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Wednesday, June 8, 2016
Announcing MWLUG 2016 Opening General Session Guest Speaker
We are pleased to announce that the MWLUG 2016 Opening General Session Guest Speaker is singer, song-writer, and founder of Swan Songs, Christine Albert. Christine will share her unique perspectives on collaboration and how the music industry has embraced collaboration technology. Special thanks for Amanda Bauman of IBM for helping us get Christine.
Christine Albert is an Austin, Texas based singer-songwriter, studio owner and Founder & CEO of Swan Songs, a non-profit that fulfills musical last wishes. Christine is also the Immediate Past Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Recording Academy (known for the GRAMMY ® Awards) - the first independent artist and only the second woman to hold this esteemed position.
She has released 12 independent CDs as a solo artist and as part of the Folk/Americana duo “Albert and Gage” with her husband, Chris Gage. 3rd Coast Music noted that Christine has “one of the best and purest female voices in Austin”. She is well known in Texas for a series of beloved and critically acclaimed albums of Franco-Lone Star fusion entitled “Texafrance.”
Ms. Albert has appeared on “Austin City Limits,” was awarded “Female Vocalist of the Year” by the Kerrville Folk Festival Music Awards and is co-founder of the Austin Songwriters Group. She is host of “Mystery Monday” a gathering of Austin’s musical luminaries that has evolved into one of the most popular weekly residencies in Austin.
The Opening General Session will start with performances by local artists and musicians, including Kevin Chin and Melissa Ndettemi. So join us for this unique MWLUG OGS and learn how we are Defining the Art of Collaboration.