Here is more on SXSW music. I was pleased to attend SXSW for the first time. Except for the long lines, it exceeded expectations for both the tech part and the music part. I am grateful for Adobe Acrobat for enabling me to attend. For the first four days and nights I focused on the Interactive part, both sessions during the day and the parties at night. Then I switched to the music on the evening of March 14. I realized then that maybe I should have gone to some of the Sixth Street music bars before then. Next year I will know better. I will do a few more posts on SXSW music in the upcoming days.
The day started with the BAMM.tv music cruise that I wrote about this past weekend (see: SXSW Notes: BAMM.tv River Cruise Part One and SXSW Notes: BAMM.tv River Cruise Part Two. When it was over around 5PM I walked back from the lake and into a concert in front of Austin City Hall with a good band of unknown name.
I learned that Leah Siegal, who was on the first BAMM.tv music cruise and fronts for Firehorse, was also going to be in a very different music event at the French Litigation Museum across town at 7:30. It was a New York style cabernet in what turned to be a beautiful setting. So you will see below. But first I took a slow walk up Sixth Street to see the action as you can see directly below.
I then tried another of the official bands for SXSW but they were not my taste so I went back to the Blue Moon for more blues with a different band but a few of the same players from the night before. It was once again great. The leader asked for requests and I said do Stevie Ray doing Hendryx Voodoo Child and deposited a good tip. He did a great version and the guy sitting next to me bought me a drink and said I should pick the rest of the set. And once again I had to leave at 2 to catch my shuttle bus while they were still going strong. They said that play 2 blues bands a night 365 days a year so I will be back.