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GuideLive: MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough: Fronting band at SXSW takes mind off ‘ugly’ political season

MARCH 22, 2016 by MJM

AUSTIN — He’s up at 5 every weekday morning, talking politics on national TV. But Joe Scarborough has spent many recent nights working on a different dream altogether.

The host of the cable newser’s Morning Joe program strummed and sang during two weekend showcases at South by Southwest with his surprisingly expansive 8-piece band. Dubbed Morning Joe Music for maximum recognition value, the group made its Austin debut Friday night before a few hundred folks at ACL Live at Moody Theater. Scarborough’s MSNBC co-host, Mika Brzezinski, stood front-row center, FaceTiming the show to friends and cheering on her TV partner at every turn.

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