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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.