Category: MJ’s Story/ Blog

9 Stevie Ray Vaughan at Celebrate Austin Music

9 Stevie Ray Vaughan at Celebrate Austin Music

| December 25, 2016 | Reply

Because you asked… The Celebrate Austin Music Festival at Zilker Park, circa April 15, 1984, was filled with Austin-based touring acts with generous sprinklings of up-and-comers. A lot of that information is in Rod Kennedy’s book, Music of the Heart, written many years before his 4-14-14 death. It had been a long three-day event, and […]

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My time in the music business

My time in the music business

| August 28, 2016 | Reply

This was first in Buddy Magazine, August 2016 issue. People ask me a lot — why am I in the music business? OK, I’ll share the secret – it was a guy who got me into all this. While teaching school in El Paso, I met another teacher, a musician, out there and that chance meeting and […]

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8 An international Christmas

8 An international Christmas

| November 29, 2015 | 2 Replies

(I’m sorry, but we got absolutely NO photos of these people.) Ake Pecha — I was told this means “Start fresh, my friend.” It was probably around 1982 when Kerrville Festival Producer Rod Kennedy took a trip to the southeast, where he met a group of travelers from the Scandinavian countries. This was the “International School […]

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Three things to think about before quitting.

Three things to think about before quitting.

| August 17, 2015 | 5 Replies

This took a lot of prayer and thanksgiving for me to write and publish. This was one changing quote in my life… From the movie “Mozart,” this statement by composer Salleri: “Why?… implant the desire (for music)… like a lust in my body? And then deny me the talent?” Early on, I could not figure out myself […]

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KFF2015, Pre-Fest

KFF2015, Pre-Fest

| May 21, 2015 | 1 Reply

I (this is Mary Jane here) think I will do a daily blog similar to what I could do at Larry Joe Taylor Fest. Blog being ‘I’m included’ compared with Website being ‘It’s all about the other person.’ The staff orientation is tonight (Wednesday, May 20), but it isn’t by any chance the beginning of happenings […]

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