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TEXAS MUSIC FROM A-Z - Page Text Content

FC: By: Sophie Joye and Elise C. Helms | Texas From Rock to Pop to Hip Hop to Country.

1: This book is dedicated to Coach Kee, our awesome Texas history teacher... :D Thank you for a great year of Texas History!

2: Table of Contents. Austin Syphmony - festival Beyonce Knowles - Venue Austin City Limits -festival Dixie Chicks-band The town of El Paso-song Kerrville Folk-Festival Green, green grass of home-song Austin Music hall How I miss San Antonio-song Jovitas-venue Killer B's-band Mance Lipscomb University of Houston Music Festival Wille Nelson-solo artist Pecon Street-Festival

3: Uncle Bellys Brew and Que-Venue Ray Benson-solo artist Frankie Lee Sims-Artist ZZ top-band The Eyes of Texas Our Upon Us-song Vallejo-band Whip In-venue SXSW-Festival Yuppie pricks-band Z Tejas-venue

4: The Austin Syphmony Festival | The Austin Symphony Orchestra is the oldest performing group in Austin, Texas. It was founded in 1911, and is celebrating its centenary year in 2011. The inaugural concert was held on April 25, 1911. Initially, the orchestra consisted of 28 unpaid members and an unpaid conductor. It now has over 90 members, but is still not fully professional.

5: Beyonce Giselle Knowles, is a solo artist. She was born September 4th, 1981 in Houston, Texas. She is more commonly known as just, “Beyonce,” her genre is hip hop, rap and, vocals. Her musical career started with the hit group Destiny’s Child which is one of the best selling girl groups of all time. | Beyonce Giselle Knowles Artist

6: Austin City Limits festival | -The ACL music festival is an annual 3-day American music festival that takes place in Austin, Texas at the city’s public central park, Zilker Park. ACL Festival brings together more than 130 acts from all over the world to play rock, indie, country, folk, electronic and more on eight stages. Over 70,000 fans attend the festival each day.

7: Dixie chicks band | The Dixie Chicks were formed in 1989 in Dallas, Texas and was originally made of four women performing bluegrass and country music. The band is made of founding member (and sisters) Martie Erwin Maguire and Emily Erwin Robison, and the lead singer, Natalie Maines. The Dixie Chicks eventually became one of the most popular acts in contemporary country music, as well as the highest-selling female group of all time. Sisters Martie and Emily Erwin were raised in Addison, TX, a suburban town on the northern edge of Dallas. Following their high-school graduation, the Erwins joined bassist Laura Lynch and guitarist Robin Lynn Macy to form the Dixie Chicks.

8: "El Paso," is a country and western ballad written and originally recorded by Marty Robbins, and first released on Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs in September 1959. It was released as a single the following month, and became a major hit on both the country and pop music charts, reaching number one in both at the start of 1960. It won the Grammy Award for Best Country & Western Recording in 1961, and remains Robbins' best-known song. It is widely considered a genre classic for its gripping narrative, haunting harmonies by vocalists Bobby Sykes and Jim Glaser (of the Glaser Brothers) and the eloquent Spanish guitar accompaniment by Grady Martin that lends the recording a distinctive Tex-Mex feel. | El Paso Song

9: Kerrville Folk Festival | Kerrville folk festival- The Kerrville Folk Festival is a music festival held for 18 consecutive days in the late spring/early summer at Quiet Valley Ranch near Kerrville, Texas. The event has run on a yearly basis since 1972. The event draws around 30,000 people per year. The idea behind the festivals is to "promote emerging artists while giving our audience exposure to both new and recognized, seasoned talent", according to the festival's official website.

10: “Green, Green Grass of Home", written by Claude "Curly" Putman Jr., is a country song originally about Texas and made popular by Porter Wagoner in 1965 and Bobby Bare in 1965. It was sung later by Tom Jones in 1966 when it reached number one in the UK Singles Chart in December staying there for a total of seven weeks. It had also been recorded the previous year, 1965, by Jerry Lee Lewis, and included on his album, “Country Songs For City Folks.” | Green, Green Grass Of Home Song

11: Austin Music Hall venue | The Austin Music Hall is a converted warehouse that now hosts live music in Austin, TX. As one of Austin's favorite live music venues, this club holds around 3000 people. Animals are not permitted in Austin Music Hall, an exception is made regarding service animals for guests with disabilities. All persons require a ticket to attend AMH events.

12: "Is This The Way To Amarillo" is a song written by Neil Sedaka and Howard Greenfield, referring to Amarillo, Texas, USA. It is about a man travelling to Amarillo to find his girlfriend. The reason that Amarillo was chosen for the song was because it was the only place name that he could think of that rhymed with "willow" and "pillow". The song was originally to be titled, "Is This The Way To Pensacola" referring to Pensacola, Florida, but he felt that Amarillo worked better than Pensacola. | Is this the way to Amarillo Song

13: Jovita's venue | Named for a famous Hispanic newspaperwoman, Jovita's is part community center, part restaurant, part music venue, and all fun. Opened in 1992, Jovita's was built piece-by-piece, room-by-room. Jovita's is a state of mind that continues to inspire all who walk through its doors and consider it home.

