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production workshop

The pandemic has reached every corner of our lives and although it cancelled out my dreamy summer plans, it also gave me the gift of so much time alone that I have had the luxury of “going back to school” myself and safely.

I have taken an incredible COVID-19 tracing course online via Johns Hopkins and brushed up on my spreadsheets and Google Suite and my favorite, Festival and Event Production which was socially -distanced and very (sanitized) hands on. I can’t wait to share (not spread) my new knowledge on your next event!!! (PS a few coming soon with ALL of the attention to my fave subject SAEFTY!)


I am excited to bridge the best of the first 32 years with the upgrades brought to the past three years by the new producers, new venue and now, NEW DATE!

Austin Music Awards,

Wednesday, February 28th 2018 at ACL Live at the Moody Theater

Celebrating the Live Music Capital of the World since 1982

36th Annual Austin Music Awards – THE FUTURE IS NOW

The Austin Chronicle, SXSW, and Stratus Properties are proud to present the 36th Annual Austin Music Awards on Wednesday, February 28, 2018.

You’re invited to witness history as Austin Music Awards brings an All-Star line-up of legendary performers together including – LUCINDA WILLIAMS, THE BLACK ANGELS, DAVID RAMIREZ, ADAM TORRES and THIRD ROOT with special guests Riders Against the Storm and Bavu Blakes.

CHARLIE SEXTON will serve as Music Director with The Mayor’s House Band members, Michael Ramos, John Michael Schoepf, and Conrad Choucroun. KUTX hosts LAURIE GALLARDO and RICK MCNULTY return as Masters of Ceremony for the Austin Music Awards.

The Townes Van Zandt Award will be presented to singer-songwriter JOE ELY by artist-musician TERRY ALLEN and the Margaret Moser Award will be presented to LIZ LAMBERT, founder and Creative Director of Bunkhouse Hotels by Grammy Award winner and musician, LUCINDA WILLIAMS.

For 36 years, the Austin Music Awards have honored the local music community and recognized the best Austin artists, bands and industry masterminds which have forged Austin’s international music reputation. This history-making event recognizes Austin’s outstanding live music achievements of the previous year as voted on by the Austin Chronicle readers in the annual Austin Chronicle Music Poll. From its earliest years, past AMAs have featured numerous genres of music emanating from Texas, including rock, country, blues, Latino, folk, punk, pop, world, and classical.

Without fail – legendary performers, guests, and presenters like Robert Plant, Chrissie Hynde, Fab 5 Freddy, Terry Allen, Blondie, Bruce Springsteen and Pete Townshend have all taken the stage at the Austin Music Awards to celebrate 36 years of Austin musicianship our city is now known for the world over. Who will the surprise guests be this year? Don’t be left out!

Exclusive private floor tables are available from $2,800 – $5,000; shared tables available from $1,500; or individual seats at a shared table on the floor from $250. Individual tickets are available on the Mezzanine for $150. Individual tickets are available on the Balcony from $35 – $45.

Proceeds of the event benefit the Sims Foundation.

Doors: 7:00 PM · Show: 7:55 PM

Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater

310 W Willie Nelson Boulevard 

Austin, TX

2018 Host Committee

Joe Ables

Mayor Steve Adler

Susan Antone

Beau Armstrong

Roggie Baer

Ed Bailey

Becky Beaver

Ray Benson

Alan Berg & Kristin Johansen-Berg

Louis Black

Sandy Boone

Chip Bray

Noel Bridges

Will Bridges

Lonnie & Polly Cooper

Drew Dunavan

Brad First

Liz Lambert

Alan Lazarus

Susan Lazarus

Lana McGilvray

Lesya Miliam

Tom Murphy

Clark Nowlin

Adrian Quesada

Catherine Robb

John Robinson

David Rockwood

Geoffrey Ryder

Erica Shamaly

DJ Stout

Laurie Swan

Nancy Walker

Kenneth Walker

Graham Williams

William Zeitz


Tom's 10th, a RajiWorld Production

Please join me THIS SUNDAY, 11/12 in this family- friendly, pup-friendly, free local celebration!! It was super fun to plan.

Thom’s Market is hosting TWO parking-lot parties at both of thier locations for their 10th anniversary. Both locations will be jamming out to local music and serving up FREE beer, wine, and eats from 2-7pm.

Enjoy live music from:
Ruby & The Reckless, 2:00pm at the Barton Springs store.
SKYROCKET!, 4:00pm at the Riverside store.

