, Amy has sung with Michael Hurley, Daniel Johnston, Bill Callahan, Jolie Holland and Jandek. A new studio album, "High Country", is planned for 2018. She resides in Montopolis, Texas.


"richly textured, exotic song-worlds"--Billboard


"powerfully affecting"--TimeOut NY

"devastating delicacy"--Austin Chronicle

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Uncle Lucius

Sat, January 20 / 7 PM930 PM

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South Austin, Texas' Uncle Lucius is a dream, conjured in the minds of five sonic mercenaries, a clarion call to arms for true believers. It is the voice that shakes you from complacency, grabs you with both hands and implores: Get in the van!!!


Like the city that brought them together, UL is a gumbo, with hints of Americana and folk juxtaposed with a slow-cooked roux that is steeped in classic rock 'n' roll and the blues. The resulting flavor is familiar and unique, roots at its most refined, albeit with a gutbucket foundation.

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Open Mic

Mon, January 22 / 630 PM

No cover charge.


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.


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


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Bayou City Ramblers

Tue, January 23 / 730 PM

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The UH Bayou City Ramblers ensemble founded and directed by Garreth Broesche performs American traditional music, ie. Blues, Folk, Swing, Country, and Blue Grass.
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Game Night - Irish Session

Wed, January 24 / 730 PM

Board games are hot right now — whether it’s the new Euro-style games like Settlers of Catan, Carcassonne, 7 Wonders or Power Grid, or you’re kickin’ it old school with traditional games like the Trumpesque, land-grabbing Monopoly. For a great midweek diversion, head on over to the Mucky Duck for a pint and a little tabletop competition; they’ve been at it for almost 25 years. We checked in with Stevie Hazlewood, day manager for McGonigel’s Mucky Duck, and she says the club stocks a nice selection of titles for the Wednesday night Game Night and Irish Session. 


“It runs the gamut from Connect Four, to Scrabble, Yahtzee, Risk, three different versions of Monopoly, Scattergories, Cards Against Humanity,” says Hazlewood. Play one of those games or bring your own, and scarf down pub snacks like fish and chips, Welsh rarebit and the club’s famous shepherd’s pie. 


Best of all, there’s no cover. 7:30 p.m. 


- Susie Tommaney - Houston Press

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Honey Dew Drops

Thu, January 25 / 7 PM

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"Gorgeous harmonies, thrilling arrangements, and some remarkably insightful, honest writing. " - SING OUT!


"Handcrafted sound centered on swarming harmonies and acoustic guitars that churn like a paddlewheel and shimmer like heat waves on the highway."  - ACOUSTIC GUITAR MAGAZINE


"Just one of the highlights from the outstanding Tangled Country, a collection of often sad but still hopeful songs, 'Same Old' mines some of the territory of Gillian Welch and David Rawlings, with lilting banjo, gorgeous harmonies and tasteful pedal steel, and exemplifies this duo's simple yet beautiful music." —FREDDY JENKINS, FOR NPR MUSIC'S FAVORITE SONGS OF 2015

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Griffin House

Thu, January 25 / 930 PM

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“If you are looking to be blown away by raw talent, then look no further than Griffin House.” —American Songwriter


It is a true, and nowadays rare, musician who writes lyrics so vulnerable and authentic that an audience is irrevocably captured by the powerful experience of sharing the journey. An album that is essentially an autobiographical account of personal mistakes, change, and growth, offers listeners a chance to reflect on their own experiences and connect with another’s story.


With Griffin House’s upcoming album, So On and So Forth, it is clear the artist digs deep and offers up his narrative after much reflection. House is now a young family man and artist who is choosing sobriety and celebrating the path to his success, through songs which share his perspective on how people remember the past with rose-colored glasses, how we grow up and realize what we deeply need, and how we must find happiness in ourselves in the present.


“The record has a lot to do with recognizing the ego in one’s self and letting it die. It can feel like your whole identity is being wiped away, and you don’t even know who you are anymore. For the person singing these songs, holding on to one’s own individuality in order to remain special or important in the world has started to became far less important than being content with being a good, decent, and loving person. But old habits die hard,” adds House.


The project was tracked last summer at Lakehouse Recording Studios, in Asbury Park, New Jersey. House’s ties to Asbury Park go all the back to 2004, when he was invited to tour with Patti Scialfa. His first show in the boardwalk town was opening a show for Scialfa at the Paramount Theatre. It was there that Griffin met her husband, Bruce Springsteen, and all the wonderful characters in their crew and band. Those memories and experiences made returning to Asbury Park over a decade later to record So On and So Forth feel like a full circle moment in his career.

House recorded the essentially live project with no click track and very little overdubbing. Lakehouse owner, Jon Leidersdorff, helped assemble the band. Prior to walking into the studio, House had never met the musicians and had no idea how the songs would turn out. He adds, “The experience ended up being one of the most fun and positive of my career. The process was stress-free and freeing.” The resulting album reflects this journey — a leap of faith with triumphant results.


Recording and performing for over a decade, House has toured with Ron Sexsmith, Patti Scialfa, Josh Ritter, John Mellencamp, Mat Kearney, and The Cranberries. He received early critical acclaim on the CBS Sunday Morning, and his songs have since been featured in countless films and television shows such asOne Tree HillArmy Wives, and Brothers and Sisters. He has also appeared on Late Night with Craig Ferguson. Most recently, CNN Newsroom invited House to perform “Paris Calling,” from So On and So Forth, live on the air, and the song has been picked up by radio prior to being serviced. House has released ten albums and continues to headline his own national tours. He lives in Nashville, Tennessee with his wife Jane and their two daughters.