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Mar 04

The Nightowls bring SOULCASE to Icenhauer’s on March 14! Lots of great bands, FREE SHOW!

The Nightowls bring SOULCASE to Icenhauer’s on March 14! Lots of great bands, FREE SHOW!

Who’s coming to town for SXSW? Cody Jasper plays SX-Batfest at Bar Bar Austin on March 15 at 11 p.m. www.codyjasper.com

Who’s coming to town for SXSW? Cody Jasper plays SX-Batfest at Bar Bar Austin on March 15 at 11 p.m. www.codyjasper.com

The Nightowls news album GOOD AS GOLD has been reviewed in the March/April 2014 issue of Elmore Magazine, on stands now!

The Nightowls news album GOOD AS GOLD has been reviewed in the March/April 2014 issue of Elmore Magazine, on stands now!

Jan 30

TEXAS GUITARIST CODY JASPER DELIVERS SIZZLING ROCK
ON SELF-TITLED DEBUT, HITTING FEB. 18
 
AUSTIN, Texas — At 17, Texan Cody Jasper left his home in Amarillo for the mountains of Colorado, where he started his music career singing and playing lead guitar in Denver rock band The Wildbills. That’s when he wrote “Someday,” one of several blues- and soul-drenched rock ’n’ roll tracks on his debut solo release, Cody Jasper, dropping Feb. 18. Jasper will kick off a multi-state tour with a trio of Texas album release shows: Feb. 20 at Austin’s Continental Club, Feb. 21 at the Blue Light Live in Lubbock and Feb. 22 at Hoot’s Pub in Amarillo.
 
Produced by Nick Jay, formerly of Jonathan Tyler & the Northern Lights, Cody Jasper contains seven originals and two songs Jasper and Jay co-wrote. Standouts include the slide-driven “Cherry Pie,” the aching ballad “Mona Lisa” and the sweaty crunch-rocker “Evil Woman.” They carry influences from guitar gods Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughan to soul men Otis Redding and Sam Cooke and outlaw-countryman Waylon Jennings. But Jasper channels them into something all his own. And it packs a wallop. Just listen to “Someday,” a song about addiction, which glues itself to your ears with staccato guitar strums as it turns that love-hate relationship into a visceral experience — one Jasper finally managed to escape.
 
With these killer tunes, a national college radio promotional campaign and a kick-out-the-jams live show, Jasper is ready to rock his way across the U.S. — and anywhere else his music will take him. 
 
Upcoming shows include:
Feb. 15 – River Road Ice House, New Braunfels, Texas 
Feb. 20 – The Continental Club, Austin
Feb. 21 – The Blue Light Live, Lubbock
Feb. 22 – Hoot’s Pub, Amarillo
March 5 – Lost Lake, Denver
March 6 – Taos Mesa Brewing, Taos, N.M.
March 7 – Cowgirl BBQ, Santa Fe, N.M.
March 8 – Golden Light Cantina, Amarillo
March 15 – Bat Bar (unofficial SXSW show), Austin
March 25 – Bear’s Den, Conway, Ark.
March 26 – The Gramophone, St. Louis
March 27 – Mercury Lounge, Tulsa, Okla.

codyjasper.com
facebook.com/codyjasper
twitter.com/CodyJasper

TEXAS GUITARIST CODY JASPER DELIVERS SIZZLING ROCK
ON SELF-TITLED DEBUT, HITTING FEB. 18
 
AUSTIN, Texas — At 17, Texan Cody Jasper left his home in Amarillo for the mountains of Colorado, where he started his music career singing and playing lead guitar in Denver rock band The Wildbills. That’s when he wrote “Someday,” one of several blues- and soul-drenched rock ’n’ roll tracks on his debut solo release, Cody Jasper, dropping Feb. 18. Jasper will kick off a multi-state tour with a trio of Texas album release shows: Feb. 20 at Austin’s Continental Club, Feb. 21 at the Blue Light Live in Lubbock and Feb. 22 at Hoot’s Pub in Amarillo.
 
Produced by Nick Jay, formerly of Jonathan Tyler & the Northern Lights, Cody Jasper contains seven originals and two songs Jasper and Jay co-wrote. Standouts include the slide-driven “Cherry Pie,” the aching ballad “Mona Lisa” and the sweaty crunch-rocker “Evil Woman.” They carry influences from guitar gods Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughan to soul men Otis Redding and Sam Cooke and outlaw-countryman Waylon Jennings. But Jasper channels them into something all his own. And it packs a wallop. Just listen to “Someday,” a song about addiction, which glues itself to your ears with staccato guitar strums as it turns that love-hate relationship into a visceral experience — one Jasper finally managed to escape.
 
