If Austin is the “Live Music Capital of the World,” Scott Newton is its official photographer. Newton’s work spans the early days of Austin’s Legendary Armadillo World Headquarters to chronicling performances as the official photographer for the world famous Austin City Limits TV show on PBS. Newton arrived in Austin just as the sleepy college town’s music scene was beginning to take off. From early shots taken in the early 1970s at the Armadillo World Headquarters to his career with Austin City Limits TV show and other concert photography, Newton has described himself as a phantom of the music venue, capturing musicians from the shadows backstage and during performances. This incredible archive shows Newton's early work in Austin and does not include any of his Austin City Limits TV show work.
Below is a small selection from this unique collection. To view the full collection of 60 images - CLICK HERE