On account of the pandemic, most of the common visitors for SXSW stayed house, so the attendance for the pageant was once less than ahead of. This additionally mirrored at the Picnic, with fewer other folks. However the setting was once because it at all times is at Leeann’s – pleasant, open, welcoming and together with. And social distancing, for individuals who sought after, was once now not an issue. (Photograph above: Jon Langford)
The song began with Leeann who sang some welcome songs, ahead of Ben Jones entered the level. He performed a very good solo set. He will get higher and higher, and shortly somebody will have to uncover his abilities (as opposed to Brian Wilson, who has used him and Andrea Magee in his band in recent years).
After Ben Jones, Texas String Meeting was once on, with up to date bluegrass. A really perfect band that I want to pay attention extra of. In addition they got here again for a few songes whilst we waited for Jon Langford.
My favourite band at the present time was once Madam Radar, who got here after the Texas String Meeting. They’re a four-piece band, and I’ve observed the electrical model of the band at The Saxon Pub. With their top of the range taking part in and nice harmonizing, they controlled the acoustic layout completely easiest.
Jon Langford is a normal at SXSW together with his other bands, The Wacos, The Jon Langford Band, on occasion The Mekons and in most cases yet one more. His displays with those bands are nice, punkish, and with a lot of humour. This yr I noticed him on the Backyard Canine celebration, that was once held at AGBG, and in an acoustic model at Leeann’s Picnic.
Possibly this layout is the longer term for the Barn Dance, because it doesn’t contain so heavy logistics, and must be much less bothersome for the ones neighbors that doesn’t like other folks having amusing with just right song the Sunday after SXSW?