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Austin: A Monday Night at Antone's the Heart of the Blues Downtown!


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The Soul Monday Nights Showcase at Antone's is a truly laid-back show and their ready to represent with smooth melodies and lyrical numbers certain to entertain all the lucky patrons setting foot in the historic bar. The venue was founded by Clifford Antone, who has hosted many of blue's finest such as  B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker and Pinetop Perkins. It  is open to music lovers of all ages and is never a dull crowd embarking on a remarkable unforgettable every night of the week! This bar has gained much respect by the local austinites and visitors alike. Winning several awards for it's appeal, one being "Nightclub of the Year" by USA Today. This goes to show that this legendary scene can hold up to many similar venues across the U.S. live music and entertainment.


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Monday Nights will feature an enlightening performance by an acoustic folk inspired soul musician who goes by the name  JJ Usher, he is a talented guitarist that had his youthful start in Houston and up-rooted to Nashville's prestiguous Belmont Music College for a business degree and cleverly took Austin's music scene by storm. Some of this musician's influences are Bob Marley, Al Green, Bob Dylan, Dave Matthews, Beastie Boys, Citizen Cope, to mention a few. He has been compared to the sweet sounds of Jack Johnson and Gavin Degraw.


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Partnering him for Soul Mondays will be Soul Track Mind, another great soul inspired band whose music pulls from sounds of the Blues, Jazz, Rock and Roll, the group is comprised of seven mult-faceted artists that collectively embody the classic soul sound. This group is planning to record a debut album to hit the masses this year and are working collaboratively to push it mainstream so keep an eye of for this talented bunch.  The members are each genuine in their sound and they each bring something different to the band as whole. The group includes Donovan Keith, Gregory Smith, Jonathon Zemek, "Lumberjack" Levelton, Joe Krohn and Raymond Johnson.

The show much resembles every other that is put on at Antone's, each is sold-out rather quickly and all shows hosted at the venue deliver that much deserved music fix that your looking for downtown. The show begins every monday at 8pm! There is usually a $6-$8 cover at the door!

Antone's is located at the corner of 5th and Lavaca Street.

For more info on this show visit Do512.com!

 Check out other great blue's venues and view local events each Monday Night!

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