Mark Roberts has been living out of a suitcase and touring the world with his band The Enright House, sharing his music with as many people as possible. That includes the South by Southwest music festival in Austin, Texas. I caught up with Mark on the way out from Austin heading to New Orleans. The band had a pretty tough show, but for Mark the best time was had watching some great musicians and cutting through the big industry nonsense.
Download the interview here [5.1mb MP3 | right-click to download | left-click to stream]
Evan and I arrived in Memphis mid-afternoon, just in time to go visit the Gibson Guitar Factory. Both of us were really looking forward to this, as I actually play a Gibson Les Paul, myself, and Evan works for a New Zealand music store, and sells them. So yeah, this was clearly going to be pretty cool, we thought.
Tomorrow night, Tuesday 24th of March, we’re playing a short set at the India House in New Orleans. The show is free, and goes from 7.30-8.30PM. If you have friends who live in NOLA let them know to come down. Show is free, the India House is totally rad, and there’s going to be southern-style BBQ, as well! Fun! :)
03|23|09 Photolog: journey to and from SXSW
03|23|09 Photolog: Austin to New Orleans
03|23|09 Crossing from Texas into Louisiana
Been on the road for about 6 hours. Had an interview with Kiwi FM earlier today for the breakfast show back in New Zealand. Really nice talking to people back home…
Anyhow, Evan and I are just crossing into Louisiana now. We’ll be taking another one of our little detours soon. Instead of taking the main highway to New Orleans (aka NOLA) we’re going to hop onto the old US-90, which is commonly referred to as the Route 66 of the South. Not really sure what to expect. More photos and post-SXSW updates coming as well, soon.
03|23|09 Explosions In The Sky at SXSW 2009
So, SXSW is pretty much done now – at least for us. Some people are staying on for today, but there isn’t much happening anymore, and, truth be told, I’ve just about had all I can take of it anyhow :).
I’ll be writing more about my general impressions and our experience at SXSW over the next few days (don’t expect it to be a glowing review, though), but for now I would just like to gush a bit about seeing one of my favorite bands play live last night! :)
03|20|09 SXSW Showcase at the Soho Lounge
So yesterday was our SXSW showcase at the soho lounge. I think, all in all, it went rather well, but it was a really, really tough show to play! Here’s why:
03|18|09 driving to sxsw (morning in mt. ida)
Evan and I spent the night at a cheap and rather derelict (yet charming) motel in Mt. Ida, AR.
Evan and I began our trip to SXSW in Austin, Texas today. We started our trip from Lowell, IN and drove a little over 14 hours to Mount Ida in Arkansas. Check out the massive route on Mapquest!
We are taking a bit of a detour so we can drive the 55 miles Talimena Scenic Drive from Arkansas to Oklahoma, which I read was quite beautiful. Fingers crossed it was worth it! :)
03|09|09 Want to do something nice for me? :)
I’ve come knocking to ask you a personal favor…
I’m in the process of collecting short and personal fan testimonials about my music (could be about my music in general, an album, a favorite song, or about your experience seeing us play live).
The reason I’m collecting these is so I can include them with press kits, booking inquiries, and for use with a new feature on the www.theenrighthouse.com that displays a random testimonial on every refresh of the page, including a prominent link back to your own website or online profile (Facebook or MySpace, for example).
Anyhow, I wonder if I could trouble you to write a short, one or two sentence testimonial about The Enright House that I could include, and have you to email it to me at mark[at]theenrighthouse.com. If you could also provide me with the URL that you would like your credit to link back to, I’d really appreciate it.
Oh… and did I mention? In addition to getting a link back, I will pick one winner at random from those who sent me a testimonial by April 1st, who will receive a free copy (my treat; to anywhere in the world) of the upcoming Enright House / Pushmi-Pullyu split EP, that is due to be released in the States this April!
Dan just sent me an email letting me know that his video to Scattering The Sun Like Gunshot is now available in HD on YouTube.
Check out more of Dan’s gorgeous work at www.eep.co.nz.
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