Tomorrow (Wednesday, May 28) the Austin Music Office, a division of the Austin Convention and Visitors Bureau will host a free party at the ACVB's sparking new Visitor Center from 5-7 p.m. to celebrate today's launch of the Volume 13 of their Austin Music CD which highlights great, local artists each year. This year's CD spotlights a new roster of acts including 2014 Austin Music Award winners, Riders Against the Storm and soul outfit, Lastasha Lee and the Black Ties. Both acts will perform at the event. Others that appear on the compilation include, The Black Angels, Christopher Denny, Residual Kid, Jazz Mills and Megafauna.
“We're exceptionally proud that in the 13 years of producing this compilation, we've never had a repeat musician. This really is a testament to how diverse music scene is here in Austin,” said Amanda Garcia, Austin CVB Music Industry Manager. “This year's compilation serves as a snapshot of the current music scene in Austin and features incredibly entertaining tracks.”
Diverse is the key word to describe the compilation. The genres represented range from psych-rock to singer-songwriters and everything in between. Fans and casual listeners will both be impressed with the many styles of music that appear on the CD. It provides a unique snapshot of what the local music scene is like in Austin. Clearly, Texas music takes many forms in the "Live Music Capital of the World."
Performing act, Riders Against the Storm are a husband and wife hip-hop duo that have garnered a fair amount of attention in a short time. Voted Austin’s Band of the Year last year, the dynamic performers pride themselves on bringing people together.
“Our music is about celebration, so it is a great honor to be included in a compilation that truly celebrates some of the best music Austin has to offer day-in and day-out,” said Chaka Mpeanaji, of RAS. “Our love and thanks go out to ACVB for their support of the sounds and vibrations that makes this city such a radiant place to be.”
The first 100 people to arrive at the event will receive a free copy of the CD. A limited number of the CDs will be available for sale at the Austin Visitor Center, Waterloo Records, or at www.austintexas.org.