– 10% of all sales will be donated to Central Texas Food Bank

– Meet & Greet with Betty, world famous cowgirl, and have your picture taken with her!!

– Free air conditioned shuttle service will be operating all day between the two locations.

Adelee’s All Natural Ice Box Dips
Aqua Pop
Beba’s Pfresh Salsa
Bee Delightful
Daily Greens
Deliver Eat Repeat
Tree Hive Syrup
Lick Honest Ice Creams
Skin Is Skin
Willigan’s Island
Srsly chocolate
Siete Family Foods
HomePlate Peanut Butter
Chameleon Cold-Brew
KTonic Kombucha
Halo del Santo


I hope all is well in your world!

I’ve once again joined the SIMS Foundation event committee for this year’s Heart of the City: A Celebration of the Cosmic Cowboy on Dec 2 at Emo’s Austin. I’m posting to see if you’d be interested in being part of this annual event that benefits SIMS Foundation and the Austin music family. SIMS provides life-saving mental health and addiction recovery services to Austin musicians, music industry professionals, and their family members and has been around for 23 years!

The SIMS Foundation hosts the Heart of the City event each year to raise awareness and funds for mental health services. SIMS connects over 600 musicians, music industry professionals, and their family members each year to high-quality, hassle-free mental health and substance use disorder services. SIMS helps musicians develop healthy relationships, strong coping skills for stress, tools to tackle depression, and navigates those with substance use problems along a safe pathway to sobriety.

This year’s show pays tribute to 1972, when Willie Nelson brought the hippies and the cowboys together on one stage to play psychedelic country music. The diverse line up and all-star house band (including RajiWorld client Warren Hood) will surely kill it with original takes on outlaw country classics. Performers include Kelley Mickwee, Charlie Mars, James Petralli of White Denim, Carrie Rodriguez, Monte Warden, Warren Hood, Rosie Flores, David Grissom, Jonathan Terrell, newcomer John Baumann, and a special tribute by Martie Maguire of the Dixie Chicks.

Get a feel for the event from last year’s show with this quick, 1-minute video: Heart of the City 2016

Feel free to reach out to me if you are interested or if you have any questions. I hope you will join me! Roggie 512 554 4004


Roggie is proud to assist at this wonderful and very Austin centric annual event. We hope you will join us on Friday, September 8th at Hotel Van Zandt for The BIG Give to celebrate a decade of giving back!

This year we will highlight our community’s accomplishments over the past decade and honor the individuals and businesses that have supported our mission. The event will also feature local food, music, and an exciting silent auction showcasing the best of Austin.

Honoring the Patsy Woods Martin BIG Giver
Brittany Morrison of Hospice Austin

Presenting the RetailMeNot Nonprofit Award
$5,000 cash prize presented to one large local nonprofit excelling in donor engagement

Presenting the K Friese + Associates Small Nonprofit Award
$2,500 cash prize presented to one local nonprofit excelling in donor engagement

Transportation: We recommend using a car service like RideAustin or Uber to get to The BIG Give. In addition, there is valet available for $16 as well as self-parking in the Austin Convention Center’s 2nd Street Garage for $10

Cocktail Attire: For guys, this dress code calls for a suit with or without a tie or a button down with slacks. For women, short dresses or jumpsuits that are party-ready. When in doubt, wear a little black dress and dress it up with fun jewelry—or, if you’d rather wear color, opt for something bright or sparkly.


I am working on my invitations for something fun 7/22. Please email me your interest and I will add you to the list! .

Rays of light transformed by fabric and shaped into unique lampshades by Ruth Carter and her sister Carolyn Ellsworth will be on display and sale.
Music will join the light dancing around the room. Bill Carter and Gabe Rhodes will provide entertainment and feature songs written by Ruth and Bill Carter.
Refreshments and libations provided by many of RajiWorld’s local favorites and friends including Tito’s Vodka, Moony June from Bone Spirits, wines from Piatelli Vineyards, Souverain Vineyards, beer from South Austin Brewery including Evel Ale, Kombucha form Buddah’s Brew, bbq and dessert from Sum Pig BBQ, snacks from Snack Bar and Maria’s Taco Express, more dessert from Zuchinni Kill Bakery and coffee from Patika!!


OSMF 2016

Old Settler’s Music Festival begins in just nine days — Thursday, April 14 — at the Salt Lick Pavilion & Camp Ben McCulloch in Driftwood, Texas. Join us for the 29th Annual Old Settler’s Music Festival. Camping, jamming, performance workshops, kids’ stuff, craft beer and gourmet food, and much more.

