Terri Hendrix live Wednesday – February 10, 2010
When Terri Hendrix walked away from her opera scholarship in college, it was only because she found the classical music path too narrow for her free spirit. But there was just no shaking her love of music. Armed with the Mississippi-John-Hurt-style guitar chops she learned from her mentor, Marion Williamson, in exchange for milking goats on the philanthropist’s Wilory Farm, Hendrix began hauling her own P.A. in the back of her beat-up pick-up to gigs throughout the Texas Hill Country. From her native San Antonio to the live music hotbed of Austin and every small town honky-tonk and coffee shop in Texas, it wasn’t long before the fans started adding up and Hendrix had to recruit some of them to help her keep up with her mailing list. All this in the pre-email/Web site dark ages of the early ‘90s. These days, Terri is as well known around the country as she is in her own backyard for her top notch American roots music. She’s got a gig at the Cactus Cafe on Saturday night and she’ll pay a visit to Studio 1A Wednesday for a session with John Aielli on Eklektikos.