It was the money shot, and it lingered in my head and on my desk for weeks after it ran in the Chronicle
issue of September 28: Bruce Robison and Kelly Willis with their son Deral Otis.
The family portrait, shot by a master of local portraiture, Todd V. Wolfson. There it sat, smiling up at me from among the clutter until one day, it sang another tune: Holiday card. Thus we let Wolfson loose on his favorite stomping ground, the local music scene, and brought in our other favorite music-scene chronicler, John Carrico, to shoot us some "family" scenes for the holiday season. Chronicle
staff photographer John Anderson proved the ringer, assigned one shot only -- the one that landed on the cover. Here then, to ring out a difficult year with smiles and familial warmth, season's greetings from a small cross-section of the Austin music scene. Happy holidays.