Campus News 2014

For Immediate Release
April 30, 2014

Music at the Mansion Resumes May 2nd

Music at the Mansion

To the sustaining members and sponsors of Music at the Mansion:

We look forward to seeing you this Friday night at the Schreiner Mansion. The lineup this time features the anticipated return of one of the favorite acts from last season – Trout Fishing In America – along with the appearance of an artist who could well be described as the “songwriter’s songwriter,” Buddy Mondlock.  

Once again, you will have the opportunity to begin the evening by visiting with each other and the artists, as Chartwells promises another great reception, featuring an array of gourmet food and wines. Remember, the reception will begin at 7:00 PM, with music starting promptly at 7:30.

Thanks to your support -- the 2014 Season is sold out!

About this month’s Artists:

Buddy MondlockBuddy Mondlock writes songs. He does it so well that some great songwriters have recorded his songs on their own albums. Guy Clark, Nanci Griffith, and Janis Ian, to name just a few.  He draws you into his world - where a single snowflake follows the trajectory of a relationship, where you get your pocket picked by a Roman cat, where you might swim over the edge of the world if you’re not careful and where dreams that don’t come true still count. When Buddy made his first trip to Texas from his native Chicago, Guy Clark heard him singing one of his songs under a tree at the Kerrville Folk Festival and liked it. So Guy went back to Nashville, opened the door and said, “listen to this kid, heʼs good!” A publishing deal and a U-Haul headed south soon followed. In 1987, he was a New Folk Award Winner at the Kerrville Folk Festival, and he released his first album called “On the Line”.  Buddy was touring by this time playing coffeehouses and the occasional festival. And there were trips to Europe too. Buddy’s second album, produced by Steve Addabbo in 1994, got picked up by Son Records, a small label in Ireland started by the band U2, and he was well received on the island of poets. He’s toured there consistently ever since. Then, Peter, Paul and Mary recorded “The Kid” and then asked the kid himself to sing with them on their “Great Performances” PBS special. Since then, he’s released a string of critically acclaimed solo recordings on his own label and EMI. And in 2003, Buddy toured North America and Europe with Art Garfunkel and Maia Sharp in support of the album they wrote and recorded together as a trio. Along with his concerts, Buddy teaches songwriting workshops as well. In 2012, he taught at the Swannanoa Gathering at Warren Wilson College in North Carolina.  And in 2013, Buddy returned once again to the Kerrville Folk Festival to perform and teach at the song school there.

Trout Fishing in AmericaTrout Fishing in America is the long-standing and yet seemingly unlikely musical partnership of Keith Grimwood and Ezra Idlet. As individuals, they are about as different as one can imagine. Together, they blend seamlessly in a way that has captured the imagination (and hearts) of audiences of all ages for over three decades. Their children’s CD, “Big Round World”, earned Trout Fishing in America their fourth Grammy nomination.  Performing Songwriter Magazine chose Trout as one of the top 100 most influential independent artists in the past 15 years. Their infectious mix of folk/pop and family music is the result of their diverse backgrounds as well as growing up in the musical melting pot that is Texas. Their recordings have garnered three National Indie Awards, multiple Parents Choice and NAPPA Gold awards, the American Library Award, as well as four Grammy nominations.

As a reminder, the lineup for the rest of the year is as follows:
    September 12:   Doug Wintch & Anke Summerhill and Bill & Mary Muse
    October 17:   JohnSmith and The Waymores
    December 5:   Eliza Gilkyson and Chuck Pyle

This series made possible thanks to the generous support of these underwriters:
Culligan - Texas Hill Country Y.O. Ranch Hotel Chartwells