"Texas Troubadours; Revisited"
March 7 - May 23, 2020
Redbud East Gallery
Saturday, March 7, 2020
6pm to 9pm
Redbud Gallery is pleased to present the photography of Houston based artist, Steve Harris, in his exhibition “Texas Troubadours; Revisited”. On view at Redbud East Gallery from March 7 through March 31, 2020.
The troubadour, as history has it, is a traveling lyricist and poet, or singer. When you bring that definition to Texas' very distinct style of music, it becomes a fitting moniker for the musicians who do just that; traveling and singing songs that are as real as west Texas dust. As a photographer and a fan of Texas music, I thought it fitting to begin a journey to pay a bit of homage to some of our most talented troubadours, by photographing them out of their element and away from the stage.
It started with the passing of two of our greatest, Townes Van Zandt, and shortly after, Doug Sahm. I had seen them both play and met them many times and I realized quickly that the need for something more than an image from the audience was important. And so it began. Seven years later, many road trips and cases of 4x5 polaroid type 55, my first book “Texas Troubadours”, published by the University of Texas Press, came to fruition. The seven years of work was magical at times. I look back at it now and I am grateful to have had the opportunity to spend time with each of these Texas talents.