SXSW Ones to Watch: Chief Cleopatra

All this week, KUTX-Austin profiles the Ones to Watch: seven must-see artists at SXSW 2022.

By Art LevyMarch 15, 2022 9:42 am, , ,

Chief Cleopatra grew up in Corsicana, Texas, playing in her church band and high school drum line. With a move to Austin, her own music caught the ear of KUTX’s The Breaks. They featured Chief Cleopatra on their annual hip-hop/R&B showcase Summer Jam, and last month, KUTX made her its Artist of the Month.

On her new EP “Luna,” Chief Cleopatra teamed up with Austin’s Walker Lukens and the Bright Light Social Hour. The music is a good reflection of the Austin music scene, blending R&B with psychedelic rock.

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