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Tune into the Camp Street Cafe & Store Music hour.
 Every Saturday morning at 8:30 on KIVY 92.7 FM


All shows start at 8:00 PM unless otherwise mentioned

Children 12 and under are Free
Accompanied by Adult

New reservation policy at Camp Street Cafe.
Reservations will guarantee the reservation holder a seat,
but not a specific seat. Seating will be general admission,
first come first serve, with doors opening at 7:00pm


 
Saturday, February 6
Michot-Courville Band


 
Saturday, February 13
Ed Miller


Sunday, February 14
Ray Bonneville
Doors open at 5:00 p.m.
Show begins at 6:00 p.m.



 
Saturday, March 19
Mikki Daniel

 

Saturday, April 30
Miss Devon & The Outlaw




Sunday, May 1
The Ragpicker String Band
$22.00
Doors open at 5:00 p.m.
Show beings at 6:00 p.m.



Friday, June 3
Dave Stamey
$22.00



 
   
   
   
   






 


The David Crockett Old Time Music Society
Open Mic / Jam

Saturday,

7:00pm - $2.00


 

 



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Michot-Courville Band
Saturday, February 6

Arnaud's Cajun Kitchen will be set up across from
Camp Street Café & Store in Lightnin' Hopkins Park.
Crawfish Boil
1:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Also serving boiled shrimp, gumbo,
fried fish plates, fried shrimp, stuffed shrimp & crab cakes.
See full menu here:

https://www.facebook.com/Arnauds-Cajun-Kitchen-
1642944135933658/timeline?ref=page_internal


$16.50

Michot-Courville Band plays the traditional “Bal de Maison” style of Cajun music that was prevalent when dances were held inside the home:
while the adults danced, the children played and the babies slept! This style is still very much alive in south Louisiana,
and it is epitomized by musicians Tommy Michot (accordion) and Kevin Courville (fiddle).
Michot and Courville have been playing music together since 1997,
working venues from house dances to dance halls to auditorium concerts.
The music from their instruments blends to form a traditional but unique Cajun sound.
The Michot-Courville Band performs as a trio (fiddle-accordion-guitar)
or as a five-piece band (with the addition of bass and percussion) as the situation dictates. 

 

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Ed Miller
Saturday, February 13


$16.50

      Ed Miller has been hailed as "one of the finest singers to come out of the Scottish Folksong Revival" and as "one of Scotland's best singing exports." Originally from Edinburgh, he has for many years been based in Austin, TX where he gained graduate degrees in Folklore and Geography at the University of Texas. Ed is available for concerts, clubs, house concerts, festivals, Highland Games and Burns Suppers, as well as for lectures and workshops and has recorded 9 CD's of Scottish songs.

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Ray Bonneville
Sunday, February 14


Doors open at 5:00 p.m.
Show begins at 6:00 p.m.


$16.50

Every now and then, you run across someone with a library’s worth of stories to tell. But unlike the raconteurs who regale friends with well-embellished versions of their exploits, these storytellers have lived so much, they reveal chapters of their hard-won wisdom slowly, carefully, like layers peeled from an onion.

Ray Bonneville didn’t even open his storybook until his early 40s, some 20 years after he started performing. But with a style that sometimes draws comparisons to JJ Cale and Daniel Lanois, this blues-influenced, New Orleans-inspired “song and groove man,” as he’s been so aptly described, luckily found his rightful calling.

On his fourth Red House Records album, Easy Gone, Bonneville delivers 10 reasons why patience pays off. In each, his guitarwork shimmers like stars emerging at dusk. His voice carries the rich, natural timbre of time, though underneath that pearl-like smoothness, one hears its gritty core. His harmonica rhythms add even more texture to his sound.

Produced by Bonneville and Justin Douglas, Easy Gone wears the faded denim of a man who knew when he “said I do to a highway,” as he sings in “Who Do Call the Shots,” that it wasn’t going to be an easy marriage. But he also knew divorce was not an option, and affirms his vows in soulful lyrics that balance thoughtful observation, impassioned emotion and the restless soul of a wanderer.

Bonneville’s highway life began, more or less, at 12, when his parents moved their nine French-speaking children from Quebec to Boston. He learned to play a little piano, then guitar, but language and cultural challenges made school uninviting. But before getting expelled, he played weekend in New England with a young band that travelled in a 57 Cadillac ambulance.

At 17, he joined the Marines, mainly to escape his devoutly religious, oppressively authoritarian father. That was just before Vietnam began showing up on the nightly news. He wound up there for more than a year. Post-discharge, he discovered Howlin’ Wolf, Paul Butterfield, James Cotton and other bluesmen, and taught himself to play harmonica in-between fares while driving a cab in Boston.

Bonneville spent the ‘70s in Boulder, Colo., where he formed the Ray Bonneville Blues Band, an electric five-piece, and got over his fear of flying by earning a commercial pilot’s license. “I was hooked bad right from the start,” he says. “When I was flying, I felt completely at home, like the plane’s wings were part of my body.”

