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. This is the second in the series (Buck Howdy with BB's preview is here).
Uncle Rock (AKA Robert Burke Warren), from upstate New York, plays all-ages roots rock. But he doesn't limit himself just to straight-ahead roots rock. His latest album, Uncle Rock U., shows Warren's willingness to assume character personas in song, play homage to James Brown, and generally have lots of fun. Given his background playing bass for the Fleshtones and portraying Buddy Holly in Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story, it should be a solid live show.
Uncle Rock kicks off the AKL stage on Friday at 11:30, and plays Saturday at 12:30 as well.
Uncle Rock - "Break A Few Eggs" (Live)
My favorite Uncle Rock video, plus one more from his latest album, is after the jump.
I think "Picnic in the Graveyard" is a great little song and video.
Uncle Rock - "Picnic in the Graveyard"
Uncle Rock - "Polar Bear Over There" (off Uncle Rock U.