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Local Austin Music Scene
Austin's slogan is "The Live Music Capital of the World." The annual South by Southwest Music Convention has helped accelerate many music careers.Austin City Limits is the longest running live music TV program, running on PBS stations. Austin is the 14th most populated city in the U.S. according to the 2010 Census, in which the city had near 800,000 residents. The Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos metro had over 1.7 million people. Campuses include The University of Texas at Austin and Austin Community College. The local music scene is covered by The Austin Chronicle.
Los Lonely Boys have been a leading Austin act to enjoy national success in the 2000s. In the 60s Austin was the home of garage rockers The 13th Floor Elevators. It was also the home of Janis Joplin before she moved to San Francisco and became popular. Since then Austin has been the home of many country, blues and rock artists such as Dixie Chicks, Larry Gatlin, Shawn Colvin, Fabulous Thunderbirds and Lucinda Williams.
Sahara Smith is a folk/rock artist who appeared on Late Night with David Letterman on November 24, 2010. She performed "The Real Thing," which is one of the catchiest indie songs you can find on MySpace or Reverbnation that deserves to be heard nationally. Her first album was produced by T-Bone Burnett.
Alyse Black * Asleep at the Wheel * Bo Porter * Bob Cheevers * Carolyn Wonderland * Carrie Rodriguez * ChilliBowl * Christine Cochran * Christine LeDoux * Danny Malone * Deb Hedges * Ennovi * Eric Johnson * Ginger Leigh * God & The Devil * Jacinta * Joanna Barbera * Josh Abbott Band * Judith Miller Band * Malita * Mark McKinney * Monte Montgomery * One-Eyed Doll * Quiet Company * Radio Fallout * Ray Kainz * Ray Wylie Hubbard * Reckless Kelly * Ruby Jane * Sahara Smith * Scott Fischer * Suzanna Choffel * Wendy Colonna *
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