From there, we entered up-and-comer Eric Burton’s lair, where he wooed the audience with heartfelt soul. Adam Ahrens & Bradley Jaye Williams played our fourth microsession of the night.
Another benefit to musicians is the opportunity to play in front of people who may not see them otherwise.
Because the artists come from distinct genres, the odds of two acts sharing the same audience is slimmer than at other shows.
Founder and creative mind behind Microsessions, Paul Schomer, came up with the kernel of his concept years ago, after attending a songwriters’ happy hour in Austin.
He hosted music showcases in his home at the time, Washington D.
No newbie, music lover and musician Schomer comes with a formidable pedigree.
Prior to moving to Austin, he worked for Reuters, Sirius XM, and NPR for five years as Senior Online Producer for Music Programming.
Artists also can be part of the selection process by referring other acts to Schomer or—soon—by hosting and curating the talent at the shows themselves.
Matt the Electrician will be the first Microsessions guest host on March 24, 2018, taking one of the four slots and curating the other musical acts for the night.
Each of four musicians or bands plays a 15-minute set simultaneously, in different rooms at the same venue.