ROBBY HECHT AND BETTYSOO 10/22

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Betty-Soo-Solo-72dpi-Color-0757.jpgNashville was a blast! Thanks to everyone who came for making our sold-out show with James McMurtry, Tim Easton, Kim Richey and Mando Saenz at City Winery so fun. (And thanks to Rolling Stone for the preview!)

We’re back home in Austin for our next show. Join us on October 22 as we host a song swap with popular Nashville-based songwriter Robby Hecht and longtime Catfish supporter BettySoo. We’ve been looking forward to this one for a long time and can’t wait for show day! Click here for tickets: Support The Music ($15 advance donation or $20 at the door).

“Across three indie releases, Robby Hecht has distinguished himself as the second coming of James Taylor, a gentler Damien Jurado,” No Depression raves. “Whatever the comparisons, it’s hard to miss that his songwriting is distinct and individual. He doesn’t shy from the obvious rhyme, but manages it with a delicate audacity, placing it only where it best serves the story. There’s something about the way he unfurls a line that feels less like trying to work something out and more like just calling it what it is.”

Catfish favorite BettySoo returns for her second show (not counting her many appearances at our annual Townes Van Zandt tributes). The Austin resident will be supporting her high watermark When We’re Gone. Produced with Brian Standefer at his studio in Buda, Texas, When We’re Gone is an intimate look into private spaces in life. Wall-hung sinks (“The Things She Left Town With”), cluttered floorboards (“Josephine”) and crumpled clothing at a young girl’s feet (“Summertime”), these are the furniture for the setting. Center stage is BettySoo’s voice and melodies.

(PLEASE NOTE: We cannot accommodate children under 16 at Catfish Concerts. Thank you for understanding!)

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Meet our new security guard: Banjo the Wonderdog! (Photo by Jenni Finlay)

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Mary Gauthier on May 18 at Catfish Concerts (Photo by Brian T. Atkinson)

We had a blast in Nashville last September as Catfish Concerts proudly presented our first show in Nashville on September 21 with James McMurtry and Steve Poltz during the annual Americana Music Association festival! The two incredible singer-songwriters performed as a part of Jenni and Brian’s event to celebrate their new book Kent Finlay, Dreamer: The Legacy behind Cheatham Street Warehouse at City Winery. Big thanks for everyone who came out to our sold out event!

Now, check out this video from our impromptu Merle Haggard tribute on April 9 featuring Kevin Russell, Randy Weeks and Noel McKay (many more videos are on You Tube – search ‘Catfish Concerts Merle’):

OUR NEXT SHOWS:

September 13
Tim Easton, Kim Richey, Mando Saenz and special guest (at City Winery in Nashville)
• Catfish’s 2nd annual Americana Music Association showcase! •

October 22
Robby Hecht and BettySoo

Check the Calendar for our full listings.

As always, big thanks to all our sponsors: Lagunitas Brewing Company, Dripping Springs Vodka, Enoteca Vespaio, Omnivore Recordings, Kipling’s Creations and Beeyond Honey!

“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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