LOCAL POWER STAGE

Local Power Stage

12:30 - Color Candy
Founded in 2016 by Merri Palmer and Kevin Martin, Color Candy has gone on to be a songwriting staple throughout the community. With a gentle delivery, focused on the current complex times and emotion, they're intelligent brand of late 90's indie/slacker/rock (ala Pavement, Elliott Smith) comes to fruition best in a live setting. Releasing "Beach Ball" in mid-2017 was truly a breakthrough for the band, but only merely the very beginning. When you do get a chance to see the two songwriters play in an intimate duet setting, it transforms everything you knew about their material, and makes you want more. Enchanting, haunting, hopeful, ennui: all of these are common themes in the lives we lead, and it's exactly what Color Candy brings to the table.
1:00 - Mr. Michaels Folk Rock
Michael Romero is a multi-instrumentalist singer songwriter and School Social Worker. For the past few years he has performed with Gina Chavez as a US Musical Ambassador to countries all over the world. "Infectious songs with a true social compass," describes Lane Gosnay, Founder of the Bugle Boy in La Grange, TX. Enjoy the folk rock mix of community-focused music with stories and groove!
1:30 - Earth Culture Dancer's Lower Ur Carbon Footprint
Enjoy a segment of "Lower Ur Carbon Footprint", a 2013 East Austin EarthDay environmental justice production by Mr. Llanes on E. Ladybird lake, co-sponsored by PODER, SOS, Sierra Club & the City of Austin. "Lower Your Carbon Footprint" celebrated the closing of Holly power plant and the honoring of the East Austin families who endured and finally had the power plant shut down. Earth Culture Dancer Daniel Llanes is an Austin based performance artist and arts educator, specializing in dance, music & poetry. A prolific writer, choreographer and composer, his original offerings are produced live in a variety of venues ranging from one man shows and exhibits to ensemble multi-disciplinary productions. Mr. Llanes is also a practitioner of traditional Aztec folk medicine, a father, an environmental and community organizer who uses his art to inspire people to appreciate life, one another, and to find the fun in life each and every day. Dansante Terrestrial, Daniel Llanes, es un artista e educador por medios de las artes esenarias, especificamente en danza, música y poesía. El señor Llanes también es curandero de tradición Azteca, padre y organisador comunitario que emplea su arte para inspirar a la gente a apreciar la vida, uno al otro y para buscar la alegría de la vida cada y todos los días.
2:00 - Ethan Azarian
In his formative years he played in the band Hollywood Indians circa 1980's. He moved to Austin in the early 90's and formed a band the Orange Mothers. In 2005 he started performing as a duo with fellow Orange Mother member Jeff Johnston. Jeff plays the saw and sings on the telephone making for a truly eclectic and original sound. The debut CD (Farmhouse Recordings) is a beautiful, haunting and captivating album due in part to the unique instrumentation: banjo, saw, telephone, piano, electric piano, xylophone and cello.
2:30 - Adam Rodgers
Enjoy the powerful acoustic performance of Adam Rodgers as he blends together folk and rock inspirations to create a sound entirely his own.
3:00 - Brandon Eidson
Brandon Eidson combines a conscious, progressive message with his charming transparency that inspires others to analyze and reveal themselves in order to optimize their full potential. He advocates veganism, sustainability, and the use of plant medicines for spiritual growth. Brandon’s music is a synergistic blend of jazzy acoustic folk rock and reggae fueled with powerful hip hop influenced lyrics that leave you feeling empowered and with a sense of urgency. His influences include Nahko and Medicine For The People, Mike Love, Incubus, John Mayer, and many others.
3:30 - Julie Nolen
Julie Nolen is an Americana-rock-country troubadour who is known for her energetic and exciting performances. She has been playing in Austin for over ten years, focusing not only with solo shows but also with her band. She regularly plays rooms such as the Saxon Pub, Lambert's and One2One Bar.
4:00 - Ky Hote
Ky Hote - the most dangerous guitar player. While other artists sing Woody Guthrie songs and write about riding the rails, Ky Hote has been there, done that. His vast catalog of original songs reflect his travels and the people he met. He is a humorist and a visionary whose work often comments on relationships and the world we share. More info at www.kyhote.com
4:30 - Gary Graves
An eclectic blend of World beat/Blues/Rhythm and Blues/and acoustic Folk, the music of Gary Graves is a crash course in how to turn poison into medicine.
5:00 - Much 2 Much
Much 2 Much is a vocal duo based in ATX. Creators Erin and Angie have been singing together for nearly a decade. Accompanied by guitar and ukulele, their soothing sounds are just as captivating in an acoustic setting as from a stage. Rooted in folk but not limited to the genre, their music carries potent messages atop haunting and unique harmonies.
5:30 - Shelby Anderson
Shelby Anderson is a singer songwriter focused on solo acoustic originals, influenced by his Scottish roots and his childhood in Central Mississippi. Come listen to the powerful multi-genre music of Anderson as he demonstrates his mastery over rhythm section instruments.
6:00 - Noel Hartley
Noel Hartley is a singer/songwriter from Colorado who moved to Austin two years ago. With a relaxing take on an Americana/folk style and a deep love for Blues and Jazz, Noel's original tunes are as sweet as they are nostalgic. You can also find her leading up her full band, The Honeytrap.
Color Candy - LPS - Saskia van Adrichem

