ARTIST: Landon Austin
Seventeen-year-old singer/songwriter Landon Austin of Dallas was named the Texas Music Project's 2006 Texas 10 Under 20 winner for the North Texas region. A junior at Episcopal School of Dallas, Landon performed two original pieces, "Ask Myself" and "Afternoon," both of which drew high praises from the panel of judges.
Landon was a finalist in the 2004 Texas 10 Under 20 competition with his electric guitar solo. This year, he performed on acoustic guitar, adding original lyrics and smooth vocals.
"It is truly a miraculous feeling to be chosen as the winner of the Texas 10 Under 20," Landon told his music teacher at ESD, John Swafford. In addition to the pride that comes with mentoring this year's winner, the Episcopal School of Dallas will be the recipient of the $1,000 Music Education Grant awarded to Landon from the Texas Music Project.
As winner of the Texas 10 Under 20 Dallas competition, Landon has been invited to perform on the Main Stage at Taste Addison on May 13, and has also won an Epiphone guitar and bass guitar, a Slingerland snare drum, a Broadjam Primo MoB membership, and studio recording time at ASM Recording Studio.
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