La Leche League Breastfeeding Cafe
Oct
17
10:00 AM10:00

La Leche League Breastfeeding Cafe

La Leche League Breastfeeding Cafe at Brentwood Social House

La Leche League Breastfeeding Cafe

3rd Thursdays
10am to Noon

Join the La Leche League of Austin every 3rd Thursday at Brentwood Social House from 10:00am - Noon for Breastfeeding Cafe! Hang out with other nursing parents, share experiences, and get support. Accredited LLL Leaders will provide accurate, up-to-date information about breastfeeding as well as offer encouragement and support. Learning from others who have breastfed their babies can be helpful and reassuring. Let us be part of your village!

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Thursday Night Trivia
Oct
17
7:00 PM19:00

Thursday Night Trivia

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Third Thursday Trivia Night

Put your “useless” knowledge to the test at Thursday Night Trivia! Prizes and good times included. No theme, just random categories and questions.

No signup, come pick up an answer sheet at 6:45pm. Teams of up to 6 people allowed.

This is a FREE EVENT!

We will have child care available from 7-9pm!

We have 10 spots available in the supervised childcare area. Cost is $5/child for the two hours between 7:00-9:00.

Remember, we are NOT a full-time licensed childcare facility, so some rules apply:

  • You must remain on-site while your child is in our care.

  • We will text when a diaper needs changing or a potty break is needed.

  • Children have to be at least 3 years old.

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Healing Art Watercolor Class
Oct
18
6:00 PM18:00

Healing Art Watercolor Class

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Healing Art Watercolor Class

Art can heal. Join us as we focus on body awareness and acceptance. Replace negative thoughts with positive affirmation. Nurture yourself. Make new friends and take home unique art. The $25 fee covers all materials. For ages 12 and up. Open to all, this will be a safe space. Your teacher, Shefali O'Hara, is a local artist and cancer survivor who used art in her own healing journey.

Please arrive early to order food and drink (must be purchased at BSH and not brought in).

To reserve your spot - text 512 423 7945 with number in your party. Cash or check at the event, or pay with a credit card online.

To see Ms. O'Hara's art: www.facebook.com/Austinlace

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Live Music :: John Guinan
Oct
19
10:00 AM10:00

Live Music :: John Guinan

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Live Music :: John Guinan

Originally from NYC, John Guinan has found a home in the the Boston music scene and community.  In the words of a musician friend recently, "John is a true devotee to the guitar and to songwriting storytelling. He always credits his influences, - Richard Shindell, Ellis Paul, and Dan Bern, for example, but his originals are full of sweet grit and urban nostalgia that feels really familiar, and that personalizes his cover renditions as well."

John is very active on the open mic scene in Boston and Metrowest and also hosts open mics in the area. 

John Guinan Music

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Crafternoon for Kids
Oct
19
10:00 AM10:00

Crafternoon for Kids

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Crafternoon for Kids

Time to make some art!

Every 3rd Saturday

*OCTOBER 19TH*
Get into the Halloween spirit with this mask-making workshop! Paint and decorate your own unique mask and when it's finished, put it on to collect a special Halloween treat!

$8 per child

Workshop projects are geared for ages 4 and up, but younger children are more than welcome to participate with the help of their parents. This is an open to the public event. While this workshop is not exactly a step-by-step class, the instructor is still there to guide, give suggestions and ideas and offer any help a child may need. Kids are encouraged to create in their own way, using whatever materials they like.

These fun-filled workshops will encourage kids to put their creativity into action! Reusing recycled materials, we create mixed medium projects inspired by seasons, holidays, music, stories and more!

Grab a spot at our craft table! Enjoy a refreshing beer, delicious coffee or tea and a tasty treat from the many options on the menu. It's an event you don't want to miss!

About the host:
Camille Lema is a local, full-time artist with 6+ years experience in childcare and early childhood development. While painting her own personal work and special commissions for people, she still works as a caretaker for many families around the Austin area. Crafternoon started October of 2017 and has continued to grow and expand into classes for older children and adults.

Please visit the website for the full event calendar and more information: www.crafternoonatx.com

View Camille's personal work here: www.artbycslema.com

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Bubble Fest
Oct
20
9:00 AM09:00

Bubble Fest

Bubble Fest

9:00am to 11:00am

Milly McSilly will be at Brentwood Social House with her Bubble Magic! Kids of all ages will be able to blow their own bubbles, make their own giant bubbles and bubble wands!

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Live Music :: Micajah
Oct
20
6:00 PM18:00

Live Music :: Micajah

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Live Music :: Micajah

Texas-native Micajah was a classically trained Bass before delving into the worlds of country and folk while living in the misty confines of Oregon. Though he’d previously sang (twice) in Carnegie Hall as a classical talent, his self-produced debut EP 'Wailing Cemetery' was a hypnotic mix of gothic-country, sterling pop detours and folky musings that cemented him as an artist to watch. After Oregon, he wound up in Argentina, gaining rave reviews and residences in Buenos Aires, playing to hundreds and working closely with the blossoming bluegrass and folk scene in the metropolis. He sharpened his craft there, his shows described as 'Candlemass covered by Johnny Cash' or, more simply, 'evil Frank Sinatra.' Critic Brice Ezell of Popmatters and Consequence of Sound says his music is 'Like if Matt Berninger was the musical director of that sad bar from 'True Detective'.'

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Story and Craft Time!
Oct
25
10:00 AM10:00

Story and Craft Time!

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Coffee and Books! Brentwood Social House and Virginia Schnobrich, an independent consultant with Usborne Books & More, have partnered to have a themed craft and storytime.

