Travis Linville was born in Chicksha, Oklahoma into a musical family and as you might expect, began playing guitar at the age of 14. Working with his mentor Joe Settlemires, Travis developed incredible guitar improvisation skills. And by 21, he was joining Willie Nelson on stage at one of Willie's 4th of July picnics. Eventually he and a friend formed a touring band, The Burtschi Brothers, and played for five years throughout the central and southwest US, releasing three albums along the way. In 2006, he began touring as lead guitar with Hayes Carll while simultaneously recording his first solo album, See You Around. In 2012, Travis cut his second EP, Sun or Moon, which was derived from the high emotion and wonder he felt as he became a father in 2010. Didn't know then but now I think I know Why the trees turn green and why the warm winds blow You must be the reason there ever was a month of June You must be the reason there ever was a sun or moon
Amy Sue Berlin was also born into a musical family which brought her to the Kerrville Folk Festival every year growing up, but it wasn't until 2012 while traveling and selling merchandise with Mary Gauthier that she found herself sitting in on one of Mary's songwriting workshops - and from there, Amy's whole life changed. Now she writes and performs as much as possible, showing an amazing aptitude for the craft. She has recently appeared at the Cactus Cafe, Strange Brew, and recorded at KUT's studio 1A.
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But WHY? We love having so many people love the Wyldwood, but let's face it, we're just a modest home in the burbs. And lately we've gotten a lot of attention. It was nine years ago when we started bringing musicians out to play for our friends and neighbors and over the years, word kind of spread. And we are having so much fun! But we have come to recognize that in order for everyone to have a good time, with good seats, and good sound, and to be safe, we need to keep the number of friends to a reasonable size. Unfortunately, this means that realistically we can't grow our invitation list. In fact, it's too big as it is. (I know that sounds odd, but trust me, it is.) And so with a heavy heart we have stopped adding to our invitation list. What can you do? Well, it's probably not the easiest solution, but you could do what we did nine years ago and start hosting your own back yard or living room shows. Or better yet, talk your neighbor into it and just help out! There are so many very talented musicians in Austin who enjoy the intimate setting and the opportunity to play for a music loving crowd. Try it out - you just might love it! Cheers to all of Austin! We love you! And if you don't mind, send us an invitation to your first house concert.