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The Austin 100: Gordi

Gordi.

Hometown: Canowindra, Australia

Genre:Singer-Songwriter

Why We're Excited:Simultaneously warm and cool, singer-songwriter Gordi (a.k.a. Sophie Payten) shares some creative DNA with Bon Iver: She's toured with the band, she records for its label, and she helped make a name for herself by releasing a hauntingly cavernous cover of "00000 Million." In "Heaven I Know," she swathes her voice in Imogen Heap-style effects, but her debut album (2017's Reservoir) also showcases a joyful side.

SXSW Schedule:

  • March 15: Radio Day Stage Austin Convention Center (500 E. Cesar Chavez St.)
  • March 15: Barracuda (611 E. 7th St.)
  • March 16: The Blackheart (86 Rainey St.)
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