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2015

LIVE MUSIC CALENDAR!

****SPECIAL EVENT****

Thursday, February 4…..doors 4pm, music 7:30pm

THE NEW ORLEANS MARDI GRAS PARTY!!!

There’ll be Beads, Beads and more Beads….and Abita Purple Haze

and Abita Mardi Gras Bock on Special All Night Long!

Featuring New Orleans guitar whiz and band

MARC STONE BAND


Rock n Roll tunes are front and center on his upcoming release “Poison & Medicine”.

The album features contributions from a who’s who of the New Orleans scene,

including members of the Honey Island Swamp Band, Dirty Dozen Brass Band and Galactic,

as well as New Orleans keyboard masters Josh Paxton and Joe Krown,

percussion legends Mike Dillon and Ken “Afro” Williams and host of great vocalists

including Big Al Carson, Benny Turner and Tanya and Lillian Boutte.

New Orleans premier Roots Music label, Louisiana Red Hot Records,

as Marc joins the ranks of the hottest bands coming out of New Orleans today

including Ivan Neville and Dumpstaphunk, The Honey Island Swamp Band,

the New Orleans Suspects and Glen David Andrews.
A fixture at the Festivals and premier venues in New Orleans,

and a seasoned touring artist in Europe, Stone came up playing on the streets

and in the bands of Blues, Funk and Zydeco legends to become one of the most respected

contemporary Blues and Roots artists on the Crescent City scene. He is also a popular radio host

with listeners around the world, and 2015 marks his fifteenth year as a Blues DJ

and programmer on legendary New Orleans Jazz and

Heritage Station WWOZ 90.7-fm/www.wwoz.org.

In addition to touring and recording as an artist, Stone has produced

and acted as musical director for projects featuring artists including Walter "Wolfman" Washington,

Benny Turner, the Campbell Brothers, Betty Harris, Anders Osborne, Alvin "Youngblood" Hart,

Benny Turner, Terrance Simien, Kirk Joseph, Roger Lewis, Rockin' Dopsie Jr., Bruce "Sunpie" Barnes,

Shannon McNally and many others. He has also worked as guitarist for legends including Eddie Bo,

Ernie K-Doe, Henry Gray, C.J. Chenier, Tommy Ridgely, Marva Wright and Marcia Ball.

In September of 2014 Marc led his Louisiana Blues Throwdown, featuring 15 Blues and Roots legends

from the US, on a triumphant appearances at Blues and Rock Night Thusis, Switzerland,

bringing the event their largest audience and biggest success in their 8 year history.

With Special Guest

PROFFESOR ANONYMOUS


New Orleans piano classics and other soulful, funky jams 

www.marcstonemusic.com

www.reverbnation.com/marcstone

www.reverbnation.com/Anonymouswillpower

Special Thanks to Woody Woodward and Steve Grills!

Cover: $8

 

 

Friday, February 5…doors open at 3pm, music at 4:30pm

It’s the first Friday of the month

….so that means it’s our

“Teacher Appreciation Happy Hour!”

Abilene would like to invite all of the amazing teachers

(and school support staff) from around Rochester

to come out, unwind and let us show you the appreciation you deserve.

Free Munchies, Drink Specials, First Drink FREE with school ID

…and live Americana with the Abilene debut of …

THE GEEZERS

The Geezers are a friendly group of five hardly grumpy men from Rochester, NY

who enjoy getting together to play wonderful songs. You’ll hear great versions

of great tunes by Lyle Lovett, Bob Dylan, Loudon Wainwright..and more.

And then at 9:30pm…

...the groove, jam, rock sounds of...

GOT HERB?

Don't miss veterans Herb Heins, the Spezio brothers, Raydar,

Ethan Lyons, Chris Meeker and Michael Van Munster.

www.facebook.com/events/960575160684297

Cover: $5


 

Saturday, February 6….door 7pm, music 8pm

The debut of Americana, acoustic and bluegrass band

KUBICK’S RUBES

Kubrick’s Rubes mines the old-time and bluegrass styles,

with a little country and swing thrown in for good measure. 

