Sunday evening the 8th I finally got to see Michael Garfield play a set. I had listened to an online album he was sharing through the FBook and was very pleased I listened to it all the way through. So I was very excited to see him play in person and I had missed his last 5 times playing often even going to a show he was playing at and just being five minutes late.
So I finally made it Michael played at the Whip In a Austin original. An awesome convenience store that now is its own cultural center with a beer garden in the back aka picnic tables and a very nice cafe with a stage that has this incredible feel to it almost like your in India or Morocco, as well as the most incredible food and beer selection almost anywhere. What an awesome show. It was Michael’s birthday he had a guest or two play with him during his set. His music is very enjoyable, pleasurable to the ears, He plays on the guitar with a looping machine creating intricate sounds. To me it was hard to tell what sounds were already produced and which ones he was creating now, which I guess is good because it seems seamless. Michael told me afterward that he didn’t like the way he sounded because he was catching a cold so his voice was not up to par but I still enjoyed it and can’t wait to hear him at 100%. Anyway if you’ve never seen a friend perform live before I think it is always a surprise. Your used to hearing them talk not produce incredible sounds.
Here is the album he shared with me and now it is here for you to share as well, below is as an example of his painting.
Michael will be playing next at Ruta Maya this Friday the 13th at 9pm. If your one of the first 50 folks at Ruta on Friday you will receive a complimentary beverage compliments of Green Bar Collective a collection of artisan organic spirits. The coolest thing about Greenbar is that for every bottle you share they plant a tree. So on Friday we should be helping plant 3 new trees. Also we are doing an art giveaway several of the artists have been kind enough to donate several prints so we should be doing door prizes of prints from the artists that will be live painting that evening. Remember preorder your tickets now at