The reunited Afghan Whigs are no strangers to soul, having recorded a number of excellent Motown covers over the years. During SXSW on Friday night at the Fader Fort in Austin, Texas, they were joined by R&B icon Usher for a once-in-a-lifetime performance.
American Songwriter favorite Luke Winslow-King will release his new album, The Coming Tide, this April on Bloodshot Records. Winslow-King, originally from Michigan, will bring a New Orleans flavor to the Chicago label’s eclectic roots roster. On Friday afternoon at Bloodshot’s annual Yard Dog party on S. Congress, Winslow-King sat on a bill with Bobby Bare, [...]
Check out our ongoing coverage of this year’s South By Southwest Festival in Austin, Texas, as well as all the surrounding hoopla — including the Billy Reid Shindig, The Heartbreaker Banquet at Willie Nelson’s ranch, Lucy’s South By Southwest Chicken Revival and more. It’s the next best thing to being there. AMERICAN SONGWRITER DOES SXSW [...]
(Kentucky’s Houndmouth) SXSW 2013, Tuesday: A Post-Buzz World Today is the second day of the music portion of South by Southwest. For the last three years I have walked the streets of downtown Austin for this aural feast, lost amid a sea of musicians, industry stiffs, hangers-on, and earnest music lovers. Every year, at several [...]
RSVP HERE If you’re in Austin, Texas this week, naturally you’re looking to see some great bands and attend some amazing parties. Look no further than The Billy Reid Shindig, an annual event which tops itself this year with another stellar lineup. American Songwriter’s latest cover subjects, the mighty Dawes, will headline Wednesday’s showcase at [...]
This article appears in our March/April issue – subscribe here. Japandroid’s singer/guitarist Brian King is on the phone from Vancouver, taking a rare and much deserved break from the road. The topic of exhaustion has come up a few times in the course of our conversation – in songwriting, in touring, in the limitations of [...]
American Songwriter is proud to announce the lineup of The Billy Reid Shindig, a two-day musical extravaganza in Austin, Texas, later this month. The event will be held March 13-14 from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Weather Up, and features must-see artists like Dawes, Jason Isbell, Drivin’ N’ Cryin’ and The Weeks. Johnny Fritz [...]
In conjunction with our March/April 2013 issue, we present The Billy Reid Shindig Sampler for download. Be sure to catch performances from these great artists at the Billy Reid Shindig, in Austin, Texas, March 13-14, from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Weather Up. (R.S.V.P. for the event here.) The Wednesday afternoon Shindig is co-sponsored by [...]