The Rubes love a great song, close harmonies, and the simple pleasures of picking together.

Although the Rubes are a new band, the members are no strangers to the local music scene.

Betsy Kubick, Mark Manzoni, Cap Cooke and Jordan Kleiman are Kubick’s Rubes

…don’t miss this show!

and followed at 10:15pm with the CD RELEASE PARTY of…

THE PHIL MARSHALL BAND


Featuring Phil Marhall, Faith Lasher, Roy Marshall and Mark Cuminale

www.facebook.com/scatterbed/?fref=ts

Cover: $6

 

 

Please note:

Abilene Bar and Lounge is closed from February 7 through 22.

We’re going on a couple booking excursions,

checking out some bands new and old that we’d like to bring to the corner saloon…

and we’ll reopen on Tuesday, February 23 at 4pm.

In the meantime, tickets for the following Abilene shows will be available online at

www.abilenebarandlounge.com 

The Cactus Blossoms (Feb 24),

David Ramirez with Lucette (Feb 27)

 Commander Cody & His Modern Day Airmen (Feb 28)

Selwyn Birchwood Band (Mar 1), Gina Sicilia (Mar 7)

 Jim Lauderdale (Mar 26)

 Legendary Shack Shakers with Pine Hill Haints (Apr 3)

and Kim Richey (Apr 24)

We thank you for your continued patronage…and greatly look forward to an awesome Abilene Spring!!!!

 

 

 

****SPECIAL EVENT****

Abilene Reopening Bash!!!

Tuesday, February 23….8pm

Help us celebrate GEORGE HARRISON’S BIRTHDAY!!

4th ANNUAL HARRISON BIRTHDAY BASH hosted by…

DON CHRISTIANO


With A Little Help from My Friends…The Beatles Unplugged.

There’ll be many special guests…and many great songs.

www.facebook.com/donchristiano

Cover: $3

 

 

 

****SPECIAL SHOW****

Wednesday, February 24….8pm

THE CACTUS BLOSSOMS


With Special Guests

THE BOSSA NOVA BRADLEY BROTHERS

www.thecactusblossoms.com

www.facebook.com/todd.bradley.79?fref=ts

The Cactus Blossoms’latest disc, “You’re Dreaming”

is the national debut of the acclaimed roots music duo.

Led by brothers Jack Torrey and  Page Burkum, the band started

as a vehicle for the siblings to hone their harmonic abilities on classic

American songs with minimal instrumentation.  They quickly amassed a fervent fan base

in Minnesota’s Twin Cities and found themselves on public radio’s A Prarie Home Companion.

Produced by JD McPherson, the 10 original songs on “You’re Dreaming”

showcase the incredible seamless vocals of the brothers in the time honored

tradition of blood harmony akin to The Everly Brothers.

Special thanks to Doug Camp!

Cover: $8 advance, $10 day of show

Tickets on sale now…at Abilene and online at www.abilenebarandlounge.com

 

 

 

 

****SPECIAL SHOW****

Thursday , February 25….8pm till 11pm

THE 7TH ANNUAL JOHNNY CASH BIRTHDAY BASH!!!

Hosted by “The Abilene Three,” featuring Tommy Brunett, Brian Williams and Jimmy Mac.

Join us in celebrating the life and music of Johnny Cash.

There’ll be a ton of great musicians, raffles and drink specials all night long.

Sponsored by Record Archive, Genny Beer and Freetime Magazine.

www.recordarchive.com and www.freetimemagazine.com

Cover: $5

 

 

Friday, Febraury 26…..6pm till 9pm

Live Original Music, Free Munchies and Drink Specials…

and the acoustic/original rock/blues sounds of

TEAGAN AND LOU

from Teagan and the Tweeds


www.teaganward.com


and then at 9:30pm, an Abilene triple-bill..

