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Help us unite teen musicians from all over the world as they write and create music that bridges their cultures!  #OneVillageMusic
Successfully Kickstarted!  Stay tuned to hear about our album release this summer!Workshop Dates for this year:Aug 17-22, Austin, TX
Successfully Kickstarted!  Stay tuned to hear about our album release this summer!Workshop Dates for this year:Aug 17-22, Austin, TX
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BREAKDOWN OF OUR COSTS:

Our cost is approximately $15,000-$20,000/year for this album creation to annually release music, including music videos.  By reaching our goal of $50,000 with this Kickstarter campaign, we will sustain our program for the next three years, and in that time we will become self-sustainable music program.  Our expanded vision is to become a record label for teen artists with powerful messages.  

90% of the 40+ teens who have participated in our program have attended on FULL SCHOLARSHIP. Sponsor a teen by donating to this campaign so we may afford:

-Recording studio time
-Rehearsal space
-Food for participants
-Housing and transporting our participants
Hiring:
-Professional Musicians as Coaches
-Speakers and Presenters for Enrichment
- Mixing and Mastering engineers
-Professional Graphic Designers 
-Professional Videographers and Video Editors
-Post Production Team
-Marketing and PR Team
-Program Administration Personnel

HOW WE GOT HERE AND WHERE WE ARE HEADED   

The One Village Music Project is a program of the Amala Foundation*. In three years alone, the One Village Music Project has gone from being a dream to a reality.  Our dream was to bring teens from around the world together to record one song.  In our first week-long program, we recorded an entire album, "Precious Human Life", named after the track we created to honor the poem written by the Dalai Lama. 

Check out (and Like) our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/onevillagemusic

Album Cover, "Precious Human Life".
Album Cover, "Precious Human Life".

Collaborating to create the One Village Music Project, Austin artist Phoebe Hunt stepped in to co-create the program with the Amala Foundation, which unites youth from all walks of life and inspires them to grow as individuals and as leaders in service to humanity. Annually, the Amala Foundation serves over 1,000 youth through transformational programs like the One Village Music Project, Young Artists In Service and the Global Youth Peace Summit (For more information, please visit www.amalafoundation.org).

Since our inception, we have hosted three week-long programs, resulting in two full-length albums.  Released in 2014, our first album made it into the hands of the Dalai Lama.

His Holiness Tenzin Gyatso holding our album, "Precious Human Life".
His Holiness Tenzin Gyatso holding our album, "Precious Human Life".

This success has been a direct result of the support and generosity of the Austin and Santa Rosa Music Communities*, including professional music studios, media centers and musicians who have donated time, as well as videographers, photographers, recording and mixing engineers who have donated their talents.  Not to mention the enormous generosity of our volunteers.  But we can not operate on favors forever.  These people have donated their talents because they recognize the gravity of the One Village Music Project.  They feel the love and unity that transpires when young, talented and inspired people are brought together to create music, uniting not only the people in the room, but representing global unity.

It is our goal to host this program ANNUALLY.  Please help us as we reach out and ask for support through this Kickstarter Campaign so that our program has a viable future, a tangible budget and the ability to expand its outreach in a way that allow this music to reach its full potential of global impact.  

By reaching our STRETCH GOAL of $100,000.00 or more with this campaign, we will be able to host annual programs for years to come as well as expand to create programs that further support our vision to "heal the world with music".  Let your voice be heard.  Join the movement!  By supporting the One Village Music Project you are supporting global unity.  

MORE ABOUT THE ONE VILLAGE MUSIC PROJECT:

WHAT WE BELIEVE

Popular music doesn’t have to be spoon-fed to the average listener through mainstream radio stations and major record labels.  Now that independent music (finally and thankfully) is skyrocketing with success and independent artists are creating independent avenues to be heard, the music industry is a free for all, offering the opportunity for many voices to rise up, show up and speak up.

Shelly King (mentor) with her group.
Shelly King (mentor) with her group.

Popular music doesn’t have to be whittled down to the lowest common denominator, demoralizing women, promoting promiscuity, the use of mind numbing drugs or the acquisition of wealth beyond necessity.  Popular music can grow organically, be recorded locally and can send out a message of unity, gratitude, awareness, compassion and strength.

Popular music doesn’t have to be the advent of a star, building some up at the expense of others.  Music holds the possibility to empower all of us, from the musician to the audience and can be used as a mechanism to tear down the walls that separate us as we embrace our differences and strengthen our human connection to one another.

Now that independent thinkers have been equipped with entrepreneurial tools and collective technology, the world has given rise to a new era, exploding with new ideas for how music can serve. When created with the intention of healing, unifying and expanding, there are limitless possibilities for how music may be used to heal both the listener and the musician.

We believe that by sharing these philosophies and principals with young artists from all around the world, coaching them through the process of collaborative thinking, creating and succeeding, not only will the music created be vibrant and inspired, but so too will their lives be touched as they step into the creative world.

WHAT WE DO

The One Village Music Project is here to be a living example of global unity, building a community that shares our vision of connection, expression, leadership training and creativity.We are here to show the world that popular music reaches the human heart and has the potential to unite us all.

Recording at Wire Recording Studio
Recording at Wire Recording Studio

By hosting week-long programs that unite teen musicians from around the world, we are learning by listening and collaborating while sharing the spotlight, the stage and our writing processes with one another. By growing together in this way, we are making music that is genre bending.  Our music bridges cultures, socio-economic backgrounds and musical influences.  We show that we are stronger when we stand together, we are wiser when we share our experiences and we are more powerful when we learn from our shortcomings.

Danny Levin Mentoring Participant Lily Provenzano
Danny Levin Mentoring Participant Lily Provenzano

HOW WE DO IT

We embrace the inner artist of each of our participants, allowing ideas to flow freely, trying each as a possibility.  Our program is like an “Iron Chef” for teen musicians, sharpening the interconnected skills of each participant while simultaneously engaging in teamwork and setting each-other up for success by motivating one another.  In one week, the group works together to write and record a full-length album.  

Participant Sadie Howard Recording Vocals
Participant Sadie Howard Recording Vocals

We practice detachment within the creative process and learn how to manage time, frustration and exercise patience when under pressure to perform.  

Participant Joe House expressing an idea
Participant Joe House expressing an idea

These skills will be helpful to our participants not only if they choose to pursue music as a career.  What we are offering is leadership training which strengthens the resolve and dedication of these teenagers as they gear up to enter our global workforce.  

RESULTS

While not all of our participants are striving for careers in music, some of the young artists who have been a part of our program are already blossoming into artists well on their way to great success.

What does the One Village Music Project mean to you?