With these killer tunes, a national college radio promotional campaign and a kick-out-the-jams live show, Jasper is ready to rock his way across the U.S. — and anywhere else his music will take him. 
 
Upcoming shows include:
Feb. 15 – River Road Ice House, New Braunfels, Texas 
Feb. 20 – The Continental Club, Austin
Feb. 21 – The Blue Light Live, Lubbock
Feb. 22 – Hoot’s Pub, Amarillo
March 5 – Lost Lake, Denver
March 6 – Taos Mesa Brewing, Taos, N.M.
March 7 – Cowgirl BBQ, Santa Fe, N.M.
March 8 – Golden Light Cantina, Amarillo
March 15 – Bat Bar (unofficial SXSW show), Austin
March 25 – Bear’s Den, Conway, Ark.
March 26 – The Gramophone, St. Louis
March 27 – Mercury Lounge, Tulsa, Okla.
codyjasper.com
facebook.com/codyjasper
twitter.com/CodyJasper

Jan 29

Lost & Nameless Orchestra’s new album comes out March 18!

Lost & Nameless Orchestra’s new album comes out March 18!

Check out Cody Jasper on tour~
Upcoming shows include
Feb. 15 – River Road Ice House, New Braunfels, Texas 
Feb. 20 – The Continental Club, Austin
Feb. 21 – The Blue Light Live, Lubbock
Feb. 22 – Hoot’s Pub, Amarillo
March 5 – Lost Lake, Denver
March 6 – Taos Mesa Brewing, Taos, N.M.
March 7 – Cowgirl BBQ, Santa Fe, N.M.
March 8 – Golden Light Cantina, Amarillo
March 15 – Bat Bar (unofficial SXSW show), Austin
March 25 – Bear’s Den, Conway, Ark.
March 26 – The Gramophone, St. Louis
March 27 – Mercury Lounge, Tulsa, Okla.
(Additional dates TBA)

www.codyjasper.com

Check out Cody Jasper on tour~

Upcoming shows include
Feb. 15 – River Road Ice House, New Braunfels, Texas 
Feb. 20 – The Continental Club, Austin
Feb. 21 – The Blue Light Live, Lubbock
Feb. 22 – Hoot’s Pub, Amarillo
March 5 – Lost Lake, Denver
March 6 – Taos Mesa Brewing, Taos, N.M.
March 7 – Cowgirl BBQ, Santa Fe, N.M.
March 8 – Golden Light Cantina, Amarillo
March 15 – Bat Bar (unofficial SXSW show), Austin
March 25 – Bear’s Den, Conway, Ark.
March 26 – The Gramophone, St. Louis
March 27 – Mercury Lounge, Tulsa, Okla.
(Additional dates TBA)
www.codyjasper.com

Old Settler’s Music Festival’s new wine from Duchman Family Winery is in! Shown here with last year’s bottle.

Old Settler’s Music Festival’s new wine from Duchman Family Winery is in! Shown here with last year’s bottle.

Jan 09

We are less than 2 weeks away from Chase Gassaway’s release of Certain Circles
www.chasegassaway.com

We are less than 2 weeks away from Chase Gassaway’s release of Certain Circles

www.chasegassaway.com

Clay McClinton To Release ‘Bitin’ at the Bit’ on Feb. 18


 
For Immediate Release  
Jan. 8, 2014
 
TEXAS ROOTS ROCKER CLAY McCLINTON ALREADY BITIN’ AT THE BIT
FOR FEB. 18 RELEASE OF NEW ALBUM 
 
Gary Nicholson-Produced Project 
Features A-List Collaborators including Dad Delbert
 
AUSTIN, Texas — Raised on roadhouse blues, outlaw country and pure honky-tonk, Clay McClinton has melded those styles into a sound he likes to call Texas gumbo. On his fourth album, Bitin’ at the Bit (Red Chili Records; Feb. 18, 
2014), the Fort Worth native delivers 12 perfectly seasoned tracks that showcase his range as a songwriter and performer.
 
This time out, McClinton pays homage to some of his influences, including longtime family friend Gary Nicholson, who produced the album. Working together for the first time, they recorded at the Grammy winner’s Nashville studio, Fearless Recording. They also co-wrote many of what McClinton calls his best songs yet. His dad, Delbert, also shares writing credit on “Stories We Can Tell,” a Stonesy rocker, and “Beer Joint” — the latter of which contains contributions by “Hey Baby” legend Bruce Channel. Father and son also trade vocals on Delbert’s “Victim of Life’s Circumstances,” the title track of  his 1975 ABC Records debut. 


