Texas BBQ Posse member and Dallas Morning News staff photographer David Woo was on the road last week with the Steve Miller Band, a group he has been photographing for 20 years. Steve, who moved to Dallas when he was 7 years old, is a huge fan of Texas BBQ and always looking for the greatest que the state has to offer.
David accompanied the Posse on our recent anniversary tour to central Texas and discovered the brisket at Franklin Barbecue and the ribs and sides at Lamberts Downtown Barbecue, both in Austin. He started planning a BBQ feast for the band as he joined them on tour in Austin.
"The Steve Miller Band performed at the KLRU Opening Night Gala at the Austin City Limits new Moody Theater in Austin on February 24. Steve’s band was the first band to tape a TV special in the new theater that will air in October on PBS. Steve asked me to find the best BBQ in Austin to feed his band and crew after taping several music videos in Utley, Texas.
I consulted with the Posse and we agreed that Franklin had the best brisket and Lamberts was great choice for ribs and sausage. The band and crew loved the BBQ and sides, and root beer was the drink of choice. I have a new respect for people in the catering business now, due to trying to keep the meat warm and moist and then serve it hot when everyone was ready to eat.
Steve loved the brisket from Franklins and said, “this brisket is world class and it’s all about the rub.” Kenny Lee Lewis, a member of Steve’s band said, “the brisket is the very best I ever had and the links and chicken from Lamberts were real smoky and great.”
Steve's new album Let Your Hair Down is being released on April 19, 2011. Click here to go to his website and check out photos and videos.
Steve Miller's bus sits parked on the service road in front of Franklin Barbeque in Austin. Steve loves BBQ and he asked David to find the best in Austin to feed 25 people after shooting four music videos at a studio close to Austin.
Suzi Woo, right, waits as the staff at Franklin Barbeque packs up brisket, potato salad and cole slaw to feed the Steve Miller Band.
Steve Miller, at the head of the table, enjoys root beer and BBQ from Franklin's and Lambert's with his band and crew after shooting music videos outside of Austin.
Photos by David Woo