Tickets for Friday, Saturday and Sunday are available as single days or in an economical 3 day package. We are almost sold out of camping passes. A few platinum passes are left as well. Platinum passes get a 4 day camping pass, a car camping pass, an electrical permit, backstage privileges with free drinks and food at the Salt Lick on Friday & Saturday, a special viewing area at the Salt Lick, and a commemorative t-shirt and poster. For tickets, go here.

RajiWorld and our sister agency Compass Sponsorship Stewards would like to thank our 2016 sponsors!

(Artists and times subject to change)
Camp Ben McCulloch Stage
4-5:15 p.m. – The Accidentals
5:40-6:55 p.m. – The HillBenders
7:20-8:40 p.m. – Jitterbug Vipers
9:05-10:20 p.m. – Brothers Comatose
10:45 p.m. to midnight – Della Mae
Hill Country Stage
4-4:45 p.m. – Joelton Mayfield
5:15-6:25 p.m. – The Black Lillies
6:55-8:10 p.m. – Rodney Crowell
8:40-9:55 p.m. – Hayes Carll
10:30 p.m. to midnight – Dawes
Bluebonnet Stage
4 -5:15 p.m. – Della Mae 
5:45-7 p.m. – Deer Tick

7:20-8:35 p.m. – The HillBenders present “The Who’s Tommy: A Bluegrass Opry”
9:10-10:25 p.m. – The Suffers
10:45 p.m. to midnight – Jeff Austin Band
Discovery Stage
5 p.m.  TBA
6 p.m. – Kent Finlay, Dreamer book reading by Jenni Finlay
7 p.m.  TBA
Hill Country Stage
11-11:45 a.m. – The Deer
12:05-1:05 p.m. – Lonesome River Band
1:25-2:25 p.m. – Green River Ordinance
2:45-3:45 p.m. – Dustbowl Revival
4:05-5:20 p.m. – Jerry Douglas presents The Earls of Leicester
5:40-6:55 p.m. – Sarah Jarosz
7:15-8:30 p.m. – Shinyribs
8:50-10:20 p.m. – The Del McCoury Band
10:50 p.m. to midnight – Bob Schneider
Bluebonnet Stage
10:30 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. – Youth Talent Competition

1:30-2:30 p.m. – Sierra Hull
2:40-3 p.m. – Youth Talent Competition winner

3:20-4:20 p.m. – Carolyn Wonderland
4:40-5:50 p.m. – David Ramirez 
6:10-7:20 p.m. – The Jay Farrar (Trio) performs songs from Son Volt’s Trace
7:35-8:45 p.m. – The Jayhawks
9:15-10:25 p.m. – The Milk Carton Kids 
10:45 p.m. to midnight – The Wood Brothers
Discovery Stage (Presented by The Bluegrass Situation)
1-5:45 p.m. – Workshops on the hour
Camp Ben McCulloch Stage
10-10:45 a.m. – Sunday Service
11-11:45 a.m. – Lonesome River Band
noon to 1 p.m. – HONEYHONEY
1:20-2:20 p.m. – The Band of Heathens
2:40-3:30 p.m. – MilkDrive

4-5 p.m. – Shinyribs

final lineup for the 29th Annual Old Settler’s Music Festival is here!


The final lineup for the 29th Annual Old Settler’s Music Festival is here!  Five more bands join the lineup. Two time Grammy-Award winning singer-songwriter Rodney Crowell and the turbo-charged, freewheeling Deer Tick add to Friday night’s packed roster. Saturday festival-goers will have an opportunity to see local transcendental Texas folk collaborative The Deer.   Genre-bending festival favorite MilkDrivereturns on Sunday, along with LA folk duo HONEYHONEYThe Jitterbug Viperslead a stirring tribute to Slim Richey on Thursday night.

They join up an already stellar lineup that includes the Del McCoury Band, Dawes, Hayes Carll, Sarah Jarosz, The Wood Brothers, Bob Schneider, The Black Lillies, Shinyribs, and many more.

For more information, artist bios, performance days, and more go to the Old Settler’s website.

Discounted advance tickets will save you up to 15% and are available while quantities last. For tickets, go here.

Thank you ever so to all of our very cool sponsors! We could not do it without your love and support!




