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Yes, there have been a number of rock operas released over the years but not all of them come with a novella with the lyrics woven into the storyline. Cue the music for Franky And The Band who present to you Austin Texas The Rock Opera. This 13-track concept album is a love story and a love letter to Austin, Texas - “Live Music Capi- tal” a rousing horn driven shout out to the city. Fehmi Nuhoglu (Franky) an engineer by day and artist at night declares “Austin Texas is a deep source of inspi- ration with its diversity in music, unique lifestyle, and tranquil- lity.” His record reflects these sentiments with a wide range of musical styles including ballads, blues, country, rock and even the Latin infused “Amor Amor Amor.” This was a labor of love for Franky who found a versatile group of musicians to bring “A Texas Love Story” to life. Guitars, horns, slide and strings add ac- cents to Franky’s tale of Travis (named after the county Austin is Watch a video for “Live Music Capital” by Franky and the Band NJ STAGE 2017 - Vol. 4 No. 6 INDEX NEXT ARTICLE 42