Live Music in the Craft Beer Garden
Saturday, April 2nd
4 pm - 5 pm
|Photo by Nicki Gell|
Grace Pettis, from Lookout Mountain, Alabama, has songwriting in her blood. The daughter of a poetry scholar and a troubadour, Grace comes by her love of words honestly. Her father, Pierce Pettis, is a critically acclaimed songwriter and performer who penned the Garth Brooks hit "You Move Me." Both of Grace's brothers are songwriters and musicians. In her short career, Grace has already lived up to her birthright, winning numerous songwriting awards (Kerrville New Folk Contest; NPR's Mountain Stage NewSong Contest, etc.) and garnering praise from critics, fans, and industry alike. What sets her apart in her talented family is her distinct, unaffected voice, described as a "wide open prairie, full of waving golden grains before menacing, dark thunder clouds" (Sirius XM Program Director, Mary Sue Twohy).
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Jonray is a 5th generation Texan--professional musician, producer and multi-instrumentalist playing guitar, piano, woodwinds, mandolin, and singer & songwriter. Had his debut performance at the age of 5 with Bert Wills, Texas Blues Legend, and performed with Anthony Crawford from Neil Young and the International Harvesters at the age of 23. Jonray has played at venues, including The Belmont, House of Blues, 219 West, Brass House, The Phoenicia, Avant Garden, and Darwin's Pub. His sound is a variety of blues, jazz, alternative, indie, funk, rock and very unique original songs.
Jonray’s first released album, Hallway Sessions, was recorded with Anthony Crawford from Neil Young and The International Harvesters in 2010. His first EP Freedom from the Realm was recorded at Kingdom Sound in Austin, TX and was released September 2014. His newest single "Voyageur" is now out and can be viewed here https://youtu.be/u6CKwtnJlVM
Sunday, April 3rd
11 am - 12 Noon
Giulia Millanta is a singer, songwriter from Italy who now lives in Austin. She plays the guitar and ukulele and sings in four languages: Italian, English, French, and Spanish. She has had several solo albums including "Dropping Down" and "Dust and Desire" Her most recent album, FUNAMBULIST, came from Giulia's idea that artists are tightrope walkers - taking risks every day and dealing with self-doubts and uncertainties. She is currently working on her fifth album to be released this spring and featuring some of Austin's great musicians: Charlie Sexton, Dony Wynn, Glenn Fukunaga, Gabirel Rhodes, David Pulkingham, George Reiff and many others.
12 Noon - 1 pm
Folkwine is a folk band composed of Buenger Dickson (tenor guitar), Les Newcomb (6 sting acoustic guitars & Joe Blanda (lead & slide guitars) harmonizing on vintage folk, traditional and acoustic rock tunes from the 1950s to the 1970s. Their songs were written and sung by such great artists as Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, the Everly Brothers, Peter, Paul & Mary, the Kingston Trio, Ian & Sylvia, Gordon Lightfoot, Hoyt Axton, Steve Goodman, Toy Caldwell, and many others. They also blend in some of their own fine originals. Folkwine is available for parties and celebrations of all kinds, clubs, restaurants, and retirement center engagements. www.facebook.com/FolkwineMusic
2 pm - 3 pm
Burgess Meredith is a garage pop 60's influenced rock & roll band from Austin, Texas. Their name is a nod to the late great actor. Formed by Josh King, John Vishnesky, and Jess Hester, this dynamic troupe is rounded out with vocalist Sarah Castro, multi-instrumentalist Keith Lough, and Josh Wienholt on drums.
4 pm - 5 pm
Mayeux & Broussard
Austin-based songwriters Tate Mayeux (vocals and acoustic guitar) and Brian Broussard (lead guitar) join with other band members Taylor Englert (drums), Misha Ben-David (bass guitar), and Matt Wiley (lap steel) to play a hard-edged version of Texas Country Music. Their sound is a mix of Southern rock, cosmic cowboy, psychedelia, outlaw country, and swampy blues. Their new album Good Times and Good Rhymes has been a huge breakout for them earning national press and praise from publications such as Southern Living, Texas Monthly, The Boot and others. Beth Rankin of the Beaumont Enterprise says, "Mayeux's raspy barroom vocals pair so beautifully with Broussard's blusey guitar riffs and just the right amount of fiddle and lap steel to make this band a perfectly sweet taste of all the best things about Texas music."