Susan Cowsill is well-known as a member of the Cowsills, but she is now also a Hobart. Last year during South by Southwest, Cowsill, Jon Dee Graham and Freedy Johnston got together and started writing songs drawing on the earlier days of their careers, then recorded a CD under the name the Hobart Brothers featuring Lil’ Sis Hobart (the family name coming from the brand of industrial dishwashing machine). The album, At Least We Have Each Other, is finished and here’s a preview, with Johnston making an appeal for funding – the album’s being financed via Kickstarter - and a Cowsill-sung song titled “Baby, Didn’t I Love You.”
The Hobart Brothers and Lil’ Sis Hobart will make their live debut during SXSW with a band that also includes Russ Broussard on drums and Andrew Duplantis on bass. For those going to Austin for SXSW next week, here’s their performance schedule:
Wednesday, March 16, 2 p.m. — Guitartown/Conqueroo Kickoff Party, The Dogwood, 715 West 6th St.
Wednesday, March 16, 1 a.m. — Official SXSW Showcase, Speakeasy, 412D Congress Ave.
Thursday, March 17, 3 p.m. — Jovita’s Twangfest, 1619 South First St.
Friday, March 18, 4 p.m. — Bug Music Day Party, The Continental Club, 1315 S. Congress Ave.
Sunday, March 20, 5:15 p.m. — Olivia South Austin Fried Chicken Revival, 2043 S. Lamar Blvd.
Sunday, March 20, 10:30 p.m. — G&S Lounge North Coast Music, 2420 South 1st St.