Texas State Honors Legendary Texas Musician

Jerry Jeff Walker wasn’t born in Texas, but you wouldn’t know it by listening to his songs.

By Jack MorganFebruary 28, 2018 11:45 am, , ,

From Texas Public Radio:

A new exhibit pulls back the curtain on a well-known Texan’s artistic career, and his wanderings as a young performer.

But Hector Saldaña with the Witliff Collection at Texas State University said Texas icon Jerry Jeff Walker isn’t actually a Texan.

“He’s from upstate New York. He was a high school sports stud. He was an absolute marvel on the basketball court,” he says.

The gravelly voice, guitar playing Walker didn’t even first reach for guitar — or, for that matter, begin with country music.

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