Song Confessional X Hotel Magdalena Present: An Artist Residency Program

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Started by Austin musicians, Walker Lukens and Zac Catanzaro, Song Confessional was initially conceived as a music festival activation. Beginning this summer, Song Confessional’s story recording booth will live permanently at Hotel Magdalena.

Come on down to the booth 8 am – 8 pm to recount any type of story – old, new, long, short, coming of age, fish out of water – we’re all ears. Confessions will be reviewed by local songwriters, and select stories will be developed into original songs with the chance to be featured on the Song Confessional podcast. Selected confessors will receive their original song pressed into a 7″ record.


Now Open in the Valet Lobby | No appointment needed | Open 8 AM – 8 PM 

We are thrilled to announce an ongoing artist residency program in conjunction with Song Confessional’s new home at Hotel Magdalena, coming this summer to the valet lobby.

Resident musicians will select one confession during their stay to transform into an original song. Come confess at the Song Confessional booth during an artist’s stay for a chance to be featured by them. Stay tuned for more upcoming artists in residency.

Upcoming Artists in Residency:  

Lunar Rae
September 15 -17 

Lunar R•A•E is a messenger of love and light that journeys through time and space to reach her authentic essence through music. As an indie artist bringing a new wave of sound that combines genres like Soul, R&B, Funk, Hip-Hop and indie Rock, she has reintroduced herself as Lunar R•A•E : Lunar represents the femininity of the Moon, the rhythm of time, and enlightenment; surname R•A•E stands for “Reaching Authentic Essence.” This Berklee alumna (formerly known as AbstractAmb or Amber Baker) is not only an artist/producer, but also a drummer who is well-known for her role in Psych Rock band Unknown Mortal Orchestra. She’s the current drummer for Austin, TX based band Sir Woman.

Carrie Rodriguez
October 15-19 

Carrie Rodriguez, a singer-songwriter from Austin, Texas, finds beauty in the cross-pollination of diverse traditions. A passionate performer, she effortlessly melds fiery fiddle playing, electrifying vocals and a fresh interpretation of new and classic songs with an “Ameri-Chicana” attitude.

November 5 – 7

Boyfriend is a songwriter (Big Freedia, Charli XCX, Mala Rodriguez, Mykki Blanco), producer, and performer.
A festival darling (“Bonnaroo’s Best Find” – Bob Lefsetz, “Top 10 Performances of Outside Lands” – Rolling Stone), Boyfriend is best known for her over-the-top live show which blends components of cabaret, pop music and theatrical elements such as costume changes, props & interactive set pieces.