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America's Local Talent 1977: The Sounds Of Austin

Joe Nick Patoski, Phonograph Record, May 1977

THANKS TO the migration of musicians who actually believed Austin's blind boast that it was the new country music capital of the world, the central Texas city is currently in the throes of a rebirth as one of the nation's prime live music centers. Sure, Willie Nelson might shoot a game at his pool hall, that could be Jerry Jeff Walker getting a little too rowdy at the Texas Chili Parlor, or the Lost Gonzos trying to throw him out, but by and large, major recording acts who live here rarely perform in the area anymore.

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