Albert & Gage
Tuesday, June 7, 2022
Austin, Texas duo Albert and Gage (Christine Albert and Chris Gage) have a personal and musical chemistry that radiates from the stage. The joy they experience making music together is evident as they travel through their musical roots, moving from country and folk to blues and French chansons. The integrity of their musicianship and the rare blend of their voices create a unique and cohesive sound as Gage effortlessly switches from guitar to piano and accordion throughout their set to follow the mood of the music. Austin songwriter Jimmy LaFave once described Christine as a “wondrous singer with a beautiful focus and unrestrained grace.” She had a prolific recording career as a solo artist before meeting Gage, including the acclaimed “Texafrance” series, a bilingual tribute to her European family roots. Christine’s most recent solo CD “Everything’s Beautiful Now” explores the richness of loss, an issue she deals with every day as Founder & CEO of Swan Songs®, a non-profit that fulfills musical last wishes. Ms. Albert has also served for 12 years on the national Board of Trustees of the Recording Academy (known for the GRAMMY Awards®), eventually rising to the position of Chair of the Board and currently serving as Chair Emeritus. In addition, Christine serves on the Board of Directors of Musicares® and the Latin Recording Academy®.
Chris Gage, the Academy of Texas Music’s “Musician of the Year 2011” is no stranger to a tour bus, spending many years on the road with Red Willow Band, Roy Clark and Jimmie Dale Gilmore and until recently played lead guitar on tour with Jerry Jeff Walker in addition to his Albert and Gage shows. He's a veteran of TV shows including Conan O'Brien, The Tonight Show and Hee Haw. He’s a member of the South Dakota Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and an inductee into the SD Friends of Traditional Music Hall of Fame. Chris has been in the all-star house band on Austin City Limits Hall of Fame show for the last four years, and received 2 honorable mentions in the Austin Chronicle Music Poll.