Blowcomotion is a Community Brass Band Learning Workshop welcoming folks of all musical abilities.
Blowcomotion is open to anyone how wants to learn music or just to play! We welcome adult players of all skill levels, even total beginners.
Learn more: https://blowcomotion.org/
Danny Britt, Chip Dolan, and Marvin Dykhuis are a trio of full time touring professional musicians, songwriters, and producers. They play Country, Rock, Blues, Folk, Americana, and Swing.
Danny came to Texas in 1980. In the mid-80s he did a couple years touring with Jerry Jeff Walker as his road manager. Danny began writing and playing his own music and by the early 1990s was performing his music regularly.
Chip hitchhiked to Austin in 1982. He's toured with Tish Hinojosa and been a sideman for many Austin names including Bruce and Charlie Robison, Kelly Willis, Radney Foster, Jimmy Lafave, Shelley King, Slaid Cleaves, and Sara HIckman.
Marvin arrived In Austin in 1986. In 1988 he began working with Tish Hinojosa and has been her right hand man since then, playing on all of her recordings as well as producing and writing with her.
Shawn Spires, Max Zimmet, Michael Montgomery, and Vance Hazen have deep roots in the Austin music scene. They’ve played in well-known bands like the Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash, Whit Smith's Hot Jazz Caravan, and Rosie and the Ramblers and have had the privilege of performing alongside notable artists like Sierra Hull, Kym Warner, Alun Munde, Billy Bright (Wood & Wire), and Mark Cosgrove (David Bromberg).
They play Energetic and Fun Mix of Bluegrass, Classic Country, and Americana Music including well-known covers and original compositions.
Time Changes Everything: https://youtu.be/0kSWAMuJKhM
Invoke has been described as “not classical…but not not classical.” The multi-instrumental band’s music encompasses many American traditional genres including bluegrass, Appalachian fiddle tunes, jazz, and minimalism. All these are woven together to create truly individual music, written by and for the group.
Kelsi is a singer / songwriter/ musician/ composer and arranger. She hails from Baton Rouge, LA. Her music is vulnerable and heartfelt while still evoking a fun and upbeat vibe. The music is an unconventional marriage of pop structure, soul vocals and music with rock and hip hop influence.
This 4-time Australian Mandolin Champion and South Australian Music Hall of Fame inductee began his musical journey touring the Australian Outback in 1993. He moved to the U.S in 2001.
Kym is a founding member of the progressive acoustic band, The Greencards. Kym toured the US,
Europe, and Australia for 13 years and recorded 6 studio albums. His many accolades include 3 GRAMMY nominations, a #1 Billboard Bluegrass Album, an Americana Award for 'Best New Artist' and a 31 date national tour with Bob Dylan and Willie Nelson. In 2015, Kym released his debut solo album ‘Everything That Brought Me Here.’
Soon after he joined Robert Earl Keen's touring and studio band. Kym also composed and produced the theme music for Keen’s podcast 'Americana, The 51st State’.
Kym has performed with Robert Earl Keen, Lyle Lovett, Ricky Skaggs, Willie Nelson, Hayes Carll, Reckless Kelly, Eliza Gilkyson, Ray Wylie Hubbard, and The Greencards.
Matt Mossman is a singer-songwriter who plays autoharp, guitar, and trombone. He writes lyrically dense and emotionally-impactful songs that touch on the themes of love, mortality, and the apocalypse. His debut single, "Young," will be out in October."
This quartet: Antonio Cevallos (violin), Abi Shiman (Violin), Denise Ro (cello), and Luis Bellorin (viola) offers a wonderful variety of classical and folk tunes.
They are all members of Austin Unconducted, a local musician-led orchestra.
The name for the quartet was TBD at the time of their performance with us.
Redbud is a band planting itself in the heart of the Austin music scene with whimsical, psychedelic tones and meditative, soul-exposing lyrics. Fronted by Katie, her songs, sound, and eye for visuals is brought to shape by interweaving the talents of Sam, Ryan, and Stacie.
David Houston, Leo Maurer, Roger Kinzel and Leslie Adams are Steel Standing. Their eclectic mix of original tunes and unique covers includes Blues, 60s, Psychedelic, and Hippy Rock.
Leslie Adams' songs come from experience and she expresses them with that “I've been there girl” attitude. Her fiery stage presence and big vocals bring the house down.
Leo Maurer's masterful leads and David Byrne-like vocals combined with intelligent songwriting skills electrify the stage.
David Houston never misses a beat. His technical proficiency, passionate performance, and mad song writing skills make him a cut above.
Roger Kinzel's on stage energy is contagious. This gifted bassist infuses the atmosphere with his song lyrics and powerhouse vocals.
Timeless is the husband and wife duo of Joey and Cyndi Alba. Cyndi and Joey first met in a songwriter competition and, from there, decided to share vocal and songwriting talents.
They also share a penchant for artists with great songwriting and harmonies, covering everything from jazz standards to modern pop. Cyndi leans towards 70's and 80's Pop and Country while Joey leans into 90s and Texas Country.
Will Taylor has been a professional violinist and Austin music icon for over 20 years, jamming with folks such as Willie Nelson, Pearl Jam, Luciano Pavoratti, Guy Clark, Jr., Shawn Colvin, Shiny Ribs, Guy Forsyth, the Turtle Island String Quartet at Town Hall in NYC. He has opened for the legendary James Brown and many more. In 2013 his music was used on the final episode of The Office. His love of the outdoors and the magic of bringing people into nature make him a perfect fit for Under The Oaks.
Leeann Atherton is a somewhat hidden treasure in Austin. She walks a lot of different musical avenues from soul to rock to country to blues. Her recent album, Fallen Angel, is a stunner. It includes some of the best musicians who call anywhere home and needs to be heard.