You met Luck and Southwest in Maui for a music-filled adventure with Lukas Nelson and Nikki Lane. Now, we’re traveling to Austin for episode two of Sites & Sounds: a three-part travel series celebrating hometown influence on creative culture.
Episode 2 takes Micah Nelson back to his Texas stomping grounds where he and his guest, Sunny War, take a whirlwind tour Nelson’s favorite spots, old and new.
Read on to get a glimpse of the wild and wacky Austin that now manifests in Micah’s creative endeavors.
J. Micah Nelson comes from a lineage of musical and cultural pioneers, growing up touring with his father Willie Nelson and his brother Lukas Nelson, he has always been surrounded with vibrant and authentic creative spirits.
Los Angeles based street singer, guitarist, and roots music revolutionary Sunny War has always been an outsider, always felt the drive to define her place in the world through music and songwriting.
Austin met blues music in 1975, when a 25-year-old music enthusiast opened a nightclub on an empty downtown street. The spirit of its patrons, from Stevie Ray Vaughn to Muddy Waters, is still alive at Antone’s: Austin’s home of the blues.
Among the citywide eccentric murals and musical tributes that define Austin’s quirky character, perhaps one of the most beloved icons is a gigantic Peter Pan peering over the treetops on Barton Springs Road. The smiling structure oversees an Austin institution: Peter Pan Mini-Golf.
In 2006, Mike Rypka bought a food trailer and started peddling his boldly inventive approach to Texas’ most beloved food staple: the taco. Now, his wildly delicious culinary innovations can be found in Torchy’s Tacos locations across Texas, Oklahoma, and Colorado.
As the ever-changing landscape of downtown Austin and the surrounding areas continue to shift, the UMLAUF Sculpture Garden remains an outlet for discovery, serenity, and inspiration for the local community and visitors alike.
Behind the exclusive St. Cecilia Hotel, right off of the bustling South Congress Avenue, it’s hard to imagine that this sprawling office building on the edge of the lot could once have been a hotbed of the hybrid hippie-cowboy crowd that has long defined Austin’s music scene. This is Arlyn Studios.
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