it was grand! Thanks everybody!
STRINGS IN THE PARK #2 Was GREAT
On Sunday, June 2, 2019, KUTX & BioIntegrity presented Kevin Russell (Shinyribs, The Gourds) with string quartet and band in a free public concert at HEB Central Market in Central Austin. Stay tuned for the next event, coming this Fall.
Strings in the Park is a family-friendly, Austin-unique concert for a healthier planet. A healthier planet starts with community. These concerts celebrate Austin's environmental awareness, homegrown musicians, natural beauty, and companies who care.
We’re also promoting “Globally Strategic Environmentalism.” This event raised funds to protect more than 2,500 acres of the Amazon. Learn more / donate here: biointegrity.net/solutions
Next Concert: fall 2019!
This concert was 100% outdoors, on the lawn at
4001 N Lamar Blvd.
Austin, TX 78756
Kevin Russell is primarily known as a singer, bandleader, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist (guitar, uke, mandolin, and banjo). His first band, The Gourds, is legendary. His current band, Shinyribs, just won Best Band at the Austin Music Awards for the 2nd year in a row. No mortal with a soul can resist Kevin’s infectious grooves, down to Earth lyrics, sweet and soulful singing, fiery guitar mastery, or colorful clothes. We are thrilled to welcome Kevin as the second guest artist in this series featuring great Austin artists. shinyribs.org
Will Taylor is one of Austin's most innovative creatives. Genre-blending composer, multi-instrumentalist, classical string player, arranger, bandleader, sideman, and producer, Will has performed with orchestras all over Texas for more than thirty years and toured with Turtle Island String Quartet. As an arranger, Will has written for AJ Croce, Bob Schneider, Daniel Johnston, Dar Williams, Eliza Gilkyson, Gary Clark, Jr., James McMurtry, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Kat Edmonson, Guy Forsyth, Kelly Willis, Pearl Jam, Ray Wylie Hubbard, Shawn Colvin, and T.S. Bruton — to name a few. We are excited to partner with Will throughout this series. willtaylor.com
We're doing this event is to raise awareness on the importance of Earth’s biointegrity, and we’re super thrilled to have the support of Austin’s finest hometown food and beverage companies. See the amazing list below. Come outside, enjoy yourself and make a local to global connection. We are proud to present the second concert in this series, with friends Will Taylor and Kevin Russell, two of Austin's homegrown, musical treasures. Both of these gentlemen have worked for decades as proud Austinites to make original music, and the world, a better place. We are also very pleased to have generous support for this free public event from our partnering sponsors HEB Central Market and KUTX.org.
HEB CENTRAL MARKET, a gourmet grocery store chain, featuring full service restaurant, cooking and wine classes, and catering services. centralmarket.com
Will Taylor’s nonprofit group STRINGS ATTACHED CARES brings live music to low-income audiences in public schools, memory, nursing, and retirement centers and supports Austin musicians by paying them to serve the community with their gifts. We are excited to partner with SAC throughout this series. willhelps.com,
BIOINTEGRITY is an aspiring nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting globally-scaled ecosystem-based solutions to climate change and biodiversity loss. Our mission is to help protect and restore Earth’s biosphere. With matching donations our supporters have offset Austin's annual community carbon footprint for more than consecutive years, helped save 1,000s of threatened species, helped 100s of indigenous communities reclaim their ancestral homelands, and much more — all by protecting Earth's most fertile ecosystems,
Help protect Earth’s most fertile ecosystems and our climate: biointegrity.net/solutions