Sunday Concert Series at Old Glory Ranch Sunday with Jeff Plankenhorn, December 9th
Benefiting Wimberley Valley Radio
Gates open @ 5:00pm and Food will be available from Pappa D’s Mobile Kitchen
Music begins @ 6:00pm inside the Chapel
Advance Tickets: $15 (available through EventBrite) $20 at the door
A portion of the proceeds will go to Wimberley Valley Radio
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Musical Guest: Jeff Plankenhorn
Jeff Plankenhorn is a larger than life presence on stage. A big man with a kind smile and generous demeanor, he is often the bedrock that binds a host of talents into a moving whole. Then he picks up his slide, looks down in his lap and the joint starts hopping.
Plankenhorn made his name in Austin as a preeminent guitar slinger, especially as a slide specialist. Now he is everywhere in town. Regular gigs include the Apostles of Manchaca, with Malford Milligan at One to One Bar; a regular Resentment at Saxon Pub on Sunday nights; sitting in regularly with Austin friends at various recording studios and listening rooms; and finding time to tour nationally and internationally.
He has also found time to put pen to paper and is increasingly known for his impressive songwriting and powerful voice. With the recent release of SoulSlide, a collection of mostly original work, he has completed his bona fides as both a master instrumentalist and an important songwriter and singer.
The origins of Plankenhorn’s musical journey share a note with so many others…small town America, a church choir, a deep sense of community and ministering to others through his gift of music. It was love at first sight for Plank, this giving and sharing through music, a love that has only deepened over the years.
Born in Ohio and educated in Michigan, his older brother John had a significant role in Plankenhorn’s evolution as a musician. John encouraged him to experiment with all types of music and, above all else, just keep playing. John gave Jeff his first guitar at the age of ten, and stringed instruments quickly became his passion. While he certainly mastered traditional styles of playing the acoustic and electric guitar, his true love became the slide or steel guitar, and decided to take shot at the life of a professional musician.
Jeff initially chased his dreams to Nashville, listening and learning from such greats as Uncle Josh Graves, Gene Wooten and Jerry Douglas. At the urging of Ray Wylie Hubbard, Jeff decided to move to Austin and has been here ever since.
Plankenhorn’s musical repertoire is both broad and deep, moving effortlessly through folk, country, blues, bluegrass, gospel, rock and soul. He has released four albums to date, Plank, The Speed of Hope, Live at the Saxon Pub, and the mentioned SoulSlide, which includes contributions from friends Milligan and Ruthie Foster.
Three things you should know about Jeff Plankenhorn: (1) he started singing and playing the piano when he was seven, (2) his brother composes avant-garde chamber music, and (3) his nickname is “Plank”.
A|S Series (November 1, 2016)
- Food Available for Purchase: Pappa D’s Mobile Kitchen
- BYO Beverages–no rolling coolers please
- No Pets please
- Open Seating inside the Chapel
- Event will be held rain or shine
For more information:
Our Sunday Concert Series continues on:
- January 13th with Guy Forsyth on behalf of the Friends of Blue Hole
- February 10th with Kevin Galloway on behalf of The Greater Mercy Foundation
- March 10th with Robyn Ludwick on behalf of WAG
- April 14th with Paul Dunton Orchestra on behalf of TBD