Enjoy your morning cup of joe while your little ones enjoy fun, interactive stories featuring lots of rhythm and rhyme that will get them moving and shaking.

This event is FREE for all participants!

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Live Music :: Craig Marshall
Oct
25
6:00 PM18:00

Live Music :: Craig Marshall

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Live Music :: Craig Marshall

“Craig weaves a bit of rockabilly with a twang and a rock beat. This winning combination showcases his solid songwriting and guitar skills.” – Guitar World

ABOUT CRAIG

Craig Marshall's lengthy musical resume stretches back to his teen years performing with various combos in his hometown of Syracuse, New York. He moved to Austin in the early 1990s with his then-band, the country-leaning Delta Rays, but soon found himself founding and leading the locally popular Sinatra-style jazz-swing outfit The Lucky Strikes.

Over the past two decades, the Austin, TX-based singer-songwriter-guitarist has quietly built a remarkably accomplished body of work, drawing upon his wide-ranging musical background to craft engagingly melodic, personally-charged music that's as emotionally resonant as it is catchy.
Along the way, his songs were picked up for a variety of film and TV soundtracks, and his compositions were covered by a variety of artists, including Triple A sweethearts The Kennedys, Austin favorites Charlie Faye, Trish Murphy, and noted country-rocker Penny Jo Pullus.

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Brunch Music :: Dan & Christy Foster
Oct
26
10:00 AM10:00

Brunch Music :: Dan & Christy Foster

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Live Music :: Dan & Christy Foster

Christy and Dan play old-time, country, bluegrass and hillbilly music for those music lovers who enjoy old sentimental songs, new sentimental songs, snappy rags, crooked breakdowns, or hard-driving, claw-hammered dance-tunes.

Christy Palumbo Foster, vocals, finger-style guitar and banjulele (banjo-ukulele):
Originally from St. Louis, MO, long time Austin guitarist/vocalist has been performing since participating in an open mic at an Austin Friends of Traditional Music meeting at the Split Rail, in 1976.. Vocal influences range from 1920s jazz stylings, to hot swing of Fats Waller, Ella Fitzgerald, and full circle back to the old songs of Appalachia and early country and bluegrass. She also is pleased and honored to include the original songs of local songwriters, John Clay and Dan Foster in the Plowboys repertoire. Christy has performed Dixieland, big band and in her own jazz quintet (Jazz Me Blues in the late70s), and in an all women old-time band (The Decibelles, 1990s). Christy Palumbo Foster and Dan Foster appear on Rounder Records compilation, the American Fogies, Vol. 1 : Various Artists (CD, 1996). Christy also performs regularly with the Austin Balkan Singers and the Austin Banjo Club.

Dan Foster, fiddle, banjo, mandolin and vocals:
Dan has been around the Austin music scene since the mid-70s. A native Texan with roots in North Carolina, he has been fascinated with traditional music since the age of 14 when he first saw the great Texas bluesman, Mance Lipscomb. Playing the fiddle, mandolin, banjo, and guitar, Dan is known for seeking out the unique and unusual from the hidden treasury of American music and delivering both instrumental and vocal renditions true to style. From the Kentucky long-bow of Buddy Thomas and J.P. Fraley to the rollicking Georgia fiddle tunes of Gid Tanner and the Skillet Lickers, Dan’s love of southern fiddling is genuine. But novelty rags on the mandolin and new-made songs for claw-hammer banjo are also in store, along with sentimental southern harmonies when he joins Christy to sing their favorites from long ago. You should come and listen while they sing old songs new to the ear and new songs old beyond their years.

Check out Christy's band, Christy and the Plowboys:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/125944681992/

https://www.reverbnation.com/christyandtheplowboys

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Live Music :: Landers Marshall Duo
Oct
26
6:00 PM18:00

Live Music :: Landers Marshall Duo

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Live Music :: Landers Marshall Duo

Singer/songwriters Samantha Marshall and Justin Landers met, fell in love, and started singing together. This upbeat duo has been creating music together for over 8 years, combining multiple musical influences to produce a unique acoustic sound. Landers Marshall weaves together Americana, Blues and Country influences using a guitar and a loop pedal, with a strong focus on vocal harmonies. Samantha, originally from Portland, OR, and Justin, an Austin native, combine their voices to create powerful vocal harmonies that accompany Justin’s dynamic guitar rhythms and leads.

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Live Music :: The Bell Brothers
Oct
30
6:00 PM18:00

Live Music :: The Bell Brothers

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Live Music :: The Bell Brothers

The Bell Brothers are performing songwriters based out of San Francisco, California. With their talent for turning a descriptive phrase, the Bell Brothers’ original material express sentiments of life, love and struggles grounded in a range of musical expressions from Country to Americana to Rock. The Bell Brothers have won numerous songwriting/performance awards in the San Francisco West Coast Songwriters Association and have climbed to the top of California’s Live Music Scene, building a solid reputation as one of the Bay Area’s in-demand live acts.

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Happy Hour Music :: Chaski
Nov
1
4:00 PM16:00

Happy Hour Music :: Chaski

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Live Music :: Chaski

Chaski performs a variety of Latin American folk music and is especially known for music of the Andes. Chaski has been performing for more than 30 years in Austin and around the world.

