The glow of Austin and the Texas Book Festival lingers. I'm still gleefully hugging my free books and perusing literary journals. However, beyond words, Austin prides itself on music. In the spring, they host SXSW - a huge conglomeration of concerts and music lover sessions.
Austin's pride is the late Stevie Ray Vaughn. Here his statue hangs riverside. I personally think the sculpture is standing too straight. Stevie was always bent over a guitar, wailing the blues.
6th Street - clubs vie for patrons ears, and a lot of musicians pound the pavement in Austin seeking a break. It's a cool vibe in a hot town. The arts survive and thrive in the middle of Texas.
Joanne Faries, originally from the Philadelphia area, lives in Texas with her husband Ray. She considers herself fortunate to be able to pursue a writing career after eons in the business world. Joanne enjoys reading and movies, and is the film critic for the Little Paper of San Saba.