When asked this question, here are the responses from our participants:

“It makes me grow deeper into my roots of life and interact with different youth from different cultures that makes us become one family.  My peers are so empowered, because through this program they are motivated to keep pressing on to their dreams.”
                                             -Naomi Muthoni, Nairobi, Kenya (age 19)

"When I listen, my voice will be heard."
                                           -Mohammad Almahsousi, Iraq (age 21)

"It means I can show the real me and the person inside me.  It teaches me to believe that I can do anything."
                                          - Victor Rukunda, DRC Congo (age 16) 

"This is a place where human beings bring their creator to life.  It is a rare opportunity, and it taught me how to hold space for different types of situations."
                                            -Nany Zepeda, Guatemala (age 21)

"Its a glimpse into what could be if everyone was willing to live honestly and openly.  Its a testament to what beauty can come from standing in your truth.  It taught me to put my ego aside, and that I can accomplish so much more when I work with others than by myself.  It allowed me to put my voice to my own voice.  I realized I have something in me worth listening to and I don't always need to use other peoples words because mine are good enough. I have a deeper and more authentic respect and appreciation for others and their talents.  I also feel like I can communicate in a more respectful and efficient manner."
                                          - Zoe Schneider, Warreville, IL (age 19)

"It makes me work towards what authentically speaks through me.  It brings me closer to my peers and builds a sense of brother/sister/sibliinghood."
                                        -Breeze BZA Smith, Austin, TX (age 23)

"I was concerned about the process of co-writing, only to find that this collaboration was the most insightful, graceful, loving, heartfelt experience of my musical journey thus far."
                                  - Ocean Pleasant, Boulder, CO/NY/LA, USA (age 17)

"This is one of the projects that can make the world a better place.  I learned how to talk to people without making them believe what I believe knowing will still communicate properly."
                                  -Kahindo Musongera, DRC Congo (age 15)

WHAT WE NEED TO SUSTAIN AND EXPAND

Now that we have established ourselves as an annual program, it is time for us to expand the audience of our musical outreach.  By expanding the outreach of our annual musical releases, we will be able to generate funds to become self sufficient, but first we need to take the necessary steps to grow our audience and tell our story.

BREAKDOWN OF OUR COSTS:

90% of the 40 + teens who have participated in our program have attended on FULL SCHOLARSHIP.  Sponsor a teen by donating to this campaign so we may:

Annually release music, including music videos.  Cost for this includes recording studio time, rehearsal space, feeding, housing and transporting our participants, hiring mixing and mastering engineers, graphic designers, professional videographers, and time spent in post production.  Cost is approximately $15,000-$20,000/year for this album creation.  For the past two years, many people have worked for free out of belief in this program, but our sustainability cannot depend on favors forever.  In order to reach a mass audience, we will need to hire publicist and marketing professionals ranging anywhere from $3,000-$7,000/campaign.  By reaching our goal of $50,000 with this Kickstarter campaign, we will sustain our program for the next two years, and in that time, utilizing media and press, it is our hope that we will become self-sustainable through sales of albums, merchandise and accessories.

*Check out this list list of the people who have generously given time and talents to this program and who have brought this dream to reality:

PARTICIPANTS:

Annika Mukherjee, Sadie Howard, Breeze BZA Smith, Tano Johnson, Emily Cauley, Victor Rukunda, Jasmine Bell, Wookeun Oscar Song, Ray Duncan, Sam Leslie, Bulls Aton, Monday Kajadi, Musongera Kahindo, Joe House, Zoe Schneider, Joe Vanilla, Shasparay Lighteard, Mark Godges, Lily Provenzano, Angelique Kamariza, Mohommad Akeel, Sandra Neema, Musongera Kahindo, Meagan Jacobs, Naomi Mwangi, Idit Krizar, Ocean Pleasant, Nancy Zepeda, Redie Mumbili, Casia Rose, Trevor Rerucha, Hamza Ibrahim, David Keating, Ezekiel Buckaleu

SUPPORT TEAM:

Danny Levin, Tequila Mockingbird Studio

Stewart Sullivan, Wire Recording Studio
Nathan Prowse, Live Musicians Studio     
Maclovio Perez, Gibson Guitar                    
Mark Somgunari, Gibson Showroom              
Codey Allen, Gibson Showroom                    
Josh Holden, Mishnoon Productions            
Nick Holden, Mishnoon Productions
Jacques Colimon, Mishnoon Productions
Samuel Tofsted, Mishnoon Productions
Alyson Landry, Videographer
Nany Zepeda, Medicine
Stephanie Hunt, Musical Coach
Shelly King, Musical Coach
Emilie Basez, Musical Coach
Gina Leslie, Musical Coach
Dominick Leslie, Musical Coach
Lily Henley, Musical Coach
Sri Lakshmi Oshun, Musical Coach
Jah Quest Afari, Musical Coach
Ben Stark, Musical Coach
Sophia Roxanna Setrakian, Musical Coach
Michael J. Carberry, Musical Coach
Kai Welch, Guest Artist
Katie Keller, Marketing Support
Sarah Presson, Graphic Designer
Linda Litowsky, channelAustin
Sheila Steele, Support Austin Music
Bala Soto, ClearOneSource
Simel Bey, Bey Accupuncture
Amrita and Ezra Moor, Sponsors
Linda Freiheit, Amala Foundation
Ryan Jordan, Amala Foudation
Eva Claire Write, Amala Foundation
Vanessa Stone, Amala Foundation
Solomon Masala, Source Consulting
Ten Cadle, Win WIthin
Phil Fraser, Win Within
Karin Gustafsson, DamaSpirit
Adam Falk, DamaSpirit
Nicke Jacobsson, DamaSpirit
Linda Irving, Sebastopol Union Schools CA
Sue and Jerry Pippins, Host Housing
Lyle and Richard Thorman, Host Housing
Phil Davis, Powderbears
Jeff Mettler, Home Slice Pizza
Mike Moyer, Thundercloud Subs
Soup Peddler
Thai Fresh
Andy's Produce Market
Mombos Pizza 
Katie Windham, Torchy's Tacos
Michael DeLuca, Whole Foods
John Burgess
Valerie Malone
Jodie Huynh
Majida Al-Hussam
Linda Freiheit
Maggie Svoboda
Kelly Hollis
Kerry F. Faudree
Michael Rumero
Denise Hodges
Jake Howard
Gabe Nolan
Kristin Gerhard
Jeremy Devens
Emilyanne Steel
Tammy Howard
Jenny Sortino
Derek and Barbara Forman

YOUTH VIDEO CREW:

Grace Hubbell, channelAustin
Logan Caraway, channelAustin
Danni Shugart, channelAustin
Adrianna Huff, channelAustin
Miguel Posadas, channelAustin
Riley Cusick, channelAustin
Mike Dolan, channelAustin
Bobby Sutton, channelAustin (audio crew)

(... and this is not including the many people who have offered love and support to our growth)

*The Amala Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization so a portion of your contribution may be tax deductible. Please consult with a CPA or tax specialist. TAX EXEMPT STATUS ID: 77-0631194






Risks and challenges

Through the experience we have had with The One Village Music Project, we have learned that our greatest challenges have come through the administrative time that it takes to make our programs possible. For the past three years, I have taken most of this work on with support from the already over stretched staff of The Amala Foundation. We all see the impact of this program, so we do as much as we can to keep it running. During the programs themselves there is an extraordinary vigor among our extended community and everyone can see, taste and feel what is happening. However, once the week is over and there is much follow up work to be done, we feel the toll of "volunteering".

