R. P. & The Wurlitzers & Steve Hammond- NO COVER
Apr
26
8:00 PM20:00

R. P. & The Wurlitzers & Steve Hammond- NO COVER

 

The Wurlitzers play original Americana music and are based in Bloomington, IN.

"Steve Hammond is a 20+ year music veteran that has released over 30 albums, played in 10 countries and shared the stage with artists such as Wayne Hancock, Dick Dale, The White Stripes and Sleep. He will be performing a set of original honky tonk tunes with a few select classics thrown in for good measure."



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99.1 WQRT Rhinestone Country presents Sunny Sweeney w/Ben Danaher - $20
Apr
27
8:00 PM20:00

99.1 WQRT Rhinestone Country presents Sunny Sweeney w/Ben Danaher - $20

Sunny Sweeney is the party and the morning after. She’s the quip that makes you laugh and the truth that makes you cry, the devil that’s egging you on and the angel whispering that you aren’t alone. But those compelling contradictions aren’t what’s most interesting about Sweeney: it’s the depth and brazen authenticity she brings to all her roles that grabs you and won’t let go.



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Bakersfield Bound - No Cover
May
3
8:30 PM20:30

Bakersfield Bound - No Cover

The "Bakersfield Sound"....that's what Bakersfield Bound is all about! Genuine country music by Merle Haggard, Buck Owens, Dwight Yoakam, Vince Gill, and the like, along with some lively country rock by Gram Parsons, The Byrds, The Desert Rose Band, The Flying Burrito Brothers, etc. thrown in for good measure! A true crowd pleasure, Bakersfield Bound gets folks up and dancin' the Texas Two Step, line dancin' etc.

Composed of elite veteran musicians, Bakersfield Bound combines powerful vocals with sharp instrumentation!

Come on down for a free show. Tips for the band welcome.

www.bakersfieldboundband.com

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Mike Martin & The Beautiful Mess w/Stockwell Road- $5
May
11
8:00 PM20:00

Mike Martin & The Beautiful Mess w/Stockwell Road- $5

“Michael Martin, apart from being a long-time friend of The Scene and patron of the arts in Muncie, is the creative force behind the Mike Martin & the Beautiful Mess – a gritty Americana group with Irish folk and country influences. Their high energy performance is the driving force behind a repertoire of originals and familiar covers, all performed with authenticity and roots-based soul.”

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 99.1 WQRT Rhinestone Country presents The Country Side of Harmonica Sam
May
18
8:00 PM20:00

99.1 WQRT Rhinestone Country presents The Country Side of Harmonica Sam

The Country Side of Harmonica Sam represents a rare and unique branch of contemporary country music. This is country music like it sounded in the late 50’s and early 60’s; more modern sounding than the 40’s Hillbilly style sometimes seen on the rockabilly scene around Europe. At the same time it’s far from the contemporary Nashville sound of country music. With a steady 4/4 shuffle, steel guitar and bass, the band performs their own original songs right alongside classics from Faron Young, Skeets McDonald, Billy Walker and Ray Price - to name a few.

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 WQRT Rhinestone Country Film Series presented by Upland Brewing Co.:  Smokey and the Bandit- NO COVER
May
22
7:00 PM19:00

WQRT Rhinestone Country Film Series presented by Upland Brewing Co.: Smokey and the Bandit- NO COVER

Big Enos (Pat McCormick) wants to drink Coors at a truck show, but in 1977 it was illegal to sell Coors east of the Mississippi River without a permit. Truck driver Bo "Bandit" Darville (Burt Reynolds) agrees to pick up the beer in Texas and drive it to Georgia within 28 hours. When Bo picks up hitchhiker Carrie (Sally Field), he attracts the attention of Sheriff Buford T. Justice (Jackie Gleason). Angry that Carrie will not marry his son, Justice embarks on a high-speed chase after Bandit.

