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Fullbright readies for SXSW

Friday, February 28, 2014 – John Fullbright will play nine shows at SXSW where he'll preview his new album - the follow-up to his Grammy-nominated debut "From The Ground Up" - set for release in May.

Performing with a three-piece band, Fullbright's SXSW schedule includes Willie Nelson's Heartbreaker Banquet and Thirty Tigers' Showcase.

Last week, Fullbright played the Cayamo cruise alongside Kris Kristofferson and John Hiatt. Buddy Miller and Jim Lauderdale asked him to play a George Jones tribute with Kristofferson and Joe Purdy and the Lone Bellow invited him to sit in for part of their set. Fullbright soloed on a cover of "Fortunate Son" with the Lone Bellow.

Shows are:
March 11 - The Oklahoma Showcase - The Buffalo Lounge (set time: 1 a.m.)
March 12 - Thirty Tigers Showcase - St. David's Historic Sanctuary (set time: 12 a.m.)
March 13 - Heartbreaker Banquet's Chapel Stage - Willie Nelson's Ranch in Luck, TX (set time: 4:15 p.m.)
March 14 - Live Vibe Presents The Listening Room - Winflo (set time: 1:15 p.m.)
March 14 - Sin City Social Club SXSW Bash - St. Vincent's (set time: 4 p.m.)
March 14 - Hill Country Live SXSW Showcase - Saxon Pub (set time: 10:30 p.m.)
March 15 - Twangfest Party - Broken Spoke (set time: 2:30 p.m.)
March 15 - Folk Alliance Showecase - Threadgills (set time: 5 p.m.)
March 16 - Music City Texas Showcase - G&S Lounge (set time: 6:30 p.m.)

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