By VIshal Vivek
Roky Erickson, a highly innovative figure in the realm of psychedelic rock, unfortunately did not achieve the recognition commensurate with his extraordinary talents.
Gary Clark Jr., an Austin native, started playing guitar at the tender age of 12. His music effortlessly blends various genres including rock, blues, soul, and R&B.
In his hometown of Austin, he had the opportunity to share stages with iconic musicians like Jimmie Vaughan.
Over the years, Clark has confidently established himself as a true music sensation, bagging an impressive tally of four Grammy Awards.
Notably in 2020, his album "This Land" earned him accolades for Best Rock Song, Best Contemporary Blues Album, and Best Rock Performance.
Dance-friendly duo Ghostland Observatory, consisting of Aaron Behrens and Thomas Ross Turner, originated in Austin back in 2004.
James McMurtry, the son of celebrated American author Larry McMurtry, was born in Fort Worth, Texas.
Raised in Virginia, he eventually returned to San Antonio before settling down in the Capital City.
Born in 1987 as Alejandro Rose-Garcia, Shakey Graves is an Americana artist who effortlessly blends rock, folk, and blues.
Known for his one-man band style, he showcases his musical prowess. In 2018, Shakey Graves released his most recent album titled "Can't Wake Up."
Richard "Kinky" Friedman, a Texas humorist and musician, has made multiple bids for governor. He is widely known as one of the city's prominent storytellers.
After graduating from the University of Texas in 1966, Friedman joined the Peace Corps. In 1973, he formed his band called Kinky Friedman and the Texas Jewboys