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SXSW 2014 spotlight: CultureMap presents 30 Days, 30 Artists
30 Days, 30 Artists

Saxon Pub stage is SXSW home for The Damn Quails' true-to-life folk sounds

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Red Dirt music from The Damn Quails Courtesy of The Damn Quails

Name: The Damn Quails

Featured track: "Better Place To Stop," from Down The Hatch

Genre: Folk

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

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