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Jason Eady

Tue, July 17 / 730 PM

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Jason Eady’s inspired new album Daylight & Dark embraces multiple styles of die-hard country music to weave together 11 songs about the deep, messy details of love and life. 


The disc is sequenced to follow the arc of one man’s journey through the complexities of the heart. But the semi-autobiographical Daylight & Dark is not a concept album. Instead, it’s a powerful study in honesty; a collection of real stories populated by real characters that coalesced around Eady’s title track.


“The moment I came up with the first verse and chorus of ‘Daylight & Dark’ was a breakthrough,” Eady relates. “I understood that what I wanted to convey in the album is that life is not simple. Most songs don’t do that. They’re either happy or sad. But life doesn’t work that way. Most of the time we live somewhere in between. And that place is between the daylight and the dark.”


It took roughly three months for Eady to write and begin recording these songs that he describes as “going beyond the surface and digging into the little cracks in our lives, our dreams and our desires — the things that keep us from connecting, that we all have to deal with, all the time.”

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Game Night - Irish Session

Wed, July 18 / 730 PM

Board games are hot right now — whether it’s the new Euro-style games like Settlers of Catan, Carcassonne, 7 Wonders or Power Grid, or you’re kickin’ it old school with traditional games like the Trumpesque, land-grabbing Monopoly. For a great midweek diversion, head on over to the Mucky Duck for a pint and a little tabletop competition; they’ve been at it for almost 25 years. We checked in with Stevie Hazlewood, day manager for McGonigel’s Mucky Duck, and she says the club stocks a nice selection of titles for the Wednesday night Game Night and Irish Session. 


“It runs the gamut from Connect Four, to Scrabble, Yahtzee, Risk, three different versions of Monopoly, Scattergories, Cards Against Humanity,” says Hazlewood. Play one of those games or bring your own, and scarf down pub snacks like fish and chips, Welsh rarebit and the club’s famous shepherd’s pie. 


Best of all, there’s no cover. 7:30 p.m. 


- Susie Tommaney - Houston Press

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Nick Lewin and Little Jewford - An Evening of Magic, Music and Comedy

Thu, July 19 / 7 PM

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The pairing of Nick Lewin and Little Jewford is in equal parts unlikely, inevitable and totally entertaining.  Magic, music and comedy blend into an irresistible combination that is sophisticated and family friendly all at the same time. Direct from Las Vegas, Hollywood’s Magic Castle and Texas audiences are responding to their sparkling new show with overwhelming excitement and standing ovations.  


Born in London, England, Nick Lewin’s comedy magic has been seen on numerous television shows and starred in his own award winning one-man show in Las Vegas for five years.  Nick has appeared at major Showrooms, Performing Arts Centers and Casinos with performers such as Tony Bennett, Reba McEntire, Paul Anka, Charlie Daniels, Kenny Rogers and Mickey Gilley. Lewin’s action packed comedy magic has also been featured in top clubs across the country including the world famous Magic Castle in Hollywood. 


Little Jewford is frequently recognized around the world from his days as Kinky Friedman’s keyboard player and sidekick (Kinky Friedman and The Texas Jewboys). He’s been called a “man of many voices” and an “idiot savant”.  Little Jewford is known for his entertaining one-of-a-kind show which blends his unique wit and humor with impressive musical talent. An internationally celebrated piano entertainer, Little Jewford plays everything from Rat Pack cool to sophisticated smooth. In a lively, ever changing combination, the audience is treated to songs from the Great American Songbook, ragtime, original compositions, classical and comedy with his own personal stories and musings scattered throughout.


When you mix two performers like Nick Lewin and Little Jewford you are lighting the use in a wild and unpredictable evening of expertise and belly laughs. 

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Terry McBride

Thu, July 19 / 930 PM

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Born and raised in Texas, Terry grew up in Lampasas, a small ranching community about seventy miles northwest of Austin. After receiving a guitar for his ninth birthday from his father it wasn’t long before Terry was playing in local bands and spending summers on the road with his dad, the late Dale McBride, who was a recording artist with several Billboard charted singles in the late 70’s. 


After high school, Terry traveled and toured as part of his father’s band for three years before moving to Austin. Terry became a sought after bass player in the local music scene and spent the next few years playing with Texas artists Lee Roy Parnell, Bill Carter and the Blame, Jimmy Dale Gilmore, Johnny Duncan, Rosie Flores and a two year stint with Delbert McClinton.  


McBride & the Ride

In 1989, Terry travelled to Nashville and the songs he had been writing found their way to MCA President Tony Brown, who would later go on to sign Terry to a recording contract with the label.  


Terry's group, McBride & The Ride, recorded four albums for MCA, racking up several top five singles over the next few years, including "Sacred Ground" a #1 Single in 1992. 


McBride also received two million airplay awards for his writing credits for "Just One Night" and "Going Out of my Mind." McBride & The Ride received CMA and ACM Nominations for Vocal Group of the Year before eventually disbanding in 1995.


Terry the Songwriter

After McBride & the Ride disbanded, Terry began to focus most of his attention on songwriting, and through the years since has had songs cut by other artists such as Garth Brooks, George Strait, Reba McEntire, Hank Williams Jr., Ronnie Dunn, Kix Brooks, Alan Jackson, Trace Adkins, Easton Corbin, Lost Frequencies, Kenny Rogers, John Anderson, Cole Swindell, Jim Lauderdale, Chase Bryant, Clare Dunn, Ricky Van Shelton, Jack Ingram, George Ducas, David Ball, Casey James, Wade Hayes, Gretchen Wilson, Andy Griggs, Jedd Hughes, Jason Michael Carroll, James Otto, Gord Bamford, Emerson Drive and Rosie Flores. 


