Sunday, February 23, 2014

London reading

We're gettin' international, y'all! No, we're not going on an international tour (yet), but we did get a little press across the pond this week. On Saturday, Feb. 22, The London Times published an article about Austin, and guess who was quoted? Johnny!

When the reporter who wrote the article came to Austin, he went on a Rocket Electrics ebike music tour to get the skinny on the music scene here, and Johnny and I were his guides for the tour. That means we not only took him on a jaunt around town, showing him the music sites and giving him a little history on our berg, but we also gave him a private rooftop concert.

It must've been a success, because we are excited to report that the first words of the article were "Johnny Austin!" You can't beat that - not even with a stick.

So, now that you know who we are, Brits unite and bring The Staylyns to the UK for a tour!

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Johnny Austin Dixie

We have welcomed the newest member of The Staylyns family! A keyboardist? No. An accordian player? No. Roadie? No. 

It's a new guitar, of course! The talented folks at Moniker Guitars finished Johnny's custom guitar this past week, and he debuted it at our Junior's show on Friday night. So, without further ado, ladies and gentlemen, the Johnny Austin Dixie!

The Moniker folks included us in the creation of this beauty by sending us photos as it went through construction, and we wanted to share the process with you. It started with Johnny designing what he wanted, and then he turned it over to Moniker to turn his vision into reality.