The recording of the solo album this last year was awesome. One of the unexpected surprises that it brought was a new band, since the EP which is named Feral inspired the band, we named the new band Feral. Seems fitting and hey if Shovels and Rope can do it, so can I! And because I always seem to team up with musicians to like to just GO FOR IT - Feral decided to go to SXSW, or at least 2/3 of us did. And IT WAS AWESOME. Had an amazing time mostly hitting the various Bloodshot Records events, giving the Emchy sampler CD with stuff from all of the bands to folks, got to meet Nan Warshaw, Robbie Faulks, Rosie Flores, and so many more rad people. Plus Feral wrote EIGHT NEW SONGS! before finally giving in to that need for food and going to get biscuits and gravy. Takeaways? Austin is rad, people are friendly, Texas BBQ really is that good, and I need to stick to whiskey instead of beer (how many times do I need to learn that lesson again?). More pics from the adventure below!
where the rust belt meets the wild west