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The Cold Hearts- NO COVER
May
24
8:00 PM20:00

The Cold Hearts- NO COVER

The Cold Hearts honor the tradition of classic country/honky tonk music. We like to think of classic country as a style of American music for the working man and women. We hope we can remind you of a time in your life long ago when you hear an old Waylon or Willie song. I personally hear songs like “Blue Eye’s crying in the Rain” and go back to hearing an old six string in the next room as a kid. Music has the power to let us all escape and say “Take This Job and Shove It” and feel it even if we don’t mean it. Come and see us and see what memories we can spark in you.   

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Thee Vatos Supreme- NO COVER
May
25
8:00 PM20:00

Thee Vatos Supreme- NO COVER

ALEXANDER-LEE & THEE VATOS SUPREME are a roadhouse  rocking Vintage, and Alt. Country & Western, Tex-Mex band from  Bloomington, Indiana. With their name, THEE VATOS SUPREME pay homage to Billy Childish (English singer, guitarist, painter, poet), and  translates in SA (Spanish American) to “Thee Supreme Dudes.” Having grown tired of the same played out country tunes, and boring stage shows, THEE VATOS SUPREME became the change they wanted to be and the change they wanted audiences to see. One satisfied audience  member, admiring adamantly commented, “This band is like taking a vacation in your home town

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99.1 WQRT  Rhinestone Country presents Town Mountain w/ Slippery Creek Bluegrass- $10
Jun
1
8:00 PM20:00

99.1 WQRT Rhinestone Country presents Town Mountain w/ Slippery Creek Bluegrass- $10

ASHEVILLE, NC — Raw, soulful, and with plenty of swagger, Town Mountain has earned raves for their hard-driving sound, their in-house songwriting and the honky-tonk edge that permeates their exhilarating live performances, whether in a packed club or at a sold-out festival.

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The Raccoon Brother - NO COVER
Jun
12
8:00 PM20:00

The Raccoon Brother - NO COVER

A slew of influences from punk to classic country, with scrappy guitar licks, tight harmonies, and thoughtful lyrics, it’s what happens when five musician friends from around the country find equal footing together in Austin, TX — Americana music with Midwestern sensibilities and Texas attitude. A 5-piece outfit with a sound that swings from toe tapping to two stepping, Raccoon Brothers is about celebrating the small victories in life and growing through the trials and tribulations in between.

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Nick Casey
Jun
22
8:00 PM20:00

Nick Casey

My name is Nick Casey. I am a country singer/songwriter from West Greenwich, Rhode Island. My musical style falls under traditional country music. I’m often compared to Johnny Cash when I perform. Last June, I made an appearance at the Tumbleweed Music Festival in La Cygne, Kansas along side country singer, Mickey Lamantia. This past December, my band and I won the 2018 Locals Live contest at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut. This was a New England band contest featuring over 100 bands of various genres.

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WQRT Rhinestone Country Film Series presented by Upland Brewing Co.:  Urban Cowboy- NO COVER
Jun
26
7:00 PM19:00

WQRT Rhinestone Country Film Series presented by Upland Brewing Co.: Urban Cowboy- NO COVER

After moving to Pasadena, Texas, country boy Bud Davis (John Travolta) starts hanging around a bar called Gilley's, where he falls in love with Sissy (Debra Winger), a cowgirl who believes the sexes are equal. They eventually marry, but their relationship is turbulent due to Bud's traditional view of gender roles. Jealousy over his rival, Wes (Scott Glenn), leads to their separation, but Bud attempts to win Sissy back by triumphing at Gilley's mechanical bull-riding competition.

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Justin Wells presented by 99.1 WQRT's Rhinestone Country
Jul
5
8:00 PM20:00

Justin Wells presented by 99.1 WQRT's Rhinestone Country

Don’t fuck up and sleep on getting tickets. This will sell out.

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Adam Warner - NO COVER
Jul
17
7:30 PM19:30

Adam Warner - NO COVER

www.adamwarneriscountry.com

Adam made the move to Nashville, Tennessee to pursue his passion of making and producing REAL country music that is a reflection of those he had grown up listening to and admiring… Artists such as Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, Hank Jr., Trace Adkins and many more. He is a country music artist that intends to stay true to the traditions of his mentors.

