The Cactus Cafe has a double-header performance this evening by two phenomenal musicians, both of whom have one of the most impressive list of artists they’ve opened for, collectively.
LA-based funk-folk artist Emily Elbert has done her share of globetrotting to hundreds of independent shows from Peru to Palestine; opened for greats like Leon Russell, Nneka, and G. Love and Special Sauce: and performed as a member of Esperanza Spalding’s project, “Emily’s D+Evolution.” Nashville folk-rocker Anthony Da Costa has had the pleasure of opening for Loretta Lynn, Judy Collins, Suzanne Vega, and Nick Offerman (yes, that Nick Offerman, of Parks and Recreation); was guitarist for the band Nancy and Beth, featuring actor/singers Megan Mullally (Will and Grace) and Stephanie Hunt; and toured with Jimmy LaFave and Grammy Award-winner Sarah Jarosz.
No small accomplishments between the two, music lovers. It will do you well to see Elbert and Da Costa perform tonight at the Cactus Cafe, 24th and Guadalupe in the Texas Union. Doors open at 8 p.m., and the evening begins with a solo performance by Tony Kamel (Wood and Wire) at 8:30 p.m. Recommended.