EVENTS

 
     

The Single Barrel is proud to welcome Granger Smith to its stage September 4th!
8pm Doors Open
19+ show
$15 in Adv…$20 Day of Show
Tickets On Sale NOW!!
 

 
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Granger Smith, the Texas born-and-bred singer/songwriter, has been busy reinventing the face of traditional country one chart-topping single at a time. By consistently providing blended hits that are well outside the realm of “typical,” Granger’s music provides a refreshing and unique variation on the growing independent country music scene.
Though he’s been in the music business since he was a teenager, Granger doesn’t always play by the rules, which he finds gratifying. “When I knew I wanted to be a singer-songwriter for a living, I never set out to be totally grassroots,” he explains. “Probably no one does. At that time, there was a system and most people followed that system. Write a song, book a studio and musicians, play a showcase, get a record deal, get famous, request all green M&Ms.”
 
For Granger, a mixed bag has proven more his style. “I’ve taken a unique path, which has been partly unplanned, but very rewarding,” he adds.
 
Over a decade into his career, the former Texas A&M alumn has already checked several items off his bucket list. Played by invitation at the White House? Check. Paid his respects to American soldiers? Absolutely, both through multiple tours in Iraq and Kuwait and through his annual 100-mile soldier walk. This year, he was asked to partner with The Boot Campaign to further raise awareness of our troops’ needs as they return home from combat.
 
The ‘Sleeping on the Interstate’ hitmaker means what he sings, because he works on his own time and in his own way. He has created his own in-home studio and with every album uses his own players — his band members — who have essentially become his brothers when on the road. “Every album, every song, every drum beat that you’ve heard from me over the last 6 years has come from my home studio out of these little speakers and was edited by me until I’ve felt it was right to release,” Granger says, ensuring that his music is authentic and from the heart.
 
From his first Top 10 single, ‘Colorblind,’ through the release of his most recent studio album, ‘Poets & Prisoners,’ and a relentless tour schedule, he essentially never sleeps. His blood is always pumping, his mind plotting the next calculated move.
 
And that next move appears to be not so far away. Granger is currently working on another studio album to be released during the 1st quarter of 2013 following it’s lead off “rollin’ feel good” single, “We Do It In A Field.” It goes without saying that creating music is Granger Smith’s passion. Count them up; this release will be his 9th album since he hit the scene at age 19.
 
His game plan has been good to him so far. Granger has had 8 Top 10 singles on the Texas Music Charts and he’s even successfully launched a crowd-pleasing alter-ego, “country boy” Earl Dibbles Jr. The idea was born when Granger and his brother were having some fun with a camera on their childhood ranch. “Earl represents at least half of my family, so it was easy to jump in my old truck, grab my shotgun and slip right into character,” Granger admits. They could never have imagined the viral success Dibbles has become, with his own single “The Country Boy Song,” music video and legions of fans.
 
It’s clear that Granger is both serious and playful when it comes to his craft; he’s humble enough not to take himself too seriously, but dedicated enough not to let his name slip out of mind. “Whether it was good or bad, that reality means the world to me,” says of following his own path. “My team and I, we rise and fall together, but that rise feels so inspiring when we know we’ve created this momentum from the ground up. Everyday I’m thankful, everyday I’m excited. The world will always need new music and luckily, I can never get new music out of my head!”

 
     

The world famous Sidetrack Band is back! The Sidetrack Band will get the weekend started right on Friday night and continue on into Husker Football Weekend! Don’t forget to stop by before we cheer our Huskers on to a win over McNeese State!

Come enjoy live music, great booze, and Husker spirit!

 
     


 
Join the party at The Single Barrel, home to one of the largest tailgates in Lincoln Nebraska! Located only three blocks from Memorial Stadium on the corner of 10th and P.
 
All Husker fans and McNeese State fans are welcome! We not only have the coldest beer in town, but we have the best game day food. Stop in and enjoy a Single Barrel Burger, Sausage sandwich, Pulled Pork sandwich and many many more delicious options!
 
Enjoy a house made Bloody Mary with all the fixins to make it just how you like. A staple game day favorite for many!
 
Doors open at 8am Every Home Game Day. Stop in to enjoy live music from the 5 Mile Bridge up until the start of the game and after the game all night long!

 
     

The Single Barrel is proud to welcome Bart Crow to its stage this September!
 

 
Tickets Available Online Now!
 