It is our hope that through the success of this campaign we will be able to bring in an additional teammate to help manage the great administrative tasks necessary for a program of this gravity. Also, it is our hope that by staffing this role, we will also be able to grow further in our ability to spread our music to the world.

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    Colorado native Dominick Leslie has been around live music all his life and thanks to his dad, he has been playing since he was old enough to hold an instrument. He attended his first bluegrass festival at the age of five months and grew up listening to and jamming with his dad's bluegrass band. At the age of four he acquired a ukulele tuned like the bottom four strings of a guitar and as the years passed Dominick developed a deep passion for music.

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    Held on a mountain in tucked back into the town of Pagosa Springs, CO, enjoy a weekend adventure into the music of the mountains, and dip in the hot springs while you are at it!

    Some of the incredible artists performing this weekend are:
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    Nestled in the majestic valley of the Blue Ridge Mountains, The Festy Experience is a sustainability-minded 3-day camping festival celebrating music and the outdoor lifestyle, with the best craft beer, local fare and scenic vistas Virginia has to offer. Looking forward to it's 6th year, The Festy is held annually on the grounds of Devils Backbone Brewing Company flagship location. Along with host band The Infamous Stringdusters, DB's nationally acclaimed, award-winning beer is a highlight of Nelson County Virginia and of The Festy Experience weekend."
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    This pledge covers the full cost of our program for one lucky young artist. In appreciation for your generosity, you will receive a personal, hand written letter from the student you sponsor, letting you know about their experience at the One Village Music Project and just how much your donation means to them!
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    TICKETS TO ROMP BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL!!
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    The 12th annual ROMP Festival, the bluegrass and Americana music fest known for its stellar line-ups, friendly camping atmosphere, and easy access to artists, takes place June 24-27, 2015 in Owensboro, Kentucky.

    Original arts and crafts, farm-to-table healthy food vendors, and professionally-led children's activities (including a spray park and playgrounds), endear audiences to ROMP. Above and beyond that, ROMP is beloved for its gorgeous setting. Yellow Creek Park, a 150-acre facility famous for its raptor rescue center, winding creek and fishing lake, sweeping tree-lines, nature trails and vast grassy fields, is very much part of the spirit and festival culture that brings thousands to ROMP each year.

    The International Bluegrass Music Museum, producer of the event, will open new exhibits, host performances throughout the daytime, and present a film festival of documentaries the museum has produced on Bluegrass Music's First Generation, including Bill Monroe, the Father of Bluegrass Music. Museum admission is free to festival-goers.

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    Buckdancing Basics Class
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    Los Angeles based Rebecca Stout has agreed to donate a group class for up to 30 people in traditional flat foot dance or buck dance as its called in her native state of Tennessee.

    Her early dance training began in rural Georgia when her mother signed her up for clogging classes with a local “club” called The Corn Crib Cloggers. She graduated from her first course in 1983 with an official diploma from the College of Double Toe, Double Toe, Toe, Stomp! and, as a Bachelor of Clogging, joined the precision clogging team The Dixieland Cloggers.

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    Private concert by Jake Sherman*!

    Until October of 2010, Jake Sherman was making his way as a jazz organist. While taking a walk one day, the perfect hook for a pop song formed in his mind. Jake then spent months in his room learning the art of production and making an album on which he sang and played all the instruments. His second album is currently in the works.

    When not playing his own music, Jake plays keys with such artists as Bilal, Warren Wolf, Ralph Peterson, Nick Hakim, and Gabriel Garzon-Montano.

    jakeshermanmusic.com

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    Private concert by Grifters and Shills*!

    Grifters & Shills is high energy roots music, featuring vocal harmonies, guitar, banjo, percussion, harmonica, and bass. They write and perform timeless music with deep ties to the past and a very assertive outlook on the present. Their music and their shows are high-energy, down-to-earth journeys through songs and stories, celebrating and touching lives wherever they go.

    http://griftersandshills.com/

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    Private concert by Ranchers For Peace*!

    Charles and Ray Duncan are “Ranchers for Peace,” a father/daughter duo from the Central Coast of California who weave outrage and compassion into rhythm and harmony on behalf of songs of social protest.

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    Private concert by Phoebe Hunt*!

    Like all troubadours, singer-songwriter Phoebe Hunt is a rambler. Recent years have seen the Texas native relocate from Austin to Nashville to her current residence in Brooklyn. This wanderlust is evident in the variety of projects she is a part of, moving in and out of multiple styles and genres of music with an effortless grace.

    You may find her performing completely solo, with her violin and her voice, drawing you into her memorizing vortex, or surrounded by a group of young musicians from all around the world as a part of The One Village Music Project, playing songs written and recorded at a program that Phoebe initiated out of her desire to play her role in healing the world with music.

    Most recently, she has returned to the states from international travel in Sweeden as a part of City of Songs, a collaboration initiated by The House Of Songs in Austin, TX wherein Austin musicians collaborate internationally in unique settings as they represent what it means to come from the live music capital of the world.

    Here are some links to Phoebe playing her newest material:
    Tital Wave:
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    That's Why I Have Music:
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    This ones a cover:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YmvOL0GqvmU

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    A Private Concert by Lily Henley and Duncan Wickel* for you and up to 100 of your closest friends!
    There’s something remarkably different about fiddler, singer, and songwriter Lily Henley’s music. On her debut EP, Words Like Yours, her songs will sound familiar to fans of American roots music, but are tinged with Old World accents and surprising melismas and ornaments. That’s because she lays claim to more influences than most roots musicians today.
    She was initially inspired by Celtic music, especially Irish fiddling and the highly-rhythmic Cape Breton fiddle style, eventually making her way to Old Time string band music and other Americana influences. While in Boston, where she was attending the New England Conservatory, Henley tapped the local scene to connect with a younger generation of songwriters and instrumentalists, and has continued to work with top-flight young traditionalists like Rushad Eggleston, Brittany & Natalie Haas, and Tashina & Tristan Clarridge. However, it was her move to Tel Aviv, Israel for three years that cemented her current work. There Henley became inspired by the language and rhythms of Sephardic culture, music that she had first experienced as a young child. The flowing and bubbling vocal lines of Ladino music and language seeped into her own songwriting and brought a new repertoire. Never losing sight of her original interests in Celtic and American roots music, her new sound could be called Old World Americana.

    www.lilyhenley.com

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    Private concert by Reed Turner*!