Thanks to our friends at the Austin Chronicle, our star-studded lineup is officially out and we’re seeing stars!  RajiWorld/Compass SS will be providing a VIP Hospitality suite fit for these starts and I would love your in-kind donation of Austin’s favorite food, non-spirited drinks and VIP services for our STARS lead by Music Director Michael Ramos, including:

Patty Griffin
Chris Layton
Jimmie Dale Gilmore
Alejandro Escovedo
Tito Larriva
Lolita Carroll
Peter Stopschinski
Elias Haslanger
Kyle Ellison
David Garza
Nina Diaz
The Peterson Brothers
Hunter Sharpe
Grooveline Horns

All-star house band:
Adrian Quesada
David Garza
Michael Ramos
George Reiff
Conrad Choucroun
Sonia Moore

Austin Chronicle editor Louis Black and long time Austin arts supporter, Sandy Boone will host the evening, while KUTX’s Elizabeth McQueen and Jody Denberg handle emcee duties.



RajiWorld’s sister company Compass SS is the proud sponsorship steward for 2015’s Old Settler’s Music Festival. I hope you will join us!


Camp Ben McCulloch Stage
4-5:15 p.m. Darlingside
5:35-6:50 p.m. Nora Jane Struthers & the Party Line
7:10-8:25 p.m. Jitterbug Vipers
8:50-10:10 p.m. Bill Kirchen
10:40 p.m. to midnight The Infamous Stringdusters

SouthStar Stage
4-4:45 p.m. 2014 Youth Competition Winner Alexander Nobles
5:05-6:15 p.m. Darlingside
6:45-7:55 p.m. Langhorne Slim & the Law
8:15-9:45 p.m. Sam Bush
10:30 p.m. to midnight The Mavericks

Bluebonnet Stage
4:15-5:30 p.m. MilkDrive
5:50-7:05 p.m. The Infamous Stringdusters
7:25-8:40 p.m. JOHNNYSWIM
9:10-10:25 p.m. Roxy Roca
10:45 p.m. to midnight Ray Wylie Hubbard

SouthStar Stage
11-11:50 a.m. The Black Lillies
12:10-1:05 p.m. Israel Nash
1:25-2:25 p.m. Pokey LaFarge
2:45-3:45 p.m. Rising Appalachia
4:10-5:25 p.m. The McCrary Sisters
5:45-7 p.m. Hot Rize
7:15-8:15 p.m. Jake Shimabukuro
8:45-10 p.m. JD McPherson
10:30 p.m. to midnight Robert Earl Keen

Bluebonnet Stage
11 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Youth Talent Competition
1:30-2:20 p.m. Lauren Shera
2:30-2:50 p.m. Youth Talent Competition winner
3:10-4:20 p.m. Jeff Austin Band
4:40-5:50 p.m. Bruce Robison & Kelly Willis
6:10-7:25 p.m. Lost Bayou Ramblers
7:45-9 p.m. Dailey & Vincent
9:20-10:30 p.m. Chuck Prophet & The Mission Express
10:50 p.m. to midnight Shinyribs

Discovery Stage
1-5:45 p.m. Workshops to be announced

Camp Ben McCulloch Stage
10-10:45 a.m. Sunday Service
11-11:45 a.m. Dailey & Vincent
noon to 12:50 p.m. Wood & Wire
1:10-2:10 p.m. The Defibulators
2:30-3:30 p.m. Pokey LaFarge
4-5 p.m. Shinyribs


Doug Sahm Tribute

I am honored to produce SXSW’s official Doug Sahm Tribute Show at the Paramount Theatre on Saturday March 21, 2015. The Paramount has about 1200 seats and as it is an official SXSW event, badges and wristbands will be given entry first but there will be tickets for sale to the public as well!

The unsung hero of Texas music, Doug Sahm was country and western child prodigy on steel guitar, a teenage rhythm and blues guitarist who fell under the spell of chitlin’ circuit legends such as T Bon Walker and Gatemouth Brown, and hitmaker with number one radio hits in his hometown of San Antonio when he was still in high school. He rode the wave of the Beatles and the British Invasion with his band the Sir Douglas Quintet, landed in San Francisco in time for the Summer of Love, and planted his flag in Austin at the birth of the Austin music scene, creating his own Groover’s Paradise. Respected as a musicians’ musician, Sir Doug’s greatest triumph was founding the Tex-Mex supergroup The Texas Tornados with his one time mentor Freddy Fender, his lifelong sidekick Augie Meyers, and accordion legend Flaco Jimenez, whom Sahm took from the West Side barrio to worldwide renown.
Join us for the Sir Doug Sahm Tribute Night on Saturday, March 21 at The Paramount Theater. The all-star lineup includes Doug Sahm’s former bandmates Augie Meyers, Flaco Jimenez, and the Texas Tornados, filmmaker Robert Rodriguez and more musicians that he worked with throughout his life.

