Richard Swift :: March 20, 2009

Greetings from the wayback machine that was 2009. Simpler times! Last month, mesmerized by the lights of the Christmas tree, I got to thinking about Richard Swift–and more specifically, about this show. And what do you know…through the magic of Google, here it is. Recorded a dozen years ago at the Mohawk in Austin, TX during SXSW, the half-hour performance finds Swift (backed by a full band) running through material from Dressed Up for the Letdown and the (then) soon-to-be released lp, The Atlantic Ocean. The night was crisp, the atmosphere buoyant, and the performance joyous.

Seems like we could all use some of that spirit right about now. RIP, Swift. The world made more sense with you in it!

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