Plum Nelly – Vintage Austin Band, Danny Garrett Artwork. This updated unisex essential fits like a well-loved favorite. Super soft cotton and excellent quality print makes one to fall in love with it over and over again.
PLUM NELLY was an Austin, Texas-based progressive country music group active from 1973 to 1976 playing iconic Austin venues such as the Armadillo World Headquarters, Soap Creek Saloon, Alliance Wagon Yard and many others.
Tennessee native Billy Stoner created PLUM NELLY as a duo with vocalist Jerrie Jo Jones in 1973 and winning the Kerrville Folk Festival New Folk Contest that year. Shortly after, the group added the amazing fiddle of Benny Thurman, former bassist for the 13th Floor Elevators, bassist/vocalist Ernie Gammage and guitar ace Johnny Richardson.
Featuring the vocals of stunning Jerrie Jo Jones, PLUM NELLY was a part of the “outlaw country” movement created when Willie Nelson moved to Austin. They were rare among the artists of the era as they had no drummer and featured four lead vocalists with vocal harmonies ahead of their time.
The name “PLUM NELLY” is taken from the name of a point in the northwest corner of Georgia: “plum out of Tennessee and ‘nelly’ out of Georgia.”
Danny Garrett arrived in Austin in 1971. He was fortunate enough to belong to an exclusive group of local Austin artists designing posters and handbills for venues and musicians at a time when the Austin music scene was fueled by the Cosmic Cowboy movement. A member of the exclusive Armadillo Art Squad, Danny began to practice his poster art for Armadillo World Headquarters, Antone’s, and many other clients after returning home from Vietnam in 1970. Garrett’s posters promoted the appearances of such legends as Muddy Waters, B. B. King, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Willie Nelson, and Eric Clapton. He lives with his wife, Kelley, in the Texas Hill Country, where he continues to draw, paint, and write.
100% Soft cotton (fibre content may vary for different colors)
Light fabric (4.2 oz/yd² (142 g/m²))
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Runs true to size