TEXAS LEGACY LIVES UP TO NAME
[September 1, 2011--San Antonio] as “this incredible overlooked chapter in the story of Texas music,” the program presented Sunday, September 4 at Floore’s Country Store is a receiving attention unprecedented in San Antonio rock history.
“When we were kings,” , so rarely considered in the Texas music pantheon, in the story now on the stands, “Returning to When San Antonio ruled South Texas.” The story features the Laughing Kind, one of San Antonio’s premiere rock bands 1966-75. “If I could, I’d pack up the car and head to San Antonio,” . Even Action Magazine joined the chorus, featuring TLMA co-producer.
Part reunion show, part awards ceremony, TLMA celebrates San Antonio and South Texas’s vast contribution to the Texas music pantheon. With the Teen Canteen club as a constant thread and proving ground for young bands, San Antonio rock & roll in the 60s boasted a remarkably diverse and largely unsung music community that spread to clubs all across the city and exploded in 1969, when the Sunday Sunken Garden shows attracted thousands of young people to Brackenridge Park.
Featured acts at this year’s Labor Day weekend event include legendary 60s acts The Bubble Puppy, Ultra, The Outcasts, Swiss Movement, Laughing Kind, and South Texas supergroup Stone Soul Clique (including Chris Gerniottis of Zakary Thaks). Honorees include bands and musicians including Augie Meyer, Harvey Kagan, and Publio Casillas for Lord August & the Vision of Lite; the late Chris Holzhaus; PusiKat singer Joe Thomas, and Gene Kurtz, composer of “Treat Her Right;” plus counterculture artist M.D. “Boogie” Winans and various KTSA and KONO personalities.
“I am especially proud that lost soul legend Joe Thomas and Augie Meyer’s Lord August band is being honored,” declares TLMA founder Margaret Moser. ” This is the essence of San Antonio’s under-appreciated rock scene of the 60s.”
Moser also stresses the importance of San Antonio’s graphic and visual artists in recording the history of the 1960s. “Otherwise, we have no record of these concerts happening, only memories. And this was a groundbreaking era of music for Texas. So we enlisted the help of the South Austin Popular Culture Center to assist us in an exhibit that reflects those times. Among other works, we have collected artwork from M.D. “Boogie” Winans not seen since the 60s and 70s and are putting it in its proper musical context at the Sept. 4 show.”
M.D. “Boogie” Winans will be one of several artists with works on exhibit and for sale at TLMA, including Jerry Clayworth’s show poster collectible and a special commemorative art print and t-shirts from watercolor artist Carl Scarbrough. Limited edition CDs from many of the bands will also be for sale including the Outcasts, Zakary Thaks, the Headstones, Christopher & the Souls, and Ultra.
Tickets at $17.50 advance, $20 at door; online at or at all Planet K Texas stores.The Texas Legacy Music Awards is sponsored by Planet K Texas.