She replied, “I’m not sure; been thinking on it. I paid for her mostly with tips I’ve been saving for the last decade.” He said, “You’ve got your name right there, call her ‘Tips.’” So mote it be.
Months later, with about a gazillion hours of love, labor, and support from friends, Tips was more than just a retreat for Colonna’s troubadour lifestyle, suited for strumming and songwriting on the porch. It was a magical, perfectly created, outdoor home concert space with surprisingly beautiful acoustics.
Both Addison and Colonna have been close to the Austin music community, working with musician-empowering nonprofits like HAAM and Black Fret. It seemed only natural to use this beautiful space for creative collaborations. The property is close to Austin, but far enough out that it feels like a rural retreat. It’s a great setting for artists who are recording and performing, and for fans who wish to relax, get creative, play, step outside the traditional, and experience the magic of music in nature.