Chaski [CHAH-ski] means “messenger” in the Incan language of Quechua [KECH-wah]. In the spirit of this Andean traveler, Chaski brings to its audiences classical, Celtic, and Latin American folk music featuring all kinds of flutes and harps. Based in Austin, Texas, Chaski has performed together since 1985 and has toured the United States, Costa Rica, Venezuela, England, and Scotland. Five independently produced recordings, Chaski (1989), Pacha Mama (1991), El sariri (1995), Unay (2000), and Viracocha (2005) feature selections from Chaski’s repertoire on flute, sikus (panpipes), quena, flauto traverso, harp, cuatro, guitar, charango, bombo, maracas and other instruments. Chaski was featured on the soundtrack of 2006 IMAX film Ride Around the World: A Cowboy Adventure

Chaski began performing classical flute and harp music in April of 1985. Venezuelan songs that Adrienne’s mother had brought from her homeland gradually made their way into Chaski’s repertoire. Shana and Adrienne joined the University of Texas at Austin Brazilian and Andean Music Ensembles to learn more about depth and variety of Latin American music. The success of their expanded repertoire led them to welcome guitarist Dan Dickey into the group in about 1991.

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Open Mic Music Night
Nov
1
7:00 PM19:00

Open Mic Music Night

Open Mic Music NIght at Brentwood Social House

Brentwood Social is hosting an open mic music night and our headliner is YOU!


Doors at 6:00, Show at 7:00

— THIS IS A FREE EVENT and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC —


Come out to perform or just show your support for the local performance scene! 

Parking: We love being a part of this wonderful neighborhood and we want to be respectful neighbors. In an effort to work with our neighbors to create a safe space for residents, we ask that you do not park on or use McCarthy Circle for turning around. There are many children who live and play in this cul-de-sac. There is plenty of parking along Arroyo Seco and throughout the neighborhood.

Details:
Sign up starts at 6:30pm. Sign-ups are first come, first served and you must be present to sign up. We do not do advanced sign-ups or call in sign-ups. Performance time is up to 2 songs each. This open mic is for acoustic sets only. We will provide a PA system and a few mics. 

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Saturday Brunch Music :: The Other Other Brothers (Kids Show!)
Nov
2
10:00 AM10:00

Saturday Brunch Music :: The Other Other Brothers (Kids Show!)

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The Other Other Brothers

First Saturday of the month
10am to 12pm

The Other Other Brothers will be tuning their kazoos and brandishing banana phones for your familial delight! You can find them the first Saturday of every month from 10am-noon. Bring the little ones, grab a coffee and pastry, and sidle up for a one-of-a-kind kids’ show filled with folk songs, joke songs, and storytelling magic for everyone!

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Songwriters Social
Nov
2
6:00 PM18:00

Songwriters Social

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Songwriter Social
with Gabe Rothschild

Songwriter Social is an acoustic live show/podcast taped at Austin's very own Brentwood Social House.

Hosted by self-proclaimed prolific songwriter Hige Kuma, the show features songwriters singing their songs, telling stories, discussing their process, and more.

The show is taped in an acoustic listening environment and there is often audience participation with songwriting games and other nonsense.

Songwriter Social provides an intimate space for artists to discuss their craft and have a few laughs.

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Saturday Brunch Music :: Suite Journey
Nov
9
10:00 AM10:00

Saturday Brunch Music :: Suite Journey

Suite Journey at Brentwood Social House

Saturday Brunch Music :: Suite Journey

2nd Saturday of the month

Billie Woods plays Celtic harp and piano along with Deborah Schmidt on classical guitar and both play Native American Flutes. Suite Journey plays instrumentals/vocal covers as well as originals in a variety of musical styles: Classical, Celtic, Contemporary, World Folk, Native American fusion and a jazzy number or two. The duo has been playing together for over 15 years!

Links to their latest album based on their travels to Tibet and Nepal can be found at www.suitejourney.com. There are also a couple of other tunes found here: www.reverbnation.com/suitejourney.

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Live Music :: Woot Talley
Nov
15
6:00 PM18:00

Live Music :: Woot Talley

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Live Music :: Woot Talley

WOOT TALLEY 

I have been playing music for most of my life and the road to this CD was a winding journey but with some clear markers. Sometimes stories start at the beginning but this one starts on the back end of the middle. 

The first step occurred in 2001 when I found one of John Lennon’s acoustic guitars. Actually, I didn’t find the guitar; it was a gift from by beautiful wife Tammy and Barbara -- best mom-in law a man could have. And to be completely honest it isn’t technically “one of John Lennon’s guitars.” It’s an Epiphone EJ-160 John Lennon Signature model.  A guy can dream can’t he? 

My John Lennon guitar sounded great. My buddy Dave at Guitar Resurrection set it up. I loved the action and the feel of the neck.  I had played bass, keyboards and some electric guitar in bands for over 25 years but this was a new jumping off point. This was my first acoustic guitar and learning to finger-pick was a bit like traveling to Mars.... I was starting from scratch.

So I searched out artists that I admired to learn songs. I was drawn to the work of Robert Johnson, Muddy Water, Lightnin’ Hopkins, Big Bill Broonzey, Townes Van Zandt, John Prine, James Taylor, Keb Mo, Steve Earle and obviously John Lennon.  I begged, borrowed and nicked as many licks as I could handle.

The next catalyst to my odyssey was when my daughter Kate was born in 2006. The addition of a beautiful new baby girl to our family brought on a natural shift of priorities. I was a new dad again. I was home more which had an added bonus -- I started playing my acoustic guitar more, writing songs and actually finishing them. When Kate was very young I would take the guitar into the bathroom for her tub time. While she played with her little tub toys, we had BIG fun. We sang songs, made up songs, and I would sneak in little ideas I was working on and write.  Half of the songs on the CD were written or created during this period. Having Kate on the cover of the CD was natural. She was my muse and song-writing partner. The time together with her allowed me the opportunity to create these songs.

