February 14: Brennen Leigh and Sunny Sweeney


Doors at 4:30, Show at 5 pm

Support The Artist ($15 in advance, $20 at the door)


Catfish Concerts welcomes Brennen Leigh and Sunny Sweeney February 14 as we kick off our third year! Few voices are as distinctive as Brennen’s and Sunny’s. Fewer still can join together as seamlessly. Catfish Concerts will be the place to be for true traditional country music fans when these two favorites take our stage.

In other great news: Brennen and Sunny have recently teamed up for the excellent co-write and their first duet “But You Like Country Music.” “Sunny and I have been friends for a long time, since before either of us knew each other’s politics,” Leigh said recently. “Our first meeting was a bonding moment over a slice of pizza at the Carousel Lounge. Country Music is what brought us together and it remains the common theme today.”

Sweeney agrees. “Brennen had the idea and I believe it stemmed from the fact that we’re such close friends and have so much in common yet have a very different opinions politically,” she says. “We never knew it until years into our friendship, but we both know that country music can bring people together.”

As fans know, Sunny has never sung soft country songs. Her first two album titles alone – Heartbreaker’s Hall of Fame and Concrete – alone prove the point. Her latest album Provoked only doubles down. “I’ve been through a lot in the last fre years and this record is me for the first time actually coming to grips with the mistakes,” she says. “I was hell-bent that this album was going to tell the story.”

Brennen’s best known as an incredibly sharp songwriter (with songs covered by the likes of Lee Ann Womack), incredible singer and impeccable player. “Brennen plays guitar like a motherfucker,” no less a source than Guy Clark has said. Her newest project is a tribute album to the legendary Lefty Frizzell. Join us February 14 for an unforgettable concert launching our year of song swaps!


February 14
Brennen Leigh and Sunny Sweeney

March 20
Townes Van Zandt tribute

May 22
Gordy Quist and Owen Temple

July 10
Danny Barnes and Dustin Welch

September: Catfish travels to Nashville
Tim Easton and Rod Picott
(Details TBA)

November 6
Adam Carroll and Terri Hendrix

Check the Calendar for our full listings.

“The cool thing about Catfish Concerts is that it really has the feel of when I was a kid in South Austin, except you guys are way too calm and take it way to seriously.”                             – John Townes Van Zandt II

“Catfish Concerts is among the most intimate, friendly, inspired and inspirational house concerts in the country and most likely the world. It’s like hanging out with your favorite folks in a treehouse built by your favorite uncle, the one who paints and write poems all day. I’ll tell you what I think Catfish is: a genuine piece of heaven that you can touch with your hands while you drink good local beer and listen to great songs.  Thank you, Jenni and Brian, for creating such a space and event.” – Walt Wilkins

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