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Welcome to Galveston Island Guide’s
Day to Day calendar of fun & cool events and things to do!

Jan
11
Sat
Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe: The Brandon McDermott Band @ Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe
Jan 11 @ 8:00 pm – Apr 10 @ 11:30 pm

$10 at the door
https://brandonmcdermottband.com/

If you were to think of the most glorious sound that could ever be produced…As if Heaven itself were to part the clouds for the briefest of moments and all the Angels gathered to sing their most Angelic song, and it was so beautiful that it could only be heard for a single whisper of a moment or the gloriousness of the sound would overwhelm everyone on Earth….yep, that’s the Brandon McDermott Band.
    From Galveston to Houston to College Station and all the way up to Amarillo, the Brandon McDermott Band has been bringing their exciting brand of Texas country music to stages across the Lone Star State. The Brandon McDermott Band released their first studio album titled “Mile Marker Zero” and just like their live shows, which continue to leave the audience wanting more, the album is chock-full of fun, energetic songs that are guaranteed to make their listener have a good time. From good ol’ fashion party songs, to songs about relationships gone bad, this album has something for everyone and has been getting great reviews from country music publications and industry people alike. Now the band is about to head into the studio to record their follow up album with Producer Adam Odor. The Brandon McDermott Band has played shows with many of Texas Music’s top acts including Stoney LaRue, Kevin Fowler, Reckless Kelly, Micky and the Motorcars, Josh Abbott Band, Aaron Watson, Dirty River Boys, Brandon Rhyder, Bri Bagwell, Honeybrowne and even 90’s megastars Poison, plus many more. So no matter whether you prefer mud on your boots or sand between your toes, if you like Texas Music then the Brandon McDermott Band has something for you.   

 The Brandon McDermott Band is – Brandon McDermott (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Nathan Taylor (lead guitar, vocals), Brent Topa (drums), Soloman Garcia (bass).

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Jan
22
Wed
Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe: Hayes Carll with Allison Moorer opening @ Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe
Jan 22 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Hayes Carll returns to Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe for a special show that will highlight the songs and stories that have cemented Hayes as one of Texas’s best songwriters.

Previous entries from Hayes Carll have represented a sliding scale of exuberance and introspection. What It Is mines both emotions and way more. There is love and gratitude, coltish uproar and canny sensibility. The album was co-produced by Allison Moorer, with whom he just tied the knot. —Jessie Scott, WMOT Roots Radio

Allison Moorer is an American writer and singer/songwriter who has released ten critically acclaimed albums. She has been published in American Songwriter, Guernica, No Depression, Libhub.com,Bittersoutherner.com, and has been nominated for Academy, Grammy, Americana Music Association, and Academy of Country Music Awards.

She holds an MFA in Creative Writing and lives in Nashville.

Opening will be by Allison Moorer.

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Jan
23
Thu
Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe: Songwriter Night @ Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe
Jan 23 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

SIGN UP 8 PM – MUSIC 8:30 PM Come sign up and play 3 original songs on the Iconic Old Quarter stage.

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Jan
24
Fri
Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe: Brandon Rhyder @ Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe
Jan 24 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

http://www.songkick.com/concerts/39193321-brandon-rhyder-at-old-quarter-acoustic-cafe

