Musical Valentine’s: Joel Guzman and Sarah Fox

(USE THIS AS A JUMP #2) Joel Guzman and Sarah Fox entertain the crowd under the Music Tent. The 18th Annual Texas Book Festival concluded a weekend of activities on Sunday afternoon October 27, 2013 on the state Capitol grounds with author readings, guest talks, entertainment and lots of book buying. RALPH BARRERA / AMERICAN-STATESMAN
Joel Guzman and Sarah Fox entertain the crowd at the 18th Annual Texas Book Festival. Ralph Barrera/American-Statesman

Happy Valentine’s Day! This year, we asked a handful of Austin couples who play music together to share a few thoughts on how love and music intertwine in their relationships. Relive a week of musical love in Austin.


How they met:

Joel: I remember meeting Sarah for the first time during a recording session.  She was quite the diva but I was truly impressed with her powerful singing. I simply adored everything about her and still do!

Their special song:

Sarah: There are many special songs that we share. However, when I first heard Joel sing  “Hoy Mire Tus Ojos”  by Hector Lavoe, it became our song!

I remember running to the front of the stage to get a closer look at the dreamy guy with the velvety voice!

Their dream date:

Joel & Sarah: Our dream date would be to fly to Paris in a private jet, go on a shopping spree, have dinner by candlelight, take a walk in the park, and view Paris from the Eiffel Tower while we smooch!

Valentine’s Day memories:

Sarah:  Valentine’s Day is quite special; My mother was married on Valentine’s Day and my son was also conceived in 1996 on Valentine’s Day.  Joel always makes every Valentine’s Day very special for me!

This year’s Valentine:

Joel & Sarah: Lately, we just improvise. After 34 years together we like to keep things fresh by acting silly and surprising each other with the most ridiculous gifts, including an occasional diamond…..

A family affair: 

Sarah:  I was 8 months pregnant and I was still singing on stage.. I could feel my baby kicking up a storm inside my my belly. The child we made together is an extension of our love for music and our life together. Today, our son plays guitar in our band with us. Music is a family tradition!


Author: Deborah Sengupta Stith

Deborah Sengupta Stith has been hanging out in dimly lit corners of the city soaking in the music scene for almost 20 years. Twitter: @deborific

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