Not only is Jewel dedicating time before several of her shows to showcase her Soul City Cafe artists, she’s also giving new artists and bands across the country a chance at becoming part of the community later this year. The lovely singer-songwriter told LAUNCH her support of up-and-coming talent doesn’t stop after the summer.
“We’re running a contest later in the year where bands can submit all their tapes, and me and some of my peers will be sort of be aboard and we’ll select tapes that will win,” she said. “We’re working with colleges that will be giving us their best film students, and they will make music videos for them. And we’re working with radio stations so that they’ll start programming on the Internet websites of cool underground acts and things like that.”
Details of the contest as far as when it will be held and how bands can submit material were not available at press time.
Jewel’s next Soul City Cafe date is July 3 in Rochester Hills, Michigan. Other shows are slated for July 7 in Cleveland, July 19 in Grand Prairie (Texas), July 26 in Los Angeles, and July 28 in San Diego.
— Darren Davis, New York – Launch.com