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Bryan James w/ TJ Hernandez presented by 99.1 WQRT's Rhinestone Country
Jul
23
8:00 PM20:00

Bryan James w/ TJ Hernandez presented by 99.1 WQRT's Rhinestone Country

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The Cold Hearts- NO COVER
Jul
26
8:00 PM20:00

The Cold Hearts- NO COVER

The Cold Hearts honor the tradition of classic country/honky tonk music. We like to think of classic country as a style of American music for the working man and women. We hope we can remind you of a time in your life long ago when you hear an old Waylon or Willie song. I personally hear songs like “Blue Eye’s crying in the Rain” and go back to hearing an old six string in the next room as a kid. Music has the power to let us all escape and say “Take This Job and Shove It” and feel it even if we don’t mean it. Come and see us and see what memories we can spark in you.   

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Thee Vatos Supreme- NO COVER
Jul
27
8:00 PM20:00

Thee Vatos Supreme- NO COVER

ALEXANDER-LEE & THEE VATOS SUPREME are a roadhouse  rocking Vintage, and Alt. Country & Western, Tex-Mex band from  Bloomington, Indiana. With their name, THEE VATOS SUPREME pay homage to Billy Childish (English singer, guitarist, painter, poet), and  translates in SA (Spanish American) to “Thee Supreme Dudes.” Having grown tired of the same played out country tunes, and boring stage shows, THEE VATOS SUPREME became the change they wanted to be and the change they wanted audiences to see. One satisfied audience  member, admiring adamantly commented, “This band is like taking a vacation in your home town.”

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Warrick & Lowell - NO COVER
Aug
1
7:45 PM19:45

Warrick & Lowell - NO COVER

Brothers J. Warrick and R. Lowell Ford hail from the Southeastern-most reaches of Indiana. Playing separately for years in various groups, and as solo artists, the brothers gathered their collective songwriting and storytelling abilities to form Warrick & Lowell in 2015.

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Bakersfield Bound - No Cover
Aug
2
8:30 PM20:30

Bakersfield Bound - No Cover

The "Bakersfield Sound"....that's what Bakersfield Bound is all about! Genuine country music by Merle Haggard, Buck Owens, Dwight Yoakam, Vince Gill, and the like, along with some lively country rock by Gram Parsons, The Byrds, The Desert Rose Band, The Flying Burrito Brothers, etc. thrown in for good measure! Come on down for a free show. Tips for the band welcome.

www.bakersfieldboundband.com

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Nick Dittmeier & the Sawdusters presented by 99.1 WQRT Rhinestone Country - $10
Aug
10
8:30 PM20:30

Nick Dittmeier & the Sawdusters presented by 99.1 WQRT Rhinestone Country - $10

Nick Dittmeier & the Sawdusters are a three piece Country band from Southern Indiana. They’ve released three albums prior to the new release; “Extra Better” in 2013,“Light of Day” in 2014, and their first full length "Midwest Heart/Southern Blues" in 2016. The new album "All Damn Day", is a gritty, collection of songs, full of characters who were developed while staring over the dash of a beat up Chevy van cruising through towns in the South and Midwest, whose better days are behind them. Nick Dittmeier &  Sawdusters will be on the road in 2018 and beyond. For fans of The Band, Little Feat, and the Turnpike Troubadours.

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FY5
Aug
15
8:00 PM20:00

FY5

Colorado’s FY5 proudly swim in the deep currents of American music, playing new songs, well-informed of country and bluegrass traditions, but not bound to them. Featuring thoughtful arrangements, strong singing and musicianship, the band strives to connect to listeners with stories of common struggles and big ideas. While their sound evokes timelessness, it is decidedly contemporary, well-traveled 21st century sensibility that informs their songwriting.

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The Cold Hearts- NO COVER
Sep
27
8:00 PM20:00

The Cold Hearts- NO COVER

The Cold Hearts honor the tradition of classic country/honky tonk music. We like to think of classic country as a style of American music for the working man and women. We hope we can remind you of a time in your life long ago when you hear an old Waylon or Willie song. I personally hear songs like “Blue Eye’s crying in the Rain” and go back to hearing an old six string in the next room as a kid. Music has the power to let us all escape and say “Take This Job and Shove It” and feel it even if we don’t mean it. Come and see us and see what memories we can spark in you.   

