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Past Dates

Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

New World Deli
2nd Wed Residency
4101 Guadalupe
Austin, TX 78751
USA
512-451-7170

Saturday, August 5th, 2017

w/ SUSAN HERNDON
510 S Dewey Ave
Bartlesville, OK 74003
USA
918-336-1000

Playing in my hometown for the very first time!  Every gig w/ SUSAN HERNDON is wonderful and playing in the world famous Frank Lloyd Wright designed PRICE TOWER (where I got my first pair of glasses in 1958) makes for a magical evening!

Friday, August 4th, 2017

w/ SUSAN HERNDON and JOEL MELTON
2805 N. Mc Kinley Avenue
Oklahoma City, OK 73106
(405) 524 0738

A bucket list show for me!  My good friend GREG JOHNSON has presented some of the finest songwriters in the country and I'm honored to grace his stage,.  Besides, playing with Susan and Joel is nothing short of a blast!

Wednesday, July 12th, 2017

New World Deli
2nd Wed Residency
4101 Guadalupe
Austin, TX 78751
USA
512-451-7170

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

New World Deli
w/ DAVID PULKINGHAM
4101 Guadalupe
Austin, TX 78751
USA
512-451-7170

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017

New World Deli
w/ BRADLEY KOPP
4101 Guadalupe
Austin, TX 78751
USA
512-451-7170

Wednesday, December 9th, 2015

New World Deli
JOEL McCOLL and DAVID PULKINGHAM with CARMELO TORRES - 7:00 pm
4101 Guadalupe
Austin, TX 78751
USA
512-451-7170
Price: Gratis!

I'm so excited to share a stage with my guitar hero and good friend DAVID PULKINGHAM!  If you've heard him before, you know what I'm talking about.  If you haven't, you owe it to yourself to check him out!  His new CD has just been released to fantastic reviews and this promises to be an extraordinary evening.  Joining us will be a fantastic percussionist CARMELO TORRES who has been a mainstay in the Austin music scene for a decade including playing with LOS LONELY BOYS.  This will be a great way to cap a great year!

Wednesday, November 11th, 2015

New World Deli
JOEL McCOLL - 7:30
4101 Guadalupe
Austin, TX 78751
USA
512-451-7170
Price: Nada!

My monthly residency continues.  Guest TBD.

Sunday, October 25th, 2015

Wimberley ALIVE! Festival
JOEL McCOLL - 11:45-12:30
Bent Tree Gallery Stage
Wimberley, TX
Price: Free!

The first annual WIMBERLEY ALIVE! Festival kicks off Fri 10/23 and goes for 3 days.  A full slate of music will play all three days on 5 stages along with artists and craftsmen set up throughout the town.  I'll be playing a set on the BENT TREE GALLERY STAGE starting at 11:45.  Check out their website www.wimberleyalive.org  for more info.

Wednesday, October 14th, 2015

New World Deli
JOEL McCOLL and STEVE BROOKS with MEGAN FLECHAUS - 7:00 pm
4101 Guadalupe
Austin, TX 78751
USA
512-451-7170
Price: Gratis!

My old Pun Off Compadre and multi time Pun World Champion STEVE BROOKS joins me for a bout of musical tomfoolery.  We played a gig together last month and met a fabulous talent MEGAN FLECHAUS who has agreed to come join us during the break.

Saturday, September 19th, 2015

Patsy's Cafe
Dana McBride's Birthday! - 6:30
5001 E Ben White
Austin, TX 78744
USA
512-444-2020
Price: Free!

I'll be joining STEVE BROOKS and JACK McCABE in helping our dear friend DANA McBRIDE celebrate her birthday.  Oh yeah, she's really the star of the show!

Saturday, September 5th, 2015

New World Deli
JENNY REYNOLD'S SHOWCASE - 4:00 pm
4101 Guadalupe
Austin, TX 78751
USA
512-451-7170
Price: Free!

Jenny is going to reprise her exceedingly popular showcase by inviting some of the best known and well loved singer/songwriters in Austin and the nation and I'm honored to be included in the lineup.  Originally this was a fund raiser for a dear friend with serious medical needs.  The purpose holds true today but the event has grown into a "happening" to borrow a 60's phrase.  Fantastic music all day and into the night.  Please plan to join us!

Friday, September 4th, 2015

New World Deli
KATIE GOSNELL, RUSTY NELSON & JOEL McCOLL - 7:00
4101 Guadalupe
Austin, TX 78751
USA
512-451-7170
Price: Free!

