How many times have we told someone ‘we’ (meaning anyone that loves music) need to support our favorite musicians? Whether it’s by attending their shows (and paying a cover) or spending the money to buy our owncopy of their CDs instead of just making a copy of one someone else bought. It really is important. A lot of the musicians don’t have a ‘day gig’ to pay their bills. And, because they are ‘self-employed’ they don’t get such perks as health / dental / life insurance or 401K programs.
We heard about the The Texas Country Music Association on Wednesday night at Hills Cafe. A ‘mixer’ and membership drive was that Sunday under the big oak trees behind the restaurant. Sounded like fun. But, when I got home, I decided to see just what the TxCMA was all about. When I read the goals they’ve set and saw who was involved, I knew the time had came for us to ‘put our money where our mouths are’.
Dobie had to work, but I attended and before the afternoon was over we both joined!
I took the camera because I figured there would be some great talent on stage and I was right. But I quickly (like before the music began) realized that this was musicians playing for musicians. I didn’t want to spoil that. So, all the pictures were taken from my table. I’m just sorry that I didn’t know every musician that got on stage and didn’t get pictures of them all. Not all of them got on stage!
It was a fun time for a good cause.