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Sep
27
Thu
SWEET HOME ALABAMA – Chick Flick Night!
Sep 27 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Starring Reese Witherspoon and Josh Lucas.

New York fashion designer Melanie (Reese Witherspoon) suddenly finds herself engaged to the city’s most eligible bachelor. But Melanie’s past holds many secrets, including Jake (Josh Lucas), the redneck husband she married in high school, who refuses to divorce her. Bound and determined to end their relationship once and for all, Melanie sneaks back home to Alabama to confront her past, only to discover that you can take the girl out of the South, but you can’t take the South out of the girl.

Showing Thursday, September 27 – Showtime 7pm – Admission $5 Adults/$3 Kids Under 12

Sep
28
Fri
Giulia Millanta – Singer/Songwriter
Sep 28 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Singer-songwriter, Giulia (Julia) Millanta, is a native-born Italian from Florence who now calls Austin, Texas home. A creative and prolific artist, she has released five albums touring regionally, nationally throughout the USA and internationally. An accomplished guitarist, Giulia also plays ukulele and sings in four languages. She has been called smart, pensive and cool and credited with psychedelic grooveability whilst “baring her clairvoyant soul” to “deliver musical mojo.”   In 2016, Giulia released her fifth solo album “Moonbeam Parade”, 13 self-penned tunes fueled by a new direction on electric guitar. Produced by Giulia herself on her own label “Ugly Cat Music”, with her friend and producer George Reiff, with a stellar band featuring some of the best musicians in Austin, such as Charlie Sexton (Bob Dylan), Howe Gelb (Giant Sand), Glenn Fukunaga (The Dixie Chicks), Michael Fracasso, Kimmie Rhodes, Gabriel Rhodes (Willie Nelson), Dony Wynn (Robert Palmer), David Pulkingham (Patty Griffin). Moonbeam Parade tour has brought Giulia to the U.K, Holland, Germany, Belgium, Italy and through out the U.S.  She is currently working on her 6th record to be released in the spring of 2018.

Giulia performs in THE LOFT at the Uptown Art House on Friday, September 28 from 7pm to 10pm.  UAH doors open at 5pm – Admission is $5 at the door.

Sep
29
Sat
Jerry Rivers – Busking at Market Days
Sep 29 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

In conjunction with Marble Falls Market Days the Uptown Art House presents an afternoon of music entertainment with JERRY RIVERS.  Jerry will perform outside under the UAH awning and provide free live entertainment for the market goers on Saturday, September 29, from noon to 3pm.  UAH doors open at 11am and we’ll will have craft beer and local wine to go, or enjoy in our air conditioned lounge.  This will be a fun event.

Scott Collins – Singer/Songwriter
Sep 29 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Singer/Songwriter SCOTT COLLINS performs in The Loft at the Uptown Art House on Saturday, September 29 from 7-10pm – $5 Cover – UAH doors open at 5pm.

“Scotts songs sound authentic yet very modern, and he delivers them with a sense of urgency. The music has that mixed-up blend of beats and influences that it seems can only happen in Austin. The songs stay with you, and thats a good sign.” – Terry Lickona, Executive Producer Austin City Limits, Austin City Limits. 

Austin singer/songwriter, Scott Collins has been at the forefront of the local music scene including KUTX 98.9’s ‘Austin Music Minute’ with Laurie Gallardo, performing at the stations notable Studio 1A and showcasing at SXSW in 2015 and again in 2017 & 2018. After fronting his previous bands, Collins dove back to his roots to focus on his solo project but continues to surround himself with talented musicians once he takes to the stage.

http://scottcollinsproject.weebly.com

Sep
30
Sun
LAWRENCE OF ARABIA – Classic Movie Sundays
Sep 30 @ 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Starring Peter O’Toole and Alec Guiness.

Due to his knowledge of the native Bedouin tribes, British Lieutenant T.E. Lawrence (Peter O’Toole) is sent to Arabia to find Prince Faisal (Alec Guinness) and serve as a liaison between the Arabs and the British in their fight against the Turks. With the aid of native Sherif Ali (Omar Sharif), Lawrence rebels against the orders of his superior officer and strikes out on a daring camel journey across the harsh desert to attack a well-guarded Turkish port.

