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October Awesome 6 October, 2013

Fri, Oct 04: Our first autumnal concert broke all the records. We enjoyed perfect weather for a night under the trees. Posted below are our esteemed performers. They made the evening memorable!

Here are the sets:

Eric Beck

EBeck

Eric Beck

Randall Wheatley

Robyn Gammill

Tom and Zena

Thanks, everyone!

Randall Wheatley with  son Q

Randall Wheatley with son Q

Robyn rocks

Robyn rocks

R&R at table

R&R at table

Woo Hoo!

Woo Hoo!

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Barnard’s Ballads 26 March, 2012

Dale Barnard enthralls

Dale Barnard enthralls

Frigga’s Day, March 23: Spring’s here, and there’s no better time for a concert under the trees. In our case, they’re ashes and pecans plus lots of understory plants to fill in the spaces between. Sonically, our ears were filled this past weekend with the tunes, lyrics, and rhythms that Dale Barnard brought to the Backyard Theater.  

I’ve know Dale for at least a decade. He’s been a faithful and active member of our Austin Ishmael Dialogue, and he and spouse Denise are long-time denizens of Camp Patchouli at Kerrville. This night also honored Denise on her birthday.

Among other subjects, Dale’s ditties relate his concern for the planet and our culture’s role in its care. Because he’s also a writer, his chooses his words carefully and thoughtfully. His other passion is spelunking, so much of the repertoire deals with crawling in holes underground.

Dale delivers

Dale delivers

In fact, about half the audience were cavers, most new to the Green Man. Special guests included Dale’s mom, Carol (to whom he dedicated a song), and Denise’s mother, Jo. Our growing family of revelers added a three-month-old child, as well. Friends, neighbors, and country folk all joined in their appreciation. It may have been the best-attended event we’ve done so far. 

Too, the pot-luck feast was particularly sumptuous: carrot cake with candles, multilayered cheesecake, garden-fresh greens, wine and Shiner beer, chips, and fancy dips. No one left hungry.

Stay tuned for more . . .