Shout Out to Black Alley – Winner’s of Prince’s Paisley Park’s First Musicology Battle of the Bands

BlackAlleyBusAfter Black Alley frontwoman Kacey Williams sang two words, it was obvious who was going to triumph in the Battle of the Bands Sunday night at Paisley Park.

Black Alley from Washington, D.C., was the winner, topping two Twin Cities groups in the first annual Musicology – Battle of the Bands. The winners will return to Paisley Park for a recording session and a mentoring meeting with former Prince musicians.

“Um, oh,” Williams said, fighting back tears, when she accepted the winners’ plaque. “We are just so honored to be here. We’re not from here but it felt like home.”

— Minneapolis Star Tribune



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