FC: The Great State's Music From to A-Z | By Peter French and Alexander Chunda
1: A Austin City Limits | Festival | The Austin City Limits music festival is in Zilker Park In Austin, Texas and lasts for a total of three days. At ACL there is something for everyone. There is a children's music section and there are musicians from every Genre of music. You can also find great food and shopping.
2: B The Broken Spoke Venue | The broken Spoke is a traditional country dance hall located in Austin Texas. They are also a restaurant with their self proclaimed "Best chicken fried steak in Texas". Famous musicians have played at the broken spoke such as "Bob Willis" and "The Texas Playboys".
3: C Bass Concert Hall Venue | Named after Perry R. Bass Bass Concert Hall was completed in 1981 and is the home of the Austin symphony Orchestra. The orchestra hall can accommodate up to 2900 people as well as dressing rooms for up to 100 performers and an orchestra Pit larger enough to accommodate 100 Musicians. As well as hosting a variety of musicians Bass concert Hall is the place to got to see a broadway play when they com to town
4: D Deep in The Heart of Texas Song | A classic folk song "Deep in the Heart of Texas" is a song recognized by almost every Texan. In the song you hear a description of our great states natural beauty. You can hear this song at any Home Game for the UT football team. "Deep in the Heart of Texas" is deep in the heart of Texans.
5: E Emo's Venue | Emo's is a small music venue in Austin located right off sixth street. Emo's Was started in the 1990s by a man named Emo. Emo's has two stages and many musicians such as Johnny Cash have played on them.
6: F Fusebox Festival Festival | The Fusebox Festival takes place all around Austin every April. This festival hosts more than music and as stated in their mission statement "champions innovative works of art across a variety of different mediums".Fusebox is a festival that helps keep Austin weird.
7: G Galveston Song | "Galveston", written by Jimmy Webb but made popular by Glen Campbell, is a song that describes one man's experiences while living in Galveston as a child.
8: H Buddy Holly Solo Artist- Rock and Roll | Buddy Holly was born on September 7th, 1936 in Lubbock, Texas. He is a renowned Rock and Roll artist who's career lasted only a year and a half. His career ended when he died in a plane crash on February 3rd, 1959.
9: I Is This The Way To Amarillo? Song | "Is This the Way to Amarillo" is a country song by Tony Christie. The artist writes the song with a feeling of longing to be in Amarillo. The beginning of this song goes "Sha la la la la la" about 4 times
10: J Janis Joplin Solo Artist | Janis Joplin was born on January 19, 1943 in Port Arthur, Texas. She is famous for the songs Piece of my heart, Summertime, and Mercedes Benz. Janis died of a drug over dose in Los Angeles on October 4, 1970.
11: K Karmyn Tyler Solo Artist | Karmyn Tyler besides being a musician is also an actor, and a pageant coach hiving been a Miss Louisiana. She has written the songs Big Time, Make Believe and Wait and See.
12: L The Long Center Venue | The Long Center is located in Austin, Texas and is named after Joe and Teressa Long. It is made out of the materials of the Austin Municipal Auditorium that have been kept and recycled. The Long Center opened on March 28th, 2008.
13: M Miles and Miles of Texas Song | Sung by Tommy Camfield and Diane Johnston, Miles and Miles of Texas is a country song that tells a story of a man from Louisiana who comes to Texas and loves it. this is a traditional Texas song and most Texans would recognize it.
14: N No Justice Band- Country | No Justice is a country band and sings the song Going Nowhere. the members of the band are Steve Rice, Jerry Payne, Cody Patton, Joey Trevino, and Armando Lopez.
15: O Roy Orbison Solo Artist | Roy Orbison was born on April 23rd, 1936 in Vernon, Texas. He grew up in Vernon and sang in a band in high school. Famous for his songs "Oh Pretty Woman" and "Only the Lonely", he won six Grammys and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He died December 6th, 1988 of a heart attack.
16: P Pantera Band- Metal | Pantera is a Metal band that began in Arlington, Texas around 1981. Their song, "Far Beyond Driven", reached number one on the Billboard 200. Due to drug addictions for one of the band members, the band disbanded and has not had a reunion.
17: Q Quihi Gun Club Venue | The Quihi Gun Club was started when two Germans met by a tree on Quihi Creek. It was originally a shooting range but later was used as a dance floor. The building had been washed away 3 times by flood before the building that stands today was constructed.There are still dances on every 2nd and 4th Saturday
18: R Revival Festival Festival | The Revival Festival is in Downtown Austin, Texas. This year Reverend Horton Heat, Hank WilliamIII, Lee Rocker and others will be performing. The festival is on Trinity Street north of Pecan Street. The festival will be held on May 28.
19: S San Antonio Rose Song- Country | San Antonio Rose was the signature song of Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys. It is a country song with the Rose of San Antonio being the singers lost love. The song represents the Mexican influence that growing up in the Southwest had on Bob Wills. The song has been performed in the Gran Old Opry.
20: T Two River Canyon Amphitheater Venue | Two River Canyon Amphitheater is located in Spicewood, Texas right of of Highway 71. It is near the Austin Zoo. There are no performances scheduled at the amphitheater any time soon. It is not near two rivers.
21: U The University of Texas "Showband of the Southwest" Band- Marching | The University of Texas Showband of the Southwest was founded in 1900. The band owns what they claim to be the world's largest bass drum, Big Bertha.
22: V Venue 222 Venue | Venue 222 is a recently new venue in Austin, Texas that is located on sixth street. Venue 222 is also a venue in SXSW and hosts many bands throughout the year.
23: W Rusty Wier Solo Artist | Rusty Wier was born on May 3rd, 1944 in Corpus Christi, Texas. Famous for his song, "Don't It Make You Wanna Dance", Rusty was inducted into the Austin Music Awards Hall of Fame in 2002. In November 2007, He was diagnosed with cancer and died on October 9th, 2009, at age 65
24: X SXSW- South by Southwest Festival | South by Southwest, or SXSW, is a world renowned music festival that takes place in Austin, Texas. The festival involves many small venues and many local bands, of every genre, but also includes larger names.
25: Y Steve Young Solo Artist- Country | Steve Young was born on July 12th, 1942 and grew up in Georgia, Alabama, and Texas, while his parents looked for work. He is best known for his song, "Seven Bridges Road", which became even more famous by The Eagles.
26: Z Townes Van Zandt Solo Artist- Country | Townes Van Zandt was born on March 7th, 1944, in Fort Worth, Texas. He was considered a standard of his genre. Duringhis lifetime, he struggled with drug and alcohol addiction. He died on January 1st, 1997, in Mt. Juliet, Tennessee.