8pm: Three Quarter Moon is a Bluegrass and folk band based in Austin, TX, with Sol Chase and Erica McCormick. Propelled by intricate vocal harmonies and supported by complex instrumental arrangements, Three Quarter Moon's sound captivates any audience with a love of acoustic music. Their sets feature a mix of original and traditional songs and range from slow folk ballads to barn-burning Colorado bluegrass jams.
The two met in 2013 at Phillips Exeter Academy and began writing songs together within a few weeks. Their mutual love for acoustic music drove them to form Three Quarter Moon with another friend in January 2015. The trio played live shows throughout the winter and spring and recorded the band's first full-length album, Southbound, in April. After graduating Exeter, Sol and Erica moved to Austin, Texas to pursue their music with renewed vigor. Although they pack a lot into their schedules, Three Quarter Moon remains their primary focus. Now assimilated into the musical community of this prolific city, this duo calls on many talented musicians to record and perform alongside them. In the fall of 2017 they recorded and produced their second studio release, the all-original Boiling Blue EP, which features a variety of Austin's very best acoustic musicians. Both just 20-years-old, Sol and Erica are currently enrolled in the University of Texas at Austin and are each pursuing a double major. They squeeze in practices between class times and perform in the evenings and on weekends.
9:15pm: Sal and Isela con Los Salerosos is a husband-and-wife fronted duet from Lake Elsinore, CA. Playing their self-described style of Mexicanized-American Music, Sal and Isela’s songs mix traditional folkloric elements from south of the border with traditional folk, Americana, and pop music arrangements.
“There've been many famous male-female duos in the span of contemporary music, but one of the finest he-she combos in the region is Sal & Isela, featuring their lovely signature pairing of «Americanized Mexican» music or «Mexicanized American» music. Whichever way you see (or hear) it, this act's tunes are both captivating and entertaining.” — Inland Empire Weekly, Riverside, CA — Admission $8, doors at 7:20pm.