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A little bit Austin; a little bit Kemptville, a lot of a good time!

Enjoy some of the best live music, well, anywhere at the Branch Restaurant and Texas Grill. Come on out and be entertained with tunes & songs, to listen close or to sing along at one of our popular open mic or Birthday Tribute events: it all sounds as good as the real Texas BBQ, Tex-Mex, Cajun or Southern food favourites tastes... Our entertainment line up ranges from local talent to some big name headliners...watch this page to see what's coming up!

 

October:

Friday 31 ~ Phil Morotti's 2nd annual Halloween Party with Phlatline and Age of Wisdom, Rock and Roll, 8pm, $10 suggested

November:

Saturday 1 ~ 8th Anniversary Party! Music provided by Frank Western & Birdie Whyte! $10 ticket includes All You Can Eat BBQ! 

Thursday 6 ~ Ryan Cook w/ Dylan Watts, (Country) A Tribute to Merle Travis, 8pm, $10

Friday 7 ~ Little Suns, indie-folk group, 9pm, $10


Saturday 8 ~ Matt McKechnie and Amanda Giles, indie/folk/rock/pop, 9pm, $5

Friday 14 ~ Gathering Sparks, folk group, 9pm, $10

Saturday 15 ~ Lynne Hanson, country/roots singer songwriter, cd release! 9pm, $15

Friday 21 ~ Dom DeLuca, indie pop singer-songwriter, 8pm, $5 suggested

Thursday 27 ~ LeE HARVeY OsMOND, roots, 8:30pm, $45+hst***


Friday 28 ~ Kate Weekes, folk singer songwriter, 9pm, $10

Saturday 29 ~ Geoff Smith and Twin Voices

December:

Saturday 6 ~ Buckledown

Saturday 20 ~ Christo Graham

Saturday 27 ~ John Carroll

Wednesday 31 ~ NYE featuring Sin and Swoon

January: 

Thursday 15 ~ E.B. Anderson and Chris 'Mojo' Martin

Saturday 17 ~ The Steamers

February:

Saturday 28 ~ Bryce Jardine, 9pm, $8

March:

Friday 20 ~ Dave Gunning, 9pm, $22.50***

April:

Saturday 11 ~ Slocan Ramblers, 9pm, $25***

June:

Friday 20 ~ Sweet Alibi

 

bolded artists are on tour from outside our region
**advance tickets strongly recommended

Music This Week:

Friday 31 ~ Phil Morotti and Friends (Phlatline, Age of Wisdom) Rock and Roll Halloween Party, 8pm, $10 suggested (tip jar show). 
  
Saturday 1 ~ The Branch's 8th Anniversary Party featuring Frank Western and Birdie Whyte, 7pm (doors at 5), $10 includes AYCE BBQ BUFFET!!!!!.  

Sunday 2 ~ Open Mic hosted by Greg Kelly, 3-6pm, (...in honour of his birthday, Gram Parsons songs are recommended but not required...) 3-6pm, no cover...

Coming up:

Ryan Cook, November 6: 
“Ryan Cook is back with his third release, Wrestling With Demons, which lands like a punch in the face of mainstream music. Armed with east coast allies, J.P. Cormier and John Campbelljohn, along with the last two living members of Hank Snow’s band (Kayton Roberts and Roger Carroll), Ryan produces a hi-fi record that refreshing and real. With all the hype of a class wrestling showdown, Wrestling with Demons is a battle royale of amped-up acoustic guitars, swinging mandolin chops and hot steel.” – taken from ryancook.ca
 
Dubbed as a ‘south-shore scene-creator’, Ryan Cook grew up on a dairy farm in Western Nova Scotia, but spent many of his formative years trading licks and shows with dudes like Brian Borcherdt (Holy F*ck) and Paul Murphy (Wintersleep). Satire-steeped and musically edge-cut, the multi Music Nova Scotia Award winner has found his way into the hearts of music lovers from all walks of life. With no shortage of accolades, Cook has shared the stage with such hit-making heavyweights as Steve Poltz, Joel Plaskett, Dwight Yoakam and Rosanne Cash.
 
