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Him & Her Highlights

Highlights

2015
Brenda Freed
Folk Alliance International Winter Music Camp Voice Instructor, Effortless Singing (3 Sessions), Kansas City, MO.
Him & Her perform at Rolling Oaks Music Festival, 2015 Kerrville Folk Festival, Strange Brew in Austin

2014
Him & Her launch www.HimandHerTX.com, Four Him & Her House Concerts – Wildflower Terrace, Gulabi Records Gfire, and Wunderlich House Concerts in Austin and one in New Braunfels; Caroling in the Cave, Longhorn Cavern; Nancy Scott’s Songwriter in the Round, Patsy’s Cowgirl Café; DC Bloom Songwriter in the Round, Whip In, Austin, TX; Him & Her SXSW Handshake Management Showcase, Threadgill’s, Austin, TX, Him & Her put together a band for the Austin Hi Tech Community’s ATC Battle of the Bands

Brenda Freed launched of www.EffortlessMusicInstruction.com; Folk Alliance International Winter Music Camp Voice Instructor, Effortless Singing and Effortless Harmony Singing (3 Sessions), Kansas City, MO; Voice Instructor for Kerrville Folk Festival all day Voice Workshop, Effortless Singing and Effortless Harmony Singing, Kerrville, TX; Voice Workshop Instructor, Effortless Singing (2 Sessions), Hillside Festival, Guelph Lake Island, Ontario, Canada; SWRFA Voice Mentor, Austin, TX; SPAH Conference Voice Workshop Instructor, Effortless Singing and Effortless Harmony Singing, St. Louis, MO; Folk Alliance Region Midwest Folk Alliance Conference (FARM) Voice Workshop Instructor and Mentor, Effortless Singing and Effortless Harmony Singing, St. Louis, MO;

Michael D’Eath played with Bob Tom Reed at first annual Fisher Festival, and with Graham Warwick at Blues on the Green at Baron’s Creek in Fredericksburg, TX. Michael also performed on Farrell Droke’s EP

2013
Him & Her perform as duo and as the All Stars on the Gibbs Stage at the 10th annual Rice Festival; Him & Her Live on Radio with Tom Tranchilla, Songwriter’s Studio, KPFT, Houston, TX; Him & Her played JP Hops in Houston, TX;

Brenda Freed – Kerrville Folk Festival Voice Workshop Instructor, Effortless Singing and Effortless Harmony Singing; Expert on Healthy Vocal Maintenance for Health & Wellness Panel and Voice Mentor for Southwest Regional Folk Alliance (SWRFA), Austin, TX;  Society for the Preservation and Advancement of Harmonica (SPAH) Conference Voice Workshop Instructor, Effortless Singing and Effortless Harmony Singing, St. Louis, MO

2012
Brenda Freed
– Voice Instructor at Voice Workshop, 2012 Kerrville Folk Festival, Kerrville, TX; Expert on Healthy Vocal Maintenance panel for Health & Wellness for Musicians session, 2012 Southwest Regional Folk Alliance, Austin, TX; Coordinated 7 other songwriters for Austin corporate team building event and started www.songteamaustin.com with Jean Synodinos. Brenda sang and coordinated background vocals on Jack Motley CD.

Michael D’Eath – Harmonica soloist on CD’s by Tracy Weinberg CD and Marghi Allen; Played Karen Abrahams’ Showcase during SXSW, Austin, TX.

Him & Her radio interview with Tom Tranchilla aired on KPFT (Pacifica), Houston, TX

2011
The BobTom Reed Band Venue Highlights Poodies Hilltop Bar & Grill, Spicewood, TX; Green Mesquite, Austin, TX; 1rst Down & Stassney, Austin, TX, Saxon Pub, Austin, TX.

Brenda Freed released Effortless Harmony Singing with Brenda Freed – A Vocal Harmony Instruction Course; Voice Instructor at Voice Workshop, 2011 Kerrville Folk Festival, Kerrville, TX; Expert on Healthy Vocal Maintenance panel for Health & Wellness for Musicians session, 2011 Southwest Regional Folk Alliance, Austin, TX.

Him & Her Performed at Rice Festival, Fischer, TX; Saxon Pub, Austin, TX; played regularly throughout the Texas Hill Country

Him & Her Interviewed at SWRFA Conference by Tom Tranchilla, Songwriter’s Studio, KPFT, Houston, TX

2010
Him & Her Venue Highlights –NeWorlDeli monthly gig, Austin, TX; Third Coast Music Songwriters Showcase, Austin, TX; Showcases at Southwest Regional Folk Alliance, Austin, TX; Vanishing Texas River Cruise, Lake Buchanan, Burnet, TX; Caroling in the Cave, Longhorn Cavern State Park, Burnet, TX; Michael D’Eath played with Claudia Nygaard on the Southwest Regional Folk Alliance Main Showcase Stage, and on the Kerrville Folk Festival Threadgill Stage for the  John Vandiver Tribute.

