Just back from Austin (!), where I played a fabulous house concert at Casa Karen. The band was John Mills (sax, flute), Pat Harris (bass), Steve Schwelling (drums), with hostess (and fellow Stern girl) Suzi Stern sitting in to sing a few. She wrote some wonderful lyrics to The Aerie, we put it in a new key, and it was revelatory. The whole program was exciting, brand new tune (The Unfound, New Orleans style crazy piece) – we had a lovely audience, with a nice standing O at the end…Nice intro to Austin. Capital City Voices will be at Blues Alley, on Tuesday June 19th, featuring the Nancy Wilson/Cannonball Adderly songbook, and a bunch of originals. It’s a helluva program, features Jeff Antoniuk on sax, Amy Shook on bass, Frank Russo on drums, and moi.