Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Webb House Concert Schedule

May 17th
George Ensle comes to our backyard before heading to Kerrville to perform at the Folk festival...with Tom Tranchilla opening the show....then sit back for two sets by George! George Ensle has a touch of his personal empathy for others in each of his songs, bringing to life everyday folks with love and compassion...allowing us all to feel part of one another, but still celebrating our individuality. In today's tough, tough times...a reviewer wrote of George "Ensle paints with the brush of hope." I just like the way that sounds. He also was 2008 Texas Music Award nominee for Singer/Songwriter...he's co-written with Blaze Foley, Hal Ketchum, this man has talent! Still some spots left, do not miss this one!!

June 14th!

Kathy Street and Tommy Byrd will join me in welcoming Taylor Pie to South Austin! Byrd & Street, w/Greg Whitfield, will share the bill with Pie and my old friend, Eben Wood. Besides the obvious enjoyment of hearing the song writing skills of Tommy and Pie, I am so looking forward to hearing Greg and Eben show their talent on their guitars!

Taylor Pie and Eben are from my home town of Corpus Christi...back in the day when Pie was known as Susan Taylor, from the Pozo Seco Singers ("Time") with Don Williams and Lofton Kline..and Eben was gaining his reputation as "the best" on the Texas Gulf Coast, playing with most of the local bands and having musicians and fans drive in from all over Texas to watch him perform. The 40 years since has not dulled Pie's voice, her song writing integrity or her smile...and Eben uses that unique finger picking of his to bring more than his share to any show!

Byrd & Street, nominees for the Texas Music Academy Duo of the Year Award, as well as pulling in all the recognition that a songwriter of Tommy's caliber does (this year a finalist at Kerrville Folk Festival for the New Folk award) have developed a style unique to them, with harmonies equal to the lyrics. Lyrical stories come to life, with the amazing talent of Greg Whitfield's guitar to lead and follow the threads of the story line. Having the opportunity to hear this duo in a house concert setting is a special treat to those of us who fight the restaurants and bar noise so often to catch a gig!

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Save a date:

Greg Whitfield, July 26th! Greg is a very talented singer/songwriter in his own right, and will share his tunes and his songs with us!We are all looking forward to a whole night of Greg showcasing his work!!

Korn Poneys, aka Suzee Brooks and Dan Hardick...Sept 20! These two are part of Fingerpistol who have a CD that I have truly enjoyed, but not as much as hearing these two in the WHC song circles the last couple of concerts! I CANNOT wait to hear them do a whole show!

email Webb House Concerts at webbhouseconcerts@yahoo.com for more information and a map! We love kids, but none under 12 for these performances! Potluck, if you want...and non alcoholic drinks provided, but feel free to bring your own adult beverage! Just remember, it's a low alcohol concert event, not a party. We LISTEN!

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see you soon!