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Soul Track Mind to play funk and soul SXSW Spotlight Showcase Saturday at Palm Door

Last year was huge for Austin’s own Soul Track Mind with the release of their third album, the well-reviewed “Unbreakable” and capturing the prestigious Louisiana Music Prize among the highlights. This year is shaping up to be just as big for Austin’s favorite get-your-booty-on-the-floor-and-dance band!

Following a couple of tour dates that included performances at the Big Nac Music Festival, helping kick off the 2015 Louisiana Music Prize with a rousing performance, and recording at the legendary Royal Studios with studio legend and wunderkind Lawrence “Boo” Mitchell — known for his work with greats such as Al Green, Solomon Burke, Anthony Hamilton, Rod Stewart and John Mayer amongst others – Soul Track Mind returned to Austin this past week just in time for SXSW and their first appearance in an official festival showcase highlighting some of the best funk and soul bands in the nation.

The group will take the stage during Saturday’s show at the Palm Door (401 Sabine St, Austin, TX 7870) at 1 a.m. Sunday morning giving fans and the festival
s ardent crowds of music lovers a funkified tour de force that the Austin American-Statesman said “is best experienced live” — for free!

That’s right! No badges, no cover and no wristbands needed to see one of Austin’s best local acts do its thing alongside Con Brio, The NightOwls and other talented bands. It’s a rare opportunity. So line up early, dance hard and stay late for a show featuring one of Austin’s brightest rising stars, Soul Track lead singer Donovan Keith, as he continues to propel this hidden SXSW’s gems into the national spotlight.  


Malia Grace kicking off Kickstarter for EP with preview show

BeBobAlooza winner to offer fans a taste of new music

Over the past couple of years we’ve had the privilege of working with some amazing clients, but
we’ve never been prouder now that one of our favorites is ready to embark on the second half of what has thus far been – a short – but very promising career. Our own Malia Grace (née Malia LiVolsi) is currently working on her début EP with famed Austin-based producers Matt Noveskey (Orb Studios/ Blue October) and Johnny Vogelsang. She is planning to release seven songs in the spring of 2015 following a Kickstarter in January, which will help raise funds to complete the EP. To celebrate and kick off the upcoming effort she recently announced that she would be performing a preview show at Austin’s One-2-One Bar Dec. 29! Please find her full statement below:

I want to welcome my friends, family and fans to the next stage in my music career. As many of you know, I am currently working on my debut EP. I’ve enjoyed entertaining at local venues, parties, churches and even college and professional sporting events, and now I’ve discovered how special it is to put your own music on record to share with the world.

Over the past couple of months, I have been blessed to work with two amazingly talented producers, namely Matt Noveskey (Orb Studios/ Blue October) and Johnny Vogelsang. Under their guidance and with the synergistic input and participation from an all-star roster of local musicians whom I have been fortunate enough to cross paths with, I am putting together seven very special songs to share with you all in the spring of 2015.

Already, the songs for the EP have drawn some praise. A couple of months ago, my songs won the 2014 edition of BeBobAlooza, a prestigious songwriting contest judged by its Emmy award winning namesake Bob Cheevers, Sara Hickman, the president of the Texas Songwriters Association, and many other talented musicians/songwriters. I am beyond honored to have received this award, and cannot wait to share my music with you all!

In the coming months, we hope to complete and polish the effort for the EP. We will be holding a fundraiser via Kickstarter in January to help us complete the project and deliver the best product we possibly can. Until then, this month is all about celebrating the end of what has been an extremely special year for my team and me and about inviting all of you who have shown your support for me in so many ways over the years along for the ride.

Of course, no celebration would be complete without a party – so I’m throwing one! December 29th, I will be playing songs from my upcoming EP as well as some old favorites at Austin’s One-2-One Bar from 11 p.m. until midnight with a full band backing me up.

Please join us for a drink or two and some music that I guarantee will cure any case of the Mondays! Thank you all for your continuous support. I love every one of you and am so glad to share this life-changing experience with you.