Review by Rajesh
Neil Halstead played two shows in Austin - one yesterday (Mar. 15, 6pm)
at an instore at 33 Degrees. His set was preceded by Japancakes from Athens,
Georgia. Neil's show was great. He himself seemed very down-to-earth and
approachable. He was weraing a t-shirt that said `Michigan,' torn jeans,
and sneakers. The set started with him introducing himself as Neil from
England. He talked a bit later on during his show complaining somewhat
goodnaturedly about the harmonica apparatus that he was using, and the fact
that he could never find the exact harmonica he needed for a given song.
He said that since Austin was a city of musicians, maybe someone could help
with his harmonica problems. I don't quite know the full setlist because some
of the songs were new to me. He mentioned that he would be playing his newer
songs. Still the ones that I remember are: (not in the order they were played)
The instore was not an official SXSW event. It was very well attended and free.