Austin Opry House Cotton T Shirt – Austin TX – Danny Garrett Art
This unisex ultra cotton tee is a classic. Quality cotton construction means that designs are sure to shine. The shoulders are tapped for a good upper-body fit. There are no side seams, ensuring a clean, unbroken flow. The collar has ribbed knitting for improved elasticity. The materials that went into this product are sustainably sourced and economically friendly.
- 100% Cotton (fiber content may vary for different colors)
- Medium fabric (6.0 oz/yd² (203 g/m²))
- Classic fit
- Tear away label
- Runs bigger than usual
This tee is offered with permission by, and thru a licensing agreement with, the logo artist Danny Garrett.
Willie Nelson bought the 1700 seat Opera House in 1977. It had originally been the ballroom of the Terrace Motel complex, and after that The Texas Opera House. The 9,000-square foot venue was cavernous, so Willie put in a recording studio, Arlyn, where Stevie Ray Vaughan did much of his recording. Neil Young, Patti Smith, George Jones, James Brown, Lou Reed, Sam & Dave all played at Austin Opry, which stayed in Willie’s hands for about 10 years. – Michael Corcoran
After a tour in Viet Nam Danny Danny Garrett moved to Austin in the spring of 1970. Looking up Jim Franklin at Armadillo World Headquarters, Danny was given his first poster assignment, John Sebastian. From that spring until New Year’s Eve, 1979, Danny executed over a dozen AWHQ titles. He also did work for Castle Creek, Soap Creek Saloon, The Texas Opry House, The Austin Opera House, and many other Austin music venues. In 1976, Danny also began work for Antone’s, Austin’s Home of the Blues.
It is probably for his work at Antone’s, 1976 – 2005, for which Danny is best known in music art and ephemera. Danny had the privilege of meeting and promoting some of the greats of the Chicago blues scene – Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, B. B. King, Albert King, Albert Collins, Buddy Guy and James Cotton – just to name a few. Danny completed promotional artwork for such young Texas artists as Jimmie Vaughan, Derek O’Brien, Denny Freeman, Paul Ray and Stevie Ray Vaughan.
Besides the music industry, Danny also worked in film and video, including various gigs such as courtroom artist for local TV stations, art directing Scary Movie, the indie preceding the Hollywood brand by the same name, and computer game work for Origin Systems, the 1990’s premier Austin game company. He has also taught art at Austin Community College and Auckland University of Technology in Auckland, New Zealand, where he worked for five years and was one of the founding faculty members of it’s digital degree plan — one of the finest in the Southern Hemisphere. He continues to work in the Austin art market, whatever the creative parameter.
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