Steve Frumholz

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A real cult artist even by cult artist standards, despite being in the right place at the right time (Austin, early '70s) and having the right attitude (rebel all the way), Steve Frumholz was never able…
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A real cult artist even by cult artist standards, despite being in the right place at the right time (Austin, early '70s) and having the right attitude (rebel all the way), Steve Frumholz was never able to capitalize on the outlaw movement like many of his friends and contemporaries -- Willie Nelson chief among them. After playing in an early '60s duo with future star Michael Martin Murphy, Frumholz drifted out to L.A., becoming a member of Stephen Stills' backing band before eventually drifting back to Austin just in time for the outlaw movement and appearing as a backup singer on Willie Nelson's Sound in Your Mind album. Frumholz was then given a shot at a recording career of his own, releasing the aptly titled A Rumour in My Own Time. Yet, though the album contained guest appearances by Nelson and John Sebastian, among others, and garnered attention within influential circles, the record didn't sell and Frumholz was unceremoniously dropped from the label. He did manage to record another album Jus' Playin' Along, this time on Nelson's Lone Star imprint, but that fizzled too, and now Frumholz is one of the many local legends playing the Austin circuit.