8 pm – Saturday, March 9 – Cactus Café (Danny Schmidt album release show) — Danny Schmidt

The new album ‘Standard Deviation’ marks 10 albums and 20 years as a recording artist for Schmidt, who has recently been spotlighted by Folk Alley, Wide Open Country, and Rolling Stone Country. Pop Matters said, “Danny Schmidt stands out amidst the musical city’s vast crowd with his poignant songwriting; shining a spotlight on subjects that don’t often gain the attention that they should.” “Standard Deviation” lyric video:–ytjxV66Ds

4:30 pm – Wednesday, March 13 – The Bungalow (Canadian Blast party) – Melanie Brulée

Brulée – the Philadelphia Folk Fest alum who has earned raves from The Boot, The Bluegrass Situation, and No Depression – will tour in February. SXSW has invited her to play an official showcase (venue and date TBA). Her new album ‘Fires, Floods & Things We Leave Behind’ brilliantly parallels a cinematic western sound with themes of moving on from addiction and loss. No Depression attested, “Melanie Brulée’s new album, ‘Fires, Floods & Things We Leave Behind’, explores the wide open spaces of the Wild West — and she’s got the voice to fill it.” The Boston Globe praised her “echoing, spaghetti-western sound,” going on to say that she “carries it off with aplomb.” “Whiskey & Whine” performance video:


Noon – Thursday, March 14 – Giddy Ups (Spring Fling Music Festival) – 12000 Manchaca Road – Danny Schmidt

1:20 pm – Friday, Friday, March 15 – Arlyn Studios, Electric Courtyard (Texas Electric) – Melanie Brulée


9 pm – Thursday, March 14 – The Victoria Room of the Driskill Hotel (Official showcase presented by Folk Alliance International) – Rebecca Loebe

Loebe’s new album “Give Up Your Ghosts” is earning raves as a high-water mark for the singer-songwriter as her tour kicked off last week. She also earned official showcase invitations from SXSW and Folk Alliance and released a new music video for the song “Tattoo.” “Give Up Your Ghosts” is an experiential look at life as a woman in the 21st century through the guise of advice Loebe would give her younger self. It’s earned her notice in Parade, The Bluegrass Situation, Pop Dose, Billboard, Austin American-Statesman, Pop Matters, and beyond. “Growing Up” music video:

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3:30 pm – Friday, March 15 – New World Deli (Third Coast Music Showcase) – Danny Schmidt

9:40 pm – Friday, March 15 – The Victoria Room of the Driskill Hotel (Official showcase presented by Folk Alliance International) – Melanie Brulée

6:00 pm – Saturday, March 16 – New World Deli (Kerrville Folk Fest showcase) – Danny Schmidt