OEB’s 5 SXSW Qs – Rosco Bandana
Hometown: Gulfport, MS
OEB 2013 SXSW Review
Vocalist/percussionist Jennifer Flint of Rosco Bandana shared a few words with OEB this week to talk about the band’s past experience, excitement for SXSW and why the band is especially looking forward to crossing paths with Midlake in Austin.
Time to Begin has quite a weathered and mature sound for a debut. Has Rosco Bandana been gigging together for a while to hone a tight sound right out of the gate?
Sort of. Jason, Barry and I have been a part of Rosco for over 3 years now. The group we have now has been together for 1 year. But Jason who is the main songwriter of our family has been working on these songs for years, so I guess that’s where the “weathered and mature” sound comes from. He’s an amazing songwriter. He inspires me.
There seems to have been a resurgence in artists transforming folk and blues into a modern sound. Where does Rosco Bandana fit in within this new wave?
For us it’s just a natural style, that is. We want to be seen as our own creation. Even though our sound is in the latest trend, it is who we are.
Your tour is kicking off this week in Dallas. Any stops you are particularly looking forward to?
I always look forward to going to Austin. It draws so many different kinds of folks. I try to get around while I’m there to see other musicians and of course shop in the awesome vintage shops.
Any SXSW appearances lined up yet? Anything you are looking to accomplish in Austin? Given their recent support, I’ve got my fingers crossed for an appearance at Paste’s annual party.
Besides the show itself no, at least not that I know of. I hope to increase our fan base while in Austin, I love our fans, I will always be gracious and kind to them. They are one of the biggest parts to this process so they mean a lot. Oh, and to be invited to the Paste party would be such an honor. I hope it happens in the near future.
Any bands on the SXSW lineup you are looking forward to catching yourselves?
I am looking forward to seeing Midlake. They are one of my favorite bands. In fact, Rosco came from one of their songs “Roscoe” so we took it, dropped “E” and added Bandana behind it.