Author: Preston Jones

Amplify 817 turns up the volume on Fort Worth music

Averi Burk, holding an electric guitar, faces the camera

When it comes to civic passion for local musicians, Fort Worth has few equals. The city has thrown its weight behind artists who call the 817 home — Fort Worth is the 13h largest city in the United States, as of the most recent census — with initiatives including Chamber of Commerce promotions, obtaining the… Read more »

British rock band Diesel Park West finds Happiness in Dallas

On its face, it is an unlikely pairing. The British alt-rock band Diesel Park West has teamed up with Dallas-based record label Happiness to release its new album, Not Quite the American Dream. But, upon closer examination, it’s a union built upon admiration and friendship as much as anything else. Acclaimed singer-songwriter Salim Nourallah, who… Read more »