Far Out Booking is Jeff and Sha Gavin. For 10 years, Jeff, West Warren and Dixie Watkins produced The Rice Festival in honor of their friend, Rice Harrington who died unexpectedly in 2003. After 10 years, they all agreed it was time to retire the festival. Although it continued to be a sold out event, more and more of the folks coming didn't know who Rice was. In 2013, Jeff and Sha moved to Terlingua, Tx. Their friend, Francie Meaux Jeaux, wife of Slim Richey, told Jeff he should start up another music endeavor and call it Far Out Booking. Not having any intention of doing something at the time, the domain was available so they grabbed it. . . you never know.
Tragically, Slim died all too soon in 2015 and, not long thereafter, Francie asked Jeff if he'd "throw a little party for her baby." The wheels were put in motion and (unbeknownst to anyone at the time), Slim Fest was born and is now held on the weekend in February closest to Slim's birthday (February 11). From the first year with Slim's band, The Jitterbug Vipers, Butch Hancock, Carolyn Wonderland, Alan Munde and more, to Slim fOUr with the Guy Forsyth Band, Bill Kirchen, The Cary Swinney Trio, The Emily Gimble Band and more, Slim's legend continues.
Jeff and Sha were fortunate enough to host the author, Craig Childs, for an evening of artistic interpretation of his book, Apocalyptic Planet in Austin Texas. Craig is also the author of House of Rain, The Essentials of Water, Animal Dialogues and more.
Golden Sage Farm House concerts are held at the historic ranch of Ron Sage & Julie Golden Sage in Flagstaff, AZ. For more information go to www.goldensagefarm.com. Far Out Booking is thrilled to partner with Julie & Ron as they launch this remarkable series in an idyllic setting.
The Meadow Makers - Dana Idlet and Noah Richmond. You may know Dana from Dana Louise & The Glorious Birds. Now, she and Noah Richmond have formed The Meadow Makers. Check out their latest recording here: Flood
Jodi James and Clay Foster. “This is an album that will need to be listened to and not just played in the background. It has to marinate in your musical soul--It is for select tastes and for discriminating ears. It will make an impression…it will.” No Depression. More at Clay and Jodi's website. Easy, Breeze.
Walter Salas-Humara. More about Walter here: WS-H
The Paper Moon Shiners
Danny Schmidt & Carrie Elkin. Check out Danny's just-released recording, "Standard Deviation"
Miles Adams, Chase Peeler, Jeff Gavin