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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

BYOB


 

 

Saturday, October 20
Katy Guillen

 

 


Saturday, November 3
Brooks Williams



 

Cowboy Celtic
Sunday, November 11

Doors open at 5:00 PM
Show begins at 6:00 PM

 

Pipp Gillette
November 23rd

 

Saturday, November 24
David Crockett Old-Time Music Society Open Mic Jam
Show begins at 7:00 PM


   

Sunday, December 9
Albert & Gage
Doors open at 5:00 PM
Show begins at 6:00 PM



Sunday, December 16
The Here & Now
Doors Open at 5:00 PM
Show Begins at 6:00 PM



 

Friday, March 22
The Cowboy Way

 

 

 

Claude Bourbon
Friday, May 24

 

 

 



 

 

Saturday, October 20
Katy Guillen


$16.50

Through years of education and exploration, Katy Guillen has established a noteworthy career as a guitarist and songwriter. While widely recognized for her national touring act Katy Guillen & the Girls, the artist’s extensive musical vocabulary has made her a focal point of funk-pop collectives, chamber-pop ensembles and rock groups, and a staple of Kansas City’s illustrious blues scene for nearly two decades.
After taking piano lessons for a year, Guillen picked up her first guitar at the age of 8. She started formal training with Vince Kirk at age 12, and obtained her first electric guitar. Shortly after that, she received Jonny Lang’s album “Lie To Me” — her introduction to the blues, which soon took her into the canons of Albert King, Robert Johnson, Susan Tedeschi, Jimi Hendrix, Bonnie Raitt, Big Mama Thornton and John Lee Hooker. At age 14, Guillen became a regular at jams across the city’s most esteemed blues venues, from The Grand Emporium to Harling’s Upstairs and B.B’s Lawnside BBQ. These years would prove to be some of her most valuable as a burgeoning artist — learning from and performing with local legends like John Paul Drum, Bill Dye, Mama Ray and Annetta "Cotton Candy" Washington.
While the blues made an early and indelible impression, much of her form and flair comes as a result of her background in flamenco guitar. At age 17, Guillen began studying under internationally renowned guitarist Beau Bledsoe, going on to perform in his Manos Rojas School of Flamenco Music and Dance for three years. She was immediately drawn to this highly technical, expressive and explorative style of playing, rooted in the folk music traditions of Spain. And because of flamenco's various forms of expression — guitar, dance and voice — she gained perspective on the value of participating and creating in an ensemble. The technique and control she acquired from the artform has allowed her freedom as a songwriter to create colorful and affecting compositions. Her songwriting has undoubtedly been informed by the discipline’s technique.
After receiving her Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, Guillen co-founded her first original songwriting project, The B’Dinas, in 2009. With leanings from funk to prog rock, the members shared writing and lead vocal duties. In 2010, she formed blues-rock duo Katy & Go-Go with respected touring drummer Go-Go Ray. Shortly after their 2012 release of “When I Get Away,” Guillen shifted her configuration to a trio. The songs on this album would become the foundation for Katy Guillen & the Girls, her current and primary songwriting project.
The group’s standout appeal — whether in a blues roadhouse or an indie rock venue — is chiefly guided by Guillen’s mesmerizing, emotive guitar style and poignant song arrangements. With six years and three full-length albums under their belts, Katy Guillen & the Girls have extensively traveled the United States, performed at the International Montreal Jazz Festival, toured Sweden, and supported acts like The Doobie Brothers, Robin Trower and Heartless Bastards.
An esteemed musician in her hometown, Guillen has been a guitar instructor for the past five years, as well as an essential component of KC-based ensembles. From 2011 to 2016, she played guitar and mandolin in Claire & the Crowded Stage, an adventurous pop collective that showcased up to nine members. She also plays guitar in The Band That Fell To Earth, a David Bowie tribute act that chronicles the artist’s ever-evolving career and features 13 of the city’s most prominent musicians.

 

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Cowboy Celtic
Sunday, November 11

