Monday, August 15, 2011

Byrd and Street with Drew Lopenzina Opening: August 20th at the Thoreau Woods Coffee House

Byrd and Street with Drew Lopenzina opening
Saturday, August 20th
7:00pm - 10:00pm

(Byrd & Street: Tommy Byrd and Kathy Street. Picture taken from their official Facebook page)

This Saturday, 2011 New Folk Finalist at the Kerrville Folk Festival, Byrd & Street, will be performing in Huntsville, Texas! Byrd & Street are three time Regional Winners of the Kerrville Folk Festival and in 2009, this duo was also nominated for a Texas Music Award for Outstanding Vocal Duo. Click HERE to get a taste of their sound.

About Tommy Byrd:
Tommy Byrd was inspired to purchase a guitar and start writing songs after seeing The Beatles in concert. He has been in multiple bands, including the River City Street band, which made two albums, a few concerts, and even became known in Japan.  Tommy Byrd next played with the Geezinslaw Brothers for several years and is also on Willie Nelson’s album, The Sound in Your Mind. He has worked with many talented musicians and has been the winner of a number of song writing contests and awards both before and after joining Byrd & Street. He set up his own home recording studio and loves to boast that "some of [his] songs have been rejected by the biggest names in country music!"

About Kathy Street:
Dishes, as she wrote when she was nine with her sister, make her sick, but Kathy Street has always loved music. She formed the band, The Wendell Sisters, with three of her five sisters, and also performed in the jazz duo, Stotch Mist. Kathy Street was referred to Tommy Byrd’s studio, and it was there that they met and immediately realized that they made the perfect harmonic duo.

Kathy Street and Tommy Byrd are successful musicians, but they are also talented artists. Check out their artwork for yourself by visiting their website found HERE.

Drew Lopenzina will be opening the show on Saturday. Some, may already know Drew Lopenzina as the English Professor at Sam Houston State University who knows everything about early American Literature. Drew Lopenzina is a man of many talents. Not only can he tell you exactly why Samson Occum is not pictured on the one hundred dollar bill, but he is also known for being a traveling singer-song writer who specializes in Folk-Rock & Roll music.

(Drew Lopenzina IS, in fact, as cool as this photo suggests)
The Thoreau Woods Coffee House boasts a family friendly environment that is quickly becoming a popular Huntsville venue and hangout spot for acoustic singer-songwriters. This venue is nonprofit, but donations are encouraged.  All proceeds, after expenses, are used to benefit the Thoreau Woods Unitarian Universalist Church. RSVP on the Facebook page HERE.

Thoreau Woods Unitarian Universalist Church
144 E. Mosley Lane, Huntsville TX 77340.

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