The Recording Academy Texas Chapter played host for GRAMMYs On The Road At Austin City Limits Music Festival during the festival's 10th anniversary from Sept. 16–18 at Zilker Park in Austin, Texas. The Chapter conducted exclusive backstage interviews with indie folk group Cowboy And Indian and jazz artist Kat Edmonson.
Cowboy And Indian vocalists/guitarists Daniel James and Jazz Mills discussed the origin of the band's name, highlights of their career, social media, and advice for aspiring artists.
"Today is definitely a highlight," said Mills. "We were really excited to play."
Edmonson discussed highlights of her career, living in Austin, artists she's worked with, and advice for aspiring musicians.
"Think of yourself as your heroes," said Edmonson. "Elevate your art. If you constantly think of [your heroes] as [having done] something you can never do again, they'll always be off in the distance and your art won't reach the potential that it could."
In February Edmonson received a gift from the Music Engineering & Technology Alliance to spend two days at Avatar Studios in New York with GRAMMY-winning producers/engineers Phil Ramone and Al Schmitt. The recordings Edmonson made while at Avatar inspired her to create her sophomore effort, which she recently successfully funded through a campaign on Kickstarter. Edmonson is currently working on her new album.
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