Gary P. Nunn
May
18
7:00 PM19:00

Gary P. Nunn

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Don’t miss this very special two-night tour as Gary P. Nunn plays the Sons of Hermann Hall Friday, May 17th and Saturday, May 18th. Special VIP tickets and Seated Section are available, as well as General Admission standing room only (details below).

Doors (Not including VIPs) 7pm 

Support: Sons of the Bunkhouse 8:00-8:45pm

Headliner: Gary P. Nunn 9:00-10:30


THREE TICKETING LEVELS

VIP Ticket: Includes Meet & Greet at 6pm, early admission at 6:30pm, preferred seating in the first two rows, and a signed show poster. 

Seated Section: Rows of chairs will be filled on a first-come, first-seated basis. Specific are not assigned per ticket, but you are guaranteed a seat in this section. Doors at 7pm. 

G.A. Standing: Standing room only. Limited number of tickets. Doors at 7pm.

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Gary P. Nunn has been TAKING TEXAS TO THE COUNTRY and Texas country to the world for some 40 years now, establishing himself as an icon of Lone Star music. A founding father of the progressive country movement out of Austin in the 1970s that changed the face of popular music, Nunn is also an independent music pioneer who continues to oversee his own record label and song publishing companies, manage his own career (with the help of his wife Ruth), and play most every weekend at top music venues throughout Texas and beyond. His composition “London Homesick Blues” — with its internationally known “I wanna go home with the Armadillo” chorus — is a signature Texas country song that was the theme for the PBS concert TV show “Austin City Limits” for nearly three decades. It’s no wonder that All Music Guide hails him as “a Texas music institution.”

And now on TAKING TEXAS TO THE COUNTRY, Nunn continues to musically progress while staying true to his roots. It’s something of a travelogue in song that begins with a cosmic cowboy trip back to a love that once was on “Deja Vu,” and later visits a sorrowful “Denver” and a Cajun fais do do “Down To Louisiana,” plus takes a restful vacation along a “Mexican Boulevard,” and bops to a bit of Jamaican reggae on “It’s Not Love.” Longing for Texas travels the map on “One State of Mind,” while “Lonesome Lone Star Blues” tours the cities and towns of the Republic.

Along the way one meets a true Texan on “The Likes of Me” and a confirmed bachelor on “I’m Not That Kind of Guy.” Love is found just “A Two-Step Away,” and happiness comes every Friday night when “The Girl Just Loves to Dance.” The album finally wraps up with a message to Nashville about where country music still lives and thrives on the title tune, followed by the sweetly pleading closing devotional “The Rest of My Life.” And within its 13 tracks, Nunn and company touch on a spectrum of dance rhythms while the star of the show hits those emotional sweet spots throughout with his always warm and heartfelt singing

TAKING TEXAS TO THE COUNTRY was tracked at Cherry Ridge Recording Studio in Floresville by master C&W producer Tommy Detamore, whose pedal steel guitar is an instrumental highlight of the album along with the fiddle playing of Bobby Flores. It features three new tunes written or co-written by Nunn alongside numbers by writers like Johnny Divine, Levi Mullen, Steven Kundert, Michael Halvorsen and Gary’s brother Steve K. Nunn that he supports and promotes via his song publishing business. And the music arrives already “road-tested” by Nunn and his Bunkhouse Band. “If the band guys like a song and the audience responds to it, I’ll look for an opportunity to record it,” he explains.

“I’m still going strong and doing better than ever,” declares Nunn on the morning after he packed several thousand enthusiastic fans into The Hideout at the Reliant Astrodome to cap the first night of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. “The guy that runs the place told me, ‘Well, this is gonna be the best night. The rest of the guys are gonna have a hell of a time trying to top this.’”

Born in Oklahoma, Gary P. Nunn found his heart’s true home in the Lone Star State after his family moved to West Texas when he was in sixth grade. In the town of Brownfield just outside of Lubbock, he was an honors student, excelled in athletics, and started his first band soon after arriving. When he landed in Austin in 1967 to study pharmacy at the University of Texas, he presaged the “cosmic cowboy” movement to come with one of Austin’s favorite bands, The Lavender Hill Express, with the late Rusty Weir. After Willie Nelson, Michael Murphey and Jerry Jeff Walker all moved to town, Nunn was such a pivotal figure on the scene that at one point he was playing bass with all three artists. His talents on keyboards and vocals were also heard on many of the legendary albums from that era.

