Kelly Willis and Bruce Robison Holiday Show

Bruce and Kelly

The Kelly Willis and Bruce Robison Holiday Show

McGonigel’s Mucky Duck

December 6 & December 17

Two Shows Each Night…7pm and 10pm

Tickets $30.00

Beloved Texas couple Kelly Willis and Bruce Robison will be bringing their holiday show back for the 2008 season. Willis and Robision started the tradition in 2006 with the release of Happy Holidays, an 11-song collection of holiday standards and originals.

Standards include “Santa Baby,” “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas,” and “Baby, It’s Cold Outside.”  Other songs include the tender and emotionally affecting country/folk ballad “A Winter’s Tale,” written by the esteemed singer/poet R.B. Morris. Of course a true country holiday album wouldn’t be right without a touch of humor, as evident on “Santa Looked A Lot Like Daddy” and Bruce Robison’s own “Oklahoma Christmas,” about accidentally slipping out the occasional “Oh Lord,” and “Jesus Christ,” while gathered around the family Christmas dinner table.

The husband/wife team will be adding to their holiday repetoire during the show, as well as performing from their own acclaimed catalogues of material.

For artwork (like the photo included in this email) review copies, interviews or further info, please respond to th is email or call Kim Fowler 615.228.7177

Thank you and have a lovely day.

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Real Life – Real Music Season 4

WOW season 4 of the Real Life-Real Music Songwriter series held at Dosey Doe in the Woodlands is underway. Kyle Hutton does a fabulous job hosting the show!  This season’s lineup is:

Oct 28 – Rick Trevino
Nov 11 – Sisters Morales
Nov 18  – Bryan White
Dec 2  – Rodney Hayden
Dec 16 – Shelly King
Georgia Middleman
Idgy Vaughn
Jan 13 – Dale Watson
Jan 27 – Sunny Sweeney
Feb 10 – Perfect Stranger
Feb 24 – John Evans
Jamie Richards
Mar 10 – Billy Dean
Mar 24 – Jesse Dayton &
Brennen Leigh

This is a free dinner show so remember to call 281-367-3774 for reservations. $12.50 per seat deposit now required which will be credited towards your bill.

For more details, go to http://www.realliferealmusic.com.

Thanks to Katie Key from Texas Music for the Country for this news story!

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See Bearfoot Live

Bearfoot
November 14
McKinney Performing Arts Center
8pm
Tickets $30 and $27.50

Nov 16
The Mucky Duck
6pm
Tickets $15

Bearfoot, the young bluegrass-influenced band out of Alaska, has been building quite a buzz this year with standing-ovation sets at Merlefest, Old Settlers Music Festival, Telluride, and The Philadelphia Folk Fest to name a few. The band recently added Odessa Jorgensen, formerly of the Biscuit Burners, to the lineup after Annalisa Tornfelt left the band to spend more time with family.

Bearfoot originally got together as students at music camps in Alaska when the youngest was just 14. Amazingly, for such a young band, they became regular crowd favorites at prestigious festivals including Wintergrass, Grey Fox, Strawberry Festival, and seven consecutive years at RockyGrass. In 2001, they gained notoriety by winning the Telluride Bluegrass band contest, joining the prestigious ranks of previous winners Dixie Chicks and Nickel Creek.

Like the aforementioned Nickel Creek, and now in their 20s –  the band takes bluegrass into a freer form of acoustic music. In fact, only a portion of their repertoire is still true bluegrass — but, with chops honed at an early age in such a demanding genre, their skills and influences are undeniable. Bearfoot mixes earthy pop-influenced songs between  romping bluegrass instrumentals, and tunes that would sound at home on a Billy Holiday album. All members interchange vocals, while song structures are revitalized with blues stomps and sweeping, unconventional harmonies. They released Follow Me last year to critical note, and will be going into the studio this winter for a release in 2009.

“Follow Me, prodigious musical prowess is matched with an obvious collective spirit of adventurousness, which is perhaps surpassed only by the shining, soaring harmonies.” Popmatters.com

“Bearfoot is an egalitarian sort of band with a taste for switching things up. Mournful ballads give way to folksy three-part harmonies, which in turn make room for romping, bluegrass-instrumentals.” The Boston Globe

www.myspace.com/bearfootband

http://www.bearfootbluegrass.com/

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Lyrics: Cory Morrow – Beer

Visit the Cory Morrow web site at www.corymorrow.com

Beer

She called me late last night
To say she loved me so
It don’t matter anymore
See she never cared
And she never will
I do all I can
I guess I’ll just have to wait til then

If I get drunk
Well I’ll pass out on the floor baby
You won’t bother me no more
If you’re drinkin’
Well you know you’re my friend
And I say I think I’ll have myself a beer
I think I’ll have myself a beer

She called me late last night
To say she loved me so
I guess you changed your mind
Well I should’ve known
It wouldn’t be alright
Cause I can’t live without her
So I won’t even try

If I get drunk
Well I’ll pass out on the floor baby
You won’t bother me no more
If you’re drinkin’
Well you know you’re my friend
And I say I think I’ll have myself a beer
I think I’ll have myself a beer

Maybe someday I’ll think of what to say
Maybe next time I’ll remember what to do
She looks like heaven
Maybe this is hell
She said she’d do it all again
She promised not to tell

If I get drunk
Well I’ll pass out on the floor baby
You won’t bother me no more
She said it’s okay Cory
Cause you know we’ll be good friends
And I say I think I’ll have myself a beer
I think I’ll have myself a beer

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