For this year’s South by Southwest, KUTX has put together a pretty fantastic lineup of artists for our daily early-morning concerts at the Four Seasons Hotel Austin, “KUTX Live at the Four Seasons.” We’ve got four great acts set for Saturday morning, starting right at 8AM. The shows at the Four Seasons will be open to the public, no badge or wristband required. Admission is $10 each day, which includes a breakfast taco, granola, and unlimited free coffee. All proceeds benefit the Seton Shivers Cancer Center.
Here’s our lineup for Saturday. Note that Saturday starts at 8AM, while the rest of the week starts at 7AM. Enjoy that extra hour of sleep!
8AM – Kelly Hogan
Atlanta-born singer-songwriter Kelly Hogan is the ultimate singer’s singer. Her powerful voice coupled with her warm southern persona have left their mark on countless recordings and live performances. She’s been called “a national treasure” by Andrew Bird, while M. Ward has gone on the record as simply saying “Kelly Hogan rules.” Hogan has a long history in the music industry, having recorded with many different artists, singing back-up vocals and playing sideman when necessary. Of course, her stand out stuff is her solo work, including her latest album, I Like to Keep Myself in Pain, released last June.
9AM – My Jerusalem
Singer and songwriter Jeff Klein pulled My Jerusalem together in 2009, hoping some musicians and friends he played with in the past would click. Click they did, and – much to Klein’s surprise – My Jerusalem became an actual band. In October, the band released their second full-length album, Preachers. The band took on a darker tone for their latest release, a sound that Klein calls “Post-Modern Southern Gothic Soul.” The album has been incredibly well received, earning praise from critics and fans alike.
10AM – Billy Bragg
11AM – True Believers
You may not have heard of the band True Believers, but you’ve probably heard of two of the band’s more famous members: Austin legends Alejandro Escovedo and Jon Dee Graham. Both Graham and Escovedo got their start with the punk-meets-roots rock outfit here in Austin in the 80s and were poised to take the world by storm. Everything seemed to line up in the bands favor: they got great reviews from both the press and their peers, they played superb live shows, and they were beloved by fans in town. The only problem was recording, they weren’t able to successfully release an album until after the band had already broken up. Now the band is back together and playing again, fortunately for us.