From the moment you touch down in Austin, you are aware this is a city unlike any other.
Weird is an understatement. The giant Les Paul guitars that adorn the luggage carousel in the airport, accompanied by a blues soundtrack in the arrivals hall, remind you that Austin is the self-proclaimed live music capital of the world.
But it's not just blues, soul, rock or jazz. There's good ol' fashioned country, too. This is Texas, where boot-cut jeans, oversized belt buckles and Stetson hats swing in time to the classic Cotton-Eyed Joe line dance.