2016 AMP UP for Swan Songs

Swan Songs was honored to take part in the I Live Here, I Give Here community-wide day of online giving for a third consecutive year.


Thank you, Austin, for your 2016 Amplify Austin gifts in memory and honor of the following friends and loved ones


  • Susan Eilenberg in memory John Albert
  • Daryl & Kathryn Flaming in memory of Billye Bell
  • Mark Terranella in memory of Char Busse
  • Elizabeth Galiger in memory of Sayra Liz Campbell
  • Deborah Copeland in memory of Terry Copeland
  • Celina Fabela in memory of Federico Fabela
  • James Garrison in memory of Susan Garrison
  • Nancy Hernandez in memory of Pat & Fran Hernandez
  • Randall House in memory Candice House
  • Cynthia Lind in memory of Candice House
  • Margaret “Peggy” Miller in memory of Leille Kaviana
  • Kathy Collins in memory of Dorothy Kennedy
  • Patricia Goerner in memory of Deloris Larson
  • Craig Black in memory of Molly Lu-Black
  • Nancy Hasler in memory of Ethel McQuinn
  • John Reiser in memory of John Morthland
  • Sheila Smith in memory of Brennan Lindley Mosebar
  • Allison Onishi in memory of Harvey Onishi
  • Marilyn Berry in memory of Rupert
  • Katherine von Alt in memory of Garrett Russell
  • Scott George in memory of Flip Scanlon
  • Elizabeth “Zibby” Crawford in memory of Jan Sheffield
  • Catherine Del Paggio in memory of Helen & Roy Sitzman
  • Pamela Golightly in memory of Paul Wake
  • Kathleen Whitaker in memory of Ruth & Gilbert Whitaker
  • Debbie & Richard White in memory of Josh White
  • Joy Owen in memory of Don Wiseman
  • Patricia Yost in memory of Mel Yost


  • Christine Gage in honor of Betty Albert
  • Gloria Moore in honor of Christine Albert
  • Edith Stuart Phillips in honor of Christine Albert
  • Anique Reese in honor of Lea DeForest
  • J. Frank Cavitt IV in honor of Uncle Willie
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In 2015, your tremendous support made it possible for us to provide 71 concerts in Austin and surrounding communities to those that are terminally ill.

This year, we want to AMP UP even more with a goal to raise $10,000 during the 24 hour online donate-a-thon that starts March 8th at 6pm CT. We have until March 9th at 6pm CT to achieve our goal. Your donation to Swan Songs will amplify awareness of the work we do and continue to inspire loving, poignant, transformational experiences through musical performances.

UPDATE! We raised $16,415 during the 2016 Amplify Austin online giving campaign. Thank you all!!

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Thank you for spreading the word about Swan Songs’ mission and scheduling your online donation at amplifyatx.ilivehereigivehere.org/swansongs/overview


AMP UP at Mystery Monday, El Mercado, February 29th

Our Amplify Austin kick-off event at Mystery Monday on February 29th was filled with inspirational serenades and stories! Along with the Mystery Monday band (Christine Albert, Bill Kirchen, David Carroll and Bobby Kallus) and featured pedal steel artist Louis Jay Meyers, we were joined by Jimmy LaFave, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Ray Benson, Carolyn Wonderland, Chris Gage, Sue Young, Danny Britt, Marvin Dykhuis and Bill Oliver. Swan Songs is extremely grateful to all the performing musicians and generous supporters that shared in, contributed to and donated to our “AMP UP for Swan Songs” evening!

Thank you Daren and Fire-Eye Development for matching our first $1,000 in donations, and Tito’s Handmade Vodka for matching everything after our first $1,000 and up to $7,500 in donations! Thank you Tony, Nate and everyone at The Backstage at El Mercado South for hosting our event and for providing a gift card for every donation of $20 or more! Thank you Jay and Winker for capturing the magical moments!