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The overwhelming success of the Acoustic Medicine Music Series has organizers switch their footing

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Noëlle Hampton (right) and André Moran will perform at the Bharmacy on December 3.

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Coming soon to Acoustic Medicine: Matt Harlan (above) and Art & Lisa (below) on December 17.

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Hampton plans a new album to follow up Thin Line, her 2008 release. “I have most of the songs [ready],” Hampton said. “Until then, I really want to play in San Antonio, because it’s so close to home. I appreciate Melissa for creating a scenario where we can do it.”

If the series keeps up, it could transform Americana and folk music in San Antonio significantly. Bharmacy owner Padilla wants to help keep the event afloat, and has already discussed with Ludwig about how to scale it down to a more sustainable level. “Melissa and I definitely want to keep up the series,” Padilla said. “We’ve spent a lot of time and energy already, so we might shoot for once a month starting in January. We also have a better perspective now on how to use the money more wisely.”

That means future shows won’t be live-streamed on Radio Free Texas, for instance. And Padilla will start to hunt those sponsorships as Ludwig moves toward a new job and plans for a new album. “Once a month sounded more doable to everyone,” she said, “but we may go to twice a month if the transition goes smoothly.”

Regardless of its scheduling in the coming year, Acoustic Medicine has sent a clear message: both for top-notch out-of-town and local artists, San Antonio is a viable place to play. •


Acoustic Medicine Music Series feat. Noëlle Hampton and Andre Moran with Chris Taylor

8pm Sat, Dec 3
Olmos Bharmacy
3902 McCullough

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