ELI FLYNN


www.eliflynn.com


And then…the return of the instrumental surf freak-out sounds of

PICKLED BRAIN FROM OUTER SPACE


www.facebook.com/PickledBrainFromOuterSpace


and then the multi-instrumental rhythms and intense percussion styling of…

BEET JUICE


www.reverbnation.com/beetjuice

Cover: $6

 

 

****SPECIAL EVENT****

Saturday, February 27…..doors 7pm, music 9pm

From Austin, Texas

DAVID RAMIREZ


In a world of singer-songwriters hawking their stories,

David Ramirez has managed to stand out from the noise,

developing a fiercely loyal following of fans who are drawn to his intimately personal songwriting.

“When someone buys a record of mine, they’re getting my life.  They are essentially memoirs.

  They’re going to know a little bit more about who I am.”

“Fables” is a parse, poignant set of songs crafted around Ramirez’ starkly beautiful baritone,

which the New York Times once described as full of “haggard loneliness.”

NPR Music praised his knack for writing “dark, wrenching tales that are immediately

identifiable to those who’ve loved and lost, “ while Paste described his “brutally honest”

lyrics as “almost alarmingly descriptive.”

After years on the road touring as an opening act for artists like Noah Gundersen,

Gregory Alan Isakov, Shakey Graves and Joe Pug, Ramirez is excited to finally

embark on his own tour.  “Fans have been paying high-dollar tickets to watch

me open for other bands, and I’m very thankful for it.  I’ve also had the chance

to see how other songwriters I respect work on a professional level.  I’ve learned

a lot and been challenged a lot.  It’s like I’ve been going to school.  I’ve been taking notes.

And now I think I’m ready for the job.  I’m really excited to finally go out with a band

and do my own full set. It will be more fun and energetic.”

www.davidramirezmusic.com

with special guest

LUCETTE


Although young, it is obvious to all those who listen to her that

Lucette is an old and doggedly romantic soul. Full of emotion, her performances

take audiences back to the days when artists such as Neil Young, Emmylou Harris,

and Loretta Lynn dominated the airwaves.The single 'Bobby Reid' off of Lucette's

debut album, Black Is the Color, was completed in just one take, capturing the raw

and melancholy fluctuations of her effortless and mysterious sound.

Teaming up with Blake Judd of Judd Films to shoot the track's music video,

Lucette commented, "I feel truly fortunate to have been given the opportunity

to work with such amazing people on the 'Bobby Reid' video. Blake Judd (with Judd Films)

really believed in the project and believed in bringing the song to life."

The video, which features Sturgill Simpson and JD Wilkes, premiered on CMT Pure and CMTEdge.com

 2014 saw Lucette taking to the road and touring more than ever before.

She was direct support on Sturgill Simpson's nearly sold-out fall tour and t

oured or performed with artists such as Nikki Lane, The Secret Sisters,

Joe Ely, Jim Lauderdale and Mason Jennings, among others.

www.lucettemusic.com

Cover: $10 advance, $13 day of show

Tickets on sale now…at Abilene and online at www.abilenebarandlounge.com

 

 

****SPECIAL SHOW ****

Sunday, February 28….doors 4pm, music 6pm

We’re thrilled to present one of our all-time faves…

COMMANDER CODY & HIS MODERN DAY AIRMEN



The quintessential “bar band,” Cody and  crew play stripped-down,

basic rock ‘n’ roll, boogie-woogie, country and blues.

Get yer ass in gear, Commander Cody is comin’ to town!!!

www.commandercody.com

Cover: $20

Tickets on sale now…at Abilene and online at www.abilenebarandlounge.com


UPCOMING SHOWS!


Feb 23  GEORGE HARRISON’S BIRTHDAY BASH

Feb 25  JOHNNY CASH’S BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION

Feb 27  DAVID RAMIREZ with LUCETTE

February 28  COMMANDER CODY & HIS MODERN-DAY AIRMEN 

Mar 1  SELWYN BIRCHWOOD BAND

Mar 2  EDDIE ANGEL GUITAR PARTY

Mar 26  JIM LAUDERDALE

Mar 30  SULTANS OF STRING

Apr 3  THE LEGENDARY SHACK SHAKERS with PINE HILL HAINTS

Apr 30  JESSY CAROLINA & THE HOT MESS