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Building the Future

Local honky-tonk hang out The White Horse has gotten a lot of love from the community, and rightly so. It’s made a name for itself as one of the best places to hear live music, and get yourself a beer or a damn fine whiskey while you’re at it. Recently, The White Horse even branched out to include a record label that specializes in local roots music.

Now, as if there weren’t enough great things coming from this fine establishment, they launched a new nonprofit organization, East of Cameron, designed to provide free technical education and hands-on vocational training for kids ages 12 through 15 to help them develop skills for future employment and self-sufficiency. White Horse owner Denis O’Donnell, employee Travis Warren, and Warren’s wife Morgan Wommack personally selected the instructors, who will work with students after school and during the summer.

You can find out more about East of Cameron at their special benefit show, going down tonight at the Hole In the Wall, 2538 Guadalupe. It’s the perfect opportunity to show your support and hear some great music. Starting out the night at 7 p.m. is songwriter Leo Rondeau (featured on today’s Austin Music Minute), followed by Carson McHone, Jonathan Terrell (of Not In the Face), Clyde & Clem’s Whiskey Business, Dad Jim, Buried Cities, Street Lions, Carpetbagger, Ben Ballinger and a special guest just announced – Wild Child, whose recent performance on the Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson blew people away.

A wonderful evening for a most wonderful cause. Very recommended.

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