George Rains played drums with Guy Parnell. He plays right-footed and left-handed because Ronnie Thayer (whose drums were set up on the Cellar bandstand) wouldn't let George move any of the drums! Nevertheless, George quickly became the best drummer in town, had the good sense to get OUT of town, and went on to play and record with San Francisco group MOTHER EARTH, and with Van Morrison, Boz Scaggs and Doug Sahm. After returning to Texas, George settled in Austin and currently plays with whom he pleases, notable among these being Austin favorites Junior Brown and Jimmy Vaughn. This photo was taken in 1962, in Fort Worth; 10th & Main.

GEORGE RAINES

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