FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WHO: Jimmy LaFave
WHAT: Austin Symphony’s Summer Music Festival
WHEN: Saturday, August 24, 1996; 8:30 p.m.
WHERE: Symphony Square, 1101 Red River
CONTACT: Anne Lasseigne (512) 476-6064 or 346-9139 (evenings, weekends)

Jimmy LaFave to Perform at this Summer’s Last Austin Symphony Summer Music Festival

Sponsored by Supercuts and Vinson & Elkins

Jimmy LaFave will perform Saturday, August 24, at Symphony Square’s Summer Music Festival. The concert begins at 8:30 p.m.; the box office opens at approximately 7:45 p.m. Snacks and beverages are available from the adjacent Cafe Serranos. Admission is $8 per person. This is the last act of the 1996 Summer Music Festival at Symphony Square.

Jimmy LaFave’s music has been influenced by Oklahoma songwriters from the tradition of Woody Guthrie, but he is a native Texan (born in Wills Point, just outside of Dallas) and has lived in Austin for the past 11 years. He lived in Oklahoma and has strong ties to the state, often referring to his "red dirt music." He toured around the Southwest with the first version of his band, the Night Tribe. After moving to Austin in 1985, he continued to write songs, develop his musical ideas and do some recording — his self-produced tape, Highway Angels, Full Moon Rain, which won the Austin Chronicle Readers’ Poll Tape of the Year Award. By 1990, he had put together an Austin version of the Night Tribe and then released a self-produced CD, Austin Skyline, which was recorded live with the group and went on to draw national attention to LaFave’s songwriting and talents. Last summer Jimmy LaFave released Buffalo Return to the Plains. It covers every soulful inch of LaFave territory, and goes on to stake claims on surprising new ground.

The historic Symphony Square complex is located at 11th and Red River. Performances are held outdoors on the stage of the creekside amphitheatre. For more information call the Austin Symphony at 476-6064.

All programs, artists and dates are subject to change.

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