We celebrated our one-year anniversary in style last Sunday with two shows!
We’ve known and loved their music for years and Adam and Owen showed again why they’re considered two of the best Texas songwriters working today. Their deep-browed songs are rich with imagery and the two spin yarns like few others.
(Though Canadian songwriter Scott Nolan, who Owen pulled from the crowd to perform one of his own originals, certainly measures up.)
Then there’s Gary Floater. In a word: hilarious. We’ll let these videos do the talking:
We really can’t believe it’s only been a year since we launched Catfish Concerts. In that time, we’ve presented a Tribute to Townes Showcase (a 2013 SXSW benefit for HAAM and the Center for Texas Music History), the Songs of Townes Van Zandt during the 2014 International Folk Alliance Conference (featuring over 40 of the top Folk and Americana artists), a benefit at Antone’s for our buddy and supporter Gary Hartman (who suffered from the central Texas floods) and months of stellar performances in the Catfish yard.
So, we threw a party!
After Adam and Owen wrapped up, John Townes Van Zandt II, Will Sexton, Tim Easton, Five & Dime, BettySoo and more joined together to sing the songs of Townes Van Zandt for us and our friends. Their tribute was beautiful and heartfelt and reminded us again exactly our mission at Catfish: to celebrate songwriters who write for the sake of the song.
Thanks so much to everyone who has supported us during this first year. We’re ready for many more! Please join us April 27 as we kick off our second year with Susan Gibson!
But first, one last video from our party: