Graham Wilkinson is one of the nicest people you’ll ever meet. Period. For all he’s been through, he remembers the truly important things. Life is love and making music, and both have the power to heal.
This is something he’s known most of his life. It’s helped him since the tragic loss of his brother years ago. Even during the darkest, most challenging times, making music is what has empowered him, kept him going, kept the spirit of his brother alive. Wilkinson shared some words to live by in a lyric from his song, “Let It Go”: “Laugh until life makes sense.” Perhaps it may never completely make sense, but enjoy it to the fullest anyway.
Since 2011, Wilkinson has kept slightly under the radar to spend more time with his family and to focus on writing new music. This year, he reemerges with a new acoustic album, Ethos, yet another emotionally provocative and cathartic collection of songs full of the wisdom that can only come from life’s experiences, both the good and the bad.
Wilkinson will share his new tunes at a special album release show tonight at the Cactus Cafe, in the Texas Union building on the UT campus at 24th and Guadalupe. Doors open at 8 p.m., and the show starts at 8:30 p.m. Very recommended.
Tell him the Austin Music Minute maven sent you, and raise a glass to all the good vibes.