When Murphey arrived in Austin in 1972, he immediately asked Nunn to help him put together a band. While in London recording Murphey’s Cosmic Cowboy Souvenir album, two key events occurred for Nunn. One day in his hotel room, wishing he were back in Texas, he wrote “London Homesick Blues.” As Nunn recalls, “I just wrote it to kill time, and as a humorous exercise in writing a country song. I never thought that anything would ever become of that song. No one is more surprised than me at what it became.”

At Abby Road Studio, he also met an English music publisher who at the time had 90 songs on the British Top 100. It inspired Nunn to start his own publishing company when he got back to Austin to funnel songs he liked by songwriters he knew to the artists he worked with as well as others.

Nunn was a key figure in The Lost Gonzo Band when they recorded Jerry Jeff Walker’s landmark ¡Viva Terlingua! album, on which “London Homesick Blues” was a breakout hit. During his time with Walker, Nunn recalls, “I was fortunate enough to have some good songwriters come my way, and I channeled some of their tunes to Jerry Jeff. And they became some of his more popular songs, even today. I seem to have always had a knack for finding a tune.” And Nunn’s own songs have always served him well, being recorded by stars like Willie Nelson (“The Last Thing I Needed, The First Thing This Morning”)which hit #2, Rosanne Cash (“Couldn’t Do Nothing’ Right”), which hit #15 on the country singles charts), David Allen Coe and many other artists.

After four years and six albums with Walker, The Lost Gonzo Band struck out on their own in 1977 to record three critically acclaimed major label albums. Then in 1980, Nunn went solo when the Gonzos called it a day, and he hasn’t looked back since.

He started his own label, Guacamole Records, and was finally the full master of his own musical fate. His unflagging popularity in and around the Lone Star State has kept the houses full for 30 years whenever and wherever he plays. And Nunn has also made numerous visits to Europe, where he’s considered a Texas musical legend. Along the way he has appeared on TV shows like “Austin City Limits,” “Nashville Now,” TNN’s “Texas Connection” and many others as well as on national broadcasts of Texas Rangers baseball games singing the National Anthem.

In 1985, Nunn relocated to a family farm he inherited in Oklahoma, running an 800-acre cattle ranch at the same time as his musical career. He established the Terlingua North Chili Cook-Off and Music Festival there, where now popular acts like Pat Green and Cross Canadian Ragweed played early in their careers. “It seems every time we had a young and upcoming band up there, it was like they hit a diving board and just sprung into the air,” Nunn notes. And within today’s thriving Texas and Red Dirt music scene, he’s a revered elder statesman to countless performers and songwriters who teethed and grew up on his music. “They’ve let me know I inspired them and showed them how it could be done.”

In addition to the many gold albums on which he has played and/or written and published songs, Nunn has earned a number of notable awards and honors over the years. He was named an Official Ambassador to the World by Texas Governor Mark White, and years later Governor Rick Perry also declared him an Ambassador of Texas Music. In 2004, he was inducted into the Texas Hall of Fame, and he is also honored in the West Texas Walk of Fame in Lubbock as well as the Texas Department of Commerce and Tourism’s roster of Lone Star Greats who are leaders in the fields of art, athletics and music. As well, the Oklahoma House of Representatives recognized Nunn for his contribution to the preservation of the unique Southwestern style of music.

“The thing I’m proudest of is being a member of the West Texas Walk of Fame in Lubbock with Buddy Holly, Waylon Jennings, Bob Wills and Roy Orbison — guys who were my heroes. To me that’s just the greatest thing,” he enthuses. “And then today, turning on Sirius/XM radio and hearing myself played next to Hank Williams, Hank Thompson, Willie Nelson and Johnny Bush. I’m just so proud and pleased to be there among them.”

For Nunn, who in 2003 moved back to the Austin area, the secret to all his continuing success is deceptively simple. “My focus has always been on the audience and showing then a good time, and perhaps they will take a little Texas pride home with them,” he explains. “What I’ve tried to do is incorporate the musical genres that are indigenous to Texas, along with some neighboring styles. My goal is to paint as much of a Texas picture as I can with the music and just immerse people in that culture. I think it’s great, and I just love it and want to promote it.”

And now, more than half a century since he first started playing music, Nunn enthuses, “I’m having more fun now than ever. It just feels good. When you have a great band behind you and the audience is out there on the dance floor, you just say, ‘Yeah! This the reason I got into this in the first place.’ I love it more than ever.”

