There’s no two ways about it: this could only happen in Austin, city of musicians and just simple plain good folks.
Yesterday, our beloved Kat Edmonson was feeling under the weather and called at the last minute to say that she didn’t think she’d be able to perform last night at Vino Vino.
Well, it just so happened that one of Austin’s top musicians, singer-songwriter and guitarist extraordinaire David Garza was sitting at the bar, sipping on some Domaine de Fontsainte, Corbières Reserve ’05 (Carignan, Grenache, Syrah). So, we asked David if he wouldn’t mind “singin’ for his supper.” David, one of the nicest guy’s in the business, said, “sure, is that piano working over there?” He sat down at the keys and indeed it was working. So he ran home and grabbed his guitar and amp. But by the time he got back, Kat and her keyboard accompanist Kevin Lovejoy had also showed up. What ensued was one of those impromptu jam sessions that can only happen in Austin. The “ad hoc” trio did two amazing sets of jazz standards that had the crowd on the edge of its seat, hanging on every note. The highlight was a duet, “Mood Indigo.”
Who knew that Carignan paired so well with Ellington?
Kat’s headed out on tour but she’ll be back later this month at Vino Vino (Tuesday, November 24). And, hey, you never know who might be sitting at the bar, sipping on some Corbières.