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Texas A-Z Music Project

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S: Texas Music: The Best Part Of Texas

BC: This project was created by: Nicole Jefferson

FC: Texas Music | By Nicole Jefferson

1: Table Of Contents | Pg.2 Anotnes Pg.3 Bubble Puppy Pg.4 Van Cliburn Pg.5 Dixie Chicks Pg.6 The Elephant Room Pg.7 Flipnotics Coffeespace Pg.8 Selena Gomez Pg.9 Houston International Jazz Fest. Pg.10 "If You Are Gonna Play in Texas, You Need a Fiddle in the Band" Pg.11 "Just Like a Texan" Pg.12 Kerville Folk Festival Pg.13 Los Lonley Boys Pg.14 Marley Festival Pg.15 Neworldeli Pg. 16 Old Settlers Music Festival | Pg.17 Pinetop Perkins Pg.18"Quiet Your Mind" Pg.19"Red River Valley" Pg.20 Selena Pg.21 Tosca String Quartet Pg.22 Urban Music Fest. Pg.23 Victory Grill Pg.24 Willie Nelson Pg.25"Under the X in Texas" Pg.26"Yellow Rose of Texas" Pg.27 ZZ Top Pg.28 Texas Map

2: A | Antone's the first jazz venue on sixth street opened in the summer of 1975. Founded by Clifford Antone Antone's has hosted many famous people including Pinetop Perkins and helped to start the careers of many people including the Los Lonely Boys. This legendary venue has won countless awards including numerous Austin Music Awards. This venue is open to all ages. | http://www.antones.net/about/ | Music Venue- Blues

3: B | Bubble Puppy is a Rock band whose guitarist Rod Prince and drummer David Fore a.k.a "Fuzzy" were both born in Texas. Bubble Puppy became a band in1966 and had tons of fame and fortune, for example when they stopped touring and moved back to Austin for a 90 minute set earned them 2,500 dollars. They broke up in 1972. Bubble Puppy has recently earned a place in the Rock Hall of Fame. In celebration they had a reunion performance and were pleased with how many fans came to support them. | http://www.bubblepuppy.com/Bios.html | Band- Rock

4: C | Van Cilburn was born on July 12,1934 in Shreveport, Louisiana. Van is a Classical pianist. He was 12 when he played his orchestral debut with the Houston Symphony Orchestra. In1954 he won the Levintritt competition which has not given out a first place prize since 1949. On March2, 2011 President Obama awarded Mr.Cilburn with the National Medal of Arts. He has also performed for every president in the U.S. since Harry Truman. | http://www.cliburn.org/index.php?page=van_cliburn_biography | Soloist-Classical

5: d | The Dixie Chicks are a Country Western band. These fabulous "Chicks" were all born and raised in Dallas, Texas. Funny story... they are sisters. The Dixie Chicks are the highest selling female group in any genre. They hold the distinction of being the only country group in history and the only female group of any genre to earn back-to-back Diamond Awards signifying 10 million in record sales. | http://www.dixiechicks.com/default2006.asp | Band- Country Western

6: e | The Elephant Room is a Jazz music Venue Located in Austin, Texas. It has been open since 1991. Here you can sit relax and enjoy the beautiful Jazz music (and the bar). They are open all week. Monday- Friday admission is usually free. On Saturday and Sunday there is a slight admission fee but not much compared to other Austin Music Venues. | http://www.elephantroom.com/ | Music Venue- Jazz

7: f | Flipnotics Coffeespace is a Traditional/Folk Music Venue located in Austin, Texas. Flipnotics is many things: a quiet place to read or study, a place to have a beer over live music, a place to bring the kids on Saturday mornings. Founded in 1992, Flipnotics has served Austin for more than 18 years. This amazing place supports everything local, from musicians to their coffee beans. This is a great place with tons of diversity anyone can come and will never find anything like it again. | http://flipnotics.com/ | Music Venue- Traditional/Folk

8: g | Selena Gomez, a Disney pop singer/actress ,was born on July 22,1992 and raised in Grand Prairie, Texas. Gomez began as a television star on Barny and Friends then moved to Disney Channel to be on Wizards of Waverly Place were she would hit it big. Now she is a very successful woman who has 2 albums out, and also many singles on other CD's. | http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1411125/bio | Soloist- Pop

9: h | The Houston International Jazz Festival is located in Houston, Texas. Usually in early August it is proud to be the only US Jazz festival to have a roster of predominantly international artists. It is a three day festival that includes alternating indoor and outdoor performances. Held in conjunction with "August Jazz Month Houston," over 5,000 music lovers each year enjoy the celebration of Jazz. | http://www.texastripper.com/festivals/houston-jazz-festival.html | Festival- Jazz

