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.
“Great albums are more than a radio hit, they are a coherent collection of songs that share a vision or forward a story. It is a single work of art created from many pieces. The art of the album is lost on many of today’s recording artists, especially within the pop genre but that isn’t to say that is something new, just perhaps more prevalent. For as long as recorded music had a long play format, there have been albums with untouched B sides and others that compelled the listener to listen to the complete work, both sides.
These albums stand out as the very best of what all of us here at MojoLists heard this year, the albums that made us stop and pay attention, the albums that we will still be listening too for years to come. It was no easy decision either, 2014 has been one of the best years for music releases in a long time.”
Central Texas soul titans Soul Track Mind urge fans to bring nonperishable donations to pre-Thanksgiving show Wednesday at Sam’s Burger Joint to restock SAFB coffers
Long a staple of the Texas music scene, Soul Track Mind recently cemented its popularity in the home of the blues, by winning the 2014 Louisiana Music Prize. To celebrate that victory, and the continuing success of their latest album Unbreakable, the band is getting in the Thanksgiving Spirit by urging its fans to bring nonperishable donations to Its Nov. 26, show at San Antonio’s seminal music venue – Sam’s Burger Joint.
The band has partnered with the San Antonio Food Bank to receive the goods, in an effort both groups hope will replenish the stores of SAFB for the holiday season. The food bank will have distributed most of its food for Thanksgiving by the show and officials for the organization said ramped-up donations are crucial to restock the cupboards during the holiday season.