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Big Sandy and his Fly Rite Boys
May
19
6:00 PM18:00

Big Sandy and his Fly Rite Boys

Big Sandy and His Fly Rite Boys are coming to Dallas Sunday May 19 for a KNON Benefit event at the Sons of Hermann Hall.

Doors at 5. Show at 6.

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Don’t miss Big Sandy and his undiluted joyful music pulled from rockabilly, rock & roll, honky-tonk, rhythm & blues, soul and doo-wop. Joining Big Sandy and his Fly Rite Boys will be Sleazy Mancini with the coolest sound East of downtown and Raised Right Men playing a set of great Honky Tonk music. KNON’s own Charlie Don’t Park will be spinning the tunes and setting the groove between bands. This will be an early show with doors opening at 5 pm and music starting at 6 pm. Big Sandy and His Fly Rite Boys, Sleazy Mancini, and Raised Right Men Sunday May 19 at the historic Sons of Hermann Hall in Dallas.

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J. S. Ondra
Jun
8
8:00 PM20:00

J. S. Ondra

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$12 advance | Door: $15

Doors at 8. Show at 9.

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J.S. Ondara offers a unique take on the American dream on Tales of America, his debut album. Ondara grew up in Nairobi, Kenya, listening to American alt-rock and making up his own songs for as long as he can remember. After discovering the music of Bob Dylan, he moved to Minneapolis in 2013 to pursue a career in music. There he began making his way in the local music scene, continually writing songs about what he saw, felt and experienced in a place far different from home. From a stockpile he says is hundreds of songs deep,

Ondara chose 11 for Tales of America. They’re captivating tunes built around acoustic guitars and adorned with subtle full-band accompaniment for an open-hearted folk-rock feel. He sings in a strong, tuneful voice well-suited to the gorgeous melancholy he expresses on the wistfully lovelorn “Torch Song,” or his steadfast infatuation on “Television Girl.”

Ondara sings rueful lyrics in an anguished tone on “Saying Goodbye,” and leaves plenty of room for interpretation on “American Dream,” the first single.

“I knew I wanted a song called ‘American Dream’ on the record, but I didn’t have that song,” Ondara says with a laugh. “I couldn’t find it. I wrote like twenty songs called ‘American Dream’ before I found the one that ended up being the record.”

His persistence is evident throughout Tales of America, which is indeed a classic American tale. It’s the story, told in song, of an immigrant seeking a new life, who dedicates himself to achieving his vision through hard work and determination.

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Oh No, Ross and Carrie! (podcast)
Jun
9
7:00 PM19:00

Oh No, Ross and Carrie! (podcast)

Welcome to Oh No, Ross and Carrie!, the show where we don’t just report on fringe science, spirituality, and claims of the paranormal, but take part ourselves. Follow us as we join religions, undergo alternative treatments, seek out the paranormal, and always find the humor in life’s biggest mysteries. We show up - so you don’t have to. Every month we share a new investigation, along with occasional bonus interviews and updates.

Doors at 7.

Show at 8.

Tickets here.

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Texas Dance Hall Tour: Night 1
Jun
13
7:00 PM19:00

Texas Dance Hall Tour: Night 1

Thursday, June 13th. Featuring Asleep at the Wheel and more!

We are thrilled to be the first stop on the 2019 Texas Dance Hall Tour with Asleep at the Wheel! This is a one of a kind true Texas experience! Help Texas Dance Hall Preservation save our extraordinary Texas Dance Halls by joining the Texas Dance Hall Tour this year, or consider a lifetime membership.

Tickets to Asleep at the Wheel on Thursday and Sunday night are not available to the public unless you are a Lifetime members of Texas Dance Hall Preservation. If you are interested in becoming a Texas Dance Hall Preservation Lifetime Member, click here.

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Comedian Gary Gulman
Jun
14
8:00 PM20:00

Comedian Gary Gulman

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Gary Gulman is a stand-up comedian who lives in New York City. Originally from Boston, Gary has been a scholarship college football player, an accountant, a barista, a doorman, a waiter and a high school teacher. Now he is one of the most popular touring comics and one of only a handful of comedians to perform on every single late night comedy program. “Gary will be the next giant ex-Bostonian comic to break huge, CK, Burr, Gulman: You heard it here first” raved the Village Voice. He’s made three TV specials, and three albums. Gary marked his 20-year anniversary in stand-up with the “It’s About Time Tour,” selling out theaters throughout the country. It’s no wonder the New York Times wrote “Gary is finally being recognized as one of the country’s strongest comedians.”