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Thee Vatos Supreme- NO COVER
Sep
28
to Sep 29

Thee Vatos Supreme- NO COVER

ALEXANDER-LEE & THEE VATOS SUPREME are a roadhouse  rocking Vintage, and Alt. Country & Western, Tex-Mex band from  Bloomington, Indiana. With their name, THEE VATOS SUPREME pay homage to Billy Childish (English singer, guitarist, painter, poet), and  translates in SA (Spanish American) to “Thee Supreme Dudes.” Having grown tired of the same played out country tunes, and boring stage shows, THEE VATOS SUPREME became the change they wanted to be and the change they wanted audiences to see. One satisfied audience  member, admiring adamantly commented, “This band is like taking a vacation in your home town.”

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The Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash presented by 99.1 WQRT's Rhinestone Country
Oct
12
8:00 PM20:00

The Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash presented by 99.1 WQRT's Rhinestone Country

Making thier first trip ever to Indiana, they couldn't have choosen a better spot to play than Duke's Honky Tonk

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99.1 WQRT's Rhinestone Country presents Big Sandy & His Fly Rite Boys
Nov
1
7:00 PM19:00

99.1 WQRT's Rhinestone Country presents Big Sandy & His Fly Rite Boys

Over the last three decades, Big Sandy and his Fly Rite Boys have kept up a constant cycle of traveling back and forth across the lower 48, then hopping across the pond to Europe and beyond. They bring with them a brand of American music that has earned them an induction into the Rockabilly Hall of Fame, several national television appearances, guest spots on The Grand Ole Opry, and a slew of adoring fans.

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Thee Vatos Supreme- NO COVER
Nov
16
8:00 PM20:00

Thee Vatos Supreme- NO COVER

ALEXANDER-LEE & THEE VATOS SUPREME are a roadhouse  rocking Vintage, and Alt. Country & Western, Tex-Mex band from  Bloomington, Indiana. With their name, THEE VATOS SUPREME pay homage to Billy Childish (English singer, guitarist, painter, poet), and  translates in SA (Spanish American) to “Thee Supreme Dudes.” Having grown tired of the same played out country tunes, and boring stage shows, THEE VATOS SUPREME became the change they wanted to be and the change they wanted audiences to see. One satisfied audience  member, admiring adamantly commented, “This band is like taking a vacation in your home town.”

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The Cold Hearts- NO COVER
Nov
22
8:00 PM20:00

The Cold Hearts- NO COVER

The Cold Hearts honor the tradition of classic country/honky tonk music. We like to think of classic country as a style of American music for the working man and women. We hope we can remind you of a time in your life long ago when you hear an old Waylon or Willie song. I personally hear songs like “Blue Eye’s crying in the Rain” and go back to hearing an old six string in the next room as a kid. Music has the power to let us all escape and say “Take This Job and Shove It” and feel it even if we don’t mean it. Come and see us and see what memories we can spark in you.   

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 99.1 WQRT Rhinestone Country present Dallas Moore w/ Craig Gerdes
Apr
19
8:00 PM20:00

99.1 WQRT Rhinestone Country present Dallas Moore w/ Craig Gerdes

Dallas Moore’s old-school country sound developed honestly, following over 20 years of sharing stages and studios with his honky-tonk heroes. Satellite radio support, paired with a willingness to perform over 300 shows a year, finds the seasoned veteran positioned to reach the Americana masses with his album Mr. Honky Tonk.

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 WQRT Rhinestone Country Film Series presented by Upland Brewing Co.:  9 to 5 - NO COVER
Apr
10
7:00 PM19:00

WQRT Rhinestone Country Film Series presented by Upland Brewing Co.: 9 to 5 - NO COVER

Office satire about three female secretaries who decide to get revenge on their tyrannical, sexist boss by abducting him and running the business themselves. The trio, one of whom has been passed over for promotion because she is a woman, spend a night together having drug-induced fantasies of killing the slave-driving chauvinist. One of them panics the following day when she suspects she really has poisoned the tyrant.

