Free People Presents: Backyard Sessions

One of the most memorable nights we had in Austin was on Friday. In the early evening hours — that magical part of the day when the sun begins to sink and everything is covered with a dusty glow — we gathered at a home away from the busy streets of SXSW. Vans rolled up and instruments piled out, old friends greeted each other with hugs and smiles. Among the crowd was Nicole Atkins, the talented singer songwriter with a raspy, soulful voice, and her band; and Ruby the Hatchet, our good friends who are fronted by one of our FP girls, Jillian. Alana Amram, singer and friend of Nicole’s, also stopped by to join us. The gracious homeowners (thank you Hannah, Bre, and James!) offered us red wine as we made ourselves comfortable for an acoustic performance of Nicole Atkins’s song “It’s Only Chemistry” off of her
new album Slow Phaser. It was an evening I’m sure none of us will forget anytime soon, and we stayed long
into the night, singing along with the wind chimes under twinkling lights.

On Nicole: Bedouin Traveler Skirt, We The Free Boxy Stripe Tee.

On Jillian: Spin Me Right Round Sequin Dress, Metal Upper Armband, Embellished Band Brimmed Hat, Drazen Mid Boot.

On Alana: On The Open Road Lace Tunic.

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marissa l

this is so great! you should definitely do more of these, even outside the festival context — i’d love to see more special performances on the blog xx

These photos are amazing, all details captured. Feels like I’m there!
Xx, Tiffany { http://www.sunshinedaydreamphotography.com/ }

So much fun!!! FYI, for all of you Philadelphians – Nicole is playing at Johnny Brenda’s tonight at 8pm!

SJ

This is so amazingggg, the video is straight perfection!

Megan B

I loved this! Her voice is amazing!

Erin

I love Nicole. Jersey girl represent! I remember when she was playing dives in Asbury Park and Belmar

Alison

just magical.

Amanda

Nicole’s voice is incredible. Wow. This was such an awesome, atmospheric and chill video. Loved it! Thanks for sharing such inspiration.

Anonymous

absolutely amazing.

I love this. I remember watching a backyard section of Miley Cyrus once and being amazing at how raw and authentic it was. I think this is a fabulous idea and every inclusive!

Krystal | http://www.moorekrystal.wordpress.com

absolutely the way it should be!! My grandson MJ (I think you might remember him) thought it was great.

Keep going Ne Ne hope to see you in the Sunshine State soon!!

Love from us all

Big Mike and Mama Sue

Jasmine

I loved this version of the song, but now I can’t seem to find a link to the video anywhere?