Monday, February 8, 2016

Live music review: Sweet Spirit and Walker Lukens led off year for Black Fret



Sweet Spirit and Walker Lukens at Black Fret 2016 opening




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Even if you are an Austin music fan that is 'in the loop" you may not be familiar with the non-profit organization Black Fret which donates $100,000 to 10 local bands each year. The funds come from annual dues collected from the group's members. The "Patrons of Local Music" charity was launched by Matt Ott and Colin Kendrick in 2013 as a way for Austin residents to support emerging musical acts. The majority of past recipients have used their $10K grant from Black Fret towards production costs to record new material.

Last week the group convened at The Parish in downtown Austin to introduce members to their first three grant candidates of the year; Sweet SpiritWalker Lukens and Harvest Thieves. All three are... continue reading