Live from Dizzy’s: Jerron Paxton

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Live from Dizzy’s: Jerron Paxton

Posted by on Jan 21, 2021

He’s a modern-day bluesman heralded as the living embodiment of true blues in the 21st century, in addition to being an extremely talented multi-instrumentalist. Los Angeles native Jerron “Blind Boy” Paxton has an instinctive approach to blues music that reaches far beyond his years. And it doesn’t stop at the blues; ragtime, hokum, French reels, Appalachian mountain music, many old-time traditions and more are all a part of his vast range.

Experience it for yourself when Paxton performs on the livestream Live From Dizzy’s Club: Blues and Black Folk Music, starting at 6:30 p.m. (Central) tonight, Thursday Jan. 21, at the Jazz at Lincoln Center website

-Photo courtesy of the artist.

 

Lone Star Sessions

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Lone Star Sessions

Posted by on Jan 20, 2021

Following a series of sold-out socially-distanced sets at the White Horse, David Ramirez is ready to take the spotlight on the next Jack Daniel’s Lone Star Sessions livestream performance.

Lone Star Sessions, streaming live from the stage at 3Ten ACL Live, benefits the nonprofit Sweet Relief Texas Music Artists Fund, supporting musicians and music industry professionals. Catch Ramirez at 7 p.m. (Central) tomorrow, Thursday January 21, on Do512’s Facebook Live.

-Photo courtesy of the artist.

World Tour! (In Travis County)

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World Tour! (In Travis County)

Posted by on Jan 19, 2021

Technically, this is very much a “world” tour. You stream it, and it can be seen worldwide. Right?

John Doe wraps up his Travis County World Tour three-part livestream series with the final installment, starting at 8 p.m. (Central) Thursday, January 21, on Mandolin. Please note that your humble Austin Music Minute host had some wires crossed, so a correction is in order: One section of the official show announcement at the Mandolin site reads “Live from Hole In the Wall,” but follows it up by mentioning it’s coming to you live from the Cactus Cafe. Either way, it’s going to be a winner. It’s just Doe and his guitar. Fans can send requests to John Doe via Instagram @theejohndoe. Go for it.

-Photo courtesy of the artist.

ACL

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ACL

Posted by on Jan 16, 2021

Go on and treat yourself to the effervescent energy of Ruthee Foster Big Band! Live at The Paramount. For longtime fans of the Austin artist, it has everything about Foster that shines, times ten, thanks in no small part to a band that shines right along with her. The live recording recently earned Foster a Grammy Award nomination for Best Contemporary Blues Album.

Today’s AMM has a special pick for you, courtesy of Austin City Limits. Foster, an Austin Music Awards’ Texas Hall of Fame inductee, shares tonight’s ACL schedule with Nashville-based Southern soul duo The War and Treaty. The War and Treaty will perform tracks from their widely-acclaimed release Hearts Town, while Foster will play various songs spanning her musical career.

Catch Foster and The War and Treaty at 7 p.m. (Central) tonight, Saturday Jan. 16, on ACL, airing on Austin’s PBS station KLRU.

-Photo courtesy of the artist.

-With best regards to the crew of Austin City Limits, and the staff of KLRU.

Marching On

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Marching On

Posted by on Jan 15, 2021

New York City’s City Parks Foundation’s Summerstage Anywhere presents Marching On: Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, a virtual celebration spotlighting performances of poetry, acting and music.

The Austin Music Minute recommends checking out sets by musical guests Deva Mahal (“Stand In” is featured on today’s AMM); Tarriona “Tank” Ball (Tank and The Bangas); alto-saxophonist Lakecia Benjamin; singer, songwriter and musician C. Anthony Bryant; and harpist Brandee Younger (also featured on today’s AMM).

The Marching On livestream begins at 6 p.m. (Central) tonight, Friday January 15, and can be seen on the Summerstage Anywhere website, YouTube, Facebook Live, Twitch and Instagram.

-Photo of Deva Mahal by Russell Kleyn.