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Monday, January 19th Songwriters in the Round" Since 2K7 7:30 pm Suggested Donation $5 Monthly Host: Robbie Saunders

Host: Robbie Saunders Multi instrumentalist playing professionally since the age of 17 and currently fronting the Venetian Sailors and backing the Hazardous Dukes, Bad Mountain and with Jack Saunders.
This Monday Night series @ Opening Bell Coffee has 2-3 artists playing. Audience discussions and questions are welcomed! 7:30 pm/All ages...$5 suggested donation.
Billy Bones (Hazardous Dukes & Party Static)
Taylor Young (The O s)

Wednesday, January 21st Stand Up Comedy 9 pm Mercer & Johnson 8 pm $5 Donation

Opening Bell Coffee presents...South Side Comedy Night 9 pm

Mercer & Johnson 8 pm Mercer and Johnson are Brock Johnson and s.mercer. 

The band has shared stages with, or opened for established acts and up and comers like... Billy Joe Shaver, Hayes Carll, Sara Watkins, the Turnpike Troubadors, Robbie Fulks, Mike McClure, Mountain Sprout, J.P. Harris and the Tough Choices and the Ben Miller Band. They quickly found out nobody in the business cares who you’ve opened for.

The band uses a mix of traditional string-band instrumentation on their recordings, to craft songs that vary in origin from traditional style ballads and up tempo numbers, to songs influenced by singer-songwriters and modern indie rock.

Live, the two feature mostly mandolin and bass in a stomping shouting manner that people find enjoyable, yet puzzling. The puzzle is the mandolin, which they often mistake for a wide variety of other instruments.
 

Thursday, January 22 Karaoke Night at Opening Bell Coffee! 7 pm FREE!

Karaoke Night 7 pm Choose from 19,000 songs! You take the stage and the words are on the big screen. Come for great prizes and drink specials!

Friday, January 23rd Anna Averitt CD Release! 8 pm $5 Donation

Anna Averitt Singer/songwriter from the Dallas area. She makes music that blends indie pop with folk sensibilities. She loves good coffee, good melodies, and good conversation. She's currently recording her debut EP, From There to Here, set to release in the fall of 2014.

Saturday January 24th @ Noon SPECIAL EVENT - Teen Nation Tour

Saturday, January 24th Tony Ramey 10 pm Brent & Kate 9 pm Claxton Welch 8 pm $10 Donation

Tony Ramey 10 pm Drawn to the soul and pureness in his voice, Country, Bluegrass, and Rock 'n' Roll artists alike have covered Tony Ramey's songs.
Brent & Kate 9 pm Brent & Kate is a duo consisting of singer-songwriters Brent Wilson and Katelyn Hobson. Self-described as country/soul/pop, they are based out of both College Station and the DFW area and are influenced by the likes of Lady Antebellum and The Civil Wars. Brent & Kate are currently recording their first EP and will release their first single in early 2015!
Claxton Welch 8 pm Claxton Welch is an Americana band comprised of Bill Claxton, Paul Welch, Jared Calkins, Ricky Turner and Crutch Willaims. While they do some covers of rock, blues and folk/rock, they primarily play original music composed by Bill Claxton. Bill plays both acoustic and electric rhythm guitar and harmonica. Paul playsboth acoustic and electric lead guitar. Bill is the lead vocalist and Paul provides harmony vocals.

Monday, January 26th Nashville Songwriters Association Monthly Meeting 7 pm

NSAI North Texas meetings consist of updates on the music/songwriting scene in the Dallas area, reviewing a lesson on a craft or a music business related subject and holding a song feedback session. Members should bring one song to share and at least two lyric sheets. Songs can be performed live, or played on CD.

Meetings are held in the fourth Monday of each month at 7pm at Opening Bell Coffee, 1409 S. Lamar, Dallas TX 75215, 214-565-0383..  The food and drinks are great. NSAI members and “future members” are welcome. 

There is always something new to learn from each other. We have many songwriters and performing songwriters as members.

Last minute changes and cancelations are possible so please call Sam Moore for confirmation of the meeting or for more details. Please contact Sam Moore for more information.

Tuesday, January 27th Opening Bell's Open Mic Since July 2K5! Signup @ 6:45pm

OPEN MIC 7-10 pm Sign up @ 6:45 pm Longest Running OPEN MIC in Dallas! Host: Steve Jackson Musicians play in rotation based on sign up times. Sets are generally 15 minutes depends on sign ups. Mainly Acoustic & Keyboards (please have your instruments tuned prior to your set)anything more requires approval prior to sign up. Please feel free to email Steve with questions We prefer musicians with ORIGINAL material but will allow some covers throughout the night. Always a fun night with some incredible talent. An Opening Bell tradition since 2005.
Featured Artist
Dane Aaron  

Wednesday, January 28th Septien Entertainment Showcase 7 pm

Septien Entertainment Showcase 7 pm

Thursday, January 29th Kris Brown 8 pm $5 Donation

Kris Brown(Austin)8 pm

Friday, January 30th Stephanie Falcone & Luke Bellet $10 Suggested Donation
Saturday, January 31st Keelan Donovan 9:30 pm Matt Wright 8 pm $10 Donation

Keelan Donovan 9:30 pm Keelan Donovan, now finding his bearings in Nashville, TN, writes songs that are able to captivate fans of all ages. Keelan writes with a depth beyond his years without pining like a man 30 years his senior. He's lamenting for us all, older and younger, with smiles, honesty, charm, and voice you can listen to all night. Keelan has opened up for Donavon Frankenreiter, Trent Dabbs, Amy Stroup, Matthew Perryman Jones, and most recently Katie Herzig on her spring tour. With three EPs coming in 2014, he hopes to convey his passion for music & songwriting to all who come to listen, dance, and sing along. Keelan recently finished his college education at Belmont University in Nashville, and now can be found playing cities across the country.
Matt Wright (Nashville)8 pm  Born and raised in Georgia, Matt spent his childhood making up songs, playing piano and organ in church, and listening to Billy Joel. While in school at Belmont University in Nashville, he began recording his first album “Adam’s Son” which was released in December of 2013. Drawing on a diverse range of influences, “Adam’s Son” is a dynamic picture of the highs and lows of growing up in a world full of questions. Matt loves being able to share intimate stories with people whether it’s gathered around his living room piano or on stage with a band of close friends. 

