You may know her best from years of playing in the Grammy Award winning band, Asleep at the Wheel, but this year Elizabeth McQueen is taking on the Austin Kiddie Limits stage on her own to entertain families at the festival with her dreamy voice and hip-shaking, jazzy tunes.
In the early 2000s, McQueen jumped into the Austin Americana music scene, released her own album, and then accepted a gig with the Texas legends, Asleep At The Wheel. In 2010, she released her solo album, "The Laziest Girl in Town" -- although, of course, she's anything but. Mom of two girls, McQueen is busy often performing around Austin. (You can check her Facebook page for schedule updates.) McQueen has described "The Laziest Girl in Town" as a combination of “roots jazz with some R&B, a splash of Texas drawl and just a hint of pop." To listen to all of that and more, you can check her out in person on this year's Austin Kiddie Limits stage.
- Fri, Oct. 3rd, 1:30 - 1:55 p.m.
- Sun, Oct. 5th, 1:30 - 1:55 p.m.
- Fri, Oct. 10th, 12:30 - 12:55 p.m.
- Sat, Oct. 11th, 1:30 - 1:55 p.m.
|Photo from her Facebook page|
Elizabeth McQueen was kind enough to take a few minutes to answer a few questions about the upcoming festival...
How many years have you been playing at Austin City Limits Music Festival?
McQueen: I think this will be my 9th year playing ACL. For 8 years I played as part of Asleep at the Wheel. This will be my first year doing my own thing!
What do you like about this festival in particular?
McQueen: What I love most about ACL is the energy it brings to the city. For two weekends the world comes to Austin. I love that!
Who are you most interested excited to see at the festival this year?
McQueen: This year there's so much! Tuneyards, Spoon, Beck, Outcast, Lorde, Broken Bells, St. Vincent, Icona Pop, Jenny Lewis, Lucius, the Preatures, Spanish Gold, Emily Wolfe, Riders Against the Storm -- and hopefully I'll get to catch Asleep at the Wheel with Katie Holmes and Emily Gimble.
Do you have a favorite of your songs to perform? If so, what is it?
Will you have any new music to debut at the festival?
Do you ever listen to other children's musicians? If so, who are your favorites?
How old are your children?
What do they think about your job?
Do you usually bring your kids to ACL? If so, do you have any advice for other parents trying to navigate the festival with kids in tow?