Like it or not, SXSW is officially in full swing! Joining the thousands of musicians making their annual pilgrimage is Seattle singer-songwriter Austin Crane, best known as Valley Maker. Crane began landscaping Valley Maker’s indie folk sound with his 2010 self-titled debut that also doubled as his senior thesis project at the University of South Carolina. Crane hurdled over creative crests and came out on top with 2015’s When I Was A Child. Most recently he went deeper into the sonic canyon with 2018’s Rhododendron, an album engrained in nature and Crane’s most cohesive record to date.
Two good ones in one day. I like it when SXSW is happening.
In the past I actually downloaded the thousands of tracks that were submitted. Have no idea why. Better to let the taste-makers shape my ears.
I would expect to hear this on Radio Paradise someday.