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Songwriting, social media and hard work keys to success for post-pandemic Austin bands
Candy Riot

Jessica Arroyo

Everyone knows that Austin has built its reputation on being “the Live Music Capital of the World.”

Whether you’re being greeted by a guitar-laden crooner upon arrival at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport or enjoying breakfast tacos in the shadow of statue and mural tributes to legends like Willie Nelson and Stevie Ray Vaughan, nods to the famous moniker are apparent throughout the city.

But following a pandemic that turned the entire world upside down, what’s it actually like to be a musician in Austin right now?


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