The Sound of Deep Ellum, a live album made by local musicians, will mark 150 years of the neighborhood.
Deep Ellum 100, a nonprofit that advances the musical legacy and creative culture of Deep Ellum, is selecting 10 artists to participate in a live performance to be held Oct. 5 at Trees Dallas. A limited vinyl release will be made through Dallas’ Idol Records. Tickets to the performance are available by making a donation to Deep Ellum 100.
“I’m excited about the collaboration between musicians and having them all share a space where there is room for everyone to thrive and make their mark,” says Deep Ellum 100 co-founder Gianna Madrini.
Artists such as Tripping Daisy, Old 97’s, Toadies, Charley Crockett, Leon Bridges and Erykah Badu have all helped keep the musical legacy of Deep Ellum alive. The neighborhood, which will celebrate its 150-year anniversary in 2023, has also been an important place for musicians including Blind Lemon Jefferson and Lead Belly.
Another album, also called The Sound of Deep Ellum, was released in 1987 by Island Records. It was re-released in 2017 by Field Day Records and features songs by The New Bohemians, The Trees and Reverend Horton Heat, among others.