Last night we went to a fundraising concert for our school. This year is its tenth anniversary! Bob Schneider was great by himself, better than the time we saw him with his band on the big stage at the Nutty Brown Cafe–less generic sounding. I had never seen Alejandro Escovedo, even though I’ve heard his performances announced on the local radio for years. He and his band were phenomenal. He has a violinist and a cellist along with a regular rock group and it gives it a wonderfully deep sound. Loved it.
So I thought I’d do a post listing a few of my favorite musicians that are based in and around Austin. Here goes. Continue reading
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Tagged Alejandro Escovedo, Austin live music, Austin Lounge Lizards, Bob Schneider, Butch Hancock, Carolyn Wonderland, Guy Forsyth, Iron and Wine, music, Ray Wylie Hubbard, The Eggmen, The Gourds, the Invincible Czars, Willy Nelson, Zydeco Blanco
A blog that I visit a lot is A Flamingo in Utrecht, which has wonderful photos of Utrecht, the Netherlands: streetscapes, vistas, and photos of everyday life. It inspired me to post regular photos of Austin. It doesn’t have much to do with being a Dutch immigrant here, but oh well. I love Austin and all its quirkiness, so let’s just say it’s a counterweight to all my griping. Continue reading