Start: 6:30 pm
End: 8:30 pm
An Evening with Emily Kaitz, Nancy Scott & Melinda Brooks Emily Kaitz, a Fayetteville, Arkansas, resident since 1998, cut her musical teeth in Austin, Texas, where she lived for 21 years and played “every place that had original acoustic music and didn’t pay enough.” She has written songs recorded by Trout Fishing in America, The Therapy Sisters, and The Austin Lounge Lizards and has recorded six albums of her own. Emily sings original, largely humorous songs to solo guitar accompaniment. Her music is whimsical, irreverent and highly entertaining. Nancy Scott has been performing in and around Austin for over 30 years at venues such as Emma Joes, the Chicago House, Chances, the Cactus Cafe, BookWoman, Rusty’s and Artz Rib House. She currently hosts Artz Songwriting Circle at Artz Rib House once a month and is involved with BookWoman’s quarterly Equinox and Solstice events. She also performs at house concerts, parties, benefits, festivals (yearly at the Friend’s Fest in Dripping Springs) and does kid’s shows. She has done shows in Oklahoma at the Herland Retreat and on the Day Stage at the National Women’s Music Festival to mention a few out of Texas places. Melinda Brooks- I was lucky enough to start playing with Bruce Jones a few years back as part of “Bruce Jones and the Monotones”. The Monotones are the duo of Jeanne Kyser (fiddle), and me (mandolin) and Bruce is about the best songwriter I know living in Austin. We teamed up with Emily by accident to form “Emily Kaitz with Bruce Jones and the Monontones Featuring the East Side Flash” (longest band name in history) and the Monotones had a blast getting to do some gigs up in OK and AR, and here in TX. Along about this time I started to write some songs (mostly about my dog and cats because that’s something I know about), but lately have branched out a bit. I was fortunate enough to be a regional winner (Ballad Tree) at Kerrville in 2010, and won third place in the Blues category in the Austin songwriter’s Contest that same year - pretty much the biggest thrill of my life!