Category: Live shows

Stories about Americana Music shows.

Grand Ole Austin at SXSW 2016!

Brian Whelan

Where were you on March 17, 2016? I was at Maria’s Taco Xpress, where I took in this year’s Grand Ole Austin showcase, which Julie Richmond of Carolina Chickadee Presents and Kim Grant of KG Music Press have put on every year for the past few. I had to leave at 7:30pm to head back to San Antonio for another show, but the eight hours I spent at this showcase proved to me, once again, that Richmond and Grant know how to spot talent.

VIDEO: Chris Taylor Interview

Chris Taylor

Chris Taylor has been making music and art for many years, mostly in San Antonio, Texas. A few months ago Steve Circeo grabbed his camera and had a conversation with Chris. They talked about art, life, music, and anything else that…

The place to be at SXSW

Grand Ole Austin

Grand Ole Austin runs from noon to 9pm on March 17, 2016. In years past the event has showcased such musical notables as Blackie & The Rodeo Kings, Chuck Prophet & The Mission Express, Rod Melancon, Brian Whelan, Ted Russell Kamp, David Olney & Sergio Webb, Charlie Faye, Mike Stinson, Jane Lee Hooker, The Bluebonnets, and John Moreland, among a whole lot of others.

Sam Morrow and Jaime Wyatt Western States Tour

Jaime Wyatt

A couple of our favorite LA-based acts are on tour together. Check out Sam Morrow and Jaime Wyatt as they travel through Arizona and Texas. Both Morrow and Wyatt are promoting their 2015 album releases, and word is that during this tour they’ll be debuting some duet action that you won’t want to miss.

VIDEO: Nocona – IT’S JUST

Nocona Jam in the Van

LA’s Nocona gives us a rousing performance of their song “It’s Just” in Torrance, California thanks to Jam in the Van. Wow, these cats can rock!

Dripping Springs Songwriters Festival gears up for its 2nd year!

Dripping Springs Songwriters Festival

The Dripping Springs Songwriters Festival will take place October 16-18, 2015, in Dripping Springs, Texas. The festival’s first year, 2014, was a tremendous success, with talented songwriters from around the world performing their songs in acoustic shows, most of which were…

VIDEO: Jonathan Fox Band performs live

One of our favorite local acts, Jonathan Fox Band, has made a couple of recent appearances on Austin tv stations, as the band ramps up to a couple of big shows. They’ll be at Rattle Inn on June 13, 2015 — where my good friend Austin Gilliam will open for them — and at Stubb’s on July 2.

Free Concert at Alamo Beer Company on May 8, 2015

Los Texmaniacs at Alamo Beer Company

On Friday, May 8, 2015, Alamo Beer Company (map) will host a special show by Los Texmaniacs. They will be joined on stage by Los Lobos’ David Hidalgo, Rick Trevino, Augie Meyers, and Flaco Jimenez. Amanda Cevallos and the High Hands will open the…

SAC’s “Fredstock 2015” will be held on May 2

FREDSTOCK 2015

San Antonio College’s FREDSTOCK is back again for 2015. Produced by Alamo Colleges Music Business Program students, the showcase will be held on Saturday, May 2, from noon to 6pm at the San Antonio College campus at the corner of N. Main Avenue & Courtland Place.