Advance Tickets for The Doug Sahm Tribute at The Paramount Theater on Saturday night March 21st  Presented By SXSW will be available starting Friday the 6th for $20 advance, plus Service fee and Paramount preservation fee, from The Paramount Theater Online Ticket Service.

This show will celebrate one of our heroes and the documentary “Sir Doug and the Genuine Texas Cosmic Groove” premiering at SXSW 2015 Film Fest!

The Doug Sahm film screens:

03/19/2015, Paramount Theatre, 7:30 PM

03/20/2015, Alamo Lamar C, 2:30 PM

03/21/2015, Vimeo Theater, 11:00 AM



I got my hands on my first Pollstar back in 1990 at The UA as I was booking the Spring Fling.  My daughter Laurel learned to walk at the 2000 Vegas version of CIC and many of my favorite festival bookings and longest business friendships came from time well spent in the lobby bar. This year was no exception. It was in Nashville which is the future second home for my new sister company, Compass SS.

We are Sponsorship Stewards navigating new horizons for a better future by developing partnerships between the creative arts and innovative businesses with an emphasis on life style marketing, trends and green solutions. As the *catalyst for creative partnerships we welcome you to join us in facilitating change with visionary people to generate long-term success. “A catalyst works by providing an alternative reaction pathway to the reaction product.”. Compass SS- “Joining the Best of Two Worlds”.

RajiWorld  has long been known as a discovery specialists, recognizing talent in the fields of community, education, music, art, health and environment and matching it with the right event, partners and sponsors. We trade in magic and more match-making gets done at conferences like Pollstar than almost anywhere.



RajiWorld is proud to be attending APAP 2015 with Austin Bike Zoo founder Jeremy Rosen and Flam Chen Artistic Director and Co-founder Nadia Hagan. Please visit our booth on The Americas 1 Floor two Booth number 542.

Austin Bike Zoo
The Bike Zoo presents a magical show for people of all ages, thrill seekers and corporate clients.  It’s readymade for festivals. You can feel a bit of what the experience is like through our live videos. We love to book city events, festivals, EDM and parades.
“Circuit of The Americas would like to thank Austin Bike Zoo for being an unforgettable part of the United States Grand Prix. Their creations reflected the unique culture of Austin and were clearly a delight to our guests.” – Dominic Iacano, CMO, November 5, 2014
Flam Chen
Flam Chen has been creating, performing, and touring new circus and fire theater since 1994. They create a  dazzling public spectacle merging daredevil acrobatics, pyrotechnics and a mastery of light, air and fire.

Flam Chen’s work ranges from the intimate to large scale. Residencies include company designed workshops, combining student talent, troupe talent and community culminating in spectacular works that resonate with locally derived history, energy and depth.

We have several shows to choose from for this season in every price range.
“An adventure from the get-go…this gig is pure fun and fantasy casting an atmosphere of wonderment” – Deni Kasrel, City Paper Philadelphia.
“They have developed a beautiful habit of ever expanding the public’s imagination, continually taking us deeper and deeper within it’s layers, leaving us breathless.” – Tucson Model Magazine
APAP|NYC 2015, January 9-13, is the membership conference of the Association of Performing Arts Presenters. Held each January in New York City, the conference is the world’s largest networking forum and marketplace for performing arts professionals. More than 3,600 presenters, artists, managers, agents and emerging arts leaders from all 50 U.S. states and more than 30 countries convene in the city for five days of professional development, business deals and exciting performances.
 APAP|NYC is the place to feel the pulse of the industry. Plenary speakers such as Stephen Schwartz, Rosanne Cash, Harry Belafonte and Ira Glass inspire attendees. Innovators from various fields share knowledge. Colleagues exchange practices and problem-solving techniques. The popular EXPO Hall is the one-stop networking hotspot with 370 exhibitors. More than 1,000 artist showcases make up a mini festival of the performing arts.



September 10, 2014

For Immediate Release: Neighbors for Shoal Creek Celebration to benefit the Shoal Creek Conservancy presented by Bella Salon on Thursday, September 18, 2014.

Contact: Roggie Baer at RajiWorld, at 512 554 4004 or roggie@rajiworld.com, to schedule an interview, or for high-resolution photos, and other press materials.

