Matthew McNeal 2.21.18

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Matthew McNeal 2.21.18

Posted by on Feb 22, 2018

Forth Worth-based Matthew McNeal is breathing new life into Americana. By mixing together country, blues, and indie rock sounds, McNeal frequently and successfully crosses the lines that separates the genres. He recently released his sophomore album, Good Luck, is a beautiful departure from the over-produced sound that has overwhelmed current country music. He stopped by Studio 1A for a live performance and interview which you can check out below. Catch Matthew McNeal this Thursday, the 22nd, live at Barracuda for his album release show!

-Eileen Wolfowicz

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**SHOW INFO – Doors 9 PM, tickets at the door**

Rick Rowley 2.21.18

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Rick Rowley 2.21.18

Posted by on Feb 22, 2018

Publications nationwide have lauded Rick Rowley’s prowess as a pianist. As a world-renowned musician, conductor, and theater director, this Butler School of Music faculty member is constantly reshaping the way he interprets his repertoire. From Liszt to Gershwin and everything in between, Rowley executes each piece with the style and character it deserves. He plays slower pieces tenderly and with great care, while the tinkling high notes of the instrument stand out when he plays faster pieces. He joined us in Studio 1A to play selections from Schumann, Chopin, and other classical masterworks.

-Eileen Wolfowicz

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Terri Hendrix & Lloyd Maines 2.14.18

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Terri Hendrix & Lloyd Maines 2.14.18

Posted by on Feb 15, 2018

Grammy-Award Winners Terri Hendrix and Lloyd Maines have been icons of Texan country music for the past 20+ years. Not only is Terri an incredible musician in terms of talent, but also in terms of the work she has done for her community. As a musician with epilepsy, she was inspired to open her own community arts center, Own Your Own Universe, where any person – regardless of ability – can learn the joys of music and writing and take ownership of their life through the arts. Lloyd Maines is a renowned music producer and performer, having worked on over 4,000 albums. Join Terri and Lloyd in celebrating Terri’s 50th birthday party on Friday, February 16th at The Paramount Theatre, and listen to their Studio 1A session below!

-Eileen Wolfowicz

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**TICKETS AND SHOW INFO – DOORS AT 7 PM**

Willie Watson 2.14.18

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Willie Watson 2.14.18

Posted by on Feb 15, 2018

If you are longing for the original, down-to-earth, and gravelly days of folk, look no further than Willie Watson. Formerly a member of Americana group Old Crow Medicine Show, Watson embarked on his solo career in 2014 with his album Folk Singer Vol. 1. His style of folk goes back to its roots, and by displaying an immense talent for playing guitar and using his voice to convey every emotion under the sun, Watson brings his music to life. Before performing a sold-out show at the Cactus Cafe on Valentine’s Day, he joined us in Studio 1A to perform his take on a diverse array folk songs that have withstood the test of time. Take a listen to his session below!

-Eileen Wolfowicz

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Smokey Joe’s Cafe 2.13.18

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Smokey Joe’s Cafe 2.13.18

Posted by on Feb 13, 2018

Smokey Joe’s Cafe isn’t your typical musical – it’s a revue. A revue is a musical that contains no dialogue, and is made up of songs that are connected by a common theme. The 40 songs in this musical, written by composers and lyricists Lieber and Stoller, is an homage to the New York City of the 1950’s. The songs all explore love, loss, and life with a powerful musicality brought to life under the direction and choreography Kimberly Schafer. Vocalists Lauren DeFilippo, Kia Malone, and Christina Stroup are vocal powerhouses, bringing raw energy and emotion into each musical number. Make sure you buy your tickets to see this incredible performance running from February 16th – March 4th at the Tex-Arts Theater in Lakeway!

-Eileen Wolfowicz

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