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A.A. Bondy
Jun
28
8:00 PM20:00

A.A. Bondy

Doors at 8

Show at 9

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Nobody remembers if Gladys Broussard won the bingo game by going across or down. She might have even won by going diagonal, which has always been kind of like cheating to me. Anyhow, they had to give her the prize: two 33 and 1/3 long playing albums. The first was a Kiss record. They looked awful, very dangerous. The other album was the Village People's Cruising. It had a few men on the cover, relaxing on their toys. One had a big bulldozer, one an army jeep. Of course, the troublemaker had himself a chopper.

Gladys knew exactly what she was going to do with them. She gave this Kiss record to the Pegue boys who lived down the street and who were always getting in trouble. They couldn't drive the family's one working car in or out of the driveway without screeching the wheels and holding their middle finger up at their siblings left on the front porch. The Pegues played the record for about a month straight. Then it was stolen by the neighbor boy behind them. That boy was always lighting fires and torturing animals. Can't believe what he confessed to. We don't talk about him. His parents were always in church and they kept clothes spotless.

Thank god Gladys sent her grandson Cruisin.' Otherwise, he might have ended up like some kind of weirdo, dressing up in some crazy costume pretending to be somebody he's not.

ENDERNESS, A.A. Bondy's first album in eight years was finished the day before a wildfire burned his house down. He recorded and played everything himself.

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Sep
8
7:00 PM19:00

Joe Mande | King of Content Tour

Doors at 7 / Show at 8

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On his new King of Content Tour, Joe Mande travels all over America in an heroic attempt to heal a broken nation with his patented mix of humor and content.

Joe Mande is a multi-talented comedian/writer/actor known the world over as Hollywood’s “King of Content.”  His Award-Winning Comedy Special can be seen on Netflix.  His acting has been featured on Modern Family, Parks and Recreation, Brooklyn Nine-Nine and in the film The Disaster Artist. And his writing credits include The Good Place, Master of None, and Kroll Show. Now is finally your chance to see some of that famous content, live and in person.

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Tyrone Wells - The Lift Me Up Tour
Nov
8
8:00 PM20:00

Tyrone Wells - The Lift Me Up Tour

Don’t miss Tyrone Wells on The Lift Me Up Tour, with special guest, Dan Rodriguez.

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Doors: 8pm | Show: 9pm

Tyrone Wells still sort of chuckles to himself when he thinks about the fact that making music is his “job."  He has been at this “job" for well over a decade, and is just now beginning to shake off the discomfort and stress of the days when he had a real job (TJ Maxx - lead of the ladies department in Spokane, WA).  As far as jobs go, Tyrone feels like he has won the lottery (in regards to his present “job”).  He loves to create music.  He loves to perform.  He is a husband, and a father of 3 daughters.   He has four sisters, so he feels right at home being completely outnumbered by the ladies in his present household (and also when he was the lead of the ladies dept at TJ Maxx). He believes that Jesus is for real.  He’s writing this bio.  He’s referring to himself in the third person.  He knows that this bio has a ring of sarcasm, but he is dead serious.  He feels extremely grateful.  He jokes around, but he has worked very hard at making music his “job."  He has spent countless hours writing, recording, playing live, and traveling to play live again.  He has spent time away from his beloved family to make this thing a reality.  He has never really experienced much radio success, so his fans have been gained the old fashioned way, by pouring his heart out on a stage, and by word of mouth.  He feels certain that he will make music until his dying day, as it is not only gratifying for him to create, but also therapeutic and necessary.   He can’t believe you’re still reading this… if you are still reading this, he wants to thank you for taking the time to do so, and for supporting what he does.  He knows it would be impossible without you. 

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Gary P. Nunn
May
17
7:00 PM19:00

Gary P. Nunn

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Don’t miss this very special two-night tour as Gary P. Nunn plays the Sons of Hermann Hall Friday, May 17th and Saturday, May 18th. Special VIP tickets and Seated Section are available, as well as General Admission standing room only (details below).

Doors (Not including VIPs) 7pm 

Support: Sons of the Bunkhouse 8:00-8:45pm

Headliner: Gary P. Nunn 9:00-10:30


THREE TICKETING LEVELS

VIP Ticket: Includes Meet & Greet at 6pm, early admission at 6:30pm, preferred seating in the first two rows, and a signed show poster. 

