credit: photo by Jessie Rodriguez
Beto and the Fairlanes, one of Austin’s longest standing musical supergroups, began in 1976 as a dance-party-jam-band that mostly performed the compositions of Robert "Beto" Skiles", the group's leader, pianist and stand up comedian. With excellent musicianship, very danceable rhythms and a large dose of humor, Beto and the Fairlanes became enormously popular among a surprising mix of music lovers. Dancing to Beto beneath the stars at Liberty Lunch became a truly
"Austin experience”. The legendary venues of that time such as "The Armadillo World Headquarters," "Liberty Lunch" and "Soap Creek" provided the catalyst for local bands like "Beto", Stevie Ray Vaughn", "Asleep At The Wheel" and "Jerry Jeff Walker" to develop Austin's own unique style and culture. This incredible hot bed of artists, in turn, inspired the creation of the groundbreaking music show "Austin City Limits". From these fertile beginnings, the popularity of Beto and the Fairlanes continues to grow. Now 40+ years later, they continue to delight concert audiences and pack the dance floor!
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