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Meghan Cristeen Martin presents A Patsy Cline Tribute
Apr
5
8:00 PM20:00

Meghan Cristeen Martin presents A Patsy Cline Tribute

A FREE FIRST FRIDAY EVENT! 21+

https://meghancristeenmartin.com/

Meghan Cristeen Martin will be honoring the late Patsy Cline with a full backing band of Indiana talent at DUKES INDY!

A Dukes Indy favorite, The Hammer and The Hatchet will be opening the show with some of your favorite tunes by Loretta Lynn, Kitty Wells and the like - songs most inspired by Patsy Cline.

http://thehammerandthehatchet.com

This is a FREE event that you do not want to miss!

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Cash O'Riley
Apr
4
7:30 PM19:30

Cash O'Riley

Outcast and Outlaw...sounds from a trailer park in the swamp filled with lustful heathens with unbridled rebellion that refuse keep their shoes on.

 Born in Jackson, MI and raised a gypsy kinda life between Eastern Kentucky and Lake County, Florida, Cash O'Riley writes and sings songs about Hard Livin', Tough Lovin' and the temptations of Good and Evil. A sound that travels beyond any specific genre. Cash's music is a blend of Rock & Roll, Blues, Folk, Punk, Country, Bluegrass and sometimes a little Jazz and Funk.

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Thee Vatos Supreme- NO COVER
Mar
30
8:00 PM20:00

Thee Vatos Supreme- NO COVER


ALEXANDER-LEE & THEE VATOS SUPREME are a roadhouse  rocking Vintage, and Alt. Country & Western, Tex-Mex band from  Bloomington, Indiana. With their name, THEE VATOS SUPREME pay homage to Billy Childish (English singer, guitarist, painter, poet), and  translates in SA (Spanish American) to “Thee Supreme Dudes.” Having grown tired of the same played out country tunes, and boring stage shows, THEE VATOS SUPREME became the change they wanted to be and the change they wanted audiences to see. One satisfied audience  member, admiring adamantly commented, “This band is like taking a vacation in your home town.”

Thee Vatos Supreme’s ringleader, Alexander-Lee McQueen, was born in the  limestone country of Oolitic, Indiana and cut his musical teeth in the punk rock scene of nearby Bloomington. But he also fell under the spell  of Texas Songwriters like Guy Clark, Billy Joe Shaver, and Joe Ely– eventually moving to Austin Texas to hone his songwriting and performing skills. He has played high energy Honky Tonk and Tex-Mex influenced  shows from Boston to Denver (where he opened for Gordon Gano of The Violent Femmes), Nashville to Chicago, and New York to Los Angeles.

Now he’s back, home again in Indiana! Swinging high & wide — Woodshedding with world renowned and regional stalwarts:


JERRY MILLER (lead guitarist for Eilen Jewell) on Pedal Steel & Telecaster;

SAM FINELY (of The Double Digits) on Bass;

TIM MOORE (of Salaam Band) on Drums

– collectively known as Thee Vatos Supreme – to bring that same much needed energy to country music fans everywhere.



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99.1 WQRT Rhinestone Country presents The Don Diego Trio w/ special guest The Lustre King's Mark Gamsjager- $5 COVER
Mar
29
8:00 PM20:00

99.1 WQRT Rhinestone Country presents The Don Diego Trio w/ special guest The Lustre King's Mark Gamsjager- $5 COVER

The Don Diego Trio, along with special guest Mark Gamsjager from the Lustre Kings, take the stage at Duke’s for a night of rockabilly music not to be missed! With a distinctive swagger and charm, these Italian cowboy heroes have staked their unique claim on rockabilly music. “Don” Diego Geraci developed his signature sound for over 20 years with the Sicilian band “The Adels”, blending a mix of classic rockabilly, 60s country, and honky tonk. Alongside “The Don”, is the tight and always danceable rhythm section of Luca Chiappara (double bass) and Marco Mamo Betti (drums).

