Mozart’s is no stranger to the Austin music scene, and neither is Indie Pop Singer/Songwriter, Morgan Nicole. She may have only been performing at Mozart’s for 1 year now, but she has been heavily involved in the music industry since she was just 12 years old.Continue reading
McKenna Michels has quite the story. You can find her playing music almost every weekend at Mozart’s, but her journey to get there was more a leap of faith. Here is what McKenna has to say about facing her fears and doing something she has never done before.
“I have two special experiences at Mozart’s. The first is when I met Stacey (one of the owners of Mozart’s Coffee Roasters). I am a musician and had never performed. I had about 3 songs written and wanted to start doing something with them. I had seen music at Mozart’s before and knew it was similar to my sound. So the Saturday before Mother’s Day 2019 I went in and asked how I could play, which was a major leap of faith for me. Stacey listened to my nervous pitch and took the chance to listen to my music. She responded “how about tomorrow?”. For me, this moment was special because it was a major milestone for me to gain the confidence to perform. Mozart’s took a chance on me from day one and gave me the chance to start following my dreams.“Continue reading
“An emerging artist recognized at the Kennedy Center’s 20th Annual Betty Carter Jazz Ahead international residency (Washington D.C.) Chloe Youtsey (pronounced Yahtzee) is making her mark on the local Austin scene. A singer-songwriter, with a taste for jazz, oldies, R&B, bossa nova, and “tasteful pop,” Chloe’s solo career has been marked by 6 years of performing for weddings, restaurants, professional gatherings, private parties, jazz cafes, as well as being an active teacher and musical theater director! Chloe currently performs both as a soloist and a revolving member of a few jazz groups around Austin and San Antonio.”
Not only has Chloe graced us with her unbelievably beautiful voice during live music at Mozart’s, but she’s written a song about Black Coffee! Here’s what Chloe has to say about her song and how you can listen to it.
““Black Coffee” is actually a three year old song now at this point, and I’d love to re-record it someday in an actual studio…
What you hear was done in one take on piano on a handheld mic stationed just perfectly still with the acoustics of my parent’s bathroom to assist.
Additionally, I recorded the voice bit in the pantry downstairs into the wee hours of the morning so I wouldn’t wake my family up! I recorded it right before I moved to Austin in an attempt to spiffy up my Bandcamp account, which is the only online portfolio I had before my YouTube channel and my website, which is just www.chloeyoutsey.com.
I wrote “Black Coffee” as a double entendre of what a caffeinated drink could do for you on a rainy day as well as what the deep well of someone’s brown eyes could do for you in the night.”
Check out Black Coffee here and also our events page to see when she will be back to play live!