The 13th Annual Gram Parsons Birthday Hoot
Do-Rite BBQ at Graceland, 8600 290 W, Austin, TEXAS
Fall is here, and it’s time for the 13th Annual Gram Parsons Birthday Hoot. On November 3rd we'll be at a new venue for us, Do-Rite BBQ at Graceland in Austin, Texas, as an impressive collection of performers gather from 4 to 7:30PM to celebrate the music of Gram Parsons, with proceeds benefitting the Americana Music Association and local non-commercial radio. The suggested donation is $10. Go here to see the latest details including the line-up of performers.
Host Patterson Barrett will lead the house band, as invited guest artists perform their favorite Gram Parson’s songs in this annual musical homage to the man whose influence on the artists and music of the current Americana movement is still felt today. This is not only a night for Parson’s fans to remember, but an opportunity for those not familiar with his music to hear and enjoy it for the first time. This year’s event will again benefit the Americana Music Association, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the genre of music that Parsons helped define.
As anyone who has attended previous shows will attest, this evening promises to be a wonderful time for all, filled with great music and memorable performances.
Join the league of Parsons fans to celebrate his legacy of cosmic American music and help support this great organization. GRAM PARSONS
Gram Parsons, born in 1946 as Cecil Ingram Connor III, was a pioneer in the marriage between rock and country music. A singer, songwriter and guitarist, Parsons sold few records in his career, but was a monumental influence on fellow rock and country musicians, including the Rolling Stones and the Byrds. With the Byrds' Chris Hillman, Parsons formed the Flying Burrito Brothers, which is often regarded as the first country rock band. Parsons dubbed his musical style "Cosmic American Music," a term which never gained popularity in mainstream terminology, but one he felt best described his music. In 1973, at the age of 26, Parsons died near his favorite vacation spot, Joshua Tree National Monument.