TICKETS $25 ONLINE – $30 AT THE DOOR

For over a decade, singer-songwriter and musician Brandon Rhyder has been living the high life as one of the most celebrated music artists to come out of Texas. Widely exalted for his exquisite ability to couple gorgeous melodies with superb storytelling and deeply admired for his signature songbird vocal style, Rhyder is an artist’s artist. His resume boasts 18 years of highly praised albums, a rigorous tour schedule of 175 plus dates a year and the privilege of working with top-notch songwriters like Liz Rhodes, Keith Gattis, Lori McKenna and Radney Foster to name a few. Born and raised in Carthage, Texas, Rhyder grew up singing in church, where his voice, even then, stood out. In college he discovered the guitar and began writing songs. He moved to Austin in 1999, quickly becoming part of the Red Dirt scene. His first album, “Because She Loves Me,” appeared in 2001, with his second, “Behind the Pine Curtain” released in 2003. The Walt Wilkins-produced “Conviction” was released in 2005 that included the timeless classics “Freeze Frame Time” and “Back Roads.” By then Rhyder was firmly established on the Texas scene. Arriving in 2007 “Live” on Apex Records delivered Rhyder’s first charting Texas single, “Before I Knew Your Name.” Radney Foster produced “Every Night,” which appeared in 2008, while Rhyder went back to Wilkins as producer for 2010’s “Head Above Water.” “Live at Billy Bob’s Texas” appeared in 2011, with “That’s Just Me following “ in 2013. After a four-year break, Rhyder returned with a self-titled album in July of 2017 that was praised by the media including Rolling Stone Country, Taste of Country, TheBoot.com, Wide Open Country and Lone Star Magazine. On September 13th Brandon Rhyder will release his new single “I Felt Good Today,” a magnum opus of a song inspired by his resurrection and layered with the poignant sentiment of loss. His live acoustic album “Main Street Crossing” will follow in November. At his core, Brandon Rhyder is a songwriter who has the uncanny ability to create songs that mean different things to different people. He writes the stories of our lives exposing all the milestones that make us human. Today he travels a brand new road and the new music fueling this ride has never been better.

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Jan
25
Sat
Galveston Restaurant Week Jan. 25th-Feb. 9th
Jan 25 – Feb 9 all-day

January 25th-February 9th: 2020 Galveston Restaurant Week – The ninth annual Galveston.com & Company Galveston Restaurant Week brings Galveston Island’s vibrant food scene to life for two full weeks of delicious dining. Galveston is home to the finest Gulf Coast seafood and some of Texas’s most delectable restaurants. And visitors to Galveston Restaurant Week will enjoy these delightful and delicious eateries and more for prix-fixe lunch and/or dinner menus – at attractive price points you’re sure to savor! And while your taste buds are celebrating delicious, you can put the guilt aside knowing that your participation in Restaurant Week is helping others. This year, Galveston Restaurant Week eatery has committed to help Access Care of Coastal Texas provide weekly lunches to its clients. These lunches provide nutrition for persons with HIV or AIDS. Participating in Galveston Restaurant Week is easy! No tickets or passes are required! Food lovers may simply dine out at as many participating restaurants as they like during Galveston Restaurant Week. Two and/or 3-course dinners will be priced between $20-$35; and 2-course lunches, breakfasts, & brunches will cost between $10-$20. Reservations are strongly recommended to make sure you’re able to sample your favorite flavors! The public is invited to experience cuisine that will amplify your palate and highlight the fun of dining on Galveston Island. Quite simply, this culinary tradition promises to “celebrate delicious!” like no other event of the year. For more info go to galvestonrestaurantweek.com/.

Brewery Tours at Galveston Island Brewing @ Galveston Island Brewing
Jan 25 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Every Saturday (1pm): Galveston Island Brewery offers free Brewery Tours! Tours are about 30-minutes long. Beer, camera, and questions are encouraged. Come and see how the magic is created in the brewery warehouse.

Galveston Island Brewery (GIB) is a local brewery featuring an on-site taproom showcasing classic beer styles from around the world. The tap room is open seven days a week, Monday-Thursday 3-9pm, Friday 3pm-11pm, Saturday 12 noon-11pm, and Sunday 12 noon-9pm. For more info call (409)740-7000, go to galvestonislandbrewing.com, or you can always stop by the brewery located at 8423 Stewart Rd., Galveston.

Feb
1
Sat
Yoga at the Brewery at Galveston Island Brewery @ Galveston Island Brewing
Feb 1 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

October 5th (12 noon): Yoga at the Brewery – Swing into the brewery on the first Saturday of the month and enjoy a free yoga class brought to you by Melody Van Kay from Island Salt Air Hot Yoga. Sip on a pint, or save your taste buds for after class, as you flow through a 45-minute Vinyasa yoga class. The class will be held in the yard area. Please bring a towel, yoga mat and any additional yoga equipment that you need. Water and sunscreen are recommended. This is free of charge. All levels welcome.