Showing Sunday, September 20 – Showtime 2pm – Admission $5 Adults/$3 Kids Under 12

Oct
4
Thu
Jim Halfpenny – Singer/Songwriter/Composer
Oct 4 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

JIM HALFPENNY has been a professional musician, film composer and songwriter for more than 20 years. His composing credits include the original scores for over 25 feature length films, music for a Discovery Channel series and jingles for national TV and radio ads. Jim’s stylishly diverse songs have been placed in feature films, cable and network TV programs and a musical production for the stage. Over the years he has performed his songs, both as a solo artist and with his bands, at live music venues and festivals across the country, including historic rock clubs like the Troubadour, Madam Wong’s and Gazzarri’s in Los Angeles, CA.  His unmistakable sound uniquely blends folk, rock, pop and country and was described in the Americana Music Times as “earthy, yet refined”. Jim’s two self-released CD’s have gathered positive press reviews both domestically and abroad and a third one is on its way.

Jim will perform with percussionist BRANDON STORMS in The Loft at the Uptown Art House on Thursday, October 4, from 6pm to 9pm.  UAH doors open at 5pm – Admission is $5.

Oct
5
Fri
MICHAEL MARTIN MURPHEY
Oct 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter, MICHAEL MARTIN MURPHEY performs a CD Release Party at the Uptown Art House on Friday, October 5, in support of his brand new album “AUSTINOLOGY – ALLEYS OF AUSTIN”.  Showtime is 7pm-9pm – TICKETS are $45 Reserved/$30 General in advance, and $50/$35 at the Door.

MICHAEL MARTIN MURPHEY “AUSTINOLOGY – ALLEYS OF AUSTIN”

It’s September, 1972. The legendary Armadillo World Headquarters in Austin, TX is hosting two nights of sold-out shows with headliner Michael Martin Murphey and his opening act Willie Nelson. Until now, the Armadillo has presented mostly rock acts.

Rolling Stone magazine has heard the shows might be special so it sends their top man in Texas, Chet Flippo, to cover the event. Flippo soon declares in Rolling Stone that Murphey is “the best new songwriter in America.”

Murphey has just released his acclaimed genre-bending Geronimo’s Cadillac, and on this night he and Nelson present their unique fusions of pop, rock, folk, cowboy ballads, hard-core country, jazz and red-dirt bluegrass. It is a night that defies all the music norms of the time; a night that some will call “the birth of modern Americana music.”

“Murphey was a key player in the Austin phenomenon,” Craig Havighurst of WMOT — The String recently observed. “Murphey, along with Willie Nelson, Jerry Jeff Walker and others forged a country-rock hybrid that became the foundation for the progressive folk music field we now call ‘Americana’.”

Now 50 years after he began pioneering that music scene and laid the foundation for what we now call Americana music, Murphey presents Austinology: Alleys of Austin. It is both a celebration of that era and a look at the seminal period that turned Austin into one of the music capitals of the world.

Native Texan Murphey already had songwriting success in Los Angeles when returned to Texas and landed in Austin in the late 1960s. Still, Murphey says moving to Austin made him a better songwriter and a better performer due to the friendly association with other writers and performers who followed him to Austin and gave birth a burgeoning creative community that included Jerry Jeff Walker, Willie Nelson, Jimmy Buffett, Gary P. Nunn and other soon-to-be legends like Guy Clark and Townes Van Zandt.

For Austinology: Alleys of Austin, Murphey chose music styles that defined the period as he explores why it perpetuated itself. He is joined by several artists who were part of that era as well as those influenced by the work the originators created:

• Willie Nelson (on “Alleys of Austin” and “Cosmic Cowboy”)
• Steve Earle (on “Geronimo’s Cadillac”),
• Lyle Lovett (on “Alleys of Austin,” “Cosmic Cowboy” and “Drunken Lady
of the Morning”)
• Kelly Willis and Bruce Robison (on “Little Bird”)
• Jerry Jeff Walker (on “Cosmic Cowboy,” “Alleys of Austin”)
• Amy Grant (on “Wildfire”)
• Randy Rogers (“Backslider’s Wine”)
• The Last Bandoleros (on Guy Clark’s “LA Freeway”)

“This album is not just about my songs,” Murphey said. “It’s about style and substance that makes a song that stands the test of time, a song that has a chance of living on in the Great American Songbook.

