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 

Upcoming Artists in Residency:  

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.

We are thrilled to announce an ongoing artist residency program in conjunction with Song Confessional’s new home at Hotel Magdalena, now open in 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.