Eye In the Sky Collective Presents Folk of July Fest, Saturday at The Mohawk
Anybody who’s even vaguely familiar with the Austin Music Minute will take one look at the band list for this weekend’s Folk of July Fest and immediately know one thing: This would definitely fall under the category “dream show” for me. It’s ridiculously good.
The Fest was coordinated by Eye In the Sky Collective, a group created by musicians and music fans to help independent artists create a sustainable career in their field, while encouraging fans to directly support artists. The idea for the fest came from collective director Anthony Erickson and songwriter Jack Valen, both of whom wanted to collaborate on a show project. “A while back, we tried to put together a show at the Seaholm Power Plant, but then it closed,” Erickson explained. “We were hungry to put on a memorable dream team show, and so the Folk of July Fest was born.”
The Fest features eleven bands on two stages this Saturday at the Mohawk, 912 Red River. Doors open at 5 p.m. Each of these up-and-coming artists represents the ever-evolving definition of the folk genre with a mix of other styles like rock, country, bluegrass and pop.
It’s a very cool list indeed: Slowtrain, Hello Wheels, Little Brave, Jack Valen, Leopold and His Fiction, Kalu James, Dana Falconberry, Paul Banks and the Carousels, Josh Halverson, Jaimee Harris, and one of my new favorites, The Austin Steamers.
This is another perfect opportunity to see some amazing local talent. Recommended.