Less than 10 weeks into 2019, it's already clearly a prominent year for some of Austin's top-tier singer-songwriters, who are making big splashes at South by Southwest. As usual, though, the fest is drawing songwriter talent from all over, a mix of accomplished names and promising hopefuls. Here's where to see them, both at official showcases and elsewhere around town.

Patty Griffin. The Grammy-winning Austinite has a new self-titled album out March 8, just in time for a SXSW-season blitz, beginning with a Waterloo Records in-store at 5 p.m. on March 11. Buy the record ahead of time at the store to get a wristband for admission. Griffin also headlines the final night of free SXSW Outdoor Stage shows at Auditorium Shores at 8:45 p.m. on March 16. (More opportunities to catch Griffin: March 13, Revival in Dripping Springs; March 14, ACL Bloody Mary Morning at GSD&M; 10 a.m. March 15, KUTX Live at the Four Seasons; ACL Radio Live Morning broadcats at the W, date/time TBA)

J.S. Ondara. A 26-year-old Kenyan who moved to Minneapolis five years ago, Ondara just released his Verve Forecast debut, “Tales in America,” after spending much of the fall opening for Lindsey Buckingham. When he played Austin’s Paramount Theatre on that tour in November, he quickly won over a packed house with just his voice and acoustic guitar. (10 p.m. March 12, Elysium; 7:40 p.m. March 13, St. David’s Historic Sanctuary; noon March 14, Radio Day Stage at Austin Convention Center; 10 p.m. March 14, Lamberts)

John Paul White. Half of Grammy-winning Nashville duo the Civil Wars, White started the Single Lock label to release records like his own acclaimed 2016 solo album, “Beulah.” On “The Hurting Kind,” due in April, he reaches toward a more orchestrated sound recalling the 1960s heyday of countrypolitan productions. (1 p.m. March 14, Radio Day Stage at Austin Convention Center; March 14, SX San Jose at San Jose at Hotel San Jose, time TBA; 11 p.m. March 15, Cooper’s BBQ)

Nicole Atkins. From Nashville by way of New Jersey, Atkins is a soulful singer and dynamic performer who played Austin City Limits Music Festival last fall and is a regular at SXSW, where she was among the openers for Garth Brooks at Auditorium Shores in 2017. (March 13, Revival in Dripping Springs; March 14, Luck Reunion in Spicewood; 9 p.m. March 15, Cooper’s BBQ)

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Hayes Carll. Fresh off selling out four nights at prime local clubs to celebrate last month’s release of “What It Is,” the renowned Austin troubadour is following up with a busy SXSW slate. (8:30 p.m. March 14, Luck Reunion in Spicewood; 10 a.m. March 15, Shady Grove; 3:15 p.m. March 15, Waterloo Records; 5 p.m. March 15, Yeti; 9 p.m. March 15, Scoot Inn; 10:30 a.m. March 16, ACL Radio Live at W Hotel; March 16, South by San Jose at Hotel San Jose, time TBA; 11 p.m. March 16, Continental Club)

Pat Byrne. A native of Ireland, where he won that country’s version of “The Voice” a few years ago, Byrne recently relocated at least temporarily (perhaps longer?) to Austin. That’s a big gain for the Live Music Capital, as Byrne is an engaging singer whether he’s rendering spot-on covers of Guy Clark and Bruce Springsteen or playing his own instantly memorable material. (1 p.m. March 9, Gruene Hall; 10 p.m. March 10, Saxon Pub; 11:15 a.m. March 11, Soup By Soup Fest at Caritas Kitchen; 2 p.m. March 12, El Mercado Backstage; 9 p.m. March 12, Saxon Pub; noon March 15, B.D. Riley’s; 3 p.m. March 15, Continental Club)

David Keenan. Another Irish rising star, Keenan is in his mid-20s and first gained attention from a viral video of a song performed in a taxi four years ago. Recently featured on the TV program “Other Voices” (it's like an intimate Irish “Austin City Limits”), he’s poised to break out with a powerful voice and a sharp sense for gorgeous folk-rock arrangements. (9 p.m. March 14, Velveeta Room)

Erin Rae. From Nashville, Rae makes music that’s less a part of the city’s country core than its indie fringes. Her keen, lilting folk-rock sound graces last year’s “Putting On Airs,” released by influential label Single Lock. (10 p.m. March 15, Cooper’s BBQ)

Ben Dickey. A breakout movie star at last year’s SXSW Film Festival for his leading role in the biopic “Blaze” about ill-fated Austin troubadour Blaze Foley, Dickey returns this year to push “A Glimmer on the Outskirts,” produced by Charlie Sexton and released this month. The Arkansas-born Louisiana resident has released several records both with a band and on his own over the past two decades, but he’s never sounded as good as he does on this new album. (5 p.m. March 8, Waterloo Records; 3:10 p.m. March 12, Cactus Cafe; 10 p.m. March 16, Continental Club)

Jamie Lin Wilson. Known for her work with Central Texas acts the Trishas and the Gougers, Wilson released “Jumping Over Rocks,” her second solo album, last year. Country-folk seems to come naturally to her, and she has the voice to make the music shine. (9 p.m. March 15, Continental Club)

Murray A. Lightburn. Frontman of Montreal indie band the Dears, Lightburn steps out on the just-released “Hear Me Out,” his second solo effort, with a sophisticated sound that draws as much from classic pop as from the singer-songwriter tradition. (8 p.m. March 11, Mohawk indoor; 7:45 p.m. March 15, Barracuda Backyard)

Chelsea Williams. The former Santa Monica street musician broke out with her 2017 Blue Elon Records debut “Boomerang,” which showed her facility for melodic folk-pop songcraft. (9 p.m. March 15, Lamberts)

Indigo Sparke. A fairly minimalist approach marks the indie-folk style of this Australian singer-songwriter, which allows the spotlight to stay squarely on her dreamlike soprano vocals. (9 p.m. March 16, Townsend)

Christy Hays. Splitting her time between Austin and Montana the past couple of years, Hays reached a new high point with 2018’s “River Swimmer,” a strong collection of country-folk-rock originals. Renowned Austin troubadour Bruce Robison covered Hays’ song “Lake of Fire” on his most recent album. (8 p.m. March 15, Friends)