Galveston Island Brewery (GIB) is a local brewery featuring an on-site taproom showcasing classic beer styles from around the world. The taproom is open seven days a week, Monday-Thursday 3-9pm, Friday 3pm-11pm, Saturday 12 noon-11pm, and Sunday 12 noon-9pm. For more info call (409)740-7000, go to galvestonislandbrewing.com, or you can always stop by the brewery located at 8423 Stewart Rd., Galveston. Events are:

Brewery Tours at Galveston Island Brewing @ Galveston Island Brewing
Feb 1 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Every Saturday (1pm): Galveston Island Brewery offers free Brewery Tours! Tours are about 30-minutes long. Beer, camera, and questions are encouraged. Come and see how the magic is created in the brewery warehouse.

Galveston Island Brewery (GIB) is a local brewery featuring an on-site taproom showcasing classic beer styles from around the world. The tap room is open seven days a week, Monday-Thursday 3-9pm, Friday 3pm-11pm, Saturday 12 noon-11pm, and Sunday 12 noon-9pm. For more info call (409)740-7000, go to galvestonislandbrewing.com, or you can always stop by the brewery located at 8423 Stewart Rd., Galveston.

Feb
6
Thu
Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe: Song Prompt Showcase @ Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe
Feb 6 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

SIGN UP 8 PM – MUSIC 8:30 PM Come sign up and play 3 original songs on the Iconic Old Quarter stage.

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Feb
7
Fri
Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe: Nicolette Good with Joe Reyes @ Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe
Feb 7 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

You are invited to an intimate listening-room concert, with special guest Joe Reyes, celebrating the release of Nicolette Good’s latest album titled ‘Reverie.’

8:00 pm Doors
8:30 pm Music
Tickets: $10 in advance, or $15 at the door

Nicolette Good is a performing songwriter and a Kerrville New Folk winner. In a voice that’s alluring and captivating, she tells about hope, wrenching love, and the life’s mystery with penetrating insight. Reverie (2019) is her latest recorded album, a collection of six folk-pop songs layered with irresistible harmonies.

Nicolette is an official 2020 SXSW Official Artist with collaborator Colin Gilmore. Critics have called her “a songwriter to follow” and “a poet of the first order.” She has shared bills with Mason Jennings, Dave Alvin, Caitlin Rose, Carrie Rodriguez, David Ramirez, Lincoln Durham, and Juanita Stein, to name a few.

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Feb
8
Sat
Brewery Tours at Galveston Island Brewing @ Galveston Island Brewing
Feb 8 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Every Saturday (1pm): Galveston Island Brewery offers free Brewery Tours! Tours are about 30-minutes long. Beer, camera, and questions are encouraged. Come and see how the magic is created in the brewery warehouse.

Galveston Island Brewery (GIB) is a local brewery featuring an on-site taproom showcasing classic beer styles from around the world. The tap room is open seven days a week, Monday-Thursday 3-9pm, Friday 3pm-11pm, Saturday 12 noon-11pm, and Sunday 12 noon-9pm. For more info call (409)740-7000, go to galvestonislandbrewing.com, or you can always stop by the brewery located at 8423 Stewart Rd., Galveston.

Feb
13
Thu
Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe: Ordinary Elephant with special guests Chuck Hawthorne & Libby Koch @ Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe
Feb 13 @ 8:00 pm – 11:30 pm

TICKETS $15 ADV. – $20 AT THE DOOR
http://www.ordinaryelephant.net/
https://chuckhawthorne.com/
https://libbykoch.com/home

TICKETS $15 ADV. – $20 AT THE DOOR

ABSOLUTELY NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES ON TICKET UNLESS THE VENUE OR ARTIST CANCELS EVENTS. 

ORDINARY ELEPHANT

International Folk Music Awards 2017 Artist of the Year Ordinary Elephant captivates audiences with their emotionally powerful and vulnerable songs, letting the listener know that they are not alone in this world. The collaboration of husband and wife Pete and Crystal Damore, their connection, and their influences (such as Gillian Welch, Guy Clark, Anais Mitchell) all meet on stage. “Two become one, in song…hand-in-glove harmonies surprise the listener with focused intensity and musical mastery,” says Mary Gauthier. The Associated Press is calling their latest album, Honest, “one of the best Americana albums of the year.”

