I worked in the Texas music business back when SXSW was in its infancy. Today, it ranks as one of the top music showcases in the world, and for me today, the Texas music scene has personal significance for other reasons. SXSW is second only to MIDEM in Cannes, where all the major record labels go to discover new artists and music and (later on, film) where countless musicians have started on their roads to fame.
It gives me great pleasure today, to post the link to NPR’s FREE MUSIC sample of 100 different songs for you to download and enjoy. Have fun, friends!