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99.1 WQRT Rhinestone Country presents the Currys w/ Steve Everett-$10
Mar
26
8:00 PM20:00

99.1 WQRT Rhinestone Country presents the Currys w/ Steve Everett-$10

The Currys w/ Steve Everett

Brought together by family ties and a shared appreciation for folk, rock, and roots music, The Currys are an Americana trio featuring brothers Jimmy and Tommy and cousin Galen Curry. Like many family groups, their songs are anchored by the sort of elastic, entwined harmonies that only seem to exist among kin. On their second record, West of Here, their songwriting chops match those interlocking voices, with all three members contributing songs to an album that deals with the constant search for home.

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Ross Cooper - NO COVER
Mar
23
8:00 PM20:00

Ross Cooper - NO COVER

Ross Cooper is the rare country musician who has actually lived the life of a cowboy. The former professional rider was still bustin' broncs when his music career began. Though a knee injury sidelined his rodeo career, Cooper drives a band like he's still wearing spurs and holding on for eight. His new album, I Rode The Wild Horses, pushes country music way past traditional territory just for the rush. It's the new Nashville sound: glimmering pedal steel, rollicking & rocking telecaster riffs, soulful keys, and gorgeous harmonies.

Cooper grew up surrounded by music taking piano and guitar lessons. By the age of ten he'd written a gospel song with his mom, and set his mind to playing guitar and a life of music. He's been in Nashville for five years, but Cooper hails from Lubbock, Texas, the hometown of Buddy Holly, and Holly's influence upon Cooper's music is clear. Every country song rocks, and every rock song has an unmistakable twang.

Ross Cooper's career has parallels with Chris Ledoux, the bareback riding world champion and country music star that inspired Garth Brooks' rodeo songs and rambunctious live shows. Like Ledoux, Cooper began making music while still working the rodeo circuit. Cooper's rodeo lifestyle provides great material for his songs, but this isn't just a rodeo record. A fan of both indie-rock and country-folk greats like Guy Clark and John Prine, Cooper draws largely upon small town life and the simplicity it affords. It's this eclectic taste in music and his time in the trenches with other talented songwriters that makes I Rode The Wild Horses special. The sound of the record ranges from country torch bearers to dirty garage rockers, and from the first note you know this is something different.

The album opens on the title track, and Cooper's "Coming out" song establishes him as an anomaly among Nashville musicians, an actual cowboy. His belt buckle is no longer shiny, his body still aches, and he's got stories to tell about it. "I ain't got much to show," he sings, "But I rode the wild horses." The opening track ends in a fuzzed out electric solo and Cooper ad-libs a rodeo announcer's cadence. It's a hypnotic induction to a country-rock record.

"Heart Attack" struts in on a cinematic whistle and a muted electric riff. Cooper describes an object of affection, singing, "Is this who you are, or how you act?" as drums and electric guitar build into a tense orchestra. Cooper sings about self-medication, a pounding pulse, and living on pins and needles. It's just the second song but there's a perfect bridge with a tempo change, a haunting chorus and piano stabs. Cooper sings "What doesn't kill me keeps me comin' back." And you're hooked.

Embedded in the Nashville song writing community, Cooper has made some talented friends, many of whom appear on I Rode The Wild Horses. The album was made at The Casino, Eric Masse's recording studio. Cooper sought Masse out for his recent work with acts like Andrew Combs, Robert Ellis, Rayland Baxter, and Miranda Lambert. Combs even helped Cooper write "Lady Of The Highway," a traveling song with a country-politan polish. Other co-writers include gospel country rocker Paul Cauthen, who helped Cooper finish "Old Crow Whiskey And A Cornbread Moon," a folk song that illuminates his complex inspiration for the album: the emotional intelligence of country folk that allows them to appreciate the simple things, and having the common sense to avoid expensive habits by drinking cheap whiskey. Masse enlisted frequent collaborator Jordan Lehning for production, and the album features an all-star cast of musicians as a backing band with Jeremy Fetzer (Steelism) on guitar, Eli Beard on bass, Tommy Perkinson on drums, Skylar Wilson on keys, and the incomparable Eddy Dunlap on pedal steel.

With so much talent at hand, Cooper took care to put together songs he's written that develop into an album meant to be listened to cover to cover.

