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Keeping the Groove With Texas Bass Players, From Conjunto to Country and Polka to Punk

Keeping the Groove With Texas Bass Players, From Conjunto to Country and Polka to Punk

Bass is the heartbeat of Texas music, from the hard-rocking roadhouse blues of Stevie Ray Vaughan to the conjunto-revival sounds of Los Texmaniacs. Whenever you go out dancing to live music, the underlying tones of the upright bass fiddle or electric bass guitar drive your every move across the floor—and that’s true whether you notice the person playing the instrument or not.

All About that Bass Playlist

All About that Bass Playlist

Listen to a playlist of songs mentioned in the October 2019 feature “All About that Bass”

Explore the Birthplace of Boogie Woogie Along US 59 in East Texas

Explore the Birthplace of Boogie Woogie Along US 59 in East Texas

The heavy left hand mimicked the rumble of steam locomotives on iron rails, while the right played melodic cross-rhythms that whistled up and down the tracks. A national craze during World War II, the hard-driving piano style known as boogie woogie set the stage for the musical revolution of rock ’n’ roll.

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