What a special night it was when Songwriters Across Texas Supper Club honored Dallas Wayne at Hill’s Cafe. With Mike Blakely and Bo Porter treating us to their songs, it was magical. In Dallas’ acceptance speech, he spoke about how genuine songwriters write stories about their life….what they know….what they’ve experienced. He’s right, of course. Mike and Bo showed us that by telling us the story behind the songs they sang. Dallas even got up and told one of his own. 🙂
One guest, Charlie Bishop, described the night best when he said, “Flawless evening. This could not have been a better show of warmth and true admiration if Hills’ had pulled back the tables and built a camp fire in the floor.”
Please try to make it out to support live music….especially the songwriters. They’re the unsung heroes of every song we’ve ever loved.
The Austin Songwriters Group is made up of great song writers……singers……musicians……PEOPLE! Every year, they celebrate Merle Haggard’s birthday by throwing a big ol’ party to help a deserving cause. This year, that cause was to help raise money to help cover the medical expenses of one our friends, Ted Branson. Besides being one of the favorite DJs on KOOP radio here in Austin, Ted and his lovely wife, Linda, actively support the music community in ways most of us will never know.
Linda had said she’d save us a seat, but we figured she might forget with everything else going on and sure wouldn’t have blamed her. We should’ve known better!! She not only remembered, she had us in the front row, just right for getting great photos IF we were great photographers! 🙂
The list of performers was like a Who’s Who of Austin Music. Some our old friends, some we knew, some we knew-of, some we didn’t know, and all of them great. Then, there was everyone in the audience! So good to visit with friends we hadn’t seen in a while. Special thanks to Winker for finding our keys although how we lost that huge key ring is a mystery to us…..just glad he found them. 🙂 Thanks, too, to Brent for introducing us to some pretty special people…..as if he wasn’t special enough!!
It was a perfect Austin spring evening!! Hugs to all that worked so hard to put on the show. Love to Ted and Linda as we keep them in our hearts and prayers. Apologies to anyone whose name is misspelled or lost. 🙂