Talk: Sight Into Sound (formerly Taping for the Blind)
Muscians: Smythe & Taylor
Jim Martinez is the Senior Production Manager for Sight Into Sound, with over 20 years experience producing sight into Sound programs.
Kari Musgrove may also speak. Kari is the Executive Director for over 8 years. She has a BBA from the University of Texas and an MA from the University of Texas/Dallas.
The presentation will consist of a discussion of mission, services provided and community served.
Sight Into Sound Sight into Sound is an independent non-profit organization with a mission to Turn Sight into Sound, enriching the lives of individuals with visual, physical and learning disabilities. We do this through our Radio Reading, Custom Recording and Audio Description services.
Texas Monthly Article: https://www.texasmonthly.com/the-culture/radio-station-blind-texans-50-years/
Smythe & Taylor formed in 1999 when a friend asked TC if she could sub for him at a coffee shop gig. She only knew a handful of songs, but there was $85 to be had! A co-worker suggested she go up to the 28th floor of the office building where she worked to find a fellow named Gary Taylor. It was rumored that he knew how to play over 1000 songs! After getting acquainted, they scheduled a rehearsal to prepare for the one-off gig at Diedrich’s Coffee in the Montrose area of Houston. 20 years, 11 recordings, and 10 European tours later, ‘S&T’ have become well known for their symbiotic harmonies, comedic timing, excellent sound quality, and their unique “3D” style of guitar playing. After Gary won the Woody Guthrie Songwriting Award, S&T were nominated in 5 categories of the Texas Music Awards. They won the “Popular Cover” and “Vocal Group of the Year” awards. Since 2009, S&T have hosted the High Peaks Music Festival in Westcliffe, Colorado, and have enjoyed a standing invitation to bookend the Sweet Home Fest in Guildford, England since 2017. S&T have played hundreds of venues but enjoy performing at listening rooms, festivals, and house concerts the best.
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