Rick Broussard & John X Reed:Friday, May 22 From 11:30 A.M. Till 1:30 P.M.

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Rick Broussard & John X Reed:Friday,  May 22  From 11:30 A.M. Till 1:30 P.M.
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Lunchtime Concert Series 2015 party under the big shady pecan tree: Friday, May 22, from 11:30 a.m. till 1:30 p.m. at 3505 East Fifth Street, Austin 78702. Awesome live music and some of Austin's best bbq from Pitmaster Bill Dumas.

We're kicking off the weekly Lunchtime Concert Series at Smokey Denmark's Smoked Meats with Austin gunslingers Rick Broussard and John X Reed. Rick Broussard's Two Hoots and a Holler has been a mainstay of the Austin roots scene, and even in a small setting like ours, Rick's blend of country, rock 'n roll, cajun, punk, and swamp pop will have you dancing and shouting.

A San Antonio native, Broussard has for over twenty years proved himself a gifted songwriter and guitarist as well as a riveting front man. With eight cds to his credit, Broussard and his fire-breathing band continue to write, record, and perform the music he -- and we -- love.

John X. Reed (aka Johnny X) is a Texas-based guitarist closely associated with the members of the Flatlanders: Joe Ely, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, and Butch Hancock. His connections with Rick Broussard and Two Hoots & a Holler run mighty deep too. Reed took up the guitar at the age of eight while living on a farm in New Mexico. He began his work with Ely, Gilmore, and Hancock while attending college in Lubbock, TX. In 1970, he moved to Austin, TX, where he worked as a guitarist, backing such musicians as Doug Sahm, Roky Erickson, Marcia Ball, Kimmie Rhodes, Alvin Crow, and Kenneth Threadgill on recordings and tours. Reed is the co-author with Gilmore of the song "Tonight I Think I'm Gonna Go Downtown."

Hey, don't just take our word for it that this show will rock -- read these rave reviews:

"Rick Broussard is a deeply soulful, hard rockin' American music master with a well- worn voice that captures the tough and joyous essence of our musical heritage."
-- Dave Alvin

"Rick Broussard has always made exciting music. He's like a Texas Nick Lowe, groovy, rockin' and slightly dangerous, the coolest elements of country meets rock n roll... that combo has always made me a little breathless. As a fan I'm thrilled to hear the new Two Hoots and a Holler record, it has heart and soul, it makes me wanna dance... really inspiring."
-- Kelly Willis

"Rick Broussard knocks my block off like a goddamn Rock'em Sock'em Robot! If you ever wondered what Joe Strummer woulda' been like if he had been born in Texas as the troubled child of Big Momma Thornton and Buddy Holly...well you can stop wonerin', 'cuz here he is."
-- John Dee Graham
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