The Road To Austin Premiere Party – SXSW, TX

Alejandro Escovedo

Celebrating the premiere of the Road To Austin concert film, local Austin luminaries gathered to pay tribute once again to Stephen Bruton and to give the audience a small taste of the upcoming 3-hour release.

The film, directed by Gary Fortin, began as an idea to honor Kris Kristofferson but morphed into a genre-spanning extravaganza and one of Bruton’s last performances. The original concert (May 2009) featured special guests including Bonnie Raitt, Delbert McClinton and Eric Johnson alongside Ruthie Foster, Carolyn Wonderland, Coco Carmel and Bobby Whitlock, and Ian McLagan.

Proceeds from the film will benefit Artists Wellness Program, which strives to help artists stay healthy through biomarker blood testing and a wellness program.

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Director Gary Fortin & Turk Pipkin
Malford Milligan
Malford Milligan
Malford Milligan & Susanna Choffel
Susanna Choffel
Susanna Choffel
Warren Hood
Jeff Plankenhorn
David Grissom & Coco Carmel
Carolyn Wonderland
Scrappy Judd Newcomb & Ian McLagan
Alejandro Escovedo
Joe Ely
Joe Ely

Photos by Nichole Wagner

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