Parable, the pub-church on The Front Porch, will host our next conversation on February 22nd. Welcoming local music legend and humanitarian Christine Albert to our stage at Scholz Garten, Parable remains a place where folks are invited to join together in excellent music and conversation, food and drink, and Communion, in attempts of dropping the piety and god-talk and making a return to table fellowship. As always, Front Porch director Steve Kinney will MC the event, NPR's John Burnett will facilitate our conversation with Christine, and Dave Madden will contextualize the entire experience with his musical genius. Christine Albert's career as a musician and producer in Austin has spanned over three decades. In that time, she's recorded over ten albums, founded a recording studio with her husband, Chris Gage, played Austin City Limits, and maintained songwriting relationships with a number of Texas music legends, including Jerry Jeff Walker. She's also currently Chairman of the National Board of Trustees of The Recording Academy, a.k.a the folks who organize the Grammy Awards. But, her presence in the international music community notwithstanding, it's perhaps Christine's recent work as a philanthropist that has us most intrigued. Just visit the webpage of her local nonproft, Swan Songs - Austin, and you'll understand why Albert's organization, which recruits professional musicians to play private concerts for individuals on their death beds, is at the heart of the creative community that The Front Porch hopes to seek out and engage. Find out more at www.swansongs.org In the past, Parable has featured Ray Benson, Turk Pipkin, Kirk Watson, Evan Smith, and so many others. Come see what all the fuss is about at our next event with Christine Albert on February 22nd, at 5:30 PM at Scholz Garten!