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

Hey and howdy, friends and neighbors, salutations from the MoonHouse in beautiful Austin, Texas where the paint brushes and hammers, shop vac and trash bins, ladders and drop cloths have been out and about the property. There's nothing like applying for a refinance to start looking at your place with fresh eyes and find the inspiration to roll up your sleeves.  Now that Christine is home more, she's nesting big time and putting a shine on the home base.  Chris's to-do list is being updated as quickly as he diligently crosses things off. 

We're going to be sending these newsy email seasonally instead of monthly.  So, there may be some shows or special guests at our weekly gigs that haven't been determined yet, but hey - that's what keeps the mystery in Mystery Monday and the strange in Strange Brew.  We do blast out a weekly email called "Chris and Christine this week..." You can opt in by clicking here

We'll be returning to some of our favorite places in the coming weeks - playing fundraisers for two special non-profits in South Dakota, Central Market in Austin, Open Door in Arlington TX, Anderson Fair in Houston TX, Camp Street Cafe in Crockett TX and of course Donn's Depot, El Mercado and Strange Brew in Austin - our regular haunts.  We're also looking forward to playing a new concert series in Lake Charles, Louisiana.

Swan Songs celebrates its 10th anniversary with the 2015 Swan Songs Serenade with Delbert McClinton, Wednesday, October 21 in Austin! This is the non-profit that Christine founded in 2005 and all of those great skills and knowledge she gained as Madame Chair of The Recording Academy are flowing to Swan Songs now.  Sponsorships are available, tickets are on sale and silent auction items are welcome! Learn more at the Swan Songs website.

Mr. Gage celebrates a return to South Dakota by sharing his favorite photos of his home state. 

As always, thanks for the support,
Christine and Chris

Coming to South Dakota this week!!

Mondays
weekly shows

1302 S. First, Austin TX 78704  (512)-447-7445  7:30 - 9:30 pm
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1600 W. Fifth, Austin TX 78703   (512)-478-0336     9 pm - 1 am
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Wednesdays
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Thu 9/3 Sioux Falls, SD - "Avera at Home" Fundraiser  7 pm
Albert and Gage with Kenny Putnam at Lorang Theater
$35 -
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Sat 9/5 Pierre, SD - "Coming Home for Cancer" Fundraiser  7 pm
Albert and Gage in concert in Chris's hometown!!!
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Wed 9/9 Strange Brew - Chris Gage & Friends  info

Donn's Depot  - 
Christine Albert and Chris Gage
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Sat 9/12 Chris with Jerry Jeff Walker - Moody Theater in Austin
Christine's 60th Birthday!!!
Tue 9/15 Z Tejas - Christine Albert trio 6 pm    ztejas.com
Wed 9/16 Strange Brew - Chris Gage & Friends  (Stuart Adamson) info
Fri 9/18 Lake Charles House Concerts - Lake Charles, LA   email
Mon. 9/21 Mystery Monday at El Mercado

Monday Night at Donn's Depot  --  Chris Gage at the piano
Tue 9/22 Strange Brew - Chris plays with Ernie Durawa  
Wed 9/23 Strange Brew - Chris Gage & Friends   info
Sat 9/26 Donn's Depot  --  Albert and Gage Band   details
Sun 9/27 Chris plays in the Riverbend Church Band
Wed 9/30 Strange Brew - Chris Gage & Friends   info 
Sun. 10/4 Chris plays in the Riverbend Church Band
Mon. 10/5 Mystery Monday at El Mercado

Monday Night at Donn's Depot  --  Chris Gage at the piano
Wed 10/7 Strange Brew - Chris Gage & Friends   (Claude "Butch" Morgan)

Donn's Depot  - 
Christine Albert and Chris Gage
Fri 10/9 Central Market - Austin   Albert and Gage Band  6:30  details
Sat 10/10 Open Door Concert Series - Arlington, TX - New Location!!
Welcome Table Christian Church
6400 Highwood Drive - Arlington, TX 76017  email    website
Mon. 10/12 Mystery Monday at El Mercado

Monday Night at Donn's Depot  --  Chris Gage at the piano
Wed 10/14 Strange Brew - Chris Gage & Friends   info
Fri 10/16 Anderson Fair - Houston, Texas - 9 PM    website
Sat 10/17 Chris plays with Jerry Jeff - Rockdale, TX   jerryjeff.com
Wed 10/21 2015 Swan Songs Serenade with Delbert McClinton
Shoal Crossing Event Center in Austin, Texas

Annual fundraiser for Swan Songs, the non-profit founded by Ms. Albert that fulfills musical last wishes.  Featuring a live auction, silent auction, seated dinner, libations, and a concert by the one and only Delbert!  Tickets are on sale now!  For more information please visit the Swan Songs website. 

Chris is taking the night off from Strange Brew...

Sat 10/24 Donn's Depot  --  Albert and Gage Band   9 pm    details
Sun 10/25 Chris plays in the Riverbend Church Band
Wed 10/28 Strange Brew - Chris Gage & Friends   info   
Fri 10/30 Camp Street Cafe - Crockett, TX   website   history
Mon. 11/2 Mystery Monday at El Mercado

Monday Night at Donn's Depot  --  Chris Gage at the piano
Wed 11/4 Strange Brew - Chris Gage & Friends   info

Donn's Depot  -- 
Christine Albert and Chris Gage
Mon. 11/9 Mystery Monday at El Mercado

Monday Night at Donn's Depot  --  Chris Gage at the piano
Wed 11/11 Strange Brew - Chris Gage & Friends   info
Sun. 11/15 Fredericksburg Music Club Series - Fredericksburg, TX
Sat 11/28 Chris plays with Jerry Jeff Walker - Dallas House of Blues

A note from Christine:

     I hope you all had a great summer; I'm excited that fall is just around the corner.  It's my favorite season.  Of course, I grew up in upstate New York where the spectacular foliage is known around the world.  Texas is not quite as dramatic but even if I feel a slight shift in the wind and chilly 70 degree nights, I embrace it as a changing of the seasons. 
     I was born in September, so that always feels like the start of the new year.  This September 12th I will celebrate my 60th birthday!!!  It is truly the beginning of a new era.  My life has calmed down since the end of my term as Chair of The Recording Academy and I feel a much needed sense of peace and order in my life, not to mention a deeper connection with friends and family.  I love having time for my work with Swan Songs and I am slowly rediscovering my creativity.  I can honestly say that at this moment, on the brink of 60, I am happier than I've ever been.  Age is a blessing to me...hard earned wisdom is a true gift.  We'll see how I feel at 70!  I hope I'm still writing newsletter notes and playing gigs.    
    Love, Christine  

 

A blurb from Chris:

     Okay, hot summer, get on out of here.  I'm tired of my jeans feeling like they're made of lead, the humidity dripping off my body with every step and I'm ready for some outdoor front porch time with my kids and grandkids.  Christine and I made a pact several years ago to stop playing long outdoor pool parties and the like, but there's still an occasional hot gig that we can't say no to. 
     So....I spend as much time as I can in the cool quiet cave we call MoonHouse Studio.  Except for fire ants making their way inside due to the drought (and living under my desk next to my bare feet) it's been a good studio summer.  I've been guilty of overbooking myself, starting new projects before I get the last one out the door, but I think I'm getting it all done.  Look for great new CDs by The Flyin' A's, Suite Journey, Jimmy Ruggiere, Kiya Heartwood and Richard Paul Thomas in the very near future. 
     Okay, going to go pack for South Dakota, have one more short session and a gig at Donn's Depot, all tonight!
     See you at the gig!
     Chris

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