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Jenni Finlay's Poetry Debut Table For One Out in February
Jenni Finlay will soon release her first chapbook of poetry, entitled Table For One (Mezcalita Press). Acclaimed author Brian T. Atkinson recently submitted the book's foreword. "Turn the page," he writes. "You'll learn life lessons in care and compassion and calling your own heart into action." Illustrations by the amazing Marc Harkness complement the poems, written during the months when Jenni was her father's caretaker during his cancer treatment and bone marrow transplant.  The bittersweet vignettes are as humorous as they are heartwrenching. Stay tuned for more details of Jenni's poetry debut set for release in early February 2015!  CLICK HERE to pre-order today!

"Beyond good."  - James McMurtry


 

 

Artist Updates

Happy Holidays From Jenni Finlay Promotions!
Hope your holiday season is a bright one! Remember to give great music to your family and friends this year. CLICK HERE to purchase albums by James McMurtry, Jon Dee Graham, Mary Gauthier, Luke Pruitt, Shelley King, Curtis McMurtry, Bryan Hayes, Hal Ketchum, Radney Foster and many more!
 
For a limited time, CLICK HERE to purchase the Jenni Finlay Promotions tote bag. Let us help carry the weight of your world (including your tunes) with this heavy-duty, multi-purpose bag. The perfect gift (or gift-wrap) for everyone on your list!

CLICK HERE to buy your own JFP "Listen Up!" t-shirt.

 

RADIO, LISTEN UP!  CLICK HERE to download the JFP Holiday Playlist  (feauring James McMurtry, Mary Gauthier, Slaid Cleaves, Ben Kweller, Brennen Leigh and Noel McKay, Drive-By Truckers,  Danny Barnes and Radney Foster to name a few). 

 

What Are You Doing New Year's Eve? 

Make your New Year's plans TODAY, and ring in 2015 with these great Jenni Finlay Promotions artists: 

Jon Dee Graham and James McMurtry  Austin, TX  Continental Club
Curtis McMurtry  Austin, TX  Whip In
Bryan Hayes  Taos, NM  Adobe Bar

 

Jon Dee Graham's "Bear, For All Seasons" Calendar Is Here
Limited edition 2015 calendars are available NOW. Featuring prints of original paintings created by Jon Dee Graham on and off the road, these iconic bears capture all seasons and situations. In addition, the calendar will remind you of all important bear happenings (June 15 - mating season begins!) and holidays (September 9 - The Feast of St. Corbinian, Patron Saint of Bears!). A limited run of 150 calendars, numbered and signed, are going fast, and once they're gone, they're gone. So order now for a BEAR of a new year! CLICK HERE to order yours today.

ALSO: Jon Dee Graham's Do Not Forget is available now. The record iis a sprawling live collection spanning 17 years and featuring every conceivable iteration of musical formats...solo, duo, two different bands (The Enemies of Progress AND The Fighting Cocks) plus bands of complete strangers (The Zoo Bar House Band). Fans voted for their favorite tracks to create this unique bootleg.  THIS ALBUM WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE IN STORES OR AT SHOWS.    CLICK HERE to secure your copy today.   

CLICK HERE for more about Jon Dee Graham

Radney Foster Honored at MusicFest in January
Celebrate 30 years of MusicFest at Steamboat Springs, Colorado January 5-10 with a tribute to Radney Foster.  Foster, whose career has electrified decades of country music, will receive a lifetime achievement award at the acclaimed festival, an annual celebration of the best in Texas music in the scenic Rocky Mountains.  Other performers include Cody Canada, Jack Ingram, Kevin Fowler, Bruce Robison Paul Thorne, Randy Rogers, Shinyribs, Turnpike Troubadours, William Clark Green, Willis Alan Ramsey and many more!  CLICK HERE to order your tickets today!
CLICK HERE for more about Radney Foster.

 

 

California is Fired Up About Shelley King
Shelley King's California tour last month with Marcia Ball was amazing! She experienced incredible audiences at world class venues, made lots of news fans and will return often! 

The new video for "Building a Fire" is almost done! They will roll it out in December. Lots of action, suspense & zany plot twists are promised from the video directed by John Magnie of the subdudes.

