Hill Country Live presents music in our clubs downstairs in New York City & Washington, D.C. Since our beginnings, we have transformed our music program, from a fun dinner enhancement to a vital music experience. We book bands that live comfortably under the Americana banner with a nod to our spiritual home in Austin, and so have been graced by the likes of Billy Joe Shaver, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Bob Schneider, Hayes Carll, Puss 'n Boots (feat: Norah Jones), The Bottle Rockets, Marah, Chris Knight, Jim White, Big Sandy and Kelly Willis + Bruce Robison, to name a few. But we are also quite happy to present everything from the legendary underground rockabilly revivalist, Robert Gordon to a Bee Gees Metal Tribute (what's more American than that?) to the Motor City Garage Soul of the Detroit Cobras.
Hill Country Live presents over 500 shows a year between our NYC and Washington, D.C. locations. To be considered please send us links to your website, live performance video, show/attendance history and a brief description. While we review every artist, we can’t always respond to everyone. Thanks for sharing your music! Submit your music inquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Featured Shows Below
Austin Lucas w/Lauren Calve
“With a voice that falls between God-given and refined by years of training, it bleeds tradition and adds gravitas to his words (Popmatters)”, AUSTIN LUCAS waxes in the prime of a long and prolific career. On the heels of his last critically-acclaimed record Between the Moon and the Midwest, he is reinventing himself as an artist while remaining true to the hard-working road warrior reputation he has built for himself over the last decade.
Raised by a musical family in Bloomington, Indiana, Austin Lucas hails from a traditional folk / Americana background embellished by punk and metal-influenced adolescence. He as released a catalogue of solo albums including The Common Cold (2006), Bristle Ridge with Chuck Ragan (2008), Somebody Loves You (2009), Stay Reckless (2013 New West Records), and most recently Between the Moon and the Midwest. Austin has toured extensively with Willie Nelson, Langhorne Slim, Dawes, Chuck Ragan, Jamey Johnson, Joe Pug, William Elliot Whitmore, Scott H. Biram and Cory Branan. He plans to release a new studio album IMMORTAL AMERICANS in 2018.
August 12 | 7:30pm | $10-$14.50Tickets
Perennial Hill Country favorite, Roger Creager returns for summer fun. This will be a standing room only show. For dinner reservations upstairs in the Main Dining Room prior to showtime, please call: 212-255-4544.
August 22 | 9:30pm | $20-$25Tickets
Dale returns to Hill Country. This will be a dancin' room only show. If you'd like to dine with us upstairs in the main dining room before the show, please call: 212-255-4544 to make a reservation. There will be no tables or chairs in the club during the show. Tickets are General Admission SRO.
Dale Watson, keeper of the true country music flame, latest album Call Me Insane, was recorded in Austin with veteran producer Lloyd Maines (Robert Earl Keen, Jerry Jeff Walker, etc.). The Austin-based honky-tonker carries on in the tradition of Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson with his “Ameripolitan” brand of American roots music.
Album highlights include “Jonesin’ For Jones,” a love song to the music of the legendary George Jones, “A Day At A Time,” about “getting by by barely getting by;” “Call Me Insane,” the album’s moody title track; “Bug Ya For Love,” a fun warning to all the single ladies, and “Mamas Don’t Let Your Cowboys Grow Up To Be Babies.” (Yes, it is an answer song to the Waylon Jennings/Willie Nelson hit.) “Crocodile Tears” is a tear-in-your-beer country song that sounds like an instant classic and “Burden Of The Cross” reveals Watson’s serious side.
October 17 | 8pm | $17-$22Tickets
Rhett Miller Holiday Extravaganza w/ Special Guests
Rhett Miller returns to Hill Country for his Holiday Extravaganza w/Special Guests TBA.
Get your tix NOW, as there will be a limited number of Premium Seats which will likely sell out quickly. There will also be Standing Room Tickets. Both are General Admission - Seating will be first come first serve.