JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF
MARBLE FALLS — Grammy-award winners Terri Hendrix and Lloyd Maines had so much fun playing show at Trinity Episcopal Church last year, the duo decided to return.
They’ll be in concert May 16 at the church, 909 Ave. D. Doors open at 5:30 with the show starting at 6 p.m. Admission is $10 per person.
“The reason they came last year is because I invited them,” said Cathy Boyd, the church’s associate rector. “I think they’re coming back because they found us to be a happy, involved and appreciative audience.”
Boyd, Hendrix and Maines began working together 10 years ago when Boyd was a chaplain at a school in Austin. Boyd and Hendrix have used their talents to help each other over the years, the rector said, noting they share some of the same viewpoints on the world.
“I’m the spiritual folksy,” Boyd said, “and she’s the folksy spiritual. I think it’s fair to say we’ve been friends for several years and have interacted in different ways over the years, including supporting each other’s personal and professional efforts.”
While Maines might be more recognizable thanks to his days of touring with the Joe Ely Band and playing with Jerry Jeff Walker, Terry Allen and Jimmie Dale Gilmore — and also being the father of Dixie Chicks singer Natalie Maines — Hendrix is the main act, Boyd said.
“They’ll pretty much completely do Terri’s music,” the rector said. “She’s the headliner, and he’s her backup. They perform her music.”
Hendrix invited Boyd and the Rev. David Sugeno and his wife, Amy, to join her on stage a year ago, and there’s a chance that will happen again.
When she’s not creating music, Hendrix is working on her nonprofit, OYOU, which stands for Own Your Own Universe. It’s a community arts center project based in San Marcos. Currently, organizers are raising money for a building site, according to reports.
Some might find it unusual for a church to host this kind of concert, but Boyd said church members and leaders believe this event will help unite the community.
“Trinity Episcopal Church sees itself as really wanting to be a resource for the Highland Lakes region in all kinds of ways,” she said. “It’s consistent for us to have something fun. We want to invite our Highland Lakes neighbors to do something that’s fun, and you might not experience at a church. This is a chance to have fun at church even if you don’t always attend church.”
Call the church office at (830) 693-2822 for more information.