Color Candy

Founded in 2016 by Merri Palmer and Kevin Martin, Color Candy has gone on to be a songwriting staple throughout the community. With a gentle delivery, focused on the current complex times and emotion, they're intelligent brand of late 90's indie/slacker/rock (ala Pavement, Elliott Smith) comes to fruition best in a live setting. Releasing "Beach Ball" in mid-2017 was truly a breakthrough for the band, but only merely the very beginning. When you do get a chance to see the two songwriters play in an intimate duet setting, it transforms everything you knew about their material, and makes you want more. Enchanting, haunting, hopeful, ennui: all of these are common themes in the lives we lead, and it's exactly what Color Candy brings to the table.
Brought to you by Kevin Martin and Merri Palmer

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Mr. Michael's Folk Rocks

A folk rock mix of community-focused music with stories and groove!
Michael Romero is a multi-instrumentalist singer songwriter and School Social Worker. For the past few years he has performed with Gina Chavez as a US Musical Ambassador to countries all over the world. "Infectious songs with a true social compass," describes Lane Gosnay, Founder of the Bugle Boy in La Grange, TX. Enjoy the folk rock mix of community-focused music with stories and groove!
Brought to you by Michael Romero
Daniel_Llanes_EarthCultureDancer - Shane Johnson

Earth Culture Dancer's Lower Your Carbon Footprint

Environmental-focused music, dance, and poetry.
Enjoy a segment of "Lower Your Carbon Footprint", a 2013 East Austin EarthDay environmental justice production by Mr. Llanes on E. Ladybird lake, co-sponsored by PODER, SOS, Sierra Club & the City of Austin. "Lower Your Carbon Footprint" celebrated the closing of Holly power plant and the honoring of the East Austin families who endured and finally had the power plant shut down. Earth Culture Dancer Daniel Llanes is an Austin based performance artist and arts educator, specializing in dance, music & poetry. A prolific writer, choreographer and composer, his original offerings are produced live in a variety of venues ranging from one man shows and exhibits to ensemble multi-disciplinary productions. Mr. Llanes is also a practitioner of traditional Aztec folk medicine, a father, an environmental and community organizer who uses his art to inspire people to appreciate life, one another, and to find the fun in life each and every day. Dansante Terrestrial, Daniel Llanes, es un artista e educador por medios de las artes esenarias, especificamente en danza, música y poesía. El señor Llanes también es curandero de tradición Azteca, padre y organisador comunitario que emplea su arte para inspirar a la gente a apreciar la vida, uno al otro y para buscar la alegría de la vida cada y todos los días.
Brought to you by Daniel Llanes
Ethan Azarian - LPS - Saskia van Adrichem

Ethan Azarian

In his formative years he played in the band Hollywood Indians circa 1980's. He moved to Austin in the early 90's and formed a band the Orange Mothers. In 2005 he started performing as a duo with fellow Orange Mother member Jeff Johnston. Jeff plays the saw and sings on the telephone making for a truly eclectic and original sound. The debut CD (Farmhouse Recordings) is a beautiful, haunting and captivating album due in part to the unique instrumentation: banjo, saw, telephone, piano, electric piano, xylophone and cello.
Brought to you by Ethan Azarian
Adam Rodgers - LPS - Saskia van Adrichem

Adam Rodgers

Enjoy the powerful acoustic performance of Adam Rodgers as he blends together folk and rock inspirations to create a sound entirely his own.
Brought to you by Adam Rodgers
Brandon Eidson - LPS - Saskia van Adrichem (1)

