See videos and photos from the five-day event, and listen to Jessi Whitten and Scott Carney's favorite musical highlights and discoveries with a Spotify playlist.
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. 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 musician Keith Urban at SXSW this week.
During the week-long event, hundreds of acts perform all over the city. This year, eight of them are from Colorado. Here’s a preview.
- They join Denver's Edison March 10-19 in Austin, Texas.Read more
- Watch performances from SXSW 2016 filmed by NPR Music.Read more
After spending around $250,000 to showcase more than 100 Colorado bands during last year's South By Southwest, the Colorado Music Party is on hiatus.
Rain failed to dampen Scott Carney's spirits on day four of SXSW as he caught sets at the Colorado Music Party and Hotel Vegas.
Scott Carney heads to Willie Nelson's private ranch for a party and catches a handful of buzz bands on Thursday at SXSW.