Nov 23 2019
MARFA: A Country & Western Big Band Suite

MARFA: A Country & Western Big Band Suite

Presented by Golden Hornet at The Highball

Join us for the Austin premiere of Graham Reynolds’ MARFA: A Country & Western Big Band Suite, sponsored by Kathleen & Harvey Guion!


Originally commissioned by Ballroom Marfa, the work is composed by Golden Hornet Artistic Director Graham Reynolds and merges instrumental country music and western soundtracks with a power jazz rhythm section, a classic string quartet, all alongside horns. In total, a fourteen member ensemble featuring legendary country guitarist Redd Volkaert (Merle Haggard) and ever-smiling pedal steel player Ricky Davis (Dale Watson).


Celebrate the album release and experience this work – revamped and in its full fourteen piece form – for the first time since 2013 while enjoying drinks of your choice at The Highball on South Lamar!


Good times will follow the show, so stick around as more folks mingle in.




Golden Hornet is an Austin based 501(c) non-profit which commissions new music, supports young and emerging composers, and presents adventurous works in non-traditional settings.


We are grateful to all the donors who made this work possible.


Golden Hornet and this event are supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin’s Economic Development Department.

Admission Info

Tickets are general admission and begin at $15.
This event is primarily seated but some standing room may occur.
18+ before 10 pm, 21+ no exceptions after 10 pm.

Dates & Times

2019/11/23 - 2019/11/23

Additional time info:

Post-event programming will continue following the concert, open to the public.

Location Info

The Highball

1142 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704

Parking Info

There is surface parking for the highball at the shopping center. Please note, on Friday and Saturday nights, this parking is often full. We recommend parking across the street on Gibson and South 8th Street.