Last night Patty Griffin and friends performed at the historic Paramount theatre to benefit Grounded in Music, a local Austin nonprofit. The concert kicked off with performances by two groups of kids currently receiving musical instruction by the nonprofit. As a board member of Grounded in Music, Patty offered to organize a benefit concert and asked fellow musicians Jack Ingram and Scott Miller to join her on stage.
The performance was fantastic! With nothing but a guitar and mic, each singer/songwriter captivated the crowd with arresting vocals, intimate lyrics and hilarious stories. It was amazing to experience the power of Patty’s voice as it would burst with energy completely filling the hollow auditorium then fade to a soft whisper silencing the crowd and preventing even the slightest of movement.
If you missed this performance, Jack Ingram will be back on stage in Austin on Sunday 1/24 participating in another benefit concert at the Austin Music Hall. The Help Austin Help Haiti lineup features several of Austin’s heavy hitters and is sure to be a great time for a great cause.