Couch Session 2020

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.

Couch Session 2020

AMM August 25 2020 || Black Fret Couch Session 2020

-Photos: Harry Edohoukwa by Amarachi Ngwakwe for KUTX; Ali Holder, courtesy of the artist; Tony Kamel by Tristan Ipock for KUTX.

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