Jeff Plankenhorn (or “the Plank,” as he is known in music circles) is a singer/songwriter/bandleader/multi-instrumentalist who can be seen and heard regularly in Austin with The Jeff Plankenhorn Band featuring Yoggie, Brannen Temple, and Phil Redmond. Jeff also plays regularly in Austin and tours around the country and world with Joe Ely. Jeff is a music producer and his latest project is the cd “The Only Open Road,” the debut album from local guitar slinger Will Knaak. He scores soundtracks and can be heard throughout the new release, The Road To Austin,” which is opening up in select theaters around the country and just had its world premiere at SXSW in March 2014. He has toured with and played on records for Ray Wylie Hubbard, Malford Milligan, Eliza Gilkyson, Slaid Cleaves, Bob Schneider, Joe Ely, and many, many more.
Michael O’Connor is a guitarist, singer, and songwriter living in Colorado. For decades he has played and recorded with musicians including Ray Wylie Hubbard, Slaid Cleaves, Adam Carroll, Susan Gibson, Terri Hendrix, and Shelley King. A lifetime of hard-won experience on- and off-stage has allowed Michael a rare insight into the world of the rough, the faithless, the romantic, and the unlucky, all of whom find refuge in his songs. Michael has toured throughout the United States and overseas. He has released six albums, and a seventh is on the way next year.