Monday, February 25, 2013

Sara Hickman is Austin’s true Renaissance woman.  A singer/songwriter of unquestionable talent with a career dating back to her college years in Denton, Hickman is now almost as well known for a myriad of other pursuits including filmmaking, graphic design, community activism and freelance writing. Sure, there are other Austin musicians who wear multiple hats--but few wear as many of them as spectacularly as Sara! 

Back in 1980s while living in Dallas, Hickman was cruising along so well that she recorded for a major label and was regularly seen on the old MTV offshoot VH-1. 

When the dynamics of here career shifted, she moved to Austin and quickly began making her mark on the local scene as a gifted writer and dazzling performer of folk, rock, pop and children’s music while at the same time giving unselfishly to important charitable causes in the community.  Of the many times I have seen her perform, one that stands out was a ceremony on a frigid morning on Town Lake in 2009 honoring the lives of homeless people who had lost their lives while living on the streets that year.    

Photo via Flickr CC, courtesy of ARKNTINA

Pat Cosgrove considers himself Austin's quintessential live-music fan.  He can be foundcatching shows several nights a week at venues such as the continental Gallery and the White Horse Saloon, to name a few.  He is constantly searching for the next hot, under-the-radar act and coolest new live-music joints.  He is also a world traveler, a tequila drinker and a dancing fool.  If you see him out on the town, don't hesitate to say howdy.