A singer/songwriter-lover like myself might be interested in the happenings of this evening. At the Hyde Park Theatre on 43rd and Guadelupe, tonight will be an evening of music and filming. One of my favorite combinations. Today is the first day of principal photography on the documentary about Levi Weaver, an American singer/songwriter who's grown from playing coffee shops and house shows to touring with Imogen Heap. Born in Colorado, but raised in Texas, Weaver's music clearly displays folk tendencies from his heritage, while over time expanding to touch various other genres of music, incorporating them into his full-bodied sound of today. Weaver has released 2 full-length albums along with multiple EP's and other recordings through his online forums. His latest release, in March 2012, reached the top of Bandcamp's charts as soon at it was released. His songs pluck your heartstrings with their romantic leanings and honest world view, full of gut-wrenching vocals and toe-tapping beats.
The documentary will be a combination of concert footage and a first-hand look at life on the road with Weaver. According to his website, it's a "first-hand look at the constant tension between art and commerce." For more information about the documentary, visit their website. Tickets are still available online at their website and you can check out Levi's music online at his bandcamp. The show this evening will be opened by James Summers of Picardy III, a "concoction of Austin folk musicians" with James at the lead. Take a look at the teaser trailer for a taste of it and we hope to see you at this night of filming and folkiness.