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Thursday, October 28, 2010

James Lee Stanley and Donna Frost Sept 26, 2010

I always listen to my supporters and my performers when it comes to choices for our stage here at Webb House Concerts. Donna Frost told me that "there is nothing that James Lee can't do with that guitar and his voice" and she was right. He is charming, gracious and oh so talented...bringing a special something to his performance that appealed to every member of that audience. Several "first timers" to house concerts are now total fans of both James Lee Stanley and the concept of house concerts after just this one show.
Evidence of his talent and the esteem in which his peers in our Austin music community hold him...an amazing song circle followed the show, several of our great local Austin musicians, Donna Frost's crew from Nashville...there to pick with James Lee Stanley...a true symphony of acoustic guitars! One of those moments when you find you're holding your breath, just so you don't break into perfection.
As a houseguest, he cooks, he cleans, he shares his expertise on puzzles and the dog adored him...what more could you want? Extraordinary talent, a great artist of his crafts, and always welcome at Webb House Concerts.

Donna Frost is always at the top of her game, this show just a little (ha!) awe struck at being on the same stage, in my backyard as it were..., with James Lee Stanley. Her mentor, and hero when it comes to performing around the country as a touring musician. James Allen , her guitar slinger buddy from Nashville, came to Austin for the show this time...and joined the song circle as well. I loved hearing from him about the unselfish talent in that song circle, and how much it impressed him to hear musicians at that level just hand off licks and lyrics without showcasing themselves...sharing the music.

Many thanks to James Lee Stanley and Donna Frost for setting the bar for a great fall of music in Austin, Texas at Webb House Concerts! We continued the next weekend at SWRFA, sharing a showcase room with Puff Bunny Records and Taylor Pie...and then the Austin Acoustical Cafe appearance of Taylor Pie, with our Austin favorites, Dan Hardick and Suzee Brooks opening the show..wow!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Sept 26, 2010 Show! You're invited!! RSVP info below!!

An Evening with James Lee Stanley
Donna Frost & Jeff Allen!!

September 26 6PM

Weather permitting, right in our backyard! If not…seating will be limited indoors, please RSVP soon!!


"It is simple, really. With James Lee you get great songs, great guitar playing, great voice and a gifted comedian as well. You are in for a very entertaining evening." Village Voice

JAMES LEE STANLEY is an American singer, musician, songwriter, and actor (who was a regular extra on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Star Trek: Voyager for five years!!)

It is only a long lived singer-songwriter career that lets JAMES LEE STANLEY unite the unpredictable creative turns and the eclectic elements that make up his world. His remarkable ability as a vocalist and composer allow him to create songs, each recorded with a finely crafted with guitar orchestrations that enhance the lyric. But a whole new dimension is added when James Lee performs live. These incredible songs, coupled with his outrageously hilarious repartee, make for an evening of hilarity and tenderness and one of the most entertaining concerts on the circuit.

And as DONNA FROST says…”there’s nothing this man can’t do with his voice and his guitar”. She also calls this opportunity to perform this show with James Lee “a dream come true!”


DONNA FROST was our very first guest on stage at Webb House Concerts, and we love to welcome her back and give her that dream come true! This year she brings JEFF ALLEN, her side kick guitar player from Nashville, and we are really looking forward to hearing what he brings to her show!

DONNA FROST has received ASCAPlus awards for her work as a performing singer/songwriter for 4 consecutive years (2005, 2006, 2007 & 2008). She was a 2004 Kerrville New Folk Finalist and performed at the 2004 New Folk Concert, Kerrville Folk Festival. Donna is an actress as well and starred as Janis Joplin in the musical “Kozmic Blue” for 3 years in Nashville. She also contributed to Marley Brant’s book, “Tales from the Rock and Roll Highway” as well as a new book coming soon by Rev. Keith A. Gordon called “The Other Side of Nashville.” Donna has worked numerous sessions as a demo singer & background vocalist. She also writes & records for “Songs of Love” (songs are created for & given to children with life threatening illnesses-www.songsoflove.org)

Donna performed with longtime friend and idol, the late Skeeter Davis on tour and at the Grand Ole Opry from 1996-2002, and she continues to support the memory and work of Skeeter Davis. (just ask, she’ll do a request!!)

