Editor's Note: Today we begin our 30-day long nod to the showcasing artists of SXSW. Each day until March 17, we will highlight a musician or band, including either a click to play or downloadable track. Familiarize yourself with who's coming to town and scout out a show for yourself.
Name: Jess Williamson
Featured track: "Kids Like Us" from Medicine Wheel
City of origin: Austin, Texas
In one sentence: Tender, fragile folk music driven by a banjo and Williamson's hauntingly crystal-clear, old-era voice.
Why we chose her: Everything about her is beautiful; from the face to the finger-plucking, Williamson's music takes us to a vulnerable — yet comfortable — place.
SXSW official shows: Tuesday, March 12 at the Parish