In the spring of 1972, an event took place in a field west of Austin. It would not only give birth to Willie Nelson’s now-famous 4th-of-July picnics, it would elevate Austin’s profile as a music center, launch a new counter-culture movement, and leave an indelible mark on the American songbook. The ‘Dripping Springs Reunion’–revisited—on the next edition of Texas Music Matters. Friday at noon and Friday night at 11 on KUTX 98-9; and Saturday morning at 11 on KUT 90.5.
March 29, 2013