Suggested Donation: $15-20.
More if you can, less if you can’t, all to the musicians!

Potluck before the show, and during the break.

Bring your own adult beverages!

Non alcoholic beverages, coffee and snacks will be available

Singer/songwriter circle to follow performance!

Artists Will Have CD's Available For Sale

We love children but at this event only kids over 12 please!

See Links to Our Artists At: www.myspace.com/webbhouseconcerts

Looking forward to this show, and to seeing you all again!!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Donna Frost and the Jon Hogan Band!!

Fabulous show, and loved meeting Maria, Jon and Ned and the folks that came to hear them! Always great to have Donna in the house, don't know who is happier, me or the Rose! she loves her Donna Frost!
Song circle went until 3 am!! I will not make coffee past midnight again, maybe...it was really a great one, and yes, I know I say that every time, but that's the glory of song circles, it's always true! Patick D'eimon, Steve Brooks, Jeff Tevraas, Mo McMorrow, Donna of course, Allen Henderson...who else? I know I'm leaving someone out...but it was late when it broke up, poor little Rosie was out on the couch at 2 am, she's getting to be an old dog!
Jon and Maria did the TX Neuro Brain rehab the next day, with the kids...and I heard they were a real hit. Maria called to thank me for setting it up, as I told her it would be...the "best audience we've ever had"...those kids love our singer/songwriters showmen...and it takes somewhat of a seasoned showman with versatilty to do it...those kids know so many songs and they LOVE to sing along. I know most are atustic, but none are very introverted when that music starts!
Donna out to TX Neuro to the Bluebonnet Unit for the nursing patients...her first time in that unit. Her 30 minute show went to 90 minutes. The patients come and go for rehab, and if someone was rolled up in their chair, she couldn't leave, she kept singing. Our young man we've been watching..."the picker"...has his hands out of those bandages, but not alot of movement there....but he communicated enough to let Donna know that he had a guitar just like her Takamine ( I think that's it, I'm sure I'll hear if it's not!). I guess I see Leland, my nephew who did his rehab out there after his car accident, in that young man. Donna didn't sell a single CD, she just handed them out...made some happy patients! Our Picker worked as hard as he could to move his arms to read the cover! he can read!! A couple of other young men, in wheelchairs...rehab...and an older woman who sang every Patsy Cline song along with Donna.
Good people doing wonderful things at that rehab, and our singer/songwriters go there to make a good day for them...because in a brain rehab, being able to tell someone that you had a good day is sometimes all you get.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Feb 28th, Jason Wilber!! he's in town with John Prine at the Bass Concert Hall on Feb 27th, and in our living room, possibly the back yard...you know Texas weather! on Sunday the 28th! (Limited seating if we are indoors.) DC Bloom will open, this will be a great, great show!!

March 28th, my buddy Donna Frost is in town, and the Jon Hogan Band will join her in the back yard!! Donna's shows are always a lively concert and Maria and Jon will just be icing on the cake! Donna also will be at the South Austin brain rehab while she's here, two shows! possibly Maria & Jon as well, more later...

April 25th, MJ Bishop & Steve Brooks, with Wyatt Easterling (Nashville - High Horse Records) coming in from Nashville with MJ...this is my birthday party! Looking forward to this one! but maybe not the birthday itself....

May 23rd...Austin's own George Ensle!! I'm really excited that my son is stationed close by to hear George's show this time, he enjoyed the videos of George's last show, sent by youtube to Iraq. George always has a superb show, and makes the birds dance behind him!

Summer and fall shaping up...Mizner and Smith will be back!! and Donna has negotiated her dream house concert with James Earl Stanley! I saw him last January, he is such a incredible showman! and Taylor Pie and Eben Wood will be back in the colored lights in the backyard probably in October!

Life is good at Webb House Concerts!