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Wildfire Relief Benefit concert in Austin


Liz Lambert, of Austin & Marfa/Fort Davis, held a Wildfire Relief Benefit Concert in Austin on Friday (May 6) at the parking lot in between Hotel San Jose & Jo's Coffee on South Congress Street. Proceeds for the event raised money to benefit agencies involved in the Rock House Fire, which came under full containment earlier this week: the Jeff Davis County Relief Fund, Marfa Public Radio, and the volunteer fire departments for Fort Davis and Marfa.

Our thanks to all who attended and to the musicians donating their time: Moonlight TowersErika WennerstromAmy Cook & David GarzaPatty Griffin, and Shawn Colvin.

KRTS reporter Pete Szilagyi attended the concert and filed these photos. (Click headline to see them all.)

In this video, Liz Lambert thanks the musicians and introduces Patty Griffin for a beautiful rendition of "Mary." (It also doubles as a great Mother's Day song.)

Former KRTS/KXWT News Director