Great Lake Swimmers
are part a tide of musicians that have been bridging the gap between old folk from the 60s and contemporary music. The group centers around the music of Tony Dekker, and although the remaining lineup has gone through many transitions, it's OK-- Dekker's vocals and songwriting skills don't need too much help. He's known for recording in old churches and abandoned silos, which makes for an awesome recording environment and provides an undoubtedly organic sound. Their fifth album New Wild Everywhere
is scheduled to release 4/3 and they are currently on a tour in the US, Canada and across the pond in the UK to promote it. Of course, they'll be at SXSW too, so check them out at The Launch Pad if you'll be in town.
Here's some behind the scenes footage of them recording the new album:
Baeblemusic Presents: The Launch Pad at the Knuckle Rumbler Lounge
Peckerhead's - 402 E. 6th Street, Downtown Austin
Saturday March 17th - 12PM to 8PM
2 Stages of Music
Come early for giveaways from our friends at Vitamin Water, Sweet Leaf Tea, Red Bull, and Taco Cabana!