Doors open at 5:00 PM
Show begins at 6:00 PM

$22.00

David Wilkie, the founder of Cowboy Celtic, has been tracking down the roots of cowboy music all the way to the Celtic isles for more than two decades. As Wilkie has discovered, the cattle industry has been going on in Scotland and Ireland
for hundreds of years, and cattlemen from Ireland and Scotland brought their culture and musical traditions with them when they moved to North America.
The music of Cowboy Celtic demonstrates that those traditions live on in the cowboy songs of today. This connection between cowboy and Celtic is neither forced nor vague. Rather, it is very natural and direct. The stories of love and loneliness, lawbreakers and lynchings, all reflect the very real world of both the old west and the rural Britons. The connection is in the stories and it is unmistakably in the music. Whether in the traditional songs or old tunes with new lyrics, or in Wilkie's original material, when you hear it, you get that startling recognition that it has always been there.
Cowboy Celtic, centered in Turner Valley, Alberta, includes David Wilkie on mandolin and vocals, Denise Withnell on guitar and vocals, Keri Lynn Zwicker on harp and vocals, and Joseph Hertz on fiddle. David Wilkie has produced several Cowboy Celtic albums that have been internationally recognized. Their second CD, Cowboy Ceilidh, won the Oklahoma City National Cowboy Hall of Fame Wrangler Award for Outstanding Traditional Western Music Album. They were the first
Canadians to ever win this award. Buckaroo Poet, Waddie Mitchell stated concerning Cowboy Celtic’s Western Jubilee Recording The Drover Road, “This album does it all… stirs emotion, intrigues, makes you tap your feet while it taps your nerves, and leaves you contented from a journey well explored. This is more than music. It’s theatre and imagery and history and storytelling and more, all wrapped up in sagebrush and tartan. The Celtic origins of cowboy music are well documented. Traditional Irish, English, Scottish and Welsh folk music served as the foundation and model for countless cowboy classics. Cowboy Celtic melts the rolling hills of Ireland into the dusty trails of Texas; the rugged Scottish Highlands into the majestic Alberta Rockies; and the gentle English chalk streams into the roaring rivers of Montana.

 

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Friday, November 23
Pipp Gillette


$16.50

Pipp Gillette lives and works on the family ranch near Lovelady, Texas,
where his grandfather started raising cattle and cotton in 1912.
Pipp and his late brother Guy received the Western Heritage Award for Outstanding Traditional Western Album
of 2011 and the 2013 Western Heritage Award for Outstanding Original Western Composition for their performance of the Waddie Mitchell song "Trade Off.” Drawing on a lifelong interest in Western history and music,
Pipp plays traditional cowboy music on guitar, banjo, harmonica and bones.
Pipp’s newest CD Singing Songs by Waddie and Pipp received the
Western Heritage Award for Outstanding Traditional Western Album of 2016.

 

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Saturday, November 24
David Crockett Old-Time Music Society Open Mic Jam
Show begins at 7:00 PM
$2.00

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Saturday, November 3
Brooks Williams


$16.50

Brooks Williams hails from Statesboro, Georgia, the town made famous by country-blues legend Blind Willie McTell. Not one easy to pigeon-hole, Williams’ music is a roots music love-child. “Soulful Americana, full-on blues and tasty rootsy grooves. He really rocks!” writes fRoots. Fellow guitar-wizard Martin Simpson calls Brooks Williams the “Real Thing!”

Williams got his start in the clubs and bars around Boston, the same music scene that years earlier sparked the careers of Bonnie Raitt and Chris Smither. There, playing 5-6 nights a week, he developed his signature sound.

He’s a mean finger-picker and a stunning slide guitarist, and is ranked in the Top 100 Acoustic Guitarists, Plus, “he has a beautiful voice,” says AmericanaUK, “that you just melt into.” In fact, in 2013 Williams was nominated “best male vocalist” by the UK’s foremost roots-music mavens, Spiral Earth.

His massive repertoire reads like a roots music Hall Of Fame. From classic Bessie Smith or Memphis Slim blues to compelling Dave Alvin and Buddy Miller Americana covers. “On top of all this,” writes American Roots UK, “is his songwriting, which stands comparison with virtually any of his peers.” Rooted in tradition, wryly observed and relevant.

With twenty-two albums to his name, including “Brooks’ Blues” (2017), “My Turn Now” (2016) and “Shreveport Sessions” (2014), his music shows up on roots music playlists around the world. WUMB-FM (USA) voted him in their Top 100 Artists.

He’s is one of acoustic roots music’s guiding lights. One of its most respected ambassadors. He’s always on tour ranging from Dallas to The Netherlands, Boston to Glasgow, Belfast to Memphis, Little Rock to London. Blues In Britain says Brooks Williams is, "At the top of his game, setting new standards and a fresh direction for the blues.”

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Sunday, December 9
Albert & Gage
Doors open at 5:00 PM
Show begins at 6:00 PM


$22.00

Austin, Texas duo Albert and Gage (Christine Albert and Chris Gage) have a personal and musical chemistry that radiates from the stage.  The joy they experience making music together is evident as they travel through their musical roots, moving from country and folk to blues and French chansons.  The integrity of their musicianship and the rare blend of their voices create a unique and cohesive sound as Gage effortlessly switches from guitar to piano and accordion throughout their set to follow the mood of the music. 