Monday, February 2nd Songwriters in the Round" Since 2K7 7:30 pm Suggested Donation $5 Monthy Host: Taylor Davis

Monthy Host: Taylor Davis Singer Songwriter from Dallas Texas. He has independently released 6 albums and played over 1700 shows all over the United States. 
This Monday Night series @ Opening Bell Coffee has 2-3 artists playing. Audience discussions and questions are welcomed! 7:30 pm/All ages...$5 suggested donation **if you have questions or would like to play,  
email us  w/the subject line MONDAY ROUND.

Tuesday, February 3rd Opening Bell's Open Mic Since July 2K5! Signup @ 6:45pm

OPEN MIC 7-10 pm Sign up @ 6:45 pm Longest Running OPEN MIC in Dallas! Host: Steve Jackson Musicians play in rotation based on sign up times. Sets are generally 15 minutes depends on sign ups. Mainly Acoustic & Keyboards (please have your instruments tuned prior to your set)anything more requires approval prior to sign up. Please feel free to email Steve with questions We prefer musicians with ORIGINAL material but will allow some covers throughout the night. Always a fun night with some incredible talent. An Opening Bell tradition since 2005.

Wednesday, February 4th Joe Phillips 9 pm Tommy C. Lewis 8 pm (Nashville) $5 Suggested Donation

Joe Phillips 9 pm Piano man, singer/songwriter.From Billy Joel to Bruno Mars -- great tunes from yesterday and today.
Tommy C. Lewis 8 pm (Nashville) 

Thursday, February 5th Booker T. Washington HSPVA Jazz Singers 8 pm

Booker T. Washington HSPVA Jazz Singers 8 pm 

Friday, February 6th Peter Harper 9:30 pm $10 Donation Lucas Carpenter (Nashville) 8 pm $5 Donation

Peter Harper 9:30 pm The tactility of music is something that is rarely discussed, however after two decades of casting bronze, it was something that was on the forefront of Peter’s mind throughout the creation of every song of his debut album. Each track, built, word by word, note by note and instrument by instrument, until the creation was something that, when played, would push the air around you in a way that would not just resonate the hair in your ears, but deep down in the soul as well. Multilayered and multi-faceted, like his visual art, each layer of music offers the listener a new level of depth to identify with. Peter Harper’s self-titled debut album can be found on itunes, or on his website. Also socially on Facebook or Instagram
Lucas Carpenter (Nashville)8 pm

Saturday, February 7th Victor Rosario 9:30 pm Alicia Adkins (Austin) 8 pm

Victor Rosario 9:30 pm 

Alicia Adkins (Austin) 8 pm Alicia Adkins is an alt country and folk singer/songwriter from Austin, TX. With a style all her own, and a voice "as sweet as honey," Alicia's lived and played in much of the world; including France, Italy, India, and now Australia. In 2012, She tripled her original repertoire and has quickly created a buzz in Melbourne's local music scene. With influences ranging from the Mumford and Sons to Patty Griffin and Loretta Lynn, she will release her much anticipated debut EP in 2013.

Monday, February 9th Songwriters in the Round" Since 2K7 7:30 pm Suggested Donation $5 onthly Host: Cameron Matthew Ray

Monthly Host: Cameron Matthew Ray Music that is honest and truthful from the heart is the type of music Cameron Matthew Ray tries to create. Influenced by the likes of Damien Rice, Iron & Wine, and Van Morrison, Ray creates music with the passion of sincerity and experience that he sings from his heart.


Ken YatesBorn and Raised in London, Ontario, Ken Yates moved to Boston to study songwriting at Berklee College of Music. He has toured with many notable names including veteran singer/songwriter and mentor, Livingston Taylor, Sister Hazel, Peter Katz, and Liz Longley and has songs in heavy rotation on Sirius XM’s The Coffee House where he was nominated for The Coffee House Songwriter Discovery of the Year. Ken was recently selected as The 2014 Colleen Peterson Award winner for his song "The One That Got Away", awarded by the Ontario Arts Council. His debut album "twenty-three" is available now with Mishara Music. 

Brian Dunne: Raised in a small upstate New York, folk rock singer/songwriter Brian Dunne's music has won the attention and praise of many. With his sharp lyrical prowess and country-influenced vocals, Brian has played in the U.S. far and wide. Citing influences such as Bob Dylan, The Band, and Bruce Springsteen, one can hear his roots winding through the sound and style of his songwriting and performing. After graduating from the Berklee College of Music in 2011, Brian moved to New York City where he currently resides, and has spent much of the last year supporting his newest release, The Brooklyn Bridge EP, which charted on the US iTunes singer/songwriter charts and received praise from artists such as John Mayer amongst many others. 

Tuesday, February 10th Opening Bell's Open Mic Since July 2K5! Signup @ 6:45pm

OPEN MIC 7-10 pm Sign up @ 6:45 pm Longest Running OPEN MIC in Dallas! Host: Steve Jackson Musicians play in rotation based on sign up times. Sets are generally 15 minutes depends on sign ups. Mainly Acoustic & Keyboards (please have your instruments tuned prior to your set)anything more requires approval prior to sign up. Please feel free to email Steve with questions We prefer musicians with ORIGINAL material but will allow some covers throughout the night. Always a fun night with some incredible talent. An Opening Bell tradition since 2005.

Wednesday, February 11th

"TBD" 

Thursday, February 12th Kate Miner Orchestra 8-10 pm

Kate Miner Orchestra 8-10 pm

Marc Smith (Brooklyn) Special Happy Hour set at 6 pm $5 Suggested Donation

Friday, February 13th Lynsea Rohde​ 9:30 pm "TBD" 8 pm $5 Donation

Lynsea Rohde 9:30 pm Lynsea is a texas based singer/songwriter out of the DFW area and Berklee College of Music 2014 Alumni. twitter & instagram: @lynsearohde

"TBD" 8 pm

Saturday, February 14th Mipsco

Mipsco

Monday, February 16th Songwriters in the Round" Since 2K7 7:30 pm Suggested Donation $5 Monthly Host: Summer Ames

Monthly Host: Summer Ames This Monday Night series @ Opening Bell Coffee has 2-3 artists playing. Audience discussions and questions are welcomed! 7:30 pm/All ages...$5 suggested donation.
Phoenix Hart
Little Brave (Austin)

 

Tuesday, February 17th Opening Bell's Open Mic Since July 2K5! Signup @ 6:45pm

OPEN MIC 7-10 pm Sign up @ 6:45 pm 
Longest Running OPEN MIC in Dallas! Host: Steve Jackson Musicians play in rotation based on sign up times. Sets are generally 15 minutes depends on sign ups. Mainly Acoustic & Keyboards (please have your instruments tuned prior to your set)anything more requires approval prior to sign up. Please feel free to email Steve with questions We prefer musicians with ORIGINAL material but will allow some covers throughout the night. Always a fun night with some incredible talent. An Opening Bell tradition since 2005.

