Tuesday, April 10, 2012

more on Texas music

this excerpt -
 
"The hub was a Dallas listening room called the Rubaiyat, from which young singer-songwriters like Steve Fromholz and B.W. Stevenson sallied forth to coffeehouses around the state. The music they played was distinct from the protest songs of Greenwich Village. Texas folk was rooted in cowboy, Tejano, and Cajun songs, in Czech dance halls and East Texas blues joints. It was dance music. And when the Texas folkies started gigging with their rock-minded peers, they found a truer sound than the L.A. country rockers. There was nothing ironic about the fiddle on Fromholz’s epic “Texas Trilogy.”"

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