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.