“Lost & Nameless Orchestra” is the Cactus Cafe’s February Artist in Residence
Every Monday in February the “Lost & Nameless Orchestra” will perform a free show at 7:30 p.m. (doors open at 7). Opening acts include David Hamburger (Feb. 4), Charlie Faye (Feb. 11) Kim Simpson (Feb. 25) and a Feb. 18 opening act to be announced. Admission is free.
All four “Lost & Nameless Orchestra” members are skilled and well-trained musicians with a sincere love for making music together. The band’s unique chemistry on stage creates an intimate atmosphere in the room and draws listeners into the music. As the intensity builds, it is not uncommon to catch band members dancing on chairs and fueling the fire of excitement in the room.
The band consists of founding members Chris E. Peterson (fiddle/lap steel/mandolin/bass) and Patrick Conway (acoustic and electric guitars/vocals), 16-year old musical prodigy Kimberly Zielnicki (fiddle/bass/vocals/ukulele) and Nathan Quiring (keyboards/accordion).
The quarterly residency series is designed to continue the Cactus Cafe’s tradition of providing a platform for promising local talent to reach new audiences. Lone Star Beer’s support helps promote the free concert series.
In addition to a weekly spotlight at the Cactus Cafe, artists-in-residence receive exposure as a Song of the Day on KUTX 98.9, as an Austin Music Minute feature on KUTX 98.9 and KUT 90.5, and through both stations’ social media channels.
“Lost & Nameless Orchestra” is the Cactus Cafe’s sixth artist-in-residence. Previous artists-in-residence include David Ramirez, Emily Wolfe, “Hello Wheels,” “Wood and Wire,” and “The Carper Family.”
The Cactus Cafe is an intimate live music performance venue with a national reputation for showcasing top local, regional, national and international acoustic music acts. Billboard magazine listed the Cactus as one of 15 “solidly respected, savvy clubs” nationwide “from which careers can be cut, that work with proven names and new faces.” Lyle Lovett, Robert Earl Keen, Lucinda Williams, Shawn Colvin, Nanci Griffith and Ani DiFranco are among the singer-songwriters who frequently played the Cactus Cafe early in their careers. In 2010, the Cactus Cafe and KUT 90.5 formed a partnership to continue and enhance operation of the iconic venue.