Wednesday, February 18th Angwish (Charlotte, NC) $5 Suggested Donation

Angwish Charlotte, NC's internationally renowned alternative rock duo has been compared to REM, Nirvana and The Violent Femmes! "Introspective Bubblegum"

Thursday, February 19th Karaoke Night 7-10 pm

​Karaoke Night 7 pm Choose from 19,000 songs! You take the stage and the words are on the big screen. Come for great prizes and drink specials!

Friday, February 20th D. Anson Brody Birthday Show! 8 pm

D. Anson Brody Birthday Show! 9 pm
Jordan Bradshaw Band 8 pm (Tentative)

Saturday, February 21st

"TBD" 10 pm
"TBD" 9 pm
"TBD" 8 pm

Monday, February 23rd Nashville Songwriters Association Meeting 7 pm

NSAI North Texas meetings consist of updates on the music/songwriting scene in the Dallas area, reviewing a lesson on a craft or a music business related subject and holding a song feedback session. Members should bring one song to share and at least two lyric sheets. Songs can be performed live, or played on CD.

Meetings are held in the fourth Monday of each month at 7pm at Opening Bell Coffee, 1409 S. Lamar, Dallas TX 75215, 214-565-0383..  The food and drinks are great. NSAI members and “future members” are welcome. 

There is always something new to learn from each other. We have many songwriters and performing songwriters as members.

Last minute changes and cancelations are possible so please call Sam Moore for confirmation of the meeting or for more details. Please contact Sam Moore for more information.
 

Tuesday, February 24th Opening Bell's Open Mic Since July 2K5! Signup @ 6:45pm

OPEN MIC 7-10 pm Sign up @ 6:45 pm 
Longest Running OPEN MIC in Dallas! Host: Steve Jackson Musicians play in rotation based on sign up times. Sets are generally 15 minutes depends on sign ups. Mainly Acoustic & Keyboards (please have your instruments tuned prior to your set)anything more requires approval prior to sign up. Please feel free to email Steve with questions We prefer musicians with ORIGINAL material but will allow some covers throughout the night. Always a fun night with some incredible talent. An Opening Bell tradition since 2005.

Wednesday, February 25th Amy Andrews (Decatur, GA) 8 pm $5 Donation

Amy Andrews (Decatur, GA) 8 pm Known for her brilliant performances, stunning vocals, and unassuming wit, charm, and candor on stage, Amy has played festivals from 30A Songwriters Festival to Alaska Folk Fest and the University of Mississippi's Music of the South Conference. An award-winning, tree-hugging, ever-traveling, modern day torch-singer and songwriter, Amy's sound is incredible. 

Thursday, February 26th Lyal Strickland (Springfield, MO) 8 pm $5 Donation

Lyal Strickland (Springfield, MO) 8 pm

Friday, February 27th Brian Dolzani (Fairfield, CT) 9:30 pm Matt Harlan 8 pm $8 Suggested Donation

Brian Dolzani (Fairfield, CT)9:30 pm  "...a truly talented songwriter." - Neilson Hubbard, producer (Kim Richey, Matthew Perryman Jones, Glen Phillips) 'Dolzani’s melancholy musings are remarkably affecting' - No Depression 

Matt Harlan 8 pm Houston favorite, Matt Harlan is a troubadour of the first degree, bringing his handcrafted songs to stages across his home state of Texas, the USA and Europe. In his recent travels, Matt has shared stages with Americana greats such as Guy Clark, James McMurtry and up-and-comers like John Fullbright.

Saturday, February 28th Greg Schroeder (Dallas) 9 pm Shane Walker 8 pm $10 Donation

Greg Schroeder (Dallas) 9 pm
Shane Walker 8 pm

Monday, March 2nd Songwriters in the Round" Since 2K7 7:30 pm Suggested Donation $5 Monthy Host: Taylor Davis

Monthy Host: Taylor Davis Singer Songwriter from Dallas Texas. He has independently released 6 albums and played over 1700 shows all over the United States. 
This Monday Night series @ Opening Bell Coffee has 2-3 artists playing. Audience discussions and questions are welcomed! 7:30 pm/All ages...$5 suggested donation **if you have questions or would like to play,  
email us  w/the subject line MONDAY ROUND.

Tuesday, March 3rd Opening Bell's Open Mic Since July 2K5! Signup @ 6:45pm

OPEN MIC 7-10 pm Sign up @ 6:45 pm 
Longest Running OPEN MIC in Dallas! Host: Steve Jackson Musicians play in rotation based on sign up times. Sets are generally 15 minutes depends on sign ups. Mainly Acoustic & Keyboards (please have your instruments tuned prior to your set)anything more requires approval prior to sign up. Please feel free to email Steve with questions We prefer musicians with ORIGINAL material but will allow some covers throughout the night. Always a fun night with some incredible talent. An Opening Bell tradition since 2005.

Wednesday, March 4th Joe Phillips 8 pm $5 Donation

Joe Phillips 8 pm Piano man, singer/songwriter.From Billy Joel to Bruno Mars -- great tunes from yesterday and today.

Thursday, March 5th

"TBD" 9 pm
"TBD" 8 pm

Friday, March 6th Q and A (Houston) 9:30 pm Mystery Loves Company (Houston) 8 pm $10 Donation

Q and A (Houston)9:30 pm QandA's musical roots in rock, pop, folk, blues, and singer/songwriter traditions have created a unique sound that has given the band growing recognition as a talented group that will continue to make a mark on the Americana music scene.  With influences as diverse as Neil Young, Wilco, The Grateful Dead, Bob Dylan, Guy Clark, Townes Van Zandt, and many others, the four-piece's wide-ranging sound and fresh yet accessible shows have been lighting up audiences nationwide.

