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Festival photos: SXSW 2013 featuring Jim James, Shovels and Rope, John McCauley and more, March 13-16

Shovels and Rope at SXSW 2013 Shovels and Rope at SXSW 2013 Nate Burrell
Written by Nate Burrell
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People came from all over the world came to perform and be a part of the SXSW festivities in Austin, Texas this year.

In addition to the two stellar KDHX Twangfest day parties, I was fortunate to take in some other excellent shows. While it's nearly impossible to replay the week in a few paragraphs, here are a few highlights from SXSW 2013.

The American Songwriter Magazine party featured Deer Tick's John McCauley performing a stunning solo set and Jonny Fritz shedding his "Jonny Corndawg" moniker and playing a batch of songs that were as solid as any I heard all week.

U.K. ska legends the Specials headlined the Vans Showcase and put on a show filled with socially conscious messages that stirred the crowd into an absolute frenzy -- by far one of the wildest sets I've ever witnessed.

Akron, Ohio trio, Shivering Timbers, played a house show to a small group of people, but performing as if they were on stage at a sold-out arena.

At Willie Nelson's ranch outside Austin, the Heartbreaker Banquet featured riveting performances by Jim James -- whose set was part psychedelic and part revival -- Shovels and Rope -- a duo that performed with a beautiful, reckless abandon -- and Michael Kiwanuka, who let his songcraft speak and silence the few hundred folks watching in awe.

On a rooftop, Thao and the Get Down Stay Down did a live interview for Sony and them launched into a 30-minute set that wailed out over Austin's Sixth Street.

St. Louis artists So Many Dynamos, Née, Beth Bombara, Cree Rider Family Band and Pretty Little Empire each played sets that stood up solidly to any other band in Austin -- a great reminder of how great the music is right here in our own city.

All photos by Nate Burrell.

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