Jess Williamson at the BTRhouse in Austin, TX

During the 2014 SXSW Music Festival in Austin, Texas, the BTR Live Studio team set up shop at a lovely house on the East Side and invited bands to play music and chat in the backyard. Southern Tier Brewing Company provided beverages and the fine Austin weather did the rest.

Jess Williamson is a native of Austin, Texas, though she spent time in New York City studying photography. The quieter, slower pace of Austin is appropriate for her folk and country-inspired music, which is soft and spacious, gently carrying her distinct voice and personal lyrics. Jess took time in the midst of the craziness of her hometown’s massive music festival to stop by the backyard of the BTRhouse, where she treated us to a few songs (captured brilliantly by our Edwina mic from Ear Trumpet Labs) and sat down for a chat with Maia.

Featured song: “Blood Song”

Complete broadcast and audio playlist:

Native State, the latest release by Jess Williamson, is available now from Brutal Honest.

Official website for Jess Williamson:
Twitter: @jessswilliamson

Special thanks to Ear Trumpet Labs for furnishing the Edwina microphone used to record vocals for this session.

Official website for Ear Trumpet Labs:
Twitter: @EarTrumpetLabs

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