Okay yes, so we really suck over here at PWWO for bringing you consistent … well, anything really! We’ve all been on a bit of a hiatus as a ton of things have been changing for all of us involved with the organization. But I can promise you, we have a few really fantastic things in the works and you can expect to see a lot more movement from us real soon.
Anyhoot – we have a few GREAT videos that we are so excited to finally get to share with you guys! While in Austin in the Spring we got to spend some time with the magnificent Joe Purdy. It was my first time ever seeing this man play live, and I stood there kicking myself for allowing it take so long for me to see him perform. Purdy has made quite the name for himself in music and if you haven’t heard of him yet, it’s time to hop on the bandwagon – you won’t be disappointed with the ride.
Oh! and the other great thing that makes Joe Purdy even more phenomenal is that he works with this really great non-profit called The Voice Project, a organization that raises money for Northern Uganda through a unique “cover chain,” in which artists cover their favorite songs in video episodes, and create a chain connecting each artist. You can learn more about what they’re doing by checking out Purdy’s interview below.
Also, I can’t tell express how beautiful Purdy’s new record, 4th of July, is … you have to head over to his site and check it out yourself. Its the perfect summer album!
Enjoy the videos… we love you all!
PWTV Live Session:
These sessions brought to you by Future Sounds & American Songwriter Magazine
We are so very excited to share with you our most recent finished video from our SXSW extravaganza. While in Austin we participated in a great party with American Songwriter Magazine, XO Publicity & Future Sounds… the result was a beautiful experience with some of the most incredible artists that played the festival.
Lissie was by far one of our favorite performers we saw that week, there is a strikingly honest passion that exudes from her presence and its no doubt you will see exactly what we are talking about when you watch the videos below. She was an absolute joy to interview, being one of the most warm, kind, and open artists we’ve met in a long time.
Please enjoy what you see and hear and please spread the word!
Lissie Performs Live at Stompin’ Grounds @ SXSW 2010
Interview w/Lissie @ SXSW 2010
As promised we have a great interview to show you guys today. We are so thankful that The Antlers we able to give us some of their time after their performance at Swinghouse and share with us some insight on how they view art and its relation to others beyond themselves. Getting to have these inspiring and encouraging conversations with artists is why Plays Well exists and its why we do what we do. We want everyone to know that there is purpose beyond self service and that meaning and positivity can be drawn out of nearly every experience in your life.
Check out the interview below, please let us know what you think!
We know its been quite a while since any of us on the Plays Well team has blogged and we do apologize for the lapse in content…. things got a little crazy at SXSW and left us all pretty wiped out. Be expecting though, you’ll see things pick back up here starting now 🙂
Below is a live session that we were fortunate enough to be a part of a little while back with our new friends The Antlers. Today we’ll be sharing a video of their heartbreakingly beautiful song “Bear”, which happens to be one of our favorite tracks off their most recent record Hospice. Check back here tomorrow as we share with you an intimate interview with the band!
Please support the band by picking up their record here.
Plays Well With Others + Future Sounds & Swinghouse Studios Present: The Antlers performing Bear Live:
Plays Well had the opportunity to attend SXSW 2010 with Future Sounds! We saw and filmed some amazing bands while were there and have put together a short teaser of all the performance videos and interviews to come! enjoy.
About a month or so ago, we had the incredible privilege to sit down with the lovely Miss Ebony Bones and have a heart to heart. If you haven’t heard of her yet, be sure to keep your eyes and ears open because this UK sensation is sure to be making quite an impact in the US very soon. Also, this interview features a debut appearance from Kelsea & Bridgets bunny, Dumbledore 🙂
You can check out her music here: www.myspace.com/ebonybones
Check out this stunning video below of the captivating Vienne as he gives us his fist Los Angeles performance at our last Rooftop event a few weeks back. If you like what you hear and see (which we know you will) be sure to head over to myspace.com/vienne to keep updated on his future shows and how you can buy his music.