In accordance to the extended disaster declaration approved by City Council on May 18, 2020, the MCL Grand will remain closed through Monday, June 1. The MCL Grand staff is working with event presenters to reschedule events. For additional information please call 972.219.8446 or email email@example.com.
The Black Box Songwriter Series features singer-songwriters in an intimate, listening-room setting. Since its inception in 2015, the series has attracted a variety of celebrated songwriters, such as Gretchen Peters (“Independence Day”), Susan Gibson (“Wide Open Spaces”), Walt Wilkins (“Trains I Missed”), and numerous award-winning troubadours. Both newcomers and veteran songwriters have played the series and given fans a chance to hear incredible songs as well as the stories behind them.
Tickets are $15 general admission. Sales tax included in ticket price.
Kelly Willis and Jamie Lin Wilson Song Swap
*Rescheduled date: June 28, 2020, 6:30 p.m.
Kelly Willis, an Austin-based singer/songwriter, is Back Being Blue, to take a color-coded cue from the title of her seventh album. This is an album of songs about lonesomeness that also happens to be a cracklingly good time.
Jamie Lin Wilson is easy to love. With her warm, strong vocals, sly sense of humor, and lyrics that highlight the details that most of us miss, she creates stark vignettes: footsteps in the hall outside a motel room; the way a lover lays their head down at night; a humble but inviting front porch.
* This event has been rescheduled to Sunday, June 28, 2020, at 6:30 p.m. All previously purchased tickets will be valid for the new date. Ticket holders who cannot attend the rescheduled performance may request a refund by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org (preferred) or by leaving a voicemail at 972.219.8446 with your name, phone number, and the event name. While we intend to process refunds as quickly as possible, please note that there may be a delay in fulfilling these requests until normal operations resume.
Beat Root Revival and Pat Byrne
* Rescheduled date: Nov. 7, 2020, 7:30 p.m.
Comprised of multi-instrumentalists Ben Jones from Kent, England and Belfast, Ireland native Andrea Magee, Beat Root Revival has been taking American audiences by storm with their utterly original sonic amalgam of folk, rock, country, and traditional Irish sounds. After landing in America five years ago, the duo has stolen the hearts of captivated audiences, most recently as support for the Brian Wilson’s “Pet Sounds" tour; they have also toured as the opening act for Brian Setzer, The Fixx and ABC’s Nashville TV star Jonathan Jackson.
Pat Byrne is an Irish singer songwriter, living between Austin, Texas, and County Carlow, Ireland. Pat's voice strikes an emotional chord with his audience; ranging from seductive whisper one moment, to full-bodied rock 'n' roll growl the next. His latest work reflects both his Irish roots and the rich influence of the musicians he’s recently worked with in Texas.
* This event was originally scheduled for May 31, 2020 and has been rescheduled to Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, at 7:30 p.m. All previously purchased tickets will be valid for the new date. Ticket holders who cannot attend the rescheduled event may request a refund by emailing email@example.com (preferred) or by leaving a voicemail at 972.219.8446 with your name, phone number, and the event name. While we intend to process refunds as quickly as possible, please note that there may be a delay in fulfilling these requests until normal operations resume.
Nov. 24, 2019
Colin Gilmore and Nicolette Good are the creative forces behind Ladder to the Moon: a tight-harmony weirdo-folk-pop duo with a playful streak. Their songs star winsome loners on cosmic journeys, and heartsick dreamers caught in bizarro romances. Writing in spiral notebooks together since 2013, Gilmore and Good found common ground in influences like Duran Duran, The Kinks, They Might Be Giants, Aimee Mann, Beck, and Neko Case. Ladder to the Moon’s sound captures the bracing beauty of their native Texas landscape, told through the lens of poetic imagination.
Jan. 16, 2020
Traveling Red River Songwriters
An annual favorite, the Red River Songwriters return to MCL Grand for another intimate Black Box Songwriter Series concert featuring Susan Gibson, Josh Grider, Drew Kennedy, and Walt Wilkins. After several years of sell-out performances, this year’s song swap moves into the Performance Hall. Don’t miss these four longtime friends and musical storytellers as they prepare for the Red River Songwriter’s Festival later that month.
Feb. 23, 2020 Mary Gauthier is a regular on Grand Ole Opry, and has had songs recorded by Tim McGraw, Blake Shelton, Jimmy Buffett, Bobby Bare Sr., Bettye Lavette, Amy Helm, Mike Farris and many others. Eight albums into her career, she was named, “One of Americana’s most admired artists across the US and around the world,” by The Wall Street Journal, noting her “razor-sharp eye for detail and her commitment to unsentimental self-reflection.”