Hello, OKSee! It's Stephen Carradini, former Gazetteer and OKSee blogger. I've driven in from the wilds of Alabama to cover SXSW for OKG, and I am stoked about it. But enough about me.
Appropriately, the first song that Wink Burcham and Jesse Aycock played was a Woody Guthrie tune. The duo played quiet, almost reverent folk and country tunes to the assembled listeners noshing on sandwiches, cookies and free drinks. The two traded off vocals, with Aycock further switching between pedal steel and acoustic guitar. They were joined by the next duo on stage, Desi and Cody, for a more upbeat tune with Desi on vocals. A traditionally Oklahoman set: acoustic guitars, keening vocals, downhome lyrics and friends.
Desi and Cody just took the stage, so away we go for set #2. Keep it tuned here.