SXSW Taps Springsteen for 2012 Keynote


He’s still the Boss,


By Blurt Staff


South By Southwest Music and Media Conference and Festival
just announced Bruce Springsteen as keynote speaker for the 2012 event. The
keynote will take place on Thursday, March 15, 2012 at the Austin Convention Center.


According to the organizers, “Springsteen’s artistry has
drawn worldwide acclaim and honors. His recordings include time-tested classics
of rock and acoustic-based albums celebrating folk traditions. His live shows
are truly fervent celebrations of the communal power of music. As SXSW fosters
connection and communication in the music community, this event will
undoubtedly further those aims in an unique conference session.”


Springsteen’s in good company: among the other high-profile
notables over the years who’d handled opening ceremony duties for SXSW are Johnny
Cash, Carl Perkins, Lucinda Williams, Robert Plant, Pete Townshend, Smokey
Robinson and Neil Young.


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