By Liz Lopez
Austin based singer/songwriter, Gail Everett, presents the History of My Latin Music showcase that will feature a performance of songs from her new CD to be released at the event titled “Latin Fun.” The CD release show will be held at Mexic Arte Museum on August 24th, 2019, from 7-9 pm.
Gail Everett is a lifetime musician and songwriter. She plays several instruments but has a special attraction to the guitar. She has a unique percussive style of playing which was developed from her experience with different styles of music. As she was growing up she learned almost every Linda Ronstadt song, (English & Spanish) and when she moved to Austin she began to play the Blues, learning Billy Holliday material. She then moved back to South Texas to her Latin roots and learned many Spanish standards, which led to writing Spanish songs, and playing Latin styles. She has performed with many talented musicians, including Alex Coke, Eva Ybarra, Tomas Ramirez, Sister Sister, Beth Richard, Jason Richard, Deann Rene, Myrna Cabello, Maria Amparo Flores among others.
The EP “All Over the World” has four songs that were released in 2012 and is available on Amazon Music.
“Chilling Out” is written and produced by Gail Everett’s giggingail video productions and can be found on her YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=93JrHoeb8FM Kat Lawson Barry, lead vocalist for Royal Velvetee, is a guest vocalist.
To hear the song “Latin Fun” visit https://www.reverbnation.com/musician/gaileverett
The show on August 24th will also feature guest vocalists:
Geneva Lopez Lightfoot, will perform “La Fe De La Cumbia.” Geneva began singing and teaching dance in her worship group in 2008. She was part of Gail’s first musical project, where she sang lead vocal on the song “Again Tomorrow” which can be heard via this link: https://www.reverbnation.com/gaileverett/song/20570091-again-tomorrow
Joanna Ramirez – Vocalist, Percussionist, Songwriter will be performing “Not That Kind of Woman.” With an extensive musical heritage from her family, Dallas-born Joanna Ramirez carries on the tradition as a vocalist and songwriter. Joanna’s family musical influences originate in blues and traditional Mexican music, and she was highly influenced by soul & R&B music of many artists of the genre in the 70s and 80s. Her forthcoming second solo album release, “On My Way” could best be described as a soulful, heavy groove-laden, spiritual journey.
Pati Ayala Mclean will be performing “Chorrito” and “Bamboleo.” Born in Mexico City, Pati has been singing in public since she was an 8-year-old child in Saltillo, Mexico. As a teenager, she performed on a national television program, “Siempre en Domingo,” and her first band was a rock ’n’ roll band. As a young woman she toured the nation with a popular band and appeared in a Mexican movie “La Verdadera Vocación de Magdalena,” featuring Angelica María and Carmen Montejo. Pati sang with several other bands in Mexico. Pati has lived in Austin since the early 1990s, performing regularly with popular musicians at numerous local venues. Pati sat-in with Cesar Rosas (Los Lobos) in San Antonio; “The Blazers” (Los Angeles) at Hole in the Wall/Antone’s in Austin. She was lead vocalist for Austin’s popular salsa band, “Sazón,” and the rocking blues band Crash! Bam! Boom! Pati has performed at many of Austin’s iconic venues and she currently sings with the band “The BenTones.”
Kat Lawson Barry, lead vocalist for Royal Velvetee, is a guest vocalist on the song “Chilling Out” and she will also perform “Natural Woman” by Carol King. https://www.reverbnation.com/gaileverett/song/30678023-chilling-out
A new song and dance will be performed by 11 year – old Karina Espinoza, making her debut. She will perform a new song titled “Sapito” and “We Fell In Love” written by Gail Everett.
Sisters Julienne and Jacinda Morales have grown up performing in school, church, and family functions. They will be performing a new dance with Karina on “Sapito.” Recently all three girls have begun learning Ukulele from Gail and they will be playing their instruments on “Sapito.”
Additional musicians performing with Gail Everett on Guitar include Jason Richard, guitar; JJ Barrera, Bass; Bruno Vinezof, Percussion and Drums.
This project is supported in part by Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department. The event is open to the public and there is a $10 admission fee.