Texas is famous mostly because of its oil reserves and its love for football. Another thing that Texas is renowned for is its music. In fact, Austin, which is the capital of Texas, is considered the Live Music Capital of the world.
Indeed, Texas music spans a broad spectrum of genres that includes country music, honky-tonk & outlaw country music, blues, jazz and conjunto music. Texas music also has a rich history and has evolved numerous times over the years mainly due to the state’s ethnic and cultural diversity. Here is a brief history of two popular genres in Texas music.… Read the rest
It’s Bigger than Texas!
Spring is in the air in Texas and the line-up for this year’s Huntsville Music Festival looks hotter than ever before!
This free event takes place in Rather Park on April the 21st and the 28th from 5 pm to 10 pm. Reviews from last year’s festival were overwhelmingly positive and the event organizers are going all out to make 2016’s event even bigger and better.
The Huntsville Music Festival is an annual event hosted by the City of Huntsville Main Street Program. It features up and coming local artists from Walker County and surrounding areas. This year’s acts include Huntsville’s John Slaughter, Houston musician Kenna Danielle, Austin’s Sam Riggs, and many more talented acoustic artists.… Read the rest
Living in a town with more music venues per capita than any other United States city has an advantage, in that there is always somewhere to go where an awesome new band is playing in Austin, my home.
As a twenty-something single male Austin-ite, I spend a lot of my free time looking into new bands. I especially like new groups that are just coming up or have been around but only started being noticed.
Here are my favorite new Texas bands for 2015 – plus one from TN:… Read the rest
Today’s Texas Music owes much to the weirdness that is Austin, Texas.
Austin may not have a lot of in common with the rest of its Texan neighbors, but it surely does with the global music and the international art scene.
So catch a couple of affordable seats on Southwest and head on down to Austin to discover why most of the cars, trucks and t-shirts of the city proudly proclaim, “Keep Austin Weird.”… Read the rest