Welcomes, New Videos, Tours, and SXSW!


Noon-9pm @ Maria’s Taco Xpress 
2529 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704 
KG Music Press and Carolina Chickadee Present: 
KG Music Press Clients participating this year include: 

Speedbuggy USA 

Jeff Crosby and the Refugees 

The Surreal McCoys 

Established in 2013, The Grand Ole Austin is held at local beloved restaurant and live music venue, Maria’s Taco Xpress.  Held as a day party during the SXSW music conference, the “GOA” brings in lovers of Americana and Country music from all across the globe, filling Maria’s to its 300 capacity seating. 

Past lineups have included: John Moreland/Andrew Combs/ The Carper Family/ Otis Gibbs/ Chris Shiflett (Foo Fighters) and the Dead Peasants/ShinyRibs/ Brennen Leigh and Noel McKay/ The Howlin' Brothers/ Blackie and the Rodeo Kings/Jane Lee Hooker/The Bluebonnets/Chuck Prophet &  The Mission Express/Rod Melancon/ Kevin Gordon/ Jon Byrd / Mike Stinson/ Jesse and Noah/ Ronee Blakley (star of Altman's Nashville)/ Ted Russell Kamp/ Mike and the Moonpies/ John Evans Band/Dave Olney and Sergio Webb/ Arty Hill/ Randy Weeks/ Anne McCue and Amelia White/Wagoneers/ Nocona/ Hilary Scott/ Charlie Faye/ Grant Langston/Jesse Jay Harris/Ramsay Midwood/Joe Fletcher/Brian Whelan 

Please let us know if you would like promotional materials from Speedbuggy USA, Jeff Crosby and the Refugees and The Surreal McCoys. 


WELCOME!  Sam Morrow and Jaime Wyatt to Tour the Southwestern US Together! 


March 4 // Valley Bar // Phoenix, AZ  
March 5 // The Spirit Room // Jerome, AZ  
March 6 // The Spirit Room // Jerome, AZ  
March 8 // McGonigels Mucky Duck // Houston, TX  
March 9 // Sam’s Burger Joint // San Antonio, TX  
March 12 // Adair’s Saloon // Dallas, TX  
March 15 // Main Street Crossing // Tomball, TX  
March 19 // Giddy Ups // Austin TX  
March 19 // Bandit Town // Manor, TX


El Twanguero is in Los Angeles from Madrid, Spain and finishing a February residency at El Cid and leading a workshop in Bakersfield, CA.  Last week’s show with surprise guests, The Mavericks was a sellout!  Please let us know if you would like promotional materials and a streaming/download link for El Twanguero’s new album, Pachuco. 

18th/ Los Angeles @ EL CID Sunset Blvd  4212 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90029 
with:  Ocha La Rocha, Echo Sparks 
23th/ Bakersfield @ Bakesfield Jazz Workshop 
25th/ Los Angeles @ EL CID Sunset Blvd  4212 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90029 
with:  Zander Schloss and Willie Tea Taylor 

” El Twanguero is a journey into the heart of the music… ” - Rolling Stone Magazine 

"A guitar master..." - Gabriel Garcia Marquez 

“I play with a real Spanish heart, but I am not a flamenco player. I am an electric player who plays Spanish music, which is very weird. I think I am the only one in the world who plays that kind of Latin-Twang thing” 
-El Twanguero 

A pioneer of Latin-twang, Diego "El Twanguero" Garcia was dubbed the "fire-breathing guitar hero" by the American press.  Launching his solo career two years ago, Twanguero has shared the stage with giant Latin artists El Cigala, Bunbury and Calamaro, among others.   His recent achievements include releasing the memorable recordings PACHUCO and Argentina Songbook (Warner Music); Touring Spain and America from South to North;  Receiving excellent press and becoming an International Gibson and Bigsby Artist. 

Considered by many as one of the best guitarists in the world, Latin Grammy winner El Twanguero invites all kinds of audience to join him: guitar fans, music fans and those just wanting to have fun! 



James Houlahan Multitudes 

Video for “Fires of Mercy” posted on Americana Daily 

James Houlahan is a singer, songwriter, and guitar player based in Los Angeles, California. A founding member of Boston-area bands such as Dogs on Television and The Jody Grind, Houlahan has come to be known as a songsmith who channels both tradition and poetic innovation, rooted in dark folk sounds and eclectic Americana. His songs have been used in commercials, television, and film. He performs regularly in the L.A. area and tours throughout the western U.S. 

