7pm - Doors VIP
7:15 - 7:45 - VIP Early Seating and Q&A w/ Artists
7:45 - Doors for GA
Malford Milligan was born in Taylor, Texas and as a young child music took a back seat to just trying to get by. In 1981, after a period as a sociology student at TexasTech, Milligan moved to Austin to begin studies at the University of Texas. Instead singing took precedent and Monday night blues jams became the beginning of a life in music. His local band, the Stick People, launched his career as a talented singer. He can be heard on the Eric Johnson album Up Close released in 2010 singing "Brilliant Room". He has also appeared on The Voice NBC TV series on September 30, 2013 where he sang Al Green's "Let's Stay Together" and was recently named â€œVocalist of the Yearâ€� at The Austin Chronicle Music Awards. Malford is currently touring and performing with his new band BIG CAT. Acclaimed Austin-based guitarist Jeff Plankenhorn, whoâ€™s worked with a host of high-profile artists including Joe Ely, Ruthie Foster, Bobby Whitlock and Ray Wylie Hubbard, has stepped into the solo spotlight with his new CD, SoulSlide. Plankenhorn, or â€œPlankâ€� as he is known, has found a way to blend the soulful vocals of the church, Motown, and funk singers that dominated his speakers as a youth with the bluegrass he studied while living in Nashville and the lyrically driven feel of the songwriters he has performed with since moving to Austin into an intoxicating sound that spans them all.
7pm - Doors VIP
Unplugged at the Chapel: Malford Milligan w/ Jeff Plankenhorn
- Riverbend Centre