Blues on the Screen Artist Spotlights: Alesia Lani and Kydd Jones

Alesia Lani and Kydd Jones

Since we can’t gather in Zilker Park, we’re bringing Austin City Limits Radio’s Blues On The Green to your screen on July 8th. Tune in to FOX 7 Austin from 7pm-9pm for a night of special performances, featuring Alesia Lani and Kydd Jones. Read more about the artists below.

Artist: Alesia Lani

Melodic vocals. Captivating stage presence. Austin native Alesia Lani has dazzling originality like no other. The Texas artist knows how to keep you swaying, head bopping and humming along to her soulful and unique sound.

No matter what frame of mind you might be in, Lani has a song for you. Harmonize with her and stream the album With Love.

Back in June the artist released a new track, featuring The Teeta, called “What You Know About It.” Blast it for some feel-good vibes below.

Lani performed at the Austin City Limits Music Festival in 2019 and also joined Austin City Limits Radio that weekend for a mesmerizing performance at Antone’s. Watch her perform “Sunshine” below.



Artist: Kydd Jones

A creative mind translated into rhythm and flow. That embodies Austin hip-hop artist Kydd Jones. The songwriter and producer knows how to keep listeners wanting more with his smooth vocals, mixed melodies and authentic lyrics. 

The Austinite has done shows with artists like Kendrick Lamar, Danny Brown, Yung Lean and performed onstage with Austin native Gary Clark Jr at the Austin City Limits Music Festival in 2019. Both of the Texas artists joined forces at Zilker Park during weekend one of Clark’s set. 

From living in New York and Atlanta, to touring in Europe, Jones has drawn a crowd from all over the world, and it was in 2019 when the Austin hip-hop artist received local praise from Mayor Steve Adler. Kydd Jones was presented with a Creative Ambassador title for the City of Austin. The songwriter and producer has been commended for his visionary talent, winning Austin Hip-Hop’s Producer of the Year in 2019 and 2020.

And when your calendar marks June 4th, know that the city of Austin declared it as “Kydd Jones Day,” so be sure to celebrate by jamming out to his tracks.

One of Jones’ latest releases targets the fight against racial injustice in the United States, and acts as a response to the killings of unarmed black people by police. “Feeling suffocated, feeling exhausted but also feeling motivated. Thank you for everyone in the fight,” wrote Jones on Instagram. 

Listen to the protest anthem below: 


Photos Courtesy of Alesia Lani and Kydd Jones

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