Open Ears Concerts

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Open Ears Concerts presents live music performances that explore the intersection of Art, Spirituality, and Activism. We also strive to present diverse genres and styles of music in a family friendly listening room environment, and to provide a fair and reasonable payment to the artists for their work. The concerts are held at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, a fully inclusive and progressive Christian community. We are located on Wells Branch Parkway, just west of IH-35, at the corner of Wells Port Drive. We have a potluck meal before the show, so feel free to bring a dish to share. Unless otherwise stated, shows are typically the second Saturday of each month, September through May, with potluck starting at 6 PM, music at 7 PM, and $15 suggested donation.

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beavernelsonBeaver Nelson’s Macro/Micro

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Beaver Nelson returns to St. Andrew’s to perform his Macro/Micro show, which is a critically acclaimed, intriguing, and inventive mixed-media performance combining original film and songs. Jim Caligiuri of The Austin Chronicle writes “it’s Nelson’s most daring work, retaining his trademark roots jangle, but also gathering moments of psychedelic intensity and chilling isolation.” Guitarist “Scrappy” Jud Newcomb, who plays on the record, describes Macro/Micro as “The Who’s Quadrophenia written by Townes Van Zandt.” Like most enduring art, it documents the artist’s personal psychological journey, while providing a medium in which the viewer can find their own meaning. It’s a brilliant work that explores the nature of life, human consciousness, and spirituality through one person’s unique lens, while also delivering memorable well-crafted songs that each stand well on their own. Not to be missed.

Doors and potluck at 6 pm, show at 7, $15 suggested donation.

Also, please feel free to bring donations of non-perishable food items for the St. Andrew’s Food Pantry, a Partner of the Capital Area Food Bank of Texas.

 

2014 Kerrville/Grassy Hill New Folk Winners:  C. Daniel Boling, Connor Garvey, Frank Gilligan, The Lovebirds, Matt Nakoa, and Caroline Spence

Thursday, November 6, 2014

We are proud to once again host the winners of the Kerrville Folk Festival New Folk contest. This is always an audience favorite show, and an opportunity to see some of the best up-and-coming songwriters in the country in an intimate setting. Doors and potluck at 6 pm, show at 7, $20 suggested donation.

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