Talk about a music festival! SXSW 2005 was bigger than we ever imagined – more than 1300 artists (and there were 7000 more who applied!) inside 70 different venues over four days.

Listen to Barbara's interviews with artists at the event!
For more information about SXSW, their festivals and conferences, click here.

mvyradio was lucky enough to have up-close-and-personal interviews with Jakob and Rami of The Wallflowers [website], plus Melissa Ferrick [website], Brandi Carlisle [website], Charlie Sexton [website], Kathleen Edwards [website], Mary Gauthier [website], Keren Ann, The Dukhs [website] and more. Plus, we witnessed some great interviews from Elvis Costello [website], Brian Wilson [website], and Robert Plant [website](who told this hilarious story about donating to a public radio station in Oregon if they promised never to play “Stairway to Heaven” [hmm, Robert, we could use a little pizza money, too, come to think about it…].

There were all kinds of music – blues, pop, metal, jazz, singer/songwriter, r&b. Inside one night at a single venue, we saw Robert Randolph, Mavis Staples, the Blind Boys of Alabama and Amos Lee [website]. On another night, Elvis Costello, Tift Merritt [website], Mary Gauthier, and Glen Phillips (from ‘Toad the Wet Sprocket’) all on one stage. Plus, amazing newcomers like Martha Wainwright, the Jon Butler Trio, the Be Good Tanyas…

Barbara Dacey captured some great moments and one-on-one concerts that we’d like to share with you. Just click on your choice below and listen away.

We’d love to see you at SXSW 2006. We’re here to tell you that if you can break away for four days, it’s the best music event you’ll ever attend. For details, visit www.sxsw.com and make your reservations now (and tell ‘em you heard it on mvyradio.com).

Audio:


Brandy Carlile
Interview with Performance, SXSW 2005

Charlie Sexton
Interview with Performance, SXSW 2005

Kathleen Edwards
Interview with Performance, SXSW 2005

Mary Gauthier
Interview with Performance, SXSW 2005

Melissa Ferrick
Interview with Performance, SXSW 2005

Sarah Lee Guthrie
Interview, SXSW 2005

The Duhks
Interview, SXSW 2005

The Wallflowers
Interview, SXSW 2005

Willy Mason
Interview with Performance, SXSW 2005