Just an eensy-weensy heads-up – The Granada, Pegasus News and Dallas Observer are inviting everyone out for the concert in memory of Carter Albrecht next Saturday and it’s probably a good idea to go ahead and get tickets because this one’ll sell out in a snap.
From the press release (thank you, Jennifer):
Carter Albrecht’s death has been the stuff of tragic headlines, but it was his life, and his music, that made the deepest impression. Albrecht was a virtuoso, that rare artist respected even more by the musicians with whom he worked than the fans who adored him. And those fans were legion. He won the Dallas Observer’s Musician of the Year award, but that hardly speaks to his impact. Dallas music wouldn’t be what it is without Carter Albrecht, and his loss will be felt for years to come. His death may have been mysterious and baffling, but his legacy, and his staggering ability, are unquestionable.
The Old 97’s headline, and other slated bands include The Drams, Salim Nourallah and The Noise, Marcus Striplin and Sarah Jaffe, Stephen Collins and Deadman, Reed Easterwood, The Slack, and Albrecht’s own band, Sorta. Mike Rhyner from the Ticket will host, and Carter’s father Ken Albrecht will be on hand as well. Proceeds from the concert benefit the Carter Albrecht Music Foundation. Doors open at 6 p.m., and tickets are $30.
Pegasus News will also film the show and have it up for view on their site on a donation-only basis with all money going to the Carter Albrecht Music Foundation.