Here is our Second batch of recommended artists that will be performing at SXSW 2018Ahi has a voice that has been described as "gravel on silk". His lyrics and voice are a timeless pleasure to listen to.
RIYL: Chris Stapleton, Shawn Mendes, James Taylor
Pseudo Genre: Modern Country Folk Pop
His biggest hit is "Ol' Sweet Day".
You can also check out his Tiny Desk Concert from NPR.
Cape Francis is a nom de plume of Kevin Olken Henthorn. Most of his previous experiences are in power chord driven Indie Rock bands. Despite the slower pace of these songs, his Indie Rock background shows through.
RIYL: Real Estate, Jason Mraz
Pseudo Genre: Indie Soul-Folk
"Olly" is a great example of his new signature sound.
Rapsody is a politically and socially conscious MC. She gained her largest audience as a featured guest on Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp a Butterfly. Her topics and reference vary from life experiences and political opinions to movie and superhero references. She pulls no punches and is not afraid to speak her truth.
RIYL:Kendrick Lamar, Open Mike Eagle, Dessa
Pseudo Genre: Hip Hop with a message
Kendrick returns the favor and features on "Power".
Here is the smooth flowing "OooWee".