News

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!

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
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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

December 2015
We are not adding to the roster at this time, but thank you for your interest.

Wanting to make a charitable donation for a holiday gift or end of year donation? Please consider giving to some of our favorite charities suggested on this month’s newsletter. While you are there, you can also see our roster’s shows for the month.

Laura will be on an Austin Music Panel Foundation on December 2. Guess what the topic is? We hope to see you there.

This month’s Kitchen Concert volunteer is Justin Mason – we are looking forward to meeting & hearing him for the first time!

Current listen/recommend:
James McMurtry/Complicated Game

November 2015
Be sure to check out our newsletter online to see where our artists on the roster are playing this month. Click here to see November’s shows. And please subscribe if you are so inclined!

Thanks to Jonny Gray for being this month’s Friday Kitchen Concert volunteer – we are really looking forward to hearing your songs.

Current listen/recommend:
Daniel Thomas Phipps/An Offering

October 2015
On October 17th @ 7pm, please join us at Strange Brew Lounge Side for “Raina Rose, Nathan Hamilton, Curtis McMurtry: ComboPlate Roster In The Round”. We hope to start having regular ITR shows featuring different artists on the roster and at different venues around town. Don’t worry, we will keep you posted! If you are interested in hosting a ComboPlate Roster In The Round, please let us know.

We are happy to welcome Jane Ellen Bryant as this month’s Friday Kitchen Concert volunteer at Caritas. Austin artists continue to amaze us with their generosity, thanks Jane!

Current listen/recommend:
Glen Hansard/Didn’t He Ramble
Beirut/No No No

September 2015
We had a lot of news in this month’s newsletter – a big highlight is our intern Becca is now working part time as a booking assistant – we are excited to have her help. We have also added Greg Vanderpool & David Berkeley to our roster. Read more on the link above.

This month’s Kitchen Concert volunteer is the fabulous Seela! We are so happy her busy schedule has allowed her to come share her beautiful music at Caritas this month.

Current listen/recommend:
Decemberists/What A Terrible World, What a Beautiful World

August 2015
Our August newsletter can be found here, and don’t forget you can always sign up to receive it on this web site or our FB page. The newsletter has our artists’ shows for the month, as well as tidbits of news.

This month’s Kitchen Concert volunteer is Jackie Venson. We are looking forward to meeting her and hearing her songs.

Current listen/recommend:
Colm Mac Con Iomaire/And Now The Weather
The Frames/Longitude
David Berkeley/Some Kind Of Cure

July 2015
We welcome our long time friend and collaborator Raina Rose to the roster. Watch out guys, with Laura, BettySoo & Raina – girl power is on the rise!

Our July newsletter can be found here.

Matthew Payne, aka The River Has Many Voices, is this month’s Kitchen Concert volunteer at Caritas. We can’t wait!

Current listen/recommend:
The Frames/Set list (in honor of Laura & John attending the band’s 25th anniversary concert in Dublin on July 4th!)

June 2015
Matt The Electrician is back in Japan this month and this time he will be out with his good friend Tim Easton. Curtis McMurtry heads back to the east coast this month, and BettySoo plays a run of shows with her friend Amelia White. You can find the dates/venues/cities in our June newsletter.

This month’s Friday Kitchen Concert volunteer is Chase Gassaway – we are looking forward to hosting him.

Current listen/recommend:
Anna Tivel/Before Machines

May 2015
We are not adding to the roster at this time, but thank you for your interest.

We wanted to thank our Kerrvert & FAI friend Charlie Stewart for referring Kris Brown to us to be this month’s volunteer at Caritas. Any friend of Charlie’s is a friend of ours.

Current listen/recommend:
Blue Water Highway Band/Things We Carry

April 2015
Thanks to everyone for helping make SXSF 2015 such a great success – we raised $4221 for Caritas of Austin this year! We could never do it without all of you. We want to especially thank the musicians for volunteering and all of the local businesses who donated to the raffle – and to Gueros for hosting us once again. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!

This month’s musical volunteer at Caritas is Katie Sachs. Katie reached out to us, and we love when that happens.

Current listens/recommends:
Ryan Culwell/Flatlands
Colm Mac Con Iomarie/The Hare’s Corner
Alice Phoebe Lou/Live At The Gruner Salon

March 2015
March means soup….  and our annual roster party & fundraiser for Caritas of Austin. And our 3 day showcase for the folks who eat at the soup kitchen.
Regarding the fundraiser – we have raised the goal on our online campaign this year to $2000. Thank you for considering!

Here’s all the information you will need for the public event at Gueros:

ComboPlate Booking Roster Party
SXSF – South By Soup Fest Benefit 2015

March 18, Wednesday, 2:00pm-9:00pm
Gueros Taco Bar, 1412 S Congress Ave, 512.447.7688

200-220 The Better Halves
230-305 Beaver Nelson
315-350 Michael Fracasso
400-435 Gary Graves
445-515 JP Hoe
525-600 Moonllght Towers
610-645 BettySoo
655-730 Curtis McMurtry
740- 810 Seela
820-900 Nathan Hamilton

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 18th. 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 3 day musical showcase this week, South By Soup Fest, exclusively for the clients of the Caritas Community Kitchen.

February 2015
As we have been getting lots of inquiries lately – we wanted to say we are not adding to the roster at this time, thank you!

February means FOLK!   Laura, Matt, Nels, Curtis & BettySoo all head to the Folk Alliance International Conference in Kansas City, MO, February 18-22.   We are proud to be hosting a private showcase room for the 9th year.   Please stop by Rm.752 and see our artists & our artist friends showcasing each night, our schedule can be viewed here.   And our artists’ multiple showcases over the entire conference can be viewed here.

Shane Cooley is our Friday Kitchen Concert volunteer this month at Caritas of Austin.  We are looking forward to meeting Shane and to hearing his songs.

Current listen/recommend:
Matt Harlan/Raven Hotel

January 2015
Happy 2015, we wish you all love, music & art this new year!

Gruene Hall is the place to be on Tuesdays this month. Nathan Hamilton & friends will be playing a song swap on the first & third Thursdays. And BettySoo, Michael Fracasso & Curtis McMurtry are all playing the second & fourth Thursdays. Hope to see you there!

Kathy Street & Tommy Byrd of Byrd & Street are this month’s Friday Kitchen Concert volunteers. They are friends of so many friends of ours, we are excited about them coming to play at Caritas.

Current listen/recommend:
David Berkeley/The Fire In My Head

 

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