For those who don't know, I organize a musician to volunteer at the Community Kitchen
at Caritas of Austin once a month. Last April marked the 18th year of ComboPlate Booking presenting the Kitchen Concerts at Caritas. Austin singer songwriter SaulPaul in the photo below was the volunteer that month. He even got people to dance his own version of the Texas two-step
when he volunteered. Back in February, at the Folk Alliance International conference, I visited with a musician who had volunteered at the Community Kitchen on one of the shows I host there during SXSW. The musician was Ireland's Colm Mac Con Iomaire
. Colm shared with me that he had recently spoken at a TedTalk in Wexford and in the talk, he started off with sharing his experience of volunteering. His story is exactly why I have hosted music at Caritas all of these years. You can hear his talk by clicking here
News from the roster:
- Beaver Nelson continues his weekly residency at the Continental Club Gallery
at 8:30pm every Saturday night. Curtis McMurtry also plays the Gallery the first two Tuesdays this month.
- Nels Andrews playing the Kerrville Folk Festival
closing night. He will be performing with his California trio, be sure to get your tickets.
- David Berkeley tours the USA with his duo Son Of Town Hall
, dates on their web site.
- Nobody's Girl hits the east coast which includes a festival appearance at Roots On The River
in Bellow Falls, VT.
Thank you for reading. Drop us a line and let us know how you are doing!
xo Laura & The Roster
ComboPlate Booking June Shows
Tue. June 4 @ Geraldine's - Austin, TX
Sat. June 15 @ Opal Divine's Austin Grill - Austin, TX
Thu. June 6 @ Haymaker @ ABIA - Austin, TX