Bowery Stage Concert Schedule
Concert Schedule for 2021
The Bowery Stage is an intimate 88 seat listening room and musicians tell us that the acoustics provide some of the best sounds they’ve experienced. We usually have two 45 minute sets with an intermission that provides an opportunity to meet the performer(s). You are welcome to bring a bottle of wine and we’ll supply the glasses and uncorking for a small donation. Small fruit plates and other refreshments are available. Performers love us!
We are happy to announce that The Bowery Stage is reopening May 15th with a concert by John McEuen and the String Wizards. This year’s concert series will also include performances by Beat Root Revival and Michael Martin Murphey. Please check back as more concerts will be added.
Depending on the guidelines at the time, concessions and wine service may not be allowed.
John McEuen and the String Wizards Trio
John McEuen and the String Wizards are coming to The Bowery Stage on May 15th. We look forward to continuing to add concerts to our 2021 season. As of now, we’ll still be respecting social distancing and there will be reduced seating to permit us to do this. We ask that everyone respect the COVID-19 guidelines still in place.
Beat Root Revival
June 26 – 7:30
NOTICE: Beat Root Revival has been POSTPONED until after August 16th
POSTPONED: We have postponed Beat Root Revival on The Bowery Stage until after August 14th due to some extenuating circumstances around the band’s travel schedule this summer. Your tickets are still valid and we will update you through our Facebook page, email, and here on our website when we have rescheduled the concert. Thank you for your patience and understanding!
BEAT ROOT REVIVAL is a multi-instrumentalist roots duo, combining elements of Folk, Blues, Country, and Rock n Roll to create a melodic sound, made up of powerhouse harmonic vocalists Andrea Magee and Ben Jones.
Originally from England and Ireland, Ben Jones and Andrea Magee came to the USA 4 years ago like their ancestors before them, looking for a new life and to share their music far and wide. With just a guitar, a Bodhran and a hunger in their harmonies and songs, Austin, Texas became their adopted home and they have developed an ever-growing fan base gigging regularly while writing prolifically. The band’s CD sales are higher than any other support act we’ve had at our label in years and they just recorded three brand new songs with legendary producer Paul Leary (Sublime, Slightly Stoopid, Ballyhoo!, Meat Puppets, Butthole Surfers), which includes a great rendition of Thunderclap Neman’s, Something In The Air.
Sue Foley in Concert
July 9 - 7:30 PM
Sue is a veritable triple-threat of musical talent as a guitarist, songwriter and vocalist. As with many blues women of the past, Foley has a long history of defying convention, and being a positive role model for aspiring, young female musicians. The Canadian has been working professionally since the age of 16, and by the age of 21, Foley had relocated to Austin, TX and began recording for Antone’s—the esteemed blues label and historic nightclub that helped launch the career of Stevie Ray Vaughan and many others. In the two decades that have followed, Sue Foley has been busy touring and recording steadily, all while toting her signature pink paisley Fender Telecaster. In 2001, she won the prestigious Juno Award (Canadian equivalent of the Grammy) and also holds the record for the most Maple Blues Awards and has earned three Trophees de Blues de France. She has also garnered several nominations at the Blues Music Awards in Memphis, TN.
An Afternoon with Michael Martin Murphey
October 16 - 4:30
An Evening With Michael Martin Murphey
October 16 - 7:30 PM
“Murphey was a key player in the Austin phenomenon,” Craig Havighurst of WMOT — The String recently observed. “Murphey, along with Willie Nelson, Jerry Jeff Walker and others forged a country-rock hybrid that became the foundation for the progressive folk music field we now call ‘Americana’.”
Murphey came of age in the local Southwestern folk music scene, starting with a Bohemian club called the Rubiyat in Dallas and other acoustic venues in Austin, Houston, Oklahoma City, Tulsa and Denver. After briefly attending the University of North Texas (which had its own thriving music school), Murphey transferred to UCLA and worked his way through college as a singer / songwriter while excelling as a student of poetry, songwriter and performer. But a growing family and the pull of his Texas Cowboy roots brought him back to Austin in 1968 – where he began a new musical movement with the help of Rod Kennedy (founder of Kerrville Folk Festival), Segle Fry (club manager and folksinger) and UT ethnomusicologist Roger Abrams.
In May of 2018, the Country Music Hall of Fame honored Murphey’s contribution as a founding member of the Austin music scene as part of their three year Outlaws and Armadillos exhibit. He’s come full circle to his Cowboy roots, having recently been given the Lifetime Achievement Award by the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum and Cowboy Hall of Fame.
Thanks to County Line Magazine for their support
of live music on The Bowery Stage and in all of East Texas!