EBASS IS a community of over 800 SINGER-SONGWRITERS THAT BRIDGES the gap between emerging and established artists in Boston by offering opportunities to connect and perform.
WHY ARE WE HERE?
A chasm exists between emerging and established performers in Boston. Talented emerging musicians have difficulty booking gigs, promoting shows, collaborating with others, and developing strong audiences because they don't have the resources they need. EBASS provides artists opportunities to connect and perform, because we believe that a strong, supportive community is critical to every emerging musician's spiritual and musical success. EBASS is a project of Talisman Music Group, an independent artist consultant group that elevates artists to their maximum potential by working with them to build a powerful foundation of support in New England.
Hoping to break down the barriers that separated new and established artists, Somerville-based singer-songwriter Hailey Magee created Emerging Boston Area Singer-Songwriters in 2014. EBASS began as a Facebook group and later grew to a thriving community where emerging performers could connect and perform. One year later, EBASS has over 800 members, over 20 community partnerships, and hosts regular showcases, workshops, and mixers every season.
"EBASS is a really huge asset for the singer-songwriter community in Boston. A strong sense of community and kinship is so key in a music scene. I feel like sometimes people can view it as a competition, but it’s important to realize that we are so much stronger together and that collective success is just as awesome as individual success." - Geoff Ong