Jenifer Jackson with Jon Notarthomas
Aug
24
7:00 PM19:00

Jenifer Jackson with Jon Notarthomas

Jenifer Jackson is an American songwriter, singer and guitarist known for crafting intimate, understated pop songs. She embraces elements of old fashioned country, bossa nova, and folk in her writing and singing, and always with great soulfulness.

Her songs have appeared on television ('Bloodlines') and film soundtracks ('Run, Fat Boy Run' and Independent Spirit Winner 'Daydream Believer') and have been covered by a wide variety of artists in the USA and Europe.

Jackson currently makes her home in Austin, Texas but has lived in Boston and Manhattan, in Sicily, where she became fluent in Italian, and in France, where her first recordings were produced by new wave iconoclast Wreckless Eric.

Her 11 solo albums have taken her on tours around the world, landed her on broadcasts such as NPR All Songs Considered, World Café and Mountain Stage, and enabled collaborations with notable musicians including Pat Sansone (Wilco), Greg Wiczoreck (Norah Jones), Paul Bryan (Aimee Mann), Oren Bloedow (Meshell Ndegeocello) and Nate Walcott (Bright Eyes).

"There's a particularly soft, almost naïve sense of beauty to Jenifer Jackson's songs that belies the sophistication of their craftsmanship and presentation," wrote CMJ.

Her album BIRDS, produced in Nashville by dear friend Brad Jones, was named "the soft pop record of the year" by Tangents magazine.

"Jackson is a songwriter first, a sweetener second," wrote The Onion'sAV Club. "Sketches of urban romance that alternate joyous delirium with desperate loneliness, all laced with persistent feelings of need."

"I've lived in so many cities and spent time in a lot of the great urban centers of the world," says Jackson. "But as a songwriter, I'm most inspired and at peace in nature, whether it's near the ocean or in the desert, or close to animals.”

"I long for lastingness, in love, in melody, in memories. But I know everything has its time. I write and create for lots of reasons, and a main one is to capture the feeling of a moment and make it last within the world of a song."

JJ will release her new album PATHS (produced and engineered by dear friend Brad Jones, assisted by Jonas Lindstrom, at Alex the Great Recording in Nashville) in Fall 2019. PATHS features Brad Jones, Pat Sansone, Jim Hoke, Joshua Hunt, and Chris Carmichael.

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Geno Gottschall
Aug
31
7:00 PM19:00

Geno Gottschall

Geno, a life-long musician from Austin, Texas was born in 1974 and grew up in the renowned 78704 zip code surrounded by many Austin music icons like Rocky Erickson, Marcia Ball, and Jimmie & Stevie Ray Vaughn. Geno started playing piano and taking voice lessons at age 7 and later attended Austin High School, playing tuba in band & orchestra. He continued playing tuba in the Longhorn band while earning his Bachelor of Music degree from University of Texas.

Geno is a native Austinite loved by all & known for his variety of music, impactful teaching, and zest for life.

In his many years of music Geno has played in numerous bands, written songs, composed & arranged music, taught private lesson and directed high school bands, orchestras, choirs, mariachi groups, guitar classes, piano classes, and musical theater. He has directed & conducted many events including TubaChristmas Austin, played gospel in church, performed at weddings and private events, owned Gott Music Music Store, gone on tours, and recorded and released albums.

Currently Geno teaches private lessons and directs the Smithville Community Choir at Gottschalls Music Event Center. He also performs old school Rock n Roll with Geno G & His Rockaholics. Geno’s History of Rock n Roll EP was released in May 2018 and is available on all digital platforms.

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Ruby Dice
Sep
14
7:00 PM19:00

Ruby Dice

Ruby Dice, an Austin, Texas band, is based around the talents of Amanda Darnell, and Calloway Ritch. This band's blend of fiery blues-rock and hard-hitting Southern soul drew comparisons to the Black Keys, Alabama Shakes, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Gin Wigmore, and Little Feet. The band released an eponymous debut EP in April 2017 and are currently working on a new Album! The album is expected to be released early 2019. Stay tuned for some new music and great shows!   

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Groovin' Brunch
Sep
21
11:00 AM11:00

Groovin' Brunch

Reservations Required!

Join us the 3rd Saturday, August through December, for some live music and brunch.

Groovin’ River is a cross-genre music performance from Austin, Texas that bridges many types of American music into one unique groovin’ sound. It’s sophisticated, fun, and family-friendly.

Menu:

  • Jalapeno Cheddar Grits

  • Eggs Benedict Casserole

  • German Pancake with Blueberries

  • Sausage Balls with Maple Glaze

  • Shrimp Cocktails

  • Complimentary Mimosa

$25 per person

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Ragtime Willie
Sep
28
7:00 PM19:00

Ragtime Willie

Will Webster is among the few young musicians today who did not grow up in the 1920s that you will swear must be lying about his age. Crooked mountain reels careen out of the fiddle cradled in his elbow. East Texas rags take on a new life played through the 5-string banjo with his bottle-neck slide. The range and depth of Will's art do old-fashioned justice to venerable music from the likes of Sam Chatmon, John Carson, and D.H. Williams. Born way up in the mountain state of Utah, he brought the best of the wild west down to the little town of Austin, Texas, which is now proud to have him call River City home.