Be prepared for a delightful evening with the silver voiced KATIE GOSNELL, a silver maned story teller extraordinaire RUSTY NELSON and some guy from Oklahoma.  We've done this 3 way song swap a couple of times before and had the time of our lives.    Both Katie and Rusty are award winning songwriters and it's a real honor to share the stage with them!

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

Lockhart's Historic Dr Eugene Clark Library
An Evening With The Songwriter, hosted by Fletcher Clark - 7:00
Lockhart, TX
Price: No cover

A wonderful series hosted by Austin music legend FLETCHER CLARK.  An intimate evening of original music and the stories behind them.

Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

New World Deli
JOEL McCOLL and CHIP DOLAN - 7:30
4101 Guadalupe
Austin, TX 78751
USA
512-451-7170
Price: Your good looks!

Big fun abounds!  Chip has played with a veritable "Who's Who" of stellar musicians, both locally and internationally.  He had the night free and needs to work off some of his community service obligation so we're going to tee it up around 7:30.  The worst case scenario?  Big fun with a sprinkling of jocularity!

Friday, February 27th, 2015

New World Deli
Jean Synodinos with Joel McColl - 7:00
4101 Guadalupe
Austin, TX 78751
USA
512-451-7170
Price: Free!

Come celebrate John Steinbeck's birthday with one of the most poignent, firery, funny and robust writers I know.  JEAN SYNODINOS is just coming off of recording her latest CD and i can't wait to hear what she's bringing!

Wednesday, February 11th, 2015

New World Deli
Joel McColl and David Pulkingham - 7:30
4101 Guadalupe
Austin, TX 78751
USA
512-451-7170
Price: Free!

I love playing music with my guitar sensei DAVID PULKINGHAM!  I think you'll love it too!

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014

New World Deli
Giulia Millanta and joel McColl - 7:30
4101 Guadalupe
Austin, TX 78751
USA
512-451-7170
Price: No cover!

Giulia is a multi lingual songwriter whose songs reflect the observations of a keen eye and an open heart.  I'm privileged to share her music!

Friday, October 17th, 2014

New World Deli
Jean Synodinos with Joel McColl - 7:30
4101 Guadalupe
Austin, TX 78751
USA
512-451-7170
Price: Gratis!

Jean Synodinos is one of Austin's most dynamic songwriters and delivers her songs with fire and passion!  I'm excited to share the stage with Jean and her music!

Wednesday, October 15th, 2014

New World Deli
Joel McColl and Bradley Kopp - 7:30
4101 Guadalupe
Austin, TX 78751
USA
512-451-7170
Price: Nada!

Bradley is the consummate musician and we have a great time swapping songs and stories.  At least some of the stories are true!  

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

New World Deli
Joel McColl and David Pulkingham - 7:30
4101 Guadalupe
Austin, TX 78751
USA
512-451-7170
Price: Nada!

He's a fantastic guitarist, a brilliant lyricist, a dynamic performer and I get to play music with him!  DAVID PULKINGHAM has played with some of the biggest names in music such as Robert Plant, Bruce Springsteen and has toured with Alejandro Escovedo, Patti Griffin and Guillia Millanta.  This is sure to be a special evening!

Wednesday, August 20th, 2014

New World Deli
Joel McColl and Marvin Dykhuis - 7:30
4101 Guadalupe
Austin, TX 78751
USA
512-451-7170
Price: Gratis!

A return to the monthly gig at my home away from home!  I'm excited to play with MARVIN DYKHUIS, one of my musical heroes!

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

Stinson's Deep Eddy
Joel McColl and Bradley Kopp - 7:00
2401 Lake Austin Blvd
Austin, TX 78703
(512) 948-8383
Price: Nada!

First time at the Deep Eddy!  Fine food and fabulous fun.  Playing w/ the incomparable BRADLEY KOPP!

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

New World Deli
Sittin' In w/ SUSAN HERNDON! - 7:30
4101 Guadalupe
Austin, TX 78751
USA
512-451-7170
Price: Nada!

Combine an exquisite voice with captivating songs and a beautiful grace on stage and you'll get SUSAN HERNDON.  This Oklahoma songbird is one of my favorite singer/writers and I'm excited to join her for an evening of music and Red Dirt rocking!

Friday, May 30th, 2014

The McColl Foursome - 7:00-9:30
1400 Barton Springs Rd
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 479-0485
Price: Nada!

