Janice Williams Loves Austin And sometimes I write about it.

September 3, 2012

Labor Day/Labor Free

Filed under: Music — Janice @ 9:41 pm

What a nice relaxing Labor Day weekend. It all went by too quickly, but it was a good one.

The highlight of it all was a very special concert in San Marcos for my friend Lucky Tomblin. Lucky and his wife Becky are friends of mine because of my friends Marsha and Denise. I remember when Marsha booked Lucky’s band at our music series many years ago and I had never heard of them at all. They were not in the same Texas music scene that most of our artists were in (there are SO many Texas music scenes!), but I quickly learned how deep Lucky’s commitment to Texas music was and how hard he had worked over the years to promote Texas music and, better yet, to encourage art.

This concert was a big thank you to Lucky and his family for all they’ve done for musicians, for their community, for the organization CASA, for the public schools in San Marcos, for Texas State University, and on and on. Everyone had a story about Lucky’s generosity. I’ve seen it myself in many ways and heard stories of it. Of course the stories are always from the one who received the benefits or someone they told about it. Lucky and his family do it quietly and behind the scenes and without a second thought or expectation of return. 

The music was provided by so many musicians, including the Lucky Tomblin Band with many guest musicians including my sweet husband Mark, and Teri Hendrix and Lloyd Maines and Ponty Bone, Delbert McClinton, Shawn Sahm, Lisa Mills, and an all-star blues band with Denny Freeman and Derek O’Brien and Frosty on the drums. And there were many more. Oh, and I forgot Pianorama and that was my favorite part! Five pianos going at the same time with some of my favorite piano players: Floyd Domino, Earl Poole Ball, Emily Gimble, and Nick Connolley.  And it was in a beautiful venue, too, the Texas Music Theater on the square in downtown San Marcos. A great night from start to finish.

1 Comment »

  1. Reading this is a good way to end my Labor Day holiday weekend.

    Comment by pat — September 3, 2012 @ 11:07 pm

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