Mystery Loves Company (Houston)8 pm Mystery Loves Company is a touring and recording Chamber Rock band from Houston, Texas, performing original songs that feature classical, folk, and jazz elements.  Guitarist Carlos A. Machado and cellist Madeline Herdeman combine vocally and instrumentally to create a sound that's been called "beguiling acoustic pop" by the Houston Press, often sharing the stage with fellow touring musicians or the full band make-up of their newly released album, Rock Symphony Billion.

Saturday, March 7th Dallas Does DISNEY
Monday, March 9th Songwriters in the Round" Since 2K7 7:30 pm Suggested Donation $5 Monthly Host: Cameron Matthew Ray

Monthly Host: Cameron Matthew Ray Music that is honest and truthful from the heart is the type of music Cameron Matthew Ray tries to create. Influenced by the likes of Damien Rice, Iron & Wine, and Van Morrison, Ray creates music with the passion of sincerity and experience that he sings from his heart.
This Monday Night series @ Opening Bell Coffee has 2-3 artists playing. Audience discussions and questions are welcomed! 7:30 pm/All ages...$5 suggested donation. **if you have questions or would like to play,  email Cameron w/the subject line MONDAY ROUND.

Tuesday, March 10th Opening Bell's Open Mic Since July 2K5! Signup @ 6:45pm

OPEN MIC 7-10 pm Sign up @ 6:45 pm Longest Running OPEN MIC in Dallas! Host: Steve Jackson Musicians play in rotation based on sign up times. Sets are generally 15 minutes depends on sign ups. Mainly Acoustic & Keyboards (please have your instruments tuned prior to your set)anything more requires approval prior to sign up. Please feel free to email Steve with questions We prefer musicians with ORIGINAL material but will allow some covers throughout the night. Always a fun night with some incredible talent. An Opening Bell tradition since 2005.

Wednesday, March 11th Rob Larkin (Los Angeles) 8 pm $5 Donation

Rob Larkin (Los Angeles) 8 pm Rob Larkin & The Wayward Ones’ homespun blend of Americana, roots rock, and soul brings you back. Often compared to artists such as Eric Clapton, John Mayer, The Band, and Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, the music is infectious. Rob Larkin regularly tours the west coast as a solo performer and with The Wayward Ones.

Thursday, March 12th Kent & Kay A cool night of Jazz 8 pm

Kent & Kay 8 pm 

Friday, March 13th "TBD" 10 pm Chris Milam (Memphis, TN)9 pm Allie Lauren (Oklahoma City, OK) $5 Donation

"TBD" 10 pm
Chris Milam (Memphis, TN)9 pm 
Allie Lauren (Oklahoma City, OK) 8 pm

Saturday, March 14th South by South Side!

Sofie Winterson(Amsterdam)Indie pop - folk based dream-pop Time: 11:00 pm
Daphne Lee Martin (New London, CT)Time: 10:00 pm
Zach Schmidt (Nashville)Time: 9:00 pm
Anna Vogelzang (Madison, WI)Time: 8:00 pm Anna Vogelzang has been making songs since 2000, playing them in public since 2003, and driving them around the country since 2007. Her melody-driven, multi-instrumental folk-pop ballads have been met with warm reviews (9/10, PopMatters) & landed her at festivals, conferences, and on bills with some of her heroes, including Sara Bareilles, Gillian Welch, Mirah, Anais Mitchell, Laura Gibson, Wye Oak, Steve Poltz, Amanda Palmer, & many more. Anna is currently touring in support of the Driftless EP, a home-spun, steadfast collection of gritty new-folk songs, many of which were written in 2014 as part of the song-a-week projectRealWomenRealSongs. In 2015, she returns to the studio to work with producer Todd Sickafoose on her fifth LP. Vogelzang plays the banjo, ukuleles, guitar, and kalimba on stage, but has always been a singer who loves words and feelings first and foremost. “It’s tempting to describe her voice in terms typically reserved to describe forces of nature.” – The Capital Times.
Bobby Dunne (San Francisco) Time: 7:00 pm Bobby Dunne writes music that is compelling in its contrasts. His love songs can be adoring or brutal, his lyrical landscapes hopeful or torn apart by violence. He has delicate folk songs and ones with driving blues riffs, all tied together by his unique sound and powerful voice. 

Sunday, March 15th Hillary Scott 12:00 pm $10 Donation
Monday, March 16th Songwriters in the Round" Since 2K7 7:30 pm Suggested Donation $10

Dean Johanesen (SXSW) Singer Songwriter/American/Gypsy Jazz: "Dean´s style draws from a number of influences, but appeals to fans of Country, Americana, and Gypsy Jazz. A consummate performer, Dean not only tells good stories through his music, but seems to live them in every note." - Steve McAllister - SRQ Music Scene
 

Tuesday, March 17th Opening Bell's Open Mic Since July 2K5! Signup @ 6:30pm

OPEN MIC 7-10 pm Sign up @ 6:30 pm Longest Running OPEN MIC in Dallas! Host: Steve Jackson Musicians play in rotation based on sign up times. Sets are generally 15 minutes depends on sign ups. Mainly Acoustic & Keyboards (please have your instruments tuned prior to your set)anything more requires approval prior to sign up. Please feel free to email Steve with questions We prefer musicians with ORIGINAL material but will allow some covers throughout the night. Always a fun night with some incredible talent. An Opening Bell tradition since 2005.
Featured Artist:

Erskin Anavatarte (Nashville)

Wednesday, March 18th Corey R-J (New York) 8 pm $5 Donation

Corey R-J (New York)8 pm Rhode Island born and raised now living in the Tri-State area his sound leans on the technical side of the singer-songwriter aesthetic, looping and sampling his own percussive playing on the fly. Fresh off a full U.S. Spring tour promoting his debut EP “Time and Travels” mastered by recording engineer Roger Seibel (Death Cab for Cutie, Andrew Bird), Corey is currently preparing to release his first full length album “The Long Way Home’ in 2015. 