The last piece of the journey was to start playing these songs out in public and the reconnecting with friends. Austin isn’t a bad place to do that. Without using a worn out slogan it is true that you can't go two hundred yards in any direction without running into a music venue.   So I went out and found a gig. My first gig as a solo was at the Thunderbird coffeehouse in November 2010. I played anywhere they would let me. One night I was playing Genuine Joe’s on Anderson Lane and an old band mate from my Rabbit days (that is a different story – it is at the end of the beginning) walked in. Bruce and I have known each other since high school. We also logged 9 years on the road with that Rabbit thing and are still good friends today.  Anyway, Bruce was itching to play guitar again so I invited him to join my party of 1.  Now we’re a duo, we play more gigs and eventually add Win on bass and finally David on the drums. Over the last 4 years we have built this thing up, even rehearsed a few times, and have become a real band. 

The last leg on this trip was linking up with Phil Mezzetti -- producer and recording engineer extraordinaire.  Phil did some time on the road with Rabbit in the early 80’s (there’s that Rabbit thing again) but now he owns his own recording studio. We begged him to help us make this record and in between floods and near death experiences he relented and went way above the call of duty and put real sweat and heart in this record. Thanks Phil.

John Lennon guitar. Beautiful daughter Kate and tub time. Reconnecting with friends. These are the steps on my path that brought you this CD. Hope you enjoy it – there are pieces of my life in this music.

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Bubble Fest
Nov
17
9:00 AM09:00

Bubble Fest

Bubble Fest

9:00am to 11:00am

Milly McSilly will be at Brentwood Social House with her Bubble Magic! Kids of all ages will be able to blow their own bubbles, make their own giant bubbles and bubble wands!

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La Leche League Breastfeeding Cafe
Nov
21
10:00 AM10:00

La Leche League Breastfeeding Cafe

La Leche League Breastfeeding Cafe at Brentwood Social House

La Leche League Breastfeeding Cafe

3rd Thursdays
10am to Noon

Join the La Leche League of Austin every 3rd Thursday at Brentwood Social House from 10:00am - Noon for Breastfeeding Cafe! Hang out with other nursing parents, share experiences, and get support. Accredited LLL Leaders will provide accurate, up-to-date information about breastfeeding as well as offer encouragement and support. Learning from others who have breastfed their babies can be helpful and reassuring. Let us be part of your village!

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Thursday Night Trivia
Nov
21
7:00 PM19:00

Thursday Night Trivia

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Third Thursday Trivia Night

Put your “useless” knowledge to the test at Thursday Night Trivia! Prizes and good times included. No theme, just random categories and questions.

No signup, come pick up an answer sheet at 6:45pm. Teams of up to 6 people allowed.

This is a FREE EVENT!

We will have child care available from 7-9pm!

We have 10 spots available in the supervised childcare area. Cost is $5/child for the two hours between 7:00-9:00.

Remember, we are NOT a full-time licensed childcare facility, so some rules apply:

  • You must remain on-site while your child is in our care.

  • We will text when a diaper needs changing or a potty break is needed.

  • Children have to be at least 3 years old.

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Story and Craft Time!
Nov
22
10:00 AM10:00

Story and Craft Time!

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Coffee and Books! Brentwood Social House and Virginia Schnobrich, an independent consultant with Usborne Books & More, have partnered to have a themed craft and storytime.

Enjoy your morning cup of joe while your little ones enjoy fun, interactive stories featuring lots of rhythm and rhyme that will get them moving and shaking.

This event is FREE for all participants!

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Brunch Music :: Dan & Christy Foster
Nov
23
10:00 AM10:00

Brunch Music :: Dan & Christy Foster

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Live Music :: Dan & Christy Foster

Christy and Dan play old-time, country, bluegrass and hillbilly music for those music lovers who enjoy old sentimental songs, new sentimental songs, snappy rags, crooked breakdowns, or hard-driving, claw-hammered dance-tunes.

Christy Palumbo Foster, vocals, finger-style guitar and banjulele (banjo-ukulele):
Originally from St. Louis, MO, long time Austin guitarist/vocalist has been performing since participating in an open mic at an Austin Friends of Traditional Music meeting at the Split Rail, in 1976.. Vocal influences range from 1920s jazz stylings, to hot swing of Fats Waller, Ella Fitzgerald, and full circle back to the old songs of Appalachia and early country and bluegrass. She also is pleased and honored to include the original songs of local songwriters, John Clay and Dan Foster in the Plowboys repertoire. Christy has performed Dixieland, big band and in her own jazz quintet (Jazz Me Blues in the late70s), and in an all women old-time band (The Decibelles, 1990s). Christy Palumbo Foster and Dan Foster appear on Rounder Records compilation, the American Fogies, Vol. 1 : Various Artists (CD, 1996). Christy also performs regularly with the Austin Balkan Singers and the Austin Banjo Club.

Dan Foster, fiddle, banjo, mandolin and vocals:
Dan has been around the Austin music scene since the mid-70s. A native Texan with roots in North Carolina, he has been fascinated with traditional music since the age of 14 when he first saw the great Texas bluesman, Mance Lipscomb. Playing the fiddle, mandolin, banjo, and guitar, Dan is known for seeking out the unique and unusual from the hidden treasury of American music and delivering both instrumental and vocal renditions true to style. From the Kentucky long-bow of Buddy Thomas and J.P. Fraley to the rollicking Georgia fiddle tunes of Gid Tanner and the Skillet Lickers, Dan’s love of southern fiddling is genuine. But novelty rags on the mandolin and new-made songs for claw-hammer banjo are also in store, along with sentimental southern harmonies when he joins Christy to sing their favorites from long ago. You should come and listen while they sing old songs new to the ear and new songs old beyond their years.

