Uploaded on Nov 5, 2009
Live from the studios of Marfa Public Radio - The Border Blasters in an impromptu mini-performance following their regular Thursday mid-day gig. Great stuff.
Kerrville New Folk Award Winner Jimmy Ray Harrell and Austin Music Award Winner Todd Jagger are The Border Blasters! Veterans of the Austin music scene, Jimmy Ray and Todd have been making music together since their first gig at Gruene Hall in 1975.
The Border Blasters's sound is a melting-pot of blues, real country, western swing, bluegrass, folk -all sewn together with tight blending harmonies and raw musicianship. Their music connects with people of all ages.
The Austin-American Statesman says: "You can't get enough!"
Music City says more: "Years of experience knit this ensemble into a smooth, ingenious sound, provoking even staid listeners to at least chair-dance. Jagger & Harrell's long Austin history includes gigging at the legendary Armadillo World HQ, the Skyline Club and the original Soap Creek Saloon. Typically Texas eclectic, Jagger's virtuoso mandolin style melds country, bluegrass and blues, while Harrell plays guitar, accordion, piano and more. [The Border Blasters]'s smooth harmonies and lively performance will delight even the most discriminating music fan.
"The Border Blasters are:
2009 Kerrville Folk Festival Main Stage performers
2009 International Folk Alliance Official Showcase artists
2010 International Folk Alliance Official Showcase artists
2008 SW Regional Folk Alliance Official Showcase artists
Third Coast Music Presents (SXSW) Official Showcase artists
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