On Bitin’ at the Bit, McClinton also honors Woody Guthrie and the late Stephen Bruton; he celebrates the former in the contemplative “Bound for Glory,” written with fellow Austin resident George Ensle, and the latter via his Tex-Mex take on “What a Little Love Can Do,” which Bruton and Nicholson wrote for the film “Crazy Heart.” The song was performed by star Jeff Bridges in the movie; McClinton says it’s just a coincidence that he also revisits a song heard in another Bridges flick, “The Big Lebowski.” That would be “Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In),” penned by fellow Texan Mickey Newbury. 
 
Nicholson and McClinton share writing credit with Tom Hambridge on “Sound of a Small Town,” a gentle lament, and “Hydrated,” a rollicking ode to indulgence that, like “Beer Joint,” carries a country heart — and guitar work by top Nashville picker Kenny Vaughan. On “Poison Love,” the 1951 Johnnie & Jack classic by Elmer Laird, McClinton enters Cajun territory, with accordion by Joel Guzman and fiddling by Larry Franklin.
 
“My style is just what feels good to me,” McClinton says. “I’ve never been into categorizing art, but I would say it falls somewhere between country and blues with a dash of Tejas and a side of jazz.”
 
McClinton’s musical foundations were formed during a childhood spent listening to Delbert and his talented friends; he’s since had the honor of sharing stages with several. McClinton’s memories are filled with experiences such as his recent New Year’s Eve mini-reunion with Delbert, half-sister Delaney and Nelson and family at Austin’s ACL Live at the Moody Theater. 
 
“Dad used to open for Willie all the time in the late ’70s and early ’80s, and it was normal for all of us kids to be running around backstage,” McClinton says. “It was like a big family of friends — and still is.” 
 
Both musical icons gave their kids the best training any musician could have, though they also made sure their offspring earned that shared stage time. And McClinton has worked hard to cultivate his own sound and style. He’s done it so well, Delbert chose to include his son’s “Oughta Know” on Blind, Crippled and Crazy, his 2013 reunion album with Glen Clark. Austin Chronicle music editor Raoul Hernandez recently labeled the song “my new favorite.” 
 
With a new Burnside Distribution deal and touring to both coasts and beyond, McClinton looks forward to serving up his Texas gumbo with fans everywhere.
 
Clay McClinton tour dates include:

Feb. 1 – Gruene Hall, New Braunfels, Texas
Feb. 8 – Luckenbach Dancehall, Luckenbach Texas 

Feb. 14 – Anderson Fair, Houston (acoustic)

Feb. 19 – Superfly’s Lone Star Music Emporium, San Marcos, Texas *

Feb. 20 – Cactus Café, Austin *

Feb. 26 – The Blue Light Live, Lubbock, Texas *

Feb. 27 – Golden Light Cantina, Amarillo, Texas *

Feb. 28 – Cheatham Street Warehouse, San Marcos *

March 1 – Mercer Street Dance Hall, Dripping Springs, Texas *

March 8 – Magnolia Motor Lounge, Fort Worth *

March 9 & 10 – The Lodge at Red River, Red River, N.M.

March 12 – Hollidays Bar & Grill, Meeker, Colo.

March 13 – Tailgate Tavern & Grill, Parker, Colo.

March 14 – Little Bear Saloon, Evergreen, Colo. *

March 15 – KTAOS Solar Bar, Taos, N.M. *

March 22 – The Bugle Boy, LaGrange, Texas *

March 28 – The House of FiFi DuBois, San Angelo, Texas *

March 29 – Outlaws & Legends Festival, Abilene, Texas

April 3 – Mercury Lounge, Tulsa, Okla. *

April 8 – Mercy Lounge, Nashville

April 9 – The Station Inn, Nashville *
April 20 – JVs, Falls Church, Va.
(* album release events)


Follow McClinton at: 

Claymcclinton.com

facebook.com/claymcclintonmusic
twitter.com/claymcclinton

Clay McClinton To Release ‘Bitin’ at the Bit’ on Feb. 18

 
For Immediate Release  
Jan. 8, 2014
 
TEXAS ROOTS ROCKER CLAY McCLINTON ALREADY BITIN’ AT THE BIT
FOR FEB. 18 RELEASE OF NEW ALBUM 
 
Gary Nicholson-Produced Project 
Features A-List Collaborators including Dad Delbert
 
AUSTIN, Texas — Raised on roadhouse blues, outlaw country and pure honky-tonk, Clay McClinton has melded those styles into a sound he likes to call Texas gumbo. On his fourth album, Bitin’ at the Bit (Red Chili Records; Feb. 18, 
2014), the Fort Worth native delivers 12 perfectly seasoned tracks that showcase his range as a songwriter and performer.
 
