Tasty Tunes

Barton Creek Farmers Market is proud to present original music every Saturday played through a solar-powered PA system!  Our music managers are a husband-wife duo called The Better Halves.  If you are interested in performing at our farmers market, please contact us here.

Market Music February 16

The Barton Creek Farmers Market is proud to present original music every Saturday, powered by the sun which is finally shining again! This Saturday, February 16, Jimmy Joe Natoli will be kicking off the music with his improvised instrumentals. Kids music hour happens from 10:10 to 11:11 with Mr. Bus Driver Man Sir and Her. There are always kid-sized chairs and percussion instruments. The 11:11 guest will be Willie B and Kim Kyle from Houston with some great blues style original songs.  For the final hour, The Better Halves will play some fun duets and story songs. .

Market Music February 9

The Barton Creek Farmers Market is proud to present original music every Saturday, powered by the sun! This Saturday, February 9, Jimmy Joe Natoli will be kicking off the music with his improvised instrumentals. Kids music hour happens from 10:10 to 11:11 with Mr. Bus Driver Man Sir and Her. There are always kid-sized chairs and percussion instruments. The 11:11 guest will be Mari Tirsa with her band “Runaway Horse.” https://runawayhorseband.com/epk/ She creates a unique folk/Americana sound that draws the listener into the forlorn and majestic ambiance of the American frontier. For the final hour, The Better Halves will play some fun original duets and story songs. .

February 2, 2019

Every Saturday, the Barton Creek Farmers Market is proud to bring you original music played on a solar-powered PA system! On February 2, Jimmy Joe Natoli will kick things off at 9 am with Spare Parts Harve, playing upbeat improvised instrumentals.  At 10:10, they begin Childrens Music Hour and are joined by Chrissie to become “Mr. Bus Driver Man Sir and Her”.  There are always kid-sized chairs, blankets, stuffed animals, and percussion instruments for the kids to play! At 11:11, the musical guest of the week will be Ky Hote, renowned Renaissance Faire performer and excellent guitarist with varied, eclectic styles and clever, thoughtful lyrics.  https://www.kyhote.com/ The Better Halves will wrap up the last hour with silly duets and fun instrumentals.

Market Music January 26. 2019

Every Saturday, the Barton Creek Farmers Market is proud to bring you original music played on a solar-powered PA system! On January 26, Jimmy Joe Natoli will kick things off at 9 am with Spare Parts Harve, playing upbeat improvised instrumentals.  At 10:10, they begin Childrens Music Hour and are joined by Chrissie to become “Mr. Bus Driver Man Sir and Her”.  There are always kid-sized chairs, blankets, stuffed animals, and percussion instruments for the kids to play! At 11:11, the musical guest of the week will be Chris Bierne, originally from Chicago, who plays dobro and guitar.  He will have a special guest with him.  https://www.reverbnation.com/chrisbeirne8 The Better Halves will wrap up the last hour with silly duets and fun instrumentals.

Market Music January 19. 2019

Every Saturday, the Barton Creek Farmers Market is proud to bring you original music played on a solar-powered PA system! This week, Jimmy Joe Natoli will kick things off at 9 am with Spare Parts Harve, playing upbeat improvised instrumentals.  At 10:10, they begin Childrens Music Hour and are joined by Chrissie to become “Mr. Bus Driver Man Sir and Her”.  There are always kid-sized chairs, blankets, stuffed animals, and percussion instruments for the kids to play! At 11:11, the musical guest of the week will be Caleb J Murphy, a talented singer-songwriter who recently moved from Pennsylvania to Austin.  The Better Halves will wrap up the last hour with silly duets and fun instrumentals.

Our Music Directors

The Better Halves, Jimmy Joe and Chrissie Natoli, are a husband-wife musical duo who specialize in making listeners smile. With training at the Berklee College of Music and GIT in Hollywood, Jimmy Joe is a skilled guitarist. Country, bluegrass, folk, jazz, Latin and classical styles create a widely appealing repertoire. He has a talent for crafting story songs and has had one of his car songs featured on NPR’s “Car Talk.” Chrissie joins him with sweet vocal harmonies and rhythm guitar. Her whimsical, melodic songwriting earned her the chance to perform on Garrison Keillor’s “A Prairie Home Companion”. Together they write funny, touching duets with clever lyrics and real boy-girl banter. They also play rousing Chet Atkins influenced instrumentals, which always bring down showers of applause! Their songs uplift and entertain audiences of all ages, and they perform in settings from weddings to schools to local festivals. They have been a staple at one of the farmers markets in Austin, TX, for years, where they touch hearts and get toes to tapping with their upbeat, fun and inspiring music!