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Black Fret Ball 2017 Gives Lifeline to Local Musicians

Black Fret Ball 2017 Gives Lifeline to Local Musicians

 The Black Fret Ball of 2017 was a genuine cause for celebration, for both musicians receiving grants, and for music fans sitting in the seats at Paramount.  An Austin non-profit that has doled out over $2 million to a variety of Austin music acts, Black Fret empowers local musicians to create music and tour without having the financial pressures and stressors that plague the industry. Founder, Colin Hendrick, was quoted "There is such an amazing depth of talent in this town and we are excited to see such great artists year after year supported by our members in such a meaningful way. This year's nominees included such talent as Akina Adderley, Black Pistol Fire, Bright Light Social Hour, Carolyn Wonderland, Croy and the Boys, Daniel Eyes, David Ramirez, Eric Tessmer, Los Coast, Jackie Venson, Kinky Machine, Mobley, Sarah Sharp, Warren Hood, Whiskey Shivers, The Deer, and Los Coast. The Black Fret Ball featured amazing performances and collaborations that created as quality entertainment as one would find in Austin, and the money given out in grants ensured that the city will continue to expect more

Published: December 12, 2017 |

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