It’s another great livestream line-up on the next Black Fret 2020 Couch Session, and you’re getting an early heads-up to put it in your calendar. These exclusive Black Fret performances, shot at 3Ten ACL Live and the Gibson Showroom Austin, will stream at 8 p.m. (Central) Thursday, August 27, on Black Fret’s Facebook page.
In the spotlight:
-Black Fret 2020 nominee Ali Holder released a new album this year, Uncomfortable Truths, and though Holder has always sung unflinchingly from the heart without apology, this LP defiantly and provocatively lives up to its title.
-Special guest Harry Edohoukwa credits musical influences such as Beres Hammond and Lucky Dube for guiding his creative energy, lyrical and emotional expression. Edohoukwa was named a “Must See Artist, SXSW 2019” by the Austin Chronicle, and he released his stunning debut Fire On the Mountain at the end of last year.
-Grammy-nominated songwriter and vocalist Tony Kamel, frontman of 2018 Black Fret nominee Wood and Wire, brings a whole other level of fingerpicking to his solo performances, working from acoustic guitar to electric, and clawhammer banjo. Intimate crowds and huge rooms alike are captivated by Kamel’s storytelling.
-Photos: Harry Edohoukwa by Amarachi Ngwakwe for KUTX; Ali Holder, courtesy of the artist; Tony Kamel by Tristan Ipock for KUTX.