Thursday March 19th Bo DePeņa 8 pm Teresa Marie 7 pm $10 Suggested Donation

Bo DePeña (Laredo) 8 pm A little songwriter from Laredo, TX making his way through this big, old world. Bo is a folk musician with a big sound and a story to tell.
Teresa Marie (Austin) 7 pm

Friday, March 20th Charles Johnson (Nashville)10 pm Zach Torres (Nashville) 9 pm Poppy Field (UK) SXSW 8 pm $5 Donation

Charles Johnson (Nashville)10 pm Folk-rock singer/songwriter Charles Johnson is an unchained, raw talent, creating emotional and tangible music. Pairing finger picked, driving guitar with his unique vocal delivery, he offers his explorations into American folk, rock, and country music.
Zach Torres (Nashville) 9 pm Brought up on the music of 70's balladeers and deeply inspired by American roots music, Zach Torres writes, sings, and plays from an old soul. He is from Houston, TX but currently living in Boston writing, playing locally, and recording his debut EP.
Poppy Field (UK) SXSW 8 pm Poppy's Field is a London-based folk act who dares to break conformity by weaving pop and even urban elements into their overarching sound. 

Saturday, March 21st "TBD" 10 pm "TBD" 9 pm Emily Grace Berry 8 pm

"TBD" 10 pm

"TBD" 9 pm

Emily Grace Berry 8 pm

Sunday, March 22nd Noon show

Noon show 12 pm

Monday, March 23rd Nashville Songwriters Association Meeting 7 pm

NSAI North Texas meetings consist of updates on the music/songwriting scene in the Dallas area, reviewing a lesson on a craft or a music business related subject and holding a song feedback session. Members should bring one song to share and at least two lyric sheets. Songs can be performed live, or played on CD.

Meetings are held in the fourth Monday of each month at 7pm at Opening Bell Coffee, 1409 S. Lamar, Dallas TX 75215, 214-565-0383..  The food and drinks are great. NSAI members and “future members” are welcome. 

There is always something new to learn from each other. We have many songwriters and performing songwriters as members.

Last minute changes and cancelations are possible so please call Sam Moore for confirmation of the meeting or for more details. Please contact Sam Moore for more information.

Tuesday, March 24th Opening Bell's Open Mic Since July 2K5! Signup @ 6:30pm

OPEN MIC 7-10 pm Sign up @ 6:30 pm Longest Running OPEN MIC in Dallas! Host: Steve Jackson Musicians play in rotation based on sign up times. Sets are generally 15 minutes depends on sign ups. Mainly Acoustic & Keyboards (please have your instruments tuned prior to your set)anything more requires approval prior to sign up. Please feel free to email Steve with questions We prefer musicians with ORIGINAL material but will allow some covers throughout the night. Always a fun night with some incredible talent. An Opening Bell tradition since 2005.

Wednesday, March 25th The Matchsellers 8 pm $5 Donation

The Matchsellers 8 pm "The Matchsellers is the unlikely result of a classically trained violinist from Kansas City, Missouri and a Chicago blues guitarist from Warsaw, Indiana meeting in Leipzig, Germany, and forming a bluegrass duo. They have become known for their excellent musicianship, tight vocal harmonies and an entertaining, high-energy stage show best experienced live."

Ryan M. Brewer (Los Angeles, CA)6 pm  

Thursday, March 26th Karaoke 7-10 pm!

Karaoke Night 7 pm Choose from 19,000 songs! You take the stage and the words are on the big screen. Come for great prizes and drink specials!

Friday, March 27th Wade & the Wasted Wranglers 9:30 pm "TBD" 8 pm

Wade & the Wasted Wranglers 9:30 pm

"TBD" 8 pm

Saturday, March 28th No Contact 9:30 pm Sugar Daddy and the M&M's 8 pm

No Contact 9:30 pm No Contact was formed by a group of singer/songwriters from the Dallas Songwriters Association. The group was originally formed to expand upon the solo performances of its members.  Since No Contact’s formation in 2006, the group has performed at many local venues and festivals, including Love & War in Texas, Sons of Hermann Hall, the Plano Balloon Festival, the Richardson Wildflower Festival, and as an annual fixture on the Songwriter Stage at the Deep Ellum Arts Festival.  The group has also provided support for the individual member’s solo performances and recordings.  In its various forms the members of No Contact have recorded 3 albums, performed in the finals of the BW Stevenson Songwriter Contest, and won several songwriting competitions including the KHYI Six Pack Contest and the Richardson Wildflower Performing Songwriters Competition. The members of no contact are Ian Dickson (guitar, fiddle, vocals), Allen Larson (guitar, keyboards, vocals), Whit Hyde (guitar, percussion. vocals), Craig St. Clair (guitar, bass, vocals), and Paul Martin Zander (guitar, vocals).
Sugar Daddy and the M&M's 8 pm "Voluptuous Music for Smart People." The Sugar Daddy and the M&Ms trio plays standard-style blues, jazz, ballads and songwriter originals and tenderly rendered covers. Dickey Johnson, guitar; Mary Hestand, vocals; Mary Guthrie, bass, guitar, vocals.
 

Monday, March 30th Songwriters in the Round" Since 2K7 7:30 pm Suggested Donation $5 Host: Annie Benjamin

Host: Annie Benjamin This Monday Night series @ Opening Bell Coffee has 2-3 artists playing. Audience discussions and questions are welcomed! 7:00 pm/All ages...$5 suggested donation.**If you have questions or would like to play,  email us w/the subject line SONGWRITER ROUND.

Tuesday, March 31st Opening Bell's Open Mic Since July 2K5! Signup @ 6:30pm

OPEN MIC 7-10 pm Sign up @ 6:30 pm Longest Running OPEN MIC in Dallas! Host: Steve Jackson Musicians play in rotation based on sign up times. Sets are generally 15 minutes depends on sign ups. Mainly Acoustic & Keyboards (please have your instruments tuned prior to your set)anything more requires approval prior to sign up. Please feel free to email Steve with questions We prefer musicians with ORIGINAL material but will allow some covers throughout the night. Always a fun night with some incredible talent. An Opening Bell tradition since 2005.

