March 13-16, KUTX brought together some of the most anticipated 2019 SXSX Music Conference artists for four mornings of music appreciation and discovery at Four Seasons Hotel Austin. In its ninth year, this annual tradition of early-morning, open-to-the-public broadcasts raised $36,500 for the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians (HAAM), an Austin-based non-profit organization that provides local musicians with access to affordable health care, with a focus on prevention and wellness.
See photos from the event here and watch video of some of the performances below.
Wednesday, March 13
7 a.m. – Combo Chimbita uses cumbia as a building block for what they describe as tropical futurism, which gets psychedelic and freaky, with a combination of rhythms and sounds from Africa, the Caribbean and Latin America.
8 a.m. – Sasami, self-proclaimed “synth queen” and former keyboardist for L.A. indie rockers Cherry Glazerr.
Durand Jones & The Indications
9 a.m. – American soul, rhythm and blues outfit Durand Jones & The Indications
10 a.m. – Haitian rapper, musician and actor Wyclef Jean, R&B and soul songstress Jazzy Amra and neo soul and jazz-infused artist Moira Mack
Thursday, March 14
7 a.m. – Heart Bones, the project between Sabrina Ellis (A Giant Dog and Sweet Spirit) and Har Mar Superstar (aka Sean Tillmann), reflecting influences from doo-wop, classic duets, musical theater and electro dance.
8 a.m. – Austin-based minimalist composer and electronic musician Bayonne (aka Roger Sellers)
9 a.m. – NPR Slingshot artist Cautious Clay
10 a.m. – London-based trio HÆLOS, who craft a danceable, blend of atmospheric synth-rock, spare electro-pop and elemental trip-hop
Friday, March 15
7 a.m. – Austin psych-pop ensemble SMiiLE
8 a.m. – Austin-based alt-indie outfit Moving Panoramas, who deliver a hazy dream-pop rock sound
9 a.m. – Rock, country and folk singer-songwriter Steve Earle
10 a.m. – Americana singer-songwriter and Grammy award-winner Patty Griffin
Saturday, March 16
Abhi the Nomad
8 a.m. – Abhi the Nomad who delivers a hybrid sound of rap and melodic pop musings
Jealous of the Birds
9 a.m. – Northern Ireland alt-indie act Jealous of the Birds (aka Naomi Hamilton)
10 a.m. – British singer-songwriter Yola, whose sound spans country, folk, classic soul and ‘70s-era Britpop
11 a.m. – Indie rock multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter Andrew Bird
KUTX thanks sponsors Fara Coffee and Zoot Pet Hospital + Luxury Boarding for helping to make KUTX Live at the Four Seasons possible. KUTX Live at The Four Seasons is also produced with support from PSAV and Rock N Roll Rentals.