Leeann’s Barn Dance 2017 – a Warm and Friendly Happening

Barn Dance Darling West Leeann 19032017-03This year’s Barn Dance after SXSW is over, was my 19th Barn Dance so far. They have all been different, but all have had the same kind of ingredients: great bands and artists, great food, great surroundings, and most of all, great people from South Austin and the world around. A lot of things is happening in Austin that slowly takes away what makes it my favorite city. I just hope the Barn Dance will survive those changes for many years still to come. (Photo above: Darling West with Leeann Atherton)

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SXSW 2016: Leeann Atherton’s Barn Dance with Shinyribs, The Waco Brothers, Torgeir Waldemar and more

Torgeir Waldemar Leeann Atherton 20032016-01This year’s Full Moon Barn Dance at Leeann Atherton’s house is my 18th since she invited me the first time in 1997. It has been one tradition I have really enjoyed, and this year as much as always. The music, the food, all the good people of South Austin and from around the world, plus the special South Austin atmosphere is a winning combination. (Picture above: Leeann Atherton and Torgeir Waldemar)

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A Cold but Great Barn Dance at Leeann’s

Hedvig Mollestad and Leeann Atherton © Per Ole HagenThis year I followed up my favorite SXSW Austin tradition of attending Leeann Atherton’s Barn Dance at her house the Sunday after the festival is over. This year the weather wasn’t as cooperative as the last years, but in spite of the cold, everyone had a great time. The BBQ was good, the music was great, the people friendly – in short – just as it always is at Leeann’s. (Picture above: Hedvig Mollestad and Leeann Atherton)

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Hedvig Mollestad Rocks at SXSW!

Hedvig Mollestad Trio © Per Ole HagenI have liked Hedvig Mollestad Trio since the first time I saw them. This year they play several gigs at SXSW, and I got to see a off-festival gig at Leeann’s Traveling Barn Dance at Maria’s Taco XPress yesterday. Their music is hard and loud guitar-based jazz rock, and they showed us how the experts do it.

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Another Great Barn Dance at Leeann’s in Austin

Leaann and Karpe Diem at Leeann's Barn Dance © Per Ole HagenEvery year I have been in Austin for SXSW, I have attended Leeann Atherton’s Barn Dance the day after SXSW is finished. This year the weather was perfect with sun an temperatures in the 80’s, there were more people than I have ever seen there, and everyone were friendly and seemed to have a great time. (Picture above: Leeann with Karpe Diem.)

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Leeann’s Barndance

Marit Larsen and Leeann Atherton at Leeann's Barndance. © All Rights Reserved: Per Ole HagenOne of my very best Austin traditions, is Leeann Atherton’s Barndance on the Sunday after the last SXSW day. It has been my tradition since 1997, and through Leeann, I have met many interesting and very friendly people from South Austin. I have had some great BBQ, too!

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