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June News


Hello everyone,

How is your summer going, and how are you?  These questions are reminding me of opening lines on a letter - which is reminding me to share with you that l finished my year of writing a letter a day last weekend!  It was an interesting undertaking, a lot of work and intention...  honestly I'm still processing it all. Thanks to all of you who asked for letters, I'm still happy to write another any time, so let me know! 
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As you know, Anna Larson started working with us as an extra agent last November.  I thought it would be nice for you to get to know her better, so I asked her to write something for the newsletter.  Please enjoy this piece from Anna:
 
"I always say that I have an “all-of-the-above” approach to life. It complicates my answer to the eternal  “So, what do you do for a living?” question. But it always brings new people into my life, keeps doors open, and keeps things interesting. For the past 20 years, I’ve been “Miss Anna” to my piano students. For the past 12, I’ve been “Mom” to my gaggle of three kids.  I can’t remember a time when I didn’t play the piano or sing- but more than a few years were spent playing UT concert halls instead of hauling my keyboard around Austin, and I spent about 10 years being in theatre companies instead of a band.  These days, I’m spending more time on my own songwriting than playing Beethoven. And, a few months ago, I had the great fortune of being welcomed as a new booking agent into the ComboPlate family by Laura and all the roster artists. 

Musician, business owner, parent, writer: the lines get blurry, and for the most part, that’s okay.  I like to refer to music as “the family business”. My kids load gear into my van, my husband has mastered the art of running a perfect piano recital reception, and everyone knows that a closed door means mom is practicing (but you can probably come in and sit on the piano bench for a little while). They also know that “self-employed creative” means lots of emails and designing websites too!  

Independent musicians wear all the hats, all the time.  I’ve found the same is true of being a mom: multi-tasking being the name of the game.  Maybe the two vocations are meant for each other.  And I’m glad to add ComboPlate Booking to the hats I wear- it seems to fit me pretty well."

 


Thank you Anna! I think she's a modern day wonder woman myself. Although she didn't share these, I would like to do so, here's a few places where you can find Anna on the web: The Music House, Anna Larson Music, The Wheelwrights 
 
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News from the roster:
- David Berkeley’s duo Son of Town Hall comes to Texas next week to play the Wolverton Home Shows on June 6, Kerrville Folk Festival June 8, Wyldwood June 9, and Dallas June 10. Then it’s Albuquerque June 13, Santa Fe on the 14th. San Francisco June 15 and 16, Los Angeles June 17, and Atlanta June 21. All info at sonoftownhall.com. If you haven’t seen their uniquely beautiful performance, here’s your chance.  
- For those in Austin, JM Stevens & Beaver Nelson are playing a ComboPlate double header on Saturday, June 9th at ABGB.  
- Curtis McMurtry hits the road and travels north to KS, IA, WI, IL - see below and his web site for more details on these shows and all of his date across Texas as well.  
 - More tour dates for the entire roster can be found below.  
 
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Thank you for reading as always. 
 
xo Laura & The Roster 

 

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ComboPlate Booking June Shows
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www.davidberkeley.com
David Berkeley
www.davidberkeley.com

Wed. June 6 - Thu. June 28 @ USA tour with Son Of Town Hall 
 
JM Stevens
www.jmstevens.net
 
Sat. June 9 @ ABGB - Austin, TX
Sat. June 30 @ Lone Star Court - Austin, TX
Curtis McMurtry
www.curtismcmurtrymusic.com
 
Tue. June 5 @ Ray Benson Stage @ ABIA  - Austin, TX
Thu. June 7 @ Fort Worth Live - Fort Worth, TX
Sat. June 9 @ Salt Lick BBQ - Driftwood, TX 
Sat. June 16 @ Cafe Mueller - Austin, TX
Wed. June 20 @ Olive Street House Concerts - Pittsburg, KS
Thu. June 21 @ Knuckleheads - Kansas City, MO
Fri. June 22 @ CSPS Hall - Cedar Rapids, IA
Sat. June 23 @ Kiki's House Of Righteous Music - Madison, WI
Sun. June 24 @ Circle-A-Cafe - Milwaukee, WI
Tue. June 26 @ Sofar Sounds - Milwaukee, WI
Fri. June 29 @ Fitzgerald's American Music Fest - Berwyn, IL

 
Nobody's Girl
www.nobodysgirlmusic.com
 
Fri. June 8 @ Smokey Hill River Festival - Salinas, KS
 
Sat. June 2 @ Frijoles Days @ Guadalupe Mountains National Park 
Sat. June 2 @ Carlsbad Museum & Art Center - Carlsbad, NM

Mon. June 11 @ Ray Benson Stage @ ABIA - Austin, TX
Sat. June 16 @ Blue Room Supper Club - Austin, TX
Sat. June 23 @ Blaze Foley Tribute @ Hill's Cafe - Austin, TX
Fri. June 29 @ Cafe Mueller - Austin, TX
 
Nathan Hamilton
www.nathanhamilton.com
 
Wed. June 6 @ Cheatham Street Warehouse - San Marcos, TX 
Thu. June 21 @ Continental Gallery - Austin, TX

Beaver Nelson
www.beavernelson.com
 
Sat. June 9 @ ABGB - Austin, TX
 
Fri. June 1 @ Threadgill's North Lamar - Austin, TX
Mon. June 4 @ Mohawk - Austin, TX
Wed. June 13 @ John Prine Tribute @ Threadgill's World Headquarters - Austin, TX
Matt The Electrician
www.matttheelectrician.com
 
Fri. June 8 @ The Backstage @ El Mercado - Austin, TX
Sat. June 30 @ Wyldwood Shows - Austin, TX



 
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