Excited to come back to one of the best venues in Austin.  Put on your BBQ bib and your dancin' shoes!

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

New World Deli
Joel McColl and David Pulkingham - 7:00
4101 Guadalupe
Austin, TX 78751
USA
512-451-7170
Price: Gratis!

The monthly residency continues!  Playing music w/ David is almost a religious experience.  If you've heard him, you know what I'm talking about.  If not, there is a solution!  We'll save you a seat!

Saturday, May 3rd, 2014

COUNTY LINE BBQ on the Lake
Joel McColl and Bradley Kopp - 6pm
5204 RR 2222
Austin, TX 78731
USA
512-346-3664
Price: Gratis!

An incredible setting on Bull Creek with beautiful weather, cold drinks, great BBQ and US!  Come cap off your Saturday with us.

Wednesday, April 16th, 2014

New World Deli
Next on the tee...the McColl Foursome! - 7:00
4101 Guadalupe
Austin, TX 78751
USA
512-451-7170
Price: Gratis!

An evening of music, mirth, merriment and mayhem!  Playing with MEREL BREGANTE on percussion, CARL LoSCHIAVO on bass and MARVIN DYKHUIS on guitar.  New songs!  Old songs played differently!

Friday, March 14th, 2014

New World Deli
3rd COAST MAGAZINE SXSW SHOWCASE - 3:00-9:30
4101 Guadalupe
Austin, TX 78751
USA
512-451-7170
Price: Free!

Jim Patton and Sherry Brokus will  again host this annual showcase with a roster of some of the finest singer/songwriters from around the country.  I'll be going on around 7:30 and will be playing w/ my pal DAVID PULKINGHAM.  It'll be a great day of original music!

Thursday, February 20th, 2014

New World Deli
FLETCHER CLARK's SONGWRITERS SERIES - 7:00
4101 Guadalupe
Austin, TX 78751
USA
512-451-7170
Price: Gratis!

I first met FLETCHER on 2/3/1981, my 2nd night in Austin.  He was playing with the late STEVE FROMHOLZ who also became a good friend.  Fletcher has been an integral part of the musical history of Austin and I'm honored to share songs with him.

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014

New World Deli
Musical Hijinx w/ DAVID PULKINGHAM - 7:30
4101 Guadalupe
Austin, TX 78751
USA
512-451-7170
Price: Free!

This is always a BLAST!  DAVID is a guitar MONSTER and we never know what's going to come out.  Worst case scenario...it's a whole lot of fun!  Bring a friend.

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

New World Deli
Joel McColl and David Pulkingham - 7:30
4101 Guadalupe
Austin, TX 78751
USA
512-451-7170
Price: Gratis!

I just love it!  DAVID is the consummate guitarist/singer/songwriter/all around good fella and this is one of my all time favorite gigs.  It's always different, it's always lively and it always unpredictable in the best of ways!

Sunday, January 5th, 2014

An Afternoon with JOEL McCOLL - 2:00 pm
3800 Mia Tia Circle
Austin, TX 78731
USA
512-346-6944
Price: $15 suggested donation

An afternoon of original music both old and new with a full band!  MARVIN DYKHUIS, MEREL BREGANTE and CARL LoSCHIAVO join me for a couple of hours of robust and ribald music, mirth and mayhem!  The venue is an incredible house made for music.  It's BYOB and hor d'oeurves are welcome.  Proceeds from this event will benefit the COLON CANCER ALLIANCE.

Directions...
  -- Take the Far West exit off of N. Mopac (Loop 1)
  -- Go west on Far West to Hart Lane (the last traffic light)
  -- Turn left (south) onto Hart Lane and go one block
  -- Turn right (west) onto North Hills Dr. and go one block
  -- Turn left (south) onto Thorncliff and go 1/2 block
  -- Turn right into the Mia Tia cul-de-sac
  -- 3800 is at the top of the cul-de-sac with an ivy-covered wall around it.
 

 

Thursday, December 12th, 2013

New World Deli
Holiday Hoot w/ DAVID PULKINGHAM - 7:00
4101 Guadalupe
Austin, TX 78751
USA
512-451-7170

Get festive with the fellas!  I'm way excited to be sharing the stage with one of my musical heroes and guitar wizard DAVID PULKINGHAM.  We've done this a few times and each time has been something magical.