Re: Neighbors for Shoal Creek Celebration to benefit the Shoal Creek Conservancy

Date: Thursday, September 18, 2014

Venue: Bella Salon and Spa, 1221 W. 6th St., 78703

Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm (please see timeline listed in the press release)

Tickets: $35 for general admission, VIP tickets: $100 each (w/a discount of $150 for a pair that incudes and exclusive dinner catered by Nick Barrera and Euphoric Cuisine. ticket link 


You’re invited to a Neighbors for Shoal Creek Celebration to benefit the Shoal Creek Conservancy. Join us and our Emcee  Elizabeth McQueen for live music by the Rankin Twins and “DJ Shewolf”, incredible gourmet food and drinks, and a raffle. Tickets are available for $35. We are also offering VIP tickets at $100 each with a discount of $150 for a pair that includes an exclusive dinner catered by Nick Barrera and Euphoric Cuisine, they will be offering a 5 course VIP dinner along with wine parings. Menu options will include chef-action stations, signature dishes, global flavors, modern techniques, kosher, vegan, or gluten free menus to meet your individual needs. and cocktail hour prior to the general community event. Proceeds from this event will support the Conservancy’s work to improve and restore the creek and the trail during its second year.  You are a key member of the Shoal Creek community and your support is crucial to the Conservancy.


Current sponsors and auction donors include: Thanks to our event chair Gracie Silvas of Bella Salon, Euphoric Cuisine, Rankin Twins, RajiWorld, Republic Tequila, Dynamic Reprographics, Mexicali beer and strawberry cider, Tekeen, REI, Lindsey Stump Photography, Elizabeth McQueen, Matrix sound and lighting, The Austin Chronicle, Whole Foods, Juiceland, Buddah’s Brew, Shannon Ridge, Jeffery’s, Kendra Scott, Revels Broch Creative Cory Morrow, Pilates Bungalo and Austin Film Society, Kayci Wheatly, Tiff’s Treats,  Miller Blueprint, Bridget Karam photography, Benji’s Cantina, Blakes, Brilliant Sky toys and books, Starling eyewear, Counter Culture, Bouldin Creek Cafe, Delish bakery, Doc’s Bar & Grill/Waterloo, Fresa’s chicken, Go Local, Gusto Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar, Ignite Fitnez, Johnson’s Backyard Garden, Lanza Haircare, Steph Hallett, Amy’s Ice Cream, Patika Coffe, Paddle Board @ epicsup.com, Stella says go, Swift’s Attic, The Bar Method, Topgolf, Tacos and Tequila, Twin Liquors, Wine merchant, Winflo, Whole Earth Provisions, Bells and whistles pet photography, Jacquline Laws Mobile Pedi, … with MORE to come.


Current supporters include:  Cirrus Logic, Whole Foods, Behringer Harvard/CWS Capital Partners, Downtown Austin Alliance, Spring Austin Partners, The Anderson Fund, Monnie and Sarah Anderson, 311 Bowie LP, Gables Residential, Downtown Austin Neighborhood Association, The REI Foundation, Schlosser Development Corp., Shoal Creek Saloon, Urban Space Real Estate & Interiors, Griffin Davis and Duke, Carolyn and Jack Long, Perry Lorenz, AZTEC, Endeavor, GSD&M, Pemberton Heights Neighborhood Association and many more!


twilight series

Polly Parsons and RajiWorld are proud to present the first event in The Twilight Series.

We are honored and touched to welcome Louise Goffin to Austin, please join me in showing her love during her stay here. Gerry Goffin 1939-2014 
There are no words.

Please listen in June 20, 2014 on KUTX live with Jody Denberg in Studio 1A at 11 AM to hear some insight and a musical preview then  join us live June 21, 2014 for a Summer Solstice house party with the one and only Louise Goffin at Hickory Wind Ranch. We imagine an 8PM set time. Sunset is 8:38 PM that night. Louise will play 45 minutes of songs from her upcoming release Songs From The Mine. (Read more below).

We are affiliated with the Gram Parsons Foundation for this series and we are accepting a $20 donation at the door for Louise with additional donations to the foundation accepted as well. THE GRAM PARSONS FOUNDATION. A NON-PROFIT 501C3 ORGANIZATION. 33-1089879  You may pay for your advance tickets via Paypal with roggie@rajiworld.com

We will be able to hydrate and libate you with donations from our sponsors Coco Libre Maine Root, Bone Spirits  and Real Ale. We welcome new sponsor Christy Seguin with Cakes ROCK!!! ROCKING Custom Cakes.

