Best Harmonious Convergence

Austin's Music Community Reaches Out to Evacuee Musicians

Where do we begin? This is the movement that inspired the theme of this year's "Best of Austin." As Katrina evacuees headed for Central Texas, our city sprang to action. Folks of all stripes pulled together to carry out one of this town's greatest ever human relief efforts. Our local music community was at the forefront. Please forgive us, as this list is nowhere near complete. Here, we wish to specifically acknowledge the folks below for reaching out to fellow NOLA and Gulf Coast musicians, offering them solace, instruments, and in some cases the space to create. And create they did. We are grateful for this coming together. The list below is but a first note in what we hope will be an ongoing, righteous symphony.

Jupiter Band Instruments
PO Box 90249, 512/288-7400
www.jupitermusic.com

Rock N Roll Rentals
1420 W. Oltorf, 512/447-5305
www.rocknrollrentals.com

Dean Graber
512/542-9269

Waxploitation
2411 E. 10th, 512/499-0135
www.waxploitation.com

Cedar Street Courtyard
208-C W. Fourth, 512/495-9669
www.cedarstreetaustin.com

Continental Club
1315 S. Congress, 512/441-2444
www.continentalclub.com

Crowd Control Records
1600 Holstein Dr., 512/339-6549
www.crowdcontrolrecords.com

Nubian Queen Lola's Cajun Soul Food Kitchen
1815 Rosewood, 512/474-5652
www.nubianqueenlolas.com

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