San Antonio's Lonesome Lounge Sessions Reborn as Virtual Concert Series Through TPR

click to enlarge San Antonio's Lonesome Lounge Sessions Reborn as Virtual Concert Series Through TPR
Oscar Moreno
The Lonesome Lounge Sessions — the intimate concert series that brought together music venue the Lonesome Rose with Texas Public Radio and vintage store Period Modern — is back.

After being shelved during the pandemic, the singer-songwriter showcase has been rebooted as a set of every-other-weekly concerts streamed on TPR's Facebook page.

While the original sessions featured national and regional touring acts, the revamped Lonesome Lounge: Local Sessions will focus on San Antonio-area artists because, well, folks just aren't hitting the road right now. Conjunto treasure Santiago Jimenez Jr. kicked off the rebooted series earlier this month, and will be followed by R&B artist Alyson Alonzo next week.

The Local Sessions will premiere on the TPR's Facebook page on the following dates, running from 7-7:30 p.m.:
  • Monday, August 31: Alyson Alonzo
  • Monday, September 14: Los #3 Dinners
  • Monday, September 28: Mr. Pidge
  • Monday, October 12: Tony Romero & The Spiders
  • Monday, October 26: Kathryn Legendre
TPR is also releasing videos from previous Lonesome Lounge Sessions via Facebook Live-Premiere and on on alternating weeks. The next four will be available on the following dates and run 7-7:30 p.m.:
  • Monday, September 7: Erika Wennerstrom
  • Monday, September 21: Robert Ellis
  • Monday, October 5: Bill Callahan
The Lonesome Lounge: Local Sessions was made possible by a grant from The National Endowments for The Arts, CARES Act Fund.

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