Austin band Invoke to Play Live Online Concert March 20


The genre bending Austin-based quartet Invoke will play a free live online concert March 20 at 7:30 p.m. CST.

Like many musicians, the band has seen its entire spring line-up of shows cancelled including its participation in the Austin Composers Showcase that was a part of SXSW 2020.

So instead Invoke — a quartet that embraces traditions from across America, including bluegrass, Appalachian fiddle tunes, jazz  and minimalism — is staging a concert on its Twitch channel:

“We have taken into consideration hygienic and social distancing protocols, and will be the only people in the performance space,” the band writes. “If more strict guidelines are put in place in the following days, we will come up with another solution!”

Stay tuned to details on the event’s Facebook page:

Related: With “American Postcards” Invoke quartet explores snapshots of history

Jeanne Claire van Ryzin
Jeanne Claire van Ryzin
Jeanne Claire van Ryzin is an arts and culture journalist who has covered visual art, performance, film, literature, architecture, and just about any combination thereof. She was the staff arts critic for the Austin American-Statesman for 17 years. Her commendations include the First Place Arts & Culture Criticism Award from the Society for Features Journalism. Additionally, Jeanne Claire has been awarded professional fellowships at USC’s Western Knight Center for Specialized Journalism and NEA/Columbia University Arts Journalism Institute. In 2022, she was awarded the Rabkin Prize in visual art journalism. Jeanne Claire founded and led Sightlines, a non-profit online arts and culture magazine that reached an annual readership of 600,000. And for two years, she taught arts journalism at the University of Texas College of Fine Arts. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, Architecture magazine, Dwell, the Review of Contemporary Fiction, Art Papers, and ICON design magazine, among other publications.

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