10: i | If You're Gonna Play In Texas (You Gotta Have A Fiddle In The Band) is a country song written by the band Alabama. On the album Roll On. Which was published in July 1984. It became the group's 14th consecutive number-one single on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart. | http://www.cowboylyrics.com/lyrics/alabama/if-youre-gonna-play-in-texas-you-gotta-have-a-fiddle-in-the-band-3831.html | Song- Country Western

11: j | "Just Like a Texan", a country song, was written by Laurie York. Published in 2003, Laurie wrote this song because she believes she will never be able to wash the "white trash" off of her and sounds just like a Texan. She wrote and recorded this one while living in a small town in Korea. She didn’t have a piano so she played guitar instead. She writes passionate folk songs. | http://www.blog.collectedsounds.com/?p=2994 | Song -Folk

12: k | The Kerrville Folk Festival was founded by Rod Kennedy, and located on the Quiet Vally Ranch. The Kerrville Folk Festival has run annually since 1972. It is the longest continuously running music festival of its kind in North America. It runs for 18 straight days. Kerrville offers many venues of music including traditional folk, bluegrass, acoustic rock, blues, country, jazz, and Americana. | http://www.kerrville-music.com/about_festivals.htm | Festival- Folk

13: l | The Los Lonely Boys is a Rock/Americana band. They are from San Angelo, Texas. They play a style of music they call "Texican Rock n' Roll," combining elements of rock and roll, blues, soul, country, and Tejano. The band consists of three brothers: Henry (guitar, vocals), Jojo (bass, vocals), and Ringo (drums, vocals) Garza.[1] They follow the tradition of their father, Ringo Garza, Sr., who formed a band with his brothers called the Falcones. Their debut single, "Heaven," was a number one hit on the Billboard adult contemporary chart and reached the Top 40 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2004. They have recently released a new album called "Rockpango". | www.loslonelyboys.com/ | Band - Rock

14: m | The Marley Festival (a.k.a. Austin Reggae Festival) is currently held at Auditorium Shores in Austin, Texas. Reggae music is from the stylistic origin of R&B with a mix of Calypso and Ska. The most popular Reggae star is Bob Marley and the festival was originally named after him. This festival was founded in 1994. This year the festival was held from April 15 to April 17. | http://www.austinreggaefest.com/faq.html | Festival - R&B

15: n | Neworldeli is a traditional/folk music venue located in Austin, Texas. Neworldeli opened in 1997. The owner, Greg Bontempo, Bontempo was recovering from the recent loss of his father and inspired by Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World’s “traveling fast from our dreams of the past to a brave new world,” when he decided to open NeWorlDeli as a tribute to his father and his way of life. | http://www.eatanddrinkaustin.com/articles/neworldeli/neworldeli.htm | Music Venue - Traditional/Folk

16: o | The Old Settlers Music Festival is a folk festival located in the Texas Hill Country, just minutes from Austin. Usually in the spring, this festival has many activities from crafts to camping anyone can come and have the experience of a lifetime(except pets, no pets allowed). Some of the past performers are: The Richard Thompson Electric Trio, Sam Bush, Sonny Landreth, Tim O'Brien, Emmitt-Nershi Band, The Gourds,Jimmy Dale Gilmore with the Wronglers. | http://oldsettlersmusicfest.org/overview/ | Festival - Folk

17: p | Pinetop Perkins a blues musician has always been jamming in the clubs and collecting Grammy Awards until shortly before his death from cardiac arrest Monday at his Austin, Texas, home. He was 97.Perkins, whose real first name was Willie, was born in 1913 in Belzoni, Mississippi. He gave himself the nickname "Pinetop" because he liked the music of an earlier performer named Pinetop Smith. Perkins lived his life in the tradition of many bluesmen, rambling from place to place, watching most of his contemporaries pass on. He moved to Austin in 2004 to live with an associate since he had no family. | Solo Artist - Blues

18: q | "Quiet Your Mind" is an Americana song created by the Grammy Winning Zac Brown Band. This song was released on the album labeled "You Get What You Give" which was released on September 21,2010. So far this album has debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart when it was released. In 2010 the Zac Brown Band won 3 Grammys total and hopefully will win more in the near future. | http://www.zacbrownband.com/about.html | Song - Americana

19: r | "Red River Valley" is a country western song that has gone by different names, for example, "Cowboy Love Song", "Bright Sherman Valley", "Bright Laurel Valley", "In the Bright Mohawk Valley", and "Bright Little Valley". This is related to Texas because the Red River is the Oklahoma/Texas border. The earliest written lyrics, titled "Red River Valley" were between 1879 and 1885. In 1925, Carl T. Sprague, an early singing cowboy from Texas, recorded it as "Cowboy Love Song", but it was another Texan, Jules Verne Allen's 1929 "Cowboy's Love Song" that gave the song its greatest popularity. | http://www.stolaf.edu/people/hend/songs/RedRiverValley.html | Song - country western

