Words and Photos By Mark Kemp
Acoustic Guitar had a blast at the South By Southwest Music Conference and Festival in Austin, Texas, last week, but we only caught a tiny sliver of the great music that was going on all around town. Here are a few of the highlights from the AG and Bluegrass Situation stages at the Brooklyn Country Cantina event held at Licha’s Cantina on Sixth Street all day Saturday.
We couldn’t get enough of the young folk duo Kacy & Clayton. Their blend of classic duo folk with the eclectic, electric sprawl of ’60s British folk royalty the Fairport Convention is just what folk and rock need in 2016.
There were many more artists at the Brooklyn Country Cantina who were equally deserving of note — how ’bout those Yawpers doing Motorhead’s “Ace of Spades,” out of control, all on acoustic guitars! — but the images above are the ones that remain the most memorable for us. If you want to see more — and we know you need to — check out these from Arrow Root Media’s Jaki Levy, and these at The Bluegrass Situation.
Finally, we couldn’t leave without introducing you to Licha’s Cantina’s mouse next door.
Come see us next year at the Cantina, and you can create your own gallery of ‘AG at SXSW’ memories.