John Patrick checks in from SXSW

Mar 15, 2012

SXSW has been busy like always, just incredible world class music everywhere you go.  Ruthie Foster was amazing and I hope that people really get out to see her "family band" which is her cousin and a friend, that round out a KILLER power trio. 

Warren Hood, the son of Texas music legend Champ Hood is a must see, as is Guy Forsyth, a true entertainer who played back to back showcases at the Driskill Hotel last night. 

Cincinnati's Walk The Moon are all the buzz again this year and their RCA debut should be out in June.  Alabama Shakes are also all the rage this year in Austin.  Alabama Shakes are the CD Of The Month for April.  Bruce Springsteen is the keynote speaker today, he showed up as surprise guest last night at the Austin Music Awards and jammed with old friend Joe Ely.  A confirmed rumor is that Bruce will show up at a day party today and jam with protoge Tom Morello.