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January 25, 2019


By: Laurie Gallardo

Music knows no boundaries, both literally and figuratively. To fill you in on the basic details, Austin quartet Ley Line will start out with their own band name – a reference to a pattern laid throughout the planet connecting important points of civilization. From that alone, questions arise: How was the world formed? What exactly inspires people to travel and experience cultures other than their own? Is this what’s made music the great connector?

This is the fuel that feeds Ley Line’s fire. And it’s the collective talents and experiences of bandmates Kate Robberson, Emilie Basez, and sisters Madeleine and Lydia Froncek that cultivate this deep appreciation of a universal connection. Their multilingual, harmony-rich songs merge traditional American sounds with a global experience, ranging from Latin American, to West African, to Brazilian influences.

Catch the phenomenal Ley Line tonight at the perfect spot to do so – the Cactus Cafe, 2247 Guadalupe, in the Texas Union Building. Doors open at 8 p.m., and special guest opener Little Mazarn starts the music at 8:30 p.m. This one comes very recommended.

-Photo courtesy of the artist.


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