Join us on January 8 as Catfish Concerts presents Verlon Thompson and Walt Wilkins! Doors at 4:30. Show at 5.
Thirty years as a professional songwriter and traveling troubadour serve as credentials. As a solo performer, and as the trusted sidekick of Texas Americana songwriting icon Guy Clark, Thompson has viewed the world from stages everywhere from Barcelona to Binger (his hometown in Oklahoma). Along the way, his songs have been recorded by Jimmy Buffett and Alan Jackson, Anne Murray, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Kenny Rogers, Randy Travis, Del McCoury, Trisha Yearwood and many more.
Returning Catfish alum Wilkins is simply one of Texas’ most revered singer-songwriters. “I am fortunate that I play my songs across a wide region that is filled with folks who find comfort, enjoyment and meaning in coming out to listen to folks like myself,” he says. “I have had a fair share of songs recorded by other folks, which was my dream all along, and I have played shows with heroes and real poets and the deepest of cats. But I live for the gig tonight and tomorrow.”
Support The Music ($15 advance donation, $20 at the door)
We had a blast in Nashville in 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 a few videos from our impromptu Merle Haggard tribute on April 9 featuring Kevin Russell, Randy Weeks, Noel McKay, Jenni and Sterling Finlay and Graham Weber (many more videos on You Tube – search ‘Catfish Concerts Merle’):
OUR NEXT SHOWS:
Verlon Thompson and Walt Wilkins
Fourth annual Townes Van Zandt Tribute
Jamie Lin Wilson and Owen Temple
Drew Kennedy and Matt Harlan
Kim Richey and Mando Saenz (at City Winery in Nashville)
• Catfish’s 2nd annual AMA official happy hour! •
Robby Hecht and BettySoo
Full 2017 lineup coming soon!
“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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