The TA Live SXSW ’10 Q & A: Hunter Morris of Gift Horse

As the music community starts packing their bags and loading their iPods for the road trip (or flights) to SXSW, a couple of us holding down the fort at home want to know (so we can live vicariously) how our friends prep for, and who they’re hoping to see at, SXSW 2010.

AMG caught up with Gift Horse front man Hunter Morris, as the band gets ready to perform at handful of shows at SXSW, including the 40 Watt Showcase with Dead Confederate, Futurebirds, The Whigs and many more.

Hunter Morris (vocals, keys) of Gift Horse (Athens, GA)

You’re soon to be on the road to SXSW! According to Google maps, the trip from ATL to Austin = approx. 16 hours driving. What are your three essential road trip albums?

(You) can never go wrong with the Glands’ record in the van. Also Patton Oswalt. And we always keep our friend’s bands in rotation, but I can’t say enough good things about Twin Tigers new record “Gray Waves.”

Fast food, gas station snacks, local diners – where are you most likely to stop for grub on this trip?

Smothered, covered, capped, and peppered. Or Cafe Risque!

There is a band playing at every venue, bar and BBQ joint in Austin – who are you most excited to see?

Motörhead is playing this year, right?

For a full list of Gift Horse performances at SXSW, and the upcoming release of Mountain of Youth please visit www.myspace.com/gifthorsetheband

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