Coffee with the Author: Kim Gorsuch and Carley Wolf

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Kim Gorsuch and Carley Wolf sicuss their book “Seduced by Sound: Austin.” It’s 100 Musicians on Why They Make Music

A great song catches hold of us, but how does a songwriter catch hold of a great song? And why is it that so many great songs come out of Austin?

To find out, music fan Kim Gorsuch, CEO of custom book publisher Weeva, and musician Carley Wolf, guitarist and frontwoman for the band the Ghost Wolves, asked more than 100 local artists to talk about why and how they make music.

The result is “Seduced by Sound: Austin,” a personal look at the Austin music scene through the eyes of the musicians who keep it thriving. In the book, established artists such as Alejandro Escovedo, as well as rising stars such as Sweet Spirit, share stories about what inspired them to start playing. They talk about their musical influences and how they write songs. And they offer insightful tips and lessons learned for musicians just starting out.

But “Seduced by Sound” is about more than what’s happening today. Along with radio hosts, club owners and other longtime friends of Austin music, musicians reflect on where the music scene has been and where it’s headed. The book also pays tribute to some of Austin’s music legends, including Townes Van Zandt, Guy Clark, Stevie Ray Vaughan and more.

By weaving these stories together, “Seduced by Sound” becomes a look at the past, present and future of music in the Live Music Capital of the World.


Alejandro Escovedo, Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears, Blue October, Dale Watson, Elijah Ford & the Bloom, Jesse Dayton, the Mastersons, Ray Benson, Ray Wiley Hubbard, Lincoln Durham, Walker Lukens, Sweet Spirit and more.


Each book comes with more than 50 MP3s from featured artists. Also, Weeva is gifting a portion of the sales proceeds to HAAM (the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians), a local nonprofit that provides access to affordable healthcare for musicians.


Kim Gorsuch, project producer

As founder and CEO of Weeva, Inc., Kim envisioned the act of creating books as a way for people to work together to capture and preserve important shared experiences, deepening personal connection through the power of collaboration and storytelling. Her professional experience includes leading business strategy for companies such as IBM and LendingTree.

Carley Wolf, project curator

Carley is the guitarist and frontwoman of the band the Ghost Wolves. She started playing music as a teenager, fronting her rockabilly band around the honky tonks and dancehalls of Texas and Oklahoma. Carley holds a degree in sound recording technology from Texas State University and is a multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, actor and visual artist.

By St. David's Episcopal Church 02/01/2017 03:19 PM

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