Best avante garde ensemble award

My ensemble, A is Red, perform at The Townsend, an elegant club with a first class listening room on Wednesday January 27th at 8pm. It’s the perfect place for an otherworldly musical experience. Join us! Naga Valli-vocal conjurer, Sarah Brown-Bass enchantress, Stefano Intelisano-keyboard hypnotist, Chris Downey-guitar wizard, Kevin Flatt-Trumpet sorcerer & yours truly—drum hitting bandleader & composer. 

BEST AVANT GARDE BAND-2014 Austin Music Awards
TOP 10 BANDS-2012 and 2010 Austin Music Awards
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On a personal note, Kate and I are excited about visiting our son Adam this week! He is serving in the Navy as Master at Arms at Pearl Harbor. We are grateful that he is doing what he wants, working harder than he ever and loving it … what else could parents want? And what a place to be stationed, Hawaii! 

Sims 20th anniversary

Just last weekend, I was privileged to present an award to my dear friend, Jody Denberg, for his invaluable support of The SIMS Foundation, an organization near and dear to my heart. Twenty years ago, from the tragic suicide of musician Sims Ellison, my rehearsal-studio business partner and I started The SIMS Foundation: Services Invested in Musicians Support. To date, and because of generous support and donations from our community, SIMS has helped thousands of musicians who are in need of mental health and addiction services. Sending the proceeds from The KGSR Broadcast Volume CD series was Jody Denberg's brainchild. The money from the sale of those CD's was the lifeline of our organization; especially in the early years.

But the value of the many human lives saved is immeasurable. So yes . . . it certainly was a deeply moving and profound privilege  to present Jody for his service to SIMS at The 20th Anniversary Gala!

Now y'all go out and get all your friends and family members KGSR's Broadcast Volume 23 before it sells out! Many great cuts on this one! You can purchase them at all these locations: All Austin area HEB locations (look for the Ziegenbock display), Antone's Records Central Market North & South Locations, Piranha Records, Waterloo Records, Wild About Music