I stayed one day past the end of South by Southwest Interactive. My brother came up from San Antonio and we savored a day of free music together. Literally every nook and cranny of 6th Street in Austin was taken over by live music of every stripe (within the realm of popular music).
It was great to hang out with my brother. We thoroughly enjoyed seeing several bands play in intimate venues.
The definite highlight was a band called The Civil Wars. Joy and John Paul rocked the house in a very gentle way. Every song garnered a standing ovation. (Well, it was standing room only.) Their intricate harmonies perfectly blended while John Paul played a variety of acoustic guitars. Their presence was genuine.
Here is the video I took of the song 20 Years. Enjoy.
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That is fun. When I saw the picture I thought maybe it was Gungor (which is also fun)
I saw the pic and thought (hoped?) it was Johnny Depp! Hah! Lovely music. I heard a great story on NPR Weekend Edition about the free music scene. love love. http://www.npr.org/blogs/therecord/2011/03/20/134668071/sxsw-beyond-6th-street-a-local-party
You are right – he looked a LOT like Johnny Depp, even up close & in person.
And here’s a related link from my brother:
I thought Dave Grohl.
Speaking of free Music (AND the Civil Wars): http://noisetrade.com/thecivilwars
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