Seated Section: Rows of chairs will be filled on a first-come, first-seated basis. Specific are not assigned per ticket, but you are guaranteed a seat in this section. Doors at 7pm. 

G.A. Standing: Standing room only. Limited number of tickets. Doors at 7pm.

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Gary P. Nunn has been TAKING TEXAS TO THE COUNTRY and Texas country to the world for some 40 years now, establishing himself as an icon of Lone Star music. A founding father of the progressive country movement out of Austin in the 1970s that changed the face of popular music, Nunn is also an independent music pioneer who continues to oversee his own record label and song publishing companies, manage his own career (with the help of his wife Ruth), and play most every weekend at top music venues throughout Texas and beyond. His composition “London Homesick Blues” — with its internationally known “I wanna go home with the Armadillo” chorus — is a signature Texas country song that was the theme for the PBS concert TV show “Austin City Limits” for nearly three decades. It’s no wonder that All Music Guide hails him as “a Texas music institution.”

And now on TAKING TEXAS TO THE COUNTRY, Nunn continues to musically progress while staying true to his roots. It’s something of a travelogue in song that begins with a cosmic cowboy trip back to a love that once was on “Deja Vu,” and later visits a sorrowful “Denver” and a Cajun fais do do “Down To Louisiana,” plus takes a restful vacation along a “Mexican Boulevard,” and bops to a bit of Jamaican reggae on “It’s Not Love.” Longing for Texas travels the map on “One State of Mind,” while “Lonesome Lone Star Blues” tours the cities and towns of the Republic.

Along the way one meets a true Texan on “The Likes of Me” and a confirmed bachelor on “I’m Not That Kind of Guy.” Love is found just “A Two-Step Away,” and happiness comes every Friday night when “The Girl Just Loves to Dance.” The album finally wraps up with a message to Nashville about where country music still lives and thrives on the title tune, followed by the sweetly pleading closing devotional “The Rest of My Life.” And within its 13 tracks, Nunn and company touch on a spectrum of dance rhythms while the star of the show hits those emotional sweet spots throughout with his always warm and heartfelt singing

TAKING TEXAS TO THE COUNTRY was tracked at Cherry Ridge Recording Studio in Floresville by master C&W producer Tommy Detamore, whose pedal steel guitar is an instrumental highlight of the album along with the fiddle playing of Bobby Flores. It features three new tunes written or co-written by Nunn alongside numbers by writers like Johnny Divine, Levi Mullen, Steven Kundert, Michael Halvorsen and Gary’s brother Steve K. Nunn that he supports and promotes via his song publishing business. And the music arrives already “road-tested” by Nunn and his Bunkhouse Band. “If the band guys like a song and the audience responds to it, I’ll look for an opportunity to record it,” he explains.

“I’m still going strong and doing better than ever,” declares Nunn on the morning after he packed several thousand enthusiastic fans into The Hideout at the Reliant Astrodome to cap the first night of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. “The guy that runs the place told me, ‘Well, this is gonna be the best night. The rest of the guys are gonna have a hell of a time trying to top this.’”

Born in Oklahoma, Gary P. Nunn found his heart’s true home in the Lone Star State after his family moved to West Texas when he was in sixth grade. In the town of Brownfield just outside of Lubbock, he was an honors student, excelled in athletics, and started his first band soon after arriving. When he landed in Austin in 1967 to study pharmacy at the University of Texas, he presaged the “cosmic cowboy” movement to come with one of Austin’s favorite bands, The Lavender Hill Express, with the late Rusty Weir. After Willie Nelson, Michael Murphey and Jerry Jeff Walker all moved to town, Nunn was such a pivotal figure on the scene that at one point he was playing bass with all three artists. His talents on keyboards and vocals were also heard on many of the legendary albums from that era.

When Murphey arrived in Austin in 1972, he immediately asked Nunn to help him put together a band. While in London recording Murphey’s Cosmic Cowboy Souvenir album, two key events occurred for Nunn. One day in his hotel room, wishing he were back in Texas, he wrote “London Homesick Blues.” As Nunn recalls, “I just wrote it to kill time, and as a humorous exercise in writing a country song. I never thought that anything would ever become of that song. No one is more surprised than me at what it became.”

At Abby Road Studio, he also met an English music publisher who at the time had 90 songs on the British Top 100. It inspired Nunn to start his own publishing company when he got back to Austin to funnel songs he liked by songwriters he knew to the artists he worked with as well as others.

