GIT Alumni @SXSW

Photo: courtesy of: NPR

During a spectacular Thursday night at SXSW festival, two MI guitar alums were spotted performing at two of the biggest parties and venues of the festival. This year’s SXSW burst forth with 2,400 official performers and 36,000 attendees with admission badges and wristbands, adding to an estimated 100,000 revelers and non-official performers that flooded Austin this year.

Photo courtesy of: WideSpread Panic

Playing a slamming eclectic rock set with Widespread Panic– GIT alumni Jimmy Herring (Allman Brothers, WP) offered up very tasty guitar treats at the gorgeous new Moody Theater at ACL Live, during a TV taping for Austin City Limits.

Photo courtesy of: Kathleen Clark

Earlier that day, Jake Eckert (MI bachelor’s program grad and former GIT instructor) was whipping the appreciative crowd into a frenzy as he performed with New Orleans based Dirty Dozen Brass Band– at HBO Treme party at The Ghost Room.

MI is incredibly proud of it’s alumni worldwide, as the school prepares to enter it’s 35th year and continues it’s legacy of teaching the world how to make great music!

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