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News from the musical world of Christine Albert and Chris Gage
FEBRUARY 2015

Hey and howdy, friends and neighbors, salutations from the MoonHouse in beautiful Austin, Texas where the sand from Jerry Jeff's front yard in Belize has been washed off the clothes, the GRAMMYS have been attended, the house is a mess and the missus finally gets home tonight from Los Angeles.  Enjoy the photos from our crazy last couple of weeks.  What a turnaround from Belize to LA....

There are still a few tickets available for Christine Albert's annual Valentine's French Show.  We'll be performing on the new stage at El Mercado in Austin.  Email: nate@elmercadorestaurant.com or stop by the south location at 1302 South 1st Street - Austin, Texas. 

Christine was awesome at the GRAMMYS this year.  She wore clothing created for her by local designer Daniel Esquivel along with jewelry created by both Liz James and Beth McElhaney.  It's all online!  Click here to watch the entire Premier ceremony including Christine's opening remarks, and click here to get a look at all the red carpet photos of Madame Chair via Getty Images.

Chris has been nominated for an award for "Outstanding Score in a Comedy" by LAWebfest for the web comedy Minutesworth.  Tom Herod and Gordon Thomas have created a world of wry comedy that happens online a minute a day.

March 1....Christine celebrates the "Her Texas - Poem, Image, Story and Song" Book Launch at
Book People - 603 North Lamar - Austin, TX

As always, thank you for the support... 
Chris and Christine


Two palapas, no waiting....


Christine kicks off the Premier GRAMMY event with opening remarks.

FEBRAURY 2015
Full show schedule online here.

Dates, venues and times have been known to change.  Please call or check the venue's website to confirm.

Wed. Feb 11 Strange Brew - Chris Gage & Friends
     5326 Manchaca Rd., Austin TX   78745   512-828-7636
     This week's guest: Hot fiddler Ron Knuth - with Chris Gage, Ernie Durawa and David Carroll
     strangebrewloungeside      chrisgage.biz/strangebrew
6-7:30
Thurs. Feb 12 Albert and Gage - Brown Bag Lunchtime Concert Series - Lakeway, TX
     Free show!   for more info

Chris with Jerry Jeff Walker - private event in Houston

12 - 1 PM
Sat. Feb 14 Christine Albert's Annual Valentine's French Show - Austin, TX
   
 Detailed information here!

     El Mercado (1302 South 1st Street - Austin) will be unveiling a new music room and the Valentine's Show is the grand opening!  Order dinner or just have drinks! Christine, Chris Gage, Paul Pearcy, David Carroll, Paul Glasse on Mandolin and Javier Chapparo on violin.

Tickets are $25 per person for the show...order dinner off the menu or choose one of the special dinner options that will be offered - decide when you get there!  Champagne and wine by the glass or the bottle.  A limited number of four top tables are available up front for $150 (which includes the $25 per person ticket price.) Banquet style seating throughout and great view of the stage.  Just let Nate know how many are in your group when you make your reservation.  Email: nate@elmercadorestaurant.com or stop by the south location at 1302 South 1st Street - Austin, Texas. 

Music 8-10:30 PM
Sun. Feb 15 Chris plays in the Riverbend Church band 9:45am
Mon. Feb 16 Mystery Monday at El Mercado
     1302 S. First, Austin TX   78704    512-447-7445
    
This week:  Christine Albert, Shake Russell and Michael Hearne with David Carroll

Monday Night at Donn's Depot  --  Chris Gage at the piano
     1600 W. Fifth, Austin TX 78703   512-478-0336  Special guests from all over the world!!
     chrisgage.biz/donns      donnsdepot.com    
watch the Esquire TV promo

7:30-9:30

 

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Tues. Feb 17 Chris Gage at Lost Pines Resort 5-7 pm
Wed. Feb 18 Strange Brew - Chris Gage & Friends
     5326 Manchaca Rd., Austin TX   78745   512-828-7636
     This week's guest: Lauren Ellis - slide guitar wiz
     strangebrewloungeside     
chrisgage.biz/strangebrew
6-7:30
Sun. Feb 22 Chris plays in the Riverbend Church band   riverbend.com

Christine is the featured guest at Parable "Pub Church" in Austin, TX
...."cultivating community one conversation at a time"
Scholz's Garten - 1607 San Jacinto - Austin, Texas

From their website:

NPR’s John Burnett has led us into soulful conversations with some of Austin’s great citizens–people like music legend Ray Benson, rabbi and jazz activist Neil Blumofe, public advocate Tom Spencer, adventurer Nelson Guda, naturalist Victor Emanuel, Senator Kirk Watson, journalist Evan Smith, social entrepreneur and filmmaker Turk Pipkin and others.
 

