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South X Lullaby: Katie Von Schleicher

The New York songwriter finds a place of solitude in the Spire Studio Tour Bus to perform "Mary," the quietest song from her magnificent 2017 album, S***** Hits.
Katie Von Schleicher performs a South X Lullaby. Source: Aaron Rogosin for NPR

One of the best spots for new, independent music at SXSW — and year around in Austin, Texas — is . During the festival you can see an artist like the British folk singer in the dark, unassuming or . In fact, not long after Hop Along played the Brooklyn Vegan party at Cheer Up Charlie's, and her guitarist Adam Brisbin stepped away from the frenetic energy of the festival, walked into the makeshift (basically a camper trailer, parked on Cheer Up Charlie's lot, with brilliant recording gear, amps guitars) and performed "Mary." It's the quietest song from Katie Von Schleicher's magnificent 2017 album,

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