Article Contributed by press | Published on Saturday, February 24, 2007

The Americana Music Association has announced the lineup for their showcase at South by Southwest (SXSW) 2007. The show will take place on Wednesday, March 14 at The Parish in Austin. This event is open to SXSW attendees, and to the general public.
Country Music Hall of Famer Charlie Louvin kicks off the show at 8:00 PM. In 1955, Louvin and his brother Ira became official members of the Grand Ole Opry. In 2004, a tribute CD entitled Livin', Lovin', Losin': The Songs of the Louvin Brothers won the Grammy for Best Country Album. Austin-based newcomer Sunny Sweeney's debut, Heartbreaker's Hall of Fame (Big Machine) was recently praised by MOJO for her "voice like a lone star six pack." Alligator Records artists The Holmes Brothers bring their brand of rootsy, spiritual blues to the show. In 2005, the Memphis-based Blues Foundation named them Band of the Year. The phenomenal Ruthie Foster is renowned for her powerful voice and unique blend of blues and gospel. Her latest, The Phenomenal Ruthie Foster, has garnered comparisons to Aretha Franklin, Roberta Flack and Nina Simone. Jerry Jeff Walker's cover of Ray Wylie Hubbard's "(Up Against the Wall) Redneck Mother" was a massive hit back in 1973, and Hubbard's still cranking out great music, as evidenced on his recent album, Snake Town. Louisiana native Marc Broussard may only be 25 years old, but he's an old soul. Broussard's "Bayou soul" music has won over the masses and proves he's an artist to keep an eye on.

The Parish is located upstairs, directly above JAZZ.
214 E. Sixth St
Austin, Texas, 78701
(512) 479-0474
8 p.m. – Charlie Louvin
9 p.m. – Sunny Sweeney
10 p.m. – The Holmes Brothers
11 p.m. – Ruthie Foster
12 a.m. – Ray Wylie Hubbard
1 a.m. – Marc Broussard