The second day of Balloonfest is in the books, and I have to say I feel great about day two! I wrote here a couple weeks ago that I thought Sunday was going to be an amazing day that people will find themselves talking about for a long time.
It totally was.
Despite a delayed layover, Aranda made it just in time to perform a few songs and the most badass medley of Michael Jackson ever performed. After that, Sully Erna took the stage with an epic acoustic performance on guitar and piano. Check out the photos below of their performances and meet-and-greets while we get the videos ready.
We've gotten to know Gabe and Dameon Aranda pretty well over the past few years. They've played at several of our events and, if you've ever seen them perform, you know they are a super, super talented band.
They're also good people. We'd been scheduled to talk to Gabe since Saturday about their upcoming performance at Balloonfest. Then the tornadoes hit Oklahoma right near where they make their h
At first glance, an acoustic day at Balloonfest 2013 seems kind of weird. But the more you think about it, the better the idea gets! It's something we haven't done since Zakk Wylde came down and performed songs from his then new album Book of Shadows. (Anyone else remember that?) That was a really cool show, and something people really didn't expect from Zakk at the time...heck, it's still odd to
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Gabe and Dameon Aranda have become known for their vocal pyrotechnics, and they didn't disappoint in their visit to the Morning Show's suite during SXSW. They'll be doing much the same when they visit El Paso for an acoustic set at Balloonfest this year!
A good chunk of the music community will find themselves in Austin, Texas, next week for the South by Southwest music conference and that includes the artists celebrating Wind-up Records' 15th anniversary. UK upstarts Young Guns and hard rocking Oklahoma outfit Aranda are among the acts representing Wind-up while at SXSW.