Iconic Irish Whiskey Partners with Grammy Award Winner, Gary Clark Jr., to Identify First Three Artists.
Jameson® Irish Whiskey, whose family motto Sine Metu translates to “Without Fear,” is applying this same bold spirit to support musicians across the country with the formation of “Jameson Music.” The effort will offer musicians who possess a shared passion for pursuing their dreams a national stage to be seen and heard through live performances, music distribution, financial support and access to established musicians.
The first three artists were hand-selected by legendary musician and Grammy Award winner, Gary Clark Jr., and include Los Angeles-based “HONEYHONEY,” Austin-based “Eve and the Exiles” and New York City-based “The London Souls.” Each artist is chosen based on their musical ability, sound and demonstration that they embody the Sine Metu philosophy through dedication to their music.
“When it comes to creating great music, being fearless and passionate is something I will always live by and cherish in others. I’m truly excited to be partnering with Jameson Music, which gives artists access to a larger megaphone and helps them take a giant leap forward in getting their music out there.”
– Grammy award-winning guitarist Gary Clark Jr.
Jameson Music is also partnering with Refuge Foundation for the Arts, a non-profit organization providing sanctuary for the pursuit of creative expression and community engagement, and The Best Fest, a marketing, promotion and production company dedicated to celebrating the legends of rock and roll through all-star live performances.
These partnerships offer the participating artists the opportunity to create, record, perform and distribute their music, rent equipment and cover their studio time. Following individual live performances, Jameson Music will support each ambitious musician’s original songs as they continue their journey and rise in the music community.
“At Jameson, we know that it takes a unique courage and resiliency for musicians to pursue a musical career- it’s that desire to create something amazing to share with your community, with the world. Sine Metu is the drive to pursue your passion, and it’s within that spirit that we created Jameson Music, to celebrate and support musicians across the US.”
– Paul DiVito, Vice President Jameson Whiskey, Pernod Ricard USA
For more information about Jameson Music, visit JamesonWhiskey.com/Music.
Refuge Foundation for the Arts is a non-profit organization providing sanctuary for the pursuit of creative expression through music and art. Founded in response to the lack of resources available to artists today, it is the mission of Refuge to offer patronage and opportunity to creators in a supportive and collaborative environment. Bordered by the Fox River in Appleton, WI and built in 1935 by Capuchin-Franciscan monks, our beautiful 33,000 square foot facility houses recording studios, art studios, and artist residences amid ten acres of protected nature, gardens, and orchards.
Fifteen years after celebrating Bob Dylan’s 60th birthday with a jam session in a tiny Lower East Side bar, The Best Fests – including Dylan Fest, Petty Fest, Stones Fest, George Fest, Brian Fest and Neil Fest – are now a rock and roll tradition. The New York Times described The Fests as “one of the most jubilant events of the year” and Rolling Stone touted it as “an experience that is equal parts concert and celebration.” The Best Fest travels the globe producing one of a kind all-star charity concerts. They have raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for charity nationally. Multiple sold out shows in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Austin, Nashville, New Orleans, Chicago, and Dublin have featured guest performances from an incredible and diverse array of celebrities and artists including: Brian Wilson, Norah Jones, Johnny Depp, The Black Keys, Kings of Leon, The Strokes, The Killers, Ryan Adams, Emmylou Harris, Kesha, Kristen Wiig, Ben Harper, “Weird Al” Yankovic, Kacey Musgraves, and many more. George Fest: A Night To Celebrate The Music of George Harrison is now a beautify captured live album and full length concert film available on Vagrant Records (BMG). For updates and information, please visit TheBestFest.com and follow @thebestfest on Instagram and @The_BestFest on Twitter.