Never slowing down, and passing through North Grenville County on November 6, the easterly Canadian country-jazz innovator will be taking the stage at the Branch for a very unique, intimate show. Please call now as space is extremely limited. (written by Matt McKechnie)
 
Matty and Amanda, November 8:
"Amanda Giles is the stark songbird of her generation" -Ben Mullin Monthly
"Matt Graven McKechnie has the voice of a young, Asbury Park-esque Bruce Springsteen, and the dapper, steamy and squinty smirk of stache-brandishing Tom Selleck from his Magnum PI days" - Brad Turcotte Press Pot
"When I first heard Katherine Amanda Giles, my mind actually had a bowel movement. I can't explain how it happened, but it just did. She's that good" - John Carroll Countdown
"Graven's music is kind of like that 'That's So Raven' girl from the Cosby show, except not at all (That's SO Graven!), and he sometimes smells like mushrooms." - Polly's Perch
 
Growing up on the turgid streets of Hoboken New Jersey, Katherine Frances Keeley Amanda Giles Starchild was an only child, born into the hardships of a highly polluted, industry-driven town. Learning her first chords on a chinese-food, back alley dumpster guitar at the age of 4, she began to dazzle the tar-stained ears of her listeners, as they would shuttle home from the factory to hear her Shirley Temple-esque Skiffle tunes. Since then, she has won 18 grammy awards and had a very short but fluttery affair with SNL starling Adam Sandler (who was apparently denied her hand in marriage after a few dazzling weekends in Versailles). Amanda can now be found packing up her life near South Mountain, as she is gearing up for an open-ended, extended winter trip to Western Canada. Look for a new album from her soon, as her siren songs continue to explore the open space of her quest to find a greater understanding of the strange world around her.

Matt Graven Jebediah Harlock McKechnie the 4th was born an orphan on the southern shores of the great Buffalo river in Arkansas to a family of nomadic, river-boat gamblers. A keen angler and hunter from the age of 6 months, Matt won several marksman awards at a very early age (including the shooting of an 1830 lb bison), and refuses to talk about all of it to this very day. Once finding a bullet-hole ridden classical guitar on his boat, he began to belt out a very unique rhythm-based, riverside blues style of guitar playing that Jimmy Page obviously stole and made his own. Matt and Jimmy are now best friends, and are tennis partners together at a closed club in London, England (Sean Connery sometimes subs in). Graven has been making albums since 1999, and whether he's with a band or on his own, he continues to grow and flower into his gut-wrenching songs with every performance and new record. His latest/soon to be released and most reaching album 'Channelsurfing The Seas Of The Cinematic Mind' features drumming from Joel Plaskett's rhythm-creator Dave Marsh and production from Halifax underground wizard Charles Austin.
 
Come support Amanda in her travels and Graven in his new album release, as the raspy, overture-ish, passionate sounds of these two burgeoning North Grenville scenesters will be sure to move you for a 'one-night only action-spectacular' on November 8.
(written by Matt McKechnie)

LeE HARVeY OsMOND, November 27:
We are very excited to announce one of our biggest musical events to date; LeE HARVeY OsMOND!  The show is on Thursday, November 27th at 8:30pm, tickets are $45+hst, and advance tickets are required for this show.  We are announcing this very special event only here in the newsletter and on the website (for now) to give you, our loyal fans, first crack at these limited seats… This show is going to sell out VERY QUICKLY, if you are interested, we’d strongly recommend that you call the restaurant (613-258-3737) to reserve/purchase your ticket today!

If you are unfamiliar with Tom Wilson (the creative force behind LHO), he is a veteran of the Canadian music scene and has been a writer and performer for many years. Wilson's eclectic musical style has ranged from the psychobilly/ R&B sounds of The Florida Razors, to the western/roots style of Blackie and the Rodeo Kings and the funk/blues inspired rock of Junkhouse.  LeE HARVeY OsMOND is his most recent project, a collaborative effort with members of The Cowboy Junkies and The Skydiggers.