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Feb
15
Sat
Brewery Tours at Galveston Island Brewing @ Galveston Island Brewing
Feb 15 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Every Saturday (1pm): Galveston Island Brewery offers free Brewery Tours! Tours are about 30-minutes long. Beer, camera, and questions are encouraged. Come and see how the magic is created in the brewery warehouse.

Galveston Island Brewery (GIB) is a local brewery featuring an on-site taproom showcasing classic beer styles from around the world. The tap room is open seven days a week, Monday-Thursday 3-9pm, Friday 3pm-11pm, Saturday 12 noon-11pm, and Sunday 12 noon-9pm. For more info call (409)740-7000, go to galvestonislandbrewing.com, or you can always stop by the brewery located at 8423 Stewart Rd., Galveston.

Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe: Wrecks Bells in Concert @ Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe
Feb 15 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

In songwriting circles, Wrecks Bell is revered. Wrecks opened the first ‘listening room’ in the nation in Galveston, Texas. ‘The Old Quarter’ became famous for hosting songwriters like TOWNES VAN ZANDT, GUY CLARK & RICHARD DOBSON. Along with running his club, Wrecks also wrote songs and played bass for artists including TOWNES, LUCINDA WILLIAMS & LIGHNIN’ HOPKINS. The Old Quarter moved to a different location in 1996 and in 2009 was nearly wiped out by Hurricane Ike. Musicians including WILLIE NELSON came to the rescue and raised the funds to get the Old Quarter back on its feet. Now in his senior years, Wrecks occasionally breaks away from his club to play other venues. We are proud that our buddy GARY RAGAN convinced his friend to come to Baton Rouge and play an acoustic gig at the Red Dragon. Of course Gary will open the show. I suspect he just might get up and play a bit with Wrecks, too. Come on out and meet a man who helped change the world of music…..at least our world of music! Online ticket link is

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Feb
20
Thu
Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe: Gabe Wootton Songwriter Series featuring Jimmy Pizzitola @ Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe
Feb 20 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

https://gabewootton.com/

From the piney woods of East Texas to the flat lands outside Lubbock, from the rolling prairies of Central Texas to the sandy shores of the Virgin Islands, Gabe Wootton has covered more than a few miles. With an eye on the horizon and an ear in the wind, he has found melody in the mundane and rhyme in the hum of life. A sketch of scenes in passing, character studies of the broken and the jubilant, triumphant tales of ruin to joyful lamentations of woe, Gabe’s songs run the gamut incorporating elements of all the music he has stumbled upon throughout his life.

immy Pizzitola is a Houston based singer/songwriter, night-time landscaper, and lover of all things jellicle (except Cats).  His early musical influences, driven into his three year old skull while being held captive in the back of a 1968 blue Malibu by his carpool-driving mother, were the singer-songwriters of the 1970’s.  Between dropping off and picking up siblings and assorted neighborhood ruffians, Jimmy was force-fed Jim Croce, Neil Young, James Taylor, Gerry Rafferty, and of course, Der Weinershnitzel corn dogs.  Come weekend, he would often head out to South Texas with his father and grandfather to shoot at things.  Sitting on the console of a Ford Bronco, squeezed in between stacks of 8-tracks and bottles of V.O., he would sing along with Waylon, Willie, Hank Williams (Jr. and Sr.) Don Williams, and other country-fried offerings of the time.

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Feb
22
Sat
Brewery Tours at Galveston Island Brewing @ Galveston Island Brewing
Feb 22 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Every Saturday (1pm): Galveston Island Brewery offers free Brewery Tours! Tours are about 30-minutes long. Beer, camera, and questions are encouraged. Come and see how the magic is created in the brewery warehouse.

Galveston Island Brewery (GIB) is a local brewery featuring an on-site taproom showcasing classic beer styles from around the world. The tap room is open seven days a week, Monday-Thursday 3-9pm, Friday 3pm-11pm, Saturday 12 noon-11pm, and Sunday 12 noon-9pm. For more info call (409)740-7000, go to galvestonislandbrewing.com, or you can always stop by the brewery located at 8423 Stewart Rd., Galveston.

Feb
28
Fri
Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe: Ben Balmer with Charles Bryant opening @ Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe
Feb 28 @ 8:00 pm – 11:30 pm

TICKETS $10 ADV. – $15 AT THE DOOR
http://benbalmer.com/
https://charlesbryantmusic.com/home

BEN BALMER

Ben Balmer’s business cards read Ben Balmer. Musician. Performer. All-around nice guy. There are few better words to describe someone who lives to jam while brightening people’s days with honest and compassionate music.

