CultureMap Countdown - 30 days, 30 Artists
Day 20

East Cameron Folkcore takes on the ethereal setting of St. David's Bethell Hall

East Cameron Folkcore takes on the ethereal setting of St. David's Bethell Hall

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East Cameron Folkcore. Courtesy of SXSW

Name: East Cameron Folkcore

Featured track: "Salinger's Dead," featured on CultureMap's Texas Showcase Sampler

Country/City of origin: Austin, Texas

Genre: Americana

In one sentence: "Austin-based East Cameron Folkcore is an 11-piece orchestral outfit made up of a blend of punk, country and blues musicians. It’s an eclectic blend of people to say the least, but as you may have guessed from your experience in reading about music, it works." - KUTX

Why we picked them: 2012 was the year of East Cameron Folkcore. The genre-bending outfit broke onto the scene as an Austin success story, playing a buzz-worthy lineup of shows across venues. At SXSW, you can catch East Cameron Folkcore in a more ethereal, surreal setting. An 11-piece sometimes-punk-somtimes-folk band at St. David's Bethell Hall? That's an experience not to miss.

SXSW official show: Saturday, March 16 at St. David's