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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!

 

Calendar:

PLEASE CALL THE RESTAURANT (613-258-3737) TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT/TICKET.    Folks who come in for dinner will be given priority for seating and tables...

July:

THURSDAY 24 ~ FRED EAGLESMITH, 8:30pm, $35, SOLD OUT!

Friday 25 ~ Johnny Coull, 9pm, $7

Saturday 26 ~ County Road 5, bluegrass, 9pm, $10

Sunday 27 ~ Open Mic hosted by Alex Leggett, 3-6pm

August:

Friday 1 ~ Steve Groves 'Notes from the Underground', jazz/blues 9pm, $10

Thursday 7 ~ RON HYNES, songwriter, 8:30pm, $25**

Friday 8 ~ The Marrieds, sweet folk, 9pm, $10

Saturday 9 ~ Callum Graham, guitar prodigy, 9pm, $10

Friday 15 ~ Darren Eedens, folk/country/bluegrass, $6

Saturday 16 ~ Randall Prescott-Tracey Brown, country/Canadiana, 9pm, $20**

Friday 22 ~ Doug Hendry Love Fest, Scottish folk, etc., 8pm, by donation

Friday 29 ~ Pearly Jenkins and Lucky Strike, alt-folk, 9pm, $10

September:

Friday 5 ~ Shawna Caspi, singer-songwriter/finger-style guitar, 9pm, $7

Saturday 6 ~ Daniel Champagne, Australian roots, $10

Wednesday 10 ~ Brennan Leigh, Austin country-folk 

Friday 12 ~ Astrid Young, full band show!  

Saturday 13 ~ Shirt Tearing Boys, folk band, 9pm, $10

Friday 19 ~ Kristine St.-Pierre, folk singer-songwriter, 9pm, $10

October:

Friday 3 ~ Jeremy Fisher, 9pm, $20+hst

Saturday 4 ~ Trevor Alguire, 9pm

Saturday 11 ~ Christa Couture and Hillary Grist

Friday 24 ~ Meaghan Blanchard, 9pm, $10**

Saturday 25 ~ Kim Koren, singer-songwriter, 9pm, $5

November:

Saturday 1 ~ 8th Anniversary Party! Frank & Birdie!

Friday 7 ~ Little Sun

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

Saturday 15 ~ Lynne Hanson

Saturday 22 ~ Buckledown

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

Thursday 24 ~ Fred Eaglesmith, 8:30pm, $35+hst.  This Show is SOLD OUT.

Friday 25 ~ Johnny Coull, piano-singer-songwriter, 9pm, $7.  About Johnny: A seasoned pianist and singer, he’s worked in a range of styles and has performed extensively on the East Coast. His songs are classic Americana: emotional storytelling set to punchy melodies. His debut album, City on the Hill, was released in November 2013 (available on iTunes at http://www.itunes.com/johnnycoull/).Stylistically, Coull has been described as “a singer-songwriter and a first-rate storyteller with a sound somewhere between Bruce Springsteen and Billy Joel […]”, and in live performance has been lauded as “a veteran pianist, […] skilled at showing off his virtuosity and his voice.” Coull recently completed a cross-Canada tour in the spring of 2014.

Saturday 26 ~ County Road 5, bluegrass, 9pm, $10.  County Road 5 bluegrass band is a contemporary 5-piece bluegrass band from the Athens/Brockville area. Divergent musical tastes varying from blues to jazz to country to rock & roll, as well as traditional bluegrass, can be heard in the unique "bluegrassified" sound that this group brings to all its performances. 
   
Founded in 2006, County Road 5 bluegrass band has become a fan favorite at many musical venues throughout Eastern Ontario. Over the years, they have shared the stage with many of the area’s top musical acts including the Abrams Brothers, Tom Wilson & Border Bluegrass, The Laws, Concession 23, Maple Hill, Don Cochrane and Neville Wells to name but a few. They have also played at many of Eastern Ontario’s finest music festivals and venues including The Brockville Arts Center, Lombardy Fair, Quinte Isles Bluegrass Celebration, and The Joshua Bates Center.
 
The current group consists of Dan Potter on mandolin, lead & harmony vocals. Dan does the bulk of the writing you will hear in their original material and he has been described as having “one of the best voices in bluegrass today”. Barry Garvin plays lead and rhythm guitar. He is an experienced picker whose exceptional lead breaks and outstanding rhythm defines their sound. Jim Spooner provides the group with the strong beat required for any musical entourage playing bass and he is the groups resident “country crooner” singing both lead & harmony vocals. Dan Buch plays fiddle and sings lead & harmony vocals. He is also a contributor of the group’s original material. Christine Smith plays the 5-string banjo and her intuitive style of picking has garnered attention everywhere they play. Singing both lead and harmony vocals, she is a much sought after “side-woman” for other groups in the area as well.
 
Sunday 27 ~ Rubber Boots Buffet, 2-8pm and Open Mic 3-6pm. THIS WEEK the Open Mic is hosted by Gananoque's own Alex Leggett... For those who are new to the clan, the Sunday Open Mic/Rubber Boots Buffet is a family friendly, fun, community day that welcomes musicians of all skill levels. We mix up the music schedule a bit with guest hosts like Greg Kelly and the Ukulele Kemptville Experience (UKE), and occasional 'Birthday Tribute' events, where participants are encouraged to play songs by an artist whose birthday is on or near the Sunday in question; While all that happens, the Rubber Boots Buffet is being served... it is an all day, all you can eat comfort food extravaganza (other menus such as pub grub, kids and a dessert menu are also available) and the whole day is a place where you can meet your neighbours, come in for a beer or a pot of tea, stay for a bowl of homemade soup and a song or two and leave with, well, a whole new batch of friends. Everyone is welcome—and yes, that means you! We’d love to see you this Sunday… THIS WEEK's host, is Alex Leggett, here's the bio:

"Whether it be a ballad of love and sharks, a jazzy tune about surfing dreams, a perspective on cultural events, or a narrative on raw emotion – Alex Leggett is sure to please audiences with his strong performances and unique delivery.

Kingston, Thunder Bay, Sudbury, Toronto, and Gananoque. Alex has called them all home at some point, which makes the road a familiar place and touring an enjoyable enterprise. Alex Leggett loves performing and embraces the journey that comes with a life lived for music."