You know what? Virtu-shows are fun! While the energy and community of a live performance can’t be replaced, I thoroughly enjoyed butt dancing in my chair last week to the sounds of Mobley and Sydney Wright. The “we’re in this together” vibe held its own special magic.
This week we recommend a classic folk duo, living room honky tonk, and an interactive stream from one of Austin’s guitar-playing favorites.
Friday, March 27
Dawn and Hawkes
Streaming via Eventbrite – 8 p.m. – Tickets
Over the years, I’ve said many a nice thing about the wonderful Dawn and Hawkes. Folk troubadours with hearts of gold, their online show promises to bring smiles and melt hearts. Exactly the sort of music that translates to the small screen, and well worth the $10 price tag.
The Monte Warden Feel Good Hour
Streaming via Facebook – 7 p.m.
A world-class honky tonk man with decades of performing experience, Monty Warden oozes class and old-school charm. Keeping with the mayor’s orders, Monte and his five-piece band play everything from classics, to covers, to new tunes, and even requests. All from Warden’s living room. It’s a lively, story-filled stream you won’t soon forget.
Saturday, March 28
Streaming via Facebook – 9:30 p.m.
One of Austin’s favorite guitar players and sparkling personalities, Jackie Venson is pure chops, soul, and smile. Her recent string of Facebook Live performances are a joy to watch. There’s a rad improvisational vibe to the stream with stops, starts, killer solos, and fan interaction. Spend your evening with this pop/rock/blues queen and be amazed.
@BillTuckerTSP wants to know:
Which Austin musicians do you plan on supporting during the COVID-19 crisis?