YAPI Performers
May 2004


YAPI Index





Age 12 and Under
No Performers in this age group for May but stay tuned for June!

Age 13-19
Delissa Walsh, 16 - Sang songs accompanied by Brenda
Ryan Rawls, 17 – Tenor Sax Solos
Ryan Rawls, 17 – Played guitar and sang

YAPI Notes from May 2004
Although only 2 people performed, the chairs were filled with a great audience of family and friends.  Thanks to everyone for coming out!  Please continue to spread the word about YAPI.  YAPI provides a safe and supportive environment for young people who want to explore performing.  

YAPI May News
2004 YAPI Award winner, Ellen Flocke and her band, Ellen’s Brother, completed their awarded demo recording at Moondance Studio May 2nd. With Michael D’Eath in the engineering chair Ellen’s Brother recorded 3 original songs by Ellen Flocke on guitar and vocals.  Other band members include Allison Lockett on bass, Walker Pickens on keyboard and Karl Flocke on drums. Congratulations to Ellen’s Brother and best wishes in the future.  

Now that the weather is warmer YAPI has been moved outside to the Idlewild deck which means drums are permissible. We look forward to hearing Ellen’s Brother with Ellen’s brother, Karl, on drums for the first time at YAPI in the near future.  

Congratulations to Sahara Smith, age 15, who was a charter YAPI performer, performing in the first 3 YAPI events last year.  Sahara was one of six acts between the age of 12 and 20 who performed and competed in NPR’s Prairie Home Companion young talent contest May 8 (and aired again on May 9).  Sahara placed 2nd in the competition.  Go Sahara!  And please come perform for us again at YAPI!

See ya’ll June 3 at the next YAPI!

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Ryan Walls
(Age 17)

Ryan Walls
(Age 17)

Delissa Walsh
(Age 16)

Contact Information

Brenda Freed / BFreed Records
Email: bfreed1@earthlink.net
P.O. Box 1856
Blanco, TX 78606

Office Phone: 830-644-2351
Mobile Phone: 512-426-0301

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