At this year’s SXSW we hit the road with local band Ruby The Hatchet to get a behind the scenes look at what the festival is like from a musician’s perspective. A few days before the festival began, the band loaded up their van and started the 35+ hour drive from Philadelphia to Austin. From van troubles to late night gas station stops, to showcases and tattoos, the end result is a very real glimpse into the life of a traveling band, where the journey is the destination.
“Our battered suitcases were piled on the sidewalk again; we had longer ways to go. But no matter, the road is life.” – Jack Kerouac