Austin-based singer songwriter Gail Everett presents her “History of My Latin Music” showcase, which will feature a performance of songs from her new release, “Latin Fun.” The release show will be held at Mexic-Arte Museum Saturday, Aug. 24, 7-9 p.m.
Gail Everett is a lifetime musician and songwriter. She plays several instruments but has a special attraction to the guitar. She has a unique percussive style of playing which was developed from her experience with different styles of music. As she was growing up she learned almost every Linda Ronstadt song (English and Spanish), and when she moved to Austin she began to play the blues, learning Billy Holliday material. She then moved back to South Texas to her Latin roots and learned many Spanish standards, which led to writing Spanish songs, and playing Latin styles. She has performed with many talented musicians, including Alex Coke, Eva Ybarra, Tomas Ramirez, Sister Sister, Beth Richard, Jason Richard, Deann Rene, Myrna Cabello, and Maria Amparo Flores among others.
“Latin Fun” will follow Everett’s 2012 release, “All Over the World,” a four-song EP available on Amazon Music.
The show on August 24 will feature guest vocalists Geneva Lopez Lightfoot, who was part of Everett’s first musical project; Dallas-born Joanna Ramirez, blues and traditional Mexican music singer and songwriter; Pati Ayala Mclean, vocalist for Austin’s popular salsa band, “Sazón,” and the rocking blues band Crash! Bam! Boom!; and Kat Lawson Barry, lead vocalist for Royal Velvetee.
A special performance by 11 year-old Karina Espinoza will feature a song written by Everett. Espinoza will be accompanied by sisters Julienne and Jacinda Morales.
Additional musicians performing with Gail Everett on Guitar include Jason Richard, guitar; JJ Barrera, Bass; Bruno Vinezof, Percussion and Drums.
The event is open to the public and there is a $10 admission fee.
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