Spicewood Live is On!
Spicewood Live is all about the live music of this year’s Spicewood Arts Season! It is filled with a variety of music that is high-energy, exciting, and promises you a delightful time at our event venue – Spicewood Vineyards.
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Blue Water Highway
Friday, November 13, 2020
$45 per ticket
Blue Water Highway comes from the working class, coastal town background that has informed the work of so many of rock’s greatest writers and artists. They take their name from the roadway that links their hometown of Lake Jackson, Texas to Galveston, where the cops, the teachers, the baristas, and the chemical plant workers travel to work hard and to play hard, blowing off steam, dancing to their favorite bands. Blue Water Highway’s music is the soundtrack for their lives. “Best Friend” is the first single from their upcoming album Heartbreak City, out on Blue Water Highway Records/Thirty Tigers June 8th. With a hook that’s a mile wide, it chronicles the lives, loves, and friendships that sustain us. Blue Water Highway was started by two “best friends” from high school – Zack Kibodeaux (lead vocals, guitar) and Greg Essington (vocals/guitar). Zack then turned to Catherine Clarke (vocals/keyboard) to complete the three-part harmonies the band would soon be known for. They were then joined by Kyle Smith (Bass) and Jared Wilson (drums).
Tickets are available now! Learn more about Blue Water Highway at https://www.bluewaterhighwayband.com/
Friday, January 15, 2021
$35 per ticket
Their music is a little bit country and a little bit honky-tonk and a whole lot of feel good! After the Texas Lovebirds take the stage for an evening of original music and merriment, you’ll walk away hummin’ and grinnin’ and eager to tell all your friends!
The Texas Lovebirds were born two years ago and have been tickling audiences ever since. Bandleader, founder, and fun instigator, DonnaLou Stevens specializes in uplifting, funny songs, skillfully leavening the humor with a sprinkle of poignancy.
In 2019 she won third place in the 2018 International Songwriting competition (with 19,000 entries!) with her YouTube viral anthem for women over 50, Older Ladies (over 17 million YouTube views).
Adding to the party are bandmates Tolly Taliaferro, meanest banjo this side of Dripping Springs, Brett Andach, bass, (also plays the keys like nobody’s business) vocalist Donna Louise Lipman (who’s sung with John Denver and Peter Yarrow), Tom Parish, Lipman’s hubby, showing off his percussive skills on a custom-made Zendrum; and Robert Brandon, who grew up playing hard rock and punk but morphed into a pickup-driving, cowboy-hat-wearing mandolin, and fiddle player.
Tickets are available now! Remember, you get two Donna Lou’s! Find the Texas Lovebirds at http://texaslovebirds.com/
Micky & the Motorcars
Opening: Robin Mordecai Trio
Friday, April 16, 2021
$65 per ticket
Enlisting crowds of enthusiastic dancers all over the country, Micky and the Motorcars will be stopping by Spicewood to bring their live show buzzing with talent and tunes.
Raised in a rural home in Idaho with no electricity or running water, home-schooled founders Micky and Gary Braun (and brothers Cody and Kelly of Reckless Kelly), played in the family band, honed their natural-born talent on a variety of instruments, and stepped away toward a rock-and-roll future.
Micky and Gary vamoosed to Texas and in 2002 established Micky and the Motorcars. In addition to Micky and Gary, today’s band is Pablo Trujillo (guitar), Joe Fladger (bass), and Bobby Paugh (drums and percussion). Learn more at https://mickyandthemotorcars.com/
The opening act is the multi-talented Robin Mordecai Trio. Robin’s mellow voice and musical chops are scoring big with Austin audiences. Robin recently released his single “Heartbreak,” co-written by Andy MacIntyre, and this year is releasing songs co-written with songwriters Tara Williamson, and Dave Scher. Learn more at https://www.robinmordecai.com/
Find your most-loved jeans and boots, and join us as the Vineyard Event Center becomes a Texas roadhouse for just one evening.
Toast to Tony – Pamela Hart, Greg Abate, and Andre Hayward
Friday, May 14, 2021
$60 per ticket
It’ll be worth the wait! You will not want to miss our “Toast to Tony” concert next spring, when Pamela Hart, Austin’s own First Lady of Jazz, brings her velvet voice to Spicewood. Accompanied by Greg Abate’s sultry saxophone, the two will be joined by the liquid gold notes of trombonist Andre Hayward. Driven by an all-star rhythm section, they’ll make musical magic.
Pamela has appeared in the Women in Jazz concert series for 24 years, the greatest Texas event for female jazz musicians, and founded the Women in Jazz Association in 1994 with her husband, Keith Hart. https://pamelahart.com/
Greg has played with the Ray Charles and Artie Shaw orchestras, recorded 17 albums, and is an adjunct professor of Jazz Studies at Rhode Island College and active clinician with the Conn-Selmer Instrument Co. https://www.gregabate.com/
Andre Hayward recently toured with Wynton Marsalis. He’s played with too many other great performers to name them all. Also an educator, he has taught at NYU, Michigan State, UT, and other prestigious schools. https://www.reverbnation.com/andrehayward
All our annual jazz concerts are sponsored by the Paul Motheral family. We are indebted to the family for their faithful leadership through the past ten-plus years.