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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 booker@hillcountrywdc.com

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The Native Howl

Lead vocalists and guitarists Alex Holycross and Jake Sawicki had been friends and musicians in the same area for several years before venturing into what would result in the current lineup of The Native Howl. In the fall of 2013, primarily as a duo, they released a 6 song EP, “The Revolution’s Dead.” With the addition of Josh LeMieux on drums, and Mark Chandler on bass, the Howl’s music has evolved into their own unique blend of rock, folk, bluegrass, alternative, and experimental genres. Throw in some keyboards, harmonica, banjo, some djembe, and you get a glimpse of the musical complexity that defines their sound. Their lyrics embody a folk-like storytelling style; the music shines through with a rustic and clean sound.


July 5th | 9:30pm | $10-$13

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Proxima Parada w/ The Chordeas

Próxima Parada blends soulful melody and hard-hitting rhythm into a sound distinctly their own, groovy and uplifting. Their music makes introspection and human connection sexy again. Próxima Parada is releasing new music and will embark on their first U.S. tour this year.

Their last single, Time In A Circle, currently has over 1,600,000 plays on Spotify alone.

Starting in 2012 as a group of college friends wanting to extend their dynamic to their community in San Luis Obispo, CA, they never dreamed that their passion would reach a global audience, that they'd perform at beautiful historic venues and music festivals, that their songs would earn awards, that their music would soothe and uplift people around the world.

July 19th | 9:30pm | $12-$15

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Quiet Hollers w/ Dharmasoul ft. Jonah Tolchin & Kevin Clifford

Quiet Hollers formed in Louisville around singer-songwriter Shadwick Wilde, and violinist/multi-instrumentalist Aaron West in 2010. Their alt. country-styled debut, I Am the Morning, came in 2013, spawning a cult following via some critical praise, allowing the band to tour heavily, where changes in personnel and musical direction saw the band exploring territory beyond their beginnings. 

The band remains active in mental health advocacy, and in 2018, released the single "Addicted," with a new album in the works as the band continues to tour, with the lineup of Rafael Freitas on drums, and Shelley Anderson on bass, after keyboardist Jim Bob Brown exited the band in 2019 to pursue other creative avenues.

July 20th I 10pm I $12-$15

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Joe Robinson


Joe Robinson is a true force in the pantheon of exceptional artists in modern music, and he has joined an exclusive group of elite performers whose impact continues to shape our unique American musical culture. 

 

On Robinson’s seminal new album, Undertones, the Australian native continues to awe and delight with soulful and utterly brilliant, finely crafted songs on both acoustic and electric guitar, and has come into his own as a lyricist. As The Washington Post recently observed, “It's hard not to imagine him rivaling the popularity of say, John Mayer in coming years." There is no doubt that Robinson is at the top of his game, boldly stepping up with mind-bending chord work, solos that literally redefine what can be milked from a guitar, and inspired, melodic singing in his signature tenor voice. 

“It’s hard not to imagine him rivaling the popularity of say, John Mayer in coming years.”                                                                                          WASHINGTON POST 

“Creating Undertones was truly a labor of love for me,” Robinson reflects.  “I elected to produce and mix this album myself. Having been quite busy as a session musician over the past few years, I felt I knew how to get the musical performances I wanted down on tape, so the whole process felt really natural.”  

The project was recorded on the outskirts of Nashville, where Robinson is based, at The Castle Recording Studios. “It had the perfect laid-back atmosphere for us to lay down the sonic foundation for this record,” Robinson added. The historic studio looks true to its name and was purportedly built by gangster Al Capone between 1929-1932.

July 21 | 8pm | $12-$15

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