Getting up early is the most counter intuitive thing you can ask a musician to do, especially during the madness that is SXSW. Not only did The Punch Brothers and Trampled By Turtles get up early, but they absolutely brought the house down when they joined my home station, KUT Austin, in the Four Seasons' ballroom during this year's SXSW and played to upwards of a thousand die hard music fans.
As you'll see from the videos below, a little artful lighting made sure everybody forgot that it was 8 AM, and that those are coffee cups, not highballs.
(A big thank you to KUT's Storyboard team for their video expertise and KUT engineers Seph Price, John Craig, Brian Urban and Jim Reese for excellent sound.)
Posted by Matt Reilly at April 2, 2012 11:03 AM
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