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Jack T. Carr
Oct
5
7:00 PM19:00

Jack T. Carr

Jack T Carr with his tenor sax and digital rhythm section transforms a solo saxophone routine to the sound of a four piece jazz band. The pre-recorded rhythm section, composed mainly of piano, acoustic bass, and light drums, augment the smooth tone of the live tenor sax.

Jack entertains with song selections taken more often than not from the Great American Songbook. In addition to jazz standards, classic blues, country, and pop are also interpreted in an original fashion and all may be included in an evening of music with Jack T. Carr.

Jack has entertained us before, if you missed him last time, now’s your chance for a really fun evening with your friends and family. You will be singing along with all his music!

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Bruce Smith Band
Oct
12
8:00 PM20:00

Bruce Smith Band

"Just as Buddy lives on in his music and the lives he touched and continues to touch, that spirit fills Bruce Smith's song "'59 Stratocaster", a poignant tribute to Buddy's beautiful spirit and promise."
-Maria Elena Holly

Austin-based alternative Americana-roots singer and songwriter, Bruce Smith is “rockin’ ‘til the wheels fall off, come hell or high water.” Bruce believes that “if you have someone or something you love, you do whatever it takes,” so he writes about life, love, redemption and salvation… Bruce is on the verge to become the first Americana act signed to Hacienda International Records, home of the legends of Conjunto and Tejano. He has played at iconic venues around the U.S including, Bottom Line in New York City, the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, the Birchmere in Alexandria, VA, festivals on the Boston Common, mainstays at Austin's Saxon Pub and Antone's. He has opened for Gary Clark, Jr., Nils Lofgren, Robert Earl Keen, Charlie Sexton among a host of others. Bruce Smith’s performances have been touted by The Washington Post as “powerful folk songs with a conscience,” and praised by Performing Songwriter Magazine, while Austin’s top talent booker calls him “the fastest rising star in Austin since Los Lonely Boys.” The band consists of the man behind it all, Bruce Smith (singer/songwriter), Spencer Jarmon (lead guitar), Zeke Jarmon (bass guitar), Conner Church (drummer), and Grammy Award winner Randy Caballero (keyboards).

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Groovin' Brunch
Oct
19
11:00 AM11:00

Groovin' Brunch

Reservations Required!

Join us the 3rd Saturday, August through December, for some live music and brunch.

Groovin’ River is a cross-genre music performance from Austin, Texas that bridges many types of American music into one unique groovin’ sound. It’s sophisticated, fun, and family-friendly.

Menu:

  • Jalapeno Cheddar Grits

  • Eggs Benedict Casserole

  • German Pancake with Blueberries

  • Sausage Balls with Maple Glaze

  • Shrimp Cocktails

  • Complimentary Mimosa

$25 per person

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Chubby Knuckle Choir
Oct
26
7:00 PM19:00

Chubby Knuckle Choir

This five piece band offers 5 solo artists and songwriters. Their style ranges from Americana to R&B or in other words Acid-Funk-Soulgrass. 

The Chubby Knuckle Choir officially formed in 2009 in Bastrop, Texas with founding members Curtis Farley, Perry Lowe, Rory Smith and Tres Womack. The band currently consists of Perry Lowe and Rory Smith and new members Haley Cole, Cody Angel and Cody Justin King. All are singer-songwriters and multi-instrumentalists and solo artists who all come from varying musical and geographical backgrounds; “It’s a marriage of all genres,” explains Lowe, who sings, plays guitar, drums and keys, while Smith describes it as “folk music from a country that isn’t around … but should be.”

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Nick & Paige
Nov
2
7:00 PM19:00

Nick & Paige

We met in Chicago, the spring of 2011. After our first rehearsal, we found ourselves nestled up at a whiskey bar in Wicker Park. We bonded over old soul tunes and became instant best friends. Singing songs side by side night after night for a couple of years led to the kind of intimacy I always dreamed about... we exchanged quiet glances and I grew to love this curly headed man with all of my being. Through our love and songs, we found ourselves in heavy times, our hearts called us to Austin, Texas in the fall of 2013 to tend to family. We left behind what felt like our entire lives but cultivated new found forever friendships and humble beginnings made for great song-writing. We recorded our self-produced EP in 2014 and later a full band EP in 2016. In our few years in Austin we’ve endured our greatest losses and are songs echo the sentiments of survival and hope. Our sound has thumbprints of soul, spiritual and gospel influences, harmonies and hard truths sang with guts and grit. Our greatest influences are our heavenly parents, Tracy Boettcher & Veronica DeChausse, and though one was a singer and one swung a hammer they enforced the importance of humility and humor, integrity, honesty and soul. We sing songs because we have to, we carry on phrases some couldn’t finish and are moved to share with you what really shakes us at our core.

