News

December 2016
Happy holidays and here’s to 2016! We have almost made it. Check our the roster’s shows this month on our December newsletter.

This month’s Friday Kitchen Concert volunteer is Kelley McRae. She’s back from Europe and we are happy she has the time to volunteer this month. Thanks Kelley!

Current listen/recommend:
JP Hoe/The Dear John Letters

November 2016
Our sweet feline assistant Satchmo died the end of October. Who will count the SXSF fundraising money next year? We miss him.

Lots of touring this month – find all of the dates on our November newsletter.

This month’s Friday Kitchen Concert volunteer is Havilah. We look forward to meeting her and hearing her songs!

Current listen/recommend:
Anais Mitchell/Hadestown

October 2016
Please check out our October newsletter where you can find show listings for the roster. And be sure to subscribe if you don’t receive it already.

This month’s Friday Kitchen Concert volunteer at Caritas is Michael Romero. We are looking forward to meeting you Michael and thanks for taking time to volunteer!

Current listen/recommend:
Aretha Franklin/The Very Best Of Aretha Franklin

September 2016
We are not adding to our roster at this time as Laura works alone and tries her best to find balance between work and personal life. Thank you for supporting the artists we do have on the roster!

September shows for the roster and more news can be found here on our monthly newsletter. Be sure to subscribe if you don’t receive it already. This month Beaver Nelson tours his new CD and Matt The Electrician releases & tours his 4th 7″ 45rpm vinyl release. Read all about it on the link above.

This month’s Friday Kitchen Concert volunteer at Caritas is Jackie Myers. We are looking forward to meeting her for the first time.

August 2016
Happy 17th anniversary to ComboPlate Booking. Who ever thought we would be here this long? We are giving away some old sampler CDs if anyone is interested. You can read about it on our recent newsletter, be sure to subscribe too if you don’t already receive it.

The incomparable Anthony da Costa is this month’s Friday Kitchen Concert volunteer at Caritas. We first met Anthony when he was maybe 15 years old at Folk Alliance. He just keeps getting better and better. Thank you Anthony for taking time out of your busy schedule to come volunteer!

Current listen/recommend:
Band of Horses/Why Are You OK

July 2016
Don’t forget to connect with us on the world wide web. We are on Twitter and Facebook and post regularly on both. Then there’s Instagram, there mainly we just post when we are at shows or out & about. And our newsletter…. we are always hoping to connect with folks there, we just send it once a month and it has a comprehensive list of where our roster is playing each month. We would love if you might consider signing up to receive it. Just enter your email address in the box to your left and thank you!

We are excited that Bonnie Whitmore will be this month’s musical volunteer at Caritas. Thanks for playing our Friday Kitchen Concert!

Current listen/recommend:
Josh Harvey/homemade CD received at Kerrville

June 2016
This month’s email newsletter can be found here. And don’t forget, you can always subscribe on the link to the left, thanks!

Corey Baum will be the Friday Kitchen Concert volunteer at Caritas this month.   Thanks Corey!

Current listen/recommend:
Soak/Before We Forgot How To Dream

May 2016
We are not adding to our roster at this time as Laura works alone and tries her best to find balance between work and personal life. Thank you for supporting the artists we do have on the roster!

This month’s Friday Kitchen Concert volunteer is Carson McHone. We are looking forward to meeting her and hearing her songs.

Current listen/recommend:
JP Hoe/Hideaway
Frank Turner/Positive Songs For Negative People

April 2016
Thanks so much to everyone who came to our annual ComboPlate Booking Roster Party & South By Soup Fest Benefit for Caritas of Austin. With our event & online fundraising together we raised $4502.17 for the food services programs at Caritas of Austin. Thanks to all of the wonderful musicians who volunteered their time, to all of the terrific local businesses who donated to the raffle, and to Guero’s Taco Bar for hosting our event once again. We could never have this event without everyone’s generosity.

