Music legends Denny Freeman and Frosty Smith join Mike Flanigin Monday Aug 9, 9 pm FREE SHOW
“They came ready to play the blues.”
Above: Austin guitar legend Denny Freeman has toured and recorded with Jimmie Vaughan, Bob Dylan, Otis Rush, Albert Collins, Buddy Guy, Jr., and Taj Mahal, just to name a few. Photo via StuckAtTheAirport.com.
MONDAY, AUGUST 9, 9 PM
F R E E S H O W
From Denny’s official bio:
- After growing up in Dallas, going to college in north Texas, and a brief sojourn in L.A., Freeman moved to Austin, Texas in 1970. Jimmie Vaughan, Doyle Bramhall, and Stevie Vaughan soon followed. If you were a musician, a part of the sub culture, or just had long hair, Austin was the place to be in that part of the world, at that time. It wasn’t so much of a music town, Freeman observes. “It was the kind of place that musicians in the early 70’s found hospitable. Lots of pretty girls, cheap rent, a laid back atmosphere, those things were especially helpful, in those days.” The word got around and musicians are still moving there, today, although things have changed, like everywhere else, and cheap rent is certainly a thing of the past. The main thing, though, that these folks had in common, was that they came ready to play blues.