The BobTom Reed Band Venue Highlights – Austin debut at Green Mesquite, Austin, TX; Albert Dance Hall, Albert, TX; played throughout Texas Hill Country.

Douglas & Freed Songbook Concerts retired their four shows they had been performing throughout Central Texas since 2002.

Brenda Freed – Healthy Vocal Maintenance expert on panel for Health & Wellness for Musicians session, 2010 Southwest Regional Folk Alliance, Austin, TX; Voice Instructor at Voice Workshop, 2010 Kerrville Folk Festival, Kerrville, TX.

2009
Him & Her Venue Highlights – Old Settler’s Festival, Campground Stage, Driftwood, TX; England tour including Furley’s 150th Anniversary at famous Winchester College, Portland Arms, Portland, and Balcombe Place, Sussex, England; Vanishing Texas River Cruise on Lake Buchanan, Burnet, TX; Michael D’Eath performed regularly with Graham Warwick at Blue Monday, The Auslander, Fredericksburg, TX.

Brenda FreedHealthy Vocal Maintenance expert on panel for Health & Wellness for Musicians session, 2009 Southwest Regional Folk Alliance, Austin, TX; released Effortless Music Reading Measure Cards by Brenda Freed.

Douglas & Freed Songbook Concerts performed their four shows regularly throughout Austin and the Texas Hill Country.

The LaserTones (AKA BobTom Reed Band) performed throughout Texas Hill Country

Michael D’Eath played with Pat Green on at the Rice Festival Main Stage in Fischer, TX

2008
Moondance Treasures Music Publishing produced a showcase room and performed several showcases at the National Folk Alliance Conference, Memphis, TN showcasing over 30 musicians (7 of whom became 2008 Kerrville New Folk Finalists).

Him & Her Venue Highlights – Weinberg House Concert Series; Him & Her Band, Green Mesquite, Austin, TX; Caroling in the Cave, Longhorn Cavern State Park, Burnet, TX; Vanishing Texas River Cruise, Lake Buchanan, Burnet, TX; performed throughout Austin and the Texas Hill Country.

Him & Her co-found The LaserTones that played in Texas Hill Country and became The BobTom Reed Band in 2010.

Brenda Freed Solo– Texas Songwriters in the Round, Llano, TX; Mesa Ranch, Austin, TX; Caroling in the Cave at Longhorn Cavern State Park, Burnet, TX; released Effortless Singing with Brenda Freed – A Vocal Instruction Course.

Douglas & Freed Songbook Concerts performed their four shows regularly throughout Austin and the Texas Hill Country.

2007
Moondance Treasures Music Publishing produced a showcase room at the National Folk Alliance Conference, Memphis, TN showcasing 30 musicians.

Him & Her – Performed House Concert for Cabin 10 Group, Kerrville, TX; Concert in the Cave at Longhorn Cavern State Park, Burnet, TX; Vanishing Texas River Cruise, Lake Buchanan, Burnet, TX; performed throughout Texas Hill Country; Showcased at Southwest Regional Folk Alliance, Austin, TX; started playing with BobTom Reed.

Brenda Freed – Voice Instructor at Voice Workshop, Kerrville Folk Festival, Kerrville, TX.

Douglas and Freed Songbook Concerts added Irving Berlin Show to their repertoire of shows and performed all four shows regularly throughout Austin and the Texas Hill Country.

2006
Moondance Treasures Music Publishing produced a showcase room at the National Folk Alliance in Austin, TX showcasing over 40 musicians, (3 of whom became 2006 Kerrville New Folk Finalists).

Him & Her Venue Highlights – Arlene’s Grocery and The Baggott, New York, NY; Vanishing Texas River Cruise, Lake Buchanan, Burnet, TX; performed regularly throughout the Texas Hill Country.

Brenda Freed Solo – Live on KCTI Radio, Gonzales, TX with Texas singer/songwriter legend, Aaron Allan; performed 2 solo Christmas Shows – Caroling in the Cave, Longhorn Cavern State Park, Burnet, TX.

Brenda Freed retired from playing bass in O’Malarkey

Douglas & Freed Songbook Concerts performed their three shows regularly in Austin and throughout the Texas Hill Country.

Texas Hot Flash re-united to perform an a cappella Christmas Show, Emily Anne Theater, Wimberley, TX.

2005
Texas Hot Flash, Brenda’s main performing group at that time, won an Austin Music Award in Austin Chronicle Music Poll for Best Performing Band in their category; It was a great last year for Texas Hot Flash before members moved on to pursue other performance endeavors.

