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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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Amy LaVare Band Album Release

While Amy LaVere's voice may have the high, breathy tone of a young girl, she brings to her music the emotional peaks and valleys of a grown woman who has certainly seen her share of the world, and it's hard not to believe that her adventurous life has informed her work.

August 30th | 8:30pm | $15

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The Woodshedders

The Woodshedders bring together the diverse influences of American Country, Rhythm & Blues, Old-Time, Bluegrass, and Gypsy Jazz. Lead singer and guitarist, Dwayne Brooke is joined by fiddlin’ David Van Deventer, and drummer Jesse Shultzaberger, Jacob Smth on sax and keys and Randy Ball on Bass. Their debut album, Catch That Yardbird, was released to critical acclaim including “Roots Album of the Year” (Just Plain Folks) and a spot in the SoundStage! Network’s “Top 10 Albums of 2009”. 2011 brought about the release of their sophomore recording "O Dig" which has earned rave reviews and international airplay. 2013 brought the release of The Woodshedders’ all-original album, “Wildfire,” is a storybook ramble that explores the band’s diverse roots music influences, and spotlights its virtuosic members.

The Woodshedders catchy original dance sound keeps crowds on their feet and yelling for more. Be sure to catch these yardbirds at a festival, concert, club or party near you!

August 31st | 9:30pm | FREE ADMISSION

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The Jakob's Ferry Stragglers + Colebrook Road

If you like your bluegrass heavy and traditional with stirring harmonies and powerful instrumentation delivered with steaming side dishes of progressive originality and garnished with high country psychedelia and working man's tonic, then look no farther than The Jakob's Ferry Stragglers.


September 6th I 9:30pm I $10-$13

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Steve ā€™nā€™ Seagulls

 By nature, Steve ’n’ Seagulls is a Finnish band playing bluegrass(ish) versions of classic hard rock tracks (and a few originals in the mix) with an astonishing arsenal of acoustic instruments, including accordion, banjo, Cajon, double bass, and drums. Dressed in overalls, beaver hats and other clodhopper paraphernalia, they look like preposterous stereotypes of your average moonshining, tobacco-chewing corn-fed rednecks of bygone days.

 September 17th | 8:30pm | $15-$20

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