This week on Aus10™ Rocks, we bring you more historical artists who have shaped the Austin music scene as well as those who are just coming up. As always, we try and get something for everyone and we hope you enjoy our choices! If you have a favorite song or band from this weeks list, please us know in the comments section.
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Fire From The Gods
Patricia Vonne is a San Antonio native and current Austin resident who has released six albums in her career. Singing mostly in Spanish, her engaging voice is a great way to kick off your week with some local tunes.
Achieving national fame with the metal act Acid Bath in the 90’s, Louisiana born musician Dax Riggs spent some time performing in the Austin music scene, before deciding to head back to Louisiana. With tracks such as “I Didn’t Know Yet What I Know When I Was Bleeding” Riggs and his soulful voice complete with a bright guitar sound, will get your weekend hopping.
Front man for the Austin based band The Flash Boys while also contributing his talents to The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Nick Curran was a beloved musician in Austin before his death in 2012 from cancer. Check out the song “Move” from The Flashboys below.
Two Nice Girls
Taking turns writing songs and playing instruments, now defunct Austin band Two Nice Girls released their debut self-titled album in 1989 and would go on to release two more records before breaking up in 1992.
Born in Austin in 1913, jazz musician Gene Ramy eventually moved to Kansas City where he would become a fixture in the city’s jazz scene. He would eventually move to New York City where he would perform alongside artists such as Thelonius Monk. Towards the end of his life he moved back to Austin and played around town until his death in 1974.
Gary Primich, a guitarist and harmonica player, was best known for his 1995 album Freeze. After graduating from Indiana State University in 1984, he relocated to Austin where he lived up until his death in 2007. With catchy tracks such as “Midnight Ramblin’ Man” you won’t be able to listen to enough of Gary Primich this week.
Regarded in the 1970’s as the house band for Armadillo World Headquarters, Greezy Wheels has become a huge part of Austin’s musical history, with their country tunes taking you back in time, particularly the song “Kitty Kat Jesus.”
Formed in Idaho, and relocating to Austin in January of 1997, Reckless Kelly is a group that you absolutely need to listen to. With gorgeous songs that pull us in with their amazing songwriting, Reckless Kelly will be a huge hit among local country fans.
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