Featuring Beth Chrisman, Selena Rosenbalm, Christy Hays
3rd Weekend - Sunday, June 7
Three distinct voices come together
to celebrate the sounds, style, and substance
of the female country acts of the 80s and 90s.
Chrisman has performed on Mountain Stage and A Prairie Home Companion, at US & international festivals, and was recognized for her songwriting by the Independent Music Awards (“Cold, Dark & Lonely" Best Americana Song, "Foolish Ramblin' Man" Best Country Song, IMA). With her bands the Carper Family and High Plains Jamboree, Chrisman performed standout showcases at Folk Alliance International, SXSW, IBMA (International Bluegrass Music Association), and as a featured songwriter with Project ATX6 brought old-time country influence to festivals & clubs in Toronto and Angers, France. You’ll find Chrisman playing around Austin with her band Missy Beth and the Morning Afters as well as playing fiddle with The Frauleins.
Rosanbalm was classically trained and earned a degree in Musical Theatre Performance, but she grew up singing Faith Hill and Shania Twain songs to an audience of stuffed animals. She has been performing professionally in Austin for over a decade, having performed with Zach Scott Theatre, Zilker Theatre Productions. She played the title role in TexARTS’ production of Always… Patsy Cline, earning a nomination for Best Acting in a Leading Role from Austin Critics Table. Rosanbalm started honky tonk band Rosie and the Ramblers in Austin in 2011. She released an album of “unflinchingly honest and patently humorous” (Austin Chronicle) songs in 2014 and plans to record again late this year.
Hays if a full-time songwriter and touring musician who splits her time between Austin, Texas and Butte, Montana. She is President of Working Quiet, a 501c3 aimed at providing solitary space for writers to create song and prose. “Like Lucinda Williams in a Carhartt jacket, Christy Hays works rugged metaphors into emotionally charged country folk.” (Austin Chronicle). Christy Hays’ music has folk and country tinges, thoughtfully penned stories and a full band sound that is both driving alt country and moody folk rock. Christy Hays has released two full length albums and two EP’s since 2009. Hays released her third full length album River Swimmer last year.