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Tassie muso's Texas score

Article from: The Mercury


March 13, 2008 12:00am

A FORMER Hobart musician has one foot in the door of the lucrative US market, performing at the world's biggest music showcase this week.

Ange Boxall, who is now based in London, is one of just 23 Australian acts invited to perform at South by Southwest (SXSW), which kicked off in Austin, Texas, yesterday.

Boxall is one of more than 1500 acts from around the world taking part in the four-day SXSW festival and media conference, which is attended by about 10,000 music industry delegates each year.

Almost 10,000 acts applied for a spot at this year's event, with only about one in six chosen. Other Australian acts selected this year include Paul Kelly, The Panics, The Vines, Cut Copy and Ash Grunwald.

Previous Australian acts who have broken into the US scene by attending SXSW include Wolfmother, Missy Higgins and The John Butler Trio. 

Ange Boxall
Hobart girl ... Ange Boxall has been invited to perform at the South by Southwest festival in Texas.

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