We have here a
bunch of photos that I just happen to like for whatever
Ponty Bone - Jesse "Guitar" Taylor - Steve Power
Museum of Popular Culture's reception for Jesse Taylor's
Hill's Cafe, Austin, TX
Johnny Cuviello, Bob Wills' "Texas
Ninety-one trips around the
sun and still gigging!
Click on the photo and read his
truly impressive bio.
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
No one noticed it until we looked at the photo. It
would have been strange if Clifford had not shown up for
We're pretty convinced he did.
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 &
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
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
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.