Houlahan's new album, Multitudes, will be released in April 2016. It features 10 new songs and performances by some of the best session musicians L.A. has to offer, including Fernando Perdomo (Linda Perhacs, Jakob Dylan) on bass and Danny Frankel (Lou Reed, k.d. lang) on percussion. It was recorded at Veneto West studios in Santa Monica, CA, and was produced by Houlahan and Ronan Chris Murphy (King Crimson, Steve Morse, Nels Cline) 


“(I’m) reminded of Dr. John’s early work. Houlahan’s gravely voice is a bit like Dr. John’s; and the atmospheric Multitudes often takes you down roads that seem as enigmatic and just plain weird as anything the good doctor has delivered.”—Jeff Burger, The Morton Report 


Mike Jacoby NorthEastSouthWest 

11 fantastic songs - written and performed by the greatest singer/songwriter you've probably never heard of…  Mastered by the Grammy Award winning Mastering Engineer Gavin Lurssen. 

“Coming from Rochester, the rest of us flyovers might not realize that he was far enough from Manhattan to be at one with the rest of us flyover, heartland rockers. With an electric folkie/singer-songwriter vibe at his command, Jacoby brings the voice of experience to a young man's miasma making this the kind of thing generally non-raucous types can easily blast from their dorm rooms when finals and peer pressure seem monolithic with no one caring. A totally solo set with Jacoby not having to deal with anyone else, everything feels just right. Check it out.”—Midwest Record 

Read the NO DEPRESSION interview with Judy Warne 




Steven Casper & Cowboy Angst 
I Feel Like I’ve Got Snakes In My Head 


What do you do when you’re an independent artist with no major label or corporate sponsorship, and a burning desire to reach audiences? For LA artist Steven Casper, the answer is to huddle with in-demand session players who happen to be longtime bandmates, plus guests like gospel/R&B songbirds Charity McCrary and Linda McCrary-Fisher, and produce honest, skillfully crafted music that gives people good reason to listen. Casper, whose tunes have been heard in shows like True Blood, plans a winter 2016 release of his seventh album, I Feel Like I’ve Got Snakes in My Head. 



Former Huffamoose frontman, Craig Elkins has a new video for the song  “Same Old Person” 

Craig Elkins, the former frontman for Huffamoose (Interscope) & Phila. ex-pat, lives in Southern California. His latest effort entitled "I Love You" was recorded with the help of Pete Thomas (Elvis Costello), Charlie Gillingham & Dave Immergluck (Counting Crows), Neil Larsen (Leonard Cohen), Marko Fox, Rynne Stump and Jason Karaban - to name (more than) a few. http://www.craigelkinsmusic.com/



Keep your eye on Caitlin Anne Webster.  Her recently released epk, Black Moon was released inJuly and she’ll be touring the Western US this spring.  Here’s a video for the song, “King Eddy’s Romance” 


Based in Venice, CA but 3/4’s Canadian, the band is heading back to it’s roots for 2 dates: 

Friday, March 25th, 2016 
The Dakota Tavern 7pm/19+/$10 
With Special Guest:  Nick Taylor 
249 Ossington Avenue Toronto, ON M6J 3A1, Canada 

Saturday, March 26th, 2016 
Duffy’s Tavern 10 pm/19+/$10 
Nocona and Friends (Lullaby Arkestra, Randwiches,) 
1238 Bloor Street West, Toronto, ON M6H 1N3, Canada 


Their new album, Long Gone Song follows up on the band’s 2013’s self-titled debut Nocona, which was released digitally with the 7 inch vinyl single Brimstone.  Along with having songs appear in the network series Bones (Fox) and Criminal Minds (CBS), the band has appeared at the major U.S. festivals Bonnaroo, Outside Lands, SXSW and Stagecoach. 


MICK RHODES AND THE HARD EIGHT  and the just-released, PARADISE CITY Plus the band is in studio making a video for the song, "Married Girls" so stay tuned! 

"Honestly; (Married Girls has) gone straight into my Sound of the Summer I-Tunes playlist; and also already a contender for Song of the Year." --The Rockin' Magpie 

“Last Summer” pairs an anthemic heartland rock feel with a melancholy lyric (“It’s the last summer of your life”) that would make Tom Petty grin."--The Daily Vault 

"Mick Rhodes cut his teeth in the L.A. punk scene, and you can feel subtle pieces of those influences in the music here. He likes straight up rock, too, and with further journeys into country and folk, he has obviously a wide taste in music. He is a master at weaving those various influences together into highly enjoyable tunes. "--Music Morsels 

"Mick Rhodes & The Hard Eight are keeping good ol’ rock n’ roll alive with their accessible and fun sound."--Red Dirt Reporter