ORIGIN Minneapolis, MN
LOCATION Northwest Austin

THREE THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT ME
When I was in grade school I used to tell everyone that I was related to Billy Joel. I used to make up elaborate stories about him coming to our house for the holidays.

My most annoying habit is that I think I can imitate any singer’s voice perfectly. I have been told by friends, family, and pretty much everyone I have ever met that I sound nothing like the singers I am trying to imitate, but that hasn’t stopped me.

My favorite place on earth is my dad’s garage. There is no problem be it, mechanical, emotional, or physical that cannot be worked out over a couple of beers in my dad’s garage.

ORIGIN Philadelphia, PA
LOCATION Crestview, Central Austin

THREE THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT ME
My favorite band is No Doubt. I’ll stop there or I’ll keep going forever.

In high school, I was simultaneously in two theater programs and three choirs. One of those choirs recorded CD’s and toured in Europe. That experience took me to England, Scotland, Ireland, Austria, Switzerland, and Germany.

The only sport I care about is hockey. Let’s go Flyers!

ORIGIN Merrick, NY
LOCATION Central Austin

THREE THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT ME
I’m briefly name-checked on page 458 of Walter Issacson’s Steve Jobs biography — a book that will likely be read in high school and college classrooms a hundred years from now. Sadly, whatever I achieve from here on out, that mention might well wind up as my lasting legacy.

A man should have heroes. These are some of mine: Philip Roth. Joe DiMaggio. Don Rickles. Muhammad Ali. Willie Nelson. Larry King. Johnny Carson. Dave Kingman. Milton Berle. George Clooney. Jim Henson. Bill Clinton.

Best advice I’ve ever been given: “Nobody wins a Twitter war.” Second best: All 452 pages of Robert Greene’s 48 Laws Of Power.

ORIGIN Baird, TX
LOCATION Blackland Prairie

THREE THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT ME
I have been called a “music nerd.” I admit, I am obsessed with it in most of its forms. Live music is one of my passions as well. I recently went to nine shows in eleven days. Yes, I’m happily addicted.

I live in the country. I watch the sunset almost every night that I’m home. Gardening is another one of my loves. I have had to stop myself from posting pictures of my vegetables on facebook — except for that heart-shaped tomato photo.

I own an accordion. Shut up.

ORIGIN Woodstock, NY
LOCATION Central/East Austin

THREE THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT ME
I'm also a musician (guitarist/saxophonist) of both an americana and free improvisation persuasion

I've been asked well over a thousand times about the festival bearing my hometown's name and always have to be the one to burst tourists' bubble that in fact Woodstock took place about an hour away from the actual Woodstock, NY.

I once jumped on the hood of a German cab and demanded I be driven in a torrential storm across the border into the Netherlands so i could get to someone very important to me. I'd do it again too.

ORIGIN Tulsa, OK
LOCATION South Austin

THREE THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT ME
I am a classically trained pianist with a music degree from the University of Texas...however I rarely play classical music live for anybody — except my dog, Nelson.

The greatest store in the entire world is Target. The greatest color in the entire world is blue. The greatest food in the entire world is peanut butter

I have a fear of hotel shower curtains.

ORIGIN Brooklyn, NY
LOCATION South Austin

THREE THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT ME
As a child I took naps in recording booths or backstage during studio sessions of jingles, album recordings, musicals, and operas. It wasn’t unusual for guys from the Blues Brothers & Saturday Night Live band to stop by my parents' pad when I was a kid. The first concert I went to on my own was the Grateful Dead at Madison Square Garden when I was a junior in high school.

My radio journey began in the 90’s at the legendary 97X WOXY in Oxford, OH — a Modern Rock station that was frequently included in Top 10 Best Radio Station lists along with KGSR in publications like Rolling Stone and Spin.

Also, I'm a Minnesota landowner. Find me there if we have the foretold zombie apocalypse.

ORIGIN McAllen, TX
LOCATION Allandale

THREE THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT ME
I'm forever on the hunt for the best Michelada in Austin. My love of this delightfully refreshing beverage began honestly in South Texas where I grew up. Down there we call them Clamato Preparadas, and you can get them in drive-thrus. Not even joking.

I love red things. Accessories, nail polish, shoes, lipstick. My antidote for a depressing day is carefully applying a perfect red lip and then just taking over the world. Oh, also my hair is red. Betcha could've guessed that.

Karaoke is like siren song. Anytime a person mentions that we might karaoke, I'm in the car driving down the road before "...oke" is even said. Find me at Ego's basement bar, beverage in hand, poring over those decrepit song lists.

ORIGIN The Bay Area
LOCATION South Austin

THREE THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT ME
I am comic book nerd - I love DC comics and the Flash is my favorite super hero..

I have been in theater and doing some type of performing since I was a little kid. I did improv comedy for over 11 years and the highlight of that chapter of my life was a performance with Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood of Who's Line Is It Anyway fame. Oh and I was in the Selena Movie.

Almost my entire family is musical. I come from a long line of musicians - especially in the Jazz and Blues genre. Even with all that talent flowing I don't play an instrument - so I became a DJ so I could "play" music. :)

ORIGIN Red Wing, MN
LOCATION Northwest Austin

THREE THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT ME
Raised along the Mississippi River on Hwy 61. It's the widest part of the Mississippi, Lake Pepin, two miles across. Also the border of Minnesota and Wisconsin.

I was a country DJ in Minnesota and Willie Nelson and the progressive country scene attracted me to Austin. Still love Willie and his big wonderful family!

The Beatles were my first love, and now I love the new British Invasion: Mumford & Sons, Adele, Snow Patrol, The Dunwells, Ed Sheeran, Keane. So many talented artists from across the Pond.

ORIGIN Dallas, TX
LOCATION South Austin — above the pool

THREE THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT ME
I saw the Rolling Stones on their first US tour at Memorial Auditorium in Dallas, They played eight songs.

I was at the last night of the Armadillo World Headquarters, December 31, 1980 (until 4 am)

I got my dog Banjo from Kinky Friedman at his Utopia Rescue Ranch.

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