By Mark Kemp
If you’re in Austin, Texas, next week for the South by Southwest Music Conference, you won’t want to miss Robbie Fulks, Margaret Glaspy, Daddy Long Legs, Kacy & Clayton, Luke Winslow-King, the Wild Reeds, and others perform on the Acoustic Guitar Stage at the Brooklyn Country Cantina on Saturday, March 19.
The event — curated by the fabulous Defibulators — takes place all day at Licha’s Cantina, 1306 E. 6th Street. The AG Stage is the acoustic part of the larger Brooklyn Country Cantina event which features even more performers, many of them plugged in and wailing away.
Here’s a partial list of AG Stage performances (we’ll post more as we get more info) along with some killer videos:
Kacy & Clayton (11:50 a.m.) — Folk-playing cousins who just signed to New West Records. Kacy Anderson’s vocals fit into the fine tradition of Sandy Denny and other early folk-rock icons; Clayton Linthicum is a stellar fingerstyle guitarist.
Robbie Fulks (1:30 p.m.) — This Chicago-based indie-country singer, guitarist and songwriter hardly needs an introduction. He’s been spinning tales and performing wild sets of mind-bending folk and country music since he hit New York’s late, great Gerdes Folk City as a 17-year-old in 1980. Fulks’ career began in earnest with his 1996 debut on Bloodshot Records, Country Love Songs.
Daddy Long Legs (5:40 p.m.) — Brooklyn old-school blues stompers never met a harmonica or slide they didn’t like, whether played on straight acoustic guitar or resonator. The gritty trio will knock your socks off, so get ready to rumble!
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Margaret Glaspy (6:30 p.m.) — This singular talent not only writes great songs and sings them in her signature lilt, but she’s a hell of an acoustic guitar player. Glaspy just signed with ATO Records and is getting major buzz going into this year’s SXSW.