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Texas Music History UnPlugged 4

Date released: 03/22/04

SAN MARCOS – An all-star lineup highlights this year’s Texas Music History UnPlugged 4, scheduled for 7 p.m. Sunday, March 28 at the LBJ Student Center Ballroom at Texas State University-San Marcos.

UnPlugged 4, sponsored by the Center for Texas Music History, Department of History, will feature a diverse and stellar lineup of returning and new performers. “The post-modern king of western swing” Ray Benson, Grammy Award-winner and co-founder of Asleep At The Wheel returns as host and performer. Other scheduled performers include:

Ruthie Foster and Cyd Cassone, performing a remarkable hybrid of blues, gospel, roots and folk music rich with honest spirituality and emotion.

Sisters Morales, the acclaimed group showcasing diverse and Mexican-infused sounds, makes its UnPlugged debut.

Chris Wall, a Grammy-nominated songwriter making his first UnPlugged appearance, is a favorite of western honky tonks for his unpretentious musical honesty that evokes the mythology of Texas.

Joel Guzman, accordion player extraordinaire, returns to UnPlugged for a second time, bringing his superlative talents instrumentalist, singer and performer back to San Marcos. He is also a successful as an innovator, arranger and producer, and his band “Aztex” formed the nucleus and inspiration for RCA’s release of Los Super Seven.

Each artist will perform songs illustrating the history and diversity of Texas music.

UnPlugged 4 is free to attend and is open to the general public. The LBJ Student Center is located on Tomás Rivera Drive on the Texas State campus. For further information, contact Dr. Gary Hartman, Director, Center for Texas Music History; at (512) 245-3749.