14: "King of the Road" is a 1964 song written and originally recorded by country singer Roger Miller, (born in Fort Worth Texas). The lyrics tell of a hobo who despite being poor (a "man of means by no means") revels in his freedom, describing himself humorously as the "king of the road". It was Miller's third single. | King of the road Song

15: Mance Lipscomb often honed his skills by playing in nearby Brenham, Texas, with a blind musician, Sam Porter Norman. He was born April 9, 1895 to an ex-slave father from Alabama and a half Native American mother. Mance spent most of his life working as a tenant farmer in Texas and was "discovered" and recorded by Mack McCormick and Chris Strachwitz in 1960 during the country blues revival. He released many albums of blues, ragtime, Tin Pan Alley and folk music, singing and accompanying himself on acoustic guitar. | Mance Lipscomb Artist

16: Houston Music Festival | The Immanuel and Helen Olshan Texas Music Festival was founded in 1990, It was founded to provide young professional musicians with a stimulating musical environment in which to concentrate on developing skills in orchestra. The four-week residency program on the University of Houston campus is under the guidance of distinguished artists from the Moores School of Music faculty. The members of the Houston Symphony, and internationally recognized guests, many of whom perform as soloists with the TMF Orchestra and on the festival's chamber music concerts.

17: Willie Nelson solo artist | Willie Nelson was born on April 30, 1933, in Abbott, Texas. Willie nelson has written more than 2,500 songs and has released close to 300 albums. He is recognized worldwide as an American troubadour. He and his older sister, Bobbie, were raised by their paternal grandparents during the Great Depression.

18: "Texas, Our Texas" is the official state song of Texas. It was written in 1924 by William J. Marsh, who was born in Liverpool, England, and emigrated to Texas as a young man, and Gladys Yoakum Wright, a native of Fort Worth, Texas and selected as the state song by a concurrent resolution of the Texas Legislature in 1929 following a statewide competition. Older songs such as "The Yellow Rose of Texas" and "Dixie" were also considered but ultimately it was decided a new song should be composed. At times, there have been movements to replace "Texas, Our Texas" with the better known "The Eyes of Texas." | Texas Our Texas song

19: Pecan Street Festival | The Pecan Street Festival is the common name for the Old Pecan Street Spring and Fall Arts Festival, a free, bi-annual juried fine art and arts and crafts festival held on 6th Street in Austin, Texas. The festival is the largest art festival in Central Texas, attracting over 300,000 people per event and generating $43 million in economic impact. The festival, which was first held in the fall of 1978, was renamed the Capital One Pecan Street Festival in the fall of 2008.

20: Uncle Billy’s Brew and Que is a venue located on 1530 Barton spring road, Austin, Texas. It is a venue because you can drink their home brewed beer while listening to live music. They normally play music on Friday evenings. Uncle Billy’s brewery ever since 1997. | Uncle Billy’s Brew and Que Venue

21: Ray Benson is A Texan singer. He not only sings solo but he also is the lead singer for the band “Asleep at the Wheel.” He was born in Pennsylvania but is related to Texas because this is were he lives. Another reason why he is related to Texas is because it’s where his band performs. | Ray Benson Artist

22: Frankie Lee Sims Artist | Frankie Sims was born on April 30, 1917 in New Orleans, Louisiana. He claimed he was born on February 29, 1906, but 1906 was not a leap year and April 30, 1917 is generally accepted as his birth date. He died soon after on May 10, 1970 in Dallas at the age of 53. He was the nephew of Texas blues singer Texas Alexander, and the cousin of Texan guitarist Lightnin' Hopkins. Both Sims's parents were "accomplished guitarists".

23: ZZ Top Band | ZZ Top is an American rock band, sometimes referred to as "That Little Ol' Band from Texas". Their style, which is rooted inblues-based boogie rock, has come to incorporate elements of arena, Southern, and boogie rock. The band is from Houston,Texas, 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.

24: "The Eyes of Texas (are upon us)" is the alma mater of the University of Texas at Austin. It is also one of the many songs that describe Texas to its true tone. Many musicians have sung this song about this beautiful state. | The Eyes of Texas Are Upon Us song

25: Vallejo is a rock band from Austin, Texas, but formed in El Campo, Texas and Alabaster, Alabama, a suburb of Birmingham, Alabama. Vallejo released Stereo, their first album on their label Vallejo Music Group (VMG). Vallejo's latest release, Thicker Than Water, was released on VMG in February 2008. | Vallejo Band

26: The Whip In located in Austin, Texas is a venue because it has people perform live music. While you get to hear the range of sounds you also get to bring their beer and eat certain dishes from India. They have a website in order to book your times for musical shows. | The Whip In venue

27: South by Southwest (SXSW) is a set of film, interactive and music festivals and conferences that take place every spring (usually in March) in Austin, Texas, United States. SXSW first began in 1987 and is centered on the downtown Austin Convention Center. Each of the three parts runs relatively independently, with different start and end dates. In 2011, the conference lasted for ten days, with interactive lasting for five, music for six, and film lasting the longest at nine days. | SXSW festival

28: Yuppie Pricks Band | The Yuppie Pricks are a five-piece punk rock band from Austin, Texas. Formed in 1999 by Trevor Middleton and Deuce Hollingsworth, the band then recorded their self-produced, self-released debut, Initial Public Offering.

29: Z'Tejas Venue | Z'Tejas is a musical venue located in Texas. They where first established in an old victorian house located on sixth street.They play live music on Sunday, Tuesday,Wednesday and, Thursday.they are located on 1110 W. 6th street Austin, Texas 78703

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