Tiarra Girls for BETO: Leave it to the People

Sophia Baltierra: Why I'm Voting BETO

Tiffany Baltierra: Why I'm Voting BETO

Victoria Baltierra: Why I'm Voting BETO

Filmmaker Richard Linklater, Mayor Steve Adler, and Ska legend Lynval Golding
join chorus of Austin "Musicians for Beto”

Grassroots inspirational online photo and video series seeks to drive turnout among Latino and young voters

Richard Linklater, director of iconic films Dazed and Confused, School of Rock, and Boyhood is among Austin Mayor Steve Adler, Lynval Golding of The Specials, The Tiarra Girls, Rosie Flores, Rod Melancon, Lesly Reynaga, Zeale, Graham Reynolds, and a host of other musicians participating in a grassroots, volunteer campaign circulating online in the final days before the midterm elections.

Comprised of captioned portraits and PSA-style videos, Musicians for Beto is a grassroots, volunteer project produced by Clubhouse: Music up Close.

Creator/photographer David Rice explains, “I saw the Tiarra Girls perform in [SXSW Founder] Louis Black’s living room a couple weeks ago, and was knocked out by their music and charisma. I discovered they are passionate Beto supporters, and 24 hours later we had them in the studio filming a live performance of their anthemic Leave it to the People.”

The taping generated a series of PSA-style videos and captioned photos of The Tiarra Girls, and with the support of Austin music executive Erika Pinktipps, has since grown to include other artists seeking to inspire voter turnout.

Participating artists post the content on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter, with the campaign gaining momentum since being shared by @TexansForBeto, the largest volunteer-run grassroots platform supporting Senatorial candidate Beto O’Rourke.

The Tiarra Girls is a family trio made up of Tori, Tiffany, and Sophia Baltierra, The Tiarra Girls are three-time Austin Music Awards winners and alumni of The Ann Richards School for Young Women.

Clubhouse: Music up Close is a new video series that brings artists and fans together for an up-close experience in south Austin. Executive Producer David Rice is principal and co-founder of Flow Nonfiction, an Austin-based creative studio whose mission is to “Celebrate Good.”

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MUSICIANS FOR BETO is sponsored by Clubhouse: Music up Close and is not authorized by any candidate or candidate committee.