025 – Sultan of Psychedelia: Powell St. John (2/2)

October 30, 2010 | By | Add a Comment

Powell St. John was in the Waller Creek Boys (with a young  Janis Joplin) while at the University of Texas in the early 60’s.   He went on to form the St. John the Conqueroo, wrote songs for the 13th Floor Elevators (featuring Roky Erickson), and helped to found the San Francisco band Mother Earth with Tracy Nelson.  In the 70’s he took a break from professional music and went on to raise a family, but was inducted into the Texas Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2005 where he has picked up his musical career.  He is currently playing with the band The Aliens. We sit down with Powell and his wife Toby and talk about his musical, artistic and life journey. This is part two of the interview with focus on his hiatus from music, his artwork, his induction into the Texas Music Hall of Fame, and his recent musical career.


Credits: “MLR Intro” by “Rob McCann“, “You Don’t Know” by “Powell St. John“, “Bye Bye Baby” by “Powell St. John“, “Synthetic Love” by “Powell St. John“, “Right Track Now” by “Powell St. John” featuring “Roky Erickson“, “Hardest Working Man” by “Powell St. John

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Daniel Sauter – Host and Executive Producer. Musician, IT professional, recording engineer, and geek-of-all-trades. His resume includes the bands Visitor 42, Gunpowder, Greg Volker & Deer Crossing, Raging Free Radicals, Lower Sound, and Illegal Action. He is also the loremaster for Rock and Royalties, the fantasy rock and roll trivia role playing game.

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