My video tribute to Maria’s Hippie Church in South Austin, a truly wonderful way to start a week! I am so grateful to have been introduced to this celebration of spirit and wanted to let Maria know how much I appreciated her creating Hippie Church. Great music is provided for free by some of Austin’s finest musicians. Since they can change from week to week I didn’t get them all in here, but featured pictures include: Guy Forsyth and the Hot Nut Riveters, LZ Love and the Imperial Gold Crown Harmonizers. I encourage you to check out their websites and music for a real treat! And thanks to all the cool folk at Hippie Church for letting me take your pictures and include them in my presentation! Did you spot the Lelabear in there? (hint, I’m one of the blondes!) Please check by my new website at www.lelabear.com to learn more about my custom videos to promote your business, art of message from Cats’ Meow Productions! DONATIONS always welcome, your support keeps ’em coming! Video Rating: 4 / 5
Strings Attached welcomes James McMurtry on January 14, 2006 at St. David’s Episcopal Church Austin, Texas with two shows at 7:30 and 10:00 The late show will be broadcast live on KGSR 107.1 and worldwide on the internet at http://kgsr.com.
Tickets at http://StringsAttached.org or by calling 512-477-9837
James McMurtry is one artist who has earned his solid singer/songwriter/guitarist reputation. Critics, peers and music aficionados have long praised him as being among the strongest songwriters of his generation. His works, which range from atmospheric ballads to no-holds-barred rockers, are populated by world-weary souls often longing for something different, if no better, than what they’re now enduring. Perhaps in part because of his powerful reputation as a lyricist, coupled with his stirring vocal style, McMurtry is often not given his due as a guitarist. Though not one to stoop to flash just for the sake of effect, he can rip forth with a flurry of fat-toned notes when the material demands it. In the next breath, he’ll frame a tender composition with poignant lead lines. He tends to travel with half a dozen or so guitars, which offers him a wide palate of tones and tunings from which to choose.
The new Strings Attached CD “Collaborations” features live cuts with Jimmy La Fave, Shawn Colvin, Slaid Cleaves, Ian Moore and other past performers and was on the top ten list at Waterloo Records for 10 weeks.
Proceeds from the CD benefit CASA of Travis County, an organization that helps abused and neglected children.
Question by Elizabeth B: where can I find a rock music church in Austin?
They have an awesome church in San Antonio (Rise Above). But I’m having a tough time finding one here in Austin. I love rock music, and am tired of attending churches with the same slow, sleep-inducing music.
Answer by The Great Gazoo There are tons of places down on 6th Street.