TxCMA Meet & Greet @ Hill’s Cafe (04/24/2005)

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.