"...“We started the band almost as a joke, but it's turned into somewhat of a career,” muses John Burgess of the Eggmen. “Somewhat” is putting it mildly..."
"...The Apple Trio picked the right year to deliver its eponymous debut. The homegrown chamber pop trio from McCallum Fine Arts Academy combines cellist Diana Burgess of Mother Falcon with Caiti Coughlan on viola and Olivia Erwin on violin..."
"...The current roster for Mother Falcon is worthy of concert notes: Laura Andrade (cello), Rita Andrade (viola), Diana Burgess (cello), Kira Bordelon (violin), Clara Brill (violin), Nick Calvin (cello), Maurice Chammah (violin), Yun Du (violin), Nick Gregg (cello, vocals, guitar, mandolin, piano), Austin Harris (violin), Tamir Kalifa (accordion, vocals, piano, bouzouki), Matt Krolick (trumpet), Gilman Lykken (bassoon), Josh Newburger (violin), Claire Puckett (guitar, vocals, trumpet, bouzouki), Matt Puckett (saxophone, vocals, glockenspiel, piano), Luke Stence (bass), and Isaac Winburne (drums, saxophone, piano)...."
"...Closing out the party, Mike Stinson unloaded rockabilly roar to set up Curtis McMurtry’s more jazzy folk turns playing with Diana Burgess on cello. Outside, Ray Wylie Hubbard and Curtis’ father James McMurtry capped the fête, with Hubbard laying profuse thanks to Baker for helping establish his career...."
"...The Hornet's Nest, his second album, finds him erecting a very large tent around what passes for American music and utilizing it to tell inventive stories of everyday life. Most compositions come colored by an acoustic guitar, but he depends on chamber orchestration, including Mother Falcon's Diana Burgess on cello, to create imaginative sound beds featuring trumpet, banjo, upright bass, pedal steel, and clarinet..."
"...Mother Falcon isn't broken up; they're just no longer a working band. The current nucleus of Gregg, Kalifa, violinist Clara Brill, percussionist Isaac Winburne, and singer/cellist Diana Burgess – plus their horn section – remains ferociously active on film scores, theatre, and long-running children's camp, Mother Falcon's Music Lab..."
"...Keeping the complicated story on track is a chorus of lovely voices – Rodriguez, Natalie Cummings, Devin Medley, Richard Roberts, and Sarah Fleming Walker – supported by a live orchestra that includes Cliff Bond, Clara Brill, Diana Burgess, Kurt Kumme, and Greg Wilson. Designer Mike Toner keeps the setting minimal, with movable set-pieces that accommodate the choreography by Danny Herman and Rocker Verastique, though the large cast still looks a bit cramped onstage during the bigger numbers..."
"...Halfway through, the ensemble abandoned its instruments and gave cellist Diana Burgess a chance to preview her upcoming senior recital at the UT Butler School of Music. Though clearly uneasy being the sudden focal point, she wove a heartbreaking soliloquy, earning a standing ovation..."
"...That familial tradition surfaces in the 23-year-old's character-driven songs and thoroughly realized, detailed settings, though the scion's debut LP also begins carving out his own distinct path. Signaled at the outset with the southwestern sway and Calexico-brushed horns of "Ghost in My Bed," McMurtry's sound issues with diverse styles throughout, aided by notables including Will Sexton on guitar and Warren Hood on violin, with Diana Burgess shading the songwriter's low, sleepy drawl with a gentle harmony and cello..."
"...CM: I’ve been playing with a trio since I got back to Austin. Taylor Turner plays upright bass and Diana Burgess of Mother Falcon plays cello and sings harmony with me..."
"...High strung Andrew Bird fancy with Broken Social harmonies and Arcade Fire, plus The Hazards of Love Decemberists: All cram inside Alhambra. Nick Gregg, Tamir Kalifa, Claire Puckett, and okay: Laura Andrade (cello), Rita Andrade (viola), Kira Bordelon (violin), Clara Brill (violin/piano), Diana Burgess (cello), Nick Calvin (cello), Maurice Chammah (violin/vox/piano), Yun Du (violin), Austin Harris (violin), Matt Krolick (trumpet), Gilman Lykken (bassoon), Josh Newburger (violin), Matt Puckett (vox/sax/glockenspiel/piano/banjo/mandolin), Luke Stence (contrabass), and alphabetical anchor Isaac Winburne (sax/percussion) – new birds, new feather...."
"...Second-place winners included St. Stephen's Episcopal School senior Audrey Wozniak (violin), Austin High School senior Cameron Rehberg (viola), McCallum junior Diana Burgess and Westlake High School junior Danielle Suh (cello), and McCallum junior Andrew Rogers (bass)..."
"...GRUMPIER OLD MEND: Howard Deutch; with Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau, Ann-Margret, Sophia Loren, Burgess Meredith, Kevin Pollak, Daryl Hannah. (PG-13, 101 min.) If the title wasnÕt already taken, Grumpier Old Men could have been titled Dumb and Dumber (but at least it isnÕt being advertised like Tom and Huck - Òthe original bad boysÓ). But for the generation difference, the humor appeals to the same dopey instincts as Dumb and Dumber, only geared for the retirement set..."
"...Jennifer Kim's re-election campaign continues to attack challenger Randi Shade for accepting campaign contributions from "developers." Yet Kim's latest finance report shows she herself has accepted contributions from Austinites with development, legal, real estate, and architecture/construction firm ties. Examples include checks from the Carter & Burgess Political Committee, Steve Metcalfe, Brown McCarroll, Larry Warshaw, Pete Gasper, Taylor Andrews, Michael Casias, Kevin Burns, Juan Cotera, Jerry Harris, Tom, Lynn, and Will Meredith...."