This week’s music picks: Savannah Welch benefit, Wood Brothers and more

Monday: “Eye Love Savannah Jam” at Monkey Nest Coffee. Local photographer Todd V. Wolfson hosts an informal show on the last Monday of every month at his neighborhood coffee shop, bringing in folks he’s photographed over the years ranging from well-known figures to under-the-radar talents. The bar is set pretty high on this 64th edition, largely because it’s a benefit for Wimberley singer-songwriter Savannah Welch, who lost a leg in an accident earlier this month. Suzanna Choffel, Kelly Mickwee, and Jeremy Nail with Kyle Ellison will join Wolfson for this any-donations-accepted event, with contributions also welcomed at a crowdfunding site for Welch. 8 p.m. 5353 Burnet Road. Check the Facebook event page for more details.

Wednesday: Will Taylor & Strings Attached at El Mercado Backstage. A longtime presence on the Austin acoustic music scene who explores the roots between jazz, folk, classical and other forms, Taylor is celebrating his birthday at this show with classic music from the Beatles, Led Zeppelin and Paul Simon catalogs, as well as his own work. Guests include Bob Livingston, Leeann Atherton, Grace Pettis and members of Taylor’s family. 7 p.m. 1302 S. First St.

Thursday: Wood Brothers, Ben Sollee at Emo’s. Siblings Oliver and Chris Wood, along with multi-instrumentalist Jano Rix, have risen to the fore of acoustic folk-blues music over the past decade, releasing a half-dozen studio albums and working with renowned producers such as Buddy Miller. But don’t arrive late, as the opening act is a top draw in his own right: Cellist Ben Sollee, who once did a national tour by bicycle with his cello in tow, has released a few great indie-folk solo albums as well as collaborating with banjo wunderkind Abigail Washburn in her Sparrow Quartet. $22-$25. 7 p.m. 2015 Riverside Drive.


Jackie Venson. Photo by Gene Chavez.

Jackie Venson plays Wednesday at Geraldine’s. Contributed/Gene Chavez





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