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Mp3some: SXSW

March 28, 2011 - Ray Eckenrode

Three of the big buzz acts at the recent South by Southwest music event in Austin:


The artists: Boy & Bear

The label we put on their music: Alternative

In a nutshell: In case you hadn’t heard, folk music it cool again and this Australian band is emerging, along with Mumford & Sons, as the face of alt folk.

YouTube: “The Rabbit Song” (Paste the URL in your browser or click the link at right ----->)


The artists: Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears

The label we put on their music: Blues

In a nutshell: This Austin outfit has been kicking around the festival scene for going on three years as the next big thing.

YouTube: “I’m Broke”


The artist: Lucinda Williams

The label we put on her music: Country

In a nutshell: Williams new disc, “Blessed,” is a STRONG contender for album of the year.

YouTube: “Buttercup”

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