Thursday, November 14th, 2013

New World Deli
The Trio Rides Again! - 7:00
4101 Guadalupe
Austin, TX 78751
USA
512-451-7170

Come join us for a ribald rockin' good time.  With MEREL BREGANTE on percussion and CARL LoSCHIAVIO on bass, we'll be playing some new tunes plus cuts from BOSCO MARTIN and some obscure covers as well. 

Wednesday, October 16th, 2013

New World Deli
The Trio's Maiden Voyage! - 7:00
4101 Guadalupe
Austin, TX 78751
USA
512-451-7170
Price: Free!

It's Bon Voyage and break a bottle of champagne on the bow, the JOEL McCOLL TRIO is setting sail on its' maiden voyage!  With MEREL BREGANTE (www.cribworksdigitalaudio.com) on percussion and CARL LoSCHIAVO (www.reverbnation.com/carlloschiavo‎) on bass, we'll play cuts from "BOSCO MARTIN", some new unreleased songs and even cover some surprise tunes.  As always, great food (world famous Rubens!), adult bevs and plenty of parking.

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

New World Deli
Big fun with CHIP DOLAN! - 7:00
4101 Guadalupe
Austin, TX 78751
USA
512-451-7170
Price: Free!

I love playing with CHIP DOLAN!  One of Austin's premier multi-instrumentalists, songwriters and all around swell fellas, CHIP has an encyclopedic musical knowledge that brings any song, any style to vibrant life.  Besides, he's one of my best friends and a helluva golfer.

Wednesday, August 14th, 2013

KDRP Live! - 6:00-8:00
1412 S. Congress Ave.
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 447-7688
Price: Free!

Proud to be a part of KDRP's Live show held weekly at famous Guero's Taco Bar.  I'll be playing cuts off of the CD plus some new ones.  MARVIN DYKHUIS will be joining me with more special guests in the offing.  Come help support the coolest radio station in the Hill Country and if you can't make it in person, listen in on www.kdrplive.org.

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013

New World Deli
Joel McColl and Bradley Kopp - 7:00
4101 Guadalupe
Austin, TX 78751
USA
512-451-7170
Price: Free

An exciting evening with one of my favorite guitar players!  And....without a net!

Friday, May 31st, 2013

The Joel McColl Band - 7:00
1400 Barton Springs Rd
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 479-0485

Great food and plenty of cold bevs at one of Austin's favorite music spots.  I'll be playing with the full band so c'mon down and scoot some boots!

Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

New World Deli
Joel McColl and Friends - 7:00
4101 Guadalupe
Austin, TX 78751
USA
512-451-7170

Saturday, April 20th, 2013

New World Deli
CD ESCAPE PARTY! - 7:00
4101 Guadalupe
Austin, TX 78751
USA
512-451-7170
Price: No cover

Some CDs are released, this one is escaping.  After 2 years of incubation, THE RETURN OF BOSCO MARTIN is bolting for freedom!  Come celebrate the release of my first solo project.  I'm donating proceeds from the sale of the CD to the COLON CANCER ALLIANCE and your patronage will be greatly appreciated.  Besides, there'll be a kick ass band!

Saturday, March 16th, 2013

New World Deli
Song swap with Susan Herndon - 7:00
4101 Guadalupe
Austin, TX 78751
USA
512-451-7170
Price: No cover

The delightful and effervescent Ms Herndon will come sprinkle a little red dirt with her rootsy music.  One of my favorite gigs!

Friday, March 15th, 2013

New World Deli
3rd Coast Magazine Showcase - 8:00
4101 Guadalupe
Austin, TX 78751
USA
512-451-7170
Price: No cover

16 great acts starting at 2:00.  David Pulkingham is playing with me.

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

New World Deli
Song swap with David Pulkingham - 7:00
4101 Guadalupe
Austin, TX 78751
USA
512-451-7170
Price: No cover charge

Fabulous evening of mirth and music!

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

New World Deli
Song swap with David Pulkingham - 7:30
4101 Guadalupe
Austin, TX 78751
USA
512-451-7170

Fabulous evening of fun, food and frivolity!  Lots of parking, great food and an intimate atmosphere.

Monday, February 6th, 2017

New World Deli
Katie Gosnell, Rusty Nelson and Joel McColl - 7:00
4101 Guadalupe
Austin, TX 78751
USA
512-451-7170
Price: Free!

A songwriter's round robin with 2 award winning songwriters and all around good folks.