Texas Hot Flash released 3 CD’s: What You Hear is What You Get, recorded live at Pioneer Town Theater as part of the Wimberley Concert Association Concert Series; Live! Underground, recorded live in Longhorn Cavern Cave, Longhorn Cavern State Park, Burnet, TX, and We Wish You a Merry Christmas, recorded live at Moondance Recording Studios, Dripping Springs, TX.

Texas Hot Flash Venue Highlights – Opened for the Charlie Daniels Band, Firefly Festival, South Bend, IN and toured the Midwest; Belton Concert Series, Mary Hardin Baylor University, Belton, TX; Bugle Boy, La Grange, TX; Concerts in the Cave, Longhorn Cavern State Park, Burnet, TX; Leeann Atherton’s SXSW Barndance; A cappella 30’s and 40’s Show throughout the Texas Hill Country; Wimberley Gospel Festival; Perform last 2 Christmas Shows – Caroling in the Cave, Longhorn Cavern State Park, Burnet, TX.

Him & Her emerged from Texas Hot Flash and performed on Outer Banks, NC; Rhythm Room, Phoenix, AZ; performed gigs in Austin and Texas Hill Country.

Douglas and Freed Songbook Concert Series added Cole Porter Show and performed their three shows regularly throughout Austin and the Texas Hill Country.

Brenda Freed on bass, played gigs in Texas Hill Country with Irish/Celtic band, O’Malarkey.

2004
Texas Hot Flash placed 4th for Best Performing Band in their category in Austin Chronicle Music Poll; developed an a cappella 30’s and 40’s show which they performed at retirement homes and private parties throughout Central Texas and incorporated into their regular shows.

Texas Hot Flash Venue Highlights – Coffee Gallery Backstage, Altadena, CA and toured Southern CA; Cactus Café, Austin, TX; Live Oak Coffee House Series, Austin, TX; Casbeers, San Antonio, TX; Wimberley Concert Association Concert; KEOS Radio Live Performance, College Station, TX; Leeann Atherton’s SXSW Barndance; Texas Hot Flash A cappella Christmas Show performed throughout Austin and the Texas Hill Country and taped at Austin Community Television and aired locally; Tunes at Noon Concert, Texas Medical Center, Austin, TX; Friend’s Fest, Recreation Plantation, Dripping Springs, TX; opened for and shared the stage with Sara Hickman at the American Music Therapy Conference, Austin, TX.

Brenda Freed & Michael D’Eath started performing as a duo; performed in Monterey, CA.

Douglas and Freed Songbook Concert Series performed their two shows throughout Austin and the Texas Hill Country.

Brenda Freed on bass, played gigs in Texas Hill Country with Irish/Celtic band, O’Malarkey.

2003
Texas Hot Flash placed 6th for Best Performing Band in their category in Austin Chronicle Music Poll; A cappella Christmas Show performed throughout Austin and the Texas Hill Country and was joined by Michael D’Eath on harmonica.

Texas Hot Flash Venue Highlights – Old Settler’s Music Festival, Driftwood, TX; KEOS Radio Live Performance, College Station, TX; Leeann Atherton’s SXSW Barndance, Austin, TX; Texas Hot Flash videotaped at Austin Community Television that aired locally and won an award at the station; Wimberley Valley Concert Association Concert; Tunes at Noon Concert, Texas Medical Center, Austin, TX

Brenda Freed started playing bass with O’Malarkey, an Irish/Celtic band and continued playing with them until summer 2006.

Douglas and Freed Songbook Concert Series added a Rodgers & Hammerstein Show and performed their two shows throughout Austin and the Texas Hill Country.

2002
Brenda Freed’s a cappella group became Texas Hot Flash while performing throughout the Kerrville Folk Festival campground; Texas Hot Flash – a cappella and then some – performed throughout Central Texas and added instrumentation to some of their songs, including Michael D’Eath on harmonica.

Texas Hot Flash Venue Highlights – Belton Concert Series, Belton, TX; Waterloo Ice House, Austin, TX; KUT Public Radio’s FEMME FM Live Performance, Austin, TX.

Texas Hot Flash developed an a cappella Christmas show and performed throughout Central Texas every Christmas season through 2005

2001
Brenda released her 3rd CD, Smilin’ Inside , which received air play along with her other 2 CD’s in 15 countries and 23 U.S. states.

Brenda Freed Venue Highlights – Waterloo Ice House, Austin, TX; Live Oak Coffee House Series, Austin, TX; KUT Public Radio’s FEMME FM Live Performance, Austin, TX; Radio interview on KCTI Gonzales, TX.  Joined occasionally by Michael D’Eath on harmonica.