Born in the Detroit area of Michigan, Ben Balmer grew up singing along to his Dad’s old Motown and Chicago blues records as early as age 4. He started playing harmonica by 13, and was performing on guitar by 17. During high school, Ben became the lead singer and harmonica player in Ann Arbor indie-rock band Comatose Collin. Despite being the band’s youngest member, Ben’s “soulfully sweet” voice (as described by Detroit Metro Times) touched audiences with his surprisingly reflective and exposing lyrics.

CHARLES BRYANT

In an article published by Texas Music Magazine last year, music journalist Trey Gutierrez wrote: Charles Bryant may the most prolific Texas songwriter you’ve never heard of. His 3rd, and latest CD, titled ‘Kiss The Sun’ was named one it’s best Texas album releases of 2017. In his review of the album, music journalist William Michael Smith concluded: “A vast, sweeping work of beauty, grace, compassion and heart, ‘Kiss The Sun’ gives hope to those who miss the bruising word constructions of Townes Van Zandt and other Houston singer-songwriters who set the bar so high to begin with. ‘Kiss The Sun’ is no less than a minor masterpiece from a true underdog an native son”. From Houston to Austin, look under ‘Shows’ to see where you can see Charles live.  

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Feb
29
Sat
Brewery Tours at Galveston Island Brewing @ Galveston Island Brewing
Feb 29 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Every Saturday (1pm): Galveston Island Brewery offers free Brewery Tours! Tours are about 30-minutes long. Beer, camera, and questions are encouraged. Come and see how the magic is created in the brewery warehouse.

Galveston Island Brewery (GIB) is a local brewery featuring an on-site taproom showcasing classic beer styles from around the world. The tap room is open seven days a week, Monday-Thursday 3-9pm, Friday 3pm-11pm, Saturday 12 noon-11pm, and Sunday 12 noon-9pm. For more info call (409)740-7000, go to galvestonislandbrewing.com, or you can always stop by the brewery located at 8423 Stewart Rd., Galveston.

Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe: Adam Hood @ Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe
Feb 29 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

TICKETS $15 ADV. – $20 AT THE DOOR.
https://www.adamhood.com/

Solo artist. Frontman. Behind-the-scenes songwriter. For more than a decade, Adam Hood has left his mark both onstage and in the writing room, carving out a southern sound that mixes equal parts country, soul and American roots music.

It’s a sound that began shape in Opelika, Alabama. Raised by working-class parents, Hood started playing hometown shows as a 16 year-old, landing a weekly residency at a local restaurant. He’d perform there every Friday and Saturday night, filling his set list with songs by John Hiatt, Hank Williams Jr, and Vince Gill. As the years progressed, the gigs continued — not only in his home state, but across the entire country. Eventually even landing himself a three-year nationwide tour opening for Leon Russell.

These days, though, Hood is no longer just putting his own stamp on the songs of chart-topping country stars. Instead, many of those acts — including Little Big Town, Miranda Lambert, Anderson East, Josh Abbott Band, Lee Ann Womack & Brent Cobb — are playing his songs.

In 2016, Hood signed a publishing deal with Warner/Chappell Nashville and GRAMMY Award-winning producer Dave Cobb’s Low Country Sound. All while remaining adamantly focused on his own career, playing around 100 shows annually promoting third solo release, Welcome to the Big World, and now his newest release, Somewhere in Between.

A showcase for both his frontman abilities and songwriting chops, Somewhere in Between shines a light on Hood’s strength as a live performer. He recorded most of the album live at Nashville’s Sound Emporium Studios over two quick days. Teaming up with friend and producer Oran Thornton (Miranda Lambert’s Revolution, Angaleena Presley’s Wrangled) their goal was to create something that reflected the raw, real sound of his concerts, where overdubs and unlimited takes are never an option. The result is a record that reflects Hood’s working-class roots, mixing the upbeat thrill of his roadhouse roots-rock songs with the contemplative, stripped-down sway of his country ballads.

