Susan Gibson performs at Susanna's Kitchen - Sept 20th
Troubadour Texas singer-songwriter Susan Gibson has long embodied that term. Gibson is a road warrior in the truest sense - in addition to being a dedicated singer, songwriter and performing musician. She regularly puts 60,000+ miles a year on her Sprinter van crisscrossing the country, playing listening rooms, house concerts, and festivals, as well as teaching workshops and classes on songwriting.
Born in Fridley, Minnesota, and raised in Amarillo, Gibson began penning songs early on, but toyed with becoming a park ranger until a song she wrote during college sitting at her parents' kitchen table, was recorded by the Dixie Chicks' in 1998. 'Wide Open Spaces,' on the album of the same name earned a Grammy and has sold more than 16 million copies worldwide. It earned Gibson a CMA award for Single of the Year.
Discovering that others loved her songwriting transformed the trajectory of her life. She began doing what she loved most, first at open mics and then on the Texas touring circuit fronting an Amarillo-based band The Groobees for several years before going solo. Along the way, she's collected other awards, including BMI's "Songwriter of the Year" and "Entertainer of the Year" from the West Texas Music Hall of Fame.
Over the course of her musical career, from her first several albums with The Groobees through her solo albums and beyond, one single element has remained true and consistent throughout: her easy-going believability that cuts straight through pretentiousness or fraudulent emotions. It cuts to the core of the human experience. At times it's bold and brave. At others, she's incredibly honest with a glimpse of those insecurities, intimate details, and exposed feelings all of us experience from time to time.
"Remember Who You Are," Gibson's latest collection of songs, was recorded at Howlin' Dog Studios in Alamosa, Colorado in 2016. The title track on the EP was inspired by her mom, Nancy Gibson, who began using the phrase as soon as Gibson and her sister were old enough to leave the house.
Susannas Kitchen is a monthly coffeehouse hosted by the Wimberley United Methodist Church on the third Thursday of the month in the WUMC fellowship hall. It is open to the public. Pie, tamales and organic coffee are available. Doors open at 7:00 PM, with music starting at 7:30. Proceeds benefit The Barnabas Connection, Operation Good Shepherd, Camp Good Sam Wimberley, and Bright Beginnings Preschool. This is smoke free, alcohol free venue. Tickets: $20 for adults, $5 for students under 18. (at the door only)
Food is available to purchase or can bring your own
Food options for Saturday, Sept 29th - provided by Sauce y Mama
New Orleans Red Beans & Rice
Seasoned with Tasso, Andoulle Sausage and Cajun spices. (Creamy textured Camellia Beans slow cooked and well seasoned served over rice with a side salad and French Bread) or
Lasagna with Meat Sauce
Sauce y mama' own marinara sauce cooked low and slow with ground brisket. Layered with noodles, ricotta, mozzarella & parmasan cheeses. Served with a side salad and French Bread
Vegan Option: Spicy Vegan Red Beans and Rice
(Served with a side salad)
(Please let us know if you are ordering a Vegan Meal as they are limited)
Desserts - $3/ea
Back by popular demand:
New Orleans Bread Pudding with Bourbon Sauce or
Pineapple Upside Down Cake
Family Friendly (children 16 and under free, also please ask the kiddo's to use their inside voices during the performances.) ~ Thank You!
Camping available or Fischer Haus may have rooms available for certain shows~ (check ahead for rooms)
No Smoking the first 2 rows of tables from the stage and when the sides are down in the Cantina - SMOKERS PLEASE USE BUTT CANS, DO NOT TOSS ON THE GROUND
Non-smoking tables available when sides are up
Tables and chairs are setup in the Cantina but you can bring your lawn chairs or blankets for outside viewing and listening
We typically have a Campfire Jam after an evening show, feel free to join in... Please, no minors at the Campfire Jam unless prior approval is given No Campfires as we are under a burn ban but the Jam must go on!!!!
They are run by volunteers, we appreciate each and every one of you
Guy Forsyth cut his teeth in the blues
...sneaking into Kansas City Blues clubs before he was old enough to drink‚Ä¶ Playing slide guitar and harmonica in both acoustic and electric styles, Forsyth is a musician's musician practically turning anything into an instrument, be it a saw or an odd household item he finds a way to captivate the audience's attention with it.
Vocally he is mesmerizing. Forsyth's repertoire incorporates elements of blues and Americana traditions, with trace elements of rock, R&B, folk, jazz and pop having been inspired by the great voices of American roots, Muddy, Wolf, Elmore, Little Walter, Armstrong, Waller, Smith, Watson, Waits, Bell and many more -you can hear Forsyth's eclectic musical base.
With Texas tried and true vets Naj Conklin on bass, Mark Hays on drums, George Rarey on lead guitar and the newest addition of Nevada Newman on guitar (everybody sings) this dynamic group come together to create a powerhouse of sound that leaves the audience dancing and their faith in the power of live music restored. The release of his latest, The Pleaser, was named because of Guy's unyielding need to please everyone even at the risk of his own demise. "To Texas blues and blues rock fans, The Pleaser will appeal!" says Blues Blast Magazine after raving about the guitar solos, Forsyths powerhouse vocals and the dangerous content of which Forsyth writes the and sings the blues.
In addition to these events, there are more things to do in Wimberley and the surrounding area. Some of these are seasonal. recurring or activities. Cooking classes, wine tours, horseback riding, bingo, water related and more... CLICK
2020-01-01 - WimFarmersMarket
Every Wednesday, 3 to 6 PM
Wimberley Farmers Market RR 12 and River Road in Thrift Shop Parking Lot
The closest market for most Wimberley residents who prefer to eat seasonally and buy locally. Plenty of parking and variable numbers of vendors. Even when the vendor numbers are small, the produce offered is fresh and tempting. Home-made breads and cakes and candles are also regularly offered. A well-kept secret among those who love to eat fresh from the garden, but don't want to contend with the hassle and expense of garden maintenance in the rocky hill country "soil." CLICK
Farmers markets, flea markets, arts and crafts shows, trade days, and pick-your-own farms... around Wimberley and the Wimberley area. Check out these Market Day guides with resources for locally grown food and recycled treasures every week of the year, including featured vendors and products. CLICK
Susannas Kitchen is a monthly coffeehouse hosted by the Wimberley United Methodist Church on the third Thursday of the month in the WUMC fellowship hall. It is open to the public. Pie, tamales and organic coffee are available. Doors open at 7:00 PM, with music starting at 7:30. The event will benefit Operation Good Shepherd. This is smoke free, alcohol free venue. Ticket prices vary: $15~$25 for adults, $5 for kids (at the door only). CLICK
12th Annual Hill Country Rally for Kids
Sat Sept 22nd 8A~4P
12th Annual Hill Country Rally for Kids
Mercer Street-Dripping Springs
Join us September 29th from 1:30 PM to 4 PM as we welcome the weekend with a hot glass and a cold beer! Enjoy a beer provided by Middleton Brewing, enjoy live Latin Jazz, watch a glassblowing demo by our team of artisans creating pumpkins wuth their twisty stems and take a look at our assortment of unique hand blown glasses and mugs! Hope to see you there! CLICK
Live Concert @ 7:30 PM CST, $33 (tax included), coffee, tea, and desserts inc.
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