Reintroducing Milwaukee’s Backline artists
They all got something different from the program and they’ll each be revealing their progress and what the future holds them at the Backline Showcase happening Friday, November 16.
Piet also talked to each of them about their experiences in a recent article in the Journal Sentinel. They all had different needs and used the grant differently. Zed Kenzo got access to more professional production equipment and producer mentors, Lex Allen got to record at his dream studio in London, Abby Jeanne got to make lots of industry connections and create promotional material for her upcoming album and Crystal Knives took the opportunity to go out to L.A. and record with a Grammy award-winning cellist.
Piet also talked to the Program Director, Mag (Enrique Rodriguez) who was already talking about how he plans to improve the program for the next cohort because the next round of applications are almost open.
Together, they all learned a lot that will launch each of them into the next level in their career—and help the future Backline artists to do the same. Each of them are sticking around to pass everything they learned onto the Milwaukee music community as a whole.
We’re excited about what this means for our scene. Read Piet’s whole article and/or attend the Backline Showcase on Friday to get the whole story straight from the artists to see what we’re taking about.