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Concert for Our George - A Celebration of the Life & Music of George Reiff

All Ages
at Emo's Austin
2015 E. Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78741
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A concert celebrating the life of George Reiff.

All proceeds from concert assist the Reiff family with outstanding medical bills.


As both a bass player and producer, George Reiff was a pillar of the Texas music community in a career that spanned nearly four decades and included countless musical styles. Anchoring bands in Houston, Dallas, and on the national touring circuit, George ultimately put down roots in Austin where he established his recording studio, The Finishing School. George's playing credits are too numerous to list, but he toured and recorded with artists including Charlie Sexton, Joe Walsh, Jakob Dylan, The Courtyard Hounds, The Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Jon Dee Graham, Michael Fracasso, Ian Moore, Bruce Robison, Fastball, Cotton Mather, and Patty Griffin. As a producer, George helped guide the vision for albums by Ray Wylie Hubbard, Band of Heathens, Shinyribs, and many others. George passed away in May of 2017 after a 10 month battle with cancer. This concert is a celebration of George's rich musical legacy, performed by his friends and longtime collaborators.


Featuring Performances By:

Charlie Sexton

Chris Robinson (of Chris Robinson Brotherhood and Black Crowes)

Emily Strayer (Dixie Chicks / Court Yard Hounds)

Patty Griffin



Ian Moore

Band of Heathens

Bruce Robison and Kelly Willis

Ray Wylie Hubbard

Cotton Mather

Jon Graham and his Fighting Cocks, with William Harries Graham

Michael Fracasso

Beaver Nelson

Lisa Morales

Bonnie Whitmore

Billy Harvey

Jeremy Nail

Giulia Milanta

Mike Hall


House Band:

Michael Ramos

Bukka Allen

Scrappy Jud Newcomb

JJ Johnson

Stephen Belans

Conrad Chocroun

Mark Patterson

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