This is turning out to be a much busier weekend than I thought it would be. Tonight I'll be playing at the Elephant Room with Ephraim Owens and his group, which I'm really looking forward to. Ephraim is one of my favorite musicians in town and his band is always great. That will be a nice warm-up for the funk-fusion madness my own group will bring to the Elephant Room tomorrow night. Both shows start at 9:30pm, no cover tomorrow, small cover tonight (probably five dolla dollas).
We still haven't had much relief from this insane heat and drought, despite the tiny shower we got a couple days ago that brought the temperature all the way down to a chilly 89. Still, I'm grateful to be doing what I'm doing. Four out of six members of my group have brought compositions to the table, now, and they're all great. I'm hoping it will continue to become a community of composer-musicians, and that we'll be able to develop some serious new sounds for this music town.
8/28: Ephraim Owens at the Elephant Room, Austin, TX
8/28: My group at the Elephant Room, Austin, TX
9/4: Nelo at Schotzi's, College Station, TX
9/10: Rotelle and the Hot Tomatoes at House Pasture, Concan, TX
9/15: The Vineyard, Florence, TX
10/14: Nelo at Hotel Sorello, Houston, TX
11/4: Nelo at the Parish, Austin, TX
More dates rolling in, check back for more updates! Nelo's going to be doing a lot more.