    Reed Turner’s wandering spirit has led him to live and travel all over the country, but it wasn’t until he returned home to Austin, TX that he found his true voice; one that is simple yet evocative, intimate but universal, and ultimately true.

    People are taking notice - CMA’s official magazine named him one of their Top 20 “Who New to Watch in 2013”, and he followed that up by winning the prestigious Telluride Bluegrass Festival’s Troubadour Competition.

    On his newest album GHOSTS IN THE ATTIC, Turner lends his voice to songs that run the stylistic gamut, while staying grounded in the Americana roots he’s become known for. The “gorgeous new album” has received much critical acclaim, with one reviewer writing that Turner has “Americana poetry one might expect from the lyrics of The Avett Brothers, and an entrancing intimacy reminiscent of Jeff Buckley.”

    Fans are noticing too. He’s been selling out such legendary Texas venues as Cactus Café and Stubb’s BBQ, and the buzz has led to a year of sharing stages with national touring acts such as Gary Clark Jr., Will Hoge, Joe Pug, and Jessica Lea Mayfield.

    Whether he’s carrying on the wandering troubadour tradition or inhabiting the familiar stages of his hometown, Turner is, indeed, a storyteller. And it’s definitely time to let these GHOST stories loose.

    reedturner.com

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    A Private Concert by Matt The Electrician* for you and up to 100 of your closest friends!

    Matt the Electrician crafts sharp narratives with equal measures heart and home. Evidence: It’s a Beacon, It’s a Bell. The longtime Austin resident’s excellent new album showcases a seasoned songwriter in top form. “Look out the window at the road rushing by,” he sings on the stunning “Muddy Waters.” “The shatterproof glass breaking up in your eyes/Your own private movie when things fall apart/Everyone’s trying to break your heart.” Details whittled from real experience frequently fortify his songs.

    “Muddy Waters” backs the claim. Matt dreamed up the song as he drove around Austin with his 12-year-old daughter after a big storm. Water under the Lamar Bridge was brown and green, colors he thought an interesting mix. “Yeah, it’s dirty, Dad,” his daughter said, unimpressed. “Muddy Waters” deftly charts our decidedly varying perceptions at different times in our lives and with age comes an acute awareness that everything moves in cycles. Listen closely. Lessons quickly emerge within the song’s ebb and flow.

    Like “Muddy Waters,” Matt’s songs typically mirror his family life and the complexities of living as a touring musician and father, often far from home, on the move and unable to be in touch. Accordingly, It’s a Beacon, It’s a Bell offers several uniquely personal and autobiographical portraits brimming with universal truths.

    High watermarks deliver stark snapshots as engaging as enlivening. Sparse landscapes guide the journey. In fact, Matt has wanted to make this stripped-down record, a collection entirely with just guitar and vocals, for some time. These songs simply fit the mood. In some cases, they’re admittedly quieter by nature and comfortable to play without accompaniment and longtime fans certainly will celebrate the evolution. While Matt has a local band, he tours internationally as a solo act and the most common question he hears on the road: “Hey, which record sounds like what you just did?” Well, It’s a Beacon, It’s a Bell finally offers the answer.

    http://www.matttheelectrician.com

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    A Private Concert by Dandelion Seeds* for you and up to 100 of your closest friends!

    Dandelion seeds is a gorgeous, ethereal and soulful collaboration between two women in two different celebrated Front Range bands. Bonnie Paine (percussion, cello, guitar, vocals) of Elephant Revival and Enion Pelta-Tiller (5-string violin, tenor guitar, vocals) of Taarka have been singing and playing together for years out of pure enjoyment, and were overjoyed when they were asked to put a short set together for an Evening of Women in Song in 2011. The Dandelion Seeds were first planted then, but didn't begin to grow til a few years later. In the high summer, as they sat by the banks of the St Vrain River their music began to flourish, and they welcome every opportunity to share this sublime collaboration. An adventure into a realm of haunting vocal harmonies and moody, windswept instrumentals, Dandelion seeds are an soul-nourishing experience of depth and richness.

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    A Private Concert by Jazz Mills* for you and up to 100 of your closest friends!

    Here's a note from Jazz:

    "I’m overwhelmed on a daily basis by how romantic and lovely I think people are. I want people to be inspired by what they are specifically good at."

    In the Austin social scene, Jazz is noted mainly for her performances in Cowboy and Indian and Leopold and His Fiction, but her recent creative advents have connected her to the broad scope of artistry that is concept, design, beauty and delivery. Her production company, Top Girl Productions unites the fashion world to the music world as Jazz raises the esteem of all of her loved ones by bringing them together to create artful masterpieces.

    Most recently performing with Corey Baum, all who listen to the ripples of her voice are mesmerized by the quirky union of the two. Standing with the One Village Music Project, don't miss out on the opportunity to have Jazz herself tell you all about it in a private concert.

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    Private Concert by Wendy Colonna* for you and up to 100 of your closest friends!

    Louisiana Native and Austin, TX resident, Wendy Colonna has a signature voice of grit-infused-honey and her songs echo swampy-southern tales of loss, mortality, joy, reclaimed innocence and celebration.

    Most recently, Coca-Cola released an Ad with music written and performed by Wendy that made it to the top of AdWeek. The ad has been warmly received by critics and fans with over 175k YouTube views. Wendy has released a full length single of the song, “A Happy Song” exclusively on iTunes.

    Colonna’s latest album, Nectar, released in fall 2013 has had coverage by many notable media outlets including the Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, American Songwriter, NPR’s Beale Street Caravan, No Depression, Lone Star Music, Buddy Magazine, (cover story), WFUV’s Sunday Breakfast (NYC) and more.

    In 2014 Songs from Nectar were featured in heavy rotation on Starbucks Coffee in-store playlists across the US.

    http://www.wendycolonna.com

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    Private Concert by Rushad Eggleston* for you and up to 100 of your closest friends!

    Rushad Eggleston presents himself as an ambassador from another world, and it can be easy to believe him.

    Onstage, the cellist and fountain of off-kilter creativity looks like an overgrown elf in his pointed cap and brightly colored stretch-pants. His songs are populated by strange characters and littered with inscrutable neologisms, with story lines sometimes taking place in an imaginary world he playfully calls the Land of Sneth. He once played a solo while dangling high above his band on wires, Peter Pan-like.

    But behind the boisterous showmanship and dogged weirdness is a natural talent who netted a Grammy nomination while still an undergrad at Berklee College of Music. As a collaborator with fiddle great Darol Anger, a founding member of popular bluegrass revisionists Crooked Still, or leader of his own varied solo efforts, Eggleston has followed an unpredictable path.

    https://rushad.bandcamp.com

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    A Private Concert by 10 String Symphony* for you and up to 100 of your closest friends!

