2015 Schedule
Interactive: March 13–17  •  Film: March 13–21  •  Music: March 17–22

Presented by: SIR DOUG AND THE GENUINE TEXAS COSMIC GROOVE - A Gathering of the Tribes

Freda and the Firedogs

Saturday, March 21
7:30PM - 7:55PM

Paramount Theatre
713 Congress Ave


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Freda and the Firedogs, “the right band, in the right town, at the right time,” banded together in 1972. The Firedogs played its final gig at Willie Nelson’s 4th of July Picnic in 1974.

Freda and the Firedogs, one of “the 25 greatest Austin bands of all time, had the real country chops to be the first ‘hippie country’ band to get a gig at the Broken Spoke” Michael Corcoran, Austin Post, January 11, 2014. “The Firedogs attracted a melange of students, bikers, Mexican families, hippies and rednecks,” Joe Nick Patoski, Willie Nelson An Epic Life. The Firedogs are “among the godparents of Austin's prodigious roots-music obsession.” Margaret Moser, Austin Chronicle, December 13, 2002.

“Freda and the Firedogs was the Austin band that was gonna make it,” said Augie Meyers,“but they didn’t sign the big-time contract when it was offered,” Jan Reid, The Improbable Rise of Redneck Rock. Thirty years after the legendary J...

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