Gruff Rhys performs SXSW showcase

Crowds pack Bourbon Rocks for the show

Gruff Rhys performed his third show at South By SouthWest last night (March 16) at the Bourbon Rocks in Austin – this time he had all his instruments, having recovered them from the airport the previous day.

Joined onstage again by Lisa Jen Brown of 9 Bach, Gruff opened the show with lead single ‘Candylion’ from the album of the same name.

Watched by members of The Young Knives, The Pipettes and Mumm-Ra, Rhys played a mix of tracks from ‘Candylion‘ and his debut solo release ‘Yr Atal Genhedlaeth’.

He played:

‘Candylion’

‘The Court of King Arthur’

‘Lonsome Words’

‘Gyrru Gyrru Gyrru’

‘Molianawn‘

‘Joy Round My Brain’ (a cover of a Richard and Mimi Farina song)

‘Gwn Mi Wn’

‘Cycle of Violence’

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