    10 String Symphony is an arena for mesmerizing acoustic innovation. Although difficult to categorize, their music is instantly recognizable as a blend of two distinct but equally vivacious musical voices, encompassing “aggressive, almost discordant, celtic and dare I say punky string-chording experimentations” (The Bluegrass Situation). Vocally, Rachel Baiman and Christian Sedelmyer lock in seamlessly, and their vocal duets often take center stage despite the fact that they are self-described fiddle players.

    Sedelmyer (who also appears as part of the current Jerry Douglas Band ) and Baiman met in Nashville, and realized a mutual love for the range and depth of the 5-String fiddle. Their desire to see just how far a two-fiddle, two-vocals instrumentation could take them was the inspiration for the 10 String Symphony project. By the time their first full-length album was released in November 2012, their instrumentation had expanded to include the occasional clawhammer banjo and resonator mandolin, though still maintaining a stripped down, tightly woven and carefully arranged duo sound.

    Decidedly contemporary in their musical approach, their debut album showcases Sedelmyer’s virtuosic improvisation and creative harmonic soundscape ideas alongside Baiman’s old-time rhythm and emotional melodic sensibilities. Only two years old as a band, the duo has already gained recognition and attention from some major festivals, landing slots at the ROMP festival in Owensboro, KY, the Strawberry Music Festival in Yosemite, CA, and a headlining slot at the 2014 Auckland Folk Festival in New Zealand.

    www.10stringsymphony.com

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    Private Concert by Phoebe Hunt and Dominick Leslie* for you and your friends!

    Phoebe Hunt and Dominick Leslie bring a sweet charm to the stage as their original music touches on the roots of American music winding from jazz to country, from swing to bluegrass with ease and grace. Independently the two have traveled with a number of bands, touring through the States as well as internationally. Phoebe Hunt has toured with The Belleville Outfit, Ben Sollee and under her own name as an award winning songwriter, and Dominick Leslie swept through bluegrass festivals as a teen mandolin prodigy and has toured with and shared the stage with some of the greatest players on the scene today from including Grant Gordy (David Grismann), The Deadly Gentlemen, Missy Raines, Sam Bush, and has most recently released music with The Brotet (Dominick Leslie, Sam Grisman, Alex Hargraves, Nat Smith).

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    Private Concert by Jude Johnstone* for you and your friends!

    Born in Bar Harbor, Maine, Jude Johnstone began writing songs at about age 8. At 18, she was "discovered" by E-Street Band saxophonist, Clarence Clemons. After spending some time in New York and New Jersey under his wing, in 1979, she moved to Los Angeles, where her songs quickly became sought after by other artists. She has been covered by Bonnie Raitt, Emmylou Harris, Bette Midler, Johnny Cash, Stevie Nicks, Stephen Bishop, Jennifer Warnes, Trisha Yearwood and others, including a #1 song for Yearwood's debut album called "The Woman Before Me" which earned her a BMI award (as well as several other Yearwood cuts.) She also penned the title track to Johnny Cash's Grammy winning album "Unchained."
    She has released 6 cds of her own, the latest being "Shatter", her most diverse collection thus far.
    In 2013, she won first prize for Best Americana song in the International Acoustic Music Awards. She has also had songs placed on several popular tv shows including Army Wives and Nurse Jackie.
    She has performed shows with Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne, Emmylou Harris, Rodney Crowell, Shawn Colvin, Richard Thompson and others, many of whom have sung on her records. She has toured abroad several times and her next European tour is scheduled for February 2015.
    "If Jude Johnstone is not yet a musical household name, she sure as hell should be."
    Henry Carrigan, No Depression

    "A lesson in melodic grace delivered by as fine a singer-songwriter as any I know”
    Rodney Crowell

    ..."She’s patently a master at capturing the heart’s dark and desperate moments, just as she’s capable of encouraging belief in its resurrection."
    Mike Davies, Roots and Branches/The Beat

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    A Private Concert by Phoebe Hunt and Connor Forsyth*!

    "When pianist Connor Forsyth locks in with Hunt's violin… it's musical beauty of the highest order."
    ACL Review by Brad Buchholz Austin 360.com

    Phoebe Hunt and Connor Forsyth have been performing together for over 6 years and their musical connection can not be denied. Their music is based in the roots of american music. Forsyth's multi-instrumental command over the piano, guitar and most recently the banjo compliments Hunt's intimate and sultry vocals and soulful fiddle style creating a seemingly effortless dynamic that leaves listeners intrigued and wanting more.

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    Private Concert by Phoebe and Stephanie Hunt* for you and up to 100 of your closest friends!

    Two busy sisters who play together whenever they can. You may find Stephanie Hunt, living in Los Angeles, CA popping into your television screen on one of the shows she has been recently spotted in "Your Family or Mine", "Friday Night Lights", or "How to Live With Your Parents"... But you also may find her sitting with her ukelele playing songs to the sunset. You could also find her playing with her band "Nancy and Beth", the comedic/throwback big band she co-created with actress Megan Mullally. Phoebe is often found bouncing between New York city and Austin, TX playing her fiddle and singing. When the sisters two lives collide, there is typically an opening in the cosmos that is full of love and awareness that can only come from the heart of sisters.

    www.phoebehuntmusic.com
    www.nancyandbeth.com

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    Private Concert by Phoebe Hunt, Dominick Leslie and Nathaniel Smith* for you and up to 100 of your closest friends!

    Phoebe Hunt and Dominick Leslie bring a sweet charm to the stage as their original music touches on the roots of American music winding from jazz to country, from swing to bluegrass with ease and grace. When cellist phenom Nathaniel Smith is added to the sound, the trio has an effect that people have been calling "other worldly". Independently the three have traveled with a number of bands, touring through the States as well as internationally. Phoebe Hunt has toured with The Belleville Outfit, Ben Sollee and under her own name as an award winning songwriter, and Nathaniel Smith and Dominick Leslie have both swept through bluegrass festivals as a teen prodigies and have toured with and shared the stage with some of the greatest players on the scene today from including Grant Gordy (David Grismann), The Deadly Gentlemen, Missy Raines, Sam Bush, and has most recently released music with The Brotet (Dominick Leslie, Sam Grisman, Alex Hargraves, Nat Smith). Nat has spent the last 4 years touring with Sarah Jarosz, has toured extensively with Natalie McMaster.

    Grab one of these trio shows before they are gone!

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    Private Concert by Carolyn Wonderland and Shelley King*!

    These two ladies are Austin icons who are standing with The One Village Music Project!

    Here's a little about these women individually, but when they come together, their synergy will fill your heart, soul and home!

    SHELLEY KING:
    Some people enter a room and blend right in. Not Shelley King. She sweeps in, carrying herself with the strength and assurance of a woman who knows how to step up and get it done, whether “it” is leading her band, running her own record label or co-producing her new album, Building A Fire.

    If there’s a little swagger to her strut, she’s earned it. Since quitting a sales job to pursue music full time in 1998, the singer-songwriter has served as the first female Texas state musician, performed with Levon Helm, toured the United States, Europe and Japan and cut two albums with members of the Subdudes — including this one, her seventh.

