The 2017 spring season at Paramount and Stateside Theatres offers several warm February evenings out on the town with a schedule of Texas music giants and national touring favorites.
Joe Ely is a true state musical icon whether flying solo, or with his longtime pals The Flatlanders. He’ll celebrate his birthday with a concert on Friday, Feb. 10, 8 p.m. at Paramount Theatre. Ely has carved out a career as one of Texas’ finest musical voices. Expect timeless hits, highlights from his 2015 release “Panhandle Rambler,” and collaborations with very special guests.
Delbert McClinton celebrates the release of his 19th studio album “Prick of the Litter.” As Lyle Lovett said, “If we could all sing like we wanted to, we’d all sing like Delbert.” Friday, Feb. 17, 8 p.m. at Paramount Theatre.
On Thursday, Feb. 23, 8 p.m. at Paramount Theatre, Snap Judgement — the smoking hot new public radio show and podcast — drops in for performances by the nation’s top storytellers. Garnering national attention for the selection of nonfiction narrative that straps audiences into an audio roller coaster, catch the radio show on KUT 90.5 on Sunday mornings at 11 a.m.
Enjoy an evening with Sam Baker, one full of stories and songs from his current take on the world on his upcoming CD, “The Land of Doubt.” Baker writes, “The sunken city rises in this land of drought, the border is restless in this land of doubt.” He tells his stories with wit and straight forward lyrics, with narratives ranging from marginalized people to his humorous stance of where we are in this world. From touching songs to hysterical rhetoric, the evening will cover a large vista from his perspective. Friday, Feb. 24, 8 p.m. at Paramount Theatre.
Trailblazing singer-songwriter Terri Hendrix is still going strong – and feeling more inspired at 48 than ever before. Last year, she released her 15th album, the emotionally fearless and disarmingly intimate “Love You Strong.” Recently picked by Acoustic Guitar Magazine as one of Texas’ 20 essential singer-guitarists, she holds her own onstage and in the studio with some of the best musicians in Texas, most notably, Austin City Limits Hall of Fame guitarist/pedal steel player Lloyd Maines, who’ll be onstage. Saturday, Feb. 25, 8 p.m. at Stateside at the Paramount Theatre.
View the entire schedule at http://www.austintheatre.org/.