YAPI Performers
October 2007


YAPI Index





October 2007 – 5 Acts (5 Performers)

Age 12 and under
Irie Farr, 12 – Sang accompanied by Brenda, Played piano duet with Brenda
Will Farr, 10 – Played guitar while Irie sang

Age 13-19
Chris Gooch, 16 and John Henry, 16 as “The Gooch Experience” – Played guitars and sang
Tyler Frazier, 16 – Played guitar and sang originals and covers

YAPI October News and Notes
We had a good time at the October YAPI. We had 2 new performers, Chris Gooch and John Henry as “The Gooch Experience.” They brought lots of fans and we hope they come back in November. We heard from Tyler Frazier, who we had not heard from in a while, and it was great to hear him again. Will and Irie Farr performed together for the first time and it was wonderful! Irie also sang some solos and played piano for the first time. As you can see, we enjoy lots of variety at YAPI.

Thanks to all those who helped load equipment in and out of Maui Wowi. Everyone’s help is greatly appreciated.
YAPI is an event for youth and we like to have the youth in charge. YAPI is looking for local youth to help with the following:

  • taking pictures (Any young photographers out there?)
  • writing YAPI news for the mailing list and website, or perhaps writing an article for the school newspaper or local newspaper (Any young writers out there?)
  • helping to get performers signed up and getting people on the YAPI mailing list (Any young organizers out there?)
  • putting up posters around Wimberley and at all the schools or making a new poster (Any young publicists out there?)
  • emceeing-introducing performers and basically running the show (Any young “hams” out there?)
  • setting up and breaking down and running the sound system (Any young sound engineers out there?)

If any local youth want experience in any of these areas, please contact Brenda at BFreed1@earthlink.net or call 512-847-1022. Brenda would be happy to apprentice anyone who is interested in any of these areas. It is so cool to have the youth run YAPI as much as possible.

You can support the YAPI community event by:

  • Coming out to YAPI to perform the first Thursday of every month (if you are 19 and under)
  • Encouraging or bringing a young performer to come perform at YAPI
  • Coming to YAPI to listen to the performers and being a supportive audience member
  • Helping to get people on the YAPI mailing list

All age 19 and under performers encompassing all levels of experience and talent are welcome to participate in the Young Artist Performance Incubator. YAPI provides a safe and supportive environment for youth to hone their skills, to explore performing and to share their talents. YAPI is always a FUN time.

If you are reading this and would like to be added to the YAPI email list, or if you know of anyone who would like to be added to this list, please email your/their name and email address to BFreed1@earthlink.net with "Add to YAPI Mailing List" as the subject. Brenda will send only YAPI email reminders and news following each YAPI.

YAPI is sponsored by www.youthtakingcharge.org and takes place on the first Thursday of every month at Maui Wowi in Wimberley, TX. Mark your calendars for November YAPI, Thursday, November 1. While you’re at it, mark your calendars for December 6 and January 3rd for those YAPI events.

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

Brenda on Facebook :http://www.facebook.com/brenda.freed1
Brenda on MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/theLaserTones

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Tyler Frazier
(Age 16)


Irie Farr
(Age 12)

Irie Farr (Age 12)
Will Farr (Age 10)



Not pictured: The Gooch Experience - Chris Gooch & John Henry