Come hang out at Spokesman Coffee with Casie from Texas Keeper Ciders and John from Fairweather as we walk you through a flight of four amazing ciders!
Much 2 Much is an indie folk band from the one and only ATX. Emphasizing vocal intricacies like those of First Aid Kit and The Staves, their smooth sounds and playful chemistry are sure to enchant. Accompanied by guitar, ukulele, keys, double bass and percussion, their sound is just as captivating in an acoustic setting as from a stage. Unique harmonies dance on top of mellow instrumental grooves. At times it might seem like a game of musical chairs is being played on stage, as the band swaps instruments and throws a vocal loop into the mix.
Much 2 Much is excited to be releasing their debut full length album this summer (2018).
The Merles are a classic country band based out of Austin, TX featuring singer/songwriter Todd Deatherage. The band strives to create an old school, traditional sound with vintage guitars, pedal steel, upright bass, fiddle, tight vocal harmonies, and a small drum kit.
Their debut record, Hate To Say Goodbye , was recorded and engineered by Britton Beisenhertz at Ramble Creek Studios in Austin, TX. The album was produced by Britton Beisenhertz and The Merles, and contains 14 original songs about heartache, love lost, honky-tonks, and well, drinking.
Rollfast Ramblers dial it back to a time when people came out to dance to music. Describing their music as Western Swing isn’t descriptive enough for the Ramblers. They get back to the roots of Western Swing, pre-1940’s.
The whole idea is to take the same approach those as those country folks in the early 20th century trying to play Jazz, Blues, Conjunto, Swing mixed with Appalachian Folk and Pioneer Fiddle Tunes.
But, Rollfast Ramblers is not music that you have to study to enjoy. Let’s all hum a tune, clap, tap our feet and most of all let’s all dance.
Hora Once is a project of collaborative efforts that began when local Austin harp-guitarist Adam Carney and accordionist Mike Maddux teamed up with vocalist Ana Maria Barajas of Colombia. Drawing from a vast pool of influences from North to South America, the group creates music with influences of Tango, Brazilian Choro, and Andean folk music. Being lifelong musicians, they also pull from musical experiences in the classical realm and into the Eastern hemisphere. With these influences, Hora Once (Eleventh Hour) composes original pieces with haunting melodies and moving rhythms with story-telling lyrics of heart felt poetry.
Hora Once performs regularly in Austin and central Texas at festivals, special events and private parties, wineries and restaurants.They can be heard performing adaptations of pieces by their favorite composers, including Astor Piazzolla, Violeta Parra and Pixinguinha. When performing for the Austin Tango scene at the late night Milongas, they will sometimes appear as a quintet with guest musicians and perform songs from the Golden Era of Tango for dancing enthusiasts and onlookers drinking wine.
Ana Maria Barajas is a multilingual classically trained vocalist, Adam Carney performs on his 7-string guitar and his custom made 14-string harp guitar, and Mike Maddux performs on his accordion and custom made bandoneon.
Stop by Texas Keeper Cider with your furry friends and kiddos on Sunday, December 16 from 2PM – 6PM to meet Santa and have your kids', human and non-human alike, picture taken with Santa!
Fuzzy Texan Animal Rescue will be on-site signing up new fosters and showcasing fur-babies ready for adoption.
You'll also be able to enjoy Texas Keeper's delicious ciders, including their latest seasonal Cider Noir, along with some tasty noms from their brand new kitchen. Pet treats will also be available for sale.
Make sure to leave a donation for the Fuzzy Texan Animal Rescue fundraiser to benefit homeless, neglected and abandoned animals and to help find them loving forever homes.
Just in time for the holidays! We'll be pouring a flight of 4 different ciders (TBD, but will include a mixture of our own ciders and some guest pairings), and we'll put out trays of five of our families' favorite holiday cookies. Then we'll finish off the fun with a glass of our house-made mulled cider. You'll also get to go home with recipes for all the cookies, and a goodie bag of leftovers
**Kiddos are welcome! Tickets for under 21 include the same as above but with mulled apple juice instead of alcoholic cider.
**The kitchen will also be open if you're needing something to sedate the sugar high**
1. Mama Peebs' best sugar cookie evah
2. Mama Doughty's Spritz (also best ever)
3. Grandma's Papparkakar (Nick's great Mormor's)
4. Auntie Ruby's Swedish Oatmeal Cookies
5. Cardamom Cookies (Linda's)
Texas Keeper Cider has released their Cider Noir, made from a blend of apples double fermented with extra dark belgian candi, pecans and orange peel.
Join us at 24diner on Wednesday, December 12, where they'll be offering a seasonal specials menu with cider pairings throughout the day.
Three ciders offered on the specials menu that day:
- Keeper #1
- Cider Noir
Afterwards, enjoy a complimentary tasting of the Cider Noir, reception style, with the Texas Keeper team from 5 to 8 p.m.