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Mon. Feb 23 Mystery Monday at El Mercado
     1302 S. First, Austin TX   78704    512-447-7445
    
This week:  Christine and David welcome Jimmie Dale Gilmore and Butch Hancock with Gabe Rhodes on guitar!

Monday Night at Donn's Depot  --  Chris Gage at the piano
     1600 W. Fifth, Austin TX 78703   512-478-0336  Special guests from all over the world!!
     chrisgage.biz/donns      donnsdepot.com    
watch the Esquire TV promo

MoonHouse Studio welcomes Kiya Heartwood

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Tues. Feb 24 MoonHouse Studio welcomes Kiya Heartwood  
Wed. Feb 25 Strange Brew - Chris Gage & Friends
     5326 Manchaca Rd., Austin TX   78745   512-828-7636
     This week's guest: Jeffrey Tveraas - screamin' guitar and vocals
     strangebrewloungeside     
chrisgage.biz/strangebrew

MoonHouse Studio welcomes Kiya Heartwood

6-7:30
Sat Feb 28 Donn's Depot  --  Albert and Gage Band
     1600 W. Fifth, Austin TX 78703   512-478-0336
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Belize dock birds


Madonna's goat dancers....we were close!


More shows and more details at our website

Every Monday at 7:30 - Christine hosts Mystery Monday at El Mercado
Every Monday at 9:30 - Chris Gage at Donn's Depot
Every Wednesday at 6 pm - Chris Gage at Strange Brew


March 4 - Christine featured on Sun Radio - live at Guero's
March 7 - Unitunes Concert Series in Houston
April - dates in Fayetteville, Little Rock and Oklahoma City (also Chris and Red Willow Band are inducted into the South Dakota Rock and Roll Hall of Fame!)

more info here


Jerry Jeff and Susan Walker's home on Ambergris Caye, Belize


Christine on stage at the GRAMMY Premier ceremony

A note from Christine...
    
Sitting at LAX, waiting for my flight home to Austin. The last few weeks were a colorful manifestation of the multi-faceted life we are living right now.
     Our week in Belize with Jerry Jeff and Susan Walker was the most restful, quiet, relaxed time we’ve had in decades – literally. Many books were read, walks on the beach taken, fish caught and eaten, conversations had, laughs laughed and glasses of wine imbibed. A couple of great shows with Jerry Jeff were played and a little bit of business that just couldn’t be ignored was tended to. My spirit was refreshed and body energized by allowing my sleep cycle to align with Mother Earth’s.
     A few frantic days at home followed, gearing up for ten days in LA.
     I moved in to the JW Marriott for ten days and embraced GRAMMY week. I ran from morning to midnight and beyond everyday – attending behind the scenes meetings mixed in with red carpets, presentations, greeting winners, congratulating nominees, and soaking up amazing music and inspiration at events throughout the week.
    Suffice to say the yin and the yang keeps me on my toes. I am honored and humbled to have the opportunities that have appeared in my life, and grateful for the husband, family and friends who are with me on the ride and are my home base - no matter where the next flight takes me.
      Love,
          Christine

  And a blurb from Chris...
     We know how lucky we are to have these diverse experiences.  All through the years when we've found ourselves taken to an exotic place through our musical careers we turn to each other and say "look where we are on the planet!". 
     We've been to play with the kangaroos in Australia, dance around the fountain from "Sound of Music" in Salzburg, Austria, we've climbed up to the  Neuschwanstein Castle in Germany (with our friends Karl Heinz and Anneli), we've been to the island of Ambergris Caye with Jerry Jeff several times, we've cavorted in a vineyard in the Bordeaux region of France, we've been offered brains at a barbeque in Italy (thanks, Oscar) and we've now been to the GRAMMY's 8 times as a result of the hard work Christine puts in as Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Recording Academy.  It's just crazy.
     People ask me if we still travel, and my first response is no....but when I look back at the calendar all filled in I guess we do. 
     Okay, now it's back to work.  I'm in the middle of several full production studio projects and there are more on the horizon.  We still play our weekly shows, so come out and see us at Donn's or El Mercado...and my  weekly concert at Strange Brew every Wednesday at 6 pm. 
     Hug somebody close.  See you at the gig!
     Chris

Chris Gage, Christine Albert, Susan Walker, Bear and Jerry Jeff Walker
 

Backstage at the Premier GRAMMY celebration
Sam Gage, Christine Albert, Chris Gage, Troupe E. Gammage

 



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