About: This is ART
This is ART features the live musical performance of Art Webb, a skilled bassist and multi-genre electronic producer hailing from Nashville, TN. This is ART unleashes raw musical creativity in the form of improvised sub bass-guitar lines, broken break-beats, and epic synth melodies over self recorded samples and stereophonic soundscapes. The result is a distinctively rich sound, complete with melodic instrumentation and tasteful arrangements while paying direct homage to underground street music. Webb gives credit to his influences, “Jimi Hendrix, Nirvana, DJ Shadow – they’ve all inspired me to create music without a specific genre in mind. Each song is an opportunity to envision something new and original; something cool that people haven’t heard of before.”
Art Webb’s musical legacy began at the young age of 14, purchasing a near-broken bass guitar and 4-track tape recorder to express his new-found ideas after being exposed to staple artists such as Pink Floyd and Miles Davis. On a whim of fate, Art co-produced two successful songs in the studio with internationally recognized female vocalist, Lollievox. He quickly sold his songwriting shares and began hand-crafting a computer for music production and recording. After releasing his first original mixtape CD in 2004, entitled “Fetal Myth Of Psyche”, the freshman producer surprisingly went viral, developing a cult following throughout his hometown of Nashville, TN. Art graduated college for Music Production / Multimedia Design In 2008 and immediately began touring under the alias, This is ART.
Within a few short years and 150+ performances to date, This is ART has toured throughout the United States, spanning from New York to Colorado while keeping a strong pulse in the Southeastern region. Art has claimed performances opening for prominent EDM acts such as Pretty Lights, Big Gigantic, and Ghostland Observatory, and has been invited on-stage to collaborate with artists such as Emancipator and Up Until Now. This is ART has also gained noteworthy performances at Camp Bisco Festival 9 & 11, Pretty Lights Illumination Fest (2011), Bassnectar’s 2011/12 NYE AfterParty, and STS9′s Official 2013 Nashville AfterParty.