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Meet the New ATX6
Austin music export project unveils 2016 performers
DAILY Music  June 20, 2016, by Kevin Curtin
"...Six local musicians head to Canada, France, and other foreign lands this year as part of Project ATX6, which turns up-and-coming local acts into Austin ambassadors at international festivals annually. The new chosen ones: Jai Malano, Elijah Ford, Tate Mayeux, Beth Chrisman, Andy Bianculli, and Grace Park...."

ATX6 Announces 2015 Artists
A second musical six-pack reps our scene at international fests
DAILY Music  April 21, 2015, by Doug Freeman
"...ATX6 today announced its new group of rising Austin musicians that will represent our fair city at North By Northeast (NXNE) and other international festivals this year. The six locals selected are Gina Chavez, Jonathan Terrell, Elsa Cross, Silas Lowe, Jana Horn, and Brian Kremer...."

The French Connection: ATX6
"Playback" follows Austin musical emissaries to Angers
DAILY Music  September 9, 2016, by Kevin Curtin
"...[image-1] Also stepping up to the mic, a six-pack of singer-songwriters handpicked by Chris Brecht of Austin Independent Radio. You remember, the 2016 ATX6: Jai Malano, Elijah Ford, Tate Mayeux of swampy-tonk duo Mayeux & Broussard, Beth Chrisman from the Carper Family and High Planes Jamboree, Andy Bianculli (Star Parks/ex- Preservation), and Grace Park, frontwoman for the Deer...."

Mayor’s Omnibus Resolution: Actualization Is Hard
Moving into Phase II
Music Story  February 23, 2017, by Doug Freeman
"...6) offer two ideal examples of how the city can best leverage its role. Yet the music community knows it can't simply wait on the city for support, and efforts like Black Fret, Mosaic, and ATX6 have provided templates for necessary new models of public engagement...."

The French Connection
Golden moments at Austin Week in Angers, France
DAILY Music  September 16, 2016, by Kevin Curtin
"...The night before, Austin Week launched with a club showcase for the ATX6, the group of Austin songwriters, assembled by Chris Brecht, that travels to various international music festivals throughout the fall. On this, their first adventure, they counted more accurately as the ATX5..."

Playback: Austin Week in Angers, France
Kevin Curtin runs into more than a handful of musical Austinites on the other side of the globe
Music Column  September 22, 2016, by Kevin Curtin
"...Doubly interesting to the people of Angers were the ATX6, a group of homegrown songwriters swept off to a series of international performances during which they live together and collaborate. Their shows were standing room only, with French folks turning up to see Beth Chrisman's rough and tumble Americana, the heartfelt rock of Elijah Ford, the Deer's Grace Park and her earthy indie folk, Beatles-esque songsmith Andy Bianculli, and blues siren Jai Malano..."

Playback: If the Gloves Fit
Gloves INTL ices funk, Allegro Media Group ices local label, and the ATX6 plan to ice international festivals
Music Column  June 23, 2016, by Kevin Curtin
"...Considering that the music business is on thin ice financially, Absher offers a practical lesson for labels going forward: "Don't let a distributor stock up too much inventory because they can go under overnight." ATX6 2016..."

Judges Announced for Seventh Annual Quesoff
More than 30 teams will compete in four different queso categories
DAILY Food  August 2, 2017, by Kali Venable
"...Entries from home cooks and budding chefs will be going up against queso submissions from the following restaurants and entities: Chicon, Bullfight, LeRoy and Lewis, Burro Cheese Kitchen, Kesos Taco House, BuzzFeed Austin, JuiceLand, Freebirds World Burrito, Mama Fu’s Asian House, Red Mango, Vegan Nom, Willigan’s Island, Project ATX6, Pop That Chalupa, The Shady Grove, Javelina Bar, Waterloo Ice House, Independence Brewing Company, The Green Machine, ChefStir, Valentina’s Tex Mex BBQ, EastSide Tavern, Wheatsville Co-op, The Bitter Lemon, Facebook Austin, El Chile, Kebabalicious and previous winners, Cheesus, Not By Bread Alone, Austin Facial Hair Club, and Frank...."

