Austin Walkin ‘Cane appears on Artist Relief Project benefit album
Local singer-songwriter Austin Walkin ‘Cane appears on Silver lining, a new compilation of 10 songs with artists from across the country. All funds from the album will go to the Texas-based Artist Relief Project, which has donated $ 200 to just about every artist whose shows were canceled due to COVID-19 or other hardships.
“I think [Artist Relief Project] has helped nearly 3,000 musicians now, ”Travis Huisman said in a press release on the album. “Plus, they’ve run free webinars for musicians who need help on a variety of topics like social media, video editing, finance and more. that can help their skills to progress. So pretty cool of them. The musicians really struggled last year. There were no shows anywhere. For a musician who works, it’s very hard. A lot of musicians had to hang up. ”
Huisman recorded and mixed about half of the album to his Catamount Recording. Other producers and engineers also helped.
“There have been a lot of great people involved in this,” he says. “I really hope we can achieve our goals and raise a lot of money and awareness for the Artist Relief Project.”
In addition to Walkin ‘Cane, notable artists on the album include Broadway singer Ariel Bellvalaire, blues rockers Avey Grouws Band, singer-songwriter Zechariah Lloyd, and Minneapolis rockers Fuzzrd.
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