“So I did my personal take on songs by Guy Clark, Townes Van Zandt, Jerry Jeff Walker, Allan Damron as well as songs made popular by Willie and Waylon,” he continued. “I stayed with songs that came out when I was there – between 1968 and 1974 — because I personally experienced what the impact of that songwriting style was on the culture. [Laughs] Because I was there, you know? And I grew up with the mix that created the original American music: African-American Blues and Spirituals, Tejano/Irish/German/ Cowboy Ballads and Dance tunes- including Native American music.”

Murphey has traveled extensively and engaged in ranching throughout the West, but remained a Texas resident through it all, even as he topped the International and National Pop, Country, Bluegrass and Western music charts with such huge crossover hits as “Wildfire,” “Carolina In The Pines,” “What’s Forever For,” “Long Line of Love,” “Geronimo’s Cadillac” and “Cowboy Logic.”

Through all the chart-jumping and genre busting, Murphey has remained constant to an honest, sincere approach to his songwriting. He is no more country than rock, no more bluegrass than classical, no more folk than jazz. He is, rather, a true AMERICAN songwriter. His stubborn determination to be the best songwriter possible has led to his songs being covered by such artists as Lyle Lovett, John Denver, Kenny Rogers, Hoyt Axton, Cher, Manfred Mann, Michael Nesmith of the Monkees, and more.

Murphey came of age in the local Southwestern folk music scene, starting with a Bohemian club called the Rubiyat in Dallas and other acoustic venues in Austin, Houston, Oklahoma City, Tulsa and Denver. After briefly attending the University of North Texas (which had its own thriving music school), Murphey transferred to UCLA and worked his way through college as a singer / songwriter while excelling as a student of poetry, songwriter and performer.

But a growing family and the pull of his Texas Cowboy roots brought him back to Austin in 1968 – where he began a new musical movement with the help of Rod Kennedy (founder of Kerrville Folk Festival), Segle Fry (club manager and folksinger) and UT ethnomusicologist Roger Abrams. In May of 2018, the Country Music Hall of Fame honored Murphey’s contribution as a founding member of the Austin music scene as part of their three year Outlaws and Armadillos exhibit. He’s come full circle to his Cowboy roots, having recently been given the Lifetime Achievement Award by the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum and Cowboy Hall of Fame.

Perhaps most striking about Austinology: Alleys of Austin is how good songs weather the years, which is precisely why such celebrated songwriters as Earle, Grant, Walker, Nelson, Lovett and as artists like Garth Brooks, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Ray Wylie Hubbard and more cite Murphey as a major influence on their own craft.

With the release of Michael Martin Murphey’s Austinology: Alleys of Austin, his legacy is impacting new generations.

www.michaelmartinmurphey.com

Oct
6
Sat
Bruce Salmon – Singer/Songwriter
Oct 6 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Bruce Salmon is a New Orleans native, Texas-raised musician, troubadour, and singer/songwriter. His music is steeped in the Texas songwriting tradition, seasoned by hometown jazz, funk, and blues.  Mr. Salmon has also extensively studied Eastern European folk music at the source in Bulgaria, Hungary, Poland, Turkey and Romania.  The Uptown Art House is proud to present this exciting songwriter, live in our new listening room, THE LOFT.

Bruce plays from 7pm to 10pm.  Uptown Art House doors open at 1pm – Admission is $5.

Oct
7
Sun
IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT – Classic Movie Sundays
Oct 7 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

IT HAPPENED ONE NIGHT, starring CLARK GABLE and CLAUDETTE COLBERT screens Sunday, November 7 at the Uptown Art House.  Showtime is 2pm – Admission is $5 Adults/$3 Kids under 12.

In Frank Capra’s acclaimed romantic comedy, spoiled heiress Ellie Andrews (Claudette Colbert) impetuously marries the scheming King Westley, leading her tycoon father (Walter Connolly) to spirit her away on his yacht. After jumping ship, Ellie falls in with cynical newspaper reporter Peter Warne (Clark Gable), who offers to help her reunite with her new husband in exchange for an exclusive story. But during their travels, the reporter finds himself falling for the feisty young heiress.