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Groovin' Brunch
Nov
16
11:00 AM11:00

Groovin' Brunch

Reservations Required!

Join us the 3rd Saturday, August through December, for some live music and brunch.

Groovin’ River is a cross-genre music performance from Austin, Texas that bridges many types of American music into one unique groovin’ sound. It’s sophisticated, fun, and family-friendly.

Menu:

  • Jalapeno Cheddar Grits

  • Eggs Benedict Casserole

  • German Pancake with Blueberries

  • Sausage Balls with Maple Glaze

  • Shrimp Cocktails

  • Complimentary Mimosa

$25 per person

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Groovin' Brunch
Dec
21
11:00 AM11:00

Groovin' Brunch

Reservations Required!

Join us the 3rd Saturday, August through December, for some live music and brunch.

Groovin’ River is a cross-genre music performance from Austin, Texas that bridges many types of American music into one unique groovin’ sound. It’s sophisticated, fun, and family-friendly.

Menu:

  • Jalapeno Cheddar Grits

  • Eggs Benedict Casserole

  • German Pancake with Blueberries

  • Sausage Balls with Maple Glaze

  • Shrimp Cocktails

  • Complimentary Mimosa

$25 per person

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Groovin' Brunch
Aug
17
12:00 PM12:00

Groovin' Brunch

Reservations Required!

Join us the 3rd Saturday, August through December, for some live music and brunch.

Groovin’ River is a cross-genre music performance from Austin, Texas that bridges many types of American music into one unique groovin’ sound. It’s sophisticated, fun, and family-friendly.

Menu:

  • Jalapeno Cheddar Grits

  • Eggs Benedict Casserole

  • German Pancake with Blueberries

  • Sausage Balls with Maple Glaze

  • Shrimp Cocktails

  • Complimentary Mimosa

$25 per person

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Jimmy George Project
Aug
10
7:00 PM19:00

Jimmy George Project

Original music by Jimmy George Project, featuring strong percussive guitar and vocals by Jimmy George, rich harmonies by Amy Boyd, and fierce violin by Megan Berson. The music blends the sweetness of folk with an alternative edge and lyrics to both excite and pull on the heartstrings.

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Jimmy George Project
Jun
22
7:00 PM19:00

Jimmy George Project

Original music by Jimmy George Project, featuring strong percussive guitar and vocals by Jimmy George, rich harmonies by Amy Boyd, and fierce violin by Megan Berson. The music blends the sweetness of folk with an alternative edge and lyrics to both excite and pull on the heartstrings.

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Ruby Dice
Jun
8
7:00 PM19:00

Ruby Dice

Ruby Dice, an Austin, Texas band, is based around the talents of Amanda Darnell, and Calloway Ritch. This band's blend of fiery blues-rock and hard-hitting Southern soul drew comparisons to the Black Keys, Alabama Shakes, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Gin Wigmore, and Little Feet. The band released an eponymous debut EP in April 2017 and are currently working on a new Album! The album is expected to be released early 2019. Stay tuned for some new music and great shows!   

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Dusty Neuman
May
4
7:00 PM19:00

Dusty Neuman

Dusty Neuman is the writer of the hit song, "You Don't Have To Be Lonely” recorded and released by Josh Ward, who took the song to #1 on both the TRRR and CDX Traction Texas charts in January 2017. Dusty promptly recorded a short, but impactful song collection of more original music which he released in May 2018: his acclaimed Brighteyes EP. Dusty's inspired songwriting reflects life in rural southeast Texas where he was born and raised. It's an environment embodied by a down home, folky character that his music justly portrays. The highly anticipated release of Dusty's first full length album is set for early 2019. Dusty still calls the small town of his birth "home," regularly touring Texas and beyond to share his music and natural, good humor with the rest of the world.

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Chubby Knuckle Choir
Apr
13
7:00 PM19:00

Chubby Knuckle Choir

This five piece band offers 5 solo artists and songwriters. Their style ranges from Americana to R&B or in other words Acid-Funk-Soulgrass. 

The Chubby Knuckle Choir officially formed in 2009 in Bastrop, Texas with founding members Curtis Farley, Perry Lowe, Rory Smith and Tres Womack. The band currently consists of Perry Lowe and Rory Smith and new members Haley Cole, Cody Angel and Cody Justin King. All are singer-songwriters and multi-instrumentalists and solo artists who all come from varying musical and geographical backgrounds; “It’s a marriage of all genres,” explains Lowe, who sings, plays guitar, drums and keys, while Smith describes it as “folk music from a country that isn’t around … but should be.”

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