Nunn was a key figure in The Lost Gonzo Band when they recorded Jerry Jeff Walker’s landmark ¡Viva Terlingua! album, on which “London Homesick Blues” was a breakout hit. During his time with Walker, Nunn recalls, “I was fortunate enough to have some good songwriters come my way, and I channeled some of their tunes to Jerry Jeff. And they became some of his more popular songs, even today. I seem to have always had a knack for finding a tune.” And Nunn’s own songs have always served him well, being recorded by stars like Willie Nelson (“The Last Thing I Needed, The First Thing This Morning”)which hit #2, Rosanne Cash (“Couldn’t Do Nothing’ Right”), which hit #15 on the country singles charts), David Allen Coe and many other artists.

After four years and six albums with Walker, The Lost Gonzo Band struck out on their own in 1977 to record three critically acclaimed major label albums. Then in 1980, Nunn went solo when the Gonzos called it a day, and he hasn’t looked back since.

He started his own label, Guacamole Records, and was finally the full master of his own musical fate. His unflagging popularity in and around the Lone Star State has kept the houses full for 30 years whenever and wherever he plays. And Nunn has also made numerous visits to Europe, where he’s considered a Texas musical legend. Along the way he has appeared on TV shows like “Austin City Limits,” “Nashville Now,” TNN’s “Texas Connection” and many others as well as on national broadcasts of Texas Rangers baseball games singing the National Anthem.

In 1985, Nunn relocated to a family farm he inherited in Oklahoma, running an 800-acre cattle ranch at the same time as his musical career. He established the Terlingua North Chili Cook-Off and Music Festival there, where now popular acts like Pat Green and Cross Canadian Ragweed played early in their careers. “It seems every time we had a young and upcoming band up there, it was like they hit a diving board and just sprung into the air,” Nunn notes. And within today’s thriving Texas and Red Dirt music scene, he’s a revered elder statesman to countless performers and songwriters who teethed and grew up on his music. “They’ve let me know I inspired them and showed them how it could be done.”

In addition to the many gold albums on which he has played and/or written and published songs, Nunn has earned a number of notable awards and honors over the years. He was named an Official Ambassador to the World by Texas Governor Mark White, and years later Governor Rick Perry also declared him an Ambassador of Texas Music. In 2004, he was inducted into the Texas Hall of Fame, and he is also honored in the West Texas Walk of Fame in Lubbock as well as the Texas Department of Commerce and Tourism’s roster of Lone Star Greats who are leaders in the fields of art, athletics and music. As well, the Oklahoma House of Representatives recognized Nunn for his contribution to the preservation of the unique Southwestern style of music.

“The thing I’m proudest of is being a member of the West Texas Walk of Fame in Lubbock with Buddy Holly, Waylon Jennings, Bob Wills and Roy Orbison — guys who were my heroes. To me that’s just the greatest thing,” he enthuses. “And then today, turning on Sirius/XM radio and hearing myself played next to Hank Williams, Hank Thompson, Willie Nelson and Johnny Bush. I’m just so proud and pleased to be there among them.”

For Nunn, who in 2003 moved back to the Austin area, the secret to all his continuing success is deceptively simple. “My focus has always been on the audience and showing then a good time, and perhaps they will take a little Texas pride home with them,” he explains. “What I’ve tried to do is incorporate the musical genres that are indigenous to Texas, along with some neighboring styles. My goal is to paint as much of a Texas picture as I can with the music and just immerse people in that culture. I think it’s great, and I just love it and want to promote it.”

And now, more than half a century since he first started playing music, Nunn enthuses, “I’m having more fun now than ever. It just feels good. When you have a great band behind you and the audience is out there on the dance floor, you just say, ‘Yeah! This the reason I got into this in the first place.’ I love it more than ever.”

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Roo Panes with Doug Burr
May
9
7:00 PM19:00

Roo Panes with Doug Burr

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7:00 Doors

8:00 Doug Burr

9:00 Roo Panes 

$17 advance | Door: $20 (Seated)

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Since releasing his debut album ‘Little Giant’ (2014) and ‘Paperweights’ (2016), both to critical acclaim, Roo Panes has racked up an excess of 220M+ plays across streaming services. His highly anticipated third album ‘Quiet Man’ was released June 2018 and saw Roo once again work with renowned producer Chris Bond (Ben Howard, Nick Mulvey). Described as “A British Icon in the making at the top of his game”‘Quiet Man’ is an intimate and emotional album that shows why Panes is one of the most critically acclaimed folk acts in the UK.