We are back to our monthly Kitchen Concerts at the Community Kitchen at Caritas this month. We are happy to have our friend Mandy Rowden volunteering, thanks Mandy!

Current listen/recommend:
Chris Bathgate/Salt Year
Chris Bathgate/A Cork Tale Wake

March 2016
March means SOUP and SXSF and South By Soup Fest!!!
We will host our annual Roster Party & South By Soup Fest benefit for Caritas of Austin on Wednesday, March 16th. And we would love, LOVE, LOVE to see you all there! Someday maybe we will get organized and set up a Concert Window for those who can’t make it… and then all of the virtual tips could go to Caritas Of Austin like all of the other tips and raffle monies. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, here you go:

March 16, Wednesday, 2:00pm-9:00pm
Gueros Taco Bar, 1412 S Congress Ave, 512.447.7688

200-220 The Better Halves
225-250 Gary Graves
300-330 Beaver Nelson
340-410 Michael Fracasso
420-450 Moonlight Towers
500-530 JP Hoe
540-610 Curtis McMurtry
620-650 BettySoo
700-730 Nathan Hamilton
740-810 Raina Rose
820-900 Matt The Electrician

The roster party raises money for the Caritas of Austin Food Services programs, specifically the Caritas Community Kitchen and Food Pantry. The event is hosted and promoted by ComboPlate Booking. Free and open to the public, live music will be provided by the artists on the ComboPlate Booking roster – and a few of our friends. Money will be raised by raffling off CDs from the artists and all band tips will go the Food Services programs. Gift certificates from local restaurants, coffeehouses and businesses will also be raffled with all proceeds also going to Caritas. Austinites who would like to help fight hunger in Austin – and hear some great live music while they are doing it – are encouraged to come to Gueros on March 16th. Again this year, we have included the option to donate on our online fundraising page: www.southbysoupfest.org. Not open to the public, but worth noting, ComboPlate Booking will also present a one day musical showcase this week, South By Soup Fest, exclusively for the clients of the Caritas Community Kitchen.

HUGE THANKS to all of the awesome local businesses donating to this year’s raffle: Opal Divine’s, Soup Peddler, Pacha, Bouldin Creek Cafe, Jo’s Coffee, Contigo, 24 Diner, Easy Tiger, Snack Bar, Strange Brew, Lucky Robot and of course Guero’s! We could never have our benefit without you – thank you all so much!!

And we can’t mention our online donation page often enough – it truly helps us at least double what we raise for Caritas – there is no donation too small – thank you for considering making a donation today: www.southbysoupfest.org

 

February 2016
February means FOLK! This year we are proud to have NINE artists from the roster attending & showcasing this month at the Folk Alliance International Conference in Kansas City, MO, February 17-21. Here’s who we have attending: Michael Fracasso, Matt The Electrician, Beaver Nelson, Nels Andrews, Curtis McMurtry, BettySoo, Raina Rose, David Berkeley, Anna Tivel – and Laura and even John. We are also proud to be hosting a private showcase room for the 10th year. Please stop by Rm.652 and see our artists & our artist friends showcasing each night, our schedule can be viewed here.

Thanks to this month’s Friday Kitchen Concert volunteer at the Community Kitchen at Caritas is Jonray. Thank you for reaching out, and we look forward to hearing your music!

January 2016
Please like us on Facebook, we need more friends. And don’t forget you can sign up for our once a month newsletter by looking over to the left and subscribing. More than FB friends, we need more people receiving our awesome newsletter.

Early this month, Laura will be spending time doing festival research in Tasmania by attending 3 festivals: The Falls Festival, Cygnet Folk Festival, MOFO. Watch twitter and instagram for reports.

Anna Tivel has joined the ComboPlate Family! Gary Graves has a CD release show this month! This and more news can be found on our January newsletter.

Graham Wilkinson is this month’s Friday Kitchen Concert volunteer – we have so many mutual friends but have yet to see Graham live. We are looking forward to it.

Current listen/recommend:
Ali Holder/From My Veins Will Fall

 

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