We’re back from SXSW and happy to report that we had a fabulous time and a successful showcase. The Austin Chronicle chose us as a pick of the festival so we actually had a lineup down the block for our showcase! It was surprising to say the least. There are just so many bands there – this year I think they reached the 1400 mark.
We also had a chance to see some great bands – I was thrilled to see that Son Volt was playing (looooove Jay Farrar) and I was also treated to sets by Robyn Hitchcock, Spoon, Calexico and Hot Hot Heat. And of course, I was happy as always to catch my partner’s band Novillero. It was certainly a wonderful thing to hang out with Grant in Austin and after all the performing we took in some art galleries and lots of Mexican and Cuban food (check for upcoming food entries for Austin, Fernie, and other locations from our last tour). Austin is an impressive city and everyone we met there was incredibly friendly and had an interesting story to tell.
So now we’re back in the Peg and we’re gearing up for the Juno festivities. We hope everyone can tune in to the telecast and catch us rocking out with fellow Winnipeggers – should be amusing.
We’ve also added some new dates so check out the On Stage page for tour dates in BC and Ontario. We expect to be adding more summer festivals very shortly as well as a few more US dates for May.
Hope everyone has a good spring and here’s crossing our fingers for a hot summer in Canada (with no forest fires).
See you all soon!