Texas bluesman Micah Edwards will be showcased during SXSW in Austin on March 15th. He will be performing with his full band (including a rhythm and horn section) at Cooper’s BBQ from 9:20 p.m. to 10:10 p.m.
“This will actually be my first show in Austin, and I couldn’t imagine a better introduction than at SXSW,” said Micah.
The Houston native, who has been called “Mr. Texas Soul”, recently reached over 1 million monthly Spotify listeners. Heavily influenced by Leon Bridges, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Marcus King, Durand Jones & The Indications, Aaron Frazer, and Michael Kiwanuka, Edwards has created a unique fusion of retro and contemporary elements to craft a new genre: Texas soul.
Edwards’ most recent debut full-length album, Jean Leon, offerss a unique 21st-century retro-pop sound mixed with tender lyrics that follow the themes of faith and family. He draws inspiration from, and pays homage to Curtis Mayfield’s retro soul guitar skills while embracing a classic country songwriting style that employs the fiddle and steel guitar.
Recently featured on Tiny Desk Contest’s 2022 Top Shelf, and as an opener for duo The War and Treaty, Edwards has more to come in 2023; he will open for Madeline Edwards in both Dallas and Houston (April 2023) and for Kam Franklin and David Michael Wyatt (May 2023).