Having living in Nashville for over 17 years, I knew well its nickname Music City USA. One of my sisters was reluctant to visit because she believed that there was country music played over loudspeakers in the street, similar to the music we heard as kids at the New York Worlds Fair. But Nashville is not JUST country music. As a major recording studio location and also because of the appreciation of music in the population, all kinds of musicians go to Nashville. We were treated to amazing concerts from a range of artists such as Bobby McFerrin, River Dance, Itzhak Perlman and more. The Nashville Symphony is inviting YoYo Ma and Boyz II Men to join their performance schedule this coming season. The Blair Children’s Choir will participate in one concert, similar to what they did when Sam sang with them as a boy soprano.
So, knowing all the music Nashville has, I was fascinated to hear that Austin, Texas has MORE music venues! Touted as the live music capitol of the world, it has over 1900 musicians performing in over 200 clubs. Music ranges from blues to indie rock, country to jazz, rock en español and more.
Graham decided to visit his sister in Austin during spring break. After all, what man in his right mind would CHOSE to travel with three 17-year-olds on a college road trip? Especially when I had told him we would not have time to check out local wineries. So, he headed to Texas and this is what greeted him in the airport.
Reminds me of the painted cows and pigs some cities had as fund raisers!