Mark Lavengood, Seth Bernard, Lady Ace Boogie, Alexander Lynch, The Accidentals, Billy Strings, Major Murphy and more are embracing SXSW 2018, enamored of Austin’s rousing environment, its tacos and all the musical action. Discover their impressions of the gargantuan festival and conference, ogle the photos, watch the videos.
A Grand Rapids transplant from Jackson, Ricky has written for Mlive Media Group, provided freelance content for clients regionally and nationally, and currently is creating multimedia content for local artists and small businesses through Furniture City Media. A musician, he plays keyboards with Watching for Foxes, singer-songwriter Jonny Carroll, is half of the Jackson-based folk duo, The River House, and is working on a solo EP.
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