Roo Panes’ music is succinct, honest songwriting, from a place of deep personal expression, resonating with universal truths and values. His is a deep voice, one that sounds aged beyond its years, and yet, it’s telling of timeless stories, endless heartache and forever love. It asks that we all find the right way to see the world around us. 


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Apr
27
9:00 PM21:00

Aurora Bleu (Swing into Spring)

Come and enjoy the wonderful music of "Aurora Bleu", playing just for the dancers at historic Sons of Hermann Hall. All part of a weekend of swing dancing call "Swing into Spring" from the folks at The Rhythm Room.


Doors open at 7:30. Beginner Swing lesson at 8pm, The band starts at 9pm.
$15 at the door -or- part of the weekend pass to "Swing Into Spring"

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Jon Glaser
Apr
23
7:00 PM19:00

Jon Glaser

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Doors at 7:00 PM

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Jon Glaser is an actor and writer who created, starred in, and co-wrote the TV

shows Jon Glaser Loves Gear, Neon Joe Werewolf

Hunter, and Delocated. He played Councilman Jamm on Parks and

Recreation and Laird on Girls. Maybe you saw him on Inside Amy Schumer,

Curb Your Enthusiasm, Wonder Showzen, Trainwreck, Be Kind Rewind,

or Pootie Tang on some kind of screen. Maybe you heard his voice on Bob's

Burgers, Lucy: Daughter of the Devil, TV Funhouse, or Aqua Teen Hunger

Force. He also appeared as Video Cowboy in the ESPN web series Mayne

Street, and he created, wrote, directed and starred in a series of web shorts

for Comedy Central called Tiny Hands. He wrote for Inside Amy

Schumer, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, and The Dana Carvey Show, and

his writing has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, ESPN The

Magazine, Bicycling Magazine, The Onion A.V. Club, and on-line for New

York Magazine. His first book, My Dead Dad Was In ZZ Top, was published

by Harper Perennial, and he wrote and directed the music video for Bob

Mould’s “Star Machine.”

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Amanda Anne Platt & The Honeycutters
Apr
20
8:00 PM20:00

Amanda Anne Platt & The Honeycutters

With Rodney Rice

Doors at 7 / Show at 8

$16 advanced, $20 day of (at the door)

Lyrically driven, the songs on Amanda Anne Platt & The Honeycutters blend the band’s old-school country roots attitude with their shared influences of rock and folk. Amanda says of the album, “I think it’s just about life and all that that entails. Including but not limited to death, strangers, birthdays, money, leaving, arriving, seasons, corruption, and love.”

Performing along with Platt, The Honeycutters are Matt Smith on pedal steel and Stratocaster, Rick Cooper on bass, Josh Milligan on drums and harmony vocals, and Evan Martin on keys and Telecaster.

Amanda Anne Platt & The Honeycutters is the group’s third release on Organic Records, and fifth album. Assembling the same the same team as 2016’s On The Ropes Balsam Range’s Tim Surrett steps in for the second time to co-produce this album along with Amanda. Its thirteen tracks were recorded, mixed, and mastered by Scott Barnett at Crossroads Studios in Arden, NC.

There is an empathetic and charming wit engrained in Amanda’s songwriting. She has a knack for accessing a deep well of emotion and applying it to her story-telling, whether she is writing from her own experiences or immersing herself into the melody of emotions in another person’s life.

In the lead off track, “Birthday Song,” Amanda writes with a gentle optimism, “Every time it gets colder I get another year older… I start looking for lines in the bathroom mirror… but when I lay down at night I swear I must have done something right… cause I’m still so damn glad to be here… I’ve been trying to love the questions, and keep on guessing.” Written just before her 30th birthday, Platt calls the song, “a summation of everything I learned in that decade.”

There is an easygoing warmth to the album, enhanced by the its refined arrangement and production; from the upbeat “Diamond in the Rough” to the poetic and observational “Eden” to the very personal, yet universal, “Brand New Start” to “Late Summer’s Child” (an ode to her favorite season) and “Rare Thing” (a song commissioned from Platt from a fan as a love song to his wife that ended up being included on the album. “Your mama said that it would never last… but these years go by so fast… and you’re the song I’m humming to myself as I’m counting the miles… you’re such a rare thing.”) One can feel it even in songs with a more solemn concept behind them like, like “Long Ride,” which speaks of living in the moment in the face of mortality.

