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The best kept secret in music


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Still working on that hot first release.


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The Electromagnets were formed in 1973 by Stephen Barber, Kyle Brock, and Bill Maddox. In 1974 Eric Johnson, then a twenty year old phenomenon, joined the group and the Magnets went on to release their album, Electromagnets in 1975. The band toured until their keyboards player, Stephen Barber, went to study in New York in 1977. The band then morphed into the first Eric Johnson group.

Since then, Eric Johnson has become one the most famous guitarists in the world, Stephen Barber has worked with artists such as Josef Zawinul, David Byrne, and many others, Bill Maddox won Best Drummer in the Chronicle in 2003, and Kyle Brock, after playing with Eric for over a decade, has played bass for Duck Soup, one of Austin's most famous cover bands, for many years. The original Electromagnets album was remixed and re-released on cd in 1998 on Rhino Records.

The concert the 15th will be a CD Release Party celebrating the release of never before available tapes recorded in 1975 as Electromagnets II. Come on down and relive the days of the Magnets at the Dillo or see a band that was once one of the most famous bands in Austin play again after 25 years.