Giddy up! We’re thrilled to share that for the first time ever, National Life Group’s Do Good Fest is heading to Texas. We can’t wait to bring the Good down from the Green Mountains to our friends in the DFW! Do Good Fest isn’t just about rocking out. It’s about giving back to the communities where we work and live. That’s why we’re honored to be donating proceeds from Do Good Fest Texas to the Parkland Foundation’s Pediatric Behavioral Health Program.
This program from the Parkland Foundation will help address one of our core causes: children’s mental health. One in five children in the Dallas area has a mental or behavioral health disorder such as depression or ADHD, but the DFW currently doesn’t have the capacity to support the high demand for services. The program will give local doctors the tools needed to identify red flags and treat behavioral health issues early so that our children can grow into healthy adults.
Gangstagrass is a dirty, fightin', gator wrestlin', foot stompin', genre bustin', Billboard chartin', Emmy nominated team of Bluegrass Hip-Hop pioneers. Blending bluegrass and hip-hop may seem like an unlikely recipe for success, but don't tell that to Rench, the mastermind behind the Emmy-nominated bluegrass/hip-hop outfit Gangstagrass. After settling in Brooklyn, Rench started recording MCs at Rench Audio Studios, his home studio. The rappers may have thought their sessions were finished, but Rench continued to experiment, combing the vocal tracks with samples of bluegrass, blues, and electronic beats. The result was a genre-demolishing blitz called Rench Presents: Gangstagrass. Known for the theme song to the TV series "Justified" and for giving you hope about America's future. These rapping blue grass singing group will blow you away with their mash up of genres on stage.
Soul/Retro-pop outfit Youngtones was born in 2017 at a recording session at the South by Southwest music festival in Austin, TX. Producer Matthew Young and Lucas Wade wrote their first song in the throwback genre in about an hour and the result was something different from Matthew's typical pop centric productions and Luke's more singer/songwriter influenced releases. Drawing inspiration from a range of Soul and R&B sounds of the sixties and seventies, Youngtones' sound is something familiar yet distinctively different.