Yes, she has iconic, famous parents, but that story long ago got sick of being told. And besides, it isn’t even the most interesting story to tell about Louise. You wanna hear a great story? Try this: Six years go by with no new albums from Goffin, and then suddenly at the end of 2013 she decides she simply must get one recorded right the hell now. “It was a little like those stories you hear about those pregnant mothers who haven’t got time to go into a fancy hospital with a nurse saying, ‘What number are you on the pain scale from 1- 10?’” she says, describing the birth of Songs From The Mine. “It was more like, ‘What are you talking about? I’ve got no time for this—I’m having this baby now!’” This is also the story about how Songs From The Mine turns out to be, as music writer Jon Kanis wrote, the “high point of Goffin’s professional career.” So far. Making a record wasn’t even on Louise’s radar in October 2013. Rather, she’d been “preoccupied with songwriting and playing live the last year and a half.” Then in November, two months before Louise was to perform at a MusiCares event honoring her mom, that all changed. “What made me go into the studio,” she explains, “was someone saying, ‘Hey if you’re playing at MusiCares it’d make sense for you to have some product out,’ and I thought, ‘Oh yeah, I probably could pull out an EP worth of good songs.’ I was invited to a friend’s house to play songs and it was like, ‘What’s this one?’ and then, ‘That song needs a sister song.’ By the end of the day I realized I had a full album waiting to be created.” Galvanized by this discovery, Louise was recording within days. “The quickness with which I acted was because I had produced A Holiday Carole, so I had had the recent background of me producing a whole record tip to toe and feeling fulfilled by both the experience and the result,” she notes. “I just rolled up my sleeves and said, ‘Let’s do this.’” Released on Goffin’s own Majority Of One Records, Songs From The Mine was predominantly recorded in December 2013 and early January in Los Angeles, with some recording done at the Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, Holiday Music Motel. Goffin produced and played piano, B-3, ukulele, and guitar, and added a touch of snare drum and tambourine. With a lifetime spent soaking up the finest music of her generation and a love of songs that “put you in a movie lyrically, or ones that sound so full of raw attitude that you could forget your insecurities,” Goffin employed a rich palette to fashion Songs From The Mine. Pure nirvana for pop melody freaks, the CD is stylishly arranged and lyrically erudite, with stand-out songs throughout; beginning with the reassuring “Everybody But You” and continuing all the way through to the buoyant “Good Life,” the light and wispy “Follow My Heart,” the playful “Watching The Sky Turn Blue” (featuring Alice Cooper and Johnny Depp on backing vocals and handclaps), the soaring “Get With The World,” the ballsy guitar rocker “We Belong Together,” and the plaintive “Some Of Them Will Fool You” contribute to an album with zero weak spots. Songs From The Mine is the latest example in a career that has been shining ever since Goffin took up the family profession at an early age. At age 14 she first sang on her mom’s record Really Rosie (the musical based on several of Maurice Sendak’s children’s books), and they later dueted together on a new version of King’s “Where You Lead” for the theme song of the hit ’00s TV show Gilmore Girls. As a songwriter and producer of A Holiday Carole, Goffin helped bring her mom back home to her love of making records and put Carole at ease in the studio. Over the years Louise has released five previous albums of her own, the last one coming in 2008, and the highly sought-after producer and go-to songwriter has also toured the world on electric guitar in Tears For Fears. “Years from now, when I conjure up memories from the spring of 2014 I will smile sweetly and remember the profundities evoked by Songs From The Mine,” wrote Kanis. With such an inspired work to offer in 2014, one can be forgiven for hoping Louise Goffin doesn’t make us wait six long years for the next one. Learn more about Louise Goffin at www.LouiseGoffin.com.




RajiWorld loves Nashville! I was blessed to be present  again this year for one of my favorite tradition’s Manuel’s (81st) Birthday party. It featured The Mavericks and let me see many old friends like Alan Messer who reminded me that we met with Joe Ely not June Carter as I had remembered. In other Nashville: Carter news my dear friends Julie Christensen and Rosemarie Mincey raved about the new music history documentary The Winding Stream they had just seen. They were happy to see my name in the credits and I was again reminded that I have been asked several times to consult on a music related film. I love to be a connector and I hope to work in Nashville much more this upcoming year. Let us know about your projects and where we can help. RajiWorld matches art and fans and Compass – SS matches art and business and World Beauty reps the artists who make it all look good under the lights.



