Randy was a musician who entertained in and around the Austin area since the early 1970s. He was the accountant for the Armadillo World Headquarters and during that time, performed in the jazz band Cool Breeze and in the Armadillo House Band. In the early 1980s, he turned his focus to helping to advance and advocate for the rights of working musicians. As President of the Austin Federation of Musicians Local 433 for 28 years, Randy, along with other dedicated musicians, brought not only the Austin Symphony Orchestra, but the Austin Lyric Opera under the Collective Bargaining Agreements to the benefit of all those involved. Randy led Local 433 through some very difficult times and circumstances, but never lost his spirit or determination to make sure all musicians are treated fairly. In 2012, the Austin Federation of Musicians Officers and Executive Board voted unanimously to appoint Randy as the first and only President Emeritus of the Local, in an effort to recognize and honor his service to all working musicians here in Austin, and nationally. The only fight he did not win was against mylodysplasia, an incurable blood cancer. Randy is survived by his loving wife, Christine, and sons Dean and Austin.
- Armadillo Art SquadThe South Austin Popular Culture Center features the artwork of the infamous “Armadillo Art Squad” dating from the 1960s to today. These artists have garnered international acclaim for their influence upon rock art in the 1970s and the contemporary Austin culture. They continue to producer art in a variety of mediums, including the quintessential Austin art form, the poster. Old and new works by these celebrities will be displayed on a permanent basis along with periodic displays, including the numerous notable contemporary Austin artists. Click on the images and names below to learn more about the artist. Danny Garrett Nels Jacobson Guy Juke G.L. McElhaney
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