Shantel Mitchell for NPR
Sharon Van Etten performs an early-morning set at SXSW, live on KUT.
Sharon Van Etten performs an early-morning set at SXSW, live on KUT. Shantel Mitchell for NPR
- "A Crime"
- "Peace Sign"
- "Save Yourself"
- "One Day"
SXSW is one of the few places you get to see rock shows during breakfast. Sharon Van Etten's outstanding 2010 album Epic goes great with mornings, so the New York songwriter was an obvious pick for KUT's early broadcasts from the Hilton in downtown Austin.
Those who woke up in time were treated to four stripped-down songs from Epic; Van Etten performed a solo acoustic set for the radio on Wednesday morning and saved her more raucous full-band material for later that evening at the Brooklyn Vegan showcase.
The session was recorded and mixed by KUT's John Craig and Seph Price, and produced by KUT host Matt Reilly.