Lucy’s on South Congress has long been a great promotional vehicle for local bands as well as super food & drinks outlet at SXSW for many years. After a quick visit to Flatstock poster exhibition at the conference centre, I caught a few classy music troupes on this “far too hot for a geordie in mid March”, early SXSW afternoon.Jon Dee Graham a local stalwart & future JHot Club guest & Jamiee Harris a up & coming Country siren were at the top of the menu. Then, as with every Friday for the decades that I attended the Fest, I made a long awaited return to Bloodshot records showcase behind Yard dog arts & crafts shop. Jon Langford was entertaining with his Country welsh soul band as I arrived , then Sarah Shook & her wonderful posse of country punksters took the stage & then to finish off a perfect afternoon, The Waco Bros…This was a happy & sad moment for me though, as my good buddies Keith & Linda were for a first time,not here in attendance but the show was as always a SXSW highlight….Half Clash/half Johnny Cash. I caught Jesse Dayton At The Continental Club too ( he’s also at The Cluny for us in early Sept) & Durand Jones & The Indications with the best retro soul you could ever wish for. Im not used to 90 degree heat in any month & certainly not March,so my plans for the evening were curtained as my age caught up with me.On the plus side , you got this, up to the minute review !