Friday, April 10, 2015

Jimmy La Fave at Strings on Grass

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Strings  on Grass Sunset Concert Series
featuring Jimmy LaFave and surprise mystery guest
Great Austin musicians in a country setting, under the stars featuring new arrangements by Will Taylor

Sunday, April 19, 2015
(Doors open at 6:30, show starts at 7:30)

at private home near Slaughter and Manchaca
RSVP to get complete information

Strings on Grass is a donations-based concert series,  so pay what you can or feel.

Suggested contribution: $20/person at the door.

We are pleased to bring back Jimmy Lafave and a secret mystery guest, lover of Barton Springs in from Vermont. (See videos of Jimmy here) The last few years we’ve been in the studio with Jimmy, recording a cut with him on his Jackson Browne Tribute album, and two songs on his most recent album release.  

Back in the 80’s my high school best friend and I would take our strings downtown and sit in at the Chicago House open mike frequently hosted by Jimmy Lafave.  Years later I ran into Jimmy at a live KGSR radio tribute to Bob Dylan; from that radio show the first season of  Strings Attached was born.

Here are a few songs I arranged for that first show back in 2001:

When It Starts to Rain (KUT Radio Appearance)

Jimmy LaFave was born in Wills Point, Texas, a small town 30 miles east of Dallas. He began school down the road in Mesquite and by Junior High was making music perched behind his Sears & Roebuck drum kit. It wasn’t long before his mother traded a drawer full of green stamps for his first guitar and the switch to singer–songwriter was in progress. His family later moved to Stillwater, Oklahoma, where he finished high school. Although he has lived in Austin for over 20 years, many people think of him as being from Oklahoma, because of his strong musical ties to the state and what he often refers to as its “red dirt music.” It was in this landscape that he began to define his sound and soak up a combination of his experiences among authentic songwriters from the tradition of Woody Guthrie. Before leaving Oklahoma for Austin, Jimmy did some independent recording and toured the southwest with the first version of his band Night Tribe. Read more here….

"Jimmy LaFave sings like a soul caught up in the rapture."--Claudia Perry, The Houston Post

Jimmy LaFave is a musician, songwriter, and performing artist of unprecedented talent. An artist's artist."--Bob Johnston, Producer: Blonde On Blonde, Nashville Skyline, Johnny Cash, Paul Simon

"Jimmy LaFave's songs move me 'cause he sings them with grit, passion, and uncommon beauty."--Lucinda Williams, Recording Artist

"Jimmy LaFave uncovers the soul of America. And he does that so movingly and so beautifully that words fail."--Niew Revue, European newsweekly

"Jimmy LaFave delivers with foot-to-the-floor passion." --Playboy

"Jimmy, your words and music have captured new audiences who appreciate the Austin soundscape and the songwriting it encompasses. You are one of Austin's favorites, and you know that I'm one of your biggest fans."--Ann Richards, Former Governor of Texas

Strings on Grass is a handicap accessible, smoke free, outdoor house concert series located near Slaughter Creek Dr. and Manchaca. Well-behaved youngsters any age are welcome.

All attendees are encouraged to bring a picnic, their own seating, pillows, blankets as needed.  
Attendance is by invitation only and RSVPs are required.
Directions will be emailed to those with confirmed reservations.

2 ways To RSVP for the Jimmy LaFave concert

1) Online: click here or

2) By mail: please fill out the form below and mail it before April 14, 2014 to

Will Taylor
Strings on Grass Series – Jimmy LaFave
9300 S IH 35
Suite A500
Austin, TX 78748

Suggested donation is $20/person.
Checks made out to Strings Attached.

After April 14, please RSVP here

RSVP for the Jimmy LaFave house concert,  April 19, 2015
Please note that we will acknowledge receipt of your donation by email.  If you do not hear from us, please contact us.

To: Strings on Grass Series – Jimmy LaFave
9300 S IH 35
Suite A500
Austin, TX 78748

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2015 Strings on Grass Season

Christine Albert

David Glaser and Songs of James Taylor

Abbey Road Re-Imagined

Gina Chavez

Dana Cooper

Libby Kirkpatrick

Gurf Morlix

Strings on Grass Sunset Series 2015 Season
(We are accepting donations in advance for all concerts.  Suggested donations made in advance are $20/person.  Checks should be made out to Strings Attached)

MAY 16  
Christine Albert
Music of James Taylor / David Glaser
Abbey Road Re-Imagined
AUGUST 15   
Gina Chavez
Dana Cooper
Libby Kirkpatrick
Gurf Morlix

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