Black Fret Black Ball: Austin Artists To Watch

Shakey Graves (Erika Goldring Photo)

Austin’s best emerging artists will be recognized at the second annual Black Fret Black Ball this Friday, December 4th at the historic and iconic Paramount Theatre on Congress Avenue.

Riffing off the grant model that’s long sustained the theater and other performing arts, Black Fret seeks to disrupt the way we support musicians.

The non-profit provides grants to Austin musicians in an effort to fortify the local music industry. These grant services range from professionally engineered recordings and music videos, to tour support, and more. Additionally, Black Fret nominees receive mentoring from some of Austin’s top music industry leaders.

So who are this year’s lucky nominees?

The 2015 Black Fret Nominees are:
Aaron Behrens
Casey McPherson
Dan Dyer
Danny Malone
East Cameron Folkcore
Gina Chavez
Holiday Mountain
Jazz Mills
Max Frost
Migrant Kids
Mother Falcon
Nakia
Not in the Face
Riders Against the Storm
Ruby Jane
Shakey Graves
Shinyribs
Tameca Jones
The Digital Wild
The Nightowls

On the evening of December 4th, the Black Fret grant recipients will be announced, and tens of thousands of dollars ($10,000 per band) will be distributed to support the creative and professional growth of these talented musicians.

Enjoy a night of some of the best local music in town at the Black Fret Black Ball.  To attend Black Fret’s Black Ball and all of Black Fret’s events, sign up to become a member here.

Get to know the nominees by listening to Sound Dessert’s Black Fret 2015 nominees playlist:

Image via: Big Hassle

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