Does anything come out of sitting on the front porch having a conversation?

Looking back... John Pointer  and Will Taylor  ©Elizabeth V. Williams
Looking back… John Pointer and Will Taylor ©2013 Elizabeth V. Williams

Who are we? How did we get started?

First, there was The Front Porch Project…

The Front Porch Project, Inc. is a non-profit mission of the Episcopal Church and was founded in 2009 with the purpose of “Cultivating Community, One Conversation at a Time“. It all started because a group of friends would get together on the front porch of someone’s home and ask big questions, have great discussions, air their differences and earnestly listen to one another. The experience was empowering and entertaining.

As an organization The Front Porch recognizes music as a way to communicate across social, racial, gender and linguistic divides. All Saints’ Episcopal Church graciously offered us of their visually and acoustically stunning space to hold uniquely intimate and interactive ‘house concerts’ once a month. When John Pointer and the Live Music Capital Foundation agreed to team up with us, we knew we had something special. We knew we now had the ability to create something really exceptional, not just concert, but living wage concerts.

So now, on the third Thursday of the month, we hold a concert and a conversation with local musicians. And they really are something that shouldn’t be missed! The cost is free, but, we do ask that you make a donation to the artist.

Next came Unplugged on the Front Porch!

John Pointer opens the 2013 season.
John Pointer opens the 2013 season. ©2013 Elizabeth V. Williams

Unplugged on the Front Porch‘s first concert of the 2013 featured John Pointer and Will Taylor and String Attached. What a Magical night it was! It was a beautiful evening and everyone was all smiles. While we felt we were a little rough around the edges, trying to figure out lighting and logistics, but the performance was spot on and the audience fell in love! Both with the performers and our new concert series. Thank you to the Live Music Capital Foundation for this extraordinary collaboration!

Never heard of these talented musicians?

Do you not know who John Pointer is? He’s a multi-talented producer, arranger, composer, performer- heck, he’s an activist too! Check out this link and give him a listen and let me know what you think! What about Will Taylor? Click this link to check him out. Which artist would you like to see in concert?

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Unplugged on the Front Porch August 22, 2013 ©2013 Elizabeth V. Williams

4 Comments on “Does anything come out of sitting on the front porch having a conversation?

    • Why thank you Daru! You will have to come shoot for us! We still have the May and June concerts looking for photographers! Please see the ACC Photo Alum page for job posting!

  1. Very nice. I’m a little embarrassed to admit that I’ve not heard of any of the musicians listed. We don’t do much out and about Austin. We’ve always been that old married couple sitting at home. Now that we’ve got kids we hardly even get out to a chain restaurant on our own. Right now, school is my only escape. LOL

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