Doors: 8pm | Tickets purchased online will be mailed to provided address
Tickets: $8 in Adv | $10 Day of Show
19+ show

 

 


See what Country Weekly had to say about Bart Crow:
Though the changing of seasons to spring and summer probably demands music that’s warmer and more up-tempo, Bart’s new single is brooding, moody and haunting, thanks in large part to Macy Maloy’s heavenly vocals, which provide a delicious contrast to Bart’s own earthy texture.
 
Yes, heaven and earth converge and the results are a peaceful firestorm of emotion.
 
Written by John Elliot, Gregory Alan Isakov and Johann Wagner, the lyrics are those of a tortured soul wanting to stay, wanting to go, angry, crazy, lovesick and torn, all but pleading for some ambiguous salvation, the definition of which is left for the listener to determine. It is poignant in its ache and compelling in its strong but fragile delivery.
 
The lyric and melody are often in opposition to each other, in that the listener can feel empowered in one moment and denied in another.
 
Complex? Yes. But also one of the most aurally satiating songs to be released to radio of late and a potential catapult to the next level for Bart’s burgeoning career.
 
For more information on Bart Crow, visit: HERE
 

 
     


 

Drawing on the driving guitars of southern rock, the storytelling of Country Outlaws, the anthems of today’s Country Stars and the raw edge of Texas red-dirt, SwitchBak mixes all of the best ingredients like a good cocktail and then sets them ablaze to create a distinctly rugged, raw, natural sound of their own hitting you with a good ole days to remember feeling.

 

 
     

The Single Barrel is proud to welcome Jason Boland and the Stragglers to its stage September 19th…Tickets on Sale Now!
 

 
Price: $20 in Advance | $25 Day of Show
Doors: 8pm | 19+ show
 

 

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It’s admirable when a musician gets back to his roots, there’s no questioning that. But in a lot of ways, it’s even more admirable when an artist has no need to do that – having never lost touch with those roots in the first place. Jason Boland falls squarely into the latter category, having spent the better part of the last 15 years entrenching himself in the so-called “red dirt” of his native state of Oklahoma and adopted home in Texas and while spreading his musical branches to cover a remarkable amount of territory.
 
“I’ve always thought it was important to keep one foot in tradition and the other pointed in the direction you want to go,” says Boland. “I didn’t invent the G chord, so I’m standing on the shoulders of the giants that did, and on the shoulders of some great songwriters that have come before me. I’m using an old stencil, but adding my own colors.”
 
On their new studio album, Dark And Dirty Mile, Boland and his compatriots use a wide
array of hues to illustrate 11 songs of rejection and redemption, dark clouds and silver linings, all assembled in the rough-hewn manner that’s earned him an ever-growing fan base – a following that’s snapped up more than a half-million records over the past decade and change.
 
Dark And Dirty Mile is a song cycle of sorts, one that finds Boland seeking – and finding — beauty in life’s often-overlooked places, learning tough lessons through experience and overcoming obstacles with the help of others. That’s evident in the title track, which opens the album with a vividly drawn emotional landscape strewn with moments of regret and missed opportunities – but a clear bead on a clear horizon.
A similar dichotomy rolls through “Electric Bill,” a slow burn of a honky-tonk tune that conjures a picture of a man with an overdrawn checkbook in one hand and the hand of a loved one in the other – a sentiment he credits to his wife, who he says, reminded him that, “if everything is taken away tomorrow, there’s still love and hope in the world.”
 
Boland presents that sentiment without a drop of Hallmark saccharine, however. He
doesn’t sweeten these tunes with easy studio tricks or the sort of pop trickery so often heard on Music City productions these days. The surface is anything but slick, and the sinew that runs through songs like the organ-tinged strut “Green Screen” and the high lonesome desert tone of his take on Randy Crouch’s “They Took It Away” lends a tone that’s ragged-but-right, ideal for Boland’s always-incisive lyrics.
 
“People don’t always expect to have a lot there in terms of lyrics,” he says. “Society says ‘if it sounds like this, you have to do songs about that.’ But if you just try to fit things together in the most simple way possible, you’re just trying to manipulate people, and I’m not interested in doing that.
 
“I think of myself as being in the Oklahoma tradition in the same way as Woody Guthrie
– those of us who came up in Tornado Alley can all trace our lineage back to Woody.”.
Boland has been mining that territory for pretty much his entire career. Bowing in 1999
with the regionally popular Pearl Snaps – a first teaming with Lloyd Maines, who Boland
cites as one of several seminal influences on his sonic vision – the Stragglers built a
rabid following from the Panhandle to the Gulf Coast. Over the intervening half-decade,
the band would team with similar kindred spirits – from Billy Joe Shaver to Dwight Yoakam compadre Pete Anderson to the late Bob Childers – to create an uncompromising body of work, as whip-smart as it is body-moving.
 
“We’ve always been lucky enough to work with people who feel the same way we do
about things,” says Boland. “The world doesn’t always make sense, but you meet people
around the campfires who will be there for you. That’s the big secret, 99 percent of
people will share and break bread with you when times are hard.”
 
Boland himself says that he started to figure things out in earnest around the time he
and the Stragglers went into the studio to record 2008’s Comal County Blue, a set that,
as Country Weekly put it, “vividly chronicle the thoughts of a regular guy trying to make sense of the world and only occasionally succeeding, while keeping one eye on the
reasons he keeps trying.”
 
That disc brought Boland’s songs to a wider audience than anything he had done in the
past, but the momentum was slowed a bit by his need to take several months off to
recover from surgery to remove a polyp from his vocal cord. He took the setback in
stride, and now says, in retrospect, “it was a good thing in some ways, since it helped
teach me to really sing and broke me of the habit of yelling – which is an easy habit to develop if you come up singing in Texas honky-tonks.”
 
By the time 2011’s “palpably redemptive” Rancho Alto (to quote the Austin Chronicle)
came around, Boland had a firm rein on his instrument, which had grown into a
burnished, evocative baritone, and further honed his pensive-but-not-pedantic writing
style – all of which comes to heady fruition on Dark and Dirty Mile, co-produced by
Boland and Shooter Jennings.
 
From the steeliness of “Only One,” with its unflagging belief in love in the face of
adversity to the wistful regret of the album closing “See You When I See You,” that
strength shines through. It emerges in the two-step friendly rhythms of “Nine Times Out
of Ten” and it burrows deep into the soil on the soulful swing of “Lucky I Guess” – songs that evoke the sight, smell and taste of the red dirt of his home territory.
 
“The t-shirt sellers love that phrase ‘red dirt,’ because it’s so simple,” says Boland.
 
“But it fits. It was coined by the people making the music – rust in the ground, blood in the dirt. It’s real and it’s where I come from – and what I refuse to give up, no matter what.”
 

 
     

The world famous Sidetrack Band is back! The Sidetrack Band will get the weekend started right on Friday night and continue on into Husker Football Weekend! Don’t forget to stop by before we cheer our Huskers on to a win over Miami, Florida!

Come enjoy live music, great booze, and Husker spirit!

 
     


 
Join the party at The Single Barrel, home to one of the largest tailgates in Lincoln Nebraska! Located only three blocks from Memorial Stadium on the corner of 10th and P.
 
All Husker fans and Miami fans are welcome! We not only have the coldest beer in town, but we have the best game day food. Stop in and enjoy a Single Barrel Burger, Sausage sandwich, Pulled Pork sandwich and many many more delicious options!
 
Enjoy a house made Bloody Mary with all the fixins to make it just how you like. A staple game day favorite for many!
 
Doors open at 8am Every Home Game Day. Stop in to enjoy live music from the Famous Sidetrack band up until the start of the game and Whiskey Bent after the game all night long!

 
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The world famous Sidetrack Band is back! The Sidetrack Band will get the weekend started right on Friday night and continue on into Husker Homecoming Weekend! Don’t forget to stop by before we cheer our Huskers on to a win over Illinois!

Come enjoy live music, great booze, and Husker spirit!

 
     


 
Join the party at The Single Barrel, home to one of the largest tailgates in Lincoln Nebraska! Located only three blocks from Memorial Stadium on the corner of 10th and P.
 
Help us kick-off our first Big Ten Conference Game of 2014 with a Bang! All Husker fans and Fighting Illini fans are welcome! We not only have the coldest beer in town, but we have the best game day food. Stop in and enjoy a Single Barrel Burger, Sausage sandwich, Pulled Pork sandwich and many many more delicious options!
 
Enjoy a house made Bloody Mary with all the fixins to make it just how you like. A staple game day favorite for many!
 
Doors open at 8am Every Home Game Day. Stop in to enjoy live music from the Famous Sidetrack band up until the start of the game and Emmett Bower Band after the game all night long!