Check out Christy's band, Christy and the Plowboys:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/125944681992/

https://www.reverbnation.com/christyandtheplowboys

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Needle Felting Workshop
Oct
16
6:00 PM18:00

Needle Felting Workshop

Needle Felting Workshop

At a Rover Studios Needle Felting Workshop, you will learn the basics of using hand felting needles to turn carded wool (Roving) into soft sculptures. Projects can include anything from realistic pet portraits to soft handmade toys to imaginative whimsical creations made completely by hand and in the company of a creative and convivial crowd.

In needle felting, wool is compressed and shaped by jabbing a barbed needle into a ball or mat of wool the tangle and link the fibers. The process is surprisingly soothing and the results are routinely charming!

All the tools and materials will be provided for the initial $25 fee. Returning crafters, Frequent Felters, fee is $20 for materials and the space.

Tools are sharp and 3D projects are most appropriate for 14 and up. If you want to include a younger crafter let me know and an suitable 2D project can be included.

April’s workshop will focus on posable 3D creations with wire armatures inside, but simpler project can always be arranged Workshop leader, Xan, comes from a long line of fiber artists.

Hold a space by sending a note to xanbenton@gmail.com

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Color + Form = Art
Oct
15
6:30 PM18:30

Color + Form = Art

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Color + Form = Art

Join artist Janus Lee for some fun painting & exploration of art elements such as color, value, & form. Surprise yourself with your own unique art creation, & maybe even pick up the art habit!

All painting materials & instruction are provided for $25 — paid by Venmo to reserve your seat or cash at the event.

All levels are welcome — no experience needed. Minimum of two students required, & only with an RSVP to artofmedicine@gmail.com

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Live Music :: The Titanic Dance Band
Oct
12
6:00 PM18:00

Live Music :: The Titanic Dance Band

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Live Music :: The Titanic Dance Band

The Titanic Dance Band is string trio with luscious 3-part harmonies. They have been performing around the Austin area for about 12 years and, in that time, recorded 4 full-length albums. They play a mix of folk, blues, jazz, bluegrass, and alt-country with influences ranging from Mississippi John Hurt, Brandi Carlile, Jason Isbell, and Joni Mitchell.

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Baby Art Photography :: Nappy Time Portraits
Oct
12
4:00 PM16:00

Baby Art Photography :: Nappy Time Portraits

Baby Art Photography :: Nappy Time Portraits

Baby Art Photography Event! Bring your camera and loved ones. Take a dream Halloween picture of your baby!

Nappy Time Portraits is providing unique and original backgrounds with rentable matching outfits. Bring your camera and your baby and take pictures of your baby however you like.

At the October event, we will provide a Halloween background. The Halloween background works best with babies who are 0-3 years old. You can also bring your baby in a Halloween costume or your favorite
clothes to fit the backgrounds, and share your imagination with us. This is going to be awesome!

Nappy Time Portraits are parent participatory events. At Nappy Time Portraits, you are the photographer! Your baby will always have the special, comfortable expressions shown only to mommy. This creates rapport between you and your baby, puts a personal touch on the photos you take, and wrap your pictures in a feeling of accomplishment. Please share your memorable moments with us.

Nappy Time Portraits events are held regularly in the Austin area. You provide the camera, we provide unique and original backgrounds, each with a rentable matching outfit. http://babyart.fun/

If you are not familiar with Nappy Time Portraits, please check some of our event photos, so you will know what you will get! http://babyart.fun/new/pastevent.html

0-3 years old works best.
$20 includes costume rental
We accept CASH only.

Find us at Brentwood Social House, a baby and toddler-friendly cafe with a lot of toys and picture books. Please take your time while waiting.

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Saturday Brunch Music :: Suite Journey
Oct
12
10:00 AM10:00

Saturday Brunch Music :: Suite Journey

Suite Journey at Brentwood Social House

Saturday Brunch Music :: Suite Journey

2nd Saturday of the month

Billie Woods plays Celtic harp and piano along with Deborah Schmidt on classical guitar and both play Native American Flutes. Suite Journey plays instrumentals/vocal covers as well as originals in a variety of musical styles: Classical, Celtic, Contemporary, World Folk, Native American fusion and a jazzy number or two. The duo has been playing together for over 15 years!

Links to their latest album based on their travels to Tibet and Nepal can be found at www.suitejourney.com. There are also a couple of other tunes found here: www.reverbnation.com/suitejourney.

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Live Music :: KoKomoco Treat
Oct
11
6:00 PM18:00

Live Music :: KoKomoco Treat

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Live Music :: KoKomoco Treat

KoKomoco Treat features vocal artist Meredith Ruduski, an Austin-based soprano whose repertoire ranges widely across classical, baroque and modern musical genres. Accompanied by Anthony Toprac, a well-seasoned and somewhat savory local guitarist, Meredith captivates her audience with a refreshing pastiche of songs that range from Joni Mitchell to jazz standards to Renaissance melodies. With alluring music and good humor, KoKomoco Treat is the perfect refreshment for Austinites on a hot summer evening.

