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

John Fullbright brings true Americana grit back to SXSW — and Heartbreaker Banquet

John Fullbright brings true Americana grit back to SXSW

Name: John Fullbright

Featured track: "Gawd Above"

Genre: Singer-songwriter

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

John Fullbright
John Fullbright will play Saxon Pub and St. David's during SXSW. Photo by Vicki Farmer