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South by Southwest 2009: Keep Austin Loud

ARC Angels, Antone’s
The Texas blues-rock vets appropriately reclaimed their position as Austin’s anointed supergroup by reforming (but w/o Tommy Shannon) and playing four shows, including a tribute to legendary club owner Clifford Antone. The band announced that they’re working on a new record, DVD documentary and prepping for a tour that will include opening for Eric Clapton at Royal Albert Hall. The band was given the honor of having March 21st proclaimed as ARC Angels day in the city of Austin. At the Antone’s gig, Doyle Bramhall II used two Strats (not his red one) and his red LP Jr for slide work, while Charlie Sexton switched between his James Trussart Steeltop, a Zemaitis, several Strats and his Ric. Sexton used a 65Amps London and a Vox AC50 while Bramhall used his ’68 Marshall Super Bass.
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