Before the pandemic, chances were pretty good you’d catch Bonnie Whitmore working her magic at The Continental Club Gallery, maybe even sharing a bill with James McMurtry, and most definitely doing a set with Stephanie Marlar – as Marlar was taking a break from tending bar, by the way. In summary: Badasses owning the room, as you may have already guessed thanks to Whitmore’s soul-scorching releases, Last Will & Testament, Coyotes Life and After Life, and unapologetic burner F**k With Sad Girls.
These days, The Gallery is still not be available as COVID-19 spikes to worrisome heights in Austin. However, Whitmore keeps the music lit with her weekly livestream residency The Virtual Gallery, in which she and now online co-pilot Marlar present live performances, conversation and special guests. To start the new year, Whitmore and Marlar are joined by Austin-based producer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Scott Davis. Catch the show at 8:30 p.m. (Central) tonight, Thursday Jan 7. Ticket and month-long pass information can be found at Whitmore’s website.
-Photography by Eryn Brooke.