It’s official, folks! Ruby Dee and the Snakehandlers have been designated Official Austin Creative Ambassadors whenever we tour outside of Texas and the States, for that matter.
We’ve been asked to represent the City of Austin wherever we go, helping to open new avenues of dialogue between creative communities and dignitaries worldwide. In fact, our first representation will happen this Summer on our upcoming tour across Southeast Australia, starting in Austin’s sister city Adelaide. Shaking hands with the Mayor, how ’bout that?!
For more information, visit http://austintexas.gov/news/city-designates-musicians-dance-company-creative-ambassadors
Other than that, we’re busy working on new songs, playing a LOT, and we hope to see y’all sometime soon!
The City of Austin TX Music Office has provided us with video from Ruby Dee And The Snakehandlers Day Music Proclamation in Austin TX! Video description follows.
Ruby Dee and The Snakehandlers perform on February 27th, 2014 at City Council Chambers in City Hall, Austin TX to celebrate official Ruby Dee And The Snakehandlers Day in Austin TX as proclaimed by Mayor Lee Heffingwell. Clip includes performance of our track “Who Is She” from our release NORTH OF BAKERSFIELD, a short interview, and proclamation read by Austin City Council Member Chris Kyle. Thanks to the City of Austin ATX Music Department for providing us with this clip. © City of Austin 2014 www.atxn.tv
We’re proud to be honored by the City Of Austin as Austin artists by having our own proclaimed Ruby Dee and The Snakehandlers Day! We arrived yesterday at City Hall in downtown Austin at about 5:00, quickly gathered our gear and prepared to setup to play in chambers. As soon as they recessed, we rushed in, setup quickly and played a quick rendition of “Who Is She” from our NORTH OF BAKERSFIELD release. We were introduced by Council Member Chris Riley, we played, conducted a short interview and then Mr. Riley read the official proclamation signed by Mayor Lee Heffingwell. There will be film available soon, so stay tuned!
Thank you, Austin Texas – We’re proud to be here!