Black Fret Seattle got up and running before the pandemic struck, aimed at providing grants to local bands and musicians. This week, the non-profit gave $5,000 to eleven artists and bands — no strings attached.

KUOW’s Kim Malcolm spoke to Black Fret Seattle’s executive director Ben London .

This interview has been edited for clarity.

Ben London: Black Fret was built on the assumption that local music is art and should be supported in the way that the opera,
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