Diane Birch show at the Driskill, Austin Rocks

So I’m officially back in Maryland now, and officially insanely jealous of all who are still in Austin. You see, just as all of us Interactive geek types were leaving, the music folk were coming in. Sob. Next year, I’m finding a way to do both for sure. But I did get to see some great music while in town.

At the Kirtsy/Alltop party, Diane Birch and her boys rocked the barbeque. (This is probably a good time to disclose that I’m now working with S-Curve for Diane’s launch. The job grew from the passion, not vice versa. I’m really thrilled about it.) It was fun to watch the loud outdoor crowd kind of freeze and turn as she belted out “Some Kind of Miracle”. Like, wait a minute. This chick’s kind of awesome. Or, as Vanity Fair magazine put it last week, “Diane Birch is not just another cute girl with bangs.”

Runaway Sun was a great local kind of blues/rock band that played later, and was also amazing. I need to find their record now.

I also had so much fun at the BlogHer party with my hometown girl, LaurieWrites, and met Julie Pippert and Aimee Greeblemonkey for the first time. Won’t be the last for sure, cause they are fabulous. I probably would have stayed out all night, had I not left my jacket at the hotel. (There was a heat lam out there that I was on a first name basis with, but after a while I was afraid I would melt my glasses.)

But the highlight of my trip for sure was the Diane Birch show I coordinated for the Walmart 11 Moms at the Driskill Hotel. If you’re ever in Austin, make sure you stop by the Driskill’s restaurant, the 1886 Cafe, and grab some banana pecan bread. It’s a gorgeous, historic hotel, and we snagged the Maxmilian Room for a lunchtime show. Diane played the baby grand, while her band sang acapella and played shakers for percussion. It was mind-bogglingly cool. The band said they’d never done that before, but it looked and sounded stunning. Huge thanks to Barbara at One2One network for entrusting me with that mission, and to S-Curve. And of course, to the 11 Moms for representing.:)

Some pics:


Me and Diane Birch


11 Moms at the Driskill
Piano at the Driskill
Gorgeous Piano!

 
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  1. @barbarajones Thursday - 19 / 03 / 2009 Reply
    Thanks for all your help on making this great event happen! You are a total pro and might I say, you really DO rock!! xoxoxo
  2. Jenn Fowler @ Frugal Upstate Thursday - 19 / 03 / 2009 Reply
    I really enjoyed getting to meet you in person for the first time-It was like getting to talk to an old friend. Diane was FANTASTIC. We were so honored to have a private concert. As I told her-she's young, gorgeous and talented-but you can't even hate her because she is so darn NICE as well. I can't wait to see which cities she will be doing on her tour-if she is anywhere close, I'm going to see her! Jenn Fowler @ Frugal Upstate’s last blog post..Quick Tip: Calcium Fortified Chicken Broth
  3. Aimee Greeblemonkey Thursday - 19 / 03 / 2009 Reply
    Was *wonderful* to finally meet you!
  4. acappellatoday Wednesday - 12 / 08 / 2009 Reply
    Great site.....Keep up the work.... Thanks, AcappellaToday

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