2005 SXSW Flashback: Ed Harcourt

Lyndsey Parker

South By Southwest kicks off this week with a mind-boggling lineup of amazing music, carrying on the Austin festival's tradition established way back in 1987. So we're looking back ourselves, at some of the amazing performances Yahoo! Music shot during our many past rock 'n' roll pilgrimages to Texas.

One of the standout acts of SXSW 2005 was no doubt British singer-songwriter Ed Harcourt, who was in Austin to promote his exquisite third album, Strangers. It was a major treat when he came by Yahoo! Music's pop-up Austin headquarters that year to perform the album's title track (we even managed to find a piano for him!), and we're happy to revisit that moment here. Enjoy:

For more South By Southwest coverage on Yahoo! Music, go to http://music.yahoo.com/sxsw/.