Founder and creative mind behind Microsessions, Paul Schomer, came up with the kernel of his concept years ago, after attending a songwriters’ happy hour in Austin.

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From there, we entered up-and-comer Eric Burton’s lair, where he wooed the audience with heartfelt soul. Adam Ahrens & Bradley Jaye Williams played our fourth microsession of the night.

He won the room over completely by injecting improvised lyrics about the audience into his songs. The duo brought out a fascinating array of stringed instruments, including guitars, ukulele, and even a Puerto Rican cuatro.

Each of four musicians or bands plays a 15-minute set simultaneously, in different rooms at the same venue.

Audience members rotate after each set, until they’ve seen all four acts.

Microsessions presents a novel way to discover more Austin musicians to love.

Participate in a round-robin-style series of intimate mini-concerts, followed by a longer set of your choosing.

No newbie, music lover and musician Schomer comes with a formidable pedigree.

Prior to moving to Austin, he worked for Reuters, Sirius XM, and NPR for five years as Senior Online Producer for Music Programming.

Our experience has taught us that successful, long-term relationships start with compatibility, then chemistry. Everyone “falls in love” with their eyes first, but that’s not love.

True love involves countless other factors that most people don’t even know to look for.

It didn’t hurt that you can barely shake a stick in Austin without hitting a musician.