Wednesday, April 1st

"TBD" 9 pm
"TBD" 8 pm

Thursday, April 2nd

"TBD" 9 pm
"TBD" 8 pm

Friday, April 3rd "TBD" 10 pm "TBD" 9 pm Band of Lovers 8 pm

"TBD" 10 pm
"TBD" 9 pm
Band of Lovers (Rochester + Albany, NY) 8 pm Now in their second year living and performing on the road, Band of Lovers are modern day troubadours. Hailing from upstate New York, Dave Strumfeld and Sabina Beachdell formed the band in California in the fall of 2013 and have since recorded their full-length debut album 'the Coast' and toured cross-country twice. The Coast hits the shelves 2.14.15, and the band is on their third country-wide tour to celebrate its release.
Once described as "the orchestral love child of Brian Wilson and Laura Nyro," their original tunes range in genre from folk to classic pop-rock to ballads, with a strong dose of atypical harmonies. Along with Strumfeld's guitar and Beachdell's ukulele, this tour introduces guest member Ryan Chase on the keys and ukulele bass. 

Saturday, April 4th

"TBD" 10 pm
"TBD" 9 pm

"TBD" 8 pm

Monday, April 6th Songwriters in the Round" Since 2K7 7:30 pm Suggested Donation $5 Monthy Host: Taylor Davis

Monthy Host: Taylor Davis Singer Songwriter from Dallas Texas. He has independently released 6 albums and played over 1700 shows all over the United States. 
This Monday Night series @ Opening Bell Coffee has 2-3 artists playing. Audience discussions and questions are welcomed! 7:30 pm/All ages...$5 suggested donation **if you have questions or would like to play,  
email us  w/the subject line MONDAY ROUND.

Tuesday, April 7th Opening Bell's Open Mic Since July 2K5! Signup @ 6:30pm

OPEN MIC 7-10 pm Sign up @ 6:30 pm Longest Running OPEN MIC in Dallas! Host: Steve Jackson Musicians play in rotation based on sign up times. Sets are generally 15 minutes depends on sign ups. Mainly Acoustic & Keyboards (please have your instruments tuned prior to your set)anything more requires approval prior to sign up. Please feel free to email Steve with questions We prefer musicians with ORIGINAL material but will allow some covers throughout the night. Always a fun night with some incredible talent. An Opening Bell tradition since 2005.

Wednesday, April 8th

Quinn DeVeaux (Oakland, CA) 8 pm

Thursday, April 9th

"TBD" 9 pm
"TBD" 8 pm

Friday, April 10th Moors and McCumber (Boulder, CO) 10 pm ​"TBD" 9 pm "TBD" 8 pm

Moors and McCumber (Boulder, CO) 10 pm
​"TBD" 9 pm

"TBD" 8 pm

Saturday, April 11th

"TBD" 10 pm
​"TBD" 9 pm

"TBD" 8 pm

Saturday, April 11th AFTERNOON Guitar Recital 2 pm

Room 4 Guitar Recital 2-5 pm

Monday, April 13th Songwriters in the Round" Since 2K7 7:30 pm Suggested Donation $5 Monthly Host: Cameron Matthew Ray

Monthly Host: Cameron Matthew Ray Music that is honest and truthful from the heart is the type of music Cameron Matthew Ray tries to create. Influenced by the likes of Damien Rice, Iron & Wine, and Van Morrison, Ray creates music with the passion of sincerity and experience that he sings from his heart.
This Monday Night series @ Opening Bell Coffee has 2-3 artists playing. Audience discussions and questions are welcomed! 7:30 pm/All ages...$5 suggested donation **if you have questions or would like to play,  email us  w/the subject line MONDAY ROUND.

Tuesday, April 14th Opening Bell's Open Mic Since July 2K5! Signup @ 6:30pm

OPEN MIC 7-10 pm Sign up @ 6:30 pm Longest Running OPEN MIC in Dallas! Host: Steve Jackson Musicians play in rotation based on sign up times. Sets are generally 15 minutes depends on sign ups. Mainly Acoustic & Keyboards (please have your instruments tuned prior to your set)anything more requires approval prior to sign up. Please feel free to email Steve with questions We prefer musicians with ORIGINAL material but will allow some covers throughout the night. Always a fun night with some incredible talent. An Opening Bell tradition since 2005.

Wednesday, April 15th Rob Williams (Richmond VA) 8 pm

Rob Williams (Richmond VA)8 pm

Thursday, April 16th

"TBD" 9 pm
"TBD" 8 pm

Friday, April 17th "TBD" 10 pm "TBD" 9 pm Dixie Jade (Nashville) 8 pm

"TBD" 10 pm

"TBD" 9 pm
Dixie Jade (Nashville) 8 pm

Saturday, April 18th

"TBD" 10 pm
​"TBD" 9 pm

"TBD" 8 pm

Monday, April 20th Songwriters in the Round" Since 2K7 7:30 pm Suggested Donation $5 Host: Garrett Owen

Host: Garrett Owen This Monday Night series @ Opening Bell Coffee has 2-3 artists playing. Audience discussions and questions are welcomed! 7:30 pm/All ages...$5 suggested donation.**If you have questions or would like to play, email us w/the subject line SONGWRITER ROUND.

Tuesday, April 21st Opening Bell's Open Mic Since July 2K5! Signup @ 6:30pm

OPEN MIC 7-10 pm Sign up @ 6:30 pm Longest Running OPEN MIC in Dallas! Host: Steve Jackson Musicians play in rotation based on sign up times. Sets are generally 15 minutes depends on sign ups. Mainly Acoustic & Keyboards (please have your instruments tuned prior to your set)anything more requires approval prior to sign up. Please feel free to email Steve with questions We prefer musicians with ORIGINAL material but will allow some covers throughout the night. Always a fun night with some incredible talent. An Opening Bell tradition since 2005.

Wednesday, April 22nd

"TBD" 9 pm
"TBD" 8 pm

Thursday, April 23rd Karaoke Night 7-10 pm!

​Karaoke Night 7 pm Choose from 19,000 songs! You take the stage and the words are on the big screen. Come for great prizes and drink specials!

