The Barley House has long been a hangout for local musicians. Beginning this weekend, it will be a hangout for their CDs as well.
At 8 p.m. Sunday, the SMU-area beer joint and venue will unveil the Home Grown Jukebox, which is the bar's original jukebox, except now featuring only local musicians. Even better, all proceeds from the machine will benefit the Carter Albrecht Music Foundation, which provides music scholarships and aims to help improve the education, skills and quality of life of area musicians.
Donated CDs so far include, naturally, Albrecht's solo CD, Sparrows and Sorta albums. Also featured are offerings from Deathray Davies, Deep Snapper, Baboon, Dixie Chicks, Tomorrowpeople, Polyphonic Spree, The Funland Band, Centro-matic, Danny Balis and many others. But the collection is far from exhaustive, so local musicians are encouraged to bring CDs to add to the jukebox.
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Look out, Windmill Lounge--next year's Best Of Dallas Jukebox competition just got a whole lot more interesting.