South By Southwest 2016: The Line Returns To Austin For Another Year (Page 2)

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rfRobbie Fulks at The Broken Spoke in Austin, TX.

SCA_1549Corb Lund at The Broken Spoke in Austin, TX.

SCA_1780(2)Marlon Williams at The Broken Spoke in Austin, TX.

SCA_1835Whitney Rose at The Broken Spoke in Austin, TX.

Twangfest Day at The Broken Spoke featured great music alternating on two stages at the legendary Honky Tonk music venue. A few musicians worth mentioning: Robbie Fulks (Chicago, IL), Corb Lund (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada),  Marlon Williams (Lyttelton, New Zealand), and Whitney Rose (Charlottetown, PE, Canada).

Click Here for Photos of Robbie Fulks, Corb Lund, Marlon Williams, and Whitney Rose at SXSW 2016.

SCA_1109James White at The Broken Spoke in Austin, TX.

We were able to visit with James White, the owner-operator of the famed authentic Austin honky tonk “The Broken Spoke” – a wonderful honor!

Click Here for Photos of The Broken Spoke, Pt. 1
Click Here for Photos of The Broken Spoke, Pt. 2

SCA_2769Bonnie Bishop at El Mercado in Austin, TX.

We saw Bonnie Bishop (Austin, TX/Nashville, TN) on Thursday of Music Week at SXSW. Her upcoming album is produced by Dave Cobb who has also produced music by Chris Stapleton, Jason Isbell, and Kristin Diable. We are anxiously looking forward to the new album.

Click Here for Photos of Bonnie Bishop at SXSW 2016.

jtylerJonathan Tyler at El Mercado in Austin, TX.

Jonathan Tyler‘s 2015 album “Holy Smokes” has received nice praise and attention since its release so, seeing him at SXSW was great addition to our week.

Click Here for More Photos of Jonathan Tyler (Dallas, TX) at SXSW 2016.

mballMarcia Ball at El Mercado in Austin, TX.

Marcia Ball
(Austin, TX), the multi-Grammy nominated and Austin Music Hall of Fame inductee, is always a crowd pleaser. Her SXSW performance for the Sun Radio Live Broadcast was no exception.

Click Here for More Photos of Marcia Ball at SXSW 2016.

1The Blue Water Highway Band at El Mercado in Austin, TX.

SCA_9779Halli Anderson of River Whyless at El Mercado in Austin, TX.

River Whyless (Asheville, NC) and The Blue Water Highway Band (San Marcos, TX) were two bands we have not seen before this year’s SXSW.  They will most certainly be on our radar when looking for good music in the future.

Click Here for More Photos of The Blue Water Highway Band
Click Here for More Photos of River Whyless

SCA_9402Bryon White of The Damn Quails at El Mercado in Austin, TX.

Oklahoma is one of the hot beds for today’s music, featuring music by John Moreland, John Fullbright, Parker Millsap, Levi Parham, Kyle Reid, M. Lockwood Porter, John Calvin Abney, and last but not least The Damn Quails (Norman, OK).  Two years ago at SXSW, we were introduced to The Damn Quails drummer Thomas Young by our good friend John Calvin Abney. Last year we saw them perform an afternoon show at SXSW (accompanied by Abney). For the second straight year, we were fortunate enough to see them perform in Austin during this special week of music. Their 2016 SXSW performance was a true winner!

Click Here for More Photos of The Damn Quails at SXSW 2016.

5Perry Lowe of Chubby Knuckle Choir at El Mercado in Austin, TX.

The Chubby Knuckle Choir (Austin, TX) brings a fully charged excitement to the stage matched with humor, showmanship and sensational skills as musicians.

Click Here for More Photos of The Chubby Knuckle Choir at SXSW 2016.

The 2016 “South By Southwest” provided us with abundant reasons why we will return in 2017. We here at The Line enjoy a regular dose of live music. Personally, I saw over 300 shows in 2015 and will likely see a huge number this year. There are several reasons to reference SXSW as one of the premier film, music and interactive events of the year.  As with all events we could list some negatives but, if planned and orchestrated correctly, one can enjoy several days of fun-filled entertainment.