Platt wrote “Learning How To Love Him” after hearing an acquaintance of hers talk about learning that her husband of 40+ years was terminally ill. She says, “What really struck me was how she described the tenderness that the news brought back to their relationship.” Amanda sings, “’I woke last night and I felt so afraid, I turned on the light and shook him awake and we stared at the ceiling, listening to the sink drip… I spent my whole life learning how to love him and I never loved him more than I do today.”

The successes of On The Ropes [2016] and Me Oh My [2015] have propelled Anna Anne Platt and The Honeycutters onto the national scene and they have been featured on NPR’s World Cafe’s Sense of Place, NPR’s Mountain Stage, Nashville’s Music City Roots, and Folk Alley and they have performed at AmericanaFest, MerleFest, and IBMA. On The Ropes debuted at #39 on iTunes Top 40 Country Chart on release day and landed on a plethora of year end lists including placing #35 on the Top 100 Albums played on Americana Radio in 2016 and landing at #1 on Western North Carolina’s WNCW Radio’s Year End Listeners Poll of Top Albums of 2016!

On The Ropes hit #11 on the EuroAmericana Chart and The UK’s Julian Piper with Acoustic Magazine says, “Amanda Platt has one of those gorgeous heartache-drenched voices that brings to mind Loretta Lynn or Sheryl Crow.”

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Stephen Kellog
Apr
9
8:00 PM20:00

Stephen Kellog

With Pete Muller

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Doors, 7:30

Show, 8

*THIS SHOW IS SEATED*

Over the last decade, Connecticut native Stephen Kellogg has performed more than 1500 concerts around the world, raised thousands of dollars for causes close to his heart, been named Armed Forces Entertainer of the Year, and penned singles for artists like "American Idol" winner Nick Fradiani and the platinum selling rock band O.A.R. Stephen’s most recent writing work with legendary guitarist Robert Randolph, has led to a 2017 Grammy nomination for "Best Contemporary Blues Record." He's also had his songs covered by international major label acts and released eight albums of his own that have yielded hundreds of thousands of ticket and album sales.

When it comes to performing, CBS radio has called him "the best live act you've never seen" and another writer for No Depression gives him the oddly flattering title "the best songwriter you're not listening to." Filmmaker Peter Harding was so moved by the underground nature of Stephen's story that he made a documentary called "Last Man Standing" which went on to become an Amazon exclusive film. In recent years he’s added speaking to his resume delivering a Tedx Talk on job satisfaction, the key note speech for the prestigious photography summit WRKSHP, and garnering an invitation to speak to the students at Columbine High School in Littleton, CO on the topics of social justice and 'finding your voice.'

While it's true that Kellogg may not currently be a household name to everyone, he has persisted in building a substantial career that has landed him onstage with some of the biggest and best touring bands in the world (Train, Sugarland, Jason Isbell, Sara Bareilles, and Hanson to name a few.) Kellogg's music has found its way onto the Billboard charts and been featured in numerous films and TV shows. His Americana-tinged, folk, pop, and rock stylings can make his sound hard to define, but to his core, this musician and father of four brings heart and incredible energy to everything he does.

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Apr
6
8:00 AM08:00

St. Alphonso's Pancake Breakfast

$12 for all you can eat.

Get your weekend started with a hearty breakfast of pancakes and all the sides and fixins your heart desires.

Your support helps Columbia Lodge raise funds so that we can continue giving back to our community every year.

Pancakes are served from 8am-12pm. After you get your fill, enjoy live music at the Sons or wander out into the Deep Ellum Arts Festival.

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Deep Ellum Arts Festival
Apr
4
to Apr 7

Deep Ellum Arts Festival

It’s the 25th anniversary of the Deep Ellum Arts Festival. This year, the Sons of Hermann Hall will be open to the public as always, and we’re especially excited to feature the Dallas Film Society Mini Film Festival!

The Dallas International Film Festival (DIFF) makes its triumphant return to Deep Ellum with a showcase of the best shorts of the last 25 years. The mini-fest takes place inside the iconic Sons of Hermann Hall on Friday, April 5 and Saturday, April 6. 

Check out the full weekend’s lineup of events and more here.

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Throwback Bingo
Apr
2
7:00 PM19:00

Throwback Bingo

It's time for another night of Throwback Bingo featuring Paul Slavens and our vintage bingo equipment! This month, all proceeds benefit Way Into Music, brought to you by Zounds Sounds School of Music. Come on out for some fun and a great cause.

Prizes every round
Doors at 7, Games begin at 7:30
$10 for the first game card and $5 for every other

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