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Live Music :: The Morose Society
Oct
10
6:00 PM18:00

Live Music :: The Morose Society

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Live Music :: The Morose Society

The Morose Society plays well-orchestrated originals by Jillian Holbert (piano/vocals) as well as covers by folks ranging from Satie, Kurt Weill, and Nick Drake to Beth Orton and Sufjan Stevens. Maddy Brotherton plays violin and Julie Carter is on cello. (In our full-band incarnation we also have Chris Daily on bass and Corbin Young on drums.) In spite of the morose name, we have a lot of fun with our thought-provoking songs.

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Songwriters Social
Oct
5
6:00 PM18:00

Songwriters Social

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Songwriter Social
with Gabe Rothschild

Songwriter Social is an acoustic live show/podcast taped at Austin's very own Brentwood Social House.

Hosted by self-proclaimed prolific songwriter Hige Kuma, the show features songwriters singing their songs, telling stories, discussing their process, and more.

The show is taped in an acoustic listening environment and there is often audience participation with songwriting games and other nonsense.

Songwriter Social provides an intimate space for artists to discuss their craft and have a few laughs.

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Halloween Costume Swap for the Kids
Oct
5
12:00 PM12:00

Halloween Costume Swap for the Kids

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Kids' Halloween Costume Swap

We're hosting our own BSH Halloween Costume Swap! Save money, reduce landfill waste and commune with your neighbors.

Bring costumes to donate day-of or drop off children costumes any time October 1-4th so folks can have an assortment of costumes to choose from at the beginning of the swap on October 5th. 

Don’t worry about sizes or the age of the costumes. Just make sure each one is clean and in good condition. Don’t give away something that you wouldn’t want to receive.

We are also accepting costumes from those individuals who just want to donate to the event and not receive a costume in exchange. You don’t need to bring one to get one. This is a "leave what you can - take what you need" kind of event. Any costumes not chosen by the end of the swap will be donated.

The swap is free of charge.

This is a great way to start off the fall holiday season by recycling, donating and having fun, all at once!

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Saturday Brunch Music :: The Other Other Brothers (Kids Show!)
Oct
5
10:00 AM10:00

Saturday Brunch Music :: The Other Other Brothers (Kids Show!)

The Others Brothers at Brentwood Social House

The Other Other Brothers

First Saturday of the month
10am to 12pm

The Other Other Brothers will be tuning their kazoos and brandishing banana phones for your familial delight! You can find them the first Saturday of every month from 10am-noon. Bring the little ones, grab a coffee and pastry, and sidle up for a one-of-a-kind kids’ show filled with folk songs, joke songs, and storytelling magic for everyone!

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Open Mic Music Night
Oct
4
7:00 PM19:00

Open Mic Music Night

Open Mic Music NIght at Brentwood Social House

Brentwood Social is hosting an open mic music night and our headliner is YOU!


Doors at 6:00, Show at 7:00

— THIS IS A FREE EVENT and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC —


Come out to perform or just show your support for the local performance scene! 

Parking: We love being a part of this wonderful neighborhood and we want to be respectful neighbors. In an effort to work with our neighbors to create a safe space for residents, we ask that you do not park on or use McCarthy Circle for turning around. There are many children who live and play in this cul-de-sac. There is plenty of parking along Arroyo Seco and throughout the neighborhood.

Details:
Sign up starts at 6:30pm. Sign-ups are first come, first served and you must be present to sign up. We do not do advanced sign-ups or call in sign-ups. Performance time is up to 2 songs each. This open mic is for acoustic sets only. We will provide a PA system and a few mics. 

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Live Music :: Kris Schultz
Oct
2
6:00 PM18:00

Live Music :: Kris Schultz

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Live Music :: Kris Schultz

Kris Schultz is a singer-songwriter who writes lyric-driven snapshots of a life wandering, looking for -and maybe finding - home in unexpected places.


ABOUT KRIS | website
After spending much of her life on the road in one form or another, it's no surprise that Kris Schultz likes to take the scenic route. And that is exactly how she made her way to writing, playing and singing songs.

Growing up in Topeka, Kansas, she was obsessed at an early age with the songs on the jukebox at a bar she visited regularly with her parents.  The blend of classic country and 70s and early 80s singer/songwriter tunes gave her a deep love for sad songs about heartbreak and loss.

At an early age, she showed promise in several sports, and by mid-childhood it was obvious Track & Field (specifically the "field"part) was her niche. Soon, she was criss-crossing the country in a tiny car with her mother and twin sister, competing in track meets, adopting accents and falling in love with the cities, towns, highways and roadside stops she would daydream about when back in Topeka.

Accepting a scholarship to throw Javelin at Kansas State University, she officially majored in Journalism. But she likes to think her daily visits to the local record store could be considered a double major in Music Appreciation. It was there she dove further into the music of singer-songwriters, new and old.

While competing in the Texas Relays during her college career, she had fallen in love with the city of Austin, TX.  Soon, she had moved there with only a box of books & CDs, a small stereo, and a bag of clothes.  She walked into the city-ran Austin Music Network TV channel, asked for an internship, and soon she was spending her days proof-checking videos of local music and taking in every note. But she still hadn't thought of playing music herself. 

The next few years were spent assisting musicians on the road and at home in Austin. She did whatever was needed - selling merch, driving, road managing, lugging gear.  She traveled throughout Texas, the Midwest, the Northeast and Canada with the likes of Kacy Crowley, Future Clouds and Radar, Davíd Garza, Goudie and Guy Forsyth, and worked for Jon Dee Graham and others back home in Austin. Through it all, she absorbed the live performances of these talented artists, but it still never crossed her mind to give it a try herself.

