On a warm (ok, hot) summer night overlooking Lake Austin, about 100 of Austin’s music fans and artists converged on Tom and Amy Brown’s house to get the “punch in the face” that is Lincoln Durham’s blues. The night started off with a solo performance from Kalu James, moved outside for Lincoln’s amplified performance and finished up with Lincoln in the living room describing life as a musician today with some very cool and intimate acoustic songs. The night ended with a surprise duet of “Amazing Grace” with Lincoln and 2.5 million-album-selling gospel singer Channelle Haynes (of Trin-i-tee 5:7). Our thanks to Amy and Tom for hosting the party. And to Dos Equis, our first event sponsor, for providing the cold beer to keep us cool.