Saturday, October 15….doors 7pm, music 9:30pm

A Night of Rising Nashville Country Stars



My job is to entertain,” says country music singer-songwriter Nick Hickman.

“I give everything I have in order to do just that.”

His energetic live performances, insightful songwriting, and strong vocals prove that everything he has, is everything he needs to satisfy an audience. Nick performs multiple genres of music ranging from country to pop and rock, but he has found his home in country music. Originally from Knoxville, TN, Hickman made the move to Nashville in 2014.

Beyond writing and recording, the Music City newcomer made his mark on Nash Next, where he landed among the top twenty contestants. Music has always been a big part of Hickman’s life as he used to predominately identify himself as a songwriter. However, over the last few years, he has spent ample time perfecting his artistry and live performances.Hickman’s musical influences include talent like Justin Timberlake, Travis Tritt, George Strait, Luke Bryan, Boys Like Girls, and The Fray; which is a testament to his creative style and range. Hickman says, “All of those guys bring something different to the table...whether it’s insane vocals, an energetic performance, or powerful songwriting, or a combination of all three. Those are all things that I aim to bring as well.”

Hickman is certainly off to a great start as he recently released his EP, Tailgate Dance Floor which has included the radio releases of “Summertime Southern Style,” Tailgate Dance Floor,” and his current single, “Rain.” On this EP, he had the opportunity to work with producer Colin Brittain (known for producing 5 Seconds of Summer and Sonia Leigh) and producer, mixer, and award-winning songwriter Jeff Zacharski (who has engineered for recording artists such as John Legend, Mike Posner, and many more). “Tailgate Dance Floor,” Hickman’s previous single, saw success in the Top 100 on Nashville’s Music Row Chart and received strong airplay across the United States. His current release “Rain,” co-written by Brent Anderson, CJ Solar, and Mark Fuhrer, is a powerful ballad that showcases what Hickman is capable of vocally. As Hickman’s career continues, he most looks forward to interacting with his fans. He says, “Nothing is more fulfilling and incredible than having a room full of people singing your song back to you. I live for that!” Hickman is sure to be filling more and more rooms full of singing fans in the years to come.

and featuring…


“When I write music, I tell stories and that’s what country music is,” said the fiery singer/songwriter Camille Rae. “My lyrics are vulnerable and relatable to most and I never want to compromise my writing to fit a formula.”

That statement holds true as Rae continuously captivates her audience with her insightful songwriting and vibrant vocals. The songstress performs multiple genres of music, ranging from classical to bluegrass, but finds her artistic home within country music. Originally from Mount Vernon, Ky., Rae has been eager to share her talent since her church performances as a child. At 12 years of age, Rae began to craft her own songs while strumming a six-string. In high school, she performed as a member of the Kentucky All-State choir before earning a degree in Music Education at University of the Cumberlands. Prior to moving to Nashville, Tennessee, Rae spent three years in Vancouver, BC, Canada. She took to live performance and further enhancement of her songwriting before returning to the states in 2012 to fully persue a solo career as a country music artist.

Her musical influences consist of a montage of female powerhouses such as Bessie Smith, Trisha Yearwood, Kelly Clarkson, and fellow redheads Reba McEntire and Wynona Judd; Women who’ve inspired Rae’s primary topic, “the intimate feelings that someone thinks but never speaks aloud.” In 2015, Rae released her debut album I Need Me (Break the Cycle Entertainment) included “Shadows Dance Tonight” which scored the emerging artist her first nationally charted single landing at No. 55 on Nashville’s Music Row Chart and received strong airplay across the United States and Canada. Her presence on the chart positioned Rae as an opening act for notables like The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, David Cook, Maddie and Tae, and more. Rae continues to harness that red-hot energy with the latest single, “But I Want You,” co-written by Jaida Dreyer, Fred Wilhelm, and Jay Knowles. With a prominent kick-drum, lead banjo riff, and sassy vocal, the track is just a taste of what’s to come with Rae’s future sophomore release. As Rae’s career continues to blossom, she seeks to inspire, encourage, and help others. Her philanthropy efforts include St. Jude’s Children Hospital and organizations in support of music education and victims of domestic violence.

Cover: $5


Thursday, October 20….doors 4pm, music 8:30pm

The return of…


Born the 7th son of a coal miner’s daughter in 1966, Dexter Romweber

has grown up to become nothing less than an icon

of the American music underground.

Former frontman for the world famous psycho-surf-rockabilly-garage-punk combo

Flat Duo Jets, Dex released his first of seventeen albums in 1990

to rave reviews worldwide. He starred alongside R.E.M. and The B-52s

in the 1987 culst classic film Athens, Ga. Inside Out. His first national tour in 1990

was as opening act for The Cramps.  He was showcased on MTV’s The Cutting Edge

and 120 Minutes, appeared with the Flat Duo Jets in videos such as “Wild Wild Lover”

and “Radioactive Man,” mad a stunning performance on Late Night with David Letterman,

and has shared the stage with dozens of rock’s underground kings including Iggy Pop,

the White Stripes, Link Wray, Reverend Horton Heat and many, many others.

Dex’s unique blend of rockabilly, swing, surf instrumental,

and punk lounge has influenced and launched an entire generation of bands.

