Thanks to everyone who made SXSF @ Caritas & SXSF @ Gueros such a big success… to my husband & friends who volunteered, to Jimmy Joe who runs sound every year at the kitchen, to Becca my intern, to all of the musicians who volunteered, to Gueros who lets us have our event there each year, to everyone who donated online, to everyone who donated at the roster party, to all of the local businesses who donated to the raffle… there were so many people who made SXSF 2014 such a great year. As of our last tally, we raised $4159.90! I always think it is amazing to find such generosity during all of the SXSW commerce taking place. YOU ALL ROCK!!
We are hoping to grow our roster this year, and our first announcement is that we are proud to be adding Curtis McMurtry to the ComboPlate Booking family. Curtis will be releasing a record he made with James Stevens (of Moonlight Towers) & Will Sexton later this year. Welcome Curtis!
This month’s Friday Kitchen Concert volunteer is Nick & Paige. We can’t wait to hear their songs. Thanks to Eric, February’s volunteer, for recommending them.
It’s slowly but surely getting warmer in Austin this month, and we hope it warms up in time for soup. March means SOUP! SXSF – South By Soup Fest of course. For the THIRTEENTH year, we are proud to be hosting 3 days of music for the clients at the Soup Kitchen at Caritas of Austin. This showcase is private and for the clients only. Free & open to the public, we will have our our Roster Party & South By Soup Fest Benefit for Caritas at Gueros once again. This will be our 11th year at Guero’s and our TENTH year to raise money for Caritas! Full details here and lineup below:
ComboPlate Booking Roster Party
SXSF – South By Soup Fest Benefit 2014
March 12, Wednesday, 2:00pm-9:00pm
Gueros Taco Bar, 1412 S Congress Ave, 512.447.7688
200-220 The Better Halves
230-250 Rebecca Loebe
305-345 Beaver Nelson
400-440 Moonlight Towers
450-510 Robby Hecht
525-605 Matt The Electrician
615-630 Jacques Spiry of The WiseGuys
645-725 Nathan Hamilton
735-805 Megan Slankard
820-900 Michael Fracasso
Don’t forget – you can make a donation to our annual fundraiser for Caritas online as well: www.firstgiving.com/southbysoupfest. Having the online page allows us to double our efforts so thank you everyone who donates online, and last year we raised over $3000. We also want to take the time to thank all of the local businesses who have donated the raffle prizes this year: Gueros Taco Bar, Opal Divine’s, Hoboken Pie, Satellite Bistro, Opa’s Coffee & Wine Bar, The Soup Peddler, East Side Pies, Whip In, Fino Restaurant Patio & Bar, Bouldin Creek Cafe, Jo’s Coffee S.Congress.… and more to come.
February is FOLK. This year Laura, Nels, Matt & Michael will be attending the FAI conference in Kansas City. We are looking forward to seeing old & new friends. Please come by our booth and say hello. We are also proud to be hosting a private showcase room once again, featuring our artists and several of our friends: ComboPlate Booking, Room 752
Our complete schedule can be found right here:
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 20
10:30pm Lost & Nameless Orchestra
11:00pm Michael Fracasso
11:30pm John Fullbright
12:00am Nels Andrews
12:30am Caleb Sweazy
1:00am Matt The Electrician
1:30am Amanda Pearcy
2:00am Robert Steel
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21
2-2:30 ITR: Anna Vogelzang, Anthony da Costa, Devon Sproule
2:30-3 ITR: BettySoo, Robby Hecht, Nels Andrews
3-3:30 ITR: Raina Rose, David Berkeley, Rebecca Loebe
3:30-4 ITR: Amy Speace, Matt The Electrician, The Sea The Sea
10:30pm The Sea The Sea
11:00pm Matt The Electrician
11:30pm Jenny Ritter
12:00am Michael Fracasso
12:30am Ali Holder
1:00am Nels Andrews
1:30am J Wagner
2:00am Richard Paul Thomas
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22
2:00pm-3:00pm Comboplate ITR Featuring:
Michael Fracasso, Matt The Electrician, Nels Andrews
3:00pm The Wilhelms
3:30pm Kris Delmhorst
10:30pm Raina Rose
11:00pm Nels Andrews
11:30pm The Wilhelms
12:00am Matt The Electrician
12:30am David Berkeley
1:00am Michael Fracasso
1:30am Anna Vogelzang
2:00am KC Turner
This month’s Friday Kitchen Concert volunteers is Eric Bettencourt. Eric just moved to town and we are so happy he agreed to volunteer. Thanks Eric!
Gary Graves/Till The End of Time
Regarding artist submissions/inquiries… I am not actively looking to add anyone the roster, but thank you for your interest.
Happy new year! We can just feel it… 2014 is going to be awesome. Thank all of you for your ongoing support. We could never do it without you.
Laura is available by email only through January 11th. Thank you for your patience…and support of her taking a break. :)
This month’s Friday Kitchen Concert volunteers are our very good friends The Better Halves. We are so grateful for them rising to the occasion when Laura is out of town. Thank you Jimmy Joe & Chrissie – we love you!
Wolves As Friends/Small Goodbyes