Wednesday, December 21, 2011
'The Live Music Capital of the World'
I definitely need to spend more time in Austin, Texas, with its reputation as 'The Live Music Capital of the World'. I did manage to have a wander around the historic Red River St area, home to many popular music venues, and across to Central East Austin where, from the late 1920s, jazz and blues clubs formed the core of the burgeoning music scene.
Austin has some great street art and not surprisingly, a lot of it relates to music. One of the most famous pieces is the 1993 commissioned work by musician/artist Daniel Johnston - a large-scale version of his 1983 'Hi, How Are You?' album cover (photo thanks to Matthew Couper).