Justin and Brandon Tapp are brothers who moved here from LA in 2003 after a band break-up. They’ve wasted no time in forming a new one, called The Drawing Board, and making a CD titled Clear to the Far Side of Way Over Yonder. The CD release show is Saturday, April 14 at the Mohawk on Red River.
If Sunday morning finds you in need of an eclectic place to read the paper, have coffee and listen to live music & try Cafe Mundi on East 5th Street. Cello player Steve Bernal will play there at 11:00 a.m. on Sunday, April 15.
Congratulations to Shelley King for being named the 2008 Official State of Texas Musician, following in the fine footsteps of Johnny Gimble, Ray Benson, and others. Shelley is the first woman to receive this honor.
Since 2003, the Texas Commission on the Arts has been involved with helping the Texas Legislature select State Artists to represent Texas in the areas of 2- and 3-dimensional art, music, and poetry. Each biennium, two artists are chosen to fulfill one-year commitments in each category. The artists selected for the 2007-2008 terms are as follows:
State Musician 2007 & Dale Watson 2008 & Shelley King
State Poet Laureate 2007 & Steven Fromholz 2008 & Larry Thomas
State 2-Dimensional Artist 2007 & Lee Herring 2008 & Janet Eager Krueger
State 3-Dimensional Artist 2007 & David Keens 2008 & Damian Priour
Austinites can support arts education and enjoy the finest of South Austin at an outdoor concert at Zilker Elementary School on Friday, April 20, from 5:30-9:00 p.m.
Local favorites Paris 49 and Guy Forsyth cap off an evening full of music, including performances by The Blazing Bows and Ramsey Midwood. The family-friendly event & held at the school’s outdoor amphitheatre & is open to the public for just $10; kids are free. Concessions will be available; you can buy tickets at the gate.
The evening serves as a fundraiser for Zilker’s PTA and renowned Arts in Education program. Zilker Elementary is located at 1900 Bluebonnet Lane, off South Lamar.
The Old Settler’s Music Festival is happening this weekend with non-stop music Thursday though Sunday at the Salt Lick Pavilion and Camp Ben McCulloch. Slim Richey and the Kat’s Meow, Slaid Cleaves, Ruthie Foster, Joan Osborne, Iris Dement, Jim Lauderdale, and many others will perform. 2007 marks the 20th anniversary of The Old Settler’s Music Festival.
There’s a new band in town & a neo jazz band called Just Released & featuring Michael Malone on sax, William Menefield on keyboards, Glenn Rexach on guitar, Kevin Scott on drums, Michael Stevens on bass, and Kim Edwards on vocals. They have a new CD, and a show Saturday night at Reed’s Jazz and Supper Club.
If you’re looking for live music on Monday, April 23, local band Sugarback invites you to Ruta Maya on South Congress for “a night full of rip-roaring funk and rock with a little jazz and blues thrown in.” The show starts at 7:00 p.m.