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Rainey Deer Fest, a holiday block party benefits HAAM on Sunday

Deborah Sengupta

Editor’s note: This article was originally published December 13, 2013

The Health Alliance for Austin Musicians has released the third edition of its annual Holiday HAAM Jam CD, a collection of classic, contemporary and original holiday tunes recorded by local artists. The album includes tracks by local faves Dale Watson, Joe Ely, Sons of Fathers and more.

HAAM will celebrate the new CD on Sunday with Holiday HAAM Jam at Rainey Deer Festival, a five bar block party that kicks off at noon and runs til 6 p.m. A $10 sugested donation buys you a wristband for entry to stages at Craft Pride, Lucille, Bungalow, Lustre Pearl and The Blackheart. Artists include Austin faves Roxy Roca, Wendy Colonna and John Pointer. Barbara Nesbitt of the Whiskey Sisters will put in a solo set, the Invincible Czars will art rock the “Nutcracker” and teen wunderkind Grace London will also perform. Copies of the CD will be wildly available for your gifting pleasure and all proceeds benefit HAAM.

If you can’t make it out to the festival on Sunday, you can still grab the Holiday HAAM Jam V.3 CD from iTunes or Waterloo Records.