Brenda Freed formed an a cappella group to perform her original a cappella music during her regular shows which later became Texas Hot Flash.

Douglas and Freed Songbook Concert Serieswas developed starting with the Rodgers & Hart Show and performed in Austin and throughout the Texas Hill Country until 2010.

2000
Freed duo added Michael D’Eath on harmonica and became the Freed trio; Freed trio toured England and played throughout Texas.

Freed duo Venue Highlights – The prestigious 12 Bar Club, London, England; La Kiva and Ms. Tracy’s, Terlingua, TX; La Zona Rosa, Austin, TX; Casbeer’s, San Antonio, TX; KEOS Live Radio Performance, College Station, TX.

Brenda Freed Band played regularly throughout Texas, occasionally adding Michael D’Eath on harmonica.

1999
Brenda Freed and Val Roessling formed the Brenda Freed Band and the group played throughout Texas, including Gruene Hall, Gruene, TX; Casbeers, San Antonio, TX; Friends Fest, Recreation Plantation, Dripping Springs, TX; opened for Albert & Gage, Executive Surf Club, Corpus Christi, TX and toured to Arkansas; Brenda nominated for the Humble Time Rising Star Award.

Brenda Freed released her Sort It Out CD with Val Roessling and the Brenda Freed Band that received airplay in 9 different countries and in several U.S. states; Freed duo toured England and the Midwest U.S.

Freed duo Venue Highlights – 12 Bar Club and Acoustic Café, London and pubs throughout England; Casbeers, San Antonio, TX; Anderson Fair, Houston, TX.

1998
Brenda Freed released her Freed – Until Daylight CD with Val Roessling ; Freed duo played throughout Texas and toured England for 2 months playing festivals, concert halls and pubs; Toured the Midwest; Brenda’s song, Simple Words, received honorable mention in the Just Plain Folks songwriting competition.

Freed duo Venue Highlights –  England tour including 12 Bar Club, London; Cambridge Folk Festival, Cambridge; featured act at Tapeley Festival and Broxbourne Festival; opened for Vance Gilbert, Rouse House Concert Series, Austin, TX; hosted concert series at the Austin Youth Hostile and opened for Bill Oliver, Annie Clark, Darcie Deville, Michael Smith & Kate Wallace, David Lamotte, and Eric Moll.

1997
Brenda Freed was the weekly guest soloist with a jazz band in Fredericksburg, TX and discovered her love for jazz standards.   She also continued the Freed duo playing throughout Central Texas.

1996
Brenda Freed teamed up with guitarist, Val Roessling, and the two played together as Freed throughout Central Texas.

Brenda Freed’s Solo act opened for Sara Hickman at Sons of Hermann Hall, Dallas, TX; Brenda toured solo in England for 3 weeks playing pubs and festivals including Colchester Arts Center, Snape Festival, Antrim Arts Festival Concert, Antrim, Northern Ireland.

Freed At Last female trio hosted and played at the weekly singer/songwriter night at the Saxon Pub, Austin, TX; played regularly in the Texas Hill Country; opened for Chuck Pyle, Rouse House Concert Series, Austin, TX; played Poor David’s Pub, Dallas, TX.

1995
Freed at Last female trio played regularly throughout the Texas Hill Country; opened for Kimmie Rhodes at Sons of Hermann Hall, Dallas, TX and Dana Cooper at Suzanna’s Kitchen, Wimberley Methodist Church Concert Series; KFAN Radio Live Performance, New Caanan Farms, Dripping Springs, TX.

1994
Brenda Freed formed a female trio called Freed at Last with Linda Sriro and Susan Petros.

Brenda Freed and Francie Meaux Jeaux did a repeat tour of the Midwest including the Sanctuary, Iowa City, IA and Java Joes, Des Moines, IA; opened for Austin Lounge Lizards, Poor David’s Pub and Mary Ann Price, Sons of Hermann Hall, Dallas, TX; KFAN Radio Live Performance, Fredericksburg, TX.

1993
Brenda Freed re-released her first tape, Freed at Last, with Francie Meaux Jeaux on bass and the duo toured the Midwest; Played Uncle Calvins, Dallas, TX; Heartland Café, Chicago, IL; Java Joes, Des Moines, IA and the Mill Restaurant, Iowa City, Iowa; played regularly in Austin and the Texas Hill Country.

1992
Brenda Freed released her first solo recording, Brenda Freed, a tape of all original music; performed solo throughout Austin and the Texas Hill Country including Gruene Hall, Gruene,
TX; San Antonio Folk Festival, San Antonio, TX.

Pre-Texas – Brenda sang in Brenda and the Wild Husbands, Iowa City, IA.

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