Houston Makes Great Strides in Selling Its Own Music Scene
The feedback has been encouraging, according to Lindsey Brown, the CVB's Director of Marketing.
"The wine editor from Travel + Leisure told me he listened to it," she says. "A lot of the chefs in the campaign really like it. I'm glad people are responding to it so well."
H-Town Presents is only destined to become a collector's item, though. Due to various copyright, publishing and licensing issues, is for promotional use only, and not commerically available. About 800 copies are left over from the production run of 2,000, and Brown says the bureau plans to give the remaining copies to its sales team and use in goodie bags for visiting media.
But, she adds, the public can hear the music on the Houston 2.0 pages on the CVB site, and the remaining copies will be offered as "takeaways" at events the bureau sponsors. So there's still an outside chance off snagging a copy yourself.
"It's just a really nice gift for anyone we may be working with," says Brown.
H-TOWN PRESENTS TRACK LISTING
The Tontons, "Golden"
Buxton, "Boy of Nine"
Wild Moccasins, "Gag Reflections"
Young Girls, "Noches"
Featherface, "I Saw You Dancing"
Benjamin Wesley, "Gretch, You Just Wait!"
Robert Ellis, "Friends Like These"
Poor Pilate, "Sundowning"
The Handshake, "I'll Take Mine"
The Manichean, "The Swan"
Shellee Coley, "The Trees"
Grandfather Child, "Can't Seem to Forget"
Folk Family Revival, "Unfolding"
Come See My Dead Person, "Another Goodbye"
Venomous Maximus, "Moonchild"
Teddy Rose & Bun B feat. Bobby Lamar, "Here We Go (Texans Anthem)"
Fat Tony, "Hood Party (Radio Edit)
DJ Sun feat. Leah Alvarez, "Heart Seed"
Tyagaraja, "We Will Meet Again"
The Tontons perform "Golden" and a few other songs at 3 p.m. Saturday at Cactus Music, 2110 Portsmouth.