Big Texas Music Exhibit at the Hall of State for the 2015 State Fair of Texas - Ten Hands was Robbed!

October 18, 2015

The Big Texas Music Exhibit at the Hall of State did not disappoint. It was big. I learned a lot. I enjoyed seeing historical information and photos of Texas musicians, including some local bands that I was familiar with. There was a cute photo opportunity where they had a backdrop of famous musicians with real guitars in front where you could pose for a photo. There was a lot of Stevie Ray Vaughn memorabilia on display. It was neat to see those things. I also liked the Civil War banjo on display. Since they had a display about Edie Brickell and the Reverend Horton Heat, I felt like they were missing out on the story of Ten Hands, a local band that didn't make it quite as far as the New Bohemians. Ten Hands was locally famous in Deep Ellum around the same time in the late 1980's and early to mid 1990's. They even mentioned T-Bone Burnett, who was possibly involved (if I remember correctly) with Ten Hands' career back then. There was also some Elvis memorabilia and information on Elvis' connections to Dallas, Texas. The Buddy Holly memorabilia and displays were very nice, too. I was impressed by the information, display, and the memorabilia. It was the best Hall of State exhibit I have ever seen. It just would have been better with some mention of Ten Hands.

Polyphonic Spree and Tripping Daisy information in the Big Texas Music Exhibit at the 2015 State Fair of Texas

Polyphonic Spree and Tripping Daisy information in the Big Texas Music Exhibit at the 2015 State Fair of Texas

Edie Brickell and T-Bone Burnett information in the Big Texas Music Exhibit at the 2015 State Fair of Texas

Edie Brickell and T-Bone Burnett information in the Big Texas Music Exhibit at the 2015 State Fair of Texas

The Reverend Horton Heat information in the Big Texas Music Exhibit at the 2015 State Fair of Texas

The Reverend Horton Heat information in the Big Texas Music Exhibit at the 2015 State Fair of Texas

Stevie Ray Vaugh memorabilia in the Big Texas Music Exhibit at the 2015 State Fair of Texas

Stevie Ray Vaugh memorabilia in the Big Texas Music Exhibit at the 2015 State Fair of Texas

Guy Clark information in the Big Texas Music Exhibit at the 2015 State Fair of Texas

Guy Clark information in the Big Texas Music Exhibit at the 2015 State Fair of Texas

Civil War Banjo in the Big Texas Music Exhibit at the 2015 State Fair of Texas

Civil War Banjo in the Big Texas Music Exhibit at the 2015 State Fair of Texas

Meat Loaf historical information in the Big Texas Music Exhibit at the 2015 State Fair of Texas

Meat Loaf historical information in the Big Texas Music Exhibit at the 2015 State Fair of Texas