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Music on the Hill
March 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
EVERETT WREN & FRIENDS
Music on the Hill is a concert series featuring world-class musicians in the intimate setting of The Hill (1700 Woodland Ave.).
These concerts allow both of Good Shepherd’s campuses to gather together for for fellowship, meet our neighbors, and enjoy music in the “Best Unknown Listening Room in Austin!”
March brings us Everett Wren & Friends, a folk group with a variety of instrumental backgrounds and talents. Everett, Matt, Amanda, Taylor, and Kate will delight you with folk-driven original songs, rich harmonies, and a few uptempo fiddle tunes.
Everett Wren’s life has revolved around music since he began performing at age 4 in his family’s band. After winning an Arkansas state fiddling championship and playing in the Arkansas Symphony Youth Orchestra, he toured the country with Wagon, his St. Louis, Missouri-based Americana band, which recorded albums for the Hightone (with Lloyd Maines producing) and Glitterhouse labels.
He busked in Europe, earned a master’s degree in acoustics from the University of Texas at Austin, cofounded the bands Lost & Nameless (which included Harmoni Kelley, now Kenny Chesney’s bassist) and Chalkboard Poets, and produced records for several other artists.
When Everett’s bandmate and upright bass phenom friend Taylor shared that he would be moving out of state, Everett realized more than ever before how fortunate he has been to meet and perform with some of the finest musicians on the planet and so asked Taylor if he would be willing to record on several original (and a few cover) songs before he left. Taylor agreed, and so began the project which culminated in the 2022 release of Everett’s first solo album Porchlight.
Good Shepherd’s own multi-talented Matt E. Bradshaw also agreed to help out on the record, co-producing two of the songs and adding trumpet and piano. Matt and Everett co-lead the monthly community bluegrass jam at the Butterfly Bar in east Austin, and it was there they met Amanda Bellitto, who recently arrived in Austin from the Northeast and was quickly drawing in audiences with her silky voice and endless jazz repertoire. Everett met Kate Heron through Taylor after she moved to Austin from New York. Kate amazes with lush vocals over a wide range while simultaneously providing imaginative keyboard ambience and percussion.
Show starts at 7:00p. $10 Suggested donation, BYOB.