The Stars at Night are really going to be Big and Bright on Thursday, March 6th at the 14th annual Texas Film Awards and its after party, the Texas Party!

Tickets to the Texas Party are available for only $50 each, and VIP tickets are available for only $150 each. Tickets can be purchased here:


The event is held on the eve of SXSW and kicks things off with a cool night of celebrity guests and swanky party attendees. The “Texas Party” immediately follows the awards and is a local celebration for our hometown heroes inducted into the Hall of Fame, with 1,000 guests expected.

Tickets include open bar, food, live entertainment from Money Chicha an DJ Mahealani, and an all around awesome time.

• Luke Wilson (will be the Master of Ceremonies)
• Amber Heard (Rising Star Award, recently starred opposite Johnny Depp in The Rum Diaries and now they are engaged)
• Danny McBride (writer/star of the HBO show Eastbound and Down)
• David Gordon Green (writer/director extraordinaire)
• Mac Davis (Sountrack Award, wrote for Elvis and had his own variety show)
• Priscilla Presley (wow!)
• From Dusk Til Dawn (award accepted by Robert Rodriguez, cast members present TBD).

Compass – SS and RajiWorld want to personally thank our event partners and sponsors Arlyn Studios, The Austin Bike Zoo, Austin Cake Ball, Bone Spirits, Evel Knievel EnterprisesMaine Root, NadaMoo, Nakia, ROT Rally and Woody Price Limo. Our events would not be the same without your support!


Heart of the City: A Celebration of Soul benefits the SIMS Foundation and its 650 client musicians.

Heart Of The City

Join us for a soulfully elegant evening on February 15 for the SIMS Foundation’s annual benefit concert. Heart of the City: A Celebration of Soul features 70s soul legend Bobby Patterson, Queen Bee Tameca Jones, the gospel-tinged artist Dan Dyer, The Voice’s Nakia, and Daniel James Leopold of Leopold and His Fiction.

Our musical director, Grammy-winner Adrian Quesada’s all-star band is highlighted by Grupo Fantasma Horns and some of Austin’s best musicians. Emceed by the city’s very own soul encyclopedia, Rick “Daddy” McNulty with vinyl mood setting by DJ Mahealani, it is sure to be a glittering night of hip-shaking soul, pretty cocktails, VIP lounge, luxury raffle and other tantalizing surprises. Doors open at 8pm for a Cocktail Hour with music starting at 9pm.

Heart of the City: A Celebration of Soul benefits the SIMS Foundation and its 650 client musicians. Formed to support musicians by providing access to mental health and addiction recovery services, SIMS puts the heart and soul back into musicians. Thank you for keeping Austin music alive!

Event Chairs:
Noël & Will Bridges

Host Committee:
Amanda Garcia
Angela Salas
Ann Riopel
Ashley Welch
Celine Adams
Chelsea Grace Singh
Darlene Starr
Gilda Tirado
Haley Cihock
Nichole Filson
Ramona Cruz-Peters
Reenie Collins
Rich Vázquez
Rikki Hardy
Roggie Baer
Rose Reyes
Sally Fatigato
Sam Elkin
Suzee Brooks
Tiva Rose Allan
Terra James Tucker



August: Planting Seeds For Winter

RajiWorld is also proud to introduce you to our new sister company, Compass SS. We are Sponsorship Stewards navigating new horizons for a better future by developing partnerships between the creative arts and innovative businesses with an emphasis on lifestyle marketing, trends and green solutions. As the catalyst for creative partnerships, we welcome you to join us in facilitating change with visionary people to generate long-term success.

We are currently representing The Chula League and its flagship event, the 12th Annual Cherrywood Art Fair held this December 7-8, 2013. “Proceeds benefit Maplewood Elementary School and their Little Artist BIG ARTIST mentoring program that pairs fifth graders with professional artists and students who learn to celebrate creativity, develop personal expression, and experience the creative process from ideation through commercialization in a positive afterschool setting.” Our first sponsor is one who would like to be made anonymous but I am deeply grateful as they are the entity that brought me to Austin originally and as a wise Texas once said “You dance with the one that brung ya.”. What I can tell you is that they hey have demonstrated long-time support for local art, music, film, education, and community which makes them a great match for Cherrywood Art Fair. Some of our other recent partnerships include;
Whole Foods: The Khabele School: HEB Foundation Free Camp and Patagonia:RajiWorld:Glazers:Kosmic Kombucha:Patika Coffee:Real Ale Brewing and SXSW Eco Fest.