Susanna's Kitchen Coffeehouse
Live music every third Thursday
Beginning June 16, 2022
Great music! Wonderful musicians, great volunteers and a great cause. Proceeds from the Susanna's Kitchen concerts go to help people in our community who are in need, through Barnabas Connection, Operation Good Shepherd, and Camp Good Sam Wimberley, plus scholarships for pre-schoolers at Bright Beginnings.
Great food! Sugar Shack Bakery pies, tamales, pizza, coffee, and soft drinks available. Doors open by 7:00 pm. Concerts start at 7:30 pm and are held in the Fellowship Hall at Wimberley United Methodist Church.
Great Cause! We all benefit- those who come to hear the best music in Wimberley, those who have a great time volunteering their talents to produce the concerts, and the people who are helped by our donations. Mark your calendars for every Third Thursday year round.
Tickets are sold ONLY AT THE DOOR. Tickets range in price from $20-$25 depending on the musician. Cash and checks are currently accepted. Students under 18 are $5. Concerts are not appropriate for small children, as there is no childcare.
To ensure a good seat, and as some concerts sell out, come early! Ticket sales begin by 6:30 pm. Arrival between 6:30 pm and 6:45 pm is suggested, especially for very popular musicians. Come early, enjoy dinner with us and enjoy the concert experience in a small, intimate environment.
With humility and poetic economy, Slaid Cleaves describes himself:
“Slaid Cleaves. Grew up in Maine. Lives in Texas. Writes songs. Makes Records. Travels around. Tries to be good.”
On June 16, Cleaves will perform once again at Susanna’s Kitchen Coffeehouse and confirm that all that living, writing songs, making records, traveling around and trying to be good makes him far better than “good.”
Twenty years into his career, Cleaves’ 2013 celebrated album, Still Fighting the War, spotlights an artist in peak form. “Slaid’s a craftsman,” says Terri Hendrix, who sings harmony on “Texas Love Song.” “He goes about his songs like a woodworker.” “You get a lot of the man behind the lyrics,” Hendrix says. “What you see with Slaid is what you get: He doesn’t have the eyes of a cynic. He has optimism about him through a realistic gaze and writes with a wise voice.” The Kerrville Folk Festival recognized those intangible qualities long ago when Cleaves won its hallowed New Folk award in 1992. He’s doubled down ever since with literate story songs exponentially more mature and meaningful.
Join us on June 16th in welcoming back Slaid Cleaves to Susanna’s Kitchen Coffeehouse.
June 16, 2022
For more than 50 years, Texas singer-songwriter Shake Russell, has been entertaining audiences throughout the region and all over the United States with his unique Americana style of folk rock. Weaving sophisticated harmonies through his songs and drawing from various genres, Shake created a style of folk-rock that is uniquely his own.
A prolific songwriter, Shake has written or co-written hundreds of melodies. Shakes songs and albums have frequented the Billboard charts, with many including “You’ve Got a Lover” (Ricky Skaggs) “Deep in the West” (Waylon Jennings/Jessi Colter), “Put Yourself in My Shoes”, “One More Payment”, “Our Kind of Love”, “You Don’t Need Me Now”, (Clint Black), “You Wouldn’t Know Me” (Miranda Lambert), “The Dare of an Angel” (Jerry Jeff Walker), “The Girl Just Loves to Dance” (Gary P Nunn), “Temper Temper”, (BW Stevenson), Miranda Lambert’s recording of “You Wouldn’t Know Me” went “Platinum” on her 2018 release of “The Weight of these Wings”.
Shake is a two-time recipient of BMI MILLIONAIRE AWARD and a four-time recipient of BMI Writers Award.
2013 “Texas Music Association” Entertainer of the Year in 2004, 2008 and “Lifetime Achievement Award by the Texas Music Association. In 2016 Shake was inducted by The Austin Songwriters Association “Music Legends Hall of Fame”.
Shake has released 30 albums in his career and more to come. Shake’s latest CD, “Chasing the Song” is a delightful array of original compositions that beautifully showcase the extraordinary talents of this singer-songwriter. To fully appreciate and comprehend the magnitude of Shake’s contributions to music, one need only listen to his life’s work. From his 1978 album “Songs on the Radio” to the 2018 “Chasing the Song”, Shake’s music is a testament to the reasons why he is so widely celebrated as a Texas Music Legend!
Join us on July 21st in welcoming Shake Russell back to Susanna’s Kitchen Coffeehouse, RR 12 and CR 1492, Wimberley (Wimberley United Methodist Church). Doors open by 7:00 pm, concert at 7:30 pm. Cost: $25 at the door. Food served, including pizza, tamales, chips & queso, pie, coffee and soft drinks.
July 21, 2022
August 18 Adam and Chris Carroll
September 15 Ray Wylie Hubbard
October 20 Bob Livingston
November 17 Teri Hendrix & Lloyd Maines
December 15 Austin Lounge Lizards