Speaker Wires: Speakers & Showcasing Artists

Written by Rory Burbeck | Tuesday, Feb 25, 2014

These four SXSW 2014 Music Speakers are going the extra mile this year. Not only will they be dropping some knowledge at their respective conference sessions, they will also be taking the stage as Music Festival Showcasing Artists. Read on for a little bit about them, their sessions and their showcases.

SXSW 2014 Music Speaker/Artist: MC Lars

SXSW 2014 Session: The Nerdy Music Panel

Nerdcore rapper and Stanford University alumnus MC Lars will be discussing the rise of videogames and the internet, and how they are contributing to the growth of numerous musical subgenres, the day after throwing down at Flamingo Cantina on Tuesday, March 11. He also mailed in a pretty intriguing LP Questionnaire last week, for those of you wanting to dig a little deeper.

SXSW 2014 Music Speaker/Artist: Cindy Lee Berryhill

SXSW 2014 Session: Paul Williams and Crawdaddy! Magazine

Cindy Lee Berryhill will be making the most of her SXSW Music experience. The California-based musician is moderating a session on the legacy of her late husband, Paul Williams, and his creation of the first American rock and roll magazine (Crawdaddy!) in 1966. See her perform twice during the Music Festival on March 12 at Esther’s Follies and March 14 at the Paramount Theatre.

SXSW 2014 Music Speaker/Artist: Rusty Anderson

SXSW 2014 Session: Guitar Stories: Rusty Anderson

The lead guitarist for Paul McCartney for the last 10-plus years must certainly have interesting stories to tell in both the conference and festival settings. In fact, Rusty Anderson will literally be sharing guitar stories - as well as discussing guitar techniques and his creative process - in the Austin Convention Center the morning after his band’s performance at Rowdys Saloon on March 12.

SXSW 2014 Music Speaker/Artist: Javier Reyes

SXSW 2014 Session: Touring on a Budget

Friday, March 14 will be a busy day indeed for SXSW Music Speaker/Showcasing Artist Javier Reyes. He is set to participate in a conference session discussing touring on a bootstrap budget during the day, before rocking out at Dirty Dog Bar with instrumental metal band Animals As Leaders later that night.

Keep up with the list of Music Conference Sessions here.

Photo credits:
MC Lars photo courtesy of the speaker/artist
Cindy Lee Berryhill photo courtesy of the speaker/artist
Rusty Anderson photo courtesy of the speaker/artist
Javier Reyes photo courtesy of the speaker/artist