He headed to the Pacific Northwest — first Alaska, then Seattle — flying wherever he could and playing rowdy rooms where listeners wanted to get their groove on, which helped him evolve a delivery that covered all bases. “My thumb became my bass player and my index finger became my lead guitar and rhythm player,” he explains. “My feet became my drums and with my harmonica and my vocal, made for a four-piece blues band.”

In Seattle, he got hooked on something else: his old friend, cocaine. Escaping to Paris, where he knew the language and could avoid temptation, he busked and played for boozy late-night revelers, but for the first time, Bonneville also encountered audiences who sat in silence, truly listening.

“It scared me,” he admits. “I realized that you’d better have something to say if you’re going to play in front of this kind of crowd.”

Returning stateside in ’83, he moved to New Orleans. Training pilots by day and playing at night, he was stirred by the city’s hypnotic undercurrent of mystery and magic, which hangs in the humid air like a voodoo spell. In his six years there, it seeped into his sound — and still ripples through it today.
His post-Katrina ode, “I am the Big Easy,” was folk radio’s No. 1 song of 2008 and earned the International Folk Alliance’s 2009 Song of the Year Award, but Bonneville wasn’t yet ready to write in New Orleans. That would take more living.

The romantic notion of becoming a bush pilot took him to northern Quebec’s wilderness, where he shuttled sportsmen via seaplane and played Montreal clubs in the off-season. That is, until, flying in fog, he almost hit a power line, and with no fuel left, barely found water to land on. After a nerve-calming whiskey, he decided his bush-pilot days were done. At 41, he moved to Montreal and began to write. He also began touring and recording; his 1999 album, Gust of Wind, won a Juno Award.

In 2003, Bonneville moved again, this time to Arkansas, where the fly-fishing was good. He began recording for Red House Records, and adding his talents to albums by Mary Gauthier, Gurf Morlix, Eliza Gilkyson, Ray Wylie Hubbard and other prominent artists. Bonneville also has shared songwriting credits with Tim O’Brien, Phil Roy and Morlix, among others. Slaid Cleaves placed Bonneville’s “Run Jolee Run” on his lauded 2009 album, Everything You Love Will Be Taken Away.

Bonneville headed to Austin in 2006, and released Goin’ By Feel, his second Red House album. Allmusic.com gave it four stars, the same as Gust of Wind, Roll It Down and Bad Man’s Blood — which it calls his “magnum opus,” noting, “With darkness and light fighting for dominance … he’s stripped away every musical excess to let the songs speak for themselves.”

“I have roughly 12 lines to make a story, so every one has to trigger the listener’s imagination,” he explains. “I want my songs to be believed, so I work on them until I believe them myself.”

On Easy Gone, songs like “When I Get to New York,” “Mile Marker 41” and “Love is Wicked” percolate with hints of something sinister and sexy. In the bluesy “Wicked,” you can almost hear the finger-poppers lurking in the club’s corners — the ones who might get a little wicked themselves later on. Even the album’s lone cover, of Hank Williams’ classic, “I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry,” carries a groove and momentum that’s Bonneville’s alone. It’s haunting, like many of his songs. He populates a lot of them with society’s fringes: the desperate and dangerous, damaged and vulnerable.

“I like the criminals and the lost people,” he says. “That’s why I love Flannery O’Connor and those kind of writers. ’Cause I’m lost myself.”

Whether that’s true or not, he knows how hard it can be for our internal compasses to lock on the direction in which we might need to go. That’s the subject of “Where Has My Easy Gone,” written with drummer Geoff Arsenault. In it, he sings, In the heart of a seeker a needle swings/homing on some elusive thing/I looked in the endless sky down along the sea/I could not find my easy.

With just a few simple words, Bonneville clearly expresses his thoughts, while allowing space for multiple interpretations. Which, of course, is the essence of great songwriting, the kind that earned him an International Blues Challenge solo/duet win in 2012. He doesn’t pretend to understand how he finds that essence, however.

“The whole songwriting thing, to me, is mysterious, and I want to keep it that way,” Bonneville says.

Ultimately, what matters is knowing how to translate the mystery into music, and that, he understands perfectly.

