HoustonChronicle.com - Threads of blues run through SXSW music fest
It took former Led Zeppelin vocalist Robert Plant only one sentence to sum up why the spectacle that is the South by Southwest music festival continues to command such attention each year.
"The blue note is there, all the way through my life," Plant said. He credited the blues as the origin of all the music that will be heard during the event — everything from the post-punk rock of Billy Idol to the British pop of Dogs Die in Hot Cars and the freestyle rhythms of Houston rapper Devin the Dude.
Oh yeah...sing the blues to me Robert!