This is why I go to SXSW. Bands like Maxim Ludwig & The Santa Fe Seven. Never heard of them until this morning when I was checking the lineup for the Sin City Party at Maria’s Taco Xpress. And now their music has been on repeat all day. Varied and restless, Ludwig’s songs comfortably fit in the spectrum of country rock from Gram Parsons to Wilco, with forays into Springsteen, do-wop, guitar freak-out, and strangled-voice, beer-soaked ballads. Press on Ludwig pegs him as a frenzied performer which truly makes this a must see. I expect you’ll be hearing more about Ludwig and band in the future. This track is unreleased.
The band has 4 appearances during the week
3/16 – SXSW Guitar Town/Conqueroo Party @ The Dogwood – 3:30 pm
3/17 – SXSW Music Fog @ Threadgill’s – 1pm
3/18 – SXSW Sin City Party @ Maria’s Taco Xpress – 4pm
3/18 – SXSW Official Hotel Cafe Showcase @ Ale House – 8pm
Check out more unreleased tracks and his excellent self-titled first album on his site.
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