In 2004 Terry co-wrote American Idol finalist Josh Gracin’s top five single “Stay With Me/Brass Bed”. He followed that up by co-writing “Play Something Country” with Ronnie Dunn, which was the fastest rising single of Brooks and Dunn’s career and was also the final #1 song for the award winning duo. Terry has had over 25 songs recorded by Brooks & Dunn, which led to 13 singles and 12 BMI million air awards.

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Hamilton Loomis

Fri, July 20 / 7 PM

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Bridging the gap between generations of music-lovers and redefining blues-based American music for a contemporary audience, Loomis created his own path and built a loyal following by blending myriad influences, clever songwriting, and an expressive voice into a sound that defies description. 


Feeling his current style, layered onto his bluesy foundation, will attract a new generation of fans, Loomis looks forward to the appeal GIVE IT BACK will have on today’s young listeners.

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An Evening with Hadden Sayers Solo

Fri, July 20 / 930 PM

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'Hadden is pretty much my hero.'' ----Billy Gibbons, ZZ Top


''Houston's best all around rock guitarist.'' ----The Austin Chronicle


''Sayers duet with label-mate Ruthie Foster is a solid contender for any critics' ''Blues Duet of the Year'' lists. This song is brilliant.'' - ----Blueswax

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Jesse Dayton

Sat, July 21 / 7 PM

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Jesse Dayton has been building a cult following around the globe playing festivals in North America and Europe for years with his guitar shredding, country-infused, Americana sound. As a critic’s darling for his first record on Justice Records, Raisin’ Cain (1995), and a number one Americana radio ranking, Jesse was hired at a young age to play lead guitar on some of the last recordings, and play live, by country legends Waylon Jennings, Ray Price, Johnny Bush, Willie Nelson & Glen Campbell and he’s been featured in many guitar magazines. 


Sensing a shift in the music business climate, Jesse formed his own label in 2002, Stag Records, and began his most prolific recording period. While recording five solo records, one duet record, one live record, all on Stag, as well as two soundtrack recordings (Devil’s Rejects, Halloween 2) for rocker/director Rob Zombie, Jesse managed to act in movies and music videos, produce several records for other artists (the latest being Supersuckers front man Eddie Spaghetti’s “The Value Of Nothing” on Bloodshot Records), write two screenplays, and most recently wrote and directed a new horror movie, “Zombex,” starring Malcolm McDowell, Sid Haig, John Doe, and Lew Temple (“Walking Dead). All while still performing 150 shows per year.


Jesse landed the part of Kinky Friedman in Ted Swindley’s stage production of “Becoming Kinky: The World According To Kinky Friedman,” which ran for a few weeks and also led him to releasing a record of Kinky Friedman original songs called “Jesse Sings Kinky” which has opened up a whole new chapter for him with more radio airplay than ever in his career. 


As his film “Zombex” just got back from Cannes Film Festival, Jesse will be releasing the Zombex soundtrack which is steeped heavy in the Louisiana/Texas music of his youth. 


Before JD starts on his next film, he’ll be on tour “brangin’ it” with his all-star band of hotdog Austin musicians, playing to his faithful fans called “Hardchargers” around the globe. Don’t miss this show!!!

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Market Junction

Sat, July 21 / 930 PM

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Market Junction. Not a place as the name implies but rather the name of a band that has engaged fans with their songs of love and loss since 2012 when they released their freshman effort, Heroes Have Gravestones.


The last couple of years, the founding members Matt Parrish, Justin Lofton and Taylor Hilyard have been honing their craft of songwriting and stirring up a buzz on the scene. Joining the trio for full band shows is drummer Michael Blattell. This group has opened for such acts as Randy Rogers, Cory Morrow, Ray Wylie Hubbard, and Little Texas.


Their 2016 sophomore release, Against The Grindstone, showed the maturing of the band and earned them a great name in the songwriting community including high praise from Cory Morrow and Drew Womack. Drew is very excited about the music that Market Junction makes saying “Market Junction has such a unique sound and a huge part of their sound comes out of front man, Matt Parrish’s mouth! Beautiful lead vocals and the harmonies are spot on. 


The songs have a depth that country radio desperately needs these days. 

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Open Mic

Mon, July 23 / 630 PM

No cover charge.


This little gem might be a bit easily overlooked in Houston’s typical bar scene, but that’s because it’s an entirely different kind of place. McGonigel’s Mucky Ducky is an Irish pub that features a very popular open mic night every Monday at 7 p.m. (sign up by 6:30 p.m.) You’ll hear plenty of folk, country and acoustic renditions by performers that spent their afternoon in classes at Rice or a long day at the office. Not only does the pub feature an impressive array of live music almost every night, but the Mucky Duck has been listed by Billboard Magazine as one of the 20 best acoustic venues in the country. - CBS HOUSTON


The Duck stage is open for you to present your original compositions or a favorite song made famous by someone else. 


Comedians, poets, jugglers and mimes also welcome.


Don't be shy. Come on out ~ It's your turn to be a Mucky Duck Open Mic Star.


Each performer has 3 songs or 15 minutes for their performance.