This year's featured artists are what make Austin the live music capitol of the world! They are uber talented, dynamic, and capable of bringing the house down!
At age 19, Lex Land veered from her classical-music-career pursuit to begin recording her debut album, the sweet, folk-rock “Orange Days on Lemon Street." In 2011, she followed it up with a more eclectic, electrified, and genre-hopping sophomore record, “Were My Sweetheart To Go.” Both records earned “Best of iTunes” honors and also received several featured song placements on television programs including “Private Practice,” “Castle,” “Bones,” and others.
In the midst of supporting her albums, Lex represented Austin, TX as a Team-Blake-finalist on NBC’s “The Voice” in 2012. She has also been invited to perform multiple times on late night television’s “Last Call with Carson Daly,” as well as over the radio airwaves on tastemaker stations such as Los Angeles’ KCRW and Austin’s KUTX. Land releases her much-anticipated third album, “It Will Reveal Itself” on October 21st, 2016.
- Listen to Lex here: Live at KUT: http://tinyurl.com/LLKUT
- See Lex here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RoltpK6yVBM
Eric is the lead pastor of Summit Worship Center and has traveled with Grammy Award winning Gospel artist Kirk Franklin as one of his background vocalists. Eric enjoys celebrating both the goodness of the Lord and the grace found in Him with all he serves.
Eric Moore was the quarterback at the University of Oklahoma and grew up achieving several honors both athletically and academically. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a degree in Communications.
For five years, he was a missionary traveling to different places sharing the gospel (Africa, Austria, South America). He has also shared the stage with Israel Houghton and Ricardo Sanchez. Yet, all pales in comparison to his first love, serving Jesus Christ. His highest honor is to serve others with his gifts and see God draw them unto Himself.
Listen to Eric here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jVhQQNftfs8
Grace Pettis, from Lookout Mountain, Alabama, has songwriting in her blood. The daughter of a poetry scholar and a troubadour, Grace comes by her love of words honestly. Her father, Pierce Pettis, is a critically acclaimed songwriter and performer who penned the Garth Brooks hit "You Move Me."
In her short career, Grace has already lived up to her birthright, winning numerous songwriting awards (Kerrville New Folk Contest; NPR's Mountain Stage NewSong Contest, etc.) and garnering praise from critics, fans, and industry alike. What sets her apart in her talented family is her distinct, unaffected voice, described as a "wide open prairie, full of waving golden grains before menacing, dark thunder clouds" (Sirius XM Program Director, Mary Sue Twohy).
Grace's latest Kickstarter campaign has succeeded at 120% of its goal, with the help of 350 backers, raising over $24,000 towards the making of Grace’s third album, produced by Dan Barrett, of the Austin-based band, PorterDavis (exp. release spring 2017).
Listen to Grace here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p8oUZYbxpX4