News and Events

Hey, hey! Thanks for checking in. My band, Green-Eyed Cat, recently went into the studio to record a few of our songs. Check out the Green-Eyed Cat website to listen!

Green-Eyed Cat also features songstress Kim Llewellyn, silver-tongued devil J.T. Martin (of Chasca), drummer Johnny Gasyna, and guitarist Abdo Serda. It's a night at the cabaret, a traveling vaudeville act, and a jazzy romp, featuring piano, bass, drums/percussion, and tight, three-part harmonies.

News and Past Events:

- Green-Eyed Cat rocked the house during our Saturday SXSW Showcase at Uncorked in March of 2014. Our best show yet!

- Green-Eyed Cat had a blast playing at the Butterfly Bar in East Austin during our August 2013 residency and recent November 9th show, and we've added a new member to the band - guitarist Abdo Serda!

- Green-Eyed Cat was invited to play for the Austin Shambhala Meditation Center's Midsummer Celebration on July 22nd, 2013, and we celebrated our first anniversary with a show at the Butterfly Bar (Vortex Theater) in East Austin on Wednesday, May 8th, 2013.

- Green-Eyed Cat shared the bill with Chasca as part of the East Austin Studio Tour at The Fort in October of 2012.

- Green-Eyed Cat played for the grand opening of Embody Wellness Center in May 2012 and a fun show at the Scottish Rite Theater in Austin in June 2012.

- The Rocky Horror Revue Central Texas Tour - MJ joined the cast of Chasca's 2nd Annual Halloween Rocky Horror Revue, playing the role of Columbia, for a five-show run throughout Central Texas in October and November 2010. Check out the
Time Warp video on YouTube!

- An Evening of Sacred Music at Seton Cove - Wednesday, 8/25/10, 6:00-8:00 p.m. MJ led a one-evening course on sacred music from the world's religious traditions.

- Friday, 3/19/10 - Austin Jams @ Austin Java - Austin Jams Showcase - 6:00-11:00 p.m. Melinda Joy and Friends (JT & Sean from Chasca), with the Hannah Williams Band and Chasca.

- Thursday, 11/12/09 - Art Actualized Showcase at Rutamaya! A celebration of art in action honoring six months of creative process by a variety of local visual and performing artists.  I'm honored to have J.T. Martin and Sean Hannon of
Chasca playing with me for this event! 8:00-11:00 p.m. Ruta Maya - 6301 S. Congress Ave, Austin, TX. $5 Cover.

- Saturday, 11/21/09 - East Austin Studio Tour performance at
Dr. Pea's Active Health Center, with J.T. Martin and Sean Hannon of Chasca. 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. 1601 East Fifth St., Austin, TX.

- 9/13/09 - Had a blast singing with Hannah Williams last night for the grand opening party of Empower Yoga, a great new yoga and community space in downtown Austin!

- 2/10/09 - Irie Bean show February 21st! With the Hannah Williams Band - An evening of acoustic soul on the back patio. MJ will be playing a short break set at around 8:45 or 9:00 PM. Good drinks, tasty treats, good friends and good times! All ages are welcome. 8-10 PM.
Irie Bean Coffee Bar, 2310 South Lamar, Austin.

- 4/5/07 - Hyperactive Music Festival / New Mexico & Colorado Tour - We've been invited to play at the 2007 Hyperactive Music Festival and Conference in Albuquerque, May 17-19! In addition to the festival, we'll be touring throughout New Mexico and Colorado during the second half of May - check our calendar for dates, times, and locations.

- 6/12/06 - calls our Unbound CD "a must have for every blues/rock fan," saying "M.J. Baby & The Last Word pour their heart and soul into every song!" Read the
full review.

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