Well, discussions about Texas seem to have worn out their welcome in the current Southern Rock thread. Rightfully so, I think! I consider Texas musically distinct enough from the South to merit it’s own genres. If you argue that Texas Rock should be a sub-genre of Southern Rock, state your case. I say it’s a pretty big and distinct sub-genre, and should be considered separately. It’s located at a unique area of the country, and receives influences from all of the adjacent areas that either were assimilated, immigrated, or were just passing through. People from the western states, people that were originally from Mexico, Louisiana, the German settlers, and the bluegrass traditions from Kentucky and Tennessee all had a hand in the sounds that people from Texas make. If the area and population were smaller, it probably wouldn’t be as distinct, but it is what it is.
All that weirdness? I dunno, it’s either the sun or the fact that weed is extremely cheap and available. Either one is plausible.
So, how do you feel about Texas music? What’s your favorite, if any?