    She’s also the author of a song recorded by Lee Hazlewood and Nancy Sinatra; they duetted on “Texas Blue Moon” after Hazlewood heard King’s version on the radio while driving through the state. That might chalk up as a lucky break, but it’s King’s talent and tenacity that make such breaks happen.

    CAROLYN WONDERLAND:
    “Carolyn Wonderland is the real deal! She’s an amazing guitar player. She whistled a solo. She even played the trumpet! And damn, can she sing.” – Los Angeles Times

     “A dollop of Janis Joplin, a slice of Stevie Ray Vaughan, and a big load of soulful individuality… that’s Wonderland, a seething-hot Texas singer-guitarist. And she can write, too! Produced by Asleep at the Wheel’s Ray Benson, Miss Understood focuses on tough yet vulnerable blues, but also captures the melodic soul of classic American song… No wonder Dylan is an avowed fan.” – Daniel Gewertz, Boston Herald

    Dont miss this opportunity to feel the flame!

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    Private Concert by Ed Jurdi and Gordy Quist* for you and up to 100 of your closest friends!

    Known from their time spent hitting the pavement with The Band Of Heathens, these two young gentlemen have a dynamic synergy and charm that ignites any room. The Band of Heathens has been honored as Best New Band at the Austin Music Awards, and has been nominated in various categories at the Americana Music Awards over the past few years. The Wall Street Journal’s Jim Fusilli called theirs the best set at South By Southwest 2009. And the rest of the press has been equally effusive: The Dallas Morning News calls them ‘a must-see show.’ Maverick magazine says they’re ‘magnificent.’ For The Chicago Tribune, the band felt ‘refreshingly different,’ and The New York Times called their show at Brooklyn’s Union Hall ‘hungry, unflagging and lean.’
    The Band of Heathens continues to be distinguished by creative collaboration and their epic live shows, which have earned them a strong fan base of folks who appreciate improvisation and a good jam, but crave a great song. And while songwriting and vocal duties are chiefly handled by the guys at the front of the stage, they are decidedly a five man band, benefitting from the equal input of all. It is truly a band that needs to evolve to survive, and the fans have rewarded that growth at every turn.

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    Private Concert by Guy Forsyth* (and trio) for you and up to 100 of your closest friends!

    We are so grateful that this Austin icon has decided to stand with the One Village Music Project... here's what Wikipedia says about him...
    Guy Forsyth (born December 2, 1968) is an American Texas blues and blues rock singer, guitarist, harmonicist and songwriter. He has released nine albums to date.

    He regularly tours both in the United States and Europe, and has opened for Ray Charles, Robert Cray, Dr. John, B.B. King, Jimmie Vaughan, and Lucinda Williams. His most recent release was The Freedom To Fail (2012).

    Forsyth's repertoire, which is primarily blues in format, also incorporates traces of rock, R&B, folk, jazz and pop. As a songwriter, many of his albums contain his own work and songs he co-composed with other local musicians. Forsyth has won several Austin Music Awards, including one for "best male vocalist" in 2005.

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    Private Concert by The Ghost Wolves*!

    The Ghost Wolves hail from Austin and are all canine fangs, wailing guitars and smash ‘em up drums. The band’s name mirrors the ferocious, primal sounds the Texas duo conjure from drums (Jonny Wolf) and guitar (Carley Wolf), and acknowledges Carley’s upbringing among hybrid wolves on her family’s ranch. The duo take inspiration from a variety of American styles – blues, rock n’ roll, swamp-boogie à la Bo Diddley – and spin it into a hybrid they’ve dubbed “stomp n’ roll.”

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    Private Concert by Jitterbug Vipers* for you and up to 100 of your closest friends!

    JITTERBUG VIPERS Phoebe’s Dream

    “No Musical act embodies the ‘Keep Austin Weird’ civic mantra with more style and class than the ‘swingadelic’ quartet Jitterbug Vipers. The band’s witty updating of classic 1930s reefer jive music, featuring septuagenarian guitar genius Slim Rich front and center, is sly, sophisticated and more than a little habit-forming.”
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    The Jitterbug Vipers specialize in a beloved cult jazz offshoot called “viper jazz,” a screeching U-Turn back to the party where jazz music packed the dance floor and dazzled the audience with brilliant streams of improvisatory musicianship. This musical heritage pulls from the cherished musicality of Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Fats Waller, Cab Calloway, and Slim Galliard.

    The four piece’s distinct variety of this smoking intoxicant is known as “swingadelic” for its panoramic aesthetic sprawl. Fusing an authentic command of American roots music with wry wordplay and freewheeling hippie ethos, the Jitterbug Vipers energize and vibrantly reimagine a movement in music long shackled in by nostalgia and overly reverent revivalism.

    It must have been reefer madness that brought this vibrant combo together. The Jitterbug Vipers are Slim Richey, a Santa Claus-bearded jazz/swing guitar legend deemed Texas’s “Most Dangerous Guitar Player”; Francie Meaux Jeaux, a rainbow-haired bassist boisterously laying down slinky lines; Masumi Jones, one of Japan’s finest big band drummers; and sultry chanteuse vocalist Sarah Sharp.

    For their most recent album, Phoebe’s Dream, the group challenged themselves to write nine
    modern classics evoking the rollicking spirit of the swing era’s halcyon days. The album pairs these
    alongside evergreens such as Billie Holliday’s “Billie’s Blues” and the Top 10 hit of yore “Undecided,”
    popularized in 1939 by Ella Fitzgerald.

    www.jitterbugvipers.com

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    Private Concert by Laurie Lewis*! for you and your closest friends!

    The Sacramento News called her “as fine a singer as anyone on the acoustic music circuit, anywhere in the world.” Billboard praised her ability to “successfully walk the high wire above esoteric country, combining elements of bluegrass and pure country to form her own seamless mix.” Sing Out! magazine recently stated, “It’s not too much of a stretch to suggest that if the “Americana” format wasn’t invented for her, it should have been.” And American folk music icon Utah Phillips boiled it down even further, asserting: “Whatever country music is supposed to be, she’s at the center of it.”

    http://laurielewis.com

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    Private Concert by Taarka*! for you and your closest friends!

    Described by SF Weekly as a “collision of Django Reinhardt and David Grisman,” Taarka is the new acoustic “supergroup” (Flagstaff Live) “presenting masterfully deep americana and gypsyjazz string band music!” Led by the husband-and-wife team of David Pelta-Tiller (mandolin, tenor guitar, vocals) and Enion Pelta-Tiller (five-string violin, vocals) Taarka fills out its unique sound with impeccable guitarist Ross Martin and bass powerhouse Sam Grisman on their upcoming release Making Tracks Home (out March 24). Now with a touring band made up of award-winning bassist Troy Robey and prodigious young guitarist Mike Robinson, Taarka is bringing their otherworldly, energetic music to venues across the US, Canada, and Mexico.

