We’ll close out our 2014-2015 season of Unplugged on The Front Porch on Thursday, May 21st with guitarist/composer/vocalist, Woody Russell. A rising star in Austin’s music scene, Russell has released 9 albums since his recording debut in 1996, and recently earned major recognition when he was selected as Bugle Boy Foundation’s Talent Trust Award recipient in 2013. Critically acclaimed not only for his lyricism and songwriting but also for his stellar guitar playing and electric live performances, Russell will bring along his full band to really shake up All Saints’ for our season finale.
Providing regular opportunities for Austin folks to engage with exceptional musicians in an acoustically exquisite venue– the sanctuary at All Saints’ Episcopal Church– Unplugged on The Front Porch invites all devoted listeners to gather in one spot on a monthly basis to venerate our city’s best musical storytellers. In just two short hours, our listening experience reaches into the hearts and minds of these musicians as we explore with them not only their art but also their life experiences and opinions in our intimate gathering characterized by both music and conversation.
Each edition of Unplugged on The Front Porch features an hour an a half of music divided into two sets, a fifteen-minute interview with the artist, and a fifteen-minute intermission. Every concert is taped, and we ask for a donation of $10-$20 at the door that goes directly toward paying our crew and our artists the living wages they deserve.
Unplugged on The Front Porch is generated and sustained by two local nonprofits– The Live Music Capital Foundation and The Front Porch– who decided to look for ways to make listening in our community more intentional.