Live from Austin, Tx is a live recording by John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers. The performance from Sept. 13, 1993 was for the TV show Austin City Limits and has been released in 2007 on CD and DVD. Only John Mayall is credited on cover but he can be heard to announce 'The Bluesbreakers': Joe Yuele on drums, Rick Cortes on bass and Coco Montoya on lead guitar. Texas guitarist David Grissom makes a guest appearance on last track.
Released in 2005, the John Hiatt installment of the LIVE FROM AUSTIN TX series (which features recordings made for various broadcasts of the famed TV show Austin City Limits) presents the singer/songwriter live in concert during late 1993. Hiatt is supported by musicians from alt-rock bands School of Fish (guitarist Michael Ward) and Cracker (drummer Michael Urbano and bassist Davey Faragher), giving his wry narratives, mostly drawn from the album PERFECTLY GOOD GUITAR, a solid foundation and an added dose of youthful energy.
The Godfater of British Blues" features contributions from Mayall, his family, fellow musicians, colleagues, and friends in interviews and performances. Rare archive film from all periods of his life marks his achievements and some of the events that formed them. "The Turning Point" is the earliest rockumentary of Mayall and his musicians filmed in their homes, dressing rooms, motorways, airports, clubs, concert halls, and at festivals. In 1969, Mayall was changing the emphasis of his band away from the "electric circus" of lead guitar and drums to a more gentler approach without drums and acoustic guitar, flutes, and saxophones.