In the days leading up to the 2008 edition of the Austin City Limits Festival, I'm going to be giving brief previews of the artists who will be playing the Austin Kiddie Limits stage. I'm attending with Miss Mary Mack again this year, but as I'm planning my own schedule for the fest, I'm again facing the incontrovertible fact that I can't be in two (or even three) places at once. And I don't think anybody else has solved that problem. So for those of you wondering how in the world you're going to see Uncle Rock, the Old 97s, and Fleet Foxes Saturday at 12:30, I'll be giving just a little bit of information on the artists and bands playing down in that little AKL nook so you can plan your day accordingly.
Buck Howdy plays smooth Western swing -- the fact that the songs are sometimes about farting or the farm is just sort of a side note. Both Buck and his co-singer BB have great voices that meld really well together. And his fine album Chickens! (review) was nominated for a Grammy this past year.
So, yeah, this'll be a fun set. In fact, this might be one of the most country sets at the entire ACL 2008 festival.
Buck plays Saturday at 1:30, Sunday at 12:30.
Buck Howdy With BB, "Friends" (off Chickens!)
(One more video, from Giddyup!, after the jump.)
Buck Howdy, "Baa Neigh Cock-a-doodle-doo"