SXSW 2014 Interview: Withered Hand

By on Monday, 24th March 2014 at 11:00 am
 

On the Wednesday evening of SXSW 2014, I stopped by the Force Field PR Showcase at Maggie Mae’s for a chat with Scottish troubadour Withered Hand, aka Dan Willson. In one of the few quiet interviews I had in Austin, I asked Willson about his latest album, ‘New Gods’, and found him to be very forthcoming about his songwriting and recording process, his stage moniker, and his reasons for continuing his career in music.

I found it very interesting indeed that Willson was able give such a thoughtful and philosophical interview just before going on stage and giving what turned out to be an upbeat and lively performance. I was delighted to hear several of my personal favorite tunes from ‘New Gods’, including ‘Black Tambourine’, ‘Horseshoe’, and ‘King of Hollywood’, and only mildly disappointed that Willson and his band didn’t play ‘Heart Heart’ after we discussed it during the interview. (Have a listen to it below and form your own opinion.)

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[…] I regretted not being able to stay to hear all of them play, but for the moment, I was focused on my pre-show interview with Scottish singer/songwriter Withered […]

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