Pictured (L-R) after the performance are: NRA VP of Membership Tom Wojno, NRA EVP of Convention and Strategic Alliances Mary Pat Heftman, BMI’s Dan Spears, NRA VP of Sponsorships Kathie Vu, NRA Senior Marketing Manager of Innovation & Entrepreneurship Anna Tauzin, BSOJC lead singer Mark Stuart, NRA Event and Sponsor Marketing Specialist Jaclyn Sanford, AMEX/Plenti VP of Business Development Richard Wolfman, AMEX Senior Manager of Restaurant Industry Development Silvia Pazfrydman, Texas Restaurant Association President Richie Jackson, NRA EVP of Marketing & Membership Deb Billow and NRA Chief Information Officer Kevin Steele.
BMI partnered with the National Restaurant Association to help bring a taste of the rich Austin music scene to the association’s 2016 Restaurant Innovation Summit, held recently (9/14) at the Hilton Austin. The Bastard Sons of Johnny Cash, led by BMI songwriter Mark Stuart, performed in front of a large of group of restaurant executives from around the country who were in town for two days to learn about the latest technological advances in their industry. The BSOJC combines a unique blend of old school country with fresh lyrics and melodies. Rolling Stone magazine calls their sound “pure Americana heart and soul”.