Singer Songwriter Robert Deeble Brings Seattle Folk Flavor to SXSW

Critically acclaimed indie folk artist Robert Deeble lands a SXSW showcase.

The brittle, introspective acoustic pop of Seattle-based singer/songwriter Robert Deeble encapsulates the DIY aesthetic of the legendary SXSW Music and Media Conference like few others can. Haunted by the plaintive confessions of Leonard Cohen and the blunt honesty of Paul Westerberg, Deeble will be crossing the boundaries between folk and alternative rock at the SXSW on Thursday, March 18th.

Promoting his latest album, the deeply intimate live record “Me I’m from L.A. Where Nothing Is Sacred,” Deeble, along with bassist Jeremy Summer, will be performing old and new cuts from his catalog, eschewing the clich├ęs of a big electric rock show for a spartan, heartwarmingly setting. To Deeble, who has been touring actively since the ’90s, having a showcase at the SXSW is another notch for the road warrior. “I find myself in a familiar ritual of packing guitars, lowering strings for the shifting tensions of attitude, and carting pre-amps and spring-verbs through airport security,” Deeble said.

Over the years Deeble has acquired critical acclaim for his albums, drawing comparisons to the late Elliott Smith and Lou Reed. He has also played with notable artists such as Michelle Shocked, Victoria Williams, and Damien Jurado. Yet despite such high-profile exposure and hipster blog raves, Deeble remains one of Seattle’s best-kept secrets, a working-class troubadour who feels quite comfortable existing beyond the bubblegum pop of commercial radio.

Tour Dates:

Thu Mar 18, 1:30 PM

B.D. Riley’s Pub * 204 E 6th St, Austin, TX, 78701

SXSW showcase brought to you by Blurt & Insiders Network.

James McAlister joins us on drums for this date.

Fri Mar 19, 10:00 PM

The Cavern Ale House * 1914 Greenville Ave, Dallas, TX, 75206

Sun Mar 21, 08:00 PM

Cafe Nova * 4308 N Western Ave, Oklahoma City, OK, 73118

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Posted On: Austin, TX March 18, 2010

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