Brandon Eidson

Brandon Eidson combines a conscious, progressive message with his charming transparency that inspires others to analyze and reveal themselves in order to optimize their full potential. He advocates veganism, sustainability, and the use of plant medicines for spiritual growth. Brandon’s music is a synergistic blend of jazzy acoustic folk rock and reggae fueled with powerful hip hop influenced lyrics that leave you feeling empowered and with a sense of urgency. His influences include Nahko and Medicine For The People, Mike Love, Incubus, John Mayer, and many others.
Brought to you by Brandon Eidson
Julie Nolen - LPS - Saskia van Adrichem

Julie Nolen

Julie Nolen is an Americana-rock-country troubadour who is known for her energetic and exciting performances. She has been playing in Austin for over ten years, focusing not only with solo shows but also with her band. She regularly plays rooms such as the Saxon Pub, Lambert's and One2One Bar.
Brought to you by Julie Nolen
Ky Hote - LPS - Saskia van Adrichem

Ky Hote

Ky Hote - the most dangerous guitar player. While other artists sing Woody Guthrie songs and write about riding the rails, Ky Hote has been there, done that. His vast catalog of original songs reflect his travels and the people he met. He is a humorist and a visionary whose work often comments on relationships and the world we share.
Brought to you by Ky Hote
Gary Graves - LPS - Saskia van Adrichem

Gary Graves

An eclectic blend of World beat/Blues/Rhythm and Blues/and acoustic Folk, the music of Gary Graves is a crash course in how to turn poison into medicine.
Brought to you by Gary Graves
Much 2 Much - LPS - Saskia van Adrichem (1)

Much 2 Much

Much 2 Much is a vocal duo based in ATX. Creators Erin and Angie have been singing together for nearly a decade. Accompanied by guitar and ukulele, their soothing sounds are just as captivating in an acoustic setting as from a stage. Rooted in folk but not limited to the genre, their music carries potent messages atop haunting and unique harmonies.
Brought to you by Angie and Erin
Shelby Anderson - LPS - Saskia van Adrichem

Shelby Anderson

Shelby Anderson is a singer songwriter focused on solo acoustic originals, influenced by his Scottish roots and his childhood in Central Mississippi. Come listen to the powerful multi-genre music of Anderson as he demonstrates his mastery over rhythm section instruments.
Brought to you by Shelby Anderson
Noel Hartley - LPS - Saskia van Adrichem (1)

Noel Hartley

Noel Hartley is a singer/songwriter from Colorado who moved to Austin two years ago. With a relaxing take on an Americana/folk style and a deep love for Blues and Jazz, Noel's original tunes are as sweet as they are nostalgic. You can also find her leading up her full band, The Honeytrap.
courtney_santana_picture - Shane Johnson (1)

Courtney Santana, MC of Local Power Stage

Courtney the community leader: Courtney Santana is a loving wife and mother, a well-known vocalist, actress, and performer, a renowned public speaker and advocate, as well as, a community volunteer and mother. A survivor of domestic violence, she tirelessly works to create opportunities, resources, and awareness for her survivor family. She has a diverse background in volunteerism and community philanthropy. She also serves on the task force for Domestic Violence and serves as an advocate for Vice President Biden and the Violence Against Women Act. Courtney has toured the country, speaking about the power of empowerment over victimization. In 2011, she started the survivor support initiative Survive2Thrive Foundation, to help provide direct services to survivors of domestic violence. She is using connection and innovation in technology and thought to bring light and action to growing epidemic in the domestic violence community, forced homelessness and displacement for victims and their families. Courtney the artist: Courtney Santana has been in music, live music theater, and dance for over 30 years. She has been a featured vocalist and background vocalist on over 15 albums and she has performed with and alongside Brannen Temple, Guy Forsyth, Patrice Pike, Strings Attached, Malford Milligan, Matt Wilson, Nakia, Chanel Haynes, and more. She has also opened for national acts like Kirk Whalum, Kyle Turner, Salt N Pepa, and Musiq Soulchild. In 2017 she will release her single Survive and a full length album in Spring of 2018. She has been nominated by the Austin Chronicle for best cover band for 3 times. As a member of Austin’s theater community, she has performed in some of Austin’s most loved musical performances including Dreamgirls, Fame, Porgy & Bess, and RENT. In May of 2012, she was honored to be the cover of Austin Women’s Magazine for her work as a vocalist and an advocate of domestic violence and in 2017, she received a proclamation from Mayor Steve Adler, proclaiming March 3 is Courtney Santana Day in Austin Texas