After a years-long break from her non-musical role in the Austin music world to start a pet care business with her sister, in the spring of 2017 she acquired a guitar, and, on a whim, called on her longtime friend Kacy Crowley to help find out if she could sing. Armed with 3 chords she had learned 16 years before, but had never had the chance  to practice, she played her first attempt at a song for Kacy. Surprised when told she was not tone deaf, as she had assumed, she quickly became hooked on writing songs.  Within a month, she played her first open mic at the legendary Cactus Cafe. Within six months, she was playing her first hour-long set of original songs. 

The Irie Bean Coffee Bar in South Austin has become a home base, and she has played at  The Townsend, Hole In The Wall, and Cherrywood Coffeehouse, among other Austin venues.

As of early June 2019, Kris is currently on tour in the Midwest with Andrew Savage, and June 19 she will play at the legendary Cactus Cafe in Austin as one of five songwriters selected to play a set during “Kacy Crowley Presents: The New Songwriters.”

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Color + Form = Art
Oct
1
6:30 PM18:30

Color + Form = Art

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Color + Form = Art

Join artist Janus Lee for some fun painting & exploration of art elements such as color, value, & form. Surprise yourself with your own unique art creation, & maybe even pick up the art habit!

All painting materials & instruction are provided for $25 — paid by Venmo to reserve your seat or cash at the event.

All levels are welcome — no experience needed. Minimum of two students required, & only with an RSVP to artofmedicine@gmail.com

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Brunch Music :: Dan & Christy Foster
Sep
29
10:00 AM10:00

Brunch Music :: Dan & Christy Foster

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Live Music :: Dan & Christy Foster

Christy and Dan play old-time, country, bluegrass and hillbilly music for those music lovers who enjoy old sentimental songs, new sentimental songs, snappy rags, crooked breakdowns, or hard-driving, claw-hammered dance-tunes.

Christy Palumbo Foster, vocals, finger-style guitar and banjulele (banjo-ukulele):
Originally from St. Louis, MO, long time Austin guitarist/vocalist has been performing since participating in an open mic at an Austin Friends of Traditional Music meeting at the Split Rail, in 1976.. Vocal influences range from 1920s jazz stylings, to hot swing of Fats Waller, Ella Fitzgerald, and full circle back to the old songs of Appalachia and early country and bluegrass. She also is pleased and honored to include the original songs of local songwriters, John Clay and Dan Foster in the Plowboys repertoire. Christy has performed Dixieland, big band and in her own jazz quintet (Jazz Me Blues in the late70s), and in an all women old-time band (The Decibelles, 1990s). Christy Palumbo Foster and Dan Foster appear on Rounder Records compilation, the American Fogies, Vol. 1 : Various Artists (CD, 1996). Christy also performs regularly with the Austin Balkan Singers and the Austin Banjo Club.

Dan Foster, fiddle, banjo, mandolin and vocals:
Dan has been around the Austin music scene since the mid-70s. A native Texan with roots in North Carolina, he has been fascinated with traditional music since the age of 14 when he first saw the great Texas bluesman, Mance Lipscomb. Playing the fiddle, mandolin, banjo, and guitar, Dan is known for seeking out the unique and unusual from the hidden treasury of American music and delivering both instrumental and vocal renditions true to style. From the Kentucky long-bow of Buddy Thomas and J.P. Fraley to the rollicking Georgia fiddle tunes of Gid Tanner and the Skillet Lickers, Dan’s love of southern fiddling is genuine. But novelty rags on the mandolin and new-made songs for claw-hammer banjo are also in store, along with sentimental southern harmonies when he joins Christy to sing their favorites from long ago. You should come and listen while they sing old songs new to the ear and new songs old beyond their years.

Check out Christy's band, Christy and the Plowboys:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/125944681992/

https://www.reverbnation.com/christyandtheplowboys

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Live Music :: These Fine Moments
Sep
28
6:00 PM18:00

Live Music :: These Fine Moments

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Live Music :: These Fine Moments

These Fine Moments, the Austin, Texas-based duo of Hilary Kaufmann and Robert Watts, delivers an honest blend of folk, pop and depression that borrows from ’70’s pop/rock (a la Fleetwood Mac, The Hollies, The Beatles) and American Indie (The Jayhawks, Decemberists, Shovels & Rope) with strong, lyric-centered co-vocals and lush harmonies.

“Immediately appealing pop music,” says Peter Blackstock of the Austin American Statesman. “Watts and Kaufmann are one of the better harmony vocal duos in town.”

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Live Music :: Jardin Telling
Sep
27
6:00 PM18:00

Live Music :: Jardin Telling

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Live Music :: Jardin Telling

Jardin Telling is a solo, singer-songwriter who’s songs and melodies will leave you humming, long after she’s finished playing. Her heartfelt lyrics and words are reminiscent of those of Vanessa Carlton, Tristan Prettyman, and Joni Mitchell, and her soft, acoustic vibe is the perfect music for any coffee shop, wine bar, or listening room environment.

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Story and Craft Time!
Sep
27
10:00 AM10:00

Story and Craft Time!

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Coffee and Books! Brentwood Social House and Virginia Schnobrich, an independent consultant with Usborne Books & More, have partnered to have a themed craft and storytime.

Enjoy your morning cup of joe while your little ones enjoy fun, interactive stories featuring lots of rhythm and rhyme that will get them moving and shaking.

This event is FREE for all participants!

