As part of the Brisbane Art Gallery’s popular Up Late
program during the latest exhibition
‘American Impressionism and Realism:
A Landmark Exhibition from The Met’,
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York,
theres been a weekly program of resident jazz DJ, talks
and live solo, duo and trio performances from a range of styles.
This weeks on Friday the 11th of September was the 2nd last
and one of the pick of the program.
Next weeks proformance is the last and will be Robert Forster.
But back to Friday night.
Kate Jacobson from Texas Tea and Ben Salter from the Gin Club
put on a fantastic night in the unusual surroundings of the
I was there to see Kate and she put on a fine show drawing
old and new songs from Texas Tea.
Joined on stage with Ben for Whiskey & Wine a highlight,
it was a most enjoyable gig.
Ben was very good also, he reminds me a bit of
Nick Drake, A very talented man
For those who don't know of Texas Tea, heres a bir
of background and do visit their My Space site.
Texas Tea is the partnership of Brisbane musicians
Kate Jacobson and Benjamin Dougherty.
Their style of ‘alt’ (alternative) country has earned
the duo accolades, including being selected as finalists
in the 2006 Q Music Awards for their debut recording
Take a sip. Their most recent release is The junkship
recordings (2008). Live Texas Tea shows are known for
adept use of various instruments on stage –
with the two members switching between vocals,
guitars, harmonica and percussion.
Texas Tea has played with international performers
including Iron and Wine, The Handsome Family,
Jeff Lang, Kim Salmon and Ron Peno’s
The Darling Downs and many others,
and have toured Germany, The Netherlands and France.
You can find a fabulous recording of this at Turn it up Here