In a town with as many talented musicians as Austin, it can be hard to stand out from the crowd. Not for Erin Ivey. The local singer/songwriter has been wowing Austin audiences for more than a decade with her deeply personal songwriting and moving vocals. She brought the magic to Studio 1A in advance of her May residency at The Townsend. Listen to the session below and keep up with Erin’s latest with the link provided.
photo by Mike Flanigin
For Jimmie Vaughan, ‘the blues’ is more than a genre. It’s a feeling he’s been chasing ever since he picked up a guitar as a kid growing up in 1950s Dallas. “Music is not about what it is labeled, but rather how it makes the listener feel.” On his latest album, Baby, Please Come Home, Vaughan drives the point home by paying tribute to a variety of players who inspired him as a young guitar slinger learning the craft. Whether it’s the foundations of country music in Lefty Frizell’s “No One To Talk To But the Blues” or Gatemouth Brown’s swinging “Midnight Hour”, Jimmie Vaughan breathes life into a new collection of American classics. Vaughan brought an all-star cast of Austin musicians to Studio 1A to play a couple of tracks off the new album and tell us about his two-night album release party at C-Boys Heart & Soul this Friday, May 24th and Saturday, May 25th
Atlas Maior is thrilled to announce the release of their new full-length album Riptide, out May 3, 2019, and will celebrate the release with a hometown performance at Stay Gold on May 24, 2019. Riptide represents the group’s most dynamic and intricate effort to-date as the eleven song album traverses American and Progressive Jazz, Middle Eastern and Indian traditions, and Latin American musical idioms. The result creates hypnotic, transportive soundscapes with powerful melodies and gripping passages that are uniquely Atlas Maior.
The Austin Camerata Music Festival presents its third season, which runs from May 18-24. Austin Camerata emphasizes innovative ways of performing classical music, focusing on collaborations with other artistic mediums including dance and storytelling.
Camerata at the Capitol, Texas State Capitol Rotunda, Saturday, May 18 at 12 pm – Austin Camerata returns to the State Capitol to delight audiences with flamenco dance, a string orchestra, and the opportunity to “conduct us!” at this free performance!
Children’s Concert at Cepeda Branch of Austin Public Library, Thursday, May 23 at 10:15 am – Austin Camerata brings music and storytelling to life for elementary school audiences. Stories include “Ferdinand the Bull” and “I know a shy fellow who swallowed a cello.” The performance is free to attend and open to all ages.
Rhapsodic at ImagineArt Gallery, Friday, May 24 at 7:30 pm – This variety show explores vibrant folk cultures and their wide-ranging influence on classical music. The performance includes Spanish music for cello and flamenco dance, a story for klezmer duo and narrator, and chamber music inspired by Turkish and Romani traditions. The program concludes with a performance by the festival string orchestra. Ticket prices include admission and complimentary food and drink from area retailers and restaurants.
Austin Camerata is a sponsored project of Austin Creative Alliance. To find out more, visit www.austincamerata.com.
Producer: Deidre Gott
Engineer: Cliff Hargrove
Host: John Aielli
Composed by and starring Tony Award nominated Andrew Lippa, this groundbreaking work also stars the 100 member Capital City Men’s Chorus, Broadway’s tenor Nicholas Rodriguez, rising star Rachel Webb, and one of Austin’s favorite sopranos Rebecca Knox.
Unbreakable is a 14-movement experience in words and music, filled with powerful yet sometimes forgotten figures. It is filled with the kind of singing that can move mountains and the kind of singing that can break hearts. Unbreakable is, at its core, an evening about hope and family, about belonging and believing, about trusting in change and knowing that, in time, it comes.”
Unbreakable was commissioned by the Capital City Men’s Chorus in conjunction with San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus and 9 other choruses across the country. Get a preview of this award-winning chorus in the player below!
CCMC 30th Anniversary Spring Show
Saturday, May 18, 2019 – 7:30pm
Sunday, May 19, 2019 – 4:00pm
Bates Recital Hall at the University of Texas