Shad Blair

Join us Friday, October 12th for an evening of live music with Shad Blair!! Texas singer/songwriter Shad Blair was born and raised on a cattle ranch southeast of Post, Texas, learning to play guitar and sing from his dad and older brothers. He wore out his parents’ old country vinyl, spending the long Texas summers soaking up the music of Merle Haggard, Gene Watson, Johnny Cash, Bobby Helms, and Hank Williams. At age 14, Shad’s father taught him to play “Fraulein” and soon after he began playing gigs, later working in the oilfields to put himself through college. Over the […]

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The Merles Duo

Join us Friday, November 30th for an evening of live music with The Merles Duo featuring singer/songwriter Todd Deatherage!! The Merles are a classic country band based out of Austin, TX featuring singer/songwriter Todd Deatherage. The band strives to create an old school, traditional sound with vintage guitars, pedal steel, upright bass, fiddle, tight vocal harmonies, and a small drum kit. Their debut record, Hate To Say Goodbye , was recorded and engineered by Britton Beisenhertz at Ramble Creek Studios in Austin, TX. The album was produced by Britton Beisenhertz and The Merles, and contains 14 original songs about heartache, […]

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“Driftwood Nights” w/ Christy Hays

Vista Brewing Presents: “Driftwood Nights” w/ Christy Hays “Like Lucinda Williams in a Carhartt jacket, Christy Hays works rugged metaphors into emotionally charged country folk.” (Austin Chronicle). Christy Hays’ music has folk and country tinges, thoughtfully penned stories and a full band sound that is both driving alt country and moody folk rock. Christy Hays has released two full length albums and two EP’s since 2009. Her new album ‘River Swimmer’ is due out in April of 2018 on Nine Mile Records. It brings the culmination of Christy’s influences and her experiences traveling the world. Born in rural central Illinois, […]

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“Driftwood Nights” w/ Daniel Thomas Phipps

Vista Brewing Presents: “Driftwood Nights” w/ Daniel Thomas Phipps Daniel Thomas Phipps is an indie-folk-rock-roots singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist from New Braunfels, Texas. He leads a band he calls ‘The Kinfolk’ in a variety of formations from simple acoustic duos to full five-piece ensembles that have included many area musicians including: Jonathan Horstmann, Caleb Hoffmann, Paul Theiss, DW Howe, Chris Compton, Jimmy Hartman, Tom Raines, Little Brave, Kevin Hoetger, Ben Triesch, Ernest Klein, Jacob Jaeger, Mark Henne, Morgan Thompson, Simon Page, Jon Greene, Kris Nelson, Seela, Jeremy Menking, Rory Grametbaur, and Ryan Quiet. A ‘fixture’ in Hill-Country honky-tonks and venues as […]

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“Driftwood Nights” w/ Ali Holder

Vista Brewing Presents: “Driftwood Nights” w/ Ali Holder Ali Holder submerges herself in the craft of writing and recording, and the process for her sophomore EP Huntress Moon was no exception. Drawing inspiration from the Dark Tower series by Stephen King, Holder cut five songs at Sam Baker’s prepossessing space in the hill country of Texas, with engineer Grant Johnson at the helm. Coupling her own personal and ethereal storytelling with the bass and cello of Lindsey Verrill, Holder has created a sparse but atmospheric group of songs. This is a world of multiple universes; the triumphs of Gunslingers and […]

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“Driftwood Nights” w/ Cory Reinisch

Vista Brewing Presents: “Driftwood Nights” with Cory Reinisch Cory Reinisch is the frontman and lead songwriter for Austin-based Alt-Country 6-piece Harvest Thieves. Harvest Thieves draw on their blue-collar and back-roads heritage to craft songs that sway from brutish garage-rock swagger to traditional country honesty. With punk-ish explosions in sound, to finger-picked folk-rock simplicity, they are a formidable addition to Austin’s historically-minded music scene. For more information visit: www.harvestthieves.com www.vistabrewingtx.com

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“Driftwood Nights” w/ Otis Wilkins

Vista Brewing Presents: “Driftwood Nights” w/ Otis Wilkins Otis Wilkins is the moniker songwriter Taylor Wilkins uses when he’s not performing in his rock ‘n’ roll band Otis the Destroyer. Inspired by his father’s nickname in college, which he then gave to his first pet dog, the name Otis has always been in the family. Strangest Place, recently released on 8/24, is Otis Wilkins’ debut EP. Mostly self-produced, the EP is a collection of songs that took root after Taylor was invited to travel abroad in the fall of 2017 as part of Project ATX6. For more information visit: www.otiswilkins.com

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“Driftwood Nights” w/ Daisy O’Connor

Vista Brewing Presents; “Driftwood Nights” w/ Daisy O’Connor In response to her quarter life crisis, singer-songwriter Daisy O’Connor quit her career in social work and hit the road to write songs, live simply, and “do be do” what she loves today. “Music saved my life, reaching my darkest moments and reminding me I’m not alone. I want to shine that light back.” An engaging, humorous, and candid performer, Daisy prefers to perform solo – folksinger style- and tours as much as she can, always taking the road less traveled. Daisy’s debut full length album “Lightchasers” (released February 2017) mixes indie […]

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“Driftwood Nights” w/ Shad Blair

Vista Brewing Presents: “Driftwood Nights” w/ Shad Blair Texas singer/songwriter Shad Blair was born and raised on a cattle ranch southeast of Post, Texas, learning to play guitar and sing from his dad and older brothers. He wore out his parents’ old country vinyl, spending the long Texas summers soaking up the music of Merle Haggard, Gene Watson, Johnny Cash, Bobby Helms, and Hank Williams. At age 14, Shad’s father taught him to play “Fraulein” and soon after he began playing gigs, later working in the oilfields to put himself through college. Over the years, Shad has created a sound […]

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“Driftwood Nights” w/ Doug Strahan

Vista Brewing Presents: “Driftwood Nights” w/ Doug Strahan Moving south from Illinois for warmer weather and a barroom education of country picking was, according to Doug, among a plethora of bad choices, one of the best decisions he’s made in his adult life. After 13 years of playing lead guitar in various bands, as well as recording and co-­leading Austin’s strangest boogie-doom­-beast, Chili Cold Blood and cosmic country purveyors of funky ­tonk, The Moonhangers, Doug released his debut solo album entitled “Coal Black Dreams, Late Night Schemes.” As much a stew pot of roots music as CCB and MH’s previous […]

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