SXSW 2013: 20 Must-See Acts

Make room in your schedule, between the beer and barbecue, for these bands

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Samantha Crain
Todd Roeth16/20

16. Samantha Crain

This Oklahoma native makes stark music that surrounds her sweetly smoky voice with acoustic guitars, fiddle and occasional piano. Crain is a traveler at heart who has populated the songs on her first two albums with characters she's met on the road. She takes a more introspective tack for the first time on her latest, Kid Face, on autobiographical songs she says constitute "a musical journal" of her experiences.

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