CultureMap Countdown - 30 days, 30 Artists
DAY 1

Tender banjo-driven folk from Austin's Jess Williamson

Tender banjo-driven folk from Austin's Jess Williamson

Austin Photo Set: News_caitlin_jess williamson_feb 2013
Matthew Genitempo

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
 
Genre: Folk
 
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
 
Find more Jess Williamson music on Facebook and Bandcamp.