Ryan DeSiato is a singer, songwriter, producer and guitarist from Austin who won ‘Video of the Year’ by the Austin Music Network.
Here he is at Momo’s:
On January 1st, 2010, Charlie Faye pulled out of her hometown of Austin, Texas, to embark on a modern bohemian adventure. In ten months, Charlie made her home in ten different towns; Tucson, AZ, Los Angeles, CA, Portland, OR, Boulder, CO, Shreveport, LA, Burlington, VT, Milwaukee, WI, Nashville, TN, Asheville, NC, and New York, NY.
Instead of touring the traditional way, going from town to town night after night, Charlie decided to settle in and put down roots in these ten different cities, each for a full month. In every city, she put together a band of local musicians, played shows, and wrote and recorded a new song. The album recorded on this journey, Travels With Charlie, gained critical acclaim and reached #7 on the Americana Radio Chart.
Here she is with a super cool project she and Mark Hallman put together – putting her backing tracks on an LP and performing in front of it:
I can’t do Ani justice in a paragraph. You can read the whole impressive recap at Wikipedia. She came to the Congress House to do the album Dilate and stayed for 11 albums. She’s a gem and I’m a big fan.
Here’s the Congress House sequence from the film Render: Spanning Time With Ani Difranco.