Friday, April 24th "TBD" 10 pm Ghost of Paul Revere 9 pm Max Garcia Conover ​8 pm $10 Donation

"TBD" 10 pm
Ghost of Paul Revere 9 pm
Max Garcia Conover (Portland, ME) 8 pm

Saturday, April 25th "TBD" 10 pm ​"TBD" 9 pm Raquelle Langlinais

"TBD" 10 pm
​"TBD" 9 pm

Raquelle Langlinais (Tyler, TX)  

Monday, April 27th Nashville Songwriters Association 7 pm

NSAI North Texas meetings consist of updates on the music/songwriting scene in the Dallas area, reviewing a lesson on a craft or a music business related subject and holding a song feedback session. Members should bring one song to share and at least two lyric sheets. Songs can be performed live, or played on CD.

Meetings are held in the fourth Monday of each month at 7pm at Opening Bell Coffee, 1409 S. Lamar, Dallas TX 75215, 214-565-0383..  The food and drinks are great. NSAI members and “future members” are welcome. 

There is always something new to learn from each other. We have many songwriters and performing songwriters as members.

Last minute changes and cancelations are possible so please call Sam Moore for confirmation of the meeting or for more details. Please contact Sam Moore for more information.

Tuesday, April 28th Opening Bell's Open Mic Since July 2K5! Signup @ 6:30pm

OPEN MIC 7-10 pm Sign up @ 6:30 pm Longest Running OPEN MIC in Dallas! Host: Steve Jackson Musicians play in rotation based on sign up times. Sets are generally 15 minutes depends on sign ups. Mainly Acoustic & Keyboards (please have your instruments tuned prior to your set)anything more requires approval prior to sign up. Please feel free to email Steve with questions We prefer musicians with ORIGINAL material but will allow some covers throughout the night. Always a fun night with some incredible talent. An Opening Bell tradition since 2005.

Wednesday, April 29th

"TBD" 9 pm
"TBD" 8 pm

Thursday, April 30th

"TBD" 9 pm
"TBD" 8 pm

Friday, May 1st

"TBD" 10 pm
​"TBD" 9 pm

"TBD" 8 pm

Saturday, May 2nd

"TBD" 10 pm
​"TBD" 9 pm

"TBD" 8 pm

Sunday, May 3rd Chris Trapper 7 pm $15 Donation

Chris Trapper (Boston) 7 pm CHRIS TRAPPER began his career as the front man for late-90’s alternative rock band THE PUSH STARS (Capitol Records). With four CD releases and several high profile national tours -- including a run with Matchbox Twenty -- The Push Stars served to establish Chris as an authentic talent. 
As a modern day singer /songwriter, Chris is most known for his song This Time, the #1 selling song on the Grammy nominated soundtrack for AUGUST RUSH (Robin Williams, Jonathan Rhys Meyers /Warner Bros Pictures). 

Monday, May 4th Songwriters in the Round" Since 2K7 7:30 pm Suggested Donation $5 Monthy Host: Taylor Davis

Monthy Host: Taylor Davis Singer Songwriter from Dallas Texas. He has independently released 6 albums and played over 1700 shows all over the United States. 
This Monday Night series @ Opening Bell Coffee has 2-3 artists playing. Audience discussions and questions are welcomed! 7:30 pm/All ages...$5 suggested donation **if you have questions or would like to play,  email us  w/the subject line MONDAY ROUND.

Tuesday, May 5th Opening Bell's Open Mic Since July 2K5! Signup @ 6:30pm

OPEN MIC 7-10 pm Sign up @ 6:30 pm Longest Running OPEN MIC in Dallas! Host: Steve Jackson Musicians play in rotation based on sign up times. Sets are generally 15 minutes depends on sign ups. Mainly Acoustic & Keyboards (please have your instruments tuned prior to your set)anything more requires approval prior to sign up. Please feel free to email Steve with questions We prefer musicians with ORIGINAL material but will allow some covers throughout the night. Always a fun night with some incredible talent. An Opening Bell tradition since 2005.

Wednesday, May 6th

"TBD" 8 pm

Thursday, May 7th

"TBD" 9 pm
"TBD" 8 pm

Friday, May 8th

"TBD" 10 pm
​"TBD" 9 pm

"TBD" 8 pm

Saturday, May 9th

"TBD" 10 pm
​"TBD" 9 pm

Hip Hatchet 8 pm

Monday, May 11th Songwriters in the Round" Since 2K7 7:30-9:30 pm Suggested Donation $5 Monthly Host: Cameron Matthew Ray

Monthly Host: Cameron Matthew Ray Music that is honest and truthful from the heart is the type of music Cameron Matthew Ray tries to create. Influenced by the likes of Damien Rice, Iron & Wine, and Van Morrison, Ray creates music with the passion of sincerity and experience that he sings from his heart.
This Monday Night series @ Opening Bell Coffee has 2-3 artists playing. Audience discussions and questions are welcomed! 7:30 pm/All ages...$5 suggested donation **if you have questions or would like to play,  email us  w/the subject line MONDAY ROUND.

Tuesday, May 12th Opening Bell's Open Mic Since July 2K5! Signup @ 6:30pm

OPEN MIC 7-10 pm Sign up @ 6:30 pm Longest Running OPEN MIC in Dallas! Host: Steve Jackson Musicians play in rotation based on sign up times. Sets are generally 15 minutes depends on sign ups. Mainly Acoustic & Keyboards (please have your instruments tuned prior to your set)anything more requires approval prior to sign up. Please feel free to email Steve with questions We prefer musicians with ORIGINAL material but will allow some covers throughout the night. Always a fun night with some incredible talent. An Opening Bell tradition since 2005.

Wednesday, May 13th

"TBD" 9 pm
"TBD" 8 pm

Thursday, May 14th

"TBD" 9 pm
"TBD" 8 pm

Friday, May 15th Annalise Emerick (Nashville) 9:30 pm $10 Donation "TBD" 8 pm (Local)

Annalise Emerick (Nashville) 9:30 pm 
"TBD" 8 pm (Local) 

Saturday, May 16th

"TBD" 10 pm
​"TBD" 9 pm

"TBD" 8 pm

Monday, May 18th Songwriters in the Round" Since 2K7 7:30 pm Suggested Donation $5 Host: Garrett Owen

Host: Garrett Owen This Monday Night series @ Opening Bell Coffee has 2-3 artists playing. Audience discussions and questions are welcomed! 7:30 pm/All ages...$5 suggested donation.**If you have questions or would like to play, email us w/the subject line SONGWRITER ROUND.

