"...As Lindsey Verrill steps onstage with her banjo and arrests the room with her haunting, atmospheric folk, Chris Brecht calmly assures the organizer that they're on time. By the time the third set ends, with Sisi Berry of Torino Black fronting an unlikely band composed of Otis the Destroyer's Taylor Wilkins, Croy & the Boys' Corey Baum, and electronic soulman Mobley, the showcase is back on pace...."
"...Sitting with local mainstay Chris Brecht at North Loop’s popular Workhorse Bar last Wednesday, I was informed quite unceremoniously that “the age of the male singer-songwriter is dead.”..."
"...Three seconds of spontaneity may have taken months to perfect. That’s the insight of Tell Me in Toronto, the 30-minute pilot for a short film series by Chris Brecht...."
"...“I was so interested to see who was going to be here, because [organizer] Chris Brecht didn’t tell anyone who else was on this,” beamed Mayeux, the young frontman of swampy tonkers Mayeux & Broussard. “The first person I saw was Elijah Ford and I was like, ‘Awesome!’ We’d run into each other a few months ago on tour in Nashville and became friends..."
"...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. Country shit-kicker Tate Mayeux had to cancel after being hospitalized with pneumonia, leaving organizer Chris Brecht filling in as sixth man...."
"...Chris Brecht & Dead FlowersDead Flower Motel..."
"...“It’s really about who’s worked hard this past year, and who’s going to keep people’s attention as we go, because they’ll be performing solo,” said ATX6 organizer Chris Brecht. “I like a good mix of diversity, both personally and musically..."
"...Local songwriter and Austin Independent Radio creator Chris Brecht got the idea to connect the local scene with the Canadian city that hosts SXSW’s sister conference in March, when he sat down with a woman from Music Canada to talk about our melodious ecosystem...."
"..."We want to partner with the city," says Chris Brecht, who founded ATX6 three years ago. "We want the city to get behind what we're doing and help us, and maybe make it just a little bit easier with some money that's actually set aside for projects just like this."..."
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"...“You’ll look back at this moment and say, ‘Wow, that was the beginning,’” noted Chris Brecht, Project ATX6’s founder and ringleader, who’s been combining local musicians in six-packs for five years now...."
"...Glass, ambient folkie Aisha Burns, Americana badass Leo Rondeau, and country songwriter Carson McHone. Devised by Austin Independent Radio's Chris Brecht and financed by local venue and media sponsors, with insitutional help provided by the city of Austin's music office, the opportunity offers the group, four of whom have never performed in the Great White North, exposure at a NXNE showcase..."
"...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..."
"...Each year, Austin Independent Radio founder Chris Brecht selects six up-and-coming artists to represent the Texas State capital at international music festivals. This year's magnificent six are Star Parks leader Andy Bianculli, blues vocalist Jai Malano, roots music ace Beth Chrisman, Grace Park of indie folk outfit the Deer, swampy-tonker Tate Mayeux, and rock songman Elijah Ford..."
"...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...."
"...The fundraiser will also feature cooking classes on Boggy Creek's historic back porch with accomplished local chefs Beth Pav of Cooking by Design, Rosa Vera of the Natural Epicurean at Casa de Luz, and Jam Sanichat of Thai Fresh. Meanwhile, live acoustic music by the Lonesome Heroes, Melancholy Ramblers, Chris Meyer, and Chris Brecht will be showcased on the front porch..."
"...[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...."
"...Think of the group as international ambassadors of Austin music. With program founder Chris Brecht in the captain's chair, they'll represent ATX at multiple international festivals beginning with Toronto's North by Northeast in June...."
"..."Someone's got to capture this before they're gone," the documentary's producer, their friend, the songwriter Chris Brecht says a few nights before the show. "What they've done here, not a lot of bands have done in a while."..."
"...Some of Austin's most creative chefs and caterers serve up dishes based on the bounty of the fall harvest, while others share recipes and cooking demonstrations from a stage set up on the back porch of the farmhouse. Guests can nosh while perusing tables of enticing silent-auction items and enjoy live music provided by Chris Brecht, the Lonesome Heroes, the Melancholy Ramblers, and Tina Marsh..."