Coming to Anderson in 2019
Thanks to all of our wonderful patrons who visited us in 2018. Thanks so much for supporting Live Music.
We will be dark for two weeks, taking a break from all of the Christmas and New Year’s celebrations.
Concerts start up again on Saturday, January 19. Read more below.
January 19 will be a live recording event.
Saturday, January 19…
Colin Gilmore grew up in Lubbock, Texas, spending many nights as a child in nightclubs like Stubbs, where he witnessed songwriters like Joe Ely, Terry Allen, and his own father, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, bring the stage to life. He developed a taste for Buddy Holly, Townes Van Zandt, and bands like The Clash and The Pogues. For 14 years, Colin has been informed by these observations, writing songs and playing under his own name. He recently performed in and wrote songs for the critically acclaimed feature film Barracuda, which premiered at SXSW Film Festival and has since had great success and distribution. He is currently working on another album with producer Richard Barone.
Nicolette Good is an American singer-songwriter based in San Antonio, Texas. Good was featured on Season 1 of the documentary television series Troubadour, TX. In 2012, she won the Kerrville Folk Festival Grassy Hill New Folk Competition as well as the Wildflower! Arts and Music Festival Performing Songwriter Contest.
Friday, January 25
Rebecca is a true renaissance woman. Beyond her career as a recording artist and national touring musician, she is a published author with two books of poetry. She is also an oil painter with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and has shown in numerous galleries.
Rebecca finds great joy in sharing her artistic experience through performing, songwriting, painting, and Art of Vocal Freedom workshops. Her genius is in helping people to open their hearts, to leap into what they really love, and to shine.
Saturday, January 26
Brian Pounds is a singer-songwriter based in Austin, Texas. He was featured on NBC's reality TV show The Voice in 2013. Pounds has performed alongside country legend Blake Shelton and singer-songwriter Sam Hunt.
Friday, February 1
Albert and Gage
Austin songwriter Jimmy LaFave once described Christine as a “wondrous singer with a beautiful focus and unrestrained grace.” She had a prolific recording career as a solo artist before meeting Gage, including the acclaimed “Texafrance” series, a bilingual tribute to her European family roots. Christine’s most recent solo CD “Everything’s Beautiful Now” explores the richness of loss, an issue she deals with every day as Founder & CEO of Swan Songs®, a non-profit that fulfills musical last wishes. Ms. Albert has also served for 10 years on the national Board of Trustees of the Recording Academy (known for the GRAMMY Awards®), eventually rising to the position of Chairman of the Board and currently serving as Chair Emeritus. In addition, Christine serves on the Board of Directors of Musicares® and the Latin Recording Academy®.
Chris Gage, the Academy of Texas Music’s “Musician of the Year 2011” is no stranger to a tour bus, spending many years on the road with Red Willow Band, Roy Clark and Jimmie Dale Gilmore and continues to play lead guitar on tour with Jerry Jeff Walker, in addition to his Albert and Gage shows. He’s a member of the South Dakota Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and an inductee into the SD Friends of Traditional Music Hall of Fame. Gage has been in the all-star house band on Austin City Limits Hall of Fame show for the last two years, and received 2 honorable mentions in the Austin Chronicle Music Poll.
Saturday, February 2
Musician John Egan has a unique sound ranging from traditional country blues to a more modern songwriter style. He is a masterfully skilled guitar player who uses poetic lyrics and vintage resonator guitars to create an expressive personal music. Often performing solo, Egan’s guitar style includes, in effect, playing bass, lead, and percussion, all at the same time. He says, “the rarefied air where Lightnin’ Hopkins met Townes Van Zandt serves as an inspiration and an ideal.”
Friday, February 8
& James Steinle
This will be a song swap concert. Don’t miss it!
Bruce Robison has been making music professionally for decades. He still discusses his craft with so much enthusiasm he sounds almost like a kid raving about superheroes. “Writing is where it all starts for me,” he explains. “Whether it’s my writing, or songs I want to do with somebody else. I love the mechanics of it; how simple it can be.” Bruce Robison is one of Austin’s most revered singer-songwriters. Along with his better half, Kelly Willis, he’s been navigating the music business for more than two decades.
James Steinle is a Texas Folk singer/songwriter from Pleasanton, Texas and is currently based in Austin, Texas. James was the winner of the 2017 Kerrville Folk Festival’s University Singer/Songwriter Contest. His songs take aim at topics such as Western decay, urban angst, faded love, and what he calls “typical county country” fare. His eclectic upbringing, spending large portions of his childhood in Saudi Arabia and Germany, aid in his unique worldview and subsequent song subject matter.
Saturday, February 9
Pedigree doesn't guarantee talent, but Curtis McMurtry clearly inherited a deep narrative inclination from his father and grandfather. That familial tradition surfaces in the 23-year-old's character-driven songs and thoroughly realized, detailed settings. It should come as no great shock that Curtis McMurty has the same kind of wicked gift as his father James and grandfather Larry; his words leave nasty welts.