Cover: Special Low-Dough Show….$10 at the door



Friday, October 21…6pm till 9pm

Happy Hour featuring Free Munchies, Drink Specials…

and Live Music featuring the Abilene debut of and EP Release by…


The CJB’s 4-song debut EP on Slam Note Records is a hard-driving trip

through a rock ‘n’ roll landscape, veering from traces of psychedelia to industrial.

“Four on the Floor” rocks with the power of a 70’s muscle car. Fasten your seats..and crank it up!

followed by the CD Release Party with..


Enjoy the alt-country/pop sounds of Peter Anvelt and the boys..

Cover: $5




Saturday, October 22…doors 7pm, music 8pm

“Abilene on the Road” and the Record Archive present Singer-Songwriter

CHRIS TRAPPER the Record Archive Backroom Lounge

Chris Trapper began his career as the front man for late-90’s

alternative rock band The Push Stars (Capital Records).

With four CD releases and several high profile national tours-including

 a run with Matchbox Twenty-The Push Stars served to establish Chris as an authentic talent.

As a singer-songwriter, Chris is most known for his original song “This Time,”

the #1 selling song on the Grammy-nominate soundtrack for “August Rush”

(Robin Williams, Jonathan Rhys Meyers/Warner Bros Pictures).

His music can best be described as lyrically driven root-pop with a knack for telling everyday stories.

The New York Times has called his work “classic pop perfection.”

With special guest…from Nashville

Bridget Caldwell

Cover: $22 advance, $25 day of show

Tickets on sale now at  Abilene, Record Archive

and online at


And at Abilene on October 22….

a band to be announced very shortly!



Tuesday, October 25…8pm till 10pm

With a Little Help from My Friends…The Beatles Unplugged..and featuring


With Special Guest: BRIAN AYERS

No Cover Charge! Enjoy the music…it’s our treat!




Wednesday, October 26…doors 4pm, music 8pm

the 20th Anniversary of “Diary of a Mod Housewife”


Amy Rigby is a songwriter, musician and performer

best known for her album “Diary of a Mod Housewife” and Little Steven’s Underground Garage favorite,

“Dancing with Joey Ramone.” She was part of the late 70’s downtown NYC

no wave nightspot Tier 3 gang and formed bands the Stare Kits,

Last Roundup and The Shams before beginning her solo career. 

For the last twenty years she has toured the US, Canada, UK and Europe,

appearing on Fresh Air with Terry Gross, Late Night with Conan O’Brien,

World Café, Whad’Ya Know, All Things Considered, BBC Radio 6 Music’s

Marc Riley Show and Mountain Stage. She lives with her husband

and sometime duet partner Wreckless Eric in the Hudson Valley.

Cover: $8 advance, $10 day of show

Tickets on sale now at Abilene, Record Archive, Bop Shop Records

and online at





Friday, October 28 Friday, August 19…6pm till 9pm

Happy Hour featuring Free Munchies, Drink Specials…and Live Music featuring the music of  


The Angle is a 5-piece band performing homegrown original music…

songs that were born in a barn in Upstate, NY…an acoustic/electric mix

that leaves you wanting to hear more.

Check out the original rock sounds of Rick Palumbo,

Scott Schipper, Scott Stevenson, Tom McTamity and Chris Zolellick

and followed at 9:30 by NYC’s


Radically multicultural and poly-stylistic, New York City’s TriBeCaStan

is one of contemporary music’s most vibrantly eclectic ensembles,

using diverse instruments to create an infectious, exotic dance music.

Nestled in the heart of New York’s bustling urban sprawl lies a sonic oasis

in which the sounds of Africa meet New York loft jazz, Balkan rhythms merge

with Appalachian bluegrass, and traditional Afghan melodies mingle with

good old American rock ‘n’ roll. Here folk instruments from all over the world

coexist in harmony (and mayhem) with funky rhythms, wailing reeds and punch brass.

Blending multifarious cultures TriBeCaStan aims to tear down the barriers between

American music, world, and jazz. The result is a virtuosic and exuberant collaboration

between some of New York’s finest jazz and world musicians-many of whom

have played and collaborated with legendary innovators, including

Ornette Coleman, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Sting, Carlos Santana, Violent Femmes,

John Corigliano, James Brown, Taj Mahal, Willy DeVille and Eddie Harris.

Long-time fixtures of the band feature co-founders/multi-instrumentalists John Kruth

and Jeff Greene, along with Claire Daly (New York’s baritone sax goddess),

Kenny Margolis (keyboard and accordion with Willy DeVille), Premik Russell Tubbs

on saxes and lap steel guitar (John McLaughlin, Sting) and Ray Peterson

(bassist with jazz legend Eddie Harris), along with many other greats.

In the words of the New York Times, “Zappa-esque…genre-bending jazz and world-music.”

Cover: Low-Dough Show!!!

Ten Bucks at the Door



Saturday, October 29….doors 7pm, music 9:30pm


Halloween Bash

&Costume Contest!!!

And featuring rock ‘n’ honky tonk from Columbus, Ohio’s



Perley has earned comparisons to everyone from Joan Jett to Patsy Clin

e and her range of delicate reverb-laden crooners to grit-fused rock anthems

have made more and more listeners take notice.  The band’s live shows rumble

with swaggering basslines and guitar riffs and Perley’s soulful delivery and

charismatic stage presence create a memorable experience for audiences eager to listen.
“It’s the shameless good times and guitar forward songwriting of bands like

the Georgia Satellites with a mix of jam, glam, and honky-tonk

to round out the sound.” Duane Doobie

Cover: $6





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