Steve Gunn at Red 7, SxSW, as photographed by the Washington Post.

Steve Gunn at Red 7, SxSW, as photographed by the Washington Post.

Well, we survived the Austin > Los Angeles gauntlet.

Thanks to everyone who generously hosted us in Austin and L.A. and who came out to the shows at both SxSW and our PoB Ides of March Weekender at The Church on York. The shows were a grand success, and we couldn’t have done it without your assistance and support. Much love to Steve Gunn and band (this time round, Jason Meagher of Black Dirt Studio and No Neck Blues Band and Nathan Bowles of Black Twig Pickers/Pelt/etc.), the Lavender Country family, Promised Land Sound, and Chris Forsyth and the Solar Motel Band for accompanying us on this walkabout. Thanks also to Ben Swank and our pals at Third Man Records for the killer day party at the Museum of Human Achievement, and to the Gun Outfit and Church gangs in L.A.

See here for the Washington Post‘s glowing coverage of Steve Gunn at SxSW–critic Chris Richards rated his set at Red 7 the second-best of the festival. (“Steve Gunn’s colorful folk songs radiated handsomely and effortlessly, like Appalachian mandalas.”) There will be more documentation of the Lavender Country reunion show forthcoming from filmmaker Cali DeWitt, but in the meantime, please enjoy these images.

And if you like those PoB “It’s a shit business” shirts, order away here.

SxSW, Austin

PoB Ides of March Weekend, L.A.