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New Horizons Byrd and Street House Concert


Thanks to my new subscribers and faithful friends.  I consider you to be friends, after all I have been communicating with most of you for quite a few years. Remember, a friend is just a stranger you have not met. I'm sending this to everyone on my list in order to keep in touch even if you are not in the Bastrop area.


Gene and I enjoy going to house concerts and venues like The Bugle Boy in La Grange, Texas.  If you like listening to music like we like listening to music, you will find these locations to be the best.  They are called listening rooms. 


"What is that?", you say.


A listening room is a great place to listen to a favorite performer or discover new ones. 

During the performance:

  • listen to great music with no interruptions
  • no talking allowed
  • no going in and out
  • no cell phones


At the break

  • visit
  • have a snack
  • have a beverage
  • go in and out
  • purchase the musicians' CDs and other items

We like house concerts so much that we are going to host a house concert with Byrd and Street!  We have been friends with Tommy Byrd and Kathy Street for quite a few years, now. Their music touches our hearts.  They are super folks, too.   Our concert will have a twist because I am an artist and Byrd and Street are as well, we decided to have an art show  (and sale) along with the concert.  


But wait! There is more!  (How do you like that?) Gene loves to entertain. He will cook his delicious brisket and serve it up with all the trimmings.


Just imagine an afternoon of great music, art, friends, food and beverages in a beautiful location.  What more can you ask?


The pertinent information:

Byrd and Street House Concert

Sunday, October 13, 2013

2:30 p.m. until its over

Limited seating.

Donation of $15 each or $25 for two to reserve your seat.  Donations go to the musicians.


To reserve your seat and more detailed information and to learn more about this event see my exhibit page at

More about Tommy and Kathy, Byrd and Street, and listen in on their website. 

We recently went to a concert at the Angel's.  You can check out their website for their next concert.  It is close to Bastrop and Austin.  They told me about this video on youTube if you haven't ever been to a house concert.

Here is a link to Byrd and Street singing at a concert at arhaven

I will send out a couple of reminders.  We are looking forward to seeing you here.



But wait!!   (Yet again, I know.)


Another exciting event is coming up in October. the annual Austin State Hospital (ASH) fundraiser. I have donated my painting, Aubergine and Company, for the art auction. 

Aubergine and Company - $250 value
Pastel on Pastelbord, 9 x 12 inches
Framed in dark frame under museum glass

Plan to attend  purchase my painting and/or other artwork.  It is a fun evening with food, art and getting to know the artists. 

I took the liberty of copying this from their website:

The Visions of ASH, Insights Art Show & Auction, is an entertaining, artistic, and thought provoking way to spotlight the works of our talented patients, as well as raise funds through the sale of art donated by some of the areas highly respected professional artists.  Participation and purchase of art will benefit the Volunteer Services Council of the Austin State Hospital. Our mission is to enrich the lives of children and adults receiving treatment for mental illnesses.


Visions of ASH

Insights Art Show and Auction

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Fiesta Gardens, Austin

6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Music by Mantecca Beat

Food and Beverages

Information and tickets

Tickets are $50 each.  You can also buy raffle tickets and donate on line.


Hope to see you there.  Thanks for reading.  If I sent these more often they wouldn't have to be so long, right?





P. S.  
In Bastrop, you can also see some of my paintings at:


Art Connections Gallery

Deborah Johnson, owner

908 Main Street, Bastrop Texas

512 657-4275


Please follow along  on my blog.  I show new work, projects, exhibits  and tell about our travels.  A few posts about UT Baseball, but I always let you know in case you don't want to read those.


My website has available paintings for sale, a bit about me, archived work, exhibits, videos, demos, galleries, and more.


You can find gifts with my work on them through my website or this link direct


By the way, we still live in Bastrop, the P.O. Box address in Austin is our year round box to receive mail when we travel, so you can always reach us there.



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