Christine Albert has been described as a “wondrous singer with a beautiful focus and unrestrained grace”, and had a prolific recording career as a solo artist before meeting Gage, including the acclaimed “Texafrance” series, a bilingual tribute to her European family.  Chris Gage toured with Red Willow Band, Roy Clark and Jimmie Dale Gilmore and is currently playing guitar with Jerry Jeff Walker.

Since teaming up in 1996 they have released six albums on their own MoonHouse Records label and built the successful MoonHouse Studio, where Gage maintains a full schedule as an in demand producer and musician. 

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Sunday, December 16
The Here & Now
$22.00
Doors Open at 5:00 PM
Show Begins at 6:00 PM

Chris Buckley grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He’s been a student of the violin since the age of 3 and began studying Irish fiddle at the age of 14. His classical training culminated with a degree in viola performance at the University of Minnesota and graduate work at UT Austin. His Irish music roots came under the tutelage of Martin Dowling, Liz Carroll, Brendan Mulvhill and James Kelly. Christopher has received numerous awards and recognitions for his outstanding achievements in Irish music. He competed in three All-Ireland world competitions. Shortly after arriving in Austin in 2001, Chris combined forces with other traditional Irish musicians as founding members of the highly energetic Texas Irish band Cluan. Since then, he has been a member of and recorded with several other Texas based ensembles including Blaggards, Aidan and Tea Merchants, who won the 2007 Austin Music Award for Best World Music. Christopher has not only performed throughout the United States and Ireland, but at home in Austin is a widely respected fiddle teacher with an extensive roster of students. Once again, Chris has combined forces with several other highly acclaimed traditional Irish musicians as founding members of The Here & Now.

From Tara, Co. Meath in Ireland Niamh moved to Austin in August 2014. As a child Niamh took lessons with the infamous Antoin McGabhann and still quotes him as one of her biggest influences. Niamh has enjoyed a varied career as a musician having toured extensively with notable acts such as Riverdance, Project West, The Dhol Foundation, John Williams and many more to boot. Prior to moving to Austin, Niamh lived in London where she carved out career as a recording session musician while also undertaking a masters in Music Therapy. Niamh now works as a contract music therapist and session musician in Austin and is excited about the prospects for The Here & Now.

Rob Forkner claims he was born on a paddle-wheel gambling boat in Louisiana. Moving away from the boat a short time later he was fortunate enough to spend time living in many parts of the world. While living in Alaska, he discovered Irish music after a friend gave him an old cassette tape. He decided to learn how to play the bodhran after hearing the playing of the great Johnny McDonagh. Since he needed a drum, and it was impossible to find one in Alaska, Rob started building his own in the basement of his parent’s house out of birch bark and salmon skin. Many years later, Rob used the time to refine his drum building skills, building a highly successfully business, Metloef Irish Drums. For fun, Rob studied Geology and ended up at the University of Texas. The world calls him Dr. Rob now. He also honed his skills as a mighty fine bodhran player. He became a regular sit-inner with Cluan and was a founding member of Tea Merchants, both local Austin Irish music bands. In 2007, Tea Merchants were awarded the Austin Music Award for Best World Music. Rob has competed in and medaled in a few of the fleadhs both in the US and in Tipperary. And yes, it is a long way there. A few years ago the Geology thing took Dr. Rob over the pond to Denmark and Belgium. But alas, Austin has him back as a founding member of The Here and Now. 

Though still a young man, guitar-player Joseph Carmichael has already collected an impressive resume. His primary project Flashpoint -- a contemporary Irish trio -- has recorded two albums, and performed at concerts and festivals throughout the southern US and has shared the stage with top-flight Irish music groups FullSet and the legendary Solas. He is a regular member with Ashley Davis, a singer/songwriter from Lawrence, KS. 2013 saw Joseph in his first overseas performance, playing with Gregory and Alex Grene of the Prodigals, as part of the Ag Seinm Traditional Arts camp in Cavan. Joseph has also performed with nationally touring Celtic-Rock band Needfire, traveling as far as Virginia and California, as a continuing duo with fiddler Hailey Sandoz (now under the name Óga), as well as a host of Irish music luminaries including James Conway, Brendan Power, Cormac De Barra, Buddy Connolly, Oisín MacDiarmada, and Liz Carroll. And now, Joseph is an integral founding member of the Austin based group The Here & Now. 