Check out Shelley's instant holiday classic, "Christmas in Austin" and be sure to catch her at her special Christmas concerts:

Dec 12- Stateside at the Paramount Theatre - 2nd Annual gala event benefitting Super Hero Kids Performances by Shelley King, Ginger Leigh, Patrice Pike, Wendy Colonna & Hedda Layne

Dec 22  Armadillo Christmas Bazaar, Palmer Events Center - A time honored iconic Austin tradition. Nowhere else will you find this level of quality in a Christmas shopping experience - live music, original art and one of of kind gifts. Unbelievably cool and uniquely Austin.

CLICK HERE for more about Shelley King

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Sid Griffin on Bob Dylan
Around promoting his brand new The Trick Is To Breathe, Sid Griffin has been drafted by the Dylan office to do interviews on behalf of Bob Dylan for the six CD Basement Tapes box set he helped compile, sequence and compose the liner notes for. Check out his interviews in  Rolling Stone USA, Rolling Stone (Germany), GQ,, Ruta66 in Spain, BBC Radio 2, BBC 6 Music, the Los Angeles Times, El Pais, Triple R radio, and about a dozen on-line magazines…and these interviews keep coming in. Sid is most grateful to Bob Dylan for the work he has given him  over the last six months.  


CLICK HERE for more about Sid Griffin

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See You At The Next Catfish Concert
Jenni Finlay Promotions and Brian T. Atkinson have been presenting the intimate Austin house concert series Catfish Concerts for more than a year now and we're going stronger than ever now! Catfish Concerts features solo/acoustic performances by some of the top artists of Americana (including David Olney, Mando Saenz, J.T. Van Zandt, Randy Weeks, Adam Carroll and Owen Temple, Susan Gibson, Walt Wilkins, Will Sexton, Tim Easton, Greg Trooper, Susan Gibson, Brennen Leigh & Noel McKay and many more). 

Join us Sunday, December 7  for an incredible performance by Dustin and Kevin Welch!  Can't make it to Austin?  You can tune in LIVE HERE.

CLICK HERE for information, details and tickets. 

“Catfish Concerts is among the most intimate, friendly and inspired and inspirational house concerts in the country and most likely the world. It's like hanging out with your favorite folks in a treehouse, built by your favorite uncle, the one who paints and writes poems all day. I’ll tell you what I think Catfish is: a genuine piece of heaven that you can touch with your hands, while you drink good local beer and listen to great songs. Thank you, Jenni and Brian, for creating such a space and event.” – Walt Wilkins

“The cool thing about Catfish Concerts is that it really has the feel of when I was a kid in South Austin, except you guys are way too calm and take it way to seriously.”  – John Townes Van Zandt II

Special thanks to Lagunitas Brewing CompanyOmnivore RecordingsTito's Vodka and Enoteca Vespaio for their continued support.

 

 

Cold and Bitter Tears: The Songs of Ted Hawkins Underway
We went into the studio for two weeks last month to begin production on Cold and Bitter Tears: The Songs of Ted Hawkins!  Produced by Jenni Finlay, Brian T. Atkinson and Shinyribs frontman Kevin Russell, the album will feature Mary Gauthier, Gurf Morlix, Sunny Sweeney, Danny Barnes and Bill Frisell, Randy Weeks, James McMurtry, Shinyribs, Tim Easton, Evan Felker, Jon Dee Graham and many more! The collection marks the first tribute album dedicated to the soulful Venice Beach street performer, a legend overseas later in his lifetime but a songwriter largely overlooked in the United States. Hawkins simply sang songs like the lyrics had been stamped on his heart at birth. High watermarks such as “Sorry Your Sick,” “Cold and Bitter Tears,” “Watch Your Step,” “Whole Lotta Women,” “The Lost Ones” and other classics prove the point. Look for it in 2015 on Finlay and Atkinson's label, Eight 30 Records. More details coming soon.

Kent Finlay, Dreamer Sent Off to Texas A&M University Press
The book has been turned in!  Jenni Finlay and Brian T. Atkinson's Kent Finlay, Dreamer is now in the hands of our publisher, Texas A&M University Press. In the book, you’ll find the best of both worlds: Jenni’s intimate interviews with her father about his entire life and Brian T.’s detailed conversations with songwriters and aritsts (George Strait, Eric Johnson, Todd Snider, Randy Rogers and dozens more) about his astounding influence. No stone remains unturned. Look for the book down the road, a captivating tale telling the story of arguably the most influential mentor, songwriter and venue owner in Texas music history.  CLICK HERE for more.



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