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Armadillo Christmas Bazaar w/ Peterson Brothers (noon); Emily Bell & John Evans (3:30pm); the Eggmen

Tuesday 17 – Tuesday 24

Palmer Events Center
900 Barton Springs Rd.

http://www.palmereventscenter.com

Perhaps my single biggest Austin music regret – besides not having seen Townes Van Zandt more – remains missing the final Texana Dames performance closing down the Armadillo Christmas Bazaar in 2011. This year, too, I’m traveling when a pair of those Dames sit in with Bill Kirchen on Christmas Eve. Legacy acts return, of course – Marcia Ball, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Carolyn Wonderland – but greet the new breed as well, like Delbert’s kid Clay McClinton and locals I consider Butch & Sundance’s Hole in the Wall gang, Sons of Fathers.

Big draws (Shinyribs), big blues (Peterson Brothers), mad roots chemistry (Warren Hood Band) – all laced among local artisans. Austin’s soundtrack bonds to the Bazaar’s communal spirit. No future holiday regrets, yo. Christmas miracles only.

Tuesday, Dec. 17
Noon: Peterson Brothers Band
3:30: Emily Bell & John Evans
8: The Eggmen

Wednesday, Dec. 18
Noon: Clay McClinton
3:30: Patricia Vonne
8: Ray Wylie Hubbard

Thursday, Dec. 19
Noon: Sarah Pierce
3:30: Carper Family
8: Shinyribs

Friday, Dec. 20
Noon: Suzanna Choffel
3:30: Eliza Gilkyson
8: Jimmy LaFave

Saturday, Dec. 21
Noon: Shelley King Band
3:30: Carolyn Wonderland
8: Alpha Rev

Sunday, Dec. 22
Noon: Sons of Fathers
3:30: Marcia Ball, with Sarah Elizabeth Campbell & Christine Albert
8: Band of Heathens

Monday, Dec. 23
Noon: Terri Hendrix
3:30: Hot Club of Cowtown
8: Warren Hood Band

Tuesday, Dec. 24
Noon: Albert & Gage
3:30: Jitterbug Vipers
8: Bill Kirchen & Friends, with Conni & Charlene Hancock

– Raoul Hernandez

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