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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

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Sunday, September 23
The Rayo Brothers
Doors open at 5:00 PM
Show begins at 6:00 PM

 

 

The Purple Hulls
Sunday, October 7

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

 

Friday, October 12
Woody Russell Trio

 

Saturday, October 13
Mike & Amy Aiken

 

 

 

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


 

Friday, March 22
The Cowboy Way

 

 

 

Claude Bourbon
Friday, May 24

 

 

 



 

Sunday, September 23
The Rayo Brothers
Doors open at 5:00 PM
Show begins at 6:00 PM


$22.00

The Rayo Brothers create an energetic amalgam of original music with influences ranging from bluegrass to blues to outlaw country. Featuring sibling harmonies and a variety of instrumentation, the band puts on a rollicking show that flows from raucous foot-stompers to intimate ballads and everywhere in between. Brothers Daniel and Jesse Reaux hail from a musically prolific family that includes Grammy-winning Cajun bands. Along with bandmates Lance Kelehan, Jordan Ardoin, and Sarah Jayde Williams the brothers infuse their old-time roots with rock band enthusiasm and keen songwriting abilities. The Rayo Brothers’ 2017 album “Take You for a Drive” is “catchy with a strong songwriting depth that transcends both old-timey and country limitations.” (Offbeat Magazine)
Since their inception at a songwriter competition in 2012, the band has played all over the Southern US including New Orleans Jazz Fest, SXSW, Festival Internationale, Caney Folk Festival, Bayou Road Balloon Festival, House of Blues New Orleans, Gilley's Dallas, and many more venues across the region.
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The Purple Hulls
Sunday, October 7

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

$22.00

You could easily say these two musicians were born to make music together. Identical twins Katy Lou and Penny Lea Clark of The Purple Hulls were raised on a working family farm in the deep piney woods of East Texas, but that didn’t stop the  Texans from finding their way to the hills of Tennessee, specifically, Music City, where they began touring with various country artists and writing songs for Nashville’s largest publishing company, Sony Tree.

The Purple Hulls are no stranger to road life and are now blazing the trail as a dynamic sister duo, showcasing their unique sibling harmonies while ripping the strings off any instrument they can get their hands on. If you’re looking for authentic acoustic driven music delivered at its best, your search is over.

 

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Friday, October 12
Woody Russell Trio


$22.00

Critically acclaimed, award winning, Contemporary Jazz vocalist, guitarist and composer, Woody Russell, melds Jazz, R&B and Folk in to his sophisticated genre-blurring sound. He has released a body of recorded work that spans from the acoustic Folk infused songwriter fare of his first album, …As Simple As That (1996) to the highly praised Blues/Soul release of Up Against It (2010) and the Pop-Jazz shades of Delicious Days (2013). Russell’s latest full length album, Carry It Up (2016), further explores his amalgam of Jazz-meets-R&B and Soul, offering an uplifting, thought provoking listen replete with intimate narratives. It's occasionally romantic, often reflective, even sentimental, but balanced by his examination of a broader social consciousness on several tracks. The album focuses on themes of love, compassion, tolerance, respect and the quest for all of the aforementioned. An acoustic cover – Russell’s first - of Marvin Gaye’s chestnut, “What’s Going On”, features the tenor sax of Chi-town transplant, Dez Desormeaux, and is right at home amid the rest of this original work. The end result with Carry It Up is a lush recording that is positively brimming with superb song-craft created by a master tunesmith leading a world class band. Excellent soloists and ensemble interplay are on display throughout. But, what elevates the game, yet again, is Russell’s very fine delivery as a vocalist: equal parts crooner and soul-shouter. There can be no doubt that he possesses a mastery of his vocal instrument which conveys an emotional sincerity with each phrase, each lyrical turn. He navigates the sound of his words with a rhythmic precision and melodic expression akin to jazz improvisation. Comparisons to Al Jarreau, Kurt Elling and flourishes of Van Morrison abound. Then there’s his guitar playing, which Blues Revue likened to “the fearlessness of Jeff Beck”.
Woody Russell is the recipient of the 2013 Bugle Boy Foundation’s Talent Trust Award following Grammy nominee John Fullbright (2012). He is an officially recognized artist of the Texas Commission on the Arts Texas Touring Roster. Texas Touring Roster artists have been “deemed the best in their field by a panel of statewide experts.” Woody takes to the road throughout Texas frequently, as well as select dates in the U.S. and Canada. His live performances, whether solo, with his touring Trio (WR3) or with his full quintet/sextet, have been described as "transcendent" by KDRP radio personality, David Arnberger; engaging audiences through a sincere and "in the moment" connection to his music. Russell was a prominently featured artist on Season One of the CW Network's, "Troubadour, TX"; airing weekly in over 20 million households nationwide from Sept. 2011 through Sept. 2012. He also toured as one of four artists in support of the program.

 

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Saturday, October 13
Mike & Amy Aiken


$16.50

Mike Aiken’s vast treasure chest of experiences and mastery of varied stringed instruments have contributed to a catalog of music that cannot be defined by one genre or style. Originally from Western New York, he honed his skills playing in Blues, Southern Rock, and Country bands. He began his solo career as a songwriter and artist when he sailed out of the cold Great Lakes and eventually to the shores of coastal Virginia, where he resides on his sailboat today. A United States Coast Guard captain, he has sailed tens of thousands of offshore miles along with his wife Amy, making stops along the Canadian Maritimes, US coast, Caribbean and Europe.
Aiken’s love for singing, songwriting, and sailing has taken him all over the world. As a songwriter Aiken puts pen to paper and shares his colored and colorful life by drawing tales from “trail riders, aging rodeo champs, sea captains, Rastafarians and outlaws on the lamb”. His songs are so diverse, so honest, that they speak to a global audience and have garnered success on the charts as well as critical acclaim from the media and his peers. You can find him performing live anywhere from outdoor festivals with his high-energy band to intimate acoustic sessions as well as hosting workshops for aspiring songwriters and sailors alike.
As an artist who comes by his stories honestly, Aiken has definitely taken his place among well-respected songwriters and musicians in the Americana and Country communities.  Various songs have been chosen for compilations and “Chesapeake” was chosen by Sports Illustrated magazine as one of the Top 40 Sports Songs of All Time. He has had five Top 30 singles on the radio in the US and Europe.
In addition, Aiken has written and produced music for Raceline, America’s only weekly syndicated show about NASCAR racing, and pens the ‘On The Road” articles for Americana Rythm Magazine. Mike always finds time to give back to the community with his philanthropic projects that include the annual Aiken & Friends Fest that benefits youth music education and the Great Chesapeake Bay Schooner Race that benefits environmental concerns.

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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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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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