Sound of The State

Mike. Thomas. Caroline. Kevin. And, The State.

Combining forces with an upright bass, viola, fiddle, guitar and a pair of vocals, The State, proves to know how and when to chime in with their instruments. Try listening to their title song, Brooklyn Boy, and you’ll agree in their ability to not only harmonize their upbeat vocals but also pair them with a lovely little melody.

But to get a feel for what this crew of four is really about, we wanted to share with you the song that caught our attention and might catch yours too: Soil and Soul.

 “I think I’m done with all that Rock N Roll…I wanna sing out to the open blue sky and a prairie up on a vacant green hill, I wanna be vocalizing about the soil and soul. You don’t get that in the city, all that back beat and gritty. I wanna be hearing about the soil and the soul…Goodbye Rock N Roll and hello to the soil and the soul.” 

Always trying to balance our own love for the city we call Austin and the wide open spaces we call Hill Country, we find this song gratifying. It calmly expresses our yearning to bring the simplicity of the soil, back into the city limits.

We try to do this each Sunday at the HOPE Farmers Market and are happy to host folks who are trying to do the same. Catch The State THIS Sunday for their first time at Plaza Saltillo!

The State for HOPE FM Live

1 pm at Plaza Saltillo

Sunday, April 14

March Music Lineup: HOPE FM Live

HOPE FM Live is happy to announce this month’s music lineup for the HOPE Farmers Market!

We’re so thankful to host these talented artists & are proud to offer these free shows at the HOPE Farmers Market each Sunday! With the new stage at Plaza Saltillo, live shows will begin at 1pm.

March 3: Sour Bridges

March 10: Whiskey Shivers

March 17: Susan Torres y Conjunto Clemencia

March 24: Navasota String Band

March 31: Griffin School

Meet a vendor!

This is the first in a series of blogs introducing the people behind the great food, music and art at HOPE Farmers Market!

Ty Wolosin of Windy Hill Farms

How long have you been at HOPE FM?

A little over 2 years

What do you bring to the market?

Goat Meat, Sheep, Beef, Vegetables, Eggs, Canned Goods

How did you decide to join HOPE Farmers Market?

A friend from Comanche was friends with Andi Scull Cheatham, one of the founders of the HOPE campaign.

What is your favorite thing about Sundays at HOPE?

The community of vendors and the laid back atmosphere.

Got any secret hobbies we should know about?

Love watching soccer and used to play a lot until my knees gave out.

Any favorite HOPE FM stories to share?

When Phil was giving samples of my fermented hot pepper escabeche out, watching people’s reactions to how hot was, was not nearly as much fun as watching Phil’s reaction.

Ty also has a wealth of knowledge on beer brewing and heirloom garlic varieties. Check back in a few months and he will have 6 types of garlic to choose from!