Get a Summer Job, a Table at the New Sweet Grass and a Chance to Cure the Blues
Cindy Cogbill, photographed in Austin, Texas.
I had the absolute pleasure of having dinner with my friend (and native Memphian) Cindy last night. She’s at SXSW finding bands, having meetings and going to shows as part of her job as managing director of the Folk Alliance.
In other news:
– Local filmmaker Lee Gordon is working on a new documentary about blues musicians and the way their record labels exploited them for profit. It’s called “This Is Why We Still Sing the Blues”, and it was the winner of the film pitch competition at FuelFilm Memphis. However, in order to get the project finished (and use the profits to support blues musicians), the crew needs a little help. They’ve set up a KickStarter account for the film and would greatly appreciate any donations you’d be willing to throw their way.
– If you need a summer job, Lansky is hiring. They’re looking for full and part-time sales associates for all of their downtown shops (Lansky, Lansky 126 and Lucky Duck Gift Shop). If you’re interested, email your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
– Good news for everyone who’s ever had trouble getting a table at Sweet Grass: according to the Memphis Business Journal, the restaurant is expanding into the space next door. The new space, which opens in April, will be called “Sweet Grass Next Door” and feature a menu of small plates ranging from $6 – $15 and a more casual, bar-like atmosphere.