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        We have here a bunch of photos that I just happen to like for whatever reason.

                                                                                            Ponty Bone - Jesse "Guitar" Taylor - Steve Power                                          

                                          Austin Museum of Popular Culture's reception for Jesse Taylor's Art Show.

 

Hill's Cafe, Austin, TX

Johnny Cuviello, Bob Wills' "Texas Drummer Boy"

 Ninety-one trips around the sun and still gigging!

   Click on the photo and read his truly impressive bio.

 

                            Jimmy Vaughn                   

              Clifford Antone's Memorial at Antone's, Austin TX  May 24, 2006

                 The circular light above Jimmie's head did not come from stage lighting, a reflection, or any other explainable source.

 No one noticed it until we looked at the photo.  It would have been strange if Clifford had not shown up for this show. 

We're pretty convinced he did.

EErin Sax Seymour at SXSW 2008 featuring Steve Power on harmonica .

Pinetop Perkins at The Victory Bar & Grill, East Austin, TX

92 years old, still gigging, and still one of the world's finest exponents of blues piano regardless of age.

Steve Power on stage with Pinetop Perkins and The Blues Posse at The Victory Bar & Grill.

One of the great moments of my musical career was having the great Pinetop Perkins look over and give me the nod to take a solo

and then flash that incredible smile after I had made my statement, mind you he can't hear much these days.

 

LLincoln & The Continentals - 1983

Lincoln Carr-bass, Graham Williams-guitar, Steve Power-vocals/guitar, Robert Wilding-drums, Ian Lawrence-pedal steel, banjo,guitar

This was one seriously great band.  We were doing country rock long before the genre became popular.  This is the band that recorded "House of the Rising Sun" and "Jump Jive and Wail", which you'll find on the "Music" page.  We caught the interest of legendary producer Mike Vernon (Fleetwood Mac, Freddie King, Eric Clapton, etc.) but I couldn't get the band to travel to London to do a showcase without guaranteed money.  Ian Lawrence played with me on the May 2009 acoustic tour of the UK.  His pedal steel solo on "Jump Jive and Wail" is truely extraordinary.

The Swampers, SXSW 2013

These guys were the inventors of the Muscle Shoals Sound.  They were the session cats behind such iconic hits as "Midnight Hour", "When a Man Loves a Woman", "I Never Loved a Man" and many others alsmost too numerous to count.  Guitarist Jimmie Johnson engineered "Brown Sugar' and "You've Got to Move" at Muscle Shoals Sound when the Rolling Stones came to record.

Spooner Oldham, SXSW 2013

On his own and teamed with Dan Penn, Spooner wrote such classics as "I'm Your Puppet" and Sweet Inspiration", both of which he samg on this night.

              

Matthew Robinson, Bobby Mack, Roland Lawes, Larry Lange, Steve Power, Harry Pierce

at Austin's newest  and shortest lived blues dive, The G&S Lounge.

                  

Soul Man Sam backed by The Austin Blues All-Stars featuring Matthew Robinson on guitar.