Name: East Cameron Folkcore
Featured track: "Salinger's Dead," featured on CultureMap's Texas Showcase Sampler
Country/City of origin: Austin, Texas
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