Joining him in the studio were guitarist Pat McLaughlin, bassist Lex Price, and drummer Jerry Roe. All of whom captured their parts in just a handful of live takes while Hood simultaneously tracked his vocals. Stripped free of studio trickery and lushly layered arrangements, Somewhere in Between is an honest, story-driven record. One that’s both relatable and deeply autobiographical, with Hood writing or co-writing ten of the record’s eleven tracks, alongside friends like McLaughlin, Brent Cobb — who also appears on the electrified ‘She Don’t Love Me’ — Josh Abbott, Jason Eady, and plenty of others.

Somewhere in Between is an album that finally finds Hood telling his own story. A dedicated family man, he wrote ‘Locomotive’ — a heartland anthem, full of Telecaster twang and sunny swagger — after watching his young daughter develop her motor skills while playing with a set of blocks. Balancing his life as a relentless road-warrior, Hood penned highway ballad ‘Downturn’ about a life filled with wanderlust and long drives from gig to gig.

As a blue-collar songwriter, Hood shines a light on everyday experiences — from family and friends to the thrill of Friday nights. Partly because he’s stuck to his roots. The native Alabaman still lives in the Yellowhammer State and celebrates America’s rural pockets with songs like ‘Keeping Me Here’ and ‘Real Small Town,’ two songs filled with images of main streets, open landscapes, hard times, and good people.

‘It’s southern music,’ he says, grouping Somewhere in Between’s wide range of music under an appropriate banner. ‘That’s what it represents: the soulful side of southern music, the country side of southern music, the genuineness of southern culture, and the way I grew up. One of the t-shirts I sell at every show simply says ‘Southern Songs,’ and It’s a good summary of what I do. It’s what I’ve always done.’

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Mar
6
Fri
Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe: Lynn Drury & Ted Hefko @ Old Quarter Acoustic Cafe
Mar 6 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

TICKETS $15 ADV – $20 AT THE DOOR
http://www.ted.hefko.net/
https://lynndrury.com/

LYNN DRURY

A performer since childhood, Lynn Drury’s first accolade was at the age of five. She won a 4-H pole-bending competition in her native Mississippi. Though her rodeo career didn’t follow her into adulthood, she was primed and ready for the spotlight by the time she first picked up a guitar nearly twenty years later. 

Born in Yazoo City, MS and raised in Carriere, MS, Drury relocated to New Orleans, LA in the mid-nineties and performed her unique style of roots rock on most of the stages in the city. Over the past two decades, that meticulously cultivated style – NOLAmericana® – has brought Drury’s original music to stages all over the world. At once personal with a voice distinct, this is definitive New Orleans Americana created in a city that moves to it’s own groove.

Drury’s impressive catalogue includes “Crossing Frequencies” (2001), “Blackberry Winter” (2002 with Bad Mayo), “Spun” (2003 with Bad Mayo), “All You Need” (2006), “Dal Vivo (2009), “Sugar on the Floor “ (2011), “Come to My House” (2014), and 2017’s critically acclaimed “Rise of the Fall.” She has earned multiple nominations and awards from New Orleans’ most prominent publications. 

Her latest release, “Rise of the Fall” showcases Drury’s “exponential growth as a songwriter” and was hailed as “another breakthrough” by Offbeat’s John Swenson. She is currently in the studio working on a new project and will release new material in early 2020.

TED HEFKO

Born in Madison, Wisconsin, Ted Hefko moved to New Orleans on a Greyhound Bus when he was 18 and fresh out of high school. He chose to travel by bus to buy himself a little time to make the adjustment and also so he could pack more. His luggage totaled two guitars, a saxophone, cooking utensils, books, cassettes, and a pin-striped suit. He dreamed of a city on the water, full of music, and the sweet safety and serenity of the thick New Orleans air about him. He rode next to a Memphis call-girl, nearly twice his age, who entertained him with stories of the ins and outs of the business as they rode. Ted began writing song lyrics when he was in second grade and picked up the guitar a couple years later along with any instrument he could get his hands on. Wanting to dig a little deeper into modern jazz at The University of New Orleans, he chose saxophone over guitar as his primary instrument. That choice led to ten years of working as a freelance horn player in New Orleans and New York, before song writing and the guitar called him back.

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