"I wanted to give the album a consistent voice." says Cooper. "It has the theme of a road weary cowboy. Where my life away from home taught me to celebrate the simple things."

Songs like "Damn Love" and the autobiographical "Living's Hard Loving's Easy" are classic country heartbreakers, in the hands of a writer talented enough to twist them into love songs. "Another Mile" and "Strangers In A Bar" elucidate the leathery toughness of Cooper's soft voice. Cooper is also acutely aware of the dichotomy between actual cowboys, and the urban cowboys of Nashville as addressed in "Cowboys And Indians".

Cooper maintains a songwriting integrity and honor that he learned in West Texas and in the rodeo circuit. If you want to hear a story, there's nothing like getting it straight from the source, and I Rode The Wild Horses is a refreshing take on cowboy music. It's a showcase of this former bareback rider's talents as a songwriter and musician.

 

 



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The Cold Hearts- NO COVER
Mar
22
8:00 PM20:00

The Cold Hearts- NO COVER

The Cold Hearts honor the tradition of classic country/honky tonk music. We like to think of classic country as a style of American music for the working man and women. We hope we can remind you of a time in your life long ago when you hear an old Waylon or Willie song. I personally hear songs like “Blue Eye’s crying in the Rain” and go back to hearing an old six string in the next room as a kid. Music has the power to let us all escape and say “Take This Job and Shove It” and feel it even if we don’t mean it. Come and see us and see what memories we can spark in you.   

 Bloomington country honky-tonk band The Dew Daddies are back with their old-school brand of shufflin’, toe-tappin, two-steppin’ vintage classic country and original honky-tonk songs.  Think Hank Williams, Buck Owens, Waylon, Ray Price, and Cash. The Dew Daddies have opened for Junior Brown, Dale Watson, Wayne Hancock, the Derailers, Robbie Fulks and others. Newest band members and young whippersnappers Hank Ruff and Daniel Deckard bring a youthful exuberance to the Dew Daddies traditional classic country sound and they’ve brought along a few contemporary songs with them that can actually be heard on modern radio – which or course was initially a serious concern to the old farts in the band like the Councilman of Country – Andy Ruff and his trusty bass-man Dave Johnloz.



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Bailsmen Gypsy Take Over- NO COVER
Mar
21
8:00 PM20:00

Bailsmen Gypsy Take Over- NO COVER

Brooklyn’s The Bailsmen play Hot Jazz and Gypsy Swing. Their sound is straight from New York by way of New Orleans, nodding to Django Reinhardt, Sidney Bechet, Louis Armstrong and Duke Ellington.  Classics and originals are all given a fresh spin by these young musicians. The Bailsmen are Abraham Pollack, bass; Brandon Vetrano, guitar; Charlie Castelluzzo, guitar; and Gabriel Yonkler, sax. Find them on Spotify and at www.thebailsmen.com

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WQRT Rhinestone Country Film Series presented by Upland Brewing Co.:  True Stories- NO COVER
Mar
20
7:00 PM19:00

WQRT Rhinestone Country Film Series presented by Upland Brewing Co.: True Stories- NO COVER

Talking Heads singer David Byrne plays host to this bizarre patchwork of tabloid-inspired tales, set in the fictional town of Virgil, Texas. Cruising the streets in his cherry-red drop-top, Byrne introduces viewers to the local eccentrics gearing up for the town's 150th anniversary. They include a community leader (Spalding Gray) with a thing for veggies, a woman (Swoosie Kurtz) so lazy she won't leave her bed, a lovelorn country singer (John Goodman) and more!

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Rye Davis- NO COVER
Mar
16
8:00 PM20:00

Rye Davis- NO COVER

Rye Davis is chasing that Neon Rainbow, performing hundreds of shows over the years. In that time, he has opened for Ted Nugent, Puddle of Mudd, Uncle Cracker, Chris Knight, Sunny Sweeney, Bucky Covington, Whitey Morgan, Dallas Moore, Emi Sunshine and more! He has been featured on ABC's Rising Star competition, and was an invited performer at Nashville's famous Bluebird Cafe.

