Ok, I missed posting last week… My apologies, I must say the guilt factor is high. All it takes is missing one or two posts, the next thing you know it’ll be a year. That being said, I’ve had a lot going on! I am super excited to announce that I have taken on a little bit of a new role in the music world. Inspired by my friend Lisa Kettyle and her past experience with music venues, I have started doing some booking and sound at the Firehouse Lounge on Monday nights for the Avi & Friends Songwriter Showcase.
As someone who works seven days a week, I never, let me say this differently, never, get to get out and go see live music. Booking Monday nights has been a great way, and yes, somewhat selfish of me, to see music I wouldn’t normally get to see. It has been getting me super motivated and inspired to write some new songs myself. This coming week I am beyond elated to be playing with Ann Sauder, Grace Park of The Deer, and Amy Sue Berlin, who just released a brand new album.
Booking and doing sound doesn’t seem like much I realize, but it is so nice to get paid for something I love doing. It seems like a step in the right direction. I feel more connected to the music community in Austin than ever before.
Speaking of the music community, earlier in this post I mentioned my friend, Lisa, well, I can’t think of a better time to mention someone that is working her tail off to create a stronger music community. Lisa is in the midst of raising funds to open her own music venue. She needs our support! Check out her indieegogo campaign here: The Chestnut Theater