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 artists including GRAMMY-nominated vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Marketa Irglova and composer Elizaveta.
Irglova discussed recording her debut solo album, Anar, advice for aspiring artists, performing with Iron And Wine, and the impact on her career of the movie Once.
"This project is my vision," said Irglova regarding Anar. "It's songs that I've written. [The record is] very feminine. It definitely doesn't have Glen [Hansard's] masculine, powerful energy."
The Swell Season released Strict Joy in 2009, topping Billboard's Top Independent Albums chart and peaking at No. 15 on the Billboard 200. Irglova released Anar on Oct. 11 and she is currently on tour throughout the United States and Europe through the end of November.
Elizaveta discussed advice for aspiring artists, songwriting and musical influences and style.
"I consider myself an alchemist in general," said Elizaveta. "Because music at its best is alchemy."
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