We’re now a few weeks into summer, a time when a lot of musicians get on the road to play both the club circuit and music festivals. But as we’ve seen a spike in coronavirus cases throughout Texas recently, it’s fair to say it might be a while longer before venues reopen.
Amy Miller, program director for KXT in North Texas, shares some streams on various online platforms where Texans can get their music fix.
Sarah Jarosz – Live at Grimey’s
When: Friday, July 10, at 12pm
What: You can spend your lunch break with three-time Grammy Award-winning artist and Texas native Sarah Jarosz. In addition to releasing multiple critically-acclaimed albums, Jarosz formed the folk trio I’m With Her in 2014 with musicians Sarah Watkins and Aoife O’Donovan. Just last month she released her fifth studio album, “World On The Ground,” which contains a collections of stories about her hometown of Wimberley, Texas.
You can watch the premiere of Sarah Jarosz’s recent record store performance at Grimey’s in Nashville at noon Friday on Jarosz’s YouTube page.
Jackie Venson – Irving Plaza’s Facebook page
When: Friday, July 10, at 6pm
What: Jackie Venson, an accomplished singer, songwriter and guitarist from Austin will be taking over the Facebook page of New York’s Irving Plaza with a live stream on Friday evening. Starting off as a piano player at the esteemed Berklee College of Music, she switched to guitar in her last year of studies and has since established herself as a skilled performer on the instrument – one who NPR says “demonstrates how fierce of a performer she is, with a natural stage presence and the skills to back it up.” On Friday’s stream, Venson promises new music.
When: Friday, July 10, at 8pm
What: The duo Vogue Machine will perform a live set from their hometown of Denton, Texas. The synth pop duo saw success last year when a song of theirs appeared on the popular animated series “Rick and Morty.” They also released a couple of new songs in March and have been keeping busy doing live DJ sets for fans online.