JM Stevens is the former frontman for acclaimed power-popsters, Moonlight Towers.  He's been hard at work at local studio EAR (where he is the proprietor), preparing his debut album.  His backing band includes bassist Andrew Duplantis (Son Volt, Bob Mould), and George Duron (Roky Erickson, Dumptruck).  

Your Name
James Stevens

Showcasing Artist Name
JM Stevens

Where are you from?
West Point, Mississippi, but I reside in Austin

How do you describe your band/sound?
Rock with a splash of pop melody and a bite size side of folk

What do you like about Austin? or If this is your First time here, what do you want to see in Austin?
Right now I'm digging this gloomy, lukewarm, non-committal weather. I find it more inspiring than boring hot and sunny weather. Tacos and BBQ ain't bad either. Oh, and being surrounded by loads of creative and forward thinking folks doesn't hurt. When it rains the creek is nice.

What other bands do you want to see at Ranch X Chicken Ranch or at the SXSW Festival?
Always dig seeing Five Eight, and Mr. Lewis never fails to entertain me. Want to see Chris Cantebury as well. My antennas are always looking for new things.

What's next for you and/or your band?
I've a got a full length album that just popped out of the oven, so I'm aiming to get that out on the dinner table soon.

When are your other shows during SX week?
3/13 - 1:45 Hole in the Wall - Ranch by Chicken Ranch 3/13 - 4:00 Guero's Comboplate Booking Roster Party 3/13 - 8:15 Shangri-La Midcoast Takerover
3/14 - 8:25 Valhalla SXSW Showcase

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