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Friday, March 22
The Cowboy Way


$22.00

Jim Jones is a native Texan, a student of the West and a life-long devotee of all things cowboy.  His award-winning songwriting, guitar-picking and unique vocal style keeps him in demand at music venues throughout the country.  Jim has produced eight Western Americana albums and three award-winning children’s character education videos.  He has written three Western novels, Rustler’s Moon, (2009); Colorado Moon, (2011) and Waning Moon, (2013).  His eighth Western Americana album, Borrowed Time, released in April of 2012, produced Western Writers of America 2013 Spur Award winning Western Song of the Year, “Texas is Burnin’” and 2014 Western Writers Spur Finalist for Western Song of the Year, “Race with the Wind”.  His song, “Cowboys of New Mexico,” was the New Mexico Music Awards 2009 Western Song of the Year.  Jim was named the Western Music Association Male Performer of the Year for 2014 and won the Academy of Western Artists 2015 Western Song of the Year with “The Fires of Goliad”. In 2017 "Halfway Down the Devil's Road" ( written by Jim Jones and Allan Chapman) from "The Cowboy Way" CD won the Western Writers of America Spur Award for best Western song.
Doug Figgs is a horseshoer, a cowboy, and a Western music singer/songwriter. In the last few years he has turned his attention to his love of music with the emphasis on Western themes. The Western Music Association just named him the 2015 Songwriter of the Year and his song “Socios” was named WMA Song of the Year. He also won the Academy of Western Artists 2015 Western Male Vocalist of the Year and the coveted Spur Award for Best Western Song from the Western Writers of America in 2014 “Charlie & Evangeline.” He has toured the Southwest extensively and continues to turn out his own variety of Western music, from hard driving songs with a tinge of southern rock, to beautiful ballads and everything in between.  Doug released his CD “Partners” in 2014 and his award winning CD “A Cowboy Like Me” in Feb. 2016. 
Mariam, a native of Germany, jokingly states:  “I always felt I was accidentally switched at birth and grew up in a strange land far, far away, where there were no roaming cattle, no wide open spaces, no singing cowboys.”  Making the best of his “dis-location”, Mariam cut his musical teeth on a wide variety of musical styles, from Classical, Jazz and Pop to Rock, Country and Blues.  He enjoyed a colorful career as a multi-instrumentalist, at home on stage as well as in the recording studio.  He gained a reputation as a diverse session player, award-winning arranger and producer.  When his travels brought him to New Mexico, he felt he’d finally returned to his true home land.  Realizing how much he loved horseback ridin’, backporch pickin’ and two-steppin’ on Saturday nights, he quickly caught on to the cowboy way. Currently calling Socorro, New Mexico home, Mariam is a private music teacher, collaborator on Doug Figgs’ projects and provides the lead guitar and 3rd harmony vocal for The Cowboy Way.

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Claude Bourbon
Friday, May 24

$16.50

Ready for a unique and talented take on a wide range of musical traditions? Claude Bourbon is known throughout Europe and America for amazing guitar performances that take blues, Spanish, and Middle Eastern stylings into uncharted territories. 
Claude’s inimitable style incorporates all five digits on each hand dancing independently but in unison, plucking, picking and strumming at such speed and precision that his fingers often seem to melt into a blur. Thousands of people in the UK, Europe and USA have enjoyed listening to this virtuoso and for the majority of his audience it is an experience that compels them to return again and again to hear and watch him play, as his fingers lightly dance over the strings of his guitar and create a unique sound that is ’Claude’.
It is very hard to describe the almost endless amalgam of different influences in Claude's playing, all melting into each other, as he moves from classical openings, across a whole continent of cultural roots, from the Balearic’s to the Balkans, and then across to the Mississippi Delta, and shoehorned into all that is music that would not have been out of place in the courts of Emperors and Kings. 
Claude Bourbon weaved his songs through the audience as if on a journey through life taking in different flavours of Europe and beyond. His Spanish medieval blues evolved into Gypsy, Eastern European, with a splash of Paco de Lucia, Delta Blues and more. Holding audience attention under a musical spell.
It's not easy to begin to describe the breadth or mastery of the music you will hear if you are fortunate to catch one of Claude’s gigs, it is a sort of sensory experience like no other. A top master of his craft and never appearing to be rushed, he has impeccable timing and makes things that one can only marvel at seem simple.
Now based in the UK, some of this guitarists’ influences allow us a fascinating insight into this remarkable musician; Paco De Lucia: Deep Purple’s Richie Blackmore; Joaquin Rodrigo; JJ Cale; JS Bach….
Claude has played countless venues, including Glastonbury Festival, Isle of Wight Festival, Colne Great British & Blues Festival, Rock O'Z Arene, Avenches, Switzerland, among others. He has shared the stage in Europe and the USA with countless musicians, Calvin Russel, Charlie Morgan (Elton John, Gary Moore), Jan Akkerman (Focus), Steve Grossman (Miles Davis), Herbie Armstrong ( Van Morisson), Jose barrense Dias and many more.
Experience an evening of exploration in the unique ambiance of the Thumb!

 

 

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