Blake Brown & The American Dust Choir is one of eight Colorado acts performing at this year's South By Southwest music showcase in Austin, Texas. The Denver Americana-rock quintet formed in 2013 -- the same year it first played in the CPR Performance Studio. Last week the band released its debut album, "Long Way Home," before heading down to perform at SXSW.

More from OpenAir Sessions:

Brown and his band returned to CPR's OpenAir to share three songs from the new LP. Brown also spoke with Alisha Sweeney about how listening to albums from start to finish as a teenager influences his songwriting and how the band will open for country star Keith Urban at SXSW this week.

Stream the session and watch Blake Brown & The American Dust Choir perform "Stop Shakin'" above. See more videos on our YouTube channel.

Songs performed:

  • "Up In Arms"
  • "Between The Lines"
  • "Stop Shakin'"