[Jandek] Jandek SXSW

christina carter flowerparade at hotmail.com
Mon Mar 17 12:23:26 PDT 2008

the bass player was definitely not tom carter, and the vocalist was Amy Annelle, an austin musician who performs her own songs, usually w acoustic guitar. sometimes she and ralph white play together.

> Date: Sun, 16 Mar 2008 19:50:17 -0700
> From: bradleybee at yahoo.com
> Subject: Re: [Jandek] Jandek SXSW
> To: pocketboy67 at gmail.com; jandek at mylist.net
> CC: 
> --- Russell Nanney  wrote:
>> Did anybody get to see the show today at SXSW?, i would have
>> gone to the
>> show, but my flight came in late and i missed the
>> performance....how was it?
> The set was very good with lots of loud rockin' tracks, although
> the vocals were low and muddy in the mix.  I remember the vocals
> at last year's SXSW were very clear, and I was able to take good
> notes...
> At first I thought it was Tom Carter on bass, but now that I see
> the previously published lineup of Susan Alcorn (pedal steel
> guitar), Ralph White (kalimbas, fiddle), Ryan Williams (bass),
> and Will Johnson (drums), I'm thinking I was wrong.  This is the
> same lineup as last year's Fort Worth Saturday, and again Susan
> Alcorn stole the show, leading the band with delicate sliding
> tones, sharp percussive effects & screaming sheets of noise. 
> The rep stood with his back left shoulder to the audience and
> sang about god & the blues, sometimes switching harmonicas
> between songs.  His performance was actually pretty sparse.  The
> band sound was very rich and full, so he spent more time rocking
> out to the pounding music than actually singing and playing.  A
> very expressive, blusey female vocalist also sang a few duets
> and a few solo songs throughout the set.
> No lyric notes.  I decided to just sit back and enjoy the music
> this time...
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