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Live Music :: Dillon Biggs & Sherita Perez
Sep
26
6:00 PM18:00

Live Music :: Dillon Biggs & Sherita Perez

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Live Music :: Dillon Biggs & Sherita Perez

Dillon Biggs is a Houston native singer/songwriter currently based in Austin, Tx. The indie pop troubadour entertains audiences through a night of emotive storytelling, accompanied by his acoustic guitar. Dillon’s intimate adaption of original songs from his crowdfunded debut EP, Cakewalk, draw comparisons to ‪Rufus Wainwright‬, ‪Lou Reed‬, and ‪Morrissey‬. The artist is currently preparing to release his follow up EP over the next year. You can visit www.dillonbiggs.com for updates, upcoming shows, and more.

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Needle Felting Workshop
Sep
25
6:00 PM18:00

Needle Felting Workshop

Needle Felting Workshop

At a Rover Studios Needle Felting Workshop, you will learn the basics of using hand felting needles to turn carded wool (Roving) into soft sculptures. Projects can include anything from realistic pet portraits to soft handmade toys to imaginative whimsical creations made completely by hand and in the company of a creative and convivial crowd.

In needle felting, wool is compressed and shaped by jabbing a barbed needle into a ball or mat of wool the tangle and link the fibers. The process is surprisingly soothing and the results are routinely charming!

All the tools and materials will be provided for the initial $25 fee. Returning crafters, Frequent Felters, fee is $20 for materials and the space.

Tools are sharp and 3D projects are most appropriate for 14 and up. If you want to include a younger crafter let me know and an suitable 2D project can be included.

April’s workshop will focus on posable 3D creations with wire armatures inside, but simpler project can always be arranged Workshop leader, Xan, comes from a long line of fiber artists.

Hold a space by sending a note to xanbenton@gmail.com

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Defying Normal Benefit Concert with Rebecca Binnendyk
Sep
22
4:00 PM16:00

Defying Normal Benefit Concert with Rebecca Binnendyk

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Benefit Concert :: Rebecca Binnendyk

Come join Canadian singer/songwriter Rebecca Binnendyk as she shares her brand new album I don't Belong to You and her powerful global project to raise money to advocate for the rights and equality for the women and children in Africa! The concert is Free - Donations are Welcome!

Adult-contemporary pop artist Rebecca Binnendyk is on a mission to use her songs for greater good. The Canadian singer-songwriter, who has delivered medical supplies to the Maasai tribe and taught sex education and music to young people in Uganda, plans to pair the promotion of her second album, I Don’t Belong To You, with raising money for Plan Canada, a global organization dedicated to advancing children’s rights, equality and education for girls and the putting an end to female genital cutting which affects 3.9 million women and girls globally.

“The music is the platform, but the bigger picture and more important work is supporting women globally in social and economic ways,” says Rebecca.

“I have a very deep love of people and this inner belief that anything is possible if you try. That’s very much the way I live my life.”

The tango-infused title-track, “I Don’t Belong To You,” co-written with Ireland’s Mark Caplice (Eurovision) and Twin Monarch’s Rob Shiels (Taken, Ryan O’Shaughnessy) is a message of female empowerment, delivered in a sultry and strong manner that categorically says, “I am my own person.” It’s her “angry song,” she says, about men who use their wealth and power to take advantage of women and girls.

Produced by Steve Wingfield (Sandi Patty), with four co-writes with Irish duo Twin Monarch, most of the nine original songs on I Don’t Belong To You are relationship-focused, from the breakdown of a marriage in the sprightly pop of “Baby Back” to the unconditional love expressed in the ballad “I Like It When You Love Me.”

The first single, “Brick By Brick,” however, has a dual meaning. “When we were writing the song, Trump was talking about building a wall between the United States and Mexico, so we were discussing the division between cultures, races and even countries,” Rebecca says. “But it’s also about walls being built between people, inspired by a friend who hadn’t talked with his parents for years, because of a disagreement. The question we wanted the song to ask is can we accept our differences, forgive and move on?”

Born in the small town of Port Elgin, Ontario, Rebecca grew up singing in the church, surrounded by inspirational music, with the odd deviation into Cat Stevens, Elton John and Billy Joel.  She was even a part of the international Christian singing group The Continentals. At Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo — where she is currently based — she studied music, but when presented with the opportunity went to China to teach, before enrolling in the Bachelor of Education program back at Laurier.

But Rebecca didn’t want to be a traditional teacher. A self-described idealist, she wanted to make a bigger change than she felt she could in a classroom and believed her passion for music was the way to do it. Exposed to jazz for the first time in her 20s — a style of music which reflects her free-spirited personality — Rebecca recorded her debut album, 2016’s Some Fun Out of Life a collection of jazz standards and reimagined pop covers. Her fans contributed to it through a crowdfunding campaign. Following the release, Rebecca participated in a week-long songwriting workshop, which opened up the creative floodgates and was a turning point career-wise. She had written very little up to this point.

The connections she made there took her to Ireland to write with Twin Monarch and Ryan O'Shaughnessy (Britain’s Got Talent top 5). Another crowdfunding campaign, that she ran while singing six nights a week at Lebua State Tower in Thailand, raised enough money for her to make her first album of originals — I Don’t Belong To You.

Now Rebecca is on a mission to relay to her fans what she has learned and experienced through her travels. “My heart aches for the world. Maybe together we can make a difference. I realize how similar we are, not how different. I’ve been told I would be doing the world an injustice if I didn't do something,” Rebecca says. “To be perfectly honest, it's really hard for me to step out and do this because occasionally I want to run and hide, disappear or just sing to the trees. I feel the pain and the needs of the world so deeply. If there's a bigger purpose, I better do it.”

More about Rebecca https://rebeccabinnendyk.com/about-me

Rebecca’s new single https://youtu.be/zsO-1T864aI

The trailer for her album that comes out Sept 13th https://youtu.be/7LczQVk6XR4

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