Saturday, December 21st @ 12:00pm
12/21 @ 12:00PM
Held and Mann have taken the road a little less traveled in the Austin music scene of honky tonk, latin-influenced, traditional rock and cover band gems. No less energetic or soulful they blend straight and syncopated rhythms with tasty lead guitar work and Paula’s understated yet persuasive vocals. Their material blends American Songbook standards with pop-jazz and roots-rock originals, showcasing Paula’s major influences and taking full advantage of Monte’s virtuosity and range. Paula and Monte have been performing individually for 20-odd years, and each have been on the Austin music scene for over 15 years. As a result they have the artistry and professionalism that comes with the territory. After the birth of her first album (DRIVE) Paula performed at a number of well-known Austin songwriter havens most notably the Cactus Cafe and Saxon Pub. Monte's also performed at well-established Austin venues such as Antone’s, Threadgill’s and the Broken Spoke, sharing the stage with alumni of renowned Texas artists such as George Strait, Asleep at the Wheel, and Rotel & the Hot Tomatoes. The two have been playing together for four years, including a monthly residency in Wimberley and, starting in 2018, at Opal Divine's Austin Grill in South Austin. Their time collaborating has produced a sound that spans Country, Americana, Pop, and Jazz. OTHER PROJECTS Paula also performs as a solo artist under the name Paula Held, and with her jazz trio, Moonblossom featuring Chris Jones on bass and Bart Madeley on jazz guitar.
6009 US Hwy 290, Fredericksburg, TX