When I first moved to Birmingham 15 years ago, I struggled to find local artists performing original music. If it wasn’t for Bottletree and their ability to curate local, regional, and national attractions, I probably would have moved on. Much has changed in that time. There are over twenty venues here that regularly feature original local, regional and national acts. We’ve entered a renaissance here, but where our economy, politics, and our culinary scene have been adequately covered, our music scene has not. The quality of original musicianship, in addition to the collaborative relationships and support system here, is outstanding, and our local music scene deserves recognition. This is why MusicBham is devoting three quarters of our content to local musicians, local music businesses, and local music industry leaders.
More than any other art form, music amplifies the human experience and unifies people, and we believe that is worth sharing! The strength of our music scene is built on a culmination of many different individuals and organizations over many years of hard work and dedication, fueled by one elemental thing that we all have in common: our passion for music and the way that… [read more…]
In loving memory of local music production, sound and lighting engineer and musician, the friends of Blake Loveless have set up a Go Fund Me Page to assist with arrangements and ease his family during this transition. If you’ve ever been to a concert in Birmingham, there’s a good chance that Blake touched you in some way. The passion for his work ad his oncompromising dedication to get it right at some point would have enhanced your listening experience. More importantly, he was a loving father, partner, colleague, and dear friend to so many within our community. MusicBham invites you to honor this incredible person’s life by making a small donation that will be used to assist with his arrangments and hel the family he leaves behind during this transition.
From Blake’s Go Fund Me Page:
As many of you know, Birmingham has lost a loving father, dedicated partner, and beloved local musician. Blake has touched each of us in his own way, whether through a kind word, a silly joke, or keeping a solemn promise. Blake was loved tremendously by the people that knew him, and those people in return will tremendously miss his presence. This is no truer…