Tuesday, May 19th Opening Bell's Open Mic Since July 2K5! Signup @ 6:30pm

OPEN MIC 7-10 pm Sign up @ 6:30 pm Longest Running OPEN MIC in Dallas! Host: Steve Jackson Musicians play in rotation based on sign up times. Sets are generally 15 minutes depends on sign ups. Mainly Acoustic & Keyboards (please have your instruments tuned prior to your set)anything more requires approval prior to sign up. Please feel free to email Steve with questions We prefer musicians with ORIGINAL material but will allow some covers throughout the night. Always a fun night with some incredible talent. An Opening Bell tradition since 2005.

Wednesday, May 20th

"TBD" 9 pm
"TBD" 8 pm

Thursday, May 21st Karaoke Night 7-10 pm!

​Karaoke Night 7 pm Choose from 19,000 songs! You take the stage and the words are on the big screen. Come for great prizes and drink specials!

Friday, May 22nd

"TBD" 10 pm
​"TBD" 9 pm

"TBD" 8 pm

Saturday, May 23rd

"TBD" 10 pm
​"TBD" 9 pm

"TBD" 8 pm

Monday, May 25th Nashville Songwriters Association Meeting 7 pm

NSAI North Texas meetings consist of updates on the music/songwriting scene in the Dallas area, reviewing a lesson on a craft or a music business related subject and holding a song feedback session. Members should bring one song to share and at least two lyric sheets. Songs can be performed live, or played on CD.

Meetings are held in the fourth Monday of each month at 7pm at Opening Bell Coffee, 1409 S. Lamar, Dallas TX 75215, 214-565-0383..  The food and drinks are great. NSAI members and “future members” are welcome. 

There is always something new to learn from each other. We have many songwriters and performing songwriters as members.

Last minute changes and cancelations are possible so please call Sam Moore for confirmation of the meeting or for more details. Please contact Sam Moore for more information.

Tuesday, May 26th Opening Bell's Open Mic Since July 2K5! Signup @ 6:30pm

OPEN MIC 7-10 pm Sign up @ 6:30 pm Longest Running OPEN MIC in Dallas! Host: Steve Jackson Musicians play in rotation based on sign up times. Sets are generally 15 minutes depends on sign ups. Mainly Acoustic & Keyboards (please have your instruments tuned prior to your set)anything more requires approval prior to sign up. Please feel free to email Steve with questions We prefer musicians with ORIGINAL material but will allow some covers throughout the night. Always a fun night with some incredible talent. An Opening Bell tradition since 2005.

Wednesday, May 27th

"TBD" 9 pm
"TBD" 8 pm

Thursday, May 28th

"TBD" 9 pm
"TBD" 8 pm

Friday, May 29th "TBD" 10 pm ​"TBD" 9 pm The Lovebirds (San Diego, CA) 8 pm

"TBD" 10 pm
​"TBD" 9 pm

The Lovebirds (San Diego, CA) 8 pm 

Saturday, May 30th

"TBD" 10 pm
​"TBD" 9 pm

"TBD" 8 pm

Monday, June 1st Songwriters in the Round" Since 2K7 7:30 pm Suggested Donation $5 Monthy Host: Taylor Davis

Monthy Host: Taylor Davis Singer Songwriter from Dallas Texas. He has independently released 6 albums and played over 1700 shows all over the United States. 
This Monday Night series @ Opening Bell Coffee has 2-3 artists playing. Audience discussions and questions are welcomed! 7:30 pm/All ages...$5 suggested donation **if you have questions or would like to play,  email us  w/the subject line MONDAY ROUND.

Monday, June 8th Songwriters in the Round" Since 2K7 7:30-9:30 pm Suggested Donation $5 Monthly Host: Cameron Matthew Ray

Monthly Host: Cameron Matthew Ray Music that is honest and truthful from the heart is the type of music Cameron Matthew Ray tries to create. Influenced by the likes of Damien Rice, Iron & Wine, and Van Morrison, Ray creates music with the passion of sincerity and experience that he sings from his heart.
This Monday Night series @ Opening Bell Coffee has 2-3 artists playing. Audience discussions and questions are welcomed! 7:30 pm/All ages...$5 suggested donation **if you have questions or would like to play,  email us  w/the subject line MONDAY ROUND.

Monday, June 15th Songwriters in the Round" Since 2K7 7:30 pm Suggested Donation $5 Host: Garrett Owen

Host: Garrett Owen This Monday Night series @ Opening Bell Coffee has 2-3 artists playing. Audience discussions and questions are welcomed! 7:30 pm/All ages...$5 suggested donation.**If you have questions or would like to play, email us w/the subject line SONGWRITER ROUND.

Monday, June 22nd Nashville Songwriters Association Meeting 7 pm

NSAI North Texas meetings consist of updates on the music/songwriting scene in the Dallas area, reviewing a lesson on a craft or a music business related subject and holding a song feedback session. Members should bring one song to share and at least two lyric sheets. Songs can be performed live, or played on CD.

Meetings are held in the fourth Monday of each month at 7pm at Opening Bell Coffee, 1409 S. Lamar, Dallas TX 75215, 214-565-0383..  The food and drinks are great. NSAI members and “future members” are welcome. 

There is always something new to learn from each other. We have many songwriters and performing songwriters as members.

Last minute changes and cancelations are possible so please call Sam Moore for confirmation of the meeting or for more details. Please contact Sam Moore for more information.

Saturday, June 26th Stephen Young & The Union $10 Donation "TBD" 9 pm "TBD" 8 pm

Stephen Young & The Union (Dublin, Ireland)10 pm Irish Americana outfit Stephen Young & The Union tour the US this summer in support of their new record Eagle Fort Rumble. Hailed by Irish media as "The best Americana band on this side of the Atlantic" SYTU land this June in support of their critically-acclaimed new album.

"TBD" 9 pm

"TBD" 8 pm

Monday, June 29th Songwriters in the Round" Since 2K7 7:30 pm Suggested Donation $5 Host: Annie Benjamin

Host: Annie Benjamin This Monday Night series @ Opening Bell Coffee has 2-3 artists playing. Audience discussions and questions are welcomed! 7:00 pm/All ages...$5 suggested donation.**If you have questions or would like to play,  email us w/the subject line SONGWRITER ROUND.

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