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Daily Archives: April 19, 2011
Volume 1 – Austin, TX
Meet Big Tree, a quintet out of Brooklyn, New York with high hopes and empty pockets. Three dashing young men and two friendly ladies make up this indie pop band. We are the luckiest people on the planet. Our job is to drive from one amazing place to the next, play a show, make new friends, and explore new cities. While we’re on the road, FlipKey invited us to share our experiences living like locals everywhere we go.
After two years of playing shows all over the U.S.A, Big Tree was invited to play a showcase at the prestigious and epic South by Southwest (SXSW) Festival in Austin, Texas. We packed our bags, loaded the tour van, filtered some grease (our van runs on waste vegetable oil to recycle used fuel and save money!), and set out from the San Francisco Bay Area.
The beginning of March had been pretty in Northern California, but it was full-fledged spring in Austin, Texas, the hub of upcoming music. The flowers were blooming, beautiful women were wearing cut-offs and sandals, and the sun was out and smiling. Every street echoed with the sounds of indie bands and guitar effect pedals, and the sidewalks were crowded with excited festival go-ers.