Live from Austin, Tx is a live recording by John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers. The performance from Sept. 13, 1993 was for the TV show Austin City Limits and has been released in 2007 on CD and DVD. Only John Mayall is credited on cover but he can be heard to announce 'The Bluesbreakers': Joe Yuele on drums, Rick Cortes on bass and Coco Montoya on lead guitar. Texas guitarist David Grissom makes a guest appearance on last track.
Released in 2005, the John Hiatt installment of the LIVE FROM AUSTIN TX series (which features recordings made for various broadcasts of the famed TV show Austin City Limits) presents the singer/songwriter live in concert during late 1993. Hiatt is supported by musicians from alt-rock bands School of Fish (guitarist Michael Ward) and Cracker (drummer Michael Urbano and bassist Davey Faragher), giving his wry narratives, mostly drawn from the album PERFECTLY GOOD GUITAR, a solid foundation and an added dose of youthful energy.
Eric Johnson is held in such high regard as a guitarist, and his releases of new recordings are so infrequent, that a significant part of his discography has come to consist of juvenilia and other archival recordings…
Tom Waits, raconteur, poet, singer, pianist, writer, genius and one-man revivalist of a bygone world, in a 1978 concert from Austin, Texas. Hear the emerging star, strikingly young and self-assured in his compelling skid-row persona, as he takes us on a series of amazing journeys, at once comic and poignant, and full of the down-at-heels characters only Mr. Waits can bring to life. In songs like "On The Nickel," "I Wish I Was In New Orleans," "Romeo Is Bleeding," "Small Change" and others, Waits conjures up an entire universe all his own. One of the most idiosyncratic writers and performers is captured at an early moment in his amazing and influential career. Recorded Live on December 5, 1978 in Austin, Texas.
Mayall's first post-Bluesbreakers album saw the man returning to his roots after the jazz/blues fusion that was Bare Wires. Blues from Laurel Canyon is a blues album, through and through. Testimony to this is the fact that there's a guitar solo only 50 seconds into the opening track…
Whatever you do, don't refer to multi-instrumentalist Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown as a bluesman, although his imprimatur on the development of Texas blues is enormous. You're liable to get him riled. If you must pigeonhole the legend, just call him an eclectic Texas musical master whose interests encompass virtually every roots genre imaginable.
Brown learned the value of versatility while growing up in Orange, TX. His dad was a locally popular musician who specialized in country, Cajun, and bluegrass but not blues. Later, Gate was entranced by the big bands of Count Basie, Lionel Hampton, and Duke Ellington (a torrid arrangement of "Take the 'A' Train" remains a centerpiece of Brown's repertoire).
The full 17-song concert R.E.M. recorded for the “Austin City Limits” TV show in 2008 — including three songs that never have been broadcast — will be released on DVD late next month, the band announced today. Due out Oct. 26 on New West Records, “R.E.M. Live From Austin, TX” will feature the band’s March 13, 2008, concert remixed and remastered in LPCM stereo and DTS-HD 5.1 surround sound “to provide the highest-quality concert DVD available.”
Acoustic roots rocker Dave Alvin is beloved to his fans for his dedication to maintaining the American traditions of rock, blues, folk, and country. An expanded version of the thirty-minute live performance that originally aired on the PBS series Austin City Limits in 1999. Dave Alvin helped to kick-start the American roots rock scene in the early '80s with the band the Blasters, and has since gone on to a career as a solo performer, songwriter, producer, and sideman that's been as well respected as it is eclectic.
…In 1989, McClinton issued the comeback album Live From Austin, which earned him his first Grammy nomination (for Best Contemporary Blues Album). He signed with Curb in 1990, debuting that year with I'm With You, and moved to Nashville, where he soon became a much sought-after songwriter (often in tandem with new partner Gary Nicholson) in the contemporary country field. Over the next few years, McClinton placed material with stars like Wynonna, Vince Gill, Lee Roy Parnell, and Martina McBride, among others…