Music Fog hit a new milestone this week, 30 million views on our YouTube channel. Yowsa, you guys! Thanks for watching, thanks for sharing, and thanks to all the artists, managers, and music biz operatives that stepped up along the way to make it happen. The amazing thing about the Music Fog movement is it has been totally viral. This is virtually friends telling friends, and so on.
What an exciting time it was a week and a half ago, as I got to broadcast live from SXSW© on Sunradio.com. If you used to listen to XCountry, on XM Satellite Radio, and have been looking for something to fill that audio void since it went dark in 2009, I have been building the Sun Radio music library since 2010. Stream it live anywhere in the world, listen on the broadcast frequencies in and around Austin, and of course you can download the app for your smart phone for free from your App Store. All the sets we broadcast will be archived on Sunradio.com and let me tell you there were too many magic moments to even begin to pick just a couple of favorites. Everyone BROUGHT it! Thanks to Maudie's Triangle and El Mercado on S. 1st in ATX for making us so welcome. This weeklong immersion actually just might be my favorite way to experience music, sequential days packed with brilliant sets from incredible artists. All told, there were nearly 50 artists broadcast last week, talk about a music fog!
We did a Music Fog Marathon in Nashville in 2011, which was jam packed with musical goodness. Ange Boxall was on the lineup that year, all the way from Tasmania. She is back there now, playing gigs and a blues festival a couple of weekends ago, and generally having a blast. It is so great to be able to take a gander on FaceBook to catch up. Ange just posted a photo recently with another Music Fog alum, Steve Poltz. From the Music Fog Marathon 2011 in Nashville, during AmericanaFest, here is "A Heart That Loves Like Mine."
- Jessie Scott