For several years, during visits home from college in New York, I drifted in and out of a loosely organized group of Austin musicians.
By 2010, when I came back to play violin full time, the group was growing, as friends of friends sat in on jam sessions and stuck around. Since then, audiences have grown from dozens to hundreds, and Mother Falcon, as we called ourselves, has transformed from an unplanned experiment into a proper band, with a manager, an LLC and soon even our own van.
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Mother Falcon is part of a 2 p.m. show Sunday, March 10, at the the Blanton Museum of Art at the University of Texas. The program, which also includes Graham Reynolds, is free with Blanton admission: $9 adults, $7 age 65 and over, $5 students with ID and youths 13-21, free for children under 13 and museum members.
Maurice Chammah, a former Fulbright fellow, has written for the New York Times, Guernica Magazine, Rolling Stone Middle East, The Huffington Post, Daily News Egypt, the Texas Tribune and other publications. Find more of his work is at mauricechammah.com