SxSW Festival 2011 Austin Texas

It was great to come back from Brazil and collaborate with my good friend Shawn Fogel in NYC and Philly.  An instrument-swapping, foot-stomping good time!  Of course, I had to flee the country the very next day.  So, where did I go off to this time?  Cuba.  I just got back from a humanitarian aid trip to the island.  Based on US-Cuban relations right now (and for the last 50 years), you have to be very careful what you say and where you go.  But come see me and talk to me after a show, I’d love to tell you about it.  It was VERY interesting. The bottom line: I’m back and on the grid, and ready to hit the ground running… all the way to TEXAS!

SxSW 2011 Performance Schedule

The band and I have been heading down to Austin for the past 2 years for the South By SouthWest Music Festival.  This festival is the biggest music conference in the country, with every band and their grandmothers descending on Texas for a week of music, BBQ, and business-card swapping.  With 6 shows over 5 days, this year promises to be our biggest yet.  Check out the list below and spread the word to anyone you know who might be down in Austin for the week.  As always, i’ll be blogging and tweeting all our crazy adventures, so stay tuned. 

Live in Austin
during the SxSW 2011 Music Festival
with full band, and featuring special guests
*all events are free and open to the public*

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Beatles Complete on Ukulele
at Jo’s Hot Coffee Good Food
1300 South Congress
Wednesday, March 16

(every single Beatles song performed by a rotating cast of renown vocalists form all over the globe,
and featuring Avi Wisnia at 1pm; backed by producer Roger Greenawalt on ukulele and his band)

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The Bent Compass Party
at Club Rain on 4th
217B West 4th Street 

Wednesday, March 16

(free party featuring full-band performance from Avi Wisnia;
also appearing: Viva DeConcini’s Rock & Roll Burlesque, Joanna Burns, Rob Teter, and other LGBT artists;
with drink specials from 9pm-Midnight)

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 RedGorilla Showcase
at Touche Nightclub
417 East 6th Street
Thursday, March 17
(full-band showcase)

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Texas RockFest Showcase
at Blue Moon Rock N Blues
422 East 6th Street

 Friday, March 18
(full-band showcase)
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MPress SxSW Party
 at Soho Lounge
217 East 6th Street (at San Jacinto)
Saturday, March 19
12:00pm (noon)
(Official SxSW Day Party; full-band showcase; RSVP required)
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Ham Jam House Concert
at The Ham Jam House
3800 Mia Tia cul-de-sac
Sunday, March 20
2:00pm – 5:00pm
(Unique house concert at the famed Ham Jam House, open to the public;
full-band performance, with guest local Austin artists Little Lo;
special appearance by Shawn Fogel of Golden Bloom;
light snacks and refreshments provided, BYOB encouraged)

Cape May Singer/Songwriter Fest 2011 and other huge shows coming your way!  Stay tuned for spring tour dates, coming soon.

Viva la revolución!