Oct
12
Fri
SONGWRITERS ROUND – Preview of the Dripping Springs Songwriters Festival
Oct 12 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Come enjoy an evening of excellent singer/songwriters on Friday, October 12 at the Uptown Art House.  This preview of the DRIPPING SPRINGS SONGWRITERS FESTIVAL will feature 4 of the 44 songwriters that will performing at the October 19-21 festival in Dripping Springs, TX.  Songwriters CARI RAY (Nashville, IN), VANESSA LIVELY (Austin, TX), CHRIST STRAND (Austin, TX) and BOB SIMPSON (San Angelo, TX) will perform in-the-round, Nashville-style and tell the stories behind their songs. This will be an evening not to be missed!  Showtime is 7-10pm – Admission is $10.00 at the Door.  UAH doors open at 5pm on Friday.

For more information on the DRIPPING SPRINGS SONGWRITERS FESTIVAL visit the website HERE!

CARI RAY – Nashville, IN – Cari Ray is an entertainer and storyteller whose songs might just transport you to a back alley juke joint around the early part of the last century. A multi award-winning songwriter, she was most recently named a New Folk Finalist at the venerable Kerrville Folk Festival. Cari’s influences as a writer and performer are clear and present in her original material, spanning a wide range of early American music… a helping of acoustic blues, a little folk, a rasher of ragtime, and a slight flavor of old-time country. Her live show serves it up handily with quick wit, tasty fingerstyle guitar, and a huge voice. With a unique blend of heart and grit, Cari Ray will have your heart breaking one minute and your hips shaking the next…while her Piedmont-style guitar picking will have you wondering where she’s hiding the rest of band. www.cariray.com

VANESSA LIVELY – Austin, TX – Vanessa Lively creates an eclectic blend of folk & world music that beautifully join heartfelt lyrics with soulful vocals. Drawing on a compelling mix of tempos and styles that embrace hints of urban, world, Latin, funk and pop, Lively’s songs fully capture her compassionate nature and love of community. Margaret Moser of The Austin Chronicle describes Vanessa’s music as “folk music on fire with worldly rhythms and a Latin pulse.”  Lively was named one of the Top 10 Artists of the Year by KUNC in Colorado and one of the Top Artists of the Year by Where The Birds Fly in Germany. “Austin’s Vanessa Lively is a true multi-discipline artist. She’s a singer, songwriter, musician and painter with a do-it-yourself attitude and a compassionate spirit.” – Mario Tarradell, The Dallas Morning News.  Lively was honored in 2017 with the Artist Activist Award by Music To Life. With the grant, Lively started her a music program that works within Austin’s homeless community. She is currently leading music circles for her program called Home Street Music in Austin. www.vanessalively.com

CHRIS STRAND – Austin, TX – Borrowing from David Bazan, Tom Waits, The Tallest Man on Earth, Brian Wilson, and Townes Van Zandt, Chris Strand has been crafting energetic yet articulate songs in Austin since 2012. His dynamic live performances, solo or supported by his band, the Sinners, have led him to play acclaimed rooms across the US and earned him fans that cling to his lyrics, musicianship, and authenticity. He has released three solo records,hos EP Roots in 2013, Settle Down in 2014, and Tonight’s Just Begun in 2017. These records have allowed him to work alongside members of such bands as The Heartless Bastards, Lloyd Maines, Robert Earl Keen, The Gourds, Shinyribs, The New Bohemians, and 20/20. www.chrisstrand.com

BOB SIMPSON – San Angelo, TX – Bob Simpson’s carefully crafted guitar melodies and clever lyrics take you back to a time when musicians truly cared about the content and craftsmanship of their art. It’s easy to begrudge someone when they are compared to more notable artists (most often James Taylor and Lyle Lovett) in their field. But Bob truly deserves these comparisons. He pays tribute to those that came before him while still maintaining a sound and story all his own. A self-taught guitar player, Simpson began writing songs as a teenager; a hobby that would last him a lifetime. After recording several demos that would introduce his body of work to various audiences, he began to record and release his self-titled debut in 2008 followed by his alt-country tinged 2013 sophomore release, Odd Man Out. His songs have been featured in several independent films and performed in some of the more well-known venues across the state of Texas. www.bobsimpsonmusic.com

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