20: s | Selena Quintanilla-Pérez was born April 16, 1971 in Lake Jackson, Texas and died March 31, 1995, known simply as Selena, she was a Mexican American pop singer-songwriter. Selena was murdered at the age of 23 by Yolanda Saldívar, the president of her fan club. Selena was known as “The Queen of Tejano”. Selena and her group “Los Dinos” created a unique sound by mixing in Colombian cumbia, pop and R&B. | http://www.selenaforever.com/ | Solo artist- Pop

21: t | The Tosca String Quartet is a Classical music band. The band members in The Tosca String Quartet are Leigh Mahoney - violin, Tracy Seeger - violin, Ames Asbell - viola, and Sara Nelson - cello. They began in 1996 as members of the Tosca Tango Orchestra, a seven-piece ensemble that captivated the Austin, Texas, live music scene in the late 1990's.In 1999, the Tosca String Quartet began presenting concerts of new music by local composers in alternative performance spaces, often bars and clubs. In 2000, the group gained an international following with soundtrack and on-screen work in Richard Linklater’s arthouse hit film Waking Life, and an appearance by invitation at the 5th World Tango Summit in Argentina. | http://www.toscastrings.com/about.html | Band - Classical

22: u | The Urban Music Festival is a festival held in Austin, Texas, at Auditorium Shores, yearly. In 2006 the Urban Music Festival was created by the Urban Life Group. This Festival includes many music genres including; R&B, Soul, and Hip Hop. It is held every year the same week as the Texas Relays. Some of the past acts have included The Bar-Kays, The Dazz band, and the fathers of Hip Hop, The Sugar Hill Gang. | http://06.urbanmusicfest.com/ | Festival - R&B/Soul/Hip Hop

23: v | Victory Grill is blues music venue located in Austin, Texas. The nightclub was on the Chitlin' Circuit and hosted famous African American acts such as Bobby Bland, Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, W. C. Clark and B. B. King when Austin was legally segregated. Victory Grill was added to the National Register of Historic Places on October 16, 1998. Johnny Holmes opened the Victory Grill on Victory over Japan Day, 1945 as a restaurant and bar for black soldiers returning from the war. | www.historicvictorygrill.org | Music Venue - Blues

24: w | Willie Nelson was born April 30, 1933 in Abbott, Texas. Willie one of the most recognized artists in country music and one of the main figures of the Outlaw Movement, a subgenre of country music that developed between the end of the 1960s and early 1980s. He started studying music from mail order material that his grandparents gave him. He wrote his first song at age seven and joined his first band at age nine. After graduating from high school in 1950, he joined the Air Force but was later discharged due to back problems. He is currently the Honorary Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Texas Music Project, the official music charity of the state of Texas. | http://www.willienelson.com/ | Solo Artist - Country Western

25: x | "Under the X in Texas", a country western/ swing song was written by Johnny Gimble. It has been performed by many artists including, Asleep at the Wheel, and Red Steagall. Johnny Gimble, the "king of the swing fiddle," has toured with Willie Nelson and recorded tracks with Merle Haggard, Charley Pride, Chet Atkins and Connie Smith. Gimble has been playing the string fiddle for more than 70 years. His first paying gig took place outside of a grocery store, where he jammed for hours on a flatbed 1936 Ford truck with his brothers. | http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=125673057 | Song - Swing

26: y | "Yellow Rose of Texas" is a country western song handwritten on a piece of plain paper around 1836. Historical records indicate this copy was most probably transcribed either shortly before or just after General Sam Houston lead his brigade of Texas loyalists against the army of General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna at the Battle of San Jacinto on April 21, 1836. This song was written about black American soldier who left his sweetheart (a "yellow rose") and yearns to return to her side. "Yellow" was a term given to Americans of mixed race in those days. | http://www.amaranthpublishing.com/yellow.htm | Song - country western/swing

27: z | www.zztop.com | ZZ Top is an American rock band, sometimes referred to as "That Little Ol' Band from Texas". Their style, which is rooted in blues-based boogie rock. The band is from Houston, Texas, and formed in 1969. Musician Billy Gibbons and drummer Dan Mitchell, originally in a band called the Moving Sidewalks, got together with bassist Lanier Greig, forming ZZ Top. In 1969, Greig and Mitchell were replaced by Dusty Hill and Frank Beard from the band American Blues. They were signed to London Records in 1970, and released several albums, beginning with their 1971 debut album, followed by their 1972 album Rio Grande Mud. In 1973, the band emerged into the mainstream with the album Tres Hombres, and their 1975 follow-up Fandango! | Band - Rock

29: All of the letters on the opposite page represent the letter used for the person, band, song, venue, and festival on each page in this project and proof that they are associated with Texas in one way or another. Thank you for reading my project. :)

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  • Title: Texas A-Z Music Project
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