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We're Second Best!

Brobdingnagian Bards Voted Second Best Folk Band in Austin

What a pleasant surprise! On St Patrick's Day, we played for a few hundred cheering Celtic music lovers at the Irish Dragoon Pub in Killeen. The next day, we learned we were voted the second best folk band in the Live Music Capital of the World via the Austin Music Poll.

Second best might mean nothing to some, but for us, it's the culmination of five years introducing Austinites to fun Celtic folk music. It began with a daily performance on the South Mall of UT Austin--a tradition that lasted two years. Since then, we’ve played at festivals and conventions from coast to coast, including a showcase at SXSW, and most recently, a wild performance at a Lord of the Rings Oscar Party in Hollywood after LOTR swept the Oscars.

While we may be an unsigned band, we've successfully released six studio albums, sold over 5,000 CDs, and had over five million MP3s downloaded. I guess it just goes to show that it doesn't take a big budget, a label, or even having "radio-ready" music to make a difference to people. All it takes is a sincere desire to entertain and make music that your fans will enjoy.

So to our many fans in Austin and around the world who voted for us in the Austin Music Poll, Andrew and I would like to say, "Thank you!"

--posted by Marc Gunn of the Brobdingnagian Bards, Celtic Folk Music
  Friday, March 19, 2004

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