I'm attending the International Folk Alliance conference in Austin this weekend. Hundreds of artists are showcasing here. I hope to post a few blog items over the weekend, but there's so much going on it could be kind of spotty. Last night, I caught Caroline Herring, Whit Smith's Hot Jazz Caravan, Lost Bayou Ramblers, John Cowan Band, Blame Sally, Houston Jones, Chip Taylor & Carrie Rodriguez, The Biscuit Burners, Jo Miller, Darrell Scott, Laura Love and the Duhks. And the weekend is just getting started. I'll post some observations on the artists later.