An enriched variety of music from several genres, including blues, country, rock, bluegrass, Americana and more can be experienced at SXSW. Also attending live music in some of the best venues in the world is a definite plus. For goodness sake, what better place to attend an Outlaw Country music show than an authentic Texas honky tonk club like The Broken Spoke. SXSW is also a prime opportunity to learn about new music, rediscover several musicians from one’s past, and experience a non-stop flow of some of the best live entertainment.

ghGruene Hall in New Braunfels, TX.

We ended our SXSW week in New Braunfels, TX at Gruene Hall.  This popular destination, built in 1878, is Texas’ oldest continually operating and most famous dance hall – a worthy destination into itself.

Click Here for Photos of Historic Gruene Hall in New Braunfels, TX.

Stephen (Andy) and I thank all those who continue to help make these trips so rewarding. We encourage all to consider making plans now for SXSW 2017 – we’ll see you there with our boots on!

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Sun Radio 101.1 FM Austin at El Mercado for Live Radio Broadcast during Music Week at SXSW.

Click Here for photos from the Sun Radio Live Broadcasts at SXSW.

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SXSW 2016

Photos by Stephen Anderson

Links:
Click Here for the SXSX Official Website
Click Here for Sun Radio Official Website
Click Here for the El Mercado Official Website
Click Here for The Broken Spoke Official Website
Click Here for The Gruene Hall Official Website
Click Here for The Waco Brothers’ Official Website
Click Here for Wynonna & The Big Noise’s Official Website
Click Here for James McMurtry’s Official Website
Click Here for The Damn Quails’ Official Website
Click Here for Escondido’s Official Website
Click Here for John Fullbright’s Official Website
Click Here for Parker Millsap’s Official Website
Click Here for Bonnie Bishop’s Official Website
Click Here for Jack Ingram’s Official Website
Click Here for The Chubby Knuckle Choir’s Official Website
Click Here for Jonathan Tyler’s Official Website
Click Here for Marcia Ball’s Official Website
Click Here for Luke Winslow-King’s Official Website
Click Here for Mo Pitney’s Official Website
Click Here for Dylan LeBlanc’s Official Website
Click Here for The Blue Water Highway Band’s Official Website
Click Here for The River Whyless’ Official Website
Click Here for Charlie Faye & The Fayettes Official Website
Click Here for Marlon William’s Official Website
Click Here for Corb Lund’s Official Website
Click Here for Whitney Rose’s Official Website
Click Here for Robbie Fulks Official Website

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Banditos: A True Blue American Rock Band (An Article by Robby Amonett)
The Artist and The Outlaw: Robby Amonett Paints the Performance of Billy Joe Shaver
The Highly Anticipated Return of Kristin Diable to Callaghan’s in Mobile, AL

Acknowledgements:
– Cindy Thamert for all her assistance.
– Artist & Co-Founder of The Southland Music Line – Robby Amonett.
City of Austin, TX and the SXSW organizers.
– Harry and Linda Brown for the nice accommodations provided to The Southland Music Line.
– Jessie Scott / Midday On-Air Personality at Sun Radio and Partner/Content Curator at Music Fog (Austin, TX)
– Sun Radio 101.1 FM / Austin, TX

– El Mercado-South / S. 1st St. (Austin, TX)
– James White & Broken Spoke (Austin, TX)
– Jeff & Patsy Cheek (for meal and great visit in New Braunfels, TX)
– Jim & Sandra Cole (for their support and encouragement)
– Connie Gibbs (for her assistance)
– Athens, GA Music Press

Those contributors who formerly made up The Underground Music Press/NYC
– Glenda Stabler Campbell, Bobby Rayborn, Harry Stewart, Ron Thamert, John Boland, Michele Fiegenschue, Mark Garrison at Jacks by the Tracks, Ben Kaufman & Irish Coast Pub, Stefan Lawson & Coastal Noise,  Filmmaker JT Richardson, WKFK Channel 7 in Pascagoula, MS, Doug & Susan Sholes, Jeff & Suzanne Zimmer, The Frog Pond at Blue Moon Farm Family and all those we attend shows with throughout the year.
– The musicians and venues who make our job easy.
–  And all those who contribute and encourage The Southland Music Line.
– My wife Lauri (for the understanding and love she shows for all we do at The Line).

 

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