Mason, Texas - MoonHouse Records recording artists Albert and Gage (Texas chanteuse Christine Albert and musical powerhouse Chris Gage) will head to Mason on Saturday, May 8, 2010, to open The Odeon Theater 2010 Concert Series. Tickets for the 7:00 PM performance are $15. For more info or to buy tickets, call 325.347.6781 or visit www.theodeontheater.com.
Albert and Gage’s flawless harmony is the mainstay of their show, and Gage moves effortlessly from piano to guitar and accordion as they draw from their extensive repertoire of originals and well chosen cover songs by fellow Texas songwriters. Ms. Albert is also known for her unique interpretations of classic French songs. The Houston Press said, "Their performances are an upbeat celebration of songs and the art of singing them. An evening with the two is a fun and heartwarming experience in which music truly is the food of love."
In 1996 Christine was voted female vocalist of the year at the Kerrville Music Awards while Gage was band leader for Jimmie Dale Gilmore (playing guitar and piano) for three years, with performances on The Tonight Show (Jay Leno), Conan O’Brien, and at such esteemed venues as Carnegie Hall and The Royal Albert Hall. Over the last year, Albert and Gage have been touring behind their newest album "Dakota Lullaby", a project they drew entirely from an extensive catalog of undiscovered gems written by Gage’s old friend from Sioux Falls, South Dakota - Tom Peterson. Gage’s multi-instrumental chops are well known through his work as a producer and a sideman (Roy Clark, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Jerry Jeff Walker) and he guides a world class band through classic Americana style arrangements on Dakota Lullaby. He shines on guitars, piano, organ, and dobro, and that distinctive Albert and Gage harmony is prominently featured throughout. The duo take turns singing lead and you can almost hear the prairie wind as they wrap their voices around the ballads, the blues, the country, swing and bluegrass that grace this album. The music is pure Americana and Albert and Gage deliver it with the integrity and care that these great songs deserve.
In addition to their work as Albert and Gage, the couple own and operate MoonHouse Studios (www.moonhousestudio.com) and MoonHouse Records (www.moonhouserecords.com) in Austin, Texas. Chris Gage has recently finished producing albums for Bill Small of Walt Wilkins and the Mystiqueros and for Austin songwriter Steven Brooks. He has also spent the last year playing lead guitar with Texas legend Jerry Jeff Walker and was prominently featured on his new CD, "Moon Child" (available exclusively at www.jerryjeff.com). Christine Albert also contributed to the album, collaborating with Walker on a duet of the Susanna Clark classic "I’ll Be Your San Antone Rose". In January, Albert & Gage spent a week at Camp Belize, Jerry Jeff Walker’s annual concert excursion to Central America full of music, scuba diving and rum punch.
Make advance reservations for this fantastic show by sending your $15 per person donation to Concert, P.O. Box 1599 Mason, Texas 76856. Make checks payable to the Odeon Preservation Association.
For more information or reservations please call Dennis or Kay Evans at 325 347 6781 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Also check the Odeon Theater website www.theodeontheater.com.
Reservations are not confirmed until they have been paid in advance. Concessions will also be open and you may bring your favorite beverage. The Odeon Theater Concert Series is a fund raising event to renovate the oldest continually operated single screen movie theater in Texas and to make it into a multipurpose facility for movies and performing arts. The OPA is a 501c3 non-profit organization. Please join us for an exciting evening of musical entertainment.