Inside Tracks

CultureMap features a new, exclusive music video each week. This is no broadcast music video — it's live concert footage shot in an intimate setting and reflecting the core sound of the artists. Our ongoing weekly series comes in partnership with The Sessions. Producers CJ Vinson and Lauren Bucherie are musical tastemakers based out of Austin, Texas. They built their company around a simple wish: To diminish the boundary between art and audience. Their unwavering style and eclectic creative collaborations have made The Sessions sought-after team for musicians around the world. CJ and Lauren have worked with everyone from local favorites Cowboy and Indian, Suzanna Choffel and Dan Dyer to internationally-renowned acts like Fitz and the Tantrums and two-time Grammy award winners The Civil Wars. 

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Making it Easy To Love this Australian super group: Exclusive new music from The Jezabels

By Lauren Sands - May 10th, 2012

Every year during SXSW, bands flock to Austin to have a taste of the local music scene. Luckily, The Jezabels flew all the way from Sydney, Australia to perform at The Session's Factory in 2011. Filmed after their post-performance interview, The ...


From waiting tables at The Hotel Cafe to selling out shows: Exclusive new music from Meiko

By Lauren Sands - May 3rd, 2012

Gracing the Hideout Theatre with her presence for SXSW in 2010, Meiko charmed the Sessions crowd with her song “Boys with Girlfriends." Her voice traveled through the dimly lit room and her simple guitar sounds filled the space like a glove. Being ...