Peter Holsapple with special guest Kathy Valentine @ The Townsend, Austin [from 19 to 20 August]

Peter Holsapple with special guest Kathy Valentine

19 - 20
20:00 - 23:00

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The Townsend
718 Congress Avenue #100, Austin, Texas 78701
Peter Holsapple’s first four decades in the music business have provided the world at large with a raft of memorable song craft, recordings of taste and originality, and travels with some of the finest musicians performing. Holsapple has navigated a snaky course through the annals of modern power pop with quality tunes like The dB’s “Love Is For Lovers” or Continental Drifters’ “Invisible Boyfriend.” His versatility on sundry instruments has made him the go-to auxiliary player for groups like R.E.M. and Hootie and the Blowfish. He's played the Apollo Theatre and the Ryman Auditorium. His songs have been played and recorded by Marti Jones, Don Dixon, the Troggs, Claire Lynch, Nada Surf, Bully, the Golden Palominos, Foster & Lloyd and Megafaun. Recently, Holsapple is a charter member of the songwriter collective podcast Radio Free Song Club, where he has turned in a perfect record for submissions over thirty-one episodes since December 2009. He is still waiting for his gold star. Meanwhile, in 2017, after two years of successful appearances at 30A Songwriters Festival, Holsapple has released a new 7” 45 rpm single “Don’t Mention The War” b/w “Cinderella Style” on his own Hawthorne Curve Records.

KATHY VALENTINE has been a working musician and songwriter for over 40 years, ever since she started her first band, at age 16, in her hometown of Austin. Inducted into the Austin Music Hall of Fame in 2014, she made music history as a member of the Go-Go’s, the band she joined at age 22, and co-wrote 3 hit singles with, including “Vacation” and “Head Over Heels.” Kathy plays guitar with the Bluebonnets, a band she describes as “rockin’-garage-blues-glam-pop.” She is releasing a solo single a month for the 2017 year and working on a second solo CD to accompany her first book, a memoir, for the University of Texas Press, due in 2018.
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