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Hill Country Happenings: February 19-25, 2017

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Bret Graham Looking for a perfect way to unwind and leave the stress of Monday behind? Grab your friends and head on out to Gruene Hall for the music of Bret Graham. “Lone on stage with just a guitar and harmonica, Bret can easily take charge of even the rowdiest of crowds. In his element at Gruene Hall, Bret attracts a large audience whenever he plays,” shares his website. Free show. 6-10 p.m. Gruene Hall, 1281 Gruene Rd, New Braunfels, TX 78130. 

Texas Songwriters Showcase: George Ensle Hosts Michael Ballew Come out and listen to some “folk songs that tell stories of real characters making it in the real world.” Enjoy George Ensle’s own style of Texas country music. 6:30 pm. Poodie’s Roadhouse, 22308 Highway 71 West, Spicewood, TX 78669. poodies.net

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

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Photo: Facebook/Josh Grider

Josh Grider with Walt Wilkins and Kelley Mickwee “The 10-year overnight success model is one Josh Grider is very familiar with.  You know, the one where the guy that’s been hanging around for about a decade finally gets his shot at the big time?” The perfect description for Josh Grider as shared on his website. A country songwriter/recording artist whose lyrics and music will talk to your soul and inspire the hope Grider has never let go for his dreams. Free Show. 6 – 10 p.m. Gruene Hall, 1281 Gruene Rd, New Braunfels, TX.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

9th Annual Writer Conference Calling all writers. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to build your writing skills, and create your own marketing plan with a panel of successful independent authors. Sponsored by Friends of the Johnson City Library to benefit library programs. 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Maggie Goodman, (830) 868-4469. www.jclibrarysite.org.

South Austin Moonlighters (Acoustic) The South Austin Moonlighters are…Lonnie Trevino Jr, Phil Hurley, Phil Bass, & Chris Beall. They are considered one of the best bands from Austin, Texas right now. “The sound they found is not the Texas-style country rock that you might expect from an Austin band,” shares their website. Their genre of music ranges from True Americana, Soul, Country, Blues, Rock, and Folk. A show sure to keep you on your feet! 6 – 10 p.m. Gruene Hall, 1281 Gruene Rd, New Braunfels, TX 78130.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

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Photo: Facebook/Galveston Bay Foundation