The South By Southwest Music and Media Conference and Festival
proudly announces that Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart will appear as
featured speakers on Thursday, March 15 in the Austin Convention Center.
Songs like "Crazy On You," "Magic Man," "Barracuda" and "Straight
On" established Heart in the DNA of classic rock. Ann and Nancy Wilson
were among the first women who worked as writers, performers and leaders
of the band. Heart proved their staying power in the MTV era, topping
the charts through the 80s and 90s. The sisters have branched out to
solo efforts while continuing to tour and record together. Their most
recent album, Red Velvet Car, debuted at 10* on the Billboard Top 200
LPs in 2010. In 2012, they will be releasing their follow-up to that
album, a career-spanning box set as well as an autobiography. In
addition to their first-ever appearance at SXSW, they will also be
installing their star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2012.
Artists who have participated as featured speakers previously at SXSW
Music include Yoko Ono, Morrissey, Elvis Costello, DEVO, Cheap Trick
and Emmylou Harris. The SXSW Interview with Heart will be a highlight
among over 150 conference sessions currently being planned, which
includes the previously announced keynote speaker Bruce Springsteen. All
SXSW Music Conference events are open to Music and Platinum registrants
as well as registered showcasing artists. Conference registrations are now being accepted.
For more information on every aspect of SXSW, please go to sxsw.com.