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.
Beat Root Revival
August 21 – 7:30
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.
The C & C Show with Mary Dibbern
September 12 - 7:30
The C & C Show with Mary Dibbern, featuring soprano Courtney Stancil and tenor Christopher Leach, will be returning to the Bowery Stage on September 12. They first performed as a group on the Bowery Stage as part of the Sunday Classical Series in 2018. Pianist Mary Dibbern, a specialist in vocal accompaniment and opera coaching, has performed here numerous times. She has been Music Director of Education for The Dallas Opera since 2012 and is also Artistic Director of Secular Music for St Matthew’s Cathedral Arts. After graduating from Southern Methodist University (MM in Piano Performance), she moved to Paris, France, where she studied with Nadia Boulanger and Pierre Bernac, Gérard Souzay and Dalton Baldwin. Dibbern has long been in demand for vocal recital collaborations and recordings, and she has authored eight books on French composers.
Soprano Courtney Stancil, a native of Houston, Texas, received degrees in Vocal Performance from Sam Houston State University (BA, 2012) and Southern Methodist University (MM, 2015) where she performed in major roles in a variety of musical productions. She has been engaged by The Dallas Opera’s Education and Outreach program for four seasons as a Teaching Artist and as Touring Artist in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex.
Tenor Christopher A. Leach (a native of Kingsville, Texas), performs regularly in the Dallas-Ft Worth metroplex with The Dallas Opera’s Education and Outreach productions including the title role of Doctor Miracle, Eddie Pensier (The Bremen Town Musicians), Miguel (Pépito), Don Giovanni (The Three Little Pigs), and Dandini (The Billy Goats Gruff). With the Fort Worth Opera, he created the role of Senator Ralph Yarborough in David T. Little’s opera JFK (2016). Leach is active as recitalist for a variety of groups in the metroplex.
The trio will be recording their first CD together in the fall of 2021, a collection of songs by American composer Mary Howe, produced by Toccata Classics (London).
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!