The Lubbock Music NOW 2020 album lineup is complete and features 21 artists.
This year’s album includes 10 artists who are new to the project, a record number of first-time acts. Since the Lubbock Music NOW project debuted in 2016, this year’s album brings the total of songs by local artists featured on the album to 93. The 2020 album represents the wide variety of musical styles played in Lubbock venues ranging from country to rock, jazz to hip hop.
The artists selected for the 2020 Lubbock Music NOW album, with song titles, are:
Alma Quartet – “Solitude”
Bob Simpson – “Tell Me”
Cade Gregg – “Faith”
Calistro Junior Vasquez – “Blue”
Cary and Steve – “Playscape”
Chris Bone Garza – “World We Live In”
Clifton Castle – “Unbreakable Walls”
D.G. Flewellyn – “Just Let Me Love You”
Drake Hayes Band – “Nowhere Texas”
Hannah Jackson – “Prairie Eyes”
Heather Savonne – “Found in You”
Jenni Dale Lord Band – “Smile”
Jerry Serrano – “Dig Your Grave”
Keedra Johnson – “Nobody”
Madelyn Mandry – “Fall for You”
Outwest – “Simple Feelings”
Petrichor, Ltd. – “The Other Side”
southstate – “Myb Nxt Yr”
Spur 327 Band – “82 to Idalou”
Steve Garry – “Flatland Blues”
Thomas Craig Elliott – “Runaround Blues”
You can see the official artist announcement at https://www.facebook.com/lubbockmusicnow.
The album is set for release in the fall 2020 and will feature the artists playing their song along with some surprise guests. This year’s Lubbock Music NOW album is presented by H-E-B.
Artists submitted original, studio-produced songs for consideration in April. A final group of songs were judged by a panel of past and current members of the Texas Branch of The Recording Academy (Texas Grammy Board). Judges were given only song numbers. Each artist receives a $200 cash prize from Civic Lubbock, Inc. and copies of the album.
The cover art for the 2020 Lubbock Music NOW album is designed by Dirk Fowler. Fowler, an associate professor in the School of Art at Texas Tech University, is a world-renowned graphic designer and a founding father of the off-set rock poster revival. His letterpress concert posters are collector’s items.
All proceeds from sales of the album will go to Civic Lubbock, Inc. to be invested in local music projects including future years of Lubbock Music NOW.
Civic Lubbock’s mission is to foster and promote educational, cultural and entertainment programs, to include the visual and performing arts, for the citizens of the Lubbock area.