Hi everybody! Thanks for checking out our Austin blog and my Austin Music Podcast. This little podcast has another featured artist waiting for your ears. The last few episodes have been pretty high-energy, so I think it’s time to tone it down a notch this week. Today’s musican is named MT Hellton, and he is going to help us unwind.
MT Hellton is an acoustic and folk artist living in Austin. Born in Lockhart, Texas, his parents were nomads who travelled around Texas looking for work in cotton fields or picking pecans for gas money. They and MT often lived in abandoned houses, broken down barns, and sometimes in their Plymouth station wagon. In the summer of 1966, MT’s father found a job working for a turkey ranch, so the family finally settled down in Austin.
With his nomadic past behind him, MT Hellton started playing a second-hand guitar his brother gave him in 1972. Thus began MT’s love affair with acoustic music. It is a passion he has been pursuing ever since.
MT’s music is very guitar-driven. I’d expect to hear him through the window of a passing [Read more...]