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Ange Boxall "A Heart That Loves Like Mine"

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 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 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


Rosie Flores "Little, But I'm Loud"

It is time to fly. SXSW Music week starts today in sleepy old Austin, Texas. Which, for this week is anything but sleepy or old. In fact I would say it is rather caffeinated and ready for the party. I've been attending this yearly rite of passage into spring for the last couple of decades. I've seen it ebb and flow, changing from an industry heavy event, and now larger than life as the word continues to get out about what a good time it is.

This week, my radio station, Sun Radio, is broadcasting 45 plus bands from Maudie's Triangle in the morning, and from El Mercado on S.1st in the afternoon starting today. The schedule can be found here. Gonna see a lot of old friends, among them Jimmy Lafave, James McMurtryRay Wylie Hubbard, Band Of Heathens, and and get introduced to some brand new ones too. Not to mention how great it will be to be back in Austin!

Barbecue, Tex Mex and music everywhere, sounds like a bit of heaven set amongst the bluebonnets. The one thing I am already missing is the Music Fog crew. Not having an opportunity for Music Fog to film is a tad weird, but you can listen in on Sun Radio. Of course if you are in Austin, you are welcome to stop by, no badges or wristbands needed.

My comrade in arms, Mama Shi is doing something very cool this week too, as Freebirds is presenting their St Vincent DePaul stage on S. Congress with a stellar line up for 3 days and 30 bands. No badges or wristbands needed either, but give Mama Shi a hug for me when you see her. Rosie Flores takes the stage on Thursday at 4:15. The Foggers had the honor of filming Rosie once again at Midtown Live when she was in NYC touring with Dale Watson back in January. Here is "Little, But I'm Loud," done up Music Fog style.

-Jessie Scott