San Antonio Music Award Showcase: Singer-songwriters at the Ten Eleven
By Matt Stieb
on Fri, Sep 25, 2015 at 4:53 PM
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Michael Carrillo performing with Deer Vibes
The San Antonio Music Awards Showcases continue off the St. Mary's Strip as we bar crawl our way towards the Ten Eleven (1011 Avenue B). The feature of singer-songwriters begins at 10 p.m. with Ila Minori, who came in second in the relevant 2015 poll. At 10:40 p.m. Chris Conde takes over with a unique combo of clean guitar, raw emotion and backpack rap.
At 11:20 p.m., Alyson Alonzo takes the stage. A critic's pick in the Music Awards issue, Alonzo's looping dexterity and unmatched pipes make for a commanding set. At midnight, Erik Sanden maintains Alonzo's excellent standard with a stripped-down session of his material in Buttercup and Demitasse.
Andrea "Vocab" Sanderson begins the late night sets at 12:40 a.m. A well-listened singer, Vocab assembles jazz, poetry and hip-hop in her songwriting. Closing out the evening, Michael Carrillo reimagines the material from his band Deer Vibes and Michael J and the Foxes, which both took home some hardware in the Music Awards issue.