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The Drop: Alex Ebert

The GRAMMY Museum is thrilled to welcome Alex Ebert for an in-depth conversation moderated Scott Goldman, followed by an intimate live performance. LA-bred, New Orleans-based Alex Ebert is a musician, filmmaker, activist and father. He founded the bands Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros and Ima Robot, and won the Golden Globe for Best Original Score in 2014 for his work on All Is Lost. Ebert established himself as one of alternative music’s leading voices with a folksy, whimsical musicality and a surreal onstage persona that has garnered praise from SPIN, Consequence of Sound, Variety, KCRW, and The New York Times. A social activist, Ebert is the founder of Big Sun Foundation, which specializes in facilitating Community Land Trusts. He is also the CEO of crowd-sourced social radio app Tuners, contributed a song to Shia Labeouf-written 2019 drama Honeyboy, and is writing a book called 'Kingdom Cool'. He resides in New Orleans, Louisiana.

 

His upcoming album ‘I vs. I’ is his most expansive album yet and will be released January 31st via Community Music & AWAL. The eclectic collection of songs is a sprawling examination of existence tackling subjects that pre-occupy mankind, from love and sex to the passage of time and the chase for eternal youth. On ‘I vs. I’, Alex crafts a story about “personal futurism” via the creation of an anti-hero moving through an increasingly unfamiliar world.