Remember that Tuesday night in March 2008 when we walked into Nuno's and Pinetop Perkins was playing?
Mike Barzacchini Photo
That's what I love about Austin and SXSW. Music everywhere and you never know who you're going to run into. What a kick to see Pinetop play in an intimate setting like Nuno's. Years before in either 1988 or 1989, he came on stage to play a song or two with Bonnie Raitt at a show I attended at Riverbend in Cincinnati. But this, this was something else all together.
Now Pinetop and Nuno's are no more. But the music and memories live.
I won't make it to SXSW this year, so I'm coping by reliving memories from my past six visits (while I'm making plans for SXSW 2018).