Dustin Welch is gearing up to release his sophomore album - Tijuana Bible - and he's seeking your help with the associated radio and PR promotional costs - with a twist.
Photo by Valerie Fremin
For some time now, Dustin has been involved with the Soldier Songs & Voices project, teaching music and songwriting classes twice a week for armed forces veterans - to help in psychological healing. More information on the sessions is here.
So Dustin is now seeking support via his website by way of pre-orders for his CD, as well as the usual goodies, like T-shirts. But also on the menu is the ability to sponsor a teaching session, so he can continue to run them and the project can direct its own funds towards instruments and outreach.
Click here to support Dustin and the Soldier Songs & Voices project.
Alejandro Escovedo used to call him the Sensitive Boy - more than the lead guitarist in his band, but his right hand man in many ways. Now, David Pulkingham is branching out on his own, singing his own songs, and of course playing the guitar, better than just about anyone. Indie Sounds got the scoop on the solo move and what's next.
Indie Sounds: After quite a few years playing with Alejandro Escovedo, you've decided to do your own thing. That's a pretty big move, so why did you make it?
David Pulkingham: I first played with Alejandro in 2000. My first gig with him was a taping of Austin City Limits. For the last seven years, I have been on just about every gig he has played ... up until last month.
Austin's Lex Land did the double last night. At the same time as she was performing live at The Sessions' Living Room Live bash at the W Hotel, she was also being broadcast on TV, as a contestant on NBC's The Voice. She is now a part of Team Blake Shelton, whatever that means, but it's probably good.
I last saw Susan Enan at the end of last year when she stopped off in Austin on her global house concert tour - 18 countries so far. I'm pleased she made it, and brought with her the wonderful music that made me a fan when I first saw her back in NYC a few years back. She's just moved to a new city, and is planning more houses to go play in, so Indie Sounds caught up with her as she was unpacking the van ...
Indie Sounds: So you just moved from Brooklyn to Nashville! Gone country?
Susan Enan: Not Yet! I've been visiting Nashville for the last 10 years and almost moved here instead of going to NYC when I arrived in the States. Although I'm grateful for the last seven years in the Big Apple, the hustle and bustle became exhausting, not inspiring. I find it hard to create in that environment. I need the peace and quiet.