Doors open at 5pm
Susan Arbuckle at 10pm
Lisa Marshall Band 12am
Some of us search our whole lives to uncover our true passion and purpose. And then there are people like Susan Arbuckle whose passion, purpose, and talent collide in such a way that something magical happens.
An Austin native, Susan took to the stage at an early age, and over the years, she’s established deep roots in blues and gospel music. Classically trained, Susan has gone on to lead, teach, perform, write and record music. Some of her original tunes have best been described as inspirational blues or “Light Blue.” Although, her reach goes well beyond blues and gospel, and she’s cultivated a powerful voice that today spans everything from jazz and rock to aria and lullaby. It’s this versatility that has led Susan to share the stage with notable musicians, such as Ruthie Foster, Bonnie Raitt, Kris Kristofferson, Kelly Willis, Lloyd Maines, Shelley King, Patrice Pike, and Carolyn Wonderland.
Beyond her amazing stage presence, what makes Susan’s music so powerful is the passion behind it—and the understanding that her music’s true purpose is to connect, share, and promote the good that is in everyone. Her role is to, “Follow your Truth and others will be encouraged to do the same.” And, as a performer, it’s to tune into her audience and create an environment where everyone feels free to be themselves and have a good time.
“Music brings folks together across so many perceived boundaries, and I think that being versatile and flexible enables artists to connect with all types of people,” Susan says. “Hopefully, my music connects and sparks a common place within each of us. If that happens, we can all relate to each other on some level—no matter our history, our preferences, our status, or our goals.”
Lisa Marshall is a Rhythm & Blues, Soul singer/songwriter influenced by Stax, Chess, Motown and the days of classic Soul/R&B. “She’s the little lady w/ the BIG voice! The Lisa Marshall Band takes their cues from the old school days of Soul when women more than carried their own. From Aretha to Etta to Gladys to Tina, Lisa Marshall takes it all in & churns it out true.”- Luna Live, (Mar 22, 2013)
Lisa released her latest CD, ‘Stay Right Here’ October, 2012. Use of string arrangements, three part harmony call and answer vocals ala The Sweet Inspirations, Wurlitzer and guitar licks weave the seam of the music.
‘Stay Right Here’ boasts Eric Johnson’s engineer, Kelly Donnelly behind the board on lead vocals, mixing and mastering. Johnny Radelat of Gary Clark Jr. appears on drums on the CD except for tracks 5 & 8. Nick Connolly of Delbert McClinton adds Wurlitzer and piano on tracks 1, 3, and 5. ‘Stay Right Here’ can be found on her official website www.lisamarshallmusic.com , itunes, spotify, and many other digital media outlets.
“The cocktail that is her music (a funky, soulful blues) can’t really be called fusion, but more a stirred Motown mixer. Lisa Marshall is on the fast track of positioning herself as one Austin’s staple female artists.” -Steven Blythe, Austin Post
The Lisa Marshall Band, currently, is Lisa Marshall on Vocals/Rhythm Guitar, Greg Amani Smith on Bass, Matt Danko on Drums, Nathan Basinger on B3, Nnnedi Agbaroji on Bakcing Vocals, Amos Traystman on Guitar.
The band will headline Beaumont Blues and Jazz Festival 2013, and back the legendary Barbara Lynn on her hits such as ‘You’ll Loose a Good Thing’ and ‘I’m A Good Woman’ and sets their sites on an overseas touring beginning later this year.