TammiFest is an art and music festival and the OYOU's annual fundraiser.
In March 2018, we changed the name from "Playing For Good" to "TammiFest" in memory of Tammi Hendrix. She was kind, a talented artist, an entrepreneur, and the beloved sister of Terri Hendrix.
2701 Airport Highway 21, San Marcos, TX 78666
Complimentary yummy appetizer buffet, mouth watering desserts, and non-alcoholic beverages.
Cash bar open! Silent auction and raffle starts!
Terri Hendrix kicks off the music. Announcements and slide show!
Terri Hendrix is a pioneering independent Texas songwriter who spins sorrow into joy and wrings wisdom from the blues with a poetic grace and engaging melodic flair that has endeared her to three generations of loyal fans around the globe. A classically trained vocalist and accomplished multi-instrumentalist (guitar, mandolin, and harmonica) recently recognized by “Acoustic Guitar” Magazine as one of Texas’ 20 essential contemporary singer-songwriters, she is also one of its most prolific — having averaged nearly an album a year going all the way back to her 1996 debut, “Two Dollar Shoes.” To date, every one of her albums has been released on her own Wilory Records label, making Hendrix the rare artist who has owned all of her master recordings from day one. That autonomy has allowed her the freedom to dodge musical pigeonholes her entire career by weaving folk, pop, country, blues and swinging jazz into an eclectic style all her own — a playful mix that makes for a highly energetic and spiritually uplifting live show in any setting, from intimate listening rooms and theaters to outdoor festivals. Along the way, she’s also co-written a Grammy-winning instrumental (the Dixie Chicks’ “Lil’ Jack Slade”), and garnered such honors as a star on the South Texas Music Walk of Fame, the Art of Peace Award by Saint Mary’s University in San Antonio, the Distinguished Alumni Award at Hardin-Simmons University in Abilene, and a 2015 induction into the Women’s Hall of Fame in San Marcos, Texas. Now well into her third decade as a performing artist, Hendrix is currently in the midst of running a “sonic marathon” she calls “Project 5,” which by the time she finishes it will comprise four thematically-linked albums and a memoir. The first album, an intimate folk record called “Love You Strong,” was released in February 2016; it was followed in October by “The Slaughterhouse Sessions,” a politically charged collection of acoustic gospel blues. The next two albums — an electronica EP called “Who Is Ann?” and an eclectic singer-songwriter full-length called “Talk to a Human” — are both due out 2018. Last but not least will be the book, a deeply personal account of Hendrix’s lifelong battle with epilepsy and the path she’s braved to wellness. In addition to all of this (and teaching workshops, like her annual “Life’s a Song” retreat in the fall), Hendrix is also hard at work building a nonprofit creative center for the arts serving the greater San Marcos area and beyond. It’s called the OYOU, an acronym for “Own Your Own Universe” — words that this free-spirited, self-made woman has lived and thrived by her entire adult life.
A native of Monroe, Louisiana, Albanie was in her formative years exposed to the local music of Louisiana: the sounds of cajun, zydeco, blues and gospel musics at festivals and backyard parties.
Shortly after relocating with her family to San Marcos, Texas at the age of nine, Albanie began taking guitar lessons and developing an interest in acoustic-roots and electric blues, punk rock, and hair metal. Albanie began her love and study of early American Jazz as a freshman in highschool in Wimberley, Texas, when she was exposed to the Parisian Romani guitarist Django Reinhardt.
Listening fervently to recordings of Reinhardt, Louis Armstrong, Billie Holiday, Fats Waller, and other such great figures of jazz, she began to develop her feel for swing. Soon she was performing alongside mentors and other players of the Austin scene where she lived and performed in the years after high school. In the summer of 2013 Albanie relocated to New Orleans, Louisiana, where she is currently living and performing with various traditional jazz and swing ensembles. Since the summer of 2015, Albanie has also been doing solo performances featuring her original songs.
“hONEyhoUSe” is a unique acoustic trio combining the talents of three very diverse and seasoned artists into one unexpected powerhouse force. Consisting of award winning R&B/Gospel soulstress Hillary Smith, earthy Blues/Folk singer-songwriter Yvonne Perea, and sweet voiced Mandy Buchanan, “hONEyhoUSe” seamlessly melds the lines of musical genres with their original creations embracing blues, soul, folk and Americana into one sweet Honeyhouse of music.
Awards and Acolades
John Lennon Songwriting Finalist.
2012 New Mexico Music Award winners
2013 New Mexico Music Awards winners
Rolling Stones “Bands to Watch from Santa Fe”
2015 New Mexico Music Awards winners
Announcements & Silent Auction Closes
Silent auction closes at 7:30
Tammi-Fest wraps up around 8:30ish
Rochelle & The Sidewinders is group comprised of seasoned veterans of the Austin music scene with the common desire to play the Blues! Focusing on original music as well as classics by the likes of Etta James, Koko Taylor, Buddy Guy with a few bluesy twists on some modern tunes as well. Rochelle is a dynamic and striking presence with a voice that cuts right through to the bone! The Sidewinders have won the Austin Blues Society's "Heart of Texas Blues Challenge" two years in a row!
You will dance, groove and party-don't miss an opportunity to catch this amazing act live!
This amazing art guitar by local artist Jill Holechek was auctioned off and $250.00 in proceeds were then given to the Mermaid Society of San Marcos, Texas.
Recipients: Ron and Marie Jager
Proceeds from this beautiful art guitar made by John Moore went towards the 2017 Arts & Humanities Scholarship given to Ron and Marie Jager. The OYOU then made a $650 donation in their honor to the Price Senior Center in San Marcos.
MLK “I Have a Dream” cookie tin
We Shall Overcome volume knob.
Hohner Blues Band Harmonica as tailpiece
Writing on the front inspired by Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger (as per the photos on the back)
It sounds kinda like a banjo!
The OYOU's 1st annual art and music festival! Uniting the community!
$500 Given to Cheatham Street Foundation
Original art piece of Kent Finlay by Christopher Barnett