Playback: Sound on Sound Fest Is Set, but What About Fun Fun Fun?
SOS Fest dropped its lineup this week, but what of predecessor FFF?
Music Column  June 22, 2017, by Kevin Curtin
"...Meet the ATX6: Traveling the globe this fall for performances at France's Austin Week, Japan's Yumeiro Music Festival, and Germany's Reeperbahn, are new local ambassadors Corey Baum of Croy & the Boys, Acey Monaro of Go Fever, future-pop artiste Mobley, atmospheric banjoist/cellist Lindsey Verrill, Otis and the Destroyer's Taylor Wilkins, and Torino Black singer/guitarist Sisi Berry. The songwriter cadre, organized by Chris Brecht, was unveiled Saturday at the Hard Luck Lounge where Mayor Steve Adler lauded the project for exporting Austin's cultural brand...."

Leonard Cohen Tribute
Austinites say hallelujah for Refugee Services of Texas
DAILY Music  January 20, 2017, by Dave Randall
"...Star Parks, led by ATX6 alum and guitar diplomat Andy Bianculli; Grace Park, clarion crooner of indie folk outfit the Deer; and Dave Pinkham’s lovelorn Dylan-Reed-Walkmen-inspired rockers Summer Swells fill out their ranks with horn sections, backup vocalists, and guest spots aplenty. Also levitating will be former Chronicle cover story dreamgazers Moving Panoramas, fronted by the impressive Leslie Sisson, and Some Say Leland, who offer alluring, melancholic country..."

Angers City Limits
Four French acts crashing our scene for Angers Week
DAILY Music  November 8, 2016, by Kevin Curtin
"...Thu. 10 @ ABGB: Pizza & Beer Pop-Up & Project ATX6, 6pm (all ages)..."

ACL Review: Jai Malano
Meet Austin’s new “Big Mama” Thornton
DAILY Music  October 3, 2016, by Alejandra Ramirez
"...Recently, Malano’s maintained a residency on South Congress at C-Boy’s Heart & Soul. In between, she’s completed a string of dates at international festivals in France through the ATX6 music export project...."

Playback: Record Store Crawl
The day after Record Store Day breaks the bank
Music Column  April 23, 2015, by Kevin Curtin
"...Behold the ATX6: crooner Brian Kremer, Reservations leader Jana Horn, folksinger Silas Lowe, Americana songstress Elsa Cross, Not in the Face frontman Jonathan Terrell, and spicy folk-pop singer Gina Chavez. Think of the group as international ambassadors of Austin music..."

Tell Me in Toronto Premiere
Documenting the ATX6 at NXNE and beyond
DAILY Music  August 12, 2014, by Chase Hoffberger
"...Next month they reunite for the Reeperbahn Festival in Hamburg, Germany. Brecht says he’s got more such showcases in the works for the next calendar year, with a new installment of the ATX6 mini-series documenting each one..."

Playback: Fun Fun Fun Fest: Hell Bent for Leather
Some heads are gonna roll at Fun Fun Fun Fest 2014
Music Column  May 22, 2014, by Kevin Curtin
"...Six local musicians are being sent to Canada next month to represent Austin at Toronto's North by Northeast festival. The "ATX6" are indie pop songstress Dana Falconberry, East Cameron Folkcore singer Jesse Moore, blues guitarist Mrs..."

Operation: North by Northeast
Fundraisers to send six Austin musicians to NXNE
DAILY Music  May 21, 2014, by Chase Hoffberger
"...The first fundraiser’s tonight at the White Horse and features house acts Rondeau and McHone for a suggested cover donation. Operation #ATX6 hits Banger’s on Rainey Street Thursday, June 5, trotting out Moore’s East Cameron Folkcore and Mrs..."

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