SXSW: Nakia, Spinner.com

Nakia and his piano. (PHOTO: Will Lucas)

Resident Austin rocker Nakia owes his career to the SXSW city. Shortly after visiting Austin for the first time for SXSW in 2001, the Alabama native (then residing in Chicago) instantly fell in love and permanently moved there several months later. Never looking back, Nakia is prepping for eight SXSW performances, including kicking off the showcase at the KGSR and Four Seasons, supporting his last release Water to Wine and working on a new album. Spinner caught up with Nakia during his one week stretch of planning his attack, to talk new tunes, having a day named after him in Austin and singing with Duran Duran. Read entire story

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~ by Tina Benitez-Eves on March 17, 2010.

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