Connect with Hiring Employers Virtually–and do it with a Soundtrack!

5 Aug

Austin’s venues are closed for the time being, so to help Austin’s performers to earn income in the meantime, we partnered with Austin Texas Musicians (ATXM) to host a virtual job fair on Thursday, August 6 from 10 am to 4 pm. You can register to attend here.

Now Austin’s gig workers and other job seekers can explore work opportunities around the Austin metro area, including work-from-home positions–and the best part? They can do it with a soundtrack!

Four ATXM members will perform live during the day, providing a real Austin touch to this event. Check out the lineup:

Scott Strickland

10:30 am: Scott Strickland
With a sound some have described as “Paul Simon dancing in MC Hammer pants” and “the 3 AM jam session of Dave Matthews and Bill Withers”, the Scott Strickland Band forges ahead on a new path; a sound unheard in today’s musical lexicon. It is a sound mature and textured, yet playfully improvised enough to have the listener intently wonder where the work is going next.

Lex Land

12:00 pm: Lex Land
Lex Land is an American singer-songwriter and jazz vocalist from Los Angeles, currently residing in Austin, Texas. She was a contestant on the second season of NBC’s singing competition The Voice. Land also fronts three other projects: Moorhaunter, One Big Dark Room, and The Kremer Land Swing Band. Intelligent Noise Records released her first two albums, Orange Days on Lemon Street in 2008, and Were My Sweetheart to Go… in 2011. Both albums had songs featured on television programs.

Sonya Jevette

12:00 pm: Sonya Jevette
The words sultry, cool, and eccentric best describe the singer, songwriter, and musician Sonya Jevette. She was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. Sonya Jevette grew up singing to the great R&B tunes that dominated the airwaves in the seventies. As a teen she honed her vocal talent through the church choir. Winning a talent contest at the age of seventeen was the beginning of Sonya Jevette’s journey. From there, she went on to win dozens of competitions. These successes translated into media attention from radio & newspaper with appearances at over 100 festivals.

Dave Madden

3:00 pm: Dave Madden
Dave Madden was voted Best Music Arranger at the AMP Austin Music Industry Awards, and Top 10 Best Keyboardists as voted by the Austin Chronicle’s Music Poll. Dave is a member of the Recording Academy and a voting member for the Grammy’s.

Madden is the rare combination of accomplished songwriter and masterful multi-instrumentalist. His peers consider him a “musician’s musician”. He is an alum of the illustrious TED organization, having performed and presented a striking dissertation on music theory at TEDxNapaValley in 2015.

Dave equally enjoys creating his own music and collaborating with others. He has been hired to perform with a diverse range of world-class artists, from reggae-pop favorite Michael Franti to legendary rock icon Steve Miller, from platinum-selling band Fastball to Mark Mothersbaugh, co-founder of Devo.

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