Austin is known as the “Live Music Capitol of The USA” for good reason. The downtown area is full of small bars where the greats played. Antoine's on 5th has seen BB King, Junior Walker, Fats Domino, Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker and most of the rest. Just down the street is Cedar Street Courtyard, a great jazz bar. There are many more but since it is Sunday we knew they would not be open. We took a drive down there today to have a look at them anyway. For the most part they are small dinky places you would probably not even take a second look at. In Austin, it is all about the music, not the venue. I will have to come back when we can spend some more time sampling the music.
Below is the Mean Eyed Cat where Johnny Cash once performed.