Terri Hendrix with Lloyd Maines
We regret to say, Terri & Lloyd will not be joining us in October but Terri sends this message to her Kerrville fans:
Terri Hendrix is a pioneering independent Texas songwriter who spins sorrow into joy and wrings wisdom from the blues with a poetic grace and engaging melodic flair that has endeared her to three generations of fans around the globe. Recognized by “Acoustic Guitar” Magazine as one of Texas’ 20 essential contemporary singer-songwriters, Hendrix has released 18 albums since her 1996 debut, “Two Dollar Shoes," all on her own Wilory Records label. As the owner of the masters to every album she's ever made, "Terri is truly a self-made woman" (as music legend Al Kooper observed). That autonomy has allowed her the freedom to dodge musical pigeonholes her entire career by weaving folk, pop, country, blues and jazz into an eclectic style all her own, which makes for an energetic and spiritually uplifting live show in any setting, from listening rooms and house concerts to theaters to outdoor festivals. Along the way, she’s also co-written a Grammy-winning instrumental (the Dixie Chicks’ “Lil’ Jack Slade”), and garnered such honors as a star on the South Texas Music Walk of Fame, the Art of Peace Award by Saint Mary’s University in San Antonio, the Distinguished Alumni Award at Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, and a 2015 induction into the Women’s Hall of Fame in San Marcos, Texas. But her proudest achievement to date is the OYOU ("Own Your Own Universe"), the 501 C3 non-profit she founded in 2013. Based in Martindale and San Marcos, Texas, the OYOU's mission is to make the arts accessible to everyone, regardless of age, income, social, or mobility issues, through a variety of workshops, concerts, and retreats.
I have epilepsy, and am very open about it. Throughout the month of October I will be transitioning to a new medication that does not compromise my immune system. The medication I am currently on lowers my white blood cells. I need to face the fall in optimum health given the current uncertainties of this virus. I felt it best to safeguard against potential complications from the transition be clearing my calendar of all shows for the month of October. This enables the KFF to book and print their performance schedule with confidence. When their festival launches this fall, it needs to do so without any potential complications. Thank you for your support and most of all thank you for your support of what has long since been a mainstay in the heritage of our Texas music history. The festival launched my career and countless others during its 49 year run. Thank you.
With Respect, Terri Hendrix