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Palette Cafe Stage


Friday April 8th, 2016

11:00am - 12:00pm

Guillermo Serpas Trio

This Nuevo Flamenco guitarist has a wonderfully unique style that combines a fusion of Spanish Guitar, Latin Jazz, and World Music. Guillermo enjoys a renowned reputation in the Houston area for his amazing mastery in any genre. His newest CD, is “Guitarra Bohemia”. Lovely, passionate and soothing to the soul.
www.guillermoserpas.com


12:30pm - 2:00pm

Javier Chaparro

Javier Chaparro Original tunes penned with love and performed with passion, Javier Chaparro and Salúd bring a musical style as alluring as Antonio Carlos Jobin and as virtuosic as Yo Yo Ma. It’s a tango of Jazz, Romance and Fun!
www.saludmusic.com


2:30pm - 3:30pm

Farra8

The Festival Friday Happy Hour party starts with this multinational group of terrific musicianship. They bring us a fusion of some rock, some funk and decidedly Latin music. Farra means “Party” so let the dancing begin!
farra8music.wix.com/home


4:00 pm - 6:00pm

Grupo Batacha

The party goes on with Grupo Batacha playing their mix of salsa, a sweet bolero, a fast meringue, and a traditional cumbia. Batacha means good times, fun in the Afro-Cuban language and this group brings it with Carribean rhythms, heavy on a revival of Nuevo Cubano. In the words of Gloria Estefan, “Get on your Feet”! Dance, dance, dance!
www.youtube.com/watch?v=0BAgaa2wdfM


Saturday April 9th, 2016

10:30am - 11:30pm

The Travelling Murphys

This delightful family band plays mandolin, fiddle, banjo to the music of old country classics. Mom, Dad and the Girls will warm your heart and set your toes to tappin’!
www.thetravelingmurphys.com


12:00pm - 1:00pm

Guillermo Serpas Trio

This Nuevo Flamenco guitarist has a wonderfully unique style that combines a fusion of Spanish Guitar, Latin Jazz, and World Music. Guillermo enjoys a renowned reputation in the Houston area for his amazing mastery in any genre. His newest CD, is “Guitarra Bohemia”. Lovely, passionate and soothing to the soul.
www.guillermoserpas.com


1:30pm - 2:15pm

Houston Choral Showcase

The Houston Showcase Choir. Among the really fun groups performing at the Festival, their choral arrangements cover a variety of styles including Pop, Jazz, Swing, Gospel, and Broadway Hits, with choreography!
houstonchoralshowcase.org


3:00pm - 4:00pm

Kyle Hutton

Kyle Hutton is a Dosey Doe regular who hosts his hour-long weekly radio program where he talks to artists about the stories behind their songs. Talk about Texas music? Kyle is the real deal! He’s been playing and writing songs forever; this youngster and has done five albums now with music will tear at your heartstrings. He also has Real Life Real Music, a local music school and camp. You’ll hear some of his impressive students playing during the festival.
www.kylehutton.com


4:45pm - 6:00pm

The Lost and Nameless Orchestra

The Lost and Nameless Orchestra is a supremely talented quartet, impressive on traditional fiddle tunes, Americana, folk-rock, alternative country and more. One player that truly sets them apart is 19-year-old music prodigy, fiddler Kimberly Zielnicki. They delight with foot stomping fiddle tunes, sweet country songs and heartfelt duets, with remarkable ease. They are not to be missed!
lostandnameless.com


Sunday April 10th, 2016

10:30am - 11:30am

The Coteries

Coming to our festival from the wintery North East this trio crafts songs around our American stories grounded in thrilling, tight-knit harmonies. With influences from the Great American song book they bring an exciting mix of folk singing, heart thumping, gospel sounding, bluesy music for all to enjoy. Start your day off with some foot-stomping fun!
www.thecoteries.com


12:15pm - 1:45pm

Warren Hood

Warren Hood trained at the highly respected Berklee School of Music and has become an accomplished multi-instrumentalist, singer – songwriter who has performed and/or recorded with such noteworthy artists as Lyle Lovett, Joan Osborne, Emmylou Harris, Ben Kweller, Little Feet, Elvis Costello, Susan Tedeschi, Gillian Welch, Alejandro Escovedo and The Woodlands own Hayes Carll. You really need to see this guy!
www.warrenhood.com


2:30pm - 4:00pm

Betty Soo

Betty Soo winner of several prestigious awards from SXSW, Kerrville Folk Festival, Vancouver Island MusicFest, Texas on Tour, Folk Alliance International and the Ontario Council of Folk Festivals, this amazing musician from Austin does music that is both sweet and gritty, with a voice of Gospel meets old-time country twang. We are so lucky to have her!
www.bettysoo.com


3:30pm - 5:00pm

The Terri Hendrix Band

The Terri Hendrix Band rounds out The Woodlands Arts Festival. A multi-instrumentalist and independent artist from San Marcos, Texas, she has consistently offered some of the best music Texas has to offer. Hers is an eclectic brand of Americana that encompasses folk, pop, country, blues and jazz. Terri has also established a nonprofit community arts center in San Marcos, providing educational and therapeutic arts programs, including for those who face neurological challenges or physical disabilities.
www.terrihendrix.com


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