 

Rye was born a farmer’s son in a small town called Pig, KY. where he still resides his beautiful wife, Brandy. The farm is where he learned his hard work ethic that he continues to use with his music career. His musical journey started while playing professional baseball for the Philadelphia Phillies organization in Clearwater, Florida. Thats where Rye bought his first guitar. He’d had a lifelong passion for music and had wanted to learn to play. He figured since he had days to kill between games, now would be the perfect time. So he bought a cheap guitar and, as he puts it, “That was the spark that started the fire. I started learning and strumming chords and fell in love with songwriting, plus the guys liked to hear me sing.”

 

Rye’s smooth, distinctive vocals, captivating songs, and his live show energy bring his brand of Country Music to a whole new generation of listeners who never knew what Country could be. Armed with a can-do attitude and unwavering faith and determination, Rye Davis stands as a beacon of hope for the return of real, down home, honest music.

 



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Caldwell Jack & The Six Pack- NO COVER
Mar
15
8:00 PM20:00

Caldwell Jack & The Six Pack- NO COVER

Caldwell Jack & The Six Pack is a country band taking enthusiastic audience members back to a time of honky tonks and real country music. Cutting their teeth with 3 hour sets of classic, honky tonk and original country music, the band has solidified their presence as a force to be reckoned with. These boys are currently in Nashville, TN though drawing their heart and inspiration from places all over this fine country.

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99.1 FM Rhinestone Country presents Chuck Mead & His Grassy Knoll Boys
Mar
7
7:30 PM19:30

99.1 FM Rhinestone Country presents Chuck Mead & His Grassy Knoll Boys

For the past twenty years, Chuck Mead has been at the forefront of what has come to be known as Americana Music. Raised in Lawrence, Kansas, Chuck has been a professional musician since the age of 13 playing in his parents country band and then leading several roots rock outfits in the midwest most notably the Homestead Grays. He landed on Nashville’s Lower Broadway in 1993 where he co-founded the famed ‘90s Alternative Country quintet BR5-49. The band’s seven albums, three Grammy nominations and the Country Music Association Award for Best Overseas Touring Act of 1997 built an indelible bridge between authentic American Roots music and millions of fans worldwide. Chuck has also co-produced popular tribute albums to Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings, guest-lectured at Vanderbilt University, and became a staff writer at one of Nashville’s top song publishers. In 2008, he was the Musical Director/Supervisor for the Broadway/West End musical Million Dollar Quartet (which broke the record in Chicago for longest running musical) and acted in the same capacity for the CMT television show Sun Records producing all the re-recordings of classic rock n roll, country, and blues. He has released three solo works starting in 2009 with his acclaimed solo debut album, Journeyman’s Wager on the Grassy Knoll Records label, and continues tour clubs, concert halls and international Rock, Country and Rockabilly festivals with his band The Grassy Knoll Boys.

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VOLK- NO COVER
Mar
5
8:00 PM20:00

VOLK- NO COVER

Lightning-charged duo VOLK is a Molotov cocktail of high-octane Rock & Roll and Honky-Tonking Country swagger. Their live performances explode with Chris Lowe's (TX, guitar) and Eleot Reich's (CA, drums) Motor City energy and Nashvegas pageantry. They boast musical influences ranging from the Carter Family to Little Richard to Buck Owens to ACDC. VOLK is loud suits and loud amps, shiny dresses and shiny drumsets; it’s growling tones and thunderous beats; VOLK is Rock & Roll, Country-Fried.

Since settling for greener pastures in Nashville in 2017, VOLK has opened for such acts as Diarrhea Planet (TN), Royal Thunder (GA), Lincoln Durham (TX), Left Lane Cruiser (IN), Mayeux and Broussard (TX), The Ghost Wolves (TX), and Brother O Brother (IN). Rabid road warriors, VOLK played almost 200 shows in 2018 through 17 states across the Southeast, Midwest, and South Central US. Volk have also toured Germany, France, The Netherlands, Belgium, and Canada.

VOLK released their sophomore EP, Average American Band, through Romanus Records (IN) on November, 17th, 2018 and they’ve already sold out of their first pressing!



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