The Nashville Fringe Festival exists to celebrate the diversity of Nashville artists, and to honor the legends among us who enrich our city and inspire our lives.
With artists everywhere trying to figure out a best way forward, numerous groups, organizations, and creatives are working to turn our current crisis into a positive. Due to Covid-19: You should wear a face mask! This isn't news, but what is news is that Friends of the Fringe at Glamper are now selling stylish, branded, reusable facemasks via their Bandcamp page. Click the image above to get yours today or below to listen to "Last Call."
Bandcamp has been one of the outlets working to support artists and causes during the pandemic, and they're continuing to put effort into supporting artists via their Bandcamp Fridays series.
"We started Bandcamp Fridays back in March to support artists impacted by the pandemic, and in the past few months the music community has come together in a huge way: in just four days, fans put more than $20 million directly into the pockets of artists and labels.
Because the pandemic is far from over, we’ll continue to hold Bandcamp Fridays on the first Friday of every month until the end of the year. A more detailed calendar is below."
Which is to say that 100% of the money you spend on artists on Bandcamp today (Friday, August 7) is going directly to the artists themselves! To get you started, here are a recent releases from five Friends of the Fringe we recommend you checking out and supporting!
Released in May of this year, Charles Butler's Wildwood EP showcases the banjoist with a series of bluegrass and roots tracks that are sure to please.
With roots and Americana in mind, we turn to Jeff Blaney's Solitude, a ten-track album which was recorded in 3 days with no edits or overdubs.
"The Ballad of Dick Gregory" is a tribute track and the first single from the forthcoming Notes From Native Sons EP by the new Hip Hop and spoken word ensemble The Watchman & thaPoet (Rashad tha Poet & Greg Bryant).