“It’s a pretty amazing thing,” said co-founder Mark Falgout, who owns the entertainment venues Blue Moon Saloon and Warehouse 535. “Our local musicians work with people around the world and the event exposes our people to the world.”
Lowe, known for penning classics like “Cruel to Be Kind” and “What’s So Funny About Peace, Love and Understanding,” and steering the ship on Costello’s first five LPs, connected with the humor and aloofness of the imported tracks, mistakenly known to him and other Brits as a product of New Orleans.
“We are going to offer professional development, emphasizing the importance of intellectual property, song rights, and other tools that will allow songwriters to build sustainable income to support themselves and their families. Ultimately SOLO aims to help songwriters expand both their creative legacy and their financial security.”