Adrian Quesada is a producer and musician based in Austin, TX. As a musician he is best known as co-founder of the bands Grupo Fantasma (now ex-member), Brownout/Brown Sabbath, and Spanish Gold.
Laurie Gallardo is the producer and voice of the Austin Music Minute, and host of an afternoon music show, Monday through Thursday 2pm-5pm, on KUTX 98.9 in Austin, Texas. Gallardo is curator and host of a project outside of the KUTX sphere, The Good Music Club, an independent live music event and online video music series featuring all Austin-based musical artists making their mark on the local scene and beyond. And Gallardo is also a voice actor, represented by The Atherton Group, and featured on various video games, anime series, commercials, narration for technical videos and locally-produced theatrical projects.
Widely recognized as a leader on women’s equality, Wendy Davis is best known for her historic 13 hour filibuster on the floor of the Texas Senate to kill a legislative effort aimed at dramatically reducing women’s access to abortion care in her state. Her efforts were vindicated with the Supreme Court’s recent ruling in Whole Women’s Health v. Hellerstedtwhich overturned Texas’ anti-abortion law.
Art Markman is the Anabel Irion Worsham Centennial Professor of Psychology and Marketing at The University of Texas at Austin and Founding Director of the Program in the Human Dimensions of Organizations. Art has written over 150 scholarly papers on topics including reasoning, decision making, and motivation. He has served as executive officer of the Cognitive Science Society and executive editor of the journal Cognitive Science.
"My passion lies in music performance. I started playing guitar in 1987 as a teenager in Seattle, and never turned back. I switched to bass sometime in the mid 90's and have played too many shows to count. That naturally led to recording, which led to live sound. I started booking because I was good at putting bills together with the bands I played in, which led to putting bills together when friend bands needed help. I'm not a fan of promoting shows, but it seemed to fall on the person that put the bill together."
It takes exactly 133 steps to make a HELM boot. Founder and CEO, Joshua Bingaman can walk you through each and every one of those steps with the skill of a craftsman and the passion of a fanatic. This dedication, coupled with Joshua’s entrepreneurial spirit make Austin, Texas-based HELM Boots a burgeoning American-made footwear brand that has seen business more than quadruple since launching in 2009.
Pedro Moreno is the founder and director of Epistrophy Arts, a grass-roots organization dedicated to presenting the finest in improvised and adventurous music from around the world in Austin. Since 1998, Epistrophy Arts has organized over 90 concerts with leading figures in improvised music and avant-garde jazz. He is also the librarian for Anthropology, Public Affairs, African and African Diaspora Studies and Global Studies at the University of Texas Libraries.
The Recipe + Playlist Series will feature musicians, artists, restauranteurs, baristas, and members of the community who make Austin unique and who share a passion for both coffee and music. Featured guests will discuss their favorite coffee drink as well as their most memorable experience associated with coffee and then pair it with a playlist that represents how they feel their drink or memory translates to music.