Kris Potrafka and the folks at Music Firsthand have curated a really unique and entertaining concept with their Comedians Interviewing Musicians weekly vodcast. The idea is simple. Pair Austin’s favorite musicians with hysterical improv comics at intimate venues and let the laughs and melodies pursue. The Austin-based music publication has comically hosted artists from Ray Prim and Jaimee Harris to Kady Rain and Sydney Wright…each week taking a new angle for discussion.
Tuesday’s vodcast was an extra special episode hosted on the edge of Fiesta Gardens at the Potrafka’s east Austin studio. Celebrity chef Giulia Millanta prepared two delightful pasta dishes for patrons to enjoy while Folk/Americana singer-songwriter Ali Holder opened-up about the inspiration behind her music, her childhood in Wichita Falls and a love lost with “California”. Esther’s Follies alum BeckiJo Neill and local comedian Claude Ramey led an intimate discussion delivering several moments of lol hysteria between the artist’s handpicked set songs. Guest were provided the opportunity to interact directly with Holder and the comedians both in-person and from Music Firsthand’s live Facebook feed. Austin Eastciders provided beverages while Millanta served up tasty bites during the performance. Draped in a floury apron, Millanta joined the Huntress Moon songwriter towards the end of the set with supporting harmonies as Holder finished her performance with a personal touch. Guest were then provided the opportunity to mingle with the artist, cook and hosts all while enjoying a wonderful dinner with friends. Music Firsthand certainly knows how to throw a party and we can’t wait for next week’s episode at Austin Eastciders with Aaron McDonnell.
For additional information on Music Firsthand and Comedians Interviewing Musicians visit https://musicfirsthand.live/. Also, be sure to catch Ali Holder on August 4th at the Cactus Café and for savory, home-cooked recipes follow Giulia Millanta at dinnerwithguilia.com.
In the meantime, enjoy the images below From Music Firsthand’s Comedians Interviewing Musicians with Ali Holder.
Photos by: Mark Bowers @markbowersphoto