    David, a versatile picker raised in Virginia on a steady diet of bluegrass, Celtic, classical and gypsyjazz, and Enion Pelta-Tiller, an award-winning classically-trained violinist who can switch seamlessly between Bartok and bebop (not to mention Gypsy jazz, punk, rock, bluegrass) began their journey together in 2001. After meeting at a Brooklyn Browngrass gig, the two began a Gypsy jazz busker act in the New York City subway before hitting the road as Taarka.

    Taarka’s live shows strike a balance between well-crafted songs and spirited instrumentals these days, expanding on its beginnings as a purely instrumental string band putting a modern spin on Gypsy and Eastern European folk music. Taarka has drawn from wide-ranging influences over the past 10 years. Sophisticated listeners would be able to distill flavors of Western and Eastern folk traditions, jazz, rock, bluegrass, old-time, gypsy, Indian, and Celtic music all in a string band setting. Taarka has lately been gaining notice for their songwriting, which is informed by traditional bluegrass, oldtime and folk from America and Europe, 19th century poetry, and rock inspired by performances with some of the greatest names in songwriting today, including Darrell Scott, Greg Brown, James McMurtry, and Nathan Moore, but which incorporates sweeping pop and popping gypsy elements.

    http://www.taarka.com

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    Private Concert By Della Mae* for you and up to 100 of your closest friends!

    Beautiful, bold and beyond talented, the exceptional women of Della Mae are no stranger to global adventures and cultural awareness.

    Although they maintain a busy touring schedule, Della Mae has also found time to serve as cultural ambassadors in the U.S. State Department's American Music Abroad program. In that capacity, they've undertaken a series of extended trips to Pakistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Brazil, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, playing concerts for local audiences as well as collaborating with local musicians and participating in children's music-education programs.

    "We went to 15 countries in 2014. It's been incredible connecting with people who don't know a lot about American culture, and learning about their music and having them learn about ours. It's really opened our eyes as people and as musicians, and hopefully it's had the same effect on the people we've met on these trips."

    Standing in support of global unity and The One Village Music Project, the group has graciously offered to play a private show for one lucky backer. Make sure this opportunity doesn't slip away...

    www.dellamae.com

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    Private Concert by Sara Hickman* for you and up to 100 of your closest friends!

    Sara Hickman has garnered recognition as a captivating singer/songwriter, vocalist and musician, with artists such as Shawn Colvin, the Flatlanders, Robert Earl Keen, Willie Nelson and many others covering her songs. On her Kirtland Records debut release Shine, Hickman delivers another memorable collection of 10 songs that will take the listener on an intense journey destined to evoke a broad spectrum of emotions.

    As Rolling Stone puts it, “Tuneful, clever and carefully observed, Sara Hickman’s material has all the strengths expected of a contemporary Texas songwriter, plus one more – whimsy.” Sensitive and fearless, Shine is another testament to Hickman’s diverse and emotional songwriting capabilities that appeal to a wide range of audiences. Fun, upbeat tracks such as “Tasty Sweet” and “My Cocky Friend” transition to clever observations on today’s society with “Selfish Freak” and “Trouble With Boxes,” giving way to the spiritual, insightful “Rapture” and “You Are Not Alone” before coming full circle with the celebratory title track.

    Even more so than with previous albums, Hickman says she took some extra chances in creating Shine, and feels they paid off. “Before, I’ve always had an entire concept – a plan – for a recording in mind, and then written the songs to fit into that ideology. However, with Shine, I just had fun. I wanted to take risks and just go with the flow, starting with simple poems and visions on scraps of paper.”
    Since she started performing at the age of seven, Hickman has been embraced by both followers and critics. The Associated Press proclaims, “Seek out her albums and club shows for her melodic sense, excellent guitar playing, rich voice and mix of sunny optimism with heartache.” Hickman’s home state of Texas loves her too, naming her the 2010-2011 “Official State Musician of Texas,” joining luminaries such as Willie Nelson and Lyle Lovett.

    A guest performer on at least 25 albums by other recording artists, Hickman has toured with Billy Bragg, Dan Fogelberg and Nanci Griffith, and has opened for other artists including the Decemberists, John Hiatt and Lucinda Williams. She has also appeared in and sung on national ad campaigns for Walmart, Popeye’s, Daisy Sour Cream, Southwest Airlines, Fannie Mae and numerous others. And the journey is far from over.

    http://sarahickman.com

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    Private Concert by The Whiskey Shivers* for you and up to 100 of your closest friends!

    "Austin's Whiskey Shivers are bluegrass-fueled Americana for a generation that grew up listening to punk rock. This group of 20somethings plays banjos, fiddles and washboards at breakneck speeds while singing high, lonesome harmonies about love and video games." - Washington Post

    "Austin-based bluegrass rock band the Whiskey Shivers, forced Ashton Kutcher into a hug.... Whiskey Shiver's - incredible show" - L.A Weekly

    "Chops away at traditional bluegrass constraints with a mischievous cleaver, mixing in shadows of Delta swamps and New Orleans basements... the fierce inertia of Old Crow Medicine Show, the ramshackle folk punch of Felice Brothers and the punk energy of a pre-sobriety Deer Tick." - Rolling Stone

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    Private Concert by Wood and Wire* for you and up to 100 of your closest friends!

    As the name suggests, Wood and Wire is a young acoustic band with a love for pure music played well. In 2011, the group exploded into Austin's bluegrass and old-time scene while quickly gaining a national fan base through appearances at such notable festivals and venues as Old Settlers Music Festival, Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival, Austin City Limits Music Festival, and the IBMA. It was icing on the cake when they also garnered a last minute appearance at Telluride Bluegrass Festival.

    Though they are always on the move, if you move quick they just may play a private party for you and your friends...

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    Private Concert by MilkDrive* for you and up to 100 of your closest friends!

    MilkDrive is a musical extravaganza that joins genres and generations. A talented and progressive blend of bluegrass, jazz, and folk, the band has been categorized and recategorized over the years by itself and others. However, as Bluegrass Today pointed out in a 2011 review of the group, “labels can get us into trouble sometimes.”

    Why not put aside labels and simply listen? Listen to what led Ray Benson heard when he dubbed these guys “some of the finest musicians in the world.” Listen to what Twangville called “a music lover’s delight.”

    Listen early and often to MilkDrive. It’s real music and it does a body good.

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    Private Concert by Grisman, Leslie, Hargreaves and Smith* for you and up to 100 of your closest friends!

