The House of Songs to honor the local venue that has played a significant role in Austin’s songwriting community on Monday, Nov. 12
(AUSTIN, TEXAS – Oct. 19, 2018; source: Juice Consulting) – The international music collaborative The House of Songs, which celebrates its ninth anniversary this month, announces “A Songwriter’s Farewell to Threadgill’s World Headquarters” on Monday, Nov. 12. The event will feature 12 to 14 performers who have participated in The House of Songs’ program, and they will perform at Threadgill’s World Headquarters (301 W Riverside Dr, Austin, TX 78704) before the venue closes its doors for the final time. Acts will play a few songs of their own, or songs that they have written as part of the songwriting collaborative. As Threadgill’s World Headquarters played host to The House of Songs’ first ever show, the evening will be an immensely personal goodbye for The House of Songs and a tribute to the songwriting legacies that have graced the stage. The evening will be hosted by The House of Songs Artist Manager Graham Weber and confirmed acts include Matt The Electrician, Ali Holder, Barbara Nesbitt, Daisy O’Connor, Graham Wilkinson, Lesly Reynaga, Shawnee Kilgore, Dawn and Hawkes and Sarah Sharp, among others to be announced. Doors for the event will open at 6 p.m. and tickets will be $10, which can be purchased here. For more information on the event, please see here.
The House of Songs Founder Troy Campbell
The House of Songs Founder and renowned musician Troy Campbellestablished the collaborative in 2009 as a songwriter exchange that draws artists from diverse cultural backgrounds to collaborate, form friendships and join a network that helps them share music worldwide. In 2017, Campbell applied to have The House of Songs become a nonprofit, and a year later in spring of 2018, the organization was approved to become a 501c3. As a nonprofit, The House of Songs seeks to foster mutually beneficial relationships and a greater understanding of diverse cultures and common humanity with the act of sharing music.
“A Songwriters Farewell to Threadgill’s World Headquarters” will also serve as the public launch of one of The House of Songs most recent endeavors, the ATX P2P, which focuses on regional artists collaborating in The House of Songs Austin to create, build a better network and to share audiences.
“Since the conception of The House Of Songs, Threadgill’s world headquarters has been a great partner and perfect venue for showcasing not only the songwriters we work with, but it has been crucial to the growth and development of Austin’s songwriting community, from the days of The Armadillo to now,” said The House of Songs Artist Manager Graham Weber.“We are sad to see the venue go, but with this event we want to honor the tradition and history on that hallowed ground and showcase some of our city’s finest talent that are keeping the craft, that our community holds so dear, alive with a bright future ahead.”
After eight years of success in Austin, The House of Songs brought its program to the Ozarks region in Northwest Arkansas. In the past year, the Ozarks and Austin branches of The House of Songs have flourished, partnering with 14 countries including Scandinavia, Pakistan and more, earning Grammy nominations, touring worldwide and having their songs chart in other countries.
Artists accepted for a residency with The House of Songs spend up to 12 days in a comfortable home, co-writing as many songs as inspiration allows and, if they choose, performing their work at an intimate showcase. The House of Songs participants have said the experience has transformed their lives; several share their experiences on, where participants, audiences and sponsors can stay in contact and continue building their international connections.
About The House of Songs:
The House of Songs was inspired by a collaboration between award-winning singer-songwriter Troy Campbell and Danish star Poul Krebs, which led to another collaboration at a writers retreat on the wind-powered Danish island of Samsø, aka Song Island. The House of Songs has since sponsored collaborations in 14 countries. Participants have had internationally charting songs, earned Grammy nominations and festival headlining slots and built lifelong bonds with musicians and fans.
For press inquiries about The House of Songs, or for press RSVPs to the Nov. 12 event, please contact Juice Consulting:
Heather Wagner Reed
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Tyler Ostby
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