The beginning of the Austin music scene
(Re)discover the roots of Austin music
Austin music starts here!
Only in Austin can you find Austin City Limits, SXSW, and an Afro-jazz-to-Zydeco musical night life. In the late '60s and early '70s, Austin music already is sizzling with it's own brand of psychedelic rock, progressive country, and jazz fusion, fueled by 40,000 University of Texas students, a booming high school garage band scene, and the center of Texas government. Here are the roots of Austin music.
The David Flack Quorum
San Antonio, Texas, native David Flack's cutting-edge jazz-rock-classical fusion trio, formed while David is a student at The University of Texas, records an album with Sonobeat in sessions spanning 1970 to 1973, but the album, Mindbender, isn't released until 1976. Here's the story of the long and winding road to the eventual release of The David Flack Quorum's wildly imaginative album.
Zip through Sonobeat's history
Sonobeat Records documents the Austin music scene spanning the mid-'60s to mid-'70s, releasing dozens of phonograph records by Austin, Central Texas, and world artists. Sonobeat Milestones is a fun and easy-to-navigate timeline through Sonobeat's history – date-by-date and event-by-event – with quick links to stories of artists Sonobeat recorded. It's a zip line through Austin music history!