Okie Weiss & Emilie Clepper: Live At Smokey Denmark's Lunchtime Concert Series

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Okie Weiss & Emilie Clepper: Live At Smokey Denmark's Lunchtime Concert Series says
What a combo! Two of our favorites performing together for our Lunchtime Concert Series at Smokey Denmark's Smoked Meats. "Okie" Pete Weiss plays just about any instrument you put in his hands, and every style that you might like to dance to! He played at our BBQ trailer most recently at Pitmaster Bill Dumas's Mardi Gras Party, leading members of Gumbo Ce Soir in a rowdy celebration. Emilie Clepper is wowing audiences and veteran musicians with her fantastic storytelling, great rhythm playing, and intense stage presence. You need to come stuff your face with our delicious barbecue and sides, and give your ears a treat listening to these fantastic musicians!

Review of Okie Weiss: "a truly sublime marriage of bluegrass and country music's best melodies, elements of rock, soul and jazz, and masterful, emotive lyrics, bearing comparison to such giants as Neil Young, The Band or Gram Parsons" -- Steve Lalla, Montreal Hour.

Portrait of Emilie Clepper
Austin Americana/country/folk artist Emilie Clepper brings one of the genre’s finest new voices and an eclectic musical background to present music that is fresh, moving and memorable. The Emilie Clepper band is a regular act at one of Austin’s hottest new clubs, the Whitehorse. Along with band members Pete "Okie" Weiss, Lisa Lam and Collin Shook, the group gets patrons up and two-stepping with songs penned by Emilie, Pete and Emilie’s songwriting father, Russell Clepper.

Since her young teens, Emilie has travelled back and forth between her native Quebec and her father’s Texas and counts folk, bluegrass, gospel and roots country among her most enduring influences. The last few years saw her achieving both critical and popular success in Quebec where one of the major daily newspapers, Le Soleil, dubbed her "Quebec’s best-kept secret." She was a repeat performer in several major festivals there, including the Montreal Jazz Festival where she wowed audiences with Americana versions of her songs, supported by some of Quebec’s most excellent players, including bassist Jerome Dupras (Les Cowboys Fringants) and pedal steel wizard Joe Grass.

With her third release, Texas Eagle EP, Emilie has found her true style and voice and presents herself as a young artist who has matured into a formidable songwriting force and a star performer.

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