With their first annual SXSW Kick-Off Party, The Trishas (Jamie Wilson, Liz Foster, Savannah Welch, Kelley Mickwee, John Ross Silva and Trisha Keefer) invited friends and family to join them on-stage with the theme “Musicians & Actors” to bridge the gap between the film and music portions of SXSW.
Adding several new songs written in with an assorted crew of writers (“Drive,” “Change,” “Why”) to their standards like the Kevin Welch (Savannah’s father) tunes “Satan’s Paradise” and “Too Old to Die Young,” plus “Whistling Past the Graveyard” and “Moses.” The Trishas are still in top vocal form – getting their harmonies tighter still and their new toy, the copperphone, adds a vintage feel to Liz’s mouth harp solos.
Jazz Mill’s project, Cowboy and Indian with Jesse Plemons and Stephanie Hunt (both of Friday Night Lights), took the stage for three sparse-but-harmony-filled songs, including a classic, Merle Travis’ “Dark as A Dungeon.”
Dana Wheeler-Nickelson (Friday Night Lights, Tombstone) joined The Trishas for somewhat karaoke-style covers of “Silver Threads and Golden Needles” and Merle Haggard’s “Big City.”
Jason Eady (their writing partner on “Drive”) brought some country rock to the mix with The Trishas singing back-up on “God Fearing Blues” and “Back to Jackson.”
Wrapping up the wonderful evening, Savannah’s brother, Dustin Welch, performed the title track from his record “Whiskey Priest” and added his harmonies to the “encore” – “Too Old To Die Young.”
The Trishas will be playing all over Austin during SXSW, visit TheTrishas.com for more info.
Must Be An Engine
Against The Grain
Fill Me Up
Chasing Down the Sun
Cowboy & Indian
Trouble Seems to be the Only Thing Following Me
Dark As A Dungeon
Give It Away
Dana Wheeler Nickleson
Silver Threads and Golden Needles
Chicken & Dumplings
Honey That’s Alright
Whistling Past the Graveyard
God Fearing Blues
Back to Jackson
Too Old To Die Young
Photos by Nichole Wagner