    Samson Grisman (Bass) , Dominick Leslie (Mandolin), Alex Hargreaves (Fiddle) and Nathaniel Smith (Cello) have been great friends and musical confidants since they met each other on the bluegrass festival circuit in their pre-teens. The group is comprised of four of the most individualized instrumental voices in a new generation of acoustic musicians, and they play together with a cohesion that can only come from more than a decade of musical camaraderie. Drawing inspiration from the music of David Grisman, Béla Fleck, Tim O'Brien, Darol Anger, Jerry Douglas and many other luminary new-acousticians, The Brotet have forged a sound that has elements of Oldtime, Jazz, Funk, Free-Improvisation, and Bluegrass with an energy that is entirely their own. This EP features original compositions from each of the members and is sure to be enjoyed by anyone with a broad musical palate and open ears.

    brotet.bandcamp.com

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    Private Concert By Shakey Graves* for you and up to 100 of your closest friends!

    Performing his way across the country to a string of sold out shows, Alejandro Rose Garcia (Shakey Graves) is an absolute phenomenon of nature, capturing the hearts of all who bear witness to his stories, poetic music style and demure demeanor. Standing in support of global unity, Alejandro has graciously offered a private show to one lucky backer in support of The One Village Music Project. Get it now before someone else does...

    www.shakeygraves.com

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    Private Concert by The Band Of Heathens* for you and up to 100 of your closest friends!

    AUSTIN, Texas — In the course of evolving from loose assemblage to world-class rock ’n’ roll outfit, the Band of Heathens has built a potent body of recorded work that’s won the Austin, Texas ensemble a fiercely loyal fan base and a reputation as one of its hometown’s most vital musical resources. BoH is also known as one of America’s hardest-working touring acts, while revealing a musical and lyrical depth that consistently enriches an infectious songcraft.
    This group has graciously agreed to stand with The One Village Music Project. Book your private show today!

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    Private Concert by Marcia Ball* for you and up to 100 of your closest friends!

    You know her as a staple of the Austin Music Scene, we know her as a supporter of unity and peace through music... see what others say about this infectious woman!

    "Marcia Ball’s barrelhouse style of play, her relentlessly feel-good party tunes, her soulful roadhouse band, the patch of white hair on the front of her dark mane and her impossibly long legs crossed daintily at the knee as she pounds away – are iconic in the Gulf Coast music universe. Rollicking R&B rave-ups."

    -USA Today

    "Gritty yet elegant piano pounder with a bluesy voice and witty songwriting. Her albums mine the New Orleans R&B and soul traditions, and Ball carries that torch with a sure sense of swing."

    - Time Out Chicago
    www.marciaball.com

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    Private Concert by The Belleville Outfit* for you and up to 100 of your closest friends!

    The Austin-based The Belleville Outfit - though not touring regularly- has agreed to stand with the One Village Music Project! A cross-genre American folk band based out of Austin, Texas. Their sound has been described as "a mix of gypsy swing, big band jazz and cross-genre Americana music". In April 2007, after three days of practice, they performed their first gig at MerleFest in North Wilkesboro, North Carolina. Members Rob Teter and Marshall Hood are from Spartanburg, South Carolina. Additional band members were recruited through connections Rob had made while studying music business at Loyola University New Orleans of New Orleans, Louisiana. Fellow students Jonathan Konya and Connor Forsyth left New Orleans for Austin to join the band that was to become The Belleville Outfit. Marshall Hood invited Austin’s darling Phoebe Hunt, who had been playing with the folk band The Hudsons out of Austin for four years. When the original bassist Jeff Brown retired from the Belleville Outfit to pursue a career riding sharks in the pacific, Connor brought in Nigel Frye, a talented bassist Connor knew from Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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    MINI FESTY NIGHT!

    Have a mini- festy for your community showcasing the talent of:

    Phoebe Hunt and "The Gatherers", and MilkDrive!

    THE GATHERERS BIO
    Phoebe Hunt and Dominick Leslie bring a sweet charm to the stage as their original music touches on the roots of American music winding from jazz to country, from swing to bluegrass with ease and grace. When cellist phenom Nathaniel Smith is added to the sound, the trio has an effect that people have been calling "other worldly". Independently the three have traveled with a number of bands, touring through the States as well as internationally. Phoebe Hunt has toured with The Belleville Outfit, Ben Sollee and under her own name as an award winning songwriter, and Nathaniel Smith and Dominick Leslie have both swept through bluegrass festivals as a teen prodigies and have toured with and shared the stage with some of the greatest players on the scene today from including Grant Gordy (David Grismann), The Deadly Gentlemen, Missy Raines, Sam Bush, and has most recently released music with The Brotet (Dominick Leslie, Sam Grisman, Alex Hargraves, Nat Smith). Nat has spent the last 4 years touring with Sarah Jarosz, has toured extensively with Natalie McMaster.

    MILKDRIVE BIO
    MilkDrive is a musical extravaganza that joins genres and generations. A talented and progressive blend of bluegrass, jazz, and folk, the band has been categorized and recategorized over the years by itself and others. However, as Bluegrass Today pointed out in a 2011 review of the group, “labels can get us into trouble sometimes.”

    Why not put aside labels and simply listen? Listen to what led Ray Benson heard when he dubbed these guys “some of the finest musicians in the world.” Listen to what Twangville called “a music lover’s delight.”

    Listen early and often to MilkDrive. It’s real music and it does a body good.

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    Be Our Guest!

    At this sponsorship level, you and one guest are invited to witness the magic of the studio first hand*.
    Specifics of this invitation:
    -Guests will be allowed into the studio for ONE day of recording.
    - Guests will be invited to our "special preview" closing event where we play the music created during our program for our families in the recording studio.
    - Guests will be invited to our closing dinner, getting the opportunity to meet the teens of the One Village Music Project.

    *When entering the studio, please note that your role is of a "fly on the wall", a silent witness, observing the creative process that our youth are experiencing.

    (PLUS, you also get everything listed above)

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    Private Concert by Kat Edmonson*!
    Kat Edmonson
    Biography by Todd Sterling
    Jazz chanteuse Kat Edmonson may have had no formal training, but the young vocalist possesses one of the most authentic voices to ever croon selections from the Great American Songbook. One listen to the Houston native's ethereal purr is enough to hook even the most casual music fan, and her song "Lucky" was featured on the MTV series United States of Tara. It was Edmonson's mother's record collection and old movies that initially stirred her artistic soul, but having a career in music wasn't initially a given. After a stint at college in Charleston, South Carolina, Edmonson returned to Texas and decided to follow the musical call. An audition for American Idol in 2002 landed Edmonson a trip to Hollywood and a spot in the Top 48. Her Idol dreams ended abruptly when judge Randy Jackson told the singer she didn't "look like a star." After her exit from Idol, Edmonson began honing her chops at open-mike nights and eventually made the transition to full-time performer. Her debut album, 2009's Take to the Sky, was a mix of classic and modern songs, and proved Edmonson was more than ready for her jazz ascension. Three years later, she returned with the Kickstarter-funded Way Down Low. In 2014, Edmonson released the Mitchell Froom-produced The Big Picture.

    http://www.katedmonson.com/

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