Sunday Concert Series at Old Glory Ranch Sunday with Kevin Galloway, February 10, 2019 Benefiting
The Greater Mercy Foundation
Gates open @ 5:00pm and Food will be available from Pappa D’s Mobile Kitchen
Music begins @ 6:00pm
Advance Tickets: $15 (available through EventBrite) $20 at the door
A portion of the proceeds will go to The Greater Mercy Foundation
The Greater Mercy Foundation provides educational, experiential, and transformational opportunities for the mind, body, and spirit. It is the vision of The Greater Mercy Foundation to co-create the new paradigm through partnerships and projects that develop the mind, body, and spirit; and that allow participants to connect more deeply to themselves, others, and nature.
In 2018, we offered two 6-week after school yoga workshops for junior high and high school youth, serving a total of 22 students. One of our high school yoga students served as a mentor and assistant in our fall junior high class. We have introduced yoga to over 700 students at Jacob’s Well Elementary, summer camps, Wimberley Valley Library and local yoga studios. In partnership with Wimberley ISD and beginning 2019-2020 school year, we will launch our yoga school at Wimberley High School offering a 330 hour yoga training class. Students will earn class credit and yoga teacher certification while developing important leadership and social-emotional skills with a focus on self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision-making. Texas State University has joined the project to determine the short and long term program outcomes.
Musical Guest: Kevin Galloway
“Follow your bliss.” –Joseph Campbell
Kevin Galloway was the frontman of Texas’ rocking country-soul band Uncle Lucius for more than 12 years. The howling vocalist started the band as a 28-year-old singer/songwriter. After four excellent genre-blending studio albums, the longtime Austin outfit decided to call it a day earlier this Spring. Now, Galloway is sharing The Change, his debut solo album.
It comes after a much-deserved pause from the road, recording sessions and a nose-to-the-grindstone pace that the longtime Uncle Lucius frontman has kept up for more than a decade. The Change, in many respects, marks not only as a defining moment in Galloway’s career but as one in life in general. He’s now a married man and father to two young children, a two-year-old old and a three-month-old daughter.
“It’s really a reflection of where I am. Like anything before, I’ve tried to be as genuine as possible as I tell my story,” Galloway tells Wide Open Country. “I’m in a different place than where I was when Uncle Lucius was started. I’ve been out on the adventure and trying to come back home.”
That hero’s journey is loosely what Galloway captures on The Change. Galloway, who’s often called the album a “love letter and promise to his newly formed family,” recorded the album at EAR Studios in Austin, Texas. Much like with Uncle Lucius, Galloway surrounded himself with a stellar cast of great players.
There’s an East Texas rust quality to The Change. It’s always been in Galloway’s hearty powerhouse vocals. It slowly sweats and seeps through a denim button-up. The Change sounds like a laidback weekend morning. It’s a nice cup of coffee and the smell of bacon grease sizzling in a frying pan. It’s the turning pages of a newspaper and a home slowly waking up. It’s a sound dubbed by Vorpahl as being “Gulf Coast Country Soul.”
Galloway, who wrote five of nine songs on the album, taps into the facets of his life at home. Even on “You Are So Beautiful,” popularized by Joe Cocker, and “Hands on the Wheel,” written by Bill Callery and on Nelson’s Red Headed Stranger, Galloway delivers performances that feel like home–mainly because they are essential touchstones for Galloway.
“I feel like I’m going where my heart is leading,” says Galloway. “There’s less fear with it. I’m as happy as ever and having a blast with it. Follow your bliss.”
- 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
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Our Sunday Concert Series continues on
- March 10th with Robyn Ludwick on behalf of WAG