This time out, McClinton pays homage to some of his influences, including longtime family friend Gary Nicholson, who produced the album. Working together for the first time, they recorded at the Grammy winner’s Nashville studio, Fearless Recording. They also co-wrote many of what McClinton calls his best songs yet. His dad, Delbert, also shares writing credit on “Stories We Can Tell,” a Stonesy rocker, and “Beer Joint” — the latter of which contains contributions by “Hey Baby” legend Bruce Channel. Father and son also trade vocals on Delbert’s “Victim of Life’s Circumstances,” the title track of  his 1975 ABC Records debut. 
On Bitin’ at the Bit, McClinton also honors Woody Guthrie and the late Stephen Bruton; he celebrates the former in the contemplative “Bound for Glory,” written with fellow Austin resident George Ensle, and the latter via his Tex-Mex take on “What a Little Love Can Do,” which Bruton and Nicholson wrote for the film “Crazy Heart.” The song was performed by star Jeff Bridges in the movie; McClinton says it’s just a coincidence that he also revisits a song heard in another Bridges flick, “The Big Lebowski.” That would be “Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In),” penned by fellow Texan Mickey Newbury. 
 
Nicholson and McClinton share writing credit with Tom Hambridge on “Sound of a Small Town,” a gentle lament, and “Hydrated,” a rollicking ode to indulgence that, like “Beer Joint,” carries a country heart — and guitar work by top Nashville picker Kenny Vaughan. On “Poison Love,” the 1951 Johnnie & Jack classic by Elmer Laird, McClinton enters Cajun territory, with accordion by Joel Guzman and fiddling by Larry Franklin.
 
“My style is just what feels good to me,” McClinton says. “I’ve never been into categorizing art, but I would say it falls somewhere between country and blues with a dash of Tejas and a side of jazz.”
 
McClinton’s musical foundations were formed during a childhood spent listening to Delbert and his talented friends; he’s since had the honor of sharing stages with several. McClinton’s memories are filled with experiences such as his recent New Year’s Eve mini-reunion with Delbert, half-sister Delaney and Nelson and family at Austin’s ACL Live at the Moody Theater. 
 
“Dad used to open for Willie all the time in the late ’70s and early ’80s, and it was normal for all of us kids to be running around backstage,” McClinton says. “It was like a big family of friends — and still is.” 
 
Both musical icons gave their kids the best training any musician could have, though they also made sure their offspring earned that shared stage time. And McClinton has worked hard to cultivate his own sound and style. He’s done it so well, Delbert chose to include his son’s “Oughta Know” on Blind, Crippled and Crazy, his 2013 reunion album with Glen Clark. Austin Chronicle music editor Raoul Hernandez recently labeled the song “my new favorite.” 
 
With a new Burnside Distribution deal and touring to both coasts and beyond, McClinton looks forward to serving up his Texas gumbo with fans everywhere.
 
Clay McClinton tour dates include:

Feb. 1 – Gruene Hall, New Braunfels, Texas
Feb. 8 – Luckenbach Dancehall, Luckenbach Texas 

Feb. 14 – Anderson Fair, Houston (acoustic)

Feb. 19 – Superfly’s Lone Star Music Emporium, San Marcos, Texas *

Feb. 20 – Cactus Café, Austin *

Feb. 26 – The Blue Light Live, Lubbock, Texas *

Feb. 27 – Golden Light Cantina, Amarillo, Texas *

Feb. 28 – Cheatham Street Warehouse, San Marcos *

March 1 – Mercer Street Dance Hall, Dripping Springs, Texas *

March 8 – Magnolia Motor Lounge, Fort Worth *

March 9 & 10 – The Lodge at Red River, Red River, N.M.

March 12 – Hollidays Bar & Grill, Meeker, Colo.

March 13 – Tailgate Tavern & Grill, Parker, Colo.

March 14 – Little Bear Saloon, Evergreen, Colo. *

March 15 – KTAOS Solar Bar, Taos, N.M. *

March 22 – The Bugle Boy, LaGrange, Texas *

March 28 – The House of FiFi DuBois, San Angelo, Texas *

March 29 – Outlaws & Legends Festival, Abilene, Texas

April 3 – Mercury Lounge, Tulsa, Okla. *

April 8 – Mercy Lounge, Nashville

April 9 – The Station Inn, Nashville *
April 20 – JVs, Falls Church, Va.
(* album release events)

Follow McClinton at: 

Claymcclinton.com

facebook.com/claymcclintonmusic
twitter.com/claymcclinton

Old Settler's Music Festival | Austin, Texas | April 10-13, 2014 -

Three More Artists Added to Old Settler’s 2014 Lineup!
Early Bird Prices End on Wed., January 15! Get your wristbands now and save!