This came up a while back in a Reddit thread. It was fun to think through people I’ve met so I thought I’d share it here.
Eamon McLoughlin (fiddle player for The Greencards): I met him at a party. He had just moved to Austin to start something here. We talked for about 20 minutes, he was friendly & interesting. I approached him after a show about 5 years later, of course he didn’t remember me but he was still nice.
Sufjan Stevens: One year a friend of a friend called and asked if a songwriter could stay at our place during SXSW. We said sure. He was awesome. We chatted over coffee one morning, really nice guy. 2 years later I realized that I love his music. Sigh…
Shawn Colvin: I got to go to a private concert. Apart from her performance she was pretty quiet, but she struck me as genuine.
Southern Culture on the Skids (all of them). I approached them after a show. They were amazing. Super fun.
Johnny Goudie: I sat next to him in a coffee shop late one night. We talked for maybe an hour. He encouraged me to quit my job and become a professional musician.
Alex Griffin (bassist for Ned’s Atomic Dustbin): Approached him after a show. We talked about basses & touring. He was awesome.
Emilio Navaira: A long time ago I worked at the Majestic Theater in San Antonio. I worked back stage during the tejano music awards. He & I didn’t really hit it off.
These are all fun memories.