Name: John Fullbright
Featured track: "Gawd Above"
City of origin: Beardon, Oklahoma
In one sentence: "Fullbright synthesizes the best songcraft from his home state — Webb, Leon Russell and, by default, Merle Haggard." - Chicago Sun-Times
Why we chose him: Don't let the baby face fool you: John Fullbright's approach to Americana music is all grit, no sugar. He returns to SXSW with official — and unofficial — showcases as varied as the Austin landscape. You can catch him at St. David's, Saxon Pub or the Avenue on Congress Rooftop; or, forgo the typical venues and (if you can win tickets) venture out to the Hill Country for his Heartbreaker Banquet appearance.
SXSW official show: 10:30 pm on Friday, March 14 at Saxon Pub