Welcome to Open Tunings
In this first entry, it is the night before going to Austin for the South by Southwest Festival. At this point we have only a rough idea of which of the 1,700 bands to try to see. It all begins tomorrow, Wednesday, afternoon with the Conqueroo Showcase at Mother Egan's on 6th Street. Afternoon showcases are sponsored by recording companies and promoters to feature the artist they represent. Very relaxed settings...
Tomorrow night the fun begins.
Thanks to Steve Piper for hosting this week's show. Steve is an excellent guitarist who can be seen accompanying many artists in town, also with Watkins and the Rapiers and the Crandalls. He is at his best, though, doing his originals solo on guitar in a quiet listening room.
While I'm wandering the streets of Austin Wednesday night, everyone in Rochester has the great chance to see Margaret Explosion at the Little Theatre Cafe, 7:30 to 9:30.
I'll be checking back each day to enter glimpses of the scene in Austin. Let me know what you think!
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