Tag: MJ’s 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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Mary Jane Farmer, for Headwaters Country Jam

Mary Jane Farmer, for Headwaters Country Jam

| October 29, 2015 | Reply

Mary Jane Farmer I would like to be a staff photographer for CrudeFest in 2017, and am making this proposal in application for the position. I can also send a more detailed resume of my music experience over the last 40 years, if that would be helpful. Contact info: Phone: 903-814-8257, Email: MaryJane@SceneInTown.com, Facebook: Mary Jane Farmer,  Website: […]

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8 — Technology then and now

8 — Technology then and now

| May 19, 2015 | Reply

I’m writing this inside the Kerrville Festivals office, a couple of days before the music begins for the 2015 Folk Festival, and on my own laptop computer. This office has finally made it into the 21st Century. That became more apparent than ever when a volunteer crew leader said over coffee, “I actually emailed the […]

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