Name: The Damn Quails
Featured track: "Better Place To Stop," from Down The Hatch
City of origin: Norman, Oklahoma
In one sentence: Poster children of the "Red Dirt" movement, which blends Texas and Oklahoma music into an accessible country-rock sound.
Why we chose them: This band of Oklahomans is worth a listen for more than just the tongue-in-cheek name. Humor aside, The Damn Quails play a brand of true-to-life folk music highlighted by pretty fiddle fills and rustic, authentic vocals.
Official SXSW showcase: 9:30 pm on Tuesday, March 11 at Saxon Pub