Willie Nelson Highlights Austin Conference

With weekend performances by Willie Nelson and dozens of other acts, the South by Southwest Music Conference is in full force this weekend in Austin, Texas. Aimed at entertainment and media professionals, the conference encompasses all styles of music. Friday’s (March 14) music schedule is highlighted by a bill at the Austin Music Hall featuring Nelson, Lucinda Williams, the Jayhawks, Tift Merritt and John Eddie. Saturday (March 15) at the Continental Club, steel guitarist Sneaky Pete Kleinow (an original member of the Flying Burrito Brothers) and keyboard Garth Hudson (a founding member of The Band) perform with the new band, Burrito Deluxe. 03/14/03