 

 

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Saturday, March 19
Mikki Daniel


$16.50

Mikki Daniel
has lived all her life on a small ranch and is a true cowgirl.
Known for her ability to spin a tale, her strong rhythm guitar and crystal clear voice,
you can't help but love her personality, charm and engaging smile.
Among her numerous accolades, she has been nominated for 2015 WMA Female Performer of the Year,
received the 2015 Western Swing Album of the Year by Rural Roots
Commission for “Cowgirl Swing”and in 2014she made history by being
the youngest to receive the prestigious New Horizons Wrangler Award for her debut CD, "Gotta Be A Cowgirl"
In 2014,she published her first historical fiction novel “Girls and Gunsmoke

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Saturday, April 30
Miss Devon & The Outlaw


$16.50

Miss Devon & the Outlaw
From Fort Worth, Texas, as the recipients of the
Western Music Association ‘Duo/Group of the Year’
for the past two years (2013 & 2014), recognized with
the 2013 New Horizon Wrangler Award,
and three-time winners of the WMA Harmony Duo competition,
Miss Devon & the Outlaw could be stirrin'
up the most dust between here and the chuckwagon camp!
Miss Devon, Academy of Western Artists
‘Western Music Female Performer of the Year’
is noted for her vintage 'sock-rhythm' guitar style,
warm 'swingtime cowgirl' vocals, and lively persona,
engaging kids and adults in her audience with a style
perfectly suited to her ‘secret’ persona as the singing voice of
Toy Story 2’s “Jessie” on the Grammy-winning Disney CD
"Woody's Roundup featuring Riders in the Sky'.
She has made appearances at Pixar Studios,the renowned
Grand Old Opry in Nashville, done shows with Radio Disney,
Riders In the Sky, Michael Martin Murphy, The Texas Playboys,
frequently pops up on Starz-Encore's "Western Channel", and RFD-TV.
When Outlaw Jessie Del joins Miss Devon on the stage, things
get more fun than puttin' socks on a rooster. According
to witnesses,this western gent is the duo’s rowdier half,
getting his nickname,as Miss Devon says,
"Because it's plumb illegal what he does with Milk Cow Blues!"
Like all outlaws, Jessie has been known to disappear
into at least a dozen alias personalities, including
his new acting role as the bartender, Jessie Banks,
on Bob Terry’s original western webseries,
SUNDOWN Western Webisode series, seen at
www.sundownwestern.com
so watch him close!
With fine classic western tenor-to baritone vocals,
and a LOT of charm, this rascal just might make a clean
getaway with yer funny bone.

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The Ragpicker String Band
Sunday, May 1


$22.00
Doors open at 5:00 p.m.
Show beings at 6:00 p.m.


Mandolinist Rich DelGrosso, Guitarist Mary Flower and multi-instrumentalist Martin Grosswendt have earned steady streams of praise for their outstanding string skills. Combined, these three have earned nine Blues Music Award nominations and enjoyed rave press reviews and top festival slots all over the world. And they do strum, pick and bow up a storm on their debut album together as the Ragpicker String Band — but it's their tight trio harmonies that especially dazzle. The acoustic dream team summons the spirits of everyone from the Mississippi Sheiks and Blind Boy Fuller to Jim Kweskin and R. Crumb as their voices and fingers fly through the mists back to the golden prewar age of folk-blues.

Classics by the likes of the Mississippi Sheiks, Sleepy John Estes and Blind Willie Johnson — combined with new originals by Flower and DelGrosso — allow this virtuosically fearsome threesome to leaven their serious instrumental and vocal chops with social satire and mischievous humor. Just as Kweskin and Crumb filtered the songs and sounds of their prewar folk-blues heroes through their own modern sensibilities and considerable personalities, so do the Ragpicker String Band. Jump from a fabulously fretted, sublimely sung trip to the past like Keep Your Lamp Trimmed and Burning to a laughing lament of modern times like Google Blues and you'll find out what an uncommonly fine stew of traditional and contemporary ingredients they've cooked up. They even season it with a delectable dose of jazz via a conspicuously piano-less romp through Thelonious Monk's standard Blue Monk.

Mark Hoffman, the co-author of Moanin' at Midnight: The Life and Times of Howlin' Wolf, called DelGrosso's mandolin mastery "the best since Yank," and Yank Rachell devotees everywhere agree. Add what Mary — a two-time finalist at the National Fingerpicking Guitar Championship — and Martin ("One of the best fingerpickers I ever heard play" —David Bromberg) bring to the table and you know you're in for a string exhibition of the highest order. Add to that their irresistible harmonies and irrepressible humor and you’ve got a "side project" worthy of the front-and-center spotlight.

 

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Dave Stamey
Friday, June 3


$22.00

Cowboys and Indians Magazine has called him “the Charley Russell of Western Music.
”  Western Horseman Magazine  has declared his “Vaquero Song” to be one of the greatest Western songs of all time. 
In 2010 , 2011 and 2013 True West Magazine  named  him Best Living Western Solo Musician. 
Dave Stamey has been a cowboy, a mule packer, a dude wrangler, and is now one of the most popular Western entertainers working today. 
He has been voted  Six times Entertainer of the Year,  Six times Male Performer of the Year and Five times Songwriter of the Year
 by the Western Music Association, and received the Will Rogers Award  from the Academy of Western Artists.
He’s delighted audiences in twenty three states, and finds that he prefers this to being stomped by angry horses.   

 

 

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