Leeann Atherton’s Picnic after SXSW 2022


Due to the pandemic, most of the common company for SXSW stayed house, so the attendance for the pageant was decrease than earlier than. This additionally mirrored on the Picnic, with fewer folks. However the ambiance was because it all the time is at Leeann’s – pleasant, open, welcoming and together with. And social distancing, for individuals who wished, was not an issue. (Photograph above: Jon Langford)

Leeann Atherton

The music began with Leeann who sang some welcome songs, earlier than Ben Jones entered the stage. He performed a wonderful solo set. He will get higher and higher, and shortly somebody should uncover his skills (aside from Brian Wilson, who has used him and Andrea Magee in his band these days).

Ben Jones

After Ben Jones, Texas String Meeting was on, with up to date bluegrass. An ideal band that I want to hear extra of. In addition they got here again for a few songes whereas we waited for Jon Langford.

Texas String Meeting

My favourite band at the present time was Madam Radar, who got here after the Texas String Meeting. They’re a four-piece band, and I’ve seen the electrical model of the band at The Saxon Pub. With their top quality taking part in and nice harmonizing, they managed the acoustic format completely excellent.

Madam Radar

Jon Langford is a daily at SXSW along with his completely different bands, The Wacos, The Jon Langford Band, generally The Mekons and normally another. His exhibits with these bands are nice, punkish, and with plenty of humour. This 12 months I noticed him on the Yard Canine get together, that was held at AGBG, and in an acoustic model at Leeann’s Picnic.

Jon Langford

Possibly this format is the long run for the